Inspired Spaces Episode 2: Cheryl Torrenueva

Sep 17, 2013

Cheryl Torrenueva talks with us about her recent commercial project - transforming the 6th Street Pub N Grill from an Irish Pub to a trendy Austin inspired restaurant.

Cheryl sheds light on the importance of the flooring to realize her vision of combining rustic elements with modern elegant tastes.

Cheryl Torrenueva:

“Flooring is always missed. To me, if I wanted to go for a more rustic feel you think of reclaimed wood. But when you think of restaurants and commercial settings – you can’t just put reclaimed wood on the floor and think it’s going to last for ever.

What I love about each plank is that everyone is different – so it has character.

Also, I know that my contractors love me when I specify this product”

Cheryl Torrenueva Biography

Interior designer, Cheryl Torrenueva has a lot to boast about (not that she ever would)…Her chic look and keen eye for design have made her a hot commodity in the world of television design! She graduated with a Bachelor of Interior Design from Ryerson University and she could have never predicted what was yet to come.

On a whim she entered HGTV's Superstar Challenge, made it to the finals and the rest is TV history. Known as the “Posh Spice” of the design world, Cheryl had no problem landing gig after gig on hit shows like HGTV's Home To Go, Rooms That Rock and Food Network's Restaurant Makeover.

In between shows, Cheryl has worked behind the scenes creating signature looks as the art director for HGTV's Disaster DIY, Design Interns and both seasons of SLICE's Superstar Hair Challenge. And to top it off, she has been a guest design contributor for SLICE's Three Takes, CITY TV's Cityline, Style at Home Online, “Design Dilemmas”,’s ICAN Design Blog and co-hosted the first web-series Model Home Showdown for

But her big break came when she was chosen to be the feisty on-camera Design Project Manager for HGTV's Colin & Justin's Home Heist. “When we got her audition tape, it was a slam dunk!” explains Michelle Kosoy, production executive for Home Heist. And it is no surprise that Colin & Justin themselves, feel the same: “Cheryl will be the first lady of Canadian television!” they say when asked about their femme-fatale co-host.

Cheryl is a radiant on-air presence and an absolutely fierce design talent; so it's no surprise that she been commissioned by HGTV USA to host pilot episodes, design produce for Secrets From A Stylist and have her work featured on The Rachel Ray Show. With years of experience under her belt, she is shaking things up as the newest on-camera designer to join Food Network USA’s uber-successful Restaurant Impossible. Make sure to catch the “White House” episode where Cheryl gets her biggest challenge of creating a design that’s worthy of Michelle Obama’s stamp of approval!

And if that's not enough to keep her busy, she's the veteran designer on Food Network Canada's newest show, Restaurant Takeover (Formally known as the highly successful Restaurant Makeover).