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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.






Festive Fall Centerpiece

To make this festive Fall centerpiece, Cheryl used Styrofoam, glass tubes with candles, a stuffed owl (which seems to be a hot item this season), a really cute booty ornament, copper containers, pumpkins and lots of greenery in a bright lime color. 

His and Her Guest Bedrooms


“Girls just want to have fun!” in this Old Hollywood glamour  inspired guest suite (above).

Any Buckaroo would happy to bunk down for the night in this cowboy inspired guest suite (below.


ROHL Introduces ROHL Water Appliance Quiz

Water Appliance Collage

This fun quiz can help people discover what “style” they are comfortable with for their kitchen décor.  Rohl says that faucets  should be considered an appliance as we use it more than most of our kitchen appliances and so  they develop quiz to find the products that suit your lifestyle. Click the link below to find what water appliance suits your life style and life stage. http://rohlwaterappliance.com/site/


Anatomy Of The Room – Designer Showcase 2015

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One Family Room- Four Choices

One of our clients challenged us to create four separate looks for her family room. The inspiration boards below offered different looks for upholstered furniture, window treatments, and wall covering. Which would you choose?

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A Kitchen Made for Entertaining


This kitchen is as functional as it is pretty. The double islands make entertaining a breeze.  Using one as a work island, the other is put to use serving food and drink to guests. The Kitchen opens directly into the family room, making sure everyone is included in the festivities.  This kitchen boasts hidden features to make life easier.  The doggy gates extend to keep Fido from under foot, but are tucked away nicely into niches when not in use. The TV is recessed into  the second island and can be  fully retracted when not in use.