Tag Archives: before and after

The Game-Changing Trick To Discover What’s Wrong with Your Decorating

before and after photos

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I am big on before and after photos. But you may not realize the surprising reason WHY taking these photos of your interior is so important! The Decorologist Obviously, taking before and after photos gives you a basis of comparison when you’ve made some […]

The Shocking Thing We Did to an Antique Bed

Last week I talked about getting rid of vintage furniture that you don’t love anymore, namely my own antique spindle bed. Some of you may have believed that I shouldn’t have parted with it. So, what can you do if you don’t want to part with your antique bed, but it needs a facelift? Today […]

Putting a Fresh Face on a Dated Sofa – A Simple Home Staging Trick You Can Use!

Last week I had the honor of training a group of incredible women who are now certified Expert Psychological Stagers™. They came from as far away as Arizona and Minnesota to spend three very intense days in Nashville learning the ropes of home staging, culminating in a hands-on staging of a home about to go […]

Allison’s Living Room & Kitchen Makeover – The Final Reveal

Happy Friday, everyone!  I’m really excited to share today’s before-and-afters of Allison’s home.  The changes are pretty dramatic, as you will soon see. Allison’s “new” coffee table Do you remember where we started?  Following a rough emotional year for my assistant, Allison, she really wanted a whole new look for the home her family had […]

The Project That Won It for Me: 2013 RESA Staging of the Year

As many of you who follow The Decorologist on Facebook or Twitter may know, it was a big week for me!  I was thrilled to be notified that I had received the 2013 Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) award for Best Staging of North America!  I waited until my award arrived in the mail to write this post:

Beautiful Spaces for Downsizing Seniors

I received a package yesterday with some of the prizes from Benjamin Moore that I won in the 2013 Color Trends contest on Olioboard last month. I got a couple of new paint fandecks, three gallons of paint, and a $100 paint credit for Benjamin Moore paint here in town (Kirkland Floor to Ceiling in Cool […]

Nashville Interior Decorator Shares 6 Top Tips For Redesigning a Room

Here are a few great ideas to keep in mind if you are ready to redesign a room in your home, which are illustrated in this recent before-and-after of a client’s den.     1.  Stay true to who you are.   With children no longer in her home, this client was ready to redesign her den […]

Staged Nashville Home: Small Changes, Big Impact

I staged a home yesterday for sale and thought I’d share with my readers how small changes can make a big impact.  Most of the changes here involved removing and pairing down tired accessories and furnishings, then adding a few on-trend accessories. Beautiful Brick Home for Sale by Realtor Jim Allen with ReMax in Brentwood, TN This […]

A Virtual Design Inspired by Benjamin Moore’s Turquoise Mist

For every design, you need inspiration.  Maybe it’s a piece of art, a beautiful rug, or your grandmother’s china.  Or maybe it’s a specific color that makes you smile when you enter the room.  In the case of the design I’m sharing today, it’s Benjamin Moore Turquoise Mist 695. Benjamin Moore’s Turquoise Mist 695   […]

Spring Bedroom Makeover

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  Now we can wear white shoes and all that, so it’s officially springtime!  So let’s start the week with a colorful bedroom makeover.   This bedroom is in the home of one of my favorite clients.