Tag Archives: kitchen

What I Gave Up for the Perfect Appliances (and Why It Was Worth It)

The perfect appliances . . . don’t you have that ideal set of appliances that you dream about at night? Well, neither do I. But Mr. Man and I have been trying to decide on the perfect appliances for our period kitchen for years now – we’ve made do with frequent repairs as our old […]

Kitchen Tile Backsplash – Taking It Up to the Ceiling

If you have kitchen cabinets that go to the ceiling, I’m going to show you why I think your kitchen backsplash tile should go to the ceiling as well.   This is a kitchen in a new home on which I consulted during the building process. My client wanted a neutral greige color scheme with […]

Best Granite Countertops for Cherry Cabinets

I was recently asked a question about working with existing cherry cabinets in a kitchen:  “What is the best granite countertops for cherry cabinets?” Painting the red-undertoned cabinets was not an option. The homeowner wanted to update the countertops and didn’t know what to choose.   There are so many options of granite, and some […]

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

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 […]

Can You Paint Kitchen Cabinets Two Colors in a Small Kitchen?

Is painting kitchen cabinets two colors a big no-no if you have a small kitchen?  Not necessarily! via Pinterest 

Paint The Ceiling or No?

Homeowners often ask me whether or not they should paint the ceiling white or something different. I happened upon a couple of kitchen photos yesterday that perfectly illustrate a point that I make in my Just the Right Paint Color educational video. via BHG See how the yellow wall color is wrapped onto the ceiling in this […]

How Painting Wood Paneling Will Change Your Life!

blue and white kitchen

There is simply no reason you must live perpetually with a dated wood kitchen if you don’t want to. Or live in a dark, wood-paneled den just because your home contains one.  And, no, you don’t have to rip the wood paneling out. Pull Up a Comfy Chair and Read This Post You need to […]

Oh Christmas Theme, Oh Christmas Theme . . .

Do you have a theme for your Christmas tree?  Since many people have more than one tree for Christmas, I think more and more are choosing to “theme up” at least one of their trees.   What’s more natural than a bird-themed tree?   source  

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 […]