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 »

Selling Your Home Soon? Not If You Do This…

For some reason, I have an online subscription to Zillow. You know that online real estate listing place thatView full post »

Benjamin Moore Paint Colors Matched to Farrow and Ball 2015!

This is something I’ve been dying to do for some time and I’m so excited to share this with you!View full post »

Interior Decorating Trends You Might Regret Later On {part II}

Thank you all for the wonderful response to Part I of interior decorating trends I feel it’s my duty to cautionView full post »

Three Decorating Trends You Need To Be Warned About

Before I begin today’s post. I do recommend that you not eat or drink anything while reading. (a few sipsView full post »

The Perfect Bedroom {and why it’s the most important room}

Last night I was so exhausted, I actually went to sleep at a normal hour. As is often the case, I had alreadyView full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays! What Colors Will Work With It?

Dear Laurel, I just found you on Pinterest.  Great boards.  I was googling best neutral wall color with stained woodView full post »

Ten Colorful Paint Colors That Act Like Neutral Paint Colors

Dear Laurel, My Husband Todd would love to paint our entire home beige because he says that it goes with everything. HeView full post »

All About Hardwood Flooring + The Common Cleaner That’ll Ruin Them!

Someone the other day suggested a post about hardwood flooring. So, here we are. This subject is so broad thatView full post »

True or False? Painting Walls White Will Make A Room Appear Larger

Common’ Laurel… That one’s easy. Everyone knows that painting walls white will make a roomView full post »

Summer Whites {with a little red and blue}

Happy 4th of July for all of us Americans! In honor of our day of independence, I’ve put together a littleView full post »

I think I Just Made a Terrible (and costly) Decorating Mistake

Dear Laurel, I’m so upset. Years ago I nearly fell over in my chair when I opened up my Elle Decor and sawView full post »

The Hidden Truth About Paint Colors That No One Ever Told You

The other day I had a real Aha! moment. Oh, I love it when that happens! While working on the many paint posts,View full post »

I Can’t Afford A New Kitchen. Can You Paint Stained Wood?

Dear Laurel, We just moved into a new home. I figured that we could get a new kitchen for about 25k. Sure, 40 yearsView full post »

HELP ME PLEASE! My Child Picked An Ugly Paint Color!

Dear Laurel, Thanks for all of your posts about painting adult rooms. But what about kids’ rooms? My son is 6 andView full post »

Here Is The Reason Why You Need To Test Paint Colors Before Painting

The other day, I did a paint consult for a very nice couple who had just bought a home in Westchester County. ItView full post »

Discover the new black in interior design!

A recent home botox/paint consult inspired this post. There’s been much discussion on laurel home about the colorView full post »

Discover One Easy Way For a Design Blogger To Get Into Legal Trouble

***important note*** WARNING! SATIRICAL RANT ALERT! The language in this post below the green italic print is NOTView full post »

The ONE White Trim Color That Works Every Time

Dear Laurel, I know you’ve gone over this and over this. I’ve read all of your posts about white and loveView full post »

Today’s Hottest Design Trend That’s Been Here Since Antiquity!

If any of you have been reading laurel home for a while, you’ll know that I’m insanely obsessed withView full post »

Indoor- Outdoor Furnishings That You Can Hose Down!

Continuing on with our outdoor furnishings. The other day, I posted lots of chairs, tables and sofas. Today, I’mView full post »

Wait. This is Outdoor Furniture? No Way!

Can you believe it’s nearly June? After that horrific winter we had to endure, the days of sweltering heat willView full post »

Blue and White Porcelain Vase Sells for 7.66 million (yes, dollars)

Blue and White porcelain is hotter than ever. What is especially cool is that it has been around practicallyView full post »