Inspiration

I am often asked "where do you get inspiration when designing a space?"  The answer varies from client to client and space to space. Original Art by Knoxville Artist Chriss HardyClient supplied Inspiration Photo Inspiration comes from many areas. How a client dresses can be a good indicator of how they would like their home [...]

Compromise

I was in a meeting today where we debated the word compromise.  Is it a negative word?  Should I use it in a Kitchen and Bath presentation? Would it be perceived by the audience in the manner in which it is intended?  I stuck to my guns and decided to leave it in the presentation. [...]

Choosing a tile, not as easy as you think or is it??

No doubt if you are in the market for new tile you have spent numerous hours on Houzz and Pinterest. You likely have a style in mind, you may have even seen the tile of your dreams.  Often, when clients first enter our showroom they make a beeline to the area with tiles similar to what [...]

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour – 2018

It is September!  No wait it is October!!  How did that happen?  I'm afraid it will be Christmas time before we know it.  With Christmas comes guests and with guests comes remodels... right?  And speaking of remodels, we know one you should definitely see!! The Inaugural Alzheimer's Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour is in full swing daily, except [...]

White or Biscuit? That is the question. . .

At least once a week I am asked "Should I use White or Biscuit for my sink, tub and commode?"  More often than not my answer is white.  White is safe.  White is timeless.  White does not draw attention.  White will be available in the years to come if you need to replace one fixture.  White is an [...]

Tile, Wallpaper, Interior Design, oh my!

2018? Seriously? Where does the time go? At Tile Sensations, 2017 flew past with amazing speed.  I am sure part of the reason it passed so quickly, was how busy we were.  The staff at Tile Sensations is grateful for our clients, both the longtime repeat customers and those who gave us a first chance [...]

A Primer: Design Style and Finishes

So. . .  you are ready to start a project. That's great! I LOVE PROJECTS! I assume you have pinned to your hearts content and have studied Houzz photos into the wee hours of the morning.  But now it is time to decide, to actually decide, what your project style will be.  How do you start making [...]

A Man’s Home is His Castle

Once upon a time the woman of the house made the majority of the design decisions.  The husband wanted his "little woman" to be happy, so he left the home design decisions in her hands.  But boy have times changed!  In today's world guys tell us what they want and it is more than a [...]

We’re not square…

According to the Urban Dictionary a "Square" is boring.  So just to set the record straight.  We Are Not Square.  If you have been to Tile Sensations, you know that first hand.  If you haven't visited or called yet, you should know that not only are our personalities not square, our design style isn't square [...]

Design Envy

Have you ever visited a friends home and marveled at how put together their space is? How do they find time to update? Where do they get their ideas?? Why doesn't my space feel so put together?? Believe me, I feel this way too. Sometimes I think of my home as a version of "the [...]