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Best Fireplace Mantel Proportions – How Not To Muck It Up!

The other day I received this comment from Sue. It’s regarding the correct fireplace mantelView full post »

Best Proportions For Interior Trim – Why You’re Confused

Ugh. Have I ever began a post with the word, “ugh?” I don’t think so.   So, why ugh forView full post »

Perfect Architectural Proportions – The No-Fail Formula

Hey Guys, This has been a very architectural time recently. I know that many of you want me to continue with theView full post »

But, WHY is it Bad Architecture? I’ll Tell You Why.

Celestial wrote a comment the other day wanting clarification as to the elements that go into making BADView full post »

Classical Interior Architecture, The Most Important Element

The other day, after the post about blue paint colors, Val wrote this comment concerning interiorView full post »

Can A Raised Ranch Home Become A Traditional Home?

Dear Laurel- Thank you so much for your straight-forward guidance on your blog! I have very much appreciated theView full post »

Easy (and affordable) Ways To Fix A Boring Room

In my opinion, a boring room is a lot like a boring person. Do you know someone who is a crashing bore? I betView full post »

A Dated Southwestern Farmhouse And How To Fix It

Hey Everyone, Happy Easter and Passover! As many of you stated emphatically that you wished for me to move intoView full post »

Cost-Saving Home Decor Tricks and When To Splurge

Dear Laurel, I’m wondering if you could do a post and share any cost-saving home decor tricks you’veView full post »

Six Problem Ceilings – And How To Fix Them

Today’s post is a HEAVY reworking and combination of two old posts, but the new focus is on problemView full post »

The Ultimate Guide To Fireplace Mantel Decorating

Hi Everyone, Before we get into our Ultimate Guide Fireplace Decorating Decor– through the magic ofView full post »

My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint

Wait, Laurel!   My Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint???   Haven’t you already written thisView full post »

Comments for Old White Paint Post From 2014-2017

Please enjoy the comments for the old 20 great shades of white paint post. For the new post, clickView full post »

Fear Not The Big Living Room Wall – Help is Here!

A kind reader wrote me about her scary big living room wall. And she’s looking for some lower costView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

Can This Dysfunctional Kitchen Be Saved?

Before we get into the dysfunctional kitchen, thank you so much to so many of you for your kind words andView full post »

Her Open Floor Plan is an Excedrin Headache Nightmare!

Hi Everyone! I know that you’re busy and I know that I promised to cover painting an open floor plan. ButView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

How To Coordinate Lighting That’s Smashing, Not Boring

Dear Laurel, You know when they say “renovation fatigue,” they just aren’t kidding.View full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays – 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing

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

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Drunk Driver Antiquing in Copenhagen Careens Off Embankment

Okay, I fully realize that I’m going straight to hell for saying that. And, that’s becauseView full post »

When is This Horrid Gray Trend Going To End?

Dear Laurel, I enjoyed the post from Sunday even though I’m not so fond of the Sherwin-Williams Color ofView full post »

A Room That’s Chock-full of Interior Decorating Lessons

  The other day, I received an interesting set of photos/floor plan and thought you guys might enjoyView full post »

Our House Floor Plan is Impossible to Furnish!

Okay, Guys; you asked for it and you got it!   For now, we’re done with the fluffy, symmetrical roomView full post »

How Come This Gorgeous House Isn’t Selling? Your Help is Needed!

This is from a kind reader Cyndi whose house isn’t selling. It’s gorgeous home in Saint SimonsView full post »

Door Knobs – The Good And The Not-So-Good + Sources

Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for all of the advice you give out weekly on your blog. We’re in the middleView full post »

The 12-Step Decorating Plan That Works Every Time

Dear Laurel, As an avid reader of your Blog, here is a burning question I could not find. We just bought a brandView full post »

Is it a Mistake To Decorate With A Greek Key Motif?

Dear Laurel, I was having lunch with a friend who like me, loves to decorate and I was telling her about theView full post »

Can A Stunning Greek Revival Home Be Revived After A Hideous Kitchen Remuddle?

Very excited to share this phenomenal Greek Revival Home with you today.   In the summer of 2016, IView full post »

An Old Snob Has A Change Of Heart Over Laminate Products

Hehe… Let’s dish, about laminate Laurel. And who’s the old snob?   Uhhhhhhhh… theView full post »

Love Me A Warm Color Scheme But Is It Going To Look Dated?

The other day, we had a comment on this post from Amy wanting to know about the advisability of a warm colorView full post »

The Guaranteed Way To A Beautiful Room (It’s Not The Wall Color)

Laurel– What do you mean it’s not the wall color that makes a beautiful room?   I mean, did IView full post »

The Dark, Intense World Of Today’s Kitchens and Baths At KBIS 2018

As many of you already know, I’m freshly back from seeing the latest trends and new products in kitchensView full post »

Is He Right? Are White-Painted Walls Boring?

Dear Laurel, I can’t even get my hubby to like white-painted walls. He thinks white walls with white trim looksView full post »