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

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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.”

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.” 

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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 Enjolé or (812) 706-9906.

Tips for Your Kitchen Makeover from Designer Brittney Schipp

Renovating your kitchen can be a huge undertaking, especially if it hasn’t had a good facelift in years. There are so many things to consider…new styles, updated functionality, lighting, wall color, etc. But, stop stressing over the details! Working with a professional, like Enjolé Interiors’ Senior Designer, Brittney Schipp, can help you check all the boxes for a successful kitchen makeover… Here are just a few of the items she would help you consider:

Appliance Garages

If you’d like to minimize clutter, create a space(s) for each of your small appliances to be stowed away to create a clean look and eliminate crowding on surfaces. We’ve created appliance garages for clients’ TVs, stand mixers and even paper towel holders!


Look for creative ways to create more storage space. Is there a nook you no longer use? A set of cabinets that could be turned into a pantry? These spaces could be of great use for you to incorporate more storage for dishes, appliances or food. Another great option is to consider taking your cabinetry all the way to the ceiling for added space. And bonus – it will make your room look bigger.



kitchen symmetrySymmetry

There’s something to be said about symmetry within a space. Think about what you would like to have as the focal point of your design, such as the island or the oven. It’s best to create a triangle with your appliances to make meal prep flow better and increase your kitchen’s functionality.



lighting kitchen interior designLighting

Lighting can completely change the look and feel of your space. Consider adding pendant lights over an island for more light while enjoying meals. Or, switch up the design of your lights. In a recent kitchen renovation in Kentucky, we reduced the amount of pendant lights from 5 smaller ones to 3 larger ones, and it made a more dramatic change to the look of the room than you might think.



Don’t be afraid of wallpaper! It’s actually quite trendy and can pair well with existing wallpaper in the home and/or painted walls. Our best suggestion here is to take your time. Bring samples of several different patterns and designs back to the space to see how they will look. 

Brittney notes, “One of my clients really wanted to keep the wallpaper in her formal sitting room. So, when we were picking out the designs of the new wallpaper – we ended up with a total of 4 new wallpapers. We selected the kitchen wallpaper first because it was right off of the formal sitting room, and then worked our way into a few other areas off of the kitchen. The back hallway and staircase, a powder room and a laundry room each got a facelift, with new wallpaper in addition to the rest of the remodel. It took a bit of time — both in the studio and the clients home — to pick out the best color and pattern combinations to satisfy the overall plan for the design and the clients style.”


Step outside of the box to add another level to your space! If you’re drawn to one specific style, and you’d like to branch out a bit, explore different accessories you wouldn’t normally think to try. 

“One place we’ve recently done this was in a client’s bathroom. She wanted to replace the mirror, but always found herself gravitating towards a specific style. So, we found a mirror that was a bit out of her comfort zone to complement the wallpaper and overall design of the room,” says Brittney.

Window Treatments

A little detail around the windows creates a big effect. “It actually enhances the windows, adds softness to the room and an extra layer that really takes the space to the next level,” Brittany explains. “So, when choosing a window treatment, think about the overall design you’re trying to achieve in the room. Then, hone in on details that will compliment the space. For example, picking up on the subtle gray color in the pattern on the wallpaper and the curve of the range hood for the window treatments like we did in this Kentucky kitchen.”

Interested in working with a designer to transform your space? Contact us to learn about our designers and pricing!

A Kentucky Kitchen Renovation Transformation

After hitting over 40k views on YouTube personality’s Mallory Ervin’s channel, it’s evident that this renovation was transformational. Enjolé Interiors designer Brittney Schipp ultimately created a new space – implementing new design elements – that’s functional and features a modern twist on traditional design.

Design Inspiration

The client was motivated to make a drastic change on the main level of her home. Her existing kitchen hadn’t been renovated in 20 years, and it was time for a facelift. 

Her goal – white, light and bright. She kept seeing this current, but classic idea for a clean, fresh update, so we took that vision and ran with it. Our designer Brittney Schipp came in to create a space that was not only light and bright, but warm and welcoming – perfect for entertaining.

“We kept with her style, which is very traditional but pulled in some more modern elements, like the rug and the dining table, just to give it more of a current feel and mix things up a bit,” says Brittney.

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Key Elements to the Design

The client loves wallpaper, so this was key in the project. Brittney knew they would need to incorporate an updated wallpaper to match the existing walls in the formal sitting room. 

“She was keen about keeping this wallpaper, so it was a bit tricky picking out designs for each respective room in the renovation. We ended up with a total of 5 new wallpaper designs, which all ultimately ended up working well with what was already there.” 

mica shell wallpaper kentucky kitchenTo build on the design elements already in the home, Brittney suggested a dramatic metallic damask wallpaper for the walls as well as a shimmery gold and pearl mica shell wallpaper for the ceiling to add texture and even more sparkle to the room. This technique of adding wallpaper to the walls and the ceiling gave the room dimension and brought everything to life. Not to mention the addition of an eye-catching chandelier and it’s reflection off of the wallpapers…with how it picked up light from the mica shell, we achieved just the glow the client had been dreaming of!

Another key element to this design was hiding appliances. So, Brittney suggested they create panels on the refrigerator and around the island to achieve a seamless look. Brittney also thought they should make the range and the hood the focal point of the room, centering it on the main wall and reconfiguring the shape of the island to align.

kentucky kitchen remodel“In order to create that focal point, we had to shift the appliances around a bit to make everything more symmetrical. And, it worked. We were also able to add another layer to the design by updating the lighting from 5 small pendants to 3 large ones.”

If you’re thinking about a renovation but have some current design elements that you’re attached to, don’t think it all has to go. Sometimes those current design elements just need a few more layers of texture, color or pattern to bring them up-to-date and create a new space you’ll love! Or, maybe you’d like your space to be completely reimagined, we’re happy to take on a complete renovation.

Learn about working with Brittney or one of our other talented designers by filling out our online form or contact Tammy Stalling, our Director of Design & Retail at (812) 706-9906.

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Designer’s List to Consider When Renovating a Kitchen: Designer Brittney Schipp

designer's list for renovating kitchen - brittney schippWhen you decide you’re ready to take on a renovation – especially a kitchen renovation it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of decisions there are to make… Appliances, cabinets, colors, seating, etc. Need we go on? So, we are sharing this Q&A with interior design expert Brittney Schipp to give an inside look at a current kitchen renovation project in Morganfield, Kentucky.

Q: How does a designer know where to start?

It really begins with working with a client to develop an overall layout and design vision for the space. We spend time together learning their tastes and sharing ideas – often pulling up Pinterest, looking through magazines or even taking trips together to local showrooms to get an in-person visual. With this client, we went to Fehrenbacher Cabinets together to look at examples in their showroom and discuss each option.

Q: What types of decisions do you help your clients with?

Once we’ve agreed on the overall design, we start to consider things like electrical, light fixture placement, furniture placement and several other details people often forget to consider. In this home, we ended up moving some electrical around for new light fixtures and created a new island with a better shape to fit her family’s needs. And, with the addition of the new island, we considered balance and overall visual appearance, which ultimately led us to switch from 5 smaller hanging light pendants to 3 larger ones.

Q: What are some long-term investment questions to consider?

As a designer, I bring continuity and spatial awareness to the conversation. It’s always important to consider and certainly mattered in this project. We decided to remove all of the existing tile floor and install a new hardwood floor that would match the existing wood floor. When you continue floor throughout a space, like we did here, you’re able to transition from room to room more seamlessly. The eye doesn’t stop and it creates perfect continuity.

I have found that some of the most important means to create flow and continuity are with flooring, paint, wallpaper, light and even cabinetry. It may save you money in the long run to consider these factors and think about some of those larger decisions now, rather than at a later date. I always suggest putting a dream plan together, then when you get to logistics and budget you can make the decision of completing your dream project all at once, or in more manageable steps.

Q: Do appliances make a difference in the overall plan? 

Absolutely! For this renovation, we decided to completely change the layout of the kitchen to make the room more functional. If we have the opportunity to move appliances, I suggest that we create a triangle with the sink, stove and refrigerator. This creates functionality and is also more visually appealing. In this case, we moved the stove to the middle of the room to create a focal point for the room, with a beautiful, decorative vent hood over it.

Next, you’ll want to consider the smaller items and appliances you will want to have out, like a microwave, stand mixer or even the inevitable paper towels. You have the option to create what can be called “appliance garages” for these items that you may not want to see sitting on the counter each day.

Q: What are you seeing that’s on-trend for kitchens?

Light and bright. Think white cabinets, for sure. I would suggest going for inlay cabinet doors and drawers here over the overlay look. Then compliment them with some white countertops. Although this look is on-trend right now, it’s also classic and timeless. It will brighten up a space, making it look even bigger and more welcoming to guests.

Q: What is the key to a successful renovation?

Communication. 100% communication from all parties. There are so many decisions to be made, so ensuring their is efficient communication between all parties will make a renovation run much smoother. I always like to make sure I am in constant contact with the contractor. There are quite a few decisions that the contractor and the designer can make together. I lean on the client during times of uncertainty or when we need to make a decision on something we haven’t previously discussed.