Best of Nashville 2012

I hope you are in for a wonderful weekend – I am helping host a baby shower with a woodland animal theme (*love*) and catching up (as always) on emails and such. 

The Decorologist in Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2012


I just wanted to take a moment to thank all my local readers and clients for making The Decorologist blog one of the top 3 style blogs in The Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2012.  I appreciate all of you who take the time to read and comment and share this blog with your friends.  With all the changes in Facebook business pages lately, this may be a good time to subscribe via email or RSS feed (see side bar) to make sure you get all my posts.  Also, be sure to follow me on Pinterest for lots of fun design ideas for your home.  Again, have a great weekend!

Galloping into a Home Near You – The Horse Trend

I’m sure many of you have noticed the pletherication of horse-themed art.  Don’t google it – I totally just made up that word.  I think I meant proliferation.   Anyway, the horse trend is in full trot.


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Knowing What to Change and What NOT to Change When Decorating

Here in Nashville, there are many houses that were built in the 1960s and 1970s.  I see a lot of entry floors from that era that look exactly like this:

Existing Entry Floor


This client had grown weary of her dark, dated entry but wasn’t sure she wanted to completely redo the floor. 

Entry Before

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The Best of Gray

Yesterday Maria Killam of Colour Me Happy featured a quote from me (among other color experts) regarding one of my favorite grays. 

via Maria Killam

Check out the post here to get the low-down on all the hottest grays this season.   Thank you for the mention, Maria!  You are such a rock star . . .

Please Do It Right, or Don’t Do It At All – The Accent Wall

Seems to me that many people just can’t get enough of the “accent wall.”   Let’s discuss. 



I’m certainly not against having an accent wall, but you need to think about why you want one.  Sometimes I think people are too scared to paint the entire room the color they really love.  So they paint some wimpy neutral, then paint one wall the color they really wanted. [Read more…]

IKEA Bookcases – So Many Ways to Use Them!

The Expedit Bookcase is one of IKEA’s best-selling products, and it’s no wonder.  They’re inexpensive and incredibly versatile, making them the best value I’ve found in a bookcase.  They’re backless, so the color from the wall behind can show through.


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Gender Neutral Nurseries



Last week, a client asked me to come up with a gender-neutral color scheme for her baby-to-be.

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