Laura Schmits

Senior Editor
Expertise:
Farmhouse Decor
Seasonal and Holiday Decor
Design and Functional Inspirations
Education:
Laura is a décor professional and senior editor at Soul & Lane. She is also a middle school English and Social Studies teacher, trail runner, world traveler, and twin mom. She blogs about all things home decor, parenting, and education. When she has time in her busy schedule, you’ll find Laura tearing apart rooms in her house and putting her DIY skills to use to create new, inviting spaces. She loves getting her hands dirty with new projects and seeing her home design visions become reality! Laura is located in the mountains of Colorado.

Highlights

  • Since joining Soul & Lane in 2022, Laura has rapidly ascended from a writer to Senior Editor, a testament to her dedication and expertise. In her tenure, she has authored over 100 insightful articles and meticulously edited hundreds more, significantly enriching the site content and engaging the readers with her unique blend of practical advice and creative flair.
  • Laura’s passion for home décor and renovation shines through in her personal projects and professional insights. Her hands-on experiences range from replacing laminate bathroom floors with elegant tiling to creatively repainting cabinets and updating bathroom countertops. One of her standout DIY achievements involved using an epoxy kit to rejuvenate outdated countertops, demonstrating her skill in achieving high-end looks on a budget.
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22 Silver Christmas Decorations Ideas With Holiday Glam

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Bathroom

29 Charming Country Bathroom Ideas for a Cozy Design

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24 Gorgeous Kitchen Hood Ideas for a Luxurious Look

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22 Perfect Designs for a Kitchen Dining Room Combo

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Living Room

25 Breathtaking Feature Wall Ideas That Work in Any Room

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rooms designed with a stunning feature wall are definitely having a moment. Not only do feature walls allow you to infuse your home with personality, but they can act as the perfect eye-catching design that really make a statement. Accent walls stand out

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15 Arched Cabinets for a Modern, Show Stopping Look

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9 Beautiful Rattan Bar Carts to Accessorize Your Home

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8 Luxury Modern Floor Lamps for Curling up With a Good Book

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