Trendspotting at the Southern Living Showcase House

I was invited for a personally guided tour through the new Southern Living Showcase House in the The Grove in middle Tennessee. The home was designed by architect Mitchell Barnett and built by Hatcliff Construction, which has been a part of the Southern Living Custom Home Builder Program for 9 years.   As I took […]

5 Things I Loved This Week

Well, my dears, today was the last day of a much-needed vacation at the beach with my family and family friends. We were on the Gulf coast, where the weather was perfection the entire time (the beaches on the Atlantic didn’t fare as well). I tried not to work (too much), but it’s not in […]

Styling Your Brown Leather Sofa – The Decorologist

If I’ve seen one brown leather sofa, I’ve seen 682,000 of them in my clients’ homes. Like a big brown hole in the middle of the family room, the brown leather sofa can suck the light and the life out of an entire room.   But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are […]

Five Things I Love About This Bedroom (and One I Hate)

There are a whole lot of things I love about this bedroom. It’s the master bedroom of a home where I designed 95% of the interior. Living room, dining room, office, breakfast room, bonus room, and FIVE bedrooms. This room is painted Sherwin-Williams Oyster Bay, and it’s the one of two rooms in this house […]

Painting Garage Doors – Advice from The Decorologist

With the fall coming on and with it more temperate weather, now is a good time to think about painting garage doors. Yours could likely use a facelift, am I right? It’s a particularly important decision to make if the garage faces the road and is part of the overall view when facing the front […]