Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Colin Grey Voigt
(above left) The Pecky Cypress beams on the ceiling provide dimension and draw the eyes upward. (above right) White-washed Pecky Cypress is laid in an intricate pattern on the kitchen ceiling. (below left) With a background in interior design, Elaine filled her home with coastal décor to complement the European White Oak flooring. (below right) Elaine opted to use the smaller, leftover pieces of the Pecky Cypress as accents around her home, including this open shelving in the kitchen and as the backs of the built-in shelves in the living room.
house style for the interior. Plus, it was important to open up the main living areas and add another bedroom and bathroom for visitors. With all of that in mind, Tim and I met with a few builders and Peter at Axon Homes stood out to us,” describes Elaine. Peter Oakes, owner of Axon Homes, and Becca Barton, Axon Homes’ Selections Coordinator, put together a plan that fit the Bolick’s lifestyle perfectly. From
there, Becca and Elaine specifically worked together to ensure each detail of the renovation came together seamlessly. One aspect of the home’s design that Elaine took special interest in was the flooring. It was particularly important to her to select the ideal material for the island abode. With a bit of research, Elaine learned of Carolina Lumber Sourcing and contacted Bill
Watt directly. Carolina Lumber Sourcing’s portfolio of work throughout the Charleston area and the range of options that Elaine could choose from impressed her. Bill and his team’s expert suggestions led her to opt for an eight and a half inch wide European White Oak with a slight gray matte finish. Elaine loved the flooring so much she chose to install it throughout the whole home. “It’s extremely durable and easy to clean, not to mention it disguises the CH+D • Winter 2018
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