Favorite Things – Stocking Stuffer Ideas (Cheap and Easy!)

We’re just a couple of weeks out – how ready are you? I definitely have more Christmas shopping to do, but since I’m down with a cold and should probably stay inside today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas this year!   Colorful, quirky socks are all the rage this […]

The 2019 Color of the Year – Is it a Color Predictor, Reflector, Shaper, or Failure?

I’ve been following color trends for a living for more than a decade. I study them, report them, and specify them for my clients. I’ve used color trends to develop training and provide advice for professional designers, stagers, Realtors, and homeowners in regard to which paint colors have the most appeal and the longest shelf […]

Why You May Need a Winter Beach Vacation

I just did something I’ve never done. My family decided to spend Thanksgiving in a completely different way – and made a winter beach vacation out of it. Remember the beach house remodel I completed last winter? Well, we took some family friends and drove the seven hours south to spend Thanksgiving week ON THE […]

How White Kitchen Cabinets Make Your Kitchen Larger

With all the talk about warmer colors for kitchens, don’t be afraid that white kitchen cabinets are going out of style. White kitchen cabinets are classic and are found in all eras of kitchen history. I am NOT anti-wood stain, believe it or not!  However, too much wood in a single space can be just […]

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 […]