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Coffee Table Styling Using What You Already Have

Hi Everyone, Before I get into today’s topic about coffee table styling using what you already have, justView full post »

Our Home’s Difficult Floor Plan Is Giving Me Fits!

Dear Laurel, I don’t know what we were thinking, but our home has the most difficult floor plan, andView full post »

The Open Concept Bathroom – Holy Crap Is Right!

Hi everyone, what a gorgeous day, again in Boston. I just got back from an event at the Otis House for aView full post »

Tour of Historic Deerfield, MA Prepare to be Blown Away!

Hey Everyone! Happy Father’s Day and also Juneteenth Day, if you celebrate this federal holiday. Today,View full post »

The Butler’s Pantry Like You’ve Never Seen It!

Hi Everyone, Ahhh… this was supposed to be one post. However, I got so into the first part that the secondView full post »

Darryl Carter Did The Most Dreadful Room I’ve Ever Seen!

To be clear, it was not I who said that, nor would I ever. In fact, just the opposite.   I’mView full post »

Eight Years Later – Is HGTV Still Misleading Us?

Hi Everyone, Many of you may recall a post I wrote eight years ago titled 12 Ways HGTV is Misleading Us. PleaseView full post »

Are Green and White Rooms Trendy or Passé?

I hope y’all had a good Memorial Day weekend. Mine was pretty quiet, but that’s not a bad thing.View full post »

I’m Afraid Our New Rustic Home Will Be Depressing!

Dear Laurel, I hope you can help me via a blog post, as I bet others also have this issue. But, here’s myView full post »

Classical Interior Architecture – The Most Important Element

A while back, after this post came out about blue paint colors, Val wrote this comment concerning interiorView full post »

My Interior Design School Portfolio from 1988-1991

You may have gotten here from this post about interior architecture if you’re on this page. However, ifView full post »

The Beacon Hill Hidden Garden Tour 2022

Hi Everyone, I hope everyone is doing well, and I’m so glad you enjoyed the last post about the beautifulView full post »

Chicago As You’ve Never Seen It Before!

Hi Everyone, Thank you again for all of your kind wishes! It worked. I’ve been testing negative sinceView full post »

15 Hideous Fabric Mistakes (I Made Most of Them)

Although I no longer take interior design clients, I did for 24 years, counting the years working for others.View full post »

French Door/Transom Design + Stair Railing Part II

Hey Everyone, Hope you’re all doing well. I’m on a plane flying to Nashville! I’m going toView full post »

New Staircase Railing Design – Ugh, It’s Not Working!

Last Sunday, we looked at staircase decor, design, and mistakes.    Today, I will share more relatedView full post »

Staircase Decor, 3 Common Mistakes + what to do instead

Hi Everyone, Happy Easter and Passover!   A while back, I received a real Dear Laurel note asking aboutView full post »

Hubs Thinks Farmhouse Style Is For Farmers- Period.

Dear Laurel, Oh, I’m sure this is going to be boring for you. I am soon to be married (for the third time)View full post »

Do The Best Dark Blue Paint Colors Make You Blue?

Hey Everyone, Guess where I am on this early spring day in Boston? I won’t leave you in suspense;View full post »

The Stained Wood Trim Stays-16 Colors To Make It Work!

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

All About Hardwood Floors + How To Ruin Them!

Hardwood floors. This subject is so broad that one could have an entire blog devoted to hardwood floors, notView full post »

Rooms With Light Walls Look Larger, Yes Or No?

Common’ Laurel. Is that a trick question? EVERYONE knows that rooms with light walls appear to beView full post »

Gustavian Swedish Style-How To Get The Look for Less

It’s been a while since I’ve written about one of my favorite styles of furnishings, GustavianView full post »

We Need New Upholstery But Can’t Afford To Buy It

Dear Laurel, I’m a fairly new reader. I found you when I looked for information about great sources forView full post »

The Best Swivel Chairs And Swivel Gliders, too!

Dear Laurel, I love the blog and have been a fan for years. One item I’ve never seen you cover isView full post »

Wendy Oleksiak, A Top Boston Realtor Shares All!

Hi Everyone, Today, I have a special treat for you. Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with WendyView full post »

Are Red Paint Colors Passé?

It’s February, and that means Valentine’s Day is coming up! Therefore, in honor of the day of love,View full post »

Horrid Windows Installed By Drunk Contractor

I was going to do a different post today, but then I felt I didn’t have enough information. So,View full post »

She’s Struggling to Furnish Her Large Living Room

Below are three notes from readers. Each has a large living room and is having trouble. Dear Laurel, I’mView full post »

The Horrid Gray Trend – Is It Finally Over?

Dear Laurel, Recently, I’ve read that the gray trend is over and, gasp, we are going back to beige. Do youView full post »

A High-Low Ben Pentreath Living Room – Can It Be Done?

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for your kind comments from Sunday’s post about the five British designersView full post »

The British Are Coming! Superb Interior Design from the UK

Hi Everyone, How are y’all doing this mid-January weekend? It’s been either freeeeezing or mild thisView full post »

The Only Six White Wall and Trim Colors You’ll Need

Dear Laurel, I seem to recall that you struggled with your white wall and trim colors. And, there was somethingView full post »

Problem Ceilings That Could Definitely Wreck Your Room

Some of you begged me to do a post about vaulted ceilings. However, there is a three-year-old post about problemView full post »

Crown Moulding and Why It’s Driving You Nuts!

Hi Everyone, Well, here we are in the new year 2022. It’s cold outside. I need a shower. And, I’mView full post »

The 20 Best Laurel Home Blog Posts 2020 – 2021

***Please note at the end of this post is an important deadline***   Hi Everyone, Well, here it is. This isView full post »