Tag Archives: furniture arrangement

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 […]

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 […]

Home Staging is Easy – Anyone Can Do It!

Today’s post is written by Shannon, who recently began working with us. After attending my staging training course last week (with very little prior knowledge of home staging or my business), she found herself quite surprised about a number of things. She’s going to share those with you, including the fact that she came into […]

Arranging Sofas – You Have More Options Than You Think

It’s a weird and wonderful thing to be reading an article and stumble upon a quote starting with “try this tip from The Decorologist,” which is what happened this morning as I was reading an Apartment Therapy piece about arranging sofas. The Decorologist The writer of the article, Arlyn Hernandez, shows mathematically how two full-size sofas […]

Better Than Baking a Pie for Harry Connick, Jr.

It’s been a busy week around here!  I worked with three new clients – one of them even had the welcome sign out for me on her front porch when I arrived: Now that’s the way to start out your morning!

The Antidote to the Sofa Loveseat Combination

It’s probably no surprise that I contemplate interiors more than most.  It’s as important to me how a room feels as how it looks, and I’m always trying to understand why it makes me feel a certain way.     I have often spoke about how much I dislike the  sofa – loveseat combination because […]

Psychological Staging in Vegas

A week from today, I will be in Las Vegas making a presentation to almost 400 professional stagers from across the United States and Canada.  I’m nervous but excited to be one of the main speakers at the Real Estate Staging Association’s (RESA) 2014 Annual Convention.  Did you know that fear of public speaking is right […]

How to Perfectly Arrange Every Room!

Over the last decade I’ve staged, decorated, and designed hundreds and hundreds of rooms.  I’ve even developed a specific system for arranging furniture, art, and accessories that works in even the most difficult of spaces. Just the Right Furniture Arrangement Advanced Course   Earlier this year, I created a workshop that focused on teaching homeowners and […]

How Phoebe Howard Designed the Nashville Southern Living Idea House

Interior designer Phoebe Howard said that when she first flew into Nashville, she was inspired by the green of the rolling hills and the blue of the middle Tennessee sky.  Accordingly, she chose a color scheme of blues, greens, and creamy white for Fontanel’s Southern Living Idea House.  The colors are along this line: Traditional […]

A Sure-Fire Way to Tell If Your Furniture Arrangement is Wrong

Many people are not sure if their living room furniture arrangement is “right.”  Today I’m giving you a sure-fire way to figure that out – and it’s so simple!