Happy New Year!!!
Can you believe it's 2016? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were celebrating the launch of my new website.
I couldn't let 2015 go without chronicling this epic year. It was truly one for the books. Shall we?
We began this year, on this day actually, with the launch of my official Interior Design website. It was a long time coming, but I felt like I needed a significant body of work to present before I officially put myself out there as a designer not just a design blogger.
Steve and Lauren of The Brand Affect did an amazing job. I couldn't have been more pleased.
Shortly thereafter, I was contacted by Build Direct to inform me that I had been selected as one of the 15 Top Interior Designers in Charlotte.
Say what? I mean, seriously. This one was a shocker. I was totally honored to be counted among so many uber talented local designers.
Then, Today's Charlotte Woman magazine contacted me to let me know that they wanted to include me in an upcoming issue that would showcase local Designing Women.
In the spring, I became the poster child for the Metrolina Expo's Vintage and Antiques Show (one of my local favs for fabulous vintage furniture and décor).
And THEN I was received an email from Hoffman Media, known for their popular publications Southern Lady and The Cottage Journal. They'd found me online and liked my work and wondered if I might have a project to feature in one of their special interest publications due out later in the year. Without hesitation I agreed and the next thing you know...
This one just may have been the biggest moment in Dwell by Cheryl history. : )
As if that weren't enough, a close contact put Pride Magazine in contact with me and I was asked to contribute an article in their at home with pride issue. It was my first time writing for a magazine and I have to say, I like it. I loved this project because I was able to feature two of my favorite colleagues; Baity's Custom Upholstery and Cam Richards Photography. Both of these guys ROCK! If you're local, check them out.
I'm hoping that they ask me to contribute again.
In preparation for the shoot with Hoffman Media, I had to rush to complete my Master Bedroom Makeover.
As it turned out, that was one of the only spaces that ended up NOT being featured in the Southern Home spread. Enter Charlotte Home and Garden...
I had been in talks with them earlier in the year, but the right project hadn't come along yet. They reached back out to me for their winter issue (now on newsstands and available digitally HERE) and a segment called Room We Love. Well, guess who's room they love?
via Charlotte Home and Garden
See the entire article HERE
I think I needed to write this all down so I could process how amazing this year really was. I'm so humbled and grateful for all of the blessings that have come my way. OH and I did actually get a couple of projects done this year. : )
Guest Room One Day Design
Wow! If 2015 is any indication of what 2016 has in store, I'd better buckle my seat belt.
Wishing you and yours a very happy, safe and blessed New Year!