Welcome to 2018 and to the new CDB Interiors Blog! New year, new you, new us—well, in digital format, at least. January is full of fresh starts so we are diving right in with a new way for you to see our vision and the things we are loving, placing all of these On the Pedestal. January is proving to be a month of texture, depth, and dimension. And why not, when we are all assessing last year and looking at 365 new possibilities? From rosy tones on Lulu & Georgia to gold hardware to ultra violet radiating through the decor world, this month we are happy to place the shiny and new On the Pedestal. Enjoy ringing in the New Year with CDB Interiors!
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Things We Love
Lulu & Georgia have us all blushing and turning rosy pink with desire over these lux pieces. Lulu & Georgia, an L.A. based interior design company named for the founder’s grandfathers, boasts making accessible décor for the style obsessed. Finds at Lulu & Georgia include vintage, global, on trend, and classic. And P.S., they're having a huge warehouse sale now!
CDB Interiors has noticed an increase in home entertainment, as requested by our clients, so we wanted to place these entertaining essentials and the accessories that make them special On the Pedestal. From diamond glass doors for storage, to gilded shakers and glasses, a bar or bar cart (for those with a little less space) adds a certain sophistication to your after work hours and weekend entertaining.
Viyet boasts itself as “the design aficionado's destination to buy and sell timeless furniture.” Louise Youngson-Klasfeld is the Scottish-born beauty and brains behind Viyet. A lifetime of traveling and craving beautiful pieces with a story, Youngson-Klasfeld has created a market for buying new, like new, and vintage furniture that is sure to astound.
Along with resolutions of health and wellness, there is no wellness comparable to getting the kind of reset and mindfulness that comes from a cozy home. We have picked some of our favorite decompression items. A snuggle-worthy throw from William Sonoma and Barefoot Dreams robe that must be made from marshmallows is the start to a perfect new year full of the right kind of rest.
Speaking of cozying up at home, we wanted to highlight mantles and some of the different options available. A few of our favorite vendors have created gorgeous stone, wood fireplaces and repurposed railroad ties to serve as mantles. No matter the material, they are all creating a central space of not just functionality, but beauty in these living spaces. It is important that when you create a space that everyone gathers around, the space is one that beckons you closer.
It’s all in the details and hardware is certainly not to be overlooked. Gold hardware is an easy way to glam up a space and add that richness we all crave. Think of it like adding earrings to an outfit, the hardware adds that next level touch to a room like the gentle twinklings of perfectly styled earrings.
Our fearless leader and founder, Cheryl Devine Baker believes in the following quote when it comes to space: “Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful” (author unknown). Making places and spaces livable, beautiful, and reflective of each and every client’s personal aesthetic is Cheryl’s primary inspiration. Heralding from Amarillo, Texas, Cheryl has spent most of her life in Houston and the city certainly claims her. Her two children Marshall (24) and Blaire (27), her love of animals, and her love of this city inspire her as well. This year, Cheryl hopes to travel overseas and to find more balance between work and home life– a delicate line when many of our clientele are dear friends, making work seem less like work, but more like an adventure together.