Monthly Archives: May 2018

Flooring choices for interior spaces

When renovating or remodeling a home, deciding on the right flooring option is one of the main decisions.  Many times homeowner and interior designer are working with a floor layout which is very open, calling for the same flooring option to be used throughout most of the home. I have seen homes where tile was used in the kitchen and hardwood in the rest of the home, however to me this always has a feeling of “patchwork art” and does not create a flow  from one area to the next.

The most popular flooring options  our hardwoods, tile, laminate, carpet, vinyl, and cork. Hardwoods look very nice and have a great resale value for your home. They are  easy to clean and most of the time on the recliner vacuuming. One of the drawback is that it might need refinishing occasionally in  high traffic areas and standing water can also ruin hardwoods.

Tile can get costly due to installation, tile can crack and grout might stain. However it is very durable, easy to clean and will stand the test of time. It can also get heated in certain areas of the home like the kitchen or bathrooms.

Laminate  is not easily scratched, it can look like real wood or tile, and it is easy to clean. A disadvantage is that standing water will ruin laminate flooring and it can not get refinished like real wood.

Carpet cost depends greatly on the quality. It does give a soft look to a room, it is quiet to walk on it and prevents echoing throughout a home. It is quick and simple to install however it will get stained easily and it may contain hidden dirt.  It’s also not a good choice for […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flooring trends for interior spaces

I am currently working on a couple of remodeling jobs and new construction homes and flooring choices are always big decisions to make for many obvious reasons. We desire them to be stylish, the right color  and a beautiful design, we want them to be durable and practical and most of the time we would like them to be as maintenance free as possible. Fortunately flooring designs and options have changed and improved a lot over the last decade  that the only problem might be, that there are too many options! But what a great problem to have for any interior designer or decorator ! Knoxville and surrounding areas have been blessed with great steady growth for new construction ( may it be in the downtown area with condos and apartments or out west in the Farragut area with new subdivisions), therefor it makes sense that we continue to see old flooring stores to revamp themselves with new innovated products as well as new flooring stores popping up. Historically flooring developed slowely. Natural materials were the only options with stone and wood planks leading the forefront which up to this date are still the most popular choices for our homes.

I will write about flooring choices and design options in the next few days.

By |May 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Outdoor accessories and accents

Now that spring/summer is here, it’s time to spruce up the outside and decorate our exterior living spaces. Below are pictures of some cool outdoor accessories we carry, some of which are functional and some are decorative only. Stainless steel finishes maintain the sheen and flawless look and I can attest to this since I’ve been decorating my outdoors with these products for years. The stainless steel torchieres come in 3 different sizes and they make a stunning statement. The latest addition to our outdoor design was a  57” diameter metal fire pit which not only screams drama, but also can be moved around as needed and in an instant change any exterior Design.

 

By |May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments