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 theView 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »