Century Furniture’s Ron Fiore

Last October Timothy Corrigan, one of the world’s top interior designers  introduced me to  to the rock star of furniture  showroom design, Ron Fiore. When I toured the Century Furniture Showroom during the April  High Point Furniture Market  I was not disappointed! Leslie Hendrix Wood, a Style Spotter for the High Point Furniture , interviewed Ron for her blog, Hadley Court.

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix Wood- Hadley Court blog

Follow this link to see the stunning Century Furniture Showroom designed by Ron Fiore and to understand how a design genius thinks and designs.

http://hadleycourt.com/meet-ron-fiore-the-merchandising-maestro-at-century-furniture/

 

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Cheryl Hucks Home Staging

Cheryl Hucks Home Staging creates the “Wow Factor” .  Why stage your home or business?

  • Sell for more money
  • Appeal to more buyers
  • Sell in less time
  • Attract more realtors
  • Make more money than price reduction

Before and after of a bathroom and dining room I staged for clients. See if you find all the changes I made.

 

AFTER STAGING=Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

AFTER STAGING=Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

BEFORE STAGING Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

BEFORE STAGING
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BEFORE AND AFTER Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

BEFORE AND AFTER Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

BEFORE AND AFTER Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

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AFTER STAGING    Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

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BEFORE AND AFTER Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

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AFTER STAGING Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

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BEFORE STAGING Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

BEFORE AND AFTER Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

BEFORE AND AFTER Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Give me a call if you need your home or business property staged to sale.   336 -580-0912

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Bohemian, Rustic or Modern Design Style

 

Cheryl Hucks with Cindy Farmer on Fox 8 WGHP

Cheryl Hucks with Cindy Farmer on Fox 8 WGHP

During my last appearance on Fox 8 WGHP on April 3, I gave examples of three design styles: Bohemian, Rustic and Modern.

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Ritz Carlton Bachelo'sr Gulch

Ritz Carlton Bachelo’sr Gulch

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Cheryl Hucks on Fox WGHP

Cheryl Hucks on Fox WGHP

Rustic Interior Designs style is beautifully unrefined and cozy.  If you like to for your home to be a “getaway” from your work and the rest of the world, this could be the perfect style for you.  Mountains and lake style  are the two most places for rustic design. Many of these lodge style homes have stone fireplaces, high beamed ceilings, and use lots of wood, stone, metal and leather.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Achitectural Digest

Architectural Heart Designs

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Architectural Heart Designs

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 WGHP

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 WGHP

After seeing my examples and interviewing me, Cindy Farmer decided her design style is Bohemian.  Many people who are always drawn to bright colors, furniture, art or accessories that make your heart sing, then like,  Cindy,  you do not know what to call your  interior design style. Bohemian style allows you to express your personality. It is full of life, culture and items from all over the world. There is lots of bright colors, especially jewel tones with mix of different patterns. Fringe, glass beads, burlap and second hand furniture contribute to this Mix and Match style.

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Cheryl Hucks on  Fox 8

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8

Modern and contemporary designs are not exactly the same  but are usually grouped into the same style. If you prefer sleek, spacious and simple designs, then you should decorate your home in Modern- Contemporary Interior Design style.  Focus is on function. No clutter, neutral colors, chrome, glass, concrete and geometric fabrics are emphasized in modern and contemporary homes.  Accessories are considered more an art piece than just an attractive item sitting on a table or shelf.  All lines whether it be furniture, rugs, accessories are straight and geometric. Many times even table wear is straight lined.  Example: square plates.

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8

Is one these design styles the one you love or would love to have in your home?  If not, maybe yours is Traditional, Cottage, Shabby Chic, Art Decor, Country, European, English, Oriental , etc

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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!

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Cheryl Hucks Outdoor Rooms

Can you imagine stepping outside to your own private oasis? With warmer days more and more frequent it is time to think about extending your living space to your backyard.   Cheryl Hucks Outdoor Rooms specializes in backyard getaways.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

My clients already had multi-colored outdoor dinnerwear that I neededd to coordinate with my poolside designs.  Shades of turquoise and aqua are the perfect color palette  for pools.  I love the cool aqua pool with aqua umbrellas, chair cushions and placemats.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Fabulous chevron patterned pillows were just the right about of  energy for three small tables. I only used two chevron pillows at each table. Four would have been too busy.  I used a pair of solid pillows at each table–red, yellow and turquoise.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Neutral colors were used in the covered porch so that in the winter or Christmas my client could add pillows, candles and flowers to fit the season.  We added a fire pit for a cool winter night.  Rosemary spiral topiaries in bronze urns and an aged copper wall planter create a focal point. The dark taupe and crream damask patterned  outdoor rug provides a place to dry off after a dip in the pool.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Without the new drainage system added to the deck floor my clients could not have used the covered porch in the rain.  We also added steps for  convenience and safety.  The upper deck is used for grilling due to its close proximity to the kitchen.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

I continued the neutral color to the upstairs deck. My client enjoys using candles, placemats and dishes from her home’s color palette or a seasonal color when eating al fresco.

Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs Outdoor Rooms Services:

  • Creates areas for dining, relaxation, and entertaining
  • Uses weather resistant finishes
  • Garden statues, fountains,planters and fireplaces
  • Exterior furniture, lighting, kitchens and accessories

Did you know that adding an outdoor space  will increase value of your home? Time to enjoy the outdoors and nature! I will show you a hot chili patio and porch soon!

Cheryl 

 https://www.tropitone.com/outdoor-furniture/residential  Deck Furniture and pool loungers

http://www.woodard-furniture.com/  Covered Porch Furniture

http://wws.pier1imports.com Umbrellas, Pillows, Dishes

http://www.lowes.com/Outdoors/Patio-Furniture/ Pool table and chairs

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/ Placemats

http://www.steinmart.com/ Covered porch pillows

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Fun Nurseries-Fox 8

I hope you caught my appearance on Fox 8 WGHP last Friday. My topic was “Fun Nurseries”.  I brought lots of fun  nursery accessories purchased at Babies R Us. www.myFox8.com  www.babiesrus.com

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 with Cindy Farmer

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 with Cindy Farmer

I wanted to show the viewers how gender neutral nurseries can still be fun. I chose  Yellow and Gray and Aqua and  Pear Green.

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 WGHP

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 WGHP

Before sonograms could tell you the sex of your baby, parents-to-be painted their nurseries yellow or green and used the Winnie the Pooh characters.  The yellow gender neutral nursery has been updated by using today’s new neutral, gray. Sheets with gray background and yellow -white modern patterns.  Stars are  prominent in the lamp, wall paper border and the Sweet Dreams wall art.  Felt covered hangers have made their way in nurseries.  They are no only for adults now!  Isn’t the yellow giraffe adorable!  Babies love the petite blankets with animal heads.  Happy Hippo!

Cheryl Hucks at Fox 8 WGHP

Cheryl Hucks at Fox 8 WGHP

Want more color for your little boy or girl?  Aqua and pear green are still neutral but with more color.  Bedding, wall plaques, and adorable mobiles will catch your little ones eyes and keep them entertained for a short time…while you do the laundry and dishes.

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 WGHP

Cheryl Hucks on Fox 8 WGHP

Lamps with eye catching animals and patterned lampshades are an affordable addition to your nursery.  The portable diaper changing storage has places for diapers, lotions, wipes and a change of clothes.  Tucked into a pouch is a matching diaper changing mat.  Must have if you live in a two story house with the nursery on the top floor and the kitchen and living on the first floor.  Stuffed animals are another way to coordinate the color and theme of your nursery.

I used Raggedy Ann and Andy for nursery  colors and theme.  Pale blue walls, blue and white checked drapes, white furniture and of course, several Ann’s and Andy’s.  My accent color was red from the red yarn hair on the dolls.  At the time it was the perfect nursery theme for both a boy and a girl. I know it is difficult to resist knowing the sex of your newborn, but it can be fun decorating for the unknown.  Another reason to not have a gender specific nursery  is if you plan to have your children close together in age.  You could make any of my two examples more for feminine or masculine by adding a few accessories or color that are associated with the sex of your newborn.

 

Cheryl Hucks at Fox 8 WGHP with ACC Macots

Cheryl Hucks at Fox 8 WGHP with ACC Macots

Guess who I met at Fox 8?  The ACC mascots!  They were there to announce the men’s and women’s ACC tournaments in Greensboro, NC.

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Pantone 2016 Color Trends for Interiors

Heads up for all of you who like to be ahead of the latest colors for your home.

Pantone reveals 2016 color trends for interiors

Pantone View Home + Interiors includes nine color palettes

Pantone View Home + Interiors 2016Pantone Color Institute unveiled its annual trend forecast for interiors during this week’s International Home & Housewares Show.

Pantone View Home + Interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact includes nine key palettes, plus individual color and material direction, for home furnishings and interior design in 2016.

“As media continue to move toward more evocative, imaginative and innovative uses of color to woo consumers, unexpected color stories are emerging,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “To capture attention and keep product lines relevant in the consumer’s eye, it’s important to understand the impact that this always-morphing innovation will have on color and design trends for 2016.”

Pantone View Home + Interiors 2016 contains visual inspiration, suggested color harmonies, individual tear-out palette cards for each of the nine forecasted palettes, swatches of the 77 forecasted colors and product imagery for use in presentations and storyboards. A summary page provides a comprehensive color overview and a look at other factors influencing the world of home furnishings and interior environments. To enable digital design, Pantone View Home + Interiors 2016 also includes Pantone Color Manager for direct download of all Pantone Color Libraries into design software.

The nine palettes for 2016 are:

Unambiguous colors, including shades that are plumbed from natural sources such as warm rosy clay and sheepskin beige, give us Natural Forms.

Dichotomy reinforces the concept that opposites do and can attract as silver metallic, sunny yellow and bright cobalt blue combine with calmer versions of the hues.

Pastel-focused Ephemera blends delicate shades of wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow.

Lineage is a palette where shades of navy, black, tan and regimental green co-mingle with touches of brighter colors.

Soft Focus reveals subtle and/or muted colors, sometimes being described as “smoky” and always versatile.

In the French language, Bijoux means “jewelry” – a fitting title for this palette that gleams with drama and intensity across many jewel tones.

Merriment is full of joyful shades including vibrant greens and yellows contrasted with pinks and oranges.

Capricious color combinations with vacation-destination blues and blue-greens createFootloose – a palette that supports the idea of throwing off the constricting scheduling of everyday life and simply enjoying the freedom of the outdoors.

Mixed Bag is an assortment of eclectic patterns and prints, with exciting and unique colors like pirate black and mandarin red as well as violet and florid orange.

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Masculine Home Tips

I am always on the prowl for masculine furniture and accessories that are not the typical “man cave” style: huge black sofas or sectionals, enormous black flat screen TVs,bear skin rugs and car or sports posters. Most of my single men design clients want comfort, style and quality.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

I create rooms for my clients that look like they have been acquired over time. When everything matches a room lacks character and can be boring.  Even if you spend a ton of money, it can look less expensive.  Mixing styles and elements from different design eras gives your room a sense of quality and the feeling that each piece was carefully selected for your individual design taste. This design theory is also true for mascline design.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Recently, I very  excited when one of my single male clients wanted to include his grandfather’s cigar table in his family room design. It adds character and makes his room feel more comfortable.  Inherited pieces of furniture, accessories and art are also what designers call a “conversation piece”.  Pieces that are worn and weathered  and still being used show that they are  well made. If you do not have inherited pieces, flea markets and consignments shops are great places to acquire a few antiques or vintage pieces

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Adding several textures will make a room feel more masculine. The all time favorite for most men is leather, leather, leather!!!  Wooden tables that are  heavy enough add another element of warmth.  Men also like metal and iron….tables with metal or iron legs give that industrial chic look.  Something a man could kick back and rest his feet on. I have not yet found a man who did not like the idea of an upholstered ottoman with storage. Products that will last are important to men.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Straight lines are more masculine  than curved lines. Not only in furniture but in lamps, artwork, lighting and fabrics.  Men prefer simple, uncluttered design.  If they live alone, dusting accessories and  needing to move accessories to dust is not on their “to do list”.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Almost all men love neutral colors–black, gray, tan, taupe, brown, cream, white, navy, and gold. Men love blue!  Almost any shade of blue.  I include my favorite, turquoise.   Add pops of color with accessories,rugs, artwork and if they will agree, throw pillows. Earth and  jewel tones will make a make an all neutral room more inviting, and interesting.

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Here is my list of more masculine elements :1- hardwood and tile floors, 2- blinds, shades or plain window panels  for window coverings, 3- stainless steel kitchen appliances, 4-electronically controlled gas logs, ceiling fans, window shades 5-Black and white prints and black or dark wood frames,6-green design ( good for the environment), 7- repurpose furniture, accessories

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma

Williams Sonoma offers rooms that are both masculine and feminine.   www.williams-sonomahome.com

My next blog will be about the exciting design destination for men. TRNK. It has fabulous accessories,furniture and more for masculine tastes.  Below in their own words is the creators of TRNK. “We’re Tariq & Nick, two design enthusiasts who want to redefine how men think about and shop for the home. We created TRNK as a destination for masculine design, and to celebrate evolved notions of male domesticity.” https://www.trnk-nyc.com/shop/

 

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Sterling Silver Valentine Jewelry

I had planned to write my Valentine Day blog a few days earlier, but my two year old granddaughter has been sick with double pneumonia.  Scary few days but she is slowly getting better. Out family is very grateful!!

My Fox 8 appearance last Friday, February 6th was about Romantic Table Settings, which is what I blogged about last year. I am bringing  you several of my favorite Valentine Jewelry that can be purchased on the internet or in stores.  Heart jewelry can be worn anytime of the year.

The Jewelry Girls on Esty

The Jewelry Girls Place on Esty

Love, love this clean lined sterling silver pendant  by The Jewelry Girls Place.   When I shop on Etsy I always find several items that I love. It is hard to resist not buying everything I bookmasrk.  This would look fabulous with jeans or a simple black cocktail dress.

The Jewelry Girls Place -Etsy

The Jewelry Girls Place -Esty

Gorgeous sterling silver monogrammed ring by The Jewelry Girls Place.  Monogramming would make this a special gift from your special guy.  Or special gift to yourself!

JCLD on Etsy

JCLD on Esty

Elegant and simple ring by JCLD would be sexy on someone with long fingers.

Expressions Dream Bracelet by Things Remembered

Expressions Dream Bracelet by Things Remember

Today, chunky bracelets with charms are on very popular with all ages.  Monogramming always makes it appear more unique and expensive.

Island Cowgirl on Esty

Island Cowgirl on Esty

Are you more cowboy boots and jeans type?  Then this twisted heart on rope bracelet would fit your lifestyle.

The Bling Store on Esty

The Bling Store on Esty

The Bling Store delivers these exquisite side view hearts with lever backs.  I always buy loop type earrings with a lever back.  They hold the earrings still and will not allow them to tilt forward.

Things Remembered

Things Remembered

Make your gift of jewelry more special with a lovely engraved sterling silver heart gift box.

 

Sterling Silver Jewelry is an chic  alternative to real gold. Still has style without the expense of gold.

Have a fabulous Valentine Day!

Cheryl 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBlingBling

https://www.etsy.com/shop/islandcowgirl

 http://www.thingsremembered.com/

 

 

 

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