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 […]

Vacant Staging on the Coast

beach ocean

I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me, but I’ve been a busy bee! Thankfully, I just spent a glorious week with my family on the Florida panhandle on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. And I got some sneak peeks of some amazing vacant stagings while I was there! […]

The Best Kitchen Photo Styling Props – The Decorologist

Oh, the beautiful kitchens that make us drool and dream! It’s not only the functionality and beautiful design that draws us in, but it’s also the kitchen photo styling. White ironstone is a classic and works beautifully in kitchen photo styling. Pitchers, bowls, platters, crocks, and cups can hold fruit, utensils, and other cooking necessities.  […]

Photo Styling Secrets: Best Props for Bedrooms and Baths

In my years as a home stager and design consultant, my goal has been that every project I undertake results in a happy client. But if I’m really honest, there’s also the secret hope that I can get the *perfect* finished photo! Staging or decorating a room is one thing, but photo styling is quite […]

Crieve Hall Tour of Homes & 2019 Decorating Trends

One of my favorite things to do is to go to neighborhood home tours all around the Greater Nashville area. They are often annual events in historic districts where you are able to see both excellently preserved architecture and brave, bold remodels for today’s generation. My own house was on our neighborhood tour 10 years […]

Is This the End of the Open Floor Plan?

Lately there’s been talk about the possible demise of the popular open floor plan. It’s been popular for about a decade and still what most people want (or think they want). Sure, they help the light pour in throughout the space and give us some amazing views. But this kind of floor plan is really […]

The Game-Changing Trick To Discover What’s Wrong with Your Decorating

before and after photos

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I am big on before and after photos. But you may not realize the surprising reason WHY taking these photos of your interior is so important! The Decorologist Obviously, taking before and after photos gives you a basis of comparison when you’ve made some […]