Category Archives: Portfolio

Fall Seasonal Scape Challenge + A GIVEAWAY

October 10, 2016
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Hey y’all and HAPPY FALL! Autumn is officially here in Charlotte with a slight nip in the air, pumpkins galore at the grocery store, Fall wreaths on the door, and I don’t look like a crazy person wearing boots and a scarf outside. 🙂 With every new season, that means it’s time for another Seasonal […]

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Lighting 101: Sconces or Vanity Lighting in Your Bathroom?

May 20, 2016
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Sconces or Vanity Lighting in Your Bathroom? – That’s the Question Whether you’re updating your bathroom lighting, building a new home or going through a renovation,  selecting the right lighting is key.  So the question is:  what type of lighting will provide the best light and accent the room design in the best way — […]

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Why Wallpaper? and What to Know Before You Buy

May 6, 2016
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Wallpaper is back and in a big way! Actually, I don’t feel like it ever went away since I’ve always loved wallpaper and have continued to use it for many of my clients. It’s all about choosing the right wallpaper for your home and lifestyle. There are many different types of wallpaper to consider… 1. […]

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Ask The Designer: Chandelier or Ceiling Fan?

May 4, 2016
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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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Inside Look: A Grand Foyer

May 2, 2016
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It’s Monday! And here is my way of making your Monday a little happier…check out this GORGEOUS foyer. This is definitely one of the most grand foyers I have ever designed. When you walk into this house, you are met with a large, welcoming and show stopping space. Read below for more information on all the […]

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What You Need to Know About Painting Your Room A Darker Color

April 29, 2016
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If you’ve noticed in our portfolio, we have quite a few rooms that are painted darker color, especially navy. A rich wall color can truly make a beautiful room. However, there are tricks on how to do this successfully. That’s why I’m here today! First and most important tip: a good quality paint in an […]

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A Spotlight on Outdoor Designs

April 25, 2016
A Spotlight on Outdoor Designs

With the weather being SO gorgeous lately, we are obsessed with all things outdoor. We wanted to share a few of our favorite outdoor designs with you today! Are you refreshing your outdoor space and need advice? Comment below and we will be happy to help. 🙂 We may even feature your question in an […]

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How to: Style Your Mantel

April 18, 2016

Good Monday morning! As y’all are reading this, we are at High Point Market shopping for our clients and scouring the trends. 🙂 Get excited for a full recap blog post AND a post answering all your High Point Market questions. In the meantime, we HAVE to share this fun video we filmed at one […]

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How to: Choose the Perfect Bedding

April 13, 2016
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One of my favorite pieces to design? A beautifully, made bed! There is something so luxurious and home-y about walking into your bedroom and seeing a gorgeous bed. Don’t y’all think so? I’m sharing some of my absolute favorite bedroom designs today AND tips on what to look for when buying your bedding. How to […]

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How to: Choose the Right Faux Floral

April 11, 2016

How was your weekend? My weekend was the usual: play dates and meetings. 🙂 Beautiful faux florals are some of our favorite accessories to add to any space. They instantly add freshness, whimsy and a pop of color. Check out our favorite uses of faux florals from our portfolio… So, what do you need to […]

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Inside Look Northshore Estate: Her Office

April 8, 2016
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Happy Friday! We’re here with our last Inside Look into Northshore Estate. It’s bittersweet that this will be the last Inside Look for a while on this amazing project. But stay tuned, because we are working on a few more rooms in this house and hope to share those photos with you later this year. […]

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How Do I Know I’m Buying the Right Lamp (Plus a Video)

April 4, 2016
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Happy Monday, my friends! Something I have noticed in my years of interior design: lighting is a scary subject for people. It can be done though! I’m starting with lamps today — and will talk more about chandeliers and overhead lighting later. The number 1 mistake people make in buying lamps: they purchase short and […]

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Ask The Designer: Mixing Metals and Overhead Lighting

March 30, 2016
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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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How to Accessorize a Bowl (and a fun video!)

March 28, 2016
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Happy Monday! We hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend and enjoyed lots of quality time with family and friends. We definitely did! One of the most asked questions we get at our store, Lauren Nicole Home: “What should I put in this bowl?” A bright, cheery and beautiful bowl can make quite an impact […]

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We LOVE Best Friends for Frosting

March 25, 2016
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Here we go again, we are so very honored to be featured again on Best Friends for Frosting! Another one of our favorite projects, Longview Glenmoor, is the featured home on their blog today. We’re giving the inside scoop and story behind this home. Click this LINK to go check it out!

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Ask the Designer: Gallery Walls and Draperies

March 23, 2016
Ask The Designer Draperies

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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How to: Make Your Office a Productive Space

March 21, 2016
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Happy Monday, y’all! So many of us work from home or need an office space to get all of our work and organization completed. We’re sharing several MUST – HAVES in your office to ensure productivity and happiness. 1. Space Have a designated room or space that you can go into and out of (for […]

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Our Feature with Best Friends for Frosting: Northshore Estate

March 18, 2016
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We could not be MORE excited to share our feature on our favorite website: Best Friends for Frosting! We’re sharing all the behind-the-scenes details behind one of our recent projects, a 10,000 square foot home in Greensboro, NC. Check it out HERE!

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Blue and White: So Right

March 16, 2016
Our Love for Blue and White

Blue and white is such a classic combination in home design. Don’t you think? For us, it evokes the sea and skies with just a few clouds. The blue and white color palette makes us feel comforted and calm. Here are some of my favorite uses of blue and white in our interiors. This grand […]

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Our 5 Must-Have Accessories

March 14, 2016
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One of the questions we get asked the most: what accessories should I use? What will work best in my home? Accessories are super important in giving your home that finished look and adding personality. We’ve scoured our brains and portfolio and have our TOP FIVE accessories to share with y’all. Let’s dive in… All […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Patio

March 11, 2016
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It’s time for another Inside Look into Northshore Estate! Have you seen the other rooms in this home? Kitchen/Breakfast Area Family Room Dining Room Mud Room Formal Living Room Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Family Cave Teen Tiki Room It cannot be a better time for us to share the beautiful outdoor space…the weather this week […]

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Ask The Designer: Foyer Artwork and Cabinet Colors

March 2, 2016
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 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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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Family Cave

February 29, 2016
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It’s a Marvelous Monday and we’re back with another Inside Look into Northshore Estate. Did you see the other rooms we shared? If not, here they are! Kitchen/Breakfast Area Family Room Dining Room Formal Living Room Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Mud Room Teen Tiki Room Today is all about the FAMILY CAVE. This room is […]

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Ask The Designer: Kid Friendly Fabrics & Door Trims

February 24, 2016
Ask The Designer Fabrics and Trims

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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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Teen Tiki Room

February 22, 2016
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Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Saturday was a busy day at our store for a fun Paint Demo Day where we shared tips and tricks about painting your furniture. Today we are sharing a look inside a fun Teen Tiki Room! Here are the other rooms in this project, Northshore Estate: Kitchen Family Room […]

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Ask the Designer: Round Rugs and Fireplace Decor

February 17, 2016
Ask the Designer Rugs

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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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Mud Room

February 15, 2016
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How was your weekend? Good, I hope! We had a weekend full of Valentine’s Day festivities with our girlies. 🙂 Let’s get back to our latest Inside Look: Northshore Estate. We’ve already shared quite a bit of the rooms and still have more! Kitchen Dining Room Family Room Formal Living Room Master Bedroom Master Bathroom […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Master Bathroom

February 8, 2016
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It’s a marvelous Monday here in the Carolinas! Did you have a good weekend? We had a great one full of birthday parties AND watched the Super Bowl (but of course). Have you taken a look at any of the Northshore Estate Inside Looks? Make sure to check them out here: Kitchen Family Room Dining […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Master Bedroom

February 3, 2016
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Enough with the sugary recipes (OH My, please check out Monday’s blog post on the Peanut Butter Cookie Dip..you will not regret it)…it’s time to get back to interior design. 🙂 We’ve got another Inside Look into our latest project Northshore Estate. Did you miss the others? Kitchen Family Room Dining Room Formal Living Room […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Formal Living Room

January 27, 2016
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Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re here today with one of our favorite formal living rooms. This home has been on our blog quite a bit so far. Here are the other inside looks: Kitchen Family Room Dining Room Annnd…there are more rooms for us to uncover in the coming weeks. Stay tuned because each week we […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Dining Room

January 20, 2016
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It’s a wonderful and chilly Wednesday here in the Carolinas today but we’re here with a smoking hot dining room. 🙂 That will warm us up, right?! Here are the other rooms we’ve shared from this home: Family Room Kitchen Now, it’s time for this beautiful, elegant dining room. This monochromatic, silver dining room is […]

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Before and After: My Mom’s Office

January 18, 2016
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Hey y’all and happy Monday! Today, my mom is sharing her office makeover from start to finish. Get ready for photo overload in the best way possible. Take it over, Linda! Okay. Here is the before of my office. Clearly, no space was defined and this space was really a drop zone for everything I […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Kitchen and Breakfast Area

January 15, 2016
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I am so happy that y’all responded well to our debut post on this project: Northshore Estate. Check it out HERE if you missed it! Today we are sharing the Kitchen and Breakfast Area. As you will notice, it is an open concept floor plan and the family room is right beside the kitchen. This […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Biergarten

January 11, 2016
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You are probably thinking, “Biergarten?” Am I on the right website? Well, of course you are! We recently had the opportunity to work with Gravity Magazine to create a Biergarten at the home of one of our favorite clients. What is a Biergarten? The term biergarten, or beer garden, hails from Munich, Bavaria and originated […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Family Room

January 8, 2016
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We couldn’t be MORE excited to finally share this project: Northshore Estate. We revamped basically this entire home and will be sharing with you every part of it, room by room, for the next several weeks. We’re starting with the family room, one of the most showstopping rooms in the home. My clients have five […]

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Inside Look: Lake Wylie Living Room

December 31, 2015
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Happy Monday! We hope all of you had a splendid holiday and enjoyed time spent with family and friends! We are back with our final installment of this Lake Wylie Inside Look! We’ve shared the dining room and the kitchen/breakfast area and today we are giving a peek into their living room. The kitchen, breakfast/dining […]

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Inside Look: Lake Wylie Kitchen and Breakfast Area

December 21, 2015
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We’re back with another Inside Look into this Lake Wylie Home! Last week, we shared the Dining Room and today it’s all about the breakfast/kitchen area. 🙂 Next week, we will be sharing the other side of this beautiful breakfast area with living room and you will see a hint of that here. Make sure […]

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A Console Table – 3 Ways

December 18, 2015
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We’re here sharing one of our favorite console table and how we styled it 3 ways: Everyday Fall Holiday The great thing about this console table is that it’s the perfect size in terms of not too large (or daunting) to style. You can style it simply and effortlessly and it still looks amazing! Everyday […]

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Inside Look: Lake Wylie Dining Room

December 14, 2015
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We are very excited to share one of our recent projects called “Lake Wylie.” We have 3 separate rooms to show you and today we’ll share the dining room. My clients love to entertain and host friends and family. Therefore, we needed to make sure the space was comfortable and promoted conversation. We chose a […]

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Preparing Your Home to Sell: The Children’s Room

December 11, 2015

Here we are for our last segment with Roby Realty! We’ve had a blast working with Ashley Davis and the Roby Realty team sharing ways you can get your home ready to sell. Did you miss the others? No worries because here they are: Kitchen Front Porch Back Porch Dining/Breakfast Area Master Bedroom Living Room […]

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Our Holiday Tablescape

December 7, 2015
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We’re very excited to partner with 9 other bloggers and debut our first annual Holiday Decor Challenge: #MyHolidayScapes Bloggers: @awelldressedlife, @everychicway, @dwellingsbydevore, @sageandapril, @copycatchic, @sheleavesalittlesparkle, @sarahsofiaproductions, @shegetsitfromhermama, @kelleynan As you know, we love our homes when they are all dressed up for the holidays and we want to see how you bring that holiday magic […]

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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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Preparing Your Home to Sell: Master Bedroom

November 25, 2015

We’re back with our video series: Preparing Your Home to Sell! We had a blast working with Roby Realty on these videos and are planning on doing another video series soon with them. Did you see the others? If not, check them out here: The Front Porch The Living Room The Kitchen The Dining/Breakfast Area […]

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Trend: How To Do All White RIGHT

November 20, 2015
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We know that the ALL WHITE trend has been here for a while now, but wanted to give you practical tips and tricks on how to do it right. There is a risk of doing the all-white trend wrong and what it gives you instead is a cold, stark room with no personality. When you […]

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An Inside Look: Aldie Estate Master Bedroom

November 6, 2015
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We’re back with another Inside Look into Aldie Estate! Here are the other posts: Game Room Living Room This time it’s all about the master bedroom! Now remember, our client is a bachelor so we had to make sure to keep things masculine and edgy without feeling cold. His master bedroom backs up to his […]

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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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An Inside Look: Aldie Estate Living Room

October 7, 2015
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We’re back with another Inside Look! This time, with a new project called Aldie Estate. We LOVED this project because the homeowner was a bachelor and a joy to work with. Our client was a new bachelor, recently divorced, with a teenage son. He was only allowed to keep his dining room table from the […]

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An Inside Look: Formal Silver Living Room

September 28, 2015
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We’re back with another Inside Look! Do you remember the one from last week? The Gold Dining Room. The living room room we are featuring today is the same home and it’s all about the soft silver accents. You can mix metals fabulously! Let’s start with the wall color: Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray. This is […]

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An Inside Look: The Golden Dining Room

September 23, 2015
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It’s been a few weeks since we did an Inside Look, so we’re happy to be back with another one! This time it’s all about GOLD in a beautiful formal dining room. We know the trend lately is open concept for family room, kitchen and dining but we love BOTH formal dining rooms and open […]

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Ask a Designer: Trendy Kitchens and Gallery Walls

August 28, 2015

We’re back with another Ask-a-Designer post! We love these because it’s fun to interact and answer questions with y’all. Please keep them coming because we love ’em! Comment below to ask your question or email madison@laurennicoleinc.com “What is the best way to group paintings of multiple sizes on 1 statement wall? Do you have any […]

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Featured Designer at the Southern Ideal Home Show

August 17, 2015
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Guess what? We are the featured designer at this year’s Southern Ideal Home Show! We couldn’t be more honored and excited to be involved with this amazing show. Ideal Entertaining Few things are more enjoyable than a meal with good friends or family. Eat, drink and be inspired with our beautiful tablescapes. Whether it’s a […]

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How to: Accessorize Your Coffee Table

August 14, 2015
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So, what are the rules to accessorizing your coffee table? Here are my “rules:” Do whatever makes you happy! Do you love hydrangeas and fresh flowers? Make your coffee table a happy spot and showcase your favorite flower. Do you read a lot of books or collect beautiful books? Stack those up on your table […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Living Room

August 12, 2015
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We are back with yet another Inside Look at the Longview Estate! If you can’t tell already, this is definitely one of our favorite projects. We love the way everything turned out AND these clients were the best! 🙂 Did you miss the other posts? Check out the Master Bedroom, Office and Kitchen! It’s time […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Kitchen

August 6, 2015
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First of all, you may notice things look different around here. We’ve got a whole new look! We worked with a FABULOUS Web-Design company, Bellaworks, for several months to create this updated website. Stay tuned for a blog detailing the process and new features on the website. Please provide any feedback in the comments section […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Master Suite

July 24, 2015
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We’re back with an inside look at the Longview Estate. Did you get a chance to see our last look inside this beautiful home? Check it out here for a tour of their office. Today, it’s all about the Master Suite. My clients both love to travel and wanted their bedroom and bathroom to feel […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Office

July 15, 2015
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We are so happy you liked looking into our last Inside Look: Lakeside Retreat. This time? We’re taking you into a new home called “Longview Estate.” The first stop on the tour: the office. My clients both work from home but they both travel weekly so this is a shared office that gets A LOT […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Outdoor Style

July 6, 2015

How was your holiday weekend? Good, we hope! We came back from our week-long vacation in the Isle of Palms and are gearing up for this week. We are heading to Atlanta for the Gift Market later this week, so stay tuned for LOTS of instagram snaps. Do you follow us yet on Instagram or […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Guest Room

July 1, 2015

We are excited to share yet another room in this beautiful Lakeside Retreat. We’ve shared the Great Room and Master Bedroom. Now, it’s time for the nautical-chic guest bedroom! Our clients wanted to keep the guest rooms casual and nautical. We couldn’t have been more happy with that! We played off the nautical theme by […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Master Bedroom

June 22, 2015

We are so happy you enjoyed last Friday’s “Inside Look” into the beautiful lakeside retreat family room. Today we are showcasing the master bedroom. It’s one of our favorite rooms EVER and let us tell you why… Who would not want to wake up to this beautiful view and light filled room? This lake house […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Family Great Room

June 12, 2015

Happy Friday! We are very excited for the weekend, especially because it is my daughter Finley’s 5th birthday party with all of her friends. Stay tuned for more on that later! 🙂 Something else we are excited about? This beautiful Lakeside Home. We had the opportunity to design this house a few months ago and […]

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Episode 4 of Design 101: Curtain Call

May 25, 2015
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Here we go again: Episode 4 of Design 101 is now on The Design Network! We are having so much fun with this series and cannot be more excited to showcase our next episode. This time, it’s all about curtains, draperies and window treatments and the TREMENDOUS impact they can make in your home. Here […]

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How to be the Perfect Hostess: The Overnight Guest

May 19, 2015
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We are excited to start a new series called “How to be the Perfect Hostess.”  We will delve into dinner parties, holidays and all things hostess:  but today we are starting with The Overnight Guest. It’s all about your overnight guest feeling at home, relaxed and comfortable.  Whether hosting family, friends or colleagues, here are several […]

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Design 101 on The Design Network: Bedroom Pillows

May 18, 2015
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Episode 3 of Design 101 is NOW on The Design Network and this time it’s all about chic bedroom pillows and the impact they can make in your bedroom! Pile on the pillows! Euro shams, king shams, sleeping pillows, accent pillows, neck rolls: which is which, and where do they all go? We teach you […]

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A Piano Room Transformation: Before and After

May 13, 2015
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I love a good transformation, don’t you? I think we all do! Here’s the back story… My client worked out of this space with her team, consisting of her brother and two daughters. Like most things, it worked for a little while. But then she realized she missed using this room to entertaining her guests […]

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Design 101 on The Design Network: Chic Master Bath

May 11, 2015
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  We’re so excited that you enjoyed our premiere episode of Design 101 last week! It was all about my daughter’s bedroom and how to achieve a kid’s room that is both nice AND fun for them. Episode 2 of Design 101 is on The Design Network right now! We’re debuting our latest episode all […]

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Practically Beautiful Family Room

March 5, 2015

What’s practical is beautiful… and suitability always overrules fashion. Billy Baldwin I love designing for a family friendly lifestyle. Most of my clients have growing families with the busy schedules of everyday life and look for their home to be their sanctuary and place to escape. The most common request from clients is that they […]

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Chevron or No Chevron?

March 3, 2015

We can all agree that the chevron print has made a massive impact on modern interior designs. It’s strong geometric print adds instant fun to a more subtle room. Chevron is recognized by its repeating inverted V design. (Visit here to see this print featured in the Decorator’s Dictionary!) Are you shying away from chevron […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, U – W

February 24, 2015

U Upholstery – The process of fitting furniture, usually seating, with padding, springs, and webbing, with a fabric or leather cover. Ultrasuede – A brand of washable, synthetic, suede-like fabric, like the chocolate sofa below. It is made of polyester microfibers combined with polyurethane foam in a non woven structure. Is soft to the touch and is incredibly durable. […]

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Real or Engineered Leather? That is the Question.

February 22, 2015

      It is an age old debate….to leather or not to leather? When I meet with clients I often hear reasons for and against the use of leather on a sofa or sectional. The pros are usually along these lines: *rich and handsome look *more resistant to spills than fabric *classic style Some […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, R – T

February 19, 2015

R Rattan – A type of climbing palm with very long and tough stems that are often used in wickerwork. The rattan look is repeated in an engineered format so that it can be used outside and all year round.  This way you keep the woven style in the body but can even accentuate the piece […]

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Perk Up Your Space with Pillows

February 17, 2015

There is not doubt that this freezing weather is keeping everyone indoors. If you have a space that needs some excitement and overall re-vamp, pillows are the solution! Pillows are a super quick and easy way to bring in that needed pop of bright color, pattern and texture in order to completely transform the look […]

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Love is in the Air and Your Home

February 14, 2015

2015 is the year to love your home! Not just on Valentines Day, but every day of the year. How can you love your home? The key is to always make it a reflection of your needs and personality. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite Valentines day inspired rooms that I hope will inspire […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, O – Q

February 13, 2015

O Ogee Edge – A decorative S-shaped profile molding. This is most commonly found on counter top surfaces and look great in both kitchens and bathrooms. Opulent – Ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish. This is a particular style or taste in design preference. A touch of opulence can be achieved by simple adding a […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, L – N

February 5, 2015

L Lauren Nicole Designs – In our opinion, the BEST interior designer with a sophisticated style, and just a touch of southern flair, helping you love your home since 2006. Lacquer – A hard, protective varnish that is applied as a topcoat to furniture. Visit Lila Home Designs to purchase these Amy Howard lacquer paints! Ladder-Back – […]

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Our New Series, Design 101

January 29, 2015

That’s a wrap! I am so excited to announce that filming for our new series on The Design Network is complete. Design 101 is a fun and upbeat show which gives an inside look into tricks of the interior design trade! Wondering how to properly accessorize a bed that matches the work of a designer? Looking […]

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The Decorator’s Dictionary F – H

January 27, 2015

F Faux Iron – Imitates the look of wrought iron but made from durable wood composite material. Is suitable for both indoor and outdoor and lends itself to custom intricate designs. Finial – A decorative finish hardware of any material, used to cap drapery rods, newel posts, furnishings; used as a crowning ornament for furniture/ architecture […]

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The Decorator’s Dictionary C – E

January 20, 2015

C Chaise Lounge – An upholstered chair of sofa, with or without arms, for reclining. Great for relaxing, these look great in a library space of dressing room. Chevron – A modern print with a retro flare. This print is made of repeated inverted V’s. When used in moderation. touches of chevron can easily update […]

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Farm House Chic

January 15, 2015

Rustic inspired home decor is here to stay. I wanted to share this adorable country inspired home I previously designed because it embodies so many of the currents trends in home decor. The first thing that pops out in this space is the beautiful combination of the textures of the wood and other materials. The […]

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The Decorator’s Dictionary A – B

January 8, 2015

I love sharing my love and knowledge for interior design with others. Welcome to my new blog series, The Decorator’s Dictionary! A Accessory – The finishing touches in a space. The jewelry of the room. Pieces that can be changed to give a room a new look and feel.  Antiquing – To make something resemble an antique by […]

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Home Year, New Decor, New You

January 7, 2015

A fresh mindset is the theme for each new year. To feel fresh and alive in your home is a wonderful quality that will carry over into a positive mindset in life. Mix this theology with the hottest home trends of 2015 and you’re off to a wonderful start. Home Decor Trends of 2015 Infuse […]

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2015, The Year to Love Your Home

January 3, 2015

Happy 2015! A new year brings a fresh start and opportunities for enhancement. Lila Home and I have decided that 2015 is the year to love your home! Over the next twelve months we will be bringing you new design tips and ways to rediscover your home’s greatness. Our first dedication to this year’s mantra is brought […]

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Designing My Dining Room

December 31, 2014

Another room makeover alert, this time at my home! Like most homes, my dining room is one of the first rooms that you see when you enter through the front door so it’s important to make a design impression right away. Of course, I wanted a formal space for holiday dinners and entertaining but also […]

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The Deets for a Perfect Guest Room Suite

December 30, 2014

A guest room should be a space where your visitors feel welcome and relaxed. It’s actually really simple to create a chic space for guests to be relaxed and make their stay with you even more enjoyable! I’m excited to take you through a guest room makeover that you can easily mimic with a few […]

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Decor is in the Details

December 20, 2014

Wondering how to get the most impact out of a small room in your home? Whether it’s a powder room, window seat, or in this week’s client install, a guest bathroom, every single detail matters! This bathroom is super small but with a few swaps and fixtures, you only notice the beauty of this space. First things, […]

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Accessorizing with Artwork

December 18, 2014

So they say bigger is always better, right? My design opinion is 100 percent dependent upon the space you’re decorating. This week’s challenge was accessorizing a family’s living room with a lot of blank wall space and extremely tall ceilings and mantel. We obviously needed a large, tall piece of art to fill the white […]

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Home Decor Installs Galore

December 12, 2014

Is it Friday already? This week has flown by with several client installs to prepare for and I’m excited to share photos of the finished results! Neutral chair with nail head trim. An arm chair with a classic shape and minimal print. I just love this light and inviting family room! Round coffee tables are […]

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How to Make Neutral Pop

December 10, 2014

Neutral color palettes can be anything but boring! If you desire a look that’s timeless without any of the fuss, follow these tips on how to make a neutral palette transform any room in your home. What I love about this room is how crisp and fresh it looks with clean lines of white, ivory and cream! […]

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Pin of the Week – Bringing the Outdoors, Indoor

December 3, 2014

The cold weather has arrived, keeping many of us inside wishing we could enjoy the beauty of the winter season. Sunrooms are the perfect solution which allow us to appreciate the outdoors without giving up the comforts of home. If you’re looking to update your sunroom or even start from scratch, check out our Pin […]

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Inside My Home for the Holidays

December 1, 2014

Welcome, December! It really is the most wonderful time of year. Christmas officially began in our home as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes were cleaned and put away. After decorating a few of our client’s homes for the holidays, I couldn’t wait to decorate our home for Christmas! Here is an inside look at what […]

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Vote for Me on HGTV

November 28, 2014

Ready, set, VOTE! With Thanksgiving past, I am so thankful for many things. This month I am especially thankful to my amazing clients for allowing Lauren Nicole Designs to flourish! As you’re enjoying family time hanging around the house or possibly waiting in those very long Black Friday lines (best of luck to you), please take […]

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Setting the Color Bar High

November 26, 2014

I’m constantly looking for ways to be even more creative with my client’s home decor. This living room was a dream come true when it comes to natural lighting and architectural details! What I love most about this room is their gorgeously rich color palette! Your eyes first go to the painted ceilings with large molding. […]

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Tips for a Dashing Dining Room

November 24, 2014

  With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I’m sure your’re all gearing up to host family and friends for a wonderful dinner on Thursday. I’ve put together a few tips on how to successfully decorate your dining room this holiday season, or all year’round! Dining Room Do’s Add some greenery. I love the three-tier topiary in the […]

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Introducing Our Show, Family Redesigned

November 21, 2014

Are you a fan of any major home and garden network television shows? How would you like to customize what you watch and have access to shows whenever you want, with the click of a button? We are thrilled to announce that we are officially part of The Design Network family as Family Redesigned! For […]

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A Holly Jolly Home

November 19, 2014

If you’re familiar with my previous blogs and facebook posts, it’s quite apparent that Lauren Nicole Designs and Lila Home are in full-out Christmas mode! Balsam and cedar scent candles, ornaments, and Christmas wreaths have taken over our retail store for weeks now. This week, team LND is traveling to Greensboro, NC to help prepare a […]

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HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Nominee!

November 10, 2014

Happy Monday LND fans! As you might have seen on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, we received the most exciting news last Thursday. Are you ready for this?! Lauren Nicole Designs has been nominated in TWO categories as part of the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design contest! This contest aims to bring recognition to new, […]

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Pin of the Week – Interior Black Door

November 7, 2014

A new home aesthetic trend is on the rise! If you’re familiar with the world that is interior design, I’m sure you’ve seen photos of darker colored interior doors. Most of these doors are a shade of black which look amazing, but we decided to put our own unique spin on it. One of the […]

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Behind the Scenes of a LND Home Photoshoot

November 6, 2014

It’s only Thursday and we already feel so accomplished! This week we are excited to be on-site at a few of our client’s beautiful homes to document the work of Lauren Nicole Designs. The first stop on the photoshoot marathon was at the home of  Zach and Erica. Their  family allowed us to transform the […]

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Weekend Warriors

September 9, 2013

We are finally getting settled in our new home in Charlotte and it has only taken me two weeks to start to get the interior decorating itch. Well, I think that actually started the day we found this house! But over the weekend, in between soccer, gymnastics, WORK, and laundry….I managed to get a few […]

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Fall Colors Are in the Air!

August 15, 2013

Fall was in the air today and I must say that I loved wearing jeans and a 3/4 sleeve blouse! It made me start to think about Fall fashion and Fall interior design trends. The classic fall color palette is still one that I use quite a bit as I feel a lot of people […]

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Classic and Timeless Kitchen Makeover

August 10, 2013

When I met my clients, I was already in love with the bones of their kitchen. But they were looking for a way to spice up their space…enter Me! We all know that I cannot cook an actual meal in a kitchen but I sure can cook up a mean plate of style! Here is […]

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