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 resources 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.
www.dwellbycheryl.com | instagram: @dwellbycheryl
Jessica Duce has a passion for style and hospitality. She feels Revolution Fabrics encompasses both!
Raised in both California and Nebraska, Jessica grew up with the hospitality and comfort of the Midwest and the style and design of Napa Valley wine country. The daughter of a Interior Designer, she grew up with a Mom who redesigned and decorated their home and others with many different budgets and needs. Jessica graduated from Napa Valley College with a degree in business. While attending college, Jessica was always helping with design projects with friends, family, and her Mother.
Eventually Jessica was pursued to join a successful Design Firm in 2013 and took on much larger projects while also maintaining her own business. With this experience, she began doing e-design, in-person projects off all sizes as well as commercial redesigns. Jessica has had projects in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon and Florida.
In 2015 Jessica’s family was relocated to Colorado for her husband’s company. JDuce Design also relocated to Colorado. It was shortly after this move, that an opportunity arose to consult on a VRBO on the Oregon coast. This “quick consult” resulted in the complete redesign and remodel of the property. Jessica is now on her third coastal property with more in the pipeline.
Jessica quickly discovered that the knowledge and expertise of the housekeeping management was crucial to the success and beauty of any VRBO and AirBnB. She researched linens, products, furniture, fabric, etc. that would be best for guests, housekeeping, and an owner’s budget. This research led her to Revolution Fabrics. The chemical free, washability, and durability of Revolution Fabrics is not only ideal for personal use but ideal for vacation rentals as well.
JDuce Design has won multiple best of Houzz awards and has been featured in Parker Lifestyle Magazine, Highlands Ranch Lifestyle Magazine, and Omaha Family Magazine. Jessica was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her work for Habitat for Humanity. In 2018, JDuce Design will be launching the Denver chapter of Savvy Giving by Design launched by Susan Wintersteen of Savvy Design. The goal of the non profit chapter is to help families in crisis improve their current living environment for health and wellbeing at no charge to them.
www.jducedesign.com | Instagram: @jducedesign
Renae is a do it yourself kinda gal. She spent many years renovating, re-upholstering and decorating on a budget forced by the income of a single mom. Unwittingly, she was preparing to marry the love of her life, Frank, who suffers from white knuckle syndrome. This is a condition where the patient has a vice grip on their wallet and is paralyzed by anxiety when the grip is released.
Renae’s years as a single Mom and a Thyroid and Breast Cancer survivor have allowed her to work with the unexpected and turn a dime into a dollar. Her audience on Instagram laughs with her family blunders, cries with her pain and creates with her projects. She chose Revolution Performance Fabrics due to the immense value she saw in the stain resistant material. She was sold on Revolution when her three year old granddaughter decided to use her newly custom built Revolution Fabric covered banquette seats as a napkin for her grape popsicle… and it came OUT! Renae has gone on to use Revolution in many of her projects including this custom backless sofa she is posing on!