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Interior Expressions offering redesign services

Staff • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT - Teronya K. Holmes and Leslie J. McCrackin, owners of Interior Expressions, LLC, are now offering professional interior redesign services for homeowners in the greater Tri-Cities area.

As interior redesigners, Holmes and McCrackin work directly with homeowners to enhance both the look and function of interior spaces by rearranging existing furniture, artwork and accessories for maximum impact.

Holmes and McCrackin are members of Interior Redesign Industry Specialists, an organization for redesigners with members in four countries. They are also certified Dewey Color Consultants to offer clients advice on the many aspects of using color in the home with paint, fabric, and other textiles to achieve that "designer's touch."

"Redesign isn't remodeling. It's a fast, simple way to give your home or office a bold new look and enhanced functionality by using the furniture and decorative objects you already own, and that's why it has such a strong appeal," said McCrackin and Holmes.

"The important thing that people need to know is that redesign, home staging, and/or color consultations are all affordable, practical, and personal," said McCrackin. "If you want a new way to do more with what you have, it can be the simplest way to get there."

Holmes and McCrackin are also certified real estate/home stagers who will work with realtors and/or home sellers as consultants and, if needed, redesigners to help achieve curb appeal and promote the positive selling points of each home.

For a complete list of services provided, call McCrackin at (423) 367-6967 or Holmes at (423) 863-6745.

aerie by American Eagle

JOHNSON CITY - aerie by American Eagle, a dorm wear and intimates brand by American Eagle Outfitters, opened its seventh stand-alone store in the country on Thursday, Aug. 9, in The Mall at Johnson City.

The opening is part of the company's plan to open 40 stand-alone aerie by American Eagle stores this year based on customer responses to the brand.

The 3,758-square-foot store features bras, underwear, camis, hoodies, robes, boxers, sweats and leggings for the 15- to 25-year-old girl.

The aerie collection is also available in American Eagle stores across the country and on www.aerie.com.

The store, located on the upper level next to American Eagle Outfitters, will operate from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Dollar Tree

JOHNSON CITY - Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., a nationwide $1 discount variety store, has opened at a new location in Johnson City. The 10,000-square-foot store is now located in the Shoppes on West Market, 3101 W. Market St.

"After 20 years in business, we are still proud to offer Johnson City area consumers an opportunity to find great values every day of the week. We are eager to serve the community by providing a fun and convenient shopping experience at a price that is right for everyone," said company spokesperson Chelle Davis.

The store carries various merchandise, including seasonal and specialty items as well as food and snacks, health and beauty care necessities, office supplies, toys and much more.

Dollar Tree stores are open seven days a week.

As of Feb. 3, 2007, Dollar Tree operated 3,219 stores in 48 states. During the fourth fiscal quarter, Dollar Tree opened 40 stores and expanded or relocated nine stores.


A new locally based business has opened online at http://BoutiqueSavvy.com.

Visitors to the site can buy and sell their handcrafted wares from clothing, primitive decor to art and jewelry and more.

"Our goal for BoutiqueSavvy.com was to provide a marketplace for craftsmen, artisans and designers an affordable place to sell their items very similar in format to the more popular auction houses and yet saving them as much as 83 percent monthly," according to a release.

"We all want to share our talents but still stay within a budget. BoutiqueSavvy.com has just that by allowing sellers to choose a tier subscription and the freedom to promote one's self on the site through featured selections, gallery features, category features and more!"

Anyone who creates handmade items can sell and buyers can sign up for free. Buyers may bid on auctions or purchase fixed-price items.

"It's really great for buyers because they can feel like they have their own personal designer without the designer prices," according to the release. "Many artisans and designers take custom orders so if you want an item with your own touch, just ask! Many love taking special requests."

BoutiqueSavvy.com promotes the local region as well as nationally. For more information, contact the business via e-mail at admin@boutiquesavvy.com or visit http://boutiquesavvy.com.

RV Chassis Master Inc.

ELIZABETHTON - RV Chassis Master Inc., formerly located in Clermont, Fla., has relocated to 2364 Highway 91, in Elizabethton.

The facility has more than 400 feet of creek frontage on Stony Creek. It specializes in motor home chassis service and repair, suspension and performance enhancements for both gas and diesel motor homes and towing vehicles, and a large line of towing products.

RV Chassis Master is a factory authorized installer of BD Engine Brake, M&G Engineering tow braking systems, Roadmaster towing and suspension products, Bilstein and Koni shocks, Versahaul products, Safe-T-Steer, and others. The business is also a factory authorized warranty center for Born Free Motorcoach. And RV Chassis Master sells a wide range of camping products.

The business is owned by Peter Scalf and Liz Curtis. For more information, visit www.motorhomechassis.com or call 1-888-471-9291.

LDD CAD Consulting

GREENEVILLE - LDD CAD Consulting has opened in Greeneville to provide computer-aided design and drafting to clients.

Lori D. Davis is the owner and designer of the firm. She has more than 10 years of experience working with architects and engineers across the region, including Dave Wright, Vaughn & Melton, and Tim McGahey. Davis holds a degree in industrial technology of drafting and design from Walter's State Community College.

"LDD CAD Consulting is looking for area businesses that may need project designs/drafts or might need professional consultation on an existing or upcoming project," Davis said.

She also drafts residential floor plans and elevations for new homes and renovations to existing homes.

For more information, contact Davis at (423) 798-9765 or (423) 552-7782.

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