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Brandon Lake GRAMMY Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter
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House of Hymns

Take a sneak peek into the Awendaw home of GRAMMY Award-winning Christian artist, Brandon Lake. The Seacoast worship leader talks to us about his life, career, family, and his humble abode that he shares with his wife Brittany and three young sons.

Sensational Showrooms

Get a glimpse of over 50 local showrooms and make the most of your time in each Lowcountry neighborhood when it comes to selecting building materials, fixtures, finishes, furnishings, and accessories for your home.

Lowcountry Escapes

Plan an outdoor area with inspiration from over seventy local projects built and designed by the Lowcountry’s most trusted home professionals in this year’s outdoor living guide.

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Make a SPLASH!

The sun is brighter, the days are longer, and summertime is finally here! When I think about summer’s past, I think of warm July nights spent outside with my older siblings, catching lighting bugs in mason jars competing to see who caught the most by the time our mom signaled, “Time for supper!” We rarely stayed inside, and for Charlestonians, we are lucky enough to have weather that allows us to spend the majority of the year outdoors. The summer issue of Charleston Home + Design features our annual Outdoor Living Guide showcasing local outdoor projects and planning considerations created by Lowcountry experts. Absorb tons of insightful tips and tricks with our product guide to help bring your backyard oasis to life.

Making a splash on our cover is Brandon Lake inside his Awendaw country cottage. The GRAMMY Award-winning musician with over 600K Instagram followers invites us into his peaceful abode where mindfulness and love are at the forefront of its design. Brandon speaks with us about his upbringing in Charleston, his career as a Christian singer/songwriter, and the life he has built with his beautiful wife Brittany and their three young sons.

Another special addition to this summer issue is our Sensational Showrooms feature where readers will get a peek into the top home and design showrooms in the Lowcountry. Learn about their services, products, popular brands, and why exploring these showrooms can turn the house you like into the home you love.

As always, thank you for picking up our magazine. It is our hope that you not only feel inspired by all of the beautiful projects, but that you feel empowered making well-informed decisions to create the home of your dreams. Happy reading!

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Stay Cool All Summer

Meet the team behind Fix-It 24/7, formerly known as AirMax Heating and Air. Their leader, Jared Dean tells us why their phones stay busy and gives homeowners helpful HVAC tips just in time for summer.

What home repair services does Fix-It 24/7 offer?

We specialize in anything that involves a home’s heating, air conditioning, and plumbing.

What are your most common house calls about?

We do a lot of HVAC maintenance. Our most common calls are about a broken AC or a plumbing issue whether it be water leaks, clogged pipes, hot water heater issues, low water pressure, etc.

What sets you apart from other home service providers?

A tune-up or check-up is something we do a lot differently than other companies. Other handymen will do a quick inspection and call it a day where we will actually take the unit apart, clean it, and put it back together properly for longevity.

Any advice for homeowners?

Have your HVAC unit cleaned twice a year and make sure it’s done thoroughly. Dirt is the number one killer of an air conditioning unit.

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(above) Charleston’s Fix-It 24/7 team of dispatchers, technicians, and plumbers.
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What should a homeowner look for/how do they know when they need to call you?

Look out for your energy bills running high, listen for strange noises, if it’s cool in your home but still humid, those are the kinds of things that suggest you need HVAC unit maintenance.

Tell us about your team:

Our business culture is all about choosing the right people. Sometimes the best people might not be the right fit for our team. We take a lot of time to build up our team and take pride in recognizing their personal and professional accomplishments.

For more information, call Fix-It 24/7 at (843) 388-8888 or visit

“We’re all about the people in our business, period. We take the time to build our team well and create a service culture they enjoy being a part of.”
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Furniture Debate

We sat down with Store Manager James Foy and Owner/CEO Christina Tononi at Atlantic Bedding & Furniture for some insight on style selections.

James Said: Christina Said:

Pastoral Charm has really caught my eye with its mix of French countryside with coastal tones. The combination of soft textures and light hues bring a whole new level of relaxation and style to any room in the home.

Preferred furniture style?

Boho Haven because it's eclectic and relaxed. It mixes different patterns, colors and textures with natural materials that you can use to put together all of your favorite things. Boho Haven reflects my sense of freedom, adventure and nonconformity.

Urban Foundry mixed with Pastoral Charm is always a winning pair. Metal and wood furniture from Urban pieces provide a great contrast to the soft overall cottage style. Hammered metal and reclaimed wood accent pieces would give that pop that really makes a whole room come together.

Favorite styles to mix and match?

I'm drawn to mixing the edgy, raw aesthetic of Urban Foundry with the luxurious opulence of Hollywood Glitz. Imagine a room with a brick wall, reclaimed wood floors, furnished with a lush emerald green velvet sofa, a distressed leather club chair, and use an old rail cart as a table and then throw in gold and mirrored accents.

If you have to cut cost somewhere, I recommend using just a bed frame vs a complete bedroom set. You can always come back and add the pieces here and there and/or upgrade the bed frame later.

Where to save vs. splurge?

The pieces I feel a person should splurge on are the upholstery in the main living area and master bedroom furniture, including the mattress set. Those are the two places you really want to feel most comfortable in your home.

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

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Written by Micaela Arnett Photography by Bailey Baker


This free-spirited, bohemian aesthetic combines interior design and fashion. Airy spaces styled with an abundance of colorful handwoven textiles, desert botanicals, wooden furniture, and neutral tones complete this look.

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The Village Social

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At Home with

The Village Social

The lovely ladies of The Village Social, a full-service interior design firm and gift shop located in Mount Pleasant, not only share the same last name, but a shared a passion for classical architecture and interior design. Sister-in-laws, Kaitlyn and Dana, along with Lynda (Dana’s mother), opened the design boutique in 2022. Dana invites us into her home where The Village Social’s interior design style and décor can be seen throughout.

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Jaimee Morse & Ruta Smith
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(above) Dana, Kaitlyn, and Lynda Gentry of The Village Social

Front Porch

“We want to make a great first impression when guests enter our homes and there is no better way to do that than with colorful seasonal plants and greenery,” Lynda explains. Dana’s front porch is welcoming and traditional with lively flowers from her favorite local nurseries and beautiful blue and white planters from The Village Social.

Living Room Built-ins

It was important to Kaitlyn and Lynda to design this space to honor Dana’s love of family and her Kentucky roots. Kaitlyn decorated the built-ins with plenty of family photos, The Village Social’s signature ginger jars, and a horse racing statue. They also wanted representation of Dana’s new home in Charleston by bringing in coastal details like the coral décor and oversized shell bowl.

Dining Room

A wonderful blend of old and new, Dana’s dining room was designed with traditional white chairs, a natural wood table, a vintage green leaf chandelier, and a built-in hutch showcasing her family’s china. The neutral tones mixed with pops of green and blue create a country cottage feel that yearns for a mid-day tea party. Kaitlyn states, “Homeowners can purchase similar rugs, art, wine glasses, and furniture at The Village Social.”

Primary Bedroom

When styling her bedroom, Dana created a warm and modern space filled with fun details through the use of green and brown animal print throw pillows, blankets, and by adding a pastel green and yellow polka dot wallpaper. Although these prints aren’t seen throughout the rest of her home, Kaitlyn and Lynda made sure to connect the bedroom with the other spaces with touches of gold, blue, yellow, and white in the hallway.

For more information, call The Village Social at (843) 259-2120 or visit

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The Art of Epoxy

The Craftsman

Vairon Ocampo founded Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC in 2018 after his brother-in-law expressed interest in resurfacing his garage floor with epoxy. “I was working on the military base at the time and volunteered to learn how to do it. I found that I not only was good at it, but I really enjoyed the whole process,” he states. Soon enough, his business began making a name for itself working with local businesses, churches, and homeowners.

The Process

For each project, a special mix of epoxy resin, color powder, and metal pigments are blended to create a one-of-a-kind design. Prep begins the day before installation with Vairon creating the flooring mixture and ensuring the foundation is cleaned and prepped. “Blending might be the hardest part of my job. I must be extremely precise when I am blending the colors as it might create a different color than

what the homeowner wants. If this happens, I will have to start all over,” he describes. Once the mix is successfully blended, he carefully pours the epoxy on the floor, swaying back and forth to create his popular marble designs.

The Philosophy

By working closely with each homeowner to choose the best mix of colors and design expectations, every project is customized to his client’s wants. “Anyone can work with epoxy, but I believe to be successful you must be unique in one thing and for me that one thing is my marble designs,” he says. Vairon has set his goal to be Charleston’s unique epoxy installer and have an exclusive client base that appreciates the art of resin.

For more information, call Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC at (843) 499-5939 or visit

Local epoxy expert, Vairon Ocampo of Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC creates one-of-a-kind designs using a blend of epoxy and paint pigments to create beautiful floors for Lowcountry homeowners.
Vairon Ocampo of Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC (left) This home received marble-like epoxy floors with orange and silver paint pigments. (right) Vairon takes his time to blend and pour the epoxy mixture to create a balanced and unique design for each project.
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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Kenny Reed

What were the goals of this project?

The homeowners desired more space to host friends and family that would allow their guests to have privacy while also being on the property. We constructed a 525 square foot accessory structure above their two-car garage. The suite includes one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchenette, breakfast nook, and a living room. The main difference between accessory structures and accessory dwellings are the cooking capabilities. This suite does not include a cooking top or oven.

What makes this living room unique?

The limited space challenged us a bit, so we created an open floor plan and the owner used home furnishings to create separation between the spaces. In the living room we built a shiplap accent wall with a dark wood stain to bring in an earthy, airy vibe. Minimal design choices were made to make the living room feel larger than it is.

What considerations did you make for the bathroom?

We worked with Moluf’s Supply on all plumbing fixtures and ProSource of Charleston on the flooring, tile, and cabinetry. The bathroom contains a spacious walk-in shower with brass fixtures, hexagon tile walls, and a light green vanity with intricate craftsmanship. The earthy tones and textures connect the bathroom to the living room seamlessly.

For fun, what is your pickup truck of choice?

I drive a Chevy, but my favorite truck is one that doesn't have a payment.

For more information, call CK Contracting at (843) 352-4975 or visit

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Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Kelly Parrish (above) This 525 sq. ft. accessory structure was built atop a two-car garage with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living space.



What is your design philosophy?

My design philosophy is to ensure that at the completion of the project each client falls in love with their redesigned home. I want them to feel at home and benefit from every aspect of our work. As interior designers, we have to keep in mind that it’s the client’s home, not ours.

What makes this living room unique?

It was originally an open space that didn’t have a lot of flow. To create a more circular space, I chose a curved sofa and chairs, a custom designed round wool area rug, and a large round ottoman. A custom circular lighting track was installed over the space with Swarovski crystal fixtures. Lastly, the floors were covered in beautiful Italian travertine that came from a quarry in Italy.

What considerations did you make for the bathrooms?

The homeowners wanted the island vibe to continue in their primary bath while also creating a spa-like feel that invites them to slow down and relax. We accomplished this by adding a custom wave soaking tub and a shower that offers an extra large Hans Grohe rain head and multiple body sprays. For the guest bathroom, they wanted a fun and nautical look decorated in navy blue, white, and blood orange. This bath features a double white vanity with two hand-blown blue vessel sinks.

Describe your design in the primary bedroom.

We blended British Colonial and Caribbean styles into the primary bedroom design by mixing natural materials with luxurious mahogany finishes, a Tommy Bahama tropical printed area rug, and a large, intricately carved piece of art over the bureau. The king-size canopy bed completed this island-resort look.

For more information, call Sweetgrass Living, LLC at (843) 580-6929 or visit

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(above) Nadine was able to break up this open floor plan using curved furniture, a round rug, and a custom circular lighting track in the living room. (below) Two handblown blue vessel sinks were installed in the guest bathroom, providing a vibrant pop of color.
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Prime Function

Custom vanities with thoughtful upgrades and innovations proved to be the best case scenario for these homeowners who wanted a shared space that met their individual needs.

The Setting:

A newlywed couple began building their custom home but realized their visions didn’t align in every aspect of planning, like in their primary bathroom. One partner wanted one element, and the other wanted another whether it be a difference in design or functionality. A primary bathroom has to function for both homeowners at all times and without the help of this custom cabinet company, the bathroom might not have been so enjoyable for the both of them after all.

The Problem:

Considering ways their lives would be integrated, having a space where both people could get ready for work in the morning or get ready for bed at night in tandem was crucial. The challenge was to figure out a design that would suit both of their wants and needs stylistically and functionally, all in one cohesive space. The wife was interested in a seated space to get ready in the morning, whereas her husband didn’t have any requirements other than wanting to be closest to the shower.

The Solution:

To ensure they each had ample space for themselves and their personal products, two different vanities were built into the main wall in corresponding shaker styles. The vanity closest to the shower is the smallest and most standard out of the two, which perfecty suits the partner without a lot of products to organize. The other is a more custom build-out with vanity seating and additional storage components.

For more information, call Magnolia Cabinet Co. at (843) 277-5554 or visit

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Kelly Parrish
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Stand the Test of Time

Timothy Smith, President of Windward Shutters, LLC gives us a sneak peek into his workday, where he personally measures each opening of every home he outfits with shutters.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Timothy begins his workday by returning emails and phone calls from the previous day. These calls consist of new clients, previous clients, local contractors, and his team. He then takes time to review his schedule of the day’s job visits and makes sure his truck is loaded with all proper equipment and paperwork.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Timothy arrives at his first jobsite of the day. This home is a new build still under construction. He reviews his notes of where Windwards Shutters’ products will be installed around the home. The first is located above the garage. Timothy grabs his ladder from his truck and begins the climb. Using his measuring tape, Timothy thoroughly measures the width and height of where the Bahama shutters will be located. He continues this throughout the rest of the home.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The remainder of Timothy’s day is filled with jobsite visits for all new projects.  He personally measures all windows, doors, and porches to make sure the custom shutters provided by Windward Shutters, LLC are a perfect fit and will work without any clearance issues.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

During Timothy ’s lunch break, he creates an engineering plan based on measurements taken earlier that day. This consists of gathering all aspects necessary to complete the order correctly like size, color, type of shutter, etc.

years of personal experience to pull from and ensures his team is as successful as they can be, and the homeowners are getting what they need.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Timothy calls his general manager to discuss their upcoming installation schedule for the next few weeks. They will confirm the type of products being installed like brick Hardie plank or wood. He also informs the general manager if a ladder or lift is required for the installation.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As the day begins to wind down, Timothy offers his expertise and advice to his sales team and clients regarding their projects. He has over twenty-seven

Before the workday comes to an end, Timothy prepares for tomorrow by reviewing the addresses and product information for the job visits he will attend the next day. For more information, call Windward Shutters, LLC at (843) 881-6262 or visit

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Kelly Parrish & Kenny Reed (above) Timothy Smith of Windward Shutters, LLC personally measures each window and door to ensure accuracy for every project.
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What The Pros Want You To Know

Local professionals give us the inside scoop on all things relating to their craft.

What’s involved with restoring kitchen cabinets versus replacing them?

“We work with homeowners who want to revamp the look of their kitchen but don’t necessarily want to completely remodel it, like knocking down walls. We can work with what they already have. We provide a lot of “re-dooring” services, where we come in and we install brand new cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and new countertops, but they don’t have to change the layout of their home, which ultimately saves them money. This allows the homeowner to focus more on the look and feel of their kitchen versus having to change out the cabinets and get new countertops.

For more information, call Kitchen Tune-Up at (843) 367-9429 or visit


“Homes built over one hundred years ago are very different from modernday builds. Historic homes weren’t meant to be sealed up; they were built to breathe. So, we try to educate the homeowners or contractors about the home, and then install equipment that won’t cause more problems. Sizing is very important, almost everyone wants to have air conditioning, but no one wants to see it. We have to get very creative where we place our units in these downtown builds, as most of the property lines are too narrow to fit the larger units.

For more information, call Holy City Heating & Air at (843) 998-2244 or visit

Describe your initial project design approach.

“What I hear most from homeowners is that they have no idea where to start with an interior redesign of their home. Once I set up a discovery call with a potential client, I ask a lot of detailed questions like, ‘Do you have children?’ ‘Are they young or teens?’ ‘Do you have any pets?’ ‘What is your ideal finish: chrome or brushed nickel?’ ‘Are you more traditional or modern?’ ‘How do you live your everyday life?’ There are a ton of questions that need to be answered at the beginning in order to create the best result.

For more information, call Simply Curated Designs at (843) 345-0057 or visit

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What are the major custom home trends you are seeing more of?

I’ve seen a large emphasis on closed floor plans, home automation, and more personalized living areas in our custom home designs recently. We’ve been using features such as customdesigned millworks and jib (hidden) doors to connect living areas, and power-operated windows and doors to transition indoor and outdoor living. I’m loving the additions of kitchenettes and dry/coffee bars to primary suites, home offices, and outdoor living spaces. Overall, the trends we’re seeing are all lending to more home-based custom spaces that reflect their families and lifestyles.

For more information, call PRD Custom Homes & Interiors at (843) 475-8856 or visit

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What’s Happening in Home + Design News

Iola Modern Brings Italian Design to the Lowcountry

While celebrating the grand opening of their new flagship store, Iola Modern also announced their partnership with Italian furniture designer Kartell, who is best known for being the first company to use polycarbonate to produce furnishing items. Not only are these products sustainable and durable, but the designs are also a perfect blend of futuristic thinking with a historic backbone. Iola’s Principal Designer Steven Ortego celebrated this partnership with Kartell CEO John James Jenkin at their showroom event on March 23rd. Check out the innovative Kartell collection in Iola Modern’s store at 3169 West Montague Avenue in North Charleston.

For more information, call Iola Modern at (843) 225-6286 or visit

Coastal Creek Design Moves Locations

Stay in the know with Lowcountry home and design experts and their accomplishments, events, and showroom updates.

Coralberry Cottage Relocates to Towne Center

Up the road from their previous address, Coastal Creek Design has moved their office to 501 Bramson Court, Suite 100 in Mount Pleasant in order to create more space for their growing team of creatives, as well as to create a better customer experience. This architectural design and structural engineering firm designed their new 2,400 square foot office to include two dedicated conference rooms for face-to-face client meetings, filled with screens for architectural designers to produce active designs in front of the client, and a client only screen to display inspiration photos, Pinterest boards, and design ideas. The interior of their new office reflects that of a speculative house, as well.

For more information, call Coastal Creek Design at (843) 514-1790 or visit

The Lowcountry’s coastal cottage home décor store, Coralberry Cottage has moved locations. Staying in the Mount Pleasant area, their new store can be found near Marble Slab Creamery in Towne Center at 1903 N. Hwy 17, Suite 102. This new location provides easy access to convenient parking, and a light-filled space to display their carefully curated vignettes. Make sure to check out their new showroom in our Sensational Showrooms feature.

For more information, Coralberry Cottage at (843) 884-2225 or visit coralberrycottage.

Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Paige Taylor & Kelly Parrish (above) Iola Modern team celebrates Kartell partnership with Patti O'Furniture and Kartell CEO John James Jenkin.
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Zuma Hosts Fundraiser for Turkey Earthquake Relief

On April 20th, Zuma, the Lowcountry’s go-to retailer of vintage Turkish textiles, hosted the Charleston Home + Design spring launch party in conjunction with a Turkey Earthquake Relief fundraiser. The fundraiser included a silent auction of donated items from local businesses, Mediterranean foods, and live music from DJ Hakan Abdik, who flew in from Turkey to celebrate his culture with the Lowcountry. Donations are still being collected on Zuma’s website and all proceeds will go directly to the Turkish people in order to rebuild their lives.

For more information, call Zuma at (843) 452-1117 or visit

Patriot Blinds Opens New Showroom with Graber Blinds

Graber Blinds has partnered with top-rated and industry leading company, Patriot Blinds & More to open their fourth state-of-the-art design studio in the United States. The design studio will be over 1,000 square feet, showcasing the latest innovations in window coverings and smart technology. Opening July 2023, their new showroom will be located in Wando Crossing at 1485 N Hwy 17, Suite G, Mount Pleasant.

For more information, call Patriot Blinds & More at (843) 461-1368 or visit

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(above) Attendees of the Charleston Home + Design launch party mingled and participated in a silent auction for Turkey Earthquake Relief.

No-Demo Reno

An Isle of Palms beach retreat had been lost, found, and reconfigured without any deconstruction with direction from a full-service interior design firm.

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Project by Demi Ryan Interior Design Firm
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For over twenty years, this family made it a tradition to spend their summers at the same beach on Isle of Palms. Although they rented various houses throughout the years, there was one home that they returned to frequently and stayed for an extended summer one year. However, their cherished rental underwent a change of ownership one winter, leading to its demolition for the construction of a new permanent residence. Surprisingly, just months later, the nearly-built house was unexpectedly put back on the market, mere weeks away from completion.

Though this was not the same house the family grew to love, they took the opportunity in stride with confidence in the aesthetic transformation of an interior redesign by Michelle Murphy, Founder and Principal of Demi Ryan Interior Design Firm. “The natural

elements and functional furnishings maximized the space and provided seamless entertainment for guests,” she says.

Michelle recalls how, “This was a completely different type of structure where the upstairs bedrooms were quite small and the floor plan didn’t make sense for the new buyers,” adding, “the key challenge was to create a furniture layout that not only zoned certain spaces, but married them all in equal measure from room to room as you move through the house.”

In short, this not-so-custom home needed a smart redesign without any actual construction. After all, this is a new waterfront build on IOP. The newest owners hoped to see this home once imagined for another family, transformed by an elevated interior design strategy that would

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Michelle Murphy of Demi Ryan Interior Design Firm (above) This color scheme draws from coastal motifs punctuated by pops of energized cobalt and balanced in a blend of neutral textiles. (below) The formal seating area is the homeowner's favorite place to enjoy their morning coffee.

encompass the entire house. Michelle’s confidence in her ability to achieve this zero-construction remodel is what ultimately led the current owners to put in an offer on their beloved summertime spot.

Because this design direction had a backwards to forward approach, the Demi Ryan team swapped out as much as they could aesthetically with fixtures and decorative elements more aligned with the owner’s personal styles.

On installation day, the couple was shocked at how these small changes dramatically impacted the entire space. The homeowner’s favorite space in

their new home is the front seating area where coastal views captivate the senses. Michelle adds, “If I lived here, this is where I would have my morning coffee.”

Throughout this process, the team playfully embraced a harmonious blend of fabric, upholstery, wallpaper, textures, and bespoke furnishings and accessories that combine in ways that feel comfortable, practical, and layered.

The eye-catching hardware and statement light fixtures helped define the new aesthetic with fine detail from products sourced from Demi Ryan’s curated collection of retail pieces online.

“We drew from the coastal setting and the homeowners' love for natural elements with gorgeous woods, greenery, and pops of navy blue throughout the home to create a warm and inviting aesthetic that reflected the beauty of the surrounding environment,” Michelle says.

Upstairs, she mentions how the bedrooms were, “quite small and the floor plan didn’t make a whole lot of sense in terms of flow,” adding how, "beyond the second floor bedrooms, a simple yet high-impact redesign of the unfinished attic allowed for the homeowner’s son to have his own ensuite complete with an office, bedroom, and seating area."

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(top right) Through strategic reconfiguration and bespoke furnishings, formerly cramped guest bedrooms now sleep up to twenty people comfortably. (bottom right) The laundry room features Hygge & West's Mermaids Wallpaper for a bold punch of color in this task space.

The creative use of murphy beds and custom bunk beds in the rest of the sleeping quarters creates enough space to host an impressive number of guests overnight.

After the interior redesign and product selection process, the Demi Ryan team facilitated the furniture and hardware installation with minor fixture changes supervised by their team of trusted handymen. “The homeowners were thrilled with the results, and their friends and family felt like they were staying at a beautiful resort. The coastal retreat was a success and will continue to be a cherished space for years to come,” Michelle says. ✴

For more information, call Demi Ryan Interior Design Firm at (919) 593-3369 or visit

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More Than Floors

Shortly after buying their forever home in Summerville, these homeowners sought help from the remodel experts at Flooring Factory for functional and stylish updates throughout their kitchen and bathroom.

Having recently said “I do,” these later-in-life newlyweds decided to enjoy life at the beach and moved down to the Lowcountry. They were in the market for a ranch-style home they could grow old in together and their dreams came true when they found this beautiful Summerville house. “The previous owner actually built it for his late wife. This was her dream home,” said the new homeowner. Wanting to honor the bones of their new house while also making it their own, they made plans to renovate. While working with interior designer Laura Jones, they were introduced to Wander

De Oliveira of Flooring Factory and instantly clicked. Flooring Factory is a family-owned home improvement company known for their exquisite collection of flooring and tile brands, but also specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels.

“The kitchen was very small and had an extended countertop in the shape of an “L” to create separation from the dining area,” said Wander. Desiring an open floor plan, the homeowners wanted a modern and sleek design with updated cabinetry, hardware, backsplash, countertops, and floors.

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Bailey Baker Wander De Oliveira of Flooring Factory

Divine Contrast

The Sherwin-Williams paint color 'Charleston Green' was custom-made for the homeowner. The contrast of dark and light tones gives this kitchen a sophisticated touch.

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The extended countertop was the first element removed from the kitchen, so the entire room could open up. Next, the Flooring Factory team installed brand-new Merliatt cabinets along both sides of the cooking area. The base cabinetry is painted in a custom shade of 'Charleston Green,' made by Sherwin-Williams, while the upperlevel cabinetry is painted white with single panel door fronts and brass hardware to match. Wander selected DalTile Florentine tiles in a Carrara marble. Florentine tiles have the beauty and appeal of marble with the durability of ceramic tiles.

“This is a high-traffic area, and the homeowner expressed her interest to cook more, so we chose this flooring because of its long-lasting nature and elegant appearance,” states Wander. Attention to detail is something that Flooring Factory prides itself on and for this project the flooring from the kitchen into

the living room offers a seamless transition without dips or raises.

To complete the remodel, “Ultra White” quartz countertops were installed by Mike USA Granite as well as a DalTile Remedy Field tiled backsplash on both kitchen walls. The white tones of the room against the dark green cabinets along with their brand-new stainless steel appliances create a clean and modern vibe, which revitalized the entire room. This finished space set the bar for the rest of the home’s renovation.

The second room to get a makeover was the primary bathroom. “The homeowner wanted a spacious bathroom that felt like a spa, so they removed the original soaking tub and created a large walk-in shower with the help of Glass Doctor,” says Wander. Flooring Factory installed gray Emser Sterlina square tiles on the floor and covered what was once

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(above) Flooring Factory fabricated this double vanity with a make-up station included. (below) An accent wall with geometric tile designs cover what once was a window in the primary bathroom. (opposite) Bubbling “White Pillow” tiles add texture to the shower walls.

a large window into a gorgeous accent wall made with a natural stone mosaic with reflective details. A sitting bench was built into the accent wall, which offers a safe place to rest or sit during or after a hot shower. Adding a bit of texture, Wander chose Esenzia White Pillow wall tiles from their Happy Floors brand and located opposite of the walk-in shower is a double vanity with a built-in makeup station. Painted in light gray and made with single panel door fronts and platinum hardware, this piece gives the space a soft elegance. This universal design is not only functional, but it fit perfectly into the chic and modern style these new homeowners were looking for. ✴

For more information, call Flooring Factory at (843) 920-5574 or visit

Long-Distance Build

A prestigious team of custom home professionals managed the entire design and build process of this uniquely savvy retreat for remote homeowners.

Building a new custom home while residing out of town can be overwhelming and stressful, but that wasn’t the case for this couple who found SHELTER Custom-Built Living’s online portfolio. Architecture by Neal Van Dalen provided a framework which informed the design selections made by the homeowner’s interior designer, Susan Easterly Coleman and SHELTER’s design coordinator, Kecia Heyward.

Once design selections were finalized, Susan began on the interior decoration of each room. Together, the builder, SHELTER’s design coordinator, and the homeowner’s interior designer, worked with open lines of communication which gave the homeowners confidence in the long-distance progress of their new custom-home.

The grand kitchen features Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove appliances situated between book matched Macchia

Vechhia marble countertops and coordinating Macchia Vechhia marble range wall slabs by Vitoria International. Contemporary decorative hardware curated by Susan Easterly Coleman adds interest to a typically unadorned utilitarian space with cabinetry designed by Unique Cabinetry & Interiors. Plumbing fixtures by Moluf’s Supply create a sense of sophisticated practicality in the prep areas.

Kecia Heyward, SHELTER’s design coordinator chose the distinct elements of this custom-built home by SHELTER with a combination of finely curated custom furnishings, accessories, and window treatments by Susan Easterly Coleman . Throughout the home, wide-plank engineered European white oak hardwood flooring selected by SHELTER and installed by Davis Floors and Design, LLC adds warmth in contrast to the darker elements of its interior.

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The homeowners share, “We wanted a house that felt different than anything we had ever done. A home that was open and inviting—a place where our family and friends would enjoy being together,” then adding how, “fascinating [it was] to see [SHELTER Custom-Built Living] create the spaces exactly as we envisioned them.” Some of their favorite custom elements include the custom-built lofts in their children’s bedrooms which gives them each their own space and even more room for storage with plenty of space to play.

SHELTER Custom-Built Living and Susan Easterly Coleman crafted a spectacular primary suite which demonstrates anything but typical. The expansive bedroom layout consists of an entire private wing with a concealed entrance from the main living quarters. A luxurious example of a bathroom with his and hers showers is a serene escape from the every

day. Beyond the couple’s walk-in closets, a glass enclosed office affords the option of working separation when needed. This is especially helpful for the homeowners who both work from home.

A combination of light fixtures sourced by Susan Easterly Coleman from Visual Comfort, Arteriors, Global Views, Palecek, Hudson Valley, Robert Abbey, and John Richard add to the artful ambiance of this custom home with a convenient and easy to operate Control4 Smart Home Operating installed by Innovative Sight & Sound. Beyond the back porch steps, Techo-Bloc crafted a comfortable and enjoyable hardscape around the pool built by Meadows Pool & Spa with synthetic turf grass installed for a green lawn no matter the season. The touchscreen keypad or Control4 mobile app allows for adjustable remote control of all audio, visual, and lighting elements improved

(above) Printed wallpaper packs a punch in this laundry room complete with custom-built cabinetry and a pet station with a wall-mounted faucet. (opposite) Indoor-outdoor living was achieved seamlessly by expansive glass windows facing the pool & spa.
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Ryan Butler & Kecia Heyward of SHELTER Custom-Built Living

security, and elevated entertainment from the interior to the exterior.

Ryan Butler of SHELTER CustomBuilt Living explains, “Although each part of the building process is the same for every project, each home we construct is uniquely different. We are always working with the latest innovations in product and material development. We use thoughtful techniques to create one-of-a-kind custom homes with a building experience the client enjoys from when we break ground to project completion.” Even from the curb, this home is a spectacular example of a uniquely designed custom home built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living. ✴

For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit

Gorgeous Function

Custom storage solutions accented by a rich color palette gave this new construction home on Johns Island lived-in familiarity and high function.

Architect Daniel Beck, the builders at Archer Construction, and Riverside Designers worked alongside the skilled team of cabinet craftsman at Advanced Kitchen Designs to design custom cabinets in their Johns Island home renovation in a way which provides ample storage and multifunction in their most used spaces.

They met with owner Thomas Lauderdale who designed custom Smithport cabinetry and built-ins in the kitchen, home office, mudroom, and bathrooms which were an integral part of the rest of the home’s design. Included in the design discussion was interior designer Jennifer Ferrel of Riverside Designers who helped the homeowners choose color and material

selections for their cabinets as well as the rest of the home in a way which complements their lifestyle. Together, this team implemented unique personalizations that are as gorgeous as they are functional.

With two young children growing quickly, they needed a space to grow naturally with them in ways that wouldn’t require much adjustment in the future. Jennifer adds, “The use of reclaimed lumber in combination with the rich color palette, wallpaper, textile variety, and thoughtful lighting allowed this team to create a warm and settled feel for the homeowners before they even moved in.”

In the kitchen, paneled appliances blend into the cabinetry for a seamless

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Thomas Lauderdale of Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston

Woodland Mudroom

Reclaimed lumber and exposed brick make this mudroom a nice place to kick off dirty boots. Builtins provide storage for outdoor gear and a place to display furry nature trophies.

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aesthetic and custom base cut-outs conceal two dishwashers behind a double floating island with leathered quartzite countertops. The left side of the paneled cabinetry includes the pantry and fridge in perfect symmetry for a clean look. The adjacent wall holds a custom wet bar designed to house a wine tower with sliding fridge drawers and a built-in for a television which can be hidden when not in use.

Down the hallway, an eye-catching powder room makes a colorful statement with its custom furniture-style vanity outfitted with white marble countertops and brass hardware from Advanced Kitchen Designs. Jennifer chose the floral wallpaper for its contrast against the bright blue wainscoting.

In the primary bathroom, natural white oak vanities mirror one another with custom upper and base cabinets designed to conceal linens and bath products. Thomas cleverly integrated the vanity closest to the shower into the rest of the build with a custom waterfall countertop blending into the frameless glass shower. Mixed metallic plumbing fixtures in chrome and champagne from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery add contemporary warmth to this washroom.

(above) The wet bar is complete with a secondary sink, wine tower, and fridge drawers adjacent to the floating island which makes for a convenient prep space. (opposite) Beside the kitchen, the mud room built-ins boast a rich coat of ‘Isle of Pines’ by Sherwin-Williams. (below) A custom furniture-style vanity in the powder room contrasts the palm print wallpaper and bright blue wainscoting.
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In one of the two mudrooms, black leathered quartzite countertops contrast gray herringbone floor tiles and embrace the emerald tone of the built-ins painted ‘Isle of Pines’ by Sherwin-Williams. The built-in drop zone provides easy-to-access storage for their children to leave their school supplies, coats, shoes, and any other materials for extracurriculars.

This thoughtful collaboration created a number of design-forward solutions thanks to the custom cabinetry by Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston. Thomas remarks, “We all had a vision of what this house would turn out to be, and we all agree that it was a huge success!”

For more information, call Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston at (843) 225-9344 or visit

Superior Surfaces

Choosing surface selections can be an overwhelming experience. With this team of knowledgeable supply and fabrication experts, homeowners can rest assured they are making the best choice.

After purchasing land on James Island, the owner worked alongside Spivey Architects to design a three-story build with uninterrupted views of the Stono River and TWO fully equipped homes under one roof. Built for entertainment by Cook Bonner Ebeling Construction, the two kitchen areas play an integral role as the heart of the home. The owners desired a classy, coastal cooking environment with low maintenance yet durable countertop surfaces. Devon Adams, Cook Bonner’s Selections Coordinator brought on board Lea Camargo of Granite by Design to fabricate perfect surfaces for this unique project, sourced by Ace

Granite, a wholesale stone supplier located in North Charleston.

Founded in the early 2000s by husband-and-wife, Miro and Vany Andrade, Ace Granite has since opened five locations across the United States, Charleston is the most recent. “We source natural stone from all over the world, but we exclusively select what is in the Charleston showroom because it is such a unique market,” says Lisa Falzone of Ace Granite.

Offering a wide selection of marble, granite, quartzite, and quartz, Ace Granite continues to add more selections to ensure homeowners have the best options at the best price.

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Lisa Falzone of Ace Granite & Lea Camargo of Granite by Design Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Bailey Baker

Working directly with stone fabricators like Granite by Design, Lisa is able to locate the best selections for their clients with attentive listening and attention to detail. “Ideally, the client will come in with cabinetry, flooring, and backsplash selections already picked out, so we can really do a custom match,” she tells us. Guiding her clients through the design process allows Lisa to sift through the hundreds of stone options and colorways to bring her clients the top selections. For this project, Lea brought samples selected by Lisa to the homeowners and they decided to go with Thor Quartz, Ace Granite’s private label brand.

Thor Quartz is man-made and designed to specifications. The colorways of the stone are finessed by hand into the veins of the slab giving it a natural finish and making each one unique. Both kitchen countertops received Thor Macchia Nova Quartz of various sizes with gray and amber being the prominent colorways. The stone selection looks superior against the warm wood detailing of the island in the primary kitchen, and the all-white secondary kitchen allows the large gray veins to really pop.

The homeowner’s enjoyed the natural look and stain-proof aspects of the Thor Quartz line so much, they had it installed in their primary bathroom, as

well. Beautiful dark gray veins on the double vanity and bathtub surrounds bring a calming, spa-like feel to the entire space.

Lisa advises, “While quartz is super durable, homeowners should treat it with care. Countertops should last at least twenty years, so make sure to use cutting boards and coasters.” ✴

For more information, call Ace Granite at (843) 974-3421 or visit

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(top) This kitchen overlooks the beauty of the Stono River. (inset) The gray and amber veins were crafted by hand in this Thor Macchia Nova Quartz. (bottom left) The warm wood island complements the white countertop. (bottom right) The primary bathtub surround is fabricated from Thor Quartz.

Modern by Design

Eager to fill their Johns Island abode with high-quality minimalist furniture, these homeowners turned to this West Ashley home furnishing store known for their selection of modern Scandinavian designed pieces.

Focused on a clean, simple, and minimal aesthetic, the Scandinavian style gained popularity in American interiors during the 1950s when more modern designs came to be. Two reasons it has continued its reign as a top-tier design trend is the use of natural materials and purposeful design utility. According to Becky Hoppmann of Hausful, West Ashley’s modern home furnishing retailer, “A purposefully designed piece of furniture means it’s more functional. Every aspect of that item’s design serves a purpose. When we look at traditional American furniture, we will often see oversized arm rests that take over a foot of valuable space in

the room and while it might be pretty, it serves no real purpose.” Hausful is one of the few stores in the Charleston area that strongly focuses on modern Scandinavian design.

This world traveling homeowner wanted to bring a sense of nature and zen into her house, while also designing beautifully chic spaces filled with texture and culture. By working closely with Hausful and their various international brands, she was able to do just that.

As you enter this home, you are immediately greeted by a beautiful Asian-influenced cabinet hutch with sliding doors, displaying the

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Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Bailey Baker Becky Hoppmann of Hausful

homeowner’s trinkets and treasures from her global adventures. From the Belgium brand Ethnicraft, this piece along with many others selected for this home derive from an organic modern look. “I love this piece so much because it is made entirely from wood and rattan; it doesn’t incorporate any glass or metal, which is so unique. It sets the tone for the rest of the house,” Becky says. To the right of the foyer are two all-natural hardwood stools that sit underneath a large custom geometric art print created by the homeowner’s late College of Charleston professor, Michael Tyzack.

The hallway leads to the open-concept kitchen, dining area, and living room. The flat panel kitchen cabinets and island made from natural oak brings a biophilic touch to this cooking space. Four custom-made black barstools from Hausful bring depth to the space while the clay vases displayed on top of the island add dimension.

A gorgeous white oak dining table separates the kitchen from the living room and is surrounded by solid handcarved teak wood chairs. “The juxtaposition between the darker tones of the teak chairs against the white oak table makes this my favorite space in the house,” Becky shares.

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(below) This Asian-inspired hutch made from wood and rattan sits in the foyer. (top right) Two natural wood stools from Hausful sit in the foyer. (bottom right) Four charcoal bar stools from Hausful were added for depth in the kitchen.

In order to incorporate more texture and character into this dining area, a stunning black teak sideboard table was added, offering modern details like clean straight lines and metal legs. The sideboard’s intricate handcarved details merge Scandinavian style and African-influence.

The living room is styled in shades of black and gray, balancing out the hardwood elements of the kitchen and dining area. A minimal approach was considered for this space, so the focus could be on the charcoal accent wall which includes the family’s flatscreen TV and fireplace. The custom-made chairs and cozy sofa provide comfort and style, while taking up very little

room and two stacked gray and black rugs create depth.

“The homeowner wanted a calm place to go where she could enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, play a board game, or complete a puzzle,” she tells us. Upstairs, in the multipurpose media room, a quaint and cozy nook was designed with almost all Hausful products. “I enjoy this space because it mixes different materials like the natural oak of the table, the metal chairs, the fabrics of the pillows and blankets. It’s a wonderful balance,” Becky states.

A ceramic orange pitcher, designed in Denmark but handmade in Portugal,

sits on top of the table and brings out the colors of the artwork which hangs on the wall above the nook bench.

Hausful has become a staple for modern style furniture finds in the Lowcountry but understanding that Charleston homeowners tend to lean more towards a traditional Southern style, Becky believes there is room for both. “One of the best things about modern Scandinavian style is that it is very warm and approachable and will mesh well with your more traditional pieces,” she explains. ✴

For more information, call Hausful at (843) 203-6420 or visit

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(opposite) Sleek, modern furniture pieces sit in the living room creating a minimalist design. (above) A cozy nook in the upstairs media room is filled with Hausful products like the chairs, table, pillows, and ceramic pitcher. (below) A statement sideboard with hand carved designs adds texture to the dining room.

An X-Ray of Your Home

This local company is dedicated to delivering 3-D laser scanning services which allow homeowners to streamline future projects for their home with precision.

There are no surprises about what lies beneath the walls of your home when every inch is scanned and rendered into a three dimensional digital copy. A 3-D digital rendering of a home is both a dream for builders and homeowners alike thanks to the innovative technology used by Rapture Scanning.

Chad Lee, Director of Sales at Rapture Scanning uses a LiDAR scanner to develop 3-D models of a home build at any point in the process whether it be before or after drywall.

In this case, home builder Andy Barber of Generation Homes Inc.

connected with the team at Rapture Scanning at a Charleston Builder’s Association meeting after Chad offered an intriguing introduction about the benefits of Rapture Scanning’s services.

"Before this technology, we would have to go in and take hundreds and hundreds of photos. Half of the time, the photo didn’t include all of what we needed to see," Andy adds, "with Chad’s technology, we can even take measurements by clicking on two points saying this wire is this far away from this wall. It’s especially helpful when setting cabinetry and other built-ins. There’s no risk of hitting a water line that they didn’t know was

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there which would require us to rip out the sheet rock and almost start over."

Though these homeowners weren’t moving in with their aging parents quite yet, they still wanted a better idea of what they could and couldn’t do in terms of customizations and additions down the line.

A digital rendering of a home is helpful to the builder and the homeowner because it allows for an organized, highly detailed map of the home inside and out.

From a builder’s perspective, a scan allows them to see beyond the drywall to accomplish a future project with

precision. This includes wiring and piping for seamless planning and without risk of hitting a major utility line. The scan of this Johns Island home took place before the dry wall and sheetrock installation for a full scope of the home’s build in every room and on every wall.

This is an ideal and opportune time for a whole-house scan because all of the bones and interworkings are visible.

On-site, the scan begins with a series of rapid-fire photos to combine and create what is called a ‘digital twin’. The scanned data is quickly processed into a seamless, easy-to-navigate 3-D model which allows homeowners to see what’s underneath the

building for helpful information like the specific location of the home’s mechanics, pipelines, and electrical wires, which allows exact measurements for future home projects. ✴

For more information, call Rapture Scanning at (843) 936-5991 or visit

(opposite) After drywall installation, a second scan is used to coordinate accurate measurements for custom furnishings and window treatments without a designer having to visit the active construction site. (bottom left) With the LiDAR scanner, every inch of this home’s interior and exterior was rapidly captured by thousands of panoramic images which translate into what Chad calls, “a digital twin.” (above) Scan the QR code to see this home’s bones.

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“ A digital rendering of a home is helpful to the builder and the homeowner because it allows for an organized, highly detailed map of the home inside and out. ”
- Chad Lee

A Connected Sanctuary

The saying, “It’s all about who you know” was never more true for these Hollywood, SC homeowners when they befriended the team at M.R. Jackson Construction. They confided in them about wanting to custom design an "age-in-place" home, so he referred them to Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs, a female-led architectural design firm, to create the house plans.

The overall goals for this custom home design included large spaces to gather, and accessibility

from room to room. With clear expectations set by the owners, Jodi designed a magnificent home filled with grand, decorative elements. “This home is unique in that it is somewhat compartmentalized, yet it’s so functional; one space leads into another space, that leads into another. There is not really a dead end,” she tells us.

Upon entering the foyer, you are immediately immersed in rich natural textures, from the intricate design of the hardwood ceiling to the white oak floors supplied by Southern Lumber & Millwork

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A custom home design was exactly what these homeowners “aging-in-place” wanted.
Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Ruta Smith

Coastal Farmhouse

Details like the shiplap ceiling mixed with coastal décor create an airy and relaxing home.

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Corp. and sealed by Carolina Machine Finishing. The long hallway leads to an open-concept living space, where the word “immaculate” comes to mind. The design of this room offers an easy flow from one area to the next, but the true star of this architectural design is the fireplace centerpiece strategically placed to add separation between the different spaces. This showstopping feature draws your eye towards the high vaulted shiplap ceiling and allows you to really take in the grandeur of this room.

In the kitchen, rustic exposed beams break up the shiplap ceiling and white single paneled cabinetry from HWC Custom Cabinetry provides ample storage solutions. A small seating area next to the kitchen was designed to offer the homeowners additional space to gather and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning while they overlook their backyard marsh views.

Another impressive, vaulted ceiling accented with natural wood creates farmhouse appeal in the primary bedroom and is partnered with plentiful windows offering natural light and stunning views. “I can only imagine waking up in that room every morning and seeing that breathtaking view,” she says.

In order to accomplish the homeowner’s goal for more accessible walkways, Jodi designed the primary bathroom to connect to the walk-in closet, which connects to the other side of the main living area directly in front of the laundry room. Interior designer, Corin Havens played off the farmhouse aesthetic with home furnishings and décor by Steven Shell Living and Celadon Home, as well as colorful window coverings from Island Shade Shoppe.

On the second level, Jodi designed

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(opposite top) Exposed hardwood beams add a decorative touch. (opposite bottom) Homeowners enjoy waking up to an incredible view of the marsh. (above) An intricate hardwood design on the ceiling creates texture.

two bedrooms for the homeowner’s daughters. “Ultimately, this is a family home, where the owners plan to live for the rest of their lives. I wanted to make sure there were spaces in this house for when their daughters visit with their future families,” she explains. Both rooms are equipped with their own bathroom with plumbing fixtures by Design on Tap and elegant tile by Garden State Tile.

The amount of care and attention that went into this custom home design reflects the hard-working and passionate women of Crosby Creations Home Designs. Jodi shares, “We value quality over quantity. We take our time with each client and project. No matter who they are or what they are wanting, we are going to spend valuable time making sure we get it right for them.” ✴

For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 998-0505 or visit

Simply the Pest

Tumultuous weather and coastal plains make Charleston a hotspot for pests, termites, and mosquitoes alike. Thankfully, Lowcountry homes are protected by the experts of this long-standing company with over sixty-three years of experience.

When it comes to the overall longevity of your home, there are many preventative measures that can be taken in order to protect your property. Termite and pest control services are worth any homeowner’s investment, especially those new to living in Charleston, who may have never experienced termite destruction. The specialists at Palmetto Exterminators have been fighting the good fight since 1960 and show no signs of slowing down.

Pest management professionals Liz Yanzer, Nick Cummings, and Derek McLaughlin explain three main services provided by Palmetto Exterminators: pest control, termite control, and mosquito

control. “Charleston is a beautiful place for people to live, but that usually means it’s a beautiful environment for many other things to live as well,” says Liz.

Commonly found pests in South Carolina are ants, wasps, mosquitoes, and roaches; or what the locals call ‘palmetto bugs.’ However, Liz explains, “Being a port town causes us to experience a lot of new invasive species like the Subterranean Termites, which are not native to South Carolina but have become a really big problem.” Termite control usually begins during new construction when a Palmetto Exterminator technician applies a termiticide treatment into the soil. For existing builds, termiticide is sprayed directly on the foundation and on

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Derek McLaughlin, Liz Yanzer, and Nick Cummings of Palmetto Exterminators
Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Kelly Parrish

nearby ground. “The majority of the termites we have in the Lowcountry are subterranean, meaning they need a moisture source to survive and often that comes from underground,” she explains thoroughly.

The pest control program offers quarterly inspections which includes removing any spiders or wasp nests and applying commercial-grade granular or liquid insecticides around the exterior perimeter of the home. Due to the different variations of insects and pests continuously making their way to Charleston, these professionals are bound by research to quickly identify unfamiliar species. “If we find an insect that we cannot immediately identify, we will bring it back to the office and begin our research. We want to know everything about the species and its lifecycle. This will help us create a custom treatment method to use,” says Nick.

Focused on being as eco-friendly as possible, Palmetto Exterminators uses EPA-registered mosquito control, as well as organic products including cedar oil, which is safe for beneficial insects like bees and other pollinators. “Charleston as a whole has a huge problem with mosquitoes; however, marsh surrounding areas like Daniel Island and Isle of Palms tend to get hit harder because of the salt marsh mosquitoes. They are strong fliers and can travel further than other species,” says Derek McLaughlin, who has been with Palmetto Exterminators for twenty years.

Offering two mosquito treatment programs for Lowcountry homeowners, their most popular and effective program is the misting system. This automated system includes installing a series of nozzles throughout the landscape that are programmed to mist two to three

times per day for around 40 seconds. Eco-friendly cedar is a common selection by Palmetto customers. According to Derek, the mosquito misting system offers the best, most consistent control of any program out there. The other option is their monthly barrier program, where a specialist comes to the property and treats the yard monthly.

Recently named Best of Charleston 2023 Winner in their category, Palmetto Exterminators has a passion to continue their work with heart and dedication to Lowcountry homes and businesses as they have for over sixty years. ✴

For more information, call Palmetto Exterminators at (843) 766-9701 or visit

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(opposite) A series of thin misting nozzles blend in with the landscape of this Daniel Island property. (top left) Derek fogs vegetation with EPAregistered cedar oil to ward off mosquitoes. (bottom right) Nick inspects the exterior of the home for visible signs of termite infestation. (right) Liz applies a commercial grade insecticide around the home’s perimeter.

Home on the Marsh

The owners of an empty lot on Johns Island enlisted help from a local builder known for his scale and siting of a custom home on the water.

Homeowners retiring from Cincinnati honeymooned in the Lowcountry over twenty years ago and found themselves hungry for life on the coast ever since. Now that their children have grown and flown the nest in Ohio, they decided to replant their roots creekside on Johns Island. They purchased the empty lot prior to the start of other developments so they could get a clear idea on who it was they wanted to work with. As good neighbors in the south do, the couple found themselves discussing builders with the owners of an adjacent lot who recommended they

reach out with their house plans to trusted local builder, Tommy Priester of Priester’s Custom Contracting.

The brief: Accomplish the vision of design-savvy homeowners in a way which features direct water access and panoramic views of its landscape and marshside. Tommy Priester and the architects of MW Design cleverly incorporated the homeowner’s visual desires into the very structure of the home with expansive windows unadorned with treatments. “There are stunning views to take in from any space in the house, particularly inside the main gathering space and from

Tommy Priester of Priester's Custom Contracting
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Marshfront Magic

Panoramic views of Rantowles

Creek await through window walls in this airy floor plan designed around its coastal surroundings.

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the private covered porch deck in the primary bedroom,” Tommy explains.

Because of the home’s proximity to water, impact-rated storm windows and doors were essential to the safety of the interior and durability of the exterior. Priester’s team of vetted contractors and suppliers operate with sensibility for life in the Lowcountry, which results in fortified coastal homes marked by spatial seamlessness.

While Tommy is the go-to for building materials and construction, he connected these homeowners with Marie Lindenmeyer of By Design Consulting, LLC to coordinate and finalize their aesthetic selections, finishes, and combinations. As a selections coordinator and design consultant, Marie is able to translate

the homeowner’s desires to Tommy and the construction team with clear direction for a cohesive design throughout the home.

Marie emphasizes how material harmony is especially important in an open-concept and how the flooring is a powerful place to start. A combination of engineered hardwoods and natural white oak trace the main living area up the staircase with industrial cable rod railing for necessary tension.

In the kitchen area, a natural cherry island grounds the expansive concept with additional seating and a striking focal point as it sits in front of its coordinated cherrywood floating shelves which also display art and trinkets in the living room in perfect symmetry.

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(above and below) Built with materials made practical for South Carolina’s coastline, these homeowners don’t have to worry about evacuating their home during a hurricane thanks to impact-rated windows, doors, and exterior siding.

The couple’s primary suite includes a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom with natural finished wood beams, private porch access with sliding glass doors which offer panoramic water views, and an accent wall which houses an incognito pet house beyond its panels. Their bathroom features a luxurious and spacious frameless glass shower, a free-standing soaking tub with fixtures by Design on Tap, and mirrored floating vanities with quartz countertops sourced and fabricated by Palmetto Surfacing.

Looking back on the project, Marie emphasizes, “[Throughout the home] a cohesive balance of natural colors and textures play a supporting role to the main event, which is the view!” Since retiring to Rantowles Creek, the homeowners find themselves asking each other, “When is the week up?” as their new custom-build feels like a permanent vacation. ✴

For more information, call Priester’s Custom Contracting at (843) 200-8495 or visit

Right as Retro

An outdated West Ashley bungalow received an interior and exterior remodel with coastal-grade building materials from a trusted local building material supplier.

A1960s ranch-style home in the Avondale neighborhood of Charleston’s West Ashley was in need of a serious renovation for these young homeowners. The final result? Light-filled rooms with views of lush greenery which grows against a combination of matte black Hardie plank and existing exposed brick.

This contrast makes for a vibrant and welcoming entrance into this newly renovated abode. The original floor plan was reimagined by the architects at Clarke Design Group and includes two additions and a sunroom. Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. provided the builders at Salt Marsh Contracting

with all materials needed to transform this outdated home with a coastalgrade window and door package as well as wood plank siding, cypress beams, custom casings, and trim.

The renovation team renovated this space inside and out using quality building materials for new exterior siding, decking, impact-rated windows, doors, and fresh cypress hardwood flooring all sourced from Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. It grounds the bright and open-concept floor plan amplified by Marvin Coastal Windows and Doors which offer superior protection from the Lowcountry’s vast weather conditions.

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Joey Bohlander of Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

All of Southern Lumber’s coastal products are Impact Zone Certified, meaning the openings of the home are protected from up to 150MPH of windborne debris and the UV resistant window panels come complete with durable hardware upon installation for improved energy efficiency and a cooler house in the summer.

On either side of the house, two newly constructed wings were built on raised slabs with wood framing and James Hardie plank siding which doubled the home’s living space. “We took this traditional 1960s ranch that was 1,500 square feet (sq. ft.) and turned it into a 3,200 sq.ft. contemporary rambling ranch, with another 500 sq.ft. of covered porch living and blended the exterior siding types to keep the overall aesthetic somewhat moody,” a Salt Marsh Contractor says.

A twelve-foot wide Marvin Ultimate Series French bi-parting door without a center vertical post offers unobstructed landscape views when opened from its center panels that flood the main living space with natural light. Prefinished black interior window casings give a fresh, contemporary edge to the home with clean lines and folding handles to easily swing open and outward for smooth, controlled ventilation.

Spaces styled by Anna Stein Design embrace the variety of materials for a warm and eclectic interior. The original brick elements from the home were preserved, saving this woodburning fireplace and interior brick wall. New custom casing and trim details marry the mix of old and new materials for a well-balanced design.

Custom built-ins with base cabinetry serve as a functional display space with hidden storage in the sitting room. The original brick wall was preserved for character and the vaulted ceilings wrapped in v-groove cypress adds warmth in volume to the open-concept living area. The textural elements are emphasized by recessed canned lighting and a natural woven chandelier overhead. ✴

For more information, call Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. at (843) 744-6281 or visit

(opposite right) Hardie Plank siding offers the exterior a contemporary, low-maintenance upgrade with moody curb appeal. (opposite left) Prefinished iron interior window casings conceal handles which fold away for a seamless aesthetic. (below) Pecky cypress hardwoods and v-groove accents on the ceiling envelop the living area with warm and natural texture.

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Coastal Cottage-Core

Locally sourced goods from a coastal home furnishing shop in Mount Pleasant helped this family feel right at home in Historic Downtown.

Homeowners new to Charleston sought a casual yet coastal influence for the design scheme of their historic home. Having traveled all around the world, they wanted their latest homestead to feel liveable, approachable, and transitional in style with Lowcountry motifs. This couple realized quickly, styling a historic space is a challenge of its own, especially without relevant context for their goals.

To bridge the gap between vision and reality, the homeowners found themselves safe in the design realm with Coralberry Cottage’s manager and design liaison, Rutledge Carter. After a thorough design consultation at the

showroom in Mount Pleasant, they decided on a few key pieces to furnish their new living and dining areas. The handcrafted dining table, in particular, was custom-made and sealed with a natural lotion finish.

As the store manager and a Lowcountry native, Rutledge curates this one-stop coastal shop with an eye for styling distinctive objects together in simple harmony. Each piece captures the charm of Charleston’s coast with a unique array of home furnishings and locally sourced goods from artisans and craftsmen that add a certain familiarity to interiors. She embraces all things coastal and locally sourced with an enthusiasm for furniture and vignette styling.

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Rutledge Carter of Coralberry Cottage
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Rutledge prides herself on her patience as a selection consultant and decorative stylist once those pieces make it home from the shop. Her style is marked by a love of color and deep understanding of material variety. Her styling services even extend beyond the storefront where she is often asked to stop by a customer’s home to see their progress and offer that design eye she is known for.

In this case, the couple formed a close relationship with her and would invite her over often, offering up boxes of meaningful items as they unpacked to let Rutledge style away. The built-in bookshelves are a universal favorite, where vintage glass medicine bottles, uncovered by the previous homeowner sit on display among artwork and other artifacts.

Bearing in mind this space would set the tone for homeowners new to the Lowcountry, Rutledge leaned into a relaxed color palette of oceanic hues accented by pops of coral, natural textures, and coastal motifs. “I tried to inject coastal but not beachy. It’s important to keep in mind that this is the historic district, not Kiawah Island,” she says.

Regional relevance and textural contrast are a must for a coastal scheme in a historic home. Think of sharp contrast and mixing hard and soft elements which draw from saltwater washing up to shore. It’s English Countryside meets Coastal Plain in every sense.

In terms of shelf styling, “I like to mix heights, patterns, and texture. I always try to keep elements together that

contrast like glass and metal paired with natural woven accessories,” Rutledge shares. The aged aqua glass echoes the home’s coastal setting with historical site relevance to reflect on.

Together, the homeowners and Rutledge were able to design a space that didn’t feel like it was straight out of a magazine (irony), reason being, the homeowners didn’t want anyone to be afraid to have fun. The collaboration with Rutledge and pieces sourced from Coralberry Cottage created a relaxed yet magazine-worthy interior with coastal influence and historic charm. ✴

For more information, call Coralberry Cottage at (843) 884-2225 or visit

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(opposite) Mixed material accents sit styled atop one of Coralberry’s most popular sideboards for vignettes. (bottom left) Glass medicine bottles perfectly suit the built-in bookshelves for a coastal-cottage vibe. (bottom right) The handcrafted pine dining table completes the cozy gathering space with its rustic charm.

A Backyard Paradise

Homeowners who envisioned a classy yet modern addition to their blissful backyard turned to a local Master Pools Guild company for its high-end pool designs and builds.

Tucked away in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant sits a coastal cottage where privacy is a luxury. Billowing trees mask the front of the home, while a retention pond running behind the length of the property creates a semisecluded Carolina oasis filled with potential. Desiring to make this dwelling the ultimate stay-cation destination, the homeowners focused their imaginations on their backyard with the design experts of Aqua Blue Pools.

“They wanted a pool that embraced family time and entertainment; something simple and modern with a few bells and whistles,” explains Britt McKenzie, Aqua Blue pool designer.

Britt made an on-site visit to the property and laid out her design of the pool in their backyard with proper measurements. “The homeowners and I made adjustments to the pool size and its distance from the home. We also discussed other important design aspects like the depths, a sun ledge, steps, benches, and a spa,” she shares.

Britt’s design went beyond just the pool, as her considerations include the entire space. “I always ask my client, ‘When you look into your backyard, where do you want things to be? Do you want a symmetrical yard, or do you want several different outdoor living spaces?’ It allows me to help create a backyard that will be enjoyed for years to come,”

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Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Bailey Baker Britt McKenzie and Kevin Jones of Aqua Blue Pools

she tells us. The owners saw for themselves a poolside seating area, a firepit, and an open space in the yard so their kids can play or enjoy a movie night under the stars with a large projector screen.

Officially breaking ground in January 2023, project manager Kevin Jones worked efficiently to bring the homeowner’s pool to life by mid-March. A rectangular pool was built to the right of the backyard and includes a sun ledge with surrounding pool length benches and a bubbling jacuzzi spa. The tan and white striped tiles, found by the homeowner, complement the home's exterior, poolside furniture, and umbrellas adding a touch of sophistication to this already coastal chic space. Starting at three feet and extending to five feet, Britt states these are the most common pool depths she designs, “Deep end pools are rarely created nowadays as most homeowners want a pool to soak in, cool off, and relax.”

The spa was purposefully placed directly in front of the primary bedroom’s private access, ideal for when mom and dad want to enjoy a relaxing night with a glass of wine after the kids are asleep, even in the winter. “The spa temperature and bubbles can be controlled using a dedicated wireless remote or on the homeowner's

(above) A strategically placed jacuzzi spa heats and bubbles with the tap of a finger using remote access.

mobile device with an app. Other pool automation features include colorful light variations and chemical level analysis,” Kevin explains.

Another important feature of this pool design is the automatic pool cover installed by Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast. Required by the State of South Carolina’s building safety codes, homes with pools must have a surrounding fence that adheres to pool building code requirements. In some instances, depending on the municipality, a pool cover can be installed and used in lieu of fencing. For these homeowners of young children, this was a nobrainer, for safety.

With twinkle lights floating above the backyard and the luscious landscape framing the space, it’s safe to say these homeowners accomplished their goal of having their very own backyard paradise. ✴

For more information, call Aqua Blue Pools at (843) 767-7665 or visit

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(top left) Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast installed their automated topof-the-line pool cover beneath the coping of the pool deck. (top right) The spa is directly in front of the primary bedroom. (bottom) The backyard is complete with twinkle lights for late night swims.
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Serenity on the Creek

A speculative home in a Johns Island cul-de-sac highlights the skillset and creative mind behind this Lowcountry construction firm.

In an up-and-coming neighborhood overlooking Rantowles Creek, a brand-new, three-story singlefamily home built by Lowcountry builder, Ryan Mitchell of Foster Calvin Development sits graciously. Its exterior offers a classic coastal aesthetic with elements like white board and batten siding blended with traditional lap siding and an array of stained wood features.

Through the front door presents a long hallway of shiplap walls and dark wood floors blanketed by a vintage Turkish runner, which adds a welcoming touch to this home designed for entertainment. The hallway leads to the main living area that includes an exquisite marble fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, and plenty of windows

to let in the natural light. An openconcept floor plan connects the living room and kitchen together providing a cohesive flow throughout these hightraffic areas.

In the kitchen, the single-panel cabinetry and island are painted in pastel green with brass hardware, creating a calming and sophisticated feel. The transition from an all-white interior to the soft green is a treat for the eyes; one of many surprises this new build offers.

Just off the cooking area, framed by an archway, a back hallway leads to a full butler’s pantry painted in blue with harlequin tiles. Suddenly, this home’s interiors blend coastal farmhouse with French style design, a true testament

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Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Bailey Baker | Headshot by Callie Webster Ryan Mitchell of Foster Calvin Development

Taking full advantage of the Lowcountry views, accordion glass doors were installed between the dining room and the screened patio for an indooroutdoor experience. Similarly, the primary bedroom’s French double doors lead to the outside deck for even more space to take in the view.

Inside the room, decorative wall moldings add character allowing the home furnishings and décor to shine. The primary bathroom has a luxurious aesthetic with marble-veined tiles, a free-standing tub, walk-in shower, and an intricately crafted vanity to add texture.

(above) Shiplap walls frame the entrance hallway. (top right) Exposed beams are used to separate the living room, kitchen, and dining area. (middle right) The screenedin porch sits next to the dining area for an indoor-outdoor design. (bottom right) French double doors and wall moldings bring character to the primary bedroom. to interior designer, Annie Gallagher of Annie Gallagher Interiors.
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On the third level, Ryan built three more bedrooms, two bathrooms, a secondary living room, and a home office. Each room has its own personality with different color palettes and décor. The large-scale windows installed throughout the home allows for the natural beauty of the Lowcountry’s marsh lands to be enjoyed no matter what room you are in.

The home’s minimalist design allows the details of the build and the interiors to really shine through. It’s a home meant to calm and bring peace and serenity to the homeowners. It’s easy to see how potential homeowners will fall in love with the attention to detail and craftsmanship of Foster Calvin Development. ✴

For more information, call Foster Calvin Development at (843) 609-6877.

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(above) Adding a touch of nature to the kitchen, bamboo bar stools align with the green island. (bottom left) Elegant marble-like tiles and a freestanding tub complete this primary bathroom. (bottom right) French-style design inspires the butler pantry with Harlequin tiles.
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Value Added Design

The benefit of professional design served these Charleston homeowners well when their home’s resale value increased after an interior redesign set the scene for future buyers with universal appeal. This reinvented interior maintains a fresh scheme of natural materials and bold fixtures. Natural materials marry each other with familiarity in a wellbalanced design scheme curated by Amelia Kearney of Amelia Interiors.

With a budget in place, Amelia assessed their home’s current layout and began drawing up a digital design plan for the homeowners. Digital design plans simplify the decision making process to visualize how,

in this case, the oversized lighting would fit in the space. “Everything was purchased with a future [market listing] mindset,” she adds.

The final selections command attention with subtle texture but their grand size would have been hard to visualize without digital design models.“We were working with existing lighting placement but wanted to really elevate the design with new fixtures,” she says. Above the breakfast bar, oversized brass pendant lights reflect the glow of the layered shell chandelier in the entryway and the abstract rattan fixture above the refined dining space. Two large white upholstered bar stools wrapped in durable performance fabric sit in

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Amelia Kearney of Amelia Interiors Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography provided by Amelia Interiors
This cottage-style villa on Kiawah Island was reinvented with soft tones, natural textures, and bold light fixtures styled with universal appeal for future buyers.

contrast to the round dining table and custom chairs outfitted in a warm and textured cream linen performance fabric.

The existing white oak hardwood flooring served as solid ground for curating a design with universal appeal. Amelia opted for a gentle scheme of white, cream, and organic wood to embrace natural light and leave space for future buyers to imagine themselves in. This gentle interior reflects spaces everyone can feel at home in, no matter their taste.

A restrained color palette allows the individual pieces to make their own statement in harmony among white wide plank walls. Amelia styled a central vignette with a sideboard for hidden

storage punctuated with symmetrical table lamps married by the large sunburst mirror above.

In the formal living room, new wall mounted sconces free up floor space for the illusion of a larger floor plan. Amelia amplified the sense of welcome through an uplifting arrangement of custom pillows playfully styled on custom Kravet sofas and armchairs with performance fabric. These pieces kept the space light and bright but also allowed for improved durability.

A mix of metallic and natural wood are juxtaposed by woven jute and vintage Turkish rugs which liven up the otherwise subdued color palette. Her

design team’s ability to mix the old and new was a practical way to stay on budget and a sure way to increase this home’s market value after installation with high-impact lighting and a blend of soft neutrals.

The result of an interior curated by Amelia Interiors is a home where the senses indulge in delight among the visual feast. This Charleston home truly appealed to the masses when it hit the market as a home that was at once something to covet and not over-the-top. ✴

For more information, call Amelia Interiors at (843) 501-7313 or visit

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(opposite) Statement lighting made the biggest impact on this home’s market value after installation. (bottom right) The muted color palette is accented by textured rugs and rattan furniture. (bottom left) Textured vignettes styled with natural materials embrace a universal appeal.
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The past five years have been a whirlwind ride for Christian musician and Seacoast worship leader, Brandon Lake; from having several number one hits on the radio, playing a sold out show at the legendary Ryman Theatre in Nashville, TN, and more recently becoming a GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter. As the son of a pastor, Brandon grew up in a church plant just outside of Myrtle Beach, SC, where his vocal confidence began to prosper. His talent for crafting songs that touch on real-life struggles such as mental health issues with hopeful and unifying lyrics earned him a spot with the award-winning collective, Maverick City Music. As Brandon prepares to hit the road in August for his upcoming national tour, he’s made it a priority to slow down, reflect, and spend quality time with his family in their Awendaw abode.

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Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Callie Webster, Bailey Baker & Kelly Parrish GRAMMY Award-winning Christian/Worship artist Brandon Lake uses the power of his voice to spread hope and faith to people worldwide. The singer/songwriter invites us into his family’s new bungalow where mindfulness and serenity abound with a Western cowboy flair.

A Country Psalm

Down a winding road, in a small and secluded neighborhood is a country cottage nestled under two large oak trees and overlooking a serene pond. Its apparent from the songs of the earth that Mother Nature is the heart of this place where birds chirp, the wind rustles the leaves, and fireflies flicker like stars at night. For Christian singer/ songwriter Brandon Lake, this place is a reminder of his childhood in Conway, SC. “I grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by woods. I played outside all the time, building tree houses with my friends, spending time on the river, and fishing with my grandpa. I wanted

my kids to have a similar place to grow up,” he says. Dubbed “Country Psalm,” this sanctuary on the marsh has become a beacon of hope, peace, and love. “When I began touring, I wasn’t prepared for how intense my mental exhaustion would become and it really started to affect me. I needed a peaceful place that was good for my mental health,” Brandon shares, “Now, when I come home from touring, I spend twenty-four hours here and I detox just like that. All it takes is a day.”

This custom home, built by M.R. Jackson Construction in 2020, was

originally intended for interior designer Corin Havens and her husband as their forever home, however, they decided to put their little slice of heaven on the market just two years later. “We felt called to sell it for some reason,” she says. Only three couples looked at the Awendaw property and Brandon and Brittany were one of them. “I felt drawn to the Lakes almost immediately. I feel like this was the plan all along,” Corin tells us.

The exterior of the home has a classic Charleston flair with all-white traditional lap siding, a metal roof, and

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" Don't lose your hope. Don't lose your faith. That's where your fight is."
- Brandon Lake

Meet the Lakes

Brandon and Brittany gather in the kitchen with their three sons Blaise (7), Beau (5), and Banner (1).

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a wood-stained porch deck with a haint blue ceiling to match. A brick hardscape leads to the side of the house where a variety of outdoor living spaces were designed, including a quaint seating area, a firepit, a hammock under the trees, and a furnished dock on the pond.

In terms of interior design, a rustic modern approach was implemented. “They purchased the home semi-furnished and brought in some leather pieces and Western-themed art, which was fun to design around,” says Corin, who became the Lake’s interior designer. The open floor plan in the main living area provided an opportunity to style smaller spaces with big impact, like the exposed beam of reclaimed wood separating the kitchen and dining nook. For a true

Western feel in the dining area, a custom table made of reclaimed Kentucky barnwood from Salt Wood Co. complements the banquette and the custom painting of cowboys on horseback by artist Brandon Owen.

Large windows and sliding patio doors from Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. create the illusion of more space in the kitchen and living room. The white shaker-style cabinetry from HWC Custom Cabinetry and the shiplap walls of the home’s interior also enhance the appearance of more space. “I love sitting on the couch and looking through our back windows. The view of the pond and the farm across the way just brings me so much peace,” says Brandon. Although the living room has a minimal design, it is jam-packed with texture from the leather sofa and large area rug

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(left) The dining room table is made from reclaimed Kentucky barnwood. (bottom) Rustic modern décor completes this country cottage interior. (opposite) The living room is filled with texture from the leather sofas and brick accents, to the shiplap walls.

from GDC Home to the brick fireplace, natural wood mantel, and handwoven décor from Celadon Home.

In the primary bedroom, soft neutral tones pulled from the bedding and white drapes bring a peaceful vibe while texture from natural furnishings adds dimension. One of Brittany’s favorite spaces in the house is the glass enclosed sunroom in the primary bedroom. Originally intended to be a screened porch, the previous owners decided last minute to make it part of the primary bedroom’s design. The sunroom overlooks the length of the

pond and is styled with two comfy oversized chairs and a custom ottoman made from cowhide.

Brandon’s music room and office is an important and visually impressive room in the house. The design team accomplished this with custom window treatments from Rebecca Atwood and a Turkish rug from Celadon Home. Brandon’s guitars and accolades act as wall décor, including plaques which commemorate and recognize his chart-topping singles “Graves into Gardens” and “Gratitude.” Atop his desk is a Billboard Music award for Top

Christian Song and a 2023 GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album by Maverick City Music.

Blaise (7) and Beau (5) share a room that encourages play and imagination; a space simple in design but filled with character. The soft textures of the room like the green curtains, area rug, and vintage chest of drawers pair well with the dark wood-stained bunk beds and antler chandelier. A special feature of the upstairs guest room is the secret playroom designed for the boys, especially baby Banner (1) to have a fun space of their own.

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“While this is very much my dream home in every way, what this home has done for Brandon is nothing short of a blessing. I just know this place was always meant for him,” Brittany tells us.

This is A Move

Brandon grew up in Conway, SC, a small town just outside of Myrtle Beach. His father was a pastor at the church plant he and his wife [Brandon’s mother] created. “I remember watching my parents raise money and build that church from the ground up. It was inspiring to see the community come together in their faith and knowing my parents had a hand in that,” he says. As a young boy, Brandon dreamed of playing professional basketball in the NBA. “I was solely focused on sports until age eleven when I saw this kid playing the guitar on stage at church. I thought he was so cool,” he remembers.

A gift from his father, Brandon received his first guitar and taught himself how to play. Eventually, he joined the worship team at church but then he was asked to sing. “I was terrified. It’s one of the most vulnerable things you can do, and I hated every second of it, so I quit,” he admits. Encouraged by his

peers to try again, Brandon gave singing another chance but this time he had a different experience. “Once I witnessed how worshiping through song helped people, I felt the call of God on my life. This is what I was meant to do,” he says. Soon enough, he began leading worship for the youth group and forged a path towards his future.

Brandon’s family moved to Charleston when he was thirteen years old and he was quickly plugged into the worship team at Seacoast Church, where his father was the new pastor. During this time, he began crafting his love of songwriting.

Almond Eyes

It’s a tale as old as time; a girl walks into a room, boy sees girl, girl sees boy - the rest is history. It sounds cliché, but for Brandon and Brittany, this is exactly how their story began. “I was eighteen, leading worship at a College of Charleston student ministry when she walked in,” he adds, “I will never forget what she was wearing: blue jeans and an oversized Hanes V-neck tee shirt. She had the cutest wavy hair.” After that night, Brandon tried his best to get her to notice him having no clue she already had. From Brittany’s perspective, she describes the night they

(above left) The primary bedroom is light and airy in design with a few touches of texture. (above right) This glass enclosed sunroom is styled with a custom-made cowhide ottoman and layered rugs.
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A Singer's Gift Brandon recorded a surprise record for Brittany for their ten year anniversary called “Almond Eyes.”

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locked eyes as something “divine.” “I have never experienced such an intense feeling of certainty like I did when I saw him for the first time. It was like a light was shining down on him and everything else faded away,” she tells us.

Brandon popped the question after eight months of dating and they were married just six months later. Having recently celebrated their twelve-year anniversary with their three sons in tow, Brittany and Brandon are still blissfully in love and recognize how blessed they are to have found each other so early on in their lives. “We grew up together, and we’ve only grown closer as we’ve gotten older,” she states. For their ten-year anniversary, Brandon surprised Brittany with a full-length album called “Almond Eyes,” dedicated to her.


Music has the power to move mountains, and for Brandon, he strives to connect his lyrics to as many people as possible. “I try to pull from different genres with my music because I feel like everyone will find something they enjoy,” he tells us. Throughout Brandon’s records, diverse sounds fill each track from dance music to folk and country hymns, even R&B and rap. “I don’t want to keep myself in a box,” he says.

Brandon’s style of songwriting stems from a place of personal experience and is inspired by the testimonies of those around him. His song “Graves into Gardens” was written before the pandemic, not knowing where the world was headed, and it debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Christian Album

chart. More recently, after the most exhilarating years of his life, Brandon experienced his first real bout with mental health struggles. “When your dreams start to come true that quickly, back-to-back, it can produce a state of depression, or extreme exhaustion and I wasn’t prepared for that. I started having panic attacks regularly,” he admits. His most recent album “Help!” released in 2022, is an expression of understanding and support to those struggling with their mental health.

Fear Is Not My Future

While Brandon produces his own music, he is also a member of the Atlanta-based group, Maverick City Music. “A few years ago, I was invited to attend this workshop with other diverse songwriters. We would have these real-life discussions about

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(opposite left) The upstairs guest room has a cottagecore aesthetic with pastel pinks and flowers. (opposite right) A secret playroom is located inside the guest room closet. (opposite bottom) The exterior of the cottage showcases just how much natural light plays into the interior design. (above) Family time outside is a must on this Awendaw property.

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race and unity within the church and then write songs together,” he says. Intended to remain a resource for impactful songwriting, the group decided to record a few songs and put them on YouTube. “During the pandemic lockdown, people started finding these music videos and they just blew up. I think people were stuck at home and were looking for something to give them a sense of hope,” he explains. Soon after, the Maverick City Music collective was born.

The GRAMMY Award-winning group, Maverick City Music added four more awards to their collection at the most recent 2023 ceremony, making five total. They took home Contemporary Christian Album of the Year, Gospel Album of the Year, Gospel Song of the Year, and Contemporary Christian Song of the Year – “Fear is Not My Future”, a song Brandon sang and co-wrote. “Only my friends and I know how hard we have worked, how many records we have put out and how many nights we were away from home. My wife has supported me every step of the way,” he states.

What's Next?

Brandon is preparing to hit the road with one of his mentors, Phil Wickham for their “Summer Worship Nights” tour in August. When he returns, Brittany and Brandon will begin the building process for a guest house near their country cottage. The Lakes began a ministry called “House of Miracles” shortly after Brandon’s mental health crisis. This ministry offers a relaxing retreat at their Daniel Island residence, free of charge, to couples or single mothers who are dealing with the same thing. “After gaining new tools to combat my anxiety in a healthy, productive way, we wanted to help others pursue health in all areas,” Brandon shares. Their new Awendaw property is an expansion of that initial dream.

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Custom Artwork by Brandon Owen

(1) The living room built-ins are styled with décor from Celadon Home. (2) Brandon's GRAMMY sits on his desk as a reminder of his perseverance. (3) Banksy Lake poses in the mudroom. (4) Custom paintings of cowboys by artist Brandon Owens are displayed throughout the home.

(5) Brandon strums his guitar in the living room. (6) A freestanding tub from Design on Tap provides relaxation in the primary bathroom.

(7) Bonfires by the pond make for a great summer's night. (8) Blaise and Beau share a rustic bunk bed with a slide for fun.

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Charleston Home + Design’s guide to the most noteworthy places to shop for your home.

We’ve searched high and low to locate the showrooms that only custom builders, interior designers, and architects seem to know about. Because everyone is pressed for time these days, we’ve taken reams of notes and boiled them down so that you have a clear, concise snapshot of what each showroom offers. While not every showroom in Charleston is listed here, our guide includes many of the best places you’d recommend to a friend who has a project. Enjoy!

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Downtown Charleston

CLEOD Glass + Works Lighting

More than just a showroom, glass artist James McLeod’s gallery on Broad Street is a space frequented by many for the sheer brilliance of its light fixture installations. From the outside you will see historic windows decorated with elegant and colorful lighting. Stepping into the showroom, one-of-a-kind chandeliers and sculptures hang above, and colorful, modern homeware decorate the walls from floor to ceiling. Floating shelves display a variety of contemporary homeware. Their illuminated sculptures are truly one-of-a-kind, hand blown works that will never be seen in any other showroom, store, or website.

(843) 789-4031

3 Broad Street, Charleston

Magnolia Cabinet Co. Cabinets

Experience different style scenarios at Magnolia Cabinet Co.’s downtown showroom remodeled into luxury installment examples of cabinetry for your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room storage. A large double island with base cabinetry and statement hardware sets the scene for this collaborative custom cabinet workspace. An array of cabinet face samples, materials, color swatches, and hardware combinations are available here at your fingertips to customize the cabinets you’ve always dreamed of. Their downtown showroom is by appointment only, and don’t miss their satellite showroom and warehouse in Summerville!

(843) 277-5554

213 King Street, Charleston

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Moluf’s Supply Plumbing Fixtures

The Moluf’s Supply showroom greets visitors with various shower displays as you walk toward the center of the space where dozens of showerheads and wall mounted fixtures sit among glass cased displays and ample illumination to see each detail with clarity. Handles on the outside correspond with the different fixtures featuring different levels of water pressure and water features to test for yourself. On one side, a space dedicated fully to kitchen elements mirrors the opposite side set up exclusively for bathroom fixture needs which include a wide range of decorative basins and freestanding tubs.

(843) 723-4881

530 East Bay Street, Charleston

Metal + Petal Interior Design

This full-service design studio recently expanded to the Charleston market after taking Athens, GA by storm. Their designs offer inventive interpretations of style with an edge and a fresh take on traditional forms. Founder and principal designer Jade Joyner perfectly conveys what it means to style with an edge of metal and hint of flora. Metal + Petal interiors embrace a sense of modernity balanced by traditional elements, seductive colors and decorative flourishes. This is a showroom with a distinct style drawn from arts, culture, and history.

(706) 621-6679

1640 Meeting Street Road, Suite 102, Charleston

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Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

Building Materials & Lumber

Materials matter, especially in a coastal climate like Charleston. That’s why when the South Carolina Highway Department took over valuable real estate of Southern Lumber’s property, this team wasted no time and developed a brand-new space where customers could browse an even larger selection of building materials. The displays feature realistic settings and full installation for accurate design decision making. In addition to their full-service lumberyard of various wood species, a plethora of windows and door vignettes along with a variety of engineered lumber options await the showroom inside.

(843) 744-6281

2031 King Street Ext, Charleston

Amelia Interiors

Interior Design

Located in a traditional Carriage House behind Amalfi Shoes on lower King Street, the Amelia Interiors showroom is designed to feel like a home. Its unique layout offers an immersive experience for their potential clients. The 2,700 square foot design studio reflects options and styles that can be custom ordered for each project; from the Farrow & Ball painted walls to the unique lighting installments and exquisite furniture. Their goal is to achieve each client’s desired look with the ability to customize any light fixture, furniture pieces, rug, or accessory.

(843) 501-7313

237 King Street, Suite D, Charleston


What showroom would you recommend to new homeowners or contractors?

“I've directed countless clients to visit the Southern Lumber & Millwork showroom to check out their door and window displays. Sometimes a picture doesn't quite cut it, being able to open a modern sliding glass door reassures you that it's not like your childhood home where you needed your moms help to open it and a broken broomstick to lock it.”

Johns Island

Brownswood Nursery & Landscape

Garden Center, Landscape Design, & Installation

Brownswood Nursery & Landscape has been serving the Charleston area since 1978. At their outdoor showroom, you’ll find thousands of plants from four inch annuals to two hundred gallon Live Oak trees. This must-see destination features a wide selection of locally grown plants, as well as popular varieties from the Southern Living® Plant Collection, Encore® Azaleas, Proven Winners®, and more.

(843) 559-3425

1290 Brownswood Road, Johns Island

Imagine Home

Home Décor & Accessories

A testament to their undaunted creative energy, the Imagine Home boutique and home goods showroom is one of pure inspiration. Their products feature artisan crafted home accessories and upholstered furniture. Displaying a contemporary, coastal inspired style, this showroom has a strict focus on organic materials, natural resources, and traditional production techniques from around the world. This style embraces eclectic coastal living through bright colors, fabrics, patterns, and a variety of textures. Make sure to stop by their design studio on Daniel Island.

(854) 444-2250

255 Gardeners Circle, Johns Island

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M&M Oil and Propane, Inc (The Fire Place)

Gas Logs, Grills, & Outdoor Furniture

As the name sounds the M&M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) showroom is a one-stop shop for all your fireplace, propane and grilling needs. This locally owned family business has served the Charleston area for over sixty years. Their wall-to-wall fireplace display includes brands like Mendota, Empire Comfort, and Astria, making it easy to visualize which system is best for your home. Enhance your summertime cook-outs with one of their many high-quality outdoor grills. Don’t forget to check out their bestselling Big Green Egg!

(843) 402-7790

233 Hoggard Lane, Johns Island

Island Shade Shoppe Window Treatments

Celebrate beauty and necessity in equal measure with walls of window treatment samples that heighten rooms while adding privacy and custom sunlight exposure. With Island Shade Shoppe’s extensive collection of automated shades, plantation shutters and drapery, you’ll be sure to accomplish a personalized ambiance in your home any time of day. This showroom offers a hands-on experience with live demonstrations where shoppers can operate shades by voice command, remote, and app control. When it comes to fabric color, texture, material, and special features, it’s helpful to interact with the elements in person with a knowledgeable product specialist.

(843) 834-9645

3430 Maybank Hwy, Unit B, Johns Island

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Buck Lumber & Building Supply

Building Materials & Lumber

There’s no need to only imagine the home of our dreams when you visit Buck Lumber & Building Supply’s 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art design center located just beyond the grounds of their fully stocked lumberyard. Whether you have plans to replace, remodel, or start a home project from scratch with a new build, the vast layout of this showroom has hundreds of color and style options available for you to customize for yourself.

(843) 795-0150

1911 Maybank Hwy, Charleston

Terrace Oaks Antique Mall

Home Décor & Antiques

Bring home timelessness and cultivate a sense of familiarity when your home is outfitted with an enviable collection of antiques. Voted Charleston’s Best Antique Mall, with over one hundred booths, you’re bound to find something special to be able to integrate antiques into your own interior. There is always something new, so visit this wonderland often to find sterling sliver, estate jewelry,and antique furniture and accessories.

(843) 795-9689

2037 Maybank Hwy, Charleston


Mount Pleasant

Advanced Window Fashions Window Treatments

At Advanced Window Fashions, customers can discover an impressive selection of samples for customizing their home's shades, shutters, blinds, and more. With a dedicated showroom and the distinction of being a certified Hunter Douglas Gallery, Advanced Window Fashions stands out among window treatment companies. Explore your favorite materials here at the showroom in preparation for a free in-home consultation where you can see these materials and shades in action. Elevate the look of your home indoors and out whether it be with shades, motorized shutters, or custom drapery.

(843) 881-8858

502 Wando Park Blvd, Unit 105, Mount Pleasant

Backyard Retreats Outdoor Furniture

This well-established outdoor living retailer has been in the same location for over thirty years and has everything you need to furnish your outdoor living spaces in style with comfort and longevity with performance fabrics and durable exterior furnishings. Each space in this showroom has been cleverly designed into multiple styles of outdoor living, so you can find which suits you while you see all of your options at once.

(843) 856-0049

554 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant

Photography by Kenny Reed

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Lighting

We sure would hate to pay this lighting bill! Find light fixtures that make a statement at Carolina Lanterns & Lighting where chandeliers and pendants suspended from sky high ceilings and partitions flanked by wall mounted sconces and accent lighting fill every inch of this gallery with materials and finishes to complement any design scheme. They are nationally recognized for their custom copper lanterns handcrafted by artisan coppersmiths in the USA. Their on-staff lighting specialists are trained to help you select the right height and size of fixture for the dimensions of your space. Visit their outlet center off Clements Ferry Road!

(843) 881-4170

1362 Chuck Dawley Blvd, Mount Pleasant

Buckhannon Tile + Design Tile

A palace of pattern and texture, this showroom is proud to have a clean and organized aesthetic. They work to avoid overwhelming homeowners with busy displays, so their designers carefully showcase what’s most popular and trending. Should you want to discover more than just what’s on the floor, the shifting walls of tiles and stone slabs could inspire even the most tile tense. Each part of the showroom flooring has been installed to showcase the look of different tile patterns and textures so you can experience all of your options before installation day.

(843) 881-8911

483 Long Point Road, Unit C, Mount Pleasant

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Celadon Home Home Décor & Furniture

“At the intersection of creativity and intention,” Celadon Home showcases an eclectic collection of furnishings and home goods at their showroom in Mount Pleasant and at their warehouse in North Charleston. At the flagship, a vibrant green plant wall greets visitors among a stunning display of unique gifts and semi-precious stone jewelry. Oversized area rugs hang high above the stair rails where the rest of the space below is filled with furniture pieces ranging from rustic to industrial and oriental styles. Did we mention the plethora of globally sourced accessories to dress your reinvented interior to the nines?

(843) 884-7005

1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant

Charleston Design Center

When it comes to your home renovation projects, wouldn’t it be nice to have everything you’ll need under one roof? Say hello to the Charleston Design Center! A central hub for just about everything you need if you're remodeling or building a custom home including appliances, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, plus doors and windows. This expansive 15,000 square foot showroom located in North Mount Pleasant allows you to walk through dozens of beautifully crafted displays to inspire your next project.

(843) 352-4280 3130 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant

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Classic Kitchens of Charleston

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

Design your own custom cabinetry no matter your budget or style at Classic Kitchens of Charleston. You can experience dozens of design upgrades with immersive lifestyle displays and variable customizations to create your dream cabinetry. Explore styles ranging from classic and traditional to sleek and contemporary. Discover innovative add-ons like task and utility lighting while metallic hardware peek behind partitioned displays in this kitchen and bath showroom.

(843) 991-4207

767 Coleman Blvd, Unit 4, Mount Pleasant

Coralberry Cottage

Coastal Cottage to its core, Coralberry Cottage recently moved near the Marble Slab Creamery in Mount Pleasant Towne Center. Coralberry is a retail wonderland that sources Southeastern American home goods, gifts, accessories, and custom furnishing services that capture the flavor and appeal of Charleston with an English Country meets coastal scheme. Known for their bestselling sofa slipcovers, this exclusive showroom features practical items to elevate your every day.

(843) 884-2225

1903 N Hwy 17, Unit 102, Mount Pleasant

Custom Upholstery & Furniture
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CHD Interiors

Home Décor & Furniture

Styling the Southeast for forty years, CHD Interiors embraces timeless design sourcing premier furniture and accessories. Their showroom is an ever-changing display of vignettes curated by their team of on-site designers. In their design room, choose from an array of fabrics for any of your custom upholstery and drapery needs. Check out their other location in Murrells Inlet.

(843) 357-1700

280 West Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant

Modern Furniture Home Furnishings

You’d be surprised how well modern furniture can fit into your home no matter what kind of interior style you have. If you like an uncluttered look, minimal and modern furniture…This showroom is full of high-impact pieces and sumptuous fabrics that make a statement in any area of the home. Their exquisite collection of furniture pieces are a survey of modern design which has provided local homeowners with artful selections that showcase their unique personalities since 1986. Bestselling contemporary furniture brands include Stressless of Norway, American Leather, BDI, Skovby, and Copeland.

(843) 884-2256

Danco 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Unit A1, Mount Pleasant
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Flooring Factory Flooring & Cabinets

The first thing you’ll notice are the amazing white epoxy floors with gold metallic glitter which contrast the huge wall of samples with any flooring material you could imagine. As one of the largest flooring material suppliers in Charleston, homeowners can browse over 8,000 square feet of material. They even have a grout style display station where you can better visualize your own tile installation. Flooring Factory and their team of designers and installers specialize in all of your flooring needs and also provide cabinetry for your kitchen, bathroom, and beyond. A second location also serves Charleston in Goose Creek.

(843) 790-4354

1119 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant

For the House - The Barstool Shop

Home Décor & Furniture

At one point or another, you’ll have a need for bar stools. We are so lucky to have a showroom that is completely dedicated to customized, bar and countertop height stools. For a nice and sturdy place to sit indoors or out, look no further than this seating mecca where floor to ceiling displays of various barstools for every design style await your customizations from upholstery fabric, to color, to frame, craft your very own custom bar stools at For the House - The Barstool Shop. Though most shop here for furniture, there’s no telling what kind of decorative treasures you may find.

(843) 881-7073

921 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant

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Heavens Marketplace

Home Décor & Furniture

The exploration of color and fabric epitomize the whimsical country style found in this massive retail space that doubles as a public community gathering space where local artists, artisans, and craftsmen share their work and host creative workshops that turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Bring home a piece of character when you explore the walls and walls of decorative accents and expansive floors of local goods and housewares. Leave a prayer or take a prayer from Heavens' Prayer Tree, prominently displayed to the right of the entrance for all to enjoy.

(854) 854-0486

2521 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant

J&K Home Furnishings


Located inside the Belle Hall Shopping Center, this classic Charleston furniture retailer has a huge showroom stocked with fully styled furniture collections to help you easily achieve comfort and cohesion throughout your home. J&K Home Furnishings features the largest selection of Bassett, Coastal Living, Lexington, and Tommy Bahama furniture in the Lowcountry, so you’re guaranteed to leave satisfied with an effortless showroom-to-home design experience. Request an in-home consultation with one of their talented interior designers for your next home project.

(843) 800-4015

600 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant

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Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters Hurricane


This company fabricates, builds, and installs different impactrated hurricane panels and shutters that they manufacture in the same building as their design office. Browse the different shutter styles to determine your home’s needs all in one place. They are conveniently open five days a week with at-home consultations available per the client's request.

Outside Is In

Outdoor Furniture

Extend your living room outdoors with furnishings that are the boundaries of your walls with high-quality teak wood pieces that are as nice as the furniture you keep inside of your living room. At Outside Is In, experience the look and feel of a variety of outdoor collections displayed across this showroom’s 7,000 square feet. The retail space is organized into different rooms dedicated to each crafted collection made exclusively with premium-grade teak wood. Choose from an array of loungers, sofas, dining sets and other outdoor accessories that exude laid back luxury inside and out.

(843) 718-7181

1717 N Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant

(843) 822-5519

488 La Mesa Road, Unit C, Mount Pleasant



your go-to showroom for building materials?

“A first class build starts with first class building materials. Southern Lumber & Millwork displays great customer service towards homeowners and contractors.”

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

In the market for an updated kitchen, laundry, or bathroom? Behold all of the options of cabinet and hardware styles to transform your most used spaces into your most loved. The showroom is designed with multiple vignettes that blanket the walls while kitchen islands are placed in the center, ideal to discuss options during your consultations. Designed as an entertainment showroom for their customers, Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath provides a design and remodeling experience unlike any other with premier kitchen and bathroom appliances, and even accessories like the Cowboy Cauldron.

(843) 901-2506

826 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant

Palm Casual Outdoor Furniture

If you’re interested in purchasing your last set of outdoor furniture, look no further than one of the two Palm Casual locations. The vast selection of stylish and long lasting furniture comes backed by a lifetime warranty. Choose from performance fabrics, cushions, pillows, sun shades, pool deck accessories, and outdoor dining sets that will last outside throughout the seasons. Make sure to visit their new Summerville showroom opening August 2023.

(843) 881-0041

605 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant

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Patriot Blinds & More Window Treatments

Coming July 2023, Graber Blinds partners with Patriot Blinds & More to open their fourth design studio in the Charleston area. The design studio will be over 1,000 square feet, showcasing the latest innovations in smart technology and window coverings, like roman shades, roller shades, retractable awnings, solar screens, and drapery options. Grab a complimentary coffee from their snack bar while you discuss your window treatment needs with a team member.

(843) 461-1368

1485 N Hwy 17, Suite G, Mount Pleasant

Shanty Shoppe

Home Décor & Accessories

Explore the concept of storytelling in design and what it means to curate what we bring into our homes The pieces of home décor, gifts, and accessories can adapt to a wide range of interior styles. Their on-site design center houses the hub of Hayes + Nash Design Co., a full-service firm led by their retail buyers and team of professional interior designers. At Shanty Shoppe, treasures abound on shelves and atop tables full of decorative displays and décor. Their online store has a full collection of furniture and lighting that can be delivered directly to their customers.

(843) 352-2584 3530

Park Ave Blvd, Suite
105, Mount Pleasant
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Steven Shell Living Home Décor & Furniture

Steven Shell Living is Charleston’s largest home and furniture showroom with an available 50,000 square feet of retail space. Coastal glam with European flair feels both luxurious and organic inside the spectacular home furnishings and decorative accessory retail store, who sources pieces with a keen eye for materiality and longevity for interiors that transcend the trending. Their pieces offer a playful take on classic forms.

TEAK + TABLE OUTDOOR Outdoor Furniture

For furniture that keeps up with you, go for durable, all- natural teakwood styles that have been engineered for utmost comfort and longevity. This showroom is organized by outdoor activities and scenarios like lounging, dining, swimming or swinging. Walk through all of your furniture options at once with unique garden accessories and book collections of performance fabrics that are meant to make your life outdoors more enjoyable. Not sure how to style a full patio set? Fear not, the trending accessories and garden decorations displayed among their outdoor living vignettes.

(843) 949-2611

1751 Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant

(843) 216-3900

640 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant


Wholesale Appliance Center Appliances

The Wholesale Appliance Center in Mount Pleasant has expanded their reach by partnering with Source Consulting, Inc. and Palmetto Floor Coverings to create the 15,000 square feet Charleston Design Center. A showroom filled to the brim with top-notch kitchen displays offering customers an immersive experience when designing their next kitchen. Located at the front of the design center, you can easily navigate your way through aisles of Wholesale’s state-of-the-art home appliances with brands such as GE Profile, Cafe, Frigidaire, SpeedQueen, LG, and many more.

(843) 884-2021

3130 Hwy 17, Mount Pleasant

The Village Social

Home Décor & Accessories

The scent of fresh gardenia and jasmine follow you around this whimsical escape nestled in the heart of the Old Village in Mount Pleasant. The Village Social offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and houses an on-site interior design center where clients can browse hundreds of fabric, wallpaper, and upholstery selections by popular brands like Schumacher, Thibaut, Mainly Baskets, Gabby, Highland House, and Bitossi. These fine furnishings can create the home scenes of your dreams. It feels classic yet unexpected with the right amount of modern southern charm.

(843) 259-2120

325 Coleman Blvd, Mount Pleasant

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Zuma Turkish Rugs & Home Accessories

Known for sourcing exclusive Turkish textiles, Zuma keeps Charleston unique with finds from across the world in a fun and welcoming environment. Fabrics and textures cover every inch of their textile warehouse where customers are invited to unroll their next treasure whether new or vintage from a world of rugs, pillows, ottomans, handmade shoes, bags, and now custom sofas in a place where like items are grouped similarly for an exciting and natural stroll through the showroom.

(843) 452-1117

1090 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant

Daniel Island

Lowcountry Lighting Studio Lighting

Owned by a design duo with over twenty years of experience, Lowcountry Lighting Studio offers an expertly curated selection of lighting, mirrors, lanterns, fans, exterior lighting, and cabinet hardware. These grand elements are displayed from every inch of this showroom from vertical suspension, to wall mounts, to tables flanked by lamps of all kinds. Exclusive dealer of Buster + Punch products in the Lowcountry, their team of ALA certified designers can help create an ambiance unique to you.

(843) 654-9432 420 Brandam Lane, Suite 108, Charleston

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Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

Mix form and function with innovation to elevate your kitchen and dining spaces, even your bathrooms and home offices through reimagined cabinet designs at Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston. Their realistic kitchen and bathroom cabinet installations feature upper and base cabinetry as well as an array of custom built-in options to create storage solutions that are both beautiful and functional. Reimagine your existing spaces with the catalog of material and finish samples.

(843) 225-9344

1662 Savannah Hwy, Unit 210, Charleston

Charleston Lamp Co. Lamps & Lighting

If unique is what you aim for, you’re sure to find something among the array of one-of-a-kind light fixtures at Charleston Lamp Co. From an interesting variety of different styles of table lamps, sconces, pendants, and chandeliers, Charleston Lamps’ dedication to providing a personal touch of light to your home is apparent with their abundance of gorgeous lamps and fixtures all ready to go home with you from the showroom that day. And let’s not forget their amazing selection of over 2,500 replacement shades they have in stock. Plus, the helpful staff on site can help arrange a quick turnaround for your in-home installation.

(843) 763-9150

1760 Ashley River Road, Charleston

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Hausful Modern Home Furnishings & Décor

Where Pier 1 Imports once stood, Hausful relocated their modern furniture store and embraced its high ceilings and expansive floor plan. For modern sensibility with a bit of whimsy, this showroom is filled with Nordic design and organic geometric forms underpinned by practicality and sophistication for every room in the home from furniture to textiles to accessories and décor. There isn’t something you’ll need for an interior redesign that you won’t find here in this 8,000 square feet showroom.

(843) 203-6420

1909 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston

Inspired Closets

Custom Closets

This showroom is attached to their on-site warehouse manufacturing facility where custom closet solutions are fabricated and prepped for installation. Inspired Closets revolutionizes the way people organize their spaces and lives with innovative closet customizations that fit the space given. Inspired Closets is a name synonymous with quality storage solutions in closets, pantries, home offices, garages, and more. Discover the different shelving and hanging options in addition to soft close drawers and pull outs.

(843) 557-1900

1939 Belgrade Ave, Unit 13, Charleston

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West Ashley + Beyond

A kitchen renovation is an everlasting project if you attempt to do it yourself. Let the one and done professionals at Kitchen Tune-Up give your kitchen a quick one-day facelift that will have it functioning in tip top shape for years to come. With a diverse skill set, their team offers a variety of kitchen and bathroom services from custom cabinets, countertops, to quick aesthetic changes. Whether you need your existing cabinets refaced, replaced, refinished, or modified for a more custom function, the team at Kitchen Tune-Up has a quick and high-quality service solution for your home.

(843) 277-2021

4509 Savannah Hwy, Unit 13, Ravenel

Southeastern Galleries

Home Décor & Furniture

One of Charleston’s longest standing furniture showrooms has been locally owned and operated for over sixty years. Southeastern Galleries Inc offers Lowcountry homeowners sophisticated indoor and outdoor furnishings in addition to exquisite hand-made rugs. One thing that has kept people coming back to this showroom? Their impressive number of talented, on-site consultants who are design-oriented placing as much attention and consideration to a one room renovation to a new construction “from the ground up” entire luxury homes project.

(843) 556-4663

1885 Ashley River Road, Charleston

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Jean's Custom Workroom, LLC Home Décor & Window Treatments

In a converted West Ashley bungalow, they have created a design space and showroom where they welcome customers with every inch of their walls flanked by fabric, wallpaper, and hardware selections. Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC is one like none other, especially for those with a penchant for color and pattern. Bring some texture into your home with custom upholstery, window treatments, bedding, pillows, and decorative accessories from the carefully curated collection in their shopable showroom.

(843) 225-1669

1224 Wappoo Road, Charleston

Sherwin-Williams Paint & Wallpaper

Color your home happy with endless paint selections. Every community in Charleston has its own Sherwin-Williams store. Since this historic location’s opening on October 1, 1978, this local Sherwin-WIlliams has provided homeowners, designers, and contractors with world-class customer service. Their color wall of paint chips and extensive wallpaper book library are situated near expansive work tables to lay out your sample choices.

(843) 556-4021

464 Savannah Highway, Charleston

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North Charleston + Beyond

Ace Granite

Natural Stone & Quartz Wholesaler

At Ace Granite, your countertops are as much about decoration as they are about function with options that blend or accurately contrast an existing design scheme. See their most popular Antolini Natural Stone & Porcelain and Thor Quartz for yourself among the hands-on experience offered in Ace Granite Charleston’s 45,000 square feet showroom. The expansive warehouse is lined with rows and rows of hundreds of stone slabs sourced from all over the world. Stone varieties are organized by origin and stone type. This massive showroom is open M-F from 8am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm.

(843) 974-3421

7391 Pepperdam Ave, Suite 150, North Charleston

Atlantic Bedding & Furniture

Home Décor & Furniture

With plenty of variations of a range of different styles, this showroom gives you all the reasons to flex your design muscles with easy to mix and match pieces to elevate the everyday. From statement furniture pieces like sofas and dining sets to accent pieces like pillows and wall art, you’ll leave with a better sense of your own personal style. Atlantic Bedding & Furniture is a five-time Charleston's Choice Winner as Best Furniture & Mattress Store.

(843) 530-1369

7400 Rivers Ave, Suite W, North Charleston

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Blue Haven Pools & Spas

Pools & Spas

At the Blue Haven Pools & Spas showroom, there are three fully functional display pools on-site with one being inside the showroom showcasing a custom spillover spa. Homeowners will find other features on display like multiple colors of travertine, limestone, French limestone, and many marble decking options. To make it easier for their customer’s to visualize how a finished product will look like, each on-site pool has glass tile and veneer stone already installed. Blue Haven also highlights their fire pit seating walls selection along with a custom fireplace built on-site.

(843) 552-6000

7475 Peppermill Pkwy, North Charleston

Bath Fitter

Bathroom Remodeling

Does your primary bathtub get in the way of valuable space? Convert it into a custom-fitted walk-in shower with Bath Fitter of Charleston. Their service is backed by a lifetime warranty and completed during an impressive one-day transformation. Could you think of an easier, more hassle-free remodel for your bathroom? Choose your upgrade style inside the showroom where a wall of different shower head styles and installation types are mounted for a hands-on, informed experience.

(843) 371-3823

4510 Dorchester Road, North Charleston

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North Charleston + Beyond

AGM Imports

Stone Supply

Find their bestselling quartz lines like Pure Surfaces (formerly Polarstone) Teltos & Obidos in this 3,000 square feet showroom. AGM Imports’ showroom is organized by an array of stone slab selections from natural stone varieties to manufactured quartz options. Among the stone presentations are conveniently located wide-scale work stations outfitted by an Ljen Blue Quartzite waterfall island. This is a great place to collaborate and discuss plans with builders, fabricators, designers, and architects to make more informed decisions on your upcoming home projects.

(843) 747-0088

7186 Bryhawke Circle, North Charleston

Carolina Machine Finishing Siding & Material Coating

When deciding on the style and color for your siding, visit Carolina Machine Finishing. Experience a realistic wall of exterior siding on site. Pick from a range of materials, styles, and color choices for a custom fabricated exterior design fortified by CMF’s innovative coating technology that is especially helpful for achieving a low maintenance exterior for a home on the coast. TIP: Ask which paint colors will hold up best to our searing-hot Lowcountry summers. (Light Reflective Value-Scale)

(843) 760-0029

4696 Franchise Street, North Charleston


“Moluf's Supply and Carolina Lanterns & Lighting because of their great service and knowledgeable staff.”


For the most modern sleepovers. In stock for immediate delivery.



Greg St. Pierre, St. Pierre Construction

For over 35 years, we have enjoyed offering the World’s Coolest MODERN furniture to the Charleston and surrounding areas. Stop in and fall in love.

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WWW.DANCOHOME.COM 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., in Mt. Pleasant Open M-Sat.10am-5pm ph: 843.884.2256
Smoothly transitions your body to your perfect position. LEATHER
The Exeter Dining Collection. Imported from Vermont.
What showrooms around Charleston do you love and why?

North Charleston + Beyond

Charleston Cabinets Inc. Cabinets

Champion the beauty of simplicity and indulge in refined details when you customize your home’s countertops and cabinetry with one of the Lowcountry’s most seasoned home improvement companies. Charleston Cabinets Inc. has been perfecting homes since 1992 with an on-site team of designers who pride themselves on elegant and functional solutions in one of the largest cabinetry showrooms in South Carolina.

Closets by Design

Custom Closets

Experience all of the storage solutions and styles you have to choose from with colors and hardware details to match your own unique style in Charleston’s largest custom closet showroom. Organized by room type, it’s easy to view all of your storage options and accessory samples at once. Actual displays of closets, laundry rooms, pantries, wet bars, garages, and more will help you select which features are right for you and your lifestyle.

(843) 225-6725

7260 Investment Drive, North Charleston

(843) 554-7800

941 Commerce Circle, Hanahan

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North Charleston + Beyond

Vitoria International

Stone Supply

Solid surfaces matter in terms of function as much as they do for style. Inform the design of the rest of your kitchen or bathroom remodel with a selection of marble, granite, or quartz from the trusted suppliers at Vitoria International who house hundreds of surface material options in slabs of grandeur sourced from across the globe. Bring your team of fabricators, designers, builders, and architects to Vitoria International when drawing up your surface material design plans in a way that works for your new space and lifestyle.

(843) 760-2470

3220 Goodiron Way, North Charleston

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Plumbing Fixtures, Appliances, & Lighting

Whether you're renovating an outdated bathroom or building your dream kitchen, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery offers the widest selection of products from today's most recognized brands. This state-of-the-art showroom is stocked with beautiful displays of innovative products in a welcoming, hands-on environment that allows you to see, touch and experience the products before making your selections.

(843) 460-1769

4711 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston

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Gateway Supply Co.

Plumbing Fixtures

Dog lover’s will gravitate to this showroom’s dog washing station which was built right inside this well appointed plumbing fixture retail location. They have numerous working fixtures to test and try out when picking a shower or bath faucet, so don’t be embarrassed, they want you to test the commodes for comfort and even slip inside the soaking tubs. Architectural hardware and metallic finishes from popular brands like Kohler, Delta, Moen, and Brizo flood the Gateway Supply Co. showroom with an impact that will transform your home with heightened function and elegant form.

(843) 554-0450

2035 Spaulding Drive, North Charleston

GlassEco Surfaces Countertop Fabrication

GlassEco Surfaces explores the beauty of reusing timeless material and their fabricators implement a sustainable narrative for surfaces designed to last. Choose your own design from existing combinations or bring your own treasures like shells and shark’s teeth to mix into your own personalized countertop surface blends of sea glass, recycled liquor bottles, and even oyster shells. Pairing things together in interesting ways, casual easy living and sustainable designs inspire these eco-friendly blended surfaces.

(843) 554-6099

4214 Domino Ave, Suite D, North Charleston


What’s your go-to showroom for plumbing fixtures?

“We love working with Jordan at Gateway Supply! The showroom is quaint but well stocked with quality plumbing fixtures and hardware. Jordan is an expert in her field. She provides us with accurate lead-times, cost-effective solutions and she has taste and style for days!”

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North Charleston + Beyond

HWC Custom Cabinetry

Fine European-Style Cabinetry

The demand for custom crafted cabinetry moved its way into the adjacent lot to HWC Custom Cabinetry’s manufacturing and fabrication facility where a showroom of cabinet doors and hardware galore offers endless aesthetic combinations to help homeowners find what they might not even know they’re looking for. Beyond the showroom sits a massive warehouse where state-of-the-art equipment is used to efficiently craft custom cabinets from start to finish.

(843) 207-0750

4675 Franchise Street, North Charleston

Universal Marble & Granite Countertops

Universal Marble & Granite has gained a well-deserved reputation for their perfectly matched waterfall countertops. The uninterrupted veins cascade down the side of the kitchen island as if it were a waterfall. They stock dozens of slabs for you to choose from and can also access any materials from the many neighboring stone wholesalers. See why they’ve received over one hundred and forty-nine Google five-star reviews and have been chosen for the Post & Courier’s “Charleston Choice Award” as Best in Stone Countertops seven years running.

Peppermill Pkwy, North Charleston
(843) 767-7779 7265
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North Charleston + Beyond

Melcer Tile Tile

Melcer Tile opened fifty-five years ago selling the only tile available at that time. Over the years, the second generation owner has expanded to a huge facility up Dorchester Road. Today, you’ll find vignette after vignette of their most popular tiles, all laid out so it’s easy to envision how they’d look in your own home. Melcer Tile’s designers can help you from being overwhelmed with the plethora of choices and narrow your selections down to match your style and budget. See why so many builders and interior designers send their clients to Melcer Tile.

(843) 744-5345

4965 Dorchester Road, North Charleston


What showroom would you recommend to new homeowners or contractors?

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“Design on Tap for plumbing fixtures because they have such great customer service and product selection.”
Tommy Priester, Priester's Custom Contracting

North Charleston + Beyond

Palmetto Surfacing Countertops

Palmetto Surfacing has been beautifying homes with custom countertop surfaces since 1984. In their 2,000 square foot showroom you’ll find numerous kitchen and bathroom vignettes showcasing the granite, marble, quartz and Corian surfaces. Take a tour of their 35,000 sq. ft. warehouse and manufacturing facility showing imported stone from all over the world and talk to their team of experts that provide the best craftsmanship, timely delivery and expert installation.

(843) 569-1131

7645 Southrail Road, North Charleston

Iola Modern Home Décor &

The name “Iola Modern,” a local modern furniture Mecca, gets its name from the owner's great-grandmother. They recently expanded from their original (and still operating) smaller showroom on East Montague clear across to the opposite side of Montague Avenue to a much bigger, second showroom, which houses their new flagship store. Find well-known contemporary furniture brands like Kartell, Copeland, Gubi,Tom Dixon, Chilewich, Bludot, Pianca, American Leather, and more.

W. Montague Ave, North Charleston
(843) 225-6286 3169

Design On Tap

Plumbing Fixtures & Lighting

Form follows function in this kitchen, bathroom, and lighting showroom which recently expanded with a range of new light fixtures and high-end appliances in addition to their variety of existing plumbing fixtures and hardware collections. It’s easy to accomplish your desired design aesthetic in a space full of different styles and finishes. Here you’ll find products from bestselling brands like Brizo, Rohl and Kohler. The showroom has been organized in a way that tells a story and is more intuitive to navigate.

(843) 329-0661

4790 Goer Drive, North Charleston

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Summer in the Lowcountry is a season when porches, patios, and pool decks transform into outdoor gathering spaces from dusk till dawn. Plan your outdoor area with inspiration from over seventy local projects built and designed with curated selections of durable materials, outdoor furnishings, and accessories by the Lowcountry’s most trusted home professionals.

Fireplace by WilliamSmith Fireplaces and Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston

WilliamSmith Fireplaces


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Photograph by Bailey Baker

Custom Home Built by Priester’s Custom Contracting

Priester’s Custom Contracting

Interior Design and Furnishings by Michelle Murphy of Demi Ryan Interior Design Firm Demi Ryan Interior Design Firm | Photography by Ellis Creek Photography
Photography by Ruta Smith
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220 • CH+D • Summer 2023 Custom Home Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes, Interior Design and Styling by Riverside Designers Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes Riverside Designers LOWCOUNTRY ESCAPES
Photography by Ruta Smith

Outdoor Décor

Enhance the sense of sanctuary outdoors when you style your space with outdoor accessories and durable performance materials.

Handwoven Kilim Rug Zuma

PLANTER Iola Modern

SW 6491 Open Air Sherwin-Williams

Jungle Monkey Dècor Terrace Oaks Antiques

Tommy Bahama J&K Home Furnishings

Atrium Planter Hausful

The Good Life Jean's Custom Workroom, LLC

Skyler Stripe Outdoor Rug Coralberry Cottage

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Pink Decorative Pots Atlantic Bedding & Furniture Sherman Outdoor Chandelier Lowcountry Lighting Studio

Interior Design by Indigo Alley Interiors

Indigo Alley Interiors |

Countertops by Universal Marble & Granite

Universal Marble & Granite |

Photography Provided by Southeastern

Furniture by Southeastern Galleries

Southeastern Galleries

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Photography by Callie Webster Photography by Kelly Parrish

Painting |

Custom Home Built by Cinder Creek Construction

Cinder Creek Construction

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Exterior Paint by Koozer Painting Koozer Photography by Callie Webster Photography by Ebony Ellis

Landscape Design by HLG Growers HLG Growers |

Styled by Simply Curated Designs

Simply Curated Designs

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Photography by Kelly Parrish Photography by Kelly Parrish
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Photography by Ellis Creek Photography
Heritage Pools, LLC |
Built by Heritage Pools, LLC
Photography by Ellis Creek Photography

Pool Deck Clean and Grout Seal by Sir Grout of the Lowcountry Sir Grout of the Lowcountry |

Custom Window Treatments by Gotcha Covered of Coastal Charleston

Gotcha Covered of Coastal Charleston |

Designed by Hayes + Nash Design Co., Accessorized by Shanty

Hayes + Nash Design Co.

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Photography by Ruta Smith Photography Provided by by Gotcha Covered
Shoppe Photography by Ruta Smith

Photography Provided by REMARK Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture by REMARK Landscape Architecture

REMARK Landscape Architecture

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Accessories by Imagine Home Imagine Home |

Bahama Shutters by Lowcountry Hurricane Protection and Shutters Lowcountry Hurricane Protection and Shutters

Automatic Vinyl Pool Cover by Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast

Pool Cover Solutions

Summer 2023
Photography by Bailey Baker Photography by Ruta Smith
Photography by Kenny Reed

Outdoor Kitchen Built by Kalman Construction, Custom Glass Mosaic by Betsy Kalman

Kalman Construction

Surface Tension

Multipurpose outdoor destinations embrace a one-to-one ratio of hard and soft elements (living and inanimate) that balance and blur landscape boundaries in style.

Brick Hardscapes

SiteOne Stone Center

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Epoxy with Decorative Vinyl Flakes Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC Dekon Laurent Flooring Factory Cullinan Crystal AGM Imports Calacatta Arizona Universal Marble & Granite Recycled Glass and Oyster Shells GlassEco Surfaces

Staged and Styled by Metal + Petal Metal + Petal |

Custom Home Built by Classic Remodeling & Construction

Classic Remodeling & Construction

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Photography by Kristen Karch Photography by Mind of Divine Photography

Service Essentials

In a coastal climate, exterior upkeep is of utmost importance. Consider local pest control, HVAC maintenance, and hurricane protection services for your home this summer.

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Palmetto Exterminators Ledford’s Termite and Pest Control Overhead Door Company of Charleston Holy City Heating & Air Concrete Tile by Melcer Tile Melcer Tile | Furniture by Hausful Hausful | Photography by Patrick Brickman
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Photography Provided by Hausful Custom Home Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes, Pool Built by Blue Haven Pools & Spas, Lighting by Lowcountry Lighting Studio, Designed by DLB Custom Home Design JacksonBuilt Custom Homes |
Photography by Keen Eye Marketing

Custom Home Design by Crosby Creations Home Designs Crosby Creations Home Designs |

Pool Built by Aquatica Pools and Spas, Architecture by DLB Design, Landscape Architecture by Ink & Moss Aquatica Pools and Spas |

Screened Porch Built by Albrecht, LLC, Screen by Screenmobile Albrecht, LLC |

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Photography by Ruta Smith Photography by Ryan Meadows Photography by Bailey Baker

Plantings and Landscape Design by Brownswood Nursery & Landscape

Brownswood Nursery & Landscape |

Teak Furniture by Outside Is In Outside Is In |

by Ellis Creek Photography

Custom Home Built by Arnett Custom Homes Arnett Custom Homes |

Photography by Ruta Smith
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Photography by Ruta Smith Photography

Designed by Amelia Interiors

Amelia Interiors |

Window Treatments by Advanced Window Fashions

Advanced Window Fashions |

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Photography by Kelly Parrish Photography by Kelly Parrish


Harlequin Tile Pool Deck by Elegant Flooring
Summer 2023
Flooring Photography by Kelly Parrish
Custom Home Designed by Coastal Creek Design Coastal Creek Design | Photography by Bailey Baker
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Furnishings by Steven Shell Living Steven Shell Living | Photography by Kelly Parrish
SHELTER Custom-Built Living |
Custom Home Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living, Brazilian Slate Tile by Melcer Tile, Fireplace by Fireplaces Plus, Recycled Porch Decking by NewTechWood, Windows by Sierra Pacific, Appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Photography by Keen Eye Marketing

Countertops Sourced by Vitoria International Vitoria International |

Lighting Fixtures by Charleston Lighting and Interiors

Charleston Lighting and Interiors |



Bahama Shutters by Windward Shutters

Windward Shutters |

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Photography by Callie Webster Photography by Callie Webster Photography by Hinkley Lighting Photography by Callie Webster
by Sweetgrass Living, LLC, Built by M.R. Jackson Construction, Sealed and Coated Building Materials by Carolina Machine Finishing Sweetgrass Living, LLC

Big Green Egg

M&M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place)

Outdoor Appliances


Cowboy Couldron Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath

GENERAC Generator Buck Lumber & Building Supply Inc.

Stainless Steel Eave Mounted Heater Wholesale Appliance Center

Outdoor Shower Gateway Supply Co.

Viking Freestanding Grill Wholesale Appliance Center

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an entertaining, dining, and even outdoor shower space with the right appliances to make your summer all the more enjoyable.


Shipping Container Pool by Carolina Mobile Storage, Built by RM Builders Carolina Mobile Storage |

Coated and Sealed Building Materials by Carolina Machine Finishing, Styled by Sweetgrass Living, LLC

Carolina Machine Finishing |

Epoxy Stone Flooring by Coastal Stone Flooring

Coastal Stone Flooring

Summer 2023
Photography by Patrick Brickman Photography by Callie Webster Photography by Kelly Parrish
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Deck Materials, Windows, and Doors by Buck Lumber & Building Supply Inc. Buck Lumber & Building Supply Inc. | Photography by Patrick Brickman Custom Pool Designed and Built by Blue Haven Pools & Spas, Glass Tile with 360° Spill-Over Spa, Travertine Decking, Pebble Interior Blue Haven Pools & Spas Photography Provided by Blue Haven Pools & Spas

Furnishings and Accessories by CHD Interiors CHD Interiors |

Plumbing Fixtures by Design on Tap Design On Tap |

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Photography Provided by CHD Interiors
Photography by Kelly Parrish Custom Home Built by St. Pierre Construction, Architecture by Swallowtail Architecture, Designed by Sarah Hamlin Hastings St. Pierre Construction | Photography Provided by St. Pierre Construction

Summer in Style

Invest in outdoor furniture selections that are weather resistant for comfortable and practical outdoor use beyond one season.

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Furnishings and Accessories by Celadon Home Celadon Home | Selma Chair Celadon Home Bok Teak Outdoor Chair Hausful Oil-Dipped Wooden Chair For The House - The Barstool Shop Big Sur Love Seat Outside Is In Teak Garden Bench Palm Casual Solstice Wicker Rocker Backyard Retreats Messina Teak Chair Steven Shell Living Nicole Bistro Table Coralberry Cottage Photography by Abby Murphy Photography

Island House Real Estate |

Custom Home Built by CK Contracting CK Contracting |

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Impact-Rated Marvin Elevate Windows and A-Series Andersen Doors by Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp., Built by Phillip Smith General Contractor Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. | Listed by Island House Real Estate, Built by Maverick Construction Company Photography by Patrick Brickman
Photography by Keen Eye Marketing Photography by Callie Webster
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Hardscape Materials by SiteOne Stone Center SiteOne Stone Center | Photography by Kenny Reed Custom Home Built by Diament Building Corp. Diament Building Corp. | Photography by Ellis Creek Photography

Outdoor Shades by Patriot Blinds & More Patriot Blinds & More |

Furniture and Accessories by Iola Modern Iola Modern |

Countertops Manufactured by GlassEco Surfaces, Fabricated and Installed by Emerson & Hyatt

GlassEco Surfaces

Photography by Patrick Brickman Photography by Taylor Jordan Photography
Photography by Ruta Smith

Hurricane Protection

Hurricane season is here and it’s important to be prepared for the inevitable high force tropical winds. Consider these products to help protect your home from possible hurricane damage, including durable exterior siding, impact-rated windows and doors, as well as hurricane shutters that protect your home from wind-born debris up to 150mph.

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Impact-Rated Garage Doors Overhead Door Company of Charleston Nucedar Shingles Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. Motorized Rolldown Shutter Windward Shutters Rated Board and Batten Colonials Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters Andersen Windows and Doors Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.


Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing Palmetto Surfacing |

Landscape Design by Yellowstone Landscape Yellowstone Landscape |

Wrought Iron Rails by Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks (803) 655-5653

Summer 2023
Photography by Ruta Smith Photography by Kenny Reed Photography by Ruta Smith



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Designed and Built by PRD Custom Homes & Interiors with Pecky Cypress, Ipe Decking, Copper Screening, and Oversized Bermuda Shutters Custom Homes & Interiors
Photography by Callie Webster

Hardscape Material by Marmiro Stones Marmiro Stones |

Pool Loungers by Palm Casual Palm Casual |

Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools

Aqua Blue Pools

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Photography Provided by Marmiro Stones
Photography by Patrick Brickman Photography by Callie Webster
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Backyard Retreats Carolina Lanterns & Lighting
Furnishings by Backyard Light Fixture and Outdoor Fan by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Photography by Ruta Smith


Light Fixtures and Outdoor Fan by Lowcountry Lighting Studio, Custom Home Built By JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

Lowcountry Lighting Studio |

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Listed by Rush Team Real Estate Rush Team Real Estate | Photography by Callie Webster Photography by Bailey Baker Custom Home Built by Stono Construction, Architecture by Allison Ramsey Architects, Pool and Landscaping by Coastal Landscape Design Stono Construction | Photography by Kelly Parrish
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Pool Built by Clear Blue Pools, Automatic Pool Cover by Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast Clear Blue Pools |
Foster Calvin Development | (843) 609-6877
Photography by Bailey
Baker Custom Home Built by Foster Calvin
Styled by Annie Gallagher Interiors
Photography by Bailey Baker
254 • CH+D • Summer 2023 Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Go to God first and most. Favorite Food? Street Tacos. Favorite Sport? I love to play basketball, but I love to watch soccer. Cabin or Beach House? Beach house, for sure. Top Favorite Movies? Braveheart, Nacho Libre, and Just Friends. A QUICK Q&A with Brandon Lake Interact with us on Instagram : @CHDmag Like us on Facebook: See Exclusive Content on our Blog: Pin our Posts: SOCIALIZE WITH US See extra photos that didn’t make it into print on our blog! B
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AD DIRECTORY AD DIRECTORY Ace Granite 65 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 179 Advanced Water Systems 131 Advanced Window Fashions .........................22 AGM Imports 26 Albrecht, LLC 191 Allen Design, Inc. 42 Amelia Interiors. .............................................24 Aqua Blue Pools 95 Aquatica Pools & Spas 59 Arnett Custom Homes 29 Atlantic Bedding & Furniture ........................99 Backyard Retreats 34 Bath Fitter 68 Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 219 Blue Haven Pools & Spas ..............................78 Brownswood Nursery & Landscape 61 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 2 Buckhannon Tile + Design 62 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 137 Carolina Machine Finishing 50 Carolina Mobile Storage 101 Celadon Home 31 Charleston Backsplash 189 Charleston Bath Experts 213 Charleston Cabinets Inc. 177 Charleston Design Center 4, 5 Charleston Lamp Company 48 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 52 CHD Interiors 14 Cinder Creek Construction 45 CK Contracting 185 Classic Kitchens of Charleston 47 Classic Remodeling & Construction 81 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 64 CLEOD Glass + Works 179 Closets by Design ...........................................66 Coastal Creek Design 15 Coastal Stone Flooring 30 Coralberry Cottage 37 Cornerstone Estates .....................................143 Crosby Creations Home Designs 205 Danco Modern Furniture 202 Demi Ryan Interior Design Studio 189 Design on Tap 27 Diament Building Corp. 19 Elegant Flooring 187 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 40 Fix It 24/7 258 Flooring Factory 185 For the House—The Barstool Shop 213 Foster Calvin Development 73 Gateway Supply Co. 21 GlassEco Surfaces 101 Gotcha Covered of Coastal Charleston 111 Hausful 63 Hayes + Nash Design Co. 95 Heritage Pools, LLC 191 HLG Growers ................................................ 211 Holy City Heating & Air 91 HWC Custom Cabinetry 207 Imagine Home 207 Indigo Alley Interiors.................................... 219 Inspired Closets 46 Iola Modern 67 Island House Real Estate 43 Island Shade Shoppe ...................................125 J&K Home Furnishings 6, 7 JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 53 Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 205 Kalman Construction .....................................69 Kitchen Tune-Up 105 Koozer Painting 211 Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 209 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters ...145 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 209 Lowcountry Lighting Studio 74 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 85 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) .......181 Magnolia Cabinet Co 10, 11 Marmiro Stones 71 Melcer Tile 3 Metal + Petal 77 Moluf’s Supply Back Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath ................20 Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC 181 Outside Is In 8, 9 Overhead Door Company of Charleston 145 Palm Casual ....................................................51 Palmetto Craftsmen Inc 177 Palmetto Exterminators 149 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 90 Patriot Blinds & More.....................................93 Peartree Homes. 25 PRD Custom Homes & Interiors 57 Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 195 Priester’s Custom Contracting ......................49 Rapture Scanning 44 REMARK Landscape Architecture 18 Riverside Designers 195 Rush Team Real Estate .................................169 ShelfGenie 90, 98 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 41 Sherwin-Williams 39, 93 Simply Curated Designs 119 Sir Grout of the Lowcountry 173 SiteOne Stone Center 35 Southeastern Galleries 97 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 259 St. Pierre Construction 12, 13 Steven Shell Living 23 Stono Construction 32 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 107 Sweetgrass Living, LLC 183 TEAK + TABLE OUTDOOR 28 Terrace Oaks Antiques 33 The Village Social 16 Universal Marble & Granite. .........................54 Vitoria International 17 Watsky & Wieters Construction 60 Wholesale Appliance Center 183 WilliamSmith Fireplaces ...............................55 Windward Shutters, LLC 56 Yellowstone Landscape 149 Zuma 115 CH+D • Summer 2023 • 255

Magnolia Cabinet Co. 843-277-5554

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 843-901-2506

HWC Custom Cabinetry

Garage Floor Coatings

Coastal Stone Flooring 843-306-3063

Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC 843-499-5939

Garage Organization

Inspired Closets 843-557-1900

Gas Lanterns Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170

Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055

General Contractor

Palmetto Craftsmen Inc. 843-722-1101

Grills M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790

Hardscapes HLG Growers 843-901-4862

Marmiro Stones 201-933-6461

SiteOne Stone Center 843-557-1225

Yellowstone Landscape 843-225-2380

Hardware and Fixtures Design on Tap 843-329-0661

Hardwood Floors

Elegant Flooring 843-723-8172

Flooring Factory 843-790-4354

Heating and Air

Fix-It 24/7 843-388-8888

Holy City Heating & Air 843-612-0864

Home Décor

CHD Interiors 843-357-1700

Celadon Home 843-884-7005

CLEOD Glass + Works 843-789-4031

Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225

Hayes + Nash Design Co. 843-284-6960

Hausful 843-203-6420

Imagine Home 843-867-6235

Lowcountry Lighting Studio 843-654-9432

Shanty Shoppe 843-352-2584

Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663

Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900

Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689

Zuma 843-452-1117

House Plans Crosby Creations Home Designs

Hurricane Shutters/Protection


Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519

Windward Shutters, LLC 843-881-6262

Interior Design

Amelia Interiors


CHD Interiors 843-357-1700

Demi Ryan Interior Design Studio 919-593-3369

Hayes + Nash Design Co. 843-284-6960

Hausful 843-203-6420

Imagine Home 843-867-6235

TEAK + TABLE OUTDOOR 843-949-2611

Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689

Garage Doors Overhead Door Co. of Charleston 843-767-0028

Indigo Alley Interiors 843-779-6249

J&K Home Furnishings 843-800-4015

Metal + Petal 706-621-6679

Riverside Designers 843-377-2600

Simply Curated Designs 843-345-0057

Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663

Sweetgrass Living, LLC 843-580-6929

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Modeling/Scanning Rapture Scanning 843-936-5991
Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Appliances Design on Tap 843-329-0661 Charleston Design Center 843-352-4280 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 843-747-6301 Wholesale Appliance Center 843-556-0917 Architects Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Barstools For the House - The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Bathroom Remodeling Bath Fitter 843-314-5188 Charleston Bath Experts 843-216-7551 Design on Tap 843-329-0661 GlassEco Surfaces 843-554-6099 Sir Grout of the Lowcountry 843-640-5544 Source Kitchen & Bath 843-352-4280 Blinds Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 843-884-3454 Gotcha Covered of Coastal Charleston 843-913-8281 Builders Arnett Custom Homes 843-271-8668 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 CK Contracting 843-352-4975 Coastal Creek Design 843-514-1790 Cornerstone Estates 843-818-3464 Diament Building Corp. 843-991-5531 Foster Calvin Development 843-609-6877 JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 843-471-2310 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 843-881-3930 Peartree Homes 843-343-5808 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 St. Pierre Construction 843-352-7925 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Watsky & Wieters Construction 843-830-4826 Building Materials Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150
Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.
Cabinets Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Albrecht, LLC 843-277-5828 Charleston Cabinets, Inc.
Classic Kitchens of Charleston 843-991-4207
HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Kitchen Tune-Up 843-367-9429
Homes &
Kitchen & Bath 843-352-4280 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880
& Organization Systems Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Closets by Design 866-484-8130
PRD Custom
Inspired Closets
Advanced Kitchen
of Charleston 843-225-9344
Imports 843-747-0088
Surfaces 843-554-6099 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131 Source Kitchen & Bath 843-352-4280 Universal Marble & Granite 843-767-7779 Vitoria International 843-760-2470
Hardware Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Moluf's Supply 843-723-4881 Source Kitchen & Bath 843-352-4280
Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Diament Building Corp. 843-991-5531 Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 843-901-2506 Drapery Patriot Blinds & More 843-461-1368 Driveways & Walkways HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Yellowstone Landscape 843-225-2380 Fabrics/Upholstery Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 843-225-1669 Fencing Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Fireplaces M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 WilliamSmith Fireplaces 843-766-0347 Flooring Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Coastal Stone Flooring 843-306-3063 Elegant Flooring 843-723-8172 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC 843-499-5939 Furniture Atlantic Bedding & Furniture 843-530-1369 Backyard Retreats 843-856-0049 CHD Interiors 843-357-1700 Celadon Home 843-884-7005 Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Danco Modern Furniture 843-884-2256 For the House – The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Iola Modern 843-225-6286 J&K Home Furnishings 843-800-4015 Outside Is In 843-718-7181 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900
Countertops Ace Granite 843-974-3421

The Village Social 843-259-2120


Charleston Backsplash

Kitchen Tune-Up

Magnolia Cabinet Co.

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath

Source Kitchen & Bath

Sullivan Custom Cabinets

Landscape and Design







Brownswood Nursery & Landscape 843-559-3425

HLG Growers

SiteOne Stone Center



REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817

Yellowstone Landscape

Landscape Architects

REMARK Landscape Architecture

Landscape Materials

GlassEco Surfaces

Light Fixtures

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting





Charleston Lamp Company 843-763-9150

Charleston Lighting and Interiors


CLEOD Glass + Works 843-789-4031

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 843-747-6301

Lowcountry Lighting Studio 843-654-9432

Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900


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

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281


AGM Imports 843-747-0088

Marble/Stone Products

Ace Granite

AGM Imports

Marmiro Stones

Melcer Tile

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc.

Outdoor Kitchens

M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790


Sherwin-Williams Company (Corp.) 1-800-4-Sherwin

Sherwin-Williams Company (Local) 843-556-4021

Paint Color Consultant

Sherwin-Williams Company (Corp.) 1-800-4-Sherwin

Sherwin-Williams Company (Local) 843-556-4021


Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029

Koozer Painting 843-881-2212

Pest Control

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298

Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701

Palmetto Mosquito Control 843-766-9701


Fix-It 24/7


Holy City Heating & Air 843-612-0864

Plumbing Fixtures

Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450

Moluf's Supply 843-723-4881

Pool and Spa Covers

Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 843-766-0289


Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston


Aquatica Pools & Spas 843-212-0014

Blue Haven Pools & Spas 843-552-6000

Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143

Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417







Sir Grout of the Lowcountry 843-640-5544

Universal Marble & Granite

Vitoria International


Atlantic Bedding & Furniture

J&K Home Furnishings


Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks

Palmetto Craftsmen Inc.

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.


Carolina Lanterns & Lighting










Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055

Outdoor Furniture

Backyard Retreats

Iola Modern

Palm Casual




Outside Is In 843-718-7181

TEAK + TABLE OUTDOOR 843-949-2611

M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790

Real Estate

Island House Real Estate 843-847-1762

Rush Team Real Estate 843-801-9701

Remodel Design

Crosby Creations Home Designs


Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston



Albrecht, LLC 843-277-5828

Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800

Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784

Classic Kitchens of Charleston

Classic Remodeling & Construction



Coastal Creek Design 843-514-1790

Cornerstone Estates

Foster Calvin Development



Kalman Construction 843-856-0515

Magnolia Cabinet Co. 843-277-5554

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 843-901-2506

Peartree Homes 843-343-5808

PRD Custom Homes & Interiors 843-475-8856

Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495

SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833

St. Pierre Construction 843-352-7925 Stono Construction, LLC 843-805-4141

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Hausful 843-203-6420 The Village Social 843-259-2120 Zuma 843-452-1117 Rugs Zuma 843-452-1117 Shelving and Organization ShelfGenie 843-890-0542 Shutters Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 843-884-3454 Island Shade Shoppe 843-834-9645 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Patriot Blinds & More 843-461-1368 Siding Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Spas and Hot Tubs Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston 843-767-7665 Aquatica Pools & Spas 843-212-0014 Blue Haven Pools & Spas 843-552-6000 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417 Storage Carolina Mobile Storage 843-851-2661 Termite Contract Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Tile Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Charleston Backsplash 843-894-3230 Elegant Flooring 843-723-8172 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131 Water Features HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Water Filtration Advanced Water Systems 843-645-4450 Window Treatments Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 843-884-3454 Gotcha Covered of Coastal Charleston 843-913-8281 Island Shade Shoppe 843-834-9645 Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 843-225-1669 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Patriot Blinds & More 843-461-1368 Windward Shutters, LLC 843-881-6262 Windows/Doors Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Windward Shutters, LLC 843-881-6262 Workroom Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 843-225-1669 Wrought Iron Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653
Celadon Home 843-884-7005
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