Abandoned Hospital – A Terrifying Birthday Surprise

Well, friends, today’s post is gonna be a weird one. REALLY weird. Often people ask me if my daughters take after me – that is, do they love to decorate?  The answer is an emphatic NO. In fact, being in the design business is probably the absolute last thing either of them would ever choose […]

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 […]