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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 »

Window treatment styles – How to select color, type, pattern

Dear Laurel, I’ve been reading your blog for several years as we’ve been working towards restoringView full post »

Can A Raised Ranch Home Become A Traditional Home?

Dear Laurel- Thank you so much for your straight-forward guidance on your blog! I have very much appreciated theView full post »

50+ Timeless Home Furnishings-Pieces You Need To Know

Hi Everyone, Before I get into today’s 50 plus classic and timeless home furnishings, a few words. MaybeView full post »

Enchanting Garden Tour in Greenwich Connecticut

Happy Father’s Day Everyone!!! Although, this post is probably going to look more appropriate forView 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 »

Easy (and affordable) Ways To Fix A Boring Room

In my opinion, a boring room is a lot like a boring person. Do you know someone who is a crashing bore? I betView 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 »

How To Create The Perfect Summer Home

Can you believe that it’s going to be Memorial Day weekend? Oh, how I love this time of year. Today, is aView 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 »

Affordable Chinoiserie Wallpaper Panels & Murals + Sources!

Hi Everyone, It’s so weird. I was thinking that surely I’ve written this post before. But, I lookedView full post »

PicMonkey Tutorial to Create Perfect Rooms Every Time

Several of you have asked for a PicMonkey tutorial so that you can make mood boards for your rooms. At first, IView 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 »

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 »

Decorate To Sell Your Home – Brilliant Decor Or A Disaster?

Hi Everyone, Well, it is definitely SPRING here in Bronxville, NY. And, no time is more beautiful than earlyView full post »

Should These Top Decorating Trends Stay or Go?

The other day, I happened upon a post about top decorating trends from the website, The Spruce? Do you know thatView 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 »

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 »

Six Problem Ceilings – And How To Fix Them

Today’s post is a HEAVY reworking and combination of two old posts, but the new focus is on problemView 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 »

Interior Design Business Practices That Erode Trust

This is part II from Sunday’s post about why the residential interior design profession might be inView full post »

The Interior Design Industry Could Be Dying – Here’s Why

Today’s topic, the interior design industry could be dying was inspired by an email I received, just thisView full post »

A Fave Affordable Lighting And Home Furnishings Source

I get a lot of requests for affordable lighting and home furnishings. And, you know, even if your budget isView full post »

How to Mix Colorful Kitchen Appliances and not Muck It Up

Dear Laurel, We’re going to be redoing our kitchen in the next year or so and I’ve been seeing a lotView full post »

An Insider’s View into Stunning Custom Kitchen Details

This is the third post for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. (KBIS) #kbis2019. There’s a lot to coverView full post »

How To Style A Coffee Table and How Not To

Hi Everyone, We’re taking a break from the kitchen and bath show to discuss how to style a coffeeView full post »

Surprising Discoveries At The Kitchen and Bath Show 2019

Wednesday was the second and final day at the kitchen and bath show 2019. If you missed Day one, clickView full post »

25 Inspiring and Colorful Home Decor vignettes

Before we get into the inspiring and mostly colorful home decor vignettes… I am actually here in Las VegasView 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 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 »