Ottoman Makeover – Thinking Outside the Box

My client just downsized into a tony townhouse in Nashville and moved a good deal of the furnishings from her former, much larger home. This ottoman/coffee table was the perfect size for her living room in the previous home.  In the smaller space, it dominated the entire room (and not in a good way).  It is a custom piece, and not inexpensive.  What to do?

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A Daughter’s Dream Room & the Dyson DC59 Motorhead Vacuum

My little girl is growing up.  She wants a more mature bedroom, something different than the one she’s had for years.  The room you see here is it’s condition just prior to a magazine shoot at our house a few months back.  So please understand, it’s NEVER this clean.  Which is a problem, but I’ll get to that later in the post when I share with you my dream . . .

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daughter’s room

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How to Update When Your Hardware is All Brass

One of my favorite new clients and her husband just bought a large 1970’s home with TONS of potential. The architecture and floorplan of the home is amazing, but because it was built in the 1970s, there are a few quirky things we are going to have to work on.

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So Who Wants to Become an Expert Psychological Stager™?

Today is my 45th birthday, so this blogpost will be short and sweet!  The countdown is on (just over three weeks) for our home staging training course where 23 attendees from 7 states will earn their certification as an Expert Psychological Stager™.

 

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On the Cover of Everyday Home Magazine

The fall edition of Everyday Home magazine will hit the stands on September 22, and I’m on the cover (sort of).

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Decorating in the Twilight Zone

Sometimes some very weird stuff happens to me related to decorating and, oddly enough, estate sales.  Like the time I was pregnant and tracking down vintage Fisher Price Little People for my unborn child.  I had a dream that I went to an estate sale and found a Little People barn layed out on a blanket.  The next day, I went to some garage and estate sales.  And guess what I saw layed out on a blanket . . .

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vintage Fisher Price Little People barn 

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A Pastel Blue Backdrop for Family Treasures

You know how I love to rethink and repurpose spaces, right?  I wanted to show you this happy space I worked on this week.  I did a paint color consultation with this Nashville client a few months back, and this week I returned to arrange furniture and hang art.

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