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 […]

Kickstart Your Spring with Florals from Kirkland’s Flower Market

I know I can’t be alone. I’m dying for spring to come, aren’t you? I’ve been putting away my winter decor to make way for the spring that I am looking forward to, despite the cold snap so many of us have been experiencing. “Hope springs eternal” is not just a catchphrase. It’s what keeps […]

What May Be Sabotaging Your Home Sale (and How to Fix it!)

This weekend, our latest Expert Psychological Stager™ graduates staged this gorgeous home here in Nashville. It was an amazing day of applying all the psychological staging techniques they learned to make a home its most competitive! Some people think that staging is simply decluttering, but decluttering is actually a precursor to effective staging. When a […]

Why Matching Colors in the Home Isn’t as Simple as You May Think

Matching colors for your home sounds like a simple visual exercise, but it can be harder than you may think. Today I’m sharing how I pulled together a color scheme for a current project, with tips that can help you with your own interior projects. For my ongoing beach vacation property project in Seagrove Beach, […]

All About Color for 2018 Kitchen & Bath

When I attend any industry event, I am always particularly interested in the COLORS!!! I’m sure that’s not surprising to you. At the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) I attended with Modenus’ DesignHounds, I took note of the predominant color trends to share with you to help you make good decisions when renovating, building, or […]

The Decorologist’s 2018 Kitchen & Bath Trends Report

It’s time for me to share what I learned about the top 2018 kitchen and bath trends from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando! These were the dominant trend themes that I gleaned from my time with the Modenus Design Blogger Tour:   Standing Tubs Take Center Stage The tub is BACK, and […]

You Won’t Believe the Huge Return on Investment with This Simple Home Upgrade!

I spent last week at the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, Florida, scouring the huge convention complex for the latest and greatest products and innovations to share with my readers and clients. One of my favorite vendors at the show was the maker of a product that not only gives a […]

The Only Honest 2018 Design Trend Forecast – and Why You Should Ignore the Others

I can honestly say in my 8.5 years of design blogging, I have never seen so many articles about the next year’s design trends – and they are mostly CRAP. Most of them are geared in the direction of “what trends are OUT” – which means what trends the writer WISHES were out. The worst […]