The Granny Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

Dear Laurel, I recently found this post about hideously dated furniture. And then heard the term “GrannyView full post »

The Ultimate Guide To Decorating With Plates On the Wall

Hi Guys! Hope y’all are enjoying the respite from the bitter cold. No Dear Laurel today. This idea justView full post »

A Gorgeous Modern Rental Home With A Tacky Kitchen

Several days ago I received an email from a charming reader named Randa living in a modern rental home in anView full post »

A Gorgeous Antique Farmhouse That Isn’t Yet Singing

Dear Laurel I’m at a loss to figure out what to do with this window.   It’s in the dining room of myView full post »

Hubs Wants a Say In the Home Decor, Because It’s His Home Too?

Dear Laurel, After two failed marriages, I finally found the love of my life. We married several years ago andView full post »

How to Furnish a Sunroom + What To Avoid

I recently received a lovely note from a reader, named Jennifer who’s from Houston, TX and struggling withView full post »

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 »