My Interior Design Client Is Giving Me Sleepless Nights

Dear Laurel Found your web page and blog today. I’m intrigued at the effort you place with all of yourView full post »

OMG! My Interior Designer Fired Me! What Did I Do Wrong?

Dear Laurel, OMG! My interior designer fired me! I thought everything was going quite well. We were makingView full post »

How To Tell If Your Decorator Is Ripping You Off

Dear Laurel, I think maybe you’ve written about something like this before on your blog, but how do youView full post »

Help! I Hired The Decorator From Hell

Hey Guys, We’ve all heard of the so-called “client from hell.” A while back I wrote a postView full post »

Fear Not The Big Living Room Wall – Help is Here!

A kind reader wrote me about her scary big living room wall. And she’s looking for some lower costView full post »

company coming – best sleeper sofas and alternatives

Dear Laurel After reading your earlier posts about sofas and sectionals I was hoping you would also addressView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

Husband is Insisting On a Sectional Sofa; I’m Heartbroken

Dear Laurel, Thank you for the recent posts about sofas, both inexpensive sofas and more expensive sofas.View full post »

24 Cheap Sofas and Chairs That Look High-End

Hi Everyone!   Happy, Happy New Year!!!   Sunday we looked at a lot of gorgeous classic sofas fromView full post »

15 Favorite Classic Sofas + Some of My Top Sources

Over four years ago, I wrote a post about the top ten best sofas and what you need to know before buying. And, IView full post »

Ultimate Guide To The Best Kitchen Floor That Isn’t Tacky

Hey Guys, Many of you have said to me something like: “I don’t want to do a wood floor. We have aView full post »

Can This Dysfunctional Kitchen Be Saved?

Before we get into the dysfunctional kitchen, thank you so much to so many of you for your kind words andView full post »

The Test Results Came Back and The News Isn’t Good

Difficult week. Difficult post to write. As always, when the post is largely about myself, I carry on a littleView full post »

Her Open Floor Plan is an Excedrin Headache Nightmare!

Hi Everyone! I know that you’re busy and I know that I promised to cover painting an open floor plan. ButView full post »

Cohesive Room Colors and Furnishings Between Rooms

Dear Laurel, Please forgive me. While I’m grateful to have these beautiful palettes which you’veView full post »

Insane Hot Sales December 7, 2018 And Fun In The Cold Big City

Hi Guys, It’s a little post today because when I have more than a few sentences to write, it’s aView full post »

The Best Bedroom Paint Colors You’re Probably Not Using

Hey Everyone, I’m back to give you another updated post for the best bedroom paint colors you’reView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

The Death of One Kings Lane and a 200 Year-old Solution

Laurel, what you do you mean the death of One Kings Lane? Aren’t you the one who’s always hawkingView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

“Raking It In” AKA: Black Friday Hot Sales is Back!

Oh, it happens every year. It starts out quite innocently. Turkey. STUFFING. uhhh, rather dressing sinceView full post »

Happy Thanksgiving 2018 – And Important News!

Hi Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving 2018, well, a day early, but I’m actually writing you from beautifulView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

Free Art Wall Templates and Free Art Too?

Hi Everyone, This happens every year, but all of a sudden, it’s Thanksgiving and then the year is over.View full post »

Cheap Lamps – Sources, Hacks and What Size To Get!

In Wednesday’s post, we took a look at some inexpensive chandeliers. And naturally,  some of you have hadView full post »

20 Bargain Chandeliers That Look Super Expensive

Hey Everyone, Before I begin the post about bargain chandeliers that look a lot more expensive than they are, IView full post »

Eileen Lonergan Didn’t Know It, But She Saved My Life

Those who read the email I sent last night know that I lost a very important person in my life thisView full post »

How To Coordinate Lighting That’s Smashing, Not Boring

Dear Laurel, You know when they say “renovation fatigue,” they just aren’t kidding.View full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays – 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest. Great boards. I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

El Crappo Weather Coming – Stay In And Shop Hot Sales

Hi Everyone, Yes, we’re getting one of our legendary Northeastern “Nor’Easters.” WhatView full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Sisal Rugs Shocker + A Gorgeous Home You’ll Want To See

  Although the topic of this post is sisal rugs, it didn’t actually begin that way. It began quiteView full post »

Drunk Driver Antiquing in Copenhagen Careens Off Embankment

Okay, I fully realize that I’m going straight to hell for saying that. And, that’s becauseView full post »

Is Benjamin Moore COTY 2019 Metropolitan A Good Color?

Just yesterday, I received an email from a kind reader:   Hi Laurel, Love your blog and all the greatView full post »

Hot Sales For Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

Hi Guys, It has been quite a week for millions of people, especially in the Florida panhandle. And so like weView full post »

The Secret To Happiness – AKA Hygge in Copenhagen

Raise your hands. How many have heard of the Danish word Hygge? Oh wonderful! Almost all of you! There certainlyView full post »