Jeffrey Hansen

After designing in Atlanta and Washington D.C., Jeffrey decided to relocate to Knoxville in the late 1990s. He is skilled in residential and commercial design. His approach to design is always function and comfort first. Jeffrey also enjoys mixing feminine and masculine styles until a balance is met. Whether you’re looking for help with your entire home, one room, or a single piece of furniture, Jeffrey is your guy!

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew approaches design with energy and zest. His mix of modern and traditional makes his style unique. As a former chef, Andrew sees a design job as an empty plate ready to be filled. He is ready to merge his style with a client’s individual taste.

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Cheryl Turner

Whether she’s designing professionally or as a community volunteer, Cheryl loves the unique challenges inherent in each project. Her inspiration comes from listening to understand the lifestyle of each client to create a design that’s truly personal. She enjoys working with traditional to urban and mixing existing pieces with current trends.

Ellen Merritt

An interior designer with 30 years experience, Ellen loves to travel and is inspired by places she visits. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a BS in Home Economics (Interior Design) and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Ellen enjoys the construction process and working with projects from the floor plan stage to move-in ready. Her favorite design space is the kitchen, which she calls the “hub and heart of a home.” She loves all color, “some in smaller doses than others!”


Michelle Hunley

As she approaches a design project, Michelle’s goal is to integrate the principles of great design with her client’s lifestyle so the end result reflects the client’s personality. She was greatly influenced by Judy Gooch, her college professor and fellow Bill Cox Furniture designer, who always stressed that the first thing a good designer does is listen.  Michelle particularly enjoys “watching the transformation of the design process and seeing the excitement on my clients face when a project is finished.”


Gail Gamble Reed

Gail’s design style was developed as she set up galleries for various manufacturers in retail stores. She is equally adept at creating styles ranging from formal traditional to contemporary settings.  Her inspiration comes from color, lifestyle and the personality of her clients, and she loves the challenge of designing a space that fits all aspect of the client’s life, from family to entertaining. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite design space is the dining room.


Judy Gooch

A former college interior design instructor, Judy specializes in residential design from the ground up, having worked with many clients on custom-built homes and extensive renovations. She believes that a great designer should not be known for a particular style, but instead should be able to design spaces that reflect the personality of her clients. She knows she’s succeeded when a client says, “This home looks just like us.” Her approach is to make good use of existing pieces as she helps clients select furnishings and finishes. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite design space is the den or great room — “wherever everyone gathers.”