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It’s Only The Laundry Room, Nothing To Fear Sweetie

Dear Laurel My laundry room is rather large, and evocative of a British tack room. Well, except it has theView full post »

Faux Fireplace, a Great Idea or a Disaster?

Dear Laurel, It’s nearly October and well, you know what that means. The holidays are coming… YouView full post »

Common Mistakes When Choosing The Best Pale Blue Paint

Dear Laurel, I only discovered your blog a few days ago. I think I was up until 3:00 AM the other day because IView full post »

Ranch House Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

Dear Laurel, I loved the post about the split levels and raised ranches. But, what about just a plain old ranchView full post »

40 Outdated Home Trends. But, Are They All Passé?

Last summer, my nemesis (but not really);] Elle Decor, wrote a post about 40 Outdated Home Trends. (please openView full post »

They Did It Again! A House Flip Done Right!

Hi Everyone, Phew! It’s hot here again in the northeast. Hope y’all have air-conditioning. This is aView 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 »

12 Gorgeous Bedrooms + Common Questions Answered

Dear Laurel, I’ve noticed that you don’t have a lot of posts about bedrooms. Is there a reason forView full post »

How To Avoid the Clash of Formal and Casual Furnishings

Hi Everyone, Phew! It is really heating up here in the northeast. Well it IS July. The other day I received aView full post »

How To Achieve Furniture and Color Balance in a Room

Hi Everyone, Wow! We’re winding up June already and I guess gearing up for the holiday week. I say, weekView full post »

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 »

Decorating Fatigue – What You Always Need To Remember

The other day, I received an email from a lovely reader, Janis. (name changed) While she has written me numerousView full post »

Pottery Barn – Important Info So You Don’t Get Burned

And, I don’t mean sunburned! But, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE Pottery Barn. Always have and probablyView 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 »

Does A Non-Barf-Worthy Recliner Chair Exist?

***WARNING*** This post contains graphic material that may cause vertigo and/or nausea in the aestheticallyView 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 »

Curb Appeal Fixes When the Curb Is In Southern Utah

Dear Laurel I am wondering if you could do a blog post on curb appeal fixes. And, if possible, what happens when whereView 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 »

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 »

The Cure For Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) At KBIS 2019

The one word I kept hearing this year at KBIS 2019 (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), this year is FOMO. Fear OfView 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 »

The Top 20 Best White Paint Colors

Post Updated June 24, 2021   Wait, Laurel!   The Top 20 Best White PaintView full post »

Comments for Old White Paint Post From 2014-2017

Below are well over 100 comments for the one shade of white paint post. Below that are the comments for the 20 shadesView full post »

The Granny Decor Mistakes You Might Be Making

Dear Laurel, I recently found this post about hideously dated furniture. And then heard the term “GrannyView full post »

The Ultimate Guide To Decorating With Plates On the Wall

Hi Guys! Hope y’all are enjoying the respite from the bitter cold. No Dear Laurel today. This idea justView full post »

A Gorgeous Modern Rental Home With A Tacky Kitchen

Several days ago I received an email from a charming reader named Randa living in a modern rental home in anView full post »

A Gorgeous Antique Farmhouse That Isn’t Yet Singing

Dear Laurel I’m at a loss to figure out what to do with this window.   It’s in the dining room of myView 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 »

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 »

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 Death of One Kings Lane and a 200 Year-old Solution

Laurel, what you do you mean the death of One Kings Lane? Aren’t you the one who’s always hawkingView full post »

“Raking It In” AKA: Black Friday Hot Sales is Back!

Oh, it happens every year. It starts out quite innocently. Turkey. STUFFING. uhhh, rather dressing sinceView 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 »