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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

#TileLove #DesignLove

I’ve previously confessed that I’m a #TileAddict, my love for tile goes back over 2 decades. I love the classic beauty of tile, the attention to detail used in great tile design and the ease of care.  Yes, tile is easy to care for despite the grout.  Grout used to be the bane of my [...]

There should be only one star. . .

In a room, there should only be one star. However, when you are rating Tile Sensations we prefer 5 stars, of course. :) When you walk into your kitchen what do you see first? Whatever draws your attention most, that is your star. The Backsplash Tile? The Countertops? The Wallpaper? The Cabinets? The Tile Flooring? [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Design, Kitchens, Tile|0 Comments