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Interior designer Cheryl Luckett has spent years curating home decor and furniture to build a space that’s as dynamic and warm as she is.
Her house is the type of place where you can open the door, let out a sigh of relief and luxuriate in its comfort and beauty.
Who: Luckett is an interior designer and the owner of Dwell by Cheryl. She describes herself as a “hunter and a gatherer” who loves the thrill of thrifting and finding one-of-a-kind pieces.
- She’s been featured in the coveted pages of Traditional Home, Country Living and Southern Home.
The house: The single-story house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. She’s never made structural changes, but has made the space completely her own through decorating. “I love almost every inch of it,” Luckett says.
Style: Luckett doesn’t have just one theme in her house, though the design feels cohesive. She believes our homes should be reflections of who we are and the things we love.
“I want home to support me in all of my different feelings,” she says. The bedroom, for example, is serene and calming, while the kitchen, the hub of the house, is energetic and inviting.
Inspiration: You learn a lot about Luckett when you walk through her home. She loves the grandeur of Southern living and is proud of her African American roots — her collections, art and layers of textiles tell that story.
- Sometimes she goes hunting for new-to-her pieces, and other times the treasures find her, like the 1945 piano in her living area. Her neighbors wanted to get rid of it, and it found its new home with Luckett. (Nothing says grandeur like a piano.)
Her approach: “People underestimate the power of decorating,” Luckett says. She completely transformed the look of her suburban home with fabric, rugs, paint, hardware and accessories.
- Her philosophy is to “let our homes be what they are and show them in the best light.”
Her kitchen is perhaps the best case study of that we’ve ever seen. She kept the original honey oak cabinets but brought in new light fixtures, tile backsplash, window treatments and hardware. The look is completely custom without the price tag of a full renovation.
Where she shops: Luckett prefers to shop vintage. The quality and uniqueness for the price can’t be beat, she says. She travels to Hickory, High Point and South Carolina for a lot of her treasures.
Here’s a look around the rest of the home.