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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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Veronica Neal Home Concrete Tables Rock Interior and Exterior

I am always excited to find furniture and accessories that can be used  both indoors and outdoors.  Veronica Neal Home offers cleverly designed Concrete Table Collection includes a choice of 4 concrete impressions in 7 colors, and 6 different sizes and wood finishes. What is even better is that they are manufactured in the USA! It is always a smart idea to purchase “multi-purpose furniture and accessories”.  I love that Veronica’s high performance tables are sophisticated with or without the stunning nail head detail.  Her variety of colors are all winners and will suit most any color scheme. www.veronicanealhome.com

In additon to her concrete tables Veronica’s new Luxury Camoflouge fabric in great demand by high end designers.  I will give you more  fabrics choices and details in  a few weeks.

Veronica Neal Home Concrete Table Collection

Veronica Neal Home Concrete Table Collection

Love, love the nail head detail that gives Veronica’s table a more sophisticated appeal! How about a red frame!  To me that says “sexy”!

Veronica Neal Concrete Table Collection

Veronica Neal Concrete Table Collection

Great choice for a patio, porch or deck.

Veronica Neal Home Concrete Table Collection

Veronica Neal Home Concrete Table Collection

Veronica Neal Concrete Table Collection

Veronica Neal Concrete Table Collection

Okay, you do not want nails heads…no problem!  Doesn’t this yellow give off a happy vibe?

Veronica Neal Home Concrete Table Collection

Veronica Neal Home Concrete Table Collection

Prefer straight legs?  Wouldn’t this look fantastic in your family or living room?

Veronica Neal Concrete Table Collection

Veronica Neal Concrete Table Collection

A few weeks ago I blogged about Veronica Neal Home exquisite furniture grade bathroom vanity collection.  Just in case you missed my blog, I included another bio about my friend, Veronica Neal.

The Veronica Neal Home line provides decorating solutions for both residential and commercial spaces. The expansive VNH catalogue includes an exclusive lighting line, cabinetry for bathroom and kitchen, concrete selections for bathroom and kitchen counter tops, occasional end tables and seating, home goods and many other design essentials. 

Owner Veronica Neal grew up in the design and fashion industries, where she enjoyed an extensive and successful modeling, acting and spokeswoman that inspired a love for interior design and home furnishings. 
Veronica Neal, the proprietor of Veronica Neal Home Furniture was impassioned to move the showroom to High Point to participate in the International Furniture Market and to continue expanding her business and product offerings. 

The complete product offerings also includes the Veronica Neal Home Your Choice, Your Design Seating collection and each sectional, sofa, headboard, and ottoman or bench is hand-crafted in the United States, and includes custom designed frames, 8-way hand-tied springs, and spring down cushions. These features ensure comfortable seating that is designed with the customer’s aesthetic preferences and needs in mind. 

Veronica Neal Home Furniture has a new address in the heart of the High Point Furniture District. The new company showroom is located at 419 North Hamilton Street and provides a warm and inviting presentation of the entire Veronica Neal Home product offerings. The company’s original home base of operations was Asheville, NC and was located in the River Arts District and then in Biltmore Forest, where the showroom was open to trade and public and served Western North Carolina.see less

Specialties

Furniture Design, Furniture Manufacturer, Furniture Showroom, Furniture Sales

I have a photo shoot this week of a few of my latest designs.  Two locations are outside…wish me luck for no rain!!

Cheryl

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Armoire Transformations for your Home

A few years ago when wall mounted flat screen TVs became the big trend, many homeowners very quickly donated or sold their armoires.  Not me! I like the ability to hide my TV behind doors and not always have  them as the focal point in my living room or bedroom.

 TVs mounted above fireplaces were made popular by builders and architects who incorporated them into house plans.  This has created three problems:  1-viewing height is not eye level and can create neck strain, 2- how to hide or conceal the wiring and 3-where will you store your electronic equipment associated with your TV.  Many electronic stores offer ways to hide the wires, but why spend money on a TV mounted at the incorrect viewing height?  A decorating challenge is created when homeowners hang flat screen TVs on blank walls.  The “big black box” appears to float on the wall. 

 The latest  trend is for attractive TV wall units that house flat screens, DVDs, DVRs, CDs and other electronic equipment.  They are wide enough to accommodate the wider flat screens with correct viewing height  of 30″ to 36”.  You do not want to look up or down, but straight ahead when watching TV or playing video games.

Hooker

Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture

 

 

Wayfair.com

Wayfair.com

 

Parker House

Parker House

By using black framed art , this flat screen TV became part of the art wall.

 

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

I love the three armoires in my home! The added storage is a positive too. I store placemats, napkins, thank you notes, office supplies, linens, candles, video games, printer paper, clothes and much more.  Like” killing two birds with one stone”!  TV and storage taking up the same wall space!!

If you still have an old armoire or are be lucky enough to find one at a thrift or consignment shop, you can be creative and end up with a fabulous piece of furniture that can solve specific storage problems or can be transformed into a bar, craft area, home office, baby changing area, potting shed, linen cabinet and more. I included a few photos of manufacturer’s armoires that can be your inspiration for your own armoire transformation.

Because I love, love Old World Design, this is my favorite transformation and one of the easiest!  Remove doors, refinish and viola you have a gorgeous linen cabinet!   

Bob Villa

Bob Villa

Home Offices

Rachel Ray Show

Rachel Ray Show

 

Cymax

Cymax

One of my beautiful armoires where I file catalogs and folders for my design business. I prefer this over a bookcase because I can hide catalogs behind doors. I have used  tags to identify each type of catalog.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Ideal Home Show Shop

Ideal Home Show Shop

This beautiful Williams Sonoma home office armoire could be your inspiration.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

 

Potting Sheds

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Artist Beauty.net

 

Sharon Thomas

Sharon Thomas

 

Baby Changing Stations

White Edge Design

White Edge Design

Use this Pottery Barn baby changing station as inspiration to create one for your own nursery.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

Bar Cabinets

Barmoire.com

Barmoire.com

 

Bryan Bratt

Bryan Bratt

Inspirations for your bar armoire cabinets.

 

51Q0UEmUWSL__SY300_Rogue Valey Wine and Bar Cabinet

 

Platt Collections

Platt Collections

 

Craft Cabinets

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

Think outside the box — you can repurpose, paint and embellish armoires!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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