The Color Learning Curve and Making the National News

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As a professional paint color consultant, I’m always learning more and more about color – either through experience or training.  About a week ago, I finished up some color training that focused on Sherwin-Williams paint colors and passed the certification test with a big fat A!!!

 

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 Sherwin-Williams Color Training

 

I have a really strong grasp on Benjamin Moore paint colors, and that is what I specify most of the time for my clients.  However, because so many Nashville area builders prefer that I choose Sherwin-Williams paint colors for their new builds, I feel more confident gaining this specific paint color training and certification.

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 Sherwin-Williams Colors

 

A really exciting thing happened for me this week –  last week, an Associated Press reporter contacted and interviewed me about incorporating Downton Abbey decor into your home. Apparently, the news of my obsession with Downton Abbey has gotten around!  Anyway, this week at least six major news outlets picked up the story and  featured photos of  Downton Abbey decor in my own home, including the Washington Post, Yahoo News, and ABC News!!!

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Click here for complete article about Downton Abbey Decor

 

Last Saturday I had an article in the Style section of The Tennessean.  If you didn’t know, I write for them regularly once or twice a month.

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 Latest Article in The Tennessean

  

To round the week out, I got news that my Home Staging business was chosen for the second year in a row as one of Nashville’s House & Home Magazine’s Readers’ Favorites for 2013!  

The Decorologist Staging Award

 

Lest you think I’m bragging (well, maybe I am just a little bit!), I’ve missed yet another deadline I set for myself to finish up my new book on the business of Home Staging, Psychological Staging.  So many things, both work and personal, have kept me from meeting my goals for getting my first book out.  It’s very, very close.  Looks like my upcoming vacation may have to be a bit of a “working vacation” if I want to get it out by summer.  But that’s ok – I love what I do!  And a few hours a day editing a book on the sunny beach is nothing to complain about, right?  I want to thank you all for reading and for your amazing support of me – it means more than you can imagine!  Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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Christine
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Brag away, as you have earned it! Congratulations to you and your business. I enjoy your blog very much. I wish you well with your book.

ange
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You’re amazing and that’s why you can and should brag when you are featured in the national news. I will wait patiently for your book! You rock girl!

kathy
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kathy

Congratulations Kristie, you deserve it!

Pam
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Pam

You deserve all those accolades. I could move right into your house the way it’s decorated and be perfectly happy. But you also have the gift of making other peoples homes beautiful in all different styles. I love your blog!

Kelly
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All great stuff, Kristie. Congrats!

Veronica Tostado-Domurat
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Veronica Tostado-Domurat

Congratulations on all of your achievements!! It’s awesome that besides your job, you are a wife, Mom, etc 🙂

Paula
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Paula

Congratulations, Kristie, on all of the media attention to your skills! In my opinion, it is well deserved:)!

Mayda
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Mayda

You have a talent and you’re down to Earth. What’s not to love? Congratulations!!

Sarah Adams
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Sarah Adams

Not bragging. Your success also confirms our own good taste and sense in liking yours. As in, “Of course my Decorologist is doing well!” 😉

Susanne
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Susanne

Kristie, that is so wonderful. You have every reason to pat yourself on the back and then some. Bragging rights are well deserved. You have earned them. I’m so pleased that your gift is being recognized. I can’t wait until HGTV contacts you and we can actually tune in and watch you work your magic.

Jula Cordeira Interiors
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Jula Cordeira Interiors

Great news! I would also love to be certified with SW….how did you do your training? Thanks, Jula Cordeira

Holly
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Congrats Kristie! I was so excited to see the Washington Post article but even better that it got picked up by other news channels – that’s wonderful.

Linda Holt
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Linda Holt

all well deserved awards. Congratulations kristie and I think everyone will forgive you if your book is few weeks delayed. I say skip the working part and just do the vacation part!

Jil McDonald, Reflections Interior Designs
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Dear Kristie, I’m so proud to know you and am absolutely thrilled with your hard work and success!
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer gal!

MarySue
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MarySue

I’m not surprised at all to see you gaining national recognition! You have an amazing eye for color and room arrangement. It was only a matter of time until the world found out about it. Congratulations to you!

Lisa
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Lisa

Wow. It’s all very exciting to see you growing your reputation and your business. Your family must be very proud!

Lex
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Lex

Outstanding news!! Good for you, Kristie. You deserve it. Guess we couldn’t keep you all to ourselves forever. 😉

Kathi
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Kathi

Congrats Kristie, you are such a hard worker and it is paying off in spades! Is your book going to be an E book like Maria Killams or a Hardback book?

Pam from Louisville
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Pam from Louisville

You have great style and color knowledge. I look forward to receiving your emails and always enjoy what you have to say. I love the Downtown Abbey style too. I hope the Downton style becomes a trend in home decorating. I could imagine you fitting right in with the Downton Abbey upstairs people, Kristie, you have such elegance.

Jackie Jones
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Jackie Jones

Wonderful! I think a home staging workshop is in order.Sign me up!

LaJuana Gill
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LaJuana Gill

I’m SO proud of you and excited for you, Kristie!!!!

Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust
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Darling Friend, I have another item to add to your list. You were featured in the “Style” section of my newspaper today. It was an article about “Downton Abbey Design” & as soon as I saw the photos of your living & dining rooms I said, “Holy cow – that’s gotta be Kristie’s home!” Congratulations on the recognition you are receiving for your outstanding talent. And please let me know if you want me to send you the article.

Warmly, Michelle
PS – Our local paper is “The Deseret News”.

Carly | Life of Plenty blog
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Congrats on all the success! Love your blog!

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs
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You’ve got well-deserved bragging rights 🙂 Kudos to you!

~syl
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~syl

Kristie, Love following your blog and have directed many others to your site! Just knew I was following the BEST!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! You do STELLAR work!!!!!!! Best Wishes!!!!!

Debbie Hostetler
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Debbie Hostetler

And to think it all started with you painting our little dorm room at Lipscomb!! Who knew?? You NEVER cease to amaze me!! God has truly blessed you with a gift (which He obviously DID NOT bless me with!!) Still hoping to have you work your magic on my house one day!!!

Kelly
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I told you that you were going to be a superstar!! Now do you believe me? I am so happy for you!! You just keep rolling my friend!! xo

Julie
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Julie

Way to GO!!