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UNO de 50 trunk show at showhouse

Today we are set up at the Alzheimer’s of Tennessee home and garden tour show house for a trunk show with our jewelry Unode50.

We are showcasing new jewelry design, new styles and other designers from Knoxville are featuring accessories from their stores.

The Show house has been a big success so far, raising money for this amazing organization and a cause that touches so many lifes.

This year we designed the Great room for our homeowners Scott and Hope Davis with furniture from Taylor King, Our House design, Currey and company, Surya rugs, visual comfort, and many more. The custom window treatments were fabricated in our own workroom and are made of embroidered linen fabric in an off white color. The drapery hardware is wrought iron matching some other elements in the house.  The showhouse is open Tuesday through Saturday  11- 5 pm, Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Wednesday and Friday late night 6-8 pm.

 

 

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.

Knoxville’s best interior designer

I received an email the other day which was a nice surprise. Our business was rated as one of the top 3 interior designers in Knoxville. Their review team approved our business listing which includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust and cost to the general excellence. This is for areas of construction and pre-construction consultation, renovation project, custom window treatments and drapery and window covering design in Knoxville, Farragut and surrounding areas, Furniture selection and floor planning, lighting and accessory selections, interior and exterior wall color selections, etc.

The Three Best Rated was created with a simple goal to find the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health care providers in major cities all over the US. Their website is www.threebestrated.com

 

 

 

By |August 18th, 2018|knoxville best interior designer|0 Comments

Kitchen design trends in new construction

I am currently helping 3 customers with the interior design of their new home which are under construction and at different stages during the building process. I love  helping our clients with creating furniture floor plans, lighting selections, flooring and tile selections, furniture and window treatments selection, etc., but when it comes to creating functional interior spaces, I find the most joy in designing kitchens and master bathrooms. Our  interior spaces constantly change and evolve over time with new building materials, new design styles, design trends and so forth, but kitchens in particular have changed and are changing more than any other area in our house to make it more user friendly, functional and spacious.

Technology has entered the kitchen in full force with gadgets, appliances and integrated technology which you can find from faucets  (sensory and hands free) to the fridge ( alerting you when groceries are running low) to the lighting.  Designs, materials and textures  are getting more streamlined in the overall aesthetic, more simplistic, brighter and cleaner and they are fun to work with, with so many choices available. Shelves and  The drawers are structured to leave a lot less waste of space. One of the foundations to a functional kitchen is kitchen storage. You would be left with endless frustrations and challenges with inadequate or ineffective storage. I remodeled my own kitchen three years ago and put a lot of thought into how I  use my kitchen (I love to cook) how I like to entertain (which we do a lot) and how it will make our kitchen the most functional it can be. Appliance choices of course are a huge investment and take up a nice chunk of your kitchen budget. […]

Custom curtains or custom draperies?

Today I had somebody come into the store,  inquiring about custom draperies. This nice lady called them custom curtains, however was not sure if this is the proper terminology to use. We hear it all from side panels to draperies, curtains to window coverings. I found this quote online” Although many people think CURTAINS and DRAPES are the same thing, since they both cover windows, there is a difference by definition and use, even though most of us use the word interchangeably. Curtains usually are a lighter fabric, thin or sheer. They are not lined and won’t block out light”.

I agree to some point regarding the weight and quality of the window coverings, however I also think that draperies usually are “custom” and hand made, where as curtains can be found “ready made” at stores. Drapes usually are much nicer in quality, always lined or interlined (or with blackout lining), made out of heavier fabric like velvets, damask, nicer linen fabrics or blends. The top of a drapery panel is also usually pleated and there are several different styles of pleats available. Our most popular pleat is a pinch pleated panel because it stacks nicely and gives drapery panels the fullness they need. ( There are also pencil pleats, goblet pleats inverted pleats).

So there you have it :) the difference between custom curtains and  draperies.

Why and when to hire an interior designer, decorator

I recently came across a great article why it makes sense to hire an interior designer or decorator. As many larger cities, Knoxville has an abundance of furniture stores and design companies, however not all are created equal. All of us offer different services, fees, specializing in new construction and remodeling, custom window coverings and draperies, gifts and accessories, lighting, rugs, etc.

Some of the most interesting facts are that you actually safe money when hiring an interior designer. It can help you avoid making costly mistakes that will not only help you safe money but can increase the value of your home. Especially when selling your home – interior design is essential when listing your home. It can help boost buyer appeal and set your home above the competition.

Another great point is that an interior designer or decorator  can give you a professional assessment of your situation, that will lead to a solid plan of action. Order of things in a design plan a ski in determining what can be repurposed or should be edited. This will not only affect the budget but help you to spend it more efficiently. An interior designer offers an extra set of eyes but these eyes are trained to see and noticed things that you may not.

 

Also  a designer can keep you on budget and save you time and effort.  In particular this will save you endless amounts of time researching products, brands and prices. I decided will have this readily on hand.  Also the designer will be able to build a stronger bridge between you and your architect or contractor early on and can head off design  misses in your overall plan-  again this is crucial in managing […]

Custom roman shades

 

Making functional Roman shades in our custom window treatment workroom  has gained  quite a bit in popularity over the last few years. Not only are they beautiful, but they also help with heating and air bills and usually require quite a bit less of fabric than full size panels. It is a different, more minimalistic look, but are a great solution for some windows, especially when combined with full size draperies in other areas of the house.  The three most common styles of Roman shades are either a flat Roman shade, a hobbled Roman shade, or a pleated Roman shade. They can also be light filtering or blackout (room darkening) which are very desirable for bedrooms, living rooms or movie rooms.

Of course another option would be to make your Roman shade motorized, or to accessorize it with a stainless steel chain versus a plastic continuous cord loop. The consideration usually is if your Roman shade is going to be an inside mount with in your window frame, or an outside mount. If it is an outside mount, then I recommend to create a valance on top of it in order to hide your Roman shade.  As you can see in the attached picture, the Roman shades are mounted inside the frame and do not require a decorative top treatment.

Fabric choice with Roman shades can be a little bit of a challenge.  You do you want to make sure that the fabric has a certain thickness which is appropriate to create folds, but not too thick where the cords on the back are not able to handle the weight of the fabric. Also heavy and bulky fabric will not be able to stack nicely when the shade […]

Google review from design client

Tina gave us a 5 star review on google. It is always great to hear from happy customers!

Tina S.

We have worked with Wolfgang to decorate two homes – one new and one older home. He transformed both homes beautifully. Our current home is now warm and inviting. I love the decor he chooses from furniture to light fixtures to rugs! He recently helped us with exterior paint colors which are perfect. He’s fun to work with and a very talented interior designer. I highly recommend Wolfgang for interior and exterior design.

(owner)
5 days ago
Tina,
You have great tast and enjoy beautiful yet functional designs. It has been fun helping you with your house in Mallard Bay and your new home and I love making your house even more beautiful. It’s great how we were able to incorporate existing furniture and decorations into your home and how we are adding new ones! Looking forward to seeing the new light fixtures up and starting on your dining room drapes and window treatments!

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.