Tag Archives: design

Paint Colors and the Beach Life

When I take a vacation, it’s really important to me to find a hotel, condo, or rental house that is really pretty. I am so effected by my visual surroundings, and have found that I have a difficult time relaxing in places that are gloomy, dirty, or ugly.  When you spend the day with this […]

Mid Century Modern Design in a Nashville Condo

I got an email a few months back from a client about decorating her new getaway condo in downtown Nashville. Nashville is booming and high-end, high-rise condo living is all the rage in the downtown area. Like my client, many people are purchasing these condos as second homes for getaway weekends or for hosting their […]

From a Messy Office to a Guest Room with Benefits

While working on a renovation of her master bedroom and decorating several of the other rooms of her home, my client began talking about updating her messy home office.   She even hired professional organizers to get the messy stuff in order. It turns out, they were able to consolidate all the necessary office supplies […]

What You Don’t Know About Magazine Photoshoots

Yahoo!!! A ten-page story with photos of MY HOME is currently on newsstands across the country! My work is actually in two shelter magazines right now – Southern Living and Decorating Shortcuts. The same thing happened earlier this year, as well!  I thought good things came in threes? Anyway, this is the first time it involved both […]

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 […]

The Right Pillows for a Leather Sofa

Leather sofas are low maintenance and a favorite of those with young children, pets, and singles who enjoy eating pizza and whatnot in front of the television every night. Many of my clients have dark leather sofas in their homes but express frustration at the boring and bachelor-pad look of such a sofa.   The […]

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 […]

The Anatomy of a Magazine Photo Shoot

A few months ago, the editor of Blah-blah-blah magazine contacted me about doing a story and photo shoot in one of my client’s homes.  Ah, the call that makes every decorator’s heart go pitter-pat!   Below is the living room of my client’s home when first purchased.  I snapped this photo when I came over […]

How to Make Your TV Blend In Over the Fireplace

One of the trickiest issues in decorating living rooms is that dark beast of a television.  Although I prefer to plant the television in a bookcase or a less focal wall, many people decide to hang theirs above the fireplace.  If you have white trim on the fireplace wall, this can make that TV black […]

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