Tag Archives: art

My Remodeled Stairway and $100 Gift Card Winner

  Ok, I know I have yet to show you the rest of our recent upstairs renovation, but I have an excuse. Rooms with yellow walls are difficult to photograph! I’ve taken photos up there at different times of the day, on cloudy days, on sunny days – and the color never seems to be […]

GIVEAWAY: Cows, Cheetahs, and Trays, Oh My!

I went to Kirkland’s last week to find a couple of gifts. I noticed they had some really interesting art, different from what I’ve seen there before. (Keep reading to find out how you can win $100 gift card from Kirkland’s!)   These embroidered linen pieces depicting leaves were really beautiful, and they could work […]

Hanging Family Photos in an Open Stairwell

Last week I spent the morning hanging family photos in the open stairwell of a client’s home.   So many people have this issue in their own home:  a blank two-story stairwell that is completely open to the living room. open stairwell before   When you enter the front door, all the decorating action was on […]

Tips for Hanging Art in Groups & a Limited Time Offer!

In my line of work, I hang a lot of artwork. People don’t always have a large enough piece of art to fill in an empty wall space in their home. Or they have small art pieces that they love, but that get lost all alone on a large wall.  I’ve said it before, and […]

When Perfectionism Hinders Creativity

Or, “Hang It and They Will Come” I’m a collector at heart, rescuing treasure wherever I can find it. My latest obsession started several months ago, when I found a pretty piece of vintage embroidery art at an estate sale. It sat on the floor against the wall in my office for a few months, […]

Hanging Art the Easy Way, Without Measuring!

I’m going to share with you one of my favorite tricks of hanging art easily and quickly. Creating art installations and groupings is one of my favorite feats of decorating! It never fails to amaze homeowners when I demonstrate my advanced picture-hanging skills. A few times I’ve had male homeowners who about came unglued as […]

Words Can Lift You Up, and Feeling Some Nashville Love

Yesterday I was shopping for a client at HomeGoods and snapped a few photos of all the word art they had in the store.  Obviously, they didn’t get the memo that word and phrase art was “out.” You see, “experts” have been saying word and inspirational phrase art is so “over” for more than a year now. […]

Should Your Art Match Your Sofa?

I’ve often heard said that art doesn’t have to match your sofa (or your room, for that matter). The thought is that the la-tee-dah art is so much more important that your furnishings and other decor that making sure it matches is an insult.  I believe it’s an insult not to consider the size, shape, […]

Make Your Own Barn Wood Art

A while back, I told you about hanging some art in a client’s entry and hinted about a creative project we intended to undertake with an art poster by local artist, David Arms.  Here is the poster:  davidarms.com   My client loves flea market finds and picked up this barn wood at the Nashville Flea […]

Amazing Grace and Design

Earlier this week, I got to revisit a client’s home from last summer. She needed help installing some art that she had recently commissioned from a vendor/artist at the Nashville Flea Market, which turned out really beautiful. The artist wrote on three pieces of reclaimed and painted barn wood, and the pieces needed to be […]