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Gift shopping in full force

The Holiday Decorating and gift shopping season is in full force at Wolfgang interiors & Gifts. We are excited to have a lot of new items at the store, from  2018 Mark Roberts fairies which are all new for this season, Fitz and Floyd ceramic Christmas Santas, Advent Calendars, of course fabulous Unode50 jewelry etc. etc.

You can also personalize your own custom cutting board or Lazy Susan from Maple Leaf with a different staying on the front and the back of the board, we have uniquely engraved swings which make a fun gift, dishes from Italy and Portugal, and of course an array of lighting accessories and beautiful new furniture pieces.

At this point we are also still  taking appointments to decorate homes and businesses for Christmas, we can use your own decorations or we can bring in a whole new color scheme for you. This can be done very simplistic, or we can bring in lots of sparkle and glitter to make the season Merry and Bright. Usually we book homeowners who want their house  decorated  for Christmas all through the year, but we preferred to set the appointment way in advance so we can meet your deadline for family gatherings company Christmas party’s and holiday events.

By |November 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Designer Home and Garden show house

Posted by Elizabeth Grant on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Elizabeth Grant Talking to WBIR about our Alzheimer’s Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour Show House. Openin to the public on 9/26/2018, benefiting Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Local Knoxville Designers and supply companies are  volunteering their time and talent to make this event happen and we all hope that the community will come and support this cause.

By |September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s show house in Knoxville

 

It is almost time to open the doors for the show house benefiting the Alzheimer’s Tennessee foundation. We are designing the great room and chose beautiful furniture from Taylor King, Our House Design, Surya rug company, Currey and Company, just to name a few. After our initial meeting with the Homeowners a color pallet of off whites, grays, light blues and blush tones was decided on which creates a theme throughout the house.
A beautiful hand crafted sofa from Taylor King and swivel leather chairs with nail heads provide ample seating and the rug adds splashes of color. The theme of the large Currey & Co  chandelier with twigs and branches repeats in the drapery fabric design. The linen draperies are non-functional, however add texture and design to the room. The iron base coffee table with custom painted wood top and drawer as well as two column side tables finish the design of the Great Room.

Living room design

 

Here is a living room design which we recently completed. The homeowners  old living room furniture was in a darker color scheme, more traditional patterns, as well as lots of brown wood tones.  The design goal was to update, brighten up the room, make it more transitional, non functional window coverings, and seating for approximately 6 people. We were able to reuse the old drapery hardware, we hired our friends from The Painted Room here in Knoxville, TN who always does an outstanding job for us. Not only were we able to get exactly the color scheme that we were looking for, but we were also able to save some money and put it towards new furniture. Our sofas and side chairs are from Taylor King ( we are a local dealer in Knoxville for Taylor King), the rug is from Surya and our new casegoods are from Universal Furniture.  We especially liked the lighter color scheme on our TV console and the matching coffee table. We also  fabricated pillows in our own custom workroom with the same fabric as the draperies, and a floor lamp from Visual Comfort was placed next to one of the accent chairs for additional lighting.

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

Master bathroom remodel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I am featuring a master bathroom remodeling project which was tackled before putting this stunning house on the market. I have been working with the home owners for over a decade, working on their kitchen design, foyer remodel, furniture and custom window treatments in various areas of the house, dining room and living room design, movie theater, wine cellar, gym and  kitchen design for the basement area…. etc. It is a beautiful, large home and I have more information for anybody who is interested in seeing this house to purchase it.

As you can see below in the before and after pictures, we decided to take out the columns and revamp the layout by not losing any storage, but by adding cabinets on top of the granite counter tops. Not only did it increase the storage space, but also opened up the floor plan and allowed for a different bath tub design. We added new lighting from Visual Comfort Lighting and decided on a gray/taupe color scheme for the walls from Benjamin Moore. The tile flooring is heated and a new silhouette from Hunter Douglas for privacy was installed.

 

 

 

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

Showhouse to benefit Alzheimer’s foundation

We recently had our first meeting of Knoxville designers and Home owners for our 2018  Alzheimer’s Show House in Knoxville to benefit the  foundation and awareness of this devastating disease. The meeting was lead by our fabulous chairman/design coordinator Elizabeth Grant who has been working hard on this project for at least a year to make this happen.

We are all excited for so many reasons to be taking part in this wonderful opportunity and to be able to showcase our individual designs for each room.

The first show house is owned by builder Scott Davis and his wife Hope who are undertaking a complete custom remodeling job from top to bottom, including the exterior. They hired architect Steven Davis to draw up plans for this remodel and Diane and myself will be tackling the great room / living room for this event.

The property is right off Northshore close to Kensington subdivision,  has a small lake, horses, and  an amazing barn which will be used for various events in the upcoming months.

Our home owner Hope will be meeting with individual designers and share her ideas and thoughts for what she would like to accomplish with the room designs.  This will give us an opportunity to determine color scheme, design style, custom window treatments, furniture, rug, lighting, art and accessories. Besides the overall look, this will also give us an opportunity to learn about this family’s lifestyle, entertaining habits etc. in order to select the right furniture pieces, seating arrangements and so forth.

 

By |March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Note from Design Client

It is always nice to get a great review from a new design client after finishing a home project.

From our client Deb:

“***** I am so thankful for the day I stopped by Wolfgang Interiors in search of some items to finish off a small project. Wolfgang is an absolute delight to work with. He is the consummate professional, , innovative and extremely knowledgeable in his profession. His whole approach, funny, engaging and warm, really helped take the angst out of the interior design process. Wolfgang truly strives to meet the needs of his clients regardless of their budget and delivers the best quality possible given the client’s constraints. Wolfgang really takes the time to listen to determine your taste and style before initiating the design process. At no time did I feel I was being guided towards purchasing something that I didn’t truly love. It was a long process decorating our home, due mainly to the fact that we do not reside in TN full time. Wolfgang was fantastic about sending updates and photos as the project was completed in our absence. My only regret is that we found Wolfgang late in the process. I can only imagine how our home would have looked had he overseen the entire design project. I look forward to working with Wolfgang in finding those last few finishing touches. And can’t wait to find an excuse for some large scale redecorating in the future!”

 

 

 

By |February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments