Gatherings Magazine Summer/Fall Edition

I’m so excited and honored to have TWO of my design projects featured in the latest issue of Gatherings Magazine! This is my favorite issue yet (and not just because my work is featured, really!).


Latest Issue of Gatherings Magazine


These two projects couldn’t be more different in style.  The room below is one I worked on a couple of years ago now.  My client wanted an urban farmhouse vibe in her formal dining room.  The mix of seating – slipcovered wingbacks, wood side chairs, and an outdoor bench – made this room so much more interesting and welcoming than before.  Heather Spriggs Thompson worked her magic on the ceiling and on the wainscotting of this room, creating the look of tooled leather with paint.


Rustic Dining Room by The Decorologist – Decorative Painting by Heather Spriggs Thompson


My other work featured was the seaside makeover of a traditional suburban home.  I love the photography on this one, and Gatherings features parts of the home you haven’t seen yet.  Heather also did the faux finish on the fireplace that absolutely made the room! 

the decorologist, kristie barnett

Full Feature in Gatherings Magazine



You definitely need to check it out, along with the rest of this beautiful magazine.

image from Gatherings Magazine


I am headed for the beach this weekend, just hoping for sunny weather.  See you all next week!


  1. Lisa

    Congrats Kristi. I just spent a 1/2 hour perusing the magazine. It’s beautifully written and the pics are gorgeous.

  2. Donna Frasca

    Congrats to you! LOVE the rustic DR – I’ll hire you when I buy my log cabin in the NC mountains 🙂

    • Kristie Barnett

      Sounds great, Donna! Asheville sounds nice this time of year 🙂

  3. Heather

    Thank you Kristie not only for your lovely contributions to Gatherings but also for sharing here with your readers. Im honored to know you and collaborate with you on your brilliant design projects.

    • Kristie Barnett

      It’s such an honor to be included in your beautiful magazine. I’m amazed at what you do!!!

  4. Jennifer

    Beautiful job as usual Kristie!! Congratulations, very well deserved my friend!
    Have a great day!


  5. Sheila @sZinteriors

    Wonderful! Good for you, Kristie!!! I love seeing the momentum of your work taking shape like this, because I think you bring something very real to the table. Your flawless use of colour mixed with a strong redesign component in your decorating approach is something I think is very valuable. Awesome, in fact! I hope you have a really great weekend!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thank you so much, Sheila! Your encouragement means a lot to me 🙂

  6. Kelly

    So nice to be published! Love the table- great job! I am so happy things are going so well for you!!


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