Tag Archives: interior design

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 […]

The Best Designer Choices for Quartz Countertops

If you are considering quartz countertops, I’ve got the answers for making the best choice for your kitchen or bathroom. pin for later reference   Last week, I attended a fun “Red Carpet” event hosted by Cambria and Smokey Mountain Tops here in Nashville.   The event took place in the fabulous Sinema restaurant, which […]

The 2016 Restoration Hardware Reboot – More Gold, Less Gears

It’s been about four years since Restoration Hardware underwent a major shift in its design direction.   Everything they produced became dark and colossal. Creams and shades of gray. Masculine and rustic.   And, inexplicably, gears. Lots of gears.   Well, Restoration Hardware is rebooting once again. Restoration Hardware Modern. You know how RH likes […]

Southern Interior Trends You Need to Know – The Nashville Symphony ShowHouse 2015

Last Wednesday, I attended an invitation-only exclusive sneak peak of The 2015 Nashville Symphony Showhouse and Garden Party. This beautiful home represents Southern living at its finest, and I thought you’d like to see what high style looks like “in the country.”   The 5,556 square foot home is described as “southern contemporary folk style,” […]

How to Update a Hall Bathroom on A Budget

I’ve been working with several clients on bathroom updating lately and wanted to share a few tips for doing so on a budget. Allison has been working for me for about three years now, and her family recently moved across town to be closer to their children’s schools. They bought a great house with good bones, […]

Making a Library Nook Out of a Storage Space

For the last 14 years, there’s been a sliver of a room upstairs that I have used to store crafts, projects, and party supplies. Melanie G Photography This was the room at its best – for a pro photo shoot of my entire house. Believe me, most of the time the floor was barely visible. […]

The 2015 Floral Trend and What’s Blooming at My House

It has been raining like CRAZY in the south this spring, and the results include some gorgeous lawns and blooming flowers here in Nashville! I realize that may not be the case where you are, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of one of the big design trends of 2015 – floral is […]

Wicker and Rattan are Groovy Again

My sister and I had a pair of twin wicker headboards when we were kids.  I remember going to the mall, peeking into World Bazaar, wishing I could have one of those cool hanging rattan chairs.  But the heavy smell of incense made my eyes burn, so I had to keep on walking – and […]