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In the Pink at the Southern Living Showcase House Tour

The Southern Living Showcase Home was open to tour here in Nashville through this last weekend, and it did not disappoint.  I love the exterior – the REAL shutters with actual shutterdogs, the gas lamp above the entry, the gray gutters. Southern Living Show House in Nashville   Let me get the bragging out of the […]

Nashville Color Expert Announces 2012 Color of the Year: Wythe Blue

For those who questioned the staying power of blues, paint giant Benjamin Moore recently announced their Color of the Year 2012 – and it’s one of my favorites, Wythe Blue HC- 143.   Wythe Blue is in Benjamin Moore’s Historic Color Collection, but don’t let that fool you.  This watery greeny-blue is fresh enough for a […]

Bella Rustica Barn Sale

(If you’d like to find out about the 2012 Bella Rustica Sale, click here) Last Friday I attended a fantastic barn sale, full of vendors of vintage and upcycled vintage creations.  Located on the grounds of a historic farm property in Franklin, TN (right outside of Nashville), Bella Rustica  gathered dozens of artists and shopowners […]

Transformed by Color

No more heavy, formal dining rooms for me.  How about you?  source   A little paint goes a long way, but even someone who loves color can find it difficult to choose which hues to paint one’s walls and furnishings.  There are SO many choices, right???  source   I had a great Color Consultation with a […]

What Did They Choose? Exterior Paint Colors Revealed

If you read Monday’s post, this is the exterior paint scheme that my client chose to go with for her Federal-style home in Brentwood.  And the winner is . . . Option 3!   Initially, my client told me that she had always wanted a home with white trim and black shutters.  This was the […]

The Decorologist: Choose Exterior Paint Colors with Confidence!

I have found that when I do Exterior Color Consultations with a client, they have a great deal of difficulty envisioning the final outcome and are terrified to commit to a new color scheme!  When you are plunking down $10,000 – $20,000 on having the exterior of your home painted, you want to KNOW you are making […]

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