Author Archives: Kristie Barnett

Dorm Room Makeover

The day I’ve dreaded for the last six months (I’ll be honest, maybe more like 18 years) finally arrived:  the day my firstborn moved out of her childhood bedroom and into a college dorm room. All you mommas – you know what I mean, right?   Audrey and her new roommate ended up with the […]

The Home Staging Mistake You Are Probably Making

There are many hapless stagers out there making a common home staging mistake, not even realizing they are putting the emphasis on the WRONG THING. Confusing decorating and real estate staging is why many people think they don’t need to hire a professional home stager if their home is already decorated. Contrary to popular belief, […]

Beachy Bedroom Makeover – and Why You Need Oversized Bedding

Now that summer’s in full swing, you may need some inspiration for a bedroom makeover. I’ve got one I hope you’ll like – the master bedroom of the beach vacation property I designed over the winter (and pay attention to the tip about oversized bedding).   When my family rents a house for our annual […]

Exterior Transformations – Would You Like to Learn How to Do This?

Today I’m sharing two exterior transformations – one for a local Nashville client, and one I specified via an online consultation. I’ve been choosing paint colors for interiors and exteriors, both local and long distance, for well over a decade now.   Here’s the first – a darling vintage cottage in the Sylvan Park neighborhood […]

Black Bathroom Walls- Would You Dare?

Black walls are trending, but would you dare to paint black bathroom walls? Well, I recently did, and the payoff was worth the risk! Let’s see if you agree.   We needed maximum results for minimal cost in this beach vacation rental project. Since bathroom is the only one on the main floor, it serves […]