Mixing Old and New in Your Design

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Some of my favorite projects are those where I am incorporating a client’s existing furnishings in the “new” design. Mixing old and new is so much more interesting than starting from scratch! Old pieces add character, record history, and tell your story. This client moved into a charming home in an historic neighborhood after many […]

How to Hide the TV in Plain Sight!

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“How can I hide the TV?” That’s a question I’m often asked, and there are a couple of ways I suggest you tackle that problem. But this new solution is rocking my world, and I can’t wait to share it with you today! You’ll also get a sneak peek of one of the bedrooms in […]

4 Reasons You Should Use Vintage Rugs in Your Home

You probably know that a great rug can soften up a space and improve the auditory quality of a room by absorbing sound. Today I want to share with you a few reasons why you should consider using vintage rugs in your home! Sure, I often help clients purchase new rugs. But there’s something truly […]

How to Decorate a Room from Scratch – Sunroom Reveal!

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Summer is on its way – no matter what else is going on in this crazy world! I thought it would be a good time to share another happy, colorful room reveal and my pro tips for how to decorate a room from scratch. I was brought in for a design consultation after the new […]

A Colorful & Eclectic Living Room Makeover

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It’s been one heck of a week, amiright? With everything coming to a screeching halt and so much worry about illness and incomes, I thought it’d be nice to share a very colorful and happy living room makeover I helped an awesome client accomplish recently. Maybe it’ll give you some inspiration for your own home, […]

Reviving Granbery – Taking the Good with the Bad

You can’t appreciate the good until you’ve had the bad! And boy, have we had some challenges over the last few weeks at Granbery Manor. Water seems to be our enemy as of late. Not only have we had major water issues at the circa 1807 home we’ve been working on, but we’ve had a […]

Reviving Granbery Manor – Episode 4, The Work Begins

I hope you all had a great week! It was terribly rainy here in Nashville, but I got a lot of things accomplished. I’ve been working to put together some short video episodes of the progress on the restoration of the 1807 Federal-style house we recently purchased. If you missed the 3-part tour videos, check […]

Arranging Furniture When You Have Multiple Focal Points!

How to Arrange Furniture in a Room with Multiple Focal Points by The Decorologist

Rooms always look their best when the furniture is balanced on the architecture. But what if you have a room with multiple focal points that don’t line up with each other?? This is a common problem for homeowners and was a big issue in my client’s living room project. Let’s start out with the “before” […]

Sometimes It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

Just in case you grow jealous of my beautiful new old house, I must tell you the ugly truth. Like so many things in life, it gets worse before it gets better. Sometimes a lot worse. Because we have to replace all the old galvanized pipes that are rusted and full of orange crud, holes […]