Category Archives: Uncategorized

June 2018 Room Of The Month

June 1, 2018

Hello, warmer weather! With bright sunshine and higher temperatures ahead, there is no better room to feature as the room of the month, than this covered outdoor patio! The perfect gathering space for friends and families that is functional, yet beautifully designed with bright pops of color and pattern. The soothing blues will remind you […]

View the Post

My Paint Palette

May 15, 2018

As an interior designer, each day I am fully immersed in design and get to experience all the different aspects, even the “other side” of interior design that proves my work is not as glamorous as it may seem! From hands on involvement in renovations to painting, I am there each step of the way. […]

View the Post

May 2018 Room Of The Month

May 1, 2018

Who’s ready for summer?! With spring cleaning in full force, there is no better time to clear out your space and get organized! As your kids wrap up the school year,  I find this is the best time to purge your mudroom of the clutter that has built up – that’s why this was an […]

View the Post

Tips For Designing A Teen Space

April 30, 2018

If you’re like me and are designing with your children in mind, the transition can sometimes be  difficult when switching from childhood décor to a teen space. Figuring out this balance can be tricky, but do not let it overwhelm you – try to incorporate your teen’s personal style and you will have a space […]

View the Post

How To: Set Up Your Home Office To Be Your Most Productive Self

April 9, 2018

I know setting up a space to work from home can sometimes be a daunting task. Easily met with distractions and pulled in different directions from family responsibilities, to household chores, sometimes getting your job done at home is more difficult than you think. For me, design is an easy and simple solution to solve […]

View the Post

April 2018 Room Of the Month

April 2, 2018

Modern glam meets comfort dining room décor! Now that spring is here, it is time to start planning gatherings with family and friends. With this in mind, I thought there was no better room to feature as the room of the month, than this fabulous dining room. Don’t be fooled by the luxe elements, I […]

View the Post

Solving The Mystery Of What Size And Where To Hang Artwork And Mirrors

March 26, 2018

You might call me crazy, but in the midst of spring cleaning, I always find that this is the best time to refresh your home with a little artwork. Believe it or not, there is actually an art to hanging artwork and mirrors; although, it is not difficult to figure out if you follow these […]

View the Post

It’s Almost Spring – Time to Plan Your Outdoor Space

March 5, 2018

I know it sounds crazy, but we’re already starting to see trees bloom and it’s that time again — time to plan your outdoor space. With furniture and home decor, you can never plan too soon! #1  Treat Your Outdoor Space Like Another Room in Your Home Just like decorating a space in your home, […]

View the Post

My Top Tips for Decorating & Organizing Your Bookshelves

January 24, 2018

I always love my visits with the team of Charlotte Today and last week I shared my top tips for decorating & organizing bookshelves.  I thought you might like to read them and watch the segment from the link below. Tip #1 Take it Off      –Start your bookshelf design by taking everything […]

View the Post

Refreshing Your Space After the Holiday Decorations Come Down

December 27, 2017

The Christmas holiday is officially behind us, and it’s time to start putting those decorations away and getting your space back to its former glory. All of the pretty wrapping paper is gone and all of the soft twinkling lights are packed away and as much as I love Christmas, I’m usually ready to get […]

View the Post

Setting the Perfect Holiday Tablescape

December 20, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching, are you ready? Check out my tips below on creating the perfect tablescape this holiday season where you’d be proud to invite family and friends to gather around. Remember, the key word here is layering – don’t be scared to layer your lights, trinkets and themed decor, and place setting. […]

View the Post

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

December 18, 2017

At the end of every year, as my girls run around the Christmas tree in excitement for Santa, I am giddy at my computer awaiting the release of the Pantone Color of the Year. This year – drum roll please – it is ultra violet, aka a very deep purple that looks almost regal. Honestly, […]

View the Post

December 2017 Room Of the Month

December 1, 2017

Welcome home! Upon entering this home, this living room is the very first thing that you see so it had to make a WOW statement, especially to live up to the 26-foot ceilings! But this room also had to function for this large family who loves to entertain. So multiple seating areas were a must […]

View the Post

Spotlight: Silver Fox Lane Dining Room

November 27, 2017

It’s another new series launch here on my blog! I’m happy to introduce Spotlight, where I share one of my favorite designs with you. This time, it’s the Silver Fox Lane Dining Room, just in time for all your holiday gatherings. Who: The homeowners are a young family of four who love to host friends […]

View the Post

Holiday Decor Tips

November 20, 2017

I know that all of you are elbow deep right now in preparing your Thanksgiving dinners, but we all know that as soon as the dinner plates are cleaned up, the holiday decorating begins! So I wanted to share a few tips with you to get you off to a great start. Start at Your […]

View the Post

Designing with Families in Mind – Holiday Edition

November 17, 2017

Holiday season means entertaining, and if you’re like me and have kids, that adds an extra challenge to the equation. In preparation, I stick to my mantra when designing any space, but especially common living spaces where families come together around this time of year: Family – Function – Fabulous! Of course I always design […]

View the Post

Lauren Loves: Lighting

November 7, 2017

My philosophy on lighting is simple: lighting to a room is jewelry to an outfit. It’s a fact that that 80% of homes are 20% under lit. When I think about lighting, I always say, bigger is better. Don’t forget, you can always add a dimmer. Consider choosing a larger chandelier and don’t forget about […]

View the Post

November 2017 Room Of The Month

November 1, 2017

Hello Beautiful! This fabulous foyer certainly makes a statement upon entering this gorgeous custom home–which is why it takes the spot for November’s Room of the Month. Because it’s so lofty, my first order of business was to bring the attention down the stairs. I added two chairs in a bold patterned and heavy weight […]

View the Post

Trend Spotting with Scoop Charlotte

October 31, 2017

Hey y’all! This month I teamed up with Scoop Charlotte and headed to High Point, NC to scout out all the new collections at High Point Market! Check out my guest article on Scoop Charlotte‘s website (and read below here) for the inside “scoop!”       Guest Blog By Lauren Clement, Lauren Nicole Designs We […]

View the Post

5 Things that Intimidate, but Make a Big Impact

October 25, 2017

Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone, channel your inner designer to allow your home to make a big statement. There’s nothing like going against the grain with your choice of bold colors, wallpaper, prints and artwork. Trust me it’s not as scary as it looks! Read on for some of my best […]

View the Post

Using Window Treatments to Enhance Your Space

October 19, 2017

Window treatments are an aspect of design that can be underestimated and overlooked.  I’ve learned, over the years, that window treatments, when done right, always enhance the overall look and feeling of any room.  They really are the finishing touch. Selecting the correct window treatment for your individual windows can be daunting, so here are just a […]

View the Post

October 2017 Room Of The Month

October 6, 2017

Fall is officially HERE! Cool mornings meet sunny days and chilly nights – what more could you want? In honor of the weather, we’re featuring this beautiful room of the month where families and friends can take full advantage of the pleasant temperatures. This open, airy back patio is an ideal location to sip coffee at dawn while wrapped in […]

View the Post

Casual Living October 2017

October 5, 2017

  I’m so excited to share my feature in the October 2017 issue of Casual Living! This modern-day Brady Bunch from Greensboro, N.C., got the outdoor remix of a lifetime. I redesigned their outdoor space with an artful blend of colors and furnishings to suit this family of seven. Click the link to read the full […]

View the Post

Five Interior Design “Rules” That are Meant to be Broken

September 12, 2017

For anyone new to the interior design world, it can be easy to stay loyal to the conservative “rules” of design. There’s nothing wrong with sticking with a traditional look, however, bending and even breaking rules allows you to express yourself through the decor of your home. At the end of the day, interior design is […]

View the Post

Transitioning Your Home from Summer to Fall

September 5, 2017

Summer is coming to and end, and we are all preparing to reorganize our schedules with the return of school, fall sports, our favorite lattes and cooler weather. It’s no coincidence that we want to carry that mentality into our home decor. Fall is the perfect time of year to embrace warm colors and fun […]

View the Post

LNDxKS Homegoods Fall Line Launch

August 31, 2017

On Tuesday night, I had the distinct pleasure of celebrating the Kendra Scott home goods fall line launch with a little gathering at the South Park store. I can’t tell you how honored (and giddy) I was to be chosen as Kendra’s preferred interior designer in Charlotte, and co-hosting this party was the icing on […]

View the Post

How to Blend Different Design Styles

August 14, 2017

I often have couples come to me and ask for help designing their first home as a pair. Whether you are married or just roommates, designing a cohesive space can be sticky. Lucky for you, it doesn’t have to be! Here are some of my favorite tips for making the transition into a shared space […]

View the Post

Ways to Add Texture and Warmth to Your Space

August 9, 2017

My job as an interior designer is to transform houses into homes. I love nothing more than helping my clients find unique design pieces that really bring a room together that has just felt off. Figuring out how to bring life, texture and warmth into your space can be intimidating; there are SO many options […]

View the Post

Three Investment Pieces Every Person Should Own

August 3, 2017

Purchasing a home is an important milestone in a person’s life. And for many of us design-lovers out there, we cant wait to make our house a home. Designing a newly purchased home can be an expensive process. However, I’m here to tell you that you don’t always need to spend a fortune on every […]

View the Post

Wallpapering Tips for the Adventurous Homeowner

July 27, 2017

Wallpaper is back! Wallpaper has transformed in a number of ways. Grandma’s florals are gone and have been replaced with modern and trendy patterns, prints and textures. The technology behind wallpaper has also changed in a big way. The adhesives and techniques our installers use make it easier to put up and tear down, if […]

View the Post

Styling Your Outdoor Space for Summer Living & Entertaining

July 20, 2017

Summertime means hanging out in the back yard, grilling burgers and sipping drinks by the pool. Whether you are hosting a small get together, a chic outdoor dinner or even the neighborhood pool party, I have all the tips you need for making the most of your outdoor space. Plan out your spaces Seating is […]

View the Post

Antique vs. Modern: How to Define Your Home Using Pieces from Both Genres

July 13, 2017

Do you have a modern home but can’t deny your love for vintage and antique style? I’ve got you covered. There is nothing wrong with having a love for different styles of furniture and decor—in fact, it can make for a fun and interesting space. If done correctly, mixing and matching contemporary with traditional decor […]

View the Post

Designing an In-Home Office: How to Boost Creativity While Maintaining Functionality

July 6, 2017

If you have the option of working from home, we are all insanely jealous. With that said, you need a space that blends together both functionality and creativity to get your work done. These are some of the most important must-haves to enhance your productivity and overall happiness! Space. Having a designated space that you can […]

View the Post

How To Make Any Room Look Bigger

June 23, 2017

Do you ever walk into your home and get the feeling that “there’s just too much going on?” Does your space feel cluttered and cramped? Fear not! I have some great tips to make any room look and feel bigger. With creative design choices you can make small changes to any room to get the […]

View the Post

Lauren Nicole Designs Featured as Houzz’s Room Of the Day

June 14, 2017

A North Carolina interior designer creates a light, bright, comfy space for her family and its 5 pets. “The first time my family looked at this house, we breezed right through the first floor out to the backyard, which is a little slice of heaven,” interior designer Lauren Clement says. At the time of the […]

View the Post

Tips For Planning A Home Renovation

January 25, 2017

We are over three weeks into the New Year, which means I am three weeks into my kitchen renovation – eek! But the process of planning this renovation goes back much farther than just three weeks. There are so many important steps to take before the demolition begins to ensure a successful and (mostly) stress-free renovation. […]

View the Post

Lighting 101: Sconces or Vanity Lighting in Your Bathroom?

May 20, 2016

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 — […]

View the Post

Salted Caramel Butter Bars and Cookie Exchange

December 2, 2015

We’re excited to be hosting our first ever #HolidayCookieExchange! This year, we don’t have time to host an actual Christmas Cookie exchange in our home (much to my girl’s sadness). So, we thought: why not host one with our online friends??? Fun, right?! Here is what you do to participate: Post your recipe on Instagram. […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Fall Decorating at Northshore Estate

October 21, 2015

Happy beautiful Fall day to you! 🙂 Fall is definitely our favorite season because of the crisp air, pumpkin muffins, fabulous fall fashion, and of course: FALL DECOR! We had the opportunity to decorate one of our favorite client’s home for Fall and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Linda came with her SUV […]

View the Post

An Inside Look: Aldie Estate Living Room

October 7, 2015

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 […]

View the Post

Latest Love: Long Necklaces

August 3, 2015

We’re back for another post about our latest LOVE (aka latest obsession). This time, it’s all about long necklaces. Our store, Lauren Nicole Home, has been packed with new arrivals every day! The best?! These long necklaces. I used to be a shorter necklace girl that just hits the top of my shirt line. Oh, […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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, […]

View the Post

What We’ve Learned From Our Dad

June 18, 2015

Happy Father’s Day! We are so grateful for our dad’s today and every day. Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. We decided the best way to honor our amazing dad’s on Father’s Day is to showcase what they taught us. We gathered up a few people […]

View the Post

Our Vacation Essentials

June 16, 2015

We are headed to the N.C. coast in a couple of weeks for a week-long vacation and I cannot tell you how very excited we are! This is funny: Finley thinks we are going to the beach FOR her birthday because her birthday happens to fall on one of the vacation days. 🙂 She’s too […]

View the Post

Day in the Life: Linda

June 8, 2015

Hey everyone! Linda here! I’m technically the Creative Director and Store Owner of Lauren Nicole Designs but I wear many, many hats. Every single day is different and that’s my favorite part of all. I thought it might be fun to show you one of my typical crazy days. Check it out. 🙂 8:00am: Eating while getting […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Design 101 Bloopers!

May 6, 2015

Have you had a chance to watch the premiere episode of Design 101 yet? If not, head on over to Monday’s blog for the link AND to enter our $75 Lowes Home Improvement Gift Card Contest! Okay, so this is definitely an embarrassing video…but it was too good NOT to share! We had lots of […]

View the Post

Our Premiere Episode on The Design Network and a Contest

May 4, 2015

We are so excited to announce our show, Design 101, premieres on The Design Network today! We had a blast filming all of the episodes and consider each one our favorite! 🙂 Except, of course, the premiere episode is DEFINITELY our favorite because it’s featuring my daughter’s bedroom. We want you to hop on over […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and a Giveaway

April 23, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! That means: it’s time to start thinking of a gift to honor your mom (aka spoil her). Our store, Lauren Nicole Home, has a plethora of gift ideas and here are our favorites. Also: keep reading until the end of this post because there’s a sweet giveaway! Lauren […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Brunchin’ with Monkey Bread

April 21, 2015

Yes, I actually cooked. Those of you who know me personally know that I do not spend much time in the kitchen. However, with some encouraging, I decided to try a fun and EASY brunch recipe last week. Major perk: it was delicious and I was super proud of myself. The quote of the day […]

View the Post

My 702 Park Project Interview

April 14, 2015

Hey y’all! Today I am lucky enough to be featured on the amazing Sarah’s blog: 702 Park Project. We did a fun interview and I’d love for you to take a look. Click this LINK to check it out. While you are there, check out her blog because she is definitely one of our favorites! […]

View the Post

Around Our Store: Spring Entertaining Essentials

April 9, 2015

Our favorite time to entertain in our homes: SPRING! We just love all of the bright colors and cute patterns. It inspires us to have people over and set a beautiful table-scape. What about you? Thankfully, Lauren Nicole Home has a ton of spring entertaining essentials and we’ve taken a few photos of our favorites. […]

View the Post

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. […]

View the Post

Around LND Home: April 2

April 2, 2015

If you didn’t get a chance to read last week’s post about LILA Home, you missed out! We included an exciting announcement: we’re changing the name from LILA Home Designs to LND Home (Lauren Nicole Designs Home). Be expecting lots more exciting updates and news in the coming weeks! In the meantime, let me show […]

View the Post

My Husband’s Office: Before and After

March 30, 2015

My husband, Chris, works from home most of the time, so I knew designing his office would be very important. It had to be functional and masculine, without looking out of place in our home. You can see the “before” picture below. We moved in to builder beige walls but immediately painted it Benjamin Moore’s […]

View the Post

4 Fireplace and Mantel Styling Ideas

March 12, 2015

The fireplace and mantel is most often the focal point of the room. It is so important to dress your mantel so that it makes a statement and can hold the attention of the room. Most people have trouble decorating this space in their home from scratch, which I know can be a little scary! […]

View the Post

Street Style to Dining Room Style

March 10, 2015

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe I often say that one of the biggest ways I get to know my client’s personal taste is through their style. What we choose to wear is a direct reflection of the style of home decor we like. Clients […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Decorator’s Dictionary, X – Z

March 1, 2015

X X-Back Chair – An “X” shaped chair back. X-chairs date back to ancient Egypt, Rome and the Middle Ages.    Y Yorkshire Chair – An oak chair featuring turned front legs and stretchers. Native of Yorkshire, England during the 17th Century. (Available at Lila Home!) Z Zebra Wood – Wood that resembles the striping of a zebra, […]

View the Post

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. […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Interior Designer Turns Pageant Mom

February 10, 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about our family activities but this weekend was one for the books and deserves some bragging. As you know, I am a mom to two amazing, funny and talented little girls, Finley and Campbell. They are at the age where we’re now experimenting with different after school activities, […]

View the Post

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 – […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Intern Anna’s Week in Review

January 17, 2015

Everyone, say “hello” to Anna! She is a multi-talented, artistic 15-year old with an interest in all things creative. We first met Anna last spring while designing her family’s dining room. That job quickly turned into pulling together some window treatments and lighting fixtures for Anna’s bedroom. We are so delighted to have had Anna […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Striking Gold at the Atlanta Market

January 13, 2015

It’s our first full week back after a tiresome but rewarding few days at America’s Mart in Atlanta, GA. Much like our trip to market in High Point last fall, we enjoy taking away a refreshed perspective and finding the upcoming trends in the interior design world. One of the most obvious trends at this year’s […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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! […]

View the Post


December 8, 2014

You’ve seen my designer kitties in recent posts as they “help” decorate for Christmas. Actually, it was more like play with, sit on or wrestle anything they could get their little paws on! I couldn’t resist dedicating a post to my fur babies to give you a great laugh at their mischievous behavior. The kitten […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Cost Friendly Holiday Home Decor

November 14, 2014

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is soon upon us and in the blink of an eye, Christmas will be too! Many families will be putting up their Christmas trees after their Thanksgiving meals and decorating the rest of their homes to welcome this beautiful season. Watch my video, here, to learn some tips and tricks […]

View the Post

Pin of the Week – Pendant Lamps

November 12, 2014

‘ Do you want a beautiful bathroom where you can relax but the decor still “packs a punch”?  Take note from today’s Pin of the Week!  Here’s why the decor works. The lighting is unexpected! These pendant lamps are a wonderful alternative to placing horizontal sconces above your mirror. Say goodbye to boring stock mirrors above […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

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 […]

View the Post

Awaken Your Home!

April 5, 2014

Spring. Is. Here! I love this time of year as everything is in bloom and fresh and the colors are so soothing and uplifting. Spring is also a time of new beginnings. This can mean all kinds of different things for you, your children, your garden, or your home. I was recently asked to write […]

View the Post

How to Make Wall Color Work!

February 27, 2014

So much of what we see today in home decor magazines and online resources, such as Houzz and Pinterest is neutral, neutral, neutral. Neutral furniture, neutral fabrics and neutral walls.  And while neutral can be gorgeous, it may not be for everyone and every room. Here is one of my latest rooms that I am just […]

View the Post

To Duvet or Not to Duvet Cover

December 5, 2013

I love sleeping under my duvet but I do not love putting the cover and the insert back together on laundry day! I have also grown to realize that when I do actually make the bed (rare these days I hate to admit) that it does not always look crisp and tailored the way that […]

View the Post