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 [...]

What I am Learning about Myself

Who knew it would take a international pandemic for me to learn these things. But it has. . . I like to cook.  I have been self employed, working crazy hours for so long I had forgotten that I really like to cook. But I do!! Especially when all the ingredients are in the house.  [...]

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. [...]

Why Wallpaper? Find out and Win!

Who doesn't love a beautiful wallpaper??  I am thrilled that wallpaper is back!  Tile Sensations is offering a fantastic selection of papers that you cannot find online or in big box stores.  From Quiet to Wow! We have just the right paper for you.  With the Holidays right around the corner, wallpaper is a fairly easy [...]

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 [...]

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