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…

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…