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Equestrian Essence

Here in Western NC there is a big appreciation for nature and animals. One passion many in our community share is that of equestrian sports. This  year Tryon, NC has the honor of hosting the FEI World Equestrian Games. As the games approach in 2018 we felt it would be appropriate to  show how we have found many ways to reflect this passion through design and decor.








We have found many unique designs that incorporate aspects of equestrian sports and horses. Many include leather, buckles,horse images and plaid patterns. At the Fall High Point Market we saw equestrian touches in lighting, furniture, bedding and more!






Sofa with a Twist

We love coming up with unique solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs. In this instance we needed to bring new life to this sofa.

Instead of only adding new pillows, we also reupholstered the actual sofa back cushions. Then we added a fun assortment of custom pillows to add layers and maximum comfort.

Overall it makes the sofa much more inviting and is an easy way to add some more fun color to the room.



Fall Wedding Floral Arrangement


I needed a fall arrangement for a wedding shower.  I decided to use a slice of log as the base. I then added white pumpkins, white and pale green flowers, foliage, and berries. I quickly spray painted the foliage & berries with white paint. I used clear glass thin vessels for white roses to add height.


Use Color and Fabrics To Create A Cohesive Space



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




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



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

Picking the right art piece

Picking the right piece for their home

Lilly Art Piece

Water Lilly Art Piece from Baldwin Art Group

Renovation – Before and After

Colorful lively renovation with big style

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Edible Asheville Tablescape Article



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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.