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What You Can Do With an Ugly Basement

Do you have an ugly basement?  Think there’s no decorating hope down there?  Think again.  Here is a “before” shot of designer Annie’s Selke’s basement.

What NOT to Do When Trying to Sell Your Home

I’m a Home Stager, and I’ve staged all kinds of homes over the last 5 years – from small condos to multi-million dollar mansions.  Did you know that staged homes sell for 10-17% more in 1/3 of the time of unstaged homes?  Good staging is a must in today’s difficult real estate market.  You have only one […]

How Symmetry Can Bring You Peace

Do you want your space to feel calming and balanced?  If you do, it’s important to introduce a sense of symmetry in the room.  People who enter a room that is arranged in a symmetrical manner will often describe it as peaceful.  And who isn’t looking to create that kind of feeling in their home? House […]

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.    

Why Men Fear Painting Wood

It’s an age-old question:  why do men fear painting wood?  I can’t tell you how many times the following has occurred:  I have a color consultation with the lady of the house.  There are some horrible 1970s-1980s pieces of wood furniture, dreaded fake paneling in the den, or  dated wood cabinets in the kitchen. After discussing […]

A Fresh Take on Yellow and Blue Decorating

Yellow and blue are a classic color combination.  In the 1990’s, the combo was a butter yellow and a darker blue (like that in Wedgwood china).  Those shades together are still lovely, but how about an updated version?  A fresh take on yellow and blue looks more like this:  a bold citrus yellow paired with a watery or […]

Advertise on The Decorologist!

Now’s the time to take out an ad for your business on  The Decorologist. An ad costs $30 per month, or a discounted rate of $75 for a 3-month block.  Readership has been steadily growing, currently averaging over 1,100 page views a day.  Your ad can link to your website, blog, or Etsy store and will be featured whenever anyone […]

Get Your Gray On (What You Need to Know About Decorating with Gray)

No question that gray is the new brown.  Do you love pastels, but don’t want them to look childish?  Choose a grayed version and it’s all sophistication.  Grayed pastels are rooted in Scandinavian design, which I personally love.  The gray below is about as true gray as you can get, but you can use gray […]