Tag Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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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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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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Our Go-To Summer Recipe: Bourbon Slushies

June 23, 2016
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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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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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Inside Look: A Grand Foyer

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

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

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

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A Spotlight on Outdoor Designs

April 25, 2016
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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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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
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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 to: Choose the Perfect Bedding

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

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How to: Choose the Right Faux Floral

April 11, 2016

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

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Inside Look Northshore Estate: Her Office

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

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How 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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How to Accessorize a Bowl (and a fun video!)

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

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How to: Make Your Office a Productive Space

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

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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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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Patio

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

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How to: Make a Rental Feel Like Your Home

March 9, 2016
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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
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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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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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Fun Friday Faves – 2

February 26, 2016
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TGIF TGIF!!! Aren’t y’all happy it’s Friday?! I know we are because this week has been a bit nuts. Throw in a crazy, busy week with work and then my husband’s work-travel plans being affected by the weather…whew, we are grateful to all be home safe and sound. Alrighty, we’re back with Round 2 of […]

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Preparing Your Home to Sell: The Children’s Room

December 11, 2015

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

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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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Preparing Your Home to Sell: The Front Porch

October 27, 2015

We are very excited to partner with Roby Realty on a new video series. We will be talking all about getting your home ready to sell! We’ve worked with Ash, the president of Roby Realty, for a while now and always enjoy being a guest on their radio show on Sundays. In preparing your home […]

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DIY Amy Howard Lacquered Mirror

August 31, 2015
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Amy Howard paints take any project to the next level! Here’s a fun DIY project if you want to add a bit of sass to your antique mirror. 🙂 Here’s what you need: Amy Howard at Home® Lacquer Primer Amy Howard at Home® Lacquer in Brisson Red Amy Howard at Home® Lacquer in Bright Idea […]

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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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Inside Look: Longview Estate Family Room

August 26, 2015
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We’re back with the last inside look at one of our favorite projects: Longview Estate. For pictures of the entire project, visit our portfolio here. Love love! For the other inside looks: Master Bedroom Suite Living Room Office Kitchen Now, it’s time to chat about this comfortable-chic family room! This family room is not a […]

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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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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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What’s on Our Nightstand?

July 22, 2015
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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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Fashion Friday: Comfortable Chic

July 17, 2015
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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
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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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Atlanta Gift Market Summer Recap

July 14, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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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An Inside Look: Lakeside Master Bedroom

June 22, 2015

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

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How to Not Work Too Much on Your Vacation

June 19, 2015

We are so excited to be heading to the coast soon for our annual vacation with the family! Over the years of being a mom, interior designer and business owner, I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade in order to have a good vacation. Now, you may be thinking, “It’s not that hard to […]

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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 […]

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How to be the Perfect Hostess: Pop In Visitors

June 15, 2015

It’s happened to all of us. We sit down with our glass of wine, dogs in our lap, ready to watch the latest House of Cards episode AND then we hear a knock on the door. Surprise: unexpected visitors! This doesn’t necessarily have to be a stressful thing. We are constantly having people flow in […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Family Great Room

June 12, 2015

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

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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: Set Your Table for Brunch

June 4, 2015

One of our favorite meals: BRUNCH. And no, it’s not only because it’s acceptable to have a Bloody Mary or Mimosa before noon. 😉 We absolutely love the excitement of brunch and combining 2 meals, breakfast and lunch, into 1 delicious meal! Also: we love to set our table for brunch. It’s usually on the […]

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Accessorizing Your Built-in Shelves

June 3, 2015

One of my Mom’s favorite activities: ACCESSORIZING. She has been dubbed the Official Accessory Queen. Recently, we went to a client’s house to help accessorize her built-in shelves and mantle. As always: it was a lot of fun. AND we came out of it with a few tips to share with y’all! Before: Now, you […]

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

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Design 101 on The Design Network: Bedroom Pillows

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

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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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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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Design 101 on The Design Network: Chic Master Bath

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

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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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Ask a Designer Series: Antiques and Good Investments

May 5, 2015

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

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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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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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A Winner and a Quick Dessert Recipe: Smores Dip

April 28, 2015

We’ve got a delicious recipe for you today but first: we must announce our Mother’s Day winner! Congratulations, Lisa Grassetti, on winning the home fragrance gift basket and thank you for participating in our giveway! Please email Madison (madison@laurennicoleinc.com) your address and we will get it shipped to you ASAP. How many times have I […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Fashion Friday: Navy Chic

April 10, 2015

Welcome to another Fashion Friday! We love chatting about how interior design and fashion completely overlap and complement each other. Today we are talking about one of our favorite colors. Something we cannot get enough of:  n.a.v.y. We love to wear it and to design with it! One of our clients is also a huge […]

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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 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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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 […]

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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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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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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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The Deets for a Perfect Guest Room Suite

December 30, 2014

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

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Decor is in the Details

December 20, 2014

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

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And the 2015 Color of the Year is…Marsala!

December 5, 2014

Marsala. Your mind might jump to a plate of delicious Italian food or a hearty glass of red wine. This is what most think of. In my designer mind Marsala means rich, earthy tones that add warmth to home decor. Although, at first I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy over this color choice, probably like […]

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Tips for a Dashing Dining Room

November 24, 2014

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

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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 […]

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