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Going to School with The Decorologist

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In the part of the country where I live, there are many families who decide that homeschooling is the best option for their children.   I have had multiple clients over the last few years who homeschool and have particularly challenging decorating dilemmas.   This particular family has been successfully educating their 5 children in […]

Nashville Home Stager Shares the #1 Secret to Getting Your House Sold

I started out in this field as a Home Stager before I became an Interior Decorator, Color Consultant, and Design Blogger.  I guess I just don’t know when to stop!  I actually don’t do as much staging as I used to – that’s because I am typically booked out too far to be ready to […]

Pipe Dreams, Airstreams, and Pinterest

Let me be clear – I am no camper.  But I have had a pipe dream for years about restoring an Airstream trailer.  All images in this post are found here   Wouldn’t it be fun to decorate it out all retro-dreamy, like a giant dollhouse?       My girls could use it as […]

Ceiling Light Dilemmas: How’s It Hanging?

Don’t you wish builders would use a little forethought when they install ceiling light fixtures?  Aargh.  Most builders hang ceiling light fixtures in the dead center of each room.  Is that where they should be hung?  Not always.  source   Just because someone installed the light in the middle of the room doesn’t mean that’s […]

The Decorologist Chooses Paint Color for Southern Living Showcase House

Ok, so I’m not designing a room in the Southern Living Showcase house like designer Amanda Burdges.  But I did help the amazing Amanda of AB Interiors choose just the right color (think pink!) for the ceiling of the guest retreat she is designing for the upcoming designer showhouse.      Southern Living Magazine   Read more about […]

Spring Give-A-Way from The Decorologist: Virtual Room Design!

It’s nearly Spring in Nashville, and I can’t wait for warm weather to be the norm for awhile!  Do you have Spring Fever, too?  It’s a great time of year to spruce up your house, change some colors, add a few new accessories.  I’ve been doing frequent on-line designs lately and decided to host a […]

IKEA Bookcases – So Many Ways to Use Them!

The Expedit Bookcase is one of IKEA’s best-selling products, and it’s no wonder.  They’re inexpensive and incredibly versatile, making them the best value I’ve found in a bookcase.  They’re backless, so the color from the wall behind can show through.  source

Guest Room Make-Over

I have a recurring client who has grown daughters and grandchildren who live in Memphis.  When they come to Nashville, she wants them to have a nice room to stay in at her newly-built home here.  Trouble is, her guest rooms were filled with leftover furniture and accessories.  She wasn’t in a position to buy […]

Decorative Ideas for Seashells

Who doesn’t have at least a few seashells saved from a favorite beach vacation?  Recently, my beautiful friend Leif came over for dinner and brought me these:

Seasonal Styling: Easter Tablescapes

  Good Friday!  What a beautiful week it has been here in Nashville.  I’ve been working on getting three homes staged to sell this week – everyone’s trying to take advantage of the tax break for home buyers that requires a contract by the end of April.  Spring is here and I am wonderfully and […]