Tag Archives: furniture

Beyond Blush Pink – 2018 Color Trends from High Point

As promised, I’m sharing the REST of the color trends from the most recent High Point Furniture Market. No, the entire market was not blush pink – and I know many of you are relieved. What I saw there points to the 2018 color trends will be seeing soon.   So, what other colors will be […]

The Decorologist Chosen for High Point Market 2017 Design Bloggers Tour

I’ve been sworn to secrecy since early August, but it’s finally been announced: I’ve been chosen to be a part of the Design Bloggers Tour for High Point Market this fall! I’m so excited and honored to be part of this fabulous group: The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in […]

When You Shouldn’t Buy That Rectangular Coffee Table

There are so many things to consider beyond “do I like this piece of furniture?” when designing a room from scratch, and most people don’t consciously consider the shape of furniture they are including in their room. But this is a very important thing to consider, especially if you are working on a small space. […]

The Shocking Thing We Did to an Antique Bed

Last week I talked about getting rid of vintage furniture that you don’t love anymore, namely my own antique spindle bed. Some of you may have believed that I shouldn’t have parted with it. So, what can you do if you don’t want to part with your antique bed, but it needs a facelift? Today […]

Diagnosis: Furniture Attachment Disorder

It seems as though every day we hear of new psychiatric and medical diagnoses. Have you heard about this one? It’s called Furniture Attachment Disorder (FAD), and it can really mess you up!   I’ve worked with many clients over the years who have this disorder, and it can cause significant difficulties in their home […]

Learn from My Mistake – Check Your Paint Color

You’ve heard you should always practice what you preach, right? Well, I’m always preaching about checking your paint color match at the store to make sure your color is dead-on right.   Well, I found two little side tables at a yard sale that I wanted to re-do for my younger daughter’s room makeover.  They […]

Merridian Grand Opening with Laurie from Trading Spaces

Many of you know that Merridian is my favorite furniture store in Nashville – it’s where I held my Furniture Arrangement Workshop last year.  The store recently moved to it’s bigger, better location just a few minutes down the road and held a Grand Opening yesterday featuring designer Laurie Hickson Smith, forever famous for her […]

Can You Use Outdoor Furniture Indoors?

You may be noticing lots of sales and clearances for outdoor furnishings this time of year, or at least you should be.  When I saw this end-of-the-season outdoor furniture sale from Ballard Designs, I knew I had to share these great pieces at great prices that can be used INDOORS just as well as outdoors.   […]

The One Piece of Furniture You Probably Need

Do you ever find yourself sounding like a broken record (do you young things even know what a broken record is)?  As a decorator, I find that one of the most versatile pieces of furniture is a long, narrow buffet table or sideboard.  Let me convince you. source