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 [...]

Is it worth the wait?

I just read a text from a client that has helped reinforce a design decision I made earlier today.  The text read "Hi, Jennifer, I wasn't sure if I sent you a picture of my finished fireplace.  Surely worth the wait and the addition of more textured tiles. Andres is a magician!  Really love the outcome [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Let’s talk about contractors.

Why do I want to talk about contractors today?  Because contractors can make your project easy or tough.  A competent contractor can help you sleep well at night when your home is torn apart or an incompetent one can add to your frustrations.   The contractor, should you choose to use one, should be the [...]

Life Happens. . .

Its been over a month since I last posted, but as you know Life Happens. Life has definitely been happening around here.  For one thing, I got married and took some time off! You likely know weddings take a lot of time to plan and a lot of time to recover, so I needed that time off. [...]

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 [...]