Pensacola Florida based interior designer, Cheryl Kees Clendenon of In Detail Interiors was one of eight designers to present a design concept at KBIS in New Orleans.
Cheryl had selected a home spa design concept for a GenX client and in doing so, coined the new term “Me-Suite”.
Join us for a tour of Cheryl’s KBIS Design Studio project and feel free to contact Cheryl at @indetailsays on Twitter or leave a comment below if you have questions about the products and finishes she’s using. You can also head over to In Detail Interiors for more information about her work.
Special thanks to Cheryl’s sponsor Mr Steam for making the presentation and KBIS Design Studios possible.
Why did you choose Generation X as your target generation for this project?
I chose this because is the generation I most identify with and one that has ever changing needs. I think Gen X is probably too broad of ages really and I am focusing on the professional person with
Generational groups are useful shorthand – but what are the other big demographic factors you consider when creating design concept for a client?
Of course lifestyle. Kids or no kids. Stage in life with their time needs also…short on time?
Lots of time? Universal design needed? Where they live in relation to their work etc.
When you designed your project did you have a specific client, imaginary or
otherwise, in mind? Could you picture them?
Oh I have a fully formed client who I actually have imaginary conversations with daily…or
rather nightly since that is when am working on this! It is a couple that are busy professionals
with kids, middle school age. They are higher income and are equal partners in their lives
and responsibilities. They are defying specific gender roles.
Tools of the trade – do you have early sketches with pencil and paper – or work
I sketch on anything and everything. I am an idea person. I constantly am sketching ideas
and then losing where I put them. I frequently give my employees napkins, backs of receipts,
envelopes, and in one case, a piece of a 2×4 from a job site. They roll with it and can
translate “cheryl” into beautiful cad drawings that I then change again much to their dismay. I
no longer do any cad work. Is beneath my pay grade:)
Up close and personal with Cheryl Kees Clendenon:
What’s the first song that comes into your head NOW?
Nothing. I do not listen to the radio much and when I do is news talk stations. I sometimes
make up my own songs when singing around the house in the morning with my dog. Does
that count? Besides even if one came into my head, no way would I recall the name of it. I
cannot recall what I had for breakfast.
What’s the last thing you bought yourself, as a gift?
Iphone 5. It is my baby. My lifeline
to the real world as well as cyber world. My portable memory device. I have 65g and
Whose interiors would you most like to see?
For whom, living or dead, would you most like to design an interior?
Casey Conn. My business manager. Because she does not appreciate my true talents:) She
sees me as a cash cow. Ha.
Which superhero power would you most like to posses?
I already have eyes in the back of my head so no need. At least is what I am told. Daily.
And what would your superhero name be?