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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 »

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 »

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 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 »

The Cure For Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO) At KBIS 2019

The one word I kept hearing this year at KBIS 2019 (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), this year is FOMO. Fear OfView 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 Top 20 Best Shades of White Paint Designers Love

Post Updated June 30, 2022   Wait, Laurel!   The Top 20 Best White PaintView full post »

Comments for Old White Paint Post From 2014-2017

Below are well over 100 comments for the one shade of white paint post. Below that are the comments for the 20 shadesView 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 »

Hubs Wants a Say In the Home Decor, Because It’s His Home Too?

Dear Laurel, After two failed marriages, I finally found the love of my life. We married several years ago andView full post »

How to Furnish a Sunroom + What To Avoid

I recently received a lovely note from a reader, named Jennifer who’s from Houston, TX and struggling withView full post »

Help! I Hired The Decorator From Hell

Hey Guys, We’ve all heard of the so-called “client from hell.” A while back I wrote a postView full post »

company coming – best sleeper sofas and alternatives

Dear Laurel After reading your earlier posts about sofas and sectionals I was hoping you would also addressView full post »

My North Facing Room Paint Color Is Driving Me Bonkers!

I recently received a letter from a woman struggling with how to choose a north facing room paintView full post »

Her Open Floor Plan is an Excedrin Headache Nightmare!

Hi Everyone! I know that you’re busy and I know that I promised to cover painting an open floor plan. ButView full post »

Cohesive Room Colors and Furnishings Between Rooms

Dear Laurel, Please forgive me. While I’m grateful to have these beautiful palettes which you’veView full post »

Here it is! A Palette For No-Fail Paint Colors

Picking paint colors is probably the most difficult decorating issue of all.   It would seem based on theView full post »

The Death of One Kings Lane and a 200 Year-old Solution

Laurel, what you do you mean the death of One Kings Lane? Aren’t you the one who’s always hawkingView full post »

Can A Modern-Style Home Mix With Traditional Mouldings?

Dear Laurel, I love your blog and the wealth of information you share. And, I always get excited when a new postView full post »

The Perfect Shade Of White Wall Paint For Oak Trim

Dear Laurel, I came across your article about wall colors that go well with wood trim — very insightful! ThankView full post »

Eileen Lonergan Didn’t Know It, But She Saved My Life

Those who read the email I sent last night know that I lost a very important person in my life thisView full post »

How To Coordinate Lighting That’s Smashing, Not Boring

Dear Laurel, You know when they say “renovation fatigue,” they just aren’t kidding.View full post »

Impressive Decorating On A Shoestring Budget – Only 1,100.00 bucks!

Beautiful decorating on a shoestring budget is something that a lot of us wish we could do.   For most ofView full post »

Sisal Rugs Shocker + A Gorgeous Home You’ll Want To See

  Although the topic of this post is sisal rugs, it didn’t actually begin that way. It began quiteView full post »

The Secret To Happiness – AKA Hygge in Copenhagen

Raise your hands. How many have heard of the Danish word Hygge? Oh wonderful! Almost all of you! There certainlyView full post »

Farrow and Ball Colors Update – 2018 + Matching

Hi Everyone, Taking a break from the Copenhagen trip photos because not everyone is interested, but I do haveView full post »

Can A Cramped Vacation Home Become A Full-Time Home?

Recently I received a most eye-catching email with the headline: “The Mermaid In The Room” Here isView full post »

Tongues Are Wagging About The Color Of The Year 2019

Yes, that’s right; tongues are wagging about the color of the year 2019. To be specific, Sherwin WilliamsView full post »

Her Family Room Addition Is Tricky, Or is it?

You really have a gift Laurel. I’m glad you share it! It helps all of us right brain people out there notView full post »

Our Unique Home, Stunning View, But Difficult To Furnish!

Dear Laurel, Hi Laurel! I couldn’t help but laugh to myself this morning when I was reading your blogView full post »

Hot Sales – Special Edition – Labor Day Weekend 2018

Some love this time of year and look forward to the cooler temperatures (if you live in my part of theView full post »

A Room That’s Chock-full of Interior Decorating Lessons

  The other day, I received an interesting set of photos/floor plan and thought you guys might enjoyView full post »

My Tiny Living Room Has Perplexed Me For 20 Years!

Hi Guys! Whew! Thank you again for so many crazy home layouts. Big homes, medium-sized homes and littleView full post »

One Living Room Layout – Seven Different Ways!

Dear Laurel, Thank you so much for the many helpful blog posts you’ve been sharing recently. The ones thatView full post »