Benchmark Shutters & Shades is a family owned, locally operated business located in Apex, NX and specializing in interior window coverings for your home or business. Their service area includes the central NC region, encompassing Raleigh-Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Cary, and the surrounding areas. They are a strong proponent for buying American made products whenever possible. A Hunter Douglas Windows Fashion dealer. See their website for complete description of the wide array of products they carry, install, and service, such as Plantation Shutters, Blinds, Shades, Motorization/Remote Control, and Specialty Shapes.
Comment by a Fearrington Village Resident:
“Clint has provided beautiful Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades for many of our windows, as well as one set of Hunter Douglas plantation shutters. He has a wide array of offerings and installation is flawless. We recommend him highly.”
Services: Whether designing and building a new home from the ground up or reinvigorating an old space, his ultimate coaching goal is to help guide the process of having a home reflect the owner’s tastes. The process can include shopping with clients and to assist in finding contractors and craftspeople; however, he does not get involved in financial transactions between clients and vendors or service providers. The rate for design coaching is $75 per hour.
Operated by Fearrington Village residents Duffy Holland and Cathy Somer, who started the company to help local residents solve interior design problems and to answer their decorating questions. Both have had many years of practical experience in decorating their own homes and helping friends and relatives do the same. If you have a limited budget and do not need the full services of an ASID designer, their lower rates much more reasonable.
Services: If considering to update or refresh some of the rooms of your house or apartment but aren’t sure where to start, the first 15 minutes of any consultation is free. They work with existing furnishings whenever possible to create new room plans for you, incorporating furniture, rugs, lighting, and wall art. They can advise on design questions, such as what color to paint the dining room, where to hang a large antique mirror, how to update the kitchen economically, what window treatment would look best in the master bedroom, and who to consider hiring to make it happen.
They also offer solutions to storage questions, basic home staging, and walk-through consultations.
Located at 9515 US Hwy 15-501 N (in the remodeled building formerly occupied by Bathrooms By Bonnie), Christy Lynch O’Hara’s Steel Roots Home Décor is a beautiful retail storehouse that combines her design style with her love of unique home decor and furniture finds. It is also home to Simply O Interiors, Christy’s design firm, making all aspects of interior design under one roof. She also carries Norwalk furniture.
Comment by Fearrington Village Resident
“This week I found a neighborhood gem between Briar Chapel and Fearrington village: Steel Roots. No it is not a metal plant shop, the very friendly owner, C Christy O’Hara has a treasure trove of lovely decorator touches, furniture to order and gift items for the home. I was most impressed with her selection of upholstery fabrics. You can buy by the yard and take it to your own upholsterer. I wish I had known about this before I trapped all the way to Raleigh to buy fabric. She has limited hours, mostly closed Monday and Tuesday & opens at 11 AM other day. She is also an interior decorator and makes home visits.”