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How To Mix Dining Room Chairs Like A Pro

Hi Everyone, As promised, I am continuing with the decor refresh we began last Sunday for a traditionalView full post »

Inherited Furniture That Must Stay – How To Work With It

Dear Laurel, New to your blog! So happy to have stumbled onto it after seeing posts on Pinterest. Have to say,View full post »

Are Green and White Rooms Coming Back Soon?

Recently, a lovely reader named Jennifer sent in this comment on the recent post about how to create the perfectView full post »

Mixing Patterns – The Ultimate Guide To Getting It Right

Dear Laurel, I’m so confused as to what the rules are for mixing patterns in a room. For instance: Can youView full post »

How To Select The Perfect Color Scheme For Your Home

Over the years, people have often asked me…   How do you select a color scheme for yourView full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Give You The Blues?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” lovely note: Dear Laurel – About a yearView full post »

20 Timeless Kitchens You’ll Love FOREVER!

20 Timeless Kitchens – eh? Nothing like going out on a tree trunk to say that a room which could very wellView full post »

High-Low Ralph Lauren + Decorating’s Most Dreaded Words

Hi Everyone, Well, after two back to back business posts (here and here if you missed them) and much chit-chat,View full post »

OMG! My Interior Designer Fired Me! What Did I Do Wrong?

Dear Laurel, OMG! My interior designer fired me! I thought everything was going quite well. We were makingView 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 »

Cohesive Room Colors and Furnishings Between Rooms

Dear Laurel, Please forgive me. While I’m grateful to have these beautiful palettes which you’veView full post »

Eileen Lonergan Didn’t Know It, But She Saved My Life

Those who read the email I sent last night know that I lost a very important person in my life thisView 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 »

Columbus Day Weekend 2018 – Hot Sales + News!

Hey Everyone,   It’s a blog post this week, because there is much to share and it’s difficultView 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 »

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 »

Beige Decor — How To Make It Go From Boring To Sensational!

Dear Laurel, It should really be “Oh, Laurel,” Ten years ago, we moved into our dream home. We builtView full post »

A Frumpy Old House Gets A Sparkling Makeover

Today, I have a very special treat for y’all.   As the title says, it’s a frumpy old house thatView full post »

21 Interior Design Mistakes You Need To Stop Making

Remember the other day, we created a 12- step template for designing a beautiful room?   Well, today I wantView full post »

Their Contractor Hates The Rich Paint Color Palette

Dear Laurel, My husband and I recently purchased a darling farmhouse (circa 1900) on a beautiful piece ofView full post »

Gorgeous Bathroom Vanities + Sinks, Faucets, Mirrors, Lights

Hi Everyone! Well, it’s been a pretty intense week. But, my forehead is healing (if you missed that, youView full post »

Here’s the Problem with Furnishing Outdoor Rooms

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us! And since it’s the unofficial start of summer. (they say), what betterView full post »

Bronxville Bedroom Update – Decorating Is So Difficult!

Hey Everyone,   Bedroom update! The focus is the decorating details; there are a lot ofView full post »

A Designer’s Secret For Mixing Fabric Patterns In A Room

Dear Laurel,   I don’t think that you’ve ever done a post about mixing fabric patterns in a room.View full post »

Paralyzed By Perfection – Should She Paint Wood Paneling?

We’ve been on a roll discussing painting interior wood trim and now we have a home with copious amounts ofView 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 »

Wanna See The Plans For My Bedroom Redesign?

Hey Everyone, before we get into my bedroom redesign, I’d like to share a few words.   Wow! Whoa! andView full post »

Easy Fixes For A Dated Living Room With Huge Potential

Hey Guys, As promised, this is part II from Sunday’s post about the boring bland living room.View full post »

What Happens When An Interior Design Pro Has “Designer Block?”

Even for a jaded interior design pro, life can be quite ironic, at times. Right? I mean, for YEARS, IView 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 »

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 »

Can You Do Bunny Williams Punta Cana Home On a Budget?

Dear Laurel, I love it when you do the high-low posts and was wondering if you could tackle JohnView full post »

He Thinks That All Wall Mirrors Are Tacky

Dear Laurel, I’ve been totally crushing on all of your hot sales and holiday shop. It’s inspired meView full post »

The Ultimate Christmas Tree Decorating Guide

Before we get into the ultimate Christmas tree decorating Guide…   This is how I see the holidayView full post »

How To Get The Best Home Furnishings Prices

Hey Guys, Very special Hot sales post today.   Much to share including getting the best home furnishingsView full post »