Tag Archives: merridian

Should Your Art Match Your Sofa?

I’ve often heard said that art doesn’t have to match your sofa (or your room, for that matter). The thought is that the la-tee-dah art is so much more important that your furnishings and other decor that making sure it matches is an insult.  I believe it’s an insult not to consider the size, shape, […]

Sophisticated Paint Colors and a Few Sweet Upgrades

Fresh, but not cold.  Sophisticated, but not formal.  Updated.  Welcoming.  Interesting.  This is how many of my clients describe the overall look they want for their homes.  

Merridian Grand Opening with Laurie from Trading Spaces

Many of you know that Merridian is my favorite furniture store in Nashville – it’s where I held my Furniture Arrangement Workshop last year.  The store recently moved to it’s bigger, better location just a few minutes down the road and held a Grand Opening yesterday featuring designer Laurie Hickson Smith, forever famous for her […]

Roller Coaster Ride

Bad things happen, good things happen.  And then more bad things happen.  And more good things happen.  So we can focus on the bad, or focus on the good.  Or strap ourselves in and try to just enjoy the roller coaster ride.  Here are a few high points on my roller coaster lately.  

Two Things to Avoid When Designing a Room

When designing a room, it’s important to balance your furniture on the architecture of the space in order to avoid wonkiness.  In answer to your question, “wonkiness” is a very technical design term.  Ok, not really, but it’s a problem that we explored very specifically at my recent Furniture Arrangement Workshop at Merridian Home Furnishings […]

Mirrors Make a Big Impact in A Small Bedroom

Did you think you couldn’t have high style in a small bedroom?  Sometimes less is more, as you will see in this mini-makeover of a client’s small bedroom.  Technically, we are not finished – no art is hung and we need an accent pillow to finish this off, but I couldn’t resist sharing a sneak […]

What You Could Win at my Decorating Workshop

My friends at Merridian Home Furnishings just let me know some of the fun prizes and giveways they are planning for my upcoming Decorating Workshop.  If you attend my Just the Right Furniture Arrangement Class at Merridian in Nashville, you may be the lucky winner of this fabulous coffee table! Click Here to Get Tickets   […]

Just the Right Furniture Arrangement Decorating Class

Did you realize that Mother’s Day is just around the corner?  Maybe it’s a good time to start planting the seed about what might be the perfect gift for you (hint, hint).  May I suggest my upcoming Just the Right Furniture Arrangement  class at my favorite Nashville furniture store, Merridian Home Furnishings?   Click Here […]