Designer Cindy Bennett-McCune
Get to know more about Designer Cindy Bennett-McCune. The influence her upbringing had on her design career and, her love for all shades of blue.
Q&A with CINDY BENNETT-MCCUNE – Designer
Welcoming, witty and reliable, Cindy is a sought-after design partner but for most of her clients at the end of a project she is a new friend. She’s helpful and just a like a good friend will go above and beyond for you. Design partner + new BFF, what could be better?
Raised by a decorator that specialized in draperies and wallpaper, Cindy experienced the excitement of transforming spaces early in life. Her natural instincts for design and a professional career spanning 30 years provides an effortless and stress-free experience for her clients . She’ll simplify the project process for you. She’ll bring creative solutions to the table for challenges and above all else give you comfort through communication that your project is in good hands.
The Brunswick County resident
With the warmth of the people and weather, planting roots in Brunswick County was easy for Cindy. And, when she’s not designing spaces, Cindy can be found shopping at Callahan’s in Calabash, grabbing a quick bite at Burg-Dog Grill or an evening dinner at Oyster Rock. She (like most of us!) also has to get her sweet tooth fix and there’s no other choice than Sugar Confections Bakery in Shallotte.
Personal Interior Style
Favorite Paint Color
“All shades of blue.”
Favorite Thing About your Career
“Happy customers and using my creativity.”
What Makes You Laugh?
“A good joke. Even though, I won’t remember it long enough to tell.”
Attention to…the details
Bring Your Wish List to Life
The details define Cindy. Driven to not disappoint, Cindy transforms spaces as a highly-organized designer.
To Cindy, a successful project is achieved when the wish list comes to life with a happy, satisfied customer. With Cindy, she’ll know your goals, what needs to be done, and communicate with you throughout the project…her clear plan. It’s, for this reason, she works with so many out-of-town clients. The trust she builds also keeps them coming back.
If you are seeking to reinvent your space, you’ll appreciate the fact that she’ll bring creativity to any challenge that might arise. You’ll also appreciate that her full-service approach will simplify the process for you. She’ll help you find your style, design your space, and manage the project so you can quickly start loving your new space.
Describe a Favorite Project
“Years ago, I did a fabulous kitchen with a rolling ladder and stacked cabinets to the ceiling. It was an open budget and we included everything.”
Favorite room of the home to design
“The kitchen because for most people it is the gathering place and it needs to function and be comfortable.”
3D Renderings by Cindy
Brunswick Cabinets and Countertops helps customers bring their kitchen dreams to life with 3D renderings.
To get an idea of the potential you have to transform your space, check out a sampling of these 3D kitchen design renderings Cindy has completed.
Kitchen Design Spotlight: The Cook Project
The Cook Project
Buying a second home in Brunswick County often means buying for location and staying open to the need for renovation in order to create a space that supports your lifestyle.
The Cook Project forced Cindy to explore new options to overcome renovation challenges in order to support the Cook’s lifestyle. The project required designer creativity and this is exactly what Cindy loves to do.
Cindy’s Takeaway on the Project
“The Cook project was a favorite for the color combo and innovative ideas needed to make everything work!“
Check out the before and after pictures of the Cook Project and learn more about Cindy’s approach to overcoming space challenges in the Supply, NC feature story “Multi-purpose and Multi-functional: Renovating a Space to Support a Lifestyle in Supply NC“.
Design Projects by Cindy
Cabinet and Countertop Pairings
Curated by Cindy
Brunswick Cabinets and Countertops offers curated collections and designer pairing picks to help locals begin their cabinet and countertop search.
To get an idea of the type of product available to you, check out Cindy’s cabinet and countertop selections in our Curated Collections and Designer Pairing Picks.
Digital lookbooks of cabinet and countertop collections curated by Cindy are available by visiting our Products page.
Spotlight: The Brunswick Artists’ Collection
Check out The Brunswick Artists’ Collection a collaboration collection that spotlighted the artwork of local Brunswick Artists in the area to see one of Cindy’s collections.
Designer Pairing Picks
Cindy’s designer pairing picks are handpicked with her designer’s eye. Check out her monthly picks to see if a pick matches the vision for your space.
If you’d like to know more about a Designer Pairing Pick, contact us. We’d be happy to set up a call with Cindy for you to discuss the pairing and any additional questions you may have.
Designer Pairing Pick: September 2021
“Espresso and Cream“ – Cindy has chosen Waypoint and Kraftmaid cabinetry for her September 2021 pairing.
Her cabinet selection from Waypoint is deep and dark shown in Cherry Java while the Kraftmaid selection is the light choice of Linen. The deep contrast of the two-tone cabinetry pairing will provide warmth and richness to a kitchen.
Additions to this pairing include the quartz countertop from Silestone shown in Blanco City. This light beige countertop has speckles of light gray, beige, and brown mineral deposits that will blend well with the backsplash and flooring selections from our sister company Brunswick Tile and Flooring.
If you are looking for a pairing that feels rich and warm like this, contact Cindy today!
Designer Pairing Pick: August 2021
“Greens & Grays” – Cindy has chosen Kraftmaid and Waypoint for her August 2021 pairing.
Her cabinet selection for the kitchen perimeter is Kraftmaid’s Serenity and for the island, Waypoint’s Painted Sage 644S. This two-tone cabinetry pairing is beautifully complimented with Arabescato a marble countertop.
To add visual interest to the kitchen, a mosaic tile selection from Glazzio’s Divine Windows Series was chosen for the backsplash with a grey hex floor tile to complete the look.
If you are looking to hop on the trend towards green and gray, this pairing should be considered.
Designer Pairing Pick: July 2021
“Coastal Seafoam Dreams” – Cindy has chosen the Kraftmaid cabinetry for her July 2021 pairing.
Her cabinet selection from Kraftmaid is shown in Serenity and has been paired with Miami White, a quartz countertop for a pairing the feels nothing but serene.
Additions to this pairing include two collaboration picks from our sister company Brunswick Tile and Flooring. A pale jade green floor tile from Artistic Tile and a bubble mosaic from Glazzio in Moonstone.
If you are looking for a pairing that feels fresh and coastal, contact Cindy today!
Designer Pairing Pick: June 2021
“Starfish” – Cindy has chosen the Waypoint 410F for her June 2021 pairing.
Her cabinet selection from Waypoint is shown in Painted Navy and has been paired with Vetrostone’s Atlantis with a hardware selection from Berenson.
If you are looking for a coastal blue that feels timeless, this pairing could be a contender.
Note: This pairing is a part of a Designer Collection. For full product details from this pairing, check out Beaches The Collection.
Designer Pairing Pick: May 2021
“The Bennett” – Cindy has chosen the Waypoint 650F for her May 2021 pairing.
Her cabinet selection from Waypoint is shown in Painted Harbor and has been paired with Everest, a quartz countertop with a hardware selection from Berenson.
If you are looking for a neutral palette with a whimsical tile selection, this pairing is worth an up-close look.
Note: This pairing debuted at the Coastal Home & Lifestyle Showcase in Oak Island and is now a part of the Showcase Collection. For full product details, check out the collection.
Designer Pairing Pick: April 2021
“Neutral Sophistication” – Cindy has chosen the Kraftmaid cabinetry line for her April 2021 pairing.
Her neutral cabinet selection from Kraftmaid Vantage in Pebble Grey has been paired with Moorland Fog, a quartz countertop. This countertop’s dreamy and creamy swirls of taupe, browns, and greys create a soft movement perfectly complimenting the light hue of cabinetry. To complete the pairing, Richelieu hardware was selected in Antique Nickel. This hardware is a traditional square-shaped metal knob but with a touch of visual interest incorporated from the dotted details on this hardware.
If you are looking for a neutral option that is not white, consider this pairing.
Designer Pairing Pick: March 2021
“Mint and Chocolate Creme” – Cindy brings an on-trend pairing to us in March. The cabinet and countertop pairing has a natural softness with a cream countertop that balances the light and dark contrasting cabinetry so smoothly.
This pairing combination of Kraftmaid cabinetry in Midnight and Serenity reminds us of the Andes mint combination with Silestone’s White Diamond for the countertop coordinating effortlessly.
Designer Pairing Pick: February 2021
“Watery Coastal” – Cindy has chosen the Kraftmaid cabinetry line for her February 2021 pairing.
Her coastal selection pairs cabinets from Kraftmaid Vantage in Lagoon with Calacatta Capri, a quartz countertop. This countertop has wonderful veining and movement perfectly complimenting the watery coastal cabinetry.
If you are looking for coastal vibes, consider this pairing. If you need more inspiration, take a peek at the area’s top interior designers’ predictions for what they are seeing in 2021 for Brunswick County.
Designer Pairing Pick: January 2021
“Opposites Attract “ – Cindy has chosen the Kraftmaid cabinetry line for her January 2021 pairing.
She has paired Kraftmaid Vantage’s Translucent Monument Grey for the kitchen cabinets with Kraftmaid Vantage’s Onyx for the island. Both of the cabinet choices perfectly compliment the kitchen superstar, Vetrostone’s Oyster Bay quartz countertops.
When a countertop has the potential to steal the show, a designer knows it’s wise to let opposites attract. This pairing is striking, elegant and refined.
Designer Pairing Pick: December 2020
“A Clean Contrasting Combo” – Cindy has chosen the Waypoint cabinetry line for her December 2020 pairing.
She has paired a maple door in Waypoint’s 410F door style and color Slate with Sequoia Leathered, a granite countertop.
The granite’s blue, gray and turquoise lines give it a light contrast to the deep, smoky gray cabinetry. This pairing would be perfect for someone seeking a modern kitchen with clean and simple lines.
Designer Pairing Pick: November 2020
“Creamy and White” – Cindy has chosen the Waypoint cabinetry line for her November 2020 pairing.
With the Waypoint 410F Painted Silk cabinet, Cindy has paired Granite White Ice, a white stone countertop with shades of grey swirled throughout to create a pairing that feels modern, fresh, creamy and white.
Designer Pairing Pick: October 2020
“Coastal Contemporary” – Cindy has chosen the Fieldstone cabinetry line for her October 2020 pairing.
She has paired Fieldstone’s Hickory Wayburg Door Style shown in Slate with Ebony Glaze (also shown back in June) and opted to pair with a quartz countertop from Caesarstone in Statuario Maximus 5031.
This contemporary pairing feels warm and inviting while reflecting a modern spin on today’s rustic beach cottage style.
Designer Pairing Pick: September 2020
“Clean and Traditional” – Cindy has chosen the Fieldstone cabinetry line for her September 2020 pairing.
With the Fieldstone’s Bainbridge cabinetry in Marshmallow Cream Tinted Varnish, she opted to pair with a Quartz Atlantic Salt. The white, taupe, grey, and black colors in the countertop pair well for a clean traditional look.
Designer Pairing Pick: August 2020
“Rustic Coastal” – Cindy has chosen her cabinetry from the Fieldstone cabinetry line for her August 2020 pairing. The door style chosen from Fieldstone is the Hickory Wayburg Door Style (shown above in Slate with Ebony Glaze) but for this pairing, Cindy went with the color Crystal Fog Tinted Varnish with Chocolate Glaze (shown in the lower left of the image). Her stone selection shown is Silestone Quartz in White Diamond Polished with hardware from Berenson (from the Classic Comfort Design Group Ten collection).
Designer Pairing Pick: July 2020
“Serene and simplified for a cook’s perfect escape” – Cindy has chosen the Waypoint cabinetry line for her July 2020 pairing.
With the Waypoint’s 760F cabinetry in Painted Harbor, she opted to pair with a Quartz Rococo countertop and selected Berenson’s Traditional Advantage 3 for hardware.
Designer Pairing Pick: June 2020
“Refreshing and classic with a pop of blueberry blue” – Cindy has chosen both Waypoint and Fieldstone cabinetry for her June 2020 pairing. The cabinet chosen from Waypoint is 410F in Painted Linen and would be recommended for the majority of the kitchen. The Fieldstone cabinetry is Shaker Roseburg in Blueberry and perfect for an island or pantry cabinet. Stone selection shown is Granite Thunder White and hardware is Berenson Contemporary.
Are you ready to bring your wish list to life?
Designer Cindy Bennett-McCune Is Ready to Help You Kickstart Your Project.