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 »

Is This The Same High Point Furniture Market?

As promised, the second installment from my recent trip to the High Point Furniture Market. If you missed theView full post »

High Point Market Fall 2015 | Design Blogger’s Tour | Part I

If you’ve never been to the High Point Market, it’s very difficult to explain what it is. But withView full post »

Benjamin Moore Color of The Year 2016 – Anything But Simple

Simply White is the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year  2016. It’s a fine color. It’s a lovely white.View full post »

The Answer To Your Prayers – 15 No Fail Interior Paint Colors!

By far… The number one issue that people write to me about is: INTERIOR PAINT COLORS Several times a weekView full post »

Boxy, Boring, Dark Living Room. Is There Any Hope?

Dear Laurel, This might sound a little weird, but my husband and I just inherited an apartment in town. There’s aView full post »

Why Are You Still Throwing Money Away On Furniture?

Dear Laurel, I hope you can help me if you have a minute. I’m a young interior designer and have doneView full post »

Here’s Why Buying Furniture Online Is A Bad Idea

Dear Laurel, How are you doing? Not sure why I’m writing you except just to warn someone out there about thisView full post »

Furniture Trends That Need to Go Bye Bye | Market Preview Fall 2015

There’s just no other way to say it. I mean, I’ve had it with some of the furniture trends. And nowView full post »

A Week In The Life Of An Interior Decorator

Did you ever wonder what it was like to be an interior decorator or an interior designer? Before I go on, I haveView full post »

A Common Mistake When Choosing The Perfect Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

Follow These Decorating Rules And You’ll Be In Deep Doo Doo

Oh Dear… Another letter from an upset homeowner… Dear Laurel, My husband and I just bought our firstView full post »

Interior Design Fees and Discounts | Here’s the Lowdown

Yes, I know… Can’t seem to stay away from writing a post like I said I would eight days ago. Fine.View full post »

A Home For Sale Runs Amok {part II} bathrooms and more

Before we go back to our over-priced home for sale, I need to say a few things. Firstly, I am completely, and I meanView full post »

Some Important Changes At Laurel Home

It’s a different kind of post today. I need a little favor.. While I explain what’s going on,View full post »