Friday, September 21, 2012

Guest Blogger: Kristie from The Decorologist

Hi all! I'm Kristie Barnett, also known as The Decorologist. My design blog is all about teaching and inspiring regular people about decorating, choosing color, and creating a home that makes their heart sing. Erin was so kind to invite me to share a home I recently designed for a client here in Nashville, TN.
shabby chic
My client has a heart for anything shabby, chippy, and related to the seashore. Her flea market finds just weren't gelling with her traditional suburban home, so she called me in to help pull it all together. And it's clear that her favorite color is TURQUOISE! Shall we start in the entry?
shabby chic entry

coastal entry
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coastal style
Melanie G Photography
Melanie G Photography
If you'd like to see the "before" of this entry, as well as details on the painted spindles and the colors used, you can check out my post here. Next up is the dining room!
shabby chic dining
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dining room decorologist
Melanie G Photography
mismatched chairs dining room

mismatched dining chairs
The dining room leads into the living room. We used lots of washable slipcovers and tons of paint to make-over this room to feel like a coastal get-away in the heart of a traditional suburban neighborhood.

kristie barnett decorologist
Melanie G Photography
The most fabulous thing about this room is the transformation of the fireplace - you can check out how we took it from an orangey-brown 1980's eyesore to a beautiful focal point here.
shabby chic fireplace
Melanie G Photography
blue living room

painted furniture
Melanie G Photography
This is my client's bedroom. Finding the *perfect* lighting for this home was probably the most difficult part of the project, with this room's fixtures being the last to procure. The chandelier and matching wall sconces were found at the the ever-popular Nashville Flea Market, while the lamps were made from old columns and muslin slipcovers over old salvaged lampshade frames.
iron bed shabby vintage
Melanie G Photography
yellow chair
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Melanie G Photography
wood lamp

I hope you've enjoyed this dreamy home that feels like a beachfront vacation all year round!

Melanie G Photography

Thanks again to Erin for the invitation to guest blog on the fabulous House of Turquoise. For more Color & Design Interventions plus lots of insider design secrets, come visit me anytime at The Decorologist!

Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!


Carla Aston | said...

Thanks for sharing Kristie's work, Erin. I love this entire is absolutely adorable! I love the pastel colors & the light airiness of it all. I can't even begin to comment on individual details because I love it all! Will check out her blog...

Merlin said...

LUV the chandeliers - delightful!! franki

SizzleandZoom said...

I love the top photo of the all white room with the blue walls-stunning.

Kathi said...

Lovely! The turquoise ceiling is my favorite thing. Also love the foyer bench! Thanks for sharing!

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Beautiful home. All the chairs are remarkable and all the lighting.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful transformation. Thanks for sharing.

Shana said...


Flavinha Gomes said...

Erin, I'm brazilian and I love your blog. Congratulations to Kristie, this is a lovely house. I love this blue color too.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

The ceiling is beautiful and I like the mix of chairs.

Kristie at The said...

Thanks for letting me guest post for you! This was such a fun project for me - loved sharing it with your readers :)

at.home.ideas said...

Love it*

Kelly said...

Just so beautiful. The homeowner must b so happy!! Great job Kristie!

Dianne said...

LOVE this post…and not just because I live here and know Kristie…

Sophie said...

I need those gorgeous aqua wood farm chairs. Where can I get them or something similar?
Love the whole house!

Maureen - massachusetts said...

love the design and colors - do you know where I can purchase the hall bench - this would look great in our cape home. thank you

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