The History of Paint Color in Benjamin Moore Palettes

1880-1910 Paint Colors of the Industrial Revolution by Benjamin Moore

I recently attended Benjamin Moore‘s 2020 Color Forecast event in Nashville. Presented by my regional designer rep, Candice Carter, at the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, the lecture was about the history of paint color in residential settings. As a devoted lover of old homes (and great paint colors!), I was completely thrilled to […]

Painting the Ceiling a Different Color in a Living Room – Yay or Nay?

sky gray blue color on living room ceiling by The Decorologist

Since I am known for painting the ceiling a different color, I am often asked which ceiling to paint and what color to choose. Like many of the often-asked questions in life, the best answer depends on several factors. If you are considering painting the ceiling a different color, you need to choose a room […]

The Best Dining Room Table EVER

dining room pingpong table

I’m excited to share with you the best dining room table EVER. It is in the MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST FANCIFUL, MOST FUNCTIONAL room in the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House that I toured last week! Let me show you all the yummy bits of Chenalt James’ design: How do you turn the least-used room […]

Top 5 Design Trends – House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House

house beautiful design trends

This week I was invited to attend an invite-only media preview of the 2019 House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, which is featured in the November issue of the magazine. These kind of showhouses are so inspirational, and I’m dying to share the top trends I saw there! I took soooo many photos, y’all. I […]

If Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams Had a Love Child, Her Room Would Look Like THIS

benjamin moore color of the year first light

Benjamin Moore announces its 2020 Color of the Year, and it’s a blush pink. You may call it “millennial pink”, which is what it has been called since Pantone chose it as their 2016 Color of the Year (or at least as part of its duo, explained here). And since Sherwin-Williams recently announced its own […]

How to Use Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year NAVAL

The Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year has been announced, and it’s a good one: Naval SW6244. I’m going to tell you all about, plus, there’s an exciting announcement at the end of this post! The 2020 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year is a deep, rich blue that works in both classic and […]

Herringbone Tile Pattern And 6 Tips for Designing a Bathroom

herringbone tile pattern

Herringbone tile pattern is a current, yet classic trend. I’m sharing a recent bathroom remodel using it, as well as 6 of my best tips for designing a bathroom. This is a remodel of a guest bathroom in a client’s home that turned out really lovely, and I just can’t wait to show you! Here […]

The New Neutral for Sofas

green colorful sofa

Are you over the big tan or brown blob of a sofa that’s been lurking  living in your living or family room for the last fifteen years?  I’m sick to death of them, let me tell you.  Forget the  gray, greige, or white, colorful sofas will give you the pick-me-up you are looking for in […]

Big Announcement About a New Partnership!

Kristie Barnett book signing

I’m still trying to catch my breath after this summer, but it’s time to catch you up on the goings-on! A few weeks ago, I attended the annual Real Estate Staging Association convention in Las Vegas where I spoke on 2019 Color Trends & The Psychology of Color Placement. One lovely lady brought my book […]

Barn Doors Vs. Pocket Doors? The Real Scoop from The Decorologist!

barn doors or pocket doors, pros and cons

Are you Team Barn Doors or Team Pocket Doors? This is the question I recently asked on Facebook (follow me here) as part of a series I’ve been doing called “This or That?” Because barn doors have been so popular the last few years, I expected a very different result of my informal poll with […]