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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 Trends: Part 4-Kitchens

Hi Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER, with  Part 4  of  my series 2015 Home Trends: Kitchens.   Open floor plan kitchens which are growing in popularity will continue in 20115 but will be smaller, greener and offer more casual living spaces.  They satisfy the need to gather and connect.

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

.Love these celebrity homes that are fantastic examples of 2015 Kitchen Trends. Shows you what a huge budget can do! Mila Kunis great room is the perfect example of an “open floor plan” kitchen. Grand island, fireplace, living room, dining room and top grade appliances and finishes.  I bet there is a computer somewhere too!

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Streamlined, large expansive windows and few upper  wall cabinets….instead, wall shelves for items you want to keep within easy reach.  I have must have too many dishes for that new trend!  Flat paneled doors and glossy surfaces create Beyonce’a and Jay Z’s  beautiful sleek, all white kitchen!  What a view!!

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

All white must the be the trend with celebrities. Love, love Celine Dion’s huge oven and cooktop. The open shelves with glass doors have created a focal point.

House Beautiful

Elle Decor

Jennifer Lopez’s kitchen has no upper cabinets!  Must have large pantry-closet!

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Extending the color palette in the rest of your house to the kitchen has always been one of my designer recommendations.  Creating a flow throughout an open floor plan is essential for good design.  Would have guessed this was Kelly Ripa’s kitchen?

House Beautiful

Elle Decor

Chef Bobbie Flay’s kitchen.  Wonder if he has the same color palette in the rest of his house?

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Bruce Willis’s rustic, msculine kitchen demonstrates the 2015 trend for a great expanse of windows, no unsightly clutter and multi-use space.

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Would you believe this is Lady Gaga’s Kitchen?  I would have guessed a modern, glam kitchen.

House Beautiful

House Beautiful

Jessica Parker’s kitchen has that same “Sex in the City” glam style. Do you she a shoe closet close by?

House Beautiful

Elle Decor

Guida de Laurentiis beautiful kitchen is exactly what I thought she would have.

I have listed a few of the kitchen features in demand for 2015:

Induction cooktops

Steam ovens

French door refrigerators with bottom freezers

Electronic no touch faucets

LED lighting

Wooden floors

Energy saving appliancesc

Docking and charging stations

Desk or home office area

Double sinks

Recessed lighting

Central island

Pull out drawers pots and pans

Breakfast bar for coffee, etc

 

Universal or inclusive design is expected to be a big trend in 2015.  Zero step entries, widened doorways, multi-level cabinets (to accomodate wheel chairs and ability to sit to chop, bake,etc),non-slip flooring, door pulls and knobs that are easy to grasp, pull out faucets or faucet handles that are easy to turn, under counter refrigerators drawers, pull out microwaves. Our aging population want to “age in place” and prefer to remain at home rather than move to a nursing facility.  Multi-generations under one roof need inclusive design.

http://www.elledecor.com/celebrity-style/homes/celebrity-kitchens#slide-1

http://www.housebeautiful.com/kitchens/tips/amazing-celebrity-kitchens-clone-1415140783-7#slide-7

 

Part 5 of my Home Trends 2015 will be Furniture and Accessories.  Due to the ability to multi-use furniture and use in in more than one room, I have group then into  one trend.

 

Until my next blog!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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