Tag Archives: design

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 […]