Meet The Kozar Design Team


“Just a quick note to let you know how happy we are with all of the new furnishings. Thank you so much for getting us here. We look forward to seeing the rest.”

Ronnie, Knoxville, TN

Sandy Kozar

Sandy is an award-winning and professionally trained designer. She has been a Decorating Den Interiors franchise owner for over a decade. Sandy always has something cooking. She has been featured several times on the cover of “Everything Knoxville”, and writes a monthly design article for them. Sandy has also been published in “The Kitchen Bible” (B. Ballinger), and her designs have been featured on HGTV. Sandy has also been featured in other media including radio and articles discussing design tips and solutions. Most recently, she was featured in “Love Your Home,” a newly published book by Carol Donayre-Bugg.

Sandy is involved in her community and has participated in several charity events within Knoxville, including the renovation of two homes of the founders of the “Love Kitchen.” She has also participated yearly in the Knoxville Design Show House fundraiser by donating her time and talent decorating 1-2 rooms for the event. Sandy has also helped to showcase local builders by designing an entire house from the brick to the interior for the Knoxville, Parade of Homes. Sandy and the Kozar Design Team paired with the Alzheimer’s Tennessee of Knoxville to help renovate a home as a fundraising event for Alzheimer’s awareness.

Sandy is one of the top 10 nationwide franchises of Decorating Den Interiors, and has won many awards for her designs. Sandy loves helping clients see the potential for their home and works closely with her clients to meet their design needs. Kozar says, “Many of my new clients have never worked with a designer prior to contacting us. Once they have, they realize the joy of working with us and do so over and over again. My team and I strive to make designing your room or home a very positive experience, and in the process we save you time and money!”

Rachael Sheridan

Rachael Sheridan is an interior designer of the Kozar Design Team. She graduated from Pellissippi State with an Associate Degree in Interior Design, and again at East Tennessee State University in 2011 with a  Bachelors of Science in Interior Design and a Bachelors of Art for Studio Art.”For me, Interior Design bridges my passions of history, art, and technology with my drive to help people – by creating beautiful rejuvenating spaces with function.” Rachael has been designing in the Knoxville area since 2012, and joined the Kozar Design Team in 2016.

As part of the Kozar Design Team, Sandy and Rachael work together on all projects to help their clients from the beginning to the end of a project and after.  “I utilize my skills to help clients visualize how their room can transform with a new design. I love watching our clients fall in love with their new room digitally, select their new pieces with full confidence, and then fall in love all over again when we bring those renders to life on install day. It’s always even more beautiful in their home, and it’s an experience they’ll enjoy every day.”

Rachael has been in the Top 10 Decorators of Decorating Den Interiors, won 2nd place in the international Dream Room Competition – Children’s Room, and a two time winner of the Positive Thinker Award within Decorating Den Interiors for 2017, and 2021. Along with Sandy, Rachael has received the DDCD accreditation within Decorating Den Interiors as a Decorating Den Certified Interior Designer through a rigorous 3 day test period.