Tag Archives: kitchens

The 2019 Best Dark Greens for Kitchen Cabinets

No, it’s not the Pantone Color of the Year. It’s not the Paint Color of the Year, nor is it the Fashion Color of the Year. It’s been seeping into your psyche, increasingly crossing your field of vision over a year or two. Which means the time has come for it to gain mainstream appeal […]

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 . . .

Allison’s Living Room & Kitchen Makeover – The Final Reveal

Happy Friday, everyone!  I’m really excited to share today’s before-and-afters of Allison’s home.  The changes are pretty dramatic, as you will soon see. Allison’s “new” coffee table Do you remember where we started?  Following a rough emotional year for my assistant, Allison, she really wanted a whole new look for the home her family had […]

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 

House Beautiful’s Top Kitchen Design Mistakes

I recently read House Beautiful‘s Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes, and for the most part I agree with their list! Joan Schlinder One that made the list was not taking your cabinets to the ceiling.  Leaving a space above the cabinetry typically results  in a breeding ground for faux ivy covered in dust.  Am I wrong? […]

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 […]

Color in the Kitchen

Ready for a dose of color?  Today I’m sharing some fabulous kitchens with brave color choices.  This designer used turquoise on the counter tops, island, flooring, ceiling, and interior of the cabinets.  But with lots of bright white to counterbalance, it works.