Tag Archives: designer

The Decorologist is in the Houzz

I didn’t start this blog because I was a writer, or because I longed to write.  I started this blog because I was bursting with ideas and thoughts that I wanted to put down somewhere, to document them, to share with whoever might be willing to listen. source   Sometimes I’m surprised by the attention […]

Knowing What to Change and What NOT to Change When Decorating

Here in Nashville, there are many houses that were built in the 1960s and 1970s.  I see a lot of entry floors from that era that look exactly like this: Existing Entry Floor   This client had grown weary of her dark, dated entry but wasn’t sure she wanted to completely redo the floor.  Entry Before

IKEA Bookcases – So Many Ways to Use Them!

The Expedit Bookcase is one of IKEA’s best-selling products, and it’s no wonder.  They’re inexpensive and incredibly versatile, making them the best value I’ve found in a bookcase.  They’re backless, so the color from the wall behind can show through.  source

England’s Cath Kidston

  Cath Kidston Ltd was founded in 1993 when designer Cath Kidston opened a tiny shop in London’s Holland Park.  She began by selling the vintage fabrics, wallpapers, and brightly-painted junk furniture she remembered fondly from her childhood. Her clever, witty re-working of traditional English country house style meant that her shop soon became a […]

Lace Beauty Lab

I stumbled upon some lovely inspiration over the weekend.  Lace Beauty Lab is a high-end salon in Miami Beach, Florida.  It’s interiors are bold retro, and deliciously confectionary.   Designed by Doug Meyer, Lace Beauty Lab is old-school 1950’s Miami glamor with Mediterranean and Moroccan accents.  I love the turquoise blue walls shamelessly paired with the […]

Signature Style

There’s been a lot of talk over the last couple of years about defining your signature decorating style in a sound bite – I think it all started with “Shabby Chic.”  Designers and decorators started coming up with 2-word catch phrases for their style.  A few years back a couple of women started their own […]

Kelly Wearstler

Kelly Wearstler ranks among the design industry’s most influential new tastemakers.  Acclaimed for trendsetting designs, Kelly is the founder and principal of the award-winning Los Angeles-based firm House of KWID (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design).  She is well-known for colorful mod-baroque commercial interiors, such as those of the Viceroy hotels in Palm Springs and Santa Monica, […]