We Live Like Squatters | We don’t Even Have Anywhere To Sit!

Dear Laurel, I think I’m going to either lose my mind, or divorce my husband, or maybe both! Except that IView full post »

What is the Hottest Decorating Trend 2015 That Is Never Going to Go Away?

Do you know? Quite frankly, I could’ve just had you scroll through the list of posts because I dare sayView full post »

How To A Get Blog/Website Like the One I Have | ProPhoto

A lot of my readers be they interior designers, in a related field or not, ask me who did my website? Well, theView full post »

A Home Party Room Design – No Kids Allowed!

Anyone born after World War II and before around 1975 remembers the days when many of us had to endure not beingView full post »

Smouldering Sexy Fireplace Mantels to Heat Up Your Night

A sexy fireplace mantel Laurel? Well, sure. Fireplaces are romantic by nature, right? And what is the sexiestView full post »

Part II – The Most Gorgeous Stone Fireplace Mantels Ever!

Somehow Mom Nature took notice of the previous fireplace mantel post, because it was 60 on Sunday and nowView full post »

The Most Beautiful Fireplace Mantels | White Mantels | Part I

Happy New Year! I guess. Oh, it’s not that I don’t like the new year. I do like it, when it’s aroundView full post »

The Best of Laurel Home 2014 and What’s Next?

This has been such an extraordinary year for the laurel home blog. I’ve learned so, so much and am onlyView full post »

Interior Design Portfolio Update 2014!

Phew! It’s that time of year. It’s pretty quiet because everyone is still recovering from Christmas andView full post »

part III of the Top Twenty Interior Designers I Would Hire

Hope y’all had a lovely Christmas! This is a continuation of the top 20 interior designers I wouldView full post »

5 More Fabulous Interior Designers I Would Hire {part II}

Here is part II of my list of 20 fabulous interior designers I would hire. [the first ten are here.] For someView full post »

20 Interior Designers I Would Hire {part I}

Laurel? Have you lost your marbles? Why yes, quite a while back… but how can I help you? :] Well,View full post »

Revealing The Hottest Interior Design Trends For 2015

Every year around this time, all the shelter mags and interior design bloggers are abuzz with “the nextView full post »

Is the Emperor Drunk on Pantone’s Marsala or What?

Sorry if I’m beating a dead drunk horse, but there has been such a shitestorm in the interior designView full post »

Winter’s Little Known Myth + Exquisite Christmas Decorations

This morning when I went out, I was greeted with a light dusting of snow. The weather here in NY has been abysmal forView full post »

Pantone Color of the Year 2015, the good, the bad and the barf

For those of you who follow this stuff, you may have heard in recent news that the Pantone Color of the Year 2015 isView full post »

And the laurel home blog giveaway winner is…

Yesterday was the drawing for the very first laurel home blog giveaway. I used random.org and what I did was just useView full post »

A Personal Tragedy | News About Tomorrow’s Blog Giveaway

This post was supposed to have come out two days ago, however, I have been dealing with a personal tragedy thatView full post »

How To Transform A 60″ Desk Into Comfortable Dining For TEN!

Hope y’all in the US had a beautiful Turkey Day. Ours was small [just the five of us] but warm, loving and fullView full post »

You Won’t Believe This Master Bedroom Transformation!

This is pretty wild, but I wrote this post a year ago, almost to the day! It was about this master bedroomView full post »

Find Out Why Michael S. Smith is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

This is another in the series of interior designers that I have loved and have inspired me since theView full post »

Are Your Christmas Decorations Making You Blue?

Eddie Ross Dear Laurel, I really don’t know what I’m going to do. Every year I put up the same old tiredView full post »

Enter To Win Two Chinoiserie Blue and White Porcelain Vases!

As you can see, I’m doing my very first ever giveaway! All you have to do is enter your name and email andView full post »

What To Do If You Have No Foyer Entry

Dear Laurel, I really liked your last post! However, I have just one little problem. My home has no foyer entryView full post »

8 Secrets to Having a Gorgeous Entrance Foyer

Phoebe Howard Yesterday I went shopping at a big outdoor mall here in Westchester County and sadly, I was met withView full post »

20 {Great} Shades of Orange Wall Paint {and Coral, Apricot, Kumquat…}

It is with great excitement that I present to you the first. [well, really second] in a series of posts aboutView full post »

Do You Know What is the Most Classic Color?

As promised, I am beginning my “great shades of… wall paint” series. well sorta.  a littleView full post »

The Number One Interior Decorating Dilemma and How to Get Past It!

Alright. You spoke. I listened; well sorta. :] I mean, most of you didn’t come out and just tell me,View full post »

Hot Off The Press! High Point Furniture Market Fall 2014

It’s that time again. Every October and April, thousands of people in the furniture biz descend on HighView full post »

Rugs-Carpets | Which is Better, Wool or Nylon?

This is a continuation of the last post where I cautioned against using these three fibers, sisal, silk andView full post »

What Three Fibers To Avoid For Rugs and Carpets

[Hi Everyone who follows my blog! I have been traveling on workation for the last 5 days! First I was in FloridaView full post »

Decorating With White Furniture Without Having a Nervous Breakdown {part II}

If you missed the last post, I began to answer a letter by a Dusty Miller who desperately wants to decorate withView full post »

I Live With a Drove of Pigs, But I Want To Decorate with White

Dear Laurel, I found you on pinterest and I love your boards! I especially adore the rooms that are pale, pale,View full post »

A Gracious Apartment Renovation in Scarsdale, NY

 [note: a happy coincidence. This post featuring blue and white is part of the Pink Pagoda’s Blue and WhiteView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Depressing Me

I recently received a letter which is a common issue regarding a north facing room paint color. Dear Laurel, OurView full post »

The Most Common Interior Decorating Mistake {how to avoid it}

Warning: Some of you are going to be quite shocked when you find out what the most common interior decorating mistakeView full post »