Tag Archives: furniture

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 […]

What Would You Buy With a Gift Certificate to Merridian Home Furnishings?

If someone gave you a $500 gift certificate to Merridian Home Furnishings, what would you buy? source   That’s the question I am asking myself, because I won that $500 gift certificate in a designer contest last week for showing off my fabulous Lansing Desk in my newly-organized office that I blogged about here.  Lansing […]

I Want to Paint It Black

I just started a new Pinterest board this week called “And I Want to Paint It Black,” and it has nothing to do with The Rolling Stones.   Adding a dash of black accents always makes a space look more sophisticated. via Pinterest   If your room looks too light and sweet, a few black accents make […]

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 […]

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, […]