Tag Archives: design

The Surprising Reason Why I Choose Paint Color FIRST

When designing interior spaces, I typically choose paint color first. If you work in the field of design, you may have been taught to do the exact opposite. I know, I know. That’s what they teach in design school. You start with art or fabric or rug, then choose a wall color from one of […]

Therapeutic Design in a Children’s Play Room

Today I want to talk about therapeutic design. I was recently asked to cast a vision for a makeover of a therapeutic play room for children being served by AGAPE. Some of you may remember the annual Bella Rustica barn sale that I supported and promoted in years past? That event was founded to help raise […]

Modern Styling for An Antique Bed

This is the third in a kind of series about decorating with an antique bed. The first was about putting away a bed that I had been sleeping in for 28 years to make way for a new one, the second was about transforming an antique bed with paint, and this one is about freshening […]

The Decorologist Announces 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Just announced: the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is GREENERY: Pantone Yes, the photo is lovely, but cue into the little box in the middle of the picture. THAT’S the color of the year. It’s an acidic, nearly neon, yellow-green. Pantone says the color pick is “a symbol of new beginnings” that is “zesty” […]

Why You May Need a Round Dining Table

My friends, the dining room is getting smaller and smaller. A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) asked single-family builders how they distribute the finished floor space in their typical new homes. In an average new build, the dining room accounts for about 7% of the total square footage of the […]