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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Get a Free Subscription to Everyday Home Magazine

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 Houzz.com Event

Last night I attended a Houzz.com 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 Houzz.com.

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I’m a Rug Designer – Who Knew???

I’ve learned some important lessons about business and life over the last several years.  You never know what you are capable of until you try, and when someone asks me to do something I’ve never done that might actually help me grow in some way, I now say “YES.”

So when Carpet One Flooring asked me if I would design a welcome mat to aid breast cancer research, guess what I said?

 

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How to Score Bargains at Flea Markets

There was a two-page article in Saturday’s Tennessean newspaper about the upcoming Bella Rustica Marketplace, and guess who wrote it?

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