Hot Off The Press! High Point Furniture Market Fall 2014

It’s that time again. Every October and April, thousands of people in the furniture biz descend on HighView full post »

Rugs-Carpets | Which is Better, Wool or Nylon?

This is a continuation of the last post where I cautioned against using these three fibers, sisal, silk andView full post »

What Three Fibers To Avoid For Rugs and Carpets

Hi Everyone who follows my blog! I have been traveling on workation for the last 5 days! First I was in FloridaView full post »

Decorating With White Furniture Without Having a Nervous Breakdown {part II}

If you missed the last post, I began to answer a letter by a Dusty Miller who desperately wants to decorate withView full post »

I Live With a Drove of Pigs, But I Want To Decorate with White

Dear Laurel, I found you on pinterest and I love your boards! I especially adore the rooms that are pale, pale,View full post »

A Gracious Apartment Renovation in Scarsdale, NY

 [note: a happy coincidence. This post featuring blue and white is part of the Pink Pagoda’s Blue and WhiteView full post »

The Most Common Interior Decorating Mistake {how to avoid it}

Warning: Some of you are going to be quite shocked when you find out what the most common interior decoratingView full post »

Here’s the Problem with Halloween Decor

This is supposed to be a Halloween post. I’m saying “supposed” because the phraseView full post »

A Surprising Update for a Historical Home Bronxville, New York

This is a change of pace update on the historical home in Bronxville, NY that I’ve been working on for theView full post »

One of My Favorite Interior Design Tricks {it’s cheap and easy!}

Special treat today. New photos from the Bronxville kitchen.  Before I get into one of my favorite interiorView full post »

The 10 Best Sofas | What you Need to Know Before Buying

Serena and Lily Miramar sofa manufactured for them by Lee Industries     What makes a sofaView full post »

Why You Should be Afraid of Eclectic Gallery Art Walls

Ya know those cool eclectic gallery art walls? The ones with lots of different sized images with mismatchedView full post »

What Are Your Interior Decorating Problems?

Hi  There ! I’m working on some killer posts. [well, at least I hope so!] Sometimes, I’ll work on 2View full post »

Astonishing Before and After Room Transformations

Phew! This has been quite a week! Fortunately, nothing bad happened. However, that doesn’t mean that thereView full post »

Why I’m Begging You To Steal My Interior Design Photos

Alright. There’s something that I really, really need to get off my  chest. It’s about interior designView full post »

My Area Rug Is Too Small! Now What?

Dear Laurel, We just moved from the city to the burbs and our new family/living room is about 50% larger. In theView full post »

Have You Seen These Popular Living Rooms on Pinterest?

The other day I shared a post about the most pinned kitchens on my kitchens that’ll make you drool board.View full post »

Blue and Orange – A Hot Color Palette for Fall 2019

Happy labor day everyone! (unless you’re reading this next January or something). They, (whoeverView full post »

One Little known and Ridiculously Easy Photo Editing Trick

Over the years, I have heard over and over that it really pays to have professional photographs for your interiorView full post »

Virtual Interior Design Services Preview

Ya know how people often have messages on their sites like this… “new website coming soon… stayView full post »

Hanging Draperies | For Heaven’s Sake, Don’t Do It Yourself!

Happy Friday all! I just returned from a window treatment installation– helping the installers withView full post »

Top 25 Must See Kitchens on Pinterest

What is the secret to a beautiful kitchen? Is it the cabinets, mouldings, colors, tile, lighting, counters?View full post »

Ugh! I Hate My New Wall Colors! 6 Easy Steps For Getting it Right {the first time}

Dear Laurel, I hired a painter who came highly recommended. He brought over his Benjamin Moore fan decks so that IView full post »

OMG! My Kitchen on Pinterest Went Viral!

This is a funny time of year for me. When other people are vacationing and getting their kids ready to go back toView full post »

Embarrassed By Your Summer Cocktail Party Skills? Here’s What To Do

Dear Laurel, After being a guest at 726 cocktail parties, I figured I had better host one or risk social exileView full post »

Famous Interior Designers Who Got Arrested

Sorry to leave y’all hanging from my last post… and before I delve into today’s topic aboutView full post »

What’s the Difference Between a Designer and a Decorator?

Actually, the title should be, What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?View full post »

Why I Love Interior Designer Barbara Barry | Part 2

This is the continuation of my tribute to the insanely talented interior designer Barbara Barry. If you missedView full post »

Barbara Barry, A Household Name You’ve Never Heard Of

Or maybe you have. However, if you haven’t, I promise you that you are in for a tremendous treat. BarbaraView full post »

French Kitchen Design | Update Kitchen & Bath

For those of you who’ve been reading laurel home for a while, you are quite familiar with THE kitchen. You knowView full post »

Creating Custom Business Cards Online

Hi Everyone. I’m taking a break from Grisaille, but stay tuned because I have another 30 +/- images toView full post »

Art – Home Accessories at Americasmart | Atlanta

To wrap up the series of posts about my trip to Americasmart over a week ago, I am ending with a post filledView full post »

Americasmart Summer 2014 [final] Wrapup | I think

I hope that you’re enjoying these series of posts about Americasmart summer 2014. For those of you who’veView full post »

Americasmart July 2014| Awesome Furnishings | Part III

Hello again and welcome to Part III of Americasmart July 2014 wrap-up. There is so much to share and I am beingView full post »

What Discount Do Interior Designers Get at Americasmart in Atlanta?

Good question. And I’m going to give you the honest answer. It varies. It varies WIDELY. And that is allView full post »

Americasmart – Home of Exquisite Home Furnishings

Greetings from Atlanta, home of Americasmart! What is Americasmart? It is like a combination of the NY Gift Show [NYView full post »