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The Wood Stain Color Is Too Red After Poly. Can It Be Fixed?

Below is a real “dear laurel letter” from a reader whose pine wood stain color took on a reddish hueView 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 »

What Happens When You Mix Chinoiserie Decor With Gustavian?

This topic of mixing Chinoiserie Decor with Gustavian Swedish Decor is one that I’ve had percolating in myView full post »

She Wants An Eclectic Dining Room But Not a Scary Mishmash!

Hi everyone! Surprise! Sarah McGee here, reporting live for duty. I’m super-duper excited to give Laurel aView full post »

Is A Black And White Kitchen The Answer To A Mid-Century Mess?

Last year, some may recall, I ran a little giveaway for a free consultation and a young woman named Katy was oneView 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 Best Color Of The Year Is Largely A Farce – Here’s Why

Oh my! Thanks guys for all of your votes for the Best Color Of The Year 2018.   If I had my wits about me,View 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 »

I’m Struggling To Furnish My Large Living Room

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that other people have this problem so that you can write about it. But my problemView full post »

When Did Color Become a Dirty Word In Interiors?

I received a real note the other day that sparked an idea for a post.   You are one of the few [designers]View full post »

My Room Isn’t Blue. Can I still Do Blue and White Chinoiserie?

Dear Laurel, I’ve been loving all of the blue and white Chinoiserie porcelains you’ve beenView full post »

Here’s What You Need To Know Before You Install Marble Countertops

Dear Laurel, I’m a nervous wreck. I desperately want marble countertops in my kitchen but the guy at theView 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 »

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 »

Creating A Chic, Cosy Home Library-Best Colors, Lighting and Furniture

Every year in the middle of summer, I think, “Oh, I’ve never done a home libraryView 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 »

Is It True That Dining Rooms Are Out?

Dear Laurel, Out of the blue, a realtor contacted me the other day. She wanted to show a couple our home on theView full post »

My Husband Loves Our Ugly Brick Fireplace

Dear Laurel, Please, please don’t ream me out. I’m just a meek little housewife with four spoiledView 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 »

Everything You Need To Know About Classic Woven Wood Blinds

Dear Laurel, Did I miss your post on shades and blinds? Because I need to know if wood blinds ( or faux wood) mustView full post »

A Designer’s Secret Method For Selecting Nine Interior Wall Colors

Dear Laurel,  It’s mid-May and we are getting to the final stages of a massive reno. The painter is on myView 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 »

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 »

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 withView 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 »

Can You Use Gray Paint in a North Facing Room?

A lot of people ask me if they can do gray paint in a north facing room? Good question, huh? I wish I could giveView full post »

Designers 12 Favorite Shades of Red Paint {and a gift!}

Happy Valentine’s Day!   This is a continuation of this post about the color red. In this post, I’llView 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 »

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 »

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 »

8 Secrets to Having a Gorgeous Home Entrance

Yesterday I went shopping at a big outdoor mall here in Westchester County and sadly, I was met with garlands ofView full post »

Here’s the Problem with Halloween Decor

This is supposed to be a Halloween post. I’m saying “supposed” because the phraseView full post »

The Best No Fail Benjamin Moore Gray Bathroom Colors

As promised, I am finishing off the perfect no fail home palette [and here’s part II] for our newView full post »

The Most Handsome Black and White Interiors Ever!

And also with some blue and gray… I once did a post called “Well Hellooo Handsome” primarilyView full post »