Host of HGTV’s “House Counselor” Laurie March focuses on the emotional and tactical parts of a design project when she’s doing a remodel. In this Q&A, Laurie talks about the last item she crafted for her home.
Q: What design trend or item are you coveting this season?
“I’ve had an obsession with encaustic tile now for a few years, and it never goes away. Cement tile has a rich history dating back as early as the 16th century, and one of the hallmarks of this look is patterns in the tile are not painted on the surface - rather 'through the body' of the tile. Over time, visible wear patterns make encaustic tile have a lovely, time-worn patina. It works great in a Spanish-style home!”
Q: What famous figure(s) inspires your career?
“Martha Stewart literally blew the doors off the interior design world and made homeownership and design something everyone could learn about. Her empire is something incredible — she really has curated so much style and design information over the last 20 years.”
Q: What is your design or gardening pet peeve?
“I get really upset when I see broken sprinkler heads here in L.A. — with crazy amounts of wasted water shooting out of them. Water is one of our most precious resources. It's vital that we all pay attention to how we use it, and trim any excess.”
Q: What’s the last item you crafted for your home?
“I recently made a simple wine rack to hold a few favorites from my growing wine collection! The little tags can be swapped out whenever a new bottle is dropped in.”
Laurie appears at the Flower + Patio Show Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, sharing her knowledge and passion for remodeling, decorating, gardening, cooking and crafting with attendees!
INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS - EXPO HALL & WEST PAVILION
MARCH 11-19, 2017