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When it comes to home design, we love a good mood board, and we’re all for collecting inspirational images on Pinterest, but nothing can replace the ease of working with an interior designer when you want to see a room come together fast (and on a budget!) Here’s why: our designers have access to the best pricing–thanks to Laurel & Wolf’s longstanding relationships with all the best retailers and wholesalers–and they have years of experience in creating spaces that are deeply personal to their clients. With this in mind, we

If you ask us, the Fourth of July can’t come soon enough! It’s the perfect moment to gather friends and family ’round and enjoy some much needed downtime–while consuming as much barbecue, corn on the cob and apple pie as possible! With the holiday fast approaching, we’ve rounded up a few easy and budget-friendly ways to add some Fourth of July flair to your home, in case you’ve already volunteered to host the party this year, but haven’t planned it out yet. Don’t worry, we get it (and we’ve got

Image via Rue Magazine With less than two weeks to go, the countdown to summer is on! After months spent indoors, it’s time to break out your patio furniture and spruce things up a bit before your first al fresco dinner of the season. We know you have a lot going on (and don’t want to spend a fortune!) so we asked a few of our favorite designers at Laurel & Wolf to provide some quick and budget-friendly tips to update your outdoor space. Light It Up “Lighting can set

Kitchen makeovers are notoriously pricey and so overwhelming that many skip them altogether. From cabinets to flooring to backsplashes, it can be hard to know where to begin! That’s where Laurel & Wolf comes in. Our interior designers know exactly how to transform a space on a budget. So, when our friends at Good Morning America called us recently, to see if we could quickly remodel the outdated kitchen of one of their viewers, we got to work. See the results here! As you can see, we got a lot

Tax season strikes fear into the hearts (and bank accounts) of many. But if you’re lucky, all the pain of pouring over W2s and hunting down deductions will culminate in a nice, big chunk of change. According to IRS filing data, the average American tax return is between $2800-3,000. So what to do with all that cash? No surprise here, we’re planning to spend it on our homes! But instead of splurging on trends that will go out of style, why not invest in improvements that will raise your home’s value over the long

Image via The Jungalow Ready to shake off the winter blues and brighten up your space? Nothing freshens up an interior like something that’s well, actually fresh. Adding a little greenery to a room adds color, charm and life. And guess what? You don’t need a single green thumb to pull it off. Bring in a few of these easy-to-care-for gems and see your space—and your mood—transform. Air Plants If living things typically die in your care, air plants are the perfect gateway plant. Their maintenance includes a weekly rinse

The countdown to spring is officially on! We look forward to that moment when we can finally pack away the bulky sweaters and down parkas that got us through winter, but let’s be honest: the winter-to-spring closet switch can feel a little overwhelming. To make the seasonal shift a little easier, check out our guide to swapping out your closet efficiently while protecting the longevity of your winter staples. One note: we strongly advise that you not tackle all of these steps in one afternoon. Approach them one at a

Whether you’re single or attached the great thing about Valentine’s Day is that it’s a moment of appreciation for the people you love—not to mention it breaks up the post-Christmas winter monotony. Plus it’s the perfect excuse to get people together. Instead of wasting money on throw-away festive decor (we’re looking at you stuffed gorilla holding a heart) why not choose some decorations with staying power. Here are some of our favorites: Blush place settings: Practically a neutral, the millennial pink you see everywhere looks nice on glassware too. Place

Break out your bold rugs, eclectic collectibles and ornate pillows because maximalism is back in a big way. Now is the time to take this fearless, no-rules design moment head on and add all the things you love to your space. Partial to pattern mixing? No problem. Love the drama of color clashing? Bring it on!  From embracing bold hues to adorning every inch of your home with pieces that fill you with joy, read on for five ways you can max out your space! Play with Color A true

If you’re not an interior designer, it can be difficult to see a room’s full potential. Say you live in a Dutch Colonial style house — its barn-like architecture might tempt you to decorate with rustic pieces rather than modern. Or if you live in a contemporary space, you’re probably not going to go the traditional route. But with the right decor and some interior design know-how, a room can be completely transformed from what it looked like before. Don’t believe us? Read on to see how we took one bedroom

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