Sometimes it comes from a photograph or from traveling and seeing what someone else has done. Sometimes it comes from out of the blue. For Tanya Coffey, taking ideas and turning them into a reality is what she does best.
For Tanya, inspiration is everywhere. With a love for traveling, she is continually discovering new ideas and fresh perspectives in the places she visits. One place she can’t wait
to return to is Africa. “I love the animals. The countryside is gorgeous, and they have amazing food,” she shares. Even as a child, Tanya would find herself redecorating her bedroom, assisting her parents with their many remodeling projects, and following her mother through countless fabric and decor stores. Today, she has turned her passion into a career, creating stylish, beautiful spaces for residential and commercial projects.
Recently, Tanya got a call from a client who wanted to turn half of their garage into an entertaining space. The client gave her a list of essential features that included a
bar, multiple televisions, workout equipment, and comfortable seating. “We took one of the full two-car garage sides and converted it into a bourbon bar/theater room/man cave,” Tanya explains. “We left the garage doors on the room, so they could literally just roll up the doors, and their friends could pull up in their golf carts and watch the game. Then we put down LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) that is easy care and looks like rustic hardwood.” A full working bar that seats six to eight people is one of Tanya’s favorite features. The wet bar features a camel-colored granite called Leathered Blue Flower. “It has just a bit of blue, creams, and grays,” she explains. The blue in the granite helps pull the color from the blue walls. It’s a very welcoming and fun space.
Another one of Tanya’s favorite local projects is an outdoor porch she transformed into an indoor sunroom. Adding two walls and closing the room in with windows and doors created an airy, light-filled room. “It’s very light and bright and a mix of contemporary and antiques,” Tanya comments.The windows, doors, and oversized Peacock Paver floor tiles enhance the open feeling of the sunroom. Custom upholstered chairs covered in stain-resistant performance fabric that are kid and pet-friendly also helped create a space where everyone feels welcome.
In addition to transforming spaces, Tanya also specializes in designing new construction houses. She has worked with homeowners and builders through all phases of new construction and remodeling for over 25 years. Today, as Bedford County continues to grow, Tanya is helping many people turn their new house into a home. With Dwell, Tanya’s full-service interior design studio and retail boutique located in the heart of historic uptown Shelbyville, it’s easy for new homeowners and remodelers to dream on and get the creative juices flowing. From the first stages to the finishing touches, Tanya can help you make all those tough decisions, including floor and tile selections, plumbing fixtures, and light fixtures, as well as furniture and accessories.
Dwell boutique showcases a stunning selection of unique, high-quality custom upholstery furniture, home accessories, lighting, rugs, gift items, and seasonal decor. Stop by and say hello to Tanya, and while you’re there, go ahead and share that wild idea that you have been thinking about, she just might have a few ideas. -GN