Fall 2017

Summertime relaxing has given way to a very busy November. It has been a pleasure to meet many engaging new people while networking and supporting one of our favorite museums. 

Autumn leaves falling and seasonal Florida residents returning. We are enthused about the energy in the air. As our clients find new residences, our goal is to design a home that is both a special place and takes into consideration their tastes and current lifestyle. This quote from Malala, “If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home,” motivates us to create and build places that reflect your personal style.

Photo Compliments of Monogram GE Appliances…A Haier Company
Photo Compliments of Monogram GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Our team recently attend a Continuing Education Course hosted by Theresa Swett of David Francis Furniture and Susan Harris of Jetson TV and Appliances . The event was supported by Monogram Appliances. Universal Design was the class topic with a focus on accessibility and safety in the kitchen. Whether we are doing a new construction project or remodeling to update; Universal Design principles ensure the project will provide a usable space for all ages and physical needs.

While enjoying the David Francis space, we were introduced their newest products and finishes. It is a pleasure to work with this award-winning company on behalf of our clients. The Monogram Appliance line can be seen at Jetson Builder Store in Downtown Vero Beach.
Ruth Funk Textile Center Exhibit
The Hmong ‘Story Cloths’ Exhibition is now open at Ruth Funk Textile Center. We attended the opening and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the clothing and flower cloths. The Cloth as Community is a program of Exhibits USA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts. I encourage you to see while it is here in our area between now and December 16th. Cloth as Community features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story clothes—by those in the Hmong community. Here is a link to Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology website for more information on the exhibit.

In addition to showcasing the unique talent of Hmong artists, the Center’s galleries will also feature photographs of contemporary Hmong women and children in traditional dress by local artist Peter Kastan .
Photo by Peter Kastan
Meeting Your Design Challenges
Carefully considering every element in the room is what we do as interior designers. On a recent project, the homeowners wanted both a fireplace and a TV in their main living room. Each one could be a stand-alone focal point worthy of a prominent place in this family living room design.

Oftentimes when the TV is placed over the fireplace, it is too high and not in an optimal place for viewing. We rely on the electronic experts to give us the information needed to choose the best TV for each space. If you already have the TV or want a certain size, we use information to influence the design. Click here to read more from one of our resources.

Fireplaces are romantic and comforting. TV’s can generate every emotion depending on the programming. Heat generated from a fireplace has to be considered when placing artwork or electronics in an adjacent or close proximity. Furniture choice and placement are carefully measured for o ptimal comfort and viewing. In this room, we created a design that put the fireplace and the TV side by side. 

A third element to this particular design was the importance of family Ping Pong Tournaments. Our client wanted to have the ability to store the ping pong table inside to protect it and have easy access. We bumped the fireplace/TV wall out to add storage behind and used an electric fireplace that is 7” deep. 

The project is complete and the client now has a family living room that is very functional and beautiful. This custom design incorporated all three requested elements in the available space. We look forward to working on the next design challenge presented to us.
I had something happen that made my day last week. I was excited and grateful to win this flower arrangement at the Sebastian Chamber Breakfast. The warm fall colors are cheerful and my family is enjoying the beautiful fragrance. The guest speaker was Stacey Schubert from Nightingale Options Inc . They are a private care referral service that provide services for seniors and their caretakers. Here is a link to the  Sebastian Chamber Events Page , if you want to join us in the future.
Fresh flowers are an accessory I love for everyday and always on special occasions. We can select vases to go with your décor so you have them ready to go. Pick up loose flowers or order them from your florist and have them delivered. Flowers are a finishing touch to your personal living space or professional office interior.  

I look forward to seeing all of you again and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. 


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Cherie Thompson NCIDQ, ASID, LEED GA 
Cherie Thompson Interior Design & Construction, Inc.
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