Custom Entertainment Wall

January 20, 2012

Custom Entertainment Wall Designed and Built by Sandella Custom Homes for a client in Scottsdale.

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The Construction of a Custom Home Arizona 85268

April 13, 2011

The Construction of a Custom Home

Watch the construction of a custom home by Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors. This home is over 11,000 sq ft (under roof) and is located on the golf course in FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills, AZ. It has a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, living room, great room, media room, two large guest suites, master bedroom suite, home office, 6 bathrooms, wine cellar, 4-car garage and a beautiful outdoor living area with negative edge pool, grotto, fire pit and BBQ.

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors designs and builds homes from concept to completion taking into consideration your style, sq footage and budget!

Call today for a FREE consultation 480.836.1543 or visit us at http://www.sandella.net

Custom Home Building – Remodeling – Interior Design – Architectural Drawings…all in ONE company!

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HOME DECORATING – ALL ABOUT HEADBOARDS

March 1, 2011

HeadboardsHome Decorating – ALL ABOUT HEADBOARDS –

By Cheryl Sandella / Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

Did you know that by having a headboard it can determine your night’s rest?  So how did you sleep last night?  If you were tossing and turning it could be because your bed doesn’t have anything sturdy behind it…like a headboard.  Getting a good night’s sleep is needed to ensure that we have the energy to perform well during the day.

Black headboardExperts in Feng Shui strongly urge us to have a sturdy headboard to anchor the bed to the wall.  Feng Shui is the art of placement as it relates to the flow of energy.  To create a “positive” energy flow in the bedroom, a must is to have the headboard against a solid wall.  The material used to create the headboard is also important in Feng Shui and must be considered when designing/decorating a bedroom.   The experts say brass or iron headboards can cause headaches and give a feeling of lack of stability, due to their openness design.  They highly recommend choosing a headboard that is made out of a solid material, such as upholstery or wood.  They claim there is a strong correlation between lack of sleep and the wrong headboard or worse off no headboard at all. 

Purple BedThe headboard is the “focal Point” of your bedroom, along with the bed, and without one the room looks unfinished.  The headboard style sets the tone for your entire bedroom design so it’s important to give it the attention it needs by creating one that has style.

Tall Custom HeadboardIn years past the headboard’s roll was to help keep pillows and linens in place but In today’s world of custom interior design, headboards are being created with upholstered materials such as leather, ultra suede, silk, natural fibers, faux textiles and many other fine fabrics to make a personal statement in the room.  All bedrooms should be designed with a headboard regardless of their size.  In fact, the right headboard style could actually make a smaller room feel more spacious as it adds height and substance to the room.  Wood is another good choice for a headboard as it is very versatile.  There are many types of wood and finishes to choose from and it can be carved to form different shapes.  A wood-upholstered combination headboard will certainly make a stunning statement in the room.   

Rec Velvet HeadboardSince there are so many design options for headboards I’m designing less of the “matchy” headboards that match the casement furniture.  The trend to keep the headboard and footboard separate from the other furniture allows more freedom and creativity when decorating the bedroom.  The bed is the main attraction in the room and it deserves a stylish headboard and footboard, if desired.    

Headboard with crystal nail headsSince the headboard has become the starting point of the decorating scheme for the bedroom, it’s wise to know all of the options available.  Headboards can be designed in many shapes with embellishments added for panache.  My favorite headboard to design is the upholstered styles because with so many fine fabrics and styles to choose from I can be very creative.  Below are some of the steps and decorating tips that I use when designing a headboard. 

First I choose a design style that works with the design scheme of the bedroom I plan to create.  The styles to choose from are:  Square, Arc, Curved Corner, Camel or Custom.  For a contemporary style, I would choose Square, Arc for transitional and curved corners or camel for traditional.  Custom style is any shape I want to create, for example instead of square I can create a headboard that is wavy at the top or is extra wide or high. 

 Square Headboard

 Arc Headboard

 Curved Corners

Camel Headboard

Next I choose the height.  The height I choose varies depending on the room but usually somewhere between 56” to 70” tall.  If I want to make a statement then I may choose a lower height, or to add some drama I may take it to the ceiling. 

Then I choose the upholstery panel treatment it can be plain, button tufted, tufted without buttons or tufted with large squares, etc.

The next step is to choose the fabric.  I do this by coordinating a fabric with the bedding or sometimes with the furniture. 

Wood Framed Headboard The last step is the border detail.  My options are to add a welt treatment around the border or for a more dramatic look I can add nail heads to the border.  Some headboards I design don’t have a defined border and some are bordered in wood. 

Tuffed HeadboardThis is the part of the design where I can get very creative and I may decide to frame an upholstered headboard in wood, I may do a flat panel style and create a design in the center from nail heads.  Mixing fabrics is fun for example the frame could be one fabric and the border could be another and that fabric border could be shirred.    The possibilities are endless when creating a custom headboard

A new stylish headboard is what you’re bedding could be dreaming of.  A headboard will not only give the bedroom a chic new style but you may even get a good night’s sleep from it!

Cheryl SandellaContact Cheryl and make an appointment today to discuss the possibilities of creating a headboard for your bedroom.  Call 480.816.4233 or click http://sandella.net/contactus/contactus.html

Article by Cheryl Sandella, ASID Interior Designer, Fountain Hills, Arizona

©2011 Cheryl Sandella, All Rights Reserved, Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors, LLC. 

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors, design and build firm, in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to http://www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and custom home building, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net 

Sandella LogoCheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net


Red Hot Décor

February 13, 2011

Red Hot Décor

 by Cheryl Sandella / Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

REd DecorWith Valentine’s Day being this month I thought I’d share some “Red Hot” products for your home.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Red Hot Kitchen

 

SPICE UP YOUR KITCHEN WITH RED CABINETRY

Heart-shaped sink

SAY “I LOVE YOU” WITH THIS HEART SHAPED SINK BY EDDA NAMED LOVE

Red Free Standing Tub

ROMANCING THE STONE… A ROMANTIC STONE RESIN FREE STANDING TUB BY BELLA STONE

Red Drum Light

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE WITH A DRUM PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURE BY ALLUMINARE

DRUM PENDANTS ARE NEW AND POPULAR FOR 2011.   THIS ONE WAS CREATED IN POMEGRANATE RED WITH CINNAMON TRIM

REd Rug

RIO RED RUG BY HAZIZA MADE FROM 100% NEW ZEALAND WOOL

Bombe Chest

GRANDE BOMBE CHEST IN SHANGHAI RED BY KRAVIT

Red Faucet

BOLD & EXCITING FAUCET BY ZUCCHETTI

Hood

EYE CATCHING & SLEEK WITH A TOUCH OF COLOR – OLA HOOD BY ELICA

For Your FREE Consultation Contact Cheryl – Call or Click Today:  480.816.4233 or www.sandella.net

"Cheryl Sandella"Article by Cheryl Sandella, ASID Interior Designer, Fountain Hills, Arizona

©2011 Cheryl Sandella,  All Rights Reserved, Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors, LLC. 

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html  

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and custom home building, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net 

"Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors"Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net


Presenting the New Maserati

May 17, 2010

Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Home and Design Idea Center for the unveiling of the NEW Maserati Gran Turismo on May 20, 2010

Complimentary Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres

From 5:00 – 8:00pm

HDIC and Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors

19120 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

For more information contact Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors – 480.836.1543

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ASIAN INSPIRED HOME OFFICE by Cheryl Sandella

May 15, 2010

Asian Inspired Home Office

I’m working on finishing up a home office and just added some new accessories.  Once the office is completed I’ll post more photos! 

Did you know that more that 50% of US businesses are home-based?  The homeprenuer or soloprenuer trend is growing big in the US.  According to the SBA (small business association) an estimated 6.6 million home-based businesses provide more than half of their household income.  So home offices are a huge trend and will continue in order to keep up with the growth of the home-based entrepreneur. 

Creating the perfect home office atmosphere is critical because your environment should reflect your personality.  It ought to be well-planned and organized.  If your office is inspiring, stimulating and innovative it will spark your creativity.  If it’s boring, drab and cluttered, your creativity will experience the same outcome. 

Contact me if you’re looking to create a home office.  I can help design from scratch or add some fresh paint, window treatments and accessories to spice-up your existing home office!

 Sandella Interiors

Contact Sandella Custom Interiors for a FREE consultation  

Call or Click:  480.816.4233 or http://sandella.net/contactus/contactus.html

 

Article by Cheryl Sandella, ASID Interior Designer, Fountain Hills, Arizona ©2010 Cheryl Sandella.  Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors, LLC. 

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html   

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and custom home building, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://www.sandella.net  

Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net


BLACK IS BACK by Cheryl Sandella

May 10, 2010

BLACK IS BACK!

The color black always makes a statement when used in design.  Its high drama and bold looks will always draw attention.  Now black is making its way back into the kitchen and bath.  Some of the new designs will feature a matte finish instead of the glossy finish we’re used to seeing.

While black fixtures add drama to your décor it also adds high maintenance.  I know this first hand as I have a gorgeous black powder room detailed with a black granite floor and wainscot and a black toilet.  I offset the darkest of the black with a casted glass custom sink/vanity and chrome Hansgrohe faucet.  The wall sconce and hanging pendant are in chrome and white glass.  The walls are faux painted in fuchsia and the black tile wall border is highlighted with glass inserts.  This room is mainly used for guests but I have to clean it daily because of the dust that the black floor and toilet attract.  The black toilet demands the most cleaning.  Although it is high maintenance I still love the look and don’t regret doing it. 

Take a look at some of the new “looks” in black…

 

Duravit to Launch Its New Vero Black Collection

Duravit known for its stark white collections is launching its new Vero Black Collection in May, 2010. 

The new black Vero pieces will allow designers to create a black and white color scheme which is classic and chic.  Many new looks can be achieved with the new Vero Black pieces since just about any color works well with black…making the design possibilities endless.  Designing with Duravit’s white or black pieces will for sure create a stunning bathroom because the styles are so unique. 

For more information click http://www.duravit.com/company/what_s-new/news/vero-black–n-sbut83cdvm_useo6maq4h.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this new “matte” black sink by French designer, Ora-Ito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer ASID Allied Member, works with her husband and partner of 30 years, Al Sandella, General Contractor. They own Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors in Fountain Hills Arizona and design, remodel and build homes in the valley. To read more about her go to http://www.sandella.net/aboutus/aboutus.html

WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR NEWSLETTER, BLOG OR WEB SITE? You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Cheryl Sandella, Interior Designer publishes a monthly eZine called “Bespoke Home”. If you want Tools, Tips and Guidance to design, remodel and build your custom home, be sure to get your complimentary subscription at http://sandella.net

Cheryl Sandella

Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors

PO Box 18132

Fountain Hills, AZ 85269

480.836.1543 – office

480.816.4233 – Cheryl’s personal line

http://www.sandella.net

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Outdoor Living

May 5, 2010

At Sandella Custom Homes and Interiors we love to design outdoor living spaces.  One of the most popular outdoor living space is the outdoor kitchnen.  What good would an outdoor kitchen be without an awesome grill.  Especially a grill with all the frills… 

Check out “Grilling Confidential” Video Series by Sub Zero/Wolf

BBQ secrets revealed.  Easy tips, techniques and recipes… 

http://www.subzero.com/outdoorkitchen/


Good News!

May 5, 2010

Read this article …

Remodeling picking up as the economy improves http://tinyurl.com/2w6wcby
Call Sandella Custom Homes & Interiors for your next remodeling project!

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May News – Sandella at Scottsdale Home and Garden Show

May 5, 2010

 

SCOTTSDALE HOME AND GARDEN SHOW 

 

Come see us at the Scottsdale Home and Garden Show on May 7 – 9 (Fri, Sat & Sun) from 10:00 – 5:00.  At the Home and Design Idea Center

 

HDIC showcases a colossal collection of products and services from homebuilders, interior designers, remodelers and landscapers.  It also features home décor and furnishings. 

 

Explore 40,000 square feet of pure inspiration! 

 

SANDELLA CUSTOM HOMES & INTERIORS

Home and Design Center

19120 N. Pima Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85255