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SUMMER FEATURES 146 House of Serrano

Image Architect Andrea Serrano invites us into her James Island home where her selfdescribed style, “Audrey Hepburn meets Bruno Mars” is on full display.

158 Home is Where the Art is

Local artists - Chambers Austelle, Jonathan Green, and Julia Deckman give us their creative opinion on how to best utilize art inside a home.

Photograph by Callie Cranford

168 Southern Summers

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Find new ways to enjoy this Summer from your front porch to your backyard in our annual outdoor living guide.

230 Living in a Hurricane Zone


Prepare your home for hurricane season with advice from local storm protection pros and their recommended impact rated products.

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Editor's Note Meet + Greet He Said / She Said Editor’s Finds of the Season Homework Crafted in Charleston Industry Profiles Storage Solutions Pro on the Go Ask the Experts Shop Talk Project Files Social Sendoff


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A New Journey

Gracing our cover this issue is the inspiring fashion stylist, producer, and blogger Andrea Serrano. Andrea invites us into her gorgeous James Island abode designed with funky pops of color and patterns. She speaks with us about her Filipino roots, conquering the New York fashion world, starting a family, and bringing her unique street style and self-love passion to the Lowcountry.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

emperatures are rising, flowers are in full bloom, and the scent of sunscreen is in the air - Summer is officially here! When I think back to my Summer’s past, I remember spending hot days swimming for hours in my grandma’s pool, performing tricks off the diving board for my mom, or my dad grilling hamburgers for lunch on the back porch. Although time has moved on, each year we get another Summer to create new memories. In our annual Outdoor Living Guide, we showcase 60+ gorgeous and unique outdoor spaces built and designed by Lowcountry experts. Read through our annual Hurricane Guide, highlighting the top businesses and products to elevate and protect your home from the tumultuous Lowcountry climate.

Paige Taylor, Managing Editor

Another spectacular addition to this issue is the artist feature, Home is Where the Art is. Local artists Chambers Austelle, Johnathan Green, and Julia Deckman give their creative opinion on the best way to decorate and utilize art in a home as part of the interior design. After flipping through the pages of this Summer issue, it is my hope that you are left feeling inspired and confident to create the best and most unique living space that best represents you. Take a leap of faith, a risk, and be unapologetic about the home you are creating. Enjoy your journey!

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This dinner started here.

The Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom will help you bring your creative vision to life. It’s an inviting, collaborative space built to inspire you throughout your kitchen project – from planning with our product experts and your designers to making delicious memories in your home.

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Building Friendships One Home at a Time Meet David Watsky and Forest Wieters of Watsky & Wieters Construction, a brand-new construction company

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Ebony Ellis

for the Lowcountry. With a combined twenty years of industry experience, they merged forces in October 2021.

How did Watsky & Wieters Construction begin?

What kinds of projects do you specialize in?

David: We both have been in this industry for so long. Plus, we have been friends for almost nine years. Forest and I would speak often about our perspectives on different projects or anything business related, and one day Forest suggested that we should combine our expertise and work together.

David: We do large scale projects like

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high-end kitchens, baths, flooring, and new additions. Serving from Goose Creek to Kiawah and everywhere in between. When we go somewhere, we like to spend time with the homeowners. We like to find out what they want and what their expectations are. At the end of the day, our clients are going to get great service, great communication, and follow through with our business.

What makes your partnership unique? Forest: Communication has been the key to our success. We tag-team different projects, cover as many areas

as possible in the Lowcountry, and we keep each other accountable to produce the best project outcomes.

Where do you all see Watsky & Wieters Construction in the future? David: We hold ourselves to highstandards and expect our clientele to remain happy with our services. With that being said, we hope to expand our business and continue to thrive alongside as one of the top in our industry. For more information, call Watsky & Wieters Construction at (843) 830-4826 or (843) 568-3268 or visit

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Recycled Renovations Chat with Elizabeth and Chris Fisher, owners of GlassEco Surfaces, for the rundown on a variety of sustainable, personalized solid surface countertop combinations for indoors and out.

Elizabeth Said:

Chris Said:

I prefer glass because there are so many choices of color, sizes, and combinations. You can be really vibrant and fun or subtle and sophisticated.

Recycled Glass or Oyster Shell Countertops?

I like oyster shell because it’s all-natural, easy to decorate, and really brings a coastal feeling indoors.

Resin-based has a lot more flexibility in base colors and is durable and stain-resistant, perfect for indoor kitchens or bathrooms.

Resin-based or Concrete Surface Countertops?

I like concrete because it is perfect for outdoor kitchens and bars. You can have fun with it and change the different colors mixed in and it is easy to maintain year-round.

I like the large chunks in equal percentages in a design with bold colors because it really makes a statement.

Favorite Terrazzo Style Glass Combination?

I like all mixed sizes with shells put together because it is more subtle but still enhances the look of its surroundings.

Smaller-sized pieces of recycled glass can be used as a complement to any existing tile or they can be used as a focal point. You can really take the design in any direction with this size.

Favorite Material For Shower Walls?

Crushed mirror glass walls because it is unique and reflects the natural light in a really beautiful way. It makes any shower feel more luxurious.

For more information, call GlassEco Surfaces at (843) 554-6099 or visit

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Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Kenny Reed





EDITOR'S FINDS | FUNKY Handmade Salam Pouf Coralberry Cottage

FUNKY Bold shapes, bright colors, full of texture. Everything you will need to create a space in your home filled with expression and life.

Bold Colored Turkish Runner Zuma Imports

Red Fanimation Table Fan

Charleston Lighting and Interiors

Sapphire Kinetic Chair Danco Modern Furniture

Bronze & Floral Wall Hanging Terrace Oaks Antiques

Pliastro Stool Iola Modern

Cleo Table Lamp Ro Sham Beaux

One-Of-A-Kind Kantha Quilt Celadon Home

Bronze Mirrored Side Table Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC

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EDITOR'S FINDS | FRESH Persian White Chandelier Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

FRESH The use of soft tan and cream colors, along with wooden textures can bring a breath of fresh air into your living space.

Wishbone Chair Hausful

Wooden Live Edge Table Charleston Amish Furniture

Set of Baskets

Hayes + Nash Design Co.

White Textured Lamp

Charleston Lamp Company

Transitional Stool Abstract Lighting Pendant Lowcountry Lighting Studio

For the House - The Barstool Shop

White Kapara Rug Aiden Fabrics

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Small Wooden Table Lamp CHD Interiors

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At Home with Jean Peters of

Jean’s Custom Workroom Jean Peters, owner of Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC in West Ashley, invites Charleston Home + Design Magazine readers into her charming Charleston home.

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis

Jean decorates her own home with the same passion and approach as she does for her clients. Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC has a retail space with furniture and decor in addition to their custom drapery, bedding, and pillow fabrication shop. Her goal is to provide stylish yet functional pieces that are comfortable and inviting. She would describe her interior design personal style as modern meets coastal chic.

(above) Jean and John Peters of Jeans Custom Workroom, LLC.

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1. Dining Room

2. Sunroom

3. Patio

The dining room features her own custom table cloth and chair covers that can be easily swapped for a new look anytime. Turkish rug runners from the shop give the space color and personality and make the white linens pop.

When she began decorating the sunroom in her home, she challenged herself to work with the pieces she already had. She luckily can customize her fabrics and accessories at her shop where she creates new ideas every day. Jean also likes incorporating new pieces for a mixture of creativity and inspiration. All of the furniture has been sourced from one of her distributors or built by her husband, John Peters of Premier Construction.

The outdoor space came together naturally and is her family’s favorite place to relax. Custom pillows and cushions from her workroom add comfort and style. Everyone in her home can agree on how peaceful it is. There is ample seating for friends and family and rattan accessories including a bar cart for refreshments. Here, you can find them enjoying a cold drink, a good book, or just taking a moment to enjoy one another’s company. “We’re always designing and working on our businesses. Whether it’s brainstorming business ideas together or brainstorming new landscaping ideas, we’re always creating, inspiring one another, and improving on our home or in the showroom and workroom,” she tells us.

For more information, call Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC at (843) 225-1669 or visit

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Kenny Reed


(top) Attention to detail is a building block for Marine Canvas of Charleston.

Artisan for Land & Sea Outdoorsman, James Steedley became an entrepreneur fabricating custom canvas for boats and outdoor spaces.

The Craftsman As a Charleston native, James grew up around the ocean. “My office has always been on the water, on my boat,” he says. After serving in the Marine Corps, James returned to the Lowcountry with his family. Knowing that Charleston is a port town, James opened Marine Canvas of Charleston to craft upholstered boats, fabricated enclosures, and more for outdoor patios. “I love working with my hands. Creating something from nothing truly fuels my creative side,” he says.

His Process When James meets with a client, he provides a detailed breakdown of pricing including the fabric, the vinyl, the snaps, and the thread. He says, “I want every client to understand that this is a trade craft, a skill set. Not everyone can do this.” Back at his Mount Pleasant warehouse, his crew marks the patterns, cuts the fabric, and then sews the completed design. Marine Canvas of Charleston crafts upholstered seats and full boat covers, as well as window enclosures ranging from clear vinyl to acrylic.

The Craftsman “We concern ourselves more with the quality of the product, versus the completion rate. If a project takes a little longer to finish, then so be it. We will never release a project that we are not proud of,” James explains. For more information, call Marine Canvas of Charleston at (843) 608-9644 or visit

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How did you get started in this industry? My dad was a builder in Nantucket, Massachusetts, so I grew up sweeping floors and going on jobs when I was five. Growing up we didn’t really go on family vacations, instead, when we were on school breaks we just went to work with my dad at different project locations.

What makes Kalman Construction unique? A few things set us apart. We have our own workers on staff, so we don’t have to subcontract as much. This is the way I learned the business. My dad had his own crew of guys, and he didn’t have to worry if the subcontractors would or would not show. We have the same thing. When I moved my family to Charleston from Nantucket, it seemed like everyone was a subcontractor and, in some cases, not to the betterment of a craft. Another thing that sets us apart is that we own a plumbing, electrical, and HVAC company, along with Kalman Construction, so we do all that in-house.

What are some of the custom features incorporated into this project? In this house, there are some features that are more unique than others I have done in the past. We crafted the kitchen island and cabinetry from rough lumber which was salvaged from the roof system of the old house model. The trough sinks are a bit more utilitarian than most sinks; there are no vanities in this house. We installed a lot of older style fixtures both plumbing and lighting throughout the home.

For more information call Kalman Construction at (843) 856-0515 or visit

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Kenny Reed

INDUSTRY PROFILES • Architects + Archetypes


Jodi Crosby C R O S BY C R E AT I O N S H O M E D E S I G N S

How did you get started in this industry? I've wanted to do this since I was thirteen years old. I started taking drafting classes in high school and I worked for an engineering firm and a big tract builder. In 2008, I took a risk and created my own business from the ground up; during one of the worst economies, I have ever known in my adult life. Fourteen years later, we are going strong.

What makes this home design unique? This home design is especially unique for the area because we are on a piece of property that is very atypical for the neighborhood. There is a beautiful view of the saltwater pond, golf course and surrounding creeks, so it’s panoramic from one side of the house to the other. The lot itself is nestled down a very long driveway, which provides privacy and is a hidden secret to the neighborhood. CopeGrand took my designs and built a beautiful home.

What is your design method for each client? With every project, there is a collaboration between Crosby Creations, the builder, and the homeowners. Allowing the design to be fluid enough to turn into what it is today, was so much fun. We create 3D renderings, which provides a visual aid to help our clients see their home as its being designed.

What can clients expect when working with Crosby Creations Home Designs? "We are a full-service residential design firm specializing in custom home and renovation design. We will research, design and provide the contacts needed to bring your project to fruition. Our clients can expect a high level of professionalism and to have fun taking part in their custom home or renovation design." For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 998-0505 or visit

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Callie Cranford

INDUSTRY PROFILES • Inspired Interiors


Annie Gallagher


What inspired you to be an interior designer? From a young age I have been heavily influenced by the arts. Creating is something that comes very naturally to me, and I love the challenges it brings. I love the flow of creating and how it allows me to shut off any distractions to focus on the art of the design. Home is such an important sanctuary and should be a place of comfort that allows you to live your best life.

What inspired the design for this home? My client is a yoga enthusiast as well as a health & wellness coach. Her vibes are so organic and free flowing which inspired me to bring in an earth tone color palette paired with artisanal global textiles, rugs and accents.

Why was it beneficial for the homeowner to work with you? When I first met my client, she really wanted to add wallpaper into her home and ironically, I had been working on my textile line and she genuinely loved it. It was truly meant to be. I must have shown her hundreds of other papers to make sure, but she really believed in my work and that was such a rewarding part of this project. For someone to adore what I’ve created is a very humbling experience.

What is unique about this home's interior design? This home has rooms, which is so refreshing when so many homes today seem to have less walls and wide-open rectangular spaces. The movement of the home is so natural and fluid. You just feel immediate Zen when you walk through the front door. Something we all need more of.

For more information, email Annie Gallagher Interiors at

(313) 971-5989 or visit

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Written by Paige Tayor | Photography by Callie Cranford


Reimagined Master Bath See how custom cabinetry converted this dated bathroom from drab to fab and created functional space with savvy storage spots for essentials.

The Setting: This bathroom was built in the 1950s, and as one can imagine, was quite small. The now unconventional layout created quite the challenge for the homeowners to use the space in tandem. There was very little room to work with in terms of storing their bathroom belongings.

The Problem: The homeowners felt cramped in the existing bathroom layout and had a hard time organizing their belongings with efficiency. It seemed that the current storage space was impossible to keep clear of clutter because of how small the original cabinets and drawers were. The outdated layout made it hard to make the most of it.

The Solution: They hired Charleston Cabinets who had previously redone their kitchen cabinets. A trusted design and installation team was a must when it came to this project. The bathroom was renewed with custom KraftMaid cabinetry in Lagoon Blue with recessed doors. It’s an incredible space saver and allows for even more room to Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Kenny Reed

implement space saving solutions like a glass front linen

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cabinet and a hidden hamper pull-out drawer.

For more information, call Charleston Cabinets Inc. at (843) 554-7800 or visit

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Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Kenny Reed

All In a Day’s Work A day in the life of Vairon Ocampo, owner of Oli & Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC, a company that creates metallic marble-looking floors all over Charleston. People often opt for epoxy flooring in their kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and outdoor living spaces.




Vairon begins the day by hooking up his trailer and gathering the paint and materials for the two separate jobs he is working on. Different paints and charcoal colors must be created for each unique project, especially his most popular style, a marble metallic.

After the initial base layer of resin hardens, it is buffed and dried clean with alcohol. Now it’s time to pour the paint. He starts with one color at a time, layer by layer, carefully pouring in the patterns of his designs before using his spreading roller. The last step for this project today is to add in the metallic veins with paint made with real metal for a genuine look.

A trip to the supply store allows him to stock back up on base, resin, and color pigments that he needs to hand mix the paint for the following day.

9:00am To prep the base layer for the first job of the day, he cleans the floor well with alcohol before pouring a layer of glue and resin all over before smoothing with his tool. He applies another layer of resin and adds a vapor barrier.




Because it takes 24-38 hours for each layer to dry, Vairon heads on to his next project out in Awendaw. They too have asked for a marble epoxy floor but in different colors. He stops to mix the paint and charcoal color so it is ready for a marbling pour. The base layer has dried at this site for nearly two days and is ready for buffing. 90 • CH+D • Summer 2022

Now that step three is complete, he will wait two days before completing the final step of clear resin that seals and shines the floor for ten-year durability, guaranteed.

After lunch, he takes time to call those who have sent in inquiries to his email and asks about the existing floor conditions to determine a starting point. For more information, call Oli & Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC at (843) 499-5939 or visit

3:00pm Once laid, the resin begins to dry and harden almost immediately so he makes sure to take the time to clean his tools daily.

4:00pm He checks on the final third step for a home he did in North Charleston to ensure the top coat dried properly and his clients are satisfied with their new custom epoxy flooring.

5:00pm He calls his crew to schedule some jobs for the following week and finally heads home to his dogs, Bella and Odie.

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What The Pros Want You To Know Local professionals give us the inside scoop on all things home and design.

Lindsay Ricci

Paul Hume

Avery McIntosh


J.I. Small Engine Repair

Ro Sham Beaux

When is it necessary to prime a surface and when is it not?

The substrate needs to be clean, dull, and dry no matter what you are painting. A really good rule of thumb is as long as you have a water-based coating on the wall and you’re just doing a simple color change, it’s not necessary to use a primer. If it is a dramatic color change like bright red to a neutral color, priming is important for complete coverage and color payoff. If you are dealing with wallpaper, applying a primer makes it an easy process to paint right over.

For more information, call Sherwin-Williams at (843) 556-4021 or visit

What should you know before purchasing a golf cart?

You can go out and buy a really fancy golf cart and it will look and drive like a golf cart. The eNVy Neighborhood Vehicle is different because it drives just like your car. It was built fresh from the seat down. It has independent suspension, disc brakes, and power steering. You can even put a tow hitch on it for a trailer. Even though it’s electric and silent like most electric golf carts, it’s definitely not just a golf cart. It is truly a step above.

For more information, call J.I. Small Engine Repair at (843) 718-0828 or visit

What is Ro Sham Beaux best known for?

Our beaded light fixtures and chandeliers. We actually hand make them here locally and sell them nationwide. That’s kind of what put us on the map. Our beaded fixtures are able to be customized in any color combination with any number of beads made from various sustainable materials; my favorites are made of recycled Coke bottles. If you are interested in creating your own beaded chandelier, we can help walk you through the custom design process and go over bead samples at our Charleston showroom at 17 State Street.

For more information, call Ro Sham Beaux at (843) 789-3478 or visit

Now in our fifthteenth year, Talking About a Home, a home show on the radio, airs every Saturday from 1pm to 2pm on 94.3 WSCFM and online at You may also listen to archived radio interviews on our website,

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Anthony Wiedmuth Cornerstone Estates

What steps would you take if you were looking to hire a builder?

When searching for a builder, you’ll want to look at their online portfolio first. Next, spend time with that builder and interview them. You want to make sure you share a connection because you will be working together for a year or longer. The builder needs to understand your vision, so open communication is a crucial part of the process. Always ask to see their work in progress and call their references.

For more information, call Cornerstone Estates at (843) 818-3464 or visit

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Written by Micaela Arnett | Photo by Callie Candford


(above) The team at Lowcountry Lighting Studio in their award-winning showroom.

What’s Happening in Home + Design News Be in the know with Lowcountry home professional updates and accomplishments.

2022 PRISM Award Winners The Prism Awards are held each year by the Charleston Home Builders Association. Listed below are the winning Lowcountry home professionals you’ll see in Charleston Home + Design Magazine.

SHELTER Custom-Built Living: Remodeled Home $1M+; Remodeled Single Family Home $2.5M-$2.99M

Aquatica Pool and Spas: Pool/Outdoor Living Space $125K-$150K ; $199K and Under; $200K-$225K; $275K-$300K; $500K-599K

Crosby Creations Home Designs: Home Designer of the Year

Lowcountry Lighting Studio:

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes:

CK Contracting:

Remodeled Home $1M+; Remodeled Single Family Home $2.5M-$2.99M

Best Showroom

Builder of the Year; Remodeled Home $200K -$299K; Outdoor Living Space $225K-$250K

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Best Custom Service

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HWC’s New Cutting Edge Equipment HWC Custom Cabinetry has significantly upgraded its cabinet-making capabilities with a new state-of-the-art, automatic panel reciprocating system spraying machine. The Start One rotary spray system from Makor increases both the quality, consistency, and speed of their work allowing even more projects to be completed in a shorter amount of time. For more information, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit

Island Shade Shoppe, (Formerly Kiawah Island Shades)

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Kiawah Island Shades is now Island Shade Shoppe. The rebrand was inspired by their increased customer base and wide range of project locations. The same products and services are available for homeowners on Kiawah Island as well as in the rest of the Charleston area.

For more information, call Island Shade Shoppe at (843) 834-9645 or visit

Energy Efficiency Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. introduces Timberline solar roofing panel installation to their services. This is great news for eco-friendly homeowners seeking alternative energy source options and a smaller electric bill. For more information, call Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. at (843) 818-4569 or visit CH+D • Summer 2022 • 95

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Irresistible Illuminations

Making a statement is no problem for the lighting experts who created breathtaking moments throughout this Daniel Island abode.

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Project by Lowcountry Lighting Studio Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Callie Cranford

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aking a statement with a home can be done in several different ways; from the architecture to the lighting, this waterfront dwelling makes many. Two years ago, the homeowners began the building process with JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, knowing they wanted to have many “Wow!” moments throughout, including a modern feel with the use of brass detailing. Partnering with interior designer, Joy Lang for this project, JacksonBuilt enlisted the help of lighting specialist, Tricia Hanson of Lowcountry Lighting Studio. “I’ve worked with JacksonBuilt for many years, so I was excited to do the lighting for such a phenomenal house,” she says. Collaborating with Joy Lang and the homeowners, Tricia remembers spending many nights flipping through catalogs and brainstorming ideas with them. “This house is absolutely gorgeous, so being able to

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provide lighting that didn’t overwhelm the other elements of the home, yet matched the same energy was important,” Tricia explains. The open floor plan connects the foyer, the kitchen, the dining area, and the living room. Cohesiveness is key when designing for different spaces that are in close proximity. She tells us, “We were able to create a balanced flow throughout the main areas by placing fixtures that came from the same manufacturer, so they had the same brass.” Tricia refers to the kitchen as the inspiration room. It was the first space designed by Lowcountry Lighting Studio and became the blueprint for the rest of the home. “I knew the homeowners were comfortable making a statement,” she states. Two large, white and brass, geometric chandeliers were placed above the kitchen island. The tall ceilings allowed for larger fixtures to be hung, while

Moody Vibes To pair with the dark and edgy wallpaper, a low light architectural sconce was placed in the powder room.

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Bronze Hardware Lowcountry Lighting Studio is the exclusive seller in Charleston for Buster & Punch hardware.

the brass finish tied the entire kitchen together. “We wanted to create a moment that would just take your breath away,” says Tricia. Another fantastic feature of the kitchen is the back lit marble backsplash behind the cooktop, which was inspired by a restaurant the homeowner’s love. Sheets of LED lights were placed in between the opaque marble slabs, allowing light to shine through, adding another surprise to this already show-stopping kitchen. Although this house is very modern with clean straight

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lines, Tricia made sure to leave something unexpected in each room she helped design with light. An abstract chandelier with twelve LED lights, glass casings, and a high-quality brass finish was placed above the dining room table. “At night, this fixture along with the ones placed in the kitchen will light this house up, especially when entertaining guests,” tells Tricia. The downstairs powder room was designed a bit differently than the other spaces. An edgy black and white wallpaper along with snake cabinet handles gives a very moody vibe. Tricia placed architectural lighting sconces to

Joy Lang of Joy Lang Interiors and Tricia Hanson of Lowcountry Lighting Studio

match the feel of the room. “Since no one is using the powder room to “get ready”, I felt it was the perfect time to pivot and place darker, low light fixtures in here,” she explains. As a final statement, a New York handmade pendant with wood detailing was placed in the foyer and Buster & Punch hardware handles were placed on the game room doors which Lowcountry Lighting Studio is the exclusive dealer for in Charleston. “Joy Lang had such a great vision for this home, and I felt completely supported by her and JacksonBuilt when presenting my ideas for each space. We are so proud of what this house has become,” Tricia adds. ✴

For more information, call Lowcountry Lighting Studio at (843) 654-9432 or visit

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Customized Island Living

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Callie Cranford

This Isle of Palms home was expertly curated by the combined works of some of the Lowcountry’s most trusted professionals.


his oceanfront property on Isle of Palms was purchased for its potential. The existing house hadn’t been well maintained, thus falling into disrepair. This didn’t give the homeowners much to work with in terms of a renovation. Instead, they opted for a completely fresh starting point for the opportunity to custom-build their home just as they imagined. The homeowners called on a trusted local builder, Cy Goforth of Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes, to completely demolish the existing house and all of its underground infrastructure to prepare for their new construction. Cy then created a spectacularly innovative

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design with the help of Vinyet Architecture to take full advantage of the ocean views and maximize the family’s living space. Cy also contracted local interior designer, Shay Patterson of Riverside Designers to help establish the home's aesthetic and decor direction. Shay mentions that for this project she went for a "coastal spin on the homeowner's taste of bold and traditional patterns with coastal finishes, fixtures, and textures to create a casual yet refined oceanfront aesthetic." There are many places in and around the house that allow for an intimate connection with nature between the

Shay Patterson of Riverside Designers and Cy Goforth of Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes

Custom Comfort There isn’t a spot in this home that hasn’t been thoughtfully planned. From top to bottom, unique features make it one of a kind.

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(top left) This open floor plan allows plenty of light in with its views from every angle. (top right) The staircase features funky railings and shiplap for subtle textural contrast.

large wraparound porches and the large windows and glass doors that overlook the ocean. Custom long-length European white oak flooring was installed throughout the home and amplifies natural light for a coastal ambiance in every corner. Each room in the home features custom details built with reclaimed wood from Encore Reclaimed Lumber and Millwork to accent the walls and ceilings. Cy tells us, “every single room features its own custom woodwork for a uniquely individual touch no matter where you are.” Because this lot is adjacent to the ocean, the construction team took into consideration the corrosive nature of salt, humidity, and high winds that work against the exterior of a home. For longterm defense, optimal building materials from 84 Lumber were used in addition to ABC and Coastal Metal Roofing Supplies. The roof is a mechanically seamed aluminum multi-pitched roof that can withstand the toughest storms. Additional protection in the form of Bahama shutters were installed by Windward Shutters, LLC and elevated the home’s curb appeal. All of these efforts are made for improved durability and ease of maintenance for the homeowners in the future. ✴ For more information, call Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes at (843) 881-3930 or visit For more information, call Riverside Designers at (843) 377-2600 or visit

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Bold Statements High ceilings and beams showcase a bold beaded light fixture.

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Elevated Island Living

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis

This real estate company has redefined what it means to sell luxury homes around Charleston to bring families the best value in the purchase of their dream home.


hen Island House Real Estate hit the scene in 2018, broker in charge and agent, Tricia Peterson, took an innovative approach to the Charleston housing market and it caught wind quickly. What sets her company apart is the "find, remodel, and sell" approach they take to many of the homes they list. Her team makes a point to add value and functionality to homes that otherwise would require new buyers to commit to planning a remodel themselves. Instead, Tricia secures the homes she knows her clients want and transforms them with the help of Maverick Construction and Embellish Interiors for a turnkey experience for buyers in their new luxury homes. She understands the needs of families in the Charleston area who want space to grow and gather and in a place

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they can feel good about. Buyers never have to worry about last minute or poorly executed improvements made just before closing and can have confidence in a home that has been refreshed and remodeled to its full potential. The homes she and her team work on don’t last on the market long and they are always open to new purchases. It is important to point out, however, that this is not the same as when an independent buyer “flips” a home. This is proper, professional, and informed work that adds abundant and long-lasting value to a luxury home. They aren’t just painting the walls and cabinets like renovations seen at a lower price point. Island House goes above and beyond for complete transformations.

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(above) Part of this renovation included knocking out a few walls to create an open floor

plan and connect the kitchen and living room, something many buyers look for.

This Daniel Island home, for example, had been scouted by Island House Real Estate and actually sold before renovations were wrapped. What is now a light and bright spacious floor plan was once a cramped and underwhelming space that Tricia knew would not appeal to her ideal buyer.

the stove. Light fixtures from Serena & Lily complete the coastal feel of the space. In the living room, an accent wall fireplace was added along with a natural wood mantel and built-in bookshelves on either side. These elements can really make a space grand but aren’t usually on the top of a homeowner’s renovation list.

This specific renovation included adding luxury details like a coffered ceiling with white shiplap in the dining room, and a new transitional style chandelier from Lowcountry Lighting Studio. In fact, every light fixture in the home was replaced which makes a big impact on the overall look. Each remodel is designed with a modern transitional style that will age well and fit with any homeowner’s interior design direction. Moving into the kitchen, the island countertop was upgraded to a Calcutta gold quartz and a custom-built hood was added above

A full bathroom turned powder room was in order downstairs in addition to the transformation of the laundry room. Plumbing fixtures were replaced and custom cabinetry was built in both rooms with all new fixtures and appliances for a brandnew feel. A ceramic tile pattern in the new mudroom adds some character and water resistance to the floors.

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White oak stair rails coordinate with the wide panel white oak flooring. Upstairs, a large room the size of the entire downstairs was turned into two separate bedrooms which create

Chelsea Gartner of Maverick Construction, Tricia Peterson of Island House Real Estate, and Nicki Newport of Embellish Interiors

additional opportunities for specific domains. Whether it be a guest room, kid’s room, gym, or office, Tricia and her team make sure to rework the spaces to their full potential. These changes are more than aesthetic-based; the entire home was renewed and improved for the longevity of high-quality living and increased home value. Whether you are in the market for a new luxury home or simply want to sell your existing property quickly, Island House Real Estate has the tools and resources to meet you and your family’s needs." ✴

For more information, call Island House Real Estate at (843) 847-1762 or visit

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Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Callie Cranford


Swimming In Sunshine Adrianne and James Betz of Little Adi + Co. worked with Aquatica Pools and Spas to bring their backyard vision to life in just four short weeks.


little over a year ago, homeowners Adrianne and James Betz moved into their Mount Pleasant dream home to find it was lacking one thing. A pool! Having an outdoor space to relax and chat with family and friends is a sure way to make life more enjoyable and their existing yard with sod just wasn’t cutting it. The Betz family called on Aquatica Pools and Spas, Charleston's only full service pool company to make their backyard feel like a tropical destination at all times. Visually, Adrianne wanted an airy and cool space built with natural

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materials. She pictured something luxurious and coastal with relaxing water features and a pool deck that resembled a sandy beach. “I wanted it to feel like a vacation every time we stepped outside,” Adrianne shares. The longest part of the process was waiting for the building permit. Once ground breaking was approved by the city, Aquatica was able to transform the backyard in a month's time with no material wait times. This is thanks to the company's in-house inventory which allows for fast and efficient full service builds from start to finish.

Texture and Travertine Pavers form a walkway over synthetic turf grass to create dimension and visual appeal.

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The pool was built on a bit of elevated land which allowed for one end to sit at ground level and the other to follow a gradual decline in depth. For this part of the lowland, a sun ledge creates a seamless transition and a safe space for the kids to play in shallow water. Two deck jets create graceful water archways over the water and aid in a peaceful sound that helps to drown out any neighborhood noise. This is the perfect addition for those looking to escape the noise of daily buzz. In addition to a new pool, the home’s porch was extended to connect the shellstone pool deck and newly built cabana for an open space to gather and entertain. Adrianne furnished the space with “coastarondack” pool chairs by Bask Outside Furniture as well as an outdoor sofa, chairs, and fire table from Outer Furniture. The family opted to cover the remaining ground in synthetic turf grass for a year-round green lawn and a soft place for bare feet. It also prevents their dog from tracking in any dirt after a game of fetch. Together, these elements create a resort oasis right at home. ✴

For more information, call Aquatica Pools and Spas at (843) 212-0014 or visit

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(top) The is the perfect place to relax and keep cool with its built-in umbrella for optional shade and “coastarondack” pool chairs to sit right in the water.

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Kenny Reed


A Homeowner’s Design The new residents of this Daniel Island abode knew exactly how they wanted their next home to look. Lowcountry cabinet experts agree that an engaged homeowner tends to have the best outcome.


hen homeowners are in the beginning stages of building their home, having as many decisions made beforehand can make the entire process a more enjoyable experience. Home experts of all trades agree that knowing what you want from the start is crucial. From the type of flooring, the backsplash, the lighting fixtures, to the color palates, the hardware, and the cabinets. Husband and wife duo, Kenneth and Tracy Sullivan of Sullivan Custom Cabinets were approached by the homeowners after receiving a recommendation from their builder,

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Joe Welch from Welch Custom Homes. “We have worked with Joe for a couple years, and once we met the new homeowners, we knew it would be an easy process because they knew exactly what they wanted,” Tracy explains. Their vision included full inset cabinetry with seamless straight lines around their home with goals to maximize their storage space. With the help of interior designer, Christi Hibbits of Hibbits Home + Design who assisted coordinating color palates and more, Tracy went above and beyond to provide at least fifteen paint samples for their clients to choose from. While white is very popular in a

Kenneth and Tracy Sullivan of Sullivan Custom Cabinets

Lowcountry home, these homeowners wanted to create a calm balance of dark and light tones, throughout their home. “When we first began, we provided our expert opinions on what we thought would be the most functional designs, and Christi had the eye to see how it would all blend together. It was a very easy collaboration,” says Tracy. Once production began, the team had to work quickly but efficiently, as there was an American bald eagle that had built its nest in a tree in the backyard. Due to construction permit laws, any exterior construction within six hundred feet of the eagle’s nest had to be completed by

October 1st, 2021. As a result, this home had a little less than six months to be built. With this deadline and the supply chain at an all-time low, the Sullivan's team, along with the other trade vendors had to plan and organize their workload.

in a muted gray that really exudes calmness. Sullivan Custom Cabinets worked in the laundry room as well, creating custom built-ins for a washer and dryer, and shelving for extra storage space.

“We paint everything in our facility, then bring it on site to install at once,” Kenneth explains. The homeowner's vision came to life in the kitchen with white inset cabinetry and beaded shaker doors, alongside contrasting black and white patterned backsplash. The master bathroom includes a full overlay construction with open shelves and custom double slab door panels, painted

“Our staff is a main reason we are successful. Each person is a perfectionist in their craft from framers, sanders, painters to the installers and carpenters. They only want to put out the best work and it shows,” Tracy says.✴

For more information, call Sullivan Custom Cabinets at (843) 554-5880.

(below left) Inset cabinets border this laundry room sink to provide unlimited storage. (top right) Slick gray inset cabinets were installed into the master bathroom, to provide an elongated vanity and double sinks. (bottom right) A floating vanity with inset cabinets is located in the guest bathroom.

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Keen Eye Marketing, Patrick Brickman, and Callie Cranford


A Natural Beauty Working with a top Lowcountry builder and their new interior design sister company, the homeowners were able to turn their southern style cottage into a reflection of their life and passions.


fter years of flying South for the winter, these former Pennsylvania residents decided to make a permanent change and purchase a home in the new, up-and-coming, Kiawah River development, just twenty-two miles from downtown Charleston. This gorgeous home, constructed by Richard Jackson of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes offers a front row, center stage view of uninterrupted marsh lands. Going a long way for these nature lovers.

This classic coastal cottage designed with Architect Collin Cope, appears to be the original homestead on the property with the community

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built around it, or so it seems. “We accomplished this by keeping the front curb appeal more in a coastal farmhouse style with a wraparound porch and added “joineries” with varying siding styles to make it feel as though it was added onto throughout the years,” Richard explains. While the exterior of the house is breathtaking all on its own, the interior is just as beautiful. With a vaulted ceiling and a plaster fireplace in the family room, fluted cabinetry detailing in the kitchen with white oak accents, and oversized windows in the dining area to accentuate the gorgeous Sea Island views. A perfect

Richard Jackson and Kristine Russell of JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

Bringing the Outside In Wooden textures and earth tones like brown, green, and yellow were sprinkled around the house to create a cohesive flow for these nature lovers.

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“In the end, the home was truly transformed into a space with very personal touches and a story around every corner.” Kristine Russell

fit for its new residents. Along with buying a new house in a new city, the homeowners worked with JacksonBuilt’s new interior design sister company, Motif. Richard describes Motif as “a boutique interior design concierge service,” assisting clients with furnishings, accessories, window treatments, and more. “When I learned the new homeowners were interested in working with Motif, I immediately wanted to find out what their passions were,” says Kristine Russell, JacksonBuilt's Director of Design. After spending time with the clients and learning that they had a love of outdoor exploration, as well as photography, Kristine began drawing up ideas. “My initial design direction was very organic, to bring the outside in. Using natural colors and textures; like a driftwood finish, the golden hues of the feather grass, blues of the river,” Kristine describes. After the homeowner shared his photography from a recent safari in South Africa, Kristine found the perfect fit for their artwork and reached out to the very talented photographer, Benjamin Walls. “Once I viewed Benjamin’s work, I knew immediately that his five-piece

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showstopper, “Tembo Jaro” should be placed in the main room of the house,” tells Kristine. The homeowner’s photos were also sprinkled around the house, offering up quite a collection. It was then that Kristine wanted to get creative and incorporate some of the homeowner’s own photos in the interior. With the help of her father, Alan Hailston, whom is also a well-known photographer, they worked together to alter and create some wonderful pieces, offering up quite a collection. Along with curated artwork, Motif also provided furnishings for this new home. Different textures and styles allowed for an edgier vibe in some spaces and a softer vibe in others yet keeping a very cohesive flow throughout. “For me, it’s all about bringing out the best of people in my designs. Giving a sense of passion and comfort into their home and listening to every detail. In the end, the home was truly transformed into a space with very personal touches and a story around every corner,” Kristine explains. ✴

For more information, call JacksonBuilt Custom Homes at (843) 471-2310 or visit

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Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis


Restroom Restoration This master bathroom needed a refresh after fourteen years of consistent use. Instead of a complete renovation, the homeowners opted to work with restoration professionals who made it look and feel brand-new in just two days.


ecause bathrooms are small areas with high levels of humidity, hard water stains and the occasional collection of mold and mildew are not uncommon. This Mount Pleasant home was experiencing this in the grout between their bathroom tiles on top of a dulling travertine countertop. One of the quickest and most costeffective ways to restore a space like this is to reseal the exposed surfaces like grout and hone or polish stone countertops back to their original gloss. These homeowners

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hired grout and stone resurfacing company, Sir Grout of The Lowcountry, after reading their rave reviews online and were delighted to have the job begin just two weeks after they were quoted. Dan Lundstedt, of Sir Grout of The Lowcountry explains, "it’s best to restore what you have instead of replacing it. Most people who completely tear apart a bathroom for a renovation don’t realize the fast and dramatic results of our work that could have saved them thousands of dollars.” Dan Lundstedt of Sir Grout of The Lowcountry

This renewal process begins by steam cleaning the tile floors and shower with a ph-balanced solution before resealing the grout and filling any cracks to prevent potential water damage. Making sure the new seal is watertight is important for longevity and easy maintenance once the job is done. Because the shower seal takes some time to dry, this was the time to resurface their travertine countertops in the bathroom. At a micro level, there are tons of pores in natural stone countertops

that collect dirt and oil even when cleaned regularly, making it a discouraging task over time. Sir Grout of The Lowcountry is able to resurface and reseal countertops to remove years of damage caused by general wear and tear. It begins with the same steam cleaning process and ends with a diamond buff of varying grit to eventually polish the stone back to its original shine. After stains and scratches are removed, a seal fills the pores of the stone for added stain and scratch resistance and a

much easier clean moving forward. The homeowner notes, “the bathroom looks brand-new and even better than it did fourteen years ago when we built it.” ✴ For more information, call Sir Grout of The Lowcountry at (843) 640-5544 or visit

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Total Garden Transformation A professional plan of action and design was necessary to get this two-acre lot pruned to perfection, and it needed a lot more than just plants.

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Kenny Reed


hat is now a peaceful and versatile outdoor living space at this Johns Island home once was a neglected muddy mess. The homeowners called on landscape designer, Linda Greenberg of Linda Greenberg Landscape and Design for her extensive garden landscape portfolio and over twenty years of experience. Linda and her team were involved in the two-acre space from concept to completion. “At one point in the initial phase, I was literally up to mid-calf in mud after a strong rain. I knew that the functional aspects of the design were top priority,” Linda tells us.

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She first created a plan to solve the grading and drainage issues and guide runoff water to a nearby river. With the help of Todd Sumner Irrigation, they installed meandering rock river beds that followed a natural shape and an irrigation system for over one-acre of new Zoysia sod. The homeowners enjoy watching their grandchildren play outside, so she designed a bright red bridge over the river rocks that leads to the lined playground with kid-friendly rubber mulch. The second task involved removing a dilapidated deck that was off the ground about fifteen feet. With the help of Distinct Builders, LLC Linda designed a spacious screen porch that

Linda Greenberg of Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design

A Playful Design A whimsical bridge adds a fun and playful pop of color to the landscape.

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looks out over the entire garden. The hardscape elements beyond the porch were installed by E & A Hardscapes with a combination of rustic travertine, bluestone pavers, and brick she hand-selected. A spectacular putting green was also installed for family fun and golf practice. The homeowner remarks how it surely adds years to her husband’s life with how much time he spends out there. One of Linda’s favorite parts of her job is creating spaces people look forward to spending time in every day. She finished the porch and patio space by sourcing elegant outdoor furniture pieces from Outside Is In, Restoration Hardware, and Elizabeth Stuart Design. Part of a complete garden includes stellar water features like birdbaths and fountains. These elements create a lovely ambiance and water sounds that attract pollinators and birds. The many garden rooms are surrounded by a variety of seasonal greenery and florals for consistent pops of color throughout the year. Finishing touches like outdoor lighting are also central to the overall beauty of a garden. Installed by A A Wortman, LLC, Linda designed grapevine-lit balls to hang among the Spanish moss on the large oak tree for a gorgeous flowing centerpiece at night.

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(opposite left) The backyard hardscapes were installed by E & A Hardscapes. (bottom) These avid golfers added a large putting green for backyard fun.

This was a tremendous landscape transformation that left the homeowners saying they will never leave thanks to Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design and her thoughtful attention to the details that make a garden great. ✴

For more information, call Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design at (704) 995-7173 or visit

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Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Callie Cranford


Furnishings on Folly To keep a rental property booked and busy, guests need clean and comfortable furniture. Thanks to the selections from Atlantic Bedding & Furniture, this Folly Beach property is a visitor favorite.


t’s a smart move to furnish a rental property with durable, high-quality, and affordable pieces when considering guest traffic as well as wear and tear. Owner of “The Lookout”, an Airbnb on Folly Beach, worked with the owner of Atlantic Bedding & Furniture, Todd Tononi, to quickly and completely furnish his entire waterfront property shortly after purchase. To make it a quick and easy process, especially for rental properties, Todd provides his customers with complete, in-stock furniture collections for every

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type of living space. This makes for a quick selection process and immediate staging. Unlike other suppliers, Atlantic Bedding & Furniture operates with multiple distribution centers around Charleston that house thousands of pieces ready to sell and deliver for a fast turnaround. They rarely experience shipping delays because most products are already in-stock at one of their locations. This was exactly what the owner of this rental was looking for and something many customers love about Todd’s company. “I was able to get what I needed for the entire house delivered and set up without waiting

John Krebser, owner of "The Lookout" and Todd Tononi of Atlantic Bedding & Furniture

(opposite above) This sectional sofa fits perfectly in the living room and doesn’t distract from the views of the water. (top left) A cozy breakfast nook provides additional dining space. (top right) Board games for guests sit styled neatly on the bookshelf. (bottom right) Movie night complete with these leather theatre recliners.

on shipments. This allowed me to start renting to guests immediately,” the property owner remarks. In just one week, every room in “The Lookout” was thoughtfully furnished and ready for renters. Understanding that this would be quite the space for celebration, whether it be a bachelorette bash or graduation party, easy to clean furniture fabrics were important. The owner of the property chose many pieces from the Seaside furniture collection for the living and dining spaces because it features a woven fabric that can be easily spot cleaned and dried quickly for new guest turnaround. These are also quite large pieces that can seat many guests. In the sunroom, a large dining table sits overlooking the water and with easy access to the pool deck, everyone can enjoy themselves with enough space.

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PROJECT PROJECT FILES FILES (top left) The Farmhouse

bedroom set is one of the most popular for a one-and-done design that works in any setting. (bottom right) The upstairs office features the Seaside sleeper sofa for any additional guests.

The variety of furniture pieces at Atlantic Bedding & Furniture allowed for multiple domains and spaces to engage. An entertainment space complete with movie theater furniture to match created an extra amenity out of a formal dining room and a desk and sofa are tucked upstairs in the hallway for remote work travelers. An extra sofa sits in an upstairs common area with a coffee table and TV. A breakfast nook provides a little more private dining space, or the perfect kid’s table. The bedroom sets are from the popular Farmhouse collection, great for guest bedrooms because of the stylish simplicity and storage options in the dressers and side table drawers. The sofas in the bedrooms also double as full-size beds, allowing this space to sleep double the amount of guests. Book a staycation at “The Lookout” for your next grand get-together. ✴

For more information, call Atlantic Bedding & Furniture at (843) 530-1369 or visit

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Kenny Reed


Crystal Clear Water The new homeowners of this Mount Pleasant residence wanted to purify their water source before they ever moved in.


hether you are taking a bath, drinking a glass of water, or washing your clothes, the quality of the water flowing through your pipes at home is important to consider. There are potential harmful contaminants that can affect how water tastes, smells, and even feels. For the new owners of this older Mount Pleasant house, this became a huge concern. Coming from a surgical background, the homeowners wanted a top-of-the-line water filtration system to service their entire home providing them with the cleanest, healthiest water to consume.

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They called upon Mark Latini and the experts at Advanced Water Systems for help. “These homeowners wanted the best alkaline water they could get. So, we installed a whole house purification system, including a particulate filter to capture debris from inside the water, a chemical filter tank to remove chlorine and ammonia, a reverse osmosis system to completely treat and purify the water, and an atmospheric tank which holds 500 gallons of water to supply the demand for the entire house,” Mark explains. Once the homeowners turn on their

Mark Litini of Advanced Water Systems

faucets, water from inside the atmospheric tank will be pulled to an alkaline filter and then into a polishing filter, providing the house with 100% pure alkaline water. The homeowners had not yet to move into this home, but with the water system already installed, the purification system had begun. Changing the once clear filter to a golden yellow. “You would be shocked by the state of some of these filters after a few months or even years. All our filters will turn colors within a month or so of being installed. Without proper water filtration people are basically consuming and bathing in dirty water,” Mark states. While this filtration line is one of their most intricate products, Advanced Water Systems offers different systems to fit different needs. Mark tells us, “We have a lot of homeowners who just have a unit under their sink used for drinking water and cooking. We have some who just want our water softener product to help with their skin.” Experiencing itchy skin or dry hair is a sign of showering with hard water. Other indicators of a poor water supply are if it looks cloudy, or if there are stains on your dinnerware. Having a water filtration system in your home it will not only improve the quality of the water but will also improve the way you feel after consuming it. ✴

For more information, call Advanced Water Systems at (843) 645-4450 or

(top right) Water filter turn gold and yellow after pulling toxins from the water. (below) To ensure they had the best quality water to

consume, these homeowners installed a reverse osmosis system.

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A Fashionista’s Favorite A dream closet filled with surprise elements like hidden mirrors and deceivingly long wardrobe spaces is one of many reasons why this Charleston homeowner is dressing happy.


efore Simone Ansley and her family began building their new waterfront home, she knew she wanted a fantastic walk-in closet, suitable for all her glamorous gowns, shoes, handbags, and accessories. After doing research of her own, Simone walked into Inspired Closets and spoke with owner and designer, Robert Allen. “She showed me her ideas and then we discussed the inventory of what would go in her closet, to take everything into account,” Robert explains. Simone tells us, “I wanted to have closets within my closets, almost

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boutique style. Since this space would be shared with my husband, I wanted to have functionality; to be able to move around the space without feeling crammed.” Using 3D design programming, Robert created the custom closet blueprint of what the space would look like beforehand. “I am a very visual person, so virtually walking around the space, and making adjustments to his model was a game changer for me,” Simone says. Once a design was agreed upon, Robert sent his designs to the Inspired Closet warehouse where the closet features get cut,

Homeowner, Simone Ansley and Robert Allen of Inspired Closets

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Ebony Ellis

(top left) Two mini-closets with blind corners and remote control lighting were installed. (top right) Open shelving provides ultimate storage for shoes, handbags and accessories.

measured, and built in-house. “Before our products ever make it to their forever home, we do a full inspection to make sure there aren’t any faults or mistakes,” states Robert. Total installation for Simone’s new closet took two days, with no hiccups. “When you are building a new house, and you have several different vendors, it’s expected that there will be issues along the way. However, Robert and his team, were the only vendor that had a seamless installation,” Simone describes. Robert accredits this to his crew of builders and installers, “Our installers take pride in their work. They love what they do, and it shows time and time again. I just can’t say enough about how great they are at their job.” For Simone and her husband, Inspired Closets created a four-wall wardrobe space equipped with open shelving and hanging areas, a shoe wall, two mini-closets both with extended space inside to add a little more storage space, remote controlled lighting, a

full-length mirror that slides in and out of the wall, and a keyless magnetic jewelry drawer. “When I came to Robert and his team with the idea to have hidden closet space inside the smaller closets, he was able to create this with no problem. Among the variety of styles, colors, and the different amenities to choose from, along with having his design match my needs, it was a no-brainer to work with him,” Simone adds. Inspired Closets has been in business for twenty-two years and has no plans of slowing down. “I started out as an installer and then took over the business several years later. My favorite part after all this time, is working with clients like Simone, and bringing their dream closets to life,” Robert says.✴ For more information, call Inspired Closets at (843) 557-1900 or visit

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Modern Makeover for Aging Pipes The experts at Carolina Relining Solutions are giving Lowcountry pipes and sewer systems a well-deserved upgrade using top-of-the-line technology and equipment.


roper maintenance of the sewer system under a house is essential to having a functional and safe home. In the past, pipes were created from many different materials like cast iron, clay-based terracotta, and a cardboard-esque material called “orangeburg.” In a historic city like Charleston, older model systems were installed but without the proper care, the pipes will have to be replaced due to decades of rotting, decay, root infiltration, and rust build-up. Enter Warren and Danielle DeHaven, owners of Carolina Relining Solutions. Focused on small scale plumbing in residential properties, this company

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will inspect, clean, and “reline” the existing pipeline without digging up the lawn. “Every homeowner, new or old, should request a camera inspection of their pipes during a home inspection,” Warren urges. Identifying the “clean-out” on a project is the first step. A clean-out is a semi-hidden entrance to the plumbing system, usually located in the yard near the home. If the cleanout doesn’t exist, Carolina Relining Solutions will dig a small hole in the ground, usually off to the side of a home, where it won’t be noticed. Next, they perform a camera inspection, then descale the pipe using a chain flail or sandpaper flail to break up any

Danielle and Warren DeHaven of Carolina Relining Solutions

tree roots or debris, followed by a jet of high-pressure water to flush the pipe out. Finally, the team begins the relining process. There are a couple methods for relining pipes: a pull-in-place method or an inversion method. For this home, the system required the inversion method, meant for lining longer sewer pipes. Warren describes, “we filled a raw felt liner with epoxy resin before we placed it inside of an inversion

drum, which is a large round piece of equipment used for transportation. On site, the liner is blown into the old pipe using compressed air. Once the liner is in place, a calibration tube is inflated allowing the new liner to take the shape of the existing pipe. Finally, a UV light train is inserted into the liner to start the curing process.” There is a final camera inspection of the relined pipe to make sure it

is secure. “From start to finish, this process should only take about fortyfive minutes, which is shockingly quick compared to the hours it would take to dig up a deteriorating line and ruin the landscaping or internal flooring in the process,” Danielle says. ✴ For more information, call Carolina Relining Solutions at (843) 300-1505 or visit

(below left) Field Operations Manager, Butch Collinson leads his production team as they reline a clogged pipe using the inversion method. (top right) Team member carefully observes the inside of the inversion drum as the method begins. (bottom right) UV light is used to cure the epoxy

resin to shorten dry time.

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Built To Last The collaborative design effort on this custom-built Johns Island home resulted in an outcome greater than they imagined with the help of a local building material supplier and their contractors.


his Johns Island home is tucked away in a corner of paradise on an expansive lot overlooking the water. The homeowner designed and built the framework for this home and called on Garth Premak of Maner Builders Supply Co. to turn his vision into a reality. Maner Builders Supply Co. is not only known for its famous fencing; they also take a full-service approach to providing materials and installation services in all areas such as custom glass showers, closets, decking, railing, doors, moldings, shutters, and more. Maner is a quality one-stop shop that works with attentive and skilled

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contractors to construct not only beautiful homes but well-made houses. When Garth came to the property nearly fifteen months prior, he began to immediately bounce ideas off of the homeowner who was open to suggestions. He knew he was interested in a modern twist on a southern style but didn’t know where to start. They decided the best way to achieve this look in such a large space was to start with the basics of many southern builds; shaker-style doors, a shiplap fireplace, built-in shelves, oversized molding, and thick trim. This led to a mixed combination of board and batten style walls and wainscoting

Garth Premak of Maner Builders Supply Co.

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis

(top left) Shiplap and board and batten style walls give this living room a classic Charleston look. (top right) The second floor deck was

built with stainless steel cable rails. (bottom right) An aluminum fence around the pool area keeps wildlife at bay.

in the living and dining areas; a result of active design collaboration and knowledgeable suggestions from Garth. These elements alone created the southern feel the homeowner was looking for and inspired the details in the rest of the home. The space is filled with natural light and its high ceilings are crowned by oversized moulding. The foyer and living room have exceptional poplar wood detail which inspired the team to bring this into the bedrooms and office space as well. The clean and natural look was created with a clear coat over unfinished wood that gives the interior a historic feel though it is brand-new. Maner’s attention to this kind of detail and variety of products allowed for the home to turn out, “better than we could have expected,” says homeowner. Natural hardwood covers both the first and second levels of the home and the large trim and moulding details don’t stop at the stairs; it’s an endless classic Charleston feel. Maner also provided and installed impact-rated doors and windows throughout the home for a view with hurricane protection. In the living room and downstairs bedroom, there is easy sliding door access

to the custom-built porch deck that expands across the length of the home. It features steel rods for contrast though it still maintains a traditional wraparound porch shape. This is another way to add a modern twist to a traditional vision. There is enough space for a clear view of the entire backyard and marsh landscape for relaxing moments morning and night. Steps lead down to the pool area where the Maner Fence division built a pergola and installed long-lasting aluminum fencing. This impressively takes nothing away from the amount of open greenery and provides more safety for growing children without sacrificing tons of yard space. The magic of this home is in the custom layout and its grand details made possible by the team at Maner Builders Supply and their professional, hands-on leader, Garth. He says “the greatest part of my job is seeing the completion of someone’s dream and the confidence in its lasting value because of our contributions.” The homeowners and his family are overjoyed and more pleased with these results than they could have imagined on their own thanks to Maner Builders Supply Co. ✴ For more information, call Maner Builders Supply Co. at (843) 552-0242 or visit

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Seamless In Stone These homeowners were able to make their outdoor dreams a reality with the help of a local tile company that has a wide range of tile styles and over twenty years of experience.


here were big dreams for this backyard from the start. A new pool and lounge area that connected seamlessly from one area to another was the ultimate goal for the homeowners. Not only were they planning on hand-selecting their pool tile, but the same also went for their pavers which needed to extend underneath the elevated porch to achieve the desired look. The homeowners reached out to Buckhannon Tile + Design because they wanted a wide variety of stone options they couldn’t find anywhere else. This project needed over 2,000 square feet of pavers so it was

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important they found exactly what they were looking for because there was going to be a lot of it. After some input and guidance from Buckhannon Tile + Design’s representative, Patricia, it was decided the selections for the pool coping and pavers were going to be consistent for the endless lounge space look. It was important to the homeowners that they felt like they were on an island vacation anytime they stepped into their backyard so they decided on 12x24 porcelain Kronos Quartzite tiles in crystal white to mimic a sandy beach. Even better, porcelain

tiles require virtually no maintenance and are stain-resistant, ideal for an outdoor living space like this. The most a homeowner will have to commit to for the upkeep is a light hose down and it looks brand new again. This was extremely appealing for the family with energetic small children to keep up with. Next, it was time to consider decorative accent tiles for the pool. To keep with the oceanside feel, some shade of blue was top of mind for the pool’s waterline. They went for 1x3 Luanda

Bay agate brick in the color ‘Alassio’ with a silk matte finish. The pool was built by Aquatica Pools and Spas, and the shade and texture of the two types of tile worked together beautifully. The combination gave an immediate allure and feel of an island getaway and complements the blue water well. Convenient pool features like submerged seating and a floating table make socializing and entertaining so much easier to enjoy. There’s even an integrated jacuzzi spa that melts into the rest of the pool for an inclusive yet serene spa experience. Altogether, it

feels like a tropical resort right here in Charleston. There is zero separation and a perfect blended lounge space that absolutely measures up to a dream of endless Summer smiles and fun in the sun. ✴ For more information, call Buckhannon Tile + Design at (843) 881-8911 or visit

All About the Details

The pool deck has been built with 12x24 porcelain Kronos Quartzite tiles to resemble a sandy beach.

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Luxury Island Living Though this living room has a simplistic color scheme, a closer look reveals layers upon layers of subtle pattern and texture with pops of blue and natural materials that accentuate the furniture in this Johns Island home.


hen the new owners of this Kiawah Island home saw the initial listing, they were immediately sold on the expansive waterfront view that spans across the entire living space. With a view so breathtaking, the inside of the home was a bit lackluster in comparison. Nonetheless, the couple knew that with an interior renovation and redesign, this would surely become the vacation home of their dreams. They started by completely gutting the space with the help of Chris Harper of Harper Construction. Walls were removed for a more open floor plan

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and a larger kitchen and dining space. With new flooring, appliances, and light fixtures from Rick’s Lighting, the renovation was almost complete. A herringbone tiled fireplace added some cozy charm to the living room and reclaimed wood was used to create the mantle and floating shelves next to it. Once the bones of their home had been restored with modern upgrades, their new coastal cottage needed a fresh interior design. The homeowners teamed up with Seawah Furniture, a full-service furniture company known for their experience and knowledge of custom coastal decor and in-house interior designers.

Mackenzie Alala of Seawah Furniture

Designer, Mackenzie Alala, consulted with the homeowners to identify their goals for the look and feel of the space and helped guide their selection of seating fabrics, and custom draperies by Aubergine Home Collection, Inc. Once the basics were established, Mackenzie was able to create this inviting design layout that encapsulates the energy of coastal living. When suggesting furnishings for a coastal home, she is sure to keep in mind styles and selections that won’t obstruct marsh views or create any distraction from the real eye candy of the home. To create this casual,

coastal feel, serene hues of cream and blue blend together and thoughtful fabrics are used on elegant pieces of comfortable furniture to elevate the family’s everyday living. Seawah’s Revolution fabric is a favorite of Mackenize’s because it is durable and easy to clean; perfect for sofa and chair cushions. For the sofa, she chose the color grande beige. For the dark wicker chair cushions, a dusty light blue shade. A bleached gray wooden armchair with sphere detail legs is positioned on the shorter side of the sectional which helps to enclose the living space amidst an open floor plan. A second seating

area was created by this subtle division that still felt cohesive because of the consistency of the fabric material. The oceanic color palette expands into the artwork on the walls and throughout smaller accent pieces like coffee table books and trinkets, also scouted and styled by Mackenzie. This uncomplicated color scheme makes the space feel light and relaxed. The mix of various wood tones, beige, and blue, created the seaside feeling of relaxation the homeowners were looking for. ✴ For more information, call Seawah Furniture at (843) 212-5110 or visit their website at

(below left) Dark brown wicker chairs outfitted with blue cushions create a harmonious separation between the two seating areas. (top right) These built in shelves were styled with coastal motifs like coral sculptures and sea shells. (bottom right) A fun pattern wallpaper

with symmetrical lamps adds interest to the entryway.

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SERRANO Image Architect, Andrea Serrano has spent her life working in fashion. The Florida native has traveled the world styling and producing photoshoots for many big-name clients and

celebrities like Cindy Crawford and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Seventeen years ago, Andrea and her husband, Gustavo made a permanent move to the Lowcountry. She invites us into her James Island home where they live with their sons, Mateo and Sebastian.

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Callie Cranford, Ebony Ellis & Kenny Reed


ndrea Serrano is a one-stop shop for everything fashion, producing, and brand development. Beginning her career in Miami, Andrea interned for MTV Latino, then made the big move to NYC working for Harper’s BAZAAR magazine in the photography department. There she received the tools she

would need to produce a full photoshoot for different clients. Andrea’s background includes styling for brands and celebrities like Victoria's Secret and Janet Jackson, to then working as the costume buyer for the TV hit drama “Army Wives”. This fashionista has truly made a name for herself. With the help of Lowcountry professionals, the Serrano’s have transformed their starter home into their forever home.

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"It's been such a game changer for us. I love being able to cook in the kitchen and socialize with friends who are in the living room." Andrea Serrano

Andrea’s Wonderland Entering Andrea’s home is like stepping

kitchen and dining area. The hardwood

until we could afford to do it,” Andrea

into a time warp. While the outside of her

floors paired with the wooden beams

explains. “After ten years of working in

house is a vintage ‘60s home with white

work together for a cohesive flow

the Charleston fashion scene and two

painted bricks, black shades and iron

from one space to the next, it’s truly

boys later, we got to the point where we

details, the inside is a full reflection of

spectacular. Immediately, a sense of

could refinance and begin the process.”

Andrea’s infectious personality. As a self-

excitement emerges when spotting all

proclaimed “small business champion,”

the quirky details like the bronze statue

True entertainers at heart, an open-floor

it’s no wonder the first thing you notice

of a monocle-wearing, mustached hare

plan was a must for Andrea and Gustavo.

is her vast art collection displayed on the

that hangs in the dining area, or the

After hiring contractors, Robert and

walls, many created by Charleston artists

modern style emerald couch paired with

Kendall Cordina, the decision to bring

like Chambers Austelle, Millie Sims,

coral pillows in the living room. There

down the walls and raise the ceiling

Jenan McClain, and Julia Deckman.

is an effortless, yet purposeful design

was made. “We had never considered

The entire first floor is filled with pops

throughout. It’s hard to believe that only

vaulted ceilings before Robert suggested

of color like the tangerine barstools and

four-years-ago walls separated the space

it, but we trusted his eye and it turned

royal blue chairs, from Article, which

entirely. “We always knew we wanted to

out great,” Andrea says. “It’s been such

stand out against the black tones of the

renovate the house, but we had to wait

a game changer for us. I love being able

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Meet the Serranos Andrea gathers around the kitchen island with her husband, Gustavo and two sons, Sebastian, and Mateo.

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SERRANO to cook in the kitchen and socialize with friends who

leading to the second floor. “I wanted our home to be

are in the living room.” Functionality is key. Another

exciting to live in, and thankfully I have a supportive

entertainment space is the backyard. The patio was

family who encouraged me to decorate our home the

expanded from a singular concrete slab to a full

way I did,” Andrea explains. The master bedroom

extension of the house. A pergola was built to provide

was one of the first rooms to receive a makeover.

extra shade while having an outdoor feast, and a

Consulting with interior designer, Lauren Larowe,

second sitting area was placed with a large soft pink

creating a serene and peaceful space to rest was the

umbrella. The patio is surrounded by potted plants to

top priority. A monochromatic palette of purple and

truly give a tropical vibe for any gathering. Andrea tells

lavender hues fills the room from floor to ceiling and

us, “I love having our family over for dinner and sitting

a purple infused zig-zag wallpaper from Iola Modern

outside. The kids can run around, play, and I can DJ all

was placed on the back wall. “I really wanted a cozy,

night.” That’s right, Andrea is also an experienced DJ.

moody space and purple is my favorite color. After speaking with the professionals at Spectrum Paint,

Around every corner is a surprise, like the Carrie Beth

we decided on the color “Inspire” by Benjamin Moore

Waghorn mural of faces painted alongside the stairs

for the walls and ceiling,” describes Andrea. Adding

(left) Andrea's backyard is the perfect place to hold Summertime gatherings with friends and family. (opposite above) Andrea worked with many brands like Iola Modern, Celadon Home, House of Nomad and many more, to create her living room space.

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to the theme, a lavender bedspread,

room, but Andrea made sure to

first, this room was my least favorite.



provide wallpaper and paint options.

The walls were a dark gray color, and

custom-made by Apartment 2B were

“I never want to put my personal style

the tile was an awful terracotta color.

the perfect touches for this retro

on another person. My sons only cared

It wasn’t us,” she exclaims. Breathing

glam girl. “I fell in love with this ‘70s

about having a comfortable bed and a

new life into the space with a fresh coat

sexy throwback piece. It completely

space to play their video games,” tells

of light lavender paint, gray tiles, and a

transformed the space. We are

Andrea. Mateo chose a geometric blue

Julianne Taylor designed wallpaper

sleeping so well now,” Andrea states.

and tan wallpaper behind his bed with

in the powder room, this once drab




blue walls and Sebastian chose an

room has now become a bright beacon

Re-designing the boys’ rooms took

abstract white and gold wallpaper for

of creativity for Andrea. “I love being

the least amount of time. Common

his room.

in the den now. It has everything that

with most young teenagers, neither

makes me happy; my work, my music,

Mateo or Sebastian had much of an


opinion about the design of their

transformation in Andrea’s eyes. “At






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(above left) Andrea used pops of color next to natural wood accents to create a vibrant, yet sophisticated place for her family to dine. (above right) A mixture of color blocking and patterns help define different spaces within the Serrano household.

The Wonder Years Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Andrea always had a passion for fashion; picking outfits and accessories for her mom to wear or playing “store” with her brother. Raised by her Filipino mother and Italian father, cultural appreciation was everything, “My mother passed away when I was ten years old, but I remember being heavily involved with traditional folk dancing and wearing traditional Filipino clothes.” Andrea’s father owned a seafood market, something she says sparked her entrepreneurial spirit, “Both of my parent’s supported me in whatever I wanted to do, but they knew it was fashion." In college, Andrea majored in fashion

in the City, and Prince. After college, Andrea made the move to the Big Apple, interning at Harper’s BAZAAR magazine. “Interning in the photo department, I learned how to produce a photoshoot from the ground up; from booking locations, talent, and photographers, you name it,” she explains. Shortly after, she had the opportunity to work alongside a celebrity stylist, working with clients like Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's, Christie Brinkley, and Shania Twain. Building a career before the rise of the smart phones and the

merchandising at an art school in Miami.

convenience of technology had its setbacks, especially for

“I loved living in Miami during the ‘90s. The fashion

Jackson during her Velvet Rope album, Andrea remembers being

scene was crazy: hip-hugger jeans, platform sneakers, miniskirts, mixed patterns, and neon colors. It was fantastic and I completely embraced it,” Andrea remembers. While studying fashion Andrea interned at MTV Latino, and continued to work along side her mentor Danny Santiago, working with clients like Jennifer Lopez, the cast of Sex "

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someone in fashion. While working on a publicity shoot for Janet flown to Milan to pull outfits from different high-end stores for a photoshoot that would take place in France. "I spent the entire day finding clothes and getting them delivered to my hotel, but when I returned, I had a message saying the shoot had been rescheduled to take place in London. I didn't have access to the type of phone that would have sent that information to me right away, because it didn't exist. I had to make it work," Andrea recalls.

Lavender Luxe Creating a monochromatic theme with layers of lavender details in the master bedroom was the perfect touch for a peaceful night's rest.

As Fate Would Have It Five years after moving to Brooklyn, Andrea met Gustavo at a New Year’s Eve party thrown by her former boss from MTV Latino. He also interned there, yet Andrea never knew him. “Going a step further, Gus also attended the same school and we majored in the same field. He was one of the few men majoring in fashion at this school and I never knew him,” Andrea recalls. It wasn’t until Gustavo moved to New York City a year later and randomly bumped into Andrea at the Urban Outfitters on Broadway. The rest is history. In 2004, after years of working and surviving the bustle of NYC, they wanted to be closer to their family. Charleston had become the home of Andrea’s brother, while Gustavo’s family were nearby in Florida. “We loved the warmth of the city and being outdoors. It was the perfect place to move,” she tells

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SERRANO Pulling Accents A golden geometric wallpaper compliments Sebastian's bedspread and dresser drawers.

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(above) Mateo's room is filled with pops of blue and tan, including this awesome geometric wallpaper.

us. Having family nearby has brought joy and happiness to their

a stylist for local Charleston brands. On top of that, she made

lives. "Now when we get together for any event like graduation or

herself more marketable by becoming one of the only few

someone's birthday, we have like sixteen people who are with us

local fashion bloggers, at the time. Her blog, “Charleston Shop

and it's just so nice," she explains.

Curator” took the Lowcountry by storm and she became the “IT” girl for brand development and commercial styling. “The term

The OG Influencer

influencer wasn’t used ten years ago. What I was doing became

Eager to make a name for herself in a new city, the Serranos

a blueprint for how businesses use social media today,” states

opened Charleston’s first streetwear boutique, “B’zar” on King


Street and a sneaker boutique, “Suite Sole” on Spring Street. “People thought we were crazy because at the time we were the

When looking back on her life and career, Andrea has

only store north of Calhoun Street, but it was great to meet other

experienced many “pinch me moments." She recalls a job

creatives and small business owners,” she explains. During this

where she finally was able to utilize all her skills for the first

time, Andrea and Gus welcomed their first son, Mateo. About

time. “Silhouette on Sight hired me to create a commercial and

five years later, she closed both boutiques to become a costume

photoshoot for their new makeup-on-the-go kit created by Laura

buyer for the hit TV drama, "Army Wives". “I was basically given

Pascazio. I got to do everything from writing the script, styling,

a card and told to go shopping. It was a dream,” Andrea says.

producing, and directing. It was supposed to be this "Charlie’s

Spending the next few years working and networking for the

Angels meets Bond Girl" theme with these awesome women

show, Andrea longed for something more. Expecting their second

saving the world,” Andrea explains. “To see everything come

son Sebastian, Andrea left the show and began freelancing as

to life was so cool. Everyone supported me and my vision. The

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(above) The family den is Andrea's oasis. Filled with her DJ equipment, a portion of her funky wardrobe, and her office. (below) The powder bathroom was decorated with a Julianne Taylor wallpaper and a Julia Deckman piece of art.

photographer got it; the videographer got it. It was a great team all around and we just understood each other. That was the job that allowed me to do everything I wanted to do,” she relives. At the top of her game and living her best life, Andrea believes hard work and consistency has truly transformed her life. “I am at the point in my career where if the answer isn’t a big “YES!”, then I’ll pass on it. I fully believe in being aligned with everything I do. If a job, relationship, or hobby doesn’t serve my ultimate goals, then I won’t do it.” Andrea advises that anyone who wants to elevate their style should have a point of reference. Whether personal style or for your home, “learn what you like, and why you like it,” she explains. “Do your research and find pieces that speak to you. Ask for help, especially when renovating your home. When it comes to your clothes, there aren’t any rules anymore. Just find what makes you feel good and embrace it. Confidence is everything,” Andrea urges.

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4 (1) On the wall leading upstairs is a Carrie Beth Waghorn mural. (2) Andrea enjoys being a DJ for her friends and family. (3) The exterior of the house shows off a beautiful white painted brick and black accents and pots and décor by Megan Molten. (4) A Missoni for York wallpaper from Iola Modern was placed in the master bathroom. (5) A dapper bronze hare statue from Well Furnished. (6) Petaloso floral arrangements and potted plants surround the backyard for a truly tropical oasis. (7) A brass "I love you" hand sign statue from House of Nomad. (8) Silhouettes of Andrea's sons and their family dog hang in the upstairs bathroom.




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Home is Where the Art is Incorporating art into your home is crucial to any interior design process. Lowcountry artists invite us into their own homes to describe why and how art can be used when designing different spaces.

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Chambers Austelle As a South Carolina native and contemporary figurative painter, Chambers Austelle has dedicated her life’s work to the interpretation of how society views women based off of her own upbringing. While the women in her paintings are restricted in their space, Chambers’ use of bright colors brings a sense of hope to the women illustrated. Chambers describes her home’s interior design as "vintage eclectic" with furniture passed down from her family of generations past mixed with the wide range of hanging art seen throughout her two-story downtown abode.

Do you prefer having a gallery wall or a singular statement piece? I like having both. Finding a spot or a few, in your home where you can showcase many pieces of art is great. I have a large gallery wall in my dining room. There is a large statement piece in the center of it, but I wanted to surround it with other pieces that incorporated similar colors or pieces that I don’t want tucked away. However, I do enjoy having pockets throughout my home that have one or two pieces hung. What interior design style best fits your home? Vintage Eclectic; mixing newer, more modern pieces in with family heirlooms and thrifted, vintage finds creates an authentic, homey feel.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

What is the most underrated room to place art?

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The bathroom. In a spot that harbors a lot of moisture, you will need to have the work properly framed to prevent damage. I like putting the riskier pieces in the bathroom; the pieces you might not ever notice until you are in the bathroom. For more information: Chambers Austelle

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Jonathan Green A native to the Lowcountry, Jonathan Green has an outstanding career that spans over forty years. Creating visual masterpieces that depict Southern culture and traditions, he uses his talent to “preserve history so it is not forgotten, but to document the present to guide the future.” Jonathan Green and his partner decorated their downtown Charleston apartment to look and feel like an art gallery; airy and open, so that the art is the star of the room, always.

Where is the best place to paint a mural in a home? I would have to say the ceiling because it doesn’t interfere with the other walls. How would you design a space around a piece of art? Color. It’s all about the colors you choose around your home. Whether to enhance or to blend. I prefer minimalist colors in my furniture and walls, because I have a variety of art and I am always changing them in and out. Plus, I like keeping the gallery feel to my living space because I want the attention to be on the art in my home. What interior design style best fits your home? Artist Neutral.

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Julia Deckman Recalling some of her first memories with a paint brush in hand, Julia Deckman began her art career very early on. Although it took her a while to completely devote herself to her passion and talent, Julia eventually made a name for herself as a top artist in the Lowcountry. Investing time into her craft by experimenting with architectural designs and now color focused studies, Julia’s work is recognizable in any space.

What are the benefits of framing? Framing is an investment that is worth making, when you can. It is expensive, but it is an artform. You can have placeholder frames, until you can invest in quality framing. This is what I do. Framing isn’t always necessary, but it can elevate and transform the piece and the space where it lives.

Photography by Kenny Reed

Where is the best place to paint a mural in a home? This totally depends on the person and the home, but I think a dining room. Especially, if it’s a separate room, creating a mural is a great way to set it apart from your living room or kitchen space. Another great place is a hallway. It can be a cool and unexpected place that makes a huge difference and change the overall feeling of the house. What interior design style best fits your home? I am still trying to figure this out myself. I would say cozy, bohemian chic. My home is always evolving, but comfort, color, and texture are always top priorities. For more information: Julia Deckman

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It’s finally summertime in the Lowcountry which means it’s time for some fun in the sun or shade. Find new ways to enjoy this Summer from your front porch to your backyard in our annual outdoor living guide designed to help you create your own outdoor living space. Project by CK Contracting | Photography by Kenny Reed CH+D • Summer 2022 • 169



The Ultimate Outdoor Party This cozy pool house features an indoor/outdoor bar that connects a stunning terracotta tiled outdoor kitchen with additional bar space for more people to enjoy.

Photography by Kenny Reed

Outdoor Features + Contributors:

Funky Flooring The homeowners of this Summerville dwelling wanted a little something extra to make their front porch pop! Outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Full Broadcast Spectrum System by Oli & Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC • Exterior Flake with Vapor Barrier • 100% Solid Epoxy with Light Gray Base Mixed with Blue, White, & Black Decorative Vinyl Flakes

Oli & Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC (843) 499-5939

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Photography by Kenny Reed

For more information:

• Pool House, Outdoor Kitchen, & Fireplace Built by CK Contracting • Appliances by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Quartz Countertops by MVP Marble & Granite • Terracotta Clay Tile Backsplash by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Travertine Tile Flooring by Buckhannon Tile + Design

For more information:

CK Contracting (843) 352-4975

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Forever Green Paradise Using over 3,000 sq. ft. of no maintenance turf to surround the pool area and fire pit, created a stress-free yard year round. Outdoor Features + Contributors:

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Turf Grass by ProGreen Synthetic Turf Systems • Coolplay System

Outdoor Entertainment This outdoor bar was built to connect the kitchen and outdoor space for enjoyment year round. Outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Designed and Built by Polished Renovations & Design

For more information:

Photography by Callie Cranford

Polished Renovations & Design (843) 475-8856

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For more information:

ProGreen Synthetic Turf Systems (843) 494-5092

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Coastal Cabana This custom-built cabana is a great place to cool off in the Summer heat or watch a movie next to the pool with a waterfront view.

outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Stono Construction • Architecture by LFA Architecture • V-Groove Ceiling • Shiplap Details • Metal Roof • Custom TV Cabinet • IPE Shelf

For more information:

Stono Construction (843) 805-4141

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Backyard Beauty This infinity edge pool is even more eye-catching with its custom tile detail in and around the hot tub. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Brown Glaws Contractors • Infinity Edge Pool • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Outdoor Countertops by Eugene's Marble and Granite

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

Socialize In Style There are four furniture groupings designed for this space; one for entertaining, conversation, dining, and connecting with neighbors. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• South Beach Collection by BeachCraft Furniture • Trex Outdoor Furniture Gliders • Jaipur Outdoor Area Rug • Fabrics by Sunbrella • Styled and Furnished by Seawah Furniture

Seawah Furniture (843) 212-5110

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Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911

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The Wow Factor A local custom home builder inspired by the ocean views created a top-notch coastal home. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes • Infinity Edge Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools • Recessed Phantom Screens • Bahama Privacy Shutters • IPE Decking • Styled by Riverside Designers

For more information:

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes (843) 881-3930

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Extraordinary Views A local interior design firm created a spectacular space to watch and take in an ocean view. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes • Second Floor Balcony with Porch Swings • Styled by Riverside Designers

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Riverside Designers (843) 377-2600

A Well-Designed Landscape This home received the full treatment from an experienced team of landscapers, including a front and backyard makeover. An elevated retaining wall accommodates beautiful plantings.

• Infinity Edge Pool Built by Clear Blue Pools, Inc. • Landscape Design by Yellowstone Landscape • Driveway Pavers • Elevated Stone Wall • Travertine Pool Deck • Site Lighting

For more information:

Yellowstone Landscape (843) 225-2380

Photography by Kenny Reed

outdoor Features + Contributors:

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Honorable Design This home’s outdoor space on the Waccamaw River was remodeled and designed for a more open floor plan while still honoring its history. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Photography by Matt Silk

• Remodel & Design by CHD Interiors • Antique English Pub Sign with Fabricated Iron Bracket • Swinging Bed Fabricated from Antique Door • Outdoor Furniture by Summer Classics & Essentials For Living • Custom Designed Outdoor Pillows

Garden Getaway Planters and hardscapes are a great way to make an outdoor space more comfortable and functional. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Landscape & Hardscape Design by REMARK Landscape Architecture • Lap Pool with Sundeck • White Stone Pavers

For more information:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

REMARK Landscape Architecture (843) 952-7817

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For more information:

CHD Interiors (843) 357-1700

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Sittin’ in Style This backyard oasis is filled with the most durable and comfortable furniture, perfect for summer fun. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Outdoor Furniture & Umbrellas by Palm Casual • Sundeck Pool with Fountains by Precision Pool Works, LLC

Photography by Paige Taylor

For more information:

Summer Shade Achieve UV protection and privacy when you lounge on a porch with adjustable shades made just for the outdoors. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Hunter Douglas Shades Installed by Advanced Window Fashions • 1% Umbria Fabric in Charcoal Gray • Stainless Steel Hardware • Cable Guides

For more information:

Photography by Kenny Reed

Advanced Window Fashions (843) 881-8858

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Palm Casual (843) 881-0041

True Charleston Charm This newly renovated Daniel Island home features a charming wraparound porch, large yard, lush landscape of grand oak trees, tree swings, and a fire pit. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Photography by Nick Cann

• Built by Axon Homes • Listed by Island House Real Estate

For more information:

Island House Real Estate (843) 847-1762

Built For Beauty A large screen porch features a fireplace and opens to an expansive deck and pool with ample lounge space built to overlook the forest scenery. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Screen Porch, Deck, & Fireplace Built by Cinder Creek Construction • Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools

For more information:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Cinder Creek Construction (843) 768–0784

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The Perfect Patio No matter the weather, this pool area can be enjoyed under a covered patio featuring an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Outdoor Fireplace & Kitchen Built by Brackish Builders • Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools

For more information:

Brackish Builders (843) 566-5554

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Perfectly Preserved Pool House This historic Charleston dwelling was revitalized, yet protected when Benjamin Moore paint was applied to the exterior bricks, shutters, and backyard pool house. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Painted by Koozer Painting/Spectrum Paint • Pool House Painted in “Charleston White” by Benjamin Moore

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

Quintessential Quartzite When designing this “Paradise Among the Palms” outdoor kitchen, the homeowners knew they needed a durable and heat-resistant countertop with a silky smooth finish. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Maintain Construction • “Taj Mahal” Quartzite Countertops by Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. • Outdoor Grill by Wholesale Appliance • Light Fixtures by Circa Lighting

Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. (843) 767-7779

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

Koozer Painting (843) 881-2212

Dreamy Poolscape Entertain day or night with a luxury pool custom designed to be near a cozy fire pit when the sun goes down. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Pool Built by Heritage Pools, LLC • Integrated Fire Pit • Custom Bench Seating • Sun Ledge • Custom Stairs

For more information:

Photography by Ellis Creek Photography

Heritage Pools, LLC (843) 762-3417

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Sophisticated Outdoor Seating Furnish your gardens, patios, and verandas with classically designed, luxurious outdoor furniture, handcrafted by skilled craftsmen to last for generations. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Provided by Kenneth Lynch & Sons

• Custom Cushions and Furniture by Kenneth Lynch & Sons • Star & Dolphin Armchair • Filigree Design Side Tables • Designed by Jeffrey Parker Interiors

Integrating the Outdoors This custom build integrates the indoor living space with the outdoor entertainment space. The accordion window at the indoor/outdoor bar makes it easy to access drinks and snacks from the kitchen.

• Built by Delpino Custom Homes • Accordion Window at Outdoor/Indoor Bar by Origin Doors • Bi-Fold Porch Doors by Origin Doors • Marine Cable Railings • Styled by Megan Molten

For more information:

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Photography by Ebony Ellis and Keen Eye Marketing

outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Kenneth Lynch & Sons (203) 264-2831

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Swim Sustainably Go green with a repurposed shipping container turned pool. This custom and eco-friendly design includes a full-length pool and deck complete with climate controlled storage below. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Provided by Carolnia Mobile Storage

• Built by SC Coastal Pool • Pool Shell Fabricated by Carolina Mobile Storage • Lap Length Pool Design by Livin Designs • Airtight & Waterproof Storage Space

Stylish Security Surrounding this outdoor patio are automated screens perfect to protect from harmful UV rays and adds an extra bit of privacy at the touch of the homeowner’s fingers. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Automated & Roller Screens by NextGen Automated • Extended Back Porch

NextGen Automated (843) 871-8531

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Photography by Kenny Reed

For more information:

For more information:

Carolina Mobile Storage (843) 851-2661

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Peacefully Designed Porch After installing their front porch swing the homeowners needed help creating a welcoming space, perfect for taking in the morning sun. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Provided by KMG Design Studio

• Weather Resistant Ottomans by Four Hands • Outdoor Pillows by Annie Selke & Pottery Barn • Area Rug by Pottery Barn • Styled by KMG Design Studio

Rustic Retreat This custom-built stone fireplace creates a peaceful outdoor living space that blends with the surrounding landscape. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Hardscape & Landscape by HLG Growers • Natural Stone Fireplace

For more information:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

HLG Growers (843) 901-4862

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For more information:

KMG Design Studio (843) 981-9075

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Summer Staycation With a custom-built pool and spa, there’s no need to escape from home. Relax and enjoy the sun right in your own backyard. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Pool Built by Clear Blue Pools, Inc. • Integrated Hot Tub • Travertine Pool Deck

Photography by Kenny Reed

For more information:

Brick at The Chick Inn A downtown Summerville rental property received a resourceful makeover with hardscapes built from historic brick found on the lot. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Hardscapes Built by Spartina Landscape Contractors, LLC • Rehabbed Brick Walkway Laid in Herringbone Pattern • Outdoor Kitchen with Set-In Gas Grill • Gravel Driveway • Brick Fire Pit

Spartina Landscape Contractors, LLC (843) 718-7383

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Photography by Kenny Reed

For more information:

Clear Blue Pools, Inc. (843) 300-4143

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A Cabana Escape This custom designed and styled backyard takes the space a step further than coastal for a tropical island atmosphere. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Maxwell Creative Contracting • Architecture by Alpha Home Design • Building Concept & Design by Hayes + Nash Design Co. • Pool Built by Blue Haven Pools & Spas • Furnishings & Decor by The Shanty Shoppe • White Marble Island Countertop by Perfect Stones • Underlit Hardie Wood Island • Oyster Shell Tabby Stucco Fireplace • Pecky Cypress Mantle by Beers Millwork • Outdoor Kitchen by Premier Outdoor Kitchens

Hayes + Nash Design Co. (303) 475-4749

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

Timeless Garden Ornamentation (203) 264-2831

Fine Outdoor Furniture

Classic Outdoor Living

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A Touch of Luxe Crafting a modern Summer vibe, gorgeous sconces were placed on exterior columns to elevate this outdoor area to a whole new level. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes • Light Sconces & Ceiling Fans by Lowcountry Lighting Studio • Andersen Windows • Styled by Joy Lang Interiors

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Complimentary Coastal To top off this serene outdoor kitchen, a marvelous custom countertop was placed to take the entire space to a whole new level. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Cambria Quartz Countertops in “Sandgate” by Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. • Outdoor Kitchen with Big Green Egg

For more information:

Photography by Callie Cranford

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. (843) 569-1131

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Lowcountry Lighting Studio (843) 654-9432

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Coastal and Contemporary Large pottery planters, metal accents, and concrete pieces decorate this garden scape for a unique personality. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Planters, Urns & Fountains by The Tree House • Landscape by Summers Landscaping • Custom-built by Holy City Construction

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

A Slow Burn These homeowners wanted a gas log fireplace on their back patio to enjoy on those cooler coastal nights. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Priester’s Custom Contracting, LLC • Architectural Design by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Interior Design by Marie Lindenmeyer of Design Consulting, LLC • Fireplace Tile by Flooring Services, LLC • Fireplace Mantle by The Cabinet Shop • Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

Priester's Custom Contracting, LLC (843) 200-8495

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

The Tree House (843) 209-3335

Backyard Bliss In order to create a private retreat area in their backyard, fit for entertainment or solitude, these homeowners turned to a top Lowcountry outdoor furniture company. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Pool with Spa by Heritage Pools, LLC • Furnished by Outside Is In • Flexible Backyard Space with Grilling Area • Outdoor Shower

For more information:

Outside Is In (843) 718-7181

Luxe Living This outdoor lounge space has been styled with custom cushions and pillows, teak furniture, global accents, pops of color, and potted greenery. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Annie Gallagher Interiors (313) 971-5989

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Built by Salt March Contracting • Décor & Furishings Styled by Annie Gallagher Interiors • Bahama Shutters Installed by Windward Shutters, LLC • Plant Design by Haegur

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Pristine Patio Living


Boat watching and serene sunsets can be viewed from this gorgeous outdoor patio designed for ultimate entertainment.

Photography by Callie Cranford

outdoor Features + Contributors:

Simple Solar Shades Protection from the Charleston sun is no problem with these easy to maneuver shades, perfect for any Lowcountry patio. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Graber Exterior Solar Shades Installed by Patriot Blinds & More

For more information:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Patriot Blinds & More (843) 461-1368

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• Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes • Infinity Edge Pool Built by Blue Haven Pools & Spas • Outdoor Kitchen by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Custom Gas Lanterns by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting • Agatha Leathered Quartzite & Quartzite Hearth by Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. • Floating Wood Burning Fireplace by Fireplaces Plus • Custom Iron Railings & Shutter Detailing • Interior Design by Joy Lang Interiors

For more information:

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (843) 471-2310

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Magnificent Marble Designing an elegant pool bath house required a tricolored marble mosaic backsplash.

outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Marble Mosaic Vanity Wall Backsplash by Melcer Tile

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

Waterfront Wonders The homeowners of this gorgeous waterfront dwelling enlisted the help of Lowcountry real estate pros to sell their property. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Covered Outdoor Patio & Private Dock • Deep Water Marsh Views • Large Private Lot • Listed by ERA Wilder Realty • Realtors Ken & Kristin Rush

The Rush Team Real Estate (540) 815-8444

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Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345

Elevated Porch, Endless Views These homeowners wanted to take full advantage of their beautiful ocean view and opted for a grand remodel to elevate their back porch and pool deck.

Photography by Kenny Reed

outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Outdoor Remodel by Harper Construction, Inc. • Infinity Edge Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools • IPE Deck with Cable Railings • Sapele Wood Porch Ceiling • Elevated Foundation

For more information:

Harper Construction, Inc. (843) 737-4745

Elevated Living As part of a full home remodel, this outdoor patio was given a boost or two, having a new deck built on top of the existing patio slab. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Just Additions & Remodeling, LLC • Landscape by Southland Landscaping • Vaulted Beadboard Ceiling • Tongue & Groove Decking • Outdoor Fireplace • Tabby Concrete

Just Additions & Remodeling, LLC (843) 277-5828

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

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Relaxing In A Breeze These homeowners extended their living room with a screened-in porch that offers the comfort of the indoors with the benefits of fresh air. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Provided by Classic Remodeling & Construction

• Built by Classic Remodeling & Construction • TimberTech EDGE Prime + “Coconut Husk” Deck • White Fine Texture Westbury Tuscany Railings • “Clearskies” Outdoor Quartz Countertops by Caesarstone • Challenger Outdoor Cabinets in “Cappuccino” • Delta Heat Grill

Serenity Showers An outdoor shower is a luxury that requires an equally beautiful fixture created to withstand the forces of nature. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Sonoma Forge Fixture from Gateway Supply Company

For more information:

Provided by Gateway Supply Company

Gateway Supply Company (843) 554-0450

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For more information:

Classic Remodeling & Construction (843) 763-3297

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Extraordinary Escape A secluded waterfront facade opens up to the Lowcountry’s natural environment, viewed from the pool and elevated terrace. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

SHELTER Custom-Built Living (843) 471-1833

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Photography by Holger Obenaus

• Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Architecture by Archidemic • Infinity Edge Pool with Spa by Aqua Blue Pools • Heating & Cooling Pool System by Pentair Water Solutions • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf's Plumbing Supply • Outdoor Appliances by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Landscape by REMARK Landscape Architecture • Second Floor Terrace with Artificial Turf • Custom Metal Railings • Styled by Mosmi Naik Patel

Swing By The Sea A custom-built porch on the water with materials made for durability is the perfect place for a swing. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Photography by Holger Obenaus

• Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Architecture by Swallowtail • Andersen Windows by Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. • Second Floor IPE Decking by Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. • Exterior Cement Board Siding by Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

For more information:

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. (843) 795-0150

Porch Paradise This West Ashley home got a back porch remodel that transformed the space into a covered screened room for a more comfortable outdoor experience. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Charleston Woodworking Group (843) 247-3178

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Screen Porch Deck Built by Charleston Woodworking Group • New Piers & Footers Installed by Charleston Woodworking Group • Treated Southern Yellow Pine Floors with Cedar Wood Siding • Paint by Sherwin-Williams in “Mindful Gray” & “Peppercorn” • Below Deck Storage

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Photography by Kenny Reed


Roman Bath Revival This Quartz pool is fit for kings and queens with its stone steps, grand design, and hydrotherapy features. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools • Pool Designed by Margarita Elizalde • 20x40 in Size with Depth Range of 3'6" to 7 • 24 Inch Border of Quartz Stone Coping • Built-in Back & Foot Massage Jets • Interior Finish in “Kaleidoscope” by Wet Edge Prism Matrix

For more information:

Aqua Blue Pools (843) 767-7665

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Let Charleston Inspire You. Bring grace and beauty into your home with the Colors of Historic Charleston™ and the Carolina Lowcountry Collection color palettes, both found exclusively at Sherwin-Williams. When you select these colors, a portion of the proceeds supports the ongoing preservation projects of the Historic Charleston Foundation.

For a store near you, visit us at

© 2021 Sherwin-Williams Company

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In Style Summers

Dine Al Fresco There is nothing like sitting outside for a meal with those you’re close to. This table and chair set is crafted specifically for outdoor dining and gatherings. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Beaufort Teak Dining Table by Celadon Home • Seville Outdoor Dining Chairs by Celadon Home

Provided by Celadon Home

For more information:

Eco-Friendly Materials This outdoor patio features a bar with concrete countertops for a durable and eco-friendly place to entertain. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Concrete Countertops Fabricated by GlassEco Surfaces • Countertops Made with Recycled Bombay Sapphire Gin Bottles & Oyster Shells • Installed by Excalibur Stone

GlassEco Surfaces (843) 554-6099

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Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Celadon Home (843) 884-7005

Custom Outdoor Oasis Take a vacation in your own backyard with a salt water pool outfitted with spa features and a custom-built deck.

Provided by Blue Haven Pools & Spas

outdoor Features + Contributors:

• 40,000 Gallon Salt Water Pool Built by Blue Haven Pools & Spas • Temperature Control Feature • Champagne Spa with Floating Stepping Stones • Custom Split Face Water Feature • Oversized Tanning Shell • Custom Travertine Deck

For more information:

Blue Haven Pools & Spas (843) 552-6000

Sunshine Sanctuary This outdoor space was built to make the most of warm weather and the lawn with its lap pool and outdoor shower. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

St. Pierre Construction (843) 352-7925

Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Built by St. Pierre Construction • Architecture by Heather Wilson • Pool with Built-in Hot Tub • Old Carolina Brick Walkway & Fireplace • Hand Crimped Standing Seam Metal Roof • Outdoor Shower with IPE Decking • Exposed Rafter Tails • Designed by Jen Langston

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Summertime Staycation Creating a unique design to this waterfront backyard provides the homeowners many different ways to enjoy their Summers at home. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built and Designed by Kalman Construction • Infinity Pool with Fountains Built by Aqua Blue Pools • Deck Wood Supplied by Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. • Landscape Architecture by Andrew Smith

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

A Breath of Fresh Air The pool house features a classic haint blue ceiling and contrasting décor. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Sherwin-Williams Company (843) 556-4021

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Photography by Ellis Creek Photography

• Built by McGuire Custom Homes & Remodeling • Architecture by SLC Architect • Haint Blue Ceiling in “Open Air” by Sherwin-Williams Company • Styled by Onyx Design Collaborative

Kalman Construction (843) 856-0515



(843) 818-4569

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Thoughtful Design Custom home design gives you the ability to capitalize on the natural beauty surrounding your home. These porches provide a space for relaxing and entertaining with breathtaking views of the Stono River and golf course. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by CopeGrand Homes • Home Plan Design by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Wood Burning Fireplace with Custom Millwork • Covered Porch with Cable Railing

For more information:

Crosby Creations Home Designs (843) 998-0505

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Safe From the Storm Bahama shutters not only elevate the look of a home and provide privacy but also preserve the exterior, season after season. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Bahama Shutters Installed by Windward Shutters, LLC

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Windward Shutters, LLC (843) 881-6262

Community Comfort Take inspiration for your own home from the bluestone patio that turned a once abandoned corner of Market Street into a stellar outdoor community dining space named Port of Call. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Charleston Backsplash (843) 894-3230

Photography by Kenny Reed

• Bluestone Patio Flooring Installed by Charleston Backsplash • Epoxy Concrete Bar Installed by Charleston Backsplash • Custom Door Installed by Charleston Backsplash

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Sun Day Shade In order to make this kitchen and sunroom more comfortable, motorized shades were installed to reduce heat and glare from the sun and help with temperature control. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Automated Outdoor Solar Palmetto Shades Installed by Best Buy Blinds • Powered with Somfy Motors

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Summertime Sanctuary With ultimate relaxation in mind, the architects behind this design were spot on. Using straight and simple lines from the home to the furniture, the homeowner’s are able to enjoy some “me time” by the pool. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Vinyet Architecture (843) 619-7662

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Built by Phillip Smith General Contractor • Architecture by Vinyet Architecture • Covered Outdoor Porch with Kitchen

Best Buy Blinds (843) 884-3454

Swing Into Summer A custom cane swing bed with sunbrella fabrics and an outdoor sofa with comfy cushions transformed this porch space into one of the family’s favorite places to be. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Custom Pillows & Bolsters by Aiden Fabrics • Custom Cane Swing Bed by Aiden Fabrics • Cane Sofa & Chairs by Summer Classic • Design Collaboration with Krystine Edwards

For more information:

Photography by Callie Cranford

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

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Sweet Southern Materials Building this classical coastal home required high-quality materials to provide protection from the Lowcountry elements. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Phillip Smith General Contractor • Architecture by Herlong Architects • IPE Deck Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

Gateway To Heaven An outdoor escape is possible with custom-built features that work with your landscape for a completely personalized outdoor space for the whole family to enjoy. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by Diament Building Corp. • Custom Mahogany Gates • Shell Stone Pool Decking • IPE Bench Seating • Fire Pit

Diament Building Corp. (843) 991-5531

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. (843) 744-6281

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Sitting Pretty For Summer Decorative outdoor furniture perfect for the Summer season was used to complete this backyard oasis and covered porch. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

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Photography by Callie Cranford

• Outdoor Teak Patio Chairs with Cushions • Outdoor Teak Patio Sofa with Cushions • Reclining Teak Chaise Lounges with Cushions • Blue & White Indoor/Outdoor Pillows • Calypso Indoor/Outdoor Polypropylene Rug • Outdoor Furniture & Accessories by Steven Shell Living

Perfectly Secluded Views Mother Earth inspired the design of this outdoor space. Implementing forty-five degree angles off the main mass, allowing the homeowners to have a front row seat to the beautiful marsh below without visual corridors of neighbors. outdoor Features + Contributors:

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Built by Johnson Evans Construction • Architecture by Liz Baker of Translations Design Studio • Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools

For more information:

Translations Design Studio (843) 367-7367

Stylish and Safe Shutters To create privacy, these homeowners invested in Bahama shutters that create privacy with a stylish flair. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Custom Shutters Built and Installed by Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters • Bahama Shutters in “Pastel Blue” with Powder Coated Finish

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters (843) 822-5519

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

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Compliments to the Coast A countertop with hints of sand and blue was placed in this pool house extension to compliment the coastal design. outdoor Features + Contributors:

• Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Quartzite Maya Countertop by Vitoria International • Styled by Kecia Heyward

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

Kick Back and Relax This outdoor lounging area is styled with furniture made of a durable, marine grade polymer material to last over time with little maintenance. outdoor Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Backyard Retreats (843) 856-0049

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Furniture & Accessories by Backyard Retreats • Eco-Friendly Polymer Pool Furniture • Deep Seating Adirondack Chairs • Fiberglass Umbrella

Vitoria International (843) 760-2470

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AGM Imports

Backyard Retreats





Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc.

Celadon Home

7 NUCEDAR SIDING Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

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For the House - The Barstool Shop

Palmetto Exterminators, Inc.









10 WEATHERWOOD FIREPIT Charleston Amish Furniture


11 RESIDENTIAL GARAGE FLOORING Carolina Flooring Specialists





Closets by Design

Terrace Oaks Antiques

Flooring Factory



18 BURNISHED BRONZE THREE LIGHT WALL MOUNT Charleston Lighting and Interiors

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19 MOSQUITO PREVENTION FOGGER Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.



M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)



Marine Canvas of Charleston


Maner Builder Supply, Co.


Outside Is In


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28 CALACATTA BRAZIL QUARTZITE Palmetto Surfacing, Inc.



Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast, LLC




Lowcountry Lighting Studio

Palm Casual

The Tree House



Buckhannon Tile + Design

Zuma Imports

36 CUSTOM IRON RAILING AND BALCONY Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks (803) 655-5653

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We talked to Lowcountry pro's about the different ways to prepare your home for this year's hurricane season.

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Photography by Matthew Scott

This SHELTER Custom-Built Living home demonstrates a stylish certified impact rated pivot door.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will bring some of the most active storms yet.

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Bahama Shutters


Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters


Windward Shutters, LLC

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Photography by Kenny Reed

Photography by Ebony Ellis


Photography by Ebony Ellis


Photography by Callie Cranford

Hurricane rated shutters and panels are a cost-effective way to protect your home when you do not have impact rated windows.

Colonial Shutters Windward Shutters, LLC

Bahama Shutters

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

Hurricane DOOR Panels




Windward Shutters, LLC

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters


Photography by Kenny Reed




Our products give homeowners peace of mind knowing that they can deploy our products efficiently and be

protected up to 150 mph winds.

Bailey Cooper


Photography by Ebony Ellis

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

Photography by Ebony Ellis



Photography by Callie Cranford



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Garage doors installed prior to 2003 are likely


NOT impact rated and should be retrofitted with steel struts or be replaced with an up-to-date






Overhead Door Company of Charleston

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Photography by Kenny Reed

garage door that will withstand high winds.


T&T Garage Door Services

If you live on the coast, the best thing to do is leave the garage door open during the storm if you can. This would allow for adequate airflow so that pressure does not build up under the house, and water flows in case of flooding. Mike Cardarelle

Overhead Door Company of Charleston

POWERFUL GENERATORS Permanent Standby Generators differ from the portable type in that they are wired directly into your electrical system at home. It will constantly monitor the power in your home and automatically turn on in the case of a power interruption.

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Clear your yard of patio furniture, potted plants, grills, and anything else that could get caught in the wind.


Check your carbon monoxide detector’s battery to prevent CO poisoning.


Establish an evacuation plan should your family need to relocate temporarily.

2. 4.

Fill clean water containers with drinking water in case you lose your water supply.

Know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning:

A. B.

A hurricane watch means that weather conditions favor a possible hurricane in a specific area. A hurricane warning means high force winds are expected to result in a hurricane in a specific area.

HURRICANE PRODUCT RESOURCE GUIDE Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

Windward Shutters, LLC

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

Maner Builders Supply Co.

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

(843) 822-5519

(843) 881-6162

(843) 795-0150

(843) 552-0242

(843) 744-6281

Shutters & Panels

Overhead Door Company of Charleston

JI Small Engine Repair

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

(843) 767-0028

(843) 718-0828

(843) 795-0150

T&T Garage Door Services (843) 767-8320

Windows, Doors & More

Garage Doors

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It’s not a matter of if a storm will

cause damage to your home, it’s a

matter of when. You don't want to put yourself in a situation where you have to panic. Think ahead and invest in

Photography by Kenny Reed | Windward Shutters, LLC

hurricane protection. Tim Smith

Windward Shutters, LLC

SECURE & PROTECT This house on the harbor is protected by Windward Shutters' impact rated colonial shutters that can be closed from the home's interior when a storm threatens and left open the rest of the year for increased curb appeal.

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ADAD DIRECTORY DIRECTORY Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston....175

Cornerstone Estates......................................171


Advanced Water Systems.............................181

Crosby Creations Home Designs.................185

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath.................29

Advanced Window Fashions........................189

Curtis Daniel Homes.........................................4

NextGen Automated.......................................46

AGM Imports...................................................45

Danco Modern Furniture..............................165

Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC........107

Aiden Fabrics...................................................24

Delpino Custom Homes.................................53

Outside Is In............................................166,167

Allen Design, Inc.............................................61

Diament Building Corp...................................26

Overhead Door Co. of Charleston...............207

Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc.......215

Elegant Flooring............................................161

Palm Casual.....................................................65

Annie Gallagher Interiors..............................111

Environmental Solutions and Service...........89

Palmetto Mosquito Control............................95

Aqua Blue Pools............................................173

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.......96

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc.................................163

Aquatica Pools and Spas................................33

First National Bank..........................................27

Patriot Blinds & More.....................................93

Atlantic Bedding & Furniture....................... 115

Flooring Factory............................................215

Polished Renovations & Design....................17

Arnett Custom Homes....................................31

For the House—The Barstool Shop..............75

Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast.......175

Backyard Retreats............................................71

Gateway Supply Company............................47

Priester’s Custom Contracting.....................141

Bath Fitter.......................................................203

GlassEco Surfaces......................................... 115

ProGreen Synthetic Turf Systems..................97

Best Buy Blinds.............................................197

Harper Construction Inc.................................77

REMARK Landscape Architecture.................50

Blue Haven Pools & Spas...............................57

Hayes + Nash Design Co................................12

Riverside Designers......................................191

Brackish Builders.............................................40


Ro Sham Beaux...............................................23

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc...............2

Heritage Pools, LLC.......................................161

Seawah Furniture............................................14

Buckhannon Tile + Design..............................41

HLG Growers...................................................75

ShelfGenie.......................................... 75, 81, 89

C&C Myers.......................................................81

HWC Custom Cabinetry................................203

SHELTER Custom-Built Living.......................37

Cambria............................................................ 11

Innovative Sight and Sound........................173

Sherwin-Williams....................................66, 211

Carolina Flooring Specialists.......................193

Inspired Closets...............................................63

Sir Grout of the Lowcountry..........................81

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting.......................191

Iola Modern......................................................16

SiteOne Stone Center................................18,19

Carolina Machine Finishing............................52

Island House Real Estate................................20

SOUTHEASTON Systems...............................55

Carolina Mobile Storage..............................163

Island Shade Shoppe....................................107

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.............243

Carolina Relining Solutions............................39

J&K Home Furnishings................................8, 9

Spartina Landscape Contractors, LLC.........235

Carolina Wealth Management.......................49

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes.........................44

St. Pierre Construction..................................6, 7

Celadon Home.................................................21

Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC....................193

Steven Shell Living.........................................59

Charleston Amish Furniture......................... 211

J.I. Small Engine Repair.................................32

Stono Construction.........................................54

Charleston Backsplash..................................225

Just Additions & Remodeling......................207

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove...............................68

Charleston Bath Experts.................................95

Kalman Construction......................................64

Sullivan Custom Cabinets............................225

Charleston Cabinets Inc................................195


T&T Garage Door Services..........................221

Charleston Custom Closets..............................5

Kenneth Lynch & Sons..................................197

Terrace Oaks Antiques....................................30

Charleston Lamp Company...........................48

KMG Design Studio........................................56

The Rush Team...............................................103

Charleston Lighting and Interiors..................62

Koozer Painting..............................................221

The Tree House..............................................177

Charleston RiverDogs...................................238

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc............89

Translations Design Studio............................35

Charleston Woodworking Group.................235

Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design.........91

Universal Marble & Granite, Inc....................60

CHD Interiors...................................................51

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters....238

Vinyet Architecture..........................................69

Cinder Creek Construction.............................15

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks.....................93

Vitoria International........................................67

CK Contracting..............................................199

Lowcountry Lighting Studio........................121

Watsky & Wieters Construction.....................13

Classic Kitchens of Charleston.......................43

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes............22

Wholesale Appliance Center........................237

Classic Remodeling & Construction..............73

M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)........131

Windward Shutters, LLC................................10

Clear Blue Pools, Inc.......................................42

Maner Builder Supply...................................127

Yellowstone Landscape................................199

Closets by Design..........................................140

Marine Canvas of Charleston.......................185

Zuma Imports................................................131

Coralberry Cottage..........................................34

Melcer Tile.........................................................3

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READER INFO CENTER Antiques Terrace Oaks Antiques


Appliances Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 843-747-6301 Sub-Zero Group Southeast, Inc 704-375-6025 Wholesale Appliance Center 843-556-0917 Architects Allen Design, Inc. Translations Design Studio Vinyet Architecture

843-709-7322 843-367-7367 843-619-7662

Barstools For The House-The Barstool Shop


Bathroom Remodeling Bath Fitter of Tennessee Inc. Brackish Builders, LLC Charleston Bath Experts Delpino Custom Homes Sir Grout of the Lowcountry

843-314-5188 843-566-5554 843-216-7551 843-818-4866 843-640-5544

Blinds Advanced Window Fashions Best Buy Blinds Patriot Blinds

843-881-8858 843-884-3454 843-461-1368

Boat Covers Marine Canvas of Charleston


Builders Arnett Custom Homes Brackish Builders LLC Cinder Creek Construction CK Contracting Cornerstone Estates Curtis Daniel Homes Delpino Custom Homes Diament Building Corp. Harper Construction, Inc. Jacksonbuilt Custom Homes Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes Priester’s Custom Contracting SHELTER Custom-Built Living St. Pierre Construction Stono Construction Watsky and Wieter Construction

843-271-8668 843-566-5554 843-768-0784 843-352-4975 843-818-3464 843-901-5801 843-818-4866 843-991-5531 843-737-4745 843-471-2310 843-881-3930 843-200-8495 843-471-1833 843-352-7925 843-805-4141 843-830-4826

Building Materials Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. Carolina Machine Finishing Maner Builder Supply Co Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

843-795-0150 843-760-0029 843-552-0242 843-744-6281

Cabinets Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston Charleston Cabinets, Inc. Classic Kitchens of Charleston HWC Custom Cabinetry Just Additions & Remodeling, LLC Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath Polished Renovations & Design ShelfGenie Sullivan Custom Cabinets

843-225-9344 843-554-7800 843-991-4207 843-207-0750 843-277-5828 843-901-2506 843-475-8856 888-491-6191 843-554-5880

Closet & Organization Systems Advanced Window Fashions Charleston Custom Closets Closets by Design HWC Custom Cabinetry Inspired Closets Maner Builder Supply Co ShelfGenie

843-881-8858 843-790-3222 866-484-8130 843-207-0750 843-557-1900 843-552-0242 888-491-6191

Countertops Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston AGM Imports

843-225-9344 843-747-0088

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T&T Garage Services


Garage Floor Coatings Carolina Flooring Specialists Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC

843-725-8502 843-499-5939

Garage Organization Inspired Closets Carolina Flooring Specialists

843-557-1900 843-725-8502

Gas Lanterns Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Charleston Lighting and Interiors

843-881-4170 843-766-3055


Decorative Hardware Gateway Supply Company Moluf’s

Grills M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)


843-554-0450 843-723-4881

Gutters Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc.


Design/Build Allen Design, Inc. Diament Building Corp. Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath

843-709-7322 843-991-5531 843-901-2506

Designers KMG Interiors, LLC Riverside Designers

Hardscapes HLG Growers SiteOne Stone Center Spartina Landscape Contractors LLC Yellowstone Landscape

843-901-4862 843-557-1225 843-718-7383 843-225-2380

843-981-9075 843-377-2600

Driveways & Walkways HLG Growers Yellowstone Landscape

Hardwood Floors Elegant Flooring Flooring Factory

843-723-8172 843-790-4354

843-901-4862 843-225-2380

eNVy-Neighborhood Vehicle JI Small Engine Repair


Home Automation/Home Theater NextGen Automated SOUTHEASTON Systems The Innovative Group

843-871-8531 843-608-8476 843-737-6145

Fabrics/Upholstery Aiden Fabrics Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC

843-216-0008 843-225-1669

Home and Garden The Tree House


Fencing Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks Maner Builder Supply Co

803-655-5653 843-552-0242

Financial Services Carolinas Wealth Management


Home Décor CHD Interiors Celadon Home Coralberry Cottage Hausful Hayes + Nash Design Co Lowcountry Lighting Studio Steven Shell Living Terrace Oaks Antiques The Tree House Zuma Imports

843-357-1700 843-884-7005 843-884-2225 843-203-6420 303-475-4749 843-654-9432 843-216-3900 843-795-9689 843-209-3335 843-452-1117

House Plans Crosby Creations Home Designs


Cambria GlassEco Surfaces Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. Sullivan Custom Cabinets Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. Vitoria International

912-298-0085 843-554-6099 843-569-1131 843-554-5880 843-767-7779 843-760-2470

Crawlspace Environmental Solutions and Service


Custom Home Design Crosby Creations Home Designs


Custom Shower Systems KBRS

Fireplaces M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)


Flooring Buckhannon Tile + Design Elegant Flooring Flooring Factory Melcer Tile Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC

843-881-8911 843-723-8172 843-790-4354 843-744-5345 843-499-5939

Furniture Aiden Fabrics Atlantic Bedding & Furniture Backyard Retreats, Inc. Charleston Amish Furniture CHD Interiors Celadon Home Coralberry Cottage Danco Modern Furniture For the House – The Barstool Shop Hausful Iola Modern J&K Home Furnishings Outside Is In Palm Casual Seawah Furniture and Design Steven Shell Living Terrace Oaks Antiques

843-216-0008 843-530-1369 843-856-0049 843-225-2513 843-357-1700 843-884-7005 843-884-2225 843-884-2256 843-881-7073 843-203-6420 843-225-6286 843-800-4015 843-718-7181 843-881-0041 704-806-9848 843-216-3900 843-795-9689

Garage Doors Overhead Door Co. of Charleston


Hurricane Shutters/Protection Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Windward Shutters, LLC 843-881-6262 HVAC C&C Myers


Interior Design Annie Gallagher Interiors CHD Interiors Celadon Home Hayes + Nash Design Co J&K Home Furnishings KMG Interiors, LLC Riverside Designers

313-971-5989 843-357-1700 843-884-7005 303-475-4749 843-800-4015 843-981-9075 843-377-2600

Kitchen Charleston Backsplash Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath

843-417-0677 843-901-2506

Landscape and Design HLG Growers Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design LLC SiteOne Stone Center Spartina Landscape Contractors, LLC

843-901-4862 704-995-7173 843-557-1225 843-718-7383

Pro Green Synthetic Turf Systems REMARK Landscape Architecture Yellowstone Landscape

843-494-5092 843-952-7817 843-225-2380

Landscape Architects REMARK Landscape Architecture


Landscape Lighting NextGen Automated


Landscape Materials GlassEco Surfaces Pro Green Synthetic Turf Systems

843-554-6099 843-494-5092

Light Fixtures Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Charleston Lamp Company Charleston Lighting and Interiors Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Lowcountry Lighting Studio Ro Sham Beaux Steven Shell Living

843-881-4170 843-763-9150 843-766-3055 843-747-6301 843-654-9432 843-789-3478 843-216-3900

Lumber Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

843-795-0150 843-744-6281

Mantles AGM Imports


Marble/Stone Products AGM Imports Melcer Tile Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. Sir Grout of the Lowcountry Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. Vitoria International

843-747-0088 843-744-5345 843-569-1131 843-640-5544 843-767-7779 843-760-2470

Mattresses Atlantic Bedding & Furniture J&K Home Furnishings

843-530-1369 843-800-4015

Millwork Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

843-795-0150 803-655-5653 843-744-6281

Mirrors Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Charleston Lighting and Interiors

843-881-4170 843-766-3055

Painters Carolina Machine Finishing Koozer Painting

843-760-0029 843-881-2212

Pest Control Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. Palmetto Mosquito Control

843-766-8298 843-766-9701 843-766-9701

Pipe Relining Carolina Relining Solutions


Plumbing Carolina Relining Solutions


Plumbing Fixtures Gateway Supply Company Moluf’s

843-554-0450 843-723-4881

Pool and Spa Covers Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast


Pools Aqua Blue Pools Aquatica Pools and Spas Blue Haven Pools & Spas Clear Blue Pools, Inc. Heritage Pools, LLC

843-767-7665 843-212-0014 843-552-6000 843-300-4143 843-762-3417

Private Banking First National Bank


Propane M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)


Real Estate Island House Real Estate The Rush Team Real Estate

843-847-1762 843-801-9701

Remodeling Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston Brackish Builders, LLC Charleston Cabinets, Inc. Charleston Woodworking Group Cinder Creek Construction Classic Remodeling & Construction Cornerstone Estates Curtis Daniel Homes Delpino Custom Homes Harper Construction, Inc. Just Additions & Remodeling, LLC Kalman Construction Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath Polished Renovations & Design Priester’s Custom Contracting SHELTER Custom-Built Living St. Pierre Construction Stono Construction

843-225-9344 843-566-5554 843-554-7800 843-247-3178 843-768-0784 843-763-3297 843-818-3464 843-901-5801 843-818-4866 843-737-4745 843-277-5828 843-856-0515 843-901-2506 843-475-8856 843-200-8495 843-471-1833 843-352-7925 843-805-4141

Mold Prevention Environmental Solutions and Service


Mortgage Lending First National Bank


Neighborhood Mobility JI Small Engine Repair


Outdoor Furniture Backyard Retreats, Inc. Charleston Amish Furniture Iola Modern Kenneth Lynch & Sons Palm Casual Outside Is In

Retail Celadon Home


843-856-0049 843-225-2513 843-225-6286 203-264-2831 843-881-0041 843-718-7181

Roofing Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. Harper Construction, Inc.

843-818-4569 843-737-4745

Rugs Zuma Imports

Outdoor Kitchens M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)


Paint Sherwin-Williams Company


Paint Color Consultant Sherwin-Williams Company


Shutters Advanced Window Fashions Best Buy Blinds Island Shade Shoppe Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters Patriot Blinds

843-881-8858 843-884-3454 843-834-9645 843-822-5519 843-461-1368

Siding Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. Carolina Machine Finishing

843-818-4569 843-760-0029

Spas and Hot Tubs Aqua Blue Pools Aquatica Pools and Spas Blue Haven Pools & Spas Clear Blue Pools, Inc. Heritage Pools, LLC

843-767-7665 843-212-0014 843-552-6000 843-300-4143 843-762-3417

Storage Carolina Mobile Storage


Structured Wiring NextGen Automated


Sun Shades Marine Canvas of Charleston


Synthetic Turf Pro Green Synthetic Turf Systems


Termite Contract Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. Palmetto Exterminators, inc.

843-766-8298 843-766-9701

Tile Buckhannon Tile + Design Charleston Backsplash Elegant Flooring Flooring Factory Melcer Tile Palmetto Surfacing, Inc.

843-881-8911 843-417-0677 843-723-8172 843-790-4354 843-744-5345 843-569-1131

Water Features HLG Growers Kenneth Lynch & Sons The Tree House

843-901-4862 203-264-2831 843-209-3335

Water Filtration Advanced Water Systems


Wealth Management Carolinas Wealth Management


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Workroom Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC


Shower Doors Maner Builder Supply Co


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with Andrea Serrano

Makeup by Elina McLaughlin, Hair by Lauren Elise Hall, and Wardrobe from The Showroom Kiawah | Photograph by Callie Cranford

Favorite accessory?

Favorite era for fashion?

clothing and accessories that

My redesigned wedding ring

The 70’s because it was so

not only elevate how you look but

from Croghan’s. It incorporates


how you feel. When you radiate confidence, you attract good

diamonds from my mother’s and grandmother’s rings.

Advice for anyone exploring their personal style.

List five items in your purse?

Identify who your style icons

Phone, lip gloss, wallet, sunglasses,

are and analyze how they put

and hand sanitizer

everything together. Wear

SOCIALIZE WITH US See extra photos that didn’t make it into print on our blog.

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energy and manifest great things to happen!

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THE ART IS Visit page 158 to explore Artist in their Lowcountry homes.

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