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Here’s What The Classic Homes Of Tomorrow Will Look Like.

Dear Laurel, Thank you for all of the recent posts about your trip to England. But here’s what’sView full post »

The Most Amazing English Country House Of Them All

Hey Everyone,   Before we get into today’s beautiful topic. (well, I think so) about the most amazingView full post »

Hanging With Ben Pentreath + Need Your Help Again!

I’m just warning you. I haven’t even started to write this post, but it might end up being myView full post »

My Decorator Talked Me Into Getting This New Sofa That’s Way Too Bright!

This is a real “dear laurel” letter from a kind reader who just received a new sofa.   DearView full post »

How To Get A Sunroom Like Tory Burch (for a lot less money)

It’s here. September. End of summer. (they say; not me) Oh well. But what it really means for those of us in theView full post »

I’m Struggling To Furnish My Large Living Room

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that other people have this problem so that you can write about it. But my problemView full post »

I Hate My New Area Rug But My Decorator Thinks It’s Fabulous!

Dear Laurel, I’m hoping that you can turn this into a post. It’s about my new area rug. It’sView full post »

Side, Occasional, Lamp, Accent + End Tables. What’s the Difference?

Dear Laurel, Loved the coffee table post. But now, I need help with the end tables. But first of all–View full post »

The Worst Decorating Mistake You’re Most Likely Making

Hey Guys, First of all, before I get into the topic of the worst decorating mistake you’re most likelyView full post »

Dated Tuscan Home Transforms With Blue and White Decor

Dear Laurel, I am new to your blog and I truly love it……and your sense of humor (probably cuz that is mine!). As itView full post »

When Did Color Become a Dirty Word In Interiors?

I received a real note the other day that sparked an idea for a post.   You are one of the few [designers]View full post »

A Young Traditional Family Room Needs A Little Help. (just a little)

This isn’t a “Dear Laurel” exactly. It’s from a dear reader, though. Karen K. First ofView full post »

Help me please. My husband wants a matched set of dining room furniture

Dear Laurel, It’s me again, Barb Brake-Frunt. Thank you so much for the terrific post about the livingView full post »

The Tricks You Need To Know For Decorating Above Cabinets

A lot of us have cabinets that don’t hit the ceiling. These may be in the kitchen, usually as a built-in,View full post »

The Trick To Mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture

A real Dear Laurel letter about mixing Modern and Traditional Furniture   Dear Laurel, I hope you can offerView full post »

A Mother’s Day Gift For You – 365 Days of The Year

Hey Everyone, It’s a bit different kind of post today– A Mother’s Day Gift– for everyone whoView full post »

Need a New Kitchen But Can’t Get Myself Off Of the Kitchen Floor!

Dear Laurel, I have lived in my apartment for over four years and I think it’s time I did something aboutView full post »

How To Create The Mark D Sikes Look For Your Patio Furniture

So glad that you enjoyed the Mark D Sikes inspired post from Sunday. There were several requests after that andView full post »

How To Get The Mark D Sikes Look For A Lot Less Money

Oh dear… I’m in trouble already. Why, you ask? Well, first of all, let me make it perfectly clearView full post »

The Best (and most beautiful) House Plants for Cleaner Air

Hey Guys– I’ve had some requests to do a post about house plants. I did do one post a while backView full post »

The Little Known Reason That Mother’s Day Kind of Sucks

Hey Guys, First of all thank you so much for the dozens of you who took the time to help this tired designer! ItView full post »

Budget Friendly Living-Dining Room Combo

Dear Laurel, We need a budget friendly living-dining room combo. I loved Sunday’s post with all of theView full post »

Why Is kitchen Lighting The Hardest Thing To Get Right?

First of all, this post about kitchen lighting is not so much about the actual lighting design of your kitchen.View full post »

Three interior decorators with no formal training– Scary!

Hey guys, Can’t begin to tell you how hard I’m smirking… Because any of you who know me andView full post »

Wallcovering – Some Favorite Sources + Hot Tips

Hey Guys, I’ve had some requests to talk about wallcovering. And I have talked about wallcovering beforeView full post »

A Fabulous Art Gallery Wall For Cheap!

Hi Guys,   It’s a bit of an oh dear coupled with a hooray! I was so inspired by Maura Endres’View full post »

Laurel, Why Does My Decorating Look So Awful?

Dear Laurel, I’m so disgusted. To put it bluntly. My decorating sucks. Or my rooms suck. Well, somethingView full post »

Make Your Table Lamp Cords Disappear Like Magic

Hey Guys! Remember how we were talking about the cool lamps in this post? And many of you said that you love theView full post »

9 Favorite Home Furnishings Sources I Can’t Live Without

Often I’m asked questions about what are my favorite home furnishings sources?   The most commonView full post »

My Ranch Home – Boxy, Low Ceilings, Boring– Is There Hope?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and have gotten your rolodex and your paint collection and paint palettes.View full post »

My Historical Home Renovation Is Driving Me Mad!

Dear Laurel, Your post the other day about the Historical Home Renovation– the Georgian home inspired meView full post »

3 Awesome Home Furnishings Sources You’ve Never Heard Of

Hey Guys, Before I get into this beautiful post about three (actually more than three) incredibly awesome homeView full post »

A Startling Discovery About An Online Home Furnishings Source

Hey Everyone, Right now, I’m working very hard, getting the new paint palettes ready for those who areView full post »

I Wanted Charming Home Decor, But Ended Up With Blah

Dear Laurel, Wondering if you could do a blog sometime on how to layer a home so it doesn’t look like you boughtView full post »

Will My Warm Paint Color Palette Look Dated in Five Years?

Recently, I received a darling email from a kind reader who is feeling anxious over her desire for a warm paintView full post »

Will An All Blue and White Home Look Weird?

Hey Everyone, I recently received a real “Dear Laurel” note and here it is:   HiView full post »