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Can You Get Away With A Partial Kitchen Remodel?

Dear Laurel, Well, we moved into an 800 square foot apartment five years ago. It was in pretty good shape;View full post »

Cracking The Ben Pentreath Paint Colors Mystery

A LOT of you have asked: WHAT is the color of Ben Pentreath’s Living Room? WHAT is the color of BenView full post »

Timeless Interiors Or A Passing Trend? How To Tell The Difference

Chai The other day I got an interesting email from a reader. It is edited, but not for meaning, only to shorten it aView full post »

Hanging With Ben Pentreath + Need Your Help Again!

I’m just warning you. I haven’t even started to write this post, but it might end up being myView full post »

It’s Here! The Ultimate Art Gallery Wall Hack (aka: Template)

Hey Guys, Before I get into the ultimate art gallery wall hack! I need to thank you all so much for all of theView full post »

Window Panels Have Her Stumped, But It’s Actually The Least Of Her Problems

A real “dear laurel” letter about window panels.   Hi Laurel, This is a two-part question: IView full post »

Help For a Small Family Room That’s Not Quite Coming Together

Hi Everyone. As promised this is part II of last Wednesday’s post about a small family room.   TheView full post »

My Decorator Talked Me Into Getting This New Sofa That’s Way Too Bright!

This is a real “dear laurel” letter from a kind reader who just received a new sofa.   DearView full post »

The Living Room TV As We’ve Known it, Is Over

Hanging my head in shame… a little. It’s about Sunday’s post about clever ways to hide yourView full post »

Your Home Office Could Be Dangerous For Your Health

Hi Everyone, I’ve taken some sage advice that some of you gave me and have decided on occasion toView full post »

I Hate My New Area Rug But My Decorator Thinks It’s Fabulous!

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that you can turn this into a post. It’s about my new area rug. It’sView full post »

Side, Occasional, Lamp, Accent + End Tables. What’s the Difference?

Dear Laurel, Loved the coffee table post. But now, I need help with the end tables. But first of all–View full post »

I Just Inherited All Of My Granny’s Hideously Dated Living Room Furniture

Dear Laurel, Ya know life is so difficult sometimes. My grandmother passed away 3 years ago at the age of 97 andView full post »

My Kitchen Appliances Have Died. Now what?

Okay, it’s not all of the appliances, but the refrigerator is on life-support. Here’s whatView full post »

The Little Known Reason That Mother’s Day Kind of Sucks

Hey Guys, First of all thank you so much for the dozens of you who took the time to help this tired designer! ItView full post »

I (Laurel) Need Your Help. Decorating Help.

Oh, stop looking at me like you just discovered that the earth is flat after all! You heard me correctly. I meanView full post »

We’ve Run Out of Money. Is It Too Late To Install Wall Sconces?

Dear Laurel, We just built a new home and I now realize that the lighting is insufficient. I don’t knowView full post »

Why Is kitchen Lighting The Hardest Thing To Get Right?

First of all, this post about kitchen lighting is not so much about the actual lighting design of your kitchen.View full post »

Two Doctors Try To Save Man’s Eye After Dining Room Lighting Accident

#Embarrassing. It was a dinner party and sure, Ted had a little too much too drink, but the dining roomView full post »

Wallcovering – Some Favorite Sources + Hot Tips

Hey Guys, I’ve had some requests to talk about wallcovering. And I have talked about wallcovering beforeView full post »

A Fabulous Art Gallery Wall For Cheap!

Hi Guys,   It’s a bit of an oh dear coupled with a hooray! I was so inspired by Maura Endres’View full post »

16 Tricks To Make Your Small Rooms Look Bigger + Mistakes To Avoid

It’s funny. Well, maybe not funny. But there’s often a lot of talk about how to make the most out ofView full post »

Make Your Table Lamp Cords Disappear Like Magic

Hey Guys! Remember how we were talking about the cool lamps in this post? And many of you said that you love theView full post »

What They Didn’t Tell You About The Best Yellow Paint Colors

It is possible that almost everything I’ve been lead to believe about yellow paint colors is a lie. AndView full post »

9 Favorite Home Furnishings Sources I Can’t Live Without

Often I’m asked questions about what are my favorite home furnishings sources?   The most commonView full post »

The Most Popular Laurel Home Blog Posts

  Below is the List For The Top 25 Laurel Home Blog Posts – But just because it’s not on theView full post »

The Most Magical Christmas Decorations Ever

Don’t we always say this every year? I can’t believe that the year is almost over. And that meansView full post »

My Historical Home Renovation Is Driving Me Mad!

Dear Laurel, Your post the other day about the Historical Home Renovation– the Georgian home inspired meView full post »

The Most Common Lighting Misconception + Fave Sources For Lamps

Ahhh… the days in the northern half of the northern hemisphere are now quite short. I find myself needingView full post »

A Beautiful Home Renovation Makes Big Bucks For The Sellers

It’s a happy day when I see a home renovation where the owners did everything right. And they didn’tView full post »

My Bedroom Layout Is Giving Me Nightmares During The Day!

Dear Laurel, Thank you for your email; I expect nothing. I love your blog, and always feel that I learnView full post »

I Wanted Charming Home Decor, But Ended Up With Blah

Dear Laurel, Wondering if you could do a blog sometime on how to layer a home so it doesn’t look like you boughtView full post »

Will My Warm Paint Color Palette Look Dated in Five Years?

Recently, I received a darling email from a kind reader who is feeling anxious over her desire for a warm paintView full post »

The Nightmare of Doing Long-Distance Interior Design Work

Last year I did something I vowed I would never do.   I took on a long-distance interior designView full post »

Normal-Size Upholstered Furniture + Insider Info + Best Deals!

Recently, we have been talking about scale as it relates to our upholstered furniture. You know. Sofas andView full post »

12 Of The Hottest Kitchen Trends – Awful or Wonderful?

The Kitchen is usually the most expensive room in the home. But, it seems that every ten years or so,View full post »