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Liz Martin The Charleston Weekender Shows Off Her Downtown Abode


Plus! The Charleston Fall Home Show, August 23-25

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August 23-25, 2019

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(11am-5:30pm plus $2 Admission after 2pm Saturday and Sunday)


Friday afternoon join ABC News 4 Meteorologist Dave Williams and local hurricane protection experts (Windows, Doors, Shutters, Standby Generators, etc.) as they answer the questions every homeowner should know before purchasing hurricane protection for their home. Gather the knowledge you’ll need to make an informed decision.

















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Join us Friday evening, August 23rd 6-9pm for complimentary beer, wine and delicious catered food. Tickets are just $15 in advance at or $20 at the door.

ABC News 4 and Lowe's Home Improvement are giving away 200 FREE $20 Craftsman Flashlights Saturday morning starting at 10am and 200 FREE Craftsman Flashlights Sunday morning starting at 11am when the show opens each day (with paid $7 admission, one per family while supplies last).

Starting at 1pm both Saturday and Sunday, the first 100 families get a FREE 3-Piece Oyster Candle Gift Set (a $20 value!) from local favorite Oyster Candle Company (with paid $7 admission, one per family while supplies last).

$5 flat rate parking in connected garage at 32 Alexander Street, plus abundant on-street parking surrounding the Gaillard Center (on-street parking is FREE on Sundays).

Interior designers will arfully decorate bookcases with accessories, books, keepsakes and other items including a few “surprise” items. Vote for your favorite! Special thanks to Nadeau “Furniture With a Soul” for providing bookcases.

Several locals will each win $2,000 Home Improvement Prize Packages including a $2,000 shopping spree at Charleston Lighting & Interiors.

Local architects will offer fascinating one hour digital photo presentations as they share insights into their project.

Sit with a professional interior designer or architect and get FREE design advice for your project. Call (843) 577-7652 to reserve a timeslot.


The #1 reason you’re coming to the Charleston Fall Home Show: To make contact with the 100+ local companies on display, all motivated to help you create the home you’ve always wanted! F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N

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Features 114 Queen of Color

Take a tour through the bright and vibrant home of Charleston’s local blogger, influencer, and entrepreneur, Liz Martin. Find out how Liz and her husband have spent time curating the interior of their abode with designs and décor that make every day feel like the weekend.

126 2019 Designer Showhouse

Walk through this year’s designer showhouse, the impetus behind the major annual fundraiser for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League. Each year the Lowcountry’s prominent interior designers band together to transform a downtown home into a marvel of modern design.

142 The Architects‘ Gallery of Custom Homes

Peruse our collection of some of Charleston’s most stunning homes, all designed by distinguished local architects and tailored to each homeowners’ particular requests.

164 Luxe Outdoor Living

Gather gobs of inspiration from our assembly of the Lowcountry’s remarkable al fresco living spaces. But don’t sweat it—with over 70 projects to choose from, it’s ok if it’s difficult to pick just one favorite style.

Liz Martin


Charleston Weekender Influencer & Entrepreneur

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E ndless Days of Summer

hammock in the shade or a sunshine by the pool kind of person, this issue contains all of your favorite ways to enjoy Charleston’s illustrious summer season. So don’t walk, run to the pages of our Luxe Outdoor Living feature, where I promise the pages are only piping with too many ideas, not the actual Charleston humidity. Speaking of inspiration, our cover star, Liz Martin, one of Charleston’s premier influencers and entrepreneurs, opens her house to Charleston Home + Design to share how she was encouraged and motivated to change her career from the medical field and yet still maintain her desire to help others. In Queen of Color, she chats about her roots, her adorable downtown home, her entrepreneurial endeavors, and how becoming a social media influencer has changed the ways in which she uses that influence to be a mouthpiece for health and wellness through enjoying every day like it’s the weekend.


fter living in Charleston for almost a decade, there are still aspects of the city and the greater area that I have yet to discover. There is always something new to see and do and experience, which has been a source of never-ending excitement. But my love for the city blossoms to new heights along with the Confederate Jasmine and the Wisteria every year when summer rolls back around and it feels like life has been restored to our city. Colors are more vibrant, flowers are in full bloom, and the city is full of energetic people.

Now that summer is here, it’s time to soak up the sun, live it up by the pool, and enjoy the time we have with family, but it’s also important to be prepared for the predictably unpredictable future. Considering the last three years have sent three major hurricanes barreling toward our coastline, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide of protective products that homeowners can install on their homes, regardless of whether the home is still in process or just needs a little retrofitting. Professionals from across the Lowcountry have joined forces to explain how these products work and why they are worth the investment. Throughout all these pages, I hope you find the ideas, information, and encouragement you need to start your next Lowcountry project.

In this issue you’ll find innumerable amounts of inspiration for all things outdoor living-related. Whether you’re a

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Organization Station Dena Brown, co-owner of Closets by Design, and Sales Manager, Bart Strong, chat with

Photography by Callie Cranford

Charleston Home + Design Magazine about their Charleston-based team and all things closet design related.

How and when did Closets by Design get off the ground?

What scope of services do you provide for homeowners who work with Closets by Design?

Dena: We considered many franchise opportunities beginning in the spring of 2017, opened Closets by Design in January 2018, and have been running at warp speed ever since, which has set 30 years of franchise records. Bart: All Closets by Design franchises are independently owned and operated. I have worked for Troy and Dena for the past 10 years. When they told me they were opening a Closets by Design franchise in Charleston and offered me a position, it was a no brainer.

Dena: Our primary sale is, of course, closets but we also sell many pantries, garage cabinets, flooring, and even slat wall. We’ve also built entertainment centers, several home offices and butlers pantries. Bart: We pride ourselves on being a complete storage solution for our customers. We also provide stand-alone cabinets for use in other areas of the home.

What experience can people expect when they work with Closets by Design? Dena: The first thing our clients can expect is respect for their time. We believe in efficient and quality service and providing a top-notch product. Bart: Our customer experience is our number one focal point throughout the process. Each of our designers are trained to provide designs and pricing during the initial consultation. We manufacture everything in-house, as well, and all of our installers are employees, which gives us complete control of every project so that we can guarantee our customers will have a great experience from initial consultation to installation. 62 • CH+D • Summer 2019

Do you have any advice for homeowners who are looking to update their closets or other storage areas of their home? Dena: My advice is to do it now. This is especially relevant as we are offering special financing options in order to work with our clients’ budget. We want to provide a “custom” storage solution in the sense that the solution is built completely to fit that client’s space. Bart: Our consultations are free so give us a call because our designers will work with you to determine what can be done to solve your problem, and work within your budget to make sure you get the best bang for your buck. For more information, call Closets by Design at (866) 484-8130 or visit

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Modern Farmhouse Décor Cindi and Carson Rembert, owners of Blu Cotton and Custom Carolina Hanging Beds, go head-to-head on their favorite styles for the custom bed swings they provide to Lowcountry homeowners.

He Said: Carson Said: A stained finish is definitely my favorite. The stain brings out the natural beauty of the wood we use to craft the hanging beds. It really enhances the grain and other unique characteristics of the wood.

Carson Said: I prefer the more neutral or lighter color cushions because they create a simpler, more modern style that looks great in any setting.

Carson Said: Chains or cables are a great way to add a modern flare to your hanging bed. These options provide a sturdy, metallic style that withstand the Lowcountry’s weather as well.

She Said: Painted or Stained Finish?

Neutral or Colorful Cushions?

Favorite Hanging Hardware?

Cindi Said: Painted is great because there are a lot more design options with colors. It acts as a blank canvas and gives you the option to match furniture and fabrics. Also, with paint, you can distress it to create more of a rustic look.

Cindi Said: I love vibrant, fun colors! Using bright colors allows you to show off your personal style and adds interest to your indoor or outdoor living space.

Cindi Said: Rope is by far my favorite hardware selection. It gives the hanging bed a very relaxed, rustic vibe that is so inviting. And it can add a nautical flare, too, which is perfect for Charleston.

For more information, call Blu Cotton at (843) 793-2423 or visit

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1. Palm Frond Print from Aiden Fabrics / 2. Wool and Cotton Knit Ottoman from Steven Shell Living 3. Matte Black Rattan Shade from Carolina Lanterns & Lighting / 4. Wooden Fabric Arm Chair from Danco Modern Furniture / 5. Gazette Bust from Terrace Oaks Antiques / 6. Spice Hooks from Maine Cottage / 7. Oxford Chest of Drawers from CHD Interiors / 8. Orange Table Lamp from Charleston Lamp Company / 9. Octagon Tray from Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby / 10. Turkish Rug from Coralberry Cottage / 11. Frosted Buddha Lamp from Candelabra / 12. Hanging Rope Planter from Charleston Amish Furniture /

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13. Sunset Gold LED Pendant from Charleston Lighting and Interiors / 14. Patterned Blue Wood Tray from The Tree House / 15. Leighton Small Chandelier by Kate Spade New York from Circa Lighting / 16. Arrowhead Linen Fabric from Jean’s Custom Workroom / 17. Welcome Beads from Blu Cotton / 18. Palm Frond Prints from Southeastern Galleries 19. Round Dorm Shelf from Hausful / 20. Woven Diamond Fabric from Fine Rugs of Charleston / 21. Rattan Barstool from For the House: The Barstool Shop / 22. Ombré Basket from S. Bogan Designs / 23. Gold Leaf Lamp from Rick’s Lighting + Home / CH+D • Summer 2019 • 69


At Home With

The Delpino Family Nathan Delpino of Delpino Custom Homes has been working in the construction industry for over a decade and began his business as a renovation company in 2006. He has since grown Delpino Custom Homes into a luxury custom home builder and used his unique skills to create a stunning home for his wife, Kara, and their four children.

1 With four young children, Nathan

and Kara knew that they would need a functional space for the family to land when they come home and to keep everyone organized. Together they designed their mudroom with a water fountain for the kids and their friends, and ample storage space to hide the clutter of shoes, backpacks, and accessories. There’s also a table with a spacious top for finishing homework.

2 Accents of blue throughout bring a

coastal vibe to the Delpino’s abode. Nathan and Kara carried navy accents through the mudroom and kitchen for cohesiveness and added a separate wet bar area in the kitchen for entertaining. The custom cabinetry and trim that Nathan added to the space draws the eyes upward while the screen façade of the cabinetry gives it a modern twist.

3 The dining room was a must-have

aspect of their home, since the Delpinos love to entertain and also have a large family. Lighter blue hues continue the coastal feel of the home, and Nathan added reclaimed wood accents and custom trim to the ceiling for an open, rustic style. A custom barn door accent also hides the storage area that provides convenient access to any extra glassware, napkins, etc.

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

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Unique, Recycled Countertops Elizabeth and Chris Fisher have worked for years to create a custom material that is both eco-friendly and special to each customer.

The Craftswoman:

Elizabeth assists homeowners in the design process. She advises homeowners to take a risk and use their surfaces as a way to express themselves. Elizabeth is part of a homeowner’s process from inception to completion.

The Craft:

Nothing is too big or too small for the GlassEco Surfaces team. They collect recycled glass from restaurants and curate custom countertops, fireplace surrounds, tabletops, and other surfaces for homeowners looking to add a unique feature to their space.

Their Backstory:

With an entrepreneurial mindset, Chris Fisher began Fisher Recycling when he realized that restaurants would pay him to take their glass. From there, he started a collection service to fulfill the need that hadn’t been met. After a while Elizabeth and Chris developed the custom glass countertops as another part of the business that builds on the recycling aspect.

The Process:

The glass is pulverized in a machine into different sizes. Once the glass is pulverized, Elizabeth and the team sift through the glass and pull out what is needed. The resin color, or base color, is selected and then the glass, or other materials that homeowners bring in or choose with Elizabeth, is added to the slab.

Their Philosophy:

Minimal waste is a huge factor in how GlassEco Surfaces operates. Their focus on minimal overage and reusing glass inventory ensures they don’t put anything in landfills. The process in which they make the surfaces doesn’t emit gas, has a low VOC rating, and contains 99 percent recycled content. For more information, call GlassEco Surfaces at (843) 554-6099 or visit

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(top) Elizabeth Fisher of GlassEco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling. (middle left) Chris collects glass bottles from restaurants to use in the countertops. (below left) Each slab is completely customizable to give everyone a special piece. (below right) Slabs can be created for indoor or outdoor spaces.

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Environmentally Friendly Fencing When seeking an eco-friendly alternative to a wood or vinyl fence, consider an aluminum fence option. Aluminum fences made at Maner Fence and Specialties are created with 89 percent recycled materials from local sources. Using recycled aluminum saves 95 percent of the greenhouse gases that are otherwise emitted.

Not only is the production of the fence preventing the greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere, but it is a strong and enduring material. The powder coating that is used on Alumi-Guard products is environmentally friendly as well. The coating is made with no solvents and very minimal volatile organic compounds. This

means that the coating process is safer to complete and less messy. Aluminum fences are one of the most energy efficient options offered in the fence industry. For more information, call Maner Fence and Specialties at (843) 552-0242 or visit

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Green Countertop Alternative

Bistro Green

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Palladian Gray

For homeowners looking to build or remodel an eco-friendly home, there are many alternative products to choose from. One of those options is Vetrazzo material. Vetrazzo is a surface material that is made of recycled glass. It can be used on any surface such as countertops and tabletops. Vetrazzo is made of at least 85 percent recycled glass and is just as durable and strong as a granite countertop. Much of the glass used to curate a Vetrazzo countertop is sourced through neighborhood recycling programs. Other sources

of glass include drinking glasses, stemware, stained glass, and reclaimed glass. Not only is it durable, but it is also non-toxic so there are no hazardous chemicals, petroleum resins, or additives to worry about. Vetrazzo is a low-maintenance product as well. Simply clean it with soap and water, buff it and wax it a few times a year, and reseal it twice a year and it’s good to go. For more information, call Lowcountry Tile Contractors at (843) 763-2161 or visit

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Essentials for Creating a Mod Office Space

1 OAK VERSO DESK IN WHITE Start with the largest piece of furniture to anchor the design. Hausful (843) 203-6420

3 SKAGEN DESK CHAIR Choose a desk chair that is all about style and comfort. Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256

2 ABSTRACT LINEAR WALLPAPER BY WALLS NEED LOVE Add interest to your office walls with a statement wallpaper. Indigo Alley Interiors (843) 779-6249

4 5 BRASS & MARBLE DESK LAMP Select a light fixture for illumination and to add dimension to your desk décor. Southeastern Galleries (843) 556-4663 76 • CH+D • Summer 2019

CARSON BOOKSHELF AND STORAGE Express yourself with a stunning storage option. Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359


Our design tells your story.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Interior Decorating Must-Knows Designing the interior of a home can be a daunting task. With so many choices from the color palette to the little décor items, a lot of thought goes into the selections for someone’s dream home. To help make those choices easier, the Charleston Home + Design team has rounded up must-know terms for interior decorating.

Mood Board:

Ceiling Schemes:


Pattern Repeat:

Sofa/Cocktail Table:

Performance Fabric:



An arrangement of items, materials, and samples meant to convey the temperament of a space.

Positioning collected items in an aesthetically pleasing manner to minimize what might be a cluttered space.

A shallow and long table typically floated behind a sofa that can be used for extra storage .

Two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect .

Focal Point:

A decorative item that draws interest to that part of the room.

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Painting or wallpapering the ceiling of a room to curate an unexpected element of surprise in a room.

The distance between the center of a motif to the center of an identical motif; comes into play when matching fabric and wallpaper patterns.

Long-lasting materials that are used on furniture pieces that get the most use to help them withstand everyday wear and tear

An item that has been customized to fit in a certain space.

Advancing Colors:

Warm or dark colors that make surfaces appear closer or larger

(top) This entryway credenza was curated with a pair of lamps and floral accents. (above) A grass cloth wallpaper was used on this bedroom ceiling to draw the eye up to a unique feature, both designed by Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby

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Building Blocks


Mark Temple COMPANY:

Alair Homes


Mark studied business management at Charleston Southern University, where he began working alongside his partner at Alair Homes, Jennings Smith. After graduation, he and Jennings were doing most of the labor and he became very knowledgeable about every facet of construction and how that affects the process. Mark’s experience over the years has helped the Alair Homes team thoughtfully plan for each detail of a renovation or custom home build.

What were some of the must-have elements for the homeowners? Opening up the floorplan of this home was super important to the client. The areas where people would gather, such as the kitchen, back porch, and lounge area under the house were the spaces that he wanted to focus on. The team at Swallowtail Architecture did a fantastic job of designing a space that met the client’s needs.

Why was it particularly beneficial for these homeowners to work with a custom home builder? Whole-home renovations can be extremely complex and risky if you don’t thoroughly investigate and plan every facet of construction. Working with a custom home builder brings the expertise that ensures the highest levels of fit, finish, and the expert planning that brings it all to life.

How did you collaborate with the homeowners to ensure that the process ran smoothly and any challenges were easy to overcome? We prefer to collaborate with the client and architect as early as possible. We clearly defined goals for budget, schedule, finish level, and worked together to craft a plan that met all of the client’s objectives. Collaborating before significant time and money is invested on design work will equip your builder-architect team to provide the best advice and lead homeowners towards the most desirable outcome. For more information, call Alair Homes at (843) 296-8510 or visit

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Photography by Patrick Brickman • Portrait provided by Alair Homes


Inspired Interiors


Emily Stallings COMPANY:

Stallings Studio CREDENTIALS:

Spending her youth rearranging her bedroom, Emily realized she had a passion for design and decorating. She graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration, and then received her certification in Interior Design. She is also a Certified True Color Expert. Emily formally launched Stallings Studio after honing her craft executing projects for friends and family.

What were some of the homeowner’s design goals? The homeowner wanted to update the kitchen into a fresh, vibrant space, keep the appliances and brighten the space. We accomplished this goal by painting the old oak cabinets and replacing the hardware. We also removed an oversized garden-size tub in the bathroom to accommodate a bigger shower and incorporated existing family heirlooms into a coastal, nautical palate.

What challenges did you overcome while redesigning this home? The homeowners were out of town during the renovation process which created an air of excitement, knowing that they would come home to their new space without the inconvenience of construction crews. Dave Kauffman of Kauffman Construction facilitated our ideas seamlessly. We also added upper cabinetry to the bathroom which can often be a challenge to match them perfectly to the lower cabinets.

What advice would you share with homeowners who are potentially seeking design help? Implementing the pieces you love in a room so you still retain a feeling of security in your space can be done without having to gut the whole space. Compiling a plan before choosing elements ensures the space is cohesive, too. The space should have a consistent flow to create the look and feel each client strives to achieve. Plus the proper placement and rearrangement of pieces that hold special meaning often times can bring new life to collectibles. For more information, call Stallings Studio at (252) 327-6699 or visit

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Photography by Franzi Annika Photography • Portrait by Talison Lane Photography


Taking a Look At The Cost of a

Professional Paint Job Paint is often more than surface deep. Most times, when people glance at the exterior of a home, they see the beauty and the history and they’re not looking for the things that need a little extra care. When homeowners get closer, it becomes more apparent what does need to be done and that’s where Marty Uczen of CertaPro Painters comes in.

Look Out for Signs

Marty knows exactly what to look for when he goes out to do the initial estimate for a home. One sign that it’s time to apply a new coat of paint is if there are chips and cracks in the current paint, especially on the siding in a trimmed-in corner, which occurs naturally in the Lowcountry environment. If these cracks aren’t repaired, it can cause water intrusion and rotting. Another sign to look out for that is more visible on darker surfaces is something called "chalking." Paint is wearing off of the surface, which is evidence that the paint is breaking down, again, due to the elements.

Prepare for Treatment

Before the CertaPro experts come in to do work on a home, they have to take certain steps to ensure that the paint will go on the surface properly and last the longest. Cleaning the surface is a vital step to prepare for a new coat of paint. Washing the home helps create good adhesion for the paint when Marty and his team are ready to recoat. Once the surface is cleaned and sanded down, CertaPro Painters will prime the surface prior to brushing on the fresh coat.

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The Process

Once the preparations are made, the CertaPro team can begin the paint process. Porches and decks typically require two coats of paint, depending on the condition. For spaces that are in good condition, CertaPro Painters uses two coats of super paint. If it’s a spot that only requires a touch up, they use something called duration paint, which is a one-coat product that has resins that make it more similar to a twocoat paint. The latex paint that CertaPro uses is a long-lasting product so the surfaces only need to be repainted every five to seven years. Once the process is completed, Marty also recommends that homeowners powerwash their homes once or twice a year.

Investing in a full-house repaint job can take a lot of time and money but recoating will ensure that the home’s life is extended for years to come. For more information, call CertaPro Painters at (843) 870-7856 or visit

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Storage Tips from

HWC Custom Cabinetry

Custom Doors Match Existing Cabinetry

To help gain a better understanding of their storage and organization needs, homeowners can work with a professional organizer on a home improvement project. Jennifer Truesdale, a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO), of STR8N UP, partners with local companies to provide expert organizational services.

The Process:

The Problem:

Garbage & Recycling Bin

The original pantry door opened wide and blocked the entry point into the kitchen. Inside the pantry there was so much empty space being underutilized.

The Solution:

Jay designed replacement french doors that allowed for easier access in and out of the kitchen. Pull-out drawers were also installed to take advantage of the full vertical space and depth that the pantry offered. For more information about the cabinetry, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit For more information about professional organization, call STR8N UP at (843) 696-6960 or visit

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“An organizer can facilitate the process of understanding the client’s needs before the contractor is called in, which streamlines the process.” — Jennifer Truesdale

Headshot provided by Jennifer Truesdale • Photograph by Patrick Brickman

Jay Miller, of HWC Custom Cabinetry, and Jennifer evaluate how clients are using their spaces to come up with a better solution. They come up with goals for the space and dicuss how the client uses the space. Once the consultation with Jennifer is complete, Jay provides the technical design work and installs the cabinet.

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More Than Just Termite and Pest Control Taylor Broderick, lead termite treatment technician, Hank Worden, pest control manager, and Rashad Greer, termite technician at Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, educated the CH+D team about the proper steps to follow to prevent pests and termites and what regular maintenance needs to be completed.

Photography by Ebony Ellis


(from left) Rashad Greer, Taylor Broderick, and Hank Worden of Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control

8:00am For both Taylor and Hank, their days start by reviewing their customer route schedule and ensuring that they have the correct tools and equipment for their appointments. Hank makes sure that he has the right amounts of pesticides and Taylor refills the tanks that were depleted in the previous day’s route before they leave. .

9:15am Hank’s first appointment is an estimate for pest control. Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control offers estimates for customers prior to actually treating the home. During the estimate, the technicians ask the customer if they have any questions or concerns with specific pest problems. The inspection or treatment is outlined for the customer so they know exactly what needs to be done in order to get rid of the pests. After the inspection, Hank reviews the findings with the customer and then puts together a plan of action for the treatment needed.

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10:05am It’s a morning of estimates for Taylor and Rashad. The duo heads out to their appointment where they go over an estimate and treatment plan for a home with Formosan termites. Formosan termites most often attack a structure from the ground, however, they are known to find wet or moist areas and establish an above ground nest or carton. They are most often found feeding on wood and other materials with cellulose in them, typically swarming at night during the months of May and June. Taylor comes up with a treatment plan for the homeowners which includes getting in the crawl space to treat.

The termite technicians are treating a home with an extensive infestation of Formosan termites. A contractor is called in to open the areas where hidden damage might exist. Termidor termiticide is the treatment of choice because it is the most successful at controlling the Formosans. The technicians treat the interior and exterior of the foundation walls as well as the voids in the structure and support piers under the house.

12:45pm Hank has a routine pest service next. The pests are under control, so he inspects susceptible areas and treats those places that could become problems areas before the next service. The maintenance service that Hank is providing these homeowners will help prevent future problems, whether that be with roaches, spiders, or ants.

2:00pm This regular pest service appointment starts with restricted use insecticides along with baits and dusts. The interior pest control is applied in cracks and crevices such as under the appliances, under the sinks, and in the closets. This particular house has had a reinfestation of spiders on the porches. Hank uses a long handled brush with a residual pesticide to knock down webs to get rid of this new crop of spiders. He then applies residual pesticides to the entry points around the exterior.

3:00pm The termite team start a small treatment that takes minimal time. This preventative treatment is required because the Lowcountry is known for

high termite activity. The Ledford’s team suggests that homeowners treat their homes before they have a problem as a precaution. The cautionary service is much more cost efficient than waiting until there’s a problem and then paying for repairs.

4:00pm Taylor’s final estimate of the day is to treat a house that he finds has an extensive Formosan termite infestation with severe damage. The termites have left holes and cracks in the wood, which will continue to worsen and cause more structural damage until the termites are eradicated. Like the home from earlier in the day, Termidor is the termiticide that is used to resolved the issue.

5:00pm All appointments have wrapped up for the day. The team finishes up paperwork at the office and determine their schedules for the next day to prepare. For more information, call Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control at (843) 766-8298 or visit

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Insight from Home Professionals Admired for their knowledge and expertise, these home specialists give us the low-down on current topics.

Often in design, homeowners either select a neutral palette or a

bold palette. Which palette creates a more long-lasting look? A neutral palette that ties in dramatic colors is great. To create a classic and timeless look in your home, utilize a neutral background and complement the story with pattern and color. Changing up accessories, pillows, even a single wall,

Emily Stallings

with bright colors can create the feel of the current trend without locking yourself into a specifc time period. Currently the trend is gray tones, especially in kitchens and bathrooms, but creams and neutrals are demanding to be noticed.

For more information, call Stallings Studio at (252) 327-6699 or visit

Stallings Studio

What are some of the most common projects that you’re seeing in

the painting industry in Charleston? Deck restoration has been a really big one lately. It tends to be one of the most overlooked aspects of people’s homes. A lot of homeowners are taking care of the trim and siding but not the decks. That’s where we come in. We can complete the

restoration needed to bring a deck back to life, so to speak. In some instances, we help with replacing the rotting wood and in others, we’re helping protect the surface, and bring beauty back to a home’s outdoor space.

Marty Uczen

For more information, call CertaPro Painters at (843) 870-7856 or visit

CertaPro Painters

What are some of the common trends that homeowners are

gravitating towards in kitchen fixtures? In the kitchen farmhouse sinks are still really popular, and we are starting to see an upsurge in fun colors. But we’re also seeing a rise in concrete type sinks, like Nativestone, which are lighter but stronger and a lot more stain resistant.

Ashley Hyer Design On Tap

Mixed metals are also very popular so we might help select stainless for the main sink and concrete for the prep sink. The mixed metals also come in to play when homeowners are choosing faucets, lighting fixtures, and cabinetry pulls.

For more information, call Design On Tap at (843) 329-0661 or visit

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

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Carefully Curated Countertops

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford

One part-time Isle of Palms family required substantial surfaces throughout their home to withstand the normal wear and tear of life with young kids.

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op-tier surfaces are important to many homeowners building a custom home and this Isle of Palms family was no different. For these homeowners, countertops that would be durable and long-lasting were key factors to consider for their part-time abode and that’s exactly what Eugene’s Marble & Granite provided for them. Eugene’s Marble & Granite is a custom, premium countertop fabricator and installer carrying quartz, marble, granite, and quartzite stone. With over twenty years in the

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industry, the team at Eugene’s has built various partnerships throughout the Lowcountry, one of which is with Brown Glaws Construction. “We’ve been working with Brown Glaws for over 10 years so we have a very positive relationship with them. That allows us to collaborate with them on a variety of projects like this one,” says Eugene’s Marketing Manager, Audrey Svishev. “Angela Brown, Brown Glaws’s interior designer, also worked with us to select materials that would coordinate with the coastal theme of the house.”

When a homeowner, or builder, in this case, comes to Eugene’s for assistance in selecting the surface materials for the home, Eugene’s remains transparent through each step. “Because our team is so knowledgeable about what we provide, we are able to ensure that the homeowner’s vision becomes a reality while also maintaining expectations and being up front about the cost,” explains Audrey. “The surfaces that we recommend to a client depend on what their preferences are.” Throughout this home, the slabs that were installed came directly from the

(above left) The master bathroom maintained a clean, spa-like feel complete with Calacatta Gold marble. (above right) Guests enter the home to see the pool kitchen to their left which is completed with White Sand marble. (bottom left) An ensuite bathroom in one of the kids rooms features a Calacatta Gold marble countertop like the master. (bottom right) Audrey Svishev of Eugene’s Marble & Granite

Eugene’s Marble & Granite stone yard, one that typically has between 50 and 70 slabs at any given time. Not only does Eugene’s install the countertops, but they also fabricate the surfaces, which means they cut and polish the stone prior to installation. For this house, slabs were brought in for the pool room kitchen, upstairs kitchen, pantry, outdoor kitchen, and bathrooms. The team selected White Sand marble, Mont Blanc

quartzite, and Calacatta Gold marble for these surfaces, respectively.

we had to order a crane to load the pieces up to the third floor,” proclaims Audrey.

During this project, the crew faced a couple of challenges. A setback with the cabinetry meant that the materials were on hold for two months before installation, when typically the process from selection to installation take two to three weeks. Once that was overcome, the extra large island required special attention. “Since the island was so large,

Years of experience and a knowledgeable team allows the folks at Eugene’s Marble & Granite to provide their clients with step-bystep assistance from start to finish. ✴ For more information, call Eugene’s Marble & Granite at (843) 573-9351 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 95


Charming Garden When redesigning his Daniel Island backyard, this homeowner had a specific vision that he worked with The Tree House and Joe Summers Landscaping Construction to bring to life.


nspiration comes from all kinds of places and that was no exception for Bernie, a Daniel Island homeowner. Recently, he and his wife worked with Joe Summers Landscaping Construction and Ginger Summers at The Tree House to design an ideal backyard retreat. “We redid the whole backyard,” describes Bernie. “My wife and I have a good friend who has

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published several books that are all about the history and design of the downtown gardens. That’s where we got the idea to design our backyard.” Bernie then approached Joe Summers, who had worked on his landscaping beforehand, to rework the backyard. Because Bernie and his wife love to entertain, they needed a space with great

features beyond the landscape design. After Joe had begun the work of planting all of their boxwoods and impatiens, Bernie worked with Ginger to add interest to different places in the home. He visited The Tree House’s extensive showroom on Johns Island to peruse their huge selection of outdoor planters, furniture, and décor. With Gin-

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Ebony Ellis

(above left) The Tree House provided the fountain that sits in the middle of this downtown Charleston-inspired backyard. (above right) Bernie’s front porch and side porch entrances are both framed by two elegant black boxwood planters. (below left) Another fountain in the front yard adds interest to the right corner of the yard near the garage. (below right) Ginger Summers of The Tree House

ger’s help, Bernie selected classy square black planters for his special sculpted boxwoods, which they opted to place in several different locations around the exterior. Four planters frame the front and side entrances of the home at the stairs, while two more draw the eye to the end of the driveway nearest the aluminum fence. “Bernie and I walked through the selections of our planters and we talked about the overall look of his landscaping. From there it was easy to choose planters that fit with the historic

Charleston theme,” explains Ginger. Ginger also suggested that Bernie include other accent pieces that would draw attention and help keep the eye moving across both the front and the backyard. Together they chose two fountains that create a relaxing atmosphere with the sounds of flowing water. By installing two fountains, Bernie and Ginger then had to decide where to place them for optimum visibility, particularly in the backyard. Also important was finding a spot for the fountain that fit well with

the downtown garden inspired layout. Now that all of the plantings, furniture, and décor are in place, Bernie and his wife can entertain all they want thanks to the team effort of Ginger and Joe Summers. Bernie can spend time doing what he loves—nurturing and cultivating his new landscape to help it grow into the curated space that he has always dreamed of. ✴ For more information, call The Tree House at (843) 209-3335 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 97


Masterful Addition When Mt. Pleasant homeowners Brayton and A.T. Norwood decided it was time to remodel their home, they met the perfect team in John Goodwin and Dan Logan at Stono Construction.


hree years into life in their Mt. Pleasant home, A.T. and her husband Brayton began the process of interviewing contractors to add to their abode. It was time to start expanding their family and their home. “We met John and Dan through a referral from Garrett Rust from The Cassina Group,” explains A.T. “Of all the contrac-

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tors we talked to, Stono Construction impressed us so much with their quick, honest responses to our questions and the way they communicated with us.” A.T. and Brayton requested to add a few new features to their existing home. First, they needed a true master suite with an attached bathroom (rather

than the small bedroom with a bathroom across the hall). Secondly, it was vital that they add a covered deck area to enhance their outdoor living space. “We met with the Norwoods and it was clear they loved where they lived,” adds Dan. “So we knew it was our job to listen to what they wanted, and to build the right addition for their lifestyle.”

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Callie Cranford

(above left) A custom V-groove ceiling in the new master suite creates the feeling of extra room and draws the eyes upward. (above right) A.T. requested a bathroom with plenty of storage space and a walk-in shower. (below left) Stono Construction created a covered deck area equipped with year-round usability. (below right) Dan Logan and John Goodwin of Stono Construction, with homeowner A.T. Norwood

The new master bedroom showcases Stono Construction’s custom work with a vaulted v-groove ceiling that creates a feeling of spaciousness and boasts a custom trim package. Rather than adding a huge tub to the master bathroom, A.T. and Brayton opted for a larger walk-in closet in their bedroom and a walk-in shower with a quartz seat to match the adjacent countertops. “Stono Construction was happy to work with my sister, Katherine Angstrom, who was also my interior designer throughout the process. They also

made it really easy for us to live here during the renovation,” describes A.T.

since it was A.T.’s goal to make it look original to the house,” remarks John.

Adding to their outdoor space was key, too, since they wanted to keep the screened porch, but needed a more functional area to entertain. Stono Construction’s team built a covered deck area attached to the screened porch with a brick fireplace. “Throughout the whole addition, our biggest challenges were to match the old brick with a new brick for the exterior and make sure the interior flowed seamlessly,

Naturally any renovation project comes with a few surprises and challenges, but by partnering with home builders like John and Dan, who communicated every step of the way, A.T. and Brayton love the home they live in even more than before and can raise their growing family in the perfect space. ✴ For more information, call Stono Construction at (843) 805-4141 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 99


Coastal Influenced Design After working with CHD Interiors in the past, this homeowner knew she had to work with them again at her new home to cultivate the perfectly designed space


orking with a full service interior design firm like CHD Interiors allows homeowners to have a deliberate process of curating items to create their dream interior space. For this homeowner, who had worked with CHD Interiors on a previous project, downsizing her new home

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meant that she needed help from designers Terri Baldwin and Christie Shealy to customize her abode. “We had the benefit of an already established relationship with the homeowner,” explains Terri. “Though this project was completely different than the first one we worked on,

we still used the same process.” Prior to the installation and selection process, the designers showed their client CAD drawings so that she was able to see a drawn-to-scale representation of the proposal for her space. A “mood board” was also created to showcase the specific selections for the house. During this initial proposal

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Margaret Wright • Portrait by Ebony Ellis

(above left) A beige and blue palette in the living room shines in the natural light from the large windows. (above right) The kids bedroom features a variety of patterns that pair together to continue the coastal vibe throughout the home. (bottom left) A low profile bench and artwork welcome guests at the entry. (bottom right) Terri Baldwin and Christie Shealy of CHD Interiors

meeting, inspiration images were used to learn her likes and dislikes. Then Terri and Christie brainstormed a plan of attack to meet the homeowner’s design goals. “We met with her several times during the floor plan stage and then had weekly meetings to review the selections we were making, from finishes and lighting to furniture and accessories,” says Christie. Drawing inspiration from living on

the coast, Christie and Terri selected items in hues of blue and green to represent the ocean and hues of tan and cream to represent the beaches. To help achieve the homeowner’s desire for a relaxed feel, the designers chose specific fabrics and furniture pieces that created the ideal comfortable vibe. By working with Terri and Christie, their client was able to streamline her design process. “We help clients make selections

that fit their style and budget while also ensuring that the process isn’t quite so overwhelming to them,” mentions Terri. CHD Interiors offers clients a comprehensive interior design service. Their goal is to help homeowners tell their story by determining their goals and making sure those goals are met. ✴ For more information, call CHD Interiors at (843) 571-2446 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 101


Revamp, Reuse, Remodel Judy Wrenn and her husband have had a long-standing relationship with Kevin Kalman which is why they knew he was the person to call to renovate their kitchen and backyard.


ifteen years ago, Judy Wrenn saw Kalman Construction’s work in Mt. Pleasant and gave the owner, Kevin, a call. She requested Kevin come to her home for a site visit to deliberate what work needed to be done.

Then I talked to her about a ballpark figure,” explains Kevin. “Since Judy accepted that proposal, I went back to her house to measure, created her plans, reviewed those plans with her, finalized the pricing, got the permits, and started construction.”

“During the walk-through, we reviewed the ideas that Judy had.

Because of the positive experience that Judy had with Kevin and his

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team years ago, when she decided her kitchen and backyard needed an update, she reached out to Kevin again. “When we hired Kevin fifteen years ago, everything went really well and we’ve maintained a relationship with him and his team ever since,” says Judy. “Kevin always provided us with great ideas and suggestions on ways to achieve the results we were looking for

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

(above left) The pool area is just one example of the ample outdoor living space the Wrenn’s home features. (above right) The kitchen design is practical for everyday use from washing the dishes to enjoying a meal at the island. (below left) Natural woven shades are added to each window in the kitchen to add depth and style. (below right) Kevin Kalman of Kalman Construction

so hiring him again was a no-brainer.” For Kevin, the collaboration process between him, the homeowner, and sometimes even the architect or interior designer can often take a different path, based on the project. Many times when clients meet with him, they have pictures of things they like. Kevin takes that idea and shapes it into a house plan that aligns with their budget. Since Judy and Kevin had a longstanding relationship, they brainstormed the design together to help come up with a plan for her dream space

and their careful planning led to amazing features. “The updates that we did on the lighting and finishes created a more modern and timeless look and reflect where the clients are in this phase of their lives,” mentions Kevin. “They are pseudoempty nesters, wanting to invest and stay in the house they’ve been in for 30 years.” When it came to the kitchen remodel, Kevin works with a sister company, ACK Services. ACK Services is licensed in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and gas which allows Kalman

Construction to save time on schedules. All in all, because the team worked so efficiently, Kevin was able to complete Judy’s remodel in three weeks. With 30 years of experience, Kevin has the remodeling and building process down to a science. He has mastered his craft and is able to provide homeowners like Judy with a great experience. ✴ For more information, call Kalman Construction at (843) 856-0515 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 103


Excellent Exteriors The crew at Holy City Exteriors strives to maintain positive relationships, by providing homeowners with a favorable experience from start to finish.


oly City Exteriors has mastered a variety of skills over the past few years in business. “We do anything from new construction to siding, decking, stairs, railings, columns, set windows, and roofing,” explains Bryan Currie, a project manager at Holy City Exteriors. “We also fabricate shutters for new construction and regular residential 104 • CH+D • Summer 2019

homes and we’ve more recently started getting into renovations and repairs.” Homes in the Lowcountry are susceptible to a variety of elements that can cause them to decay a little faster than usual. Holy City Exteriors uses products on their homes to help slow down that wear-and-tear process so that they are stronger to withstand

the inclement weather. This particular house has a Hardie Color Plus siding. The Hardie Color Plus is top-of-the-line siding for fiber cement. “It comes painted from the manufacturers so you shouldn’t have to paint your house,” Bryan adds. “It’s all pressure treated paint so as soon as the fiber cement boards are made, they’re heat treated to help it withstand the weather and sunlight exposure.”

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis

(above left) Holy City Exteriors worked with GrayHawk Homes on the trim, siding, and decking of this home. (above right) Hardie Color Plus Siding helps protect the exterior of this home to withstand the element. (bottom left) To hide the view of the HVAC unit and provide privacy, the Holy City Exteriors team installed a stylish horizontal fence on the side of the house. (bottom right) Bryan Currie of Holy City Exteriors

In this home’s case, the builder, GrayHawk Homes, reached out to Holy City Exteriors and sent them the plans. “When we came in, the house was built, it had windows, the doors were set, the roof was on and then we started installing our siding materials; trim materials and deck boards were provided as well,” Bryan expounds. “My job was to make sure that the materials arrived on time from our distributors, as well as scheduling labor, and making sure that the team was here

and installing everything properly.” On most build sites, the Holy City Exteriors crews will work until late afternoon, usually until the sun goes down, to ensure that they get all of the work done the right way and as quickly as possible. “When I come out in the morning, I show the crew the plans,” Bryan continues. “I get with the crew leader who is the person with the most experience and who understands what I’m trying to explain and I’ll walk the house with

him to go over reminders of what needs to be included on the home.” The team at Holy City Exteriors strives to provide the best experience for their clients. “We want to make sure that we are available to them whenever they need us,” Bryan mentions. “We want to ensure that we can continue to earn our client’s business and to build positive relationships between everyone we collaborate with.” ✴ For more information, call Holy City Exteriors at (843) 647-8807 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 105


Practical Renovation For a certain I’ON family, it was time to reformulate the way their home fit with their lifestyle, which was why they chose to work with Classic Remodeling & Construction to accomplish their goal.


fter five years of living in their I’ON home, the couple knew that it was time to rework the interior of their home into a design that better fit their family’s needs. In order to do so, they spoke with several contractors to discuss the best renovation plan. “When Bob Fleming at Classic Remodeling & Construction walked through our home with us, it was

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clear that he had a great vision for the work we wanted to do,” describes the wife of the pair. “He was the person who communicated the best with us, which was something that we really valued.” From there, Christy Ammerman, Classic Remodeling’s designer, partnered with the duo to hammer out the details of their daily routines, what they liked

about their home, and what needed to change to make the rooms more functional. “I always ask people how they live, because it’s nearly impossible to create the right design without getting to know the people I’m designing those spaces for,” explains Christy. She communicated constantly with the couple, since the family was living in New York for a year during the remodeling process.

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Callie Cranford

(above left) The kitchen received the biggest redesign in the home with a total overhaul. (above right) With a resurfaced fireplace, and remodeled built-ins, the living room was rearranged into a more cohesive living space. (below left) The duo requested that the master bathroom have more counter space, so Christy designed a plan that separated the bathroom from the closet. (below right) Christy Ammerman of Classic Remodeling & Construction

“Bob, Christy, and the whole team were wonderful and made sure that we knew and approved of everything through each step,” says the lady of the house. The areas that required an overhaul were the most frequently used rooms in the home. “After our conversations, Christy knew almost exactly what we needed and wanted, especially in the kitchen,” adds the wife. The family needed a long island with plenty of counter and storage space. But most importantly, the kitchen’s floor plan

needed to be adjusted, because the original layout caused other areas in the open floor plan to feel awkward. Beyond the kitchen, Classic Remodeling added a full bathroom space on the first floor and redesigned both the master and third bathroom upstairs. The homeowners requested a better setup for their master bathroom that incorporated more counter space and to take out the large, built-in tub that they never used. With that space open, they expanded the shower and were also able to

separate the closet from the bathroom. Christy helped the couple design a large walk-in closet that was much more functional and aesthetically pleasing. All in all, the family now has an ideal design to accommodate the needs of all four family members without compromising the style of their coastal-traditional home. ✴ For more information, call Classic Remodeling & Construction at (843) 763-3297 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 107


Time-Saving Technology New Daniel Island residents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, purchased their home and called upon the team at NextGen Automated to help them update their spaces with the newest technology.


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to provide the right fit for their lifestyle. That’s when Steve brought in Michael McIntosh and his team at NextGen Automated to reorganize and update their security and audio-visual systems. “It was an extensive project in that Steve wanted everything brought up to the newest technology that 2019 has to offer,” describes Michael. “So we met

and drew up a plan that would include everything that would make Steve and his family comfortable in their home.” One of the most important questions that Michael asks when he meets with any homeowner is, “How do you consume your media?” From there, he narrows it down to specifics, like does that homeowner have a CD collection or is all of

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman

This TV rises from under the bed at the push of a button.

(above left) A home theater like this one requires top-of-the-line technology and smart controls to enjoy to the fullest. (above right) Michael concocted a solution to prevent installing another clunky projector and screen setup. (below left) This mechanism stores the tv under the bed when it is not being used and brings it back up to the perfect spot with just the push of a button. (below right) Michael McIntosh of NextGen Automated

their music digital? Does he or she prefer to watch movies from their blu-ray collection, or stream sports? Then Michael puts together a proposal for all of the equipment and network services that will be required for that homeowner to use their audio-visual technology smoothly. “Steve was a very fun and easy homeowner to work with because he was flexible and took suggestions that we made in the planning process.” For example, the projector system in the master suite (which was installed by the previous owner) no

longer worked and there was no other convenient or practical spot for a tv, so Michael and his team including lead techs, Mike Teston and Grant Dean, brought in a more mechanical solution. Instead of mounting a tv on the wall or placing it in an entertainment center, the guys at NextGen installed the tv on a robotic arm which hides under the bed and brings the tv out to display only when it’s being used. Another vital aspect of automating a home is the security system that NextGen puts in place for homeowners. “We redid the

camera system throughout the house, and updated all of the control panels,” adds Michael. “That way each aspect of the system can be accessed from the family’s smartphones from anywhere in the world.” With a brand new audio visual system and security in every part of the home, Steve and his family can check on their home while they’re away and enjoy every room while they are home. ✴ For more information, call NextGen Automated at (843) 871-8531 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 109


Swing Into Relaxation This Sullivan's Island family knew they wanted to create a peaceful outdoor living space to enjoy the scenic marshscape and decided that adding bed swings was the way to go.


iving in the Lowcountry offers homeowners and visitors alike spectacular landscapes. Whether that be the marsh, the harbor, the ocean, or the creek there’s always a field of vision to the water close by. For these Sullivan's Island homeowners, their outdoor space was chock full of sight lines to the marsh. To help play up their ample balconies throughout 110 • CH+D • Summer 2019

the house, the family enlisted the help of Martin Shuler of The Bed Swing. When Martin was a kid, he and his siblings would pass a mattress hanging from an old oak tree on their way to Edisto Beach. It was this memory, as well as a memory of bed swings he saw in the Caribbean, that inspired him to start making his own swings. “Worry-free

life is right around the corner when you have a bed swing,” says Martin. “We are perfecting style and design while also doing our best to provide that relaxing, carefree feeling to our customers.” The process for the bed swings installed at this Sullivan's Island home began like most others. Martin and the homeowners discuss

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(above left) Installing two bed swings on the smaller porch allowed for a bird’s eye view of the marsh. (above right) The third bed swing was designed with a brighter palette in mind for fun pops of color. (bottom left) Eyehooks are drilled into the ceiling and then the ropes go through the hooks to hang the swing at whatever height is preferred. (bottom right) Martin Shuler of The Bed Swing

what they are looking for in design, size, and color scheme. The bed swings are completely customizable depending on the specifications from the homeowner. Martin and his team take special care to assemble and install the bed swings. “Each bed swing got plenty of TLC,” expresses Martin. “We used mortise and tenon-type joinery and glue rather than putting screws into the boards. It takes time to get it right.” All of the materials that Martin sourced for this home are high quality and made for the

outdoors. Martin’s team also assisted the family in selecting the fabrics for the bed swings that would best complement their style. “The design, production, and accessorizing is now our main focus to ensure that, like this family, we create the perfect look,” proclaims Martin. “Our recommendation is for homeowners to hire licensed contractors to install eye hooks in the ceiling and then we come back in and hang the bed swing.”

is part of their process from start to finish. Over the past few years, Martin has pursued opportunities to grow the Bed Swing and he ships nationwide to customers interested in his product. The most challenging part of Martin’s job is selecting the perfect wood for each project, however, Martin has learned that it is his job to ensure that the client always gets the bed swing that they desire. ✴

Martin has built one-on-one connections with his customers because he

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Second Generation Builder Over the years, Michael Rooke has built relationships with architects, real estate agents, and other community members that lead him to new projects.


ichael Rooke has been exposed to the home building industry for many years. 40 years ago, his father started a home building company and passed the lessons he learned on to his son. When it came time for Michael to start building homes himself, he was fully armed with do’s and don’ts from his dad and his other experiences in the industry. 112 • CH+D • Summer 2019

Six years ago, Michael established, his own company, Rooke Custom Homes. More often than not, potential clients talk to Michael about their experiences with other home builders and often, that’s what leads them to Rooke Custom Homes. “We’re not a national, cookiecutter home builder,” Michael mentions. “We have a lot of house plans that

we can show people and recommend and when I meet with a new customer, we talk about what they’re looking for and what they want to spend.” If the client needs something different than plans that the Rooke team already has, Michael will enlist the help of one of his architects to create a different plan that fits their lifestyle. Michael will also help homeowners find a property if they

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(above left) A corner lot provided the space needed for Michael and his team to build this custom home. (above right) The kitchen features a large island that encourages family gatherings. (below left) The iron and woodwork in the staircase is the focal point in the entryway. (below right) Michael Rooke of Rooke Custom Homes

don’t already have a place to build. He works with real estate agents across town to find the client’s dream location. Once a homeowner approves Michael’s initial plans it’s time to embark on their home-building journey. Michael likes to keep his process simple. His goal is to take the stress of worrying about finances off of the homeowner so they have a more positive experience. Three weeks of planning usually follows, and once everything is approved, and everyone is

on the same page, the building begins. This project came to fruition after a real estate agent Michael knows approached him about the build. “He really liked this property, so we went from there and discussed house plans,” Michael expounds. “There’s a walkway to the creek and the small lot was part of the draw to this location.” The agent knew what features he wanted and how much he was willing to spend, so that kept the process pretty simple for Michael.

“He was a quick decision maker so we didn’t have any delays,” Michael added. Michael’s “boutique approach” to home building allows him to make each homeowner feel like they’re project is important. Because of that approach, Michael also ensures that he is always reachable for his customers. ✴ For more information, call Rooke Custom Homes at (843) 532-1328 or visit CH+D • Summer 2019 • 113

Liz and Jonathan Martin in their living room with Maddie, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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Step inside the color-inspired downtown home of Charleston’s premier blogger, shop owner, and social media influencer Liz Martin. As the brain behind Charleston Weekender, her lifestyle and travel brand, and co-founder of Cannonborough Collective, Liz spends her time helping the community and fellow entrepreneurs learn how to infuse their professional and personal lives with the right balance of work and fun. Story by Erin Forbes | Photography by Patrick Brickman & Callie Cranford

’ve always been attracted to bright, happy colors. It was a trait that I thought, as I grew older, I would outgrow, since decorating my home with my 10-year-old self’s ideal Lisa Frank-inspired collage probably wouldn’t work out in my favor. But I’ve discovered over the years that the things which make you happy don’t always change and it’s the simple things that bring the most genuine kind of joy. My love for color is one of those joy-bringers that has not swayed with time, and when I met Liz Martin for the first time, it was clear she and I were cut from the same cloth. Her home was filled with natural light and bright décor that inspired a child-like comfort I hadn’t experienced in a long time. On top of that, her Instagram account, Charleston Weekender, has been a great source of smiles, simply because of how colorful and honest her pictures and words are. It can definitely be said that her desire to encourage a healthy lifestyle in others is the reason her social media influence has been so successful and far-reaching, and why others eagerly seek to follow in her footsteps.

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(above left) The master bedroom is filled with textures that remind Liz of vacationing, like the striped nautical curtains, or the rattan bench, or the boutique hotel-style bedding. (opposite, above left) Liz’s closet is filled with vibrant, stylish clothing and fun, conversation-starting shoes, which are one of her favorite accessories. (opposite, above right) The sleek bedside table is often staged with flowers from Charleston Flower Market and a stack of nightly reading. (opposite, bottom) Liz turned her favorite hats into wall art in the master bedroom as a stylish way to store them and an easy way to grab one on the way out.

Liz, you grew up in the mountains, correct? What was that like for you and what brought you to Charleston?

Potomac River. Whenever we would travel and then have to go back home, I was just so bummed to be back in D.C.

Yes, I grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and lived there until college. It was a great place for my roots to grow, though it looks pretty different now than it did when I was a kid! When it came time to choose my career, I attended NC State and then UNC Chapel Hill. Both are great schools and I loved learning there.

Back in 2011, Jonathan and I were getting married in Charleston. It finally occurred to me that it would be so much easier if we moved here, not to mention we would be so much happier in a less stressful environment. D.C. is such a fastpaced city and it just was not a place that I felt I could thrive long-term.

When I was at NC State I dated a guy at The Citadel. After we broke up I was more sad that I wouldn’t get to go to Charleston anymore than anything else. [laughs] Eventually, when I was with my now husband, I just made him start coming to visit Charleston. We loved it so much. We lived in D.C. for three years and I had this feeling of being landlocked. All we had was the

You mentioned you attended NC State and UNC Chapel Hill. What did you study and what career did you pursue when you moved to Charleston?

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I studied speech pathology while I was in school because I love talking to people, helping them, and learning new things. When we first moved to Charleston, I

was a speech therapist for the first few years that we were here. Our true motive to move here was for a major quality of life change. D.C. is all about the grind and the hustle and what you do for a living. My husband and I agreed that we wanted a much more chill, quality of life change. Plus, Jonathan was so much happier, too, when we got to Charleston. [laughs] It felt like we just sat in traffic all the timein D.C., and that can be frustrating, even if you don’t really notice it’s happening. Little things like that, which can often grow into bigger problems, are why we moved. I worked as a speech therapist until 2015, but I started gradually feeling like I wanted to do something more, something for myself. I think so many people are in that situation right now. I often hear people say things like they want to do something for themselves, but what

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is it? A lot of times they want to do something creative. I got that bug, too, and started feeling antsy. Because I worked closely with elderly patients, they became like my girlfriends. I loved it. They were so cute and wonderful and I absolutely adored them. But the healthcare industry now is not about personal connections, or patient care. At least, it didn’t feel that way to me, so a lot of the time I spent working with my patients was cut short and I felt like I wasn’t doing all that I could because of time, money, and insurance restrictions and such. Eventually, I was so drained, I came home to take a nap everyday. That does sound draining! What sparked your idea for moving out of that field and into something different?

site for it and I don’t really remember why I named it Charleston Weekender, but I knew I needed a website because I wanted to sell products. One of those products ended up being the Turkish

How did you progress from focusing on interior decorating to the social media aspect of Charleston Weekender? When I started doing interior decorating and a product line, I didn’t really know the first thing about marketing. I did, however, understand that having quality images were important for my website & Instagram, so I started focusing my efforts on creating colorful lifestyle images. I had heard blogging was helpful for your Search Engine Optimization, so I would also share the photos there and incorporate tips for entertaining or Charleston activities. My following began to grow organically because people liked the photos I was sharing, and because I would feature other brands besides my own in my lifestyle shoots. I’ve since transitioned out of home decorating, and now I enjoy instead utilizing those styling skills to create content for other brands who partner with me on my blog. I love promoting local brands as well as national companies who have to do with entertaining or weekend fun.

I started asking myself, “What can I do?” I was working four days a week full-time. I kept thinking that I needed to take that fifth day and try to do something creative. I just had a hard time figuring out that one thing. Well, my friends always said (above) With a ladder shelf near her closet, Liz can easily plan and set they like my decorating. out the next day’s attire and accessories, while maintaining the room’s Maybe I could start doing fun décor. What have you learned budget-friendly decoratabout yourself and ing on a smaller scale. I’m not an interior designer, by any means, towels that are so popular. That start- about your business from the different but I have a good eye for decorating. From ed because my husband’s cousin lived methods you’ve tried? there, I decided to try to get that start- in Turkey. I had been telling her foreved, just to see what I could accomplish er she should sell Turkish towels. Then Pretty much all of what I do now with I got the idea I could sell them through Charleston Weekender as a social media through word of mouth. working them into my interior deco- account and the storefront and everyThat venture started to grow from me rating gig because they’re a good little thing in between has all been a venture working at it one day a week to two days throw. They work out as home décor in “do a few things and see what works” a week. I tried to grow it gradually to get and just a fun weekend travel compan- [laughs]. Along the way I learned that the interior decorating was really fun, but it me out of my job. Then I made a web- ion kind of thing. 118 • CH+D • Summer 2019

(above) The living room is filled with items, like the couch, coffee and side table, from West Elm, and the hanging chair from Serena & Lilly. The interior design was created by Mary Eliza Interiors which include pillows from Lyndon Leigh and a rug from World Market.

was also a far cry from budget-conscious. I quickly learned, too, that I didn’t want to keep selling my products in markets where I had to set up and break down all the time. I knew from that experience that my products sold a lot better in person than they did online, but it was also a lot of effort. Most importantly, I learned that I was enjoying the parts of my job that provided people with a service, with something that was really helpful for them, which was the fundamental reason I became a speech pathologist. I love to help people. I enjoy talking to them, hearing their stories, getting to know them, and those are still my favorite parts of doing what I do now. Charleston Weekender began as a blog, which was your way to encourage other local Charlestonians to, as you like to say “Make every day feel like the weekend,” correct?

Right! That got started because I was in the thick of my job as a speech pathologist and I got so bummed about so many aspects and restrictions that came with that job, that I started playing tourist in my own town just to have something to look forward to. Getting out and enjoying our everyday surroundings is something that we so often take for granted, anyway. I was also taking my products to and from different markets, focusing on my Instagram and photo shoots that went along with that, and was still doing the the interior decoration at the time. But I realized that I didn’t have to do everything, and honestly, at that time, I was doing too many things. That, combined with my medical job, got me thinking that I really wanted to dig into the blog and pinpoint a niche that worked for me in terms of finding a subject that I enjoyed writing about. Then it turned into me talking about quality of life and how to achieve a well-balanced lifestyle. A lot of the material I drew from was how

exploring Charleston (usually with my husband, but also with friends, and occasionally a solo mission) made me continuously fall in love with the city where I live. All of that kind of led into my theme for Charleston Weekender (i.e. the social media, blog, and travel guides), which is “Make every day feel like the weekend.” I still hope with every blog post that it inspires everyone to live like a tourist in their own town, specifically in Charleston, because of our gorgeous surroundings and endless opportunities for fun. How did you grow Charleston Weekender from a lifestyle blog into what is now a successful, sought-after tool that you use to collaborate with other local influencers and business owners alike? One way that I’ve grown Charleston Weekender into a tool is from my years of how I’ve studied and observed Instagram CH+D • Summer 2019 • 119

(above) A pink and orange citrus duvet sets the stage in the guest bedroom as an escape to Palm Springs, one of Liz’s favorite spots to travel to and explore. (inset) A decorative chair adds color to the corner of this guest room. (opposite, above left) Bamboo furniture and woven accents allude to tropical locales while other furniture pieces bring a modern twist to the space. (opposite, above right) A small desk provides a cute corner for décor. (opposite, bottom) Liz loves to pair funky artwork from Lauren Neville with the natural beauty of indoor plants.

strategy. Instagram is a great way to build business, whether a company is a start-up or an established company that just needs to transition into or grow the social media side of marketing. After people started noticing how I use my own Instagram for Charleston Weekender, and how it’s attached to my website and blog and included partnerships with other local businesses, they started asking me for tips on how to do the same thing for their products or business. It wasn’t long after I received quite a few requests that I realized that information wasn’t readily available, much less collected into one or even a few good sources where people could gather those tips into a plan that worked for them. That’s when I started offering my “Weekender Workshop.” It started as me just offering consultations for Instagram and grew into a whole workshop offering, simply because there is a great demand for the knowledge and methods, and also because I’m only one person. [laughs] It got to where I was spending most of my time doing that over the other aspects of my business. It’s been a huge hit because there are so many people out there who crave


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that information, but either don’t have the time or inclination to gather it for themselves, or simply don’t know where to start. I still provide a few fun interior decoration tips on the website and blog, because I never stopped loving the whole styling photos and posting great content on Instagram through those lovely pictures. It was always fulfilling to style a spot in a home for a client in a way that the client loved and could get joy from when they spend time in that spot in their home. So I included tips, tricks, and advice on the Charleston Weekender website. That’s a great segue into the other venture you’ve undertaken, opening a brick and mortar store in partnership with Mimi Striplin of Tiny Tassel. Tell us all about Cannonborough Collective. How did it get started and how has it grown since its inception in 2017? It’s so funny how conversations can become ideas and a little encouragement can become a full-blown business! I met Mimi at [a

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(above) Liz and Jonathan’s kitchen is a mecca of function and the modern style that they love so much. (below) The floating shelves around the stove and hood are styled with colorful bowls to add interest to the gray backsplash tile. (opposite left) A bar cart from Liz’s college friend Roxy, who owns Society Social, was specially styled for service when guests come calling. Above it hangs a piece from 42 Pressed as an ode to Liz and Jonathan’s time in D.C. (opposite right) The pendant lights were selected from Candelabra.

market] when we were both still schlepping our products to and from one location to another to sell them in person. I loved her brightly colored tassel jewelry, accessories, and clothing. And she loved my Turkish towels. We got to talking, then we talked some more, and, initially I never wanted or even considered opening a brick and mortar storefront because I figured it was too much for me to handle. Not to mention that’s just not really how I’m wired. I love to go and do things, and the business side, well, I do it because I want to be successful, but it’s just not my favorite thing to sit down and balance all of the different things like bills and schedules and all that. So initially I was really on the fence about opening Cannonborough Collective. I loved the idea, but I also know myself. These conversations naturally progressed into us finding this adorable little place and saying, “Ok, if we can 122 • CH+D • Summer 2019

afford the rent, if we can make this work, we’ll give it a try.” We watched the location, and it just kind of kept being there, month after month, almost like it was watching us right back, saying, “Yes, I’m still here, and I’m just the spot you’ve been looking for.” [laughs] We both kept saying it was meant to be. And it was definitely meant to be—when we finally went to see the property, the rent was really reasonable, the lighting was so happy, and the location, like we had always thought, was perfect. Mimi has been a huge source of inspiration and help when it comes to the shop. She’s the perfect partner, which helps owning and running the shop a lot less terrifying than it would have been on my own. I honestly can’t think of a better, more supportive and happy person to partner with to undertake having a shop that locals and tourists alike love to stop in and enjoy.

What products do you provide in Cannonborough Collective and how do you curate those products? Our shop is a balloon & gift shop, and the goods we offer are made up of a collection of over 20 local vendors. We think of the shop as a place the modern tourist can come and find the perfect Charleston souvenir, the local can come by to find a unique gift for a friend, or the bachelorette party can come get all of their décor while enjoying all of the colorful photo opps in our shop. We recently added more food & coffee products, and even carry a local line of cocktail mixers. Our products also include hand made offerings like candles, jewelry, dog collars, and art prints. We also have skincare products that are locally made & CBD oil extracted from locally grown hemp. It’s a collective of so many wonderful other local artisans, most of whom still have a 9-5 while they make their products on the side. Mimi and I started out as “side hustlers” prior to exiting our other careers, so we love get-

ting to support local artisans and their small business dreams! Mimi and I each continue to sell our own products under our own separate brands; Charleston Weekender is a combo of Charleston souvenirs, travel accessories, and home décor items and The Tiny Tassel is a colorful mixture of jewelry, clothing, and party goods. We’ve each been expanding our offerings along the way, and we’re thrilled to have recently expanded to take over the adjoining space in our shop. Let’s talk about your lovely downtown abode. What was your vision for the home and where did you gather the inspiration for the interior? I just love going to boutique hotels, the décor and ambiance and the vibes are so happy. That was kind of what I was thinking about when we moved in and it was time to decorate. I get really bad vacation blues because I travel so often, so I’ve learned over time I either have to give my-

self some time off as soon as I get home, because I just need a day to regroup. It’s a lot of energy when you’re traveling. That was the thought behind the overall interior—I needed a place that I would be happy to come home to and I asked myself, “What if I tried to bring more of that boutique hotel ambiance into my own house where this is a space that I look forward to being?” From there I decided I wanted to make a lot of the house be inspired by different places I’ve visited, or to imbue the vibes of those locales in certain places of the house. For instance, downstairs I was inspired by this summer camp hotel in Martha’s Vineyard that I stayed in. It’s literally like summer camp. I found the Blue Jay wallpaper, which was perfect for the New England style and I added a bug pillow and a lot of other little things. I’ve never even been camping, by the way, but I am fascinated by summer camp because I just think it’s underlying tones are the joy of being outside and childhood and playfulness.

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and when I come home I still see the things around the house that remind me of Palm Springs, which makes me happy. I want to make everyday feel like the weekend, too. And that doesn’t happen if I’m being bummed out by a bland house. That’s a big part of what made me decide to concentrate more on making my own space feel like those weekend vibes and travel vibes. Did you decorate the whole interior yourself ? I did have some help from Eliza Linton of Mary Eliza Interiors. I brought a lot of stuff to her and showed her a lot of pictures and she assisted me with the overall design. A big struggle was that this place is totally different than our last house we lived in. I knew it needed a different kind of couch. So she helped me with the layout and figuring out the design for the downstairs. We got a lot of our fixtures from Candelabra and Lyndon Leigh, too. There are just so many aspects to your business, you’re definitely a super woman to manage all of them at once! It also sounds like Charleston Weekender and Cannonborough Collective are growing by leaps and bounds. What are your goals and plans for the future of both? (above) Liz partnered with the owner of Meeting Green, a nursery located downtown, to style her planters for the front porch.

I started thinking about other places I’ve loved exploring, and moved that into the other rooms of the house. The kitchen is inspired by a place called Shop Pigment in San Diego. They have all these plants and all these cool gifts, and such pretty florally vibes. Then I got to thinking, “Ok, every room doesn’t have to be a specific city, because some rooms have some Florida and some California vibes and it’s all melted together. In general, I wanted to put as much of the places I love and have traveled to into my house as I can. I want to feel like I’m still at a boutique hotel when I get home from the boutique hotel. 124 • CH+D • Summer 2019

You have some great, less traditional décor inside your home too, like the chair swing in your living room. How did you know that kind of décor would fit right in with what you already had? A lot of those items, particularly the chair swing, is because I don’t have a porch swing or a huge yard for outdoor styling. I particularly love the chair swing in the living room because, well, I just need a swing. It’s so relaxing. Trying to put pieces of our travels in our house has just made so much sense for me. I go to Palm Springs a few times a year

It’s been such an amazing journey to go from speech therapy to owning a multi-faceted business. My goals are, much like my business, multi-faceted and growing. One of my first goals is to host more events at Cannonborough Collective. I’m also focusing on an online platform for the “Weekender Workshops,” and then hopefully expanding from there. I’d love to get to a point where we’re not just focusing on Instagram growth, but also other aspects of running a business. I certainly don’t have everything figured out, but I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned so far because at the end of the day, I want to be able to make a bigger impact on people, not just to be able to help them, but also to help them more deeply and in more important ways.







(1) Liz selected this Kate Golding "Blue Jay" wallpaper because it reminds her of summer camp. (2) A navy couch with white piping from Celadaon contrasts the white and gold leaf accent wallpaper from Hygge & West Tassels in the lounge room. (3) A round wicker ottoman also serves as storage and is styled with matches and succellents from Cannonborough Collective. (4) Giraffe artwork by local South Carolina artist Megan Carn. (5) The Zahra Peacock chair from Lyndon Leigh adds a touch of whimsy to the master bathroom and is a great place to show off the Turkish towels from Liz's shop. (6) Liz styled the floating shelves in the living room with dramatic pothos and aloe plants from Meeting Green. (7) Liz’s fashion muse, Iris Apfel, overlooks the closet area from her perch, as if to say “More more and less is a bore!” (8) A record player and curated artwork brings a vintage and colorful vibe to the stairwell.



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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

This historic downtown dwelling got a major revamp from the 2019 Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Showhouse designers. The designers created spaces that were influenced by the Lowcountry, French Impressionism, and a variety of other inspiring locales. Peruse the following pages to see the variety of designs throughout this updated home.

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Master Bedroom

Shannon Bogan, Lillian Northen & Tiffany Yale

Photography by Patrick Brickman


Combining their favorite colors and going off of Shannon’s love for boho chic was the driving force between this design trio’s master bedroom creation. The black, white, and green color scheme complements the art that’s thoughtfully hung above the fireplace. The design trio incorporated a diverse set of materials and textures to encourage different layers to shine. Eager to showcase their belief that more is always better, Shannon, Lillian, and Tiffany exhibited a bold ambiance with many layers.

of S. Bogan Designs

For more information, call S. Bogan Designs at (843) 789-3743 or visit


Master Bathroom

Heidi Huddleston, CKD of Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC

For more information, call Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC at (843) 901-1270 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman


Bathrooms are places in a home that exude relaxation and assist in creating a spa-like experience for homeowners. That thought led Heidi to setting the stage for a mental repose brimming with little details inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year, “Living Coral.” To instill a spacious vibe in tighter quarters, Heidi focused on maintaining a simple look throughout the design with subtle details in the art, décor, and ceiling treatment. A statement piece was installed in the herringbone marble tile that frames the privacy wall at the shower floor. Heidi was determined to transform the “Ugly Duckling” bathroom into a “Glamorous Swan.”

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Allyson Kirkpatrick-Clark of AllysonK Designs

Antique Japanese screen panels that are mounted on the wall were the driving force for this dining room. The intricately carved chinoiserie images in shades of burnt orange, black, and gold inspired the hand painted wall design, painted in its complementary blue color that allows the blues to pop. The large, formal dining space allows Allyson to be a bit more theatrical in the design, so with that in mind, she wanted to foster a romantic and magical ambiance. Because of the gold in the design, abundance of mirrors, and glossy surfaces, light is reflected and bounced around the room allowing it to almost glow in the dark.

For more information, call AllysonK Designs at (256) 651-8628 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford

Dining Room



T. Phillips

of Latitude Design Group, LLC For more information, call Latitude Design Group, LLC at (201) 565-6381 or visit

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Crafting a cohesive yet unique space between the kitchen and coffee-to-cocktail conversation areas were done with a neutral palette featuring pops of mustard yellow and plentiful greenery. In the kitchen, T. imagined modern, turn of the century details such as the custom Cambria Quartz island, mirrored cabinet doors, and an accent tile ceiling. The cocktail to conversations area features comfortable tufted chairs paired with accent pillows to add interest. A custom art piece above the fireplace anchors the space. Mixing metallic and mirrored elements as well as natural hues helped make T.’s “jewel box” space shine.

Photography by Callie Cranford

Kitchen & Conversation Area

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Terri Baldwin & Megan Sandefur of CHD Interiors

Marrying a historic and contemporary vibe is a common thread in Charleston and was the inspiration behind the living room design. The living room features collectible items such as a secretary and grandfather clock for historic touches. To play up the natural light popping through the bay windows, Terri and Megan opted for a neutral color on the wall; a tone-ontone of ivory, gray, and gold, a more modern combination. A variety of textures such as wool, linen, velvet, metal, and a cork wallpaper paired with drapes hung from the crown molding to accent the tall ceilings draws the viewer’s eye to something intriguing at every turn.

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

Photography by Callie Cranford

Living Room



Sandra Ericksen

of Sandra Ericksen Design For more information, call Sandra Ericksen Design at (843) 324-5914 or visit

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With a goal of capturing aspects of Charleston that everyone loves, Sandra embarked on a design journey inspired by a F. Schumacher blue fabric called “Quail and Meadow.” Since the fabric had integrated a traditional motif in a modern color palette, Sandra was prompted to carry that theme throughout the design. Sandra selected a mix of vintage and contemporary artwork to lend a hand in depicting a Charlestonesque concept. Southern roots shine through in the monogram and equestrian art piece. The natural light that the room rendered allowed for each design element to stand-out and showcase the beauty of the architecture.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Guest Room

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Linda Greenberg

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

Inspiring homeowners through a warm and welcoming entrance was what led Linda to brainstorm this garden. Charleston has a historic landscape and Linda wanted to unite that idea with a modern twist. This was done by incorporating evergreens and ornamental plant materials including Italian cypress, tea olives, azaleas, boxwoods, and more. To elevate the entryway, Linda selected ligustrum topiaries that line the left of the front entry stairs, which add a vertical aspect enhanced by dwarf mondo grass and annuals for extra color. Another focal point that Linda included was the coral bark Japanese maple that complemented the color of the house’s trim.

Photography by Patrick Brickman




Meredith Gale

of Noble Lane Interiors For more information, call Noble Lane Interiors at (843) 725-8206 or visit

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The Swiss Family Robinson book was one of Meredith’s favorite as a child and now the movie has been on repeat at her house. To Meredith, the third floor of the house felt like a treehouse so that’s the feeling she wanted to elicit in the playroom. As a firm believer that designs for children should be rich with texture and elements people of all ages can enjoy, Meredith scouted for the Scalamandre fishing creel teepee and the antique steamer trunk set. Another stand-out element is the fort that was built into the existing closet. She also selected custom antelope rug from Fine Rugs of Charleston and window seat cushions from Southern Shades. Creating an elegant and fun space for children was Meredith’s driving force.

Photography by Ebony Ellis


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Cecilia Murray of Cecil Byrne Gallery

For more information, call Cecil Byrne Gallery at (843) 312-1891 or visit

Finding quiet time and joy in the studio is one of the simple pleasures in an artist’s life. Inspired by art studios she’s seen in Paris, Cecilia wanted to recreate a working space that was filled with objects with reflective surfaces. Transforming the studio, that used to be an extra bedroom, was done by handpicking a vintage mirror with an ornate gold leaf frame paired with antique glass finishes in sconces and lamps from Circa Lighting. Adding smaller artwork and other artisan works on the shelves carried on the antique Parisian art studio ambiance that Cecilia was aiming for.

Photography by Ebony Ellis & Patrick Brickman

Artist Studio Gallery



Kendall Cordina

of Cordina Services LLC For more information, call Cordina Services LLC at (843) 813-9930 or visit

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To honor the historic roots of the home, Kendall selected items that evoked a feeling of vintage elegance such as the console sink, hinged mirror, and polished nickel features. She also wanted to incorporate natural elements to encourage a peaceful atmosphere. Kendall commissioned oyster and magnolia paintings from local artist, Elizabeth Northcutt Williams, to help marry her idea of southern antique. With a passion for pulling together creative and unique combinations of tile, counters, and cabinetry in bathrooms, Kendall’s choices were driven towards quartz surfaces and vibrant linens. Kendall and Boa Construction worked together to remodel the hall bathroom.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

2nd Floor Hall Bathroom

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Terry Stephenson of Juxtaposition Home & Garden, LLC

Inspired by Monet’s home and garden in Giverny, France, Terry strived to present a French impressionistic interior in the sitting room. An asymmetric space required Terry to think outside of the box to come up with the perfect balance and harmony in the area. To achieve that balance, the focus was drawn away from the fireplace and instead on the other side of the room in the 19th century French canopy daybed. The small, intimate space of the sitting room allowed Terry to play up the built-in design elements including the fireplace, bookcases, and french doors that opened onto the piazza.

For more information, call Juxtaposition Home & Garden, LLC at (843) 729-9755 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Sitting Room



Audrey Wood

of Patina Interiors, LLC For more information, call Patina Interiors, LLC at (843) 670-4669 or visit

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With three stories of space to decorate, Audrey used a combination of rustic elements and local artwork to take advantage of the ample wall space that the foyers, hallways, and landing offered. To achieve a stylish yet lived-in vibe, Audrey selected a variety of furnishing, artwork, and accessories paired with a “greige” paint color and porcelain lamps and gilt chandeliers. Adding depth to the space was accomplished by accessorizing with wall brackets to showcase a variety of decorative items and hanging a large mirror in the main hallway.

Photography by Patrick Brickman, Ebony Ellis & Callie Cranford

Foyers, Hallways, & Landings

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Reading Room

Molly Hamrick

of Molly Hamrick Interiors

Photography by Ebony Ellis


Wanting to break from the stereotypical “man cave,” Molly embarked on the journey to concoct a ladies sitting room; that idea evolved and the space become a sitting/reading room/ library. Since this space was on the third floor in a more attic-esque area, Molly painted the walls a light pink color to help make the low ceilings and slanted walls feel a bit more spacious. Rather than ample art work on the walls, Molly added interest in the table décor with books and other accessories. The space unfolded into a dynamic nook that invited people to sit and enjoy a good book.

For more information, call Molly Hamrick Interiors at (843) 509-4720.



Margaret Lee McEaddy Moniz & Amandra Kelly of Indigo Alley Interiors

For more information, call Indigo Alley Interiors at (843) 779-6249 or visit

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Because the house had rust colored shutters and trim, Margaret Lee and Amandra drew from those hues for the piazza. Choosing neutral furniture and keeping the layout simple allowed the piazza to feel more open and inviting. While many homeowners often think of outdoor areas last, Margaret Lee and Amandra wanted to set the tone that these spaces are an extension of living spaces. The duo wanted the space to encourage people to gather and enjoy Charleston. Since pollen is very visible in the springtime, the ladies chose items that would withstand Mother Nature; washable rugs and a performance fabric sofa.

Photography by Callie Cranford

1st Floor Piazza

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Terry Stephenson

One of three piazzas on the second floor of this historic home, the piazza off of the sitting room features an abundant collection of flowers. The bright pink flora complements the hues of blue and green in the furniture and accessories that Terry selected. The French garden furniture continues the French impressionistic theme of the sitting room, maintaining a cohesive look throughout the two spaces.

Photography by Callie Cranford

of Juxtaposition Home & Garden, LLC


Shannon Bogan The theme of rusts, browns, greens, and black were continued in this piazza off of the master bedroom. Shannon maintained a consistent design throughout her spaces accenting more neutral pieces like these outdoor chairs with fun accessories such as the patterned pillows and intricately designed side table. The greenery that Shannon chose only adds to the natural vibe of this piazza.


Sandra Ericksen

of Sandra Ericksen Design Sandra opted to keep her piazza space simple and to remain consistent in the bright colors used in the guest room. A bright green patterned chair anchors the space that is accented with a sculpted boxwood. The simplicity of the design and bright colors allow the rust color of the floor and railing trim to pop.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

of S. Bogan Designs

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Rush Dixon Architects Pages: 144-145

Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design Pages: 146-147

LFA Architecture Pages: 148-149

Camens Architectural Group Pages: 150-151

Christopher Rose Architects Pages: 152-153

Spivey Architects Pages: 154-155

Translations Design Studio Pages: 156-157

ar-chi-tecture, LLC Pages: 158-159

TMD Architects Pages: 160-161

Vinyet Architects Pages: 162-163

Architect: Chris Rose of Christopher Rose Architects Photograph: Jimi Smith Photography

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A home designed by a professional architect stands out from the crowd with innovative designs and unique features that blend w i t h t h e i r s u r r o u n d i n g s . Ta k e a g l a n c e a t t h i s y e a r ’s c o m p i l a t i o n o f C h a r l e s t o n ’s n e w e s t c u s t o m a b o d e s .

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? The design of this residence began as a collaboration between Alka Construction and Rush Dixon Architects to continue the Fulton Neighborhood’s “unique modern living” approach to the built environment. We appreciate what Alka has created in this neighborhood and our collective goal was to create a “Lowcountry-modern” aesthetic that responds to the site. Prior to the commencement of construction the Langstons purchased the property; we were then able to customize the design to their priorities and preferences. Which special design ideas did you bring to this project? We designed the house to have functional and easy spaces to live in, that can work equally well for entertaining, family time or solitude. What is your favorite design feature of this home? Our favorite design moment is the custom wood scrim wall which not only separates the entry from the Dining Room but displays artifacts from the Langstons many travels. We measured each of these special pieces and created several iterations of the wall detail until we landed on the best version. How does the home interact with its natural surroundings? The site borders on beautiful wooded wetlands which we wanted to embrace as a natural backdrop and short view. The main entrance is centered on the dining room and living room which creates a view corridor through large full glass sliding doors to the woodlands. The master bedroom is another beneficiary of the wooded view. Photography by Ebony Ellis

Location: Mount Pleasant Square Footage: 3,428 Rooms: 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Rush Dixon Architects (843) 270-8943

Are there any contractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? We’d like to thank Alka Construction, Bill Maneri for landscape design, 1899 LLC for landscape installation, Cabaret Cabinetry, Urban Electric, Inspired Closets, Meadows Pool and Spa, and Tile and Stone Design Studio.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The properties in Fulton are intentionally modest in size which creates a rich density similar to the courtyard living of neo-traditional neighborhoods. This creates a challenge when laying out the house and exterior living spaces as the goal is to create privacy and functionality. The solution included nestling the master wing toward the rear corner of the site.

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? The owners live in the Midwest and have roots in Brooklyn. They searched for a Kiawah location that gave them easy access to water and marvelous views. They recognized they had a small lot and had a few requests: enough bedrooms and fun to lure their college age children to Kiawah, an open living entertaining arrangement, seamless indoor-outdoor living, and a Brooklyn-inspired stoop. Which special design ideas did you bring to this project? The exterior design solution is unabashedly different from its location. The exterior is intended to subtly tie the home to its location with its materials. The top floor is intended to be as transparent as possible, to make it as visually light as possible, while still providing protection with roof overhangs. What is your favorite design feature of this home? We especially love the unexpected experience created by the second floor bunk room. We needed a room that was both for sleeping and enjoyment. We designed a steel and glass wall that allowed natural light from across the hall to spill into the bunk room even when the curtains are closed.

Photography by Dana Hoff

Location: Kiawah Island Square Footage: 4,900 Rooms: 4 Ensuite Bedrooms, 2 Half Baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design (843) 937-6001

How does the home interact with its natural surroundings? The exterior design solution is unabashedly different from its location (vertical, compact, and efficient due to its small pieshaped lot). The exterior is intended to subtly tie the home to its location with its materials (wood shingles, cedar tongue-and-groove siding, and Cedar columns). The top floor is intended to be as transparent as possible, to make it as visually light as possible, while still providing protection with roof overhangs. Are there any contractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? We’d like to thank Epic Development, Glen Gardner Landscape Architect, John Griffiths Hardwood Flooring, Audio Warehouse, Henselstone Window and Door Systems, Ferguson Enterprises, Aqua Blue Pools, Hostetler Cabinetry, and Vitoria International.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The challenge was to design a home on a smaller-sized lot. The solution was to go vertical with a traditional layout: living on the first floor and primary bedrooms on the second. We created a rooftop terrace with fire pit, a cocktail bar, and librarylike glass hall on the third floor.

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? The homeowner wanted to expand the living spaces at the first and second floors in a way that benefited from and enhanced the courtyard, while maintaining privacy. At the first floor, we added to and reoriented the kitchen, relocated the mechanical closet, and utilized a wall of windows to create a bright indoor-outdoor space for cooking and entertaining. The existing garden walls and the babble of the new fountain provide a feeling of seclusion in the midst of a busy neighborhood. Which special design ideas did you bring to this project? The homeowner envisioned a bay window at the master bedroom, to create an indoor-outdoor desk workspace. Through many design iterations and discussions, we devised a bay of French Dutch doors. These doors match the French doors from the bedroom to the porch, with a pair at the south side of the bay and singles on the two short sides. What is your favorite design feature of this home? I was excited about how all the finishes came together in a cohesive manner. Exposed brick, dark gray slate, and river reclaimed cypress were repeated throughout the house, in different ways. This combination of materials gives a timeless warmth to the house. How does the home interact with its natural surroundings? The courtyard is small, but its presence is powerful. By using Kolbe Vistaluxe doors the line between inside and outside blurs.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Location: Downtown Charleston Square Footage: 2,154 Rooms: 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Project Type: Historic Restoration & Addition

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For More Information: LFA Architecture (843) 901-8485

Are there any contractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? The contractor Richard Johnson Contracting ensured we had the right team of craftsmen, including Malcolm Dane, Ed Johnson, Jeff Singletary of Lowcountry Tile, landscape architect Amanda Graham Barton, Jane W. Baker, Burrow Hill, interior designer Trudie Krawcheck, and Southeastern Galleries.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

Although the kitchen was expanded, there was little wall space for the working area of the kitchen. We utilized small appliances to maximize the space. The cabinets were designed to be very functional and incorporated items such as a stacked utensil tray and a corner cabinet pull-out. The countertops and backsplash feature Labradorite Extra Blue granite.

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? They wanted the house to have a Tuscan feel, but we had to merge that style with what we were allowed to design according to Kiawah Island’s codes. What we came up with was a meld of Tuscany and the Kiawah Island vibes. There is a beautiful courtyard in the center of the design with an openness that imbues Italy. We selected big inset windows and made the walls thicker to emulate the stones that are a huge feature of Tuscan architecture. Which special design ideas did you bring to this project? The way we integrated the courtyard with the secondstory bridge across the courtyard with a porch swing is my favorite feature. We also allowed a lot of light to flood the home. The entry of the house is also built around a huge Live Oak, which we had to work around. What is your favorite design feature of this home? The internal courtyard and the way that the other spaces in the home relate to each other is key in this design. In combination with the bridge that creates the U-shape, it’s all very cozy and intimate without being small.

Photography by Holger Obenaus

Location: Kiawah Island Square Footage: 4,835 Rooms: 7 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths, Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Camens Architectural Group 843-768-3800

How does the home interact with its natural surroundings? The views from the house, and from the courtyard are spectacular, so we used a lot of glass for those spaces. Rather than a deck, we created a bridge that frames the courtyard, the pool, and the marshes beyond. Are there any contractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? RM Buck Builders did a fantastic job building the home that we designed. All of the other contributors, the trim carpenters, painters, and everyone else really gave the ultimate finish and energy to the house.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The biggest challenge was the Live Oak in the middle of the lot that we were not allowed to cut. So planning around that tree, or in a u-shape, the tree pushed the house back, and we wanted the courtyard in the back, so we had to work around all of that. By facing that challenge, we took it and made it the most stunning feature.

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Photography Photographyby byJimi DanaSmith Hoff

Location: Kiawah Island Rooms: Footage: Square 7 Bedrooms, 6,382 8 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths Rooms: 8 Bedrooms, 8.5 Baths Project Type: Renovation New Construction

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For More Information: Anderson Studio Christopher Rose of Architects Architecture (843) 559-7670and Design (843) 937-6001

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Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The under-utilized lot gave us the most opportunity to enlarge the outdoor space, screening the neighbors with an outdoor kitchen. We screened a part of the porch for bug free outdoor dining. The stone decking allowing greater view to the ocean beyond.

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? Interestingly enough, I am the homeowner! It was important to my family to have a place where we could retreat from the long work days, but also a home that we could downsize, but still have room when the kids and grandkids come to visit. What special design ideas did you bring to this project? We wanted a comfortable and relaxed place to live that was smaller than our previous home, but that met all the requirements of an open living space, and entertaining that linked to the outdoors and was connected visually. We were planning for “cozy,” and as the architect, I was able to design exactly what we envisioned. What is your favorite design feature of this home? The degree of openness that also allows separate definition of each space is my favorite aspect of the home. The linking of outdoor and indoor living spaces separated by the kitchen, all of which has tremendous views of the 18 hole golf course including a sneak peek of Charleston Harbor.

Photography by Newport653

Location: James Island Square Footage: 4,400 Rooms: 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Spivey Architects (843) 795-1913

How does this home interract with its natural surroundings? The house was designed to fit on a relatively narrow lot from front to back. The front is flanked by a pond while the rear is bound by a golf course. To make things a bit more challenging, there are grand trees on the property which had to be avoided. So, the home is nestled in the trees with front porch sitting enjoying the pond while back porch relaxing enjoys long range views over the expansive golf course. Are there any contractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? While I was the architect and general contractor for the home, I had some great subcontractors in Sanchez Masonry, Randy Clark Framing and Exterior Trim, Scientific Environmental Design, Cahill Roofing, Muhler Company, Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Overhead Door Company, and Melcer Tile.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The site was located at the end of a cul-de-sac and was a rather narrow front-to-back. The maintenance shed flanked one side of the property and the neighborhood retention pond flanked the front. Several Grand Live Oaks also restricted the footprint.

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? The homeowner’s line of work requires him to test boats. He requested the ability to trailer boats onto the property and into the water. So, I designed a porte cochère that allowed him to trailer the boats down. It also doubles as an additional place to park a car. Which special design ideas did you bring to this project? The views are amazing and the homeowners entertain a lot outdoors. I wanted to provide the homeowners with a “Grand Porch” for cooking, eating and gathering but did not want to obstruct the views from inside. I designed a porch off to the side of the living space. This provided the porte cochere below as well. The porches directly off of the living space are 10 feet deep for minimal furniture, ability to circulate to and from the pool and the Grand Porch. What is your favorite design feature of this home? I have a lot of favorites, but one of the most unique features about this home is the circular staircase that ascends four floors.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

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For More Information: Translations Design Studio (843) 367-7367

How does this home interract with its natural surroundings? The lot size dictated that the home should have an elevated foundation to allow room for the garage. A negative element of elevated homes are they tend to get disconnected from the natural surroundings. I used the pool to reconnect the distance between the main level and ground by placing the pool halfway between the two. I also integrated planters at this mid-level to bring green closer. The elevated pool appears to cascade into the Wando River with the infinity edge that is enjoyed from both sides of the pool. The color of the pool is key to naturally blend with the water beyond. Are there any subcontractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? We would like to thank Southeastern Custom Homes and Melcer Tile.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The lot is spectacular, but it is only 70’ wide. I wanted to maximize the views on the water. In addition to placing the master suite upstairs to enjoy the views, we created a 3rd level in the roofline that serves as a Bonus Room and the VIP Guest Suite. This special space has a small covered, Juliette balcony that has some of the best views of the home.

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? The existing home was the client’s childhood home. She wanted to recreate her memories of an ideallic childhood and her home being the place where everyone wanted to be. The area where the small breezeway was is now a spacious and inviting great room, where the living room serves as the connector between the old and the new, the interior and the exterior. The warmth of the existing home is echoed with the reuse and matching of existing materials. Which special design ideas did you bring to this project? We harnessed the energy of the kitchen/breezeway as the heart of the home. Purposeful placement of windows and circulation optimized the flow from the existing home to the addition and from the interior to the exterior. What is your favorite design feature of this home? My favorite design feature of the home is the conglomeration of many details in the great room that make it the place where everyone wants to be. How does the home interact with its natural surroundings? The great room serves as an axis that connects the indoors to the outdoors, anchored by a view of the harbor on one side and a view of the azalea garden on the other side. The deck off of the living room serves as a transition from the interior living room to the exterior living room. Windows are purposely positioned to visually connect the interior to the natural surroundings. Photography by Callie Cranford

Location: James Island Square Footage: 2,573 Rooms: 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Project Type: Addition / Renovation

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For More Information: ar-chi-tecture (843) 364-3696

Are there any contractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? George Bunch of Local Building Partners did a stellar job of taking the project from paper to completion. He was integral in the design development process, so that we could closely monitor how design decisions were steering the budget. The client was able to make informed decisions based on this feedback. George also has a great eye for detailing and really helped fine-tune the design.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The biggest challenge of this project was to work the design around the flood zone elevation height requirement. It took working closely with the building department to find an aspect of the code which allowed for the living room floor to be level with the kitchen floor while the rest of the addition was raised to the new flood zone floor height requirements.

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What were the homeowner’s requests for this home and how did you fulfill those requests? The home was reaching the age where it needed an update. The entire exterior was replaced, including all of the siding, trim, railing, decking, windows, and doors. On the interior, the bathrooms and kitchen were all updated including complete renovations of the master bathroom, powder room and kitchen. The homeowners also wanted to open up the first floor where all of the living spaces are. We were able to reorganize the first floor so that these areas all communicate well with each other. What special design ideas did you bring to this project? The homeowners wanted to open up the first floor, which included all of the living spaces in the home. We were able to reorganize the first floor layout so that all of these area communicate well with each other, improving upon the previous layout of individual, separated rooms. What is your favorite design feature of this home? I particularly enjoyed working with the homeowners on designing the ironwork features that are showcased at the entry landing. They add a style and flair to the home that is unique to the homeowners and the structure itself. How does the home interact with its natural surroundings? All of the changes were made to the existing home, meaning we didn’t make changes to any of the exterior footprint, landscaping or hardscaping.

Photography by Patrcik Brickman

Location: Isle of Palms Square Footage: 1,617 Rooms: 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Project Type: Renovation

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For More Information: TMD Architects (843) 754-1400

Are there any contractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? Renaissance South Construction Co performed the work on this project and they were very thorough throughout each step of the process.

Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

The biggest design challenge of this project was how to open up the main level while still maintaining privacy for the powder room. By splitting the lower section of stair in two directions, we were able to create a more private hall adjacent to the entry which provides ample privacy for the powder room from the otherwise open floor.

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Photography byPhotography Ivan Conor by Photography Dana Hoff

Location: Bamberg Kiawah Island Rooms: Footage: Square 7 Bedrooms, 5,859 8 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths Rooms: 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Project Type: New Construction

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For More Information: Anderson Vinyet Architecture Studio of Architecture and Design 843-619-7662 (843) 937-6001

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Why was it important for these homeowners to work with an architect?

Introducing dormers on the main mass helped mimic the scale of the guest wing. The rafter bearing on the wing is set so that the second floor is able to live within the “attic” space, maximizing the floor space, but minimizing its scale.

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Luxe Outdoor Living The term “bringing the outside in” is often used to describe using natural features like plants and rocks indoors, but what about “bringing the inside out”? As you explore our vast collection of exterior spaces, don’t be afraid to gather inspiration to create that relaxing, stylish outdoor living space to provide the perfect oasis.

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Professionally Designed Spaces Each angle of this Daniel Island home was put together by an interior designer to take advantage of the marsh views, and with lots of relaxing spaces in mind, per the homeowners’ request.

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Chevron Tile Pattern in Shower • Built by Novella Homes • Interior Design & Furniture by Riverside Designers Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Bahama Shutters by Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Multi-Purpose Fence These Sullivan’s Island homeowners opted for one fence type to bring curb appeal and another for the backyard that didn’t block their beach view.

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Confederate Jasmine for Natural Privacy along Fence • Wood & Wire Fence • White Picket Fence • Fencing Installed by Maner Fence & Specialties Photography by Patrick Brickman

Built by Daly & Sawyer Construction

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Hardscapes by A.B. Evans Concrete & Hauling _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

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Perfect Porch A Sullivan's Island porch should feature three things—a large front door, a grand staircase, and welcoming lighting, just like this homeowner selected.

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Custom Sapele Wood Front Door Standing Seam Metal Roof • Andersen A-Series Impact Windows from Southern Lumber • Built by Alair Homes Architecture by Swallowtail Architecture Exterior Light Fixtures by Circa Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Alair Homes (843) 296-8510

Long-Lasting Paint Color A neutral color scheme in this meticulously designed patio space makes this spot a relaxing oasis to sit back and sip sweet tea with friends.

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“Lancaster Whitewash” in Benjamin Moore Paint • Painting & Restoration by Koozer Painting _______________________________

Photography by Margaret Rambo

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Reuse and Reduce To better use the resources already available and open the backyard, pavers that were previously installed were simply moved to different places, the bed sizes were made smaller, and tree limbs and branches were removed.

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Stained Concrete Patio • Curved Paver Path on Side of House • Landscaping by DIG Landscape • Tree Care by Bartlett Tree Experts • Landscape Photography by Patrick Brickman

Lighting by Moonlighting Landscape Lighting Systems • Pruned Trees and Limbs for Safety _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

DIG Landscape (843) 327-8842 |

Spa-Like Sanctuary An infinity edge pool and amazing marsh views cultivate the perfect outdoor space for this Daniel Island family.

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Built by Shelter Custom-Built Living Infinity Edge Pool by Aqua Blue Pools _______________________________

Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Fine-Picked Furniture Clean lines on the Marine Grade Polymer chaises by the pool complement the trendy furniture and Stonecast lamps on the deck, providing this Daniel Island homeowner year-round comfort with a casual yet elegant style.

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Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes • Interior Design by Riverside Designers • Furniture by Backyard Retreats • Marine Grade Polymer Chaises Photography by Patrick Brickman

Sunbrella Fabric Pieces Stonecast Outdoor Lamps _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Backyard Retreats (843) 856-0049

Naturally Kiawah This Kiawah Island home is surrounded by soothing, native landscaping that incorporates beautiful pavers and stone pathways amidst its “Naturally Kiawah” recognized plantings.

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Sequatchie Flagstone with Cumberland Gravel Path • Empire Zoysia Lawn • Added Seawall for More Backyard Space • Palms and Other Foliage Create Interest • LandPhotography by Patrick Brickman

scaping by Living Designs Landscaping

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Inventive Custom Furniture This Isle of Palms property called for a custom bed swing on the 3rd floor balcony to bask in the stunning beach views.

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Balconies on Three Stories of Beach Front Home • Built by Brown Glaws Contractors • Bed Swing by The Bed Swing _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion : Photography by Patrick Brickman

The Bed Swing (843) 813-4040

Welcoming Porches The outdoor spaces in this Johns Island dwelling invite guests to relish in the outdoors, either on the screened-in porch with a fireplace, or on the wide front porch.

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Broad River with Oyster White Masonry Built by New Leaf Builders • Designed by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Furniture by GDC Home • Paint by Aunt Betty’s China with Charleston White • Building Materials in

Photography by Ryan Meadows

Forterra Brick • Flooring by Carpet Baggers

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Carpet One • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Crosby Creations Home Designs (843) 514-7354 |

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Top-Notch Outdoor Furniture Porch-sitting is a way of life at this abode, where a myriad of gathering areas are designed into the outdoor spaces for entertaining or kicking back to enjoy the panormas.

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Sonny Lounge Chairs • Porter Dining Table • Skipper Slip Outdoor Dining Chairs • Tate Bench • Furniture by Maine Cottage Photography Provided by Maine Cottage

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Maine Cottage (866) 366-3505

The Automated High Life With top-of the line automation features, this Daniel Island home is operational with just the push of a button.

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Remote Screen for Porch • Folding Accordion Doors • Built by Mahshie Custom Homes • Architecture by DLB Custom Homes • Interior Design by Hollis Erickson • Automation by NextGen Automated • Pool by Aqua Blue Pools Photography by Patrick Brickman


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NextGen Automated (843) 871-8531

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Custom-Designed Backyard These Isle of Palms homeowners worked with a landscape architect to design a most natural-looking backyard that blends with the marsh beyond.

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Native Lowcountry Plantings Built by Naramore Construction Architecture by SLC Architect Landscape Architecture by REMARK Landscape Architect Photography by Ebony Ellis

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REMARK Landscape Architect (843) 952-7817

Perfectly Designed Piazza A stylish sitting area with Sunbrella fabrics and a custom rug was created by an interior designer for this ideal downtown home.

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Sunbrella Fabrics on Furniture and Pillows • Custom Bordered Area

Photography Provided by Sullivan's Island Designs

Rugs • Silk Hanging Baskets with UV

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Flower Décor • Interior Design by Sullivan’s Island Designs _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Sullivan’s Island Designs (843) 469-1441

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Luxurious Pool Paradise Between the custom pool house, glass tile spa, tanning ledge, and LED lights, this Summerville pool has all the features perfect for summer hangouts.

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Custom Pool House by Master Home Builder • Silver Travertine Coping Perimeter Overflow Spa with Glass Tile • Large Tanning Ledge • Pool by Aquatica Pools and Spas Photography by Brian Calhoun

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Aquatica Pools and Spas (843) 212-0014

Complementary Color Scheme Pairing hues of blue and orange on this Daniel Island patio amplify the overall tablescape design next to the pool.

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Architecture by Translations Design Studio • Furniture and Accessories from Coralberry Cottage _______________________________

Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225

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Exterior Illumination No outdoor living space is complete without beautiful outdoor lighting to extend the hours that homeowners, like this Isle of Palms family, can enjoy these ideal areas.

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Down Lighting along Trim • Step Lighting for Safety • Up Lighting to Accent Plantings • Outdoor Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives _______________________________ Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

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Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (843) 412-5874

Tailor-Made Deck To better use their outdoor space, this Mt. Pleasant couple enlisted the help of a professional builder, allowing them to create the deck of their dreams.

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Built by CK Contracting • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns and Lighting Furniture by Backyard Retreats Hurricane Shutters by Lowcountry

Photography by Callie Cranford

Hurricane Protection and Shutters

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CK Contracting (843) 352-4975

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Luxurious Furniture Settings A splendid poolside spot was just what this West Ashley family wished for in order to spend time entertaining during Charleston’s prime summertime.

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White-Washed Wicker Sofa, Wingback Chairs, and Dining Chairs Indoor-Outdoor Pillows Add Color Hidden Storage End Table Decorative Melamine Tableware Photography by Patrick Brickman

Furniture & Staging by In-Home Design Team at Steven Shell Living _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900

Fit for a Chef This outdoor kitchen is fully equipped with a grill, plenty of counter space, and durable custom made louvered cabinetry.

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Sapele Mahogany Outdoor Cabinetry Louvered Cabinetry Doors • Cabinetry

Photography Provided by William C. Pritchard Co.

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Slate Paver Flooring _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

William C. Pritchard Co. (843) 889-1313


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Artistic Architecture Large columns anchor the porches and patios of this grand Wadmalaw estate, which help exude a luxurious space to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

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Brick Arched Foundation • Grand Oaks on Waterfront • Built by Bennett Hofford Construction • Architecture by Christopher Rose Architects Landscape by REMARK Landscape Photography by Patrick Brickman

Architecture • Pool by Blue Haven Pools & Spas _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Christopher Rose Architects (843) 559-7670

Tiled Outdoor Mecca With Mediterranean practicality and design in mind, these West Ashley homeowners opted for cement tile in their outdoor living space to encourage cooler temperatures and maximum style.

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Porcelain Tile in Hydraulic Pattern Sectional Couch Seating • Curtains for

Photography by Callie Cranford

Privacy • Tile by Palmetto Tile

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Distributors _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 |

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Screened-In Entertainment Space Building their quintessential James Island entertainment space wasn’t complete without a custom bar, lounge seating, fireplace, and TV for this family.

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Phantom Screens Crystal Clear Retractable Vinyl with Brown Satin Surround Reclaimed Barnwood Outdoor Bar in Mixed Gray Tones • “Blue Ocean” Recycled Glass Countertop with Cobalt Photography by Jason Stemple

Concrete Base from GlassEco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling • Built by Classic Remodeling & Construction _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Classic Remodeling & Construction (843) 763-3297 |

Beach-Front Pool Tile The custom tile and coping on this Isle of Palms pool complement the hues of cream and blue found at the beach.

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Infinity Edge Pool Over-Looking Ocean • Built by Brown Glaws Contractors • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Countertops by Eugene’s Marble & Granite Photography by Patrick Brickman


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Fashionably Alfresco These Daniel Island homeowners enlisted the help of an interior designer to procure the most functional and stylish outdoor living space for their marshfront property.

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Low Maintenance Cushionless Furniture • Sunbrella Accent Pillows Dog Topiaries • Interior Design by Stallings Studio • Hardscape by Accu-Brick Paving Systems Photography by Callie Cranford

Furniture by Kartell _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Stallings Studio (252) 327-6699

Coastal Sunroom Escape The builder of this Daniel Island home helped the homeowners dream up a coastal sunroom with panel windows, a beadboard ceiling, and grey stained floors.

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Porch Panel Sunroom Windows by Express Sunrooms • Tongue and Groove Pine Hardwood Floors Stained in “Blue Spruce” • Built by Delpino Custom Homes Photography by Patrick Brickman

Interior Design by Stallings Studio

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Delpino Custom Homes (843) 818-4866

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Superlative Recreational Spaces This exceptional outdoor living area takes advantage of its Daniel Island lot by providing a full outdoor kitchen, a spacious covered area, a pool for soaking up the sun, and a private putting green for maximum fun.

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Infinity Edge Pool by Aqua Blue Pools Koi Pond • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Architecture by DLB Architecture Photography by Patrick Brickman

Custom Putting Green by Southwest Greens of Jacksonville • Landscape Architecture by Ray Mcguirk _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

SHELTER Custom-Built Living (843) 471-1833 |

Posh Porte Cochere The design of this downtown piazza required a modern, sophisticated space with plenty of seating, textures, and character.

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Woven Outdoor Chairs • Modern Accent Pillows • Indoor-Outdoor Rug Interior Design by S. Bogan Designs _______________________________

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For Mor e In for m at ion :

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S. Bogan Designs (843) 789-3743

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Charming Charleston Single The patio at this Daniel Island Charleston single style home offers a cottage vibe with hues of yellow and green in the pillows and brick outdoor fireplace.

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Design and Accessories by Aiden Fabrics • Interior Design by Sarah Coleman • Landscape by Erica Roux _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion : Photography by Ebony Ellis

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

Professional Architecture Design With elevated outdoor living spaces, these Isle of Palms homeowners can take advantage of their private beach with a speciallydesigned porte cochère for boat launching.

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Infinity Edge Pool • Hanging Bed on Back Porch • Architecture by Photography by Patrick Brickman

Translations Design Studio

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Tile by Melcer Tile _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Translations Design Studio (843) 367-7367 |

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Outdoor Oasis The pool was beautifully situated on the creek so that the owners could soak up the sunsets and enjoy a Lowcountry way of life.

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Wall-Mounted Trenholm Copper Lighting • Custom Western Red Cedar Trellis • Pool Patio in Walnut Travertine Built by Structures Building Company Architecture by Neil Van Dalen Lighting by Carolina Lanterns Landscaping by High Marsh Landscape Contractors • Pool by Aqua Blue Pools Photography Provided by Structures Building Company

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Structures Building Company (843) 856-6901 |

Easy-to-Maintain Flooring The slate flooring in this Ravenel home is built to withstand the weather and offers the homeowners a variety of hues to decorate with.

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Multi-Colored Autumn Slate Flooring by Carpet Baggers Carpet One Built by Patrick Henry Construction Architecture by Cobb Architects Photography by Patrick Brickman


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Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013

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Custom Countertop Creation To finalize their Daniel Island wine bar, these homeowners created custom countertops made of recycled glass to add a unique touch.

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Countertop Supplied by GlassEco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion : Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

GlassEco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling (843) 554-6099

Luxury Coated Deck To protect their outdoor living space, this downtown homeowner opted to coat her deck with a polymer coating to lengthen the life of the wood.

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Deck Resurfaced by Acryfin Coatings South East _______________________________

Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Acryfin Coatings South East (803) 493-8539

Outdoor Kitchens | 843-303-9438

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Plentiful Lighting Lanterns galore grace the grounds of this Kiawah Island residence providing the homeowners and guests ample light at all times.

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Custom Gas Lanterns • Copper Lanterns • Distressed Koa Finish Ceiling Fan • Portable Porch Lamp Built by Leonard Builders Architecture by McDonald Architects Lighting by Charleston Lighting Photography by Ebony Ellis

and Interiors _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055

Custom Porch Addition This Summerville family added a custom screened porch with an aluminum “Big Ass Fan,” new covered gutters, and a lower “cross-bar” on the screens for the perfect sightline into their backyard.

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Vaulted Ceiling Adds Height and Definition to Porch • Extra-Strength Screens • HDPE Wicker Furniture

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Wrought Iron Table and Chairs

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Built by Special Additions _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Special Additions (843) 851- 2303 |

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Multi-Faceted Veranda An outdoor kitchen area with a built-in grill, a spillover spa, infinity edge pool, and outdoor bathroom gives new meaning to this Daniel Island family’s alfresco life goals.

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Folding Door Leading to Screened Porch • Built by Novella Homes Interior Design by Riverside Designers • Infinity Edge Saltwater Pool by Blue Haven Pools • Home Photography by Patrick Brickman

Automation by NextGen Automated _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Novella Homes (843) 709-2505

Floral Fairyland When living in the Lowcountry, it’s very necessary to carve out a corner of the backyard for a beautiful garden, much like these Summerville homeowners, even if just in a window box.

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Confederate Jasmine on Pergola Window Box with Thrillers and Spillers over Joggling board

Photography by Patrick Brickman


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Beach-Front Basking With quality materials, this Isle of Palms homeowner can soak up the sun right on the shore, and provide places to entertain under a covered area that boasts comfy furniture.

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Built by CopeGrand Homes Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork _______________________________ Photography Provided by CopeGrand Homes

For Mor e In for m at ion :

Southern Lumber & Millwork (843) 744-6281

Glamorous Stone Countertops This covered outdoor kitchen can be used for cookouts day or night with durable quartzite countertops and plenty of surface area for the chef to work his or her magic.

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White Macauba Honed Quartzite Supplied by Vitoria International Cabinetry by Spartina Kitchens Built by Novella Homes • Interior Photography by Patrick Brickman

Design by Riverside Designers

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Vitoria International (843) 760-2470

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Custom-Built Abode A family needs plenty of space to stretch out, so these Daniel Island homeowners added extra outdoor living space with a miniature beach area, fully-stocked outdoor kitchen, and plenty of pool seating.

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Permanent Cornhole Boards with Custom Granite Tops • Custom “Beach” for Activities • Wolf Range Grill • Built by Lowcountry Premier Photography by Patrick Brickman

Custom Homes • Furniture by Backyard Retreats _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes (843) 881-3930

Impeccable Exterior The exterior walls and trim areas of this Mt. Pleasant dwelling were coated with Rhino Shield’s multi-step protection process to maintain its fabulous curb appeal which lasts longer than traditional paint.

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Customized Wall Color • Long-Lasting Adhesive Primer Sealer Coating Exterior by Rhino Shield by Palmetto

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Ceramic Coatings

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Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings (843) 884- 1992

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Refreshing Retreat Designing a stunning pool requires attention to detail, which these homeowners chose to express with custom-laid tile details on the sun ledge, around the spill-over spa and along the interior edge of their gunite pool.

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Glass Tile Accents • Vanishing Edge Automated Pool Cover by Pool Cover Solutions • Spill-Over Spa • Fully AutoPhotography by Ebony Ellis

mated with Gas Heater Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design Pool by Michael Greer Pools _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Michael Greer Pools (843) 607-4739 |

Sophisticated Decking This Daniel Island residence received an expertly oriented, multi-level outdoor deck featuring functional proportions and views of the marshscapes beyond.

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Dual Deck • Wood Accent and Marine-Grade Rails • Outdoor Kitchen with Grill Near Stair Landing for Optimal Views • Built by Thomas

Photography by Callie Cranford

Evans Construction

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Thomas Evans Construction (843) 442-0277

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Custom-Built Open Porch Layout Long, spacious porches with stainless cable railing and an outdoor kitchen are perfect for entertaining on the Wando River surrounded by majestic oak trees.

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Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes • Leathered Swift Current Quartzite Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Travertine Pool Deck and Landscaping by High Marsh Landscape Contractors • Pool by Blue Haven Pools & Spas • Copper Gas Pendants by Carolina Photography by Keen Eye Marketing

Lanterns & Lighting • Cabinetry by Distinctive Design _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (843) 471-2310 |

Neutrally Detailed Sunroom These Kiawah Islanders selected a chevron pattern for their sunroom fireplace so that they can enjoy the coolness that tile adds to a space in more ways than one.

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Marble Tile Fireplace Facade Floor-to-Ceiling Chevron Pattern Built by Sheppard Construction Interior Design by Margaret Photography by Ebony Ellis

Donaldson Interiors

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Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 |



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SpeciallyDesigned Exterior These West Ashley homeowners commissioned a team of interior designers to bring the inside out to create a superlative setting for their outdoor living space.

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Refurbished Mid-Century Furniture Cushions Recovered in Sunbrella Outdoor Fabric • Siding Painted in “Rainwashed” and Ceiling Painted in “Pewter” by Sherwin Williams Architecture by LFA Architecture Photography by Callie Cranford

Interior Design by Indigo Alley Interiors Accessories from Celadon, Hyam’s Garden Center, and Albert & Dash Rug _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Indigo Alley Interiors (843) 779-6249 |

Tailored Backyard Adding unique style to a home is just what these Hanahan homeowners opted to do with their backyard by designing the perfect oasis for entertaining friends and family.

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Umbrellas for Added Shade Long-Lasting HDPE Outdoor Furniture Remodeled by Priester’s Custom

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Contracting • Furniture by Leisure Depot

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Priester’s Custom Contracting (843) 200-8495

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Staycation Central A custom lounge ledge, outdoor kitchen, and fireplace, all surrounded by luxurious bluestone decking means these James Islanders never have to leave their home to find paradise.

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Bluestone Paver Coping & Decking Outdoor Kitchen in Stucco Finish • Granite Countertops with Grill, Refrigerator, Cabinets & Drawers • Landscaping Package with Mosquito Control, Lighting & Plants • Custom-Built Bluestone Paver Photography by Patrick Brickman

Fire Pit • Ledge Lounger Table & Chairs Pool by Heritage Pools, LLC _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Heritage Pools, LLC (843) 762-3417

Protective Exterior The harsh climate near this Isle of Palms home called for fiber cement siding to help the exterior resist the moisture and rot that often comes with the Lowcountry environment.

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James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Expertly Installed by Contract Exteriors • Timber Tech Composite

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Decking & Railing

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Contract Exteriors (843) 884-7010

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Fantastic Fireplace Surround Enhancing the outdoor space at this Daniel Island abode was done by adding a Blue Bahia granite fireplace that color coordinates with the rest of the décor.

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Outdoor Fireplace in Blue Bahia Granite Supplied by AGM Imports Countertop Fabrication by Tile + Stone Design Studio • Interior Design Photography by Patrick Brickman

by Catherine August _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

AGM Imports (843) 747-0088

Practical Perfection These homeowners selected pieces with their interior designer that would last, be comfortable, and offer space to make memories with their friends and family.

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Adirondack Style Furniture by Charleston Amish Furniture Interior Design by Janet Clarke _______________________________

Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Charleston Amish Furniture (843) 225-2513

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Expansive Entertainment Deck An open floor plan for the exterior of this Kiawah Island home allowed for a custom pool, large entertainment space, and screened-in porch, making the space perfect for the family’s large gatherings.

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Durable Garapa Decking • Screened Porch with Vaulted Ceiling Built by Cinder Creek Construction Architecture by Architecture + Photography by Patrick Brickman

Landscaping by Living Designs Landscape • Pool by Aqua Blue Pools _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Cinder Creek Construction (843) 768-0784

Fresh-Looking Surfaces Giving your home a new coat of paint every few years, like these Sullivan's Island homeowners, not only increases the visual value but it also helps protect the exterior from weathering the humid, subtropical environment and ultraviolet rays.

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Painted by CertaPro Painters of Charleston • Hardware by Charleston

Photography by Callie Cranford

Hardware Company • "Piazza Blue" Porch

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Ceiling Color by Sherwin-Williams _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

CertaPro Painters of Charleston (843) 870-7856 |

Photography By Ebony Ellis


2519 Oscar Johnson Drive, Charleston, SC 29405 843-554-5880 or 843-554-5889

Nathan & Kenneth Sullivan

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Resplendent Ramada Doors off of the kitchen lead the way onto this Daniel Island abode’s outdoor dining area that offers golf course and water views.

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Furniture by Teak and Table • Home Available for Purchase through Island House Real Estate • Functional Outdoor Living Space for Optimal Use _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion : Photography by Callie Cranford

Island House Real Estate (843) 481-4473

Refreshing Sanctuary The homeowners of this Daniel Island abode have a pool that offers their family and guests a place to relax and refresh whether that be in the spa or on the sunledge.

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Spillover Spa • Sunledge • Travertine Coping • Pool by Clear Blue Pools _______________________________

Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Stylish Seating This Isle of Palms homeowner partnered with professionals to select cast aluminum table and chairs for entertaining and comfortable High Density Polyethylene wicker seating for relaxing.

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Cast Aluminum Table and Chairs HDPE Wicker Sofas and Ottomans that are Long-Lasting and Durable Custom Sunbrella Cushions Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

Furniture by Palm Casual _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Palm Casual (843) 881-0041

Glamorous Gathering Place Designing a statement fireplace with a natural stone accent to create an inviting outdoor living space was the perfect choice for this Daniel Island abode.

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Fireplace Hearth Fabricated by Stone Central • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Architecture by Translations Design Studio • Pool by Photography by Patrick Brickman

Aqua Blue Pools • Building Materials by

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Buck Lumber & Building Supply _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Stone Central (843) 879-3278 |




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Abundant Deck Space It was all about creating the perfect space for visitors to enjoy, so these Mt. Pleasant homeowners needed a large deck with a kitchen and dining space as well as a pool to cool off during the hot summer months.

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Home Plan by Flatfish Island Designs Architecture by Herlong Architects Expansive Covered Porch • Full Outdoor Kitchen • Custom Pool Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Herlong Architects (843) 883-9190

Clean, Coastal Countertop To help this Isle of Palms family maximize the use of their front deck, they had a coastal-inspired outdoor grill area installed topped off with a quartzite countertop.

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“Mont Blanc” Quartzite • Built by

Photography by Callie Cranford & Patrick Brickman

Brown Glaws Contractors

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Countertop Supplied by Triton Stone Group • Countertop Fabricated by Eugene’s Marble & Granite _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

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

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Invariably Verdant For these North Charleston homeowners, an evergreen lawn was the ideal solution to their perfect backyard design, meaning a no-maintenance yard.

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Turf Design by Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf • Covered Gazeebo Hardscape with Firepit _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion : Photography by Ebony Ellis

Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf (843) 618-6611

Historic Plantation Redesign This Georgetown plantation’s screened in porch offers furnishings paying homage to the history of the home while bringing the design into the 21st century.

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Country Antique Furnishings • Built by Frasier Wall • Landscaping by Photography Provided by CHD Interiors

Waccamaw Landscape • Furniture by

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CHD Interiors • Paint by Benjamin Moore • Lighting by Visual Comfort _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

CHD Interiors (843) 571-2446 |

Inground pools • Green Mountain Grills • Bullfrog Spas • Seaside Casual Furniture • Primo Grills

“Put a little Paradise in your backyard!”

Summerville (843) 875-4650 Goose Creek (843) 553-2259 Charleston (843) 556-2920

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Beach Bungalow Vibes The abundant landscaping seen throughout the yard of this home includes a variety of hydrangeas for pops of color adding to the beachy design.

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Custom Garage Trellis • Low Maintenance Pea Gravel • White Picket Fence • Beach Sand Fire Pit along Pool Side • Interior Design Photography Provided by The Flippin Designer

by Betsy Glass _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

The Flippin' Designer (843) 801-3576

Custom-Designed Terrace With a golf course view lot, this Mt. Pleasant family can enjoy the illustrious Lowcountry weather year-round near their covered fireplace or spend time on their custom deck in the sunshine.

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Beadboard Cabinetry in Outdoor Kitchen • “Baltic Brown” Countertops • Built by Kalman Construction • Interior Design by Lorraine G. Vale • Landscaping

Photography by Callie Cranford

by Spartina • Hardscaping & Firepit by

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Truman Kemp _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Kalman Construction (843) 856-0515 |

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Exterior Excellence To revamp their traditional brick home, this Mt. Pleasant family put a new coat of gray-white color on their abode.

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Painted Brick by 1st Class Painting & Restoration _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Photography by Ebony Ellis

1st Class Painting & Restoration (843) 242-0487

Charming Outdoor Kitchen This covered outdoor kitchen on James Island was established with low maintenance concrete flooring and stone cabinetry around the grill and appliances, with plenty of space for entertaining as well.

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Multi-Color Brick Cabinetry in Outdoor Kitchen • Quartz Countertops • Built & Countertops Fabricated by Quality First Exteriors Photography by Ebony Ellis

Furniture by Palm Casual

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Quality First Exteriors (843) 277-6048 |

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Durable Surfaces This simple yet show-stopping outdoor kitchen on James Island offers its homeowners a convenient spot to grill for themselves and all the neighbors.

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Outdoor Kitchen Surrounded by Cambria Crowndale Countertops Big Green Egg and Grill Integrated into Cambria Quartz Countertops Cabinetry by Coastal Cupboard Countertops • Fabricated by Palmetto Photography by Ebony Ellis

Surfacing • Countertops Supplied by Cambria _______________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Palmetto Surfacing (843) 402-8741

Exemplary Exterior Adding a custom porch space with stylish seating and an extensive deck around the pool and spa created the perfect spot to entertain for these Johns Island homeowners.

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Custom Pool & Spa by Aqua Blue Pools Travertine Stone Decking by Skipping Rock Imports • Exterior Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances by Signature Kitchens • Built by Watts Builders • Architecture by Wayne WindPhotography by Ebony Ellis

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Watts Builders (843) 200-2079 |

Uninvited Guests Here in the Lowcountry, having a beautiful space to relax in without the constant barrage of pesky bugs is key to enjoying the outdoor living areas that were so painstakingly designed to fit your lifestyle.

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There are lots of options for homeowners to help deter pests from their spaces. A pest-repelling system can be very low maintenance and customized to spray your home’s areas on a schedule at the the touch of a button. Working with a regularly scheduled service is a great option too, as each visit is tailored to the specific areas of your property where certain pests love to linger. ______________________________________ For Mor e In for m at ion :

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control (843) 766- 8298 Mosquito Nix (843) 619- 3033 Mr. Critter (843) 205-0051 Palmetto Exterminators (843) 766-9701 Palmetto Mosquito Control (843) 766-9701

(above top) Palmetto Mosquito Control sprays a property on Kiawah Island. (above middle) Mosquito Nix misting systems keep you bite free all summer long. (bottom left) Mr. Critter helps catch animals like this racoon and removes them peacefully. (bottom right) Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control drills for termite prevention.

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Hardie Color Plus Siding Holy City Exteriors (843) 647-8807 |


Abstract Patterned Pillow CHD Interiors (843) 571-2446 |


Carriage House Garage Doors All About Garage Doors (843) 832-4304 |


Decorative Tray by Suzanne Leonard Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby (843) 388-0328 |


Large Ceramic Planter The Tree House (843) 209-3335 |


Halle Medium Wall Lantern Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990 |


Cedar Shake Siding Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. (843) 795-0150 |


Saylor Outdoor Chair Maine Cottage (866) 366-3505 |


Aluminum Table with Stained Glass Top Backyard Retreats (843) 856-0049 |

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Slate Paver Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161 |


Waffle Weave Outdoor Chair Candelabra (843) 849-7775 |


Traditional Style Garage Door Overhead Door Company of Charleston (843) 767-0028 |


White Planter with Gold Base Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 |


X-Detail Outdoor Table Southeastern Galleries (843) 556-4663 |


Calacatta Sponda Quartz Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767-7779 |


Cacti Garden Fabric Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008 |


Sigay Shell Placemat Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 |


Seamless Gutters & Windows Top Tier Gutters & Windows (843) 847-6471 |

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Wicker Loveseat & Drink Coolers Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689 |


Oyster Shucking Table Tailgate Specialties (843) 532-3641


Commercial Grade Garage Floor Carolina Flooring Specialists (843) 725-8502 |


Ceramic Country Crock Vases Blu Cotton (843) 793-2423 |


Remote Controlled Pool Cover Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast (843) 766-0289 |


Bati Stone Flooring Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 |


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


Birds & Flowers Garden Stool The Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 |


Porch Remodel with New Windows Sunview General Contracting & Solar (843) 532-9157 |

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Balcony Height Chairs and Fire Table M&M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) (843) 402-7790


Tile Detailed Silver Barstool For the House: The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073


Black Iron Plant Stand Hausful (843) 203-6420


Bahama Shutters 7 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters (843) 822-5519 |


Grilling Station Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens (843) 216-0006


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Surf Sunbrella Acrylic Fabric Jean’s Custom Workroom (843) 225-1669








Frosted Glass Window Pane Garage Door Precision Garage Doors (843) 628-5373


Matrix 3D Leathered Granite Pacific Shore Stones (843) 744-5665

Wall-Mounted Lantern Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170


Spray-Applied Air Barrier Energy One America (843) 388-6260

Bay Window 12 Addition Universal Windows Direct (843) 225-2559

Swivel Glider Adirondak Chair Charleston Amish Furniture (843) 225-2513

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ver the past three years, the Lowcountry has been directly threatened by three named storms, which has prompted the majority of homeowners to evacuate their homes. Charleston Home + Design magazine has put together a guide of professional advice to help make this year the year that your evacuation plans give you a peace of mind, rather than a dark cloud of worry. The Eye of the Storm Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), and Florence (2018) may not have hit land as a category four or five, as compared to Hugo, but they caused billions of dollars in damage to homes across the Lowcountry. Hurricane 101 Hurricanes are scaled between one to five, and just a category one 242 • CH+D • Summer 2019

hurricane can produce wind levels of 74-95 miles per hour, which can easily tear more than just shingles from a home. Add just a little more power to those winds, (anywhere between 111-129 miles per hour, which is considered a category three) and even a well-constructed home could lose its roof. Attention: Imminent Danger There are four levels of the hurricane advisory system that are key to remember. First is the “Outlook” level, which is announced if hazardous weather is possible within the week. The “Advisory” level is declared if a storm or hydrologic event is imminent or occurring. A hurricane “Watch” is issued when the risk of the danger of the storm has increased significantly. Lastly, the “Warning” level is set into effect if a hurricane is imminent or occurring and also carries a threat to life.

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WINDOWS “We love Anderson products with Stormwatch® protection because they are designed and tested to meet tough building code requirements, specifically for coastal areas. They offer energyefficient protection and design flexibility. Not only do they provide hidden structural reinforcements and impact-resistant glass, they’re also available in a myriad of interior and exterior finishes for customizable options.”

ROB CR AWFORD Buck Lumber & Building Supply

“We provide double-hung windows that are created to meet coastal environment building codes, which are among the most stringent codes in the whole industry. These high performance windows can be used in new construction settings or as replacement options for current homeowners looking to update their hurricane preparation methods.”


Photography Provided by Baker Roofing


ROOFING “On average, a standing seam metal roof will cost at least 3 times more than a shingle reroof. But while metal roofs are more costly, they last significantly longer. A shingle roof is expected to last 10-15 years compared to a metal roof that could last up to 30 years. Plus, with regular inspections and minimal reinforcement, a metal roof is significantly more likely to withstand a serious hurricane or storm. Nearly all metal roofs are installed with overlapping seams between the metal panels, and it’s this overlapping area of the roof that gives your home double protection from panels being blown away by the wind.”


“If a homeowner is looking for protection, ease of use, and style when it comes to shutters, we often recommend Bahama shutters. Not only do they emulate the Lowcountry’s classic coastal style, but they are great for permanent protection from hurricanes. These louvered shutters attach directly above the windows and can be easily lowered and secured into place for storm protection by one person.

BRYAN CURRIE Holy City Shutter Company

“Roll-down shutters are some of our personal favorite types of shutters, because they’re the easiest hurricane shutters to operate. They’re known across the industry as some of the strongest, most durable, and most effective hurricane shutters available. Plus, they can be set up to be automated, which means with just a touch of a button, the shutters deploy to cover windows and doors with minimal effort on the homeowner. And they work for more than just windows and doors—they’re great for patios, balconies, porches, and second story openings, too.”

CHUCK ALTSCHUL Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

Universal Windows Direct

“When it comes to prepping for a storm, we highly recommend making it so that your home has a turnkey package. That means installing impact-rated windows and doors so that, as a homeowner, all you really have to do is make sure everything is shut and locked so that the impact-rated windows and doors can protect your home while you’re away or sheltered inside.”

“Besides being extremely durable, weather resistant, and completely waterproof, rubber roofing is also very resistant to thermal shock. If installed properly, rubber roofing shouldn’t crack or become brittle due to hot or cold temperatures. It’s able to withstand extreme weather conditions between a hail event and hurricane-level winds. Not to mention it’s very low maintenance and any repairs that are required can almost always be fixed quickly and easily.”



Southern Lumber & Millwork

Alpha Omega Construction Group

“We have a lot of homeowners tell us after a hurricane that they had no trouble or damage to their metal roof, since these types of roofing options excel in sloughing off heavy snows, rains, and high winds. Because the materials are lighter weight than traditional shingle roofs, they can be installed over existing roofs, if necessary. They can also be noisy during rainstorms, though most people enjoy the sound of rain on the rooftop.” CHRIS HARPER Harper Construction

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“When a hurricane is about to hit, you want to be able to put up your protection and get you and your family out of town to safety. Our favorite product that helps homeowners do just that is Storm Trim Hurricane Fabric, because it’s a great and less expensive alternative to plywood. It’s quick and easy to install. And since Muhler owns the patent on this type of protection, our professionals install it the right way so that it doesn’t penetrate the waterproofing membrane around a window or a door, unlike other hurricane protective panel anchoring methods. And, unlike plywood, second story openings are easy.”



“Though they can be a bit more expensive than traditional garage doors, wind-rated garage doors are great for the Lowcountry’s yearly hurricane threat. Every CHI Overhead door is wind-tested up to 130 mph, which can withstand up to a category 4 hurricane. Installing a windrated garage door on your home helps protect the envelope of your home during a hurricane, which a major step toward whole-home protection.”

ROBERT GATCH All About Garage Doors

“There are pretty significant insurance breaks on installing an impact-rated or impact glass rated door. All of our products are wind-tested up to 140mph, and it’s also important to consider impact resistance at that level, since hurricanes almost always include flying debris. Whether a homeowner is installing a door on a new home or replacing an old one, it’s vital to weigh their options and do the research to find the right garage door that will protect their home.”

MIKE CARDARELLE Overhead Garage Doors

“A garage door is the largest opening in a home, so it stands to reason that they can often be the weakest link when it comes to withstanding a hurricane. All of our doors are rated to withstand 147 mph winds and are built to meet code across the Charleston area. We offer custom engineered solutions as well for higher rated areas like Folly Beach at 150 mph up to 175 mph or impact rated for special cases. Staying within these code guidelines allows Precision to pass along beneficial insurance breaks to our customers when impact rated doors are installed."

Photography Provided by Energy One America


“We highly recommend NuCedar PVC siding for homeowners to consider when it comes to armoring the largest part of their home’s exterior for the hurricane season. A complete cladding system includes siding and trim work, all made from PVC material that withstand mold, rot, heat, and the corrosive, salty atmosphere of the Lowcountry. Plus, because the PVC is flexible in nature, it’s great for protecting the exterior walls of a home from flying debris during a hurricane event, and it comes in lots of customizable options for nearly every style.”

RUSSELL FOGG Garden State Lumber

“James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is a great choice for Charleston homeowners who are in the market for a strong siding option. It’s resistant to rotting, warping, cracking, and pests. This type of siding provides homeowners in coastal environments maximum protection against some of the strongest storm events. Fiber cement is impervious to moisture, can withstand winds of 130 mph, and will not warp. In addition, they come with the highest fire rating in the siding industry today, which means your family can sleep well at night. ”

NICOLE SCHULT Z Contract Exteriors

“Hurricanes are especially dangerous for homeowners because they not only strike with dangerous, high winds, but they also bring with them major water threats to a home in the form of rains and floods. Water can damage your home like nothing else. So even after the storm abates, HardiePlank Lap Siding is a great product for Lowcountry homeowners because its a sturdy, lap siding fiber cement option for exterior protection that is impervious to swelling or cracking. It also provides a classic look while providing the strength of fiber cement.”


INSULATION “Spray foam insulation is better able to control moisture movement than most other types of insulation, which makes it a great option for Lowcountry homeowners dealing with constant humidity and yearly storms. Plus, because of the application process, in which the spray foam insulation fills in tiny gaps and crevices, it not only creates an air seal on your home, it also strengthens your walls by taking them from hollow to solid. This is why our favorite type of spray foam insulation is closed cell spray foam.”

NIKI DUBE Energy One America

GENERATORS "Be sure to hire a professional to assess not only your load needs but also the logistics of installing a generator in your home. We highly recommend Generac Generators for safety and reliability when it comes to having a backup source for your home’s power.”

JESSICA BRUNO Charleston Electric

Maner Fence and Specialties

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Did You Know ? The hurricane season of 2017 broke several records:

17 tropical storms formed in the Atlantic Basin 10 of those became hurricanes 2 Reached Category 5 Strength 6 became major storms (Category 3+); Harvey, Irma, Jose, Lee, Maria, Ophelia The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was first time 3 Category 4 hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, and Maria) made landfall in US in the same year. Hurricane









Damage: $16.47 Billion (2016 USD)

Damage: $77.2 Billion (2017 USD)

Damage: $24.23 Billion (2018 USD)

Second highest category (4) hurricane to hit U.S. First October hurricane to make landfall north of Florida since Hurricane Hazel in 1954

Fourth-costliest Atlantic hurricane in damage, behind Katrina (2005), Maria (2017), and Sandy (2012).

Florence's flooding did more damage to the Carolinas than the hurricacnes of Matthew and Floyd combined.

HURRICANE-T EST ED COMPANIES For the past three years the Lowcountry has been threatened by 3 named storms prompting homeowners to evacuate and leave their homes behind. Be sure to reach out to the professionals before and after the storm to protect and repair your abode. DOORS & W I NDOWS Buck Lumber & Building Supply (843) 795-0150 |

GA R AGE DOORS All About Garage Doors (843) 832-4304 |

Contract Exteriors (843) 804-7010 |

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Precision Garage Doors (843) 628-5373 SHUT TE RS Charleston Fine Cabinetry (843) 425-8036 Contract Exteriors (843) 884-7010 | Holy City Shutter Company (843) 789-4123 | Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters (843) 822-5519 | Muhler (843) 572- 9727 |

Contract Exteriors (843) 884-7010 | Holy City Exteriors (843) 647-8807 | Harper Construction (843) 737-4745 | Maner Fence and Specialties (843) 552- 0242 | SI D I N G Alpha Omega Construction Group (843) 818-4569 | Carolina Machine Finishing (843) 760-0029 | Contract Exteriors (843) 884-7010 | Garden State Lumber (843) 754-2556 | Holy City Exteriors (843) 647-8807 | Maner Fence and Specialties (843) 552- 0242 |

ROOFING Alpha Omega Construction Group (843) 818-4569 |

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Setting the Stage at the 2019 Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour


hen Cy Goforth of Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes decided to open his home to the 2019 Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour, he had a few spaces that he wanted to have staged. He called upon the team at Southeastern Galleries to help arrange the rooms for home tour attendees to enjoy. Southeastern Galleries brought in their designers to select pieces for the guest bedroom, master bedroom, and dining room. The team came together and chose coastal furnishings to top off the design.

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In the guest bedroom they worked with textures like a fabric-front dresser. Matching navy grass cloth textured dressers were added to the master bedroom. A semi-circle reading nook in the master suite created a cozy spot for a set of neutral chairs and a leather accent ottomon. With the help from Southeastern Galleries, home tour attendees were able to see a completed coastal home to draw inspiration from for their own dwellings. For more information, call Southeastern Galleries at (843) 556-4663 or visit


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Caring for Charleston’s Oldest Temple running at maximum efficiency. The teams at KKBE and Energy One America partnered together just in time for the start of the summer heat wave to do their part to preserve the oldest synagogue in continuous

Photography Provided by The Kabal Kadosh Beth Elohim Temple

Recently, the Kabal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) temple, which was founded in 1749, and is located on Hasell Street in downtown Charleston, needed some looking after, as all historic buildings do from time to time. Energy One America stepped up to the job of installing all new blown-in cellulose insulation to help keep the temple’s systems

use in the United States. For more information, call Energy One America at (843) 388-6260 or visit

Charleston's Choice Award for Universal Marble & Granite With over 120 different granite, marble, quartz, and quartzite options for homeowners to choose from, it’s no wonder that Charleston has nominated Universal Marble & Granite for the past three years as one of the top local vendors to work with when selecting or remodeling a home’s interior or exterior countertop surfaces. But beyond that, owner Greg Hoffman and his team are one of the few local

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surface subcontractors to have earned over 46 five star ratings on Google. For almost 30 years Universal Marble & Granite has been serving the Lowcountry with knowledgeable experience and an indelible sense of responsibility to each home and homeowner they collaborate with. For more information, call Universal Marble & Granite at (843) 767-7779 or visit

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Biltmore Inspired Lantern Collection

Photography Provided by Rick's Lighting + Home

Rick’s Lighting + Home is carrying a new lantern line for homeowners to enjoy. The Biltmore Estate, in North Carolina, has inspired a coppersmith to design a line of lanterns that reflect his, and the Biltmore’s, shared passion for careful craftsmanship and timeless style. The architectural elements of George Vanderbilt’s estate drove the coppersmith’s mission to “provide the finest selection of the highest quality copper lanterns, available ensuring that their designs

honor Biltmore’s commitment to authenticity and integrity while also offering a wide range of sophisticated lighting options for today’s homes and businesses.” Rick’s Lighting + Home now offers customers this unique, creative line of lanterns meant to “Bring home timeless style inspired by America’s Largest Home®. For more information, call Rick’s Lighting + Home at (843) 763-2282 or visit

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with a unique space that speaks to their specific design needs. Throughout their process, they focus on the customer ensuring that the products they are installing are high-quality and high durability, lasting for years to come.

Photography Provided by West Shore Home

Earlier this year, Bryton’s Home Improvement became West Shore Home. West Shore Home is a bath remodel company founded on the ideals of integrity and inventiveness. The company has served customers in the Lowcountry and beyond with positive experiences meant to help customers think outside of the box. West Shore Home strives to provide homeowners

For more information, call West Shore Home at (843) 868-3768 or visit

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AD DIRECTORY AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting ..................................................197

Danco Modern Furniture....................................... ..59

Palmetto Exterminators, Inc................................ 243

Accu-Brick Paving Systems...................................253

Delpino Custom Homes...........................................31

Palmetto Home Energy Audit...............................179

Acryfin Coatings South East....................................65

Design on Tap.........................................................171

Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf.............................169

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston..............231

DIG Landscape.....................................................209

Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens.................................205

Advanced Window Fashions..................................229

Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby...................57

Palmetto Surfacing................................................54

Affinity Integrated Solutions.................................179

Energy One America..............................................247

Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc.........................3, 175

AGM Imports............................................................43

Eugene's Marble and Granite................................211

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

Aiden Fabrics........................................................ ....17

Express Sunrooms................................................225

Paradise Pools & Spas, Inc..................................227


Fine Rugs of Charleston.......................................237

Plugs Appliance Center.........................................221

Alair Homes of Charleston................................... .209

Flatfish Island Designs......................................... .215

Pool Cover Solutions............................................241

All About Garage Doors and Openers...................203

Flippin' Designer, The............................................73

Precision Door Service..........................................191

Allen Design.............................................................56

Flooring Factory....................................................205

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

Alpha Omega Construction Group.........................239

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

Quality First Exteriors...........................................199

Aqua Blue Pools.....................................................191

Garden State Lumber.............................................46

REMARK Landscape Architecture......................... ..45

Aquatica Pools & Spas............................................67

Gateway Supply Co..............................................254

Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings....... .169

Arnett Custom Homes.............................................79

GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling...............183

Rick’s Lighting + Home........................................ 243

Backyard Retreats................................................. ..60

Harper Construction Inc..........................................47

Riverside Designers..............................................199

Baker Roofing........................................................ 189


Rooke Custom Homes ........................................ ..53

Bartlett Tree Experts..............................................203

Heritage Pools LLC................................................197

Rush Dixon Architects.............................................11

Bath Fitter..............................................................215

Holy City Exteriors................................................217

S. Bogan Designs................................................. ...19

Bed Swing, The......................................................187

Holy City Shutter Co.............................................217

ShelfGenie............................................................ 223

Best Buy Blinds.....................................................247

HWC Custom Cabinetry.........................................247

SHELTER Custom-Built Living.............................. ..35

Blu Cotton................................................................10

Indigo Alley..............................................................8

Sherwin-Williams................................................. 235

Blue Haven Pools and Spas.....................................21

Inspired Closets........................................................4

Southeastern Galleries...........................................20

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

Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC.........................249

Southeast Kitchens...............................................181

Buckhannon Tile + Design.................................141

Island House Real Estate.......................................75

Southeaston Systems...........................................171

Budget Blinds...................................................239

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes...................................18

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

Builders FirstSource..........................................135

Jean’s Custom Workroom.....................................253

Southlantic Water Systems..................................181

CHD Interiors...........................................................77

Jilco Kitchen and Bath.............................................26

Special Additions.................................................. .241

CK Contracting........................................................139

Judy Bistany Interior Design...................................14

Spivey Architects.................................................. .187

California Closets....................................................189

Just Additions & Remodeling................................221

Stacks Nursery..................................................... 201

Candelabra / Lyndon Leigh......................................63

Kalman Construction...............................................55

Stallings Studio.................................................... 254

Carolina Flooring Specialists.................................213

KMD Interiors..........................................................24

Steven Shell Living................................................34

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting....................................9

Koozer Painting....................................................251

Stone Central...................................................... ..219

Carolina Machine Finishing....................................193

Lauren Messina Interior Design..............................58

Stono Construction.................................................36

Carpenters Restoration..........................................235

Leaf Filter Gutter Protection.................................221

Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint...... ..44

Carpet Baggers Carpet One...................................215

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control..........................251

Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel................ 207

Century Glass.........................................................223

Living Designs Landscaping ..................................16

Structures Building Company.................................15

CertaPro Painters...................................................177

Lowcountry Basement Systems...........................239

Sullivan Custom Cabinets.................................... .219

Charleston Amish Furniture...................................251

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters.....207

Sullivan's Island Designs..................................... .217

Charleston Bath Experts.......................................203

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks...........................207

Sunray Flooring Co.................................................85

Charleston Cabinets...............................................193

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes......................61

Sunview General Contracting & Solar................. 243

Charleston Electric.................................................173

Lowcountry Tile Contractors.................................177

Tailgate Specialties..............................................179

Charleston Fine Cabinetry & Interiors...................237

M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place).............181

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

Charleston Lamp Company.....................................42

Maine Cottage.......................................................175

Thomas M. Evans Custom Building & Renovations......... ..91

Charleston Lighting and Interiors...........................33

Maner Fence and Specialties ...............................227

Top Tier Home Improvement................................173

Charleston Riverdogs.............................................241

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

Translations Design Studio.....................................23

Christopher Rose Architects, PA.............................32

Michael Greer Pools............................................. 129

Tree House, The......................................................37

Cinder Creek Construction.......................................50


Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern.....................209

Circa Lighting.........................................................185

MosquitoNix......................................................... 225

Unique Constructors..............................................27

Classic Kitchens of Charleston..............................133

Mr. Critter.............................................................229

Universal Marble and Granite.................................25

Classic Remodeling & Construction........................49


Universal Windows Direct....................................167

Clear Blue Pools.....................................................201

NextGen Automated................................................38

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

Closets By Design...................................................131

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

Watts Builders...................................................... .195

Closet Factory..........................................................51

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.............................167

West Shore Home.................................................173

Contract Exteriors...................................................211

Overhead Door Company of Charleston...............183

Wholesale Appliance Center................................ .185

Coralberry Cottage...................................................22

Pacific Shore Stones..............................................48

William C. Pritchard Co........................................ ..89

Crosby Creations Home Designs...........................213

Palm Casual...........................................................137

Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Floorings..................199

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Lauren Messina Interior Design 843-345-2660 Pergola Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 S. Bogan Designs 843-789-3743 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Pest Control Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Mr. Critter 843-205-0551 Landscape Architect Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Mosquito Nix 843-619-3033 Landscape Lighting Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Palmetto Mosquito Control 843-766-9701 Landscape Materials Plant Health Care Glass Eco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling 843-554-6099 Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 Stack’s Nursery 843-832-4769 Plumbing Fixtures Landscaping Design On Tap 843-329-0661 D.I.G. Landscape 843-327-8842 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Living Design Landscaping 843-640-3761 Moluf’s 843-723-4881 Pool and Spa Covers Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 843-766-0289 LED Lighting Propane Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Light Fixtures M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Candelabra 843-849-7775 Real Estate Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170 Island House Real Estate 843-481-4473 Charleston Lamp Company 843-763-9150 Remodeling Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 1st Class Painting 843-324-6006 Circa Lighting 843-937-5990 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Carpenter’s Restoration 843-884-3411 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Lumber Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 CK Contracting 843-352-4975 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Classic Remodeling & Construction 843-763-3297 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Mantles Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Marble / Stone Products Holy City Exteriors 843-647-8807 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Icon Construction 843-296-9847 Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Kalman Construction 843-856-0515 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Pacific Shore Stones 843-744-5665 Precision Garage Doors 843-258-3212 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 Stone Central 843-879-3278 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Millwork Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Strock Enterprise Design & Remodel, LLC 843-566-0250 Garden State Lumber 843-754-2556 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Sunview General Contracting and Solar 843-532-9157 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Mirrors Watts Builders 843-200-2079 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Retractable Awnings Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Moisture Control Rugs Energy One America 843-388-6260 Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Lowcountry Basement Systems 912-826-0770 Fine Rugs of Charleston 843-577-3386 Mold Prevention Roofing Energy One America 843-388-6260 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Outdoor Furniture Baker Roofing 888-585-1915 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Contract Exteriors 843-884-7010 Bed Swing, The 843-813-4040 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Security Systems Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Tailgate Specialties 843-532-3641 Shelving & Organization Outdoor Kitchens ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 843-886-8988 Shower Doors M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Quality First Exteriors 843-303-9438 Shutters Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Paint Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Sherwin-Williams Company 1-800-4Sherwin Holy City Shutters, LLC 843-789-4123 Spectrum Paint 866-437-5863 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Muhler 843-572-9727 Paint Color Consultant Siding Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Painter Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 1st Class Painting 843-324-6006 Contract Exteriors 843-884-7010 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Holy City Exteriors 843-647-8807 CertaPro Painters of Charleston 843-870-7856 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Koozer Painting 843-881-2212 Universal Windows Direct 843-225-2559 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992

Solar Sunview General Contracting and Solar 843-532-9157 Spas & Hot Tubs Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Blue Haven Pools 843-552-6000 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417 Michael Greer Pools 843-607-4739 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Structured Insulated Panels Insulsteel otf South Carolina 843-637-4311 Structured Wiring Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476 Sunrooms Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Muhler 843-572-9727 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Swimming Pools Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 Blue Haven Pools & Spas 843-552-6000 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417 Michael Greer Pools 843-607-4739 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Synthetic Turf Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf 843-618-6611 Termite Contract Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Tile Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Floor Coverings International of Charleston 843-695-7801 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 Sunray Flooring 843-606-5456 Tree Care Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 Water Filtration Southlantic Water Systems 843-273-6949 Water Treatment Service Southlantic Water Systems 843-273-6949 Whole House Audio Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476 Window Treatments Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Windows / Doors Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Maner Fence and Specialties 843-552-0242 Muhler 843-572-9727 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Top Tier Home Improvement 843-847-6471 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Universal Windows Direct 843-225-2559 Windows - Fogged Glass Replacement Century Glass 843-614-4628 Wood Refinishing Carpenter’s Restoration 843-884-3411 Workroom Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Wrought Iron Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 CH+D • Summer 2019 • 257


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