Decorative Painting is Alive and Well at the HGTV Smart Home 2014

HGTV Smart Home Painted Striped Wall

I almost can’t contain my enthusiasm for the HGTV Smart Home 2014 and their vibrant use of color and pattern. I was honored to be a part of the PR team that worked with builder, Carbine & Associates and was part of a VIP sneak peek of the house for Media and Home Bloggers. The […]

Pretty in Pink- A Stencil Story

Pretty in Pink Chain Link Stencil- Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes

Are you looking for a quick way to update a room and add a graphic punch? A stencil might be just the thing. When planning our daughter’s room makeover we wanted to keep the furniture and big ticket items she already had like the headboard, the vanity table, zebra hide chair and dresser. After all, […]

Have you considered Grey Kitchen Cabinets?

grey kitchen cabinets by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes

A few years ago I noticed a trend in the shelter magazines and the design blogs I was reading. Golds, beiges and tans were being replaced with whites, shades of grey, soft blues and greens. Around the same time we started to see a huge surge in requests for painted kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. When […]

Year End Projects Recap

year end recap- bella tucker decorative finishes

This has been the biggest and best year in the history of Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes and we want to say THANK YOU. We’ve got to give credit to our wonderful clients, loyal friends and SOCIAL MEDIA. Hundreds of you have shared our blog posts and photos and a couple of our projects have even […]

9 Reasons to go to the IDAL Convention

9 Reasons to go to the IDAL Convention

Brooks and I returned yesterday from 5 days at the International Decorative Artisans League’s (IDAL) annual convention. We had such a fabulous time seeing old friends, making new friends, and learning new painting techniques and tips that we think every decorative artist should make this a “must attend” event. Here are my Top 9 Reasons […]

Bella Tucker project Featured in Romantic Country

Bella Tucker in Romantic Country Homes Magazine

We have exciting news! Our work is featured in the Winter edition of Romantic Country. They are showcasing our Painted Floors with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  This was a fun project where we painted the concrete subfloor in our basement bedroom using Royal Design Studio’s Skylar’s Lace stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. This project generated a ton […]

6 Nashville Home Design Bloggers to Watch and Follow

6 Nashville Home design bloggers to watch

My name is Dana and I am addicted to home design blogs. It started innocently enough about 5 years ago while reading the complete blog archives of some of the BIG blogs like Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy. Later, I moved on to blogs with more personal insight like, Cote de Texas, Miss Mustard Seed, […]

How to make your Kitchen look like a Million Bucks with a Limited Budget

Kitchen by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes

If I have a super power it is definitely “creating a luxury look on a budget.” I am that annoying person that loves to tell you how LITTLE money I spent on each item/project,/room makeover that EVER happens at our house. I am more than happy to share my budget saving tips with our clients […]

How to add Style and Character to your New Construction Home

Metallic Plaster Elevator finish by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes

We are very blessed to work with several custom builders in the Nashville area. I always get a kick out of walking through the house during the construction phase with the builders, homeowners and designers because I have absolutely NO VISION at this stage. They point to various open spaces of unframed walls and talk […]

From Bunk Beds to the Beach- a Bedroom Makeover

Beach themed room by Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes

My friends on Facebook think I am a slave driver. I post a ton of pictures of projects we are working on around the house on Facebook and Instagram. I would like to use this  public forum to proclaim the following: “Brooks Tucker is a willing participant in all of the makeover mayhem and often […]