The Painted Room is one of East Tennessee’s oldest and most widely acclaimed art teams. With over 20 years of Fine Art experience, we specialize in but are not limited to murals, faux finishing, decorative, factory refinished cabinets, advanced plastering and color design. Please browse through our portfolio of images, or contact us to set up a consultation today. The Painted Room is owned in partnership by Chriss W. Hardy and Christopher Hardy.


Chriss Whipple Hardy began her art career at an early age, and studied on scholarship at the prestigious Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and NYU. After giving birth to twin boys, Chriss left her career in commercial graphic design to pursue her passion of fine art. Since moving to Tennessee, Chriss has shown work at numerous galleries (Bennett, Hanson, Local Color, etc). Today Chriss is using her talents to design custom color schemes and finishes, as well as continuing to paint on canvas.


Christopher Hardy began studying art under Chriss while still in grade school.  Christopher attended the University of Tennessee on full academic scholarship and studied at the Universite’ Charles de Gaulle in Lille, France.  While on break from his studies, Christopher helped Chriss start “The Painted Room”.  Together, they have continued to offer high quality finishes and artwork to businesses and homes across the state.



Our work is on display in many notable locations, including:

Residence of Pat Summit
Residence of Bruce Pearl
Residence of Butch Jones
UT Football Coach’s office
Lindsey Nelson Stadium
Gift & Gourmet Interiors Showroom
Titanic Experience
Dollywood Lightning Rod Roller Coaster
Paula Deen’s Restaurants
The Tomb of Pigeon Forge
Stone Creek Surfaces Showroom
The Inn at Blackberry Farm

…. And many more