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 […]

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 […]