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Inside The Mt. Pleasant Home of Medal of Honor Marine


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In Every Issue 52 58 60 62 65 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 90 96 249 258

Editor's Note Meet + Greet He Said / She Said Your Money's Worth Editors' Finds of the Season Hidden Treasure Homework Crafted in Charleston Greenhouse H2OME Top Five Learning the Lingo Ask the Experts Nature / Nurture Industry Profiles Project Files Shop Talk Until Next Time




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Features 118 Living Legend

Read about the life of Medal of Honor Recipient and Lowcountry resident Major General James Livingston, USMC (Ret) and browse the pictures of his home filled with historical, personal, and military treasures.

128 Bring in the New

Peruse the opening section of our annual Remodeling Guide and see over 70 amazing before and after transformations of Lowcountry abodes. Find inspiration from these professionally completed projects.

202 Infuse Fresh Ideas

To spark your creative flow for a smaller project instead of a major remodel, pour over the pages of the Ideas Guide portion of our Remodeling Guide.

228 High-Tech Homes

Take a look at some of the hottest trends and products in home automation. This quickly growing segment of the home and design market boasts many options to make your life easier.


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243 Inspiration Actualization

Check out this picture-perfect home that two Lowcountry residents built after years of meticulously gleaning design ideas by attending Daniel Island Home Shows, dogearing issues of Charleston Home + Design magazine, and watching home improvement television shows.

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charleston HOME+DESIGN Publisher • Timothy A. Barkley

Production Editor • Laura Jones Editor • Erin Forbes Art Director • Patrick Brickman Graphic Designer • Colin Grey Voigt Director of Social Media • Sarah Lamb Production Coordinator • Corie Hall Interns • Sara Ann Hutto & Hannah Posh

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I nvigorating Incitement

Semper Fi spirit after getting to meet and interview Medal of Honor Recipient, Major General James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret) and his lovely wife Sara for our cover story. Take a look at the home of this living legend and his family.

Throughout the issue, the Charleston Home + Design staff has worked diligently to put together articles that will help inspire you to spruce up your Lowcountry home. Our main feature, the Remodeling Guide, boasts over 70 beautiful before and after projects that will surely make you want to rip out a wall or two, upgrade your landscaping, or just purchase new finishings! Browse this whole feature to ascertain ways to better your abode no matter how extensive, or expensive, you would like your project to be. Our special features will hopefully leave you with the urge to update your living situation. The product showcase for fall displays a feast of technological upgrades to make your home smarter and your life a skosh easier. One young couple’s journey to build a dream home, and their use of Charleston Home+Design magazine to do so, is captured in our mini feature.


love fall! Bring on football, the MLB playoffs, boots, and scarves—but let it be known, I can pass on about 90% of the pumpkin spiced things that are out there; a little bit goes a long way. Fall stirs about different emotions and connotations for everybody. For Marine Corps families, like my own, it means it is time for Marine Corps Birthday and all of the celebrations that go with it. Personally, this year’s Birthday Ball will be a bit sweeter because I’ve gained a little extra

Examine this issue to view heaps of inspiration for your own space. Perhaps you’ll learn from General Livingston, find ideas from our Remodeling Guide, or get a spark from one of our phenomenal Project Files.

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Modern Spaces After operating a design company for over a decade and seeing what the Charleston market lacks in the way of modern Scandinavian furnishings, Becky Seel Hoppmann and her mother-in-law, Janice Hoppmann, decided it was time to share their love of modern Scandinavian style furniture with local homeowners by opening Hausful.

What services do you provide to homeowners when they shop with Hausful? As soon as a customer enters our shop, they'll find one-onone assistance along with expert advice for any home design conundrums. We offer free in-store design services and have many clients come in with their room dimensions, which is when we grab our grid paper and start sketching layout options and ideas. Another great alternative for shoppers is our gift registry. What are some key features of your product line? Charleston is a first-class city with first-class home furnishing and design shops throughout the area, but one style in particular has been overlooked—modern Scandinavian. We offer a carefully curated selection of home furnishings and hauswares for every room, like tableware, lighting, modern throws and pillows, and much more; all are researched and sourced from close to 20 different countries: Denmark, Finland, Japan, and Canada just to name a few. Each product we source must align with our core values. We ask ourselves if each product is beautiful, useful, and thoughtful.


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How did you get started in the furniture business? I grew up in West Ashley, so after studying design in Savannah, Georgia, I knew I wanted to settle back in Charleston. While I owned a successful brand design company for over ten years, I've also had an appreciation for modern design in all fields. In addition, my mentor and mother-in-law, Janice Hoppmann, who has owned multiple modern home furnishing stores throughout her 50 year career, has been invaluable in the inception of this idea of mine. Do you have any advice for homeowners who are looking to update their style? It's easier than you think! We work with many customers who want to transition to a cleaner, more simplified look—that's what Scandinavian design is all about. With functional design, natural materials, and an everyday comfort, this type of furniture is perfect for a Charleston lifestyle. Our furnishings are what we call “classic modern.” There are no sharp, cold lines here. This classic modern style can be easily and seamlessly integrated into just about any décor style. For more information, call Hausful at (843) 203-6420, or visit

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The Ins and Outs of Pool Design Mike Greer and Chantal DeBreceny of Michael Greer Pools face off about custom pool design.

He Said: He Said: I prefer a salt sanitation system. The quality of the water is fantastic, it’s inexpensive to operate, and you only need to add salt once or twice a year. Although some pools do very well with ozone and UV systems, they require a chlorine backup.

He Said: My favorite accessories are all the different automation and apps that can make pool care so easy. Being able to control all the functions of your custom pool with a touch of a button on your smartphone or remote is so convenient. For example, you can turn on your spa, even when you’re sitting in gridlocked Charleston traffic.

He Said: Personally, I prefer a soft blue because it creates a bohemian feel, which is reminiscent of the Bahamas. The plaster finish of the pool determines the water color so we can design it in a way that recreates the water from our client’s favorite destination and bring that aesthetic to their backyard.

She Said: Type of Sanitizing System?

Favorite Pool Accessory?

Pool Water Color?

She Said: Salt sanitation, for sure. Salt systems do their job of sanitizing the pool without the irritation and dryness from traditional chlorine systems. This system also leaves your skin and hair soft and smooth, and helps ease muscle aches and soreness.

She Said: I love fire and water features. These two basic elements create a dramatic and soothing feeling in the evenings and set the tone for both fun and relaxation. Fire bowls, in particular, are easy to operate from a remote and truly enhance the ambiance.

She Said: For me, it depends on the environment and individual pool. I tend to prefer lighter, softer hues with clean lines, but have been astounded by dark, bold water shades as well. It’s as much about the vibes of the house and other surroundings as it is the pool and the water.

For more information, call Michael Greer Pools at (843) 607-4739 or visit


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Investing Behind the Scenes When undertaking a remodel or building a new home, costs can add up quickly. It’s easier to lean toward spending more money on what can be seen, like decorative lighting or a mosaic tile, but it is extremely important to invest in what’s behind the scenes as well.

What is the KBRS shower pan system? The KBRS shower pan system goes underneath your tile installation for your indoor and outdoor showers. This entire product line is unique with customizations, durability, and positive side waterproof ing (meaning, trapping the water in so it does not leak out). It is a long lasting, custom, and leak proof system. It can be created in any size or shape to be placed anywhere in or around your home that you might need it.

How long does this product last before it needs refurbishing? When installed properly and according to the installer-friendly process and procedures, KBRS products should last a lifetime. Once installed, you should never see a KBRS product again.

Why should customers invest in this product, and how does it save customers money? The KBRS system is designed to perform for a lifetime and is an investment that can pay out huge dividends over decades. Savings occur purely over the long run because when installed, you have made a smart money buy in prevention. Consumers are avoiding eventual leaks from poorly installed alternative products and options that can cause considerable damage to an individual’s largest personal investment. KBRS products protect you from paying for poor decisions later in life. For more information, call KBRS at (866) 912-3211 or visit

Pictured above is the KBRS shower pan system installed underneath of this extensive mosaic tile work completed by Atlantic Stone.


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Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225

Household Items

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900

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FINDS OF THE SEASON 1 Ancient Horse Lamp Candelabra (843) 849-7775 2 Buddha Head Domain Interiors & Design (843) 388-0328 3 Oriental Pillow GDC Home (843) 571-5142


4 British Sculptures GDC Home (843) 571-5142 4

5 Scandinavian Barstool For the House: The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073 6 Buddha Statue Retreat Wellness Boutique (843) 881-7073

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7 Shoreditch Etagere Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 8 Jardine Placemats Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 9 Brass Peacock Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689 10 “Deverill” Handmade

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French Plate 11


Palmetto Moon Antiques (843) 856-1881

Ming Dynasty 12 Soapstone Bookend Antiques Market (843) 849-8850

Painted Table Lamp 13

Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150

Lotus Candle Holder 14

Retreat Wellness Boutique (843) 881-7073


Jade Lamp 15


Rick's Lighting + Home (843) 763-2282

Greek Style Urn 16 Next to New (843) 606-2715

“Laurel” Fabric 17 17

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

Wrought Iron 18 Fleur De Lys Bookend MW Hunter Custom Interiors & Design (843) 556-4939

Modern Leather Chair 19


Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256

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ACCESSORIES Domesticated farming practices and agriculture are deeply rooted in the history and culture of many societies. In America, these practices were started long before European settlers stepped foot onto this land and have been celebrated generation after generation. A great deal of beauty resides in this field and the “farmhouse chic” or “modern rustic” design trend that has swept the nation over the past few years pays homage to this rich history. Mixing antique farmhouse pieces into your own abode adds a level of character and charm that many newly manufactured pieces cannot. From coast to coast, antique stores have tapped into this trend and offer an abundance of options to help ground your trendy space in history.

Vintage Feed Bag

Antiques Market (843) 849-8850

Vintage Metal Chair

Palmetto Moon Antiques (843) 856-1881

Rooster Weathervane

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HOMEWORK At Home with

Eve & Richard Runnals of Just Additions & Remodeling During the process of flipping their current abode, Eve and Richard Runnals, of Just Additions & Remodeling, realized that this temporary house really started feeling more like home. Instead of finding a new home after the remodel was complete, the couple, along with their dog, Lola, and cat, Bella, decided to put down roots. The dwelling has now been customized to meet their needs and works perfectly for them and their lifestyle. With ample space for hobbies, entertaining, and relaxation, this duo has settled into Mt. Pleasant nicely.


Before the couple moved in, Richard added trim to each room. Crown moulding, windowsills, and window casings were all installed. Later, in the living room, the walls were removed on either side of the fireplace to make the floor plan more open and conducive to their needs. The flow between the living room, kitchen, bar, and outdoor space makes it perfect for entertaining, which is something they both enjoy.


Another remodeling project Richard completed in this space is this built-in bar. He took out half of the closet and installed this wet bar complete with granite countertops, floating shelves, a refrigerator, and a wine fridge. This update is nestled between the kitchen and the dining room making it the perfect place for a bar. Also, since only half of the under-the-staircase closet was used, there is still functional storage space available.


Normally Richard happily kept his fly fishing gear and workbench in the garage, but this home’s spacious nature allowed him to have a spot inside. Richard has organized the room to keep all of his equipment nicely sorted and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing fashion. As a sign of goodwill towards his indoor “man cave,” Eve painted the room herself.


Since Eve & Richard both enjoy cooking, this kitchen received a complete overhaul to help make it brighter and more functional. A 10foot rectangular center island replaced a small, triangular, and impractical one. After a little back and forth on the design of the new piece, Eve and Richard are both pleased with the final product.

For more information, call Just Additions & Remodeling at (843) 352-7341 or visit


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Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

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Vann Cochran, owner of Salt Wood Co.

The Craft:

Vann, along with his team of craftsmen, design and create custom furniture and doors from reclaimed and new wood, all with natural finishes.

The Backstory:

After two years of building bed swings, Vann decided to branch out and work with a wider variety of reclaimed wood and designs. When he first started out, he drew everything by hand in order to visualize each concept for a new piece of furniture. Now, those drawings are artfully displayed on the wall of his showroom, and technology has taken over the drawing board to streamline the process of each element of fabrication. Because every item that Salt Wood Co. builds is completely custom, they are often commissioned by anyone from homeowners seeking to salvage a memory to corporate offices filling their meeting spaces with one-of-akind pieces.

The Process:

To start the furniture building process, the team at Salt Wood Co. purchases reclaimed wood from a variety of sources. Whether it’s siding from an old barn or a knotty trunk of sinker cypress that is over a century old, it’s all prime for repurposing in Vann’s eyes. After he obtains the materials, it’s off to the workshop. Since not every board of reclaimed wood is ready for immediate repurposing, Vann and his team help it look its best by sanding, treating, and shaping the components to fit the overall design. From there, the guys assemble the furniture, then take it to a separate room to add the stains or natural finishes in a sawdust-free environment. Once the item has been coated and cured properly, it’s ready to fill a stylish office or a homeowner’s space with character and charm for generations to come.

For more information, call Salt Wood Co. at (843) 714-1850 or visit


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(1) Vann Cochran, owner of Salt Wood Co., with reclaimed materials (2) Vann draws all of his plans on paper, then inputs those plans in the computer for the exact dimensions of each piece of the project. (3) Walter Biffle uses a table saw to cut a notch in the base of a commissioned table. (4) These unfinished legs are awaiting the last few stages of assembly— sanding, sealing, and staining. (5) Walter fine tunes the table bases with a chisel and hammer. (6) Finished and Sealed Reclaimed Table 3 5


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Articles by Sara Ann Hutto


Preventative Pest Control The mild winters of the Lowcountry often aren’t powerful enough to eliminate the threat that many insects pose to outdoor spaces throughout the year. According to Nate Ball, one of Schneider Tree Care’s Certified Arborists, bugs and their eggs can hang around in plants and shrubs throughout the winter. By treating landscapes in the fall, homeowners can keep their greenery pest-free through the winter and into spring. Schneider Tree Care offers programs that specifically address the insect problems and health of your trees and shrubs. These programs include treatments with professional grade mixtures

Clean and Green Cabinetry Whether it’s new construction or time for an update, a lot of choices go into creating the perfect kitchen, and it’s important to feel good about those choices. Finding non-toxic kitchen cabinetry, for example, can be an easy way to make your space healthier while keeping it lovely and functional. Unfortunately, it’s common for some cabinets to be constructed using formaldehyde adhesives, which can cause harmful indoor air pollution. Thankfully, alternative options are available; Southeast Kitchens is a distributor of EcoChoice, a cabinetry line committed to green, healthy kitchens. These cabinets are made using formaldehyde-free plywood box construction as well as waterbased clear topcoats. Water-based topcoats and adhesives significantly reduce harmful vapors that can be emitted from other cabinetry. EcoChoice cabinets are also comprised of LEED certified bamboo veneers, and since bamboo is an incredibly renewable and durable wood, it’s an ecofriendly choice as well as a practical one.

For more information, call Southeast Kitchens at (843) 795-8809 or visit


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of essential oils that are harmless to homeowners, pets, and beneficial insects like ladybugs and praying mantises. Organic nutrients are also available for trees and shrubs, which would go a step further in keeping outdoor spaces healthy in the winter months. Like the insect control programs, Schneider Tree Care’s nutrient program is effective and eco-friendly, feeding plant life with a mixture of helpful fungi and bio stimulants.

For more information, call Schneider Shrub and Tree Care at (843) 800-1169 or visit

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H2OME Better Breathing The Charleston area is known to trigger allergies with its heavy humidity and lush vegetation that thrives in the wetland swamps. It can be difficult to keep this humidity and other outdoor allergens, such as moisture that causes mold and mildew out of the home. One way to improve air quality and prevent sickness and allergies is to invest in an air purifier. MBM Corporation sells a new line of air purifiers that work hard to eliminate indoor air pollutants and fit a range of spaces. These ideal.™ purifiers not only keep the Lowcountry climate out of the home but also clear the air of indoor impurities, such as pet dander, mold spores, and many more. The six-stage cleaning system and filtration Articles by Sara Ann Hutto

technology of these purifiers can go a long way toward improving Lowcountry living. Another bonus is that they enrich the air with negative ions, which are shown to help increase blood oxygen levels. With an air purifier, a home can become a healthier haven of relief from the viruses, allergens, and coastal weather so that homeowners can breathe the difference. For more Information:

MBM Corporation (843) 552-2700 |

Sturdy Siding Dealing with the pesky problems that come with the Lowcountry

home products. For siding, Contract Exteriors offers a reliable

climate, like humidity, salty air, high insect population, severe heat,

product known as James Hardie Color Plus, which is a fiber

and occasionally hurricane-force winds, compels local homeowners

cement product that is specifically designed to resist coastal

to take more into consideration when it comes to choosing exterior

weather conditions. This siding product defends against high winds and insects while remaining impervious to cracking, swelling, and rotting—conditions that can develop quickly in Charleston’s nearly tropical climate. After being in the business for over 125 years, James Hardie is one of the world leaders in fiber cement manufacturing. This means that James Hardie Color Plus is reliable and long lasting, not to mention it adds value to the home, whether it’s for new construction or replacing existing siding. For More Information:

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Beauty is more than tile deep...

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Essentials for Creating a Modern Office


Antwerp Table Lamp

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Domain Interiors & Design (843) 388-0328

Candelabra Home Angular Pattern 1 Candelabra (843) 849-7775

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Sunburst Clock

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Worlds Away Anabelle Chair Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359

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Learning the lingo

Countertop Characteristics Choosing the right countertops for your home isn’t just a question of color; it’s also a matter of function and durability. Whether you’re installing countertops in your kitchen, bathroom, or outdoor living area, check out this important information for selecting the right type and style of materials that best fit your lifestyle. Popular Countertop MATERIALS

Marble This naturally occurring stone boasts “movement” patterns and colors depending on its region of origin. It may require some maintenance (such as a regular sealant application) to prevent cracking or staining but can often be less expensive than other stone options.


Granite A material that comes from quarries across the world, this stone is strong, durable, and normally sports a more simple, multi-faceted pattern. It resists heat and scratches like a pro and doesn’t have to be sealed as often as more porous natural stones.

Recycled Glass

Often referred to in the industry as “quartz,” the name engineered stone is actually more accurate for this countertop option. Engineered stone counters are made from quartz crystals held together with a resin binder. They have a similar appearance to natural stone, but generally require less maintenance.

Recycled Glass countertops are a great way to be green without compromising on style and function. Made from a mixture of crushed recycled glass and cement, this material is durable enough to be installed inside or outside. It is also completely customizable.

Popular Countertop STYLES

Square Simple and clean, this edge style can be constructed by itself or easily enhanced with combinations, like mitered or waterfall edges.




A rounded edge helps natural stone countertops avoid accidents that can cause chipping along a square rim.

Adding a bevelled perimeter to a countertop assists to prevent most incidents of chipping, while also producing a simple embellishment.

A classically chic alternative to round and square edges, this pattern dips and then curves downward to create timeless interest along the border.

Popular Countertop FINISHES


Countertop ProS

This finish brings a high gloss shine to a countertop surface, is completely smooth, and reflects natural lighting.



Honed Also smooth to the touch, this option offers a softer alternative from the high shine of a polished facade for a more muted, casual veneer.

The brushed choice creates an illusion of natural wear and results in a gently embossed, antique look and feel.

Leathered This finish combines a honed shine and a brushed-like texture. Bonus! This method closes the pores of the stone, making it easier to maintain.

AGM Imports

Lowcountry Tile Contractors

GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling

Pacific Shore Stones

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Granite Shop

Palmetto Surfacing

Vitoria International

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Nano Environmental Solutions of Charleston

What are some telltale signs that homeowners should look for around their home to let them know to call you? The first thing I look for and hear a lot is that people say no matter how hard they clean, there is still a mildew smell or a wet, moisture odor in the air. That is a sure sign to me that there is mold or mildew in your HVAC system and/or in your crawlspace. Even though you may have had a crawlspace vapor barrier or encapsulation, our highly humid climate combined with the HVAC system pulling cold air creates condensation, which leads to those problems. Our Nanostatic process is a proprietary technology that is a combination of atomized and electrostatically charged droplets used to sanitize your home. We essentially weaponize hospital grade disinfectant to spray throughout your home and after about 20 minutes or so after it dissipates, you’re home is bacteria free and smells much cleaner. For more information about Nano Environmental Solutions of Charleston, call (877) 787-6266 or visit

Brad Hilfrink Mr. Critter

How does Mr. Critter critter proof a house and when is the best time of year to do that? Basically we go from the peak of the roof to the ground and then six inches below the ground and close every hole that is over half of an inch. We focus on spaces that small because essentially, a rat the size of a squirrel can fit into a hole the size of a quarter. After we block off all of those areas, we go through and then foam the spots to make sure that smells can’t come out to attract the next animal. Once we do all of that, essentially a critter cannot get into your house. Now is a great time to critter proof your space. With the temperatures getting cooler, animals are going to look for warm places to go and a house of any caliber can be susceptible to animals. Even the nicest home can have small holes or cracks where smells can leak out and attract a critter. We specialize in humane animal removal in case one of those critters does slip in before we seal up your house. For more information about Mr. Critter, call (843) 205-0551 or visit

Scott Pratt

Enjoy the Shade

You sell pergolas, but they are not your typical, run-of-the-mill pergolas. What makes your custom product different from others on the market? We had one customer tell us that we are a “pergola that works” and we liked that idea. Our custom pergolas are all aircraft aluminum, hurricane rated, and it not only gives you the sun, but it will give you shade and if it starts raining, it will give you shelter. Our product is motorized so once the rain sensor picks up rain, it automatically shuts so if you have cushions out, they will be protected as will you. If you want to adjust the sunlight coming through, you can use a remote control or even your smartphone to adjust your pergola. Also, our product is completely custom so we will work with architects, builders, and homeowners to get it just right. We can even take a paint chip to perfectly color match your pergola to your house. For more information about Enjoy the Shade, call (843) 345-3214 or visit

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NATURE / NURTURE Professionally Designed About This Project: A gray-tone color palette and horizontal lines helps to give a continuous look throughout all of the elements of this Lowcountry backyard. Spotlight 1: Custom-built planters match the theme of the whole outdoor space. Spotlight 2: An angular staircase with a gentle slope yields a fancy and functional entrance to the yard. Spotlight 3: Careful design work helps to make the dining area coordinate perfectly with the fencing and shed.

For more information, call REMARK Landscape Architecture at (843) 952-7817 or visit




Outdoor Illumination About This Project: Custom-created, illuminated wooden orbs dangle from a large Live Oak to brighten this Holy City landscape. Spotlight 1: Don’t ruin an ambiance with overhead lighting; subtle stair lights can do the trick discretely. Spotlight 2: Use path lights that complement the natural surroundings for the brightness you need without added decoration. Spotlight 3: Up lighting on trees helps to showcase your foliage while increasing the tranquil atmosphere of your yard.

For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 412-5874 or visit



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NATURE / NURTURE Stacked Stonework About This Project: A multi-tiered outdoor fireplace creates a focal point and a gathering spot in this wooded Lowcountry space. Spotlight 1: Water features can be added nearly anywhere; this relaxing landscaping option can be custom-created for your desires. Spotlight 2: Letting nature organically decorate your outdoor living areas yields an ever-changing and expensive look. Spotlight 3: A natural stone mantel piece complements the stacked stone design on this outdoor fireplace.

For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit




Custom Brick Patio About This Project: A one-of-a-kind patio space has been created using a mixture of stone elements, yard dĂŠcor, and leafy green plants. Spotlight 1: Combining different sizes and colors of bricks helped generate a unique pattern for this large, square patio. Spotlight 2: A slate and pebble walkway provides visitors a perfect path on either side of the patio. Spotlight 3: The new plants have been professionally spaced and arranged to allow them to grow over time and fill in the space with a lush look.

For more information, call Stacks Nursery at (843) 832-4769 or visit



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NATURE / NURTURE Evergreen Landscaping About This Project: For the look of grass without the maintenance of it, consider the possibilities of an artificial turf lawn. Spotlight 1: Artificial turf can be cut to precisely hug the edge of a pathway or flowerbed. Spotlight 2: This Bermuda Luxury artificial lawn turf retains its green color and perky look with virtually no upkeep required. Spotlight 3: You can run outdoor lights, like these from Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, and other standard yard features through this turf just as you would grass.

For more information, call Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf at (843) 618-6611 or visit




Geometric Hardscaping About This Project: A complete landscape and hardscape overhaul went into developing this geometric dream right here in the Lowcountry. Spotlight 1: This professionally planned pathway reduces the amount of grass that needs to be kept up while adding practical places for people to step. Spotlight 2: This pergola’s white finish pops against the verdant surroundings and grants shade to those who sit under it. Spotlight 3: Elongated, patterned walkways create interest and function with the solid surface and grass strips combination.

For more information, call Charleston Landscape at (843) 296-7592 or visit



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Building Blocks

Company: Bennett Hofford Construction Company Credentials: Hank Hofford began his career in Charleston over 35 years ago and has built over 400 of the finest homes along the South Carolina coast. Since 1983, Hank and his team at Bennett Hofford Construction have become synonymous with exceptional high-end construction and renovations.

How were you able to meet the specific needs of the homeowner for this project? This home was constructed in 1989 and the kitchen was outdated and closed off from the rest of the house. Our team relocated several structural walls to create a more modern and open layout. A third story addition was also constructed over an existing, finished library located above the garage. The new addition includes a bunk room and separate bedroom, each with their own bathroom, as well as a custom den for the kids.

What are some of the unique features of this home? The homeowners requested that their personal chef participate in the design and layout of the kitchen for religious purposes. This is the first truly kosher kitchen Bennett Hofford has constructed and it was a fascinating learning experience for our team.

What were some of the challenges of this remodel? For both the kitchen and the third story addition, the biggest challenge was providing appropriate structural support. In the kitchen, we removed several structural walls and reinforced the remaining structural walls. Next we added 35-foot steel columns and a custom framed roof system and floor system to support the new addition without disturbing the cherry paneled library below or the clients enjoyment of the rest of the home.

What advice do you give homeowners? We advise clients to collect all their wish list items for their home, along with their long-term plans for the home, and set realistic budgets and priorities. Then, assemble a qualified team of designers and contractors to work up a plan to accomplish the goals of the project. This results in the most efficient use of time and money, and usually hits the target the first time through the process. For more information, call Bennett Hofford Construction Company at (843) 722-8169 ext 223 or visit


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Photography by Colin Grey Voigt • Portrait Provided

Builder: John H. “Hank” Hofford

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Architects + Archetypes

Architect: Darryl Cobb, AIA, NCARB Company: Cobb Architects Credentials: Darryl received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and for the last 24 years he has been working in the architectural field. He began his own firm in March of 2000.

What did the homeowners have in mind when they approached you about constructing their James Island home? There were a few specifics. They wanted an open floor plan with some coastal design features. Since the property has fantastic views, they also wished for their home to take advantage of those panoramas and to complement the site. Another request the homeowners made was to build the house as low to the ground as possible with an attached garage. A swimming pool was very important as well.

What were some of the challenges that you overcame while designing this home? Positioning the house correctly on the lot was essential. We worked with FEMA requirements and OCRM critical lines that protect the wetlands and, therefore, in this case, created an oddly-shaped lot. Not to mention there were other building setbacks, height restrictions, and we had to protect several oak trees.

What are some of the unique design elements of this home? Looking back, there were a couple of features that I believe we put together well. The house and garage are positioned under and around several beautiful oak trees. I don't think we cut one tree down. Also, the house is as low to the ground as code would allow. I love that the front of the house (on the water side) terraces down. We also brought grade up around the terraces and some portions of the house. This home melds very well with the site, and it’s not a beach house on stilts, just as the homeowners requested. For more information, call Cobb Architects at (843) 856-7333 or visit


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Inspired Interiors

Company: Yvonne Gregory Interiors Credentials: Yvonne’s journey in design started in Los Angeles over 40 years ago, where she was co-owner of a design and construction company. As a world traveler, she has gathered design inspiration from locations and scenery all around the globe. She relocated to Charleston in 1988 and has worked on projects in New York, Idaho, Florida, and The Netherlands.

What are some of the key design elements of this space? My clients wanted a crisp, minimalist, contemporary feel that capitalized on the open floor plan. It was also important to them that we make it feel comfortable and fashionable, so we chose a gray sofa for a sophisticated and easily styled color and then added a shag rug for warmth and texture.

What is your favorite feature of this home? The size and number of windows provide plenty of natural light, which always makes my job delightful. It also makes the room feel bigger and warmer, so it was fun to create a home with cool colors and fun textures that balances the abundant daylight.

Why is it important for homeowners to hire an interior designer for a project? Organization is key to every project! Designers have access to furniture, fixtures and accessories that the layperson could never find. An expert can keep their clients on track and within their budget. We can assist in all parts of a project, from the initial conceptual floor plans to the complete interior design down to hanging their art in exactly the right place. A professional interior designer will help homeowners avoid costly mistakes. For more information, call Yvonne Gregory Interiors at (843) 7083535 or visit


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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Designer: Yvonne Gregory, Allied ASID

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Barefoot Elegance One Seabrook Island couple sought the help of several different homebuilding professionals to turn the home of their dreams into a reality.


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t might be an understatement to say that when Kevin and Nancy Swan purchased their lot on Seabrook Island, they knew it had potential. Poised right at the meeting of Captain Sam’s Creek, the Kiawah River, and the ocean, the scenery from their first story deck and huge second story windows is among the most spectacular in the Lowcountry. The next step to take advantage of their new panoramas was clear: assemble a team of custom home professionals who could capitalize on every aspect of their prime real estate. That’s when the Swans approached


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Chris Rose of Christopher Rose Architects. They sought out Chris Rose and his team after a glowing recommendation from a previous client. “We met with a few architects, but we pretty much knew from the start that Chris was the right fit,” explains Kevin. “His style and personality really meshed with our own,” adds Nancy. The trio sat down and did an initial sketch of the home. From there, they worked closely with Julie Keyes, an architect at Christopher Rose Architects, to nail down the details of the design. Since Nancy also has a background in interior de-

sign, she and Julie travailed tirelessly over each feature of the home to cultivate an abode that emulates what Chris calls “Barefoot Elegance.” Around the same time, Nancy and Kevin interviewed with several builders to find the right crew to complete their casually sophisticated domicile. When they met with Matt Byrd of Byrd Builders, something he mentioned piqued their interest. “The Swans selected us as their builder just prior to finalizing the design of the home so that we could help with a term we like to use, ‘value

(left) Southern Lumber & Millwork manufactured and installed all of the radial woodwork in the Swans home, including the curved work on the main living room ceiling and Robert Paige Cabinetry installed the shelves and cabinets. (above right) Chris, Julie, and the Swans worked together to ensure that each bedroom in the house utilizes the spectacular views that were the original reasons Nancy and Kevin purchased the lot. (bottom right) Due to the shape and size of the lot, Chris and Julie designed a curved roof style to meet building codes as well as aesthetic wishes and placed the garage at an angle from the house with a covered walkway to the house and guest suite above the garage.

engineering,’ which means that we go through each aspect of the home and try to find design criteria that we can change without changing the architecture to reduce the cost of the project,” describes Matt. Another trait that both Kevin and Nancy agreed was key was for the builder they chose to be directly involved in the process. Since Byrd Builders only works on a

few projects at a time, Matt makes a point to be on every work site every day. “That was a huge deal for us,” Kevin says. “We wanted someone who would be as invested in our project as we were, and Matt did just that.” Nancy and Kevin knew that it was vital to install the right materials in their coastal home to help it with-

stand the salty elements. That’s where Southern Lumber & Millwork came into the picture. The long-established local company provided all of the custom millwork for the home, as well as the Andersen A-Series impact-rated doors and windows. “When it comes to prepping for a storm, this home is a turnkey package. The homeowners just make sure the doors are locked. CH+D • Fall 2017



(left) The entryway was designed to open to the views at the back of the home while also providing a beautiful, yet practical stairway to the second-story bedrooms and second living room. (right) The second story living room is one of Kevin and Nancy’s favorite spots because the room itself boasts a radius “barrel” ceiling, and the best views of the waterways beyond. (inset) Home professionals: Jennifer Blackwelder, Julie Keyes, Danielle Yacovella, Matt Byrd, Chris Rose, and Brad Watkins.

Then they can stay or you can evacuate, but the home and everything inside will remain safe and dry during the majority of storms. That's the benefit of choosing hurricaneresistant building products,” details Jennifer Blackwelder of Southern Lumber. Because Kevin and Nancy travel frequently, that peace of mind was priceless. Some of the most architecturally impressive custom millwork aspects that Southern Lumber's custom millwork can be seen in the interior and exterior radius mouldings, the oval portals by the outdoor fireplace, and the radius framing for the barrel roof in the upstairs living room. “Other than the views from that space in the house, the barrel ceiling is one of our favorite features,” Nancy describes.


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As their favorite spot in the house, it serves not only as a great place to share the wildlife with guests, but also as a place to kick up their bare feet and enjoy the scenery. v


For more information about the architect, call Christopher Rose Architects at (843) 559-7670 or visit

Company: Christopher Rose Architects Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. Project Type: New Construction Location: Seabrook Island

For more information about the custom millwork & building materials, call Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. at (843) 744-6281 or

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For more information about the builder, call Byrd Builders at (843) 243-0343 or visit

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Designer Difference After deciding that remodeling would be a better route than moving, one Mt. Pleasant homeowner enlisted the services of a team of professionals to transform her house into a dream home.


or years, one Mt. Pleasant homeowner saved diligently in order to purchase her dream home after she retired. After scoping out the market, evaluating the potential drive to her ideal mountain retreat, and wrestling with the idea of moving away from her much-


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adored family, this homeowner opted to stay put and renovate. After flipping through the pages of an old Charleston Home + Design magazine and being delighted that the interior designer for a particular featured room was local, she reached out to Bobbi Jo Engelby of Domain Inte-

riors & Design to see if Bobbi could put her touch on this home in need of a facelift. Bobbi worked closely with the homeowner throughout the process to help tweak ideas and blend in the homeowner’s numerous treasured family heirlooms with more contemporary aspects.

Story by Laura Jones • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(left) Nearly every inch of this large living room received the royal touch during a recent remodel. The homeowner called in experienced interior designer Bobbi Jo Engleby of Domain Interiors & Design to help her integrate her antique pieces into her new space. (top) Bobbi worked with the homeowner to pick everything from lighting to paint colors in this completely revamped kitchen. (bottom) One of the many fresh elements in this home that adds a pop of interest is the foiled tiles from Buckhannon Brothers Tile that increased the style of the bookshelf units.

“The thing about working with a designer is, you might have an idea, and you share it with somebody like Bobbi, then they add a suggestion, and suddenly what you have bumps up ten points,” explains the homeowner. Evidence of this notion can be seen throughout the home, like the “Patriot Blue” bar cabinets (instead of navy blue because Bobbi pointed out “navy” can often read as “black”), the custom designed Mirth

Studio tiles, and the recovered living room furniture. The living room is where many of the bigger pieces that Bobbi had to help incorporate into the new design are located. The homeowner’s mother’s Martha Washington chairs, a large area rug, and an antique settee were three key pieces that needed to work. Careful color choices, swapping out surrounding

pieces of furniture, and expert accessorizing generated a look that made the vintage pieces feel right at home with the modern elements of this freshly designed space. One of the key transitional areas that helped tie the looks together was the mantle flanked by the built-in bookshelves. The perforated metal cabinet doors, foiled tile, and marble countertops infused the space with a rich, textured ambiance that CH+D • Fall 2017



(top left) The soft tones of the backsplash from Buckhannon Brothers Tile blend in nicely with the surrounding room while still adding a touch of flair with the subtle patterning. (bottom left) This “Patriot Blue” paint and arabesque tiling on the butler’s pantry coordinate with the colors of the rest of the room. (right) The blues in the Thibaut valences play off of the newly reupholstered chairs done in Thibaut’s “Antelope” fabric. (inset) Bobbi Jo Enelby of Domain Interiors & design

connected the aspects of the room from all time periods. With the success that this duo had, along with R.A. Smith Construction, more renovation plans are in place. Bobbi and the homeowner are moving on to the master bathroom to continue adding modern, designer touches to this home. v For more information, call Domain Interiors & Design at (843) 388-0328 or visit


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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: Domain Interiors & Design Project Type: Interior Design Location: Mt. Pleasant See additional photos and watch a brief interview by scanning the code below or visiting

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Simply Sophisticated One Kiawah Island couple called upon HWC Custom Cabinetry to elevate their new home to the classic living area it is today.


lients have come to Jay Miller and his team at HWC Custom Cabinetry for a myriad of reasons over the years, and the owners of this Kiawah Island home are no exception. On this particular project, the homeowners and Rebecca, one of HWC Custom Cabinetry's designers, worked closely with Ruth Goldberg, a local inte-


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rior designer and owner of Roz and Ruth Designs. It was clear from their first meeting with Ruth, Jay, and Rebecca that this couple knew what they wanted, but needed a little direction. “Most homeowners know what they don’t like, so we start our process there, meet with them, talk with them, learn how they live their lives, how they plan to use the spaces we’ll

be working on, and use all of that knowledge to help them find the perfect blueprint for their lifestyle,” describes Jay. Because the homeowners enjoy entertaining in their home, they planned the kitchen at length with Rebecca to go beyond the beauty into a truly functional layout that creates the ideal floor plan

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

(above left) The home office boasts walnut floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and built-ins with hidden storage to keep with the dark wood theme that the homeowners love, but to add variety from the cherry cabinetry in the kitchen and the great room. (above right) The homeowners worked with HWC Custom Cabinetry to design a custom wine cellar for their personal collection as well as for entertaining purposes.

for multiple people and movement throughout the room. “The homeowners wanted to have as large of an island as possible so that they could set up things like buffets and breakfasts to let people help themselves,” explains Rebecca. “From there, we worked on everything, from each cabinet space, to where the trashcan would go, or even how each cookie sheet would be stored for maximum functionality.” All of that forethought even helped the couple on move-in day, because they

didn’t have to figure out where items like the cutlery would go—there was already a custom designated drawer for everything. With all that planning for efficiency, Rebecca and the homeowners didn’t forget about the aesthetic balance of the kitchen, which connects to the living area in the open floor plan. The couple wanted a very traditional style for both rooms, so Rebecca worked with their ideas and the magazine pic-

tures they had collected to draw up a simple and elegant masterpiece. “We chose cherry cabinets with a Cordovan stain as a nod to their traditional aesthetic and paired it with a simple shaker door,” says Rebecca. Across the way in the living room, cherry built-in shelving and a dramatic fireplace surround balance the rich colors of the kitchen. “Because the homeowners love dark woods so much, and we knew we would be workCH+D • Fall 2017



(above left) Custom cabinetry in the kitchen helps the homeowners stay organized and was planned for an ideal layout for entertaining. (bottom left) Dark cherry built-ins add a simple intensity in the fireplace surround in the living room balances the same cherry wood colors in the kitchen. (right) Jay's team also created this custom hood. (inset) Rebecca Collins and Jay Miller of HWC Custom Cabinetry

ing with a lot of ambient light from the large windows in the room, it was really fun to design a fireplace surround that had the same intensity as the kitchen,” Jay adds. Jay, Rebecca, and the team at HWC Custom Cabinetry installed cabinetry in the bathrooms and constructed the custom bookshelves in the library as well.


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The most important aspect of the whole process, though, was how important every detail was to Jay and his team. “It was as if Jay and his people were building their own house; they knew the details were important to us, so they were important to each person we worked with,” expounds the wife of the pair. Now the homeowners have the home of their dreams as well as plenty of organization for parties and lots of space for their two sweet pups. v For more information, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Company: HWC Custom Cabinetry Project Type: New Construction Location: Kiawah Island See additional photos and watch a brief interview by scanning the code below or visiting

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Live Oak’s Limelight Justin Smith and the folks at Vinyet Architecture and Sceltas Build + Consult worked together to tackle several challenges, like a large Live Oak in the backyard, to create a picture perfect Mt. Pleasant home for Becky and Trey Smith and their family.


sizable Live Oak tree proved to be as tricky to work around as it is beautiful. Homeowners Becky and Trey Smith found a lot in Mt. Pleasant that they loved, but the previously mentioned tree was only one of several factors that made


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creating their ideal home an architectural conundrum. Justin Smith of Vinyet Architecture sat down with the couple to go over a game plan to help make their dream home wishes come true. “We started off with the site plan and there is this grand tree

that we had to design around and Trey was pretty insistent on having a pretty traditional looking home like the one he grew up in,” explains Justin. “Obviously this site had some pretty inherent challenges with having the tree, the master downstairs, we had to do

Story by Laura Jones • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(above left) This Mt. Pleasant home’s traditional Lowcountry look came to fruition after extensive planning to lock down the perfect proportions and style elements. (top) The outdoor living areas are situated around and focused towards the Live Oak tree and were designed to mimic the architectural elements from the home’s interior. (above left) An outdoor living area just off of the kitchen makes connecting the natural beauty of the space with the conveniences of the modern home nearly seamless. (above right) The architect, homeowners, and builder all worked together in harmony to pick out the finishes for all areas of the house.

the L-shape home with the garage instead of a park under, and this house is flanked by two park-under houses so therefore scale became a big challenge. The layout was really all driven by the tree. However, we didn’t spend too much time messing with the plan. We had a good direction from the beginning.” After the “ah ha” moment where

the plan clicked into place for the initial design, the rest of the planning went well. “They did a really good job of taking direction and really just listening to our ideas,” adds homeowner, Becky Smith. “After just the first meeting, they almost nailed it; there were only minor changes after that. It was such an easy process.”

The home’s design came together with a great fluidity in many aspects. The home’s layout flows nicely from one space to another. A carefully thought out open floor plan allowed for more usable space in every room of the main floor. To help further drive the feeling of cohesion in the home, the same trim elements and architectural design CH+D • Fall 2017



(above) Careful coordination went into selecting each element of this family friendly kitchen. The Thermador appliances and the white Macabus quartzite countertops both help all of the chefs in this home feel comfortable whipping up a masterpiece. (left) The tile backsplash from Palmetto Tile Distributors is complemented by the one-of-a-kind kitchen hood that was built onsite using reclaimed wood that the homeowner salvaged from an old church in Barnwell, South Carolina.

features are used in every room of the house as well as outside. “None of the trim work is stock. We do everything on site to make sure it is right,” adds James Arthur of Sceltas Build + Consult. “I think I built three different windows for the Smiths so they could see them and then pick the one that looked best in the house. We then used that


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same theme both inside and out.” “The exterior was pretty important to everything, but you have to relate that to the floor plan and make it work,” includes Justin. In order to make everything work, Justin created an L-shaped home that oriented everything towards the center of the backyard where

(top left) A redesign of this bathroom occurred once all parties saw that a more functional option was available that didn’t compromise the look of the room. (top right) Mosaic marble tiling covers this spacious walk-in shower featuring multiple showerheads. (bottom left) A discretely placed wet bar gives the homeowners a practical place to create cocktails without the nook being a focal point of a room. (bottom right) This home might technically have fewer square feet than their previous abode, but the maximization of usable space in the design has left the entire family feeling like this space is larger. (inset) James Arthur, Justin Smith, and Becky and Trey Smith.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE the tree resides. This layout lent itself perfectly for the family to have ample privacy, several entrance points for convenience, and a picturesque yard that safely incorporates the native tree. v

Company: Vinyet Architecture Project Type: New Construction Location: Mt. Pleasant See additional photos and watch a brief interview by scanning the code below or visiting

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Modern Yet Mature After residing a little while in their Daniel Island home, Bill & Dee Caiazza determined it was time to give their almost twenty year-old home a facelift as well as some safety upgrades.


or many Charleston natives, it’s hard to believe that twenty years have passed since Daniel Island began welcoming the suburbs to its marshy shores. But for Bill & Dee Caiazza, the wear and tear that twenty years can often cause on a home was a reality. That’s when they decided to remodel. “We al-


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ready had a list of changes we wanted to make when we purchased the house a few years ago,” says Bill. “Foremost on that list was the kitchen and outdoor deck.” That’s where Nathan Delpino and his team at Delpino Custom Homes came into the picture. Nathan met the Cai-

azza’s through another local homeowner whose house he had previously renovated. “When Bill and Dee saw their neighbor’s renovated home, they went home that evening and called me,” explains Nathan. Since Nathan has been living on, as well as renovating and building new custom homes on Daniel Island

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman

(left) This remodeled master bathroom was one of Dee Caiazza’s main requests for the home, with a spacious waterfall shower. (top right) Brick backsplash with open shelving and new Britannica Cambria quartz countertops with a downdraft gas range, rather than a traditional stove with a hood, lends a modern twist to the Caiazza’s kitchen. (bottom middle) A small, well-lit den houses the tv area so Bill and Dee can watch their favorites shows without compromising on timing. (bottom right) Dee and Bill have collected a few antique pieces over the years, but with the new renovation, they decided to mix the old world with the modern accents like lighting.

for the better part of a decade, it was clear to Bill and Dee that a fellow resident who understood their way of life was the man for the job. “Bill and Dee wanted to open up the first floor to take advantage of their backyard marsh views, which can be tricky on Daniel Island, even though it’s surrounded by water,” adds Nathan. “There are trees, lot orientation, and of course building codes that have to be met and worked

around to accomplish everything.” The master bathroom update was one of Dee’s must-haves. “I brought Nathan a picture of what I wanted and he made it happen,” Dee mentions. The main feature she requested was a waterfall vanity leading into the master shower. As the builder and project manager, it was important to Nathan to ensure that each detail of the master bathroom was just as Dee wished. “When I talk to our

clients, it’s vital for us to be on the same page, so when they show me pictures, like Dee did, it immediately turns their vision into my vision,” describes Nathan. While the bathroom was underway, the kitchen was also being redesigned. Bill and Dee worked with Delpino Custom Homes and Jilco Kitchens and Baths to completely redraw the kitchen’s layout to the best advantage of the home and CH+D • Fall 2017



(above left) The main living room’s built-ins surround a mod fireplace with mecury glass tile purchased from Melcer Tile. (bottom left) Nathan also redesigned the back deck, added an outdoor shower, and installed an elevator to create an easily mobile home for the Caiazzas and then extended family, since they don’t plan to move again for a long time. (right) Dee requested that this hallway around the dry bar be painted “Veiled Violet” to add a bit of color to the space, and was pleased to find that the shade seems to change with different lighting. (inset) Dee and Bill Caiazza and Nathan Delpino of Delpino Custom Homes

backyard panoramas. “Bill was nice enough to already have the kitchen ‘demoed out,’ as we say,” laughs Nathan. “For the redesign, they wanted up-to-date lighting, appliances, and electrical that would be easily accessible and easy to use.” The Caiazzas also chose a brick backsplash to balance the Britannica Cambria quartz countertops as part of Dee’s old world charm meets modern design style. Now Bill and Dee have the ideal space to entertain, a safe deck on which to enjoy the outdoors, and plenty of room to spend time with their grandchildren. v For more information, call Delpino Custom Homes at (843) 856-2674 or visit


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Major General James Livingston, USMC stands proudly with his Medal of Honor.


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L i vi n g Legend Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Livingston, USMC (Ret) is one of the most active retirees you will find. After 29 moves, he and his wife Sara have put down roots here in the Lowcountry’s Mt. Pleasant area. See inside the Livingston home that is filled with priceless mementos of his illustrious career and his family’s life. Also, read more about his personal story and military service. Story by Laura Jones | Photography by Patrick Brickman & Colin Grey Voigt


tarting my freshman year of high school, my then boyfriend (and now husband) began bringing me to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Granted, the J.R. Tucker High School JROTC Marine Corps Ball is different from the active duty Marine Corps Ball that I’ve been to in recent years, but the sentiment, spirit, and

enthusiasm are all the same. With that first glimpse of the Marine Corps, ooh rah, devil dog world, it’s become such a large part of my life that I was in shock and honored beyond belief that I was going to get the chance to meet and interview General Livingston and his wife. His legendary heroics and leadership have made an impact that will never be forgotten and continue to shape the Marines of today. For me, as the wife of a marine, having the opportunity to meet Sara Livingston, General Livingston’s wonderful wife, was like getting to meet Mickey Mantle or Grace Kelly because she is the gold standard for Marine spouses. Throughout his 33-year career with the Marine Corps, General Livingston received the Medal of Honor, a Navy Distinguished Service Medal, a Silver Star, a Superior Service Medal, a Bronze Star with a Combat “V” and three Purple Hearts among many others. Take a look inside the home of the Livingstons and read more about the exciting life and career of General Livingston and his family.

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Many of the General's treasured awards and honors are displayed along this stairwell leading to their private rooftop terrace.


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Throughout your career you’ve been known, in part, for your leadership skills and instincts. Were you that way as a child and did you have a certain role model growing up for that leadership and determination? I guess I sort of was. I’d always push myself to work hard and do the best I could in school. I tried to encourage myself and other people. It turned out to be a successful route at the end of the day. I was always impressed with my mom because of her drive. She was a very disciplined and driven person and very demanding. I take up a lot of my characteristics from her. My dad was a little bit more laid back and easy going. My mom, she worked hard and lived to be 89 years old. She worked right up until she couldn’t anymore.

en farms in the South. We had the big chicken farm and a turkey farm. My dad was really on the cutting edge of all of that; he was an innovative guy in terms of farming. What made you decide to join the Marine Corps? I chose the Marine Corps because I was always impressed with the uniform and impressed with the people that I met who were Marines. I spent two boot camps during one summer up at Quantico. I got drafted in 1961 and I was graduating in 1962 and I decided I wanted to go into the Marine

Were there any members of your family that were in the military? I had two uncles who were; one uncle who was with the 82nd Airborne during World War II made a couple of jumps in Europe during the time. He was a hell raiser, so he never made it beyond corporal. My other uncle joined the army but never deployed. Most of my dad’s brothers were exempt because they were farmers. If you were a farmer, you could get exempt because they considered you critical on the home front. Your father was a farmer too, correct? Yes, I grew up on a farm in Towns, GA. I would get up early, work, go to school, work, study, and then go to bed. I always tell people that I’m 77 and I’ve been working for about 73 years. My dad was not a very easy guy to deal with and he expected you to work. It was a farm primarily associated with tobacco, cotton, watermelons, a lot of corn, and other vegetables. We had a dairy farm, and we actually had one of the first big chick-

My intent was to just do my three years and be done, but then I went to Vietnam at first in 1963 and ’64, without much going on and I came back and then went to Cherry Point, North Carolina, which is where the Marine Corps Air Station is located. I had been talking about getting a regular commission and had been offered one several times, and I decided that since the war was cranking up that I’d get a regular commission. From there, they sent me to Parris Island and then I went seagoing aboard an aircraft carrier and went to Vietnam the second time. You know, you’re sort of committed by then. [laughs] I went back a third time in ’74 and ’75 and did the evacuation of Saigon and was almost the last guy out in 1975. Two more helicopters came out of the embassy, but in terms of the over all larger aspect of the operation, I was on the last helicopter going out. What was one of your favorite parts about serving?

Corps. I had met this major who was a really sharp looking guy. The program that I had to go into, they normally have a boot camp in the summer between your sophomore and junior years and then a boot camp between your junior and senior year, but I was already at my summer between my junior and senior year. I ended up having to do two boot camps: one at the beginning of the summer and then a second boot camp before the summer was over. Needless to say, it was an interesting summer. When did you decide to turn being a Marine into your career?

I think the episode that I got the Medal of Honor sort of sticks in the memory a little bit, obviously. It was a major, major operation with the whole NVA division, which was 10,000 North Vietnamese, and 800 Marines against them. A lot of people were hurt and a lot of people were killed over there; 100 killed in that fight. Also, we’ve gotten to go to some nice places. We loved living in London and stayed in London for three years. The Philippines was nice. I’m a big fan of the orient; I’m a terribly big fan really and have spent a lot of time there and have been to most all of the countries in it. All of that is really fun. We did Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii and really enjoyed it. We didn't get to stay there too long, but we enjoyed it. We went to New Orleans and stayed there for a long time. I became a real lover of New Orleans. If it hadn’t been for my wife, I’d have probably never left. [laughs] I’m a big N’awlins guy. I always say that Charleston is a cleaned-up N’awlins.

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(above) This family friendly kitchen that sits in the center of this Tides condo leaves plenty of workspace as well as room for family and friends to gather. (inset) Mrs. Livingston explained that she likes to cook and when she does, she picks the menu and whenever she and her husband go out, he gets to pick the restaurant to provide a fair balance.

You’ve written a lot about how the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) separates the USMC from other branches. Can you expand on that? First of all, the Marine Corps is very unique in the sense that every person in it is a Marine first. You go to other branches, like the Navy, and people talk about, “oh, he’s submariner,” or “he’s a pilot,” or something else, but we’re a Marine first. We’re very uniquely designed to be the first force to go and always be the more prepared to go because we emphasize


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preparation and being forward deployed and responsive to whatever the nation’s commander says. That’s our forte. If we don’t perform to the expectations of the national military establishment or the national command, people might start asking why we need a Marine Corps because the Army or Air Force could do the mission. We are always having to fortify ourselves as being very unique and special as well as responsive and adaptive to whatever they throw at us. I read that you helped to found the

Desert Warfare Training Program. How did your time in Vietnam help you with this? It taught me very simply that you had to train up for the threat. This focused me a lot. During Vietnam, the reason we were so successful was that I was very tough on the Marines, and I worked all of the time to make sure they were physically fit and prepared both physically and mentally to deal with the threat that they had to go up against. I pushed them pretty hard. I got a good or bad reputation because of that, but at the end of the day, they’re all about 68, 69, and 70 years old, and they all tell me now, “Skipper, you done a good job.” I tell them in the older days, I had two goals: get the job done and to bring them all home. I was very focused on what I could do to accomplish both

of those tasks and bringing them home was a big deal to me. Is it fair to say that a lot of what was learned in Vietnam continues on today? You can see a lot of the success of the Vietnam vets during Desert Storm and a lot of legacy from that generation and the continued success going on to other operations. I think they did a good job. The other legacy of the Vietnam veterans is to make sure that the service people coming home are well treated. A lot of the focus of the Vietnam generation in contrast to what our generation experienced is the focus that the service people coming home are respected and that in the hospital systems they are well taken care of. There’s been a lot of hell raising against the VA to make sure they are getting whatever they’re due is as far as VA

benefits. I can’t count how many community organizations are out here that take care of vets, but it is a large number. That is a reflection of the Vietnam veterans and their desire to not see the same things repeated. That is definitely part of their legacy. Part of your own personal legacy is your family. How were you able to balance a personal life with your career and deal with all of those moves? General Livingston: Well, I think you sort of just develop this attitude and mindset where every two or three years you’re just ready to go. Mrs. Livingston: We don’t spring house clean, we just move! We’ve moved 29 times I believe. Sometimes we just stayed somewhere for three months or so while waiting for other housing.

Did your family have any favorite duty stations? Well, we enjoyed London and Hawaii, but none of them have been bad—even the ones aboard Marine bases like Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, and Quantico. Basically, we’ve been to all of them. I’ve traveled all over the world, but the top of the ladder is probably London. We try to get back there every year. We’re big theatre people in London. There’s nothing better than listening to those Cockney guys trying to talk US. I’ll tell you, one of the cutest plays we’ve seen over there is Jersey Boys. They try to do the Jersey accents. Listening to those Cockney boys with their strong accents try to be Jersey guys with their strong accents is one of the damn funniest things I’ve ever seen. I really am a big fan of that particular play. The music of the Four Seasons is all my time.

(left) Throughout their years of travel, Gen. and Mrs. Livingston have acquired numerous collectibles. In London, they began their collection of Bosson Chalkware busts that have been mounted on the walls throughout their dining room. (right) This home’s décor is a reflection of their years of travel featuring pieces they’ve picked up and items acquired from family members. CH+D • Fall 2017


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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR C I TAT I O N LIVINGSTON, JAMES E. Rank: Captain Organization: U.S. Marine Corps Company: Company E, 2d Battalion Division: 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade Born: 12 January 1940, Towns, Telfair County, Ga. Departed: No Entered Service At: McRae, Ga. Date of Issue: 05/14/1970


Place: Dai Do, Republic of Vietnam Date: May 2, 1968


or conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity

treatment and courageously led his men in the destruc-

at the risk of his life above and beyond the

tion of over 100 mutually supporting bunkers, driving

call of duty while serving as Commanding

the remaining enemy from their positions, and relieving

Officer, Company E, in action against en-

the pressure on the stranded marine company. As the 2

emy forces. Company E launched a determined assault

companies consolidated positions and evacuated casu-

on the heavily fortified village of Dai Do, which had been

alties, a third company passed through the friendly lines

seized by the enemy on the preceding evening isolating

launching an assault on the adjacent village of Dinh To,

a marine company from the remainder of the battalion.

only to be halted by a furious counterattack of an en-



emy battalion. Swiftly

screening agents, Capt.

assessing the situation



and disregarding the

vered his men to as-

heavy volume of enemy

sault positions across

fire, Capt. Livingston

500 meters of danger-

boldly maneuvered the

ous open rice paddy


while under intense en-

men of his company for-

emy fire. Ignoring hos-

ward, joined forces with

tile rounds impacting


near him, he fearlessly

marines, and halted the

led his men in a savage

enemy's counterattack.

assault against enemy

Wounded a third time

emplacements within





and unable to walk, he

the village. While adjusting supporting arms fire, Capt.

steadfastly remained in the dangerously exposed area,

Livingston moved to the points of heaviest resistance,

deploying his men to more tenable positions and super-

shouting words of encouragement to his marines, direct-

vising the evacuation of casualties. Only when assured of

ing their fire, and spurring the dwindling momentum of

the safety of his men did he allow himself to be evacuated.

the attack on repeated occasions. Although twice pain-

Capt. Livingston's gallant actions uphold the highest tra-

fully wounded by grenade fragments, he refused medical

ditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.

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Since you’ve lived all over the world, how did you two end up settling down here in Mt. Pleasant? Mrs. Livingston: I’m from South Carolina; Swansea if you’ve ever heard of it. Also, we met at Parris Island. I was teaching school in Beaufort and he was stationed at Parris Island. We both liked the Lowcountry and back then Beaufort was very small so we went to Charleston or Savannah to shop. We always said we’d come back to Charleston one day. General Livingston: I think the thing with Charleston, in contrast really to New Orleans, is that there is a variety. In New Orleans, you don’t have that and you don't have the extensive history that you find here either. If you look at it in terms of the history of Charleston and the layout of the city, it’s all here. You’ve got the theatre, great restaurants, the beach, and I don’t know what else you could ask for. What makes a house a home for you? I think what makes a house a home is just enjoying the environment of living there and coming home and reflecting on your experiences. Being with my wife and kids is just it. If you look at this house here, it is filled with a lot of memories. You look around and there are so many little trinkets and there are memories attached to every one of them. From the bobby hat over here that a police officer in London gave me years ago to all this other crap. It may not look like much, but it all has a story to it. (top) The foyer features five, full-sized flags, including his two General star flags. (bottom) This folded flag is from the Medal of Honor Memorial dedication from May 28, 1999.

What makes special?



I think all of the homes and everything are all sort of related to each other. I look over here and see all of the Medal of Honor things and the items I’ve been given that are one of a kind. We have the paintings and much of the furniture is one-of-a-kind and handmade in the Philippines. Throughout there are so many unique character things. I enjoy this whole place [condo building] and I don't think there’s any one particular point that I like. I stay hidden a lot down in the gym. I like living in this building because of its proximity to the gym. The gym and the pool both are nice. This place has everything really, including the grill, and there’s nothing we’re missing. Also, we are so close to Charleston. Frankly, I wanted to live in downtown Charleston, but I struggled and struggled looking at those old homes and I just didn’t want to spend the rest of my life maintaining an old home. Your achievements are well known and reflected throughout this lovely home, and we haven’t talked yet about your Medal of Honor or other awards. The Medal of Honor is the highest award you can get for military combat operations. There’s only been about 3,500 recipients and better than half were during the Civil War. There’s only 73 alive today. The thing about the Medal of Honor is that 65% are awarded posthumously. And you are one of the few to receive one amongst other awards like your three Purple Hearts. Yea, I should’ve tried to keep my head down. We saw a lot

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(above) This private rooftop deck, the view, and the proximity to Charleston were all major selling points for the Livingstons when they opted to purchase this Tides condo. (below) Gen. and Mrs. Livingston pose in front of a floor-to-ceiling window in their master bedroom.

of action. We were just below the DMZ where the bad guys were. They were all from the Medal of Honor engagement. I could’ve gotten a couple more, but I didn’t accept them. I got nicked in the head by an AK-47 and I got nicked again, but back in those days, if you got more than three Purple Hearts, they sent you home; we were having too much fun and didn’t want to go home! [laughs] The most interesting one was when I got nicked in the head. I just thank God that boy wasn’t from Kentucky or South Carolina! Have you been back to Vietnam? Mrs. Livingston: Oh yes. We took our daughters to Vietnam about two years ago. It is a great place to visit. Vietnam was always such a part of our lives. With the medal and everything, it has always been a big part of


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their lives. They didn’t know what to expect, but they really enjoyed it. When we went to the place where he was wounded in the battle, we pulled up in the van and they were having some kind of big party with kegs of beer, karaoke, and dancing. Before the vehicle even stopped they were running up to the van and pulling us out and handing us a beer! So many years ago there was this big battle going on and so many years later, here are some Vietnamese people welcoming you back. General Livingston: They party in Vietnam. They don't drink wine and stuff; they drink beer. I guess it is cheaper and the water isn’t very good. You either drink beer or bottled water. The food is good. You live off of Vietnamese food for a week you want to come home and have a big steak. I fought for them to live like that, so it’s nice to go back and see it.







(1) Up and down the stairwell and throughout the home, priceless awards and gifts are displayed. (2) A private patio allows the Livingstons to enjoy the Charleston weather without the hassle of having to maintain landscaping. (3) On the living room’s custom entertainment center, treasures like a piece of the Berlin wall, sand from Vietnam, and even a lighter from John Wayne are showcased. (4) General Livingston has retired from the Marine Corps, but he hasn’t slowed down a bit. His continuous work keeps him busy and his office full. (5) Having cozy guest rooms is important to Mrs. Livingston in order to house their family. (6) A custom engraved knife was gifted to General Livingston. (7) This corner of their formal dining room highlights more of their collectibles that have been acquired. (8) General Livingston’s Medal of Honor citation, the award’s emblem, and a photograph of him receiving the honor from President Richard Nixon alongside his family are spotlighted in their Mt. Pleasant home.



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For this remodel, Cambria luxury series-britanica quartz countertops pop against the black shiplap wrapped center island. Custom cabinets with Emtek satin brass decorative hardware match the lighting fixtures and barstools.

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This custom frameless shower door and panel has a DiamonFusion coating which protects the glass from scratches and water stains and turn this classically tiled bathroom into a modern masterpiece.

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This I'On home underwent a large-scale remodel. The exposed brick, arched doorway is one of numerous special touches added to this spruced up space.

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Shaker style doors in “Alpine White,” with a “Storm Grey” Island for contrast, help to complement the new “Fantasy Brown” granite countertops.

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A round, stainless steel and banded mahogany countertop stands as a contemporary centerpiece for this remodeled kitchen.




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A ColorSnap, In-Home consultation by a local Sherwin-Williams consultant helped these homeowners pick “Light French Gray” for their cabinets, “Useful Gray” for the wall color, and “Black Magic” for their handrail. CONTRIBUTORS: Paint: Sherwin-Williams


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A lighter wall color and chic accent furniture turn this outdated dining room into a fashionable space to entertain.

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In thie master bathroom remodel, White Carrarra marble countertops blend with the custom Benzenberg cabinetry and marble tile shower to create a new retreat.

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Native plants like Palms and ornamental grasses anchor a custom concrete paver walkway that leads up to a custom-designed play structure. A redesign of the existing porch incorporated a lower deck for ample seating.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Alair Homes Charleston • Cabinetry: Benzenberg Countertop Fabricator: Palmetto Surfacing

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Sunbrella cushions and allweather wicker on powdercoated aluminum lengthen the life of the outdoor furniture that these homeowners chose for their remodeled porch. CONTRIBUTORS:

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These Summerville homeowners chose “Merope” Silestone perimeter quartz and “Perla Venato” quartzite for the island in a leathered finish to have minimal upkeep. CONTRIBUTORS: Cabinetry: Carolina Cabinetry & Millwork • Countertop Fabricator: Granite Shop • Countertop Supplier: Silestone and AGM Imports • Tile: Buckhannon Brothers Tile • Appliances and Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery BEFO


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A custom arched Andersen picture window and Durapine decking help to create a low-maintenance backyard oasis for these Folly Beach homeowners.

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The detail within this Noga handmade cement tile in “Florence” print adds flare to the subtle colors of the cabinetry and glossy shower wall.

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The original heart pine floors and fireplace brick backsplash help this historic downtown home keep its character while also creating a modern space for daily use.

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New lower cabinetry with “Chiffon White” granite countertops, and a silver herringbone backsplash upgrade this kitchen to a functional space for any chef.


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Refinished matte hardwood floors flow throughout this freshly remodeled home that boasts ample counter space, custom cabinets, and an open floor plan.

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The synthetic turf used in these Lowcountry yards allows the homeowners to maintain the look they want year round without having to worry about maintenance or nature’s impact.

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This whole-home remodel features extensive changes like replacing a large window with sliding doors, creating a new fireplace surround, and putting a natural wood, shiplap treatment along the vaulted ceiling of the living room.

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Custom furniture, a new fireplace surround, and expert space planning are just a few of the upgrades made to this Mt. Pleasant living space.


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A new, protective exterior coating on this Holy City home not only upgraded the look, but also the durability of the siding.

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Rustic chic design and architecture flourishes in this overhauled home. Bright white shiplap walls complement many of the new features like the sliding barn door and picturesque farmhouse kitchen.

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A custom Heritage Pool with bullnose travertine coping, cobblestone paver deck, and custom LED lighting package transforms this backyard into a cool retreat.

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These Sullivan’s Island homeowners opted for glazed tabby oyster shell countertops to blend with the wooden countertops on the island and the dining room table that were milled from the original structure.

CONTRIBUTORS: Architect: Herlong Architects and Designers • Builder: Harper James Finucan Interior Designer: Interiors by Herlong • Lighting: Charleston Lighting and Interiors

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Ad va n c e d W i n dow F a shio n s (843) 881-8858

P a lm e tto S u r f a ci n g , Inc. (843) 569-1131


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

This kitchen features Cambria Quartz "Ella" countertops with a waterfall edge and full-height backsplash.

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Wicker shades anchor this Isle of Palms kitchen and incorporate a coastal vibe that lets in the premier panoramas or maintains privacy.

CONTRIBUTORS: Cabinetry: Siematic Countertop Supplier: Cambria • Countertop Fabricator: Palmetto Surfacing, Inc.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: SHELTER CustomBuilt Living • Window Treatments: Advanced Window Fashions


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M ol u f ’ s B E F O RE

N - Ha nc e W ood R e fi n ishi n g (843) 822-5939


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(843) 723-4881

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The 36” farm sink with touchactivated faucet is the centerpiece for this kitchen that also features reclaimed wood barn doors and custom painted, chantilly lace cabinets.

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Skilled technicians transformed these Daniel Island cabinets using N-Hance “Minimalist White” UV light curing finish and applied corner wear distressed edges.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Jeffers Construction Architect: Matthew Brown Cabinets: Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Sinks/Faucets: Moluf ’s • Lighting: West Elm & Charleston Lanterns & Lighting

CONTRIBUTORS: Cabinet Refinishing: N-Hance Wood Refinishing B E F O RE

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AGM I mpo r ts (843) 747-0088


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

In this downtown renovation and kitchen expansion, the homeowners upgraded to “Fantasy Blue” quartzite countertops and Thermador appliances.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: C.B. Elrod Co. • Architect: Morelle Jones • Interior Designer: Rhoda Jones • Cabinetry: Southeast Kitchens • Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports • Countertop Fabricator: Coastal Surfaces • Tile: Melcer Tile Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center Lighting: Rick’s Lighting + Home

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J u st Addition s a n d r e mode li n g (843) 352-7341 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Practical as well as beautiful, this wood-look tile flooring replaced the outdated terra cotta tile for a contemporary twist that complements the traditional cabinetry.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Just Additions and Remodeling


L e a f F ilt e r G u tt e r P r ot e ctio n (800) 290-6106 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The micro-mesh gutter guards can be added to existing or new gutters. Never worry about cleaning out your gutters again after installing this product.

CONTRIBUTORS: Gutter Installation: LeafFilter Gutter Protection



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SHELTER CustomBuilt Living (843) 471-1833

Aq ua B lu e P ools (843) 767-7665


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

A custom-built shower with honed white marble walls and floor complements the Downsview Cabinetry and white namib marble countertops.

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

A salt sanitizing custom gunite pool with built-in spa, dimmable lights, and an automatic pool cover provide a safe and ideal spot to relax.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Cabinetry: Design Gaps, Inc • Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery• Lighting: Circa Lighting Paint: Sherwin-Williams

CONTRIBUTORS: Pool: Aqua Blue Pools Builder: SHELTER Custom-Built Living Tile: Palmetto Tile


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(843) 571-0013 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

New handscraped Jackson Pine hardwood flooring in “Chestnut” makes all the difference in this West Ashley home’s remodel. CONTRIBUTORS:

Flooring & Tile: Dean Kelly of Carpet Baggers Carpet One • Paint: Myriad Painting


Y von n e G r e gory I n t e r ior s (843) 708-3535 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Expertly picked and placed rich fabrics, warm colors, and luxurious textures transform this bedroom into a cozy, relaxing retreat. CONTRIBUTORS: Interior Designer: Yvonne Gregory, ASID


Su n v i e w General C on t r acti ng & S ol a r (843) 532-9157 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Adding a new, large window onto your home will dramatically change the look of your space as well as increase the amount of natural light that flows in daily. CONTRIBUTORS: General Contractor: Sunview General Contracting & Solar



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G l a ssE C O S u r fa c e s b y F ish e r R e c y cli n g (843) 554-6099


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Recycled glass countertops, repurposed cabinets turned into a tilt-out trash can, and open shelving add a mod and functional flair to this chic kitchen remodel.

CONTRIBUTORS: Interior Designer: Charleston Crafted • Countertop Fabricator: GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling • Tile: Tile Bar Lighting: Millennium Lighting Paint: Sherwin-Williams

Mount Pleasant’s Favorite Consignment Store

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(843) 606-2715 |

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K a lm a n Construction (843) 856-0515


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Solaris Granite countertops and classic cabinetry in “Charleston” style upgrade this Folly Beach kitchen from drab to fab.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Kalman Construction Interior Designer: Helen Ward Crowe • Countertop Supplier, Tile, and Fixtures: Triton Stone Group Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center Lighting: Rick’s Lighting + Home and Minka


C ORA L B ERRY C OT TAG E (843) 884-2225 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Shiplap wall accents and coastal accessories bring new fashion and function to this Mt. Pleasant remodel. CONTRIBUTORS: Furniture and Decor: Coralberry Cottage

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C l assic K itch e n s of C ha r l e ston (843) 991-4207


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

This Mt. Pleasant kitchen displays custom amish cabinetry with curved mouldings and radius cabinet doors and corners, plus a custom hood and corbels for detail.

CONTRIBUTORS: Interior Designer: J Scott Kidd • Cabinetry: Classic Kitchens of Charleston

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Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055

Harper C onstruction (843) 737-4745


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The polished nickel wall sconces add the finishing touches to the updated master vanity in this Kiawah renovation.

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

This Kiawah Island remodel boasts “Super White” marble to complement the textured shiplap ceilings and contrast the characteristics of the white oak flooring.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Shem Creek Renovations Inc. • Cabinetry: Coastal Cabinets • Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing • Fixtures: Moluf ’s • Lighting: Charleston Lighting and Interiors

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Harper Construction Interior Designer, Lighting, and Furniture: S. Bogan Designs • Cabinetry: Robert Page Cabinetry • Tile: Palmetto Tile


Photographed by: Newport653

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Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel (843) 566-0250 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Michelangelo Quartz Countertops • Solid Brass Fixtures Antique Heart Pine • Custom Cabinets A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :


Photography by John Smoak

Builder & Interior Designer: Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel • Countertop Fabricator: Lowcountry Tile • Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center • Sinks/ Faucets: Moluf ’s


M r . C r itt e r (843) 205-0551 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Keep critters out of your home! Be sure to cover vents, plug any holes, and seal any cracks to reduce or eliminate the risk of unwanted pests from entering your house. CONTRIBUTORS: Pest Exclusion: Mr. Critter


S ou th e r n Current (843) 203-0624


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An extensive solar panel installation helped make this Lowcountry home more energy efficient without disturbing the architectural beauty of the exterior.

Solar Panel Installation: Southern Current


• Shrub and Tree Fertilization • Insect and Disease Control • Organic Mosquito Treatment • Shrub and Tree Care Programs

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Christopher Rose Architects, PA (843) 559-7670


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

With new Oyster Caesarstone kitchen countertops, Andersen A series hurricane-rated windows, and a custom mahogany front door, this remodel is prepared for its coastal environment.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Canton Construction Architect: Christopher Rose Architects, PA • Interior Designer: Chinn Rose Design • Cabinetry: Marshall Jesson Custom Cabinetry • Tile: Palmetto Tile • Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center Countertops: Granite Guys

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S tono Construction B E F O RE

StrathmoreCabinets • Design • Floor Paint (843) 856-8255


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(843) 805-4141

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The Legrand “Adorne” Modular under-cabinet LED lighting system with hidden outlets & switches allow the exotic porcelain tile backsplash to shine.

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The Trestle style Wellborn cabinetry with Atlas “Bronte” collection cabinet hardware in brushed nickel work well with the style of the Daltile, natural stone mosaic in this remodeled bathroom.

CONTRIBUTORS: Cabinetry, Flooring, Tile: Strathmore—Cabinets Design • Floor • Paint

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Stono Construction Cabinetry: Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Countertop Fabricator: Palmetto Surfacing • Tile: Buckhannon Brothers Tile



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M & M Oil a n d P ropa n e (843) 402-7790 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

This Stoll Fireplace updates and upgrades the look of this stacked stone fireplace. CONTRIBUTORS: Fireplace Installation: M&M Oil & Propane




C ha r l e ston Bath EX P ERT S (843) 701-8060 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

A “Canyon Rock” acrylic wall surrounds this bathtub and features industry exclusive antimicrobial mold and mildew protection from floor to ceiling. CONTRIBUTORS:

LeafGuard of the Lowcountry (843) 376-5261


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This homeowner opted for a traditional white color in this one-piece, clog-free gutter system.

Gutter Installation: LeafGuard of the Lowcountry

Bath Remodel: Charleston Bath Experts

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B e n n e tt H offo r d Construction (843) 722-8169


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The new custom fireplace features an orchard stone hearth and mantel which is also used for the countertop in the outdoor kitchen. With a remodeled indoor kitchen as well, these homeowners have year-round culinary enjoyment.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Bennett Hofford Construction Co. • Countertops and Stonework: Gilchrist Masonry • Lighting: Charleston Lighting & Interiors • Appliances: Signature Appliances • Building Materials: Buck Lumber & Building Supply

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Real Deal C o u n t e r tops (843) 832-0819 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

White Carrara Marble Full-Height Backsplash

CONTRIBUTORS: Cabinetry: Seacoast Leisure Countertop Fabricator: Real Deal Countertops



D e lpi n o C u stom H om e s (843) 818-4366 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The cathedral ceilings with custom built-ins and “Fantasy Brown” granite countertops turn this Daniel Island kitchen into the perfect gallery for a master chef.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Delpino Custom Homes • Cabinetry and Hardware: Jilco Kitchen & Baths Countertop Supplier: Stone City • Tile: Melcer Tile Appliances, Lighting & Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery BEFO


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Palmetto Tile Distributors B E F O RE

All Abo u t Garage D oo r s (843) 832-4304


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(843) 266-8700

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

A custom, pinwheel mosaic in honed statuary marble is the centerpiece for this bathroom remodel. A tileable Kerdi drain is surrounded by A-Train crackle ceramic tiles.

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

A CHI overhead door is hurricane rated as well as aesthetically customizable and can be coordinated to the façade of your home, much like this Johns Island example.

CONTRIBUTORS: Garage Door Installation: All About Garage Doors Garage Doors: CHI Overhead Door

CONTRIBUTORS: Interior Designer: Annise Blackwell • Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors • Tile Installation/Contractor: Apex Contractors


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Plugs Appliance Center

(843) 532-8493

Sullivan Custom CabinetS

(843) 554-5880

A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

This remodeled kitchen features all new high-end appliances, a custom cabinet enclosed hood, a built-in China cabinet, flip-up, enclosed mixer stand, dual lazy Susans, and Colonial White granite.


CONTRIBUTORS: Cabinetry: Sullivan Custom Cabinets • Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center • Countertop Fabricator: East Coast Granite & TIle • Tile: Daltile B E F O RE

Overhead D oo r C ompa n y of C h a r l e sto n (843) 767-0028 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The custom factory finish on this remodeled garage gives the look of wood without the maintenance. It is also ecofriendly and made of marine grade composite materials. B E F O RE

Maner I n sta ll e d Sales (843) 552-0242


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Wooden elements steal the show in this remodeled abode with white-washed Pecky Cypress beams & ceiling boards, painted 8” shiplap, custom columns and trim, and the metal pickets and wood slats on the over-sized guardrail.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Axon Homes Trim & Building Materials: Maner Installed Sales

CONTRIBUTORS: Garage Door Installation: Overhead Door Company of Charleston Building Materials: Eden Coast Garage Doors

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HWC Custom C a b i n e t ry (843) 207-0750


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Behind the modern shakerstyle cabinetry are storage solutions, such as spice rack inserts, adjustable rollout shelves in the pantry, and a large island designed to create the optimal triangle workspace.

Contractor: James Chip Wall Architect: Julie O’Connor of American Vernacular Cabinetry: HWC Custom Cabinetry

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GDC Hom e (843) 849-0711


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Thibaut wallpaper adds whimsy to contrast the clean whiteness of the “Misterio” quartz countertops and Nanda handmade subway tile in this Mt. Pleasant home.

CONTRIBUTORS: Builder & Cabinetry: Travis Feagan of Porch Life • Interior Designer: Michelle Hilton of GDC Home • Countertop Supplier: Triton Stone Group • Tile: Buckhannon Brothers Tile Appliances: Wholesale Appliance Accessories: GDC Home

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C r osb y C r e a tio n s H om e D e sig n (843) 514-7354


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

A custom hood in the kitchen and built-in breakfast nook and study shelves create a beautiful and organized space for these Mt. Pleasant residents.

CONTRIBUTORS: Custom Home Plans & Design: Crosby Creations Home Design • Contractor: Complete Renovation Services, LLC

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J ilco K itch e n a n d B a th (843) 849-6465 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Custom Eudora frameless cabinetry with cottage-style doors in “Naval” blue contrast the “Bright White” upper cabinetry to generate a sleek style for this West Ashley Kitchen. CONTRIBUTORS:

General Contractor: Palmetto Craftsman • Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath


B E F O RE Photography by Jessica Smith

C oN T RAC T EX T ER IOR S (843) 733-3223 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

The “Slate Gray” color of this James Hardie Lap Shake Siding is contrasted by the “Arctic White” James Hardie trim color to update the façade in a modern way. CONTRIBUTORS:

Siding: Contract Exteriors

Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767-7779 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Fantasy Brown Granite Countertops • Full Bull Nose Edge on Kitchen Island CONTRIBUTORS: Builder: Leap Frog Builders Countertop Fabricator & Supplier: Universal Marble & Granite



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S o u th e a st K itch e n s (843) 795-8809 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

This kitchen transformed into a bright, open space with a new layout and a brushed glaze finish on the maple cabinets. The Typhoon Bordeaux granite countertops complement the cabinets’ fine finish. CONTRIBUTORS: Builder & Cabinetry: Southeast Kitchens

Koo z e r PA I N T I NG (843) 881-2212 A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Built-in bookshelves were painted in a custom color for these downtown homeowners to display their art and book collections neatly and strategically.

CONTRIBUTORS: Painter: Koozer Painting Paint: Spectrum Paint


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Vitoria International (843) 760-2470


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A B O U T T H I S RE M O D E L :

Statuary quartz countertops make a major impact in this full-kitchen renovation.


CONTRIBUTORS: Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

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The White Oak flooring and Sinker Cypress lumber ceilings balance and complement one another in this remodeled Kiawah Island home.

Builder: Gochnauer Construction Architect: Glenn Keyes Architects Building Supplies: Carolina Lumber Sourcing

Photograph by William Quarles

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : A custom hidden door and built-in shelving were added to create a unique way to make a statement, much like this homeowner opted to do in Mt. Pleasant.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Custom iron railings with decorative connectors were included to add an extra element of style to this Lowcountry abode.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Cabinetry: Advanced Kitchen Designs


Ad va n c e d K itch e n D e sig n s of C h a r l e sto n

Low Country Iron & Woodworks

C o n t r ib u to r s : Iron Fabrication: Low Country Iron &

of Charleston

(843) 225-9344 |

(803) 655-5653

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : New granite countertops, custom inset cabinetry, and black stainless steel appliances bring this remodeled Summerville kitchen into the modern era.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : This homeowner chose Thibaut grasscloth wallcovering as a way to accent the walls of her remodeled Isle of Palms dining room and selected Dovetail furniture and a Ro Sham Beaux chandelier as a statement piece.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Builder: Coastal Design Builders

C o n t r ib u to r s : Interior Designer: Kimberly Tall of Aiden Fabrics • Lighting: Ro Sham Beaux

C oasta l De sig n Bu ilde r s

Aid e n Fa b r ics

(843) 300-9383 |

(843) 216-0008 |


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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Italian "Tesora" Pietra finish shelving and a collaboration of strategically-placed drawers and a wine rack creates the ideal storage situation for these Johns Island residents.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Adding furniture like this sideboard, console/desk, drinks cabinet, and desk chair (all from the Bromptons collection) brings decorative interest to your remodeled space.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Home Organization: California Closets Designer: Hilary White of California Closets

C o n t r ib u to r s : Furniture: Steven Shell Living

C a lifo r n i a C los e ts (843) 762-7980 |

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 |

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Install a one-of-a-kind barn door in your home that can be completely customized from wood type, finish color, size, and more.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : The D’Arte Elegance white carrara marble tile glistens in this freshly redone Lowcountry bathroom.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Reclaimed Barn Door: Salt Wood Co.

Tile: Melcer Tile

S a lt W ood C o .

M e lc e r T il e

(843) 714-1850 |

(843) 744-5345 |

C o n t r ib u to r s : Builder: Bathroom Plus, LLC.

Kitchen Remodel: Charleston Cabinets


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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Brick pavers in a herringbone pattern mixed with travertine pavers draw the eye to this Mt. Pleasant patio sanctuary.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Have access to your items throughout your cabinetry system by installing custom, easy-to-use gliding shelves.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Hardscape & Water Feature:

C o n t r ib u to r s : Kitchen Organization: ShelfGenie

H L G G r ow e r s


HLG Growers

(843) 901-4862 |

(888) 491-6191 |

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : This remodeled Lowcountry abode features surround speakers installed in the vaulted ceilings.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Fiber cement shakes were pre-coated in a custom color before being applied to the exterior of this home. They are durable enough to withstand Folly Beach’s coastal weather.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Builder: Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes • Home Automation: QEI Security & Technology Interior Designer: Riverside Designers

C o n t r ib u to r s : Architect: Alan Kinter of AKA Architecture • Siding: Carolina Machine Finishing

QE I S e c u r it y & T e ch n olog y

C a r oli n a M a chi n e F i n ishi n g

1 (844) 734-7233 |

(843) 760-0029 |


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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Raised panel shutters painted in a matte black finish contrast the beige walls of this remodeled downtown Charleston single.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Belgard Cambridge Cobble pavers in multi-toned grays enhance this home with a new dimensional driveway.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Shutter Installation: Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

C o n t r ib u to r s : Hardscape: Just Hardscape & Design

L owco u n t r y H u r r ic a n e P r ot e ctio n & S h u tt e r s

Just Hardscape & Design

(843) 822-5519 |

(843) 761-3410 |

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : During a remodel, keep your family and the people working on your home safe from pests. Any debris or standing water from the renovation process can attract mosquitoes to your house and yard.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : This space features professionally reupholstered furniture, modern artwork, and bright colors that have all been expertly coordinated by an interior designer.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Mosquito Prevention: Mosquito Shield

Custom Interiors

M os q u ito S hi e ld

M W H u n t e r C u stom I n t e r ior s

(854) 444-2667 |

(843) 556-4939 |


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C o n t r ib u to r s : Interior Designer: MW Hunter

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Spruce up your backyard with a custom pool. The possibilities for pool design are vast to match your needs and lot. C o n t r ib u to r s : Pool: Michael Greer Pools

M ich a e l G r e e r P ools

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : This Mt. Pleasant remodel sports a standing seam “galvalume” metal roof, which hides all of the fasteners for a clean, seamless look that withstands higher winds than traditional shingles. C o n t r ib u to r s : Roofing: Alpha Omega Construction

Alpha Omega Construction

(843) 607-4739 |

(843) 818-4569 |

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : The custom Quartzite “Fantasy Brown” leathered countertops of this remodeled outdoor kitchen create ample, durable working spaces.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Making a custom shower became a reality for these homeowners who built their bathroom with a substrate foundation.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Builder: Palladian Construction Architect: Diad Architecture • Interior Designer: VLY Studio

C o n t r ib u to r s : Shower Substrate: KBRS

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : The black Werever cabinets contrast the brick fireplace of this remodeled outdoor living space. This functional area also includes high-end appliances. C o n t r ib u to r s : Cabinets: Werever cabinets

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Update your outdoor living space with all-weather furniture featuring bold Sunbrella cushions and pillows. C o n t r ib u to r s : Outdoor Furniture: Palm Casual

Outdoor Kitchen: Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens

Pa lm e tto O u tdoo r K itch e n s (843) 216-0006 |

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Spray foam forms a barrier between this home’s crawlspace to create an envelope to keep out moisture and maintain the right thermostat temperature, all while saving these homeowners on their energy bills.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : With any remodel, homeowners who have a termite warranty on their home should always contact their termite control company because additional treatment may be necessary to protect their home from pests.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Spray Foam Insulation: Energy

C o n t r ib u to r s : Pest Control: Palmetto Exterminators

E n e r g y O n e Am e r ic a

Pa lm e tto E x t e r mi n ato r s

(843) 388-6260 |

(843) 766-9701 |

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Create a spiritual space in your home to help you relax via unique meditation items, carefully curated pieces, and candles.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Pathway lights, stair lights, and custom, tree-hung orb lights illuminate this Lowcountry yard and highlight the natural and architectural beauty of this space.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Spiritual Products: Retreat Wellness

C o n t r ib u to r s : Lighting Specialist: Outdoor Lighting



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Photograph by Chris Hart

(843) 412-5874 |

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Quartz countertops, Fieldstone cabinetry, Top Knobs hardware, custom lighting, Quaker windows, engineered wood flooring, custom lighting, and a custom range hood vent all come together to generate a fresh look for this renovated kitchen.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Improve the health of your family by having your home sprayed with EPA-registered, non-corrosive disinfectant. The Nanostatic process is a proprietary technology that is a combination of atomized and electrostatically charged droplets used to sanitize your home.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Inset Cabinetry: Fieldstone

C o n t r ib u to r s : Air Purification Services: Nano Environmental Solutions of Charleston

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Nichiha’s Empire Block, fiber cement paneling adds a contemporary and minimalistic finish for this floor-to-ceiling fireplace surround.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : With an architect designed home, you will not need to remodel your home for many years to come.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Fiber Cement Paneling: Nichiha USA Architect: Holz Design Group


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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : This master bathroom is finished in porcelain and silver leaf glass tile for a clean look with a Wedi zero entry pan for trip-free access.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : With airplane-grade powder coated aluminum and remotely or automatically controlled louvers for shelter or sun, these homeowners have it made in the shade under their pergola.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Interior Designer: Amy Trowman Designs • Tile: Buckhannon Brothers Tile

C o n t r ib u to r s : Outdoor Space: Enjoy the Shade

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : This three-bed setup with a storage staircase, ladder, and desk area packs a lot of function into one room. Maximize usable space with your own custom furniture arrangement.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Find antique-looking and quality rugs at a fraction of the vintage price. Options for purchasing and renting are available.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Furniture: MAXTRIX Kids Rooms

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(843) 416-8376 |

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Remodeling your home can wreak havoc on indoor air quality. Include an air purifier in your home to promote healthy living.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : The Fusion Wow quartzite countertops complement the Edimax Sands porcelain floor tile and the Daltile Olympus Slate Parthenon Blend crosshatch mosaic backsplash in this overhauled kitchen.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Aire Purifier: MBM Corporation

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C o n t r ib u to r s : Rug & Furniture: My Rooms

C o n t r ib u to r s : Countertop Fabricator, Flooring & Tile: Lowcountry Tile Contractors • Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161 |

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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : It was important for these Mt. Pleasant homeowners to install the perfect amalgamation for clothing, shoes, accessories, and more in their master closet.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : A new metal roof made all the difference for this remodeled Downtown home and makes as much of a statement as the faรงade of the house.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Closet Design: Closet Factory

C o n t r ib u to r s : Roofing: Baker Roofing

C los e t Fa cto r y


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A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : This red Hutton sofa stands as a bold, fun centerpiece of the freshly upgraded, beachy living room.

A B O U T T H I S P r oj e ct : Bright sea green paint and a new shower liner breathes fresh life into this West Ashley bathroom renovation.

C o n t r ib u to r s : Furniture: Maine Cottage

C o n t r ib u to r s : Bathroom Remodel: Bath Fitter

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Studio Pendant


Zuri Decking in Pecan


Whitehaven Sink


Tap Table


Double Vanity

LED Brass Boxless Step Light

3 Large Armoire

6 Area Rug

9 Eden Floor Lamp

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3 C h a r l e sto n

4 M ol u f ’ s (843) 723-4881

5 Rick ’ s L ighti n g + H om e (843) 763-2282

6 S t r at h m o r e - C a b i n e t s •

7 C h a r l e sto n F i n e

8 O u tdoo r lighti n g

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C a bi n e t r y & I n t e r io r s

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Clambake Throw Pillow

Gutter System Sample

Wheel Pull Down Faucet by Waterstone




Wooden Storage Bench

Custom Wood Table

Solar Panel Microinverter




AP60 Pro Air Purifier

All-Weather Wicker Chair

Custom Height Barstool

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13 C o r a lb e r r y C otta g e (843) 884-2225

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15 S o u th e r n C u r r e n t (843) 203-0624

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& L ighti n g G a ll e r y

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KitchenAid 5-Burner Range in “Black Stainless”



Blue Stone Pavers


Outdoor 1080p Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision


Expandable Table 1 P l u gs

Appli a n c e C e n t e r

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Oriental Inspired Fabric

3 Locally Painted Artwork

6 Whirlpool French Door Refrigerator

9 “Wrist Watch” Table Clock

2 M E L C ER T I L E (843) 744-5345

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5 QE I S e c u r it y

6 S wift Appli a n c e (843) 388-7283

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9 N e x t to N e w (843) 606-2715




Briolette Vessel in “Translucent Doe”

Thibaut “Glenifer” Fabric

Built-In Oven




“Jardin de Giverny” Tile

Brass Wall Sconce

“Morning Bath” Knife Gel on Canvas




Custom Wicker Furniture Set

Industrial Grade Garage Flooring

Wooden Wheelbarrow

10 G at e way S u pply (843) 554-0450

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13 Pa lm e tto T il e

14 C a r oli n a L a n t e r n s

D ist r ib u to r s

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Textured Pillow

“Fantasy Brown” Granite


4 Gutter System




Wheel Book End

“Boston Tea in Midnight Ride” Flooring

3 Farmhouse Storage Cabinet

6 Porcelain Marble Tile

9 Square End Table

1 G D C H om e (843) 571-5142

2 Real Deal

C o u n t e r tops

3 T e r r a c e O a ks A n ti q u e s (843) 795-9689

4 L e a f F ilt e r G u tt e r

5 C i r c a L ighti n g (843) 937-5990

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Max & Lily Natural Round Table Set

Black Bahama Shutters

Art Deco Clock




Bermuda Luxury Artificial Lawn Turf


Elite Treated Exterior Trim Products




Coastal Artwork

Werever Cabinets

Velvet Chair

10 M AX T R I X K ids Rooms (843) 416-8376

11 L owco u n t r y H u r r ic a n e

13 Pa lm e tto M oo n

14 R e t r e at W e ll n e ss

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When it comes to selecting just the right elements of technology to upgrade a house to a smart home, most people know what they want it to be capable of, but not exactly how to accomplish their goal. That’s where these tech-savvy professionals can help. Let us show you the hidden features that can turn your abode into the most intelligent one on the block.


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Home Automation: Audio Warehouse Architect: Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design Builder: EPIC Developement Group, LLC Photograph by Patrick Brickman

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COMPANY Audio Warehouse


LOCATION Kiawah Island WEBSITE PHONE (843) 571-0535 SPECIALTIES Smart Home Technologies Home Security, Access Control and Surveillance Systems Audio/Visual and Home Theater Systems

A Lutron lighting control system replaced the large banks of light switches with a single keypad throughout the home to provide convenient control of all lighting elements without the wall clutter created by large switch banks. This particular system also provides timed events for landscape and exterior entry points around the home. Intrusion protection is the common feature of any security system, but this one was customized to include monitored carbon monoxide and smoke sensors that alert the fire department as well as qualify the home for insurance discounts. Water sensors are also strategically placed at all water-fed appliances and bathroom fixtures to shut off the water if a leak is detected and send text notifications. Discrete speakers are blended into and around the home’s finishes to provide theater-level sound quality without the muddle of large speakers or cords. The tv in the main living room is placed on a custom wall bracket which stores the TV in a traditional position and easily folds down for a more comfortable viewing angle for that move or game event. Security, lighting and audio/visual features can easily be controlled local or remotely by an app from any mobile device or the dedicated iPad in the kitchen.

Outdoor WiFi allows control of the Surround System electronics located safely inside.

Lighting scenes can be managed for entertaining or a quiet night at home.


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Custom engraved keypads provide intuitive control for transitional spaces.

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COMPANY NextGen Technologies


LOCATION Daniel Island WEBSITE PHONE (843) 871-8531 SPECIALTIES Audio Visual Entertainment Home Security Smart Home Technologies BUILDER Mahshie Custom Homes

To avoid unnecessary cable or satellite boxes and eliminate redundant devices, this Control4 system was designed with the bare, but sleek and high-tech, necessities in mind. All of the audio and video gear and cords are physically located in a mechanical closet upstairs, eliminating electronic clutter from each room. All digital services, such as music, video, lighting, climate, and other system controls, are available in each room in the house through the homeowners’ smartphones or tablets. Each subtle service is designed to play a supportive role behind the home’s physical architecture. Surveillance is key in keeping this home safe while the homeowners are away as well. Cameras allow them to monitor the property at any time, and remote and automatic controls for lighting, garage doors, water, thermostat, and even water enable the homeowners to keep a close eye on everything from anywhere in the world.

ARCHITECT Architecture Plus

Control4 panels or smart devices manage each aspect of tech in this room.


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With just a touch of a phone screen, this tv and fireplace come to life.

The tv above this wet bar provides optimal entertainment, no remotes necessary.

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High Tech Homes PROJECT INFORMATION COMPANY AV Lifestyles LOCATION Johns Island WEBSITE PHONE (843) 577-0059 SPECIALTIES Audio Visual Entertainment Home Security Smart Home Technologies


A Control4 home automation system was installed in this home in order for the homeowners to complete their daily tasks by allowing easy control of lighting, audio, video, and intercom through an iPhone, iPad, or the dedicated touch screens placed at intervals around the house. The importance of convenient communication was important to these homeowners as well, because of the two guest suites above the garages. To solve the problem, 7” touch screens supplied the solution so that the guests can speak with the hosts via video intercom. A network is the home’s central nervous system for all communications and control, so the homeowners opted for a business class network for seamless internet access from any device at any location on the property. Two TV’s in the kitchen alone enable each person to watch what they choose without compromise or streaming interruptions and the Origin Acoustic speakers are outfitted for a discreet style and powerful sound.

Control outdoor lighting with the touch of a smart phone.


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Integrated speakers offer audio ambiance

No speakers or wires are exposed in this living room to maintain the sleek modern style.

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High Tech Homes PROJECT INFORMATION COMPANY QEI Security & Technology LOCATION Daniel Island WEBSITE PHONE 1 (844) 734-7233 SPECIALTIES Home Security Smart Home Technologies

SECURITY AND CONTROL ABOUT: Security Systems now feature sleek touchscreen control panels and provide an affordable way to effectively secure an abode, while offering the same automation features of what would have been a more expensive system in the past. Homeowners can control all smart devices through one app, which provides the ability to set one device to trigger an action in another feature of the system or to control multiple devices with the touch of one button. The security system alerts the homeowners to any disturbances or trouble in the home (an ideal setting for a second home) and they can take action right from the app. From their smart phone or tablet, they can set schedules and rules for camera operation, lighting control, door locks, thermostats, and the garage door controllers. Having an easy way to set lighting and other features is also a safety precaution for the occupants of the home. The lighting can be programmed to flash when the alarm goes off, but it can also be set to come on at night on dimmer levels to prevent accidents.

Lighting control is part of home safety, even if just to avoid stumbling in the dark.

A smart thermostat connected to the system saves energy year-round.


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Discrete 1080P Cameras have high-definition and night vision recording capabilities

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COMPANY Affinity Integrated Solutions


LOCATION Charleston WEBSITE PHONE (843) 571-0535 SPECIALTIES Audio Visual Entertainment Home Security Smart Home Technologies

With an ADT Pulse network it is easy for these homeowners to stay close to home, even while they’re away. Outdoor cameras with high definition imaging and unlimited iCloud storage monitor the perimeter of the house while Glass Break sensors, Zwave and Go Control Thermostats, and a Heat and Smoke Communicator take care of things inside. The thermostats can be set to a collaborative schedule from a smartphone or the Touchscreen Honeywell Panels, which are installed in high-traffic spaces throughout the dwelling. The system is also set to automatically notify fire and safety authorities if a fire or gas leak is detected. Voice integration is a key element of this setup. The Amazon Echo allows the homeowners to speak commands to the system in order to operate each function within the home.

Cameras monitor all activity around the house. Window sensors protect this home inside and out. Pulse system touch screen panel


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Experience the NEW Rick’s See Your Home In A Whole New Light

1027 St. Andrews Blvd. | 843.763.2282 | Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm | Sat 10am - 2:30pm |


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Inspiration Actualization After years of accumulating pictures of rooms and homes that she and her fiancĂŠ liked, Elicia Thompson saw those bits of paper come to life in their own Lowcountry home.

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Inspiration Actualization

(above and right) Having an open kitchen for entertaining was a priority for homeowners, Elicia and Brandon. This layout allows them to have ample flow between the breakfast nook, kitchen, and great room. The over-sized island proved to be tricky to design, but the results meets their needs perfectly. (inset) Maria and Shawn Doogan of Southeastern Family Homes of South Carolina and homeowner, Elicia Thompson.


iming, creativity, hard work, and a lot of inspiration went into producing this Ravenel home for Elicia Thompson, her fiancé Brandon Hart, and their pups Kooper and Trooper. After not receiving the experience that they were looking for with their first builder, a disheartened Elicia and Brandon by chance met Shawn and Maria Doogan of Southeastern Family Homes of South Carolina while walking their dogs and suddenly their dreams were back on track. The four worked closely together to build a dwelling that checked off all of the boxes this young couple had on their wish list. Thanks to Brandon’s architectural design skills, Elicia’s scads of concept pictures and collection of Charleston Home + Design magazines, and the communication and connection with Southeastern Family Homes, the


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process was (mostly) smooth sailing. Keeping in mind that this wasn’t their forever home, but still wanting it to be a nice fit for their style and needs, the couple spent a lot of time researching and planning for this

abode. The motivated homeowners brought many notions for this space, both inside and out, to the table. They watched programs like Fixer Upper and scoured Pinterest. In addition, many ideas were also gleaned via Charleston Home + Design magazine issues and the Daniel Island Home Tour. Elicia and Maria quickly clicked and the two spent hours upon hours hashing out the details of this home. “We went on the home tour this past year together and it was our favorite. We saw so many things we liked,” adds Elicia. “It was nice having Maria there to reign us in and remind us that we already had lighting and selections pinned down because we liked so much of what we saw!” While toting around old dog-eared and tabbed issues, Elicia and Maria journeyed all over Charleston picking

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(top) Feeling comfortable while being in an aesthetically pleasing yet durable space ranked high on the list of priorities for this couple. By using durable wood-like tile flooring, tufted furniture, and easy-to-clean wall paints helped to meet that aspiration. (bottom left) This highly sought after home office is frequently used and offers a functional space the homeowners can use. (bottom right) The master bedroom was moved from the back of the home to the front so that Elicia and Brandon could take advantage of the stunning views from their second-story deck.

out materials for this house. One of Elicia’s must-have items was the granite countertop from AGM Imports. “We actually had to scale back the size of the island because I fell so in love with that slab. Originally, I wanted to have a really big island. Everybody gathers in the kitchen and we hardly ever sit on the sofas in the other room,” notes Elicia. To finish the look of this perfect gathering


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space, Elicia picked out backsplash tile from Carpet Baggers Carpet One, cabinets from Authentic Kitchens, trim from Southern Lumber & Millwork, and appliances from Plugs Appliance Center. It was important to the homeowners to not only pick out the perfect finishes for every aspect of this project, but to put in a little sweat

equity as well. “We saved some of the projects for after we moved in because we wanted to do them ourselves. The shiplap walls we did as well as the casing and the wainscoting,” explains Elicia when pointing out the shiplap wall treatment that was sourced from Buck Lumber & Building Supply. “Nearly anywhere that you see the shiplap, underneath of that on the

(left) Brandon and Elicia opted at the last minute to swap out their flooring choice. Originally, the pair had picked a dark hardwood floor. After mulling over this option Elicia phoned in the change that a lighter wood-like tile would be a better solution for their two large dogs and their frequent visitors. (right) Throughout the home, inspiration from old issues of Charleston Home + Design magazine can be found. The shaker-style cabinets are a staple in many featured home designs.

wall we wrote special notes to put our personal stamp into the home.” With Brandon’s architectural background, their personal stamp was, in some ways, already made on the residence. “Brandon designed the home and even put it into a CAD system. I just had to bring it back to my guys to put the finishing touches on the plan,” expounds Shawn. From that plan,

the two couples carefully explored the footprint and layout of the domicile and Brandon and Elicia were able to tweak and alter the plan easily before the foundation was poured. After flipping through magazines and watching television programs to gather design and decorating concepts and diligently working for months on end,

the home was finally completed. The flourishing relationship between the homeowners and the Southeastern Family Homes build team has continued even though the project has been completed for a year. Even with all of the tweaks and modifications, the open lines of communication and genuine bond created during this time helped turn builders and clients into friends. ❣ CH+D • Fall 2017



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ShopTalk Charleston Home + Design Office Remodel The remodeling bug hit home here at the offices of Charleston Home + Design magazine, which resulted in many changes both inside and out. With the boom of business taking place in the upper Charleston peninsula around our office, we were inspired by our architecturally inventive neighbors and opted to start making some improvements of our own. To help make all of our plans come to life, Philip Wingate of Lowcountry Tradesmen stepped up to the challenge. Our renovations began in the garage, moved outside, and worked their way into the main floor of the building. The first project that Philip tackled was to transform our storage area. He created custom shaker-style cabinets to protect our storage areas and installed coordinating luxury vinyl plank floors. Next, Philip was able to create a graded parking area on the side of the building featuring ROC and plantation dust finish. One of the most eye-catching improvements has to be the large, wooden marquee out front that Philip handcrafted out of American cherry wood floor planks from Charleston Plank Floors. The lush, green synthetic turf from Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf complements this new sign well.

(top) A new lighting fixture from Rick’s Lighting + Home hangs over the large custom-remodeled conference table that Philip Wingate of Lowcountry Tradesmen extended to accommodate our growing staff with ample seating. (bottom left) A total transformation took place in the powder room including a peach-colored door, new vanity, upgraded lights with a coordinating mirror, new flooring and freshly painted walls. (bottom right) Philip stands in front of another of his custom creations—an 8’x8’ marquee wall made from American cherry variable width flooring sourced from Charleston Plank Floors used in the Charleston Home + Design Magazine 2009 Idea House.

The custom work continued inside as well. After fixing several plumbing and electrical issues, Philip used salvaged materials to create a custom barn door, mobile island work space, and new kitchen countertops. In addition, Philip repainted all of the walls, doors, and hardware throughout the main floor. For more information about Philip Wingate of Lowcountry Tradesmen, call (843) 437-6681.

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Participating Vendors Aamsco Lighting, Inc. (843) 278-0000 | Alair Homes (843) 230-1898 | AV Lifestyles (843) 277-0059 | AZEK Building Products (843) 412-9958 | GlassEco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling (843) 554- 6099 | MiraTEC by JELD-WEN (540) 682-9983 | Keene Building Products (440) 605-1020 | MosquitoNix (843) 619-3033 |

Architects with mingle with the numerous participating vendors during this year's installment of Shark Tank: Architect Edition.

Nano Environmental Solutions of Charleston (843) 991-2246 |

Shark Tank Recap

Palmetto Solar (843) 934-8645 |

The most recent round of Charleston Home + Design’s hit event Shark Tank: Architect Edition took place this past August as part of the Charleston Architect Symposium during the Charleston Fall Home Show. This installment of the biannual event saw new faces with the inclusion of Lowcountry interior designers into the mix of attendees. The select group of vendors in the symposium had the opportunity to chat with over 40 architects and interior designers about a product or service that would be of interest to them. Throughout the two-hour event, vendors were able to meet with the symposium attendees and carryout meaningful engagements during this relaxed and pressure-free time.

Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 |

The architects and interior designers received an information sheet with all of the vendors’ information on it to make following up easy once the show was over. At the conclusion of the day’s events, vendor-donated prizes were given to lucky winning participants who stayed the entire day. Again this year, positive feedback resounded as more and more is done each year to make the event a success.


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Schneider Tree Care (843) 300-5200 | Smart Vent Products (843) 816-0825 | MetroflorCorp. Represented by William M. Bird (843) 709-9548 | Weyehaeuser Company (401) 524-9626 |

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(clockwise from top left) Retreat Wellness Boutique in West Ashley, Hausful in West Ashley, Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floor • Paint in Mt Pleasant, Express Sunrooms in North Charleston, and Maner Installed Sales in North Charleston.

State-of-the-Art Showroom Openings




Home improvement? More like showroom improvement! Recently, Charleston area businesses have been relocating to or revamping their locations and delighting customers with fresh looks and stunning showrooms. Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floor • Paint, Express Sunrooms, Maner Installed Sales, Hausful, and Retreat Wellness Boutique have all been busy designing and developing their new showrooms in order


to give homeowners the best possible experience as they meet each home improvement need. With new displays and facilities, homeowners can get a better feel for each product and service offered, making communication between staff and customer easy and productive. As more and more Lowcountry businesses spruce up their space or move to this area in general, the more home improvement enthusiasts can rejoice.


OCT 21

OCT 28

Bohemian Bull Beer Garden Folly Beach

Sweetgrass Event Center Mt. Pleasant

N. Charleston Performing Arts Center North Charleston


OCT 04


Dorchester Children’s Center Summerville

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NOV 12

18TH ANNUAL ART ON THE BEACH - CHEFS IN THE KITCHEN Sweetgrass Event Center Mt. Pleasant


JAN 25-28


Gaillard Center Charleston

New Line of Garage Options Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens is introducing a new garage organizing division in addition to their traditional outdoor products and services. This new business venture is aimed at creating more room in the garage and keeping it a usable and hassle-free space for homeowners. The garage division has a lot to offer for garage organization with two types of installable flat-wall systems and four different cabinetry lines— each designed to suit various storage needs. These cabinets are constructed with metal materials, including powdercoated aluminum, to stay durable and strong enough to store all of the tools and equipment that tend to clutter garages. Garage floor coatings are also included in the new garage division. For more information, call Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens at (843) 216-0006 or visit

Celebration of Six Decades Garden State Tile is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. This family-owned and operated tile company was founded in 1957 by Frederick Fischer, Sr. all the way up in Linden, New Jersey. While Garden State Tile’s Charleston location was only recently opened in 2016, the company’s 60 years of experience speaks for itself. Garden State Tile offers an extensive selection of floor and wall tile in various materials, like ceramic, stone, glass, porcelain, cement, wood, and even water-jet pieces. With such a diverse tile collection as well as available setting materials (like grout and sealants), Garden State Tile can provide Lowcountry homeowners the latest tile trends; they also offer valuable design expertise and installation and maintenance advice that can be helpful when deciding between different tile products and styles. For their upcoming anniversary, Garden State Tile plans to dig deep into their culture and reputation, spending more time within the company to instill the values and work ethic that have kept them thriving for so long. For more information, call Garden State Tile at (843) 872-3766 or visit CH+D • Fall 2017


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AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting & Restoration.......................... 187

Energy One America..............................................223

N-Hance Wood Refinishing.................................. 191

Aamsco Lighting , Inc. ......................................... 63

Enjoy the Shade....................................................137

Next To New..........................................................167

Accu-Brick Paving Systems.................................. 207

Express Sunrooms................................................217

Nichiha USA...........................................................31

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston............ 189

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery..........223

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.............................205

Advanced Window Fashions................................ 153

Fine Rugs of Charleston........................................193

OutSide is In.........................................................54

Affinity Integrated Solutions............................... 221

Fisher Recycling by Glass Eco.............................117

Overhead Door Company of Charleston...............163

AGM Imports........................................................ 51

Flatfish Island Designs ....................................... 183

Pacific Shore Stones.............................................12

Aiden Fabrics........................................................ 22

Floor Coverings International............................... 199

Palm Casual...........................................................85

Alair Homes.......................................................... 149

For the House: The Barstool Shop...................... 177

Palmetto Mosquito Control ................................. 193

Alexandre Fleuren Interiors................................. 19

Fulton Neighborhood........................................... 27

Palmetto Home Energy Audit.............................. 248

Alpha Omega Construction.................................. 145

Garden State Tile................................................. 11

Palmetto Moon Antiques..................................... 42

All About Garage Doors....................................... 171

Gateway Supply Co.............................................. 145

Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf............................. 143

Allen Design......................................................... 8

Grayhawk Homes of SC....................................... 193

Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens................................. 87

Antiques Market................................................... 159

GDC Home............................................................ 14

Palmetto Surfacing............................................... 36

Aqua Blue Pools................................................... 153

Granite Shop.........................................................242

Palmetto Tile Distributors.................................... 3,248

Arnett Custom Homes.......................................... 15

Handyman Connections........................................159

Phillip W. Smith General Contractor.................... 10

Audio Warehouse..................................................195

Harper Construction Inc........................................61

Plugs Appliance.................................................... 149

AV Lifestyles..........................................................209


Pool Cover Solutions............................................ 183

Backyard Retreats.................................................6

Heritage Pools LLC................................................173

Priester’s Custom Contracting............................. 39

Baker Roofing........................................................139

HLG Growers.........................................................163

QEI Security & Technology.................................. 32

Bath Fitter............................................................ 151

HWC Custom Cabinetry.........................................221

Real Deal Countertops......................................... 213

Bennett Hofford Construction Company...............29

Insulsteel of SC, LLC.............................................171

Relax the Back..................................................... 139

Best Buy Blinds.................................................... 179

J. Geiger Shading Technology...............................181

REMARK Landscape Architecture......................... 38

Blue Haven Pools and Spas................................. 69

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes.................................25

Retreat Wellness Boutique.................................. 147

Buck Lumber & Building Supply..................... 2

Jilco Kitchen and Bath...........................................64

Rhino Shield......................................................... 219

Buckhannon Brothers Tile............................... 18

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

Rick’s Lighting + Home........................................ 242

Budget Blinds.................................................. 75

Just Hardscape & Design......................................16

Riverside Designers..............................................179

California Closets................................................. 165

Kalman Construction.............................................83

Salt Wood Co........................................................ 199

Candelabra........................................................... 153


Schneider Tree Care............................................. 175

Carolina Flooring Specialists................................ 197

Kitchen Craft.........................................................217

ShelfGenie............................................................ 177

Carolina Green Energy Systems.......................... 151

KMD Interiors........................................................26

SHELTER Custom-Built Living.............................. 4

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting................................59

Koozer Painting.....................................................59

Sherwin-Williams................................................. 201

Carolina Lumber Sourcing................................... 179

Lauren Messina Interior Design............................9

Signature Appliance Center................................. 79

Carolina Machine Finishing.................................. 155

Leaf Filter Gutter Protection................................ 165

Smart Vent Products............................................ 54

Carpet Baggers Carpet One................................. 175


Southeast Kitchens.............................................. 211

Century Glass....................................................... 211

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control..........................157

Southern Current................................................. 157

Charleston Amish Furniture................................. 141

Louver Shop, The..................................................201

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp..................... 259

Charleston Bath Experts...................................... 141

Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa...........................149

Source Consulting................................................ 23

Charleston Blind Company.................................. 199

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters .....217

Special Additions.................................................. 163

Charleston Cabinets............................................. 181

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks........................... 221

Spivey Architects.................................................. 173

Charleston Fine Cabinetry and Interiors.............. 159

Lowcountry Monkey Bars.....................................197

Stacks Nursery..................................................... 187

Charleston Lamp Company.................................. 253

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes....................33

Steven Shell Living.............................................. 108

Charleston Landscape.......................................... 5

Lowcountry Tile Contractors.................................161

Stono Construction.............................................. 141

Charleston Lighting and Interiors........................ 13

M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place).............213

Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint...... 53

Charleston Plank Floors........................................157

Maine Cottage.......................................................117

Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel................ 161

Christopher Rose Architects, PA.......................... 34

Maner Installed Sales...........................................241

Structures Building Company.............................. 48

Cinder Creek Construction................................... 43

MBM Corporation..................................................139

Sullivan Custom Cabinets.................................... 183

Circa Lighting....................................................... 169

Max Crosby Construction......................................47

Sullivan's Island Designs..................................... 143

Classic Kitchens of Charleston............................ 49

Maxtrix Kids Rooms.......................................... 20-21

Sunview General Contracting & Solar................. 177

Classic Remodeling & Construction..................... 57

Melcer Tile.............................................................7

Swift Appliance.................................................... 251

Clear Blue Pools................................................... 191

Michael Greer Pools............................................. 189

Terrace Oaks Antiques......................................... 81

Closet Factory...................................................... 40

MiraTEC by JELD-WEN.......................................... 105

Thomas M. Evans Custom Building & Renovations......... 101

Coastal Design Builders....................................... 223

Moluf’s.................................................................. Back

Three River Homes.............................................. 89

Contract Exteriors................................................ 185


Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern.....................213

Coralberry Cottage............................................... 45

Mosquito Shield....................................................251

Universal Marble and Granite.............................. 44

Crosby Creations Home Designs......................... 209

Mr. Critter..............................................................241

Vinyet Architecture.............................................. 24

Danco Modern Furniture.......................................46


Vitoria International............................................. 41

Delpino Custom Homes........................................17

MW Hunter Custom Interiors................................185

VMS Home Painting Experts............................... 207

DIG Landscape......................................................151

My Rooms Furniture Gallery.................................155

William C. Pritchard Co........................................ 35

Domain Interiors & Design...................................37

Nano Environmental Solutions.............................147

Yvonne Gregory Interiors..................................... 195

Edgewater Energy Services..................................165

Nautilus Company, LLC.........................................215

Elegant Hardwood Floors.....................................215

NextGen Technologies...........................................50

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Antiques Hausful 203-6420 Closet Factory 564-7811 Antiques Market 849-8850 Lyndon Leigh 352-7359 HWC Custom Cabinetry 207-0750 Palmetto Moon Antiques 856-1881 Maine Cottage 866-366-3505 Maner Installed Sales 552-0242 Terrace Oaks Antiques 795-9689 Maxtrix Kids Furniture 877-776-3388 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Appliance Repairs Maxwood Furniture 914-310-9350 Consignment Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 747-6301 Next to New M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 559-9113 606-2715 Swift Appliance 388-7283 My Rooms Furniture Gallery 800-338-8534 Cookware Appliances Next to New 606-2715 Kitchen Craft 352-483-7600 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 747-6301 Countertops OutSide is In 718-7181 Plugs Appliance Center 532-8493 Palm Casual 881-0041 Advanced Kitchen Design 225-9344 Signature Appliance Center 571-5735 Palmetto Moon Antiques 856-1881 AGM Imports 747-0088 Swift Appliance 388-7283 Relax The Back 881-1866 Atlantic Stone 737-5004 Architects Salt Wood Co. 513-2829 Fisher Recycling 554-6099 Allen Design, Inc. 709-7322 Steven Shell Living 216-3900 Granite Shop 771-1235 Christopher Rose Architects 559-7670 Sullivan’s Island Designs 469-1441 Jilco Kitchen & Bath 849-6465 Flatfish Island Designs 882-8123 Terrace Oaks Antiques 795-9689 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 763-2161 Spivey Architects, Inc. 795-9370 Melcer Tile 744-5345 Garage Doors Vinyet Architecture 619-7662 All About Garage Doors 832-4304 Pacific Shore Stones 744-5665 Art Overhead Door Co. of Charleston 767-0028 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 569-1131 Antiques Market 849-8850 Garage Floor Coatings Real Deal Countertops 866-707-1414 Barstools Carolina Flooring Specialists 725-8502 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 554-5880 For The House - The Barstool Shop 881-7073 Palmetto Garage Living 216-0006 Southeast Kitchens 795-8809 Bathroom Remodeling Garage Organization Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 866-919-7779 Bath Fitter 767-4008 762-7980 Vitoria International 760-2470 California Closets Charleston Bath Experts 701-8060 Carolina Flooring Specialists 725-8502 Decorative Hardware Delpino Custom Homes 761-3410 Bars 296-1698 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 747-6301 Lowcountry Monkey Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 410-0645 Palmetto Garage Living 216-0006 Gateway Supply Company 554-0450 Blinds Garden Décor Moluf's 723-4881 Advanced Window Fashions 881-8858 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 559-9113 Design / Build Best Buy Blinds 884-3454 Palmetto Moon Antiques 856-1881 Allen Design, Inc. 709-7322 Budget Blinds 856-9498 Stacks Nursery 832-4769 Grayhawk Homes of SC, Inc. 513-0035 Charleston Blind Company 478-1913 Gas Lanterns Insulsteel 637-4311 Louver Shop, The 1-800-528-7866 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 881-4170 Nautilus Company 647-6224 Builder Charleston Lighting and Interiors 766-3055 Southeast Kitchens 795-8809 Alair Homes 296-8510 Rick's Lighting + Home 763-2282 Designer Arnett Custom Homes 271-8668 Grills Alexandre Fleuren Interiors 437-1396 Bennett Hofford Construction 722-8169 ext. 223 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 559-9113 Domain Interiors & Design, LLC 388-0328 Cinder Creek Construction 737-2201 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 216-0006 KMD Interiors, LLC 819-8254 Coastal Design Builders, LLC 300-9383 Gutters Lauren Messina Interior Design 214-4157 Delpino Custom Homes 761-3410 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 818-4569 MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 Fulton Neighborhood 881-6142 LeafFilter Gutter Protection 330-655-7950 Riverside Designers 377-2600 Grayhawk Homes of SC, Inc. 513-0035 Leafguard of the Lowcountry 832-3353 Sullivan’s Island Designs 469-1441 Harper Construction 737-4745 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 410-0645 Yvonne Gregory Interiors 708-3535 Insulsteel 637-4311 Handyman Services Doors JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 936-6897 Handyman Connection 529-9400 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 881-3930 Hardscapes Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 744-6281 Max G. Crosby Construction Company 766-9976 Accu-Brick Paving Systems 821-0121 Drapes Nautilus Company 647-6224 HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 901-4862 Advanced Window Fashions 881-8858 Phillip W. Smith General Contractor, Inc. 881-9828 Just Hardscape & Design 761-3410 Domain Interiors & Design, LLC 388-0328 Priester's Custom Contracting, LLC 200-8495 Hardwood Floor Refinishing MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 278-2914 Elegant Hardwood Floors 723-8172 Driveways and Walkways Stono Construction 805-4141 N-Hance Wood Refinishing 822-5939 Accu-Brick Paving Systems 821-0121 Structures Building Company 856-6901 Hardwood Floors HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 901-4862 Thomas Evans Custom Building and Renovations 442-0277 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 571-0013 Just Hardscapes & Design 761-3410 Three River Homes 200-8868 Charleston Plank Floors 278-1751 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 886-8988 Building Materials 723-8172 Electrical Contractor Elegant Hardwood Floors Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 Floor Coverings International of Charleston 695-7801 QEI Security & Technology 844-734-7233 Carolina Lumber Sourcing 297-4628 Home Automation Fabrics / Upholstery Carolina Machine Finishing 760-0029 Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 277-0777 Aiden Fabrics 216-0008 Insulsteel 637-4311 Audio Warehouse 571-0535 GDC Home 571-5142 Maner Installed Sales 552-0242 AV Lifestyles 277-0027 MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 MiraTec by Jeld-wen 800-255-0785 NextGen Technologies, Inc. 871-8531 Sullivan’s Island Designs 469-1441 Nichiha USA 866-424-4421 QEI Security & Technology 844-734-7233 Fencing Royal Building Products 667-219-2015 Home Décor Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Source Consulting, LLC 810-0859 Antiques Market 849-8850 Maner Installed Sales 552-0242 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 744-6281 Candelabra 849-7775 Fireplaces Cabinets 884-2225 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 559-9113 Coralberry Cottage Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 225-9344 GDC Home 571-5142 Flood Vents Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 554-7800 Lyndon Leigh 352-7359 Smart Vent Products, Inc. 877-441-8368 Charleston Fine Cabinetry 425-8036 Maine Cottage 866-366-3505 Flooring Classic Kitchens of Charleston 991-4207 MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 Buckhannon Brothers Tile 881-8911 HWC Custom Cabinetry 207-0750 Next to New 606-2715 Carolina Lumber Sourcing 297-4628 Jilco Kitchen & Bath 849-6465 Moon Antiques 856-1881 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 571-0013 Palmetto Just Additions & Remodeling 352-7341 Retreat Wellness Boutique 872-6184 Charleston Plank Floors 278-1751 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Steven Shell Living 216-3900 Elegant Hardwood Floors 723-8172 Signature Appliance Center 571-5735 Terrace Oaks Antiques 795-9689 Floor Coverings International of Charleston 695-7801 Southeast Kitchens 795-8809 Home Energy Audit Garden State Tile 872-3766 Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floor • Paint 856-8255 Palmetto Home Energy Audit, Inc. 607-4442 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 763-2161 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 554-5880 Melcer Tile 744-5345 Home Theater William C Pritchard Company, Inc. 889-1313 Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 277-0777 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 266-8700 Cabinet Refinishing Audio Warehouse 571-0535 Source Consulting, LLC 810-0859 N-Hance Wood Refinishing 822-5939 AV Lifestyles 277-0059 Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floor • Paint 856-8255 Furniture Carpeting NextGen Technologies, Inc. 871-8531 849-8850 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 571-0013 Antiques Market QEI Security & Technology 844-734-7233 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 856-0049 Fine Rugs of Charleston 974-4166 House Plans Charleston Amish Furniture 225-2513 Floor Coverings International of Charleston 695-7801 Crosby Creations Home Designs 514-7354 Coralberry Cottage 884-2225 Ceramic Coating Flatfish Island Designs 882-8123 Danco Modern Furniture 884-2256 Rhino Shield 884-1992 Hurricane Shutters / Protection Domain Interiors & Design, LLC 388-0328 Closet & Organization Systems Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 822-5519 For the House - The Barstool Shop 881-7073 Advanced Window Fashions 881-8858 Muhler 572-9727 GDC Home 571-5142 California Closets 762-7980


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HVAC (Heating and Air) Southeast Kitchens 795-8809 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 744-6281 Palmetto Home Energy Audit, Inc. 607-4442 Paint Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 410-0645 Indoor Air Quality Rhino Shield 884-1992 Solar Hot Water Heaters Insulsteel 637-4311 Sherwin-Williams Company 1800-4Sherwin Edgewater Energy Services 937-9999 MBM Corporation 800-223-2508 Spectrum Paint 866-437-5863 Solar Solutions NANO Environmental Solutions of Charleston 877-787-NANO Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floor • Paint 856-8255 Edgewater Energy Services 937-9999 Painter Insulation Southern Current 203-0624 1st Class Painting & Restoration 324-6006 Energy One America 388-6260 Sunview General Contracting and Solar 532-9157 Carolina Machine Finishing 760-0029 Interior Decorating Spas & Hot Tubs CertaPro Painters of Charleston 870-7856 Alexandre Fleuren Interiors 437-1396 Aqua Blue Pools 767-7665 Koozer Painting 881-2212 Domain Interiors & Design, LLC 388-0328 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 856-0049 N-Hance Wood Refinishing 822-5939 GDC Home 571-5142 Blue Haven Pools 552-6000 Rhino Shield 884-1992 KMD Interiors, LLC 819-8254 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 300-4143 VMS Home Painting Experts 452-1860 Lauren Messina Interior Design 214-4157 Heritage Pools, LLC 762-3417 Pergola MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 886-8988 Enjoy The Shade 345-3214 Riverside Designers 377-2600 Michael Greer Pools 607-4739 Express Sunrooms 501-0036 Sullivan’s Island Designs 469-1441 Stone Products Special Additions, Inc. 851-2303 Yvonne Gregory Interiors 708-3535 AGM Imports 747-0088 Pest Control Kids & Youth Bedrooms Garden State Tile 872-3766 205-0551 Maxtrix Kids Furniture 877-776-3388 Mr. Critter Granite Shop 771-1235 Ledford's Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 766-8298 Kitchen Accessories Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 763-2161 Mosquito Nix 619-3033 Kitchen Craft 352-483-7600 Pacific Shore Stones 744-5665 Landscape Architect Mosquito Shield 854-444-2667 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 569-1131 Remark Landscape Architecture 952-7817 Palmetto Exterminators 766-9701 Real Deal Countertops 866-707-1414 Landscape Lighting Palmetto Mosquito Control 766-9701 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 866-919-7779 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 412-5874 Plumbing Fixtures Vitoria International 760-2470 Landscape Materials Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 747-6301 Structured Insulated Panels Charleston Landscape, LLC 296-7592 Gateway Supply Company 554-0450 Insulsteel 637-4311 Fisher Recycling 554-6099 Moluf's 723-4881 Structured Wiring HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 901-4862 Pool and Spa Covers Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 277-0777 Stacks Nursery 832-4769 Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 766-0289 Audio Warehouse 571-0535 Landscaping Professional Designer / Kitchens AV Lifestyles 277-0059 Charleston Landscape, LLC 296-7592 Strock Enterprise Design & Remodel, LLC 566-0250 NextGen Technologies, Inc. 871-8531 D.I.G. Landscape 327-4372 Propane QEI Security & Technology 844-734-7233 HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 901-4862 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 559-9113 Sunrooms Remark Landscape Architecture 952-7817 Remodeling Express Sunrooms 501-0036 Stacks Nursery 832-4769 1st Class Painting & Restoration 261-0212 Muhler 572-9727 LED Lighting Advanced Kitchen Designs 225-9344 Special Additions, Inc. 851-2303 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 412-5874 Bennett Hofford Construction 722-8169 ext. 223 Swimming Pools Light Fixtures Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 554-7800 Aqua Blue Pools 767-7665 Aamsco Lighting 278-0000 Cinder Creek Construction 737-2201 Blue Haven Pools 552-6000 Candelabra 849-7775 Classic Remodeling & Construction 763-3297 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 300-4143 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 881-4170 Coastal Design Builders, LLC 300-9383 Heritage Pools, LLC 762-3417 Charleston Lamp Company 763-9150 Delpino Custom Homes 761-3410 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 886-8988 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 766-3055 Handyman Connection 529-9400 Michael Greer Pools 607-4739 Circa Lighting 937-5990 Harper Construction 737-4745 Synthetic Turf Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 747-6301 Just Additions & Remodeling 352-7341 Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf 618-6611 Rick's Lighting + Home 763-2282 Kalman Construction 856-0515 Termite Contract Steven Shell Living 216-3900 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 886-8988 Ledford's Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 766-8298 Lumber Phillip W. 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Geiger Shading Technology 844-543-4437 Mold Prevention Shutters Louver Shop, The 1-800-532-7866 Carolina Green Energy Systems 471-1560 Advanced Window Fashions 881-8858 Maner Installed Sales 552-0242 Energy One America 388-6260 Best Buy Blinds 884-3454 MW Hunter Custom Interiors 556-4939 NANO Environmental Solutions of Charleston 877-787-NANO Budget Blinds 856-9498 Windows Outdoor Furniture Charleston Blind Company 478-1913 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 856-0049 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 822-5519 Muhler 572-9727 Charleston Amish Furniture 225-2513 Louver Shop, The 1-800-532-7866 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 744-6281 OutSide is In 718-7181 Muhler 572-9727 Sunview General Contracing and Solar 532-9157 Palm Casual 881-0041 Siding Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 410-0645 Outdoor Kitchens Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 818-4569 Wood Refinishing Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 747-6301 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 795-0150 N-Hance Wood Refinishing 822-5939 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 886-8988 Carolina Machine Finishing 760-0029 Salt Wood Co. 513-2829 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 559-9113 Contract Exteriors 733-3223 Wrought Iron Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 216-0006 Nichiha USA 770-805-9467 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 CH+D • Fall 2017


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