Author Archives: Kristie Barnett

How To Choose Paint Colors for Staging Homes

Is choosing paint colors for staging homes to sell different than choosing them for a home you plan to continue living in? Yes and no. While I guide all my clients towards colors that update their home while taking their existing finishes into account, I want the homeowner’s personality and personal preferences to shine through […]

Therapeutic Design in a Children’s Play Room

Today I want to talk about therapeutic design. I was recently asked to cast a vision for a makeover of a therapeutic play room for children being served by AGAPE. Some of you may remember the annual Bella Rustica barn sale that I supported and promoted in years past? That event was founded to help raise […]

First Impressions In Home Staging – Even More Important Than You Realize

First impressions in home staging – you may not realize just HOW important they truly are.  How much do you really know about the impact of the first impression on homebuyer decision-making?   First of all, it’s important to understand that the “decision” to like or dislike a visual stimulus is not truly a decision. It […]

The Final Reveal of Colors and Design at House for Hope Designer Showhouse

The House for Hope Designer Showhouse turned out beautifully and is open for tours! *sigh of relief*   You might imagine that choosing the paint color palette and placement for the home was a quick and easy task. If only. paint colors are Sherwin-Williams and specified by The Decorologist   I created the paint color scheme prior to […]

The Decorologist Reports 2017 Kitchen Trends

Last week I was invited to the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) meeting about 2017 Kitchen Trends, sponsored by Procraft Cabinetry, Caesarstone, and Richelieu. I took notes like crazy so that I could share some of what I’ve learned with you – now you can make the best choices in your kitchen renovations!   2017 Kitchen […]