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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

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.

Cheryl

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2015 Home Decor Trends: Part 2-Laundry Rooms

Hello Everyone!  Cheryl Hucks, the DESIGN INTERPRETER, with part 2 of my series on 2015 Home Decor Trends: LAUNDRY ROOMS.  With my appearance this week on Fox WGHP about Laundry Rooms, I wanted to blog  about this room where most women and men (yes, there are lots of men who do laundry) hate to spend time.  The trend in laundry rooms is to make them fun, funky and  bright but at the same time functional for your family’s needs.

Fox 8-WGHP

Fox 8-WGHP

I love appearing on Fox 8!  I am usually interviewed by Cindi Farmer and Julie Grant who are two of the nicest ladies!  They make it very easy to appear on live TV.  All of the laundry rooms ideas were purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Everyone has Lost Socks!  One of my friends has two huge boxes of socks–one whites and one darks! What a great idea to hang your extra socks in plain sight.  The easiest  and cheapest way to add color to your laundry room is with paint.  Pick a color you love and makes you happy.  Laundry rooms are one of the few rooms in your home I say go wild and do not worry about  continuing your color palette. Sherwin Williams  Sassy Green and Quiet Coral are two fun bright color that will definitely brighten a drab day of  laundry!  Are you not bold enough for bright walls?  Try a neutral gray and add bright accessories.  I like Benjamin Moore’s Marine Gray, a true gray that goes with any accent color.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Large fabric boxes and laundry totes can be found in many stores-Target, Walmart, Home Depot and more.  Doesn’t this black and white chevron create a happy, snappy feeling?  Plastic laundry baskets are sooooo old fashioned!  See those black wooden letters in the chevron box? Spell out special words to your family and hang them on the wall.  Family, Love, Fun and  Hope are a few of my favorites.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Humorous laundry roon signs will give you a chuckle!  Organize laundry products in glass jars and add black chalkboard labels.  I purchased the aqua planter in the Hobby Lobby  floral department.  The chalkboard label was included.  I love trays of any kind!  If you lack cabinet space or like  your laundry supplies sitting on the counter or on top of the dryer, purchase a snappy tray or DIY and paint one.

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Fox 8-Cheryl Hucks

Need reminders of upcoming family events? Hang a chalkboard in your laundry room.  Your kids will have no excuses to miss football practices, dinner with Grandmother or a dreaded doctors appointment.  Add decal stripes, scrolls,phrases to your walls.  You will need an extra set of hands for installation.

Chic Chateau Laundry Room Designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room Designed by Cheryl Hucks

This past September I designed the Laundry Room and Drop Zone  for Chic Chateau Charity Designer Showcase House that benefited ARC of Greensboro, NC. We were given a color palette that all rooms had to use.  I was lucky enough the builder agreed to paint the laundry room walls Quiet Coral by Sherwin Williams. Quiet Coral is not very quiet!  Busy families need organization and laundry rooms and drop zones (walk through from garage to kitchen) are the logical places to organize your family.This was inexpensive and easy to install.  Coat hooks for book bags, file folder holders for homework and dry erase boards for reminders for each child.  I added a dry erase calendar for family events to be in one central location. The bulletin board can hold birthday invitations and more.

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

To conceal the ugly gray circuit breaker box I custom made this sexy wall hang.  Easy! Easy! I made a “pillow case “, turned it right side out, added chevron for trim and spelled out my sexy saying with thin wooden letters that I had painted green.  I used E6000 glue to apply letters. Be sure to add a pocket for the drapery rod in the top.  When you need to open the circuit box door , simply remove the wall hang.

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Love this fun chandelier that was donated by Debbie Huffman, owner of  Dolce Domira, a fine linen shop in Greensboro, NC.  I hand painted it in our  color palette and added black and white striped shades. This would also look fab in a nursery or little girl’s bedroom.

 

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

The showcase house did not include a washer and dryer during the two weekend event.  Mid-Century Modern was our design style.  I was lucky to find this vintage mid century modern credenza that I painted black and added zebra stripe cabinet knobs. Love the zebra stripe rug!  Think I am crazy to put a rug in a laundry room?  Think again!  The new outdoor rugs are inexpensive and great for a wet area. See the cute black and white accessories?

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Laundry Room designed by Cheryl Hucks

Don’t you love the original artwork by the ARC children? The colors are bold and bright.  Hey! You could use your own children’s art.  They would love it! I also added a wipe off laminated apron in my accessory black and white.  Convenient when adding clorox to to your washer. Need to organize more?  Label fabric boxes and display on open shelves, in cabinets or what I did, a purchased organizer.

Chic Chateau Drop Zone designed by Cheryl Hucks

Chic Chateau Drop Zone designed by Cheryl Hucks

Janelle Robinson is a very talented local artist, who is an expert at working with barn doors.  Her work is amazing!!  She made the sign “The dirt stops here” for the drop zone.  I also love this fun, contemporary pillow fabric.  Doesn’t make this drop zone fun, inviting and more comfortable for your growing kids with short legs?  The darling sunflowers were made by ARC kids in workshops. Give you any ideas for your kids art?  How about a shelf to display their artist side.

I hope my appearance on Fox 8 and my fun laundry room and drop zone I designed for Chic Chateau Charity Designer Showcase House has inspired you to make a dreary laundry room fun!  It does no require a lot of money, just your imagination!

Part 3 of my series on  2015 Home Decor Trends is Bathrooms

Cheryl

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Guests Rooms that Pamper your Guests

Cheryl Hucks ,the  DESIGN INTERPRER, with my latest blog post, “Guests Rooms that Pamper your Guests”. August 15th, I appeared on my local Fox station in High Point, NC –Fox 8, WGHP where I gave pampering tips that will give  your guests a spa experience. Most of the items I used for the Fox 8 interview are available at Dolce Dimora, a fine linen shop on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, NC.  You will love Debbie Huffman’s store!!  http://www.dolcedimora.com/

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

www.myfox8.com

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

Cheryl Hucks-Fox 8

Luxurious  and absorbent bamboo towels will make your guests think they are staying in a five star hotel! Add a special bath soap your guests can take home.

Chery Hucks-Fox 8

Chery Hucks-Fox 8

Guests can relax in tub with bubble bath and surround themselves with scented candles.

Bed Bath and Beyond

Bed Bath and Beyond

Guests will probably not pack a make-up mirror.  I would love to find one of these my guest room.

www.bedbathandbeyond.com

Bed Bath and Beyond

Bed Bath and Beyond

Water carafe with glass topper. Leave a few snacks  too.

Hayneedle

Hayneedle

Wouldn’t a nice warm robe to nice!  One that is appropriate for either sex.

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Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

Naptime for your guests?  Provide a nice cozy throw.

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Hooker Furniture

Do your guests bring their laptop?  Need a place to work?  Maybe a make-up table?

www.hookerfurniture.com

Baker Furniture

Baker Furniture

Comfortable chair or chaise to relax and read a book.

www.bakerfurniture.com

Neiman Marcus-Eastern Accents

Neiman Marcus-Eastern Accents

High thread count cotton sheets are a must to pamper your guests!

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Additional ways to pamper your guests:

suitcase stand or bench

padded hangers with closet space

magazines, books, videos

snacks

photo frames with pics of a fun time when you were together

games for kids

paper and pencil

additional sheets, pillows and blankets

clock radios

hair dryers and flat irons

travel size toiletries

shower cap

first aid needs

good reading lamp and an inexpensive pair of reading glasses

TV with instructions to use TV and list of TV stations

comfortable and supportive mattress

umbrellas

 

Pampering your guests can be fun and very rewarding!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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