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Herringbone Tile Pattern And 6 Tips for Designing a Bathroom

herringbone tile pattern

Herringbone tile pattern is a current, yet classic trend. I’m sharing a recent bathroom remodel using it, as well as 6 of my best tips for designing a bathroom. This is a remodel of a guest bathroom in a client’s home that turned out really lovely, and I just can’t wait to show you! Here […]

The Design Project of My Dreams – It’s a Beach House!

Have you ever had a career or life goal that is really more of a secret wish or dream? The design project of my dreams has been to redo a beach property, which seemed unlikely since I live in a landlocked state!   This design project has been in the works since August, and I […]

Design Trends from the 2017 O’More Designer Showhouse

design trends from omore designer showhouse

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 […]

The Shocking Thing We Did to an Antique Bed

Last week I talked about getting rid of vintage furniture that you don’t love anymore, namely my own antique spindle bed. Some of you may have believed that I shouldn’t have parted with it. So, what can you do if you don’t want to part with your antique bed, but it needs a facelift? Today […]

Best of 2016 Room Makeovers

Whew! I can’t believe that we have already reached the end of 2016. This year has been chocked full of big projects, EPS™ courses, corporate collaborations, new instructional videos, and room makeovers. Today I’m going to share some of my favorite before and after photos from my interior design endeavors this year.   Let’s start […]

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 […]

Best White Paint Color for Walls and Trim

Everyone wants to know the best white paint color for walls and trim – I get this question all the time! You all know how much I like COLOR, but there is a place and time for everything. And on occasion, it’s the place and time for white paint on the walls and trim. This […]

My Interview with Designer Windsor Smith

I recently got the opportunity to interview interior designer Windsor Smith!!!  Windsor is a wildly successful celebrity designer who is coming to the Antiques & Garden Show in Nashville this weekend. designer Windsor Smith   There’s a presentation on Friday morning featuring Windsor and her gal pal, Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth met Windsor after she bought […]

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 […]