Have a Happy Turquoise Christmas!

Turquoise is a universally appealing color that evokes feelings of happiness, Tiffany boxes, beach vacations, and new beginnings.

After turquoise was named Color of the Year in 2010, it has not lost its appeal. We still see it everywhere and paired with almost every color.

After a  quick search on the internet I located these beautiful turquoise trees, china, ornaments, wreaths, tablecloths, mantle décor and wrapping paper  to create your own Happy Turquoise Christmas!

222 Fifth Lakshimi Peacock at Macys

222 Fifth Lakshimi Peacock at Macys

 

Mary Elizabeth Arts on Amazon

Mary Elizabeth Arts on Amazon

The Visual Vamp Tiffany Christmas Tree 2011

The Visual Vamp Tiffany Christmas Tree 2011

 

 

Turquoise Bulbs

Turquoise Bulbs (Photo credit: thepeachmartini)

 

Decoration on Tree at Excalibur

Decoration on Tree at Excalibur (Photo credit: Candie_N (Welcome Fall))

 

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 (Photo credit: dog.happy.art)

 

Home Depot Challenge Dayka Robinson Designer

Home Depot Challenge Dayka Robinson Designer

 

Home Depot Challenge -Dayka Robinson Designer

Home Depot Challenge -Dayka Robinson Designer

 

Esty Made by Journey Accents

Esty Made by Journey Accents

Arcadia Home Inc. Scattered Flowers Stocking

Arcadia Home Inc. Scattered Flowers Stocking

 

Vickerman on Amazon

Party Spin Wrapping paper on Amazon

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Vickerman on Amazon

 

 

 

Vickerman on Amazon

Vickerman on Amazon

 

Balsa Circle

Balsa Circle on Amazon

Horizons East on Amazon

Horizons East on Amazon

 

Have a safe and  wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!

Cheryl

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ColorTrends-Fabrics,Leathers,Trims

Many consumers have heard about the Spring and Fall High Point Furniture Markets, where over thousands of furniture and accessory manufacturers and importers display their products. Buyers and designers from large/small stores from around the world come to High Point to see the new styles and trends. This week I attended the much smaller Showtime Market in High Point, where over 125 manufacturers of fabric, leather and trims for furniture, pillows and window treatments display their products featuring the latest color trends and styles as well as existing fabrics and more. Clothing fashion trends and home décor follow the same trends.When you are shopping for your next outfit, you will probably find these colors in your favorite clothing store.

Color Trends:

Rich Russet and garnet reds are paired with neutral flax and camels with accents of burnished gold and bold, deep teals combine to create a look of old world luxury.

Rich Russet

Rich Russet

Peacock Plume brings together a showy range of bold blues from turquoise to sapphire with the twinkle of kiwi and lime greens. The addition of jewel-tone accents such a ruby red and vibrant violet create a color scheme with all the magic and majesty of a peacock’s plumage.

Peacock Plume

Peacock Plume

Captivating Coral includes warm, sun-kissed shades of peach, apricot, and coral that dance with fuchsias and pinks to create color combinations that are radiantly sunny and runway-inspired. Accenting shades of Aztec gold, expresso brown, and navy provide grounding for this bright color story.

Captivating Coral

Captivating Coral

Savory Spices marry the warth of cinnamon, paprika and nutmeg with soft grey and rich expresso browns to create color stories that are robust but not overstated. Combinations of subtle golds and neutral clay hues create interiors that are rustic yet sophisticated.

Savory Spices

Savory Spices

Cool Cobalt pairs rich gem tones of cerulean, indigo, and navy with turquoise and aquamarine to create  fashion statements evoking the freshness and carefree feelings of the tropics. When offset with the complimentary shades of salmon ,pumpkin orange and spicy reds, Cobalt color stories bring to min classic European sophistication.

Cool Cobalt

Cool Cobalt

Sunny Saffron is all about the marriage of golden yellows and sandy neutrals with cool, platinum greys, for looks that are engaging and elegant. Sunny Saffron is made more exquisite when combined with pops of teal and poppy red, which round out the color trend story.

Sunny Saffron

Sunny Saffron

Leather Trends:

1-Ultra soft quilted materials, 2- Metallic and glittery finishes, 3-Rich shine and embellishment in jewel tones and antiqued gold.

Athem Leather

Athem Leather

 

Anthem World Class Leather

Anthem World Class Leather

Trims Trends:

1-Fringe is back in a big way both short and long and with modern weaves as well as traditional. 2-Small cords and gimp trim are used for a cleaner look, 3-Metallic trims are not about solid gold or silver trim, rather, it’s about blending of these glitz elements into other trim colors for a more subtlety and sophistication. 4- Flat tapes are being used to frame out shapes in both fashion clothing and home décor. Look for multiple tape trims used to create striped edges and textured patterns.

Rose Lace

Rose Lace

Europa Tex

Europa Tex

5-Metal and jeweled nail head trims.

D.A.D.S. Decorative Furniture Nails

D.A.D.S. Decorative Furniture Nails

 

D.A.D.S. Decorative Furniture Nails

D.A.D.S. Decorative Furniture Nails

Due to Outdoor Living becoming a huge trend in lifestyles and home décor, high performance fabrics are available through a variety of manufacturers.  Fade and water resistant qualities are paired with current color tends and  patterns. I loved meeting Joan Worthy and Monica Thornton with Geobella Indoor/Outdoor Performance Cushion Fabrics (Phifer Incorporated).  Wearing one the new  color trends, Captivating Coral, I am pictured below with Joan Worthy with Geobella.

There I am At Geobella  Indoor/Outdoor Performance Cushion Fabrics (Phifer Inc)

Here I am at Geobella Indoor/Outdoor Performance Cushion Fabrics (Phifer Inc) with Joan Worthy.

Bella-Dura

Bella-Dura

Several examples of new jewel tones and bright, vibrant colors were displayed in the Premier Fabrics booth.

Premier Fabrics

Premier Fabrics

Premier Fabics

Premier Fabrics

Metallics and Sheer Fabrics in Eroica booth.

Eroica Enterprise

Eroica Enterprise

Velvets, jacquard tapestries, jacquard weaves, cottons, linens, outdoor acrylics, sheers, metallics and vinyl snakeskins are just a few of the fabrics you will soon see.  Showtime Market, which is the largest home textiles show in the United States, will be held again in June 2014.

I hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season!

Cheryl 

 

 

Acknowledgements to The Official Publication of the Showtime Market, Pam Barto,Phoenix Trim Works and Cathy Valent, Italian Lab.

 

 

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Add Sparkle to Christmas Decor With Mirrors

Red mirrored ornaments with silver and gold glittered garland and gold sequined votives.

Red mirrored ornaments with silver and gold glittered garland and gold sequined votives.

Designers have a love affair with mirrors!  Mirrors can be utilitarian or frivolous. No matter what the shape, size, or purpose, mirrors add light and make any room appear larger. The reflection of Christmas lights and lighted candles in a mirror is romantic and sexy. Mirrored ornaments and metallic finishes cast a reflection that increase our love of  mirrors. An easy way to make your home more festive is to decorate your existing mirrors with holiday garland and wreaths.

Candlelight reflected in mirrors is elegant and mesmerizing.

Candlelight reflected in mirrors is elegant and mesmerizing.

 

Metallic candleholder on a reflective surface creates an illusion of frozen ice.

Metallic candleholder on a reflective surface creates an illusion of frozen ice. .fabuloussavers.com

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Silver metallic decorations and an evergreen wreath hung on a mirror over a festive mantle. sophisdecorblogspot.com Kristen dobson

Hang mirrored and sequined ornaments close to white lights on staircase garland.

Hang mirrored and sequined ornaments close to white lights on staircase garland.

 

Dancing candle flames in gold sequined votives are reflected on silver Christmas trays

Dancing candle flames in gold sequined votives are reflected on silver Christmas trays

 

Use your existing wall mirrors to create a beautiful Christmas focal point.

Use your existing wall mirrors to create a beautiful Christmas focal point. whitehouse.gov

Hang greenery, bows and even a red cardinal on your wall mirror. Place a Christmas tree opposite for a festive reflection.

Hang greenery, bows and even a red cardinal on your wall mirror. Place a Christmas tree opposite for a festive reflection.

 

Candle flames peek through mirrored candle holders and reflect on a pewter reindeer.

Candle flames peek through mirrored candle holders and reflect on a pewter reindeer.

 

Hang a Christmas wreath on mirrors and add red candles on wall scones.

Hang a Christmas wreath on a mirror and add red candles on wall scones to extend your Christmas décor to your dining room.

 

Placing a lighted tree in front of a mirror.

Placing a lighted tree in front of a mirror will give the illusion of more lights.

 

Place candles on precut mirrors or mirrored placements to increase your "candle power".  wedding22blogspot.com

Place candles on mirrors or mirrored placements to increase your “candle power”. wedding22blogspot.com

 

Have fun and be creative when using mirrors, candles and Christmas lights! For more Christmas Decorating ideas, visit my Christmas Décor Board on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/cherylhucks/christmas-decor/

Cheryl

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Stress-Free Holiday Decorating Strategies

 

Do you love to decorate for the holidays but do not have time? For stress-free holiday decorating base your design on a Style (ex: elegant, rustic, old world, whimsical), Color Palette (ex: red and green, silver and icy blue, gold and bronze, turquoise and pear green) or Theme (ex: snowmen, santa, reindeer, snowflakes, candy canes, angels, reindeers).

 

Cheryl Hucks Interior Deigns Winter Wonderland Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver Holiday Design by Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs used existing tableware

 

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Nature-Inspired pine tree with squirrels, birds, rabbits and snowmen by Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

Whimsical design that children enjoy by Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Whimsical design that children enjoy by Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

Vintage Pewter ornaments decorate this Old World Design tree by Cheryl Hucks Interior Design

Vintage Pewter ornaments decorate this Old World Design tree by Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

Inventory and photograph your existing holiday decorations to decide what will work with your holiday design plan and what needs to be tossed or donated.

 

Coordinating mantle garland with Christmas  tree created continuity. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Coordinating mantle garland with Christmas tree created continuity. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

Walk through your home, take photos and measurements of fireplace, mantle, doorways, chests, tables, bookcases, bathroom vanities and any place inside and outside your home you want to add holiday whimsy, glam or color. You may want to extend your decorations into other areas of your home.

 

Cheryl Hucks Interior Design Mantle Design

Measure and photograph mantle and fireplace. Incorporate existing candlesticks in Holiday Design .Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

Extend your Holiday Design into your powder room. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs.

Extend your Holiday Design into your powder room. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs.

 

To assure your Holiday Design is appropriate size, pre-measure furniture before shopping. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

To assure your Holiday Design is appropriate size, pre-measure furniture before shopping. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

 

 

To minimize storage, incorporate  some of your everyday accessories (planters, decorative bowls, vases, candleholders, candles, boxes, chests) and tableware (dishes, glasses, napkins, napkin rings, placements, tablecloths, runners) into your design plan.

 

Christmas tree ornaments coordinated with existing wall planter and accessories. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Christmas tree ornaments coordinated with existing wall planter and accessories. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

Incorporate your everyday accessories into your Holiday Designs. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

Incorporate your existing bowls in your Holiday Designs. Cheryl Hucks Interior Designs

 

Carry your photos, measurements, camera and design needs when you shop. Remember your plan and try not be to lured by other styles, colors or themes.  To give your room a designer look, include gift wrap and trims that compliment your holiday design.

 

After you have transformed your home from everyday to your new sensational  holiday design, take photos so that next year’s holiday decorating will be even more stress-free!

 

Before storing your Holiday Designs, take photos for easier decorating next year.

Before storing your Holiday Designs, take photos for easier decorating next year.

 

Whether you think out of the box for a unique holiday design or play it safe with a traditional one, follow my Stress-Free Decorating Strategies to give yourself more time to enjoy the Holiday Season!

 

Need more Holiday Design ideas? “Traditional Home” and “Veranda” are guaranteed to spark your imagination!

 

http://www.traditionalhome.com/design_decorating/howwelive/decorating-christmas-trees_ss1.html.

 

http://www.veranda.com/room-decorating/home-rss/holidayrooms#slide-1

 

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

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Home Decor Trends– Big Change is on the way!

It is no secret that each year there are new trends in decorating. For the past few years neutrals, no fuss, no frills was the norm. Get ready because a change is on the way! We are heading towards brighter colors and getting away from all neutrals. Turquoise, blue, navy, teal, tangerine, pink, red, orange and emerald green are a few of the new colors ushering in the fresh, fun and not as serious look!   Gray, smoke and charcoal will still be  popular neutrals. You will also see a return to beauty and glamour in home design.  The new finish is soft brass… not the shiny brass of the 1980s.  Gold and silver leaf will adorn mirrors, drawer handles and lamps. Vintage, which as been a staple of the fashion industry for the past few years, will be more predominant in home décor.  High performance fabrics with a luxurious feel and look, like velvets, will be part of this new luxury in home décor.  Reclaimed wood will have a less “barn” look with a higher level of finish. Soft weathered finishes, iron, hand blown glass, marble and exotic materials like shell will make an interesting mixed media.

Photo in Global Views Showroom displays several new trends

Photo in Global Views Showroom displays several new trends

Hooker Furniture kitchen table that can be raised from normal table height to bar height

Hooker Furniture kitchen table that can be raised from normal table height to bar height

Return to Old World Charm and luxury

Bed crown marks a return to Old World Charm and luxury

Hooker Furniture weathered wood furniture with high scale style

Hooker Furniture weathered wood furniture with high scale style

Port 68 turquoise lamp with soft brass

Port 68 turquoise lamp with soft brass

Wildwood Lamps Brass brass lamp

Wildwood Lamps Brass brass lamp

Century Furniture navy leather sofa with detailed tufted bottom

Century Furniture navy leather sofa with tufted details adds a feel of years past.

CR Laine high performance fabric  tufted chairs

CR Laine high performance fabric tufted chairs

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Curious Creations luxury stainless chest paired with a delicate Venetian mirror. Orange is not last year’s neutral!

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Hollywood Glam and Luxury with Hooker Furniture Upholstered Headboard with mirrored trim and metallic bedside chest

Soft Brass lamps and accessories paired with bright reflective mirrors with black accents from Global Views.

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Fall High Point Furniture Market 2013

After  spending  four  exciting days walking through showrooms, attending seminars, meeting fellow designers and top drawer leaders in the national and international  design community, I am inspired by the new colors and trends for this coming season. It makes me want to redecorate my own home!  If you are passionate about decorating your home or just want a  new look or color, my market photos may give you inspiration.

Turquoise, teal, navy and shades of blue were the sizzling hot colors at the market.  I wanted to take home Century Furniture’s captivating bar cabinet.   http://www.centuryfurniture.com/

Century Furniture Bar Cabinet

Century Furniture Showroom

Dark teal wall paint and glass accessories in Century Showroom.  Could this be your new wall color?  If so, be sure your flooring is light.  http://www.centuryfurniture.com/

Century Furniture Showroom

Century Furniture’s Showroom

Pottery accessories in Wildwood Lamps Showroom.  Love the Tuscan Old World look!  A grouping of three would make strong statement.  www.wildwoodlamps.com

Pottery Accessories in Wildwood Showroom

Wildwood Showroom

Luxurious teal velvet bergere chair in Veronica Neal Home Showroom. Veronica is a very talented designer!  Her furniture is elegant and  comfortable. Can you imagine one of these chairs in your bedroom?     http://www.veronicanealhome.com/

Veronica Neal Home Showroom

Veronica Neal Home Showroom

Stunning turquoise glass lamps and pendants, metallic and teal cylinder lamp in Port 68 Showroom. Light reflecting off  glass creates ambience.  http://www.port68.com/

Port 68 Showroom

Port 68 Showroom

High Point, North Carolina  is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, measuring over 10 million square feet encompassed in approximately 180 buildings throughout the area. It is held in the spring and fall for 6 days each. Now,you see why it takes a few days to recoup from the market!  Every year someone asks me if I can get them passes to the market. Sorry but it is only open to designers, buyers, suppliers, the press and other industries that are related to furniture.

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Cheryl 

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Use What You Have Decorating

Freshen Up Your Home Décor Without Breaking the Bank
Use What You Have Decorating” is one of my favorite ways to make “no cost or low cost” decorating changes. Just because you bought a lamp for the living room does not mean it can’t be moved to your master bedroom. Lamps, artwork, mirrors, area rugs, accessory pieces, family photos, pillows, candles, area rugs, small furniture pieces, plants and books can be easily be moved from one room to the next.

Budget Friendly Ideas to Spruce up Your Home Décor

Green plants bring nature indoors and add life to your rooms.

House Plants

Bring Life to Your Home with Green House Plants

Paint will give you the most dramatic change for your dollar. Transform the feel of your room by selecting a bright or warm color.

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Paint your room a warm color to create a cozy feeling.

Adding new pillows, throws, and rugs in a new color or pattern can give your sofa or bed a brand new look. Animal prints are always in style.

New throw pillows

The addition of new throw pillows will change the look of your bed or sofa

Grab someone’s attention with a patterned or striped lampshade.

Striped lampshades

Striped lampshades will grab someone’s attention

Update your old photo frames and accessories with metallic paint.

Metallic Paint

Update photo frames and accessories with metallic paint

Add beads, tassels or fringe to pillows, lamp shades and window treatments to create an illusion of movement and texture.

Tassels

Create movement with tassels, fringe or beaded trim

Purchasing a new sofa or chairs may not be on your to do list, but consider slipcovers or recovering quality furniture.

Reupholster chair

Reupholster quality furniture to add pizzazz

Arrange a mix of mirrors, photos, candle sconces, and architectural pieces in a grouping to add interest to a wall.

Family Photos and Mirrors

Family Photos and Mirrors Create Wall Ar

Drapery panels will soften your windows and give your room a finished look. Install  them close to the ceilings to make your room appear taller.

Drapery panels

Drapery panels will soften windows. Install close to ceiling to add height to your room.

If your wooden furniture is looking a little bit too distressed, paint it an updated color. Metallic and high gloss paints add another texture to your room.  Black, chocolate brown or a neutral taupe can be used with any color scheme. New furniture hardware is an inexpensive update.

Updated furniture

Paint wooden furniture that needs an update.

 

Places to Find Budget Friendly Decor

Take an inventory of your home’s furniture, accessories and  forgotten items in your basement or attic. Separate pairs of chairs, candlesticks, pillows and accessories to use in two different rooms.

Spend a Saturday browsing through flea markets, yard sales and consignment shops for retro or trendy items that can be reused or repurposed.

Ask family members for furniture they no longer want.

I hope these budget friendly ideas will inspire you to update your home.
If you send me pictures of your before and after “Use What You Have Decorating”  and I will post them on my blog. I would love to see your creativity!

Cheryl

 

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