Saturday, December 26, 2009

Let it snow let it snow!

Christmas Holiday 2009!

OK I am taking a little break from the busy world of work to have some fun in the snow with my family and relatives in lovely Appleton, Wisconsin! YEP, it is cold (a high today of 26) and a little snow (today we got an additional 3 inches on top of the 15 inch base they already had). Life is good and this IS the time to enjoy with family and friends.

We at S&A are getting fired up for the New Year and looking forward to continue providing incredible design services and of course looking for new and exciting design opportunities. We are confident 2010 will be a stellar year!

I wish you and your family a joyous 2010!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Holiday Season!

The Holiday Season is now upon us!
All of us at Schelfe and Associates wish you and your family a Very Merry and Blessed Holiday Season. Now is the time to enjoy family and friends and take in the warmth and spirit of this Holiday Season and to take time to prepare for the New Year ahead.

As we move forward into this New Year, Schelfe and Associates is looking forward to working with you again and in providing the high level of creative design services you have come to know. We will continue to look for new and creative ideas, materials, design methods and technologies to offer you the best of the best in Interior Design. We also will continue to keep a watchful eye on our world and the environment and be diligent in serving you, our clients, while being ever watchful of our natural resources and the environment at large.

Thank you again, have a wonderful Holiday Season and talk with you soon!

p.s. We hope you enjoyed this year's "paper free" email Christmas card!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Really Cool Lighting!

First Light Lighting, LLC
Philip and Darlene with First Light Lighting presented a new line of lighting to the design staff at Schelfe and Associates. On a recent trip to Miami to attend the Hospitality Design Expo, Tim visited the both of First Light and was blown away by the creativity of these fixtures. Also, Tim has seen several of these fixtures in use at the Wynn and Encore Hotels in Las Vegas. First Light Lighting will be a new and fun edition to the lighting lines carried at Schelfe and Associates.
We hope you enjoy these too!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fun at Furniture Market!

Last week Tim, Marlene, Bart and Megan went to check out the latest home trends at the 2009 Fall Furniture Market in High Point, NC. The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 85,000 people to High Point every six months. To-the-trade only members are able to visit the world's most comprehensive product selection, including more new products than all other markets combined. Also, we are able to connect to the hottest home trends and business best practices with leading researchers and industry experts, and enjoy evenings of exciting entertainment as you network with professionals from across the industry.

High Point Furniture Market Facts:
* 188 Buildings
* 12 Million Square Feet of Showspace
* 85,000 Attendees Each Market
* More Than 2000 Exhibitors
* 110 Countries Represented
* Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
* Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

Here are a few of the showrooms we visited:

Visual Comfort

Somerset Bay

Bungalow 5

Also, S&A attended the Elle Décor party. The party was in celebration of the newly released book “Style & Substance: The best of Elle Décor”.

Megan, Marlene, Margaret & Bart

It was a pleasure to meet Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief, at the Elle Decor book signing!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

ASID Design Awards!

Schelfe and Associates is proud to announce the firm picked up two new ASID Design Specialty Awards. The awards, presented this weekend at the annual ASID Carolinas Fall Conference held this year held at Wrightsville Beach, NC, recognize award wining projects from entries throughout North and South Carolina. Tim Schelfe received an award for his work on the Master Suite at the 2008 Raleigh ASID Designer Showhouse and Tim and Marlene Heymer received awards for the interior design of the Old Chatham Clubhouse, an exclusive private golf club located near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Over the past 11 years the firm has received over 20 awards for it's residential, commercial and hospitality design work.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The work that we do!

Schelfe and Associates is pleased to present a short 2 minute compilation of some of our work created over the past several years. We hope you enjoy this video and learn more about the depth of work and our creativity.
Thank you


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Way cool Light Fixtures!

A few weeks ago I was in Las Vegas with my wife Ruth Anne, attending the annual Business of Design Conference 2009 (BOD09). Although confined to a conference room for almost two full days we did have time to tour the incredible Encore Hotel where we were staying. I have included some photos of the Encore and some way cool light fixtures from Alger International.

Enjoy - Tim

Me in the Encore Casino.

a really cool light fixture!

The Encore and Wynn hotels.

Viva Las Vegas!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nations Next Top Model Home

OK, I know it's been way too many weeks since I last updated our S&A Blog however, I have been keeping a fairly consistent and updated Blog at the Nations Next Top Model Home. Check out

A few months ago I was selected as a cast member of a new web based design reality competition. This competition based out of Wilmington, NC was to put 7 interior designers against each other in the design of 7 Model Homes for a new development called Compass Pointe. Well, we had $5,000 plus 28 days to complete the task. The top designer (as voted in by YOU the public) gets the title and a cool $25,000.
So check out the site, my work and PLEASE VOTE for ME!
Voting ends September 26th.



Monday, August 10, 2009

April's Angels

Twelve weeks ago I was excited to volunteer as a team member for the April’s Angels organization, which is a wonderful children’s charity located in North Carolina. April’s Angels is a non-profit organization that serves Wake and surrounding counties in NC by creating fantasy bedrooms for children with chronic illness. Their mission is to bring new life into the homes of families with children whose activities outside the home are limited due to illness. These rooms encourage the children to follow their dreams, despite the limitations chronic illness tries to place on them, and create an environment that improves the family’s ability to take care of their child’s needs.

Caroline Walker, Sarah Foster and I were the team captains for the bedroom makeover of a young girl named Hayley. Hayley has already endured 16 surgeries in her young life, yet she continues to be an uplifting, positive girl. Due to her illness she cannot participate in much physical activity, so she is at home a lot and mostly spending time in her bedroom on her bed.

We were given the task to coordinate a “dream” team to help create the fantasy bedroom makeover for Hayley. We worked many weeks to make her fantasy bedroom a reality. Our team of volunteers were given a weekend to install the room while Hayley was out of town. The BIG reveal to Hayley and her family was on Sunday, August 2nd.

Here are some before & after photos:
Before photos:

After Photos:

Here is a link to WRAL news clip which captured Hayley’s reaction:

The following is a list of our fabulous team members:
-Ruth Anne Schelfe
-Tim Schelfe
-Cathy Hobbes w/ CH Design Group Inc.
-Michelle California-Aguiar w/ Can Decorative Painting
-Martha Brown
-Elizabeth Klosterman

The following is a list of our extraordinary volunteers and contributors:
-Brian Humphries w/ Stanley Furniture
-James Bass w/ Statewide Wallcoverings
-Laura Stafford w/ PSA
-Meagan Sams w/ House of Lights of Cary, Inc.
-Gerry Woodyard w/ Koroseal
-Davide Aguiar w/ Can Decorative Painting
-Cathy Hobbes w/ CH Design Group Inc.
-John Henderson w/ Fuquay Floor To Ceiling
-Patrick Medlin
-Andrew Dail
-Drew Hulse

Team Photo:

Top Left to Right: James, Marlene, Hayley Sarah & Caroline
Bottom Left to Right: Drew & Patrick

This was an awesome experience! I hope Hayley enjoys her room for many years to come!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shenzhen China? Where in the World?

OK it's true Schelfe and Associates has its first international project! This project is located in Shenzhen China, about 45 minutes outside of Hong Kong. It involves the design of the interiors for a large Villa estate which will become a Boutique Hotel. Tim is heading to Hong Kong on August the 5th to meet the client and present the interiors. The Staff at S&A have been working long hours to prepare all the items and materials Tim will be presenting. This is his first trip to China and if all goes well more could be on the way.

View of the Villa.

View from the Villa to Shenzhen, China

Rendered concept as designed by Schelfe and Associates.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Game On!

Nations Next Top Model Home - NNTMH

OK here I go! Last weekend all seven designers gathered for the VIP Cast party and Opening Night event at the Compass Pointe Sales Center in downtown Wilmington, NC. Over 130 people crowded the sales center including the designers, the NNTMH crew, Compass Pointe staff, home buyers and of course the Paparazzi, yes there was plenty of press on hand. That night the designers randomly drew for their Model Home to design. I selected The Bellamy! SO now beginning August 1st I have 28 days to design and furnish the Foyer and Great Room for this house.
Keep watching and check out my Journal at

Enjoy this video!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Nations Next Top Model Home!

Schelfe and Associates, is thrilled to announce that Tim Schelfe has been selected as a cast member for this first ever Nations Next Top Model Home competition. This reality web-based design competition is based in Wilmington, NC and features seven Interior Designers from around the country competing for $25,000 and the title Nations Next Top Model Home!

Through the Web, this competition is taking off nationally and internationally. There are followers in Hawaii, Florida, California, New York and even in England and India. WOW.

Support Tim in his efforts as he prepares to design the interiors for one of the Model Homes. He has 28 days to complete this task beginning on August 1st! Click on the link below to learn all the details and see the competition.

One of the Model Homes!

Compass Pointe is the Development the competition will take place at.
It is located in Wilmington, NC

On July 24th the seven designers will draw names and learn which house they will be designing. Please visit the website listed above and vote for Tim!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Disney Magic!!!

Disney Magic is so much more than and Mouse and his friends!
On a recent family trip to Walt Disney World I spent many of the days touring the various resort hotels and properties of Disney. I am always amazed at the high level of creativity and detail Disney plans into its resorts. I toured the Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Disney's Beachclub and Boardwalk Resorts and spent an incredible afternoon at the new Animal Kingdom Lodge. Today I am featuring the Grand Floridian. This Victorian-style Disney Deluxe Resort is the flagship hotel of Walt Disney World Resort and offers world-class dining, entertainment and luxurious accommodations. I hope you enjoy the following views!

View from the sand beach!

View from the pool cabana!

Ceiling view in the Grand Lobby!

Fresh flowers are updated daily.

Disney started out with a mouse and a dream.
That dream has become a reality beyond imagination!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces

Striking just the right balance between what’s aesthetically pleasing and easily maintainable, Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces offers the best of both worlds. With an endless palette of dazzling colors showcasing the depth and character of natural quartz, Cambria countertops and tile will add warmth and beauty plus the strength and durability that can only be found in natural quartz.

Cheryl Tiegs
Cambria Style - Spring 09

Benefit’s of Cambria’s quartz surfaces:
Strength & Durability- Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces™ are twice as strong as granite. Cambria is a surface that is truly everlasting.
Maintenance Free - No sealing, polishing or reconditioning is needed. Simply wash with warm water. It's that simple. Plus, unlike granite, Cambria will resist stains from common food items such as wine, coffee and tea.
Food Safe - Unlike granite, Cambria has been certified by NSF International as safe for use as a food preparation surface. Cambria is nonporous; therefore, food and moisture cannot penetrate the surface — the main source of growth for harmful bacteria.
All Natural - Cambria is created from pure natural quartz, an extremely hard stone. In fact, quartz is the hardest non-precious stone that can be found in the earth's surface.
Everlasting Value - With its beauty and performance advantages over granite, a Cambria kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity will add value to your home.
Guaranteed - As the only producer of quartz surfaces in the United States, Cambria is covered by a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Plus, Cambria is the only producer of natural quartz surfaces in the United States.

Discover the warmth and richness that can only be found in natural quartz surfaces – where elegance and beauty meet function and lasting durability.
Schelfe & Associates carries the full line of Cambria’s color samples. Make an appointment with us to enhance and transform your home or workplace today.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

S&A's Limited Time Promotions

Schelfe & Associates has a new promotional program! For a limited time, when you become a “Schelfe Supporter” on our blog, you will receive 30% off retail on any item from the following exclusive to-the-trade items. This also applies to any current supporters, so call 919.832.8013, or email today for details and pricing.

Gloster furniture is firmly established as one of the most recognised names in quality outdoor furniture, with over 300 product lines and a world-wide distribution network. Whilst the Gloster name is most frequently associated with teak furniture, recent years has seen us diversify into alternative materials such as sling, stainless steel and woven man-made wicker.

*Phoenix Art Group*
An internationally acclaimed art gallery and studio, PHOENIX ART GROUP provides original artwork to top interior designers, art galleries, high-end furniture stores, art consultants and contract specifiers across the United States and the world.

*Decorative Leather Books*
Original antique books ranging from 50 to 150 years old. Slightly worn and tattered, these beautiful, European books are perfect for display and decorative purposes. Plus, new this year are parchment covered books for a more clean & modern look.

These manufacturers have been showcased in elite homes featured in Veranda, Southern Accents, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest Magazines.

Keep visiting our blog for more offers!!