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Art showing spurs events

The success of the recent showing of art by renowned southwestern artist Lena Bartula at Carole’s Interiors has inspired upcoming shows.

Carole Brailey, owner of Carole’s Interiors, said, “I would definitely like to do more art shows in the future that would include local artists.

“Right now we have some pieces by local artists and I would like to have more. There are so many people in the area who have the ability to provide those types of pieces.”

Brailey, who has been an interior designer in the Knoxville area for 25 years, owns the shop in addition to her interior design business.

“Either my shop is in addition to my business, or my business is in addition to my shop,” Brailey said.

“Either way, they work well together. If I need to accessorize [a project], I do not need to go look for things, I usually have enough in my shop to get a good start on a project.”

Brailey has recently relocated her shop to the Renaissance development in west Farragut.

“I owned a shop in the Bearden area for five years, then I owned a shop in Tellico Village for 10 years and I worked with Rarity Communities for several years doing all of their model homes and public spaces,” she said.

Brailey said she relocated her shop to Farragut because “the west side of Farragut is really growing and there are some new developments out here that can really benefit from an interior designer and I felt like it was the perfect spot.”

Brailey is a full service interior designer offering consultations as well as complete interior design projects beginning with the ground-breaking on a home or commercial building site and ending with the finished interior of the project.

“We do upholstery, wall coverings, window treatments and accessorizing,” Brailey said.

“We have installers for all of the types of services we offer so the client does not have to go out and try to find these people themselves. We have drapery, wallpaper, carpet and tile installers.

“Many times, on a consultation, I will spend one to two hours, depending on how large the house is, to say that I think [the] furniture would be better arranged [a certain] way.

I prefer to do the rearranging while I am there in case it needs to be tweaked and [the client] does not know how to do it.

“What works best on new construction is if the client realizes the benefit of having the interior designer through the whole project so that everything melds together in the end.”

Brailey also does remodeling projects, which she finds “very satisfying,” she said.

“Remodeling is one of the things I like to do best because you are going from something [the client] may not be satisfied with, to a much different project when the job is finished.”

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