Tag Archives: design

The Decorologist Chosen for High Point Market 2017 Design Bloggers Tour

I’ve been sworn to secrecy since early August, but it’s finally been announced: I’ve been chosen to be a part of the Design Bloggers Tour for High Point Market this fall! I’m so excited and honored to be part of this fabulous group: The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in […]

When You Shouldn’t Buy That Rectangular Coffee Table

There are so many things to consider beyond “do I like this piece of furniture?” when designing a room from scratch, and most people don’t consciously consider the shape of furniture they are including in their room. But this is a very important thing to consider, especially if you are working on a small space. […]

The Surprising Reason Why I Choose Paint Color FIRST

When designing interior spaces, I typically choose paint color first. If you work in the field of design, you may have been taught to do the exact opposite. I know, I know. That’s what they teach in design school. You start with art or fabric or rug, then choose a wall color from one of […]

Therapeutic Design in a Children’s Play Room

Today I want to talk about therapeutic design. I was recently asked to cast a vision for a makeover of a therapeutic play room for children being served by AGAPE. Some of you may remember the annual Bella Rustica barn sale that I supported and promoted in years past? That event was founded to help raise […]

Modern Styling for An Antique Bed

This is the third in a kind of series about decorating with an antique bed. The first was about putting away a bed that I had been sleeping in for 28 years to make way for a new one, the second was about transforming an antique bed with paint, and this one is about freshening […]

The Decorologist Announces 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

Just announced: the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is GREENERY: Pantone Yes, the photo is lovely, but cue into the little box in the middle of the picture. THAT’S the color of the year. It’s an acidic, nearly neon, yellow-green. Pantone says the color pick is “a symbol of new beginnings” that is “zesty” […]

Why You May Need a Round Dining Table

My friends, the dining room is getting smaller and smaller. A recent study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) asked single-family builders how they distribute the finished floor space in their typical new homes. In an average new build, the dining room accounts for about 7% of the total square footage of the […]

Family-Friendly Kitchen Reveal

Kitchen designs are some of the most-pinned photos on Pinterest. We LOVE beautiful kitchens, don’t we? I suppose it’s where many women spend much of their time. Well, not me, but MANY women . . .  Today I’m sharing a recent family-friendly kitchen project of mine that may inspire some ideas for your own kitchen design. A farmhouse […]

How a Vision Board Can Guide Your Design

Every designer has their own process when designing rooms for clients. My own process varies depending on the changes that are being made and the personality of the client. On occasion, I will put together a Vision Board to help my client visualize the outcome of a design. One of my current projects is designing […]

Five Things I Love About This Bedroom (and One I Hate)

There are a whole lot of things I love about this bedroom. It’s the master bedroom of a home where I designed 95% of the interior. Living room, dining room, office, breakfast room, bonus room, and FIVE bedrooms. This room is painted Sherwin-Williams Oyster Bay, and it’s the one of two rooms in this house […]