Design Consultant Cherry Yount recently had the pleasure of working with Abby and Tyler, a young couple, recently married, who just purchased their first home. As with most newlyweds, they were learning how to blend their styles. Abby likes menswear fabrics, plaids, cable knits and lace. She has a degree in Art History and a personal love of pen and ink drawings. Tyler prefers leather, chrome and a little more of a contemporary style, so Cherry’s challenge was to blend the old with the new.
Cherry suggested starting with a magazine, looking through picture after picture, and allowing each to point out specific pieces of furniture, colors and styles that appealed to them; then onward to a color palette and fabric selection! They both agreed they liked grays, black, cream and gold/yellow.
Their first find was a beautiful, classic paisley fabric from Huntington House. This fabric became the inspiration for the entire finished living space. To appeal to Abby, Cherry chose a traditional tufted-back sofa; but, to appeal to Tyler she put a transitional arm on it. Abby wanted a wingback chair — so they found one in an updated style without the ball and claw feet and rolled arms. They also chose a textured, soft-gold for the sofa and added a rich, plaid-stripe and knit fabric on the toss pillows.
To anchor the room, Cherry added a touch of leather on the pair of ottomans and dark finishes on the accent pieces. Polished chrome accents were carefully selected and placed around the room, providing a contrast sheen, which broke up the flat woven materials.
One of the most dramatic changes in the living room resulted from painting over the red brick fireplace with a faux-finish cement stain in ranges of cream, gray and beige. The new finish on the brick blends with the lighter colors in the room and really complements the walls which were painted a medium gray. Two of Abby’s favorite things in the room are the sketches above the sofa and the belt buckles used to hang the mirror.
The guest bedroom received a major makeover. Abby and Tyler wanted a room that was warm and inviting for their guests, so the decision was final — the stained trim had to be painted. A change of wall color to a watery blue and trim color to a bright white provided the backdrop needed to successfully use fresh-white bed linens and black contrasting furniture. Instead of two nightstands, Cherry chose to put a small desk on one side of the bed for functionality. She took great care in finding just the right down duvet and bed pillows for guests. Now this guest bedroom is both inviting and functional, not to mention … beautiful!
This project was so much fun for Cherry to work on, and Abby and Tyler now have a home that is“theirs.“
Cherry Yount has been a designer for more than sixteen years. She had her own interior decorating business for six years and worked with clients in their homes on a project-by-project basis. Outstanding sales have helped Cherry to be included in the 1.5 million dollar club at Furnitureland South. Cherry is energetic, enthusiastic and listens to her clients’ ideas so that she can reflect their personality and lifestyle in the design of their homes. Whether you are doing an entire house or just one room, she can help you create the look you are trying to achieve. Cherry invites you to call or e-mail to get started on designing the beautiful home you deserve.
To contact Cherry, call 336.822.3311, or email [email protected].