First Impressions


1 / Holly Swivel Glider by CR Laine
Versatile and stylish, this classic design features sophisticated curves and customizable fabric. Cushions are saddle-stitched for extended wear and optimal comfort.
31”w x 38”h x 38”d; seat 20”h, arm 25.5”h
Price: $1,429

2 / Chandelier by John Richard
Dripping with hand-blown glass teardrops, this seven-light chandelier of organically formed brass branches is a stunning addition to any room.
34”h x 32”d
Price: $2,070

3 / Stickley 2017 Collector’s Piece
by Harvey Ellis
This Collector’s Piece is a stunningly beautiful Harvey Ellis inspired cabinet. Made with either glass or wooden doors, copper hardware is available in a dark or light finish.
57”h x 51”w x 25”d
Price: $2,799

4 / Brette Sofa by Robin Bruce
Using green materials and building methods, this modern design is the centerpiece of any living room. Colors can be chosen to fit your individual style.
34”h x 92”l x 36”d;
seat 22”h, arm 33”h
Price: $1,659

The Furniture Shoppe    1903 E 24th St. Pl.   423.493.7630

1 / Russell Modern Tripod Table Lamp
Made with gilded iron and a natural paper shade, simple geometry highlights the tripod base where light bounces off angles and diffuses through the shade to create a warm, illuminated space.
28.5”h x 19”w, base 10”
Price: $399

2 / 9th Street Sofa
With a very crisp, architectural form, the 9th Street upholstered series has a distinctly squared track arm, T-cushion seat, and streamlined exposed lower rail with tapered posts constructed in solid ash.
35”h x 88”w x 39”d
Price: $5,025 (price based on fabric selection)

3 / Boulevard Buffet
Flat cut walnut veneers in an ebonized finish with four beaded face doors highlight this buffet. Behind the doors is an adjustable, removable shelf and drawer with a silverware insert and one hold with grommet in the back panel.
32”h x 83.3”w x 20”d
Price: $1,899

4 / George Occasional Chair
Inspired by Nanna Ditzel, the George Side Chair has soft curves that lend an air of comfort while refined lines make this piece a classic, modern heirloom.
29.75”h x 28.5”w x 25”d
Price: $1,875 (based on fabric selection)

Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design    306 Cherokee Blvd.    423.899.9141


1 / Blue+White Pillow
Add texture and dimension to your bed or sofa with this stylish blue and white pillow.
Price: $63

2 / White Beaded Chandelier
Create a statement in your home with this elegant chandelier crafted with white-washed wooded beads.
Price: $765

3 / Metal + Wood Cabinet
This wood and metal industrial-style cabinet features glass doors to put all of your favorites on display.
39.5”l x 16.5”w x 45”h
Price: $835

A beautiful 16×20 black framed batik print featuring a row of purple hydrangeas on green stems by artist, Andrea Davis.
Price: $125

Sophie’s    401 North Market Street    423.756.8711

1 / Recliner by Motioncraft
Just a push on the arm takes you to the TV position. Another soft push and you’re in full recline for the ultimate in relaxation. Or, enjoy the simplicity of our motorized mechanism where available. 
44”h x 33”w x 38”d
Price: $1,999 in leather (price based on uph. selection)

2 / Glenwick Table Lamp by Cyan Design
With a green, blue, and white glossy ceramic finish and a white fabric shade, this stylish lamp provides the perfect pop of color.
22”h x 17”dia.
Price: $260

3 / Iron Scroll Wall Candleholder by Cyan Design
This simply elegant iron and glass candleholder is finished in bronze and holds a 3” x 6” pillar candle (sold separately.)
35.5”h x 6”w x 7”ext.
Price: $198

4 / Sofa by Sherrill Furniture
This transitional three-cushion sofa features legs finished in a brown mahogany and beautiful decorative nails that can be customized in size and finish.
38”h x 89”w x 23”d
Price: $2,600 (price based on uph. selection)

Total Concepts Furniture    2201 Hamilton Place Blvd.    423.899.1114

1 / Charlotte Table Lamp
Featuring a natural percale shade, this porcelain ribbed lamp is hand gilded for an old world look on a modern vase shape.
28.5”h x 22”w
Price: $590

2 / Crystal Cube Chandelier
This transitional style chandelier features burnished brass accents surrounding a Crystal cube frame and natural paper shades.
37”h x 34.5”d
Price: $3,495

3 / Hand Cast Bowl
A Brutalist inspired casting in pure brass holds a removable antique mercury glass bowl.Handmade so, no two will be alike.
12”h x 15”d
Price: $395

4 / Bridgeton Cocktail Table
This stylish cocktail table from Century Furniture features a patterned walnut veneer top and antique brass ferrules at each foot. 
20”h x 50”w x 40”d
Price: $3,000

Haskell Interiors    85 1st St NE, Cleveland   423 472-6409

1 / Accent Table
Made with unique reclaimed railroad wood, this accent table is finished with a band of burnt metal. The contrast of rough-hewn wood with a smooth metal top creates the perfect conversation piece. 
24”h x 18”w x 17”d
Price: $319

2 / Wood Sculptures
With a simplistic design, these decorative wooden ball sculptures are the perfect finishing touch for any table or shelf. Available in two sizes.
Price: $32 & $39

3 / Mayo Kurtz Linen Sofa
Made in America, this traditional linen sofa provides ample upholstered seating for any living room. It features conveniently removable cushions, walnut-finished legs,
and indigo accent pillows.
Price: $1,219

4 / Metal Floor Lamp
With a gray wash finish and linen rectangle shade, this lamp’s geometric shape and refined style add a sculptural element to your living space. 
Price: $259

Mango’s Décor & Co    319 Cherokee Blvd.    423.304.5358

1 / Stressless® Mayfair Chair
This classic recliner and ottoman offers just the right balance of elegance and relaxation. The supple cushioning, steel frame with flexo-springs, and molded polyurethane cold foam offer luxurious support.
Price: $2,695 (size, leather, base style and wood finish options avail.)

2 / Reed at Night by Caracole®
A mix of dark wood finishes and Gold Bullion details distinguishes this versatile three-drawer nightstand. A rich mahogany case and gold metal band surrounds reeded, espresso bean drawers, adding a sense of tailored sophistication.
29.25”h x 32”w x 18”d
Price: $1,017

3 / Tower Jupe Dining Table by Sarreid LTD.
Pairing traditional with industrial, this Jupe dining table is made from oak and accented with textured iron. The top is wire-brushed oak in a heather gray finish.
54”dia x 30”h (70”dia open)
Price: $4,158

4 / Tivoli Curio by Thomasville
A nod toward Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, this curio offers a time-worn look with an updated twist.Wood-framed glass doors with an LED light perfectly display family treasures. 
84”h x 49.3” w x 22”d
Price: $2,565

Stamper’s    80 2nd St. NW, Cleveland    423.476.4542

1 / Aged Parisian Bottle
This aged Parisian bottle is the perfect statement piece to add a pop of color to your decor.
Price: $81.99

2 / Cowhide Pillow
This cowhide suede fringe pillow adds both layers and texture to achieve a simple wow factor.
Price $106.50

3 / Zeugma Lantern
Add drama to any room with this handmade and hand-finished taupe chandelier. With the perfect pairing of industrial and rustic styling, this chandelier will set the tone for your home.
21”l x 39”w x 23”h
Price: $1,200

4 / Arboreal Prints
Bring the classic elements of nature into your home with a set of four 20×20 canvas prints. This unique set captures all seasons with one tree.
Price: $117 for set of four

Danshire Market and Design     1307 Hanover St.    423.509.4863

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First Impressions

We all know first impressions are important, and the same applies to your home! We asked local experts to offer suggestions for creating a welcoming first impression for guests. Read on to see what they had to say.


Jimmy Adams, Nell’s Home, Gifts, & Interior Design

Style to Scale

To create an inviting entry, always consider style and scale. A beautiful demilune table with soft curving lines is a bit more welcoming and easier to maneuver than a solid rectangular chest. An upholstered ottoman tucked underneath the demilune invites your guest to take a seat and remove rain-soaked shoes.  If space permits, an antiqued glass mirror allows for that last look when coming or going. A tasteful basket or small tray for keys paired with a vase of cut flowers or a fresh orchid completes a stylish and uncluttered entry.




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Shelby Griffith, Interior Designers for Pratt Home Builders

Use Inviting Colors

A welcoming environment is achieved through balance. It is important to find a happy balance between form and function. Function serves as the starting point and establishes the “bones” of your home. Creating a welcoming foyer where guests can hang their coats and powder their noses offers them a comfortable first impression of your home. Then, use neutral colors and fun textures so your home can grow with you as trends change. When a house has good bones and an inviting and comfortable palette of colors and textures, you have achieved that perfect balance.


Joyce Bean, Lighting Consultant, Ferguson

Light Up Your Entryway

One of the easiest and most effective ways to make your home inviting is to light up your entryway. Lighting is very important in creating a first impression. Wall lanterns, recessed, step, and landscape lighting are all great for illumination as well as safety. Treat your entry as part of your home. If you are planning to have a guest over after dark, make sure your entry light is on. This will let your guest know where to enter and make them feel welcome. Remember, the front is the first spot people see when they visit, so make it inviting. Dimmers add ambiance for your recessed lights and front lanterns. Add an outdoor bench and a planter with seasonal flowers to pull the space together.



Haskell Matheny, ASID, CAPS, Owner and Principal Designer, Haskell Interiors

Decorate Your Powder Room

The powder room is usually reserved for guests, so make the experience a memorable one. Scented soap and hand lotion, and a stack of disposable towels, perhaps with your monogram, makes the trip delightful. Remember to add a hook to the back of the door for visitors to hang a jacket or a purse.


Vicki Runge, Fowler Brothers Co. Interior Design

Create a Destination

A home’s entry can become a destination rather than a passageway by the addition of artwork. A sculpture on a pedestal or a high quality framed painting creates the personality of a museum while tying in the homeowner’s character and tempting visitors to spend moments in reflection.



Ashley Stinson, Lead Designer, McCoy Homes, Inc.

It’s in the Details

People say that first impressions are everything. I say that first home impressions are everything! Set the tone for your house the minute your guests walk through the door. A foyer “pop” can be something as simple as an interesting light fixture or as bold as a feature wall (think brick or wainscoting). We all focus on our master baths when planning a new design, but our attention should really be on the most used bath in the house: the powder room! As a designer, I tell my clients that a powder room is my “calling card.” That small space is one that I can really make stand out! Don’t be afraid of a rich color (like emerald green, navy, or black), gold plumbing fixtures, a unique vanity or pedestal, and lighting and mirror combos that take it to the next level. Accessorize with patterned textiles and don’t forget those finishing touches like a simple floral arrangement, art, candles, or lamp. It’s all in the details when making an impression.


Marsha Yessick, ASID, NCIDQ, Yessick’s Design Center

Thoughtfully Accessorize

Often now, foyers are narrow, creating the need for thin furniture. Furniture manufacturing companies realize this need, and fortunately, are introducing consoles and chests that are thin, without compromising the design. Of course, using the perfect accessories will complete the look! A colorful rug and a thin, tall lamp will complement the furniture, creating interest and beauty! Even though some say wallpaper is out, the introduction of some wall coverings is strategic. With the trend of neutral color schemes, the inclusion of some textured wall covering or geometric paper is the perfect, and needed, application in a home. Grasscloth is also back, so with these fresh new products available, warmth and interest is assured! 

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