Cabell Design Studio


Services Provided
Full service Interior Design for residential and commercial projects including:

Interior Design Consultation for residential and commercial projects
Construction Documents and Bid Documents
Construction Administration
Furniture Sourcing
Fine Art and Antique sourcing, selection and placement

Areas Served
Cabell Design Studio is based in Central Virginia and will travel to projects sites in a broad area.

Business Description
Cabell Design Studio is an award winning residential and small commercial design firm which has completed projects across the state of Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland.

Cabell Design Studio has won multiple awards at the annual Interior Design Excellence Awards ceremonies. In addition, their work has been published in several trade publications, including Southern Living magazine, Home and Design and Richmond Magazine.

Elizabeth Cabell is a professional member of ASID and a Certified Interior Designer. She has passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and has 20 years experience in the interior design field.

Certification and Awards
Please visit our website at www.cabelldesignstudio.com for a full awards list.

Professional member of American Society of Interior Designers
Certified Interior Designer by the State of Virginia
NCIDQ Certified

IDEA FIrst place Awards in 2009, 2011, 2012
Location:
Montpelier, VA US 
Contact:
Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID 
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Address:
15309 Devonwood Road
Montpelier, VA 23192 
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Bedrooms: Fairy-tale Boudoirs for Glamorous Grown-ups

Your bedroom is your private haven, so why not go all out on a magical scheme that’s an escape from the real world? Full Story
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Hi.
Love the tree in the bedroom it looks great but would not like the thought of a bird nesting their lol. Think it is a great focal point of the branches and you could hang anything from them like sparkly hearts or little mosaic mirrors that would reflect all around the room.Very Nice!
Love the other room styles too,great ideas.
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I love very beautiful vintage bedrooms so these projects are full of inspiration
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Cabell Design Studio, Thanks so much for that feedback. I love the onyx for the vanity. It's perfect. But my vision got hijacked when my husband suggested I put it on the tub deck as well. I have been having trouble refocusing since then.
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So glad to be of assistance. In the 20+ years I've been managing an interior design studio I've found that husbands can do a lot of highjacking :) However, I've also found that the flip side is to listen to them openly, as they often have very good ideas, just not the ones that we initially developed. It can be a challenge when highjacked, but if in the end you eventually return to your original idea you will be pleased that multiple variations were reviewed and potentially discarded. Leave no stone unturned before you put in the rather permanent granite and tile work! That onyx is a real show stopper and too much of a good thing is just plain too much. Please let us know if we can be of additional assistance :) Best of luck!

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A Modern Miami Home
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Hello Diana,

What a gorgeous piece of property and an ambitious, wonderful idea! Your hotel will be stunningly beautiful when you are finished. One round trip ticket is all we need to come to Portugal to assist you! And we would be happy to do so :)

A few thoughts: you might think about having the sofa be a different color brown or at least a lighter shade of brown than the floors. This will provide much needed contrast and will clear the sofa/floor combination area from becoming a monolithic shape in the room and an unintended focal point.

You might think about some large (or small) natural area rugs for comfort and softness on the feet. This will also quiet the rooms and absorb bouncing sound.

You might think about either volumous sheers on the windows or, alternately, heavy velvet in a single drape. In a light color velvet this would add substance, provide sound and light control and add to the textural quality of the room.

You might think carefully about the lighting. Do your users require ambient light, and where, for general sight? Task lighting for reading? Accent lighting for art or drama? Iron sconces and chandeliers wold keep things light and simple.

You might think about adding a large scale mirror to the room for added light and textural framing.

You might also add a small pull up chair to the sofa arrangement for comfort, additional seating and interest. These could be found in thrift shops, antique stores or other and renovated in upholstery, paint and finish for fun.

You might think about a soft soft soft sky blue for the ceiling. It will add height, light, interest to the room and work beautifully in color palette to the brown as it mimics the gorgeous Portugese sky outside. Whitewashed walls?

You might think about art. Seriously large scale prints or even large textiles mounted on canvas or hanging from the wall. Nothing too valuable, but something of interest and vitality. This could be a sepia, a line drawing, organic, architectural, several avenues, pashminas, tapestries.

You might think about adding some wood beams, or wood columns, or wood sculpture, for texture and warmth.

A few Houzz examples for your thoughts:

Oz Architects
Wendi Young Design
Tuscan Country House, Siena, Italy
Derby Hill Farm Lyme NH
Saratoga Creek House (More contemporary and snazzy)
Mexico House
Traditional Entry
Andalusian Custom Home
Mediterranean Bedroom
Sylvia Martin (sheers)

Best of luck with your very cool project and please let us know if we can be of additional assistance. We have schedule availability in early September :)

Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID
Cabell Design Studio
August 12, 2014 at 3:50PM   
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And one more important thought, although really there are so many, a different headboard in each room could be an interest. Alternate ideas:
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Headboards:
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The bronze. Nice contrast and would frame the stained glass dividers quite well. The cherry is very red. Best of luck!
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You might try Ben Moore historic colors: HC-81 Manchester Tan is a good one; not too pink: HC-80 Bleeker Beige is a slight deeper than Manchester, but a great neutral. Softer is Muslin, 1037, which we have used, and might work as well.

Best of luck!
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since the high ceilings go from front to back of house we need a neutral to pull them together. Can't use greens or golds, not fond of gray so guess it is tans and beige tones, right? would really like your opinion. thank you!
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this is a new house with lots of big white ealls.
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Dove Wing has a small bit of yellow. I'm not sure that the crispness of the Revere Pewter and the White Dove would not be compromised by it. For the base of the island would you think about just using the White Dove?

Best of luck!
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Some shutters are made to fold in quarters.. do yours do this? Otherwise a specialty hinge can be installed to fold them 180 degrees back towards the wall, if you have the wall space.

Best of luck!
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Hello kilkens4,

That would depend on two things: the pattern, and your preference for pattern. If you want to go with navy and the navy has a bold pattern it may compete with the trellis in the chairs:
Gerardi Home
Our Navy Living Room
Nantucket Summer Home
Western Springs Living Room

If the navy rug has pattern, but is softer and non-competitive with the trellis on the chair and you also tend to like pattern, then it could work:
Living Room
Niche Interiors: San Francisco Interior Design Services
CIty Projects
Abbe Fenimore - Studio Ten 25

But if you want to keep it simple, clean and straightforward, keep the rug solid or tonal:
W Residence
Candlelight Makeover - LaJolla
Zem Navy Blue Matlida Rug
Mohawk Hampton Transom Navy Blue Solid Hi/Low Pile Carved 5' x 8' Rug (6179)

Of course, pictures of the chairs and the sofa would help, too :)

Best of luck and please let us know if we can be of additional assistance,
Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID
Cabell Design Studio
July 30, 2014 at 2:50PM     
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Some options for the rug with green chairs and white sofa.Pattern will look nice.
July 30, 2014 at 6:10PM   
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Should do nicely.
July 30, 2014 at 2:35PM   
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Do you think colors night train or tempest by benjamin moore paints will go well with tan leather furniture? is there a better color between the two you would go with?
July 30, 2014 at 3:24PM   
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Hello aju007,

Be certain that the structure is sound prior to placing anything on the roof. After that has been determined, you might think about using it for either a deck with cozy chairs and table or a garden area. A few Houzz examples:
Tower House
Greenwich
Private Residence - Modern Rooftop Garden
Mill Valley Cabins
Stealth

Best of luck and please let us know if we can be of additional assistance,
Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID
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July 30, 2014 at 2:32PM     
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Hello quistie,

Four is intriguing. The thought of moving past the bed to get to the living area on the other floor plans bothers me, and perhaps some of your guests in the future. Four allows for a clear definition of those two spaces. You mentioned not purchasing any additional furniture, but with a console table picked up at Target or Goodwill placed behind the sofa, you could place tall lamps on that and REALLY define the spaces.

Best of luck!
Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID
Cabell Design Studio
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Go to a website called Engineer your space...it has so really great ideas for small spaces...and you tube videos...
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@Libbmom- brilliant!! Thank you for recommending that site- I'm already getting ideas. Had never heard of it. Do you know of any other fabulous sites? I already love Apartment Therapy.
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Hello miriambuckwold,

This sounds like a personal decision and not one based on trend. You might spend some time on this website taking a look at various avenues...there are so many images here that if you create an idea book for glossy and an idea book for matte and then perhaps one for 4x12 and perhaps one for large wall tile, you can take a look at the idea books as a whole to see which speaks to you the most. That one will have the longest last factor. Think also of the maintenance of a glossy tile in the bath vs a matte tile. Over time, glossy shows water spots. Accent tiles will always be available, the glass and marble are very popular at the moment.

Mid Century Modern Master Bathroom
Small Space Bathroom
Pacific Heights Mediterranean
Harlem Residence Master Bath

Best of luck!
Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID
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Hello apillon69,

Pictures of both would be so very helpful if you have a chance to post. This really depends entirely the space. Generally, a kitchen table would be a great focal point, but the space may dictate otherwise.

Palo Alto Residence
Shingle style cottage breakfast nook
New Construction

Best of luck,
Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID
Cabell Design Studio
July 30, 2014 at 2:10PM   
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