What On Earth? This Can’t Be A Stone Floor!

Dear Laurel,  We’re in the process of building a new home in the mountains that’s not traditional, but notView full post »

Hidden Treasures in Murano and Magical Italian Vineyards

Hey guys. Starting to feel half-way human. No fever today! So, a good day for gathering some photos together.View full post »

3 Totally Unexpected Things I Discovered On My Italy Vacation

Someone told me that when I returned from my Italy vacation, I would be transformed. They were right. As I beginView full post »

The Freshest Lines At The Spring Furniture Market

Here’s the thing about the recent spring furniture market in High Point, NC that those who haven’t been mayView full post »

A (Very) Blah Powder Room Transforms Into a Jewel Box

The last several months I’ve been working on a job very close by. Lovely client. Gorgeous home whichView full post »

The Best Part Of The High Point Market Isn’t The Furniture

Last week was my blogiversary and this week, just returning from the Spring 2016 High Point Market is myView full post »

What Nobody Told You About Prepping Your Walls For Paint

Before I get into my topic about prepping your walls for paint, I want to take a moment to… Wish myself andView full post »

A 16-Color Spring-Inspired Whole-House Paint Palette

Hey Guys, This has been a very special time for me. Within one month’s time, I won an award for Best Writing on aView full post »

Roman Shades Weren’t Built In A Day – What Until You See!

Last week we focused on draperies and then we took a break to deal with some common window treatment problems.View full post »

Window Treatments For Difficult Windows + What You Must Never Do

Recently I got a real “Dear Laurel letter.” Well, actually, it was a comment. She has difficultView full post »

How To Get Window Treatments Like You See In Magazines

Recently, there have been a lot of requests for a post about window treatments. Alright. Here you go.View full post »

My No-Fail Paint Color Failed – What Went Wrong?

The other day, there was a comment on my last post about a 25-color whole-house paint palette. She wrote to tell me,View full post »

A 25-Color Whole House Paint Palette, A Surprise And A Warning

The other day, I got a comment on another post about a no-fail whole house paint palette. She wrote to tell me that oneView full post »

The interior design Field Is Full Of Backstabbing Shrews, Right?

Everyone knows that people in the interior design field are out for blood. Right? They’ll do anything toView full post »

3 Common Staircase Design Mistakes {and what to do instead}

Hey Everyone, Recently I received a real Dear Laurel note asking about staircase design and decor. We recentlyView full post »

Are ALL The Home Builders Con-Artists And Criminals?

Dear Laurel, I’m at my wit’s end. It’s about the home builders! My husband and I finallyView full post »

Help For A Long Boring Hallway {and what not to do}

Dear Laurel! I’d love to see a post on how to decorate a dark, long boring hallway. What to do to keep itView full post »

20 Breathtakingly Gorgeous Ceiling Paint Colors and One That Isn’t

Dear Laurel, I’m so upset. I’ve been working with a designer and love everything she’sView full post »

Have You Seen These Incredibly Romantic Paint Palettes?

Happy Valentines Day! In honor of the day of love, I am again revisiting Downton Abbey to reveal some of theView full post »

60 Downton Abbey Colors +10 Palettes {like you’ve never seen}

SIXTY DOWNTON ABBEY COLORS and TEN UNIQUE DOWNTON ABBEY COLOR PALETTES!   WHAT??? Laurel, are youView full post »

Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas For The New Unkitchen

It may seem  new or avant-garde even, but the new unkitchen (unfitted kitchen) that was detailed in lastView full post »

Are You Making This Common Kitchen Design Mistake?

Dear Laurel, We moved into our dream home about 2 years ago. Well, it’s dream except for the kitchen! TheView full post »

Small Space Living Ideas Inspired By an 84 Sq. Ft. Home

A growing trend the last several years is the tiny home movement. I’m not talking small. I’mView full post »

A Dream Kitchen Salvaged and the Perfect Cabinet Color

Dear Laurel, I seem to recall that you were talking about this dream kitchen a while back and I’ve lookedView full post »

12 Styling Secrets To Rock Your Fireplace Mantel Decor

It’s January. The holidays are over. Time to take down the decorations. (although, as far as I’mView full post »

Your #One Interior Decorating Problem And The Solution

Happy New Year !!! First of all, before I get into today’s topic, the number one interior decoratingView full post »

The Laurel Home Best Of Interior Design Awards For 2015

Is everyone holidayed out? Well… sit back, relax and enjoy— Welcome to the first annual BEST OFView full post »

The Best Christmas Decorations Ever!

Occasionally, in the summer months, the thought of the Christmas Season will cross my mind and it will actuallyView full post »

This Year I Decided To Decorate For Christmas

Important note before reading this post: Please… Please… no more inflammatory comments! I’m veryView full post »

BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN: Pantone Color Of The Year 2016

Howdy Folks.  Sorry to interrupt your weekend. We have a BREAKING NEWS BULLETIN   The Pantone color of theView full post »

Channeling Grace Kelly – A Rising Interior Design Star

Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if that’s something you celebrate. I have a very specialView full post »

And The 2016 Color Of The Year Is…

Color of the year. It’s become a lot like the Oscars. And the Oscar goes to… And then the GoldenView full post »

A Wonderful Living Room Transformation!

A little mid-week post about a wonderful living room transformation! Today, an installation and a vestige of a draperyView full post »

A home for elegant entertaining yet durable for a family of six

A family of six and one adorable pug named Mimi, who endearingly snores loudly in her sleep. A year, ago, Mimi’sView full post »

The secrets to creating a beautiful interior. You can do it!

This post started out being about home accessories, but I had a little snafu this past week. Some of you mayView full post »

I Dare You To Spill Red Wine On This Beautiful White Fabric

One of the primary issues we face when choosing fabric for our upholstered pieces is, “how is it going to holdView full post »