Tag Archives: living room

Spring Break is Decorating Time!

Winter is NOT my friend.  I just can’t stand cold weather and the shorter days that make me feel depleted of sunshine and light.  The change to daylight savings time really kicked my butt this year, but I am already loving the added daylight in the early evening.  After spending a lot of time indoors […]

Sometimes a Pair of Sofas Is the Right Choice For Your Seating Arrangement

You may already know I'm not a fan of the sofa-loveseat combination or most oversized sectionals.  A sofa and chairs are typically what works best and offers the most flexibility in a seating arrangement.     However, sometimes a pair of sofas is the way to go.   I first starting working with this client in […]

Beautiful Spaces for Downsizing Seniors

I received a package yesterday with some of the prizes from Benjamin Moore that I won in the 2013 Color Trends contest on Olioboard last month. I got a couple of new paint fandecks, three gallons of paint, and a $100 paint credit for Benjamin Moore paint here in town (Kirkland Floor to Ceiling in Cool […]

A Coastal Living Room Makeover by The Decorologist

Happy Labor Day!  Sit back and enjoy a little trip to the coast today in this living room makeover.  The Decorologist   I showed you the make-over of this Brentwood client’s entry last week, and it made it into the Style section of The Tennessean over the weekend!  This is where this living room started: […]

The Lamps I’ve Been Waiting For All My Life

Maybe I’m a bit dramatic when it comes to decorating my house, but have you ever searched and waited for just the right fill-in-the-blank for your home?  Then one day, you walk down the aisle of HomeGoods and you see “the one” and the angels start singing?  That’s what happened to me last week – […]

Loving the Fireplace You Used to Hate

Ah, the fireplace. The heart of the home, the hearth, the focal point of any well-appointed living room.  But what if the heart of your home fills you with contempt?  Lovely, Non-Contemptuous Fireplace   In the photos I’m going to share with you below, the wall color stayed the same and no new furnishings or […]

Does Virtual Design (Long-Distance Decorating) Really Work?

Obviously, if I am writing this post I think the answer is “Yes!”  Some people call it “e-design” or “online design,” but I’m sure you’ve heard about it.  Awhile back, a sweet girl named Emily contacted me about virtually-designing the small older home she shares with her husband.   The only caveat was that she […]

Speed Staging with The Decorologist

No, I didn’t say Speed Dating!  A few months ago,  I began offering a “Speed Staging” service as an option for those putting their homes on the market.  It works well for homeowners who have nice furniture and a good supply of decor items. The Decorologist Home Staging in the Greater Nashville Area   How […]

Get Your Furniture Arrangement In Balance

I see it all the time:  rooms that lack balance.  When your furniture is not balanced, the whole room feels off-kilter. source   Here’s a good example off an off-kilter room I worked in last week.  From this angle it didn’t look so bad, in regard to furniture placement.  There wasn’t a lot of color […]

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 […]