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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 »

16 Tricks To Make Your Small Rooms Look Bigger + Mistakes To Avoid

It’s funny. Well, maybe not funny. But there’s often a lot of talk about how to make the most out ofView 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 »

What They Didn’t Tell You About The Best Yellow Paint Colors

It is possible that almost everything I’ve been lead to believe about yellow paint colors is a lie. AndView full post »

Creating A Chic, Cosy Home Library-Best Colors, Lighting and Furniture

Every year in the middle of summer, I think, “Oh, I’ve never done a home libraryView full post »

An Exquisite Kitchen Restoration Has Charm To Burn

Too funny. I was working on a post about brick and stone fireplaces when I checked my email. And I had threeView full post »

Our Modest Starter Home Might Be Our Forever Home.

Hey Guys, This is a continuation of our exploration of: a modest starter home One storyView full post »

The Laurel Home Paint Palette and Home Furnishings Collection is Here!

Hey Everyone, It’s November, 2016. And phew! We did it! The Laurel Home Ultimate Paint Palette and 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 »

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 »

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 »

My Living Room Is A Mess But I Can’t Afford New Upholstery

Dear Laurel, Loved the post about the throw pillows. I went in my living room and imagined how that might helpView 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 »

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 »

Furniture Design – Is it old, new or stolen?

Happy Labor Day Weekend! As promised, I am going to continue with an exploration about residential furnitureView full post »

Paint Palettes Preview and A Cool Trick I Discovered

Hey Guys, So glad that many of you enjoyed last Sunday’s post about scale. I’m going to continue theView 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How To Get Window Treatments Like You See In Magazines

Recently, there have been a lot of requests for a post about window treatments.   Alright. Here you go.View full post »

The interior design Field Is Full Of Backstabbing Shrews, Right?

Everyone knows that people in the interior design field are out for blood. Right? They’ll do anything toView full post »

A Dream Kitchen Salvaged and the Perfect Cabinet Color

Dear Laurel, I seem to recall that you were talking about this dream kitchen a while back and I’ve lookedView full post »

The Laurel Home Best Of Interior Design Awards For 2015

Is everyone holidayed out? Well… sit back, relax and enjoy— Welcome to the first annual BEST OFView 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 »

Channeling Grace Kelly – A Rising Interior Design Star

Hope y’all had a wonderful Thanksgiving if that’s something you celebrate. I have a very specialView 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

A Home For Sale Runs Amok {part II} bathrooms and more

Before we go back to our over-priced home for sale, I need to say a few things. Firstly, I am completely, and I meanView full post »