Tag Archives: interior design

Bedrooms and Bunk Rooms – Makeovers

Last week, I took a “working retreat” down to the Florida panhandle to focus on my online exterior color course. When I returned, it dawned on me that I never posted the befores and afters of some of the bedrooms and bunk rooms in the beach vacation house project I completed last spring! On this […]

The New Maximalism – It’s Not What You Think

We’ve heard for years now that minimalism is a mark of noble character. Those of us who are maximalists have been called materialistic, hoarders, or shopaholics. Minimalists believe they have the moral high ground. Is it a crime to enjoy the “stuff” of home? I, for one, am tired of being shamed for my appreciation […]

When Your Great Room Isn’t So Great – Designing a Room with Vaulted Ceilings

I have a lovely client who I’ve helped with various rooms in her home over the years. She contacted me a while back to tackle her great room and adjoining kitchen, where she was ready to make significant changes but wasn’t sure where to start. She and her husband were using the great room for […]

One Headboard, Four Options!

Last week, we finished up the second annual Meaningful Makeovers project at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. While I am still working on gathering all the photos to share the amazing transformations of the second house, I wanted to share how we made different choices for the headboard in the boys’ rooms.   Someone had […]

Dorm Room Makeover

The day I’ve dreaded for the last six months (I’ll be honest, maybe more like 18 years) finally arrived:  the day my firstborn moved out of her childhood bedroom and into a college dorm room. All you mommas – you know what I mean, right?   Audrey and her new roommate ended up with the […]

Designing for Men – 5 Things They Really Want

Have you ever wondered if designing for men (single men) is different than designing for women or couples? If you thought I wasn’t in touch with the masculine side of design, today you’ll see if I was able to bring it for a single professional’s townhouse. I’m here to tell you, there are 5 things that […]

Why Matching Colors in the Home Isn’t as Simple as You May Think

Matching colors for your home sounds like a simple visual exercise, but it can be harder than you may think. Today I’m sharing how I pulled together a color scheme for a current project, with tips that can help you with your own interior projects. For my ongoing beach vacation property project in Seagrove Beach, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best Christmas Gifts You’ve Never Considered

Have you gotten into a rut trying to come up with gifts for the holidays? Or, are you having difficulty answering the question when asked what YOU might like as a present? Let’s see if I can give you some ideas on the best Christmas gifts for the design-minded.  (They might not be things you […]