Tag Archives: dining room

DIY Designer Chairs

High-end designers are taking classic chair shapes and updating them with splashes of unexpected color, like this twist on the classic Windsor chair:  source   Fabulous, no?  The price of these designer Windsor chairs from Ola is a whopping $1250 each. Ouch.  How hard would it be to paint your own for a similar, even […]

Going to School with The Decorologist

kristie barnett

In the part of the country where I live, there are many families who decide that homeschooling is the best option for their children.   I have had multiple clients over the last few years who homeschool and have particularly challenging decorating dilemmas.   This particular family has been successfully educating their 5 children in […]

Does Your Dining Room Need a Make-Under?

Although it’s a simple and small space, this dining room is a fresh and inviting place to share an intimate meal.  Simple and Elegant Dining Room   This was not always the case!  This homeowner was looking for an interior decorator to give her a new perspective on this dining space, without breaking the bank. […]

For the Love of Gilt and Downton Abbey

I bought this interesting coffee table for my living room at an estate sale a few months back for $85.  I’ve been debating over what color to paint the base of it.  I’ve been dying to try out the new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but couldn’t decide on a color.  Off-white would be too predictable, […]

Ceiling Light Dilemmas: How’s It Hanging?

Don’t you wish builders would use a little forethought when they install ceiling light fixtures?  Aargh.  Most builders hang ceiling light fixtures in the dead center of each room.  Is that where they should be hung?  Not always.  source   Just because someone installed the light in the middle of the room doesn’t mean that’s […]