Trendspotting at Kings Chapel Parade of Homes

Decorating my Make-A-Wish Christmas tree last week afforded me to unique chance to tour the designer homes on the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes before anyone else!  There were plenty of design trends that I noticed throughout the beautiful homes.

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trendspotting by The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett

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Black Friday with The Decorologist

The shopping season has officially begun, and you are probably primarily responsible for gift shopping in your home. Hey, maybe you should make a list of things YOU might like to receive for yourself this year! Here’s a list of some of my favorite bargains for the home that you may want to pass along to those asking what YOU want for Christmas:

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The End of the Formal Dining Room

Holiday gatherings are approaching quickly, and it’s time to say goodbye to the traditional dining room.  It’s time to close the doors on the gloomy, twice-a-year, precious surfaces, traditional dining room of yore.

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Coral Reef – Finally A Color of the Year I Can Get Behind!

Just when I was beginning to lose hope, Sherwin-Williams announced it’s 2015 Color of the Year – Coral Reef (SW 6606).



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The Decorologist on Color Placement – It’s More Important Than You Think

I just staged a property to sell in a high-end suburb of Nashville.  The realtor who hired me sent some preview photos last week, asking what color the dining room should be painted.

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Let me put you in my shoes – what might you do to make the biggest impact (for the least amount of money) in showcasing this dining room? What kind of impression would you want to make on homebuyers?

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I have to tell you:  it’s pretty exciting to be shopping for groceries in your very own local grocery store and be able to pick up a magazine you are in.  And thankfully, not a tabloid.
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in my local Kroger grocery!

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What I Learned About Design Trends at the Event

Last night I attended a event here locally.  It was sponsored by and held at PDI, a new kitchen and bathroom showroom here in Nashville. Attendees included designers, builders, architects, and other home professionals who have business profiles on

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