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Category Archives: interior design
How To Build A Unified Interior Color Palette
On Sunday, after the last post came out about my favorite decorating trick, Ramona asked some compelling questions in aView full post »
A Secret Decorating Trick Designers Won’t Tell You
And why don’t they want you to know this decorating trick? Well… I can’t speak forView full post »
Gustavian Swedish Style-How To Get The Look for Less
It’s been a while since I’ve written about one of my favorite styles of furnishings, GustavianView 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 »
A Sophisticated Staircase Gallery Art Wall Template!
Dear Laurel, I love your posts about gallery art walls. However, I don’t think you’ve done oneView full post »
The Best Kitchen Backsplash and My Favorite Options
Hi Everyone, Before we get into my favorite kitchen backsplash, several of you have asked what’s happeningView 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 »
Wendy Oleksiak, A Top Boston Realtor Shares All!
Hi Everyone, Today, I have a special treat for you. Last week I had the privilege of sitting down with WendyView full post »
Are Red Paint Colors Passé?
It’s February, and that means Valentine’s Day is coming up! Therefore, in honor of the day of love,View full post »
Horrid Windows Installed By Drunk Contractor
I was going to do a different post today, but then I felt I didn’t have enough information. So,View full post »
Does Your Living Room Furniture Need To Go On A Diet?
Dear Laurel, In some of your recent posts, you’ve mentioned something about bloated, puffy living roomView full post »
The Horrid Gray Trend – Is It Finally Over?
Dear Laurel, Recently, I’ve read that the gray trend is over and, gasp, we are going back to beige. Do youView full post »
A High-Low Ben Pentreath Living Room – Can It Be Done?
Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for your kind comments from Sunday’s post about the five British designersView full post »
The British Are Coming! Superb Interior Design from the UK
Hi Everyone, How are y’all doing this mid-January weekend? It’s been either freeeeezing or mild thisView full post »
Problem Ceilings That Could Definitely Wreck Your Room
Some of you begged me to do a post about vaulted ceilings. However, there is a three-year-old post about problemView full post »
The 20 Best Laurel Home Blog Posts 2020 – 2021
***Please note at the end of this post is an important deadline*** Hi Everyone, Well, here it is. This isView full post »
A Rare Idea for hiding the radiator + Happy Anniversary!
Hi Everyone, Happy first day of winter. The sun is returning! In a bit, we’ll get to an idea I’veView full post »
Holiday Party 2021 + News from the Contractor
Hi Everyone, Today’s post is more of a newsy-type blog post. You know, how people sometimes call blogView full post »
The Number One Lighting Mistake Folks Make
Hi Everyone, I know you’re busy right now. Well, me too! My party is Thursday night, and I still have aView full post »
Come See My Holiday Fireplace mantel Decor – 2022
Greetings from Boston on this unseasonably mild but rainy afternoon. Today, I’m going to share someView full post »
Furniture Terms You May Not Know, But Maybe Should
Do you ever see the same furniture terms over and over, particularly with antiques? Well, come to think of it,View full post »
These Interior Design Trends in 2022 Will be Huge!
Interior Design Trends in 2022 that will be huge. Sorry, those aren’t my words. However, I bet theView full post »
120+ of My Favorite Interior Design Books + Gardens!
Hi Everyone, Someone asked me within the last few weeks when on earth I was going to update the bookView full post »
Please Help The Rest of Us With Low Ceilings!
Dear Laurel, I love your blog and have gotten your Rolodex and your paint collection and paint palettes.View full post »
Christmas Decorating – How Do You Do It?
Christmas Decorating. Many of you long-time readers may have already realized, but Laurel never posts anythingView full post »
21 Common and Hideous Interior Design Mistakes
Today, I want to go over one of my favorite topics. INTERIOR DESIGN MISTEAKS ;] Oops! I meantView full post »
Mirror, Mirror Over The Mantel – What Size To Get?
Hi Everyone, Welcome to “standard time!” Since Boston is one of the easternmost cities inView full post »
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 »
Quirky Kitchen Elements that Add Up To Charm
Hi Everyone, I think it has rained nearly every day this week. At the very least, it’s been overcast. IView 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 »
October 3, 2021 Incident – I Need Your Help
Hi Everyone, This is very difficult for me. I’d rather that everything always be beautiful and rosy. But,View 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 »
Wallpaper – The Complete Guide To Avoid Screwing It Up!
Actually, I could write a week’s worth of blog posts and then some about what you need to know aboutView full post »