Tag Archives: room makeover

A Touch of Turquoise

I’m at the beach this week, so it seems fitting to share a recent home make-over with a touch of turquoise.  The homeowner had a penchant for neutrals, but wanted to inject turquoise into her color scheme.  Kristie Barnett   You might recognize the living room from an old post of mine called “One Day […]

Throwing Caution (and Your Home’s Floorplan) to the Wind

I typically begin Design Consultations by walking through the home and talking with my clients about how they use their space and how it functions for their family.  And more times than not, I find that people let their home’s floorplan dictate how they live in it.  Even when it really isn’t working for them!  […]

Staged Nashville Home: Small Changes, Big Impact

I staged a home yesterday for sale and thought I’d share with my readers how small changes can make a big impact.  Most of the changes here involved removing and pairing down tired accessories and furnishings, then adding a few on-trend accessories. Beautiful Brick Home for Sale by Realtor Jim Allen with ReMax in Brentwood, TN This […]

One-Day Makeover

Do you ever feel like your house will never feel like a home?  Sometimes a fresh perspective on the things  you already have is all you need.  This client had a lot of nice things and recently moved into a new home.  She was having a hard time making her stuff work in this new and different place.  I […]

Guest Room Make-Over

I have a recurring client who has grown daughters and grandchildren who live in Memphis.  When they come to Nashville, she wants them to have a nice room to stay in at her newly-built home here.  Trouble is, her guest rooms were filled with leftover furniture and accessories.  She wasn’t in a position to buy […]

Do Your Walls Make You Happy?

Well, do they?  I think the things you hang on your wall should make you happy.  They should reflect your interests and your tastes.  They should put a smile on your face when you walk in the room.    

A Neo-Traditional Kitchen Make-Over

  It’s “Before and After” time!  This is one of my favorite kitchen updates.  It started out nice enough:  butter yellow walls, white cabinets and appliances, nice wood breakfast table.

Warm Up Your Living Room for Fall

I admit it.  I know the trees look pretty, but I hate this time of year.  Shorter, darker days.  Dropping temperatures.  Heavy, itchy clothes.  Summer’s more my thing.  What I do like is warming up rooms for fall.  Adding color, laying in some pattern, and layering texture can really add warmth as the temperature drops.   […]

A Lavender and Gray Bedroom Makeover

This is a picture of how my bedroom looked when we moved into this house 8 years ago.  Dark green walls, very bad floral border, ceiling fan.  Oh my.  The first thing we had to do was strip down that border, which was apparently put up with superglue.