Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much…and add a little color!
I like to think that these words are more than just a phrase found in vinyl letters adorning most kitchen walls or on weathered wood plaques over doorways. They speak to the very desire we all have to not only exist in our dwellings, but thrive there. Creating an environment that comforts you, entertains you and inspires you is our goal at Cheek Interiors.
Le Corbusier said, “The home should be the treasure chest of living.” Sometimes it takes a simple update of your space – sometimes a complete renovation to discover this “treasure chest” within. Changing aspects of your home like wall color, lighting and accessories can transform your rooms and start to create that finished look you desire. We love nothing more than helping our clients dig for this treasure chest and producing homes they can “live well” in.
Let’s take the wall color for an example. I am so over beige. Color is BIG now and can be really intimidating for most people. If applied well to your space it will make an impact and add much needed life to your room! Purples, Greens, Oranges, Blues are showing up in the market place and adorning my fabric books. Choosing your color palette is where you need to start and some form of inspiration will drive this palette. Sometimes it’s a great piece of art, sometimes it’s a rug, sometimes it’s that pillow you had to have…but it goes with nothing! Let this be your starting point and build off of that.
Don’t think that every room in your house needs to look the same, but having a sense of continuity from room to room is important. So choose color palettes that will compliment one another…this also helps with changing out art and accessories within your house when you get bored and need to switch things up.
Since this blog is just getting started, I would love to get feedback on what YOU would like to have advice on or products that YOU are interested in knowing more about. I really sometimes forget that the information I come across every day is not common knowledge. So let me know what interests you and I will do my best to share a few great design tips!
Oh, and as for the “Laugh Often and Love Much” – we all create our own happiness. True Joy comes from within. It can’t be purchased or reupholstered. I do feel however, that if you invite me to assist with your home interior design, we can share a few laughs and you can tell me all about the ones in your life you love and treasure the most.