Category Archives: Ask a Designer

Spring Is In The Air! Time To Update Your Outdoor Living Space

February 8, 2017

It’s early February and we’ve already been able to enjoy several 60+ degree, spring-like days here in Charlotte, NC. I love getting out and enjoying the sunshine on these first few warm days after being cooped up indoors most of December and January. Something else that’s been hibernating this winter? My patio furniture and decor! […]

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How To Refresh Your Home Decor After The Holidays

January 4, 2017

Now that the ball has officially dropped on a New Year, it’s time to sweep up the confetti and pack away the holiday decorations until next season. All the pinecones, holly wreaths, stockings and bows bring a special joy and excitement to your home in December, which can leave your space feeling empty or bare […]

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Ask The Designer: Chandelier or Ceiling Fan?

May 4, 2016

One of my favorite series on the blog, “Ask The Designer”, is back today! I absolutely love getting questions from you, so make sure you keep them coming. To ask your question just comment below or follow us on instagram (@laurennicoledesigns) and comment on one of our photos. Let’s jump right in and answer today’s […]

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High Point Market 101: All Your Questions Answered

April 20, 2016

We’re back from High Point Market and exhausted like we always are! 🙂 I don’t know what it is about Market, but it takes it out of ya. Alright, I’m here to answer all the questions you have about High Point Furniture Market! Market is somewhat in it’s own world and very industry-driven, but I’m […]

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Ask The Designer: Mixing Metals and Overhead Lighting

March 30, 2016

Ask the Designer is back! We love answering your questions, so keep them coming…Let’s dive in! Question: I live in an apartment where the dining room has an off center can light in the ceiling. How can I get lighting directly over my table since the ceiling light can’t be moved? –@okinat Unfortunately, the only […]

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Ask the Designer: Gallery Walls and Draperies

March 23, 2016

It’s time for another session of Ask The Designer! We love helping you with your questions and design dilemmas, so keep them coming. Comment below or send us an email (madison@laurennicoleinc.com)! Question: “I need window treatment help in my guest bedroom. One wall is a bay window/seat. The perpendicular window has two windows that are […]

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Ask The Designer: Foyer Artwork and Cabinet Colors

March 2, 2016

 Keep those questions coming, y’all! We’re back answering more of your design questions and loving every minute of it. Comment below if you have a question! I have a wall space under my stairs that faces my front double doors. I’ve put an ottomon bench against it but have no idea what to hang or […]

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Ask The Designer: Kid Friendly Fabrics & Door Trims

February 24, 2016

Hey hey! We’re back with another round of Ask The Designer. We love your questions, so keep ’em coming! Comment below and we will make sure to answer your design question in an upcoming blog post. 🙂 Question: “We have a very large sliding glass door in our living room that bothers me as it […]

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Ask the Designer: Round Rugs and Fireplace Decor

February 17, 2016

It’s a busy week over here but then again: what’s new?! We love the craziness! It’s also been a while since we featured our “Ask The Designer” series and we are excited to bring it back. We’re answering two of your design questions today. Check it out! Question: I have a large tall shallow cut […]

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Preparing Your Home to Sell: The Back Porch

December 4, 2015

We’re back with another part in our Preparing Your Home to Sell! Did you miss the others? Make sure to check them out, especially if you or someone you know is trying to sell their home. We have enjoyed partnering with Ashley Davis from Roby Realty to help give you lots of tips and tricks. […]

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Ask a Designer: Bedroom Rugs

October 28, 2015

We’re back for another Ask-a-Designer installment! We love getting questions from y’all so please keep them coming. Comment below if you have a design question you need answered. Or send Madison an email madison@laurennicoleinc.com. “What sort of rug should I put under this bed? Additionally, what sort of artwork should I put above the headboard? […]

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An Inside Look: Aldie Estate Game Room

October 14, 2015

Happy Wednesday y’all! We’ve got another Inside Look to share. We showed this Aldie Estate living room last week. Check it out here and make sure you come back for the game room! Aldie Estate Game Room Our client was really excited for us to create a game room without ANY television. It was important […]

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Ask a Designer: TVs and Mantles

October 12, 2015

How was your weekend? Ours was busy, busy, busy because we have started a week-long photoshoot on some of our latest projects. Stay tuned for lots of beautiful images coming your way in the next few weeks. We are SO excited! Today, we’re back for another Ask a Designer post. If you have a question […]

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Our Favorite Fall Fashion Part 1

September 2, 2015

We’re here with our FAVORITE Fall Fashion! We have so many faves, we are doing this in parts. 🙂 Mom and I had a great time at our little fashion photo-shoot and had a hard time waiting until September to share with y’all. For us, September means give us all the pumpkin baked goods, scarves, […]

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Inside Look: Longview Estate Family Room

August 26, 2015

We’re back with the last inside look at one of our favorite projects: Longview Estate. For pictures of the entire project, visit our portfolio here. Love love! For the other inside looks: Master Bedroom Suite Living Room Office Kitchen Now, it’s time to chat about this comfortable-chic family room! This family room is not a […]

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Ask a Designer Series: Antiques and Good Investments

May 5, 2015

Here we go! We’ve got Part 2 of the Ask a Designer series. We love all of your questions, so please keep them coming. You can comment below with your question or email madison@laurennicoleinc.com. Antiques Question: What are your best ideas/tips/tricks for combining antiques, vintage pieces, and modern pieces all in the same room? I […]

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Ask a Designer Series: Bar Stools and Round Tables

April 22, 2015

When we told you last week we were starting a new series, Ask a Designer, we had NO idea how many questions you had! This is a good thing and definitely makes us excited. We are going to choose 2 questions to break down for each post. Remember, you can always ask more: email madison@laurennicoleinc.com […]

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