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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2012 & A Color Consultant’s Tangent

Sometimes I like to get the reactions of The Decorologist’s Facebook followers to new trends and design news.  This week, I posted a link about Sherwin-Williams 2012 Color of the Year and asked my followers what they thought about it.          Here are some of the responses I got after posting:    

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 Interior Decorator Weighs In: What’s “Out” in Design Trends

In my last post, I wrote about a recent Elle Decor article where high-end designers were deeming certain decor trends to be “so out.”   I obviously disagreed with them and (judging from the unprecedented amount of responses from you guys) so did you!  Several of you wanted to know what’s on the The Decorologist’s list […]

Nashville Interior Decorator Shares 6 Top Tips For Redesigning a Room

Here are a few great ideas to keep in mind if you are ready to redesign a room in your home, which are illustrated in this recent before-and-after of a client’s den.     1.  Stay true to who you are.   With children no longer in her home, this client was ready to redesign her den […]

Building a Room Design Around An Inspiration Piece

Happy Friday, fellow Decor Junkies!  Today I’m sharing a Virtual Design I did for a client’s living room a few months back.  The inspiration for the entire room was the fabulously fun rug, plus the pair of art pieces you see below: Virtual Design by The Decorologist   My client had recently purchased the rug and […]

The Truth About Men & Decorating

I have been married for fifteen years and have spent a lot of that time decorating the homes I’ve lived in during that time.  My husband and I have restored four old homes during our marriage, doing everything from gutting and rebuilding a kitchen on our own, adding bathrooms, tiling, wallpapering, laying flooring – you […]

Nashville Decorator Reveals Design Secret for Hanging Window Treatments

If you’ve ever had a Decorating Intervention with The Decorologist, you have probably heard my spiel about hanging curtain panels.  I spotted this great example of my window panel philosophy in Better Homes and Gardens the other day.  Better Homes and Gardens Hang ’em high, girls!  Close to the ceiling and 8-12 inches out either of the […]

The Decorologist Makes Over a 7-Year-Old’s Bedroom

Happy Friday!  Today I’m sharing a Decorologist makeover of a darling 7-year-old girl’s bedroom.  

Afraid Your Decorator Will Make Your House Look Like Everyone Else’s?

 You may remember my colorful post:  Throwing Your Caution (and Your Floorplan) to the Wind.   Today I’m going to show you the rest of what was accomplished in a home whose artsy homeowners were ready to shake things up a bit.  This family had no desire to make their home look like everyone else’s – they wanted something […]

How Color Can Change Your Home’s Groove

Happy Monday, dear readers!  Have I got a fun room makeover for you . . . Kristie Barnett Suppose you lived in a home that looked about the same as it had for the last 50 or more years?  Same paint color (or lack thereof), same finishes, same old groove. Before Makeover   This mid-century ranch […]