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Labor Day Sale Alert!

Today, August 29th, through Monday, September 1st, visit the casual side of contemporary, and Bliss Home will pay the sales tax on your furniture purchases! Some exclusions may apply.

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September is also time for our American Leather Comfort Sleeper Sale. Save $300 on our Comfort Sleepers by American Leather now through September 30th!

Our Comfort Sleeper collection is easily tailored to fit any room in your home. We offer bed sizes in Twin, Queen and King, as well as, a multitude of style and colors options.

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The Semi-Annual Sale has been extended through Labor Day! Save on select sofas & rugs through September 1st.

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All of our Labor Day Sales are valid at all three Bliss Home locations. Any questions about our Labor Day Sales can be answered by calling 615.209.9388 (Nashville) or 865.558.5677 (Knoxville).

Bliss on Fox 43!

Join our blissful store manager, Heather Castellaw, Wednesday, August 20th, on Fox 43 during the 8:30 am half-hour with Abby Ham!

Heather has handpicked her favorite back-to-school items, everything from roomy vegan-leather bags that will keep you organized to the perfect orange & white accessory for the first UT Football game.

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Our Harper Crossbody Bag is made of vegan-leather and roomy enough for all of your school supplies.


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Our Orange & White Scarves are ideal for UT Football!


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Stuff Every College Student Should Know: Packed with tips, tricks, and handy lists!


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Our TN Flag Pendant is made in Knoxville!


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Fan-e-shaker for tail gates and sporting events.

             
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Our Chocolat Blu Flats are perfect for walking to class!

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Fraternity Collection Pocket Tees!


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Tennessee Ya’ll Mason Jar Cup


              

Today in Bliss: Tax-Free In Tennessee, Bliss Home Semi-Annual Sale & First Friday!

Tax-Free Bliss

Take advantage of the Tennessee Tax-Free Holiday on furniture purchases at Bliss Home & back-to-school must-haves at Bliss!

This Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd, visit the casual side of contemporary, and Bliss Home will pay the sales tax on your furniture purchases! Some exclusions may apply.

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Bliss, our clothing store in downtown Knoxville, has your perfect first day of school ensemble, colorful lunch totes, school supplies and more! Find out what is included in the Tennessee Tax-Free Holiday here.

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Take a look at our Tax-Free Holiday album.

This weekend, Bliss is also offering 20% off on our entire jean collection, including current jean markdowns!

Let one of Bliss’ Certified Denim Specialists, help you choose the perfect fit. Bliss has an extensive jean collection, featuring light & dark washes, as well as, everything from hip-hugging skinny jeans to relaxed-fit flares.

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Take a look at our jean album here.

August Semi-Annual Sale

Now through August 31st, save on select sofas during the Bliss Home Sofa Sale!

Bliss Home is also offering 20% off select room-defining rugs, now through August 31st.

Any questions about our rug and sofa sale can be answered by calling 865.558.5677 (Knoxville) or 615.209.9388 (Nashville). Some exclusions may apply.


August First Friday

Bliss Home is pleased to presentKnoxville artist, Kate Moore, for August's First Friday!

Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, August 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Kate’s art will be featured for the month of August.

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Starting with a simple love for crayons, Kate decided from a young age she needed to build her life around art. Kate grew into an artist by exploring different mediums, and dabbling in painting and drawing, until she found her own voice as an artist in graphic design. From custom wedding invitations to small business branding, Kate has spent the last six years perfecting her graphic design skills at her studio, Kate Moore Creative, located on the 100 block of Gay Street.

RSVP here.

August First Friday with Kate Moore & Bliss Home!

Bliss Home is pleased to present Knoxville artist, Kate Moore, for August’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, August 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Kate’s art will be featured for the month of August.

Starting with a simple love for crayons, Kate decided from a young age she needed to build her life around art. Kate grew into an artist by exploring different mediums, and dabbling in painting and drawing, until she found her own voice as an artist in graphic design. From custom wedding invitations to small business branding, Kate has spent the last six years perfecting her graphic design skills at her studio, Kate Moore Creative, located on the 100 block of Gay Street.


Kate’s August exhibit features a fun collection of words and color that will make viewers smile for two reasons. Not only will Kate’s fun art bring a smile to viewers’ faces, each purchase of Kate’s art will provide ONE MEAL to a hungry tummy in East Tennessee, through the efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank.
Learn more about Kate in our exclusive interview below!

Can you tell me a little about your background and what you are currently working on.

I’ve been involved and loved art since I was a child, and have owned a design studio “Kate Moore Creative” on the 100 Block since 2010. We specialize in small business branding and custom wedding suites. Right now, I am building up my other business “Live Love” which offers happy, modern prints and paper goods for the home. In 2012, my heart began aching with a bigger vision, a passion to live out love through design. A desire to create fun stuff and help people too. Paper goods that give people a little inspiration, a burst of happiness, and also share lots of love with the world! LIVE LOVE was born, and with each purchase, you are providing ONE MEAL to a hungry tummy in East Tennessee, through the efforts of Second Harvest Food Bank. I am so excited to be a part of something so wonderful, and I hope what I create brings fun and happiness to your day, your home, and also the world.

Visit Kate’s etsy shop here.

Which piece are you most excited about for your upcoming First Friday exhibit?

I have a really FUN Dolly Parton quote that Im super excited about, and a few references to our “SCRUFFY LITTLE CITY”.  I like anything humorous and quirky :)

Can you tell me about the theme of your show?

The theme of the show is East Tennessee; from Dolly to adventure, and down home Knoxville LOVE.

What do you like/dislike about your show? Any frustrations during production?

Honestly, I love what I do. Every ounce of it. My favorite part of the process is coming up with new, fun wording! I have a notebook FULL of ideas that I cannot bring to fruition just yet and its exciting.

What advice would you give young artists?

That it doesn’t matter if you’re the best, you just have to do what you love and go for it anyways!

Who is your favorite artist? How do they influence your work?

I have a million favorite artists, from music, to painters and other designers; the influence of all of them has helped guide me into following my passion, and I am grateful!

RSVP here!

Get Summer-Inspired Style with Diana Fox!

Join Diana Fox, Wednesday, July 16th, on Fox 43 during the 8:30 a.m. half-hour with Abby Ham!

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Diana Fox will show viewers how to get summer-inspired style by creating a framework of white washed furniture and decor that lends a coastal vibe, accented with pops of color from Bliss Home’s pillow collection.

Take a look at Diana’s must-have for summer-inspired style!

A mix of distressed furniture and white accents showcase the casual elegance of a refined yet rustic space.  White is the core of summer decorating and can be used with most any décor.

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South Beach dining Chair features a white-washed rattan finish. $259.95

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Our decorative Clam Bowl lends tabletops a coastal vibe. With a glamorous antique gold interior, this resin dish features a clam-shaped silhouette for beach-inspired allure. $139.95

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Our Tropics Rug is made of 100% jute & handwoven. Minimal shedding & the braided texture adds visual interest. $279.95

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Pillows add a pop of color, like our Carnaby Pillow, which is made from 100% Linen. This transitional style accent pillow features a retro striped pattern and piping with green and blue hues of colors.

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Rectangular Rattan baskets feature a wheeled base and are available in two sizes. Prices start at $199.95.

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Shell Lamp is constructed of sea shells, which are arranged to mimic the shape of flowers. $329.95

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Summer is the most relaxed of all the season.  It’s casual - it’s fun - it’s carefree.  

Summer decorating style is light and breezy - cool colors, simple styles and pretty patterns in natural fabrics.  It’s the perfect eclectic blend for any room.

Celebrate the playful side of summer with decorating ideas that inspire and nurture you spirit!

Carpe Diem - diana

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Save Green During The Bliss Home Red, White and Blue Sale!

We are really bringing out the fireworks this weekend, by paying the sales tax on your furniture purchases from Friday, July 4th, to Sunday, July 6th!

This month only, you can take an extra 10% off Floor Model Markdowns, for up to 50% in savings!

Our Red, White & Blue Sale features everything from handcrafted console tables and sideboards made of reclaimed wood to writing and dining tables with an industrial appeal that will add a sophisticated element to your home.

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Valid at all three Bliss Home locations. Any questions about our Red, White & Blue Sale can be answered by calling 865.558.5677 for Knoxville customers or 615.209.9388 for Nashville customers.

Bliss Home

2711 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37204

7240 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919

29 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902

July First Friday with Bliss Home and Callie Farmer Goss!

Bliss Home is pleased to present print maker, Callie Farmer Goss, for July’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, July 4th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Callie's art will be featured for the month of June.

Callie’s July exhibit will feature nature-inspired art that incorporates the techniques of both printmaking and gouache. Callie creates enhanced depth and movement with each piece by observing the colors, textures and patterns found in nature. While etching her plates, Callie has learned how to vary the size and scale to create another level of depth in her work. The awareness of Callie’s objective and added knowledge challenges her to achieve different levels of transparency and layering.

Learn more about Callie in our exclusive interview below or RSVP here!

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Can you tell me a little about your background and what you are currently working on?

After these last three years developing and growing as an artist and an individual my style and ideas behind my work has changed. I began to experiment with working abstractly and combing various printmaking techniques but also painting techniques also. I intend to continue working abstractly but adding some intaglio plate drawing techniques to the mix. The consideration of the scale of my work is something I am taking seriously and thinking of going smaller. I do enjoy working on both paper and on wood paneling in my work.

Which piece are you most excited about for your upcoming First Friday show?

I couldn’t say that there is a specific piece that I am excited about because I am more excited the show as a whole. The individual pieces stand well on there own but seeing the visual impact of all the pieces together is beautiful. When putting my show together I wanted to assemble the pieces so they would read well in a group but also individually. Keeping in mind the colors and the visual movement in the pieces helped guide me in how to assemble the show.

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Can you tell me about the theme for your show?

The theme for my show is relates to nature and my personal views of it. I am extremely interested in the various textures, colors, patterns and the process of how nature layers these various characteristics. This body of work is my personal visual expression of how I am inspired by nature and how I see the natural world around me. Something that sets this body of work apart from past series is that this series also has a humanistic quality to it from the actual printmaking layers to even the patterning having a “man made” quality to it.

This past year my husband joined and deployed with the army leaving me alone on Peoria Illinois to finish my Masters degree at Bradley University. I spent this year growing and developing who I am as a individual, an artist and a wife. Being with out my husband forced me to deal with my emotions and the idea of being on my own. I didn’t really have an idea of how much I missed him until I critique I had with my professor where he mentioned that my work was visually different from my past work how it had human and nature characteristics. Looking back on that critique and at my work I realized that my work had elements of my husband’s work and my husband in it. The more I created the better I felt and the better I began to understand my process and my artistic inspiration.

What do you like or dislike about your show? Any frustrations during production?

I would have to say out of everything I wish that I had better considered my frame size choice. The frame color and the wood type go well with my work but I feel the size could have been bigger to give more breathing space around the work. One of my favorite elements about my work would be the color usage and how all the work plays well together. My frustrations with my work was in the experimentation process of combing the printmaking techniques with the Gouache painting technique. Printmaking ink is oil based except for in silk screen where there are some water based inks but the gouache paint is water based to combing oil based ink with water based paint was hard. I had to work with the inking ratio of the additives so that the gouache and the chine colle’ would work well. That was the big frustration was combing the different disciplines to have a successful result.

What advice would you give young artists?

My biggest advice is to never stop making work, constantly experiment with different techniques. Also make new contacts, talk with different artists non stop. The art world is changing for the better in my opinion, forcing artists towards social media but to also become better verbal communicators. Always challenge yourself and your skills. Also try new things be risk takers what is the worst that can happen? Your idea doesn’t work, well at least you learned something from it. There is no such things as failures, pick yourself up and keep creating!!!

Who is your favorite artist? How do they influence your work?

Currently I have been looking into Rebecca Rutstein and William Holton, both work abstractly and have a strong use of color. Rutstein is influenced by similar natural elements such as myself. However our work does differ be the use of patterns and textures but also with color. Rutstein is a bit more limited in her color palette where with my work I have various hues, tones and tints with in my work. My work was influenced by Rutstein’s work and her use of pattern but more importantly how to successfully layer the various patterns and textures to create depth and spacial qualities instead of creating a muddy colored mess.

It’s Back! Tax-Free Weekend at Bliss Home!


This Friday, June 27th, through Sunday, June 29th, visit the casual side of contemporary, and Bliss Home will pay the sales tax on your furniture purchases!

              
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Valid at all three Bliss Home locations. Any questions about Tax-Free Weekend can be answered by calling 865.558.5677 for Knoxville customers or 615.209.9388 for Nashville customers.

Bliss Home

2711 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37204

7240 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919

29 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902

Warmly Welcome Summer Guests

Join Diana Fox, Wednesday, June 18th, on Fox 43 during the 8:30 a.m. half-hour with Abby Ham! Viewers will learn how to get the whole family involved in creating an inviting guest bedroom.

Warmly welcome your summer time visitors with a guest room that leaves a lasting impression. Achieve this by thinking about the special touches you might appreciate if you were someone’s guest. Remember, it’s your ability to make people comfortable, welcomed and at ease that creates wonderful memories.
 

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Lots and lots of pillows. Never underestimate the power of fluffy pillows!  Maybe add in a light summer blanket. Shop our pillows here.


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A framed wall mirror. Who doesn’t want to take a final check before going out for the day?
Shop our mirrors.
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Welcome basket filled with bottled water, wrapped snacks of cookies, crackers, nuts, fresh fruit, local maps, brochures of local attractions and a beautifully wrapped box of chocolates. I also like to include a ‘do not disturb’ sign - it’s a nice touch for quiet time or a relaxing afternoon nap. Creating a welcome basket is a great opportunity to get the whole family involved. Include a welcome drawing from the kids!

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Clear the clutter. If the guest room is used for other purposes, do your best to eliminate clutter and create space. Empty at least one drawer and have closet space available with a few extra hangers. Give your company space for personal belongings by clearing the top of a table or dresser.
 
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Summer is all about fun. This year share your hospitality with those people you care about by creating a welcoming environment that says we’re glad your here!

Find out more about Diana Fox by reading about her on Our Designers page here or visit her at Bliss Home West in Knoxville at 7240 Kingston Pike.
June First Friday with Bliss Home & Brian Murray!

Bliss Home is pleased to present Knoxville photographer, Brian Murray, for June’s First Friday. Bliss Home, located at 29 Market Square, will host an opening reception on Friday, June 6th from 6pm to 9pm. Complimentary Steamboat Sandwiches will be provided and Brian's art will be featured for the month of June.

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Murray is a local photographer who has been honing his photography skills for the past twenty years. Brian's concentration is on local landmarks and historical buildings. He has had prints in several exhibits including the Arts in the Airport, Dogwood Arts Festival, National Art Exhibit at the Emporium, Knox Heritage Architecture Tour, and Art Alliance Exhibit at the Mayors' offices. Brian is a resident artist at Bliss Home and sells his prints there and at the Market Square Farmers’ Market.

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Brian is primarily known for his imagery of local landmarks, but for Brian's June exhibit, viewers will witness imagery from outside of Knoxville, focusing on what our surrounding countryside looks like.

Learn more about Brian in our exclusive interview below.

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Can you tell me a little about your background and what you are currently working on.

 I studied art and photography at UT but never finished a degree. Instead I concentrated on work and didn’t pursue art until years later. I’ve always kept a camera handy and have pursued this hobby more over the past ten years. I like to travel and photograph the places I go but have been concentrating on where I live and what I think stands out as Tennessee or Knoxville.



Which piece are you most excited about for your upcoming First Friday exhibit?

I’m excited at the opportunity to show all of my pieces really, because most of them haven’t been seen by anyone other than me and a handful of people on my Facebook page. If I had to choose just one though, it would have to be the Island View School. It was a fun day of photo-taking and I loved the way the image turned out. It’s an eerie take on a school house in the middle of a field of cows. There are no cows in the image but it does incorporate my love of nature and architecture.

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Can you tell me about the theme of your show?
 The theme is “that Tennessee feeling”. Sounds kind of cheesy but its what comes to mind of my childhood and everything that is now further from town because the town got bigger. It still includes my love of architecture and historic buildings, but not necessarily the ones that you see driving to work.



What do you like/dislike about your show? Any frustrations during production?
 
This series wasn’t done as a collective piece to start out with. I looked at the images that I had been doing at the time and noticed a pattern. I wanted to do something a little different from what I’m known for, which is local landmarks and historic buildings, so I started to add to what I had already done with some new monuments that I hadn’t taken the time to photograph. My main frustration would have to be that I wanted to print the images in a different format that would lend to the more natural, country-feel of some of the images but decided to go with my basic matted/framed format because some of the images didn’t look as good printed otherwise. The hardest part of the show was narrowing down the theme, making sure everything fit. I’m still not entirely sure that they all fit cohesively but I like the way it turned out.


What advice would you give young artists?
 
Always do more than what you think is necessary. Don’t give up. I never could draw or paint but I’ve learned how to compose an image and that has taken time.


Who is your favorite artist? How do they influence your work?
Growing up I always liked Ansel Adams because his images were so stunning. I’ve also always liked Andrew Wyeth because his paintings looked like old photographs that told a story that only you and the artist new. There are more artists that I draw influence from but these two both influenced me the most on landscape imagery and how to compose an image.