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Bold Patterned Floor Tiles in an Open Floorplan Kitchen

patterned floor tiles in a black and white kitchen design

Many homeowners are embracing the patterned floor tiles (often referred to as encaustic tiles) that are becoming mainstream this year. Most of us want to make a personal statement in their kitchens, and installing patterned floor tiles are certainly one way to do that. Last week I photostyled and photographed the final results of the […]

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. […]

4 Reasons You Should Use Black Subway Tile in Your Bathroom

I’ve consulted on many bathroom renovations this year, many of which include black subway tile as an important design element. Why black subway tile?  Here are some great reasons to choose it for your bathroom.   Reason #1: It’s a fresh take on the classic black and white bathroom. Many of you will remember that […]

How to Update a Hall Bathroom on A Budget

I’ve been working with several clients on bathroom updating lately and wanted to share a few tips for doing so on a budget. Allison has been working for me for about three years now, and her family recently moved across town to be closer to their children’s schools. They bought a great house with good bones, […]

Kitchen Tile Backsplash – Taking It Up to the Ceiling

If you have kitchen cabinets that go to the ceiling, I’m going to show you why I think your kitchen backsplash tile should go to the ceiling as well.   This is a kitchen in a new home on which I consulted during the building process. My client wanted a neutral greige color scheme with […]

7 Ways to Make Your Tiny Bathroom FABULOUS

I’m so excited to FINALLY reveal the results of my tiny bathroom renovation! Actually, we completed the entire upstairs remodel, but I’m going to start with how I made a small bathroom into something kinda fabulous:     This bathroom was originally two even tinier spaces in the upstairs of our 1939 stone cottage, with […]

What's Black, White, Gold and Green All Over? My Bathroom Remodel!

Despite more than a few hurdles, our upstairs bathroom renovation is moving along. It’s being carved out of a small space that includes a dormer window on the front of the house. This is where we started: before   Wondering where the shower is?  No shower. Wondering where the toilet is?  This room was so […]

7 Smart Design Ideas from the HGTV Smart Home

I was invited to join some of the biggest bloggers from the South to tour and photograph HGTV’s latest Smart Home 2014 located right here in Nashville.  The “Smart” in Smart Home refers to all the latest in high-tech innovations giving the homeowner better control over energy use, security, interior climate, and lighting, but I […]

Where Being Trendy Can Go Horribly Wrong

I recently had a conversation with a client about the kitchen tile she had chosen before I arrived on the scene.  I was there for a paint color consultation and she was simply sharing what she had recently chosen to install (she had not had it installed yet, thankfully).  Her granite countertops were busy with browns, creams, […]

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.