"Rock Hill ReStore Recap"

Thanks so much for your kind words earlier this week.  You guys are the best and I'm so appreciative of the fact that you still follow the Dwell by Cheryl journey even though my blogs are a lot less frequent. 

As you know, for the past couple of years I've had an awesome partnership with our local Habitat ReStores.  It's been such a great experience working with them and taking advantage of all of the great deals.  I probably enjoy our events the most.  This past Saturday we hosted a shopping meet-up at the Rock Hill location.  While we've been on ReStore blogger field trips before, this is the first time we've opened it up to the public to join us.



It's always great to meet followers in person and to hang out with my vintage and bargain loving friends, but I have to say the deals of the day stole the show. 

I don't even know where to begin.  Here are a few of the things that totally caught my eye.


 
I have a thing for classic chairs and these two might not look like much, but trust me, in the right context, they'd be great. 


This Asian style dresser was amazing!  I can't even...

And if you can believe this, after walking past it at least four times, I finally spotted a box that said Kitchen Aid.  Upon further inspection...


Uh yeah.  Since my parent's gifted me with a Kitchen Aid mixer a few years ago, I handed this one over to my girl Jennifer.  Needless to say, she was skipping out of the store as she left with her professional grade, pristine mixer.

Jennifer wasn't the only one that scored, I snatched up this faux bamboo Lane Furniture etagere as SOON as I saw it.  I mean c'mon!


I'll be sharing how great it looks in my office space soon...


Another day at the Restore, another day of great deals. 


Best of Houzz 2015

Last week, a design friend of mine posted on social media that she'd been awarded a 2015 Best of Houzz award.  Honestly, I'd completely forgotten that it was even that time of year.  I immediately popped over to Houzz to check to see if my profile page had been updated with the same distinction.  A little trick I learned last year after waiting days to receive the email announcement. 

Guess what?
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IT DID!  I can't tell you how honored I am to receive this award for the third year in a row for both design and customer satisfaction.  Wow!

Here's how it works.  When the more than 25 million monthly Houzz users click to add a photo to an ideabook, they're essentially voting for the "Best of" design awards for the following year.  The professionals with the most popular of those photos — the most added to user ideabooks — earn a Best of Houzz badge that they can display on their profile pages. When users see a badge on a professional’s profile page, that means one of his or her designs generated a lot of buzz in the Houzz community last year.

In addition to design badges, professionals also earn badges for customer service, determined by a variety of factors, including the amount and quality of client reviews received during the year. 



It's such an honor to be recognized along side SO MANY talented designers.  I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love to do, even if just part-time and it's all the more rewarding to be recognized for my efforts. 

My awesome web designers have already updated my site, and I have to admit that those six icons make me very, very happy. 

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To God be the glory!

"Inviting Eat-In Kitchen Reveal: Part 3"

I'm back today with the final portion of my latest client project reveal.  This space was literally a project add on.  We'd originally intended to just tackle the living room and the formal dining room, but the client asked that I put together a plan for the eat-in kitchen as well, just so they could see.  Here's what I presented. 
 
 
I had a feeling that once they were given a vision for their underutilized space, they'd want to add it onto the project.  Guess what, I was right.  Our plan was to warm up the space with a cozy banquette and potentially a fireplace. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 


The space just wouldn't allow for a fireplace and banquettes can be pretty expensive, so we opted to transform a vintage settee into a functional yet cozy and custom piece for the eating area.  I found this lovely on Craigslist and knew it would be perfect. 


Because of it's traditional lines, I chose to jazz it up a bit with a playful contrasting welt in orange. 


And because I'm addicted to tufting, we HAD to tuft the back.


As usual Baity's Custom Upholstery knocked it out of the park.

 
 
I loved how cozy this arrangement and furniture feels in this space.  This one piece of furniture change everything!  Honestly, I didn't want to leave.  It's the perfect place for a cup of coffee and a pastry. 
 
 
 



I'll be over on the Habitat ReStore blog later this week sharing details about the light fixture in this space.  Until then, let me know what you think.  I'd love to hear from you. 
 
Have a great day! 

 



TDC Before and After



"Grown-Up Glam Dining Reveal: Part 2"

I'm back to reveal Part 2 of my last client project.  Believe it or not, I actually haven't had the opportunity to do many formal dining rooms.  I think it speaks to the way we leave these days.  There's likely not a lot of formal entertaining going on in most homes.  Unfortunately, my home doesn't have a formal dining room.  If it did, I'd totally use it. 

So the plan was to update the existing dining room with a few key accents, including a new rug, drapery, wallpaper and chairs.  This is where we began....
 

An awesome sale on this trellis style rug took us in a bit of a different direction from the start, but it worked out for the best. 
 
I'm really pleased with how things turned out.  So here goes...
 
 
 




 


We needed to spruce up the seating but didn't want to get rid of eight perfectly good dining chairs, so we opted for reupholstery. 
 
For maximum impact and minimal costs, we used this black animal print to dress things up a bit.  We kept the head chairs as is. 
 
 
Once again, Baity's Custom Upholstery knocked it out of the park. 




 
 
I was dead set on adding a bar cart to this space.  There wasn't an over abundance of floor space so I knew I needed something small and round.  Thanks goodness for antique shows, but I scored this baby for a song!
 
Needless to say, one of my favorite things was outfitting this cart with barware.  Drinks anyone?
 
 
So, what do you think?  The client love it so much.  The front entry opens into a foyer that's connected to this space so it really does make a great first impression.
 
There's just one more component to this three part reveal and I'll give you a hint.....it includes another amazing Craigslist furniture transformation.  Until then....
 
Photo Credit:  Cam Richards Photography

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