Storage Ideas

June 19, 2012

STORAGE ACCESSORIES

Stylized Jewelry Boxes – also available in black

Hair-On Cowhide Bench…lid opens for storage

Ball Covered Glass Bowls…can also store bath salts in bathroom

Attractive Leather Wrapped Box with Bronze & Leather Handle

Lucite Cubed Chest…when you want to “show-off” what you’re storing!

Woven Magazine Caddy…storage that can go with you

Leather Stirrup and Canvas Stacking Boxes

Beautiful Decanter…for storing your favorite liquor

Colorful Jewelry Boxes

Wine Caddy

Cocktail Napkin Holders

  

Contact Cheryl at cheryl@sandella.net for more information.

 

 

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Beautiful Things For Your Home

June 19, 2012

BEAUTIFUL THINGS!

 

The orchid is a symbol of beauty, love and luxury.  This wall art has been among the furnishings at the Golden Globe Awards and featured in high-end magazines….stunning!

 

 

Art Deco inspired rosewood curved sideboard

 

Hand blown glass perfume bottle

Lead crystal candle holders. Polished crystal blocks make an impressive sculptural statement.

Stylized scroll bench in velvet with metallic wood trim

LED Pendant in silverleaf finish with polished stainless steel accents.  Hand crafted aluminum.   

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May 11, 2012
Happy Mother’s Day from Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors!

Not sure what to buy mom for Mother’s Day? Show your mom the appreciation she truly deserves by giving her the Gift of Design.

A Design Consultation would be the perfect gift for any mom. Whether it’s just putting the finishing touches to a room, a new window treatment or a complete room remodel we can help her create the perfect space.

Please email cheryl@sandella.net with Mother’s Day in the subject line. I will reply and we can discuss the perfect design plan for your special someone. We’ll send her a design voucher with all the details.

Me & Mom at dinner last month.  I love you mom!

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Wishing All Moms A Wonderful Mother’s Day!
Cheryl Sandella

High Point Market 2012

May 11, 2012

HIGH POINT MARKET 2012….

THE WORLD’S RUNWAY FOR HOME FASHION!

 

 

GRAY IS THE NEW BLACK

you’ll soon be seeing gray on cabinetry, furniture and fabrics.

 

 

WHITE WASH IS BACK!

called “bleached wood” now and it’s not the pink color – it’s gray this time around. 

 

 

NAIL HEAD DETAIL

it’s on everything including casegoods

 

 

METALLIC ACCENTS

a touch of “glitz” continues to accent furniture and fabrics

 

 

LINEN FABRICS

are popular now…you’ll see them with a wider weave, fused with silk and flannel.

 

 

VELVET

it’s back – more beautiful than ever!

 

 

STYLE

contemporary is still popular…smaller and lower.

 

 

PRINTS

nature inspired, especially “birds”. 

 

 

HOME FASHION

fusion of mixed wood species, finishes and materials

 

 

 

ON-TREND HOME DESIGN 2012

 

 

 

 

you’ll also see “linen-colored wood” with gray fabric

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Add panache to your decor with an Art Deco inspired chest – Macassar and anthracite shagreen (leather) drawers.

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Mid-Century meets Africa-vibe…Argentinean walnut nesting tables with shagreen drawers and accents.

bleached wood with glass inserts

 

Tall Chest:  brown linen colored wood with linen fabric panels and nailhead trim

Chair:  Linen fabric w/nailhead trim

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even dog houses are trimmed with nailheads!

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glitz trim on wood and glass cocktail table

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plum is also a color that you’ll be seeing more of…this bed is European inspired with glitz

and glam

plum painted side table – plum is a great color…it works with so many other colors while adding depth, warmth and “pop” to a room.

drum lamp shades are still popular – this is a fun shape – linen trimmed with gray

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the ‘bird” chair w/nailhead trim

nature-inspired stunning wall sconce!

Lucite is making a comeback too!

European feeling…an array of French and Italian inspired objects and furnishings in shades of linen and white with a hint of gray and a touch of glitz

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classic blue and white with a “pop” of green

 

These are just a few things highlighted from the High Point Market, 2012.  You can expect to see these things and more soon….contact Sandella Custom Interiors for more information. 

 

 

 

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Proper Table Setting

May 10, 2012

Proper Table Setting

 

With the upcoming spring holidays, I thought I’d share about how to properly set a table.  Perhaps you need a reminder of where the cutlery should be placed around the tableware.  With our casual lifestyles it’s easy to forget how a proper set table should look.  Here’s a refresher showing how to set a table.  If your hosting a holiday dinner or you just want to throw a spring garden party this information will be helpful.

 

FORMAL TABLE SETTING:

 

 

OPTIONS: 

Dessert spoon can be placed above the plate (facing left) with the dessert fork – with the tines pointing right

 

Salad bowl or dish can be placed to the left with bread plate above fork

 

Glass above the knife – glasses to be used first go on the outside – glasses line up from the first one

 

 

 

 INFORMAL TABLE SETTING:

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKFAST TABLE SETTING:

 

 

 

 

 Remember…Left for eating, Right for Drinking. Start at the outside and work in. 

 

Napkin Placement:

It depends on your preference and there are many folding variations that can be created. There are napkin folding books that can teach you how. As a default, the napkin can be placed in the water glass, folded on the dinner plate, or beside the flatware on the left. You may not want to use all of the tableware pieces shown in the above diagrams, they are optional and it also depends on what you are serving.

I have a napkin folding book and I like to put my creation on top of the plate. 

 

There are so many decorative and fun napkin rings that can adorn a folded napkin if you’re not up to learning the napkin folds. 

Buffet Style:

If you’re going to be serving buffet style (I serve buffet style a lot) the plates are not put on the table. They are piled on the buffet serving table.  Put the napkin in the center (where the plate would otherwise go).  

 Easter Table Setting

 

Elegant and Colorful Table Setting 

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Modern Table Setting

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Simplistic Table Setting

Tea Party Table Setting 

Dinner for Two Table Setting

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Natural Table Setting

 

Outdoor / Casual Table Setting

 

Creating a beautiful table setting doesn’t have to be difficult nor do you need to have fancy expensive tableware or silverware.

Creativity is “key” to a pretty place setting.

Have fun!

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Decorating Tip: How To Hang A Chandelier

May 10, 2012

DECORATING TIP:  How To Hang A Chandelier

Chandeliers add a touch of elegance to a dining room or a little romance above a tub. Here’s how to hang them so they look just right…

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Step One:  Chose the Correct Style.  If your style is Tuscan choose a chandelier that’s ornate iron or crystal.  If your style is Contemporary choose a style that has less ornamentation, clean lines and sleek finishes.

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Step Two:  Select the Size / Scale.  If you’re hanging it above a table then the size should be at least half of the table width.  For example, if you have a 60″ round table then the chandelier should be at least 30″ dia.  If the ceilings are high you can select a two-tiered style or a taller fixture.  If you have a large room then go bigger.  The bottom of the fixture should hang approximately 30″ above the table. (don’t go lower than 36′)

If you want to hang the chandelier in the center of a room.  Measure the room’s length and width in feet and then add them together.  For example, a 12′ x 16′ room would use a 28″ dia chandelier.  Make sure the fixture doesn’t hang lower than 7 ft from the floor.

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Step Three:  Illumination.  It’s important to have the correct amount of wattage. So what you’ll need to do is multiply the length and width of the room in feet.  For example, a 12′ x 16′ room equals 192′.  Take 192 and then multiply it by 1.5 = 288.  288 watts is the the total illumination needed for that room.  It’s approximately eight (8) 40 watt bulbs.  I recommend installing a dimmer switch so you can lower the amount of light to create an ambiance.

 

 

Step Four:  Buying Bulbs.  Buy clear bulbs to add sparkle, frosted bulbs to add a glow.  Try colored bulbs such as pink for a warm rosy glow.

For me chandeliers are a must when I decorate a room…they’re like jewelry for an outfit.  They are so versatile, available in many sizes, styles and finishes.  Add some Glam and Glitz to your room!

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Green Decor & More!

March 22, 2012

HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY!

 

GREEN DECOR & MORE…

 

IRISH GREEN MARBLE:

MARBLE QUARRY, GALWAY COUNTRY, IRELAND – AMAZING!!!

ROUND TILE BACKSPLASH – FUN!

GREEN GLASS PENDANT – PERFECT FOR A BREAKFAST BAR

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MODERN ROMAN SHADE IN JADE

HAND-BLOWN GLASS BOWL IN JADE

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ADD A VIVID SPLASH OF COLOR TO A BEDROOM

ACCENT WITH AN OTTOMAN & PILLOWS

AREA RUG W/VERTICAL LEAF

DRUM LIGHT FIXTURE

LEAF POOF – CUTE FOR BATHROOM OR BEDROOM

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GREEN SCULPTURE  – BALANCE

The color green signifies life, growth, renewal and health.  It’s a color widely used to represent nature and our environment.

It’s the color of balance and stability.  It’s restful and calming but it can also be used negatively…green with envy or the green-eyed monster.

It can have both a warm and cool effect when using it to decorate a room.

There are many shades of green and use several shades together for a fresh feel.

Green is commonly associated with St Patrick’s Day.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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