Words Can Lift You Up, and Feeling Some Nashville Love

Yesterday I was shopping for a client at HomeGoods and snapped a few photos of all the word art they had in the store.  Obviously, they didn’t get the memo that word and phrase art was “out.”

word art

You see, “experts” have been saying word and inspirational phrase art is so “over” for more than a year now. A House Beautiful article from a year ago spoke about what trends were so out for 2014, yet we are still seeing lots of it in the stores and magazines in 2015. So, I guess the public has spoken!

inspirational quotes art


Maybe it’s not the newest thing going, but I must say that word art usually makes me smile.

inspirational art


Probably because they always feature an inspirational quote, an uplifting message, or a happy thought. And who doesn’t need a little of that?

lifes a beach


It’s also affordable on these wrapped canvases, so what’s not to love? Between $12 and $29 for most pieces I saw at HomeGoods (a bit more for those in frames).

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You can see that I broke down and bought this one for my own house! I think it’ll be fun in the hallway to our renovated upstairs (which I’ll show you next week).

love you more art


After my HomeGoods trip, I had to swing by Publix for a couple of items and was pleased to see the latest issue of Nashville Lifestyle AT HOME magazine.

at home nashville magazine


I was recently interviewed for an article on color trends, and some of my recent work was featured (including our tiny bathroom makeover) in this lovely little article with color advice from moi!

decorologist color expert



It’s kinda been an awesome week in that I was also named one of Nashville House and Home Reader’s Favorites in the categories of home stagers and redesigners:

readers favorite award


Have a great weekend! I’m feeling the love, Nashville 🙂

Just a little over a month until our next Expert Psychological Stager™ course! Become a certified Home Stager in our three-day training. Learn more about it here.


  1. Barb V.

    I am impressed by all the healthy stuff in your grocery cart! Good for you. But where are the potato chips? 🙂

    • Kristie Barnett

      Haha! Barb, I don’t buy chips because I will eat them all in one sitting. BUT, I do like to have chips and salsa every time I go out to eat!!!

  2. Melissa

    Totally admiring your handbag and nail color! Can’t wait to see your post on the renovation.

  3. Susan

    My husband gave me a card a few years ago that just said “Sparkle” on a glittery background. It’s my all time favorite card. If I could find it!!!!

  4. Linda Knopsnyder

    Congratulations on your awesome week Kristie!! Can’t wait to see all your upstair renovations!

  5. loroy

    Congratulations, Kristie! Wish I could attend your course, but I have a crazy busy spring schedule… I’m STILL working on my bathroom remodel (ugh), and in the next two months I have a college visit, a college graduation, and two moves back home for my college children! Need to get that bathroom completed before they move back!

  6. Kelly

    Congratulations on such a wonderful week! Can’t wait to see your renovation. Have a Happy Easter Kristie!


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