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How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color for Every Room in Your Home

I’m getting excited about my June 26th Color Class that is being hosted by Kirkland’s Floor to Ceiling and Benjamin Moore paints here in Nashville!   “Like” Kirkland’s Floor to Ceiling on Facebook for Promotions and Updates on their Products   If you attend  The Decorologist’s exclusive and limited class, you will learn how to: 1) […]

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:    

How the Right Paint Colors Can Make A Great First Impression

Do you believe that first impressions count?  What impression do your front door and entry make on your guests? Newly-Painted Black Front Door   I recently did a Color Consultation for a Nashville client who needed to get her home ready to sell.  The outside needed a pick-me-up, as you can see: Tired Oak Door […]

Dueling Homes – Which Will Sell First?

Two homes with the same layout in the same neighborhood.  If they are similarly priced, which one’s going to sell and which is going to flounder on the market? The Decorologist   Why don’t we start with House #1?  Here’s a brief tour of the home: Living Room  

Taming the Tray Ceiling

It’s an age old-question:  how do you properly paint out a tray ceiling?     This is how some people think you should paint out a tray ceiling: One Word:  YIKES! That kind of multi-color chaos draws TOO much attention to the ceiling, and NOT in a good way. Looks like it’s time for The […]

DIY Designer Chairs

High-end designers are taking classic chair shapes and updating them with splashes of unexpected color, like this twist on the classic Windsor chair:  source   Fabulous, no?  The price of these designer Windsor chairs from Ola is a whopping $1250 each. Ouch.  How hard would it be to paint your own for a similar, even […]

Turn Your Builder-Grade Bathroom Into a Spa In One Simple Step

Who wouldn’t want to spend every morning in a bathroom that feels like an oasis of calm?  source   So you have a drab, neutral bathroom.   It’s your typical builder-grade bathroom – the cabinets and hardware are fine, just nothing special.  You’re tired of it, but you don’t have the budget for a major […]

Haint It Lovely? Using Haint Blue on Exteriors

If you live in or have visited the deep South, you may have noticed a popular color on historic houses called Haint Blue.  source   You’ll will find these blue and green tints on windowsills, mullions, shutters, doors, and/or porch ceilings of many historic homes.

All the Rage: Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint

You’ve heard about Annie Sloan’s infamous chalk paint, right?  I guess The Decorologist gets around, because a few weeks ago their PR person was kind enough to send me a “starter kit” to experiment with! Annie Sloan Chalk Paint They must have heard I have a ton of painting projects on my to-do list, and […]

Something To Talk About in the Loo

This modern little powder room was previously a vicious red – my client thinks it was called “Satan Red.”  I haven’t been able to find a paint named that, but  she swears that’s what it was named when it was painted a decade ago!  Well, now it’s painted a much friendlier Sherwin Williams’ Tupelo Tree. […]