Tag Archives: interior design

How To Make Any Bathroom Feel More Luxurious

March 10, 2017
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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
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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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Spring Is In The Air! Time To Update Your Outdoor Living Space

February 8, 2017
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It’s early February and we’ve already been able to enjoy several 60+ degree, spring-like days here in Charlotte, NC. I love getting out and enjoying the sunshine on these first few warm days after being cooped up indoors most of December and January. Something else that’s been hibernating this winter? My patio furniture and decor! […]

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How to Make Your Home Both Beautiful and Functional

November 29, 2016
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Guess what? You don’t have to choose between a beautiful home and a functional home! You can have both of them. It’s completely possible to have a practical home that is also gorgeous. Creating a family-friendly home with style and functionality is my main objective when I design for my clients and for my family […]

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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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Burgundy Is Back – Home Decor Trends

October 4, 2016
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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
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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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My Updated Fireplace & Reclaimed Wood Mantel

July 21, 2016
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When we bought our new to us home, I knew I had a big job ahead of me.  The house hadn’t been painted in at least 15 years and was very dark and needed a major update.   Below is a before photo of the family room.  It worked for the family that lived there, […]

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How to Pick a Paint Color

June 20, 2016

Let the Painting Begin Issue 3 in the Moving Adventure We settle on the new (new to us) house next week and the very first thing that has to happen is FRESH PAINT.  And I mean everywhere — all rooms, main areas and even the kitchen cabinets.  So here’s the age old question (and one […]

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Paring Down

June 13, 2016
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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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Packing Tips for Moving

June 8, 2016
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OH GOODIE – IT’S TIME TO PACK (SAID NO ONE EVER) As excited as I am about our new home, our new neighborhood and a whole new design plan — I am not so excited about the packing process.  But having moved 6 times in the last 7 years, I’ve come up with a few […]

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Seasonal Scapes Summer Challenge

May 30, 2016
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I’m super excited for our next Seasonal Scapes Challenge! Did you see the first one? It was all about that Spring Refresh for your home. Check it out HERE. I’m honored to share my Seasonal Summer Scape AND most importantly, the Summer Scapes of my beautiful and talented blog friends below. Each of us were […]

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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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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
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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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High Point Market Recap: April 2016

April 22, 2016
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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
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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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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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How I Keep It All Together

April 6, 2016
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Alrighty…being a mom of two very busy and active girls and owning my own design business and store can be NUTS! However, over the last few years I have learned quite a few tricks to make sure I stay organized and on top of everything. I am literally pulled in a million directions every day […]

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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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Friday Faves: April Fools Day

April 1, 2016
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Happy April Fools Day, y’all! Do you play pranks on family and friends? My day is usually so busy that I completely forget it’s April Fools Day. Also, I am worried if I prank someone: they will prank me! 🙂 Here are some of our faves at the moment… My Girlies on Easter. This Easter […]

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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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Blue and White: So Right

March 16, 2016
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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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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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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
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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 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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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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2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

January 4, 2016
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Every year, Pantone celebrates a Color of the Year. We love Pantone’s color and trend research, so we are always excited to read their reasoning behind the color choices. This year is a bit different because it’s the first year where there are 2 colors paired together for the Colors of the Year. Introducing… Rose […]

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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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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 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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Introducing…Our Homespun Collection

November 11, 2015
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We’re very excited to announce our brand new product collection exclusive to Lauren Nicole Home: We created the Homespun Collection to be all about home, entertaining and southern charm. Currently, we have 3 different kitchen towels in the Homespun Collection, custom candles on the way, and dinner napkins on the way. However, we were too […]

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Preparing Your Home to Sell: The Kitchen

November 9, 2015
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We’re back with Part 3 in our Preparing Your Home to Sell! Here’s a look at Part 1 and Part 2. The Front Porch The Living Room Kitchens can be one of the hardest rooms to stage for selling because: we spend so much time in it! Almost all families truly gather in the kitchen […]

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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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Ask a Designer: TVs and Mantles

October 12, 2015
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How was your weekend? Ours was busy, busy, busy because we have started a week-long photoshoot on some of our latest projects. Stay tuned for lots of beautiful images coming your way in the next few weeks. We are SO excited! Today, we’re back for another Ask a Designer post. If you have a question […]

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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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Our Favorite Celebrity Dining Rooms

September 30, 2015
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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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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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Looks We Love: Celebrity Master Bedrooms

August 19, 2015
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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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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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How to: Gilded Vintage Books

August 10, 2015
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Creating a beautiful space means that every aspect of your home, down to last little nook is tended to. Small corner vignettes and table top surfaces, when decorated rightly, can make all the difference in a room’s appeal. Even the smallest of items can act as the link that brings all of the colors and […]

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Our Favorite Website Features

August 7, 2015
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After many months of sweat, tears and wine…we are so proud to share our brand new website! There are many new features on this website and we want to share our faves. 🙂 1) Lauren Nicole Designs and Lauren Nicole Home are together! (finally) We’ve combined our design business, Lauren Nicole Designs, with our store, […]

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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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Latest Obsession: Monograms

July 16, 2015
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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
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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Before and After: Living Room

May 29, 2015

Is it just me or has this week has completely flown by?  It’s Friday and that means let’s party by showing you one of our favorite room transformations! This living room room is not terribly large in size but we had a lot of boxes to check on this family’s list. Additionally, this room is […]

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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
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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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Trend: Mixing Dark and Light Wood

May 15, 2015
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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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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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How To: Stay Organized

May 12, 2015
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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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Fashion Friday: Pink Paradise

May 8, 2015

Happy Friday! We are long overdue for a Fashion Friday post. So, let’s get this party started! I love connecting interior design with fashion because it’s so fun to play off each other. When I was looking for a room to mimic in my fashion: how could I turn down this AMAZING pink dining room?! […]

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How To: Accessorize Your Mantle

May 7, 2015
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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Beautiful Dining Room Transformation

May 1, 2015

One of my favorite rooms to transform: dining rooms. I love designing rooms where families gather! Who am I kidding? I love designing and transforming all rooms. When I first got started on this project, I knew that we would be using faux leather on the chairs. She had two small children and knew 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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Around Our Store: Vintage Inspired Finds

April 16, 2015

How are y’all doing today?  We are doing well and gearing up for Spring High Point Furniture Market this weekend.  Be expecting lots of fun updates on our Instagram and Facebook.  Make sure you are following us! Let’s chat about the latest and greatest at Lauren Nicole Home this week.  We love any and everything […]

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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! […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Fashion Friday: Ombré

March 27, 2015

Ombré has no limits, y’all! Trust me on this one. Are you more into the drama or in the understated? Ombré can be BOTH. If you want something a bit more “show-stopping,” you can have a painted ombré wall in your home. Or you can add ombré to your home decor with lampshades, pillows, bedding, stools, rugs. […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Goodbye Christmas Decor Already?

December 27, 2014

This year I have felt the need to clean up some, not all, of my Christmas decor a little earlier than usual. We will definitely leave some pieces out as we are still loving our time at home with our girls just soaking in as much family time as possible but there are some things […]

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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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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 – 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 […]

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Patio With a Plan

October 21, 2014

To top off a great Market, Casual Living magazine has featured one of my recent outdoor spaces in the October Market issue! Seeing my hard work published is something that is always exciting and I will forever cherish the beautiful write up and display of my hard work. Thank you Laurie and Casual Living! Time […]

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Drop Zone Makeover

September 1, 2014

Just in time for school to start, our drop zone got an easy peasy new look! Here is the before~ And the after~ Everything about this area stayed the same functionally but I used Amy Howard’s One Step Paint in color Bauhaus Buff to give it a brighter and happier look. It took 1.5 days […]

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Making a Non Custom Home CUSTOM

August 5, 2014

I visited a new home site yesterday that is under construction and about to get dry wall. But this was not just any home site, it is the future new home of my parents! It has been a long time coming but they are about to settle in to their new abode and I could […]

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And the Paint Color is……

April 17, 2014

When we bought our house the builder had already painted every square inch of our house in Benjamin Moore shelburne buff. And of course they used a lovely flat paint that literally shows every fingerprint and speck of dirt that floats near the walls. While this is a great color I have finally selected a […]

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eDesign Giveaway!

March 7, 2014

Do you have a room in your home that is in need of a new look? Don’t know where to start? Do you want to win a $150 gift card towards your eDesign plan? Then please check out my exciting giveaway on the amazing Emily A. Clark blog! Click here for all of the info! […]

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