Tag Archives: nashville

My Interview with Designer Windsor Smith

I recently got the opportunity to interview interior designer Windsor Smith!!!  Windsor is a wildly successful celebrity designer who is coming to the Antiques & Garden Show in Nashville this weekend. designer Windsor Smith   There’s a presentation on Friday morning featuring Windsor and her gal pal, Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth met Windsor after she bought […]

Kitchen Backsplash – It Can Make or Break a Design

The other day I received a question from the mother of one of my Nashville clients about choosing kitchen backsplash tile, and I thought it might be helpful to share her question and my response with you. The Decorologist “Hi Kristie, I’d like to hear your take on kitchen backsplash. Our home is Colonial Williamsburg. […]

Creating an Evergreen Boy’s Bedroom Design

    I’ve been working with a wonderful family with five young children. The childrens’ bedrooms were nice and roomy, but woefully devoid of any personality or fun.  These clients were looking for “evergreen” bedroom designs for their children – meaning that the rooms wouldn’t look so babyish or theme-y that their kids would tire […]

Seasonality, Real Estate, and Home Staging – Your Burning Questions Answered

Last week was a busy one for me, and it included a home staging here in Nashville with Molly Hendricks, who earned her Expert Psychological Stager™ certification with me in September of this year. Just 48 hours after we staged the home, I got the message from Brentwood Area Homes that the house was already […]

Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Congratulations, It’s Twins!

For the very first time, Pantone has announced a duo of colors as Pantone 2016 Color of the Year. Pantone 2016 Color of the Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity I like the idea of a color combination of the year. I am always telling my clients: color is RELATIVE. Relative to other colors around […]

The Best Designer Choices for Quartz Countertops

If you are considering quartz countertops, I’ve got the answers for making the best choice for your kitchen or bathroom. pin for later reference   Last week, I attended a fun “Red Carpet” event hosted by Cambria and Smokey Mountain Tops here in Nashville.   The event took place in the fabulous Sinema restaurant, which […]

Bathroom Trends from Nashville Parade of Homes

I started off my week in the best possible way – with a tour of the latest Parade of Homes in my city! Actually, this home tour is right outside of Nashville in the bedroom town of Nolensville, Tennessee.   I paid particular attention to the bathrooms of these homes, which I am featuring for […]

Mid Century Modern Design in a Nashville Condo

I got an email a few months back from a client about decorating her new getaway condo in downtown Nashville. Nashville is booming and high-end, high-rise condo living is all the rage in the downtown area. Like my client, many people are purchasing these condos as second homes for getaway weekends or for hosting their […]

From a Messy Office to a Guest Room with Benefits

While working on a renovation of her master bedroom and decorating several of the other rooms of her home, my client began talking about updating her messy home office.   She even hired professional organizers to get the messy stuff in order. It turns out, they were able to consolidate all the necessary office supplies […]

Southern Interior Trends You Need to Know – The Nashville Symphony ShowHouse 2015

Last Wednesday, I attended an invitation-only exclusive sneak peak of The 2015 Nashville Symphony Showhouse and Garden Party. This beautiful home represents Southern living at its finest, and I thought you’d like to see what high style looks like “in the country.”   The 5,556 square foot home is described as “southern contemporary folk style,” […]