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A Space for Family: Neutral, Coastal + Chic Retreat for an Illinois Client to Escape

Even amidst Enjolé’s big move to our new home in Newburgh, our design team has been busy with clients all over the midwest, including this light + airy + elegant family room and dining room space for a client in Illinois.

Creating a Vibe for the Space

“One of the things I love most about this job is the ability to decorate for friends.” Brittney Schipp, Director of Design at Enjolé Interiors said. “This client was actually someone I worked with several years ago, and I loved getting the opportunity to help her create this space.” For this design, we tackled a new addition / home remodel, and went with the light and bright feel for the space, bringing in some neutral white – and accenting with blues and other soft hues.

Once the color palette came together, we were able to create the coastal chic oasis this client envisioned.

Traditional Design Accents for a Kid-Friendly Space

This client was also passionate about a design that would stand the test of time — both the design elements and wear and tear from kids. “I decided to choose some kid-friendly performance fabrics that I knew would give her peace of mind with kids, andincorporated some texture into the space with pillows and a rug.” Brittney explained. 

Timeless Furniture Choices to Welcoming All

Some of our favorite furniture designers to use for spaces like this client wanted are Vanguard and Sherrill. They have been built and tested to withstand the test of time and are perfect for families.

 “The client and I loved this durable Vanguard dining room table and chairs.” Brittney said. “It’s a perfect choice to match her traditional, coastal vibe, and stand up against kids.”

Above the table, we chose a chandelier by Gabby to tie everything together and added a soft, blush pink floral arrangement as a centerpiece. 

For the living room, the client was also in search of something traditional and durable. So, we decided on this beautiful, modern marble and gold accented cocktail table from Vanguard and added some contrast to the space with 2 coastal blue striped chairs from Sherrill Furniture and some neutral, brown leather Motion Craft recliners — also an extension of Sherrill furniture. Pairing these pieces next to a bright white sofa created a timeless living room this family will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

Whether you’re in need of a refresh or a redesign… a mature space to entertain or one to withstand your growing family, let the design team at Enjolé Interiors help you bring your design dreams to life. Contact us today at (812) 706-9906 to learn more!

Creating a Colorful Living Room Space for a Newburgh Client to Love

From the moment we started hiring designers here at Enjolé Interiors, we knew the most important quality would be their passion for design. And, we think we’ve done a pretty great job of creating a team of designers that love to create dream spaces for our clients… our Margy is no exception!

A Modern Living Room with a Splash of Color

“When I started this project, the only thing the clients wanted to keep was the existing area rug.” Margy said “It can be challenging when a client is attached to a certain piece, but I was up to the test.” 

The first thing these clients mentioned was the color orange. They loved it, and wanted to try to work it into the space however possible. And, that’s just what we did. We added brightly orange patterned accent pillows next to a cozy, neutral colored couch by CR Laine and hung some colorful wall art — you can see how it just pulls all the color into the space.

Tactfully Accessorizing 

living roomAs we started to add furniture and decor to the space, we knew it had to be done carefully for all the colors to remain tasteful. “The Cheryl Ottoman was a little bit tricky because of the pattern, but it ended up working really well.” Margy said. This client also wanted a little bit of whimsy, with a pop of contemporary style, so we added in decor pieces like the circular lamp, modern circular sculptures, palm leaves and a mix of metals to marry the two designs together. We were also able to marry these 2 design elements together in the mantle, adding coordinating shelves on each side for balance and a circular wooden mirror in the middle. 

Our client had one specific request for the remaining pieces of furniture… “They didn’t want it to be matchy-matchy.” Margy recalls. “Specifically… the end tables. They wanted variety and for each to be small.” We listened, making each sitting space it’s own “station.” To finish, we added some sleek recliners in a classic herringbone fabric and a small bench for their grandchildren to enjoy the space as well.

Styling a Bar to Entertain

living room interior design projectThe final statement piece in this space was the bar. The Lexington Furniture double-door bar’s design makes it easy to open and close when needed and features a bright teal color interior, which we were able to play off the artwork in the living room and entryway. This was just another piece that was able to pull the space together incorporating the fun color they love, modern design and mixing metals.

Whether it is color you’re looking to add to your space or a special piece that inspires your design, our interior decorating team works within your vision and dream. 

We bring our own expertise and passion, but this is your project, not ours. 

Visit us in store and shop our extensive furniture selection at many price points, and schedule your design appointment online at enjoleinteriors.com/contact-us or call us — (812) 706-9906.

 

Susan Hyatt’s Home: A Space that “Wows”

susan hyatt home creating a space that wow

Designing custom spaces for our clients is one of our favorite things to do. We get the opportunity to not only bring our client’s design vision to life, but express ourselves through design. Recently, our team got the opportunity to work with Master Certified Life And Business Coach Susan Hyatt, and her husband Scott. Susan Hyatt is known as one of the world’s leading voices on mindset, motivation, and inspiring women to be unstoppable. Susan wanted people to walk in and say, “Oh My God!” And, she entrusted her recent home and office redesign to the interior design team at Enjolé.

Creating an Entryway that “Wows”

“Oh my, are you kidding right now?!” This response was the inspiration Susan put into our minds for the overall wow factor upon entering the home. So, we knew the entryway needed to speak volumes. We incorporated coordinating decor with the existing art piece and added a marble tile flooring to create a show-stopping entry. The neutral color palette brings it all together and pulls in the rest of the house.

A Dining Room Inspired by Art

This room was a blank space that continually evolved, using the Beyonce artwork as inspiration for the room. “I found the artist on Instagram, and Susan loved her art. The design came together once we incorporated the painting… it’s amazing how you plan a room around great art,” Tammy said.

“From there, we added in custom drapery, repurposed an old piece of furniture and accessorized the space with unique pieces from our in-store collection and a gorgeous floral arrangement by Candis, from our team here at Enjole.”

This space also includes Susan’s favorite design feature: built-in cabinets from Fehrenbacher Cabinets — an idea she’s had since they first moved in. Susan and Scott love keeping the lights on inside to showcase the beauty of the piece.

A Cozy Living Room Design 

“I love nothing more than curling up in my chair next to the fire, especially during the winter months,” Susan confessed. So, we knew we wanted to create a cozy, welcoming space. We brought in a Cheryl leather chair that’s electric and reclines for comfort. Next, we added in accessories that matched Susan’s driven personality and played with darker, stronger features like the brown pillows and large cocktail table to ground the space and pull it all together. The living room is finished off with drapery — double entendre with velvet, to create a dramatic effect, which can’t be ignored when you enter the room. 

Playing with Color in the Office

Susan Hyatt’s office –– where the true magic happens! We could not let her down here. The client wanted the room to reflect a CEO’s office, and encompass a female empowerment vibe, while being fun and fresh. So, we brought in a desk by Vanguard and added in a fun pink and gold chair to give us a pop of color and added in some gold and pink in the drapes for even more empowering, fun color. To add an extra layer to space, we brought in some artwork from Frances Cadora for the wall and a painting by Ross Webb to be placed on the desk.

A Powder Room with Custom Art

The final space our design team was able to create was a powder room. “We were able to paint the ceilings in this space, which is something we’re not able to do often.” Tammy admitted. “It made sense for the design because we were able to pull in color and connect it with a piece of art that the client’s husband had made for her — so special!” The space was complete with custom cabinetry, and we repurposed the original chandelier from the dining room.

If you don’t say, “Wow” walking into this space, try walking in for a second time. The design speaks for itself in Susan Hyatt’s home. It is amazing how our interior design team was able to create that wow factor, while making guests feel cozy, at home and welcome the minute they walk through the Hyatt’s home. “What an honor it was to work with Susan Hyatt one-on-one in her home.” Tammy said. “Her drive is contagious and gave us further motivation to create a space that inspires one of the most inspirational women we know.”

A New Year + Our New Store Front in Historic Newburgh Takes Shape

New Storefront in NewburghThough our first home on Main Street in downtown Evansville will always hold a special place in our hearts, we have so much excitement ahead as we make plans for our new store, or as we like to call it, our “Enchanted Home,” in Newburgh. As we embark on a substantial renovation of the 180 year old building, we couldn’t imagine not taking you along with us for the ride.

History at 10388 IN-662 in Newburgh

After acquiring the space from Bill Fortson and John Clements, we learned so much about the history of the former BJ’s Accents property and how their business came to life. New Store in Old BJ's BuildingBJs was once home to a frame shop, located on the top floor, and a floral shop, located on the lower level before it evolved into a furniture, home accents and interior design business.

And when the historic home was to be demolished, Bill and John had other plans. The two had become friends and worked together at a bank for years, allowing them the opportunity to learn about the property.

new store in old BJ's building

Creating a Vision for our new store, our “Enchanted Home”

“To say that we have an exact design in mind… No, we really don’t plan to stay confined to one look,” Tammy reveals. “But, we have so many ideas, hopes and dreams for what the space will become. We plan to appeal to many different aesthetics in our space. We do like a southern living vibe to match the architecture of the building, it has a very Georgian style charm!” We are excited about creating more room for retail space and filling every square inch with the best brands and merchandise. As we take down walls and make the space our own, we’ll also be creating an incredible design center for our team, as well as a place for our team to consult with other designers and clients.

“We have this vision of making Enjole more than just a store… We see it becoming a destination,” shares Tammy. Imagine french doors at the back of the building opening up to an outdoor living space that will be an extension of the store and a place to easily pick up purchased items. 

We want our new space to become a hub for designers in surrounding cities to collaborate with us, whether they’re from Louisville, Nashville or beyond.

Anniversary Open House Weekend

Enjolé Interiors Anniversary Open House Weekend
November 5th – November 8th

We invite you to Enjolé Interiors Anniversary Open House Weekend, Thursday, November 5th through Sunday, November 8th!

We’re celebrating our 4th anniversary in business! This year, especially, we all need a little Christmas. Our customers deserve the best, and we want to offer some extra Christmas Joy with our Anniversary Sale tradition!

Join Sharon and our Enjolé team, along with Bill and John from BJ’s Home Accents, in our beautifully decorated storefront as you experience some of the greatest savings this year – take 20% OFF accessories November 5th – 8th! There’s no better time to begin your holiday shopping and inspire your holiday decor—plus, we’ll be offering our highly requested gift wrapping for free!

anniversary open house weekend

Pre-Shop the Sale – Want to shop but not feeling comfortable in person during our Anniversary Weekend? Stop by early or give us a call to reserve your items and pick them up curbside at a later date!

Sale Hours: Thursday-Saturday, November, 5-7th 10AM-4PM and Sunday 12PM-4PM

*Sale excludes Mark White art and special orders. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Our team will be hard at work all weekend to keep the store sanitized and safe for our customers. Visit our website for more info.

This year we all Need a Little Christmas – so join your friends at Enjolé Interiors and allow us to spoil you with discounts and decor!

 

Sharon’s Birthday Bash 2020

Sharon’s Birthday Bash!

SEPTEMBER 21 – SEPTEMBER 25

We couldn’t throw a birthday party for Sharon without including our customers!

Enjoy 20% off accessories & 10% off the manufacturer’s price on furniture across the store! Excludes Mark White art and special orders.

sharon's birthday bash

Have you had your eye on a furniture piece or accessory for your space but have been waiting for the price to be even sweeter? Now is your time! Shop our beautiful selection at discounted prices, and give your home a fresh look for the new season!

 

Making a House a Home: Julie’s Home Renovation

It’s completely normal to be nervous when starting out a design project for your home. Will you enjoy working with the designer? Will they be able to work within your budget?

You’re not just a client when you decide to work with Enjolé. Even if it begins with just one small project, you often become a life-long friend, which speaks to the successful outcomes and the trustworthiness of our designers. 

One of our latest design projects was a beautiful home renovation for our dear customer and friend, Julie. She and Tammy actually met at our store 4 years prior to this project.

Julie and her family moved here two years ago in March and did a renovation on their home, lowering their A-frame ceiling and changing the layout of the kitchen and office. The kitchen layout and cabinets had been completed, and Julie decided to bring Tammy and the Enjolé team in to make the space more of a “home.” 

“I actually enjoy working on a renovation project this way because you get to work through the process with the client and figure out a timeline together,” Tammy said. “With a renovation project, it really is all about trusting the process and watching things get better and better as they evolve.”

Only the Perfect Pieces for the Dining Room 

“Julie had a list of different phases she wanted to complete in the remodel,” Tammy recalls. “The dining area was the first phase, and we knew that we wanted a really interesting piece to bring the space alive. Julie already had a dining table and chairs, so we just had to add some finishing touches.” 

Julie and Tammy ended up finding a serving table that fit the scale of the room and perfectly complemented the dining room table and chairs. Next, the two decided to add color to the walls with art.

“I actually reached out to our art broker when he stopped by the store one day and he showed me these two photos,” Tammy said. “I channeled the client and told the art broker I knew she needed them. I was right. Once the art was added to the wall, it was like everything was instantly tied together.” 

A Rug + Fabrics add Layer and Color

Isn’t it amazing what a rug can do for a space? Tammy recalls Julie selecting the rug for their new space. 

“This is one of my favorite pieces. It’s beautiful. All of the colors in the rug were very much an inspiration for the rest of the house. Not to mention, this piece is a collectible and pairing it with the art and chandelier adds even more flair to the design.” Tammy also mentioned that Julie plans to reupholster and paint the chairs to play off of the colors in the rug. Another layer of design that will add so much dimension to the space. “Something funky and cool to make the space really fabulous.”

Also in the living room area, you will see a fun collection of fabrics carefully pieced together by Tammy and Julie that perfectly fit the families needs! “We wanted to create a space that is durable, the fabric on the seat is a performance fabric and then we went with a really beautiful textured durable fabric here that is just soft and yummy, and would hide any flaws.”Julie and her family have a heart for rescuing dogs, so the space needed to fit their lifestyle and passion.

“We just had fun with collections of fabrics, I think the fun part about Julie is that she’s not afraid to try anything, she’s not scared to go outside of the box, so you know this is definitely not your normal sofa! This is a sofa that kids can lounge on or take a nap on and it still looks like something in a magazine.” 

making a house a home

Family Heirlooms Make a House a Home

When one of our designers comes into a space, we want to make sure we leave it feeling like a home and not just a well-decorated house.  

“For this design, that special, family touch was a punch bowl that has been used and loved for many years by Julie,” Tammy said. “A special touch like this is what makes you fall in love with a space day after day.”

This space is a beautifully-unique product built out of a connection between designer and client that is unmatched in the industry, and it’s exactly what you can expect when you work with the team at Enjolé Interiors. 

To schedule your design appointment with one of our interior design specialists, contact us Enjoléinteriors.com or (812) 706-9906.

A Design Collaboration Inspired by this One Detail

When an Enjolé designer is invited on a design collaboration in a team member’s home interior, some of our favorite brands and styles come to life!

This beautiful family room design is a perfect example of how one piece of inspiration can lead an entire project design – and sometimes it’s even more fun this way. Would you believe the entire design started around just one piece of art?! 

A Love for Design Blossoms

Amy has been with our team for about two and a half years. She retired from her job as a pharmacy rep and decided she wanted to spend her time with something she had always had a passion for: interior design. 

“I’ve always loved mixing and matching fabric designs.” Amy said. “I also love helping people create spaces they truly love, whether it be a brand new space, a redesign or simply rearranging items to give the space a new flair.”

A Vision for the Space Evolves

“When I initially started working with Margy [designer at Enjolé Interiors] on the space, I didn’t really have a “vibe” in mind,” Amy admits. “But, I did have a piece of art that I loved for the space, and I adored the gold frame.” It ended up being her love for the gold frame that sparked the vision for the design. They decided on a beautiful velvet blue Bernhardt sofa with accenting gold nailheads. Then came more gold with accent pillows and subtle decor around the room.

This vibrant gold wasn’t the only vision for the space, though… That’s simply where it began. “We brought in more contrasting colors with the lamp, adding mixed metals throughout the room, and Margy even made me this unique succulent arrangement that adds another layer of design,” Amy said. “And, of course, I had to throw in some pieces that I love into the design, as well. I love fabrics,so I created the drapes and found a beautiful leather chaise that sets the room apart.”

Another fun piece Amy recalls adding into the design were the Karges chests flanking the bay window, which belonged to her parents. “I knew I wanted them in the design because they were a piece of my family and are close to my heart, and it just made that part of the room feel complete with all the great natural light coming through.”

Carrying the Design Throughout the Home

When designing a space this unique and elegant, you want to be able to carry the design throughout the home. Amy decided to bring in more coordinating colors and textures into the entryway and library with a cowhide rug, silk pillows and silver lamp.

“My “orange room” — as I like to call it — was just in need of a little refresh,” Amy said. “I just love the color orange, and I wanted to keep it that way. So, I decided to update the space with a gray sofa from Bernhardt and play off the color in the wall with a variety of different fabrics on the pillows.” 

Creating a Dramatic Powder Room

“Many people think that powder rooms just need to serve a purpose, and don’t always think to incorporate a fun or dramatic design, but I think it’s a great space for design,” Amy shared. 

“The powder room is one of the most frequently used spaces, as guests will always see it when you entertain.” In this space, Amy wanted to go bold with her wallpaper, incorporating a Thibault Peacock Design that she fell in love with. For added drama, she did a black ceiling with black and white flooring to give the space even more dimension.

A Master Bedroom fit for a Queen

The final space tackled in this redesign was the master bedroom. “I knew I wanted some sort of accent wall in the room, and I thought a more neutral colored wallpaper behind my bold headboard would really make the space stand out. I love how it turned out!” Amy recalls.

Amy chose a dark forest green velvet headboard from CR Laine, and added a couple lamps on either side atop her end tables [originally her parents] to really make a statement, along with a beautiful custom bedspread from Lili Alessandra.

It’s amazing to see a space come together like Amy’s… one that evolved from a minor design detailed and spilled over into other rooms throughout the home. Sometimes all it takes to make a space feel luxurious but also all your own is an idea for inspiration and collaboration with a skilled designer – Contact the interior design experts at Enjolé Interiors today to help bring some life back to your space. 

Enjolé Interiors Announces Business Expansion and Relocation to BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. of Newburgh

Evansville, Ind. – May 18, 2020 – Enjolé Interiors, a tri-state leader in custom interior design and a leading retailer for home décor, accessories, and unique gifts in downtown Evansville, Indiana, has embarked on a new expansion venture to BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. in Newburgh, Indiana. Enjolé will move their business to Newburgh to add more talent, brands and clients under the Enjolé Interiors name.

The business expansion plans began months ago and have evolved from careful planning with both parties. After the transition is complete and Enjolé has moved services and furnishings into their new location in BJ’s Home Accents’ historic home in Newburgh, clients will be able to shop an expanded inventory of home décor and furniture, and utilize the skills of the newly expanded Enjolé Interiors design team.

Sharon Lemond, local entrepreneur, owner of Enjolé Interiors as well as Entwined small plates and wine bar, is incredibly optimistic about taking a chance on this expansion and moving to a new location.

“This is an incredible opportunity for us – the people, the location, the opportunity for growth. We truly love downtown Evansville, and it will always have our hearts. But, this is quite the opportunity,” says Lemond. “I’ve known Bill and John since they began their business 41 years ago. The property has ample room for dedicated parking, large indoor and outdoor events, as well as space for future construction. I’ve always dreamed of an old home as the setting for this business. We’ve outgrown our current space, and we do have future plans that can really become a reality with this new venture.”

Sharon Lemond received the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2017 from the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce after opening Enjolé Interiors. Her idea was to start an interior design business with the ultimate goal of creating “enticing” and “enchanting” living spaces—named after the French-Cajun word, “Enjolé.” They have been in their current downtown Evansville location at 313 Main Street since 2017 and have been closely tied to the community. 

“The decision to relocate our retail space to BJ’s Home Accents will achieve three primary goals: to expand our services to reach more clients, to highlight our quality and incredible diversity of style, and to take a leap forward in the future growth of our business. To now have added expertise on our team – all of the years experience we have together – there really are no boundaries to what we can do as a design team,” says Lemond.

BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. was created in 1979 by Bill Fortson and John Clements. BJ’s offers one-stop shopping for a large selection of decorative accessories, fine furniture, lighting, gifts, and seasonal décor. 

“I couldn’t be more grateful to work with such incredible people in the interior design business. Sharon and Tammy have been loyal friends and colleagues of mine for years, and I know this is the right transition for us and our clients,” says Fortson. 

“I’m thrilled for our customers to get to know these incredible designers and see what a wonderful businesswoman Sharon is. We are confident in the experience our clients will receive by working with this team. You will be working with the best, and you will be taken care of,” says Clements.

enjole interiors business expansion BJ's Home Accents in Newburgh Indiana

While the business transition is now official, the renovation schedule has not yet been decided. The updated building in Newburgh will allow for future growth and expansion of services. 

“It’s important, now more than ever, that folks can trust local businesses, and that they can get the items and the services they’re looking for,” says Lemond. “We know that shopping online has its convenience, but we also feel that now is the time customers are looking to local businesses. To be able to offer everything we need to for our customers, this was our next move – to grow and expand.”

Enjolé Interiors will be relocating from their current downtown Evansville location to take over the BJ’s Home Accents, Inc. building and property located at 10388 IN-662, Newburgh, IN 47630.

The four-story building at 313 Main Street, which was the home of Berger and Berger Law prior to Enjolé Interiors, will be listed for sale with Hahn Kiefer Real Estate Services.

Getting to Know our Designer: Margy Foster

Our team of designers has incredible talent. Each of them has a passion for what they do, and their personality shines through on each of the projects they complete. Come along with us as we chat with designer Margy Foster, and learn a little more about how she’s devoted to creating enchanted spaces you’ll love.

creating a space margy foster designerQ: How did you get started in design?

A: “I have always had an eye for color, mixing patterns and doing DIY projects. 

With encouragement from friends and family, I enrolled in one interior design class at Ivy Tech, fell in love with the program and because a full-time student. I later taught design at Ivy Tech for 12 years. While teaching part time, my friend, Beth Schmitt, and I built a paint business, creating faux finishes, painting murals and furniture. After several years, I decided to focus on design and in 2017 joined an incredible team of designers at Enjolé Interiors!”

Q: How would you describe your style as a designer?

A: “I’d say I’m eclectic, leaning towards traditional, with a bit of whimsy! I love mixing fabric patterns and colors and the creativity it takes to make a design work. I love when a client says, “I’d never do that on my own, but I love it!”

Vibrant patterns and colors can add variety and interest to any room, even in small doses. I’ve found for the most part, people are conservative when it comes to color. Too much color can be overwhelming.”

Q: Tell us a little more about about your process as a designer when meeting with clients.

A: “Meeting with a potential new client is a “meet and greet”…getting to hear ideas and dreams that he or she has for their space. After many conversations, a plan is made – styles, colors, whether or not new furniture is required, are window treatments an option, are there heirlooms or things the client can’t or won’t part with, etc. Every issue has an answer and those answers become part of the plan. Good design is a process. Figuring out exactly what the client expects from the finished project and from me as the person who implements the project is what has to happen for a successful finish.”

Q: Is there a specific type of client or project you’re drawn to?

A: “I enjoy clients who have a vision of what they want but are open to other ideas. Design is so subjective. Most projects have more than one solution, any of which may be “correct,”  but finding the one that works best for my client is my objective. 

Probably my favorite aspect of design is accessorizing. Accessories are to a room what jewelry and the  perfect shoes are to a new outfit. I like to make the finishing touches fit, yet make a statement!”

Q: What have you learned from past projects that you’d like to share with Enjolé’s followers?

A: “Honestly, I learn something from every project. No two jobs are ever the same! I can’t stress enough how important conversation between designer and client is. Make sure you both are thinking the same thing and ask questions! Never assume!

I’ve been in the design field for 30 years and have seen styles and trends come and go, and return with minor changes and new names – what’s old is new again! But no matter the pieces used to create a room, the principles and elements of design remain the same.

Thanks to Margy for sharing some of her design insight! Learn more about Margy here and contact the store to schedule your appointment!