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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

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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

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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

Cheryl 

 

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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 Decor Trends: Part 3-Bathrooms

Hello Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, your DESIGN INTERPRETER with part 3 of my series on 2015 Home Decor Trends- Bathrooms. I am sure you know that updated kitchens and bathrooms increase the value of your house.  Not planning to sell my house anytime soon, but when I do, I want my bathrooms and kitchen to be updated and become an asset to the sale of my home. Bathrooms are decorated with as much care and attention to detail as any other room in your house. When decorating the master  bath or any other ensuite bathroom, I like to extend the  same color palette and style to the bathroom as the adjoining bedroom.

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/decorating-bath-vanities

“The average cost of a bathroom remodel can range between $15,000 and $30,000 depending on the size of the room. While most simple, small bathrooms will fall towards the lower end of that scale, larger spaces such as the master bath can reach upwards of $50,000 or more depending on how extravagant you get with your designs. While the more ornate tiles and elaborate bath fixtures tend to be more expensive, you can get the same look for less if you shop for bargain prices.”  DIY Home.com  Design http://diyhomedesignideas.com/bathroom/index.php?ppc=aw&gclid=CjwKEAiAnLGjBRCk_I-y_4iAmB0SJADGjWWztEhaH2_PwB_NRTSlFNXnTND0M9iAgdbNqItztNIsdRoC1cDw_wcB

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

 

1-Gray Walls:  White and beige bathroom walls have been replaced with the new neutral grays. Create your own stunning bathroom with  gray walls, white woodwork, sinks and floors!  There is a gray for everyone-blue gray, green gray, warm brown grays, yellow grays…

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trends/trend-report-bathrooms-a-70094

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Metropolitan Home-Designer Frank Roop

2-Clear glass  shower enclosures  will be a hot new trend. Love the Ann Sacks subway tile’s vertical application.  It isn’t cool how the glass seamlessly separates  the shower from the make -up area?

ww.elledecor.com/about/metropolitan-home  www.annsackstile.com

Elle Decor-John Ellis

Elle Decor-John Ellis

3-Soaking Tubs: For the past  several years garden tubs with a large deck surround have not been on homeowners wish list.  Instead, high end showers with several shower heads are the must have.  Free standing tubs are now on the “must have” list.  Can you imagine how many gallons of water it would require to soak in a tub this size?  If you are a conservationist or just live where there is or could be a water shortage,  soaking tubs require  a huge amount of water!  I prefer this modern shower with the unique shaving sink and mirror inside the shower!  Who would not enjoy this?  I would use the ledge to shave my legs.  On trend: black tile and clear glass.

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

4-Bathrooms will be about how they make us feel. Bringing nature into our bathrooms by large open windows or tile murals with flowers, clouds, plants. Large elliptical shaped soaking tub.

Elle Cedor

Elle Decor

 

4- Simplicity: Clean minimalistic.  Glass doors separate the water closet and shower area from tub and vanity. Granite is no longer the only requested counter surface.  Quartz and concrete will also be popular in 2015.

Nate Burkus-Elle Decor

Nate Burkus-The Perfect Bath.com

5-Black tile replaces white tile: Nate Burkus designed black tile bath with moleskic marble. Values and plumbing under the sink are pretty enough to be displayed.  I love the look but only if there is bathroom storage.

theperfectbath.com

Vision Aesthetic

Vision Aesthetic

http://www.visionaesthetic.com/our-products/bathroom-tvs/

Yametta.com

Yametta.com

6-High Tech: Water proof TVs  in vanity mirrors or hanging for optimal viewing while getting ready for work.  No excuse to miss the news, stock prices or your favorite TV shows!

Veronica Neal Home

Veronica Neal Home

7-Make-up vanities:  Two gorgeous Veronica Neal Home vanities are bridged by what most every woman would love—a make-up vanity.  Veronica’s bathroom vanities are all furniture grade and all styles can be customized! Today one of my client’s and I were in Veronica’s showroom planning and customizing  a fabulous “old world” style double vanity, make-up vanity and linen hutch.  I cannot wait to see the finished product!

 http://www.veronicanealhome.com/

Next blog in my series on 2015 Home Decor Trends will be Kitchens!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Tips to Select Patterned Area Rugs

Cheryl Hucks, your Design Interpreter here!  There are numerous reasons why you need an area rug–define an area in your room, create a focal point, add warmth to hardwood or tile floors, coordinate or create a color palette and more.  I recently had this  exquisite scrolled  area made for my family room.  Due to my son and daughter-in-law expecting triplets in December, I needed a larger and newer rug for my future little ones to crawl on and play. Exciting time for my family!!

Cheryl Hucks

Cheryl Hucks

I found this rug in the remnant area of a local carpet store, had the edges bound and glued and had a high quality rug pad cut to fit. If I had ordered the carpet it would have cost me 3 times what I paid for it.  Love a bargain!!  Most of the carpet remnants were solids. Be sure to check out the remnant rooms first. You might end up with a much better quality area rug for less money!  All my furniture is solid with a few patterned pillows, which are now being made.  My future window treatments will either be solid or have a small pattern that will not compete with  my focal point—my rug.

Hand tufted Amanda wool rug -Overstock

Hand tufted Amanda wool rug -Overstock

This bold statement rug makes a captivating focal point.  The solid fabric sofa allows the large floral rug to take center stage while the  modern  throw pillows accentuate the rug’s colors.  I love that this is considered  contemporary but still be used in a traditional setting.

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Area-Rugs/Floral,/pattern,/244/cat.html turquoise

Elle Decor- jean Louis Deniot Home

Elle Decor- jean Louis Deniot Home

The slate blue rug and wallpaper are equally soft and contemporary.  Your eyes are drawn to both the rug and the wallpaper that make a relaxing yet edgy statement.

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/ideas/living-room-rugs#slide-1

JC Penney

JC Penney

Want to glam up for living room?  Pair solid fabric furniture with a large patterned rug.  I love this distinctive black and white chevron rug!

http://www.jcpenney.com/for-the-home/area-rugs-accent-rugs/cat.jump?id=cat100240023&deptId=dept20000011&cmJCP_T=G1&cmJCP_C=D1

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

I am sure the  rug or art work were purchased to compliment one another.  Solid sofa and chairs paired with solid pillows and art do not compete with the spirited patterns in the room decor.  Your eyes have a chance to “rest” while looking at all the details in this sensational room.  Can you imagine how confusing and busy this room would look with patterned furniture?

Elle Decor

Elle Decor

Dark walls must have light floors.  Not all your furniture needs to light or white but the majority should.  If your floors are dark and you are in love with the idea of dark chocolate brown walls, add a large light colored area rug.  This highly textured rug has just enough personality created by the brown stripe.

Other links:

http://www.wfca.org/Pages/How-To-Choose-An-Area-Rug.aspx

If you have design questions, email me and I will write a blog to answer your questions.  You can also send me your photos!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 4th Clothes

Ever wished you could wear the perfect outfit to an event? I am blogging my perfect July 4th outfit with no concern to price.  Maybe Princess Kate would wear something like this to an event….at least the ring.

 

Love this straight wrap skirt and matching bra top by Nicolas.

Nicolas -Elle Decor

Nicolas -Elle Decor

Do I dare show a little peek of skin at my waistline?

Nicolas-Elle Decor

Nicolas-Elle Decor

A star studded outfit!

Auden Gold Star Earrings -Elle Decor

Auden Gold Star Earrings -Elle Decor

Carolihe Creba Multi-Strand Gold Star Necklace-Elle Decor

Caroline Creba Multi-Strand Gold Star Necklace-Elle Decor

Minor Obession Blue Star Bracelet -Elle Decor

Minor Obession Blue Star Bracelet -Elle Decor

 

Need comfortable shoes!

Dune London Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals-Elle Decor

Dune London Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandals-Elle Decor

I think this bag is large enough for sunscreen and bug spray.  At $2,950 I need to buy it in several colors!

Barney's Eve St Laurent

Barney’s St Laurent

Think it will be cool enough for a snazzy double breasted jacket?  Love the color  and the style.

Amazon.com

Amazon.com

Gorgeous sapphire ring! Copy of Princess Kate’s ring.

Generalvalentine.com

Generalvalentine.com

Happy Fourth of July! Hope you love your July 4th outfit as much as I love mine!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Create Your Own Dressing Table

A luxury I have always longed for is a make-up table. The master bedroom and bath I designed for Chic Chateau  2012 had a darling, petite  make-up table that every little girl who saw it asked their mom to buy it for them.  Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I transformed a badly scratched dressing table to dream piece of furniture.  I was thrilled when one of my design client’s purchased it for her daughter. Makala does not use make-up but needs a place for her jewelry. ( All the furniture and accessories were tagged for sale.)

Cheryl Hucks-Chic Chateau

Cheryl Hucks-Chic Chateau

Make-up tables have been around for centuries.  http://www.npr.org/2014/01/25/265971781/eternal-vanity-the-art-of-the-dressing-table

I used my mother’s hand me down console table—added bun feet to raise the height, an antique chair and Venetian mirror that were also part of my family history. After purchasing an lamp, table top magnified mirror and a make-up tray, my dressing table was ready for guests. The decorative waste can and tissue holder were moved from other areas in the same room.  My guests LOVE my “new” dressing table.  They plug in their dryer and flat iron too.

Cheryl Hucks

Cheryl Hucks

Bun feet added to mother’s  console table.

Cheryl Hucks

Cheryl Hucks

Make-up mirror with etched glass.

Cheryl Hucks

Cheryl Hucks

My grandmother’s antique mirror.  I love the flutted glass on top.

Cheryl Hucks

Cheryl Hucks

Antique chair recovered in ultrasuede.  If make-up ends up on my chair, I can spot clean.

Cheryl Hucks

Cheryl Hucks

Think outside the box when creating your own make-up table.  This Restoration Hardware make-up table uses two grand scale corbels and a remnant piece of slate, granite or glass. It is one of my favorites!

Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware

http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/category/category.jsp?categoryId=cat160092

If you only have a tiny space for a make-up table, use a small scale table. Adding a skirt underneath the table top gives it touch of elegance and old world charm. I want this!!

Pinterest-Author unknown

Pinterest-Author unknown

Do not want a wall mirror?  Can you imagine this gorgeous and sexy arched mirror on a desk?

Other Interiors

Other Interiors

This sleek and contemporary desk by Bernhardt is classy, classy!  Fabulous place to make yourself look ready to face the world!

Bernhardt Photo by Elle Decor

Bernhardt Photo by Elle Decor

http://www.elledecor.com/shopping/furniture/best-vanity-dressing-tables

Treat yourself, feel like a princess and create your own dressing table!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinoiserie, New Trend for 2015

Chinoiserie or Chinese design is making a come back in a big way for 2015. It could be seen in almost every showroom at the recent High Point Spring Furniture Market  April 2014. Use this dynamic trend sparingly, otherwise it will overwhelm your room’s design. Chinoiserie is available in almost every color.

Is there a better color scheme than black and white to add pops of color?  Love, love these unexpected yellow chinoiserie wall screens! Add a lemon yellow contemporary chair and accessories with zebra print benches to create a temporary space.

  
Masion 21
Masion

A blast from the past! Similar black and gold chests and cabinets could be seen in many homes years ago.

Elle Decor --Julian Gray

Elle Decor –Julian Gray

 

Can you imagine this Red Egg etagere in your master bath with towels and bath accessories?

Etagere by Red Egg

Elle Decor–Etagere by Red Egg

 

Wouldn’t this pagada style lantern create a serene porch or patio?

Elle Decor--Charles Edwards

Elle Decor–Charles Edwards

Add a little Chinoiserie to your bedroom with a pair of these magnificent table lamps in the very on trend soft gold finish.

Horchow--Walker Bannister

Horchow–Walker Bannister

Thibaut’s pagoda canopy and fabric could be paired with the Walker Bannister lamps.

Thibuat

Thibaut

Fabulous  cocktail table with  gold and black design

Elle Decor-Ign

Elle Decor-Ign

 

Barclay Butera’s Sapphire Blue hall chest with soft gold key design.  Barclay paired two  2015 trends in this exciting piece for Highland House: Sapphire Blue and key pattern.

Barclay Butera -HighLand House

Barclay Butera -Highland House

Many homeowners remember these as “ginger jars”.  Maybe one on either side of your fireplace mantle?

Joss & Main

Joss & Main

Once again Barclay Butera is on trend for 2015 with a pair of Chinese style mirrors and ginger jars.

Barclay Butera--Highland House mirrors

Barclay Butera–Highland House mirrors

Global Views  showroom featured Chinoiserie metallic wallpaper, silver oriental shaped  mirrors and exquisite designed floral arrangement.

Global Views

Global Views

CR Lain’s Chinoiserie Fabric chairs certainly are a standout in this living room at the High Point Furniture Market. Love the pagoda shaped metal shelves.

CR Lain

CR Lain

 

Add a touch of Chinoiserie to your home decor.  More Trends for 2015 in my next blog.

Cheryl

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinoiserie

http://www.highlandhousefurniture.com/

http://www.horchow.com/

http://www.elledecor.com/

http://www.redegg.com/

http://www.crlaine.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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