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Exquisite Bedroom Furnishings Inspired By Mark D Sikes!

(oops! Apologies if you’ve already this post! That was a mistake.) Hi Everyone, I’ve had a full weekView full post »

How To Create The Mark D Sikes Look For Your Patio Furniture

So glad that you enjoyed the Mark D Sikes inspired post from Sunday. There were several requests after that andView full post »

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 »

Deconstructing Mark D. Sikes Brilliant Interior Designs

So, this is the post I was supposed to have for you on Tuesday/Wednesday, but that didn’t happen.   IView full post »

Are Green and White Rooms Trendy or Passé?

I hope y’all had a good Memorial Day weekend. Mine was pretty quiet, but that’s not a bad thing.View full post »

We Need New Upholstery But Can’t Afford To Buy It

Dear Laurel, I’m a fairly new reader. I found you when I looked for information about great sources forView full post »

The Best Swivel Chairs And Swivel Gliders, too!

Dear Laurel, I love the blog and have been a fan for years. One item I’ve never seen you cover isView full post »

The 40 Best Etsy Shops For Home Furnishings in 2022

Hi Everyone, Okay, not to be (too) confusing, and this is NOT my 150 Best Shops on Etsy for HomeView full post »

Is It Classic Furniture or Something I’ll Grow To Hate?

This is an actual Dear Laurel email I received wanting to know how to tell if she’s getting classicView full post »

Don’t Be Seduced By Chintz! A Personal Story

In the realm of interior design and decorating, I daresay one word is probably one of the most polarizingView 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Best Sofa Style To Get – My Number One Choice

Dear Laurel, I’ve been reading your blog for about a year and very much enjoying it as I’ve learnedView full post »

Affordable Bathroom Fixes With Big Impact

Hi Everyone, Today, I’m going to talk about my two bathrooms and some bathroom fixes I’m thinkingView full post »

Little Known Exquisite, Affordable Wallpaper Murals & Art

Hi Everyone, I’m so excited to share this post with you about some of the most exquisite and affordableView full post »

New Traditional Decorating – Little Known Ideas You’ll Love

Hey Everyone, Wow! It’s the last day of May. And, today, the weather in Northampton, MA, was a perfectView full post »

A Secret for Creating A 25 Color Whole House Color Palette

Originally, I had put this large palette of colors together nearly four years ago. This was after I received aView full post »

Little Known Ways To Score Free Furniture (or nearly free)

Dear Laurel, I am a very attentive obsessive reader of your posts. Not only do I love the education received, IView full post »

Analogous Color Schemes In Interiors – The Right Way

Hi Everyone, Did you see the post the other day about monochromatic color schemes? If you missed it, you canView full post »

Faux Fireplace, a Great Idea or a Disaster?

Dear Laurel, It’s nearly October and well, you know what that means. The holidays are coming… YouView full post »

40 Outdated Home Trends. But, Are They All Passé?

Last summer, my nemesis (but not really);] Elle Decor, wrote a post about 40 Outdated Home Trends. (please openView full post »

12 Gorgeous Bedrooms + Common Questions Answered

Dear Laurel, I’ve noticed that you don’t have a lot of posts about bedrooms. Is there a reason forView full post »

20 Stunning Lifestyle Instagram Feeds You Must Follow

Hi Everyone, Being that the entire world is currently on vacay, I decided to do a post I’ve been thinkingView full post »

How To Avoid the Clash of Formal and Casual Furnishings

Hi Everyone, Phew! It is really heating up here in the northeast. Well it IS July. The other day I received aView full post »

How To Create The Perfect Summer Home

Can you believe that it’s going to be Memorial Day weekend? Oh, how I love this time of year. Today, is aView full post »

Mixing Patterns – The Ultimate Guide To Getting It Right

Dear Laurel, I’m so confused as to what the rules are for mixing patterns in a room. For instance: Can youView full post »

Affordable Chinoiserie Wallpaper Panels & Murals + Sources!

Hi Everyone, It’s so weird. I was thinking that surely I’ve written this post before. But, I lookedView full post »

High-Low Ralph Lauren + Decorating’s Most Dreaded Words

Hi Everyone, Well, after two back to back business posts (here and here if you missed them) and much chit-chat,View 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 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 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 »

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 »

A Too Good To Be True Hot Sale (I’m not joking!)

Hey Everyone, Usually I just update all of the hot sale’s pages and don’t do a post. But today, IView full post »

How To Turn Bland Decor Into A Room Of Sublime Beauty!

There’s no question about it. I’m going straight to hell.   Why, Laurel? What on earth couldView full post »

A Designer’s Secret For Mixing Fabric Patterns In A Room

Dear Laurel,   I don’t think that you’ve ever done a post about mixing fabric patterns in a room.View full post »