Tag Archives: kitchen design

2016 Kitchen Trends – It’s Getting Personal

Wondering about 2016 kitchen trends? Last week, I attended the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which included the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).  Let me tell you: I LOVED so many of the new looks and products that were introduced at the show.   I noticed four dominant 2016 kitchen trends. It’s […]

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 […]

When “Updating” Isn’t What Your Kitchen Needs

As much time as I spend helping clients update kitchens, I suppose I’m a bit of a hypocrite. Because there’s nothing “updated” about my own kitchen.  My home was built in 1939, and the kitchen appears to have been updated in the late 1950s or early 1960s. when life gives you lemons . . .

Listen to Your Architecture

Often your architecture will give you clues to the right furniture placement if you will only listen. I’m going to tell you about a simple decision we made in Allison’s kitchen dining area that made a big difference visually and functionally. dining table from World Market

Online E-Design, A Fresh Kitchen Reveal Out West

There are times when you need a design professional in your home, but there are some situations where an online e-design consultation may be just what you need to work through an interior design project.  Yesterday I met with a former online e-design client who is now working with her father on building a few […]

Creating Ambiance in the Kitchen

I found a pair of mid-century lamps last week at a Barn Sale here in Nashville that I couldn’t pass up.  I bought them without knowing whether or not they worked, so I set them up in the kitchen to test them with light bulbs.   quick photo with my cell phone 

How to Tweak Your Architecture To Better Fit Your Design Style

Many people think they are stuck with what they’ve got.  You know, your house is what it is. Sometimes that is certainly true, and you have to stay within certain parameters to make things work. But, if you have the vision and the budget – sometimes you can really CHANGE your home to fit your […]

Wave Bye-Bye to Your Builder Basic Kitchen

Having grown weary of her boring home, this sweet gal from Las Vegas contacted me about helping her wave bye-bye to her builder basic kitchen.  After this happy result of a living room eDesign and Color consultation with The Decorologist, my client in Las Vegas is ready to move on to Phase 2 of her […]

Why White Kitchen Cabinets are The Right Choice

If you are paying attention at all, you probably know that painted kitchen cabinetry is where it’s at – particularly white kitchen cabinetry.  Wood finished cabinets date themselves quickly based on the undertone of the wood.  Because I frequently stage homes for sale in the Nashville area, I can tell you that dark cherry cabinets are […]

Frugal Kitchen Flooring

I heart VCT!  Vinyl Composition Tile, that is!  VCT is a finished flooring material that thusfar is used primarily in commercial and institutional applications.   Think schools, hospitals, and churches.  But it is a fantastic economical option for residential kitchen flooring.   You just have to think outside the box in regards to colors and the design you choose to […]