Tag Archives: trends

2016 Kitchen Trends – It’s Getting Personal

Wondering about 2016 kitchen trends? Last week, I attended the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, which included the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).  Let me tell you: I LOVED so many of the new looks and products that were introduced at the show.   I noticed four dominant 2016 kitchen trends. It’s […]

Kitchen Backsplash – It Can Make or Break a Design

The other day I received a question from the mother of one of my Nashville clients about choosing kitchen backsplash tile, and I thought it might be helpful to share her question and my response with you. The Decorologist “Hi Kristie, I’d like to hear your take on kitchen backsplash. Our home is Colonial Williamsburg. […]

Bathroom Trends from Nashville Parade of Homes

I started off my week in the best possible way – with a tour of the latest Parade of Homes in my city! Actually, this home tour is right outside of Nashville in the bedroom town of Nolensville, Tennessee.   I paid particular attention to the bathrooms of these homes, which I am featuring for […]

My 2015 Color Trends in Everyday Home Magazine

I’ve been published or featured in a handful of shelter magazines, and it never gets less exciting to see my name or my work in print.   The Spring 2015 edition of Everyday Magazine just hit the newsstands and features an article I wrote about this spring’s color trends.   And because you guys read […]

Trendspotting at Kings Chapel Parade of Homes

Decorating my Make-A-Wish Christmas tree last week afforded me to unique chance to tour the designer homes on the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes before anyone else!  There were plenty of design trends that I noticed throughout the beautiful homes. trendspotting by The Decorologist, Kristie Barnett

Black Friday with The Decorologist

The shopping season has officially begun, and you are probably primarily responsible for gift shopping in your home. Hey, maybe you should make a list of things YOU might like to receive for yourself this year! Here’s a list of some of my favorite bargains for the home that you may want to pass along […]

The Latest in Rug Trends – Deconstructed

I’ve been noticing a trend in rugs lately.  After a strong showing of defined geometric and animal-hide patterns the last couple of years, the growing trend in rugs is a deconstructed version of those heavily-popular patterns.  Not sure what I mean?  Let me give you some examples. via Pinterest

All You Need to Know About Trendy Fabric Patterns and Their Names

As an interior decorator, I sometimes find myself assuming that my clients know what I’m talking about when I suggest a flamestitch or imperial trellis pattern for their upholstery fabric or new rug.  Then I get the confused stare: I have no idea what you are talking about . . . 

Nashville Interior Decorator Weighs In: What’s “Out” in Design Trends

In my last post, I wrote about a recent Elle Decor article where high-end designers were deeming certain decor trends to be “so out.”   I obviously disagreed with them and (judging from the unprecedented amount of responses from you guys) so did you!  Several of you wanted to know what’s on the The Decorologist’s list […]