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!

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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 […]

The History of Paint Color in Benjamin Moore Palettes

1880-1910 Paint Colors of the Industrial Revolution by Benjamin Moore

I recently attended Benjamin Moore‘s 2020 Color Forecast event in Nashville. Presented by my regional designer rep, Candice Carter, at the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, the lecture was about the history of paint color in residential settings. As a devoted lover of old homes (and great paint colors!), I was completely thrilled to […]

Painting the Ceiling a Different Color in a Living Room – Yay or Nay?

sky gray blue color on living room ceiling by The Decorologist

Since I am known for painting the ceiling a different color, I am often asked which ceiling to paint and what color to choose. Like many of the often-asked questions in life, the best answer depends on several factors. If you are considering painting the ceiling a different color, you need to choose a room […]

The Best Dining Room Table EVER

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I’m excited to share with you the best dining room table EVER. It is in the MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST FANCIFUL, MOST FUNCTIONAL room in the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House that I toured last week! Let me show you all the yummy bits of Chenalt James’ design: How do you turn the least-used room […]

Top 5 Design Trends – House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House

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This week I was invited to attend an invite-only media preview of the 2019 House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House, which is featured in the November issue of the magazine. These kind of showhouses are so inspirational, and I’m dying to share the top trends I saw there! I took soooo many photos, y’all. I […]

If Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams Had a Love Child, Her Room Would Look Like THIS

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Benjamin Moore announces its 2020 Color of the Year, and it’s a blush pink. You may call it “millennial pink”, which is what it has been called since Pantone chose it as their 2016 Color of the Year (or at least as part of its duo, explained here). And since Sherwin-Williams recently announced its own […]

How to Use Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year NAVAL

The Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year has been announced, and it’s a good one: Naval SW6244. I’m going to tell you all about, plus, there’s an exciting announcement at the end of this post! The 2020 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year is a deep, rich blue that works in both classic and […]

Herringbone Tile Pattern And 6 Tips for Designing a Bathroom

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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 […]