"We are all mixtures of tastes, cultures, and experiences and I believe that our living space should reflect that."
Hello! I'm Diane Cherix, founder of Bleu Leman Design.
Bleu Leman is named for the serene and beautiful Swiss lake, Lac Leman, where I grew up. It connects sprawling vineyards on one side, and the picturesque Alps on the other. It's expansive and ever-changing; its beauty is a great source of inspiration to me. Nestled in the heart of Western Europe, the Lac Leman region is also home to a mixture of different people and cultures, rich with a host of architectural traditions and design influences that intermingle effortlessly.
We are all mixtures of taste, culture, and experience and I believe that our living space should reflect that. As a designer, I want to help my clients create a comfortable space that is not only beautiful but accessible – a reflection of their own personality where they'll enjoy spending time and can truly feel at home. I appreciate how color, shape and texture work to enhance and alter the mood of a space. My choice of furnishings, textiles, colors, and lighting revolve around getting the look and feel just right.
I came to home design after 12 years in the fashion industry, realizing that spaces were a more relevant and compelling canvas for me. I wanted to help people affordably transform their homes into places that they loved. I was less interested in creating particular looks, focusing instead on successfully translating warmth, beauty and a fresh aesthetic to a variety of homes and styles.
My extensive travel throughout Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia, as well as 25 years of California living also inform what I do. I am a collector of ideas and design elements from everywhere and integrate them in new and surprising ways. I often find inspiration at the flea market or antique shops where one special item can spark a whole concept for a design. I am also a mother of my two daughters, and I understand how important it is for interiors to be beautiful but practical and casual enough to be well-used and well-loved. When designing, I think about not only whether a sofa looks great, but whether it can be jumped on. I love my work because it allows me to be creative and connect with people in a deeply personal way.
When we work together, I strive to successfully translate your ideas, lifestyle, and desires into a cohesive vision and create a new and comfortable space you are proud to call home.
Take some time to explore my project portfolio, review my services, and reach out to me if you have any questions.