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Does Your Living Room Furniture Need To Go On A Diet?

There have been some requests for a post about scale.   It’s a pretty large topic but for todayView full post »

How To Find The Source Of Home Furnishings {when you have no idea}

Ever find yourself flipping through the latest edition of your Elle Decor, House Beautiful and drooling over allView full post »

The Simple Decorating Trick That Designers Don’t Want You To Know

And why don’t they want you to know this decorating trick? Well… I can’t speak for them.View full post »

Everything You Need To Know About Classic Woven Wood Blinds

Dear Laurel, Did I miss your post on shades and blinds? Because I need to know if wood blinds ( or faux wood) mustView full post »

It Costs What??? I Need A Living Room On A Budget

Dear Laurel, My husband and I are finally purchasing our dream home. I guess I need a living room budget or rather aView full post »

A Designer’s Secret Method For Selecting Nine Interior Wall Colors

Dear Laurel,  It’s mid-May and we are getting to the final stages of a massive reno. The painter is on myView full post »

3 Totally Unexpected Things I Discovered On My Italy Vacation

Someone told me that when I returned from my Italy vacation, I would be transformed. They were right. As I beginView full post »

The Freshest Lines At The Spring Furniture Market

Here’s the thing about the recent spring furniture market in High Point, NC that those who haven’t been mayView full post »

A (Very) Blah Powder Room Transforms Into a Jewel Box

The last several months I’ve been working on a job very close by. Lovely client. Gorgeous home whichView full post »

The Best Part Of The High Point Market Isn’t The Furniture

Last week was my blogiversary and this week, just returning from the Spring 2016 High Point Market is myView full post »

Staircase Decor, 3 Common Mistakes {and what to do instead}

Hey Everyone, Recently I received a real Dear Laurel note asking about staircase decor. We recently discussedView full post »

This Year I Decided To Decorate For Christmas

Important note before reading this post: Please… Please… no more inflammatory comments! I’m veryView full post »

And The 2016 Color Of The Year Is…

Color of the year. It’s become a lot like the Oscars. And the Oscar goes to… And then the GoldenView full post »

A Wonderful Living Room Transformation!

A little mid-week post about a wonderful living room transformation! Today, an installation and a vestige of a draperyView full post »

A home for elegant entertaining yet durable for a family of six

A family of six and one adorable pug named Mimi, who endearingly snores loudly in her sleep. A year, ago, Mimi’sView full post »

High Point Market Fall 2015 | Design Blogger’s Tour | Part I

If you’ve never been to the High Point Market, it’s very difficult to explain what it is. But withView full post »

A Week In The Life Of An Interior Decorator

Did you ever wonder what it was like to be an interior decorator or an interior designer? Before I go on, I haveView full post »

Three Decorating Trends You Need To Be Warned About

Before I begin today’s post. I do recommend that you not eat or drink anything while reading. (a few sipsView full post »

Summer Whites {with a little red and blue}

Happy 4th of July for all of us Americans! In honor of our day of independence, I’ve put together a littleView full post »

Blue and White Porcelain Vase Sells for 7.66 million (yes, dollars)

Blue and White porcelain is hotter than ever. What is especially cool is that it has been around practicallyView full post »

The Hottest Most Beautiful Trends At The High Point Market Spring 2015

Last fall I told myself –“Come Hell or Googlegeddon, I’m going to the High Point Market SpringView full post »

Give me your tired, your poor, your… yearning for spring!

brrrrrrr… Winter? Old man Winter? Helloooo? Dude? Time to give it up! It’s April First and there isView full post »

Do You Know This Hot Boutique Furniture Line? Tritter Feefer

Taking a break from the plethora of color posts to hi-light one of my favorite furniture vendors,View full post »

Why Bunny Williams’ Husband Hates Me

To be clear, I’ve never met Bunny Williams’ husband. And it’s unlikely he’s ever heard of me. But still, heView full post »

The Virtual Alexa Hampton @ The Design Bloggers Conference

Greetings from Atlanta and the Design Bloggers Conference! I arrived here yesterday and already met a lot of View full post »

Designers 12 Favorite Shades of Red Paint {and a gift!}

Happy Valentine’s Day!   This is a continuation of this post about the color red. In this post, I’llView full post »

The Latest Decorating Trends At New York Now Winter 2015

Twice a year, there’s a trade show in Manhattan called New York Now. It used to be called “the giftView full post »

The Exceptional Interior Designer You’ve Never Heard Of

Well, some of you may have. Show of hands please. How many of you have ever heard of interior designer FurlowView full post »

The Little Known Secret About Gustavian Swedish Style

The other day, I received some nice words about my bright, sunny interiors. And make no mistake, I loveView full post »

part III of the Top Twenty Interior Designers I Would Hire

Hope y’all had a lovely Christmas! This is a continuation of the top 20 interior designers I wouldView full post »

5 More Fabulous Interior Designers I Would Hire {part II}

Here is part II of my list of 20 fabulous interior designers I would hire. [the first ten are here.] For someView full post »

Revealing The Hottest Interior Design Trends For 2015

Every year around this time, all the shelter mags and interior design bloggers are abuzz with “the nextView full post »

Is the Emperor Drunk on Pantone’s Marsala or What?

Sorry if I’m beating a dead drunk horse, but there has been such a shitestorm in the interior designView full post »

A Personal Tragedy | News About Tomorrow’s Blog Giveaway

This post was supposed to have come out two days ago, however, I have been dealing with a personal tragedy thatView full post »

You Won’t Believe This Master Bedroom Transformation!

This is pretty wild, but I wrote this post a year ago, almost to the day! It was about this master bedroomView full post »

Find Out Why Michael S. Smith is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

This is another in the series of interior designers that I have loved and have inspired me since theView full post »