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Home Staging Tricks You Should Know

I am in my third year of teaching and certifying professional home stagers in my unique proprietary system called Psychological Staging.   In our latest course, we had a full class of wonderful women – from beginning stagers to experienced staging business owners. 3-day intensive home staging course at F&M Mortgage in beautiful Brentwood, Tennessee […]

The Reasons You Should Use a Black Paint Color in Your Space

I often use a little of the color black in the overall color palettes I create for clients. There are several reasons why you should use a black paint color in your home. I’m going to show you what those are by featuring black paint color placement in my recent collaborative project with Kole Custom […]

Home Staging – What NOT to Do

I spent much of the Labor Day weekend preparing the presentation and manual for my Psychological Staging Training in a little over two weeks. In reviewing and gathering old staging photos to use in my presentation, I stumbled on a blogpost I wrote over four years ago that I thought I would share with you […]

Allison’s Living Room & Kitchen Makeover – The Final Reveal

Happy Friday, everyone!  I’m really excited to share today’s before-and-afters of Allison’s home.  The changes are pretty dramatic, as you will soon see. Allison’s “new” coffee table Do you remember where we started?  Following a rough emotional year for my assistant, Allison, she really wanted a whole new look for the home her family had […]

Paint Color Trends 2014 – Color Experts Weigh In

My article on 2014 Paint Color Trends just hit the newsstand in Everyday Home magazine, woohoo! When the editor asked me to write the article back in the fall, I decided to share not only my predictions, but also those of some other color experts whose work I admire.   Everyday Home Magazine   While […]

My 2014 Paint Color Trend Forecast

In the fall of last year, I was asked to write an article on 2014 paint color trends for a print shelter magazine.  The magazine’s premiere issue will be available in March, and I am so excited to see how it comes out!  Here’s the cover:  My article is highlighted right above Candice Olson’s head! […]

Merridian Grand Opening with Laurie from Trading Spaces

Many of you know that Merridian is my favorite furniture store in Nashville – it’s where I held my Furniture Arrangement Workshop last year.  The store recently moved to it’s bigger, better location just a few minutes down the road and held a Grand Opening yesterday featuring designer Laurie Hickson Smith, forever famous for her […]

When Your Tray Ceiling Looks Like a Wedding Cake – How to Paint It

A tray ceiling (a ceiling with series of steps or layers) can be a special architectural feature in a home. Lately, I’ve chosen paint colors for several rooms with some MEGA tray ceilings – so many layers that they rival a towering wedding cake.  It’s a very dramatic architectural feature, to say the least. This […]

Psychological Staging in Vegas

A week from today, I will be in Las Vegas making a presentation to almost 400 professional stagers from across the United States and Canada.  I’m nervous but excited to be one of the main speakers at the Real Estate Staging Association’s (RESA) 2014 Annual Convention.  Did you know that fear of public speaking is right […]