Tag Archives: decorator

Dear Design Client: You’re Fired

People do it all the time. They shop in retail stores for furnishings, lighting, etc, get lots of help and information from store employees, figure out exactly what they want, then buy the merchandise. Online. From a different company – one with no storefront that offers lower prices.  Why shouldn’t they? The prices are better, […]

Three Designers Later, I’m Up To Bat

When this client first contacted me, I wasn’t sure I would be able to help her.  She told me that over the last few years, she had hired three different designers to help her pull her home together, and she was yet to be happy with the results.   via Pinterest    In spite of […]

The One Piece of Furniture You Probably Need

Do you ever find yourself sounding like a broken record (do you young things even know what a broken record is)?  As a decorator, I find that one of the most versatile pieces of furniture is a long, narrow buffet table or sideboard.  Let me convince you. source  

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 […]

The Decorologist is in the Houzz

I didn’t start this blog because I was a writer, or because I longed to write.  I started this blog because I was bursting with ideas and thoughts that I wanted to put down somewhere, to document them, to share with whoever might be willing to listen. source   Sometimes I’m surprised by the attention […]

No More Nipple Lights! Alternatives for Flush Mount Lighting

I get lots of requests from design clients and blog readers for recommendations for alternatives to those generic builder-grade flush mount light fixtures in their entries and hallways.  You know – the dreaded nipple lights:    Dated Brass Nipple Lights My decorating experience here in Nashville and with online clients has certainly forced me to […]

Nashville Decorator Reveals 3 Tricks to Making Your Bedroom Appear Larger

Many of you know I’ve been working with a Professional Organizer to get my home in shape.  My Bedroom   We’ve concentrated a good deal of time and effort in my bedroom and closet, which I blogged about here.  I already had one large armoire in my bedroom, which I used to house a television […]

The Secret to Making Your House a Home – The Family Photo Wall

There’s nothing that makes a house a home like family photos.  But scattering them around on all available walls and table surfaces can junk up the place.  This week I spent a morning hanging a few things for one of my clients – her cute dog looked on as I worked: notice that the dog […]

Nashville Home Stager Shares the #1 Secret to Getting Your House Sold

I started out in this field as a Home Stager before I became an Interior Decorator, Color Consultant, and Design Blogger.  I guess I just don’t know when to stop!  I actually don’t do as much staging as I used to – that’s because I am typically booked out too far to be ready to […]

Does Your Dining Room Need a Make-Under?

Although it’s a simple and small space, this dining room is a fresh and inviting place to share an intimate meal.  Simple and Elegant Dining Room   This was not always the case!  This homeowner was looking for an interior decorator to give her a new perspective on this dining space, without breaking the bank. […]