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Win Tickets to the Mercantile Event in Nashville!

We are super excited to team up with The Mercantile for its inaugural show in Nashville. The Mercantile Event takes place from 2-8pm on Sunday, September 25 at Mercy Lounge in the historic Cannery building. You can only find the event in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Detroit, so it’s kinda exclusive-ish.   The Mercantile is a […]

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 […]

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! […]

2016 Kitchen Trends – It’s Getting Personal

Wondering about 2016 kitchen trends? Last week, I attended the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which included the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).  Let me tell you: I LOVED so many of the new looks and products that were introduced at the show.   I noticed four dominant 2016 kitchen trends. It’s […]

Kitchen Backsplash – It Can Make or Break a Design

The other day I received a question from the mother of one of my Nashville clients about choosing kitchen backsplash tile, and I thought it might be helpful to share her question and my response with you. The Decorologist “Hi Kristie, I’d like to hear your take on kitchen backsplash. Our home is Colonial Williamsburg. […]

Creating an Evergreen Boy’s Bedroom Design

    I’ve been working with a wonderful family with five young children. The childrens’ bedrooms were nice and roomy, but woefully devoid of any personality or fun.  These clients were looking for “evergreen” bedroom designs for their children – meaning that the rooms wouldn’t look so babyish or theme-y that their kids would tire […]

Forget the Learning Curve – Design Sources Revealed

As many of you may know, I did not go to design school. I was a school psychologist for a decade before I changed course to pursue my love affair with houses.  The learning curve was steep and let’s face it – designers aren’t eager to share their sources. All these years later, there is […]

Angled Walls or Slanted Ceilings? Why You Need to Paint Them Like This

Many two-story homes have angled walls and slanted ceilings that are inherent in rooms beneath the peaked roofline. While slanted walls can create a snug and cozy feel, the negative effects can include a choppy visual plane and difficulty placing furniture and art.   My Nashville clients were in desperate need of a master bedroom […]

Bathroom Trends from Nashville Parade of Homes

I started off my week in the best possible way – with a tour of the latest Parade of Homes in my city! Actually, this home tour is right outside of Nashville in the bedroom town of Nolensville, Tennessee.   I paid particular attention to the bathrooms of these homes, which I am featuring for […]