A Colorful & Eclectic Living Room Makeover

living room design by the decorologist

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 […]

My New Old Federal Style House

May-Granbery Manor Nashville federal style brick historic home

It’s a new year. And hey, it’s even a new decade! And while many things are continuing along the same path as they have been in my life, one BIG thing is changing. We bought a house. And it’s not JUST a house. It’s an over 200-year-old, history-steeped, federal style house that’s been hiding in […]

The 4 Most Difficult Paint Colors – and How to Get Them RIGHT

how to get paint colors right

I’ve been specifying paint colors for about fifteen years, and I’ve found there are a few specific colors that are the most difficult paint colors to choose. Why would some colors be easier/harder than others? The answer is complicated, but the truth is that four stand out from the rest. YELLOW Yellow is notoriously difficult […]

How to Create a Classic Bathroom Design That Lasts

classic bathroom design by The Decorologist

Bathrooms and kitchens are the spaces in our homes that most show their age. Creating a classic bathroom design that will be both lasting and “modern” can be a challenge. Design trends are fickle beasts, and choosing the right finishes can leave you overwhelmed by all the possible options. This recent bathroom remodel in my […]

This or That? The Results of our Popular Opinion Poll!

master bathroom tile this or that

I devote a day a week on social media to a simple question: This or That? Rather than me always telling you what I think or might choose for a project, I want to know what YOU think. And boy, do you tell me! This little design opinion poll is quite popular, and I thoroughly […]