Cheryl: The Sweet One
Contributor to Inspired by Space
There are many things that I have learned about design from growing up in the Deep South. I appreciate the simple beauty of the porch and understand the quiet fabulousness of anything made of white cotton.
Yet, in all of these things there is a down side: in small southern towns, like the city in which I live, there are not many opportunities to experience new things and stretch one’s wings. It is important for me to remain relevant in this world and not let my geographical limitations become intellectual fences.
One of the most valuable resources I have is the Internet. Without it, I would be lost. As a designer, following the blogs of designers and stylists who host current information on design and decor keeps me up to date with the latest happenings in the world of design. I get the benefit everyday of seeing the work of some very talented and creative people. In the mornings before my first meeting, I study the posts of the day, hoping to see something that inspires me to push myself creatively. My morning search never fails me.
The Internet is my virtual classroom and I can go there to study any time I wish. The entire world is open to me, from Thailand to Quebec, I am connected to the other designers and inspired by their vision of the world. While I will continue to have tea on the veranda Sunday afternoons, I will also reach beyond my provincial background to embrace the contemporary in my life and in my design.
Cheryl is a mother to a teenage son and a teenage daughter, a wife, a businesswoman and a designer. And when she’s not taking care of all of that, she takes anger management courses. We’re joking. Cheryl is actually one of those Southern ladies with the proper manners, the biggest heart and a lot of sweetness thrown in the mix.