The Decorologist Is Now Offering in Nashville: Professional Organizing Services

I’m thrilled to announce that we will now be offering Professional Organizing as one of the services provided here at The Decorologist!  My recent (and ongoing) experience with a professional organizer has rocked my world and convinced me that home organization is a vital part of living in a functional + beautiful space.

the decorologist office

Command Central at The Decorologist

Here’s a peek at the organization process.  It’s messy, y’all!  And it’s emotional.  And incredibly liberating.

Organization in Progress

It’s a matter of rethinking and imagining your storage, your space, your entire life.   I know how to make a room beautiful and THAT I can envision  . . . but my previous mindset has been:  out of sight, out of mind.  So you wouldn’t have wanted to see inside my closets, or drawers, or cabinets.  Not so beautiful (except for the drawer liners, maybe!).


An Organized AND Beautiful Office (Lansing Desk by Merridian Home Furnishings)

It had gotten to where I wasn’t feeling very productive in my own office.  Too many visual distractions, too much difficulty finding what I needed.  I still had vestiges of the previous nursery that this room once was (sob, sob), and my children used it to stash their bookbags and school work.  This pink armoire was formerly for clothes storage for my girls when they were babies in this room, and I thought sure I needed it for storage of paint and picture hanging supplies.

A Messy Office Makes Me Nervous!

My Professional Organizer helped me look at things in a new way.  In this case, I actually didn’t need another storage piece.  I needed less, but better-organized storage.  So that messy space above now looks like this:

Fresh, New Space

This used to hold my kids’ books and school work, but now it holds my design and shelter magazines.

Storage Can Be Pretty!

My Professional Organizer helped me determine what I really needed, and what was bogging me down.  Now I know how my clients must feel when I’m helping them decorate their homes! By creating systems that work specifically for me, I know how and where to find all the things I need – and it’s all organized and labeled  in this closet behind my desk chair. And by using things I loved as part of the organizational plan, it looks like me.   I don’t even mind leaving the closet door open!

Newly Organized Office Closet

I try to always speak to functionality when I am designing spaces, but I also believe that if a person feels uncomfortable in a space, it’s functional aspects are simply wasted.  In the past, efforts at organization have not always worked for me because it was not pretty.  If it’s simply organized but not pretty to me, I’m just not interested in keeping it up!

Useful Storage + Nostalgic Attachment + Perceived Beauty = A Happy & Organized Home

A room like the one below is definitely organized, but would you really want to spend any time in it?


This is why we are now offering Professional Organization Services that speak to what works for your life, your aesthetic, and the atmosphere you want to create in your home.  I believe that better and visually-pleasing organization can help you develop an appreciation for your home that you never had before.

 Happiness is Wanting What You Have

My dear readers, this is a game-changer.  If you want help organizing your homelife from someone who understands how to marry organization and beauty, click here for more information about scheduling an appointment with one of my talented Professional Organizers today!


  1. amy@maison decor

    Kristie, I love how charming your office space is! I know how great it is to get organized~like a big relief!! Love your space~now I can’t wait to see your closet in the master!!!!

  2. Katie

    Oh Kristie! I love your office! I wish I lived closer to you, so I could use your services! I Soooooo need to get organized! In every aspect of my life… XoXo

  3. Mary Lee


    I love your site…..I am spending time reorganizing my life for me…..I have held on to my past life far too long!! Thanks for being such an inspiration to let go and live life in a beautiful organized way! Love the office!!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thank you so much, MaryLee! And good for you – for me, this experience has been almost like therapy. We all struggle with where to draw the line between honoring memories and getting bogged down in all the “stuff.” Blessings on your journey!

  4. Ellen at Color Calling

    Kristie, you are on a roll, girlfriend! Looks great. My eye went straight to your paint cans, and I certainly empathize with needing a place for all those Benjamin Moore pint samples. I am working on where mine will have a home. I do think that is the key, for everything you keep to have a home. Easier said than done, though.

    • Kristie Barnett

      You should have seen how I kept those paint samples before – utter chaos! I also now have bucket to contain all my 2 ounce Ben Moore samples.

  5. Kelly

    Looks beautiful Kristie! I am sure you will be great helping others make their space as beautiful. You”ve got the talent! Love your little blue ottoman!

  6. Carol Standil

    Congratulations, Kristie — it’s so true that organization is a critical part of keeping a home beautiful. And having been through the organizing process yourself, you’ll really understand what your clients need — and how to help them move through some of the tougher decisions. Much success to you!

  7. Sheila Zeller

    Kristie, I feel lighter looking at your photos, so I can only imagine how you must feel actually being in the space we’re seeing in the photos! Congratulations and here’s to an amazing job well done 🙂 I’m so excited for you!!!

  8. Lisa

    Congrats on your new endeavor. I wish you were in the Seattle area. I was just “stood up” by an organizer. She had come to my home, looked at my space, told me what she could do and then quoted a price. I emailed a good time to come back to my home and never heard from her again. Very strange. I figured that if her life is not organized enough to respond to emails, I’m moving on.

    • Kristie Barnett

      yeah lisa, it’s not a good sign if your organizer can’t keep an appointment!

  9. Linda

    Congratulations on the transformation…I love seeing where the magic happens 🙂
    Nothing feels better then a clean and well organized office so I applaud your new direction.

  10. Barbara

    I need this person! Yeah, California is a bit of a drive, so maybe I need to look “local”! I think I’m pretty organized, but I really think I’m just faking it! Love your office and the two services really go hand in hand! How can you have a pretty home, with superfluous stuff everywhere?!

    • Kristie Barnett

      It’s all about editing, right Barbara? And I’ve been faking it waayyy too long . . .

  11. Kelley

    Yay! I’m so happy that you’ve discovered the joy of decluttering and organizing. It’s one of my personal passions, and I think it’s really the most important thing you can do for a space! I’m excited to see how your new perspective will help your future clients.

  12. Maria @ All Things Luxurious

    I love, love, LOVE your newly organized office! It is beautiful!

  13. Holly

    Congrats and I’m excited for you and your new service! Your office looks so pretty and organized. That magazine shelf is calling my name!


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  15. Daniel tomlinson

    I would greatly appreciate a reading list for professional organizing my friend. Any suggestions, or do you have one at the ready?

    • Kristie Barnett

      Sorry, Daniel – I no longer am offering this service!


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