12 Things You Don’t Know About Me

No, I wasn’t a topless dancer on 42nd St or anywhere else for that matter. ;] But, I thought it would beView full post »

Can You Use Gray Paint in a North Facing Room?

A lot of people ask me if they can do gray paint in a north facing room? Good question, huh? I wish I could giveView full post »

Designers 12 Favorite Shades of Red Paint {and a gift!}

Happy Valentine’s Day!   This is a continuation of this post about the color red. In this post, I’llView full post »

Wait Until You See What Happened To The Chinoiserie Vases!

Remember early last December I gave away two of these beauties to one lucky winner? It was Geoya. What is funny isView full post »

The Color Red, A Misconception And How To Work With It

A preamble It’s very difficult for me to start this post. Two days ago, my dearest closest friend, ElaineView full post »

The Latest Decorating Trends At New York Now Winter 2015

Twice a year, there’s a trade show in Manhattan called New York Now. It used to be called “the giftView full post »

I Hate My House | Help For a Small Living Room

Dear Laurel, We just visited some friends and have serious house-envy. Alas, our living room is only 14 x 18. ToView full post »

The Exceptional Interior Designer You’ve Never Heard Of

Well, some of you may have. Show of hands please. How many of you have ever heard of interior designer FurlowView full post »

The Little Known Secret About Gustavian Swedish Style

The other day, I received some nice words about my bright, sunny interiors. And make no mistake, I loveView full post »

We Live Like Squatters | We don’t Even Have Anywhere To Sit!

Dear Laurel, I think I’m going to either lose my mind, or divorce my husband, or maybe both! Except that IView full post »

What is the Hottest Decorating Trend 2015 That Is Never Going to Go Away?

Do you know? Quite frankly, I could’ve just had you scroll through the list of posts because I dare sayView full post »

How To A Get Blog/Website Like the One I Have | ProPhoto

A lot of my readers be they interior designers, in a related field or not, ask me who did my website? Well, theView full post »

A Home Party Room Design – No Kids Allowed!

Anyone born after World War II and before around 1975 remembers the days when many of us had to endure not beingView full post »

Smouldering Sexy Fireplace Mantels to Heat Up Your Night

A sexy fireplace mantel Laurel? Well, sure. Fireplaces are romantic by nature, right? And what is the sexiestView full post »

Part II – The Most Gorgeous Stone Fireplace Mantels Ever!

Somehow Mom Nature took notice of the previous fireplace mantel post, because it was 60 on Sunday and nowView full post »

The Most Beautiful Fireplace Mantels | White Mantels | Part I

Happy New Year!   I guess. Oh, it’s not that I don’t like the new year. I do like it, whenView full post »

The Best of Laurel Home 2014 and What’s Next?

This has been such an extraordinary year for the laurel home blog. I’ve learned so, so much and am onlyView full post »

Interior Design Portfolio Update 2014!

Phew! It’s that time of year. It’s pretty quiet because everyone is still recovering from Christmas andView full post »

part III of the Top Twenty Interior Designers I Would Hire

Hope y’all had a lovely Christmas! This is a continuation of the top 20 interior designers I wouldView full post »

5 More Fabulous Interior Designers I Would Hire {part II}

Here is part II of my list of 20 fabulous interior designers I would hire. [the first ten are here.] For someView full post »

20 Interior Designers I Would Hire {part I}

Laurel? Have you lost your marbles? Why yes, quite a while back… but how can I help you? :] Well,View full post »

Revealing The Hottest Interior Design Trends For 2015

Every year around this time, all the shelter mags and interior design bloggers are abuzz with “the nextView full post »

Is the Emperor Drunk on Pantone’s Marsala or What?

Sorry if I’m beating a dead drunk horse, but there has been such a shitestorm in the interior designView full post »

Winter’s Little Known Myth + Exquisite Christmas Decorations

This morning when I went out, I was greeted with a light dusting of snow. The weather here in NY has been abysmal forView full post »

Pantone Color of the Year 2015, the good, the bad and the barf

For those of you who follow this stuff, you may have heard in recent news that the Pantone Color of the Year 2015 isView full post »

And the laurel home blog giveaway winner is…

Yesterday was the drawing for the very first laurel home blog giveaway. I used random.org and what I did was just useView full post »

A Personal Tragedy | News About Tomorrow’s Blog Giveaway

This post was supposed to have come out two days ago, however, I have been dealing with a personal tragedy thatView full post »

How To Transform A 60″ Desk Into Comfortable Dining For TEN!

Hope y’all in the US had a beautiful Turkey Day. Ours was small [just the five of us] but warm, loving and fullView full post »

You Won’t Believe This Master Bedroom Transformation!

This is pretty wild, but I wrote this post a year ago, almost to the day! It was about this master bedroomView full post »

Find Out Why Michael S. Smith is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

This is another in the series of interior designers that I have loved and have inspired me since theView full post »

Enter To Win Two Chinoiserie Blue and White Porcelain Vases!

As you can see, I’m doing my very first ever giveaway! All you have to do is enter your name and email andView full post »

8 Secrets to Having a Gorgeous Entrance Foyer

Phoebe Howard Yesterday I went shopping at a big outdoor mall here in Westchester County and sadly, I was met withView full post »

Do You Know What is the Most Classic Color?

As promised, I am beginning my “great shades of… wall paint” classic color series.   a littleView full post »

The Number One Interior Decorating Dilemma and How to Get Past It!

Alright. You spoke. I listened; well sorta. :] I mean, most of you didn’t come out and just tell me,View full post »

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 »