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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 »

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 »

Is There Any Hope of Achieving A Chic Living Room On A Budget?

Dear Laurel, Have you seen that gorgeous spread in One King’s Lane about the CEO’s home in NewView full post »

We’ve Run Out of Money. Is It Too Late To Install Wall Sconces?

Dear Laurel, We just built a new home and I now realize that the lighting is insufficient. I don’t knowView full post »

My Kitchen Light Fixtures Are Driving Me Bonkers

Hey Guys, This is a continuation of our looking at kitchen lighting and kitchen light fixtures. Here’s theView full post »

Help! I wanted Soothing Green Walls and I Got Hospital Green Instead!

Dear Laurel, I can’t begin to tell you how upset I am. This is our first home and I wanted to create aView full post »

Wallpaper – Some Favorite Sources, Hot Tips {and a naughty vendor}

Hey Guys, I’ve had some requests to talk about wallpaper. And I have talked about wallpaper before whichView 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 »

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 »

Is It True That Dining Rooms Are Out?

Dear Laurel, Out of the blue, a realtor contacted me the other day. She wanted to show a couple our home on theView full post »

I Need Help For My Ugly Stone Fireplace. Can I Paint It?

Ahhh, yes, the quintessential ugly stone fireplace. Do you have one?   I have to be honest and say that 95%View full post »

Interior Design Lessons We Can Learn From The Masters

Do you ever look at a beautiful designer-room, say in a magazine or blog and examine it? I mean, really examineView full post »

Here’s How You Can Create Beautiful Rooms – Effortlessly

Hey Guys, Some of you may recall that at the end of August, I announced the release date of the second part ofView full post »

Is It Too Late To Spiffy Up the Bedroom Decor For Xmas?

Dear Laurel, Denial should be my middle name. My youngest of two kids graduated college in 2013. Sure, they come backView full post »

The Nightmare of Doing Long-Distance Interior Design Work

Last year I did something I vowed I would never do.   I took on a long-distance interior designView full post »

Is Your Hardwood Floor Getting Wrecked? An Ages Old Solution

Who doesn’t love a beautiful hardwood floor?  A while back I did a post discussing different options andView full post »

Pulling My Hair Out! I Need Five Area Rugs That Coordinate!

Dear Laurel, I’m pulling my hair out. We recently moved and I have to say that I’m not that crazyView 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 Shocking Truth About Restoration Hardware

Sometimes when I start to write one blog post, it becomes apparent that the subject matter I was intending toView 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 »

Confused About Your Paint Sheen? Here’s Why

A woman named Sheena has finally figured out her paint colors but then she goes to the paint store and the dudeView full post »

We Bought An Ugly House, But The View Is To Die For!

Dear Laurel, My wife and I are recent transplants from New Orleans to the Pacific Northwest. We got a great dealView full post »

Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors 2016 – Matched To Benjamin Moore

There are Nine New Farrow & Ball Colors! Actually, they aren’t all that new. They were released inView full post »

Stair Runners And The Huge Controversy Over Some Popular Fibers

Sorry no red, white and Blue post this year. There have been some requests to do a post about staircaseView 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 »

Egads! My husband Won’t Let Me Change The Blue Trim Color!

Hello Everyone, I recently received a real “dear laurel” letter.   Dear Laurel, My problemView full post »

How Much Does It Cost To Do A Smart Kitchen Renovation?

Hey Guys, Before I get into the topic of a smart kitchen renovation, I’m in gorgeous Litchfield County, CT on aView full post »

What On Earth? This Can’t Be A Stone Floor!

Dear Laurel,  We’re in the process of building a new home in the mountains that’s not traditional, but notView 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 »

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 »

A 16-Color Spring-Inspired Whole-House Paint Palette

Hey Guys, Please get ready for some beautiful colors and room candy. Today, I’m presenting a 16-colorView 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 »

Are You Making This Common Kitchen Design Mistake?

Dear Laurel, We moved into our dream home about 2 years ago. Well, it’s dream except for the kitchen! TheView full post »

The Best Christmas Decorations Ever!

Occasionally, in the summer months, the thought of the Christmas Season will cross my mind and it will actuallyView full post »

The secrets to creating a beautiful interior. You can do it!

This post started out being about home accessories, but I had a little snafu this past week. Some of you mayView full post »

Laurel’s Rolodex

  CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW EASIER PURCHASE PAGE (WHEN READY)       Laurel’s Rolodex is a 450 pageView full post »