Category Archives: Style Tips and Trends

Greenery – The Pantone Color Of The Year

April 21, 2017

The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery, and no season is more representative of the color green than spring.  Greenery is inspired by nature and the trend is all about brining the outdoors in, adding a burst of freshness to your home decor.  Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate the […]

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How To Make Any Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

March 10, 2017

In normal day-to-day life, conversations about the bathroom are often considered taboo, but in the design world it’s one of my absolute favorite topics! The bathroom is typically where you first start your day after crawling out of bed, and where you last end your day before slipping back beneath the sheets. It is a space […]

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Three Major Ways To Bring Color Into Your Home

February 23, 2017

Spring is right around the corner – or judging by this week’s weather in Charlotte, it’s already here – and nothing highlights the start of the new season like the re-emergence of bright colors! Just like handbags and heels do for your outfit, a pop of color in your home can completely transform the look […]

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Burgundy Is Back – Home Decor Trends

October 4, 2016

Pick up any fashion magazine or look on just about any social media site and you will see Burgundy everywhere.  It’s back and in a big way – in home decor and fashion.  Now, trust me, we have had a lot of conversations about this over the last several weeks.  First, nobody likes the word […]

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Porch Ceiling Paint

August 16, 2016

As many of you know, we have been in MAJOR repainting mode in our house for the last 2 months — and we are finally making it to the outside.  It’s been a crazy time — so much so that my youngest, Campbell, asked me why the painters weren’t in our house this morning.  They […]

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Our Go-To Summer Recipe: Bourbon Slushies

June 23, 2016

Bourbon Slushies are my absolute favorite summer drink! Also, major bonus: they are perfect for when you have guests over because you HAVE to make them the day ahead. 🙂 You can even make them 2 weeks ahead because it’s stored in your freezer. You just pour into a pitcher and drink ’em up when […]

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Paring Down

June 13, 2016

Downsizing Can be Painless Not only am I reducing the size of my home by 1000 square feet, we’re also going from an open concept floor plan to a floor plan that has more defined and smaller rooms.  This means downsizing in all areas is a must.  So I don’t make myself a crazy person, […]

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The Only Crab Dip Recipe You’ll Ever Need

May 24, 2016

Memorial Day is just a few days away and for me (and most everyone) that means: SUMMERTIME! I absolutely cannot wait for this summer…we’ve got a fun family vacation coming up, lots of traveling for clients annnnd my family is MOVING. More on the move later, but for now, let’s sink our teeth into our […]

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Why Wallpaper? and What to Know Before You Buy

May 6, 2016

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

April 29, 2016

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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High Point Market Recap: April 2016

April 22, 2016

Okay, Wednesday we gave you all the details on High Point Furniture Market and today we’re providing a recap on some of our favorite showrooms, products and trends! Let’s jump right into it… This manufacturer is always one of our most favorite showrooms. So beautiful and merchandised perfectly! We love their new shabby chic collection. […]

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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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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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Friday Faves: Off the Shoulder Love and Sneak Peeks

April 15, 2016

Happy Friday! It’s officially Friday FriYAY! 🙂 We’re busy bees over here but so excited for many reasons…let us share some of our faves this week! High Point Furniture Market is this weekend! We will be there for a few days. We’ve found that over the years people are confused about High Point Market…what is […]

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

April 4, 2016

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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Our 5 Must-Have Accessories

March 14, 2016

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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How to: Make a Rental Feel Like Your Home

March 9, 2016

We’ve all been there…rented a house or an apartment. Maybe you are in between homes right now or maybe you live in a city and renting makes the most sense. Renting can be a good thing, y’all! We’re here to share our favorite ways to make a rental feel like a home. Apply Fresh Paint […]

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Seasonal Scapes Spring Challenge

March 7, 2016

Happy Monday, y’all! Normally Monday is not our favorite day of the week…but this week is different because we’re here to announce something very EXCITING! (P.s. Keep reading because at the end of this post is an awesome giveaway) Seasonal Scapes Challenge With each season, we (me and our beautiful blog friends) will be sharing […]

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Friday Faves – Our Spring Refresh Event

March 4, 2016

Happy Friday! We are extra excited today because we’re still happy from our Spring Refresh event Wednesday evening. We decided to share our favorite photos from the night for our weekly #FunFridayFaves! Before everyone arrived, Mom and I took a moment to take some pictures. I am so grateful for her, today and every day! […]

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Fun Friday Faves – 1

February 19, 2016

We’re starting a new Fun Friday Faves blog series where we share some of our very, favorite things. This could be favorite books, fashion, home accessories, quotes…it’s whatever we are really “feeling” on that particular week. Are you a blogger? We’d love for you to get involved and start your own #FunFridayFaves. We will be […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Mud Room

February 15, 2016

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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The Five Things Survey

February 12, 2016

I thought it would be fun to do a survey on this Friday! Whoop Whoop! It’s called the “five things survey” and it’s been making it’s way around the blogosphere. Here goes nothing: 5 Places I’m Dying to Visit France Italy Greece British Columbia The Cayman Islands 5 Foods I Eat Everyday Cereal Hot and/or […]

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Why You Need To Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

February 10, 2016

We shared one of our favorite ways to use our new Paint Couture paint line last week. Now, we’re back to tell you WHY you should paint your kitchen cabinets. If you just recently updated your kitchen with new cabinets, this blog post may not be for you. However, we can show you an easy […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Master Bedroom

February 3, 2016

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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Super Bowl Entertaining: Peanut Butter Cookie Dip

February 1, 2016

Are there 4 better words than this: Peanut. Butter. Cookie. Dip???? Not many days go by that I don’t personally eat peanut butter and on top of that, my favorite cookie is most definitely peanut butter. Therefore: this dip speaks my language in every way! Let’s just say…quite a bit was consumed in the process […]

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Our Latest Obsession: Hands High Designs Necklaces

January 22, 2016

We cannot EVEN tell you how excited we are to carry Hands High Designs Necklaces! Ashley, creator and owner of Hands High Designs, lives in Charlotte and we are lucky enough to know each other from our girls being besties! When I discovered what she did, after some fun instagram stalking and chatting, I had […]

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Our 2016 Resolutions: Part 2

January 13, 2016

Alright, we’re back with Part 2 of our 2016 New Years Resolutions! Just in case you missed it, here is Part 1. Part 1 was all about de-cluttering: getting rid of the items that you don’t need! Part 2 is all about organizing and making a plan for you, your home and your family. You […]

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Our 2016 Resolutions: Part 1

January 6, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new year and we know you’ve been bombarded with resolutions. To be honest, we usually get tired of seeing all the resolutions. However this year, we welcome resolutions and fresh, new ideas. We are excited to de-clutter and revamp our homes! Here we go with Part 1… Let’s De-clutter! It’s […]

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Holiday Entertaining: Smoked Salmon Platter

December 16, 2015

Are you ready for the easiest and more impressive holiday appetizer? We frequently bring this appetizer to holiday get-togethers and always come home with a clean plate. People love to dig in and assemble their own delicious treasures. This appetizer is great for the holidays because it’s all about assembling and NOT cooking. 🙂 Smoked […]

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Inside Look: Lake Wylie Dining Room

December 14, 2015

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: 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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My Holiday Mantlescape

November 23, 2015

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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Trend: How To Do All White RIGHT

November 20, 2015

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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123 Charlotte: Our Favorite Children’s Book

November 13, 2015

We were so honored to have Christy Berkau Pope in our store last Saturday for a book signing! We had the pleasure of welcoming her last year for the book “ABC Charlotte” and were happy to have her for a second book, “123 Charlotte.” Christy Berkau Pope is the author and Thomas Berkau is the […]

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An Inside Look: Aldie Estate Master Bedroom

November 6, 2015

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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Preparing Your Home to Sell: The Living Room

November 2, 2015

We’re back with another video in our series: Preparing Your Home to Sell! This time, Ash (from Roby Realty) and I talk about how to get your living room ready for potential buyers to come by and look. This can be the trickiest room to get ready because you typically spend most of your time […]

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Fall High Point Market Recap 2015

October 26, 2015

Alright, y’all, we’ve finally sat down and gone through our hundreds of pictures from High Point Market. 🙂 We were there only 2 days this year, but let’s just say: our feet are tired! We went showroom hopping and as always, had an awesome time. We noticed 3 distinct trends this year: Botanical Prints Floral […]

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Our FUN Girls Night Out Recap

October 23, 2015

We are still so happy from our Girls Night Out with Mallory from Style Your Senses. We crafted, we sipped Prosecco, we shopped and we talked. How can that NOT be an awesome night?! Here is a recap of our favorite moments from the night. 🙂 Take a look at our food spread. 🙂 Yummy! […]

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We’re Expanding!

October 19, 2015

We are excited to share exciting news: we are expanding! Lauren Nicole Designs is now serving both Charlotte AND Charleston! If you have followed us for a while now, you know our love for all things Charleston. We visited there in the summer for vacation and it wasn’t just for fun, but business as well. […]

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How to Add Sass to Your Chairs at Thanksgiving

October 2, 2015

It’s October and do you know what that means? It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! 🙂 Of course preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, we all think about the table, centerpieces and table-settings. We tend to leave the chairs bare. Not this year! We have the cutest flair to add to your chairs. Here are the […]

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Our Favorite Celebrity Dining Rooms

September 30, 2015

If you haven’t noticed, dining rooms are one of our favorite rooms to design. We are not partial to any specific room but for some reason, dining rooms make my heart flutter! The idea of everyone gathering together around the talking for delicious food and fellowship makes me happy. That’s truly what makes a house […]

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Our Gift Closet Reveal

September 21, 2015

We’re back with our gift closet reveal! Did you miss the first post on the gift closet? If so, check it out HERE and then come back for the reveal. We had a lot of fun putting together this gift closet and are very excited to be able to pull from it in the coming months. Guess […]

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Our Favorite Fall Fashion Part 2

September 16, 2015

We’re back with another fashion post! That extra chill in the air this week in Charlotte makes us super happy because we can bring out our new fall fashion. 🙂 Check out our latest favorites from our store, Lauren Nicole Home. Linda is rocking this beautiful blue plaid scarf by pairing it with jeans and […]

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Mini Caramel Apples

September 11, 2015

Fair season is among us! One of my favorite treats at the fair? Caramel apples! We decided to make our own mini-version of caramel apples at home last week. Since they are mini, you can eat more, right? Try these out! They are easy to make and delicious! Mini Caramel Apples 4-5 Gala Apples (or […]

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How to: Create a Fall Mantle

September 8, 2015

We are in the second week of September and guess what? Our mantle is already Fall-ified! 🙂 Being a southern girl through and through, mason jars have always been a part of my life. Ice cold tea tastes the best out of a mason jar, am I right? Mom and I decided to spray paint […]

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Our Signature Fall Cocktail

September 4, 2015

Y’all seem to really enjoy our cocktail recipes and we LOVE it! We’re back with our signature fall cocktail and super excited to share this 3 ingredient recipe. We sipped on our cocktails during our fall fashion photo-shoot and funnily, it made the day a LOT more productive! 😉 1 bottle of Prosecco 1 bottle […]

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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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Friday Faves: My Back-to-School Shopping

August 21, 2015

Hiya and HAPPY Friday! First of all, I can’t believe it’s Friday already AND that I am talking back to school right now. I wanted to share of my favorite products latest for my girls, Campbell and Finley. And of course, I had to thrown in a few for Mommy too! 🙂 For all the […]

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Looks We Love: Celebrity Master Bedrooms

August 19, 2015

Alright, alright, alright (yes, we are referring to Matthew McConaughey’s southern saying)…we are back for another round of Looks We Love, Celebrity-style! This time, it’s all about the master bedroom. Check out our favorite looks: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi source We’ve featured their kitchen and are just in LOVE with the aesthetic of […]

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How to: Accessorize Your Coffee Table

August 14, 2015

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 Kitchen

August 6, 2015

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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Two Apps We Love and You Should Too

August 3, 2015

Happy Monday! We hope you had a fabulous weekend spent with your family and friends. We’ve been super busy around here so recharging on the weekend is a M.U.S.T. I wanted to share some of our recent app obsessions. If you haven’t tried Color 911 and Artfully Walls: you’ve got to get on that! Color […]

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Looks We Love: Celebrity Closets

July 27, 2015

I think on the wish-list of almost every girl I know: A great closet. It’s true: a beautiful, spacious closet full of storage is priceless. We couldn’t help but do some celebrity-closet exploring (stalking) on Pinterest. See below for our faves and then tell us your favorite! source Mariah Carey Of course her closet would […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Master Suite

July 24, 2015

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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What’s on Our Nightstand?

July 22, 2015

We wanted to give you an inside look and share what’s on our nightstand. We are starting at my house and in another post will share everyone else! Here’s the deal, I like my nightstand clean and simple, clutter free. Of course, most of the time at night, you will find my phone charging on […]

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How to: Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space

July 20, 2015

With this beautiful summer weather, we’ve spending a lot more time outdoors. We refreshed our porch and outdoor space with new furniture and accessories (post coming soon!), so my family is loving spending our evenings outside. How do you spruce up your outdoor space? How do you accessorize it? I’m here today to give you […]

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Fashion Friday: Comfortable Chic

July 17, 2015

Happy Friday to everyone! It’s been a while since we did a Fashion Friday so we’re excited to bring you another one. 🙂 We are featuring both my mom and me this time! Choosing outfits last week for Atlanta Market is always tricky because you have to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. […]

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Latest Obsession: Monograms

July 16, 2015

Alright, we know that monograms have been around FOREVER. However, we noticed at the Atlanta Gifts Market last week: monograms are even more prevalent now than they were last year. We saw them in about every showroom and especially fashion accessories.Thankfully, we monogram at our store so I can feed my monogram love! Adding a […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Office

July 15, 2015

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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Atlanta Gift Market Summer Recap

July 14, 2015

Alright friends, we are back from Atlanta Market and we have SO much to show you. Fun fact: Over the course of 2 1/2 days, we shopped over 24 hours. Power shoppers! We wanted to show you our favorite trends spotted at Market and of course, lots of pictures. We Instagrammed bunches this past week […]

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Looks We Love: Celebrity Living Rooms

July 10, 2015

Since we had so much fun with the last Looks We Love kitchen edition…we are keeping this going! We spend a good amount of time on Pinteret for design inspiration, recipe ideas and crafts for the girls. Pinterest also has a LOT of celebrity homes that we’ve been stalking. Let’s talk a look at our […]

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How to: Give the Perfect Hostess Gift

July 9, 2015

With summertime comes lots of get togethers with friends and family. One question we receive a lot from customers in our store, Lauren Nicole Home, is: “What’s the best hostess gift to give?” or “I have no idea what she likes, what should I give them?” We’ve got it covered for you, don’t worry! See […]

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Charleston Homes

July 8, 2015

At this time last week, we were vacationing at the Isle of Palms. Beautiful and so relaxing. We decided to spend some time in Charleston while we were there. Our favorite part? The historical homes and breathtaking architecture. We want to share our favorites! It is no secret that I love anything green…it is my […]

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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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Trash Can Margaritas and a Giveaway

July 2, 2015

What are y’all up to for the upcoming 4th of July holiday? We will still be vacationing so I’m sure good times will be had! Something you absolutely MUST do?! Make this Trash Can Margarita! It is the easiest and tastiest margarita you will ever have. Ever. We haven’t met someone who doesn’t like this […]

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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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DIY Cute Candy Centerpieces

June 29, 2015

Finley’s birthday is this week and I wanted to make sure I made her feel special! One thing she loves? Pink! Another? Candy! Mom and I had fun crafting these candy centerpieces for Finley and I know you will too. As usual with our DIY’s and How-To’s: it’s easy peasy! What you will need: Tall […]

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Make Your Own Trifle Bar for Under $15

June 25, 2015

We had a lot of fun with this one, y’all! With the upcoming July 4th holiday around the corner, we decided to do a make-your-own trifle bar for the festivities. And guess what? All for under $15.00! One of our favorite summertime desserts is Strawberry Trifle. It’s made of layering angel food cake, vanilla pudding, […]

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Looks We Love: Celebrity Kitchens

June 23, 2015

Hiya! Recently, we’ve spent some time celebrity-stalking. But not like you are thinking…we’ve been stalking their kitchens and homes instead. AND, it’s all been online. 🙂 Take a look at some of our favorite designs and looks from Celebrity Kitchens! Gwyneth Paltow’s open and airy kitchen. Have y’all checked out her lifestyle website? Click here […]

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Our Favorite Sangria Recipe

June 11, 2015

The days are getting longer and hotter…so that means we are spending more time outdoors. We love to sit out on our patio with a cold drink and watch the girls play in the backyard. Our version of a perfect summer drink has to involve wine, fruit and be refreshing. Enter our favorite Sangria! Our […]

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DIY Wine Cork Placecard Holders

June 9, 2015

Hello Hello! How is everyone on this Tuesday?! I am excited because I could have the easiest and cutest craft EVER to show you today! It will take you all of 30 seconds… Here is what you need: Wine Cork Hot glue and glue gun Penny On top of your wine cork: cut a small […]

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How to Be the Perfect Hostess: The Dinner Guest

June 1, 2015

We are excited for our new series: How to Be a Perfect Hostess. The last segment was all about The Overnight Guest. This time: The Dinner Guest is the star of the show. Throwing a successful dinner party is a great achievement and it doesn’t have to be stressful. We have a few tips on […]

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How To: Give the Perfect Teacher Gift

May 28, 2015

It’s close to that time of year: the kids are getting out for summer break. That means: teacher gifts! Teachers are so amazing and influential on their students and giving a small token of appreciation is the least we can do. We’ve compiled our favorite teacher gifts for this year. My personal favorite? #3… 1) Caldrea Lotions […]

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Ask a Designer: Rugs and Bathroom Updates

May 27, 2015

We’ve got our next installment of Ask a Designer series. We love any and all questions you send our way. So, keep them coming! If you have a question: simply comment below OR email madison@laurennicoleinc.com and then we will answer it on one of our blog posts. Question: If you can’t afford a quality large […]

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Episode 4 of Design 101: Curtain Call

May 25, 2015

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 Set Your Table for Memorial Day

May 21, 2015

Memorial Day is so important to us because we are remembering and honoring all the people who served our country. Ronald Reagan once said “Words are even more feeble on this Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were […]

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How to be the Perfect Hostess: The Overnight Guest

May 19, 2015

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

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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Trend: Mixing Dark and Light Wood

May 15, 2015

One trend we noticed at Spring High Point Market was the mixing of light and dark wood in both furniture pieces and in room designs. And guess what?! We love this look! One of our favorite showroom is always Gabby and this year did not disappoint. Gabby is known for their transitional and eclectic lighting […]

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How To: Stay Organized

May 12, 2015

We live in a crazy world that constantly has us going, going, going and staying “on.” For me: I am first and foremost a Mom to 2 busy and active girls, a wife, an interior designer and a business owner of my design business and store! Needless to say, if I do not stay organized: […]

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Design 101 on The Design Network: Chic Master Bath

May 11, 2015

  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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How To: Accessorize Your Mantle

May 7, 2015

We get lots of questions on how to accessorize mantles! It really is quite fun to play around with designing your mantle. Here are some of my favorite mantles from past designs: We have a mantle in our store, Lauren Nicole Home, and decided to film a couple of videos to break it down for […]

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Spring Decorating: Let’s Get Crafty with Poofs

April 29, 2015

My girls love to get crafty and help me with little projects around the house–hence all the artwork you will see in the background of the pictures below. I love getting them involved! We decided to tackle Poofs or Pom Poms! They are a quick and fun craft that takes only 5 minutes. You can […]

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Our Show on The Design Network

April 27, 2015

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I was the usual chauffeur for the girls–but loved every minute of it. Also, it was my dad’s birthday; so we celebrated with a delicious brunch. Weekends are a great time to catch up with my family and reflect on the crazy week behind me and […]

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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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Girls Night Out: A Wine and Cheese Party

April 7, 2015

I do love a good girls night but unfortunately, my busy schedule usually doesn’t allow me to host them often. Well, I’ve found a solution: a wine and cheese pairings party! It’s simple as can be and just involves buying fancy cheeses from the store with different wines. No prep needed other than a grocery-store-run. […]

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Around My Home: Easter

March 24, 2015

Have you caught spring fever yet? We sure have! Easter is just next week and we’ve got some great ideas for you and your family. Other than spending time with family, my favorite part of each holiday is to dress my house for the occasion. My girls love to get involved and help me decorate, […]

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Paint on the Ceiling!

March 15, 2015

One way to quickly and easily enhance your space is to address your ceiling. A lot of ceilings will have at least crown molding separating them from the walls, which is the perfect separation to do something different and interesting on the ceiling, like paint or wallpaper. And if you have a tray or coffered […]

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3 Quick Tips for Pet Friendly Designs

March 8, 2015

My family is the animal saving, animal loving, animal crazy kind. We’re happy to have two cats, Olivia and Elsa, and now three dogs, Zoe, Lucy and Clover. Given our new addition to my family and the Lila Home/Lauren Nicole Designs studio, Clover the 10 week old miniature Australian Shepherd, I’m now thinking again of […]

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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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Rugs That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

February 26, 2015

The interior design business is all about forming meaningful relationships with clients, fellow designers, and vendors. I’m happy to say that my design circle grew a little larger yesterday after a meeting with the fabulous team of Couture Knots, who specialize in hand-knotted luxury rugs. Lila Home Designs and I were introduced to the owner of […]

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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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The Decorator’s Dictionary, I – K

January 31, 2015

Today’s edition of the Decorator’s Dictionary is packed full of design fun!  I’m excited to share our creative take on letters I – K! I Ikat – Fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving. Inlay – An ornamentation process whereas to set one […]

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