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...

Which LED Light Bulb Should I Choose for My Home?

Which LED Light Bulb Should I Choose for My Home?

While many people are choosing LED light bulbs for their home, very few people know which LED light bulb they should actually choose. I'm here to tell you the two things you need to know when choosing the RIGHT LED light bulbs, because they are too expensive to make...

Flat or Eggshell Paint? The Great Debate

Flat or Eggshell Paint? The Great Debate

You may not know this, but there's a great debate that often goes on between those who specify paint colors and those who are doing the work of painting. Unfortunately, those who are having their homes painted seem to get caught in the middle! Should you use flat or...

5 Ways to Make Your Mixed Wood Tones Work

5 Ways to Make Your Mixed Wood Tones Work

Do you have a lot of mixed wood tones in your furnishings? Would you be surprised if I told you that was actually a GOOD thing? Using all the same wood tone can give you a flat, monotonous look in a room, while mixing a few varieties can provide depth and interest....

Happy Spring Bedroom Makeover!

Happy Spring Bedroom Makeover!

I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to have longer days since the spring time change! I'm not much of a morning person anyway, and I feel so much more productive later in the day when the sun is up longer. I hope you'll enjoy the spring bedroom makeover I have to...

Which Paint Color Course Should I Take? (and 3 Honest Confessions)

Which Paint Color Course Should I Take? (and 3 Honest Confessions)

Spring is popping, and my schedule is filling up with paint color consultations! Some clients hire me to create complete paint color palettes for their home, while others need help finding the perfect paint color to improve the look of their immovable features, like...

4 Common Decorating Fears & How to Conquer Them

4 Common Decorating Fears & How to Conquer Them

This is a true story in which decorating fears had to be conquered in order to get to a beautiful outcome.  Last year I worked on a great room design with a wonderful couple who had recently built their dream home. They wanted a welcoming, comfortable gathering space...

Maximalism on Display at Graduate Hotel Nashville

Maximalism on Display at Graduate Hotel Nashville

Many people are loving a clean, minimalist look for their homes. But then there are others who are embracing a completely different kind of aesthetic. Maximalism is an unapologetic love for mixing and melding all the things they love, no matter how quirky. I can't...

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