Seagrass Rugs and Carpeting – Good Idea or a Nightmare?

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What If Your Room Plan Falls Apart In The Middle?

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Club Chairs and the Newest Trend We’ve Been Waiting For

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French Doors + News About My Boston Apartment

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I May Have Found “The One” in Boston!

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Magical Christmas Lights In Boston’s Beacon Hill

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10 Decorating Questions With Difficult to Find Answers

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Holiday Greetings 2020 – From Boston!

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50 Living Room Decorating Rules You Need To Know

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My Big Move To Boston – Snowed Out!

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60 + High-Low Chinoiserie Lamps (Some are Rare)

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My Top 33 Spectacular Holiday Gifts For 2020

Hi Everyone, Well, it’s Tuesday, December 8th, 2020. Normally, things are just cranking up in terms of theView full post »

Can You Do A Guestroom Suite on a Shoestring Budget?

Hi Everyone, How are y’all doing? I know. It’s December. And, I know that some of you got some snowView full post »

A Master Bedroom Design Process, and What Inspires Me

Hi Guys, How are you doing? I’m fine, but last week was a doozy, for sure. As you know, my place went onView full post »

A Common Renovation Mess – Can it be Fixed?

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Happy Thanksgiving 2020 and Important News!

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Come See My Bronxville, NY Apartment. It’s for Sale!

Hi Everyone, I get it. I really get it now.   What do you get, Laurel?   I get why people stay in theView full post »

80+ Timeless & Classic Home Furnishings You Will Love!

Hi Everyone, This is I hope a very special treat featuring 80 + classic home furnishings! Not too long ago, IView full post »

Should You Embrace the Dark Side of Wood Floors?-Part II

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The Controversy Over Hardwood Floor Stains and Finishes

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Indoor Air Pollution + Best Ways To Get Rid Of Dust & Soot

Hi Guys, Oh, man! What a week!!! And, I don’t mean the election. My only comment about that is that IView full post »

The 40 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings in 2021

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How to Decorate With Orange Without Gagging

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Dark Bathrooms – Here’s What You Need To Know

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Affordable Bathroom Fixes With Big Impact

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The Killer Spiral Staircase Alternative You Will Love

Hey Guys, Well, it’s back to the apartment today. I’ve been working very hard at coming up with aView full post »

Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal – COTY 2021 – Yes or No?

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Some Unusual Renovation Ideas for a Brownstone Duplex

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Renovation Challenges for a 140 Year Old Townhouse

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Galley Kitchen Design – A Blessing or a Curse?

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Original Old Home Details – Is it OK to change them?

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Gloppy Paint on Gorgeous Classical Trim – Let’s Discuss

Hi Guys, Well… Here we go again. Remember, last June? It was only three months ago that I put an offer onView full post »

Astonishing Before and After Home Exterior Shots + News!

Hey Guys, Some of you may have read yesterday when I sent out the HOT SALES that I have a surprise forView full post »

Paint Color Myths that Help Us Make Bad Decisions

The other day, I got a message on Instagram that has fueled the inspiration for today’s blog post. TheView full post »

PPG’s Color of the Year 2021 – Beige is the New Beige

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7 of the Hottest Bathroom Trends To Avoid or Embrace?

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