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 […]

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 […]