Tag Archives: wood paneling

Decorating in the Twilight Zone

Sometimes some very weird stuff happens to me related to decorating and, oddly enough, estate sales.  Like the time I was pregnant and tracking down vintage Fisher Price Little People for my unborn child.  I had a dream that I went to an estate sale and found a Little People barn layed out on a […]

Designing Around Knotty Pine Wood Paneling

This is an article I never thought I’d write.  Because I’m a paint-the-paneling-kind-of-girl.  If you read this blog on a regular basis, I’m pretty sure you know exactly how I feel about wood paneling.  To clarify, it’s not that I don’t like it – I just like it painted out.  Real knotty pine wood paneling […]

The Power of Paint – Amazing Wood Paneling Makeover

My online home staging client, Jessica, was overwhelmed with getting her home ready to go on the market.  The dark wood paneling sucked out any light and made the space feel smaller than it was.  Her husband had resisted lightening up the house for several years, but when it came time to think about selling the […]

How Painting Wood Paneling Will Change Your Life!

blue and white kitchen

There is simply no reason you must live perpetually with a dated wood kitchen if you don’t want to. Or live in a dark, wood-paneled den just because your home contains one.  And, no, you don’t have to rip the wood paneling out. Pull Up a Comfy Chair and Read This Post You need to […]

Nashville Interior Decorator Shares 6 Top Tips For Redesigning a Room

Here are a few great ideas to keep in mind if you are ready to redesign a room in your home, which are illustrated in this recent before-and-after of a client’s den.     1.  Stay true to who you are.   With children no longer in her home, this client was ready to redesign her den […]

Don’t Paint the Paneling (& Other Shocking Advice from The Decorologist)

I bet you’d never thought I’d say this, but there are situations where you should NOT paint that old wood paneling.   Usually, there’s nothing that will update a room faster than painting the dated wood paneling.  See this post. source   Last week I did a design/color consultation with one of my readers, who had […]

Faith in Staging

My least favorite part of staging and decorating homes is selling myself and my vision to the homeowner.   I realize it is absolutely necessary, but I know they can’t see what I’m seeing in my mind’s eye and that can be frustrating.  My best days are those when I do a staging (or decorating or […]