Tag Archives: color consultation

Is The Placement of Your Paint Color Making You Look Old?

Did you know that color placement is as important as your choice of colors?  This is something I spoke a lot about in my recent Color Workshop here in Nashville.  You probably know that certain color combinations and undertones of neutrals can appear dated.  But did you know that the way you choose to place […]

When to Paint the Staircase

Lately, I’ve been helping several clients update their staircases.  You may not realize how much difference the right colors in the right places can make in helping your home feel current and fresh.  via   Here’s the “before” state of my client’s staircase and paint color scheme.  Very dull and lifeless, no?  The orange-toned oak looks […]

How to Make the Wood in Your Dining Room Come to Life

As a Nashville Interior Decorator and Color Consultant, I often am asked what can be done to “spruce up” a dining room.  The tricky thing about dining rooms is that they are often filled with wood, with little color or fabric going on.     Typically, there are lots of wood furnishings and wood flooring […]

Turn Your Builder-Grade Bathroom Into a Spa In One Simple Step

Who wouldn’t want to spend every morning in a bathroom that feels like an oasis of calm?  source   So you have a drab, neutral bathroom.   It’s your typical builder-grade bathroom – the cabinets and hardware are fine, just nothing special.  You’re tired of it, but you don’t have the budget for a major […]

Something To Talk About in the Loo

This modern little powder room was previously a vicious red – my client thinks it was called “Satan Red.”  I haven’t been able to find a paint named that, but  she swears that’s what it was named when it was painted a decade ago!  Well, now it’s painted a much friendlier Sherwin Williams’ Tupelo Tree. […]

The Decorologist’s Top Christmas Gifts

Well, the Christmas countdown is on.  I’m sharing my short list of gifts to give this Christmas, or maybe to put on your own wish list.  Just click on the links provided for more information.   Photo by Monica Buck   There are so many decorating and design books out there that are just full […]

Why White Kitchen Cabinets are The Right Choice

If you are paying attention at all, you probably know that painted kitchen cabinetry is where it’s at – particularly white kitchen cabinetry.  Wood finished cabinets date themselves quickly based on the undertone of the wood.  Because I frequently stage homes for sale in the Nashville area, I can tell you that dark cherry cabinets are […]

Nashville Color Expert Announces 2012 Color of the Year: Wythe Blue

For those who questioned the staying power of blues, paint giant Benjamin Moore recently announced their Color of the Year 2012 – and it’s one of my favorites, Wythe Blue HC- 143.   Wythe Blue is in Benjamin Moore’s Historic Color Collection, but don’t let that fool you.  This watery greeny-blue is fresh enough for a […]

Transformed by Color

No more heavy, formal dining rooms for me.  How about you?  source   A little paint goes a long way, but even someone who loves color can find it difficult to choose which hues to paint one’s walls and furnishings.  There are SO many choices, right???  source   I had a great Color Consultation with a […]

The Decorologist: Choose Exterior Paint Colors with Confidence!

I have found that when I do Exterior Color Consultations with a client, they have a great deal of difficulty envisioning the final outcome and are terrified to commit to a new color scheme!  When you are plunking down $10,000 – $20,000 on having the exterior of your home painted, you want to KNOW you are making […]