Tag Archives: decorologist

Video Killed the Radio Star, Let’ s Hope That’s Not My Fate

It’s been quite the week. I’ve been working on a number of projects, including editing my soon-to-be-released instructional video, Psychological Styling.   It’s all about styling and accessorizing tabletops, mantels, bookcases, sofas, and bedding. Everything is very step-by-step and will guide even the most timid of decorators!   I’m sharing lots of tips and tricks […]

Help Me Name LP SmartSide New Colors!

I hope you are in a helpful mood today, because I have a favor to ask! It has to do with the LP SmartSide new colors I’ve been working on:       Last year, LP SmartSide asked me to put together my very best color schemes for exteriors – 20 color schemes and 35 […]

The Decorologist Throws a Retro Prom Party

Today I am very excited to introduce a VERY SPECIAL guest writer!!! Her name is Audrey, and she’s my brilliant and beautiful 16-year-old daughter. She helped me plan a retro prom themed party last week that she’s going to share with you in just a minute. Years ago, Audrey wrote her own blog called Audrey’s […]

Why Brittannica Quartz Countertops are the Talk of the Town

The kitchen of the lodge style house would be the most important space in the new build. The homeowner wanted it to be SPECIAL. Unique. A modern farmhouse kitchen – bright and cheery, but sophisticated as well.   My homeowner knew she wanted painted shaker style cabinetry, but she was concerned about ending up with […]

2016 Country Living Fair Giveaway (and What I Want This Year)

Country Living, the decorating and lifestyle magazine, is returning for the second year to the greater Nashville area with The Country Living Fair, April 22nd through 24th! Some 20,000 visitors from across the country are expected for the annual shopping, cooking, and crafting fair at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon. And I’m […]

Spring is the Time for Makeovers

Spring is the time for makeovers – room makeovers, wardrobe makeovers, yard makeovers, and Better Homes and Gardens Makeovers issue! Better Homes and Gardens Makeovers 2016 edition Why am I so excited about this issue? Well, probably because one of my makeovers is in it!   If you see the magazine on the news stand […]

Goodbye Dining Room, Hello Music Room!

“We need a music room.” This is what one of my lovely clients told me when we began a redesign of her home. Her family lives in a lovely period home, full of historic charm. Unfortunately, space on the main level is limited, and we could hardly get her baby grand piano up the stairs! […]

Tips for Hanging Art in Groups & a Limited Time Offer!

In my line of work, I hang a lot of artwork. People don’t always have a large enough piece of art to fill in an empty wall space in their home. Or they have small art pieces that they love, but that get lost all alone on a large wall.  I’ve said it before, and […]

Southern Interior Trends You Need to Know – The Nashville Symphony ShowHouse 2015

Last Wednesday, I attended an invitation-only exclusive sneak peak of The 2015 Nashville Symphony Showhouse and Garden Party. This beautiful home represents Southern living at its finest, and I thought you’d like to see what high style looks like “in the country.”   The 5,556 square foot home is described as “southern contemporary folk style,” […]

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. […]