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 […]

The Hottest Thing This Summer: The Tropical Trend

This one has been creeping into our consciousness like a stealthy panther for some time now . . . and the tropical trend is going to be HUGE this summer. Mary McGee design I get tons of design magazines and retail catalogs, and here are just a handful of recent ones that show how the […]

6 Things I Wish Real Estate Photographers Would Do

Whether you are staging a house to sell or using interior photos for a blog or publication, there are a few things I’ve learned over the years about photographing a home that makes all the difference for those viewing them. And although I am NOT a professional photographer, there are things I wish all real […]