Decorate To Sell Your Home – Brilliant Decor Or A Disaster?

Hi Everyone, Well, it is definitely SPRING here in Bronxville, NY. And, no time is more beautiful than earlyView full post »

Should These Top Decorating Trends Stay or Go?

The other day, I happened upon a post about top decorating trends from the website, The Spruce? Do you know thatView full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Give You The Blues?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” lovely note: Dear Laurel – About a yearView full post »

Cost-Saving Home Decor Tricks and When To Splurge

Dear Laurel, I’m wondering if you could do a post and share any cost-saving home decor tricks you’veView full post »

Six Problem Ceilings – And How To Fix Them

Today’s post is a HEAVY reworking and combination of two old posts, but the new focus is on problemView full post »

20 Timeless Kitchens You’ll Love FOREVER!

20 Timeless Kitchens – eh? Nothing like going out on a tree trunk to say that a room which could very wellView full post »

High-Low Ralph Lauren + Decorating’s Most Dreaded Words

Hi Everyone, Well, after two back to back business posts (here and here if you missed them) and much chit-chat,View full post »

Interior Design Business Practices That Erode Trust

This is part II from Sunday’s post about why the residential interior design profession might be inView full post »

The Interior Design Industry Could Be Dying – Here’s Why

Today’s topic, the interior design industry could be dying was inspired by an email I received, just thisView full post »

A Fave Affordable Lighting And Home Furnishings Source

I get a lot of requests for affordable lighting and home furnishings. And, you know, even if your budget isView full post »

How to Mix Colorful Kitchen Appliances and not Muck It Up

Dear Laurel, We’re going to be redoing our kitchen in the next year or so and I’ve been seeing a lotView full post »

An Insider’s View into Stunning Custom Kitchen Details

This is the third post for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. (KBIS) #kbis2019. There’s a lot to coverView full post »

How To Style A Coffee Table and How Not To

Hi Everyone, We’re taking a break from the kitchen and bath show to discuss how to style a coffeeView full post »

Surprising Discoveries At The Kitchen and Bath Show 2019

Wednesday was the second and final day at the kitchen and bath show 2019. If you missed Day one, clickView full post »

The Cure For Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) At KBIS 2019

The one word I kept hearing this year at KBIS 2019 (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), this year is FOMO. Fear OfView full post »

25 Inspiring and Colorful Home Decor vignettes

Before we get into the inspiring and mostly colorful home decor vignettes… I am actually here in Las VegasView full post »

The Ultimate Guide To Fireplace Mantel Decorating

Hi Everyone, Before we get into our Ultimate Guide Fireplace Decorating Decor– through the magic ofView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

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 »