Author Archives: Kristie Barnett

Favorite Things – Stocking Stuffer Ideas (Cheap and Easy!)

We’re just a couple of weeks out – how ready are you? I definitely have more Christmas shopping to do, but since I’m down with a cold and should probably stay inside today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas this year!   Colorful, quirky socks are all the rage this […]

The 2019 Color of the Year – Is it a Color Predictor, Reflector, Shaper, or Failure?

I’ve been following color trends for a living for more than a decade. I study them, report them, and specify them for my clients. I’ve used color trends to develop training and provide advice for professional designers, stagers, Realtors, and homeowners in regard to which paint colors have the most appeal and the longest shelf […]

Why You May Need a Winter Beach Vacation

I just did something I’ve never done. My family decided to spend Thanksgiving in a completely different way – and made a winter beach vacation out of it. Remember the beach house remodel I completed last winter? Well, we took some family friends and drove the seven hours south to spend Thanksgiving week ON THE […]

How White Kitchen Cabinets Make Your Kitchen Larger

With all the talk about warmer colors for kitchens, don’t be afraid that white kitchen cabinets are going out of style. White kitchen cabinets are classic and are found in all eras of kitchen history. I am NOT anti-wood stain, believe it or not!  However, too much wood in a single space can be just […]

When Your Great Room Isn’t So Great – Designing a Room with Vaulted Ceilings

I have a lovely client who I’ve helped with various rooms in her home over the years. She contacted me a while back to tackle her great room and adjoining kitchen, where she was ready to make significant changes but wasn’t sure where to start. She and her husband were using the great room for […]