Tag Archives: sofa

Styling Your Brown Leather Sofa – The Decorologist

If I’ve seen one brown leather sofa, I’ve seen 682,000 of them in my clients’ homes. Like a big brown hole in the middle of the family room, the brown leather sofa can suck the light and the life out of an entire room.   But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are […]

Putting a Fresh Face on a Dated Sofa – A Simple Home Staging Trick You Can Use!

Last week I had the honor of training a group of incredible women who are now certified Expert Psychological Stagers™. They came from as far away as Arizona and Minnesota to spend three very intense days in Nashville learning the ropes of home staging, culminating in a hands-on staging of a home about to go […]

A Better Paint Color Behind a Dark Brown Sofa – Try Elephant Gray

So you have a big puffy brown sofa in your family room and don’t plan to replace it any time soon.  And you have an accompanying wall color like this olive green. The color scheme here is brown + olive + gold or what I like to refer to as “blah.”

The New Neutral for Sofas

Are you over the big tan or brown blob of a sofa that’s been lurking  living in your living or family room for the last ten years?  I’m sick to death of them, let me tell you.  Most people may tell you that GRAY is the new neutral for sofas, but I beg to differ. […]

Your Sofa is the Most Important Piece of Furniture in Your Living Room

As much time as I spend helping clients choose new furnishings, I rarely buy them for myself. Part of the reason is because I like to decorate my 1939 stone home in period furnishings, so that means lots of flea market and estate sale finds rather than brand-new retail-type furniture.  But when I saw this amazing tufted […]

Serial Furniture Rearranging & Other Disorders

As many of you know, I switched out my living room and dining room a few months ago and enjoyed a change of scenery in my home.  As the holidays approach, I decided I wanted enjoy the fireplace (sans books – see here what I’m talking about) so I switched them back.        […]

She Likes to Move It

I have a client who calls me every six months or so to rearrange her furniture and “freshen things up a bit.”   The first time I met her, she and her husband had just moved here from Memphis.  This is how her living room looked when I got there:

Why The Decorologist Says “No” to the Sofa & Loveseat Combo

If you are in the market for new living room furniture, I urge you not to be a zombie.  You know, the zombie that follows the hordes of people that mindlessly purchase the ole sofa/loveseat combo.   ssource   Have you noticed that you don’t see a lot of sofa/loveseat combos in design magazines?  You only see them […]