HomeGoods Happy with The Decorologist

Last Saturday morning, I woke up to a snowy Nashville landscape.  Lucky for me, a little dusting of snow wouldn't put a damper on a special HomeGoods event that I was honored to host as one of their first Blogger Ambassadors!

homegoods blogger ambassador the decorologist Kristie Barnett

HomeGoods Blogger Event


I had such a wonderful time – the management and staff at the fabulous Hendersonville, TN HomeGoods store were absolutely amazing.  We were greeted with a gorgeous spread of breakfast and coffee, as well as complete run of the store before two hours prior to opening to the public!

homegoods and the decorologist

One of the fabulous staff members at HomeGoods!


My assistant and friend, Diana, and I scoured the store to prepare for my presentation.  My goal was to gather  five of my favorite things to shop for at HomeGoods.  I couldn't stop at just five, there were so many great things in the freshly-stocked store!

homegoods event

Me and Diana – Early Morning Shopping!


At 8:00 sharp, The Decorologist readers began filing in and making themselves at home and readying themselves for a shopping party!

homegoods blogger party

You need a lotta coffee and muffins if you wanna party this early on a Saturday


I shared my insider secrets about how to achieve high-end, on-trend looks with items like lamps, pillows, bedding, and accessories from HomeGoods.

kristie barnett public appearance at nashville homegoods

Standing Room Only


I spoke about how I love to use decorative trays to corral collections and create tabletop vignettes in almost any room.

homegoods decorating lesson by the decorologist

101 Uses for a Fabulous Tray from HomeGoods


Besides the $10 gift cards all my readers received for attending the special blogger party, HomeGoods provided ten $25 gift cards for our "Price Is Right" game. 

HomeGoods gift cards at Blogger Party

HomeGoods' Eric Handing Out Yet Another Giftcard


I would share one of my favorite finds, then see which party-goer could most closely guess the HomeGoods price without going over.  These shoppers caught on quickly, remembering that I told them that all items in the store are up to 60% what you'd pay elsewhere.

HomeGoods Blogger Party

Hendersonville HomeGoods Store Manager, Jake Ranney


Among other things, I showed the shoppers how to create the perfect pillowscape for their sofas.  I honestly love teaching people how to make their spaces feel like home, especially on a budget!  That's what great about HomeGoods.  You can find quality, on-trend decor for such a great price point.

the decorologist home goods

Pillowscapes a-go-go


By the time I finished my decorating presentation, everyone was geared up to start shopping!


Who's Ready to Shop?


I got to meet so many awesome readers and help them make some great choices for their home.  Isn't this wooden mirror fabulous?

homegoods with the decorologist

This Mirror is the Perfect Focal Point for Any Room


Look at all the fun finds my readers found at the Hendersonville, TN HomeGoods store.  I have a similar dressform that I found at HomeGoods a couple of years ago – check out how I use this little treasure in my home.

dress form homegoodsFun Dressform for Displaying Jewelry or Scarves


Let's get down to the real deal:  HomeGoods provided me with a $500 gift certificate for hosting the party.  After helping all these other people shop for their homes, it was my turn.  What would I buy for my own home?  Well, I immediately noticed this pile of fabulous tables near the checkout.  

gold table homegoods

The HomeGoods Mother Lode


Yes, they had a sticky note with someone's name on them, but an hour passed and no one claimed them!  I finally had the manager page the person over the intercom.  Well, they were eventually claimed by one lucky shopper, although she decided to pass on the larger gold metal table because of a small chip in the glass top.  Guess who snatched that baby up for a mere $50?

gilt table

HomeGoods' Wayne got it to my car quickly, before she changed her mind!


What a fun way to start a weekend, don't you think?  If you're in the neighborhood, make sure you stop in and shop at the beautiful Hendersonville HomeGoods store.

HomeGoods Happy with The Decorologist

Hendersonville HomeGoods Store Manager, Jake Ranney, and his crew loading up my car


I absolutely LOVE the gold metal table I snagged, but my other favorite find of the day was the gorgeous mirrored tray for less than $30:

mirrored HomeGoods trayButterfly Mirrored Tray from HomeGoods


Oh, I almost forgot to announce the winner of the "Tweet Your Favorite HomeGoods Find!" The winner of a $50 HomeGoods giftcard is Dana T. of Franklin, TN for tweeting her fabulous find:


Pair of Stunning Lamps, only $39 each


Dana must have driven about an hour to attend the event, so she earned that gift card!  I've still got about $200 to spend on MY gift card – I'll let you know what I find, of course.  If you attended the HomeGoods Blogger Party, please tell us what treasure you found for your home.





  1. Tracy

    What a wonderful event! I found LOTS of great things and came home with a beautiful duvet cover that will be perfect for my master bedroom and some fun Spring table runners for my dining room. I can't wait to go back once my house is built and stock up on more great things like area rugs and lamps. 

    • Kristie Barnett

      I’m glad you found some fun things, Tracy!  Thanks for coming to the party 🙂

  2. Kristin Long

    WTG Dana!!!!  Those lamps will look awesome in your house!!!  I am envious of all of you who got to shop at my favorite retail (not!) store!!!  I just want to take on the winner of the "Price is Right" in a showdown! 🙂

  3. Dana Tucker

    Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!! You could not have bestowed your kindness on a more grateful recipient. I love HomeGoods AND I LOVE The Decorologist. WIN, WIN!!! I can't wait for the next blogger shopping party!!

  4. Alicia Fox

    Thanks for the opportunity to attend this fun event!  I loved getting the tips you offered in your presentation prior to shopping.  I found a great pair of green geometric print pillows to spruce up my boring tan sofa.  Thank you HomeGoods and the Decorologist!

  5. Jamie P Brantley

    The lamps and the wood sunburst mirror are stunning… this post is making me want to go shop!!!!

  6. Cindy G

    It was a fun adventure!  Thanks to Kristie and HomeGoods!

  7. Susie

    What a fun time we had!  So many great things to shop for and I ALWAYS learn something new from Kristie!

  8. Miranda W.

    What a wonderful event! I heard about it from my friends who attended. I wish I had known about it and was able to go! Will you be hosting any similar events any time soon? My husband and I just bought a new house, and I am clueless on where to begin!

  9. Victoria Riddle

    Kristie, I had a wonderful time! Everyone at the Home Goods store was so nice and very helpful. You were wonderful- very informative with lots of good helpful ways to decorate and how to shop to get the look your wanting with the great finds at The Home Goods Store. So enjoyed it and look forward to the next one!

  10. Patty

    What a great event!   Kristie, for those who were unable to attend, will you share your pillowsscape secrets and your tray presentation in future posts?  So many fans would be gratful!

  11. Pam C.

    Kristie, it was so worth getting up early to hear all your tips and to go on a super fun shopping spree. I tried to remember everything you said to tell my sister. She receives your blog too after I suggested it to her.  The Homegoods associates were so friendly and informative. One of them even refilled our coffee! My husband surprised me by showing me many on trend items! I purchased a white frame mirror that I hope to use in our bathroom renovation. Thanks again for hosting an incredible event!


  12. Chris R.

    Hi Kristie. I stumbled upon your blog and I am so glad I did!. But right now I am a perfect shade of green (envy) because we DON'T have Home Goods in Canada. I couldn"t help but notice some of their amazing prices. We presently have our house for sale and so many of them would go along way in completing "my staging". Sigh !!!!! I take comfort in the fact I can at least copy some of your tips.  All the best from Ontario.


  13. Jen C.

    I love Homegoods and the Decorologist, so this was a match made in heaven for me!  It was such a fun event and the associates there were so kind and helpful.  You could tell just how proud they were of their store!  And I loved all of your tips, as usual!  My two fabulous finds were a little hot pink glass lamp for my spunky five year old's room (she LOVES it!) and a really cool huge orange pot for my new patio area. Thanks so much for a fun morning!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thank you, Jen!  So glad you could make it on a snowy morning 🙂

  14. Melissa

    What a fun event! I found lovely curtains at Home Goods and am adding a fabulous panel along the bottom so they are the right length. Will send a pic when I'm done! 

    Thanks so much, Kristie!


  15. Phillipia Pundor

    This was a great event and I hope there are more to come. I was able to spend some time with a good friend, pick up more of your amazing tips and nuggets of wisdom, and get a couple of good bargains at Home Goods.

    • Kristie Barnett

      I’m glad you had a good time, Phillipia!  Thanks for coming 🙂

  16. Kelly

    Looks like a great time! I love Home Goods and am fortunate to have one nearby. I always find something- even if I am not looking. Take a look at their accent chairs- great prices-great chairs. Rugs are good also! Plenty of systles of mirrors and tons of art!  Home Goods is one of my first stops looking for lamps. Great store- good for you-$500.00 certificate!!

  17. Maria Killam

    What a fun post, standing room only that rocks! Love your yellow jacket! x Maria


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