Walking into the bar at 35 North-Farragut the first thought is “Oh Wow!” Thanks to interior designer Marshanda Pinchok, the vibe is artsy and original. Blank space gave way to her artistic vision.
“There’s a feature wall when you first walk into the bar at 35 North. They wanted to save money by not putting brick on the wall so they asked me for something grand then let me have my vision,” Pinchok said. “The project grew from that one wall until the whole thing became my baby. It’s all completely original artwork you won’t see anywhere else.
“What made it super special was I was able to pull my daughter in and let her do some of her own artwork. She drew a fabulous wing drawing on an exterior wall.”
Pinchok dipped her toe into the design world 18 years ago when she and her husband, Jeff Pinchok, were building a house. The designers complimented her on her style and said she should start her own design business, which she did within two years.
She specializes in residential design, but with 35 North-Farragut, she’s branched out successfully into commercial design.
Residential kitchens and baths are her bread and butter lately, but Pinchok offers a one-stop-shop type of service.
“I do it all and I have connections to all types of furnishing so I can give full service to my clientele. I want them to have the home of their dreams.”
She graduated from UT with a bachelor’s in Human Ecology (now known as Early Childhood Education) in 2000. She went into counseling, a perfect pairing for her interior design efforts.
“I use that counseling background all the time. When I go into someone’s home and I change it up, it can be shocking to the homeowner, but I’ve learned how to communicate with people and bring out their vision.”
Pinchok is no one trick pony; she has several genres of artistic expression including singing. She can be found singing at Concord United Methodist Church most Sundays.
“I come by music and art honestly; my mother was a singer-songwriter and my father was a contractor. It’s the perfect marriage of creativity. I’ve passed that down to my daughter Ella, who is a singer-songwriter and artist at 15 years old.
“Performing has been the platform for so many things in my life. I’ve learned that whatever I put out there I have to do with my whole heart. You really have to spend a lot of time behind the scenes deciding what it is you want to say or share and how you are going to represent that.”
Pinchok said she has big plans, hoping to branch out into designing hotels.
Info: www.facebook.com/PinchokInteriors; find Marshanda Pinchok Interiors on Instagram.