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Happy Easter!

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Happy Easter to your house from mine!  I love decorating my dining table for Easter.  Many of my decorations on this table and in other areas in my home are gifts from  mother, grandmother and friends.  Two bunnies and chicks were my mother’s and my grandmother’s. I bought the beautiful egg plates at Pier One.  Love their Easter and Spring decor.

When my two and half year old granddaughter, Payton, helped me Easter decorate a few weeks ago, I gave her a few Easter decorations so that she can pass them down to her children. Dyeing Easter eggs and adding stickers was a fun grandmother and granddaughter  afternoon.  Her excitement  for  each egg she found during the egg hunt was contagious!

Cheryl Hucks Interior Design

Cheryl Hucks Interior Design

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

This year I purchased silk flowers for the  ceramic Easter planter. The wooden eggs on the right are place card holders.

Hope you have a great Easter with your family and friends!

Cheryl

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Property Management Design Services

Property Management Design Services is one part of my interior design business. By using color, texture,and style, my team and I can create inviting, eye-catching spaces that are on schedule and within budget. Our updates and new designs create a positive first impression that  businesses take care of their properties and are concerned about their residents and tenants. Below are a few property management businesses who can use our Property Management Design Services:

  • Model Apartments
  • Office Properties
  • Common Areas
  • Clubhouses
  • Sales Centers
  • Office Condos
Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse-Andrew Jay Photography

 

Bridford Lake Clubhouse

Bridford Lake Clubhouse-Andrew Jay Photography

Did you know that a well-designed sales office,inviting model, and appealing common area can differentiate your property in the marketplace? Cheryl Hucks interior Designs will enhance your property through professional, stylish interior decor–whether your’re repositioning your apartment complex or office building in the marketplace or simply seeking to increase occupany rates.

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhosue

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Leasing Office-Andrew Jay Photography

How does it work?  We meet with you to determine your goals for the property, assess the current appearance, and make initial recommendations. Then, we create the atmosphere that will appear to your prospective tenants, handling every aspect of the interior design including:

  • Design Consultation
  • Space Planning
  • Window Coverings
  • Furniture and Acesssory Placement
  • Purchasing, Delivery, and Installation
  • High Quality Grade Paint and Fabric Selection
Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Business Offices-Andrew Jay Photography

Bridford Lake Apts Clubhouse Business Offices

Bridford Lake Apts Clubhouse Business Offices

 

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse WiFi Center

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse WiFi Center-Andrew Jay Photography

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Restroom

Bridford Lake Apt Clubhouse Restroom

Here is what one our clients had to say:

“Cheryl is absolutely amazing! She helped at Bridford Lake Apartment Clubhouse and we are thrilled with the results! Cheryl is truly a pleasure to work with because she is easy going, flexible, and produces beautiful work. I would not hesitate to recommend her for anyone’s model apartment or clubhouse design needs.

Emily Goodman, Vice President Business Development Core Realty Holdings

If you know of a business that needs an update to their existing properties or needs my designs services for new business construction, please let them know Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs is the perfect design team for them! cheryl@cherylhucks.com and  www.cherylhucks.com

Thanks!

Cheryl

 

 

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One Kings Lane Chandeliers

I am excited  that One King’s Lane ask me to blog about their gorgeous chandeliers! Today, One Kings Lane has 289 chandeliers in many different styles. If you have ever shopped One Kings Lane, you know their inventory changes from day to day and all at a discount! If you find something you love, you will need to order it fast so that you will not be disappointed! Below are two chandeliers and several different type rooms. Which chandelier would you hang in each room?

https://www.onekingslane.com/lighting/chandeliers

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Want to add a touch of glam and pzazz to your bedroom, add a One Kings Lane crystal ball chandelier.

Vintage 8 light wrought iron chandelier

Vintage 8 light wrought iron chandelier at One Kings Lane

This Vintage wrought iron chandelier would look regal but not too fancy for any “old world ” decor.

Custom Deer Chandelier by Vintage at One Kings Lane

Custom Deer Chandelier by Vintage at One Kings Lane

Deer antler chandeliers are not just for hunting lodges or mountain homes. I saw these same type chandeliers  hanging in the dining room of  an Italian bed and breakfast hotel on the Italian Rivirera. I love these antler chandeliers for  Tuscan and Country French styles.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Santa Barbara Sophistication is a home decor style that both the wrought iron or the antler chandeliers would be a perfect choice.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

I would hang a heavier wrought iron chandelier  in this cozy mountain home.

 

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Which chandelier would you chose?  The correct answer is both!  I love to hang chandeliers over coffee tables.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Chandelier centered in the middle of this room would be a great way ti create ambience when used on a dimmer or if you need lots of light, turn it up as bright as possible..

The answer to my question as to which chandelier to use in each room is either chandelier would be stunning!  Many home owners use only overhead lighting for everything…you might as well make that lighting take center stage!

Shop One Kings Lane for daily “flash” deals on thousands of items you can use in your home or give as gifts! https://www.onekingslane.com/

Need help selecting the correct size chandelier for your room?  One Kings Lane has all the answers:

 https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/2011/12/choosing-a-chandelier/

Veranda Magazine

Veranda Magazine

Love, love this Country French Masison de campagne   grande room  with numerous areas to read, have a conversation, play cards or games, eat a delicious meal, use a computer or enjoy the fire.  A room this large with vaulted ceilings begs for a huge chandelier to flood the entire room with light. Charles Faudree is one of my favorite designers .http://www.veranda.com/home-decorators/g894/charles-faudree-vervain-1208/

 

Look for my next blog about Romantic Table Settings for Valentine.

Cheryl

 

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Blackout Lining for Better Sleep

Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER with a couple of  questions: Are you getting a good night’s sleep?  Do you wake up several times a night?  Blackout Lining can be the answer to a more restful sleep.  Scientific studies have proven that too much light and certain color lights in your bedroom can effect your sleep.  I recommend to all my design clients to purchase ready made  or custom made drapery panels, roman shades, and roller shades with blackout lining. I think you can never make a bedroom too dark!  I cover all lights from DVRs, TVs, clocks, smoke detectors, computers, printers, phones, etc with black electrical tape.  I carry it with me when I travel. If I cannot cover the light with tape, I cover it with a black bath cloth.  Call me crazy, but I sleep all night without waking one time!  Your bedroom will be dark enough that bright sunshine will not wake you! I especially like blackout lining in nurseries and kids rooms.  When my grandchildren spend the night with me, they sleep later and usually say they have a better night’s sleep.  Rooms where you watch TV it can be a must.

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Drapery panels can be purchased at most any store that sells bedding, pillows and draperies.  These charcoal  grommet panels are contemporary and sleek.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/190137-insola-darcy-blackout-window-curtain-panels.html

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Bed, Bath and Beyond

Did you think the drapery fabric had to dark? No way!  It is the blackout lining that makes it dark..not the outside drapery fabric color.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/298612-horizon-84-inch-insulated-blackout-grommet-top-window-curtain-panel-oyster.html

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

I had these gorgeous silk draperies with blackout lining made for clients whose bedroom windows faced  the morning sun  with it  reflecting on lake water.  You can see the lake out the window.  The traverse rod was mounted next to the crown molding.  Otherwise, the sunlight could have escaped out the top of the windows.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

The only light that escapes is on the floor.   Beautiful custom made blackout lined draperies!  My client’s love their dark bedroom to get a great night’s sleep!

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Another way to not allow the light to escape the top of the windows is to hang valances above the panels.  This panel was hung as close to the ceiling as possible.  The valance was stapled onto a 2 x4  piece of wood.  The drapery panels have blackout lining.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

What if you already have window treatments you love and have invested a lot money?  You can purchase or have blackout liners made that can be hung on a separate rod behind your existing drapes.

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/4900247/?catalogId=86&sku=4900247&bnrid=3318529&cm_ven=Google_PLA&cm_cat=Rugs_&_Windows&cm_pla=Curtains_&_Drapes&cm_ite=Blackout_Drape_Liner%2C_46_x_80%22&srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=34-235352479-2

If you want to make your own blackout lined draperies,here is a link that shows you step by step.

http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/06/diy-curtains-with-blackout-lining/

Reasons why you should have blackout lining:

http://www.dunelm-mill.com/info/what-is-blackout-lining 

With a wealth of qualities to improve your sleep, treating your bedroom to an elegant pair of blackout curtains or investing in a smart blackout blind could have a big impact when it comes to getting
your forty winks.

We tend to associate sleeping comfort with temperature, support and softness, but blackout products bring something unique to the table. Their key purpose is to provide an efficient and effective barrier to stop external light sources from disturbing your sleep, plus a range of other benefits.

Blackout products are naturally best suited for use in the bedroom where being able to control light and temperature levels is imperative for quality of sleep, but blackout fabrics are also great for the living room if street lights or vehicle headlamps persistently shine through your window.

Beyond blackout: what else do they offer?

Light control is the headline story when it comes to blackout, but what else can they do to create a sanctuary of sleep? The special coatings and linings of blackout collection have a triple benefit system, of which the light exclusion that gives them their name is just the first.

Temperature control & thermal insulation
Blackout products also have the ability to regulate room temperature thanks to the added thermal insulation they offer. Thermal insulation is something we usually associate with keeping warm, and while blackout does offer an effective defence to keep chills out and warmth in when the temperature drops, it also keeps your home from suffering the effects of sweltering summer sun.

Far from a seasonal addition to your home, the special layer of lining or coating used to create blackout curtains and blackout blinds helps to keep your room cool on hot days, making them a handy ally to escape the summer heat. Draw your blackout curtains or lower your blackout roller blind during the day and the coating will create a barrier to the sun’s rays to keep your room cool.

Noise reduction
If you’ve ever been kept awake by irritating little noises from the street below that pull you back from the edge of blissful sleep, you’ll appreciate the noise reduction abilities of our blackout drapes.

The extra thick lining of our readymade blackout curtains helps to dampen noises, contributing further to the peaceful sanctuary you need when you are drifting off to sleep.

…and they’re ideal for children’s bedrooms
Most of our children’s curtains come with a blackout lining because it’s so important for your little ones to get the sleep they need. Babies and children need more rest than adults because their bodies and minds are still developing.

Our blackout curtains are perfect for creating the ideal sleep environment for your kids, as well as avoiding those ‘but it’s still light outside’ arguments at bedtime in the summer months.

If you need a better night’s sleep or want to eliminate cold, heat or noise, blackout lining is the perfect solution. It will not cost you a  lot and it will be well worth the investment!

Cheryl

 

 

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Tips for a Cozy Winter Home

Hi Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER, with TIPS FOR A COZY WINTER HOME, my topic for Fox 8 WGHP last Friday, January 9. 2014.  Every time I appear on Fox 8, I set my DVR to tape it but guess what? It will not tape!  I wish I knew why…my DVR can have not other programs saved and it still will not record it.  Any ideas as to why?

Think Ski Lodges for a cozy winter home. You can use the same elements in your home too.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Gray wooden walls are the backdrop for warm red and orange accents.  White fuzzy area rugs provide warm.

www.elledecor.com

SKI Magazine

SKI Magazine

I would love to stay in a ski lodge with this warm, inviting and gorgeous room!  Might be difficult to leave this cozy place to the freezing slopes! Most of the warm colors are in the accessories and drapes. It would not be too expensive to make these  few changes to your own bedroom.  www.skimagazine.com

HGTV

HGTV

Wow!! Orange, yellow and green!  Perfect place to watch it snow, drink hot chocolate and cozy up to the fire.  Take your clues from skir lodge furniture arrangement:  furniture closer to a fire and creating intimate conversation areas. www.hgtv.com

 Cuddletown


Cuddletown

Curl up the sofa for a nap with one of these soft, luxurious Faux fur throws! www.cuddletown.com

 Safavieh shag rug -Overstock


Safavieh shag rug -Overstock

Lots of textures and warm colors will make you feel toasty.  www.safavieh.com

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

Textural woven throws, pillows and blankets www.restorationhardware.com

The Company Store--blackout and insulated draperies

The Company Store–blackout and insulated draperies

Blackout lined draperies will insulate your rooms from the cold outside as well as darkened your bedroom for better sleep and lower the noise level.  Designer Tip:  White or light colored draperies will be just as room darkening as dark fabric if both are lined in the same blackout lining. www.the companystore.com

Pier One

Pier One Imports

Trade out your metal candle holders for a warmer wooden natural holders. www.pieroneimports.com

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Love this carved wooden tray by Pier One. Perfect for a gigantic bowl of popcorn and drinks.

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie’s textured pillar candles. www.zgallerie.com

Pottery Barn

Ballards

Can you use too many of these sexy Tortoise shell votives by Ballards? www.ballards.com

Ballards

Ballards

Ballards

Ballards

Etsy

Etsy

Pair pottery mugs with hot chocolate or coffee. www.etsy.com

Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane

Love this woodland pottery mug!  Bring on the cafe lattes!  www.rubylane.com

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Energize your table with Pier On’s poppy red dishes.

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

One of my favorites are these amber colored candles from Z Gallerie.

Walmart

Walmart

Pine cone bookends from Walmart.  www.walmart.com

Walmart

Walmart

Pine cone wreath is sprayed with gold metallic.

Pier One Imports

Pier One Imports

Wood chip wreath

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Faux wooden placemats by Z Gallerie will warm up a table setting

Z Gallerie

Z Gallerie

Beaded placemats add pzazz and texture to any winter table setting.

Soma

Soma

I want one!!!  A cashmere robe by Soma. Light but warm!  www.soma.com

Soma

Soma

Do not forget your feet!  Soma

Gharardelli Chocolate

Ghirardelli Chocolate

My favorite hot chocolate mixed with hot water. www.ghirardelli.com

Sometimes timing can be perfect…last week when I was on Fox 8, the temperature was 12 degrees!!! We all needed a COZY WINTER HOME!!

 

Cheryl

 

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Daniel Sebille-Artist/Designer

Hi Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, your Design Interpreter, with an introduction to an extremely talented artist and  designer, Daniel Sebille. His range of artistry and design has a broad range which includes  mosaics, concrete murals, textured painting,Kitchen design, Mediterranean-style patios  and color scheme plans.

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His early ambition to become an architect changed when he discovered the joys of performing as an actor. During the 80s Daniel appeared on television, in theater productions and in advertising. While working as an actor in Madrid, Daniel became reacquainted with his interest in design and the plastic arts. His experience as a student at Industrial Technical School in Buenos Aires, and his work there with abstract painting and carving sparked his interest in bas-relief mural design, and he created his first murals while living in Madrid. 1993 was a turning point in Daniel’s development as an artist. While touring Venice, Florence and Rome, he discovered Italian mosaic artwork. His interest in this superb art form led him to experiment with it. He taught himself to improve his technique through intensive study, practice, and trial and error. His diligent efforts finally paid off, and they can be seen in the fine quality of his work and his careful attention to detail. Over the years, Daniel has expanded his artistic and design repertoire. In addition to his work with mosaics and concrete murals, he has demonstrated his European-influenced sensibilities through textured painting, kitchen design, fountain work, Mediterranean-style patios, and color scheme plans. Daniel’s work can be seen in residential spaces as well as commercial ones, including many bars and restaurants.

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Madrid, Spain residence

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Roanoke. VA. residence

Daniel Ssebille

Daniel Ssebille

 Summerfield,NC children’s bathroom

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Aztec design wallart in Wilmington, NC restaurant

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Cabinet Studio kitchen design showroom in Winston-Salem, NC.

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Mediterranean style patio home

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

BEFORE KITCHEN needed a Daniel Sebille design and artistic update.Pffaftown, NC

Daniel Ssebille

Daniel Sebille

AFTER: stone back splash,mosaic insert,faux painted cabinets and faux copper hood,stone floors, granite counter tops.

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Faux painted copper hood

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Overhead view of island in a kitchen renovation  Bermuda Run Country Club in Advance, NC. home.

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Abstract mosaic kitchen cook top back splash Winston-Salem, NC.

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Aged chalk paint pie safe for June Delugas in Clemmons, NC

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Sunset, faux painted ceiling and walls  Lewisville, NC

Daniel Sebille

Daniel Sebille

Great idea for  a framed mosaic picture of your children or pet too!

What clients say about Daniel:

-Daniel quickly understood the look I wanted. He made suggestions and had some great ideas from making my kitchen beautiful. Everyone loves it, especially me.–Claire Valine

-Originally, I’d planned to hire Daniel for tile work. However, after talking with him and seeing his ideas, I decided to hire him to rework the entire kitchen. Daniel created a kitchen that I still love and enjoy. It’s colorful, creative and joyful.–Judi Russell

-Daniel shared my aesthetic vision both for my business and my home. The paint and mosaic sign he created for my school harmonized perfectly with the other design elements we considered when creating the image for my business. In my home, he challenged me to think outside the box with color and texture, helping me create a vibrant space where everyone loves to be.–Meriwynn Mansori

-Daniel Sebille is a talented artist who prides himself to please the customer.  He is conscientious and professional at all times.   If you are considering faux finishing, mosaic tile work or a mural, Daniel is the artist I would recommend.   He paints and distresses furniture as well.  We have multiple  requests for furniture pieces to be painted and we know we can refer those to Daniel with confidence. -June DeLugas , June DeLugas Interior Designs

Whatever you can imagine, Daniel can make it a reality!

Cheryl

You can contact Daniel at (336) 782-2256 or daniel@yahoo.com.ar

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