Why I Design


Supporting Local Maui Artisans

Supporting Local Maui Artisans


Posted By on Sep 27, 2021

When I meet clients for the first time, and they ask where I find the materials seen in any of the homes I design, I tell them that I do everything in my power to ‘support local’ first. Supporting Local means using craftsman who are on-island to do electrical, carpentry, and tiling, as well only buying art from local artists, or supporting local businesses instead of Amazon. Living on an island means there are limited...

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Downsizing, the Art of Letting Go

Downsizing, the Art of Letting Go


Posted By on Dec 6, 2018

I recently moved. I was going from a 2600 square foot house on two acres in the jungle to a 1460 square foot condo with a lanai in town–from a house of grand proportions full of collectibles and oversized furniture to a modern, clean-lined condominium. I knew I had to downsize and let go of things, but I wanted to do so in a way that left me not missing anything. How did I do this? It started with the clothes. I had worked for...

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How Do I Choose a Color Scheme for an Interior Design? I was recently asked how I choose a color scheme for an interior design.  There are many factors to take into considerations, which I will list below. However, there are two questions I always ask a new client right at the outset: 1. “What colors do you love?” and 2. “what colors do you really not like?” That being said, just because someone’s favorite color is, for example,...

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Houzz Recognition Press Release

Houzz Recognition Press Release


Posted By on Jan 20, 2018

Tim Tattersall Design of Maui, Hawaii Awarded Best Of Houzz 2018 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Maui, Hawaii, January 18, 2018 – Tim Tattersall Design of Maui has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Maui-based Interior Design Firm was chosen by the more than 40...

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How do I find an Interior Designer? Where do I start? What questions should I ask? Do I need it? Can I afford it? These are some of the first questions that come up when considering hiring professional design help. Hiring an interior designer can be a stressful and confusing process for some people.  For many, it’s the first time they considered getting professional design advice, and they wonder if it’s necessary or affordable.  I...

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How Travel Influences My Design

How Travel Influences My Design


Posted By on Mar 11, 2017

Even as a small child, I remember always loving to go to new places. My curiosity about other places and other peoples was always in high gear. In grade school my favorite subject was geography. I loved maps, globes, atlas’s, National Geographic, and learning the capital of each state and country. Travel is fascinating. We’re intrigued by how people dress differently, eat different foods, speak different languages, and...

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