Front Porch Makeover Reveal!

When Style Diva, Cathi Aycock, challenged me to make over a front porch for a feature for The Tennessean, I kicked it into high gear to find a porch that needed a serious update for the summer.


This 1950’s home is located in a popular ranch neighborhood in Nashville.  This was the “before” of the home:


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Turn Your Builder-Grade Bathroom Into a Spa In One Simple Step

Who wouldn’t want to spend every morning in a bathroom that feels like an oasis of calm?



So you have a drab, neutral bathroom.   It’s your typical builder-grade bathroom – the cabinets and hardware are fine, just nothing special.  You’re tired of it, but you don’t have the budget for a major rehab.

Bathroom Before



Want to make your bathroom feel like a hotel spa without the expense of a weekend get-away?  Is that even possible?

Builder-Grade Bathroom Before



What this bathroom needed was the right paint color, which was then repeated in the accessories to create a calming, spa-like feel.

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Bathroom After The Decorologist


The best color for a spa-like feel is a blue with a hint of green, like the one I chose for this Nashville bathroom.  There’s no one perfect color that will do the trick for everyone’s lighting conditions and existing elements – you have to try several in that color family until you find just the right one.   Some good ones to try are Benjamin Moore Beach Glass or Gray Cashmere, or Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt.

If you need helping choosing paint colors, contact The Decorologist for a Color Consultation that will change the way you feel about your home.