Southern Home describes Cheryl Luckett’s style as "opulence in reach” with “vintage treasures and ingenious restyles” as essential tools in her design kit. Cheryl believes her clients should dwell in a home they love; a place that gives them a sense of well-being both indoors and out. She describes her design aesthetic as sophisticated but approachable; easy and livable. Launched in 2012, Dwell by Cheryl Interiors continues to grow with clients raving about Cheryl’s ability to transform a space as well as her professionalism and attention to detail.
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.
Not surprising, her work has been published in Charlotte Home and Garden, Southern Home, The Charlotte Observer, Queen City Exclusive, Charlotte Home Décor and Design, and Hoffman Media’s Southern Spaces to name a few. She currently serves as Brand Ambassador for Revolution Performance Fabrics and in 2018 she launched her first licensed product line, a five piece upholstered furniture collection called Belle by Cheryl Luckett for Sylvester Alexander Furniture. She is a seven-time recipient of the Best of Houzz Award for Design and Customer Satisfaction and was recently named one of Charlotte’s Best Designers by Charlotte Agenda. 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.
What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?
Not sure if it’s my Southern roots, my HBCU collegiate experience, or the fact that my parents placed importance on us knowing where we came from, but Black History has always been important to me. As an entrepreneur, this year I’m focused on the legacy of entrepreneurship within my own family. Several years ago, I was informed by a family member that my Great-Great Grandmother sold mail-order furniture and home goods within her rural Mississippi community in the 1930s. Needless to say, I’ve become fixated on finding out more details. I am fascinated by the fact that my ancestor was essentially an early decorator in the Black community in the segregated South, providing access to furnishing during a time when access to our community was limited or non-existent. It makes me proud to know that interior design is not only my passion and profession, it’s in my DNA.
Where Are You Finding Inspiration To Create This Year?
I’m having a moment where art is inspiring me right now. I’m constantly on the hunt for new artists to bring into my clients’ homes, many of whom are beginning collectors. I love how art can add so much personality and breathe life into a space.