In design, is gray(grey) really on its way out?

It just might be. . .  Now that is a clear answer isn't it? In good design there are certain colors that will never be totally out.  Grey is one of those colors.  Like beige, white and terracotta, grey is a beautiful neutral that can be used to balance out a color scheme. However, like [...]

Made in the USA

Did you know there are many, family owned, artist driven, handmade in the USA Tile Studios? There are and we LOVE them!! Why choose handmade? Simply put, handmade tile has good mo-jo. These artists have chosen to live their passion, they spend their days molding, pressing and carving clay, testing glazes and designing. Who doesn't [...]

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. [...]

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