Heads are going to roll, because mine almost did!

Sorry guys. No real post. I had a beautiful afternoon at the ballet at the Met in Manhattan this afternoon. It’sView full post »

He Loves The Phony French Country Kitchens

I received this email recently regarding French Country Kitchens:     Sorry, Ms. Bern but yourView full post »

Here’s the Problem with Furnishing Outdoor Rooms

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! And since it’s the unofficial start of summer. (they say), what betterView full post »

Decorating Advice For Folks Who Are Plumb Broke

Dear Laurel, Throwing this out there in case you might be looking for inspiration for a blogView full post »

Who’s Going To Decorate the New Home of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry?

To be honest, which I always am in these matters, I would never have thought to write about decorating the newView full post »

Decorating Details – And Why It’s So Difficult To Get It Right

charish Hey Everyone,   Bedroom update! The focus is the decorating details; there are a lot ofView full post »

30 Astonishingly Gorgeous Front Door Paint Colors

In honor of Mother’s Day, I have a very special post that some of you have been wanting me to write forView full post »

A Designer’s Secret For Mixing Fabric Patterns In A Room

Dear Laurel,   I don’t think that you’ve ever done a post about mixing fabric patterns in a room.View full post »

The Best White Paint Color And What Most People Don’t Realize

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope that you can help, oh paint guru. Because, in my quest for the best white paint color, I feelView full post »

12 Amazingly Wonderful Exterior Home Makeovers

Hi Everyone, It’s funny, but the second spring hits, the first thing on my mind is the outside. And what IView full post »

The 33 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings

Do you know how many Etsy shops there are? Millions   Therefore, doing a guide (that doesn’t take sixView full post »

Six Figure Income Blogger 150 Page Guide Is Here!

It is with the greatest pleasure that today, I’m releasing Six Figure Income Blogger Guide into theView full post »

Paralyzed By Perfection – Should She Paint Wood Paneling?

We’ve been on a roll discussing painting interior wood trim and now we have a home with copious amounts ofView full post »

A New Blogging Guide + Laurel Home is Six Years Old!

Hey guys, This is a rare kind of post that’s more like the proverbial “newsletter.” I neverView full post »

The Wood Stain Color Is Too Red After Poly. Can It Be Fixed?

Below is a real “dear laurel letter” from a reader whose pine wood stain color took on a reddish hueView full post »

How To Muck Up Perfectly Executed Classical Decorating

Hey Everyone, Thanks for all of your great comments about Lori’s wonderful reno we looked at onView full post »

Can A Stunning Greek Revival Home Be Revived After A Hideous Kitchen Remuddle?

Very excited to share this phenomenal Greek Revival Home with you today.   In the summer of 2016, IView full post »

Mrs. Laurel Builds Her Parisian Dream House

The other day, I received this comment from Courtney:   Adore your blog! I think a fab post or series wouldView full post »

The Most Durable Painted Kitchen Cabinet Finish-13 Pros Weigh In

Dear Laurel, Hope you can help me. We’re redoing our kitchen. The cabinets WILL be painted. Great,View full post »

What Happens When You Mix Chinoiserie Decor With Gustavian?

This topic of mixing Chinoiserie Decor with Gustavian Swedish Decor is one that I’ve had percolating in myView full post »

She Wants An Eclectic Dining Room But Not a Scary Mishmash!

Hi everyone! Surprise! Sarah McGee here, reporting live for duty. I’m super-duper excited to give Laurel aView full post »

Wanna See The Plans For My Bedroom Redesign?

Hey Everyone, before we get into my bedroom redesign, I’d like to share a few words.   Wow! Whoa! andView full post »

The Ugly Truth Behind The Pretty Interiors On Houzz

The last several weeks, there has been much buzz in the interior design community regarding the giant homeView full post »

Easy Fixes For A Dated Living Room With Huge Potential

Hey Guys, As promised, this is part II from Sunday’s post about the boring bland living room.View full post »

Can This Boring Bland Living Room Be Saved?

Dear Laurel, I eagerly read your blog and have all of your products, the rolodex and paint collection andView full post »

Iconic Designer Fabrics That Will Make Your Rooms Sizzle

  Last Sunday’s post sparked an idea that I hope that you’ll like. I know that a lot of you love theView full post »

What Wall Color Will Work With Her Collected Interiors?

Collected Interiors– rooms that look like they evolved over time are probably what most of us are strivingView full post »

Stuck With A Dark Rustic Home And I Hate It!

Dear Laurel, If I had to write a headline for a blog post, it would be An Anglophile In Texas. The Anglophile isView full post »

What Happens When An Interior Design Pro Has “Designer Block?”

Even for a jaded interior design pro, life can be quite ironic, at times. Right? I mean, for YEARS, IView full post »

Is A Black And White Kitchen The Answer To A Mid-Century Mess?

Last year, some may recall, I ran a little giveaway for a free consultation and a young woman named Katy was oneView full post »

My Ceilings Are Giving Me Nightmares During The Day

Dear Laurel, I think I have read every post you’ve ever written about paint colors and I’m planningView full post »

Bahama Drama On The Enchantment Of The Seas Vacation

Hey Guys, Well, I was going to write a different post, but thought I should say a few words about the trip IView full post »

How To Work With the Color Pink – It’s Not Just For Millenials!

Hi Everyone, Working on this post from 36,000 miles in the air – winging it down to Miami for a three-dayView full post »

An Old Snob Has A Change Of Heart Over Laminate Products

Hehe… Let’s dish, about laminate Laurel. And who’s the old snob?   Uhhhhhhhh… theView full post »

A Stern Warning About Using Steam Therapy In Your Bathroom

A post about steam therapy, Laurel? Yes, I can’t think of anything more divine than hanging in a hot steamView full post »

Some Of Your Recent Interior Decorating Questions Answered

Hi Guys,   There have been a lot of interior decorating questions recently and I’m going to weaveView full post »