Charlotte-based interior designer Cheryl Luckett is debuting her first furniture collection with Hickory-based Sylvester Alexander in October at the High Point Furniture Market. The five-piece capsule upholstery grouping known as Belle by Cheryl Luckett was inspired by lifestyle in and around the Southern home. “The line is a celebration of heritage that honors the past while satisfying a new generation of traditionalists,” says Luckett who wanted the designs to be distinctive yet familiar, and epitomize refined comfort.
The Belle by Cheryl Luckett Collection features two settees, two banquettes, and an upholstered Parsons table, and all of Luckett’s silhouettes are customizable. In an act of Southern sisterhood, each frame is being shown in a fabris by a Southern designer or artist. Represented boldy and beautifully are Kim Hoegger, Denise McGaha, and Windy O’Connor. Additionally Lucket is using a JBS leather and a Revolution Performance Fabric. Luckett serves as Brand Ambassador for the latter.
Luckett launched her design firm, Dwell by Cheryl, in 2012 along with a popular decorating blog as well. At first, she juggled the interior design work with her full-time day job working at a Fortune 500 Company as a registered dietitian and then as a human resources professional in diversity and inclusion. “After much prayer and consideration,” says Luckett, “I realized that design wasn’t just my passion, it was my purpose.”
Admired in the interior design industry for her aesthetic skill as well as her business acumen and generosity of spirit, Luckett has an impressive and engaged social media following, has been published repeatedly, and has been a guest on several podcasts including LuAnn Nigara’s “A Well-Designed Business.” Last April, she participated in the Julian Price Showhouse in Greensboro, NC. That’s when her relationship with Sylvester Alexander truly began, as they fabricated the custom-upholstered pieces for Luckett’s master dressing room.
Though Sylvester Alexander works exclusively with designers, Belle by Cheryl Luckett is Sylvester Alexander’s first licensed collection with a designer. As the company looks to grow the residential side of its business, it realized the value quality networking plays in expansion and teamed up with Luckett who is as talented a creative as she is a strategist, plus has a multicultural clientele base. “Cheryl is driven to succeed, punctual, a networking genius,” says Stacie Clark, Director of Sales & Marketing for Sylvester Alexander. “She was able to identify specific needs within the design industry that allows us, as a manufacturer, to broaden our horizons and allow us both to grow.”
All pieces at Sylvester Alexander are made to order and can be specified in a choice of fabrics, skirts, and trims, as well as COM. The showroom is located at the Suites of Market Square, M-1035. The launch party for Belle by Cheryl Luckett is October 12 from 4:30-6.