It is with great pleasure that we write this testimonial for Cheryl Jarvis. Cheryl is an exceptional interior designer who is passionate and extremely knowledgeable about her work. Our relationship began with Cheryl over six years ago when a friend highly recommended her to design a home theater in our home. We are involved in missions work in the nation of Niger, Africa so we wanted people to step into the room and feel as though they stepped into Niger, Africa. Cheryl’s brilliant design and creativity for our home theater/Niger room far exceeded our expectations! Because we were so thrilled and blessed with her work, we asked Cheryl to redesign, room by room, the rest of our home. Her projects consisted of choosing new wall colors, artwork, carpets, tiles, window treatments, new pieces of furniture in many rooms, and much more. A few years later, Lane Homes and Remodeling transformed an unused attic space into a spacious guest suite and renovated a room into a stunning ladies’ closet and vanity for our master suite. We assigned Cheryl to partner with Lane Homes in creating the layout and design of the renovation. Cheryl demonstrated an impressive level of expertise and professionalism throughout the entire renovation process. Thanks to Cheryl, our home was featured in the Richmond magazine “Housetrends” in the November/December 2007 issue.
We believe Cheryl is the epitome of excellence in her field – God has given her an incredible talent! We highly recommend Cheryl and look forward to working with her for many years to come.
Michael and Sharon Thaler, Montpelier Home
In 2008, my business, Equity Concepts, LLC, expanded and moved into a new 14,000 sq ft office building. Since Cheryl did an amazing job with our home, I knew she would be perfect for designing the interior of our office. We continue to get high praise for Cheryl from our clients and others who visit our office and it in great part due to the warm and inviting ambiance she created.
The exceptional service that I have received from Designs by Cheryl is beyond compare. Cheryl is energetic, knowledgeable, pleasant,professional,and very helpful. Cheryl’s extensive product knowledge and attention to detail is an asset to any homeowner or company who is looking for a rewarding transformation to their interior realities. The uniqueness and caring demeanor that Cheryl brings to interior design has been a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Designs by Cheryl, truly remarkable services!
Tracey Cousins, Mechanicsville Home
I am absolutely delighted with the work Cheryl has done for me and the result is fabulous! My husband and I were on a European vacation for 28 days. During that time, Cheryl supervised the painting and decorating of three rooms and an entry hallway in our home. She was extremely professional throughout the process and her sense of design and attention to detail were exceptional. Her quick and efficient manner of supervision throughout this project was extremely high standard. I would highly recommend Cheryl for any decorating needs which you may have. She is not only a talented designer but a wonderful person.
Louise D. Cooper, Farm House
Whether I needed help with draperies, choosing paint colors, finding the right furniture, or arranging items in my home, Cheryl Jarvis of Designs by Cheryl was truly a joy to work with. By taking the time to understand my tastes and goals Cheryl was able to incorporate her flair for design into a look I absolutely love! I highly recommend Cheryl Jarvis of Designs by Cheryl.
Cheryl was referred to me by a friend, and I have consulted her expertise several times since our initial project in 2002. Currently, Cheryl and I are redecorating my family room.
I would highly recommend Cheryl. What I love about her is that after working with me for so long, she knows what I want before I do, but she never pushes me in one direction or another. Cheryl presents her clients with several options, and then lets the client decide. Cheryl does her research and is extremely detail oriented and organized.
Cheryl is always a great help to me, and is one I can recommend with complete confidence.
Stacey G. Price
I met Cheryl about 4 years ago when my husband recommended her to help us re-do our living room and den. He met her through his home design/architectural business. My first impression of her was that she wanted to design and plan a room that would make us excited and happy with the finished product. Cheryl is very organized and covers every detail of the room. She was great at helping me define my style of décor, including colors. My husband and I were so happy with those two rooms that we decided to use her expertise to re-do my entrance hall, dining room and powder room. We plan to use her again, hopefully, in the near future to help with our kitchen. I highly recommend her to family and friends because I know her goal is to make her clients satisfied and happy.
Testimonial from Lin and Carol Wilcox
It is my sincere pleasure to tell anyone and everyone about the amazing decorating talents of Cheryl Jarvis! I have worked with Cheryl at both my home and my Home Care business office for over 10 years. Cheryl truly understands me. She never tries to force her opinion or style on me, but gently guides me in the direction of perfection for me as individual. Cheryl is committed to satisfying me personally an makes it her personal endeavor to bring the best and brightest ideas to the table no matter how large or small the job may be. On top of it all, she keeps all my records neatly tucked away so if I ever forget what paint color I used on the walls or the name of the carpet I chose, she is ready with the answers. Hands down, I would never turn anywhere else than Designs by Cheryl for all my decorating needs.
Dawn Beninghove, RN,CCM,CRP,PN
Cheryl was recommended to us by several friends about 10 years ago. We needed help with coordinating paint colors and wallpaper for two rooms and a foyer. We were so pleased with the results! What we got was so much more than paint colors, she helped us with rearranging the living room in a much more attractive way. She was a pleasure to work with and our project turned out beautifully. We have so much confidence in Cheryl’s expertise that we’ve used her services for several other projects, one being our kitchen and the other is a rec room renovation. She provides invaluable advice, taking time to really understand our likes and dislikes. Her organization and attention to detail is evident in every facet of the project. Cheryl is truly a talented designer and we would highly recommend her.
Joy and Steve Browning
Here are some of the things I have enjoyed while working with Designs by Cheryl over the years. Cheryl is very sensitive about learning the homeowner’s style sensibilities and creating designs which reflect these. Her designs embraced my interest in a fairly uncluttered interior but still showed me ways in which a few additions to the décor could warm up the personalize a room. Everything we have bought is something I cherish—there is no sense that she “forced” me into a decision that I regretted later. The rooms done by Designs by Cheryl are lovely, but extremely comfortable and functional. I appreciate the way Cheryl has worked with items that I already owned and worked them into a new design. The subcontractors (as the upholsterer, the people who made the window treatments) she referred me to were reliable and responsible people who did excellent work. One of the reasons I have enjoyed the window treatments so much is because of the huge selection Cheryl has provided by using professional design stores, but also because of Cheryl’s helpfulness in narrowing the choices for me. Everything we’ve done reflects the vast amount of time she invested in getting “just the right” look, instead of settling for “good enough.” Of particular importance is the way Cheryl respected my “price points.” I’ve told Cheryl what I wanted to spend and she had kept it very close to my desired budget. For many people, this is one of the most important qualities, and one reason why people are “afraid” of decorators—they’re afraid that they’ll be pushed into spending more than they want to. Finally Cheryl is reliable, punctual and very professional. I like the way she had dealt with the stores’ own design teams, respecting their knowledge of their merchandise but maintaining our own views of exactly what we wanted. It’s no coincidence that the decorator at Basset would like to work with Cheryl more. Thanks again, Cheryl, for the latest efforts! It’s always a pleasure to work with you!
Marti Leighty, West End Home
Interior designer,Cheryl Jarvis, owner of Designs by Cheryl makes decorating your home easy and fun. She is professional and personal in all aspects of the process. Cheryl helped with the refurnishing of our living room and foyer. In today’s world there are so many choices,that is where Cheryl’s expertise shows.
She presents you with a few choices keeping with your style and taste. She then restaged these areas and recently our kitchen area. Cheryl will reposition your existing furnishings,home de’cor and art to accentuate its best display. She will then provide you with dimensions,color,and style of any new pieces needed so that you can shop for your new treasures. When family and friends visit and remark on how beautiful our home is, my husband Stuart sings her praises, he says,”Our decorator Cheryl did this”.
Cathy and Stuart Lane
Cheryl Jarvis is the best interior designer with Whom I have ever worked with. The workrooms she uses turn out superior products in a timely fashion which are meticulously crafted. Cheryl understands the needs of her clients, and even the smallest detail receives her undivided attention.
Georgia Greaney, Cedarfield resident
I have worked with Cheryl Jarvis personally and professionally for many years now. She has a wonderful design sense. Cheryl takes the time to listen and appreciate your own personal style and works with you to enhance your living environment. Cheryl helped us stage our previous home for sale 3 years ago and we were successful in selling it quickly! She is very personable and pleasant to work with-I recommend her highly.
When we saw the beautiful job Cheryl did decorating a family member’s house, we knew exactly who to call for our own renovation project. Cheryl is talented, so knowledgeable and personable. She was able to take our few magazine clippings and vague idea of what we had in mind for our family room(something “coastal” and “casual”) and turn it into exactly the look we always wanted. Cheryl guided us every step of the way,from choosing paint colors,to selecting a rug, furniture, to the perfect accessories. It’s amazing how she can loot at an area of a room and tell you right away the perfect table for that spot, its exact dimensions,style of lamp that belongs there, etc. We really enjoyed working with Cheryl and are so pleased with the results!
RB and Debra Lane
My husband and I come from a background of a family owned business operating in Mechanicsville, Hanover, and locally through Virginia in Retail. My husband Lloyd always encourages me to shop local. I needed design help, so I went then to the yellow pages. There I came across Cheryl’s business name, and I saw she was local.
With Cheryl I have experienced that I can always call on her. I can rely on Cheryl when helping me with my projects, pulling colors I love, along with giving me a few options to pick from making it an easy process to go through. She knows I can get overwhelmed, and this helps very much. She designs my home making it my home.
There was a moment I like to share with one of my earlier projects. I came home one afternoon while putting my bags down from being at Ukrops. To my surprise walking in to the living room Cheryl did and seeing my beautiful custom window treatments, tears started to come down my face. I was at awe that this was my home, so elegant with the colors flowing so beautifully. This is one of the wonderful experiences with my designer Cheryl. I know I can call on her for Christmas, or with suggestions on designs. My River home which was such a joy to do with Cheryl her helping Lloyd and I get to our retirement dreams. I appreciate her interest and her expertise with color and design. She even helped me with my daughter when she bought her 1st home. I even gave her as a Christmas gift to my son in his home for custom window treatments.
Cheryl has defiantly become a family member to the Bradley family. We appreciate her creativity with design, and all the research that she does in making everything turn out so nice.
Deborah and Lloyd Bradley, Rappahanock River House
We have evaluated a few local designer’s portfolios and chose Cheryl to help designing our master bath renovation. She was easy to work with, and has a professional attitude and knowledge. She grasped right away what my husband and my collective style is and made great suggestions and kept us on track. She also found the contractor we ended up working with for the renovation.
It was a lot of fun working on the master bath redesign, because we had chosen a great designer. We are super happy with the completed bath, it is a night and day transformation. It used to be a “blah” kind of room, now it’s a “wow”.
I would recommend Cheryl to anyone. She is versatile and can work with different styles too.
Jaye Li, Manakin-Sabot Master Bath Renovation