Tag Archives: design

Goodbye Dining Room, Hello Music Room!

“We need a music room.” This is what one of my lovely clients told me when we began a redesign of her home. Her family lives in a lovely period home, full of historic charm. Unfortunately, space on the main level is limited, and we could hardly get her baby grand piano up the stairs! […]

2016 Kitchen Trends – It’s Getting Personal

Wondering about 2016 kitchen trends? Last week, I attended the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which included the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).  Let me tell you: I LOVED so many of the new looks and products that were introduced at the show.   I noticed four dominant 2016 kitchen trends. It’s […]

Kitchen Backsplash – It Can Make or Break a Design

The other day I received a question from the mother of one of my Nashville clients about choosing kitchen backsplash tile, and I thought it might be helpful to share her question and my response with you. The Decorologist “Hi Kristie, I’d like to hear your take on kitchen backsplash. Our home is Colonial Williamsburg. […]

Creating an Evergreen Boy’s Bedroom Design

    I’ve been working with a wonderful family with five young children. The childrens’ bedrooms were nice and roomy, but woefully devoid of any personality or fun.  These clients were looking for “evergreen” bedroom designs for their children – meaning that the rooms wouldn’t look so babyish or theme-y that their kids would tire […]

Forget the Learning Curve – Design Sources Revealed

As many of you may know, I did not go to design school. I was a school psychologist for a decade before I changed course to pursue my love affair with houses.  The learning curve was steep and let’s face it – designers aren’t eager to share their sources. All these years later, there is […]