Creating Ambiance in the Kitchen

I found a pair of mid-century lamps last week at a Barn Sale here in Nashville that I couldn’t pass up.  I bought them without knowing whether or not they worked, so I set them up in the kitchen to test them with light bulbs.  

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The Paint Colors of the HGTV Smart Home 2014

Touring designer showcase homes can give you insight into what colors are being used in high-end new builds.  Since I was fortunate enough to get an exclusive invitation to the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville last week, I thought I’d share all the paint colors used in this beautiful, high-tech home.

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What Home Buyers May Miss If You Don’t Stage Your Home to Sell

One of the reasons Home Staging is so important to utilize when selling your home is that buyers make snap judgments when they walk into a room.  Your house is one of the many they are touring, and buyers are very quickly taking mental notes and drawing instant conclusions about each room they enter.  

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How to Take “Country” and Make It “Arty”

As promised, I’m sharing another before and after from the Nashville home featured Monday.  

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The Decorologist

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The 6 Components of a Beautiful Bedroom Design

I’ve finished up several master bedroom designs lately here in Nashville, and I’m excited to share this one with you today.  Excited because it’s stinkin’ beautiful, and excited because it illustrates six components of a beautiful bedroom design.  

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The Decorologist – Nashville Interior Design

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Making Your House a Home on a Budget & My List of Bargain Sources

 

Last Thursday evening, I had the privilege of teaching a class for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville to help their newest homeowners make wise choices for budget-friendly furniture and decor.  Most of us could use a class like that, don’t you think?

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Making Your House a Home on a Budget attendees

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – At the Southern Living Idea House

Tuesday I spent a magical evening at the newly decorated Southern Living idea House at Fontanel where the builder, Castle Homes, gave VIP guests (including me!) a special private tour. It feels as though the Christmas season has begun in Nashville!

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