Open House Tour Ideas

Open House Tour Ideas

I, like we all, have missed many "normal" things over the last 18 months. One of which is attending design events and touring homes. It's both inspiration and research for me. So it was nice to be invited to tour a designer home this week with other professionals...

2021 Interior Trends That May Surprise You!

2021 Interior Trends That May Surprise You!

2021 Interior Trends That May Surprise You!Although you may be thinking that NOTHING about the last couple of years could possibly surprise you, these 2021 interior trends just might. Let's see if these are trends that might help move your home into a happier place!...

Paint Consultation Success Story

Paint Consultation Success Story

I want to share a fun paint consultation success story that involves a long-distance relationship. Lisa is in New York, and she has recently put her lovely home on the market. Over the last several years, I've consulted with her on exterior paint colors (see here),...

Should You Stage Your Home in a Hot Real Estate Market?

Should You Stage Your Home in a Hot Real Estate Market?

The real estate market is as hot as I've ever seen it. Many agents and homeowners have asked me whether or not staging adds value or if it's even needed in a time when homes are flying off the market, often selling above list price. Should you stage your home in a hot...

3 Paint Color Mistakes That Will Bring You to Tears

3 Paint Color Mistakes That Will Bring You to Tears

If you asked me to tell you what paint color mistakes to avoid, I could probably spit out at least 20 off the top of my head. I'm going to share three that I see all the time, and avoiding these will save you a lot of heartache and money. Paint Color Mistake #1: ...

1950s Style Dinner Party

1950s Style Dinner Party

I've been a member of a Cooking Club for over 17 years now. For those of you who know me, you know I'm not much of a cook, but I love to throw a good party! I'm all about a good theme and setting a pretty table. And costumes. After the last year and a half, I was...

Grand Millennial Inspiration from an Estate Sale

Grand Millennial Inspiration from an Estate Sale

One of the hottest trends in design isn't anything new. It's a return to a classic interior design style where floral chintz, rattan, painted furniture, skirted sofas, chinoiserie, wallpaper, cloth napkins, and grandmother's china are celebrated. And most importantly...

Occupied Staging – Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Occupied Staging – Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

When most people hear the term "home staging," they think of vacant home staging. Vacant staging is when an empty property is staged with furnishings to enhance its appeal to buyers. Occupied home staging, on the other hand, is when the property is NOT empty. The...

Creating a Lighting Plan – 4 Things to Consider

Creating a Lighting Plan – 4 Things to Consider

There are many things to consider when putting together a lighting plan for a new home or remodel. A frequent mistake I see people make is choosing light fixtures without a well-conceived plan. If you simply pick out fixtures you like and distribute them throughout...

Traveller’s Rest – Inspiration from Our Home’s Big Sister

Traveller’s Rest – Inspiration from Our Home’s Big Sister

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day last weekend. I thought I would share what I did for my special day, along with my two precious daughters of course! Traveller's Rest is the oldest historic home museum in Nashville, and it has some very significant ties to our...

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