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...

Dining Room Lighting Tips from The Decorologist

Dining Room Lighting Tips from The Decorologist

Making lighting decisions is a big deal, whether you're building a new home or just redecorating. I get lots of questions about lighting, and today I'm going to share important dining room lighting tips with you. There are many things to consider - lighting size,...

The Ultimate 2021 Kitchen Trends Report – The Decorologist

The Ultimate 2021 Kitchen Trends Report – The Decorologist

If you are considering updating your kitchen this year, I've got the scoop on everything you need to know about 2021 Kitchen Trends. In this post I'm sharing the top trends reported by the best current trend studies, as well as my thoughts on what will be popular in...

Highs and Lows of a Very Angsty 2020

Highs and Lows of a Very Angsty 2020

I'd like to think I'm a realist. And the last year or so? It's been a REAL kick in the pants. You probably know we bought a house the beginning of 2020. Well, actually it's more of a MANOR. Over 200 years old, with all the charm and all the problems you might imagine...

Basement Remodel – Sinatra Style!

Basement Remodel – Sinatra Style!

When my client first asked me to help her with her basement remodel project, my mind went to the typical requests for a dark media room with theatre seating and a ginormous movie screen . . . After all, the basement had no windows. No, not even one! Then she told me...

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