Posts By Ashley Conover

Use Color and Fabrics To Create A Cohesive Space

 


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We thought the light fixture being used in this room could use a pop of color. The fabric and paint color inspired the use of green paint color to be used on the inside of the light fixture to add color (see is highlighted of the light fixture) Stay tuned for photos of the finished project.

Live Edge Headboard

 

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Our client’s wanted a unique headboard for their master bedroom.  Cheryl coordinated with Appalachian Hardwood to source a live edge slab for the project (photo A). Because of the extreme weight of the slab (over 300 pounds), custom brackets were needed to secure the headboard to the wall.  Todd Miller, with Scream Hot Iron crafted the custom brackets and installed the headboard (photos B, C, D, and E).  Bedding by Fino Lino and pillows by Surya complete the look(photo F).

Style Board

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Baldwin Art Group

Baldwin Art is one of Cheryl’s favorite art vendors. Baldwin’s great customer service includes bring the art truck to your door!

Clients Selecting Artwork

Clients Selecting Artwork

Our Designers Helping Clients with Art Selection

Our Designers Helping Clients with Art Selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheryl, Emma, and our client’s browsed the art on the truck and selected pieces for their home. To see what Baldwin Art has available visit baldwinartgroup.com

Picking the right art piece

Picking the right piece for their home

Lilly Art Piece

Water Lilly Art Piece from Baldwin Art Group

What’s Hot in Lighting This Year?

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Maxim Pendant Separator Kit

Our designer, Emma Kechter, traveled to Dallas to find out!  Cardboard, wood and concrete are the three hot materials in lighting this year.  While they are stylish, environmentally responsible, and a fabulous fit for the right space, here are some more amazing finds

Hive Pendant

Vermont Modern Hive Pendant

One of Emma’s favorite finds was the 3-Light Pendant Separator Kit from Maxim Lighting.  Using only one junction box, three pendant lights can now be installed and grouped tastefully together!  Another more abstract concept she found was this build it yourself Hive Pendant by Vermont Modern.  Interlocking metal pieces can be assembled easily to create stunning sculpture that also acts as an art piece.

Cheryl’s pick this year are the Reflections Decorative Recessed Downlights, from Tech Lighting. These carefully crafted domes reflect the hidden ring of LEDs to deliver perfectly controlled indirect illumination.  The play of light and shadow highlights the range of stylized dome designs while reducing the overall glare.  They are available with or without a flange for traditional look or a smooth mudded-in look for a more contemporary style.

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Reflections Decorative Recessed Downlights

Maxim Norwood Series

Maxim Norwood Series

Nuevo Liam Black with wood inlay pendant

Nuevo Liam Black with wood inlay pendant

With so many options out there, selecting the right lighting can be a daunting task, yet critical in your overall design.  That’s where we can help.  Our designers specialize in lighting and are available to help you select the perfect fixtures!

Renovation – Before and After

Colorful lively renovation with big style

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Edible Asheville Tablescape Article

 

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Find more articles like this one at edibleasheville.com.

Christmas Decorating Suvival Tools

 We are just starting up our holiday decorating for clients this year! Last year, we had a lot of fun, and as always, enjoyed seeing our clients’ family tradition pieces and new treasures. 

 While decorating last year, I noticed that we repeatedly used the same five items that I packed as a survival bag the first day of our outings, so I thought I should share them with you. Hopefully they can help you this year.

 In the bag was a roll of green floral tape, green floral wire, wire cutters, plastic ties and 18” floral picks (like a small dowel rod).  The floral tape was great for holding down electrical plugs with snow villages, and the floral wire and cutters were great for adding decorative items to garland.  The plastic ties were used to hold angels and tree toppers to top of tree.  The biggest life savers were the 18” floral picks. We used them at every home to help strengthen the lit star tree toppers and hold them straight since they were very top heavy! 

 We hope these tools and tips will be helpful.  Or you could leave the decorating to the professionals. Our design experts can create a simple or elaborate display for your home or business. CSA will execute a cohesive and festive look for your business or residence. Let us take the hassle out of holiday decorating so you can enjoy yourself this season.

Christmas Tree decorating Ideas

Christmas decorations and holiday decor are a big part of the festive season. Walking into a home filled with shimmering lights and the scent of pine instantly puts you into the holiday mood. This holiday season, fill your home and heart with cheer. Whether your style is  modern, sophisticated, traditional or folksy, Cheryl Smith Associates can transform your home into a holiday wonderland!

 

Holiday Decorating Ideas- Light Fixtures

Here are some festive options for decorating light fixtures to sprinkle holiday décor through out your home. If you are too busy to deck the halls yourself, then give Cheryl Smith Associates a call. We offer full service holiday decorating for your home or office.