Tag Archives: design trends

The Hottest Thing This Summer: The Tropical Trend

This one has been creeping into our consciousness like a stealthy panther for some time now . . . and the tropical trend is going to be HUGE this summer. Mary McGee design I get tons of design magazines and retail catalogs, and here are just a handful of recent ones that show how the […]

Design Trends from the 2017 O’More Designer Showhouse

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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 […]

2017 Design Trends – Sifted Through My Colander of Reality

Ahhh, the 2017 design trends. Last week, I attended Sherwin-Williams ColorMix 2017 presentation, hosted by Pottery Barn. If you’ve never been to one of these presentations for design professionals, let me just say that every year paint companies and color predictors draw some pretty tenuous connections between social and cultural happenings and the colors that […]

2016 Design Trends from the O’More Showhouse

Touring designer showhouses is a great way to find inspiration for your own interior projects. It’s also the place to get a peek into the latest haute 2016 design trends that will invariably trickle down to the mainstream public. O’More College of Design is presenting their 3rd annual designer showhouse starting TODAY in historic downtown […]

Wicker and Rattan are Groovy Again

My sister and I had a pair of twin wicker headboards when we were kids.  I remember going to the mall, peeking into World Bazaar, wishing I could have one of those cool hanging rattan chairs.  But the heavy smell of incense made my eyes burn, so I had to keep on walking – and […]

Design Trends from Show House Designers

Guess what?  Last weekend I was on the same page of the newspaper as Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian! The Tennessean   If you didn’t catch my article on The Traditional Home O’More Show House, let me get you up to speed on the latest designer trends I spotted there.  The O’More Designer Show House opened last […]

Exclusive Sneak Peak of Traditional Home and O’More Designer Show House

Guess who was the lucky ducky who got a press pass and a pre-show home tour with The Tennessean’s Shopping Diva, Cathi Aycock?  There’s nothing like a great home tour, and this time I went and covered it for the local newspaper.       When I’m hanging with Cathi, I must say I’m always […]

Design Trends at Kings’ Chapel Parade of Homes

Whether you’re a design professional or simply a lover of home and decor, there’s nothing quite like a designer home tour to get your mind churning and creative juices flowing.  This weekend I attended such a tour in the King’s Chapel area of Arrington, TN.   This was my favorite home exterior – I just loved […]

Which Decorating Trends Are “So Over” – And Do You Care?

I read a tiny article – and I do mean tiny, it was less than a quarter of a page – in Elle Decor last week that reveals what top designers believe are “over-and-done-with” decorating trends.  Let’s see if you agree or no:   Books as Decor    Annie Brahler   I’ve got so many books […]

Where Being Trendy Can Go Horribly Wrong

I recently had a conversation with a client about the kitchen tile she had chosen before I arrived on the scene.  I was there for a paint color consultation and she was simply sharing what she had recently chosen to install (she had not had it installed yet, thankfully).  Her granite countertops were busy with browns, creams, […]