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A home for elegant entertaining yet durable for a family of six

A family of six and one adorable pug named Mimi, who endearingly snores loudly in her sleep. A year, ago, Mimi’sView 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 »

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 IView full post »

Give me your tired, your poor, your… yearning for spring!

brrrrrrr… Winter? Old man Winter? Helloooo? Dude? Time to give it up! It’s April First and there isView full post »

The Only Six White Paint Trim Colors You’ll Need

Freshly back from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and now I have a fever-aches? Oh well… in bedView full post »

Blue and Gray are Hot But I Prefer Green Decor; Now What?

Now nothing. Green is an amazing color! And green decor is classic and timeless. a true story… Many moonsView full post »

Nine Fabulous Benjamin Moore Warm Gray Paint Colors

This post is about my favorite Benjamin Moore warm gray paint colors or sometimes we call the color,View full post »

Why Bunny Williams’ Husband Hates Me

To be clear, I’ve never met Bunny Williams’ husband. And it’s unlikely he’s ever heard of me. But still, heView 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 »

I Hate My House | Help For a Small Living Room

Dear Laurel, We just visited some friends and have serious house-envy. Alas, our living room is only 14 x 18. ToView full post »

The Exceptional Interior Designer You’ve Never Heard Of

Well, some of you may have. Show of hands please. How many of you have ever heard of interior designer FurlowView full post »

The Little Known Secret About Gustavian Swedish Style

The other day, I received some nice words about my bright, sunny interiors. And make no mistake, I loveView 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Astonishing Before and After Room Transformations

Phew! This has been quite a week! Fortunately, nothing bad happened. However, that doesn’t mean that thereView full post »

Why I’m Begging You To Steal My Interior Design Photos

Alright. There’s something that I really, really need to get off my  chest. It’s about interior designView full post »

Blue and Orange – A Hot Color Palette for Fall 2019

Happy labor day everyone! (unless you’re reading this next January or something). They, (whoeverView full post »

Why I Love Interior Designer Barbara Barry | Part 2

This is the continuation of my tribute to the insanely talented interior designer Barbara Barry. If you missedView full post »

Barbara Barry, A Household Name You’ve Never Heard Of

Or maybe you have. However, if you haven’t, I promise you that you are in for a tremendous treat. BarbaraView full post »

Americasmart Summer 2014 [final] Wrapup | I think

I hope that you’re enjoying these series of posts about Americasmart summer 2014. For those of you who’veView full post »

Americasmart July 2014| Awesome Furnishings | Part III

Hello again and welcome to Part III of Americasmart July 2014 wrap-up. There is so much to share and I am beingView full post »

What Discount Do Interior Designers Get at Americasmart in Atlanta?

Good question. And I’m going to give you the honest answer. It varies. It varies WIDELY. And that is allView full post »

Design Dilemma: We Have Different Decorating Styles. Help!

I just received this letter about an Interior Design Dilemma: Dear Laurel, I really hope that you can help us. IView full post »

21 Interesting Bathroom Ideas {for ‘bathroom people’}

via These days, do you ever notice that it seems that there is a blending of rooms? Sometimes I chuckle to myself [orView full post »

My Special Day of Design with Interior Design Stars!

Two Days ago, I was extremely privileged and lucky to attend the most wonderful Day of Design at the MayflowerView full post »

One Cheap and Easy Interior Design Fix

I forgot to tell you two things yesterday about Vicente Wolf and the first thing is about one cheap and easyView full post »

Interior Decorating with Plants

Happy Earth Day everyone! In honor of this day of green, here is a post about interior decorating withView full post »

The Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta {#dbc2014}

I’m back from the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta or how the twitter fiends refer to it as #dbc2014.View full post »

Freshen Your Home for the New Year | kitchen shelf styling

Tonight on this bitterly cold January eve in Westchester, NY, I am going to tell you a true story. (don’t worry,View full post »

Freshening Your Home for the New Year {part V – wall art ideas}

Now, that the computer issues have largely sorted themselves out, I’m back to my series on freshening yourView full post »