Wrenda Goodwyn • special to the Fort Myers News-Press• February 25, 2012
Blending old with new is all the rage in decorating. And even though there are no rules about it, there is some amount of artistic talent required. A trained eye for what looks good together. And what doesn't.
Otherwise it just ends up a pile of "stuff" in a room that does not work. And making it “work” is the challenge.
That is why it is so much fun to meet a designer who has perfected the art of creating traditional interiors that retain elements of youthfulness and surprise. Combining her love of antiques and eclectic pieces with an artist-like eye for the fine details of a room, Sherrill Canet creates stunning rooms that have a gracious comfort and elegance about them.
She takes “old world” things and makes them fresh again. And her designs result in rooms that make you want to come in and stay a while.
And they are timeless. This is every designer's goal. To create rooms that never go out of style.
Canet has designed rooms in homes for high profile clients all over the world. Her designs that mix old with new have been featured in Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens and House Beautiful. And this week, she was in Southwest Florida to share the recipe for her creations as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at the Miromar Design Center in Estero. She also signed her book, A La Carte, The Elements of an Elegant Home.