Tag Archives: decorologist

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 […]

Putting a Fresh Face on a Dated Sofa – A Simple Home Staging Trick You Can Use!

Last week I had the honor of training a group of incredible women who are now certified Expert Psychological Stagers™. They came from as far away as Arizona and Minnesota to spend three very intense days in Nashville learning the ropes of home staging, culminating in a hands-on staging of a home about to go […]

The 2015 Floral Trend and What’s Blooming at My House

It has been raining like CRAZY in the south this spring, and the results include some gorgeous lawns and blooming flowers here in Nashville! I realize that may not be the case where you are, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of one of the big design trends of 2015 – floral is […]

Psychological Staging and The Boomerang Approach – Psychological Staging Books and Training

*Check update at the bottom of this post! I’ve finally finished something (actually two somethings) I never even thought I’d start.  Something I had no desire to do, no dream to do, no reason to do, until I uncovered and took hold of a passion.   Many of you know my story, or parts of […]

My 2015 Color Trends in Everyday Home Magazine

I’ve been published or featured in a handful of shelter magazines, and it never gets less exciting to see my name or my work in print.   The Spring 2015 edition of Everyday Magazine just hit the newsstands and features an article I wrote about this spring’s color trends.   And because you guys read […]

Trendspotting at Kings Chapel Parade of Homes

Decorating my Make-A-Wish Christmas tree last week afforded me to unique chance to tour the designer homes on the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes before anyone else!  There were plenty of design trends that I noticed throughout the beautiful homes. trendspotting by The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett

Black Friday with The Decorologist

The shopping season has officially begun, and you are probably primarily responsible for gift shopping in your home. Hey, maybe you should make a list of things YOU might like to receive for yourself this year! Here’s a list of some of my favorite bargains for the home that you may want to pass along […]

The End of the Formal Dining Room

Holiday gatherings are approaching quickly, and it’s time to say goodbye to the traditional dining room.  It’s time to close the doors on the gloomy, twice-a-year, precious surfaces, traditional dining room of yore.

The Decorologist on Color Placement – It's More Important Than You Think

I just staged a property to sell in a high-end suburb of Nashville.  The realtor who hired me sent some preview photos last week, asking what color the dining room should be painted. before Let me put you in my shoes – what might you do to make the biggest impact (for the least amount of […]