Stair Runners And The Huge Controversy Over Some Popular Fibers

Sorry no red, white and Blue post this year. There have been some requests to do a post about staircaseView full post »

Everything You Need To Know About Classic Woven Wood Blinds

Dear Laurel, Did I miss your post on shades and blinds? Because I need to know if wood blinds ( or faux wood) mustView full post »

A Disturbing Bathroom Renovation Trend To Avoid

Today, we are going to look at a bathroom renovation and what I’m recommending. And especially, notView full post »

Egads! My husband Won’t Let Me Change The Blue Trim Color!

Hello Everyone, I recently received a real “dear laurel” letter.   Dear Laurel, My problemView full post »

How Much Does It Cost To Do A Smart Kitchen Renovation?

Hey Guys, Before I get into the topic of a smart kitchen renovation, I’m in gorgeous Litchfield County, CT on aView full post »

I’m Giving Away An Interior Design Consultation!

Alright. Calm down, please ;] I am giving away an interior design consultation. Yes, for free! This is aView full post »

A Genius Paint Tip You Need To Know About

In the past year or so, I’ve gotten dozens of requests to do sponsored posts. I always say,View full post »

25 Seriously Jaw Dropping Urban Gardens

Hey guys, I’m on this garden kick and have collected a vast volume of exquisite gardens. (link to last post ifView full post »

The Most Exquisite Gardens and Landscaping Ever!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! They say it’s the unofficial beginning of summer. And that means more timeView full post »

Have You Seen This Trendy Color Palette With A Twist?

You might have recalled from my last post that I found two fabrics to build a whole house color palette from.View full post »

A Designer’s Secret Method For Selecting Nine Interior Wall Colors

Dear Laurel,  It’s mid-May and we are getting to the final stages of a massive reno. The painter is on myView full post »

The Laurel Home Essential Paint Color Collection Is Here!

please note that these are the original prices at the bottom. The order page reflects the correctView full post »

What On Earth? This Can’t Be A Stone Floor!

Dear Laurel,  We’re in the process of building a new home in the mountains that’s not traditional, but notView full post »

Hidden Treasures in Murano and Magical Italian Vineyards

Hey guys. Starting to feel half-way human. No fever today! So, a good day for gathering some photos together.View full post »

3 Totally Unexpected Things I Discovered On My Italy Vacation

Someone told me that when I returned from my Italy vacation, I would be transformed. They were right. As I beginView full post »

The Freshest Lines At The Spring Furniture Market

Here’s the thing about the recent spring furniture market in High Point, NC that those who haven’t been mayView full post »

The Best Part Of The High Point Market Isn’t The Furniture

Last week was my blogiversary and this week, just returning from the Spring 2016 High Point Market is myView full post »

What Nobody Told You About Prepping Your Walls For Paint

Before I get into my topic about prepping your walls for paint, I want to take a moment to…   WishView full post »

A 16-Color Spring-Inspired Whole-House Paint Palette

Hey Guys, Please get ready for some beautiful colors and room candy. Today, I’m presenting a 16-colorView full post »

How To Get Window Treatments Like You See In Magazines

Recently, there have been a lot of requests for a post about window treatments.   Alright. Here you go.View full post »

The interior design Field Is Full Of Backstabbing Shrews, Right?

Everyone knows that people in the interior design field are out for blood. Right? They’ll do anything toView full post »

Staircase Decor, 3 Common Mistakes {and what to do instead}

Hey Everyone, Recently I received a real Dear Laurel note asking about staircase decor. We recently discussedView full post »

20 Breathtakingly Gorgeous Ceiling Paint Colors and One That Isn’t

Dear Laurel, I’m so upset. I’ve been working with a designer and love everything she’sView full post »

Have You Seen These Incredibly Romantic Paint Palettes?

Happy Valentines Day! In honor of the day of love, I am again revisiting Downton Abbey to reveal some of theView full post »

60 Downton Abbey Colors +10 Exquisite Palettes

SIXTY DOWNTON ABBEY COLORS and TEN UNIQUE DOWNTON ABBEY COLOR PALETTES!   WHAT??? Laurel, are youView full post »

Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas For The New Unkitchen

It may seem  new or avant-garde even, but the new unkitchen (unfitted kitchen) that was detailed in lastView full post »

Are You Making This Common Kitchen Design Mistake?

Dear Laurel, We moved into our dream home about 2 years ago. Well, it’s dream except for the kitchen! TheView full post »

Small Space Living Ideas Inspired By an 84 Sq. Ft. Home

A growing trend the last several years is the tiny home movement. I’m not talking small. I’mView full post »

A Dream Kitchen Salvaged and the Perfect Cabinet Color

Dear Laurel, I seem to recall that you were talking about this dream kitchen a while back and I’ve lookedView full post »

Your #One Interior Decorating Problem And The Solution

Happy New Year !!! First of all, before I get into today’s topic, the number one interior decoratingView full post »

The Best Christmas Decorations Ever!

Occasionally, in the summer months, the thought of the Christmas Season will cross my mind and it will actuallyView full post »

This Year I Decided To Decorate For Christmas

Important note before reading this post: Please… Please… no more inflammatory comments! I’m veryView full post »

BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN: Pantone Color Of The Year 2016

Howdy Folks.  Sorry to interrupt your weekend. We have a BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN   The Pantone color of theView full post »

Channeling Grace Kelly – A Rising Interior Design Star

Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if that’s something you celebrate. I have a very specialView full post »

And The 2016 Color Of The Year Is…

Color of the year. It’s become a lot like the Oscars. And the Oscar goes to… And then the GoldenView full post »

A Wonderful Living Room Transformation!

A little mid-week post about a wonderful living room transformation! Today, an installation and a vestige of a draperyView full post »