Tag Archives: makeover

Dorm Room Makeover

The day I’ve dreaded for the last six months (I’ll be honest, maybe more like 18 years) finally arrived:  the day my firstborn moved out of her childhood bedroom and into a college dorm room. All you mommas – you know what I mean, right?   Audrey and her new roommate ended up with the […]

Beachy Bedroom Makeover – and Why You Need Oversized Bedding

Now that summer’s in full swing, you may need some inspiration for a bedroom makeover. I’ve got one I hope you’ll like – the master bedroom of the beach vacation property I designed over the winter (and pay attention to the tip about oversized bedding).   When my family rents a house for our annual […]

5 Surprising Ways to Transform a Room – Without Purchasing New Furniture!

You can transform a room, even without a budget for brand new furniture! I’m showing you the main living areas of one of the houses on the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home campus that was part of the Meaningful Makeovers project undertaken by the Greater Nashville Chapter of RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) to benefit young […]

Meaningful Makeovers – Girls’ Bedroom Makeovers

I’m very excited to show you the final results of the girls’ bedroom makeovers for our RESA® Meaningful Makeovers project! If you remember, I chose a soft and lovely paint color scheme for the girls’ rooms at the Tennessee Children’s Baptist Home in Franklin, TN: The color palette is all Sherwin-Williams, who graciously donated most […]

Making Over The Children’s Home – Here We Go!

Tomorrow’s the big day!  My girls in the Greater Nashville RESA Chapter will begin painting and decorating one of the children’s group homes on the campus of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. We’ve been planning this for many months, and during the next week our plans will come together. Today Mr. Man picked up 35+ gallons of […]

Angled Walls or Slanted Ceilings? Why You Need to Paint Them Like This

Many two-story homes have angled walls and slanted ceilings that are inherent in rooms beneath the peaked roofline. While slanted walls can create a snug and cozy feel, the negative effects can include a choppy visual plane and difficulty placing furniture and art.   My Nashville clients were in desperate need of a master bedroom […]

How to Win the Fight with Your Bossy Tile

My client loved her newer home, but she had a very traditional aesthetic.  The contemporary tile in her bathroom was a challenge – she tried to make it feel more traditional by painting the walls a traditional color.  Unfortunately, applying a unrelated color on the walls of this room did little to take it in […]

Front Porch Makeover Reveal!

When Style Diva, Cathi Aycock, challenged me to make over a front porch for a feature for The Tennessean, I kicked it into high gear to find a porch that needed a serious update for the summer.   This 1950’s home is located in a popular ranch neighborhood in Nashville.  This was the “before” of […]

My Closet Makeover Reveal

Many of you know that my life was recently changed for the better after working with my professional organizer, Shelley. She found a way for me to convert my cramped master-closet-for-two into my own personal wonderland!  An Organized Closet In order to make this happen, we moved an armoire from another room into my bedroom, […]

Closet Case

It’s no secret that my closet has always been an issue.   Small closets are one of the drawbacks of living in an old home.  Mr. Man and I have shared the tiny thing for 12 years now.   I dream of a closet kinda like this: via Pinterest Well, that’s not gonna happen.  But […]