Tag Archives: the decorologist

Creating Heaven on Earth: The Right Paint Colors for Belgian Chic

To paint or not to paint?  That is the question and the debate between wives and husbands throughout the land.  Here is a stunning example of when painting the woodwork (and brick) is the RIGHT choice.  Painted Brick   This client knew what she liked – I mean she REALLY knew what she liked.  So […]

How to Master the Mismatched Dining Room

I’m not much for “matching.”  Matched dining sets are safe, and safe is boring.  It’s much more interesting to mix and blend your furnishings and fabrics to create a welcoming and unique dining room. The Decorologist   My client had just moved into a new home and wanted to update her tired dining room suite.  […]

Is Staging an Historic House Different than Staging a Contemporary One?

Staging a home to sell is a somewhat different animal when you are dealing with a historic or period home.  While you want to make it appeal to the widest audience possible, you have to realize that most of the people interested in buying that type of home are attracted to historically decorated interiors.  Most […]

Hard Bargain Community Center Project

Recently I had the privilege to choose the interior and exterior paint colors, as well as many of the interior fixtures and finishes, on a really special project.  This is the “before” state of a house that will soon become the home to a non-profit community center in the low-income neighborhood of Hard Bargain in Franklin, […]

7 Secrets to Saving Money When Staging Your Home

My years of experience in staging homes in Nashville has taught me a few things about where to spend money and where to save money when marketing a property to sell.  Many people spend their money in all the wrong places, when consulting with a good Home Stager first could actually save them money.   […]

Do Function and Beauty Hook Up in Your Home?

William Morris famously said, “Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”   Being one of the most realistic Interior Decorators I know, this is one of my favorite quotes!   I’m always looking for ways to marry function and beauty in a space.  With a little planning […]

How to Make Your Home Feel More Welcoming

When I ask my clients how they’d like their homes to feel, they almost always say “welcoming.”  Who wouldn’t?  We all want family and friends to feel welcome and at home in our house from the moment they walk in the front door.    by Gast Architects     Click here to check out my latest […]

5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel On-Trend

Sometimes it’s good to look at your home with fresh eyes and consider a little strategic updating.  It’s easy to be blinded to the space you live in day after day, so it can be helpful to have a professional point out a few things that can make your house feel dated and suggest some […]

How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color for Every Room in Your Home

I’m getting excited about my June 26th Color Class that is being hosted by Kirkland’s Floor to Ceiling and Benjamin Moore paints here in Nashville!   “Like” Kirkland’s Floor to Ceiling on Facebook for Promotions and Updates on their Products   If you attend  The Decorologist’s exclusive and limited class, you will learn how to: 1) […]

My Closet Makeover Reveal

Many of you know that my life was recently changed for the better after working with my professional organizer, Shelley. She found a way for me to convert my cramped master-closet-for-two into my own personal wonderland!  An Organized Closet In order to make this happen, we moved an armoire from another room into my bedroom, […]