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Timothy Corrigan, Interior Designer

During the Fall 2014 Furniture Market I had the pleasure of meeting Timothy Corrigan, who is one of the world’s most respected interior designers.  He has been named to the Architectural Digest  Top 100 Interior Designers and Architects in the World  for 8 years and Robb’s Report awarded him the title of Top 40 Interior Designers in the World. Get the idea?  His list of accomplishments and influence in the world of interior design goes on and on.

Timothy Corrigan Website

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Elle Decor states: “Timothy Corrigan creates comfortable spaces suffused with old-world elegance”.  No matter how beautifully a space is designed, it is not entirely successful unless it is also comfortable, practical and liveable. Mixing elements that are new and old and from all around the world, our work is classic but with a fresh, comfortable feeling. www/timothy-corrigan.com

 

Timothy Corrigan and Cheryl Hucks

Timothy Corrigan and Cheryl Hucks

After working on a design site for two weeks and  walking at the Furniture Market for 4 days my feet were screaming “no more walking!” I had marked “Comfortable Elegance  Tips for Creating Beautiful and Welcoming Spaces” by Timothy Corrigan as the number one seminar I wanted to attend during the furniture market.   Rather than walk around for another hour or go home, I decided to just put my feet up and read my emails while I waited for the seminar.  As soon as I walked into the seminar room Timothy walked up and introduced himself and invited me to come sit with him and his assistant, Elaine Maltzman.   I had an  amazing time  that I will  never forget.  Timothy has a contagious positive energy and love for interior design, his design projects and his clients.

Timothy Corrigan Website

www.Timothy-Corrigan.com

The term “Comfortable Elegance” which has been trademarked by Timothy,is my favorite design philosophy!  No matter what your design style you can create a home that is comfortable and elegant.  I love, love this comfortable and inviting kitchen/dining room/ sunroom.  Can you imagine entertaining  your family and friends in this happy house?  My design business for several years was “Casual Elegance by Cheryl”. After years of people asking me if I was an image consultant, jewelry or clothing designer or owned a store, I changed my business name to Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs.  Now, everyone knows exactly what I do and my name!

Timothy Corrigan website

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Timothy paints a beautiful coral and black picture!  See the mix of old and new?  Relaxing room for yourself or guests.

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

One of my favorite ways to add height, elegance and importance to a bed is a bed crown or corona.

Timothy Corrigan website

www.timothy-corrigan.com

A common question client’s ask is ” how far above bathroom faucets to hang mirrors?”   Here’s the answer!  If your mirror is tall  and does not have a frame that projects out so far that it hits the faucet, hang it low. If your bathroom vanity mirror is hung too high or too low, you will know immediately….you will have uneasy feeling that something is not quite right.  I also like that Timothy used a silver tray (that would probably  be stored in a china cabinet)  to organize the counter top and create an elegance.

www.timoth-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Bold statements with the gold leaf wallpaper and mirrored chest! You should give it a try in your powder room.

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Just the right amount of blue accents creates a comfortable living room.  Great place to listen to your children practice piano.

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Paneled library / family room with a fabulous cheetah print ottoman/coffee table and brown fringed pillows invites you to snuggle down and put your feet up!

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

All white backyard get away!  Simple elegance with a crystal chandelier.  Is the dog real? To see more Timothy Corrigan designs go to:  http://www.timothy-corrigan.com/gallery.html

I invite you to check out Timothy’s interior designs, his products and press about Corrigan at his website www.timothy-corrigan.com/ With offices in Los Angles and Paris, Corrigan has an international clients, celebrities, royalty and corporate leaders.  He also has fabric and floor covering lines ,and furniture for Schumacher.

In 2003 Corrigan purchased a 45,000 square foot  neoclassical chateau in in Loire Valley, France and transformed it into an exquisite, livable home.  “An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce , Decorating a Great French Country House” details the transformation with beautiful before and after photos. Century Furniture hosted a book signing during the  2014 Fall High Point Furniture Market. where I purchased the coffee table book.  I  have enjoying reading the book and seeing the chateau’s transformation through Timothy’s words and eyes.

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2013-10/timothy-corrigan-loire-valley-france-chateau-du-grand-luce-renovation-article

To follow this link to purchase Timothy’s book ” http://www.timothy-corrigan.com/tchome/items/tcb0001-an-invitation-to-chateau-du-grand-luce

www.timothy-corrigan.com

www.timothy-corrigan.com

Cheryl!

 

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2015 Home Decor Trends: Part 3-Bathrooms

Hello Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER with part 3 of my series on 2015 Home Decor Trends- Bathrooms. I am sure you know that updated kitchens and bathrooms increase the value of your house.  Not planning to sell my house anytime soon, but when I do, I want my bathrooms and kitchen to be updated and become an asset to the sale of my home. Bathrooms are decorated with as much care and attention to detail as any other room in your house. When decorating the master  bath or any other ensuite bathroom, I like to extend the  same color palette and style to the bathroom as the adjoining bedroom.

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/decorating-bath-vanities

“The average cost of a bathroom remodel can range between $15,000 and $30,000 depending on the size of the room. While most simple, small bathrooms will fall towards the lower end of that scale, larger spaces such as the master bath can reach upwards of $50,000 or more depending on how extravagant you get with your designs. While the more ornate tiles and elaborate bath fixtures tend to be more expensive, you can get the same look for less if you shop for bargain prices.”  DIY Home.com  Design http://diyhomedesignideas.com/bathroom/index.php?ppc=aw&gclid=CjwKEAiAnLGjBRCk_I-y_4iAmB0SJADGjWWztEhaH2_PwB_NRTSlFNXnTND0M9iAgdbNqItztNIsdRoC1cDw_wcB

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

 

1-Gray Walls:  White and beige bathroom walls have been replaced with the new neutral grays. Create your own stunning bathroom with  gray walls, white woodwork, sinks and floors!  There is a gray for everyone-blue gray, green gray, warm brown grays, yellow grays…

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/trend-report-bathrooms-a-70094

Elle decor

Metropolitan Home-Designer Frank Roop

2-Clear glass  shower enclosures  will be a hot new trend. Love the Ann Sacks subway tile’s vertical application.  It isn’t cool how the glass seamlessly separates  the shower from the make -up area?

ww.elledecor.com/about/metropolitan-home  www.annsackstile.com

Elle Decor-John Ellis

Elle Decor-John Ellis

3-Soaking Tubs: For the past  several years garden tubs with a large deck surround have not been on homeowners wish list.  Instead, high end showers with several shower heads are the must have.  Free standing tubs are now on the “must have” list.  Can you imagine how many gallons of water it would require to soak in a tub this size?  If you are a conservationist or just live where there is or could be a water shortage,  soaking tubs require  a huge amount of water!  I prefer this modern shower with the unique shaving sink and mirror inside the shower!  Who would not enjoy this?  I would use the ledge to shave my legs.  On trend: black tile and clear glass.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

4-Bathrooms will be about how they make us feel. Bringing nature into our bathrooms by large open windows or tile murals with flowers, clouds, plants. Large elliptical shaped soaking tub.

Elle Cedor

Elle Decor

 

4- Simplicity: Clean minimalistic.  Glass doors separate the water closet and shower area from tub and vanity. Granite is no longer the only requested counter surface.  Quartz and concrete will also be popular in 2015.

Nate Burkus-Elle Decor

Nate Burkus-The Perfect Bath.com

5-Black tile replaces white tile: Nate Burkus designed black tile bath with moleskic marble. Values and plumbing under the sink are pretty enough to be displayed.  I love the look but only if there is bathroom storage.

theperfectbath.com

Vision Aesthetic

Vision Aesthetic

http://www.visionaesthetic.com/our-products/bathroom-tvs/

Yametta.com

Yametta.com

6-High Tech: Water proof TVs  in vanity mirrors or hanging for optimal viewing while getting ready for work.  No excuse to miss the news, stock prices or your favorite TV shows!

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

7-Make-up vanities:  Two gorgeous Veronica Neal Home vanities are bridged by what most every woman would love—a make-up vanity.  Veronica’s bathroom vanities are all furniture grade and all styles can be customized! Today one of my client’s and I were in Veronica’s showroom planning and customizing  a fabulous “old world” style double vanity, make-up vanity and linen hutch.  I cannot wait to see the finished product!

 http://www.veronicanealhome.com/

Next blog in my series on 2015 Home Decor Trends will be Kitchens!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Guests Rooms that Pamper your Guests

Cheryl Hucks ,the  DESIGN INTERPRER, with my latest blog post, “Guests Rooms that Pamper your Guests”. August 15th, I appeared on my local Fox station in High Point, NC –Fox 8, WGHP where I gave pampering tips that will give  your guests a spa experience. Most of the items I used for the Fox 8 interview are available at Dolce Dimora, a fine linen shop on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, NC.  You will love Debbie Huffman’s store!!  http://www.dolcedimora.com/

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

www.myfox8.com

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

Luxurious  and absorbent bamboo towels will make your guests think they are staying in a five star hotel! Add a special bath soap your guests can take home.

Chery Hucks-Fox 8

Chery Hucks-Fox 8

Guests can relax in tub with bubble bath and surround themselves with scented candles.

Bed Bath and Beyond

Bed Bath and Beyond

Guests will probably not pack a make-up mirror.  I would love to find one of these my guest room.

www.bedbathandbeyond.com

Bed Bath and Beyond

Bed Bath and Beyond

Water carafe with glass topper. Leave a few snacks  too.

Hayneedle

Hayneedle

Wouldn’t a nice warm robe to nice!  One that is appropriate for either sex.

www.hayneedle.com

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Naptime for your guests?  Provide a nice cozy throw.

www.potterybarn.com

transitional-desks

Hooker Furniture

Do your guests bring their laptop?  Need a place to work?  Maybe a make-up table?

www.hookerfurniture.com

Baker Furniture

Baker Furniture

Comfortable chair or chaise to relax and read a book.

www.bakerfurniture.com

Neiman Marcus-Eastern Accents

Neiman Marcus-Eastern Accents

High thread count cotton sheets are a must to pamper your guests!

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Eastern-Accents-Ecru-Luca-Sheets-Sheets/prod171400003_cat46520817_cat47490756_/p.prod?isEditorial=false&index=9&cmCat=cat000000cat000553cat47490756cat46520817

 

Additional ways to pamper your guests:

suitcase stand or bench

padded hangers with closet space

magazines, books, videos

snacks

photo frames with pics of a fun time when you were together

games for kids

paper and pencil

additional sheets, pillows and blankets

clock radios

hair dryers and flat irons

travel size toiletries

shower cap

first aid needs

good reading lamp and an inexpensive pair of reading glasses

TV with instructions to use TV and list of TV stations

comfortable and supportive mattress

umbrellas

 

Pampering your guests can be fun and very rewarding!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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Veronica Neal Home Bath Vanities

I am excited to share a beautiful line of furniture grade bathroom vanities by Veronica Neal Home!   My friend, Veronica has used her enormous talent to create bathroom vanities that are not only beautiful and highly crafted but functional.  Many older homes and the new “builder grade ” homes contructed today have lower to medium grade cabinets that have drawers and doors that frequently  need repairs,  faux drawers that are not straight, rough unfinished edges and commercial grade hardware.  Most of us have carefully selected our  furniture and accessories but had little to no choice in bathroom and kitchen cabinet selection.  If you would like to upgrade to furniture grade bathroom vanities, you will love Veronica Neal Home Bathroom  Vanities.

 http://www.veronicanealhome.com/

Furniture-Grade Craftsmanship meets Modular Versatility

Each vanity is hand-crafted with exquisite detail and furniture-grade craftsmanship to ensure superior performance in high-humidity environments. The warm finishes are hand-applied through a multi-step process resulting in rich, elegant color on every piece. With a combination of standard and double deep drawers, cabinets and tilt-out compartments, our vanity collections offer abundant storage. From powder rooms to studio bathrooms to elegant master suites with his and hers basins, our vanity collections have the versatility to furnish spaces of all sizes. Veronica Neal Home has an easy-to-understand product identification system make ordering your custom vanity a quick and easy process. All of our vanities are engineered to accept standard tops in Granite, Marble or EuroStone to create a custom look with a variety of colors.

Metro-Line Vanity

Inspiration for this award-winning Metro collection comes from sleek, contemporary designs associated with the world’s top fashion cities and makes these exquisite styles equally at home in Soho or the suburbs.

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Can you imagine a full length mirror in your bathroom?


metro-wide-vanity-armoir

http://www.veronicanealhome.com/metro-line-collection.htm

The Keeneland Vanity in Distressed Cherry

This design is from the popular Keeneland Collection. Each are elegantly handcrafted and feature exquisite hand-carved detailing. Unbridle your bathroom and transform it to opulence with this look.

Perfect choice for an Old World designed home (like mine)!  

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

 

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Do you want the elegance of  a pedestal sink for a powder room but need storage?  Veronica offers two unique  solutions. 

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

http://www.veronicanealhome.com/keeneland-collection.htm

Hatteras Collection

Its perfect for easy installation in smaller spaces. The top featured is the new concrete in expresso with square vessle. Concrete vanity tops are an awesome way to take a step in sustainablity.

This lightly distressed  white vanity is one of Veronica Neal Home’s latest additions.  Great choice for my shabby chic clients.

 

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Jessamine Bay Vanity in a Warm Cherry Finish

The elegant new Jessamine Bay collection is bestowed with distinct curves and lines carved from a southern heritage to flatter your distinctive room designs.

Beautiful veneered details on curved cabinets!  Exquisite! Every woman needs a special place to apply make-up.

 

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Multi-purpose linen cabinet could be used as a small china cabinet.

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Jasmine Vanity has an elegance that gives a look of timeless antique.  The top features a sleek granite top with a circular undermount  porcelain bowl.

Lovely two toned wood vanity with bun feet has lots of storage too!  Beauty meets function and storage.

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

http://www.veronicanealhome.com/jessamine-bay-collection.htm 

Lé Cottage Vanity in Oak Glaze Finish

Introducing Le Cottage Collection. The natural grain pattern of solid oak, hand pickled for working the stain down into the pores of the wood, gives this bathroom vanity collection its own unique sense of style.

Available with your choice of any Top Color and Oval or Square Undermount Basin.

Perfect choice for a cottage or county style home. This will definitely be in my future beach house!

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

http://www.veronicanealhome.com/le-cottage-collection.htm

Martinsburg Collection in Expresso Finish

The new distinguished Martinsburg Collection reflects a modern interpretation of the stately design elements of furniture from bygone eras.

Expertly hidden  clothes hamper! Veronica has thought of everything!

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

Love the idea of a make-up stool!

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

http://www.veronicanealhome.com/martinsburg-collection.htm

 

Veronica Neal Home Showroom in High Point, NC.  I thoroughly enjoy visiting the beautifully designed showroom on Designer Wednesdays and during the High Point Furniture Markets.

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

 

I cannot wait to do a “show and tell” about Veronica Neal Homes other product lines.  http://www.veronicanealhome.com/. 

I promise you will love them, too!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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