Tag Archives: decorating

What You Don’t Know About Magazine Photoshoots

Yahoo!!! A ten-page story with photos of MY HOME is currently on newsstands across the country! My work is actually in two shelter magazines right now – Southern Living and Decorating Shortcuts. The same thing happened earlier this year, as well!  I thought good things came in threes? Anyway, this is the first time it involved both […]

Orange is the New Red

When working with my clients, pretty early on I ask the question: are you a red kinda girl, an orange/coral kinda girl, or a pink kinda girl? Many women have a strong attraction to one of those three, to the exclusion of the others.  If you are not really gifted with color and design, it […]

The Best Colors for a Log Cabin Interior

Last weekend I spent a few days at our daughters’ school director’s farm about an hour outside of Nashville. This was probably my sixth visit, and it’s always a treat to spend time at Ms. Terry’s historic home.   Ms. Terry’s home is actually two structures that are joined together – the front section of […]

How to Style A Kitchen Island or Table

When the host of News Channel 5’s Talk of the Town, Meryll Rose, asked me to share some home styling tips on the top midday news show in Nashville, I said, “Let’s do it!”   Yesterday, I demonstrated three ways to style a kitchen island or tabletop using an out-of-the-box idea. Creating vignettes is all about […]

A Cupcake Decorating Birthday Party

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a party theme, I know. My youngest just turned 11, and I really thought she would be “so over” Momma’s themed birthday parties. Thankfully, she wasn’t – and she really, really wanted a cupcake decorating party theme. I’m down with that. Pin it to save this idea and links […]

Townhouse Befores and Afters

A client of mine recently downsized into a townhouse and asked me to help her pull things together.   We worked with much of what she already had, but a few things were needed. This was her den soon after moving in: before She reused the paint colors I helped her choose in her previous […]

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, […]

How to Update a Hall Bathroom on A Budget

I’ve been working with several clients on bathroom updating lately and wanted to share a few tips for doing so on a budget. Allison has been working for me for about three years now, and her family recently moved across town to be closer to their children’s schools. They bought a great house with good bones, […]

Making a Library Nook Out of a Storage Space

For the last 14 years, there’s been a sliver of a room upstairs that I have used to store crafts, projects, and party supplies. Melanie G Photography This was the room at its best – for a pro photo shoot of my entire house. Believe me, most of the time the floor was barely visible. […]

A Family Room Makeover: Child-Friendly and High Style

Do you have small children and think there’s no hope for your family room until they are grown? That doesn’t have to be the case . . .   This family moved into a new home last year, and since that time I’ve helped them choose some paint colors, decorate their “formal” living room and […]