Like an American Picker

I just spent a couple of days at the rural farmstead of my children’s school director. It forced me to disconnect a bit, which is why I always volunteer to chaperone when she invites students to her farm.

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The Decorologist Home Staging Tips on Talk of the Town

Last week, I spent one morning taping a couple of segments of the Nashville-based Talk of the Town television show.

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Move Over, Chevron – Cabana Stripes Are Back

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No, there’s nothing new about cabana stripes.  They are classic, just like Grace Kelly.

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When “Updating” Isn’t What Your Kitchen Needs

As much time as I spend helping clients update kitchens, I suppose I’m a bit of a hypocrite. Because there’s nothing “updated” about my own kitchen.  My home was built in 1939, and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

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when life gives you lemons . . .

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My Summer Angel’s Wedding Shower

Laura has been working for me for several summers - taking care of my kids, running errands, providing staging assistance, and even cooking meals for my family.  We consider her our “Summer Angel.” 7O3A8608 600x480 My Summer Angels Wedding Shower

Well, our Summer Angel is walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams next month, and last weekend I hosted a wedding shower for her at our home.  I thought you might like to see some of the photos of the tablescape and one of my favorite recipes. [Read more...]

Hanging Out with Nashville’s Lifestyle Influencers

Last week I attended an invitation-only event of Nashville Lifestyle Influencers, a group that exchanges and helps promote creative ideas and projects across the world of social media.

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Wicker and Rattan are Groovy Again

My sister and I had a pair of twin wicker headboards when we were kids.  I remember going to the mall, peeking into World Bazaar, wishing I could have one of those cool hanging rattan chairs.  But the heavy smell of incense made my eyes burn, so I had to keep on walking – and dreaming of a bedroom that looked like it belonged to Laurie Partridge.

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Laurie Partridge slept here

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