Tag Archives: painted furniture

How to Bring Downton Abbey into Your Home

About 500 bazillion people watched the recent season premiere of Downton Abbey, and I bet a few of you would like to know how you can bring a little Downton Abbey vibe into your own humble abode.  In the words of Mr. Carson, “If you are tired of style, you are tired of life.”  You […]

The End of the Formal Dining Room

Holiday gatherings are approaching quickly, and it’s time to say goodbye to the traditional dining room.  It’s time to close the doors on the gloomy, twice-a-year, precious surfaces, traditional dining room of yore.

Painting Projects – One Paint Color, Three Ways

Spring is nearly, finally here! I actually have some spring bulbs popping up in my yard, which makes me hopeful for warmer weather. Spring!   Spring always inspires a few projects around my house, so here’s a few I finished up this week. Let’s start with the mid-century dresser I found at an estate sale […]

How to Create A Maine Cottage Dining Room

When the folks at Maine Cottage asked me to put together a room using their furnishings and accessories, I began the room’s concept  with a COLOR SCHEME.  Imagine that!  You knew I’d start with that, didn’t you? At the Maine Cottage website, you can shop by color, by room, or even by fit (depending on […]

Make A Dining Room Sideboard Out of a Dresser

I’ve been working with a sweet client on a whole-house design.  We’ve pretty much been working from scratch – buying new furniture, window treatments, rugs, and accessories.   Up until now, we couldn’t find a great sideboard for her dining room (which is a really important design element for this open concept floorplan) at a […]

Favorite 5 DIY Decor Trends of 2012

2013 is just on the horizon, full of promise and new inspiration.  If you read design blogs or hang out on Pinterest like I do, you probably know the hottest DIY trends from 2012.  These were 5 of my personal favorites, and I just happen to have Pinterest boards dedicated to each of them!   […]

Nashville Decorator Reveals 3 Tricks to Making Your Bedroom Appear Larger

Many of you know I’ve been working with a Professional Organizer to get my home in shape.  My Bedroom   We’ve concentrated a good deal of time and effort in my bedroom and closet, which I blogged about here.  I already had one large armoire in my bedroom, which I used to house a television […]

I Want to Paint It Black

I just started a new Pinterest board this week called “And I Want to Paint It Black,” and it has nothing to do with The Rolling Stones.   Adding a dash of black accents always makes a space look more sophisticated. via Pinterest   If your room looks too light and sweet, a few black accents make […]

Paint Some Stripes – But Ditch the Paint!

I ran across an image on Pinterest that caught my eye -this fabulous striped floor in Kate Spade’s flagship New York store. source   Have you ever had a secret desire to paint stripes or some other cool pattern on your floors, but were too chicken to try?  Guess what?  That floor wasn’t painted at […]

Which Decorating Trends Are “So Over” – And Do You Care?

I read a tiny article – and I do mean tiny, it was less than a quarter of a page – in Elle Decor last week that reveals what top designers believe are “over-and-done-with” decorating trends.  Let’s see if you agree or no:   Books as Decor    Annie Brahler   I’ve got so many books […]