Design, Staging, & Color Expert

Kristie Barnett lives with her family in a restored historic home in beautiful Nashville, TN.  She left a career in psychology in 2003 to pursue a more creative path in the home staging and design industry. Better known as “The Decorologist®” since 2009, Kristie has written over 1,300 design articles and has been featured in dozens of national magazines and online news outlets. She has trained and mentored hundreds of professionals across North America in home staging and paint color specification, and authored the popular book, Psychological Staging® – The Home Staging Secrets of The Decorologist.

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Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist®

In addition to hundreds of articles on design, color, and home staging, The Decorologist website contains instructional videos and professional certification courses that will teach you to make any home look magazine-worthy. Sign up for Kristie’s free newsletter and articles here.

Kristie is one of the most recognized and awarded home stagers in the country and is a popular speaker/presenter at design and real estate events. She has specified interior and exterior color palettes for an untold number of homes across the United States and is known as one of the foremost paint color experts in the country. You can find out more about her awards and accolades here.

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Psychological Color Expert™

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Your passion for color and home design can translate into an exciting career! Choose the right colors every time and create the perfect paint color palette for any home. 

Earn your certification completely online from one of the most highly-acclaimed residential color experts in the country. Named 2020 RESA® Most Innovative Product Finalist, this comprehensive course includes all the specific knowledge and paint color tools you’ll need to hit the ground running.

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Psychological Staging®

Accredited Training

Based on the science of visual perception and emotional attachment, Psychological Staging® focuses on the psychological processes of both the buyer and seller to maximize the selling potential of residential properties.

Earn your home staging certification online in just a few weeks from one of the most awarded stagers in the industry! Accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association®.

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paint color training

Expert
Psychological Staging®

Accredited Training

Based on the science of visual perception and emotional attachment, Psychological Staging® focuses on the psychological processes of both the buyer and seller to maximize the selling potential of residential properties.

Earn your home staging certification online in just a few weeks from one of the most awarded stagers in the industry! Accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association®.

Kristie is the favorite go-to consultant for Nashville and Franklin homeowners who need design consultation and the perfect paint colors. Always down to earth and resourceful, Kristie loves helping her clients express themselves through the decoration of home, adding color and furnishings that work beautifully with beloved heirlooms and favorite collections. A local Reader’s Choice favorite, Kristie has garnered awards from The Tennessean, Nashville Lifestyles, Nashville Scene, and Greater Nashville House, Home, & Garden, as well as Design and Client Satisfaction awards for ten years running on Houzz.com.

Kristie currently offers design and color consultations, both locally and online. If you would like to know how you can work with her, click below and let us know what you need!

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