Tag Archives: dining room

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 […]

Taming the Tray Ceiling

It’s an age old-question:  how do you properly paint out a tray ceiling?     This is how some people think you should paint out a tray ceiling: One Word:  YIKES! That kind of multi-color chaos draws TOO much attention to the ceiling, and NOT in a good way. Looks like it’s time for The […]