Beachy Bedroom Makeover – and Why You Need Oversized Bedding

Now that summer’s in full swing, you may need some inspiration for a bedroom makeover. I’ve got one I hope you’ll like – the master bedroom of the beach vacation property I designed over the winter (and pay attention to the tip about oversized bedding).   When my family rents a house for our annual […]

Exterior Transformations – Would You Like to Learn How to Do This?

Today I’m sharing two exterior transformations – one for a local Nashville client, and one I specified via an online consultation. I’ve been choosing paint colors for interiors and exteriors, both local and long distance, for well over a decade now.   Here’s the first – a darling vintage cottage in the Sylvan Park neighborhood […]

Black Bathroom Walls- Would You Dare?

Black walls are trending, but would you dare to paint black bathroom walls? Well, I recently did, and the payoff was worth the risk! Let’s see if you agree.   We needed maximum results for minimal cost in this beach vacation rental project. Since bathroom is the only one on the main floor, it serves […]

The Decorologist’s Ultimate Crown Molding Hack

  Who doesn’t love a good hack? Today I’ve got the best crown molding hack you didn’t even know you needed! I always say that color placement is as important as the color you choose. The wrong color placement can make a room look smaller, the ceiling lower, and date a room unnecessarily, while the […]

Can You Use a Window Curtain as a Shower Curtain?

In recent months, I’ve grown a bit discontent with my master bathroom and decided it could use a little freshening up.  While I love the original tile in our 1939 bathroom, it’s a bit of a challenge to decorate around. The grout looks dingy, the wallpaper is tired, and the trim could use repainting. Sometimes, […]

Designing for Men – 5 Things They Really Want

Have you ever wondered if designing for men (single men) is different than designing for women or couples? If you thought I wasn’t in touch with the masculine side of design, today you’ll see if I was able to bring it for a single professional’s townhouse. I’m here to tell you, there are 5 things that […]

Home Staging Paint Colors – Befores & Afters

I often finish work with clients who come back into my life a few years down the road when they purchase a different home. C. is a client I have never met in person – I first helped her decorate and choose paint colors for her home via online consultation, then she hired me again […]

The Myth of Encaustic Tile and the Truth You Should Know

There’s a lot of confusion about the encaustic tile trend, so I decided to do my research and let you know what I learned. The popular tile we are seeing all over the kitchens and baths may be either cement or ceramic. I understood that the cement versions are actually “encaustic,” while the ceramic ones […]

How to Dramatically Transform a Kitchen for Under $10,000

So, you can’t change the layout of your boring kitchen. You can’t replace the too-short cabinets. Is there a way to dramatically transform a kitchen so that it looks fresh, updated, and new (without breaking the bank)? According to the Houzz 2018 Kitchen Trends Survey, Americans spend an average of $42,000 on kitchen remodels. About […]

The Shocking Truth About Marble Countertops – They’re Not As Scary As You Think

Marble is both timeless and totally on-trend, and many of you may be considering installing marble countertops in your kitchen. First of all, marble has some wonderful qualities. It is heat resistant, and you can definitely do an undermount sink with marble countertops. It’s an absolutely gorgeous natural stone with every slab being a piece […]