Tag Archives: fireplace

Ask The Decorologist: Where To Put the TV?

It’s a common question. Oftentimes, it’s a struggle to determine just where to put the TV. Especially when you have a fireplace – should you put it above, beside, somewhere else? I provide ongoing mentoring and advice to the Expert Psychological Stagers who have taken my course over the last few years. We share info […]

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 […]

The Reasons You Should Use a Black Paint Color in Your Space

I often use a little of the color black in the overall color palettes I create for clients. There are several reasons why you should use a black paint color in your home. I’m going to show you what those are by featuring black paint color placement in my recent collaborative project with Kole Custom […]

Orange is the New Red

When working with my clients, pretty early on I ask the question: are you a red kinda girl, an orange/coral kinda girl, or a pink kinda girl? Many women have a strong attraction to one of those three, to the exclusion of the others.  If you are not really gifted with color and design, it […]

How to Make Your TV Blend In Over the Fireplace

One of the trickiest issues in decorating living rooms is that dark beast of a television.  Although I prefer to plant the television in a bookcase or a less focal wall, many people decide to hang theirs above the fireplace.  If you have white trim on the fireplace wall, this can make that TV black […]

The Solution to the Dated Brick Fireplace That Even Your Husband Will Approve Of

Do you ever think about painting a brick fireplace?  One of my recent clients had a brick fireplace that dated from the early 1960s.  The brick was not at all unattractive, but the redness of it kinda put a damper on the lighter direction she was wanting to go in this space.    brick fireplace […]

Loving the Fireplace You Used to Hate

Ah, the fireplace. The heart of the home, the hearth, the focal point of any well-appointed living room.  But what if the heart of your home fills you with contempt?  Lovely, Non-Contemptuous Fireplace   In the photos I’m going to share with you below, the wall color stayed the same and no new furnishings or […]

Get Your Furniture Arrangement In Balance

I see it all the time:  rooms that lack balance.  When your furniture is not balanced, the whole room feels off-kilter. source   Here’s a good example off an off-kilter room I worked in last week.  From this angle it didn’t look so bad, in regard to furniture placement.  There wasn’t a lot of color […]

Fireplace Face-Lift

Do you have a fireplace that fades away into the background?  Maybe it needs some coaxing to bring it out of its shell.     This fireplace mantel was painted out the same color as the wall behind it.  That’s a big no-no in my book.  A mantel is architecture, like trim moulding, and should […]

A Victorian Christmas

The Christmas festivities have begun – my family and I travelled to my husband’s aunt and uncle’s home yesterday for our annual family Christmas get-together.  I just have to share a little of my aunt and uncle’s historic home.   They have lived in this lovely Victorian home for the last 20 years, and it has been […]