28 04, 2017

Positive Space: Design Solutions from Painter Ali Kay

2017-11-03T12:03:55+00:00

A garden mural in Pompeii was the inspiration for this architecturally challenging barrel vault and groin ceiling in the private residence of Winnie and Edwin Sy. Ali Kay chose a distinct warm gold color palette for this ceiling that was recognized as Best Wall Treatment by the Texas Gulf Coast ASID. CHATTANOOGA. We’ve noticed a delightful trend that has

Positive Space: Design Solutions from Painter Ali Kay2017-11-03T12:03:55+00:00
28 04, 2017

Where Sparks Fly: The Studio of Conrad Tengler

2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00

Builder/blacksmith Conrad Tengler in his studio at Artifact. Portrait by Billy Weeks CHATTANOOGA. Builder/blacksmith Conrad Tengler can look at a 20-foot length of raw blunt steel and envision an intricate art bicycle frame, or an elaborate chandelier. Someone can sketch a trellis or gate on paper, and slide it across a table and Conrad’s energies begin going beyond utility

Where Sparks Fly: The Studio of Conrad Tengler2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00
8 04, 2017

Fluid Threads: Visiting One of Thailand’s Last Remaining Silk Ateliers

2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00

Silk threads bundled for drying illuminate the dark teakwood studio. Lisa Thom, pictured, is a Tennessee interior design professional who now calls Thailand home. THAILAND. International photographer Roderick McDougall and interior designer Lisa Thom take us on a rare glimpse inside the teakwood walls of an original silk studio in Baan Krua Nua, a community in Bangkok.  "The nuances in

Fluid Threads: Visiting One of Thailand’s Last Remaining Silk Ateliers2017-10-27T07:52:11+00:00
27 03, 2017

RESTORATION: April 12 Premier of ‘Nashville Flipped’ Features Julie Couch & Historic Homes

2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00

Interior Designer Julie Couch on set of popular DIY Network show 'Nashville Flipped' NASHVILLE. Julie Couch will focus on Nashville's historic homes when she teams up with Troy Dean Shafer for the DIY Network Premiere of 'Nashville Flipped.' The premiere of 'Nashville Flipped' with Julie Couch airs on the DIY Network April 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET "Reviving historic homes is as important

RESTORATION: April 12 Premier of ‘Nashville Flipped’ Features Julie Couch & Historic Homes2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00
26 03, 2017

RESTORATION: A Tennessee Community Offers a New Model

2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00

Laney Carter with Laney Carter Interior Design, and Arch Willingham, President of T.U. Parks Construction, were part of the steering committee to restore the landmark home in one of Chattanooga's oldest urban neighborhoods, St. Elmo. CHATTANOOGA. Last July, we shared with you a project of vision in a neighborhood at the foot of Lookout Mountain called St. Elmo. A

RESTORATION: A Tennessee Community Offers a New Model2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00
22 03, 2017

Wayne-O-Rama: Artist Wayne White ‘Fun House’ Celebrates Tennessee History

2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00

Artist Wayne White CHATTANOOGA. There is no interior quite like the one Wayne White and his construction crew have assembled at 1800 Rossville Avenue on Chattanooga's Southside. Though non-descript as if a strip mall, this gallery offers an unpretentious handmade sign on the door welcoming you to Wayne-O-Rama. Take a few steps inside and check out the gift counter offering a raccoon tail

Wayne-O-Rama: Artist Wayne White ‘Fun House’ Celebrates Tennessee History2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00
13 03, 2017

Fresh Fabrics from Fermosura: Designer Lisa Thom Offers Thai Silk Pillows

2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00

CHATTANOOGA. Former Tennessee designer Lisa Thom returns to her hometown of Chattanooga to visit family as often as possible, but she and her husband now call Thailand home. Both Lisa and her husband have enjoyed extensive world travels, and at each destination they have been drawn to the quality of creative expression. Her travels and new home have allowed Lisa

Fresh Fabrics from Fermosura: Designer Lisa Thom Offers Thai Silk Pillows2017-10-27T07:52:12+00:00
4 03, 2017

The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Homeowners

2017-10-27T07:52:13+00:00

Chattanooga home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1952 using crab orchard stone and cypress. Both photos by Victoria Hely-Hutchinson for WSJ Magazine.  [gdlr_image_link type="image" image_url="" link_url="" alt="" target="_blank"]CHATTANOOGA. We had to share this Wall Street Journal Magazine story with our readers who are fans of Frank Lloyd Wright. It seems there remain a few original owners

The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Homeowners2017-10-27T07:52:13+00:00
27 02, 2017

Design Destination: The Dwell Hotel

2017-10-27T07:52:13+00:00

[gdlr_image_link type="image" image_url="" link_url="" alt="" target="_blank"]CHATTANOOGA. We had to share The Dwell Hotel, a design-savvy boutique hotel in downtown Chattanooga that opened in 2016. The lobby and each hotel suite elevates Mid-Century modern decor and includes vintage artifacts and fine art collected by owner Seija Ojanpera. She describes her hotel as "lively meets luxury," and the rooms as "retro reimagined." The Dwell Hotel

Design Destination: The Dwell Hotel2017-10-27T07:52:13+00:00