Tag Archives: designer

How To Live Like You’re on Vacation All Year

When I started working with my client about a year ago, it was obvious to me that she was drawn to all things shabby, chippy, and beachy.  She called me in to help pulling those things together and making them work in her traditional suburban home.   Front Porch – Photo by Melanie G. Photography […]

How to Make Your Home Feel Peaceful

After a long day we all want to come home to a place that feels peaceful — a place to recharge, restore and relax.   It’s one thing to create a space that is visually beautiful, but it’s quite another to create a space that can make you feel calm and at peace with the […]

The Decorologist is in the Houzz

I didn’t start this blog because I was a writer, or because I longed to write.  I started this blog because I was bursting with ideas and thoughts that I wanted to put down somewhere, to document them, to share with whoever might be willing to listen. source   Sometimes I’m surprised by the attention […]

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

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.  source