The Best Design Advice We’ve Received From Our Moms
Interior Design / November 21, 2017

When it comes to design, mom really does know best. Yes, she’s made a few style mistakes over the years (the 1980s was a tricky decade for all of us!) but, for the most part, she’s always had an excellent eye for what works and what doesn’t. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, Laurel & Wolf staffers are sharing the best design lessons learned from their moms. Read on, and then call your mama. “Your home is your personal refuge. Create a space that makes you happy.” My mom taught me not to worry about the latest and greatest design trends. “Whatever your personal style is–although it may be different from mine–you should embrace it,” she said. That means choosing colors that make me happy and not being afraid to bling it up a bit, if that brings me joy. She encouraged me to let my personality shine through and create a home that reflects who I am. –Marisa Trichter, Marketing Manager Images via Old Brand New / Inside Out “Never be afraid to mix colors and patterns.” It can add a lot of dimension and liveliness to a room when it’s done right!  With that as well, always curate…

Before and After: 5 Easy Ways to Upgrade a Bathroom
Interior Design / October 17, 2017

Fun fact: From a resale perspective, a bathroom makeover is one of the best investments to increase the value of your home. While a gut reno may be required for some extreme cases, a few simple hacks will elevate any bathroom – no sledgehammer needed. Don’t just take our word for it – see how we gave a generic white space some personality in five easy steps. Just pick a vibe (ours was “industrial chic respite”) – and try this at home! 1. Accent Wall Source: Mason Liffmann and Monica Wang/Parachute Graphic wallpaper is all the rage (à la this bedroom makeover), but a busy pattern in a small bathroom can be dizzying. We recommend an accent wall instead. It allows you to indulge in a bit of print without overwhelming the space. This Speckled Wallpaper in Cloud Blue by Rebecca Atwood adds dimension – and a dash of playfulness – to an otherwise contemporary look. SHOP THE LOOK Ellerbe Sconce ($249) Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. Speckled Wallpaper (prices will vary) Rebecca Atwood Maxwell Towel Ring ($84) Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. 2. Quality Bath Linens Source: Monica Wang/Parachute The only reason to leave a warm bath is a good towel. Our Classic Towels are soft, absorbent and super durable for that….

5 Mood-Lifting Spring Design Trends You’ll Want to Try Now
Interior Design / September 13, 2017

After a long winter of epic snowstorms and wicked downpours, we’re ready to shed the heavy blankets and throws that got us through the season and make some much-needed changes to our home decor. If you’re feeling the same way, check out our easy guide to spring’s hottest trends. The key here: you don’t have to spend a lot to freshen things up! If you love terrazzo, try it on a coaster set. Or, if a statement ceiling piques your interest, pick up a bold can of paint, invite a few friends over, and go from blah to bold in a few hours flat! 1. Fringe Fringe–a fashion trend beloved by the Coachella crowd–is now poised to take over your living room. From fringe pillows to lamps to throws, these swishy pieces, no doubt inspired by all the fringe-adorned pieces that hit the runway during the 2018 shows in Paris, are an easy way to add a playful (and affordable) twist to your favorite accessories. From Anthropologie to Pottery Barn, we’ve spotted quite a few fringe pillows and rugs to snap up now. 2. Terrazzo Terrazzo–a top trend from the 1970s–is poised for a major comeback, according to Pinterest and…