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My 8 Favorite Things at the Antiques & Garden Show

On Saturday I attended the 2019 Antiques & Garden Show at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. High-end vendors gathered from across the country to display their best of the best, and it was an amazing sight to see! It’s interesting that even at an event all about decorating with antiques, current trends emerge. […]

Bedrooms and Bunk Rooms – Makeovers

Last week, I took a “working retreat” down to the Florida panhandle to focus on my online exterior color course. When I returned, it dawned on me that I never posted the befores and afters of some of the bedrooms and bunk rooms in the beach vacation house project I completed last spring! On this […]

One Headboard, Four Options!

Last week, we finished up the second annual Meaningful Makeovers project at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. While I am still working on gathering all the photos to share the amazing transformations of the second house, I wanted to share how we made different choices for the headboard in the boys’ rooms.   Someone had […]

Dorm Room Makeover

The day I’ve dreaded for the last six months (I’ll be honest, maybe more like 18 years) finally arrived:  the day my firstborn moved out of her childhood bedroom and into a college dorm room. All you mommas – you know what I mean, right?   Audrey and her new roommate ended up with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Design Trends from the 2017 O’More Designer Showhouse

design trends from omore designer showhouse

Last week I was invited by California Closets to tour the 2017 O’More Designer Showhouse. It’s a beautiful home in Nashville with lots of great design ideas for those of us who can’t get enough of such things!   There was so much to talk about, I decided to make a video highlighting all the […]

The Last 10% – The Art and Science of Photostyling

Let me start by saying I am NOT a professional photographer. But I know the power of really great photostyling. I recently had the opportunity to do a little speed staging for one of my favorite local Realtors, who just happens to be married to my former office manager, Allison! While Allison now stages most […]

Modern Styling for An Antique Bed

This is the third in a kind of series about decorating with an antique bed. The first was about putting away a bed that I had been sleeping in for 28 years to make way for a new one, the second was about transforming an antique bed with paint, and this one is about freshening […]