Tag Archives: the decorologist

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?

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.