Tag Archives: dining room

The Best Dining Room Table EVER

dining room pingpong table

I’m excited to share with you the best dining room table EVER. It is in the MOST BEAUTIFUL, MOST FANCIFUL, MOST FUNCTIONAL room in the House Beautiful Whole Home Concept House that I toured last week! Let me show you all the yummy bits of Chenalt James’ design: How do you turn the least-used room […]

The Impact of Dining Room Paint Color

Color changes everything. And it can do a world of good for your dining room. Today’s befores and afters  (oh, how I love befores and afters!) are to prove to you the incredible impact of dining room paint color.   Let’s start at the very beginning – that’s a very fine place to start! A […]

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 […]

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! […]

The End of the Formal Dining Room

Holiday gatherings are approaching quickly, and it’s time to say goodbye to the traditional dining room.  It’s time to close the doors on the gloomy, twice-a-year, precious surfaces, traditional dining room of yore.

The Decorologist on Color Placement – It's More Important Than You Think

I just staged a property to sell in a high-end suburb of Nashville.  The realtor who hired me sent some preview photos last week, asking what color the dining room should be painted. before Let me put you in my shoes – what might you do to make the biggest impact (for the least amount of […]

Nashville Color Expert Announces: Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color of the Year, Lemon Sorbet

Benjamin Moore‘s 2013 Color of the Year is Lemon Sorbet 2019-60.   Benjamin Moore Lemon Sorbet    Fresh off the heels of 2012’s top pick, Wythe Blue, Lemon Sorbet is a fresh optimistic color that works well with other popular clean colors.  Notice this is not the yellow-gold popular in the late 90’s and early […]

How to Master the Mismatched Dining Room

I’m not much for “matching.”  Matched dining sets are safe, and safe is boring.  It’s much more interesting to mix and blend your furnishings and fabrics to create a welcoming and unique dining room. The Decorologist   My client had just moved into a new home and wanted to update her tired dining room suite.  […]

How to Make the Wood in Your Dining Room Come to Life

As a Nashville Interior Decorator and Color Consultant, I often am asked what can be done to “spruce up” a dining room.  The tricky thing about dining rooms is that they are often filled with wood, with little color or fabric going on.     Typically, there are lots of wood furnishings and wood flooring […]

Does Virtual Design (Long-Distance Decorating) Really Work?

Obviously, if I am writing this post I think the answer is “Yes!”  Some people call it “e-design” or “online design,” but I’m sure you’ve heard about it.  Awhile back, a sweet girl named Emily contacted me about virtually-designing the small older home she shares with her husband.   The only caveat was that she […]