After earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Salve Regina University, Cheryl Hackett spent 25 blissful years writing about design and styling photo shoots for many national magazines including Coastal Living, Cottage Style, Romantic Homes, Victorian Homes, La Vie Claire and Small Room Decorating. She is the author of Newport Shingle Style (Frances Lincoln Publishers, Ltd. 2010). She also raised two beautiful children, Meghan and Rob. Today Cheryl manages media relations and communications for Northeast Collaborative Architects (www.ncarchitects.com). She also blogs about the rejuvenation of an 1811 Federal home in Newport, RI that she plans to share with her kindred spirit, architect John Grosvenor.