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Features 144 Daring to Dream

Enter the majestic land that houses four unique getaways up in the trees. Seth and Tori Bolt, of Bolt Farm Luxury Treehouse, welcome the Charleston Home + Design team onto their Wadmalaw Island property to show us their creations.They walk us through the building and design process of their custom dwellings as well as how they balance marriage, Seth’s busy touring schedule with NEEDTOBREATHE, and how they curated the perfect collection of vintage items for their magical retreats.

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If you’re considering installing a pool, now is the time to start talking to the experts. Browse through the pages of this year’s pool feature, Water Ways, for ideas on what materials will help your pool last for years to come.

Seth and Tori Bolt

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Our annual kitchen guide is back and features projects showcasing the industry leaders in the Lowcountry. Looking for a vibrant backsplash? A modern design? Gold fixtures? Well, peruse through this comprehensive guide to find it all.

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E nchanting Quarters

chock full of wonderful ideas for a boho, coastal, or modern kitchen, just to name a few. No matter what stage of kitchen design you’re in, there is something for everyone. For those of you looking for inspiration for specific elements to include, take a look at our kitchen product guide which features a collection of local countertops, cabinetry, flooring, décor, and more. Speaking of places that create wonderful memories our winter cover stars Tori and Seth Bolt have brought their dream to fruition by building luxury treehouses meant to rejuvenate, relax, and reconnect their guests. With a successful music career in the worldrenowned band NEEDTOBREATHE, Seth grew up loving nature and knew he needed a place to come home to relax in peace and quiet after loud tours in big cities. He found his match in Tori, who was just as thrilled to begin their life together and embark on the journey of designing and curating the four treehouses that make up Bolt Farm Treehouse in Charleston. They chat with the CH + D team about balance, intentionality, creativity, and what’s next in their journey.


t the end of each year, my mom prepares the kitchen to bake thousands (yes thousands) of cookies to send to our loved ones. This past holiday season was no different. For the better part of every December, for as long as I can remember, my parent’s house smells like a variety of cookies from chocolate chip to ginger bread. The full month of baked goodness is pure magic—especially when I get to be her taste tester. All of this delightfulness happens in one of the most used rooms in a home; the kitchen.

Another helpful article included in this edition is our annual pool feature. This segment highlights some of the Lowcountry’s most stunning pools, all designed by local pool builders. If you’re thinking about installing a pool, now is the time to reach out to these companies so that you’re ready for the hot months ahead. Throughout this issue I hope you are inspired, not only by the pictures you see, but also by the stories you hear of the human experience. Happy searching!

While on the subject of kitchens, this year’s kitchen feature, Captivating Cookeries, showcases a variety of kitchens completed by local aficionados. The kitchen guide is

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From Service to Success Hill Shaw and Erik Loesch, Agency Owners of Atlantic Shield Insurance, share how active listening creates trust, builds relationships, and allows their team to provide the best service for homeowners’ specific needs.

How long has the Atlantic Shield Insurance Group been serving the Charleston area?

Is there an area that regularly surprises customers when it comes to residential insurance?

Atlantic Shield was founded in Mt. Pleasant, in 2004. We’re proud to be a locally owned and operated business in our community for the past 15 years! We’re also excited to partner with area carriers such as PURE Insurance.

Customers are surprised that there are superior solutions and services available to them, without spending more money to obtain them. In our business simplicity, better coverage, and better service creates customers for life.

Navigating insurance can be tricky, especially in the Lowcountry. How do you help customers determine wants & needs when it comes to policies? Navigating the insurance marketplace starts with an agency identifying what their ideal client looks like, then building an entire business model that is laser focused on exceeding their expectations. Our ideal client has achieved success, both professionally and personally, and they are seeking a partner that not only provides them insuring solutions, but also helps them create more time in their lives to pursue their passions. We achieve this through best-in-class carrier representation, competitive pricing, and servicing standards that are proactively focused versus reactive.

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What changes in your industry do you anticipate in the next five years? How will they affect residential customers? Flood is a hot topic in our industry. With the National Flood Insurance Program reporting $20.5 billion in debt to the U.S. Treasury in 2019, there is a strong desire to privatize the program at the federal level. In our professional opinions, we will continue to see the private market become increasingly compelling through innovation and pricing. For more information, call Atlantic Shield Insurance at (843) 856-2909 or visit

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Removing Critters From Your Home Mr. Critter’s wildlife relocation specialists Brad Hilfrink and Chandler Ingle swap stories about some exhilarating wild animal adventures.

She Said: Chandler Said: It’s always fun to capture a momma raccoon and her babies in a home and then be able to bring the babies to a rehabilitator. Helping ensure babies are released when they’re old enough is what makes our job rewarding.

Chandler Said: Grabbing chimney swifts out of a flue and reaching around to get a hold of them and their nest was really cool. It was also interesting to see how they cement their nests to the chimney wall using their own saliva.

Chandler Said: We had a job where we pulled 15 raccoons out of one house. Along with the mother and father raccoons, there were eight babies in different locations we had to cut out of the walls. I’ve never seen so many raccoons in one attic before.

He Said: Favorite Critter to Catch?

Most Unusual Catch?

Most Challenging Catch?

Brad Said: Alligators are my favorite. They are exciting and I love dealing with dangerous animals. My deadliest catch is a cottonmouth. It not only has very toxic venom, but it is also the most venomous snake out there.

Brad Said: A wild llama–they’re very destructive and powerful. We actually caught one South American Camelid (the llama’s true family name) by using mistletoe as bait.

Brad Said: My most challenging effort was an alligator that was not causing a problem, but the HOA wanted him removed. After months of pursuit, I finally snuck up on him and hooked him in the tail with a fishing pole. I was able to reel him in, tie him up, and move him to a safe location.

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1. Wood & Brass Pendant from Rick’s Lighting + Home / 2. Annie Soft Chair from Danco Modern Furniture / 3. Westbury Double Tier Chandelier from Circa Lighting / 4. Dark Vintage Rug from Fine Rugs of Charleston / 5. ’Cavern Clay’ from Sherwin-Williams / 6. Spotted Clay Vessel from CHD Interiors / 7. Green Chair from Lyndon Leigh / 8. ’Cushing Green’ from Benjamin Moore / 9. Record Player from Terrace Oaks Antiques / 10. Ceramic Planter from Blu Cotton / 11. Embroidered Lumbar Pillow from Steven Shell Living / 12. Rounded Accent Table from Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby / 13. Heavy Duty Fabric in ‘Spice’ from Jean’s

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Custom Workroom / 14. Mia Pendant by Arteriors from Carolina Lanterns & Lighting / 15. ’Saucy Gold’ from Sherwin-Williams / 16. Pure Linen Dyed Stripe Pillow from Hausful / 17. Horizons Artwork from Charleston Amish Furniture / 18. Brass Floor Lamp from Charleston Lighting & Interiors / 19. Leather Arm Chair from Southeastern Galleries / 20. Woven Ethnic Pattern from Aiden Fabrics / 21. Metal Stationary Barstool from For the House—The Barstool Shop / 22. Kasal Pouf from Coralberry Cottage / 23. ’White Heron’ from Benjamin Moore / 24. Teak Table Lamp from Charleston Lamp Company / CH+D • Winter 2020 • 75


At Home With

The Allen Family Organization experts Robert and Mary Allen became Inspired Closets dealers two years ago, after transitioning from Closets Systems by Timm. Motivated by their shared passion for organization and desire to help

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homeowners, the Allens overhaul Lowcountry closets, pantries, garages, and laundry rooms—including their own.

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space that serves as a storage hub. In addition to the built-in cabinets, the Allens also have a slat wall. The wall is compiled of slats so they can add hooks and move them as they see fit. Incorporating shelving on the perimeters of the garage nearly doubled their storage, and pairs with the additional cabinetry.

2 The butlers pantry was a space

that Mary wanted to use to store additional items for entertaining, so ample cabinetry was a must. When they bought the house, the kitchen didn’t offer a lot of cabinet space and the butler pantry adds that. It also features a wine cooler to provide extra space for wine and beer to be stored outside of their everyday refrigerator.

3 With parents and children living in the house, a utilitarian laundry room was a must. That meant pull down bars to create hanging space, lots of cabinetry, space for sorting lights and darks, and extra shelving for other laundry necessities. Because of a highly functional laundry room, the Allens now have a hassle free environment to wash their clothes.

For more information, call Inspired Closets at (843) 557-1900 or visit

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The Answer is Yes If you add up the numbers and the time, it’s easy to conclude that Carolina Machine Finishing (CMF) has helped build more than 12,000 homes. CMF’s work of pre-priming, staining,and finishing materials gives builders and homeowners a product that often outlives most warranties.

The Craftsman:

CMF President Rick Jackson has a background that spans the globe, including some bilingual time in the Air Force. He left that world to focus more on family and community. After owning a paint and interior design shop in Hendersonville, NC, the family moved to Charleston in 1998. Rick and his brother Tom opened CMF in the same North Charleston location they work from today. They are the oldest continuously operated machine applicator in South Carolina, as well as coastal North Carolina and Georgia.

His Process:

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Their process ensures a longer lasting paint or stain job than traditional “on-site” applications. “We coat all six sides of a board and achieve proper spread rates for maximum coverage and protection,” explains Rick. CMF can coat the materials for an entire house in about two hours. Pre-priming reduces weather delays and other problems such as color variation and over-spray or splatter that occur during a typical exterior paint process. The process provides a low maintenance alternative to other sidings and increases the material’s longevity.

His Philosophy:

The company’s mantra of “The answer to any customer question is ‘yes,’” has solidified their place in a competitive industry. What’s more, with 11 children and 14 grandchildren, Rick’s commitment to family translates to his business as well. For more information, call Carolina Machine Finishing at (843) 760-0029 or visit

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(top) CMF President Rick Jackson credits his company’s success to building relationships that far outlast business. (below left) CMF encapsulates all six sides of boards to protect them from nature’s elements. (below right) Homeowners enjoy the benefits of CMF materials.

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Reclaim Your Style From farm to oyster tables, wine cabinets to media consoles, Tailgate Specialties founder and owner Chris Cox can make just about any piece of furniture a homeowner can dream of. “Oyster tables are the most popular items we produce, all by hand and one at a time,” he says. Some of those are built using salvaged wood. Chris’ experience with reclaimed wood includes everything from heart pine to lumber

from a 100-year-old Cypress. One of his most recent projects is a dining table built from heart pine wood. He and his aunt and uncle reclaimed the wood from the Indian Field Swamp campgrounds in St. George, SC. The wood was more than 100 years old; Chris jokes he wore his snake boots to remove it from its storage barn. For this project, like many of his relcaimed pieces, he used a light hand

when cleaning and finishing the piece. “A lot of people want to keep the aged look— telltale marks of old saw mills and nail holes of the original piece. By using minimal or no stain, and simply clear coat, the saw marks really pop,” Chris explains. For more information, call Tailgate Specialties at (843) 532-3641 or visit tailgatespecialties.

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Curb Pests Naturally

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Less is more when it comes to insects. It’s also a frequent request when it comes to insecticides. Customers are increasingly focused on minimizing chemicals in and around their homes. Enter Palmetto Exterminators. The company offers two options for green pest control. Endorsed by the Natural Resources Defense Council, their GreenPro Service features natural, organic, and biodegradable products for inside and outside treatments. Customers who choose this service will need to be more tolerant of in-

sects as the green insecticides do not last as long and typically more insects are seen in between services. The Green Hybrid program provides green insecticides inside, but uses a more traditional insecticide on the exterior for longer results. “More customers opt for this option here in Charleston as we have such a heavy insect population,” explains Charleston Branch Manager Nick Cummings. For more information, call Palmetto Exterminators at (843) 766-9701 or visit

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Protecting Docks & Decks

This John’s Island dock is painted with a polymer coating to make it last longer.

Top Notch Windows Sealing air in and keeping wind out are two important factors to consider when selecting windows for your home. Lowcountry homes are susceptible to winds up to 156 miles per hour during hurricane season (early June to late November). Because of the high winds often prevalent during these times, installing energyefficient, hurricane grade windows is something many Lowcountry homeowners are doing for their homes. Thermally optimized narrow-line frame and sash windows with dual-pane insulated glass are specially designed to meet ENERGY STAR requirements. These windows offer technological reinforcements that minimize energy transfer. Not only do these windows withstand wind, they also help prevent water from getting into the home. For more information, call Top Tier Gutters and Windows at (843) 847-6471 or visit

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For more information, call Acryfin Coatings South East at (803) 493-8539 or visit

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The Lowcountry climate can be temperamental, ranging from extreme heat and sun to torrential downpours within minutes. Because of this ever-changing climate, it’s important for homeowners to use products strong enough to withstand weather conditions. That’s where a polymer coating comes in. Polymer coatings are used to extend the life of docks and decks. Made with special resins, the polymer coating fills cracks that might have popped up over the years. This seals the surface, protecting it from water and other things that could seep in, damaging the boards. Not only is the polymer durable, it’s also non-toxic. When the pros come out for an initial consultation, they take moisture readings, inspect the substrate, and monitor weather conditions to ensure that the coating is the best option for their customers. Once the coating is painted on, the surface is UV, water, and slip resistant. The coating also stops the aging of the surface, allowing homeowners to restore, rather than replace, their docks and decks.

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Essentials for Designing a Cozy Breakfast Nook

1 THROW PILLOW Accent pillows in a fun pattern add interest and comfort to the space, inviting the family to dine in every day.


CHD Interiors | (843) 571-2446

NATURAL CHANDELIER Achieve a coastal look with a woven chandelier to light up the space while still maintaining a relaxed vibe. Steven Shell Living | (843) 216-3900


LEATHER DINING CHAIR Combining a variety of textures not only adds dimension but helps solidify the overall feel of the space. Candelabra | (843) 849-7775


CIRCULAR DINING TABLE A round dining table offers a more intimate feel allowing for conversation to flow easily. Hausful | (843) 203-6420

ARCHED BENCHES A bench is a must-have element in creating a cozy breakfast nook; these rattan benches add to the neutral, coastal palette. Southeastern Galleries | (843) 556-4663

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6 RATTAN TRAY Adding a tray on top of a table acts as a platform for additional décor, such as a vase of flowers. Coralberry Cottage | (843) 884-2225

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Right Down to the Pipes Whether you’re working on a small update or a complete renovation, it’s important to be familiar with a few industry terms. Here’s a quick primer on what you need to know when it comes to plumbing fixtures.


Rough-in plumbing refers to all valves and plumbing installed behind the wall. Valves are specific to each manufacturer and different valves are required for different functions from sinks to showers, toilets to tubs.


Finish describes the color of your selection. The names vary by manufacturer and material. A few common examples are white in ceramic pieces such as sinks and toilets, and polished chrome or nickel and brushed nickel in decorative trim.

Pressure Balance Valve:

This option features one handle controlling both volume and temperature. Pressure balance shower valves manage the ratio of hot to cold water. For example, they maintain a relatively constant water temperature and pressure in your shower.


An abbreviation for gallons per minute, GPM refers to how many gallons of water a fixture uses to operate.

Thermostatic Valve:

Thermostatic valves feature two handles (sometimes separate), one controlling the volume and one the water temperature. With this valve, you can change the flow of water without affecting the temperature. It also handles more than three times the water volume of a pressure balance valve.

Energy Guide Label:

Required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on water heaters, this label shows an estimated annual cost of operation and how that unit’s efficiency compares to all other similar models.

For more information about these terms and products contact: Design on Tap (843) 329-0661 • Gateway Supply (843) 554-0450 • Moluf’s (843) 723-4881 •

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(top) Custom walk-through shower from Mahshie Custom Homes. (above) This Daniel Island home invites guests to shower poolside. Residence built by Novella Homes, designed by Riverside Designers, with tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors.





Building Blocks


Nathan Delpino COMPANY:

Delpino Custom Homes CREDENTIALS:

Upon graduation from the College of Charleston, Nathan began working on homes in the Lowcountry. Throughout that early experience, and hands-on work with his father-in law (an artisan builder in Cape May, New Jersey), Nathan started his foundation for the building process that he applies to his custom homes today.

What were some of the questions you asked these homeowners during the initial consultation? Our first questions are always based around how our customer wants to live in and experience the house. These homeowners weren’t going to be living here full time so it was important to understand how they wanted to use the space as their home-away-from-home. They wanted the dwelling to emphasize the Lowcountry’s landscape.

What were some of the custom features that were must-haves for the homeowners? These homeowners put an emphasis on outdoor spaces coupled with indoor entertainment spaces. In fact, they overemphasized the entertainment areas with a third-floor wet bar which complemented the rooftop deck that overlooks the marsh. One of the other custom features becoming more common in elevated home plans are elevators. This feature not only helps with the daily trips up and down the stairs, but it also functions to help moving the weekend luggage and groceries into the house.

How did you collaborate with the homeowners and other contractors to bring this home to life? We always start our design process, between clients and our in-house design manager, with discussions that are focused around our clients’ general style and the design aesthetic that appeals to them. This initial meeting is paramount to understanding the direction of the home. From there, we begin to collaborate with our clients by providing them interactive design boards that help bring their visions into reality. For more information, call Delpino Custom Homes at (843) 818-4866 or visit

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Story by Alli Steinke • Portrait by Patrick Brickman • Photography by Ebony Ellis


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Trudie Cooper Krawcheck learned to value great design early on. That appreciation strengthened as she graduated from the College of Charleston with a fine arts degree and then joined the family business. Now, 35 years later, her clients say she is meticulous— drawing architectural plans and doing background research before embarking on an actual home design.

What were some of the homeowner’s design goals? This couple was seeking a worry free, inviting home for their children and grandchildren. In particular, they wanted coming in from the pool and ocean to feel simple and easy.

While working on this project, what challenges did you face and how did you provide solutions? I worked hard to seamlessly meld this home’s fabulous outdoor area with the indoor space. That’s why it’s so important to consider the complete space when approaching design. Together with the homeowners, we paid the same attention to detail as we chose the outdoor pieces as we did in selecting items inside the home. Nothing was an afterthought—we considered every aspect of the interior and exterior as we determined the overall function and flow.

From your perspective, what should homeowners ask when interviewing designers? It’s so important that homeowners have a good relationship with their interior designer. It truly is a partnership that requires trust. With trust, comes a comfort level of sharing needs and wants, and also being able to express when something isn’t quite right in terms of those requirements. I would discuss specifics about how the designer will help make their home reflect their lifestyle and be personal to them. For example, in my own home, I include family heirlooms with more contemporary upholstery. I love pairing the old with the new, so my home is livable and comfortable and makes you feel welcomed. For more information, call Southeastern Galleries at (843) 556-4663 or visit

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Taking a Look at the Cost of

Long-Lasting Garage Flooring With heavy foot and vehicle traffic in the garage, it will pay off to invest in durable floors for a clean look that will withstand daily wear and tear.

Indestructible Floors

When considering what improvements to make on a home, think about the garage floors. The garage is one of the main entrance points of a house so it should be made of products that will not only look fresh and clean, but also with products that will be longlasting. A commercial-grade showroom floor is one such product.

Slip Resistant

Having a surface that is slip resistant is crucial in the garage. With people walking and driving in from the rain and other inclement weather, you want to ensure that the floor is safe to walk on with no fear of falling or sliding. Carolina Flooring Specialists (CFS) offers their customers slip resistant flooring that provides peace of mind for the safety of homeowners and guests alike. Customers know that no matter the weather outside, they can enter the home safely.

Stain Free and Easy to Clean

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commercial-grade showroom floor, the leaks won’t stain. Stain resistant floors also alleviate any concern about showing dirt and other residue. All that is needed to clean up any of the automotive fluids that do end up leaking are some paper towels. It can be swept or blown out as needed, and the professionals at Carolina Flooring Specialists recommend damp mopping every three to four months with water and Simple Green.

Variety of Colors

As each interior and exterior of a home are different, so are the garage floors and Carolina Flooring Specialists understands that. Because of varying design aesthetics, the CFS team offers multiple color selections to appeal to homeowners across the Lowcountry. The flooring that they install comes in varying shades of brown and gray. Each has a granite look with different hues depending on the color. For more information, call Carolina Flooring Specialists at (843) 725-8502 or visit

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Storage Tips from

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A quick escape into Pinterest and you’ll quickly realize that laundry rooms have risen from simply function and form to thoughtful design that integrates the overall look of our homes. Folding stations, pet washing areas, and custom cabinets are just a few ways we’re moving laundry rooms into the limelight.

The Process:

Many times, renovation means give and take. For this client, a new kitchen borrowed square footage from an adjacent laundry room to create a larger breakfast area. That’s when the client came to Closets by Design to rework her reconfigured space, requesting the storage pros build and install simple shelves and cabinets in her now smaller laundry room.

The Problem:

The client needed this room to serve multiple functions: a washer and dryer area, a place to hang clothes, and a cat zone. Plus, she requested white cabinets that would work behind a pocket door and harmonize with her kitchen palette.

The Solution:

For more information, call Closets by Design at (866) 484-8130 or visit

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Clean Lines with Covered Storage Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford

The team achieved a more operational space by installing shelves that reach the ceiling and stacking the washer and dryer. They incorporated a few sliding shelves to make it easier to see and access supplies. Importantly, they brought the shelves high enough so they were able to attach the entire unit to a secure area in the wall above the pocket door. This makes for a solid structure. For her feline friends, they designed an area for a litter box, a space to prepare kitty meals, and shelves for food and supplies.

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A Family Business with a Mantra of Balance Twenty-seven years ago Claudia and Mike Al Hassan started Alpha Omega Construction Group. Today, they have grown to more than 300 employees across four states, providing roofing, gutter, and siding services. Here’s a glimpse into Alpha

Story by Susan Fitzgerlad Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford

Omega’s Charleston ReRoof Sales Manager Dean Holtby’s day.

7:00am Dean’s schedule today includes a small repair in Summerville, a large custom house in Kiawah, then a historic project downtown. Most of his days echo this pattern—balancing time between his office and job sites supporting customers and field supervisors. He starts the day at his office where the team holds meetings, training events, and handles all construction administrative responsibilities including permits, estimating, material allocation, and invoicing. His office’s field supervisors also

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begin their day here, loading their trucks with materials for their assigned jobs.

“We can do is to exceed the expectations of our customers and drive our reputation in the community.” — Dean Holtby

10:00am Dean left the office and drove to eight sites, checking on current projects, and prospecting future ones. He shared progress with his customers

and offered support to field supervisors to ensure everything was running safely, cleanly, and per plan. Today’s visits included a new construction roof and siding installation; a small roof, siding, and window repair; and checking in at some commercial building and complex projects. He met with homeowners, builders and general contractors, real estate investors, and property management groups.

3:00pm Dean made a special stop. He dropped into the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Charleston. Alpha Omega has a long-term relationship with Habitat for Humanity and is repairing their downtown Charleston store roof. Notably, the team regularly helps with residential builds for the non-profit organization. They also work on Habitat for Humanity home builds, and on smaller repair projects for veterans in need of assistance.

For more information, call Alpha Omega Construction Group at (844)-704-7663 or visit


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Straight from the Source Local professionals talk trends in appliances, window treatments, and building materials.

What’s the most popular color or finish choice

in appliances today?

Stainless is still the most popular choice, but you can sense that shifting a little. One of the new trends you’ll see are matte white appliances. We have the four-piece kitchen in our showroom (refrigerator, range, microwave, and dishwasher) in

Robert Walters Wholesale Appliance Center

matte white with brushed bronze knobs and handles. Customers are also asking about matte black appliances as well. Neither of these colors show fingerprints, which is the icing on the cake!

For more information, call Wholesale Appliance Center at (843) 556-0917 or visit

In an ever-evolving industry, do you find homeowners

requesting more high-tech window treatments? We’re getting more and more questions about that option. I compare it to how we’ve gone from telephones on the wall to cell phones. Within 10 years, I see motorization being mainstream and not just on one window. Right now, motorized treatments work with the click of a button

on a remote or with a smart home hub that allows you to raise and lower your shades with a voice command or smart phone. Many builders are incorporating these options into the construction phase. In existing homes, you can achieve a similar function using battery packs.

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

Cindy Winter Patriot Blinds & More

You work on a lot of historic homes with some very unique

mouldings; how do you approach this type of job?

Patrick Bryant Southern Lumber and Millwork

Historic replication is a big deal for us—we actually cut our own moulding knives (tools used to shape wood) on-site. Customers can bring us a sample from anywhere and our guys take that provided moulding and match it up with one of our existing knives, or create a new knife. We

then put it through our machines and cut it. We do this all in house, which is a really big advantage to making sure it gets matched up. Details are big on historic jobs and we work hard to make sure our product is as close to the original item as possible.

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

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A natural landscape can be enhanced with a carefully thought-out plan from a landscape architect.

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About This Project: With sweeping trees throughout the property, small touches in the landscape and hardscape were added to enhance the natural beauty of the property.

Spotlight 2: Creating pathways with rocks helps with drainage during times of heavy rain, easing concern of excessive flooding in the yard.

Spotlight 1: Wispy grasses line one edge of the driveway, adding texture and dimension to the landscape design.

Spotlight 3: Planting additional trees adds foliage, giving the space a fuller, more complete look.

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

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis






Glorious Garden About This Project: Towering trees and various greenery provide the quintessential backdrop for a peaceful garden getaway. Spotlight 1: Working with an arborist helps maintain the plant’s health, allowing it to bloom to it’s full potential. Spotlight 2: Trimming trees and plant foliage along pathways improves your garden and prevents diseases. Spotlight 3: In an otherwise all green space, a pop of pink in the flowers adds a fun color and another texture. For more information, call Bartlett Tree Experts at (843) 556-8696 or visit




Cozy Escape About This Project: Stucco and brick privacy walls covered in ivy offer a homey feel in this picturesque courtyard. Spotlight 1: The landscape and hardscape pair together combining new greenery with a more historic looking hardscape. Spotlight 2: Ornamental ferns throughout the courtyard add a whimsical touch to the overall landscape design. Spotlight 3: To make the fountain fit in more with the historic backdrop, the landscape team distressed its surface. For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit

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Luminescent Landscape About This Project: Landscape lighting all around this estate irradiate the yard, allowing it to shine in the night-time hours. Spotlight 1: Installing lighting around the pool enables residents to use the pool safely during all hours of the night. Spotlight 2: Lining the pathway with uplighting invites friends to go for relaxing evening strolls through the yard. Spotlight 3: Uplighting on the palm trees showcases the criss-crossing trunk pattern. For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 412-5874 or visit




Spectacular Scenery About This Project: Ample natural light in the backyard renders plant growth and space to enjoy outdoor living in the Lowcountry. Spotlight 1: Combining materials, such as stone and wood, to create the pathways adds interest and depth. Spotlight 2: Wispy flora is planted next to the home’s private dock, creating an airy feel as you walk out onto the dock. Spotlight 3: Purple flowers add a touch of playfulness in an unexpected color of the overall landscape design. For more information, call Living Designs Landscaping at (843) 640-3761 or visit

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Outstanding Outdoor Living About This Project: Take advantage of an expansive patio by incorporating functional and fun elements to enjoy year-round. Spotlight 1: A nook in the sitting wall provides storage for firewood. Spotlight 2: Different shades of brick lay the groundwork for the surrounding semi-circle wall that offers additional seating for outdoor entertaining. Spotlight 3: An outdoor living space wouldn’t be completed without a Big Green Egg to cook up everybody’s favorites. For more information, call Stacks Nursery at (843) 832-4769 or visit



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Spotlight 1: Pathways are a common hardscape feature seen throughout yards in the Holy City. Created with a variety of materials such as rocks and stone, walkways summon walks trek through the yard. Often surrounded by a vast selection of greenery and trees, these passages also serve as a way to learn more about the nature in our own backyards. Spotlight 2: Little critters are attracted to a variety of flora found in our outdoor living spaces. Such flowers include lavender, sage, lantana, mint, and more. Attracting bees and butterflies with these flowers assists in pollination, while also creating a floral wonderland in the yard.

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California Dreamin’ on the

Lowcountry Marsh

Not just a home, but a destination, this Sullivan’s Island residence boasts a serene style that makes everyday feel like vacation.

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PROJECT FILES Bigger and Better The master bath’s massive wall tile came by way of Italy and took a crane and four men to install.


hen a homeowner and her designer are lifelong best friends, magic happens. Indeed something magical transpired in this marsh-front home that feels special from the moment you enter on a porch decked with encaustic tiles. The owner and her husband purchased the land and quickly knew the right person for the design job: the wife’s best friend since middle school. “We had a blast doing it,” laughs Kimberly Brown of Windy Hill Partners, an accomplished interior designer with extensive experience across the country. “It’s interior is very non-traditional, lending itself to a unique aesthetic,” Kimberly explains. “Parts of the home are a nod to the fifties and sixties.” The two worked with builder Phillip Smith, who built the couple’s first home 10 years ago, and Architect Heather Wilson to create a family home. A home, notes Kimberly, that is specific to each occupant. While the overall all high-end

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hippie vibe may radiate from the wife, the office and den reflect the husband’s style with its Japanese Raku style tiled wet bar and back lit wall of custom bookshelves. This personalization speaks directly to the relationship between the homeowner and her designer. It also demonstrates the close relationship they had with their contractors. One in particular, Palmetto Tile Distributors, was paramount in making this home exceptional. Calley Potterbaum, of Palmetto Tile’s North Charleston location, notes, “the use of various tile color, texture, and format make this home unique.” Quickly recognizing that this job was different, she reached out to her network of artisans who worked on the home. “Tile should be treated as art; don’t be afraid to follow your gut and make bold decisions,” Calley says. And bold decisions they made. Case in point, the sought-after turquoise tile in the guest suite wet bar and on the

Calley Potterbaum of Palmetto Tile Distributors and Kimberly Brown of Windy Hill Partners

Tailored Tile The simple and clean lines of each tile, light, material, and fixture were individually chosen to fit the personality of the user.

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Lush and Luxurious (left) Light plays magnificently off of the bar’s unique and rich tile.(above right) Turquoise tile makes a statement at the guest suite wet bar. (below right) Varying tile textures and colors play off of one another in the guest room bath.

son’s shower floor. Calley worked with a Canadian company to get the shade just right. The master bath features an enormous scaled 5’ x 10’ wall tile from Italy that was delivered with a crane and took four men to install. A textured stone backsplash in the kitchen stands on its own as a true landscape portrait. Kimberly praises Calley’s expertise with grout. “It’s such an important aspect of the job and can change a look entirely.” Take

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for example the kitchen and bathroom walls—there’s no grout line in sight, creating a peaceful scene for the eye to rest upon. On the opposite spectrum, the wet bar’s grout lines outline each individual tile, accentuating its opulent shape and color. Linked by an outside walkway, the guest space is its own retreat. A mid-century modern respite, pops of orange and brown reinforce the design movement. The shower plays with tile texture and color palettes

in a way that makes you feel like you just walked on to the coolest scene in Mad Men. The friends say they wouldn’t change a thing about this home. Even better, they enjoyed every step of the process. “She knows what I like—she just makes it bigger and better,” the homeowner effuses. ✴ For more information, call Palmetto Tile Distributors at (843) 266-8700 or visit

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Hidden Scullery

Rightfully Recommended After receiving a recommendation from friends, this Daniel Island couple knew they needed to work with this custom home builder to help visualize, and construct, their dream home.


uilding a home is often a life changing experience for all involved and this project was no different. These Lowcountry homeowners were given a glowing recommendation from their friends about Steve Guaglianone and his team at Novella Homes. The couple reached out to Steve and felt that he was the right person to tackle building their custom home. More often than not, Steve says that clients come to him with a bucket full of ideas on what they want their homes to look like. With Instagram and Pinterest offering inspiration galore, homeowners can find ideas at the click of a button. “Like with these homeowners, we take a look at what they’ve come up with and do our best to include those ideas into the overall

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vision,” mentions Steve. “We specialize in fine tuning these must-have details and we make them work for each customer.” In addition to their attention to detail from a client’s idea, the Novella team places heavy emphasis on connecting with their clients and understanding what they want in not only land, but the home itself. It is crucial to determine early on what their client’s need for a functional and unique home for their families. It’s in these first meetings, where Steve learns his homeowner’s style, square footage, views, and must-have features. This particular couple was determined to build a home on a lot surrounded by nature. “Their top priority was finding a home on a property that was full of trees and stunning views,” notes Steve.

Steve Guaglianone of Novella Homes

Natural Beauty The home sits on a lot filled with native grasses and sprawling trees offering the homeowners views of all that nature has to offer. (below) A vast deck off the kitchen features a grill station and fire pit for folks to enjoy throughout the year.

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Substantial Storage With a double vanity and copious cabinets, this master bathroom allows the homeowners to store all of their most used bathroom items including toiletries, linens, and more.

Their desire for a tree-filled property was in part so that they could bring the outdoors in. To accomplish that goal, Steve worked with the homeowners to incorporate large windows and doors, disappearing mechanical screens, oyster shells, and reclaimed oak flooring. An open floor plan was also a must have for the couple as they love entertaining. “Damien Busillo was the architect we worked with on this project and he did a fantastic job utilizing this space and capturing views from every angle,” adds Steve. A staple piece in this home, other than the amazing views, is the nine foot tall steel pivot door. It beckons guests inside during family gatherings. The couple also made sure to include a hidden scullery in the design to have a space for their coffee maker, mixer, and other kitchen items they didn’t want seen on a daily basis. For Steve and his team, challenges are seen as opportunities and chances to excel. They are passionate about completing projects, like this, that may be more difficult to put together, but are completely worth it in the end because of the impact it has on the homeowner.” ✴ For more information, call Novella Homes at (843) 709-2505 or visit

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Attention to Accents The powder room was thoroughly thought out in order to incorporate unique details such as the wallpaper and the faucet installed directly into the wall.

Circle Tiered Chandelier

Glamorous Touches A large soaking tub and walk-in shower paired with a fun chandelier and stunning tile work present an elegant ambiance for the homeowners.

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Warm Toned Hardwoods

Elevated Modern Finishes Maintaining a cozy vibe while also bringing in modern touches was crucial for this Seabrook Island couple when determining the design of their Lowcountry home.


shared belief in the old adage “Two heads are better than one,” brought this group of industry professionals together to cultivate a space perfect for their client’s Seabrook Island getaway. After 20 years of working together, Justin Ray of Sunray Flooring and Philip Palmer of Palmer Construction joined forces again, this time with the help of Linda Olsen with Change of Space Interiors. “Justin and Philip have had a long term professional relationship that I’ve been able to come in on over the last five years,” explains Linda.

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“Throughout that time, we’ve done work together on Seabrook Island and the neighboring areas.” With a goal to fabricate an elevated Southern style home with modern touches, the team worked with the homeowners to assist them in selecting the perfect features while also remaining on budget. “Keeping within the homeowner’s desired budget is always a huge focus,” expounds Linda. “These homeowners were flexible in their decisions which was very helpful for us.” Throughout the project, this couple was decisive. “Their clear vision for their home

Catherine and Justin Ray of Sunray Flooring

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford


Fab Flooring Both the master bathroom and dining room highlight beautiful flooring. A custom gray flooring detail in the bathroom pairs with the gray vanity, while the wood floors in the dining room complement the table and bench.

and ability to make quick decisions made the job a joy to complete,” adds Justin. During the planning process, Sunray uses a combination of sources to ensure that they are creating the perfect design for their customers. “In a new build we aim to utilize the homeowner’s advice, architect’s plans, and our own expertise,” recounts Justin. “We use the Measure Square System which is a computer generated measuring system that calculates tile or wood quantities.” With this system, the homeowners were able to see a visual representation of what the completed project would look like. The system also helps the installers get a visual of how the install will look in a room. A cozy, warm ambiance was cultivated with hardwood floors in reddish hues and warm tones. In addition to the hardwoods, various tile was also installed—sourced from local company Melcer Tile. “We really enjoy utilizing our local resources for our builds,” voices Justin. Maintaining the cleanliness of the tile and hardwood is fairly easy. “We recommend routinely wiping down the tile and for hardwoods, using a PH neutral cleaner,” suggests Justin. Teamwork truly made the dreamwork for this home. The collaboration between the contractors and the homeowners made this project fun to complete for everyone. “Having professionals in all areas, along with the homeowner’s input, provides the right expertise to make a dream home come to life,” mentions Linda. “It was a job well done by everyone involved,” continues Justin. ✴ For more information, call Sunray Flooring at (843) 606-5456 or visit

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford •Portrait Provided by Circa Lighting

Antique White Shades

Lighting Aficionados Unite To create the most stylish and functional space for these homeowners, lighting experts partnered with professional interior designers.


t’s a history rich with artistry and creativity. Over 20 years ago, Gale Singer founded Circa Lighting with a desire to bring the finest quality and craftsmanship in lighting to a boutique retail environment. With that in mind, the team at Circa Lighting has spent the last two decades curating decorative table, ceiling, wall, floor, and exterior lighting. “Our specially curated collection often inspired our customers’ design plans and the expertise of our staff helps them execute their vision,” mentions Acacia Lohman of Circa Lighting. In this particular project, Circa collaborated with design trio Sabrina 120 • CH+D • Winter 2020

Williams, Whitney Cole, and Anna Rankin of Beauregard Design. “We’ve been working with the ladies at Beauregard Design for over five years now,” explains Acacia. “Because Circa Lighting offers solutions for the whole home, inside and out, we often work to outfit Beauregard’s large-scale projects because of our long-standing relationship.” Circa and Beauregard selected pieces that would bring vintage Lowcountry charm to this home. To illustrate the well-known ‘Charleston’ ambiance, Goodman hanging lights by Thomas O’Brien

Acacia Lohman of Circa Lighting

were paired with a green island below. As for the dining room, Circa fixtures pair with an antique mirror and Iksel wallcovering panels for an elegant space to host dinner parties. Circa also supplied the lighting in the den which completed a cohesive ambiance throughout. Over the years, Circa has honed in on their services and what they can focus on offering customers. “We are proud to be able to customize solutions to match the needs of the individual client and project,” describes Acacia. “It’s because of this approach that no one project is the same.” Working with the designers at Beauregard, the group was able to think outside the box. “Our

Vintage Elegance The dining room was a space that needed to exude sophistication and with the antique lighting and other furniture, that’s exactly what happened.

purpose was to make sure that the client understood the intended application of each fixture and any potential hurdles of using something in a different way,” expounds Acacia. “It was a treat to see how the ladies at Beauregard incorporated our products into their work, especially since the look wasn’t necessarily expected.”✴ For more information, call Circa Lighting at (843) 937-5990 or visit

Coastal Elements The den is filled with coastal touches from the shiplap ceilings to the woven shades. With the gold light fixture, the look is complete.

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Patrick Brickman


French Revival Original appointments combined with luxury upgrades make this historic home beyond compare.


magine stepping back in time surrounded by the warmth and texture of 1790’s brick and hardwood. Combine that feeling with the modern conveniences of state-of-the-art appliances and stylish en suite luxuries. This vision is reality in two Broad Street homes. A Hilton Head couple purchased this historic property over three years ago. Since then, they’ve conscientiously worked with their general contractor, Renew Urban Charleston, and designer to restore these homes to their original elegance. HWC Custom Cabinetry has been a crucial partner in this unique renovation. The North Charleston-based company collaborated with the general contractor and homeowner to create a 122 • CH+D • Winter 2020

space that boasts current comforts while maintaining historical context. For HWC, the project comprised two kitchens, a butlers pantry, and a wine and coffee bar. Throughout both homes they designed cabinets with decorative on lays and wire grill inserts that pay subtle homage to Charleston’s French Quarter past. “It’s very difficult to name only one favorite feature, but I would have to say it’s the green paint finish on the kitchen cabinets in the upper unit,” says HWC’s Brenda Romito. The homeowners and their designer, Paula Adams, offered the color direction for the custom glaze on cherry wood finish. “We started out a bit brighter and worked to get to the final hue the customer loved,” explains Brenda.

Brenda Romito of HWC Custom Cabinetry

Hints of History Original heart pine floors and exposed brick walls beckon an earlier era. Open kitchen shelving and a butler’s pantry set a warm and welcoming mood.

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The Perfect Shade The homeowners worked with HWC Custom Cabinetry to arrive at a gracious green for their kitchen. The color naturally plays off the space’s wood elements and zinc-topped island.

Historic renovations pose unique challenges, Brenda notes. She describes that walls and floors are rarely straight or plumb. That’s why this situation truly calls for experts when placing or hanging cabinetry. HWC installed these Broad Street cabinets, trimming them on-site to fit the 18th century brick walls. Experience also came into play as the homeowners requested cabinets in the kitchen to work around unique—and unchangeable—space situations. Solutions included open cabinets around the refrigerator in one unit, and varying base cabinet heights on the other. HWC also designed cabinets of different depths to work with areas that wouldn’t allow for standard sizes. A real standout piece is the upper unit’s zinc-topped kitchen island. The homeowners repurposed this material from a previous home and it flawlessly complements the green cabinets in an unexpected way. Tailored Tops To best fit unique angles and maximize counter and storage space, HWC worked closely with the homeowners to design cabinetry at different heights and depths.

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Additional touches such as Sub-Zero appliances and custom cherry plate racks make the kitchen areas as functional as they are beautiful. The outcome looks intentional —without sacrificing style or storage.✴ For more information, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit For details about the property, contact Charles Constant at (843) 819-9300.

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Patrick Brickman • Portrait Provided by Alair Homes


The Best of Both Worlds Maintaining the historic character of their 18th century home while meeting today’s building standards was fundamental for this Hobcaw couple.


t all started with the view. These new homeowners had one of the best vistas in Charleston and were eager to move into their Hobcaw home as soon as possible. They also recognized that renovations were necessary. That’s when they called Alair Homes. “The clients recently purchased this historic home and were going to live in it full-time,” explains Michael Coutu, partner at Alair Homes Charleston. “They loved the property’s history and wanted to keep some of its original aspects—from the heart pine floors to a few old rough sawn beams. At the same time, they wanted to bring it up to today’s codes with updated siding, roofing, windows, doors; and a modernized kitchen and closets.” 126 • CH+D • Winter 2020

To ensure the homeowners attained their “musts,” Alair began with pre-construction planning. “We started with the highest priority items and scaled from there. Proper communication from the client and builder is huge here,” emphasizes Michael. “The client has to lay out their true priorities, and the builder has to properly lead them into a viable project.” The Hobcaw project forged a new professional partnership as well. Alair joined forces with local architect Kenny Craft of Craft Design Studio and project engineer Brian R. Wells. Michael credits Kenny and Brian with helping the renovation stay true to the time period. “It was so crucial to have them involved. Homes were simply built differently 100 years ago.”

Michael Coutu of Alair Homes Charleston

Repurposed Vintage Doors

All in the Details Bringing original heart pine floors back to life and recreating historical trim requires true craftsmanship.

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Advantage: Change Combining more modern, open concept living with historical details gives these homeowners the best of old and new.

Michael explains, “You have previous workmanship to deal with, outdated materials, surprises behind walls—not to mention, nothing is straight.” He adds that with historic restorations, you have existing materials you need to save, or features the clients love, but are no longer available, so the builder has to have them made. “Historic renovations are special, they require a craftsman.” They also often command a distinct time frame as well. “A lot of the materials you need are special order or need to be made per order because you are matching something that could be decades or even a century old,” Michael notes. “That said, once clients understand their home is special and you can’t buy it off a shelf, they understand that things take longer.” For Michael, this was a dream project. “There are so many amazing facets to this home.” His favorite features tend to be the little things like the concealed door the client requested for ‘secret’ storage. “Those unique types of things we don’t get to do every day are exciting for us.” ✴ For more information, call Alair Homes Charleston at (843) 296-8510 or visit

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Updated Amenities Thoughtful renovations brought this home’s en suite up to code and comfort.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman


No More Mowing

Sustainable Landscape Design These homeowners desired an ecological landscape featuring native plants so they enlisted the expertise of a landscape architect.


hen this James Island couple bought their property, they knew that they wanted to design a yard that was sustainable and wildlife friendly. They heard of J.R. Kramer and his team at REMARK Landscape Architecture and were interested in learning more about how they could make their yard dreams come true. “We initially met with the couple and got to know them,” adds J.R.

J.R. Kramer of REMARK Landscape Architecture

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Part of getting to know the couple was asking questions so that J.R. and his team could ensure they were including everything the homeowner requested. What is the feeling you want to have when you arrive home or go outside? What goals and objectives would you like to achieve with the design of your out-

door environment? Think of your dream ultimate outdoor environment. What does it include? And, of course, what is your budget? “We understood their goals and objectives of the project so we sent a fee proposal and they agreed.” In addition to the sustainable and wildlife friendly aspect the homeowners knew they wanted, they also requested native plantings of ornamental grasses and perennials, a gardening area, and a free play area for their son. “The design was based on the micro-climate which include sunny meadow grass and a woodland garden with native ferns.” When designing in a micro-climate, J.R. suggests sweetgrass for full sun and fall color, dwarf palmetto for a pop of texture, and fringe trees for spring color.

For this project, incorporating all native plants and no lawn was an exciting challenge for the REMARK team. Going against the ‘typical’ landscape in a suburban setting needs to be approved by the Homeowner’s Association. “We prepared a very detailed plan that met the client’s expectations and were approved on the first try by the board,” exclaims J.R. The role landscape architecture played in the design of this home, and in other projects, is what brings joy to J.R. “Regardless of what space we are designing, we think about how people, nature, and the built environment merge to create dynamic spaces for people to enjoy.” With this idea in mind, REMARK is always eager to come up with new ideas for their clients. Once a project is complete, J.R.’s clients are given a de-

tailed landscape management plan tailored to their specific project. He also walks through the property to explain to the homeowners, like this couple, the proper management of the plantings and how the overall design will evolve over time. “I love when we are kept in the loop and the design evolves and when we are able to provide professional consulting with the client for years to come,” mentions J.R. By working with a landscape architect on their sustainable design, this Lowcountry couple gained a unique perspective into understanding how the outdoors and indoors flow together and provide a stunning and functional design. ✴

Green Dreams Flower boxes filled with perennials line one edge of the yard. (below left) Native grasses and other flora add depth to this couple’s backyard covered in small stones rather than lawn. (below right)The variety of grasses and plants used in the yard offer a critter friendly environment for nature’s creatures.

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

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford


Coastal Pink Cottage A short-term rental option available for new Lowcountry homeowners offers comfort, style, and function for guests.


fter purchasing a lot in Park Circle, Tricia and her husband expanded Island House Real Estate’s offerings to their clients. “A lot of clients we have coming in are new to the area,” annotates Tricia. “They aren’t necessarily sure where they want to live so we are now able to offer a furnished short-term rental.” Island House’s ambiance is pink and coastal, so this house was no different. “This house features our signature color, Island House Pink,” describes Tricia. “The goal is to give people that coastal Charleston feel when they come into town.” A lightbulb went off for Tricia Peterson just over a year ago and in that moment she knew it was time to 132 • CH+D • Winter 2020

embark on an entrepreneurial journey. She gathered up her ideas and began working on a plan for Island House Real Estate. “Keri Seay and I have been friends for years, so she came on and helped me really create a brand for the company,” explains Tricia. “She designed our website and started the marketing.” After the website was ready, Tricia was ready to fully launch the company and get to work. Her team continued to grow after dream she had. “Angie Esposito and I had also known each other for years; our daughters are friends,” adds Tricia. “The funny part was that I had a dream about Angie that she was working with me so I told her about it the next time we ran into each other—it turns out we had the same dream, so we took

Lindsay Romberg, Tricia Peterson, Angie Esposito, and Keri Seay of Island House Real Estate

Assorted Textures This charming little cottage dons a large dining table accented with a metal light fixture and greenery in the corner.

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Small But Mighty Though this kitchen is on the smaller side, it oozes function and style with ample cabinet space and modern finishes.

that as a sign.” Lindsay Romberg was the final piece of the puzzle. “Once Lindsay joined the team, it just felt right,” mentions Tricia. “We all had similar personalities and goals and we just wanted the company to succeed, so we went for it.” Part of what the Island House team credit their success over the last year to is their boutique approach to real estate. “We’re a small group of women who work hard,” expounds Tricia. “We’re the agents, the closing coordinators, and more. Our focus is on being with the client from beginning to end.” This helps the women establish a relationship and trust with clients. With varying backgrounds prior to launching Island House Real Estate, it seems as though the possibilities for growth are endless. “Lindsay has an interior design background, so we’ve been getting different opportunities through that, and I work with a construction company, so we do a lot of remodeling projects,” remarks Tricia. “This allows us to offer a fuller service experience to our clients to help them throughout a variety of facets in the home industry.” ✴ For more information, call Island House Real Estate at (843) 847-1762 or visit

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford


Collector’s Paradise Art and keepsakes adorn this couple’s Seabrook home, so practical display and storage space was a must.


t was the entryway chandelier that sold Flo and John Gilson on their Seabrook home three years ago. That, and a view of the golf course, made it an ideal fit for this active couple. As perfect as it was, they also knew they eventually needed to renovate the kitchen and master bath. As experienced renovators who had previously served as their own project managers, Flo and John wanted to hire a general contractor for this effort. They interviewed a few local companies and found their match with Polished Renovations & Design (PRD). The team worked on the couple’s kitchen, master bath, laundry area, and created a custom wardrobe and wine storage. 136 • CH+D • Winter 2020

Spending time with the couple and the PRD team, it’s clear to see that this partnership works. “We were looking for a comfort level with someone to work with and talk to, in addition to their expertise,” explains John. “The biggest thing was that they could meet a timeline and stick to it,” Flo adds. “They gave us that and a payment schedule—and they hit their dates across the board.” Founded by Kyle and Katelyn Irizarry and Ben Fitzgerald in May 2016, PRD offers something unique. Kyle brings the project management mind, Katelyn— and now Brandi Hanna—are the creative thinkers, and Ben is the craftsman. For the homeowners, this meant that they

Kyle and Katelyn Irizarry and Ben Fitzgerald, of Polished Renovations & Design

Chef’s Spot A leather finish granite waterfall island is the perfect meeting and prep area for the homeowners who are serious cooks. The upper glass-front cabinets display Flo and John’s collectibles in a dustfree environment, all while taking advantage of often-unused space.

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Smart Space PRD crafted inset cabinets that take the place of a dresser without losing any floor space. Ben repurposed railing from the home to create a mantel.

never had to wait for a response. The small but mighty team works in tandem, so clients experience little or no wait time. “Someone from PRD was always in our home when work was being done,” says John. “Questions were answered on the spot.” For the kitchen, Kyle and Katelyn brought their experience as chefs to the table, along with their knowledge of the homeowner’s needs. Their choices represent this familiarity well. Ben was ready for the job of storing the homeowner’s impressive wine collection. He transformed an oddly shaped under the stairs coat closet into a wine cellar. He also converted a store-bought wine rack into a built-in display in the mudroom and created a space for John’s cherished kegerator. Perhaps the most telling description of the Gilson and PRD partnership is the company’s gift to Flo and John at the end of the project. It’s a custom-made beer tap that adorns their kegerator—a personal touch that speaks to the relationship they built. ✴ For more information, call Polished Renovations & Design at (843) 475-8856 or visit

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Gold Fixtures Throughout Easy Access Flo wanted a curbless shower—a direction many families are choosing to make aging in place simpler.

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Ebony Ellis


Modern Elegance Lighting with an architectural edge makes it own statement in this Sullivan’s Island home.


rom the moment you walk into this island home, you can tell you’re in for a visual treat. A massive portrait in bottle caps calls you over for a long look. The homeowner’s collection is eclectic and gives you a captivating glimpse into their well-traveled life.

accents. So it was no surprise that they had a lot of ideas about their lighting as well. Together, Shannan and the couple selected black and gold mixed metal LED fixtures throughout the home.

With art as vibrant and whimsical as this, and an impeccable view of the marsh, it’s crucial to have the right lighting. Choices that complement not distract. That’s why these homeowners reached out to Carolina Lanterns & Lighting—they needed expert consultants. Shannan Payne Preston, Builder Sales for the company was that specialist.

A specialist in new construction lighting, Shannan explains her perfect scenario is when she’s part of the design process long before any walls are constructed. That’s when she is able to determine the best layouts for fixtures and any necessary wiring. This home was a renovation, so she was happy to be able to work with Sea Island Builders and Classic Kitchens of Charleston as they got down to the studs and established the best placements.

“These homeowners take risks,” says Shannan, explaining that they were among the first local residents she saw embrace black painted walls with brass

Consulting with Shannon, the homeowners choose smaller, two-inch square can lights and kept them exposed, not recessed. “This treatment displays a

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Shannan Payne Preston of Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

Task Master Adjustable lighting options throughout the home offer flexibility for the job at hand—from reading to cooking.

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Displays of Boldness (above) Black walls create a dramatic butlers pantry that’s high on style. (above right) Filament bulbs of differing heights offer an unexpected bit of fun. (below right)) Recess is over with these exposed can lights.

much more modern approach to lighting that works with this home’s overall aesthetic,” says Shannan. “It’s thinking about an existing product in a new way.” She points out the difference size and shape makes with these cans. “Rather than blend into the ceiling, they are architectural elements that heighten the design.” The home’s bookcases have integrated LED lighting and bedrooms offer wall-mounted reading lights with a structural flair. Hallway exposed bulbs in different heights and sizes showcase the stairwell art and again, can stand on their own as jewels on display. Working with a coppersmith, Shannan created simple outdoor lighting that’s simple, yet stylish and fits the overall streamlined look of the home. Equally important, the design is functional as well. Most of the home’s fixtures are adjustable, allowing the homeowner to move lighting for work and reading spaces, and to spotlight art in just the right place.✴ For more information, call Carolina Lanterns & Lighting at (843) 881-4170 or visit

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Daring to Dream Story by Erin Forbes & Alli Steinke | Photography by Patrick Brickman, Callie Cranford & Ebony Ellis

Seth and Tori Bolt, the creators of Bolt Farm Treehouse, invited Charleston Home + Design magazine inside each of their four treehouses to chat about the inspiration for each house; Seth’s music; and how they balance fame, band tours, marriage, and a rapidly growing brand.

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its core, the word inspiration is one that elicits feelings, memories, and calls to action. We spend most of our lives seeking new inspiration, whether we are creatively-minded, entrepreneurial, or analytically-inclined. In this constant search for inspiration (or as some might prefer to say, impatiently waiting for it to find us) it often feels as rare as a rainbow. Or, at least, that’s what we’d like to believe. Creativity lives in all of us and is something we have to actively reach for. Sometimes we have to reach into the deepest parts of ourselves to find it. Other times it’s on the tips of our tongues, or brushes, or already waiting on the strings of our instruments. When we met with Seth Bolt, NEEDTOBREATHE’s bassist, it was clear that he is well-versed in this relationship with creativity, as well as each person’s appreciation for the universal language that is music. His wife Tori is a composer of words so she shares that same relationship

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“The Honeymoon” Treehouse with creativity. But wherever the creative inspiration comes from, and whatever the medium, we all understand and embrace the human experience that is the underlying theme of our connections. All we can do is tell those stories as honestly and with as much passion as they were lived. First, tell us about your backgrounds. Where did you grow up, what did you study in college? What plans did you have that may have turned out differently from there? Seth: I was born and raised in Walhalla, South Carolina, so this is my home state. Growing up on my family’s farm taught me the value of hard work. When I was 12 years old, my parents bought a piece of raw land that was covered in kudzu and needed a lot of TLC so I spent basically every Saturday and every day after school helping out. Building a house DIY style, planting and tending a garden, cutting grass—there was always something to do and we had little

money and no help so we just rolled up our sleeves and did it all ourselves. Honestly, I wasn’t fond of all the work, but I now realize how much it shaped my work ethic and built my character and confidence. Helping my parents build their dream home, doing all the work ourselves, and literally making something out of nothing on the back of sheer determination was as inspiring as it was challenging. Now that I hear myself retelling it, it sounds very similar to what my wife and I just went through to build four treehouse-style cottages on raw land here on Wadmalaw Island. I had a vivid dream when I was around 12 years old. In that dream, I was tending a large garden with my friends (and now bandmates) Bear and Bo. We were on this elevated platform overlooking a field with rows and rows of crops. Then, the platform turned into a stage and the rows turned into people. Though I didn’t understand the dream, I felt the significance of it. The dream was so moving to me that I woke up,

(opposite left) The Honeymoon Treehouse features a separate deck with a hot tub and cozy screened in movie theater. (above left) Faux fur rugs from Fur Accents lay on the LM Flooring, from Carpet Baggers Carpet One, creating a cozy feel throughout. (above right) A copper bathtub by Premiere Copper Products atop a custom tile platform by Lowcountry Tile Contractors. (below) The light color on the walls by New Leaf Painting, pair together with the other elements to cultivate the romantic, cozy feel.

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Daring to Dream drew a picture of what I saw in the dream, wrote down what happened, and told my mom about it. I had never done anything like that before and I haven’t since. In reality, at that time, we were just kids growing up in a small, rural town at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. I had no idea what it all meant until later, but I feel very lucky to have had such a strong direction for my life at an early age. I started a recording studio when I was 16 years old and I knew I wanted to have a career in music. I joined NEEDTOBREATHE when I was 18 during my last weeks of high school. I went to a trade school for recording engineering and that helped me to be a valuable asset to the band by being able to record and mix our songs. I got my associate’s degree in a year, so at age 19, I hit the road with the band and never looked back. Tori: I grew up in a small town in Southern California. I have two younger sisters and the most amazing, selfless parents in the world. My dad is a firefighter and my mom teaches students with special needs. I feel very fortunate to have a tight-knit family and parents

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who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. I studied broadcast journalism at San Diego State University and at the time, thought that I wanted to be the next Nancy O’Dell or Giuliana Rancic (from Entertainment Tonight and E! News). Over time, I’ve learned that your goals and dreams change with your own personal growth and life experiences. My dreams have certainly evolved and changed a lot over time. I’m thankful for my journalistic experience and time in the industry, how it brought me to Seth, and how it prepared me for entrepreneurialism. Perhaps most importantly, how did the two of you meet? Seth: The crazy thing is, we should have never crossed paths, but we did. We grew up on opposite sides of America (California and Carolina). And by virtue of circumstance we met in Texas. It was meant to be. Tori: I have a background in journalism, which unbeknownst to us at the time, put us in each other’s paths. We were both working when we met. I interviewed the

band before one of their shows. It was a great interview, to say the least. [laughs] Seth: As soon as she walked into the room, I could see her joy, and the way that it radiated from her was something really special. That was definitely my first impression of Tori. Tori: Our paths just crossed then and we didn’t start dating right away, but I guess there was that spark. Then, several months later, NEEDTOBREATHE had another show in Houston so we connected again, and at that point, after that second encounter, we were both thinking, ‘Okay, let’s explore this.’ We started dating pretty soon after that. I still remember, because I was living in Houston at the time working the graveyard shift at the news station. We had been talking every day, and the band’s schedule was super busy. One day Seth called me, and said, ‘Hey, this is kind of crazy, but I have a few days off and I’m at home–’ Seth: –in Charleston.

(opposite left) Seth and Tori searched for the perfect windows for each treehouse, often using reclaimed frames. All of the windows throughout the property were tinted by the team at Charleston Window Film. (opposite right) In addition to the indoor amenities, an outdoor shower adds a special touch to the outdoor living area of this treehouse. (above) The gas lanterns, provided by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting, paired with the ironwork by Hutson Welding, create an inviting environment for guests to enter The Honeymoon Treehouse. (inset) A phone-free weekend getaway wouldn’t be complete without some old-school Elton John tunes.

Tori: Yes, so he’s in Charleston and says, ‘I have some friends from Australia visiting.’ Then he adds, ‘I’m third-wheeling, and just talking about you nonstop, wishing that you were here, so if you can find a way to get off work for two days, I’ll fly you out here.’ I knew I had to go and see if this was something special. With that first visit I can definitely say I fell in love with Charleston. Then I fell in love with Seth about the second or third visit. [laughs] Seth: That was my plan all along, anyway. [laughs] I knew I had 48 hours to make her fall in love with Charleston, because I was already thinking down the line. I needed her to get a true sense of my home, so I was like, ‘Step number one: make sure she falls in love with Charleston.’

Seth, you’re in a band that is internationally renowned. How did you get started with music? Did you always know you wanted to be a professional musician? Seth: I met the other guys in the band when I was seven years old, so we grew up together. But even before meeting and growing up with Bear [Rineheart], Bo [Rineheart], and Josh [Lovelace], I loved music. My uncle gave me a homemade Christmas gift when I was about four years old. It was a metal popcorn tin, like the giant ones you only see around Christmas time and he filled it with little wooden blocks that he had painted, sort of like a homemade jumbo Lego set. I liked the sound of the tin can and there were two dowel rods inside so I dumped all the blocks out and I turned the popcorn tin into a drum. It’s one of my earliest memories because I was just having CH+D • Winter 2020 • 149

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“The Charleston” Treehouse the time of my life making music with it. Drums later became my first instrument. The guys and I used to sing together in church a lot. Bear and Bo were a few years older than me and I really looked up to them. Their dad was the pastor of the church so we spent a lot of time there playing music, messing with the sound equipment, and experimenting with the lights. We drove everyone crazy because nothing would be in its right place come Sunday morning, but it was the perfect playground and nursery for our musical curiosities. We didn’t like a lot of the music they played on Christian radio in the 90’s, but it was all we were allowed to listen to. On more than one occasion we told our parents we hated listening to it. They said, “Well, I guess you’re gonna have to make your own music because you’re not listening to anything else.” So we did. Fast forward, NEEDTOBREATHE got its official start in the year 1999. “Y2K” didn’t 150 • CH+D • Winter 2020

end the world, so we pressed on. [laughs] We experimented with recording and producing our own music for years in my dad’s garage. We didn’t know what we were doing, but we just went for it. We had no idea where it would take us but we knew we believed in one another. We all feel incredibly lucky to still be making music all these years later. From your perspective, what was it like starting out and how did NEEDTOBREATHE go from playing at coffee houses in Seneca and around Furman University to touring the world? Seth: We were just small-town kids with big dreams trying to figure out how we could make it in the music business you know. We felt music was the thing we were meant to do with our lives so we never gave up. We worked hard and recorded our music every day; it felt like every waking moment was all about music. We lived and breathed it. Our passion for it was such an undeniable driving force, and Bear deserves a lot of credit

for making us work with the great discipline that he developed from being a college athlete at Furman University. Our overnight success took about 15 years of hard work. [laughs] I think it ultimately came to us by genuinely connecting with people by opening up and writing honest lyrics about difficult situations we’ve encountered. Music can be very healing, both for the writer and also for the listeners who identifies with a lyric that helps them to better express how they feel as they are trying to process life’s challenges. It’s hard to imagine how exhausting it is to be on tour and traveling as often as you do. How do you deal with it on a personal level and how do you and Tori balance touring and traveling with your marriage on top of managing Bolt Farm Treehouse? Seth: That’s actually a big part of why we built the treehouses. We needed a quiet

(opposite) The Charleston Treehouse is the largest and has features often seen throughout historic Charleston such as the “Haint Blue” ceiling on the deck. (above left) The kitchenette is complete with floating shelves, an extended island, and countertops by Hostetler Custom Cabinetry. (above right) Seth and Tori spend ample time below the custom Rainbow Row mural by Don Walker enjoying their surroundings. (below) Swinging egg chairs and a double outdoor shower on the top level of the deck truly allow visitors to become one with nature as they are high up in the trees.

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Daring to Dream place to get away from the craziness and the demands of life on the road. The band works primarily in cities, either for a show, or for recording, so having our home be an environment where Tori and I can spend time together with minimal distractions is really important for us. Tori: Seth’s travel schedule with the band can be such a whirlwind, and out here on Wadmalaw Island is the polar opposite of that. It’s slow, quiet, and peaceful. Going out with Seth on the road is a really unique dynamic—it’s fun and unconventional. It’s been our norm since we’ve been together, so we know we really have to be intentional with setting aside quality time because we don’t always have the quantity of time together we desire. We feel lucky that our home here on Wadmalaw is a perfect place for quality time and connection. Seth: My spirit’s longing to live out in the country was something that took me a while to reconcile. I spent a lot of time in cities during my twenties, but I would experience

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a lift in my spirit anytime I got to be out in nature. I think that’s why the rural setting on Wadmalaw feels like home. It’s just slower, quieter, no noise, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The first time I spent a few days on Wadmalaw, I vividly remember hearing the sound of birds flying—I could hear the sound of their wings flapping and I realized that I had never been anywhere this quiet! I’ll never forget it. We were staying at an Airbnb that belongs to Louise Maybank’s son, Johnny. It was during that weekend that we felt drawn to live on Wadmalaw. What dreams did you both have about life in general and how have they changed and morphed over time? Tori: I got into journalism because I have a huge heart for people and I love hearing and telling their stories. I value the opportunity to give people a microphone who wouldn’t ordinarily have one. And personally, I’m big on spreading positivity and focusing on the good news that is often buried by the bad. While I may not be at a news station any-

more, I’m getting to exercise my journalistic passion by hearing and sharing our guests’ stories and testimonies on social media [@boltfarmtreehouse on Instagram]. Before everything with Bolt Farm Treehouse came about, I honestly never imagined I would be partnering with my husband to design, build, and host people from all over the world in luxury treehouses! But now that we’re here and we’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the sweat-inducing hard work, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Seth: I never imagined getting myself back into a situation where I would be repeating the manual labor of my childhood, but that’s exactly what we had to do to build these treehouses. We built four treehouse-style cottages in our second year of marriage and we were on the job site every day. We lived in a camper for nearly a year. It was a priceless time of working and living together in a humble space, and it proved to us that we

(opposite) With a three-tiered deck offering varying activities to savor, The Charleston Treehouse has intermixed both indoor and outdoor living. Surrounded by live oaks, the structure also offers stellar marsh views. (above left) Local antique pieces, from a variety of stores including Architectural Antiques, are displayed in the dressing room. (above right) The clawfoot tub beckons some R & R while enjoying a good book and views of the landscape beyond.

have everything we need in each other and our faith. You’re both very open about faith and creativity and how the two are connected and the roles they play in your lives. Can you explain a bit more about that? Tori: For us, the two are very much connected. God is the ultimate creator and the one who gave me my creativity and talent. I think it’s a beautiful thing when we can invite God into our creativity and let him guide us. In pursuing our dreams, we have faced some of the most difficult challenges either of us have faced, and if it wasn’t for our faith, we would have called it quits a long time ago. Yet because of our faith, we can still choose joy and find things to be grateful for in the midst of the struggle. For us, the silver lining of any challenging situation is the growth that comes from it which in turn, boosts both our faith and our creativity.

What would you say has been the most rewarding aspect of your experiences, both with Bolt Farm Treehouse and with NEEDTOBREATHE? Seth: There are so many specific things to say about how amazing and rewarding everything with the band and the treehouses has been—it’s been a wild ride. Traveling with the band has allowed me to see the world, meet interesting people, gain perspective, and somewhere along the way, I learned not to be so shy. My ultimate goal has always been to create music and experiences that inspire and impact people on a spiritual level, so anytime I get to listen to people talk about how a song or a few nights in a treehouse has lifted their spirit, that lifts me. Our treehouses have become a place where people celebrate milestones life events, from honeymoons to 25th wedding anniversaries. Getting to host people at our nature retreat and hearing that it

was the highlight of their year is rewarding and motivating. Another extremely rewarding aspect has been locking arms with like-minded people and fearlessly chasing our dreams together against all odds. I got to do that with my childhood friends in music, and I’m getting to do that with Tori for our treehouses. In both scenarios, people who don’t understand the vision or the potential spiritual benefits have tried to burst my bubble or recommend that I do something that is far more safe, but I’m more comfortable out on a limb because I feel most satisfied when I’m growing, learning, and creating. With music and treehouses, both are outside of the box, which requires a lot of faith and a high tolerance for pain, but growing up on a farm prepared me for that. The two of you have talked a lot about intentionality, not only in the CH+D • Winter 2020 • 153

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“The Wildflower” Treehouse treehouses, but also in life. Why is that so important to you and how do you carry that throughout your life and work? Tori: Life is so busy, and it seems that time is flying faster with each day that passes. If we’re not intentional about our lives, our days, they will quickly pass us by. Intentionality is the heartbeat behind Bolt Farm Treehouse and we encourage our visitors to be intentional with their time here by turning off their cell phones, losing track of time with simple pleasures, and enjoying the art of slow living. Being intentional in our daily lives and work is not easy, but it’s a discipline we’re developing. Seth and I have strict “no phone zone” times and enjoy one full day of rest once a week to fully reset. Tell us the story of how you were inspired to build these luxury treehouses and how you came upon this gorgeous piece of land on Wadmalaw Island. Seth: I always wanted a treehouse. It 154 • CH+D • Winter 2020

wasn’t in the cards for me as a kid, but I’ve always been enamored by the idea of having a special place that feels separated and elevated from the problems and stresses of life. Being in a treehouse makes you feel on top of the world regardless of your age. I decided to build a luxury treehouse for my honeymoon and to have a special place where Tori and I could ‘live like kings and play like kids,’ as we say around here. Adulting can be so intense! We don’t even have kids yet, but there is so much unnecessary friction and stress in the world that we all have to deal with. It can wear you down. We needed a place that would lift our spirits, and boy did it. Tori: The first treehouse, [The Majestic Treehouse in Walhalla, SC] is shabby-chic, with French Country and Victorian design elements. It’s absolutely magical. The story of getting this piece of property on Wadmalaw is incredible. It was a miracle. We were looking for land in Charles-

ton County for what felt like an eternity. We had a very clear vision of what we were looking for—something private, rural, peaceful, with lots of beautiful mossy oak trees, and a view of the water. Seth: Tori found this place while I was on tour and then we walked the property together as soon as I got home. Tori: This property is 30 acres and it was way out of our budget. So we were pretty bummed because we came out and saw the property and we had that feeling of peace and of knowing we had found our place, but it didn’t make sense on paper. So we started circling it in prayer. First, we tried to buy just a portion of it to stay within our budget. Other people were bidding on smaller pieces of the property as well and a bidding war started brewing. Then the seller decided to sell all 30 acres as one piece, which made us feel like that was a closed door because we couldn’t afford it, but all that changed in a

(opposite) The Wildflower Treehouse presents a moody aura with its dark palette, hanging canopy bed, and wall design. (above left) One-of-a-kind, hand-painted arrow wallpaper covers the walls and kitchenette—window covering by 1767 Designs. (above right) Like the other treehouses, The Wildflower also features floor to ceiling windows with views to the flower field below. (below) Standing tall amongst the trees, The Wildflower is tucked away in a special field surrounded by wildflowers and other flora.

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weekend. Through a random series of events, we reconnected with a couple who we had previously met only once in passing. We showed them the property and told them what we imagined building.

can tell that you two are going to build a place where people can experience true soul rest. We believe the world needs that more than ever so we want to help make this dream come to life.”

We walked them through the property and described our vision for every treehouse in detail. We already knew where the houses would be positioned because we had spent plenty of time walking around in the woods dreaming and imagining how it would all look and feel.

Amazing–it was clearly meant for you guys to build the treehouses here. You both had very clear ideas about the inspiration for the houses and the themes for each one, too, right?

We finished walking the property and the couple said, ‘We’re definitely interested in helping.’ And we were like, ‘um, great!’ and figured we would all sleep on it and call the real estate agent on Monday (it was Sunday). Then, the real estate agent dropped by and we let him know that we were potentially interested in buying all 30 acres. He said, ‘Okay,’ walked to his car and then put the contract down for us to sign on the spot. Seth: Not only was I not ready to sign the contract, I was worried that this high-pressure situation, which none of us were anticipating, would feel like a setup and scare off these people who we just met! But then, an answer to a very specific prayer happened. Three weeks earlier, Tori and I were riding around looking at different properties and feeling intimidated by how much land costs in Charleston. I prayed, ‘God, if building these treehouses in Charleston is what you want us to do, please send us a sign when we’re where we’re supposed to be.’ Then jokingly I prayed, ‘If the sign could be an eagle, that would be awesome.’ In the exact moment the real estate contract was placed in front of us to sign, a Bald Eagle spread its wings and landed on an oak tree less than 50 feet away. I turned to the other couple and told them I had to sign the papers whether they did or not because of how directly God answered my specific prayer. Tori: It was breathtaking! The couple said, “We feel like you’re supposed to have this property as well, and we want to be part of this dream. We want to give you the money you need to buy the property. Consider it a gift. We don’t want anything in return.’ The eagle remained perched there the whole time we signed the papers. Seth: I’ll never forget that moment. Half of my heart was ready to do backflips and the other half was like “wait, what’s the catch?”— because nothing is free. But in this case, it truly was. They said, “We

Tori: Right. As soon as we purchased the property, we were already dreaming about the themes and the designs. We immediately cleared out our garage and got four racks of shelves so we could start collecting and assembling the antiques that would furnish each treehouse. We already had figured out the names and themes of each so we labeled the shelves The Wildflower Treehouse, The Living Room Treehouse, The Honeymoon Treehouse, and The Charleston Treehouse and got to work. We started our antiquing collection process. We put our findings on the shelves to see the treehouse personalities take shape and come to life. There were some pieces that were so unique and filled with character, we just had to add them to our collection and then figure out where they fit. We enjoy antiquing so it was a fun process. Antiques tell us the story of where we came from; slower times when people sat and listened to the radio as a family, furnishings that were built by hand with love, old board games and pastimes that people didn’t feel guilty about enjoying. All of these things remind us of how rich life can be when you slow down and lose track of time with the people you love, which is why we like filling our treehouses with local antiques. Seth: We wanted The Wildflower Treehouse to be edgy and dripping with vibe. [laughs] Tori makes fun of me for saying that phrase, but I’ve yet to find a better phrase that describes this treehouse. We chose bold colors and stimulating textures. For the interior, we pulled inspiration from Urban Cowboy in Nashville, TN, and Azulik in Tulum, Mexico. Our first treehouse with a custom round boho canopy bed and a custom wooden wildflower window shade by 1767 Designs. Everything is hand-painted and every arrow on the wall is a singular piece of hand-stamped wallpaper by Printsburg. We cut no corners when it came to the artistry of design. We even painted the bathroom vent cover black and speckled it with antique brass spray paint because the aesthetic bar had been raised so high that anything off the shelf looked out of place. We took the long road at every turn, but it paid off.

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“The Living Room” Treehouse Tori: For The Living Room Treehouse, we imagined a really comfortable, bright, easy living space. So we brought in a lot of plant décor. Transom windows provide a 360-degree view of the woods and a private, vibey outdoor shower for two filled with plants and nestled under tree branches with string lights overhead complete the ambiance. This was the first treehouse we decorated by crowdsourcing ideas from our Instagram followers (@boltfarmtreehouse) and we were flooded with great ideas! Pod chairs, a screened-in porch, a plant wall, conversation starters, and one of our followers connected us with local legend, Rob Bertschy, the inventor of the Swurfer. Rob is a brilliant creator. He built a custom kitchenette with antique windows for doors, a solid black cherry slab floor table and he hung several of his Swurfer and swing creations from the mossy oaks by the waterfront.

about The Majestic Treehouse, which is the treehouse in Walhalla I built for our honeymoon, and then we added to it everything we could think of that would make us want to live there year-round. So we added a dreamy closet with giant, wooden antique columns, love-letter wallpaper, a huge copper bathtub, fireplace, kitchenette, front porch, archtop French doors circa 1905, a hot tub on the deck, a screened-in outdoor movie theatre, and a fancy spiral staircase. It had to be very Victorian, romantic, elegant, and feel like our own little world that we never want to leave, and it does. What we created is the ultimate place to spend quality time with the person you love, whether you’re starting life together for your honeymoon or celebrating 20 years together and taking some much needed time for yourselves away from the kids.

Seth: For The Honeymoon Treehouse, Tori and I channeled everything we loved

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trees. Historic, charming, classy, and colorful. This was probably the easiest treehouse to design because Charleston is so full of striking architectural statements. We used historic colors like Charleston Green, State Street Pink, Piazza Blue, and there is a beautiful mural of Rainbow Row painted on the bottom of the treehouse so when you’re lounging in the king-sized hanging bed under the treehouse, you’re looking up at a vivid scene from historic downtown Charleston. We also incorporated lots of gas lamps and flower boxes, both signature Charleston staples. This is our first treehouse with a Juliet balcony, a clawfoot tub, a loft, a library, and two handcarved marble soaking tubs. Seth: All of the treehouses have pizza ovens, BBQ grills, stovetops, and everything you need to cook, so we encourage all of our guests to bring food and enjoy slow meals together. All treehouses have custom outdoor hanging beds, hand-painted ceiling tiles,

(opposite) Custom hanging tables built by LP Woodworks were placed under the window sills so that meals can be enjoyed with the views of the marshland beyond. (above left) The kitchen by Rob Bertschy includes everything needed for a quick little weekend getaway. (above right) A fireplace and telescope are additional touches to The Living Room Treehouse to make the experience even better. (below) Brownswood Nursery & Spring Island Trust outfitted the Living Room with all of the glorious greenery found hanging from the walls.

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Daring to Dream dimmable lighting throughout, fireplaces, two-person outdoor showers, private fire pits, tiki torches, waterfront views, two-story antique window walls, skylights, twinkle lights, hardwood flooring, plush robes, vinyl record players, classic board games, a mini-fridge, stemware, antique china, tin roofs, and of course all of the essentials like AC/heat, indoor plumbing, insulation. All are built to residential code. You both did a lot of work on the land and then on building the treehouses yourselves, as well, correct? Tori: Yes! We were both out there day in and day out. We lived in a camper on the property so every day we woke up early and got to work. During the heat of summer, 2017, I had a weed-whacker, and Seth had a chainsaw, and we cleared the sites by hand with the direction of local ecologist, Karl Ohlandt. Rather than bringing in large machinery and making a big mess, we took the long road of clearing the sites by hand so we could preserve the natural beauty of

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the property. We wanted to make a minimal footprint and use a light touch. It was hard work clearing by hand, but it was absolutely worth it. Seth: We let the trees and the views tell us where to put the structures because we wanted the treehouses to resonate with their surroundings and be surrounded by the raw natural beauty that already existed on the property. Often times houses get built on paper and then they just get dropped on a clearcut lot and then maybe in 25 years the trees grow back. That hurts my heart. We think Wadmalaw is paradise and we don’t want to disturb or change that, we want to share it with others because this place is something that everyone should experience. Some people discover paradise and then do everything they can to block other people from enjoying it so they can keep it all for themselves. Instead of tying up 30 acres of livable space in Charleston for just my wife and I, we’ve created a na-

ture retreat where our family and friends can all enjoy this space, as well as other people from across town or around the world who might not ever have an opportunity to live on a beautiful island like Wadmalaw. We’ve created a life-giving community for our family, friends, and guests. Based on your desire to create a minimal footprint when you were clearing the sites for each house, it seems that the idea of green building was really important to you. Can you speak more on that and what other ways you were green-conscious throughout the building process? Seth: Preserving the natural environment as much as possible and building in a respectable way that coexists with nature was one of our highest priorities with this project. We cleared the sites by hand because we didn’t want to bring on dozers that would scar up or change the character of the land. We used unique building materials like Diamond Piers, which are small

(opposite left) Fairy lights, corn hole boards, and a hanging bed enhance the outdoor space under the Living Room Treehouse. (opposite right) With full plumbing services by Tidewater Plumbing and running water throughout the property, courtesy of Edge Solutions, the four treehouses are equipped with all of the luxuries that full houses offer residents. (above) The Living Room Treehouse (inset) A journal style guest book lies on the nightstand so that visitors can write Seth and Tori their stories about their trip.

concrete heads with its own root system that mimics a tree’s roots. It dodges the root system of the tree so you can avoid the common practice of “root pruning,” which is a polite way of saying “cutting the tree’s roots.” We also used recycled, refurbished materials in the design whenever possible, like our antique doors, windows, and (some) light fixtures. Well, it is apparent, both in the designs of the treehouses and the feedback from the people who stay here, all speak for themselves. What are your plans for the future? Do you think you’ll build more treehouses, considering the huge success they’ve become? Tori: I don’t see us building more treehouses on this property. We want to preserve the natural beauty and privacy that these acres afford our retreat.

Seth: The feedback from our guests has been overwhelmingly positive. Everyone is ready to come back and stay for a month. Right now our plan for the future is simply to enjoy what we’ve built in the company of our friends, family, and guests. Tori: We feel grateful to have hosted folks from across the country, including some we greatly admire and friends from the music industry including our friends Abner & Amanda Ramirez of Johnnyswim, Kelsea Ballerini, and Brian “BK” & Brittney Kelley of Florida Georgia Line—who were actually staying here while the Charleston Home + Design team was here for this interview! We know we want more people to experience what we’ve created. We are open and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Our dream Charleston guest is Bill Murray, so Bill, if you’re reading this, we’ve got a treehouse with your name on it! CH+D • Winter 2020 • 161

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Whether you’re seeking entertainment or exercise, relaxation or rejuvenation, a pool can deliver. Retreat into these peaceful and playful local pools as you consider your own outdoor oasis. Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photograph by Ebony Ellis

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James Island Hideaway


Photography by Ebony Ellis

As though part of the marsh itself, this James Island hideaway offers a pool and spa, along with an outdoor kitchen and lounging area. 1 With no interruption in view, an infinity edge keeps the peace.

2 The pool's design extends to every angle. 3 An integrated spa offers the best of both worlds. For more information, contact Michael Greer Pools at (843) 607-4739 or visit

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Game Time

Photography by Patrick Brickman

With its sports depth, this pool is ready for action—so get ready for some fun.

1 Convenience is beautiful and functional with floating step stones and a spa spillway.


2 Homeowners have complete control with this automated, phone-controlled pool and spa.

3 Delightful details featuring handmade glass tile and LED color lights make this pool sporty and stunning. For more information, contact Aquatica Pools and Spas at (843) 212-0014 or visit

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Repairs, Remodels, Renovations, and Additions · Residential & C ommercial

843.566.0250 | | 4736 Colie Morse Lane | North Charleston, SC

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Serene Sanctuary 2

1 A custom sun ledge and deep end benches streamline relaxation. 2 An automation panel allows homeowners to control light, heat, and pump settings from their cell phone or computer.

3 Purification is trouble-free with an in-floor cleaning system. For more information, contact Heritage Pools, LLC at (843) 762-3417 or visit

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Featuring a peaceful view, this pool’s elevated spillover spa provides the perfect respite.

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Built inside an existing pool, this smart renovation makes reclaims space and creates a brand new sanctuary.


1 Long lasting comfort abounds in this shotcrete pool with silver travertine tiles.

2 A Pentair Salt Chlorine Generator provides convenience and control.

3 Slate tile and micro lighting show how small touches makes a big impact. For more information, contact Clear Blue Pools at (843) 300-4143 or visit

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Photography by Callie Cranford

Relaxation Redo

HOMES by Baker








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Paradise Found


Photography by Patrick Brickman

Luxury defined just might be the soothing site of a heated, saltwater pool.

1 Remote-controlled LED lights and an energy-efficient heating system simplify serenity.

2 Built-in deck jets are coupled with the pool’s custom cascading spillover.

3 Upkeep is easy with a vinyl interior finish, concrete decking, and textured acrylic top. For more information, contact Paradise Pools and Spas at (843) 875-4650 or visit

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Sweet Escape

2 Photography by Patrick Brickman

An elevated stone terrace frames this heated Kiawah Island pool that also boasts an integrated hydraulic pool cover.

1 A salt chlorine generator purification system is cost effective and keeps pools clean and clear.

2 Fine finishes include travertine decking, 6”x 6” tiles, and a Caribbean pearl pebble interior.

3 Pick your relaxation location in this pool that offers an inset spa with a tiled dam wall. For more information, contact Aqua Blue Pools at (843) 767-7665 or visit


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Safe and Secure 2 1 An experienced pool cover company can handle anything— including waterfall features.

2 The automatic cover offers integrated controls for all water options. 3 The cover protects both the inset spa and the pool, while hiding the leading edge at the same time. For more information, contact Pool Cover Solutions at (800) 530-5340 or visit

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A hidden automatic safety cover makes this James Island pool a streamlined choice for families.

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Blue Bliss

Photography by Keen Eye Luxury Marketing

The beauty is in the details. This Daniel Island pool combines automation and aesthetics to create the ultimate in tranquility. 2

1 Two large sun shelves make for a graceful entrance and exit. 2 Maintenance is a breeze with a smart sanitizer and filter. 3 Durable gunite material and silver travertine pavers create a solid foundation. For more information, contact Blue Haven Pools at (843) 552-6000 or visit


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Style - Imagination - Beauty - Elegance Jean’s Custom Workroom

Where elegant room design are brought to life. We provide you, or your interior designer, with custom handcrafted draperies, pillows, slipcovers, upholstery and bedding to put the finishing touches on your personal living space.

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Much like the rest of the house, the kitchen is a space that speaks to the style of the family who occupies it. Scour the pages of our annual kitchen guide to gain inspiration for cabinetry, countertops, and more.

Builder: The Biggers Company Appliances, Sinks, & Faucets: Ferguson

Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Countertop Installer: Stone Central For more information, call Classic Kitchens of Charleston at (843) 991-4207 or visit

Architect: Phil Clarke

Paneled Fridge

‘Lincoln’ Aurea Stone Countertops

Photography by Patrick Brickman


Cabinetry: Classic Kitchens of Charleston

Storage Under Waterfall Island

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WONDROUS WOOD With an otherwise white palette, wood beams on the shiplap ceiling add depth to this kitchen, complete with a Wolf range.

“With the reverse floor plan, there are great views of the Stono River from every room, including the kitchen.” Travis Arnett Arnett Custom Homes

Shiplap Ceiling

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder, Interior Design & Tile:

Arnett Custom Homes Architect: The Middleton Group Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath Countertop Fabricator: Zimpel Marble and Granite Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s Custom Tile Backsplash

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Natural Wood Beams from Encore

For more information, call Arnett Custom Homes at (843) 271-8668 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Reclaimed Locally-Made Pub Table

This cottage boasts traditional, coastal accessories that shine in the natural light pouring through the windows.

Interior Designer: Coralberry Cottage

Builder: Morris Construction

Home Design: Crosby Creations

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

High Gloss Cabinets

SLEEK STYLE Hardwoods and tile create a clean and classy look for this modern Lowcountry kitchen.


Weathered Oak Hardwood Floors

Flooring & Tile:

Interior Designer: Linda Olsen,

Sunray Flooring Co.

Change of Space Interiors

Builder: Philip Palmer Construction

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Low Maintenance Indoor/Outdoor Accent Rug


POP OF PATTERN To create a statement in this grand kitchen, these homeowners opted for an accent wall by installing a patterned backsplash to pair

“We love the blend of natural woods with the soft white color palette. The combination of materials used is so refreshing.” Kimberly Jackson JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

with their natural hued space.

Reclaimed Pine Scissor Beams along Vaulted Ceilings

London Sky Engineered Quartz Counters with White Oak Island Top Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder: JacksonBuilt Custom Homes Architect: Clarke Design Group Interior Designer: Allison Casper of

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Palmetto Surfacing Lighting: Circa Lighting Ornate Tile Backsplash by Melcer Tile

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Gold Fixtures from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

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

kitchen window so much that they built a custom hood to fit and match the shaker cabinets.

Cabinetry: Carpenters Restoration

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Builder: Johnson + Evin

Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen &

Building Group

Lighting Gallery

For more information, call Carpenters Restoration at (843) 884-3411 or visit

SPACE SENSE Smart storage shines in this kitchen that features a welcoming island.


Heightened Storage

Photography by Ebony Ellis

These homeowners loved their

Custom Built Shiplap Hood



Photography by Callie Cranford

Custom Shaker Cabinetry with Lacquer Finish

Rejuvenation Lighting

Interior Designer: Stallings Studio

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Builder: Kaufmann Renovations LLC

Tile: Garden State Tile

Cabinetry: Fain’s Custom Cabinetry

Appliances: Ferguson Bath,

Countertop Fabricator:

Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Highland Store

Sink & Faucets: Moluf’s

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Gaining in popularity, copper and gold accents add a warm touch to any kitchen.

An open kitchen flows perfectly into the rest of the home, inviting conversation and convenience.

Floor to Ceiling Cabinetry

Wide Plank Flooring

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder: Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes Architect: Vinyet Architecture Lighting: Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Hardware: Foxworth Decorative Hardware Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International Appliances: Sub-Zero, Wolf, and

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery High-end appliances make for fantastic function.

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Gold faucets and hardware add richness.

For more information, call Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes at (843) 881-3930 or visit

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“Crafting a dynamic space using a bold blue while counterbalancing with the use of a white marble backsplash.”

BOLD BLUES Rich with color and detail, this newly constructed kitchen in I’On, is strong

Kathryn Elliot

on style and substance.

Iris Quatro Linear Pendants

Painted and Lacquered Cabinets

Statuary Honed Quartz Countertop

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder: Structures Building Company Interior Designer: Kathryn Elliott Appliances: Thermador Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International Sinks: Blanco ‘Ikon’ Apron Front Paint: ‘Hague Blue’ by Farrow and Ball

Hicks Small Pendant Hanging Light

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Delta ‘Trinsic Pro’ Pull Out Spray Faucet

For more information, call Structures Building Company at (843) 856-6901 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Glass Doors Echo Cabinet Fronts

A large island allows the majority of a slab to be used and invites conversation and comfort.

Countertop Supplier:

Interior Designer:

Vitoria International

Betsy Berry Interiors

Builder: Sea Island Builders

Countertop Fabricator:

Zimpel Granite & Marble For more information, call Vitoria International at (843) 760-2470 or visit

Repainted Cabinets with ‘Agreeable Grey’

COLOR CHANGE The original kitchen cabinetry was refinished, updating rather than wasting perfectly good resources.


‘Anonymous Grey’ with Dark Grey Brush Glaze

Cabinet Color Change:

N-Hance Wood Refinishing



For more information, call N-Hance Wood Refinishing at (843) 303-9706 or visit

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Calacatta Venato Honed Countertop



“Matching the natural stone countertop and slab backsplash makes for a cohesive, monochromatic design in thie open concept kitchen.”

An open concept kitchen design, earthy color palette and large format windows connect this homes interior

Jenny Butler SHELTER Custom-Built Living

to its lush marsh surroundings.

Wired Bronze Inset Paneled Appliances by Thermador

6cm ‘Infinity White’ Polished Quartzite Double Waterfall Island Countertop

Rift & Quarter Sawn White Oak Flooring by Davis Flooring and Design

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder: SHELTER Custom-Built Living Design Selections: Hollis Erickson Plumbing Fixtures: Moluf’s Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International Countertop Installer: Stone Central Cabinetry: The Coast Cabinet Company

Sleek Integrated Gloss Appliance Panels

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Infinity White Polished Quartzite Illuminated Backsplash

For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 324-3668 or visit

Photography by Katie Charlotte

Repurposed Glass Cabinet Doors

Walk through the bright red door and be welcomed into this thoughtfully designed luminescent kitchen.

Architect: Herlong Architects

Interior Designer:

Builder: Phillip Smith

Interiors by Herlong

General Contractor

Refinished Pendant Lighting:

Cabinetry: Saunders Woodworking

Suzanne Allen

For more information, call Flatfish Island Designs at (843) 882-8123 or visit

Task Lighting

SLEEK LINES Delicious details make for a graceful, clean lined Mount Pleasant kitchen.


Double Waterfall Island

Countertop Fabricator: Stone Central

Interior Design: JLV Creative

Builder: The Biggers Company

Cabinetry: Classic Kitchens of Charleston

For more information, call Stone Central at (843) 879-3278 or visit

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Photography by Patrick Brickman



Original Heart Pine Flooring


MEDITATIVE MOOD From top to bottom, this grand kitchen beckons you in with architectural details such as the bay window and high ceilings.

“Vaulted ceilings and curved trusses blend with the serene view, giving the space a meditative feel.” Elizabeth Baker Translations Design

White Oak Stained Flooring by Ron Fazio

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Architect: Translations Design Builder: Carson Homes Countertop Fabricator: Beautiful Spaces Tile: Melcer Tile Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s Window Treatments: J. Geiger Custom Window Ledge to Match Flooring

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Quartzite Waterfall Island from Palmetto Surfacing

For more information, call Translations Design at (843) 367-7367 or visit

Photography provided by Watts Builders

88 Bottle Glass Wine Room with Stone Interior

The builder and client worked closely together to design even the smallest detail for this kitchen’s overall look and function.

Builder: Watts Builders

Countertop Fabricator: World Granite

Interior Design: Watts Builders

Countertop Supplier:

Cabinetry: Stanley Cabinets

AGM Imports Granite & Marble

For more information, call Watts Builders at (843) 200-2079 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford



La Cornue Gas Range with Custom Hood and Gold Accents

Blue & White Ginger Jars

ISLAND CENTRAL Natural character is at the forefront in this John’s Island home with the addition of a locally purchased and retrofitted island.


Knoll Kitchen Island in Weathered White with Recycle Tin Top


Interior Designers: Danielle Krider &

Steven Shell Living

Alison Kimborowicz

For more information, call Steven Shell Living at (843) 216-3900 or visit

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SOUTHERN & POLISHED These homeowners worked with professionals to build an addition on their quaint craftsman cottage—making their space a functional gathering place for cooking and entertaining.

“We couldn’t be happier with the open concept kitchen, dining, and living room combo that gives us clean sight lines and endless functionality with colors and style that pack a punch.” Laura and Brad Sapper Homeowners

Reclaimed Old Bourbon Distillery Dining Table

Fantasy Brown Countertops with Leathered Texture Finish

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder, Cabinetry, and Interiors:

Polished Renovations & Design Countertop Fabricator: Eugene’s Marble & Granite Countertop Supplier: Triton Stone Group Custom Dining Table: Terrace Tables Appliances: Ferguson Bath,

Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Custom Cabinets Finished in Benjamin Moore River Blue

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Thermador Appliances

For more information, call Polished Renovation & Design at (843) 475-8856 or visit



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CUSTOM COASTAL CONCOCTION Maintaining a green palette with rattan accents, these homeowners worked with

“One of the first places you should invest if you want a high end kitchen is in your cabinetry. Take the time to plan out both style & storage to increase the functionality of how you live in your home.”

a custom builder to achieve a natural, Ellie Kneece Delpino Custom Homes

calming cookery to enjoy.

Serena & Lily Natural Basket Headlands Pendant

Caribbean Green Thassos Tulip Marble Mosaic Backsplash from Floor & Decor

Venato Extra Quartz Countertops with Waterfall Island Photography by Ebony Ellis

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder: Delpino Custom Homes Interior Designer: Stallings Studio Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen & Bath Countertop Fabricator: Stone Central Appliances: GE Hardware: Top Knob Paint: Sherwin-Williams Brizo Bridged Faucet paired with Farmhouse Sink from Signature Hardware

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Impressions Denali White Wash Flooring

For more information, call Delpino Custom Homes at (843) 818-4866 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

42” Antique White Refrigerator

OPEN HOUSE This Isle of Palms kitchen features a thick edge countertop to make a

Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Appliances: Signature Appliance Center

Palmetto Surfacing

Interior Designer: Kim Carrol of

Builder: Classic Remodeling

Design Directions

& Construction

Hardware: Restoration Hardware

Paint: Sherwin-Williams For more information, call Palmetto Surfacing at (843) 569-1131 or visit

Photography by Ebony Ellis

bold design statement.


Mirrored Subway Tile Backsplash

Custom Shaker Cabinetry

FASHIONABLY FUNCTIONAL A professionally designed kitchen serves as a functional gathering space for family and friends with it’s corner cabinetry and floating shelves.


Exposed Brick

Cabinetry: Charleston Fine Cabinetry

Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports

Builder: Atlanticville Homes

Hardware: Bird Decorative Hardware

Countertop Fabricator:

Eugene’s Marble & Granite For more information, call Charleston Fine Cabinetry at (843) 425-8036 or visit CH+D • Winter 2020 • 197


FINE FINISHES Cool granite coupled with reclaimed rustic oak flooring create a perfect partnership in this Daniel Island kitchen.

“A favorite feature in the scullery concealed behind a secret door in the kitchen created a seamless look.” Steve Guaglianone Novella Homes

Solid Slab Backsplash

Reclaimed Flooring from Encore Lumber

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder: Novella Homes Architect: DLB Custom Home Design Interior Designer: Liz Dickman Home Audio: NextGen Automated Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International Appliances: Sub-Zero & Wolf Lighting: Circa Lighting A refined faucet shines in this space.

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Wall ovens make the most of an interior wall.

For more information, call Novella Homes at (843) 709-2505 or visit

Photography Provided by Jilco Kitchen and Bath

Wet Bar with Bright Hexagonal Tile

Bright colors in the backsplash, door, and wet bar add a youthful touch to this mod cookery.

Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath

Builder: Walter Construction

Countertop Fabricator:

Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen &

Real Deal Countertops

Lighting Gallery

For more information, call Jilco Kitchen and Bath at (843) 849-6465 or visit

Photography by Ebony Ellis



Built-In Seating Bench with Storage

Natural Marble Backsplash

TAILOR-MADE KITCHEN Make a statement in the kitchen by including an expansive waterfall island, ideal for prepping for dinner parties.


‘White Santorini’ Quartzite

Countertop Fabricator:

Countertop Supplier:

Granite by Design

Vitoria International

Interior Designer:

Cabinetry: Advanced Kitchen

Jaime Albert Designs

Designs of Charleston

For more information, call Granite by Design at (843) 416-8509 or visit CH+D • Winter 2020 • 199


“This modern, contemporary project was so fun. It’s a great example of four layers of lighting; dining room fixture, cable lighting beams, under cabinet lighting, and uplighting.”

SIMPLISTIC CHARM Vast vaulted ceilings paired with contemporary fixtures ensure light is always present in this Lowcountry cookery.

Susan Barrineau Charleston Lighting and Interiors

Large Sliding Doors

Pine Floors by Lowcountry Wood Floors

Photography by Ebony Ellis

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Lighting: Charleston Lighting and Interiors Builder: Terry Hoff Construction Architect: Frederick & Frederick Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing Tile: Melcer Tile Sinks & Faucets: Design On Tap Furniture: Danco Modern Furniture Cabinetry by William C. Pritchard Co.

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Contemporary Lighting Fixtures

For more information, call Charleston Lighting and Interiors at (843) 766-3055 or visit

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CAREFULLY PLANNED DESIGN Combining brick, shiplap, and marble creates a high-end look in this southern kitchen, while

“Large kitchen islands are all the rage these days. When laying out a kitchen, it’s important to have adequate walk around space as well as a functional work triangle.”

the ample cabinetry provides plenty of storage. Jodi Crosby Crosby Creations Home Designs

Brand River Brick with ‘Oyster White’ Masonry Backsplash

Barstools from Celadon

Photography by Ryan Meadows Photography

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Homes Designs: Crosby Creations Home Designs Builder: Newleaf Builders Countertop Fabricator: World Granite Countertop Supplier: Pacific Shore Stones Flooring: Carpet Baggers Carpet One Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors Lighting: Lowcountry Lighting Company ‘Aero Blue’ Island by Coastal Cabinet Company

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‘Shadow Storm’ Quartzite Countertops

For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 514-7354 or visit

Photography by Jason Stemple

Siteline Cabinetry in ‘Adler Penny’ with Brown Glaze

ample cooking space and seating for family dinners.

Builder: Classic Remodeling

Flooring: Barefoot Floors

& Construction

Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center

Countertop Fabricator:

Lighting: Circa Lighting

Palmetto Surfacing For more information, call Classic Remodeling & Construction at (843) 763-3297 or visit

Photography Submitted by Carpet Baggers Carpet One

A multi-level island offers



Cambria Countertop in ‘Berwyn’

Gray Patterned Porcelain Floor Tile

FANTASTIC FLOORING To spice up this kitchen filled with natural hues, the homeowners selected a fun patterned floor for a unique touch.


Quartzite Countertops


Carpet Baggers Carpet One For more information, call Carpet Baggers Carpet One at (843) 571-0013 or visit

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SPACE SAVVY This Downtown Charleston new build by Colonial Lake, uses the most of its footprint by incorporating storage

“It was a pleasure to build this new home in downtown Charleston. The galley kitchen optimizes the storage space with to the ceiling cabinetry.”

under the raised bar countertop.

Dan Logan Stono Construction

Architectural Exhaust

Diagonal Tiles

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder: Stono Construction Architect: LFA Architecture Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath Countertop Fabricator: Creative Counter Tops Tile: Garden State Tile Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s Lighting: Charleston Lighting & Interiors Varying counter heights allow for extra barstool seating.

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An unobstructed view was crucial for this space.

For more information, call Stono Construction at (843) 805-4141 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

‘Michelangelo’ Quartz

An open floor plan provided these homeowners sufficient space for custom cabinetry to store all of their everyday kitchen items.

Cabinetry & Hardware: Niki

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Komorek of Charleston Cabinets

Appliances: Wholesale Appliance Center

Interior Designer: Taylor King of

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Crown Designs

Lighting: Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

Tile: Melcer Tile and Davis Tile

Accessories: Lola Modern Wallpaper

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

Photography by Callie Cranford



Spice Rack Drawer

CHARLESTON CHIC A hexagonal blue tile backsplash all around the kitchen adds interest and shine to the design.


Hexa Tile in ‘Ocean’

Tile: Garden State Tile

Countertop Fabricator: Granite by Design

Builder: Brace Builders

Appliances, Sinks & Faucets: Ferguson

Architect: Allen Design

Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Cabinetry: Coastal Cabinet Refinishing

Lighting: Rick’s Lighting + Home

Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports

Windows: Sierra Pacific

For more information, call Garden State Tile at (843) 872-3766 or visit CH+D • Winter 2020 • 205


PLENTIFUL CABINETRY This classic kitchen wouldn’t be complete without adequate cabinet space to store the must-reach items used throughout the day.

These homoeowners thought out of the box creating smart storage, keeping countertops clean and clear.

Above Hood Storage

Built-In Island Shelves

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Cabinetry: Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston Countertop Fabricator: Martol Granite Tile: Carpet Baggers Carpet One Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s Lighting: Rick’s Lighting + Home Building Materials: Builders FirstSource Leathered Countertops

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Pine Hardwood Floors

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

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MODERN MARSH Large slab tiles offer great impact and seamless style.

A textured stone backsplash is its own piece of art in this open and airy kitchen.

Unique Pendant Lights

Photography by Ebony Ellis

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors Builder: Phillip Smith General Contractors Architect: Heather Wilson Interior Designer: Kimberly Brown of

Windy Hill Partners

Textured Stone Backsplash

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Wolf Double Oven

For more information, call Palmetto Tile Distributors at (843) 266-8700 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Teardrop Pendant Lighting

Blues, gray, white, and black create a cohesive space in this Seabrook kitchen.

Interior Design: Riverside Designers


Builder: Kingswood Homes

MVP Granite Countertops

Cabinetry: Advanced Kitchen

Flooring: Davis Floors & Design

Designs of Charleston

Lighting: Ferguson Bath,

Tile: Melcer Tile

Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

For more information, call Riverside Designers at (843) 377-2600 or visit

Photography Provided by Pacific Shore Stones



Brizo Faucet

Shaker Cabinetry

SOOTHING SPACE Quartz counters and white subway tile create a clean look.


‘Calacatta Colorado’ Pacshore Quartz

Countertop Supplier:

Countertop Fabricator:

Pacific Shore Stones


For more information, call Pacific Shore Stones at (843) 744-5665 or visit

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HIGH GLOSS EFFECT Deliberate elements such as the cube wall and push to open doors allowed these homeowners to

“This project was a fantastic, collaborative design process that resulted in a very unique, one-of-a-kind, sleek, contemporary kitchen.” Jay Miller HWC Custom Cabinetry

make a purposeful statement.

Walnut Trim Detail

Spalted Maple Cube Wall

Photography by Ebony Ellis

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Cabinetry: HWC Custom Cabinetry Builder: Trade Winds Remodel Interior Designer: Ruth Campbell For more information, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit

Hidden Storage

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Walnut and High Gloss Finishes

Photography by Patrick Brickman

‘Bianco Olina’ Marble Honed Countertop

natural woods with modern elements like the white and gold barstools cultivate an atmosphere with a style of its own.

Custom Subway Tile Backsplash

A subway tile backsplash pairs with the lucite and gold hardware creating a modern white kitchen with statement features.

Tile: Garden State Tile

The Barstool Shop

Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center

Cabinetry: Plantation Cabinetry

Hardware: Foxworth Decorative Hardware

Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports

Windows & Doors: Buck Lumber &

Building Supply For more information, call For the House— The Barstool Shop at (843) 881-7073 or visit

Coffered Ceiling



Barstools : For the House—

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Fusing coastal elements such as



Custom Walnut Island

Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design

Cabinetry: Classic Kitchens of Charleston

Builder: Sea Island Builders

Countertop Fabricator: Zimpel Marble

Architect: Anita King

and Granite

of Sea Island Builders

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Interior Designer: Haute Design

Flooring: Barefoot Floors of Charleston

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Some plumbing fixtures have a new technology called “Connect Home” which syncs the fixtures to Alexa.

With chrome faucets, sinks, cabinet pulls, and barstool legs this kitchen exudes a sleek, modern vibe.

Allied Maker Lighting

Double Waterfall Island Countertop Supplied by StoneWorks

Flooring by John Griffiths

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Sinks & Faucets: Design On Tap Interior Designer: Alexis Lee Wilks of

Margaret Donaldson Interiors Architect: Christopher Rose Architects Builder: Byrd Builders Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors Home Automation: Southeaston Systems Flatlay Cabinetry by Robert Paige

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Chrome Sink/Faucet Combo

For more information, call Design On Tap at (843) 219-0661 or visit

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More homeowners are choosing motorized shades for convenience and the safety of a cordless option.

Inspired by sea glass, these homeowners extended the backsplash to the ceiling and framed their windows with quatrefoil fabric shades.

Custom Hood Over Stove MIND ‘Calm Green’ Brick by Florida Tile

Visual Comfort Darlana Lantern Pendants by EF Chapman

Photography by Ebony Ellis

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Window Treatments: Patriot Blinds & More Builder: Mangan, Inc. Architect: Michael Karamus Cabinetry: SLH Woodworks Countertops: Santorini White Quartz Flooring: John Griffith Installations Hardware: Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath Motorized fabric shades keep it simple.

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Ample seating makes this the spot to be.

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

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Leather Quartzite Countertops

A walnut island top and floating shelves make stunning focal points in this open kitchen.

Cabinetry: Sullivan Custom Cabinets Interior Designer: Betsy Bamberg of

Marketplace Interiors

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

Shiplap Hood

The accent tile below the hood has hues similar to the “Haint” Blue shiplap walls seen on the walls of this Holy City kitchen.


Custom Backsplash


Photography by Colin Grey Voight



Wet Bar with Hand Hammered Copper Sink

Builder: Kalman Construction

Backsplash: Betsy Kalman of

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

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GREEN WITH ENVY The ‘Willow Green’ palette of this galley kitchen is accented with similar hues in the recycled countertops.

“The homeowner and contractor made some personal changes to an established design and made it better.” Elizabeth Fisher GlassEco Surfaces

Window Pane Glass

Varied Size Oyster Shells Used in Countertops

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder, Cabinetry, and Accessories:

Polished Renovations & Design Countertop Fabricator: Eugene’s Marble & Granite Countertop Supplier: GlassECO Surfaces For more information, call GlassECO Surfaces at (843) 554-6099 or visit

Farmhouse Sink

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‘The Weiss Oyster’ Countertops

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LITTLE DETAILS EVERYWHERE Each corner of this kitchen was carefully thought out from the full wall backsplash to the design of the cabinet doors.

“This grand kitchen is modern and bright. Vein movement on the wall and gold hardware make this space unique and elegant.” Diana Diaz Eugene’s Marble & Granite

Accent Wood on Ceiling

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Builder:

Maurice Mangan of Mangan Inc. Countertop Fabricator:

Eugene’s Marble & Granite For more information, call Eugene’s Marble & Granite at (843) 573-9351 or visit Floating Shelves with Champagne Gold Hardware

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Casentino Silestone Calacata Eternal Quartz

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Brushed Gold Moen Align Pulldown Faucet

To maximize this kitchen’s storage space, cabinets were installed on both the front and back of the island.

Builder: Just Additions & Remodeling

Flooring: Tahoe Smooth

Cabinetry: Kraft Maid

Appliances: Wolf

Countertop Fabricator:

Sink: Rohl Farmer’s Sink

Classic Marble, Granite, and Tile

Lighting: Troy Lighting

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

STELLAR STYLE Blues and grays make for a soothing setting throughout this Seabrook home.


Berenson “Metro” Hardware

Cabinetry: Southeast Kitchens

Flooring: Elegant Hardwood

Countertop Fabricator:

Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors

Palmetto Surfacing

Hardware: Berenson “Metro”

Countertop Supplier: Cambria For more information, call Southeast Kitchens at (843) 795-8809 or visit CH+D • Winter 2020 • 219

Photography by Callie Cranford



Cabinetry Around Front and Back of Island


“A recent survey revealed Americans think real estate is the safest, and best, investment followed by savings accounts, gold, U.S. bonds, and U.S. stocks.”

WHITE WONDERLAND When staging a home to be listed, a simple palette of whites and creams showcases the good bones of the space

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without a distracting design.

Eat-In Kitchen Setup

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Listing: Island House Real Estate Builder: Maverick Construction Interior Designer: Embellish Interiors Cabinetry: Coastal Cabinetry Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design Lighting: Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Subway Tile Backsplash

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Professional Real Estate Staging from Little Staging Sells

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


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“The countertops are absolutely beautiful. My goal was to create a beautiful, comfortable kitchen utilizing natural stone.”

RELAXED BEAUTY Natural stone countertops and floors provide a fantastic foundation for this Wadmalaw

Pamela Patrick Universal Marble & Granite

Island kitchen.

‘Honed Beige’ Leather Island

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Countertop Fabricator: Universal Marble & Granite Builder: Southern Craftsman Construction Architecture: Eddie Martin of Martin Design Interior Designer: Pamela Patrick Cabinetry: Thomasville by Home Depot Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports Appliances: Thor and Frigidaire Scabos Travertine Flooring from Build Direct

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Ornate Sink by Signature and Faucet by Kingston Brass

For more information, call Universal Marble & Granite at (843) 767-7779 or visit

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JUXTAPOSED DESIGN Mixing chrome and gold elements with iridescent tile and matte cabinetry

“With the juxtaposition of finishes and an appealing color palette, this space is a direct reflection of the client’s unique style—which is the goal of each project that we complete.”

brought together a contrasting look. Lance Griffith CHD Interiors

‘Sea Salt’ by Sherwin-Williams

‘Riverway’ by Sherwin-Williams

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Interior Designer: Julie Schettif and

Lance Griffith of CHD Interiors Flooring & Tile: Provided by CHD Interiors Builder: Purcell Construction Architect: Graham Group Cabinetry: Challenge Cabinets Lighting: Visual Comfort ‘Kauri’ Porcelain Tile Backsplash

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Leathered Black Granite Countertop

For more information, call CHD Interiors at (843) 571-2446 or visit

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“We love historic renovations and we wanted this Hampton Park-Terrace kitchen to flow with the open floor plan of this 1905 house.”

HISTORIC HAPPINESS Built in the early 1900’s, this historic home maintained vintage inspired features such as checkerboard flooring while also adding some

Anna Rankin Beauregard Design

modern touches like the lanterns above the island.

La Cornue Range

Hand Painted Checkerboard Flooring Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Lighting: Circa Lighting Interior Designer: Beauregard Design Countertop Fabricator: Peter Mantol Appliances: Plugs Appliance Center Sinks: Shaw For more information, call Circa Lighting at (843) 937-5990 or visit ‘White Bianco Avion’ Marble Countertops

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White and Gold Lantern Pendants

Photography by Patrick Brickman

‘Extra White’ Cabinets

in the décor, professionals transformed this homeowner’s kitchens with painted white cabinetry and a gray island.

Painter: CertaPro Painters

Lighting: Lowe’s

Paint Supplier: Sherwin-Williams

Cabinet Doors Glass Replacement:

Cabinetry: KB Kitchen and

Century Glass

Bath Concepts For more information, call CertaPro Painters of Charleston at (843) 998-2820 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

In order to play with fun colors



‘Light French Gray’

‘Britannica Warm’ by Cambria

NEUTRAL BEAUTY Maintaining a palette with natural colors pairs well with the views of nature outside.


Pullout Storage Drawer for Utensils

Builder: Alair Homes Charleston

Tile: Melcer Tile and A + A Tile

Architect: Swallowtail Architecture

Appliances: Signature Appliance Center

Cabinetry: Signature Kitchens

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Countertop Fabricator:

Lighting: Charleston Lighting

Palmetto Surfacing

and Interiors

For more information, call Alair Homes Charleston at (843) 296-8510 or visit CH+D • Winter 2020 • 227



Placing tile vertically is a creative way to add height to a room.

With the tile color “Cookie Monster,” you know this kitchen is full on fun.

Island Range Hood

AlysEdwards Tile & Stone

Photography by Callie Cranford

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Interior Designer: Roxanne Kirby Cabinetry: RGW Cabinetry Countertop Fabricator:

Eugene’s Marble & Granite Countertop Supplier: Cosmos Flooring: Ash Tile: Melcer Tile Porcelain glazed tile bars create a wall of art.

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A stove, seating, and prep sink make this island multifunctional.

For more information, call Melcer Tile at (843) 744-5345 or visit

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LUXE LIGHTING Matte black pendants above the island stand out amongst the otherwise white

“The double waterfall quartzite island countertops, stainless steel farmhouse sink, and modern features create a timeless look.”

palette in this Mt. Pleasant kitchen. Shannan Payne Preston Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

Hidden Dishwasher

Photography by Patrick Brickman

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Lighting: Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Builder: Discovery Development Group Architect: Frank Venning Cabinetry: Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston Countertop Fabricator: Granite by Design Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design Matte Black Pendants

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Floor Cabinet Lighting

For more information, call Carolina Lanterns & Lighting at (843) 881-4170 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford

‘Haas White’ Shaker Cabinetry from Charleston Cabinetry

GLORIOUS GALLEY KITCHEN A classic Lowcountry aesthetic was achieved with quartzite countertops,

Interior Designer: Kimberly Tall of

Appliances: Wholesale Appliance Center

Aiden Fabrics

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Builder: R.K. Morris Renovations

Hardware: Foxworth Decorative Hardware

Flooring: Wilson’s Flooring

Paint: Sherwin-Williams

For more information, call Aiden Fabrics at (843) 216-0008 or visit

Photography by Ebony Ellis

sweetgrass baskets, and oak floors.


‘Maya’ Quartzite from World Granite

PAINT PROS By remodeling the kitchen, these homeowners achieved a fresh and functional space.


New Grey Wide Plank Floors

Cabinetry, Flooring, Tile & Paint:

Countertops, Sinks & Faucets:

1st Class Painting & Restoration

East Coast Granite

Interior Designer: Melinda Welch

Lighting: Padgett Electric

Appliances: Whirlpool For more information, call 1st Class Painting & Restoration at (843) 324-6006 or visit CH+D • Winter 2020 • 231


DOUBLE DUTY This kitchen has style and sense with features including a coffee system, vacuum seal drawer, convection steam oven and more.

This kitchen brings a home chef’s dream to life with inspired appliances and ample prep area.

Pro Wall Hood

Over-and-Under Refrigerator/ Freezer Drawers

Photography Provided by Sub-Zero

K I T C H E N C O N T R I B U TO R S : Appliances: Sub-Zero and Wolf Lighting: Noir Trading Fixtures: Brizo and Blanco Paint: Benjamin Moore Countertop: Cambria Tile: Oceanside Glass Tile

Dual Fuel Range with Six Burners and Infrared Charbroiler

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Wine Storage with Refrigerator and Freezer Drawer

For more information, call Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom Charlotte at (800) 222-7820 or visit

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FINE FOOTING A strong foundation is crucial, especially in the most popular room in the house. Today’s kitchen flooring options are plentiful and a true cornerstone of your home’s design.






1. ‘Autumn Forest’ Hardwood Floors

2. Hexagon Tiles with Blue Grout

4. Tanzania Almond

5. Edimax Sands Porcelain Tile

Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring (912) 682-0002

Strathmore - Cabinets · Design · Floors · Paint (843) 856-8255

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Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161

3. Azur Oak Solid Hardwood Floor and Decor (843) 619-4320




9 6. Emser Barn Tile

Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013

9. La Fabbrica ‘Kauri’ Porcelain Tile Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345

10 7. Bohemia Porcelain Hex in Selena Pattern Garden State Tile (843) 872-3766

8. Knotted Chestnut Mohawk Hardwood Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354

10. Custom Cut 3x12 ‘Horizon Light’ Marble Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700

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Flat or raised panels, shaker, contemporary, drawers, and open shelving. Cabinet styles are plentiful—consider these exemplary examples.







1. Full Access Cabinetry

2. Dark Finish Inset Cabinetry with Custom Plate Holders

3. Flat Sheen Custom Cabinetry

4. Cream-Colored Shaker Style Cabinetry

5. Navy Flat Panel Cabinetry

6. Square Raised Panel Cabinetry

Jilco Kitchen and Bath (843) 849-6465

Strathmore - Cabinets · Design · Floors · Paint (843) 856-8255 |

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Charleston Cabinets (843) 554-7800

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston (843) 225-9344 |

Carpenters Restoration (843) 884-3411

Sullivan Custom Cabinets (843) 554-5880

7. Slanted Glideout Drawer Shelf Genie (888) 491-6191

10. Multi-Cube Storage Pantry

Closets by Design (866) 484-8130







8. Walnut Finish Flat Panel Cabinetry Southeast Kitchens (843) 795-8809

11. Whitewash Shaker Cabinetry

Charleston Fine Cabinetry (843) 425-8036

9. Transitional White and Navy Cabinetry

Classic Kitchens of Charleston (843) 991-4207

12. High Gloss Acrylic Cabinetry

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AWESOME APPLIANCES The workhorses of the kitchen, appliances are paramount in your kitchen design. Make sure you consider size and placement to ensure the best flow for culinary creations.

1. GE French Door Smart Refrigerator with Door in Door in Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel 3. Fulgor Milano Sofia Series Freestanding Dual Fuel Range, True European Dual Convection Oven







5. Dacor Heritage 30” Over the Range Convection Microwave Hood Wholesale Appliance Center (843) 556-0917

2. Sub-Zero 36” PRO Refrigerator / Freezer with Glass Door 4. Wolf 36” Dual Fuel Range—4 Burners with Infrared Griddle 6. Wolf 30” E Series Contemporary Drop-Down Door Microwave Oven Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom Charlotte (800) 222-7820

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Countertop materials can be rustic or refined, with a high gloss, honed, or leather finish. Keep an open mind when it comes to mixing the most popular options in your space.










1. ‘Cashmere’ Quartz

Eugene’s Marble & Granite (843) 573-9351 |

4. ‘Fantasy Brown’ Quartzite AGM Imports (843) 747-0088

8. Recycled Glass


2. Cambria ‘Montegomery’ Quartz Palmetto Surfacing (843) 569-1131 |

5. Iridescent Granite

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161

GlassECO Surfaces (843) 554-6099 |

6. ‘Blue River’ Quartzite

3. ‘Alaska White’ Granite

Pacific Shore Stones (843) 744-5665 |

Stone Central (843) 879-3278

9. ‘Orca’ Leathered Marble

Vitoria International (843) 760-2470 |

7. ‘Bianco’ Honed Marble

Granite by Design (843) 416-8509

10. ‘Chloe Love’

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By contrast or complement, kitchen backsplashes can make a real statement. Be sure to talk with a designer about style, material, and size before you decide on this significant element of your space.









1. Chroma Hexagon in Perla

4. Dall Fonte Natural Stone Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354

Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911 |

5. Natural Hued Tile with Shades of Blue

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161

8. Spanish-Inspired Starburst

Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 |

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2. Triangular Marble

Garden State Tile (843) 872-3766 |


3. Rotunda Mosaic Tile

Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 |

6. Uptown Antracite Hexagon Porcelain Mosaic Floor & Decor (843) 619-4320

9. Three-Dimensional Marble

Eugene’s Marble & Granite (843) 573-9351 |

7. Stella Marble Mosaic

Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700

10. Hexagonal Gold Marble

Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint (843) 856-8255 |


Kitchen sinks and faucets can blend in or stand strong as their own piece of art. Depending on their purpose, this is another area where you can consider mixing materials to create a look that’s all yours.

1. Quiroga Hand Hammered Brass Farm Sink 2. Rook® Articulating Bridge Faucet with Finished Hose Moluf's (843) 723-4881


2 3. Vibrant Polished Brass Faucet 4. Undermount Farmhouse Kitchen Sink with Interchangeable Tailor™ Flora Insert Design On Tap (843) 329-0661


4 5. 33” Double Bowl Fireclay Farmer Sink 6. Extended Reach Pulldown Faucet in Satin Brass Gateway Supply Co. (843) 554-0450



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Whether you need illumination for tasks or ambiance, lighting is equal parts function and beauty. Be sure to make choices that work for both purposes.








1. Industrial Pendant

2. Gold Starburst Pendant

3. Beaded Chandelier

4. Melrose Pendant

5. Linear Branched Chandelier

6. Rattan Chandelier

Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170 |

7. Hinkley Pendant

Rick’s Lighting + Home (843) 763-2282 |

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Candelabra (843) 849-7775 |

Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990 |

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 |

Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 |

Kitchen window treatments are often multitaskers—providing style, privacy, and shade—and they need to be sturdy enough to withstand this hardworking environment. Chat with a designer to make






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Photograph by Ebony Ellis

the most informed selection.

Photograph provided by Graber

Photograph by Patrick Brickman

Photograph provided by Best Buy Blinds

Photograph by Patrick Brickman


1. Provenance Woven Wood by Hunter Douglas

2. Top Down Bottom Up Cellular Shade

3. Woven Shades

4. Silhouette® Shadings by Hunter Douglas

5. Lutron Automated Shades

6. New Graber Cellular Shades 3/4” Single Cell Cellular Shades with Motorized Lift in Splendor, Endless Summer

Advanced Window Fashions (843) 881-8858

NextGen Automated (843) 871-8531

Budget Blinds (843) 856-9498

The Audio Warehouse (843) 571-0535

Best Buy Blinds (843) 884-3454

Patriot Blinds & More (843) 461-1368 |

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The beauty of accessories is that you can take a risk without the commitment. Subtle or swanky, décor is where your personality can come out and play.










1. Counter Height Stool

2. Turkish Area Rug

3. Marble Cheese Board Set

4. Two-Toned Teapot

5. Quill Napkin Ring in Ivory and Navy

6. Root Table

7. Hand-Crafted Serving Tray

8. OD Lilly Fabric

9. Custom Fish Wall Mosaic

For the House—The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073 |

Hausful (843) 203-6420 |

Tailgate Specialties (843) 532-3641

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Fine Rugs of Charleston (843) 577-3386 |

Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby (843) 388-0328 |

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008 |

CHD Interiors (843) 571-2446 |

Isaac Moyer Woodworking (717) 507-5542 |

Kalman Construction (843) 856-0515 |










10. Anchor Bottle Opener

11. Hand-Carved Mango Wood Boxes

12. Ombré Bronze Wine Cooler

13. Modern Swivel Stool

14. Vintage Water Cooler

15. Iron and Wood Barstool

16. Linen Blend Orange Fabric

17. Aqua Stemless Cup

18. Rocket Salt and Pepper Shakers

Blu Cotton (843) 793-2423 |

Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256 |

Jean’s Custom Workroom (843) 225-1669 |

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 |

Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689 |

Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 |

Southeastern Galleries (843) 556-4663 |

Charleston Amish Furniture (843) 225-2513 |

Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359 |

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ShopTalk Charleston Home Builders Association Announces 2019 Prism Award Winners

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman & Ebony Ellis

The 31st Annual Prism Awards were held in November celebrating the best of the best in the Lowcountry. Congratulations to the following companies seen throughout the pages of Charleston Home + Design magazine.

(above left) Alair Homes Charleston (above center) JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (top right) SHELTER Custom-Built Living (bottom right) Delpino Custom Homes

WINNERS INCLUDE: $3M - $3.25M Single Family Home Customer Service Award Structures Building Company $2.5 - $3M Single Family Home $4M Plus Single Family Home $900k - $1M Model Home SHELTER Custom-Built Living $2 - $2.5M Single Family Home $1M - $1.25M Remodeled Home $200k & Under Bathroom Remodel $100k - $125k Outdoor Living Space $100k - $200k Kitchen Remodel Watts Builders $1M - $1.25M Single Family Home $1.5M - $1.75M Single Family Home $3.25M - $3.5M Single Family Home Customer Service Award JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 246 • CH+D • Winter 2020

$800k - $900k Single Family Home Crosby Creations Home Designs $50k - $100k Outdoor Living Space $200k - $300k Outdoor Living Space $600k - $700k Outdoor Living Space $50,000 and Under Pool Associate Website and TV Commercial Aqua Blue Pools $100,000 - $150,000 Pool $50,000 - $100,000 Pool $50k & Under Outdoor Living Space $300k - $400k Outdoor Living Space Aquatica Pools and Spas $900k - $950k Remodeled Home Alair Homes Charleston

$250k - $300k Remodeled Home $200k - $300k Historic Renovation Delpino Custom Homes Customer Service Award Priester’s Custom Contracting Associate Retail Showroom Carolina Lanterns & Lighting Digital Media Campaign Custom Builder Social Media Novella Homes Committee Member of the Year Robby Arnold, Events Committee, NextGen Automated For more information about these companies, visit home-name.

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Expanded Showroom for Local Tile Company to visit with a vast number of options. With the new addition, the Johns Island location of Palmetto Tile Distributors has tripled in size. In addition to a larger showroom, there is also a Palmetto Tile Distributors Johns Island warehouse location where setting and construction materials are stored for contractors to pick up.

Story by Alli Steinke• Photography by Ebony Ellis

Recently, the experts at Palmetto Tile Distributors broadened their Johns Island showroom to maximize their ability to reach customers throughout the Charleston area. An opportunity presented itself when the unit next door was available, so they knew it was time to take the leap and expand. The desire to expand the showroom came from wanting homeowners, contractors, installers, and anyone else to have a large showroom

For more information, call Palmetto Tile Distributors at (843) 266-8700 or visit

The Perfect Plan

Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford

To help customers realize their dream dwelling, Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Design, recently began offering 17 home stock plans. From “The Casual Cottage” to “The Oceanview Retreat,” these stock plans can be a great starting place for clients who like a design, but may want to make minor modifications to fit their unique requirements. This option can equal significant time and cost savings for clients who

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appreciate the style of an existing plan. Stock house plans also offer the value of history—as they’ve been built at different locations and adjusted to address any potential issues. What’s more, customers benefit from Jodi’s extensive work and experience in the Charleston area.

For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Design at (843) 514-7354 or visit

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Lowcountry Fabric Store Opens New Location furniture, area rugs, and home accessories. With an expanded Design Center, the in-house interior designers at Aiden Fabrics have a space to collaborate with other designers as well as their patrons, helping them select the perfect materials for their spaces.

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis

Jonathan Flanary, owner of Aiden Fabrics, has moved locations and has opened a new shop off of Highway 17. Still in Mt. Pleasant, the new shop offers more visibility and exposure to Lowcountry residents, which is why Jonathan wanted to move. In a space with 3,000 additional square feet, the team is now able to stock a larger collection of fabrics, case goods, custom

For more information, call Aiden Fabrics at (843) 216-0008 or visit

Countertop Fabricators Update Showroom

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford

After purchasing an old office building, Jaime Justo, owner of Granite by Design, knew that in order to grow his business he would need to have a state-of-the-art showroom. He began the renovation process by installing new floors, wood cabinets, natural and manmade stone, new signs, and new office furniture. By making these updates, Jaime completely transformed the space. Elements such

as the waterfall island and countertops of different stones and finishing edges aid in achieving his goal to showcase his knowledge of fabrication. An updated showroom means the team is seeing more foot traffic from homeowners, builders, and designers. For more information, call Granite by Design at (843) 416-8509 or visit

Break-ins of residential properties accounted for 65.5 percent of all burglary offenses in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s 2018 Crime in the United States report. To help deter theft, Affinity Integrated Solutions (AIS) is now offering ADT Command. Coupled with the ADT Control app, homeowners can use their smartphone to control their home 250 • CH+D • Winter 2020

automation devices from anywhere. ADT Command allows homeowners to arm and disarm home security systems, turn on smart lights, view real-time security camera footage, unlock and lock smart locks, adjust their home’s temperatures, and control their garage door. For more information, call Affinity Integrated Solutions at (843) 277-0777 or visit

Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photo Provided by AIS

Security at Your Fingertips

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Third Time’s a Charm

Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford

For the third year in a row, Rick’s Lighting + Home earned the title “Best Lighting Store” from The Post & Courier’s Charleston Choice Awards. Rick’s is known for its lighting selection, as well as unique furniture and décor items. Expanding their offerings in 2017, customers can now find everything from fans to floor lamps, bathroom fixtures to barstools. The West Ashley store is also observing another impressive milestone as they celebrate their 35th year in business. Rick’s staff boasts more than 80 years of combined experience, and their team of designers and product specialists helps clients customize creative solutions for their homes. Their showroom and catalog feature lighting, tables, seating, accessories, outdoor items, and more—welcoming customers to shop for many of their home goals under one roof. For more information, call Rick’s Lighting at (843) 763-2282 or visit

Charleston Home + Design Team Building

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

As the cooler temperatures rolled into Charleston, the CH+D team took some time to enjoy the outdoors and became ones with nature. After lunch on Shem Creek, we piled into our cars and drove to Awendaw where Charleston Ziplining Adventures is tucked away in the trees. While some of us felt fear, the overall feeling was excitement as we got suited up to jump from the tree to tree. Over the next two hours, we zipped from platform to platform, each one a bit faster and longer than the last. Upon completion of the course, the team de-suited and re-hydrated at the picnic benches with our Tervis cups. Special thanks to Tervis for providing the cups and to Charleston Ziplining Adventures for an unforgettable experience! For more information about Ziplining, call Charleston Zipline Adventures at (843)928-3947 or visit For more information about Tervis, call (843) 724-6707 or visit


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AD DIRECTORY AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting............................................ 254

Contract Exteriors........................................... 125

Accu-Brick Paving Systems............................ 247

Coralberry Cottage............................................ 14

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives........................ 67

Acryfin Coatings South East.......................... 195

Crosby Creations Home Designs................... 207

Overhead Door Company of Charleston........ 69

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston.... 135

Danco Modern Furniture.................................. 48

Oyster Candle Co.............................................. 93

Advanced Window Fashions.......................... 107

Delpino Custom Homes................................... 41

Pacific Shore Stones......................................... 35

Affinity Integrated Solutions.......................... 187

Design On Tap.................................................. 105

Palm Casual....................................................... 71

AGM Imports..................................................... 21

Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby........... 51

Palmetto Mosquito Control............................ 254

Aiden Fabrics..................................................... 26

Energy One America....................................... 217

Palmetto Surfacing............................................ 27

AirMax.............................................................. 177

Eugene's Marble and Granite.......................... 99

Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc............................ 3

Alair Homes Charleston................................. 177

Express Sunrooms.......................................... 253

Patriot Blinds & More....................................... 96

All About Garage Doors and Openers.......... 135

Fine Rugs of Charleston................................... 40

Paradise Home Improvement........................ 251

Allen Design....................................................... 54

Flatfish Island Designs...................................... 97

Paradise Pools & Spas, Inc............................... 99

Alpha Omega Construction Group................ 179

Flooring Factory................................................ 97

Polished Renovations & Design........................ 4

Novella Homes................................................ 6, 7

Atlantic Shield Insurance Group..................... 95

Floor & Decor..................................................... 29

Pool Cover Solutions...................................... 217

Aqua Blue Pools................................................ 24

For the House—The Barstool Shop.............. 229

Precision Garage Door Service...................... 151

Aquatica Pools & Spas..................................... 17

Garden State Tile............................................... 43

Priester’s Custom Contracting......................... 50

Arnett Custom Homes...................................... 64

Gateway Supply Co........................................ 103

REMARK Landscape Architecture................... 16

Audio Warehouse, The.................................... 217

GlassECO Surfaces...................................... 213

Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings.....139

Backyard Retreats.............................................. 12

Granite by Design.................................... 103

Rick’s Lighting + Home................................... 173

Baker Roofing.................................................. 171

Harper Construction Inc.................................81

Riverside Designers........................................ 247

Bartlett Tree Experts......................................... 195


Rush Dixon Architects.......................................19

Bath Fitter........................................................... 175

Heritage Pools, LLC.......................................129

ShelfGenie....................................................... 229

Bed Swing, The.................................................. 225

HLG Growers.................................................221

SHELTER Custom-Built Living........................ 25

Best Buy Blinds.................................................. 254

Holy City Exteriors........................................175

Sherwin-Williams........................................... 171

Blu Cotton............................................................. 42

Holy City Shutter Co.....................................175

Southeastern Galleries.................................... 38

Blue Haven Pools and Spas................................11

HWC Custom Cabinetry................................169

Southeast Kitchens......................................... 165

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

Isaac Moyer Woodworking.............................87

Southeaston Systems.................................... 139

Buckhannon Tile + Design................................ 23

Inspired Closets...............................................83

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

Budget Blinds.................................................. 195

Island House Real Estate................................37

Southlantic Water Systems........................... 225

Builders FirstSource.......................................... 34

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes.........................66

Special Additions............................................ 229

CHD Interiors........................................................ 33

Jean’s Custom Workroom............................179

Stacks Nursery................................................ 223

Candelabra / Lyndon Leigh................................. 69

Jilco Kitchen and Bath....................................46

Stallings Studio................................................. 65

Carolina Flooring Specialists............................. 79

Just Additions & Remodeling......................225

Steven Shell Living........................................... 57

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting..........................101

Kalman Construction......................................49

Stone Central................................................... 249

Carolina Machine Finishing.............................. 20

KMD Interiors..................................................10

Stono Construction...........................................13

Carpenters Restoration................................... 249

Koozer Painting..............................................101

Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint....63

Carpet Baggers Carpet One........................... 207

Leaf Filter Gutter Protection........................... 253

Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel......... 167

Century Glass.................................................... 85

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control................... 233

Structures Building Company......................... 36

CertaPro Painters............................................. 221

Living Designs Landscaping............................ 61

Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Showroom Charlotte...... 45

Charleston Amish Furniture........................... 143

Lowcountry Basement Systems................... .253

Sullivan Custom Cabinets............................. 173

Charleston Bath Experts................................. 233

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters....223

Sunray Flooring Co.......................................... 53

Charleston Cabinets........................................ 129

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

Tailgate Specialties..........................................107

Charleston Fine Cabinetry & Interiors.......... 125

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes.............. 32

Terrace Oaks Antiques...................................... 60

Charleston Lamp Company............................. 44

Lowcountry Tile Contractors.......................... 143

Thomas M. Evans Custom Building & Renovations.....52

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

M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place)...... 251

Top Tier Home Improvement........................ 207

Christopher Rose Architects, PA........................ 8

Maner Fence and Specialties......................... 233

Translations Design Studio.............................. 15

Cinder Creek Construction............................... 22

Melcer Tile............................................................ 5

Ultimate Bath Solutions by Southern........... 247

Circa Lighting....................................................113

Michael Greer Pools.......................................... 28

Universal Marble and Granite......................... 39

Classic Kitchens of Charleston......................... 18

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

Vitoria International.......................................... 55

Classic Remodeling & Construction................ 87

MosquitoNix.................................................... 167

Watts Builders.................................................. 201

Clear Blue Pools................................................ 95

Mr. Critter......................................................... 201

West Shore Home............................................. 93

Closets By Design............................................. 73

NextGen Automated......................................... 47

Wholesale Appliance Center...........................113

Closet Factory.................................................. 105

N-Hance Charleston.......................................... 93

Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Floorings.......... 165

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READER INFO CENTER Antiques Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Appliances Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom Charlotte 800-935-2617 Wholesale Appliance Center 843-556-0917 Architects Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Christopher Rose Architects 843-559-7670 Flatfish Island Designs 843-882-8123 Rush Dixon Architects 843-270-8943 Translations Design Studio 843-367-7367 Barstools For the House—The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Basement and Crawlspace Lowcountry Basement Systems 912-826-0770 Bathroom Remodeling Bath Fitter 843-405-7013 Charleston Bath Experts 843-216-7551 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 West Shore Home 843-402-8856 Blinds Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Builders Alair Homes Charleston 843-296-8510 Arnett Custom Homes 843-271-8668 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 843-471-2310 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 843-881-3930 Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Watts Builders 843-200-2079 Building Materials Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Cabinets Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Charleston Fine Cabinetry 843-425-8036 Classic Kitchens of Charleston 843-991-4207 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Jilco Kitchen and Bath 843-849-6465 Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 N-Hance of Charleston 843-303-9706 Polished Renovations & Design 843-475-8856 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Ceramic Coating Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Closet & Organization Systems Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Closet Factory 843-564-7811 Closets by Design 866-484-8130 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Maner Fence and Specialties 843-552-0242 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Countertops Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351

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Garage Doors GlassECO Surfaces 843-554-6099 All About Garage Doors and Openers 843-832-4304 Granite by Design 843-416-8509 Overhead Door Co. of Charleston 843-767-0028 Jilco Kitchen and Bath 843-849-6465 Precision Garage Doors 843-258-3212 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Garage Floor Coatings Pacific Shore Stones 843-744-5665 Carolina Flooring Specialists 843-725-8502 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Garage Organization Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Carolina Flooring Specialists 843-725-8502 Stone Central 843-879-3278 Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Garden Décor Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Gas Lanterns Custom Furniture Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170 Isaac Moyer Woodworking 717-507-5542 843-766-3055 Tailgate Specialties 843-532-3641 Charleston Lighting and Interiors Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Decorative Hardware Generators Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Charleston Electric, LLC 843-408-0245 Moluf’s 843-723-4881 Grills Design / Build M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Gutters Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc. 800-290-6106 Designers Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Top Tier Home Improvement 843-847-6471 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Hardscapes Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Accu-Brick Paving Systems 843-821-0121 Dock Resurfacing HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Acryfin Coatings Southeast 803-493-8539 Hardwood Floors Drapes Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Sunray Flooring 843-606-5456 Driveways & Walkways Home Automation / Home Theater Accu-Brick Paving Systems 843-821-0121 Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 Fabrics / Upholstery NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476 Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Home Décor Bed Swing, The 843-813-4040 Blu Cotton 843-212-3873 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Candelabra 843-849-7775 Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Fencing Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Hausful 843-203-6420 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Lyndon Leigh 843-352-7359 Fireplaces Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Flooring House Plans Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Crosby Creations Home Designs 843-514-7354 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 843-882-8123 Floor & Decor 843-619-4320 Flatfish Island Designs Rush Dixon Architects 843-270-8943 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Hurricane Shutters / Protection Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 LLC 843-789-4123 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Holy City Shutters, Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 HVAC (Heating and Air) Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Air Max LLC 843-614-3276 Sunray Flooring 843-606-5456 Indoor Air Quality Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring 912-682-0002 Air Max LLC 843-614-3276 Furniture Insulation Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Insurance - Builders Risk Blu Cotton 843-212-3873 Atlantic Shield Insurance Group 843-856-2909 Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Insurance - High Value Home CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Atlantic Shield Insurance Group 843-856-2909 Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Interior Design Danco Modern Furniture 843-884-2256 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 For the House—The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Hausful 843-203-6420 Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Isaac Moyer Woodworking 717-507-5542 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Lyndon Leigh 843-352-7359 Stallings Studio 252-327-6669 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Landscape Architects Palm Casual 843-881-0041 Living Designs Landscaping 843-640-3761 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Landscape Lighting Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689

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Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Mantles Termite Contract Real Estate AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Island House Real Estate 843-481-4473 Marble / Stone Products Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Remodeling AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Tile 1st Class Painting & Restoration 843-324-6006 Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Garden State Tile 843-872-3766 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Granite by Design 843-416-8509 Floor & Decor 843-619-4320 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Garden State Tile 843-872-3766 & Construction 843-763-3297 Pacific Shore Stones 843-744-5665 Classic Remodeling Lowcountry Tile Contractors, 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Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Water Treatment Service Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Moisture Control Southlantic Water Systems 843-273-6949 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Whole House Audio Strock Enterprise Design & Remodel, LLC 843-566-0250 Lowcountry Basement Systems 912-826-0770 Mold Prevention Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Outdoor Furniture NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Watts Builders 843-200-2079 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476 Retractable Awnings Bed Swing, The 843-813-4040 Window Treatments Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Blu Cotton 843-212-3873 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Roofing Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 Alpha 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Shutters, LLC 843-789-4123 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Workroom Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Pest Control Wrought Iron Siding Mr. Critter 843-205-0551 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 CH+D • Winter 2020 • 257


Photography by Patrick Brickman

Interior Design: Stallings Studio (252) 327-6699

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