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Wrapping Up 2018 and Moving Forward Into 2019

I don’t know about you, but this year has been a doozy for me. Every year end, I write a blog about what I’ve accomplished over the last year. And then, I NEVER POST IT.  I still have these posts in drafts, but have never pushed “send.” Seriously, I’ve done this for years now but […]

Why You May Need a Winter Beach Vacation

I just did something I’ve never done. My family decided to spend Thanksgiving in a completely different way – and made a winter beach vacation out of it. Remember the beach house remodel I completed last winter? Well, we took some family friends and drove the seven hours south to spend Thanksgiving week ON THE […]

The Impact of Dining Room Paint Color

Color changes everything. And it can do a world of good for your dining room. Today’s befores and afters  (oh, how I love befores and afters!) are to prove to you the incredible impact of dining room paint color.   Let’s start at the very beginning – that’s a very fine place to start! A […]

Maybe (Just Maybe) I’m Setting the 2018 Color Trends?

We’re not even to the halfway mark of 2017, but they are already predicting the 2018 color trends!   I apologize in advance if you think I’m being arrogant in this post, but this is just too uncanny for me not to mention! The 2018 color trends I’ve seen thus far look strikingly familiar.  Here’s […]

Neutral Paint Colors for Historic Homes? No Way!

Time and again, I’ve seen people use neutral paint colors for historic homes. With very few exceptions, it doesn’t work. Why not? Beige and gray paint colors have been all the rage for go-to interior colors since the 1990’s. Not so much prior to that. Your grandparents and grandparents’ grandparents were looking to brighten up […]

First Impressions In Home Staging – Even More Important Than You Realize

First impressions in home staging – you may not realize just HOW important they truly are.  How much do you really know about the impact of the first impression on homebuyer decision-making? First of all, it’s important to understand that the “decision” to like or dislike a visual stimulus is not truly a decision. It is […]

The Final Reveal of Colors and Design at House for Hope Designer Showhouse

The House for Hope Designer Showhouse turned out beautifully and is open for tours! *sigh of relief* You might imagine that choosing the paint color palette and placement for the home was a quick and easy task. If only. paint colors are Sherwin-Williams and specified by The Decorologist   I created the paint color scheme prior to the […]

The Decorologist Reports 2017 Kitchen Trends

Last week I was invited to the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) meeting about 2017 Kitchen Trends, sponsored by Procraft Cabinetry, Caesarstone, and Richelieu. I took notes like crazy so that I could share some of what I’ve learned with you – now you can make the best choices in your kitchen renovations!   2017 Kitchen […]

2017 Design Trends – Sifted Through My Colander of Reality

Ahhh, the 2017 design trends. Last week, I attended Sherwin-Williams ColorMix 2017 presentation, hosted by Pottery Barn. If you’ve never been to one of these presentations for design professionals, let me just say that every year paint companies and color predictors draw some pretty tenuous connections between social and cultural happenings and the colors that […]

I’m Speaking and I Can’t Shut Up

Wow.  The last week has been a whirlwind.  You know how things come in threes, right? Ft. Lauderdale, FL Well, I just spoke at three events in less than a week’s time. Last Tuesday, I spoke at SheTalks, which is kinda like a TedTalk for the ladies. I spoke to 300 members of the Women […]