Jeri Cerutti describes herself as “a one-woman shop focusing on world design domination one room at a time.” Working out of the Greater Boston area, Jeri offers interior consulting and one-day redecorating services through Simply Sophisticated Spaces to a variety of clients. Occasionally, a larger project comes her way which was the case when she met Reuben and Cynde Smith.
“Reuben had his eye on a former truck maintenance facility to become the home for his Tumblehome Boatshop,” Jeri says. Reuben grew up in the boatbuilding business, working alongside his father and uncle, learning the time-honored craft of building and restoring wooden boats. In addition to having more room for plying his trade, Reuben wanted space for a lobby, office, galley/break room, restrooms, and a conference room/library. Jeri called on Jim Kelly, of JPK Construction in Albany, New York, to lend a hand.Read More
Have you heard the news? The hottest color palette of the year is a soothing mix of sea blue, emerald green, and creamy jade according to Pantone, the standardized color reproduction system that designers live by. The palette is perfect for coastal-themed homes whether they are located within the reaches of salt air or not. And when Cheryl Sottile, a designer from the Melbourne, Florida, area spotted our Jadite pendants on Houzz recently, she knew the popular porcelain enamel color would suit a renovation project in the Florida Keys to a tee.Read More
With so many people dreading their visit to the dentist’s office, Dr. Janice Stewart of the Southport Dental Clinic wanted her reception area to be pleasant and inviting. She was faced, however, with a small and unattractive space in her office located in Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Knowing when to call in an expert, Dr. Janice contacted Carol Fisher of Carol Fisher Display and Design.Read More
The Juke Joint Diner, a 50s style cafe in Melbourne Australia, closed last year and underwent a major transformation. When the doors reopened, it was the new Laurie Dee’s serving up American burgers and frozen custard. Cobi Marsh of Cobi Retail Design Architects took the lead on the redesign of this cafe and one of her goals was to completely change the look and feel of the place.
“I wanted a raw, rustic, and organic feel with lots of timbers and polished concrete floors,” Cobi says. Gone were the black-and-white square tiles on the floor and the red-and-chrome seats at the counter. Cobi brought in lots of warm wood tones to the counter and to the booths which complement the dark polished concrete of the flooring. To shed some light on the new look, Cobi purchased a myriad of Barn Light Warehouse Pendants, choosing the 16″ galvanized shade to hang throughout the restaurant.Read More