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 »

Yuck. Loved the Wall Color Before The Furniture Arrived!

Hi Laurel,   I received a new sofa this morning that I’ve wanted to get for years and in a color I reallyView full post »

The Laurel Home Shop Is Back? Much News to Share!

You had a laurel home shop? What shop, Laurel? Where is it? What are you selling?  Russel Sofa by CR LaineView full post »

Interior Design Isn’t For The Faint of Heart

Today was day-one of a two-day installation. It doesn’t always work out that way, but this time it did. I was aView full post »

The One Kitchen Trend That Should Never Leave

In honor of mother’s day, a post about kitchens and the one trend that I hope never leaves!   A GirlView full post »

The Hottest Most Beautiful Trends At The High Point Market Spring 2015

Last fall I told myself –“Come Hell or Googlegeddon, I’m going to the High Point Market SpringView full post »

6 Easy Ways To Style A Chic Side Table!

Two days ago, I went for a visit to my lovely client in Larchmont who just had a room full of furnitureView full post »

Wait Until You See This Dream Bathroom Design!

Howdy! Spring is in full-swing here in New York and it feels so wonderful. For those of you living in temperateView full post »

The One Interior Design Element That Makes Rooms Soar!

I’m not going to beat around the Philodendron here. The one interior design element that will elevate any roomView full post »

Gustavian Swedish Colors That Might Surprise You

You may recall that I did a post in January about Gustavian Swedish colors, furnishings. From the beginning I hadView full post »

6 Serene Green Paints That Aren’t Called Green

This is a post that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. We’re still on green, but these greensView full post »

9 Fabulous Shades of Green Paint and One Common Mistake

This is the problem with green. Well, it’s not exactly a problem, but it is. Probably about a quarter of theView full post »

How My Interior Design Business Lost $30,000 The First Year

This post started out to be about other interior design mistakes. As I was writing it, I was falling asleep… So,View full post »

I Need Your Help! Eclectic Gallery Walls

Thank you all so much for the terrific response to my last post about the hideous interior mistakes I learned the hardView full post »

15 Hideous Decorating Mistakes I Learned The Hard Way {part 1 fabric nightmares}

You open up your favorite magazine or blog. Pretty soon you’re mopping up the puddle of drool on the floor. EveryView full post »