When Your Great Room Isn’t So Great – Designing a Room with Vaulted Ceilings

I have a lovely client who I’ve helped with various rooms in her home over the years. She contacted me a while back to tackle her great room and adjoining kitchen, where she was ready to make significant changes but wasn’t sure where to start. She and her husband were using the great room for […]

Mountain Mural Tutorial in a Boys’ Bedroom

After several blogposts of various boys’ room makeovers at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home in the Greater Nashville area, today I’m showing you the reveal of the room I designed.  PLUS, I’m going to tell you exactly how I did the mountain mural that inspired the whole room. The bedroom previously had a bit of a […]

Designer Secrets You’ve Never Heard!

You’re going to love the amazing room designs I’m sharing today from our Greater Nashville Chapter of RESA® 2018 Meaningful Makeovers project at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. AND you are going to learn a few designer secrets that you can try in your own home! This first design was created and implemented by Angela […]

One Headboard, Four Options!

Last week, we finished up the second annual Meaningful Makeovers project at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. While I am still working on gathering all the photos to share the amazing transformations of the second house, I wanted to share how we made different choices for the headboard in the boys’ rooms.   Someone had […]

Design Inspiration and Paint Colors for Boys Bedrooms

  As part of our Greater Nashville Real Estate Staging Association‘s second annual Meaningful Makeovers project, I am excited to show you the boys’ bedrooms and baths in the first of two houses we’ve been working in over the last few weeks!  I hope these will give you design inspiration and paint colors for boys’ […]

Meaningful Makeovers Boys’ Room Design Plan

  I’m excited that I again get to be a part of this amazing charity project! For the second year in a row, the Greater Nashville Chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association has raised $10,000 to design rooms in a group foster care setting at Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. Last September our team transformed […]

What Paint Colors for a Rental Property?

People often ask me what paint colors they should use to paint the apartment or condo they are living in. But what paint colors for a rental property? Few people ask that question. I think this is a question that SHOULD be asked more, because paint color can make or break the success of a […]

Dorm Room Makeover

The day I’ve dreaded for the last six months (I’ll be honest, maybe more like 18 years) finally arrived:  the day my firstborn moved out of her childhood bedroom and into a college dorm room. All you mommas – you know what I mean, right?   Audrey and her new roommate ended up with the […]

The Impact of Dining Room Paint Color

Color changes everything. And it can do a world of good for your dining room. Today’s befores and afters  (oh, how I love befores and afters!) are to prove to you the incredible impact of dining room paint color.   Let’s start at the very beginning – that’s a very fine place to start! A […]

The Home Staging Mistake You Are Probably Making

There are many hapless stagers out there making a common home staging mistake, not even realizing they are putting the emphasis on the WRONG THING. Confusing decorating and real estate staging is why many people think they don’t need to hire a professional home stager if their home is already decorated. Contrary to popular belief, […]