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Otis House-Surpising Lessons From A Late 18th C. Home

Hi Everyone, A week and a half ago, I was treated to a tour of the Otis House, a late 18th century built in theView full post »

Is An Unorthodox Small Unkitchen A Good Idea?

Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for your immensely kind comments regarding my small unkitchen designView full post »

Benjamin COTY 2022 – A Color For The Sages

Hi Everyone, Before we get into the Color of the Year – Benjamin Moore COTY 2022. I just have to say thatView full post »

An Open Concept Apartment Remodel Disaster

Hi Everyone! Guess where I am today? Well, I won’t make you think too hard, so I’ll just tellView full post »

The Little Known Cure For Renovation Procrastination

Dear Laurel, About a year ago, I purchased my dream home in my dream city. I feel so blessed to have been ableView full post »

Finding The Elusive Round Dining Table That Extends

One of my favorite rooms to furnish in a home is the dining room. And my favorite table shape is a round diningView full post »

He said: “No Stuffy China Cabinet Like My Mother Has”

Dear Laurel, My husband and I are just starting with our home. We have a large dining room which was used as aView full post »

9 Little-Known Paint Colors Decorators Are Obsessed With

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! Apologies for making you slog through the wallpaperView full post »

A No-Fail Decorating Plan In Time for Christmas

Dear Laurel, Oh, I hope you can do a blog post about this. I searched high and low on your blog, and IView full post »

Area Rugs, Best and Worst Fibers + Myths + Care Tips

Okay, this is a complete overhaul of two very old posts about area rugs. I’ll save you the trouble ofView full post »

The Color Pink – Revered and Hated. Here’s Why

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re having a good week. I have some great news.   Yes, I have my Instagram accountView full post »

Throw Pillows – Everything You Need to Know

And, Why I’m Proud To Be Called A Pillow Fluffer!   When I was in design school back in the lateView full post »

A Formula for Eclectic Interiors To Avoid Matchy Furniture

In response to Sunday’s post, a comment from Terry has inspired this blog post about a simple formula forView full post »

F&B Calke Green + An Iconic Wallpaper = Kitchen Heaven!

Hi Everyone, I think it finally stopped raining in Boston. But, it rained something fierce when I was inView full post »

The Ultimate Window Treatment Guide

Hi Everyone, A while back, I created a post about interior window shutters. And, for some crazy reason, I tackedView full post »

Classic White Kitchens – How To Avoid The Sterile Look

Dear Laurel, I am so excited to see all of your renovation plans. It has inspired me to finally redo ourView full post »

Dark Rooms – Are They Handsome or Depressing?

Happy Father’s Day!!!   I’m not sure if I did a specific Father’s Day Post last year. LetView full post »

6 of the Best Classical Architects People Should Copy

Hi Everyone, Oh man, the designs for my place are taking FORever! Interior design is not easy to do. That is ifView full post »

Eegads! My No-Fail Paint Color Failed. What Went Wrong?

Dear Laurel, I’m a new reader of your blog and am enjoying it a lot. If you’re looking for a topicView full post »

Must A House’s Architecture Dictate Your Design Style?

Hi Everyone, What glorious weather we’ve been having here in Boston the last few days. No air-conditionerView full post »

Decorating Paralysis – What Causes it? And How to Fix It

Hi Everyone, The other day, I got a comment on Wednesday’s post about small kitchen details that can makeView full post »

Little Kitchen Details That Make a Huge Difference!

Please notice that I did not say “wow factor.” You will never hear me say, “wow,View full post »

Dining Chair and Counter Stool Pairings That Rock!

Hi Everyone, Oh, I always feel so guilty when I don’t get the Wednesday post out by 2:00 AM. (Yes, Mom, IView full post »

50 Cool, Casual Dining Tables That Can Go Anywhere!

Happy May!!!     I took this pic of the Boston Public Garden yesterday while strolling through withView full post »

Steve Cordony Style And How to Get It – High-Low!

Hi Everyone, Wow, yet again, regarding the post about my tiny patio garden. I am still reading and digesting allView full post »

Thanks For The Interior Design Inspiration – Here’s More!

Hi Everyone! Wow!  Thank you so much to so many of you who took the time to give such awesome advice about myView full post »

16 Magical Farrow & Ball Colors For Your Home

Over the years, I’ve focused on one paint brand more than any other, by far, and that is Benjamin Moore. IView full post »

Chinoiserie Decor – What Is It? & Why You Need It

Chinoiserie Decor. Anyone who’s read this blog for a few months or longer knows that I adore all thingsView full post »

A South African Dream Home Is A Labor Of Love

Hi Everyone, The other day, I got the most darling email from a reader who spent a year renovating a charmingView full post »

All About Wainscoting + The One Thing You Must Never Do

Dear Laurel, My husband and I adore your blog! We especially like the rooms you show with wainscoting and wonderView full post »

What If The Furniture Doesn’t Fit? Don’t Panic. Yet.

Thanks so much, everyone, for your terrific comments on Mary’s big beautiful secretary/bookcase. OfView full post »

Small Decorating Details That Add Up For Huge Impact!

The other day I received a Dear Laurel letter after a reader read the post about brown furniture. Here’sView full post »

Brown Furniture – How To Make it Look Classic and Fresh

The other day, after I wrote this post about interior design trends 2021,  there were numerous requests for aView full post »

Seagrass Rugs and Carpeting – Good Idea or a Nightmare?

Hi Everyone, Thank you all for the wonderful comments and suggestions for Kim’s dining room. Of course,View full post »

What If Your Room Plan Falls Apart In The Middle?

Hi Everyone, I love it when you guys write in with a problem and then show me the results months or even yearsView full post »

French Doors + News About My Boston Apartment

Hi Everyone, Well, I was starting to write one post today, and then my phone rang. It was my upstairs neighborView full post »