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 […]

Keep Calm & Carry On When Your Tile is Discontinued

Long distance projects can be particularly challenging, especially when they are taking place during the holiday season! Like most remodeling and design projects, deadlines are rarely met and projected completion dates are simply wishful thinking. And then there’s the heartbreak when you find out the flooring or backsplash tile (or both) you were in love […]

Announcing 2018 Pantone Color of the Year – They Never Cease to Amaze Me

Have you heard the news? The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet. I’m 100% sure my mother-in-law will be very happy! Whether you love it or hate it, don’t put too much stock in it. Pantone started the “Color of the Year” mania back in the year 2000 as a marketing ploy, […]

The Design Project of My Dreams – It’s a Beach House!

Have you ever had a career or life goal that is really more of a secret wish or dream? The design project of my dreams has been to redo a beach property, which seemed unlikely since I live in a landlocked state!   This design project has been in the works since August, and I […]

Highlights of High Point Market – My Top 5 Favorites

Still reflecting on everything I saw and learned at High Point Market this year, I wanted to share some of my favorite inspirations from the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Highland House showroom at High Point Market And since the holiday season has begun, let’s start with: My Favorite Gift Idea Wexel […]

The Most Dangerous Color for Staging Homes to Sell

It’s the time of the year when everyone seems to be talking about the “Color of the Year,” including me. But just because a paint company puts out a new one (no less than 10 different companies do it each and every year now) doesn’t mean that THAT is the color you should repaint your […]

Friday’s Favorite Find And a Decorating Hack for Found Treasure

You probably know how much I love a good sale. But some of my favorite finds are actually from estate sales and yard sales, where I often discover an inexpensive reject that becomes one of my new favorite things! Here’s a short video showing you what I found this morning and how I’m going to […]

5 Surprising Ways Paint Color Can Enhance Your Home’s Features

ways paint color can enhance your home

Hello, friends! Paint color can change your home in a number of ways, some of which you may not have even been aware of. You can use color and color placement to manipulate space inside and outside of your home. I’ll share some examples from a recent new build by Kole Custom Homebuilders where I […]