Like Cheryl’s southern roots, her love for design runs deep. Her grandmother could often be found moving furniture in her home to create an environment fitting for the season or her present mood. Further evidence of the genetic link as an entrepreneur and designer is the fact that her great-great grandmother sold catalog home furnishings to Mississippi neighbors and friends who admired her home and wanted similar pieces.
For more than 15 years Cheryl worked at a Fortune 500 company in Charlotte, North Carolina where she was initially employed as a Registered Dietitian and subsequently a human resource professional in diversity and inclusion. It was here she developed her service skills and business acumen. After much prayer and consideration, Cheryl left her career in Corporate America to utilize her gift as an interior designer full-time. To strengthen her design knowledge, Cheryl returned to school locally and obtained a Residential Interior Design diploma from Central Piedmont Community College in 2017.
Not surprising, her work has been published in Charlotte Home and Garden, Southern Home, The Charlotte Observer, Queen City Exclusive, and Hoffman Media’s Southern Spaces to name a few. She is a five-time recipient of the Best of Houzz Award for Design and Customer Satisfaction and in 2015 was named one of the 15 Best Designers in Charlotte by Build Direct™. Cheryl also believes in giving back and has partnered locally with agencies such as Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont and Metrolina Habitat Restores to promote the non-profit retailers and their missions. Her southern roots, natural ability, corporate tenure and continuing education have equipped her to be a multi-faceted creative entrepreneur poised for a successful career in the interior design industry.
To learn more about Cheryl, visit www.dwellbycheryl.com or follow her @dwellbycheryl