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Fall 2022 charleston HOME+DESIGN Since 1999 68+ LOCAL REVAMPED DWELLINGS & BRIGHT IDEAS Invites Us Into His North Charleston Home & Introduces Us To His Family Chris Singleton The Renowned Inspirational Speaker & Bestselling Author


As a trusted Lowcountry architectural leader specializing in renovations and additions, Coastal Creek Design collaborates with clients and our in-house structural design firm to create an efficient and enjoyable process from start to finish. Our team utilizes years of experience and a strong local network to accurately advise on all project phases and bring your dream property to life.

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Home Run Hero

Former minor league baseball player for the Chicago Cubs & bestselling author, Chris Singleton takes us inside his North Charleston home.

Haunted Homes Tour

Charleston is a city filled with rich architecture as well as a haunted history. Take a walking tour with us as we guide you through some of the Holy City’s spookiest dwellings.

Revamped Dwellings

Change can be an intimidating thing, especially when it comes to your home. Flip through the pages of our annual remodeling guide to see outstanding transformations.

Bright Ideas

Not every home update requires a full remodel. Get inspired by these beautiful living spaces for your next home project.

In Studio With Mark Bryan

Hootie and The Blowfish lead guitarist, Mark Bryan invites us into the shrimp shack turned recording studio on his historic Charleston property.

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Storage Solutions

Pro on the Go

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Turning Over a New Leaf

The season for change is among us. The term “change” means to make something different. Whether that change is personal, spiritual, physical, or even residential, now is the time to get started. Change can be scary; it can be intimidating. However, it can also be refreshing and thrilling. Inside our annual remodeling guide, you will find many design projects that transformed homes into beautiful works of art. You will also find a variety of helpful remodeling products to help guide you through your own home project.

Reflective of the word “change” is inspirational speaker, former pro baseball player, author, and our fall cover, Chris Singleton. Chris and his family invite us in to explore their newly renovated North Charleston home. We sit down with Chris as he discusses the many life changes he has experienced and his determination to spread his mission world-wide: love is stronger than hate.

Transitioning to the music scene, we get a sneak peek into Mark Bryan’s music studio. Renowned musician and lead guitarist of the global sensation Hootie and the Blowfish, Mark explains how his New England roots inspired his creative oasis.

Another great thrill in our fall issue is our Historically Haunted Homes Tour feature, where we provide you a map to some of Charleston’s most haunted of haunts. Learn about the bone-chilling events that took place in these original downtown homesteads.

Throughout the following pages, I hope you are motivated and inspired by the gorgeous work created by Lowcountry professionals and by the many stories of change and growth. Happy reading!

Paige Taylor, Managing Editor Photography by Ebony Ellis Photography by Kenny Reed
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A Lifelong Growing Passion

Where did your passion for gardening come from?

I’m a southern belle who grew up in Charlotte, NC. My late mother was a self-taught gardener that always had vegetable and rose gardens to tend so it’s an inherited love of the earth. I believe in respecting the spirit of the space and honoring the garden’s possibilities.

What makes your business unique?

I am a passionate, boutique gardener so each garden is created with each client’s lifestyle, architecture and budget in mind. It’s a very personal space so it’s important to educate the client about the importance of the connectivity of the garden spaces and how it relates to the home’s interior. Strategic placement of textures, forms, fragrances and colors are the most important aspects. LGLD is a full service, concept to completion design firm that handles all aspects of creating gorgeous gardens so that our client’s love to live and play in their gardens.

Can you tell us a little bit about your process?

It all begins with an on-site consultation, typically followed by a scaled landscape design and plant key.  At the initial meeting, I like to find out how the client lives, their garden dreams, and what makes them happy. Keeping in mind that most of my garden creations will outlive me, I design with the notion of what the mature garden will look like in three, five, ten years or decades from now.  Typically, I visualize the future mature garden before leaving the initial consultation.

What do you love most about your job?

I absolutely love what I do! Taking an ordinary space and making it extraordinary extensions of the home is an absolutely transformational process.  I’m so blessed to be able to make the world more beautiful, one garden at a time.

Meet Linda Greenberg, owner of Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design, LLC. While her passion for gardening began when she was a little girl, she has gifted her green thumb to many outdoor spaces across the Southeast. Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Kenny Reed For more information, call Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design, LLC at (704) 995-7173 or visit
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Cabinet Culture

Daniel Said:

A shaker style door with a little bit of detail because it’s a very simple and timeless design. It’s not too trendy and will appeal for years to come and increase your home’s resale value.

I personally love a black bathroom cabinet with brass gold hardware. It’s very mid-century modern; think West Elm meets Anthropology. It’s easy to make a big impact in a smaller space like a powder room.

The more drawers, the better. Reducing clutter is life changing. Charging drawers are great in a bathroom for things like hair tools and maximizing countertop space.

Favorite Style for Kitchens? Classic vs. Contrast?

A full overlay door with concealed hinges, three inch stiles, rails, and a beaded detail. A classic look with a touch of sophistication and one of the easier profiles to keep clean, which is a plus in an active kitchen.

A shaker door painted a light color, which will open up a small space and the simple lines of the shaker door will not make the space too visually busy.

Mixing a color cabinet with woodstain gives a more organic look with texture and is easy to work with in any interior design style. Keep your hardware minimal and choose what best matches your appliances.

Ideal Storage Features? Preferred Finishes?

Pot and pan drawers are more convenient than roll out trays. You just have one pull out motion with drawers verses opening a door and then pulling out a shelf.

For a historic home renovation, I love the vintage finish which gives the cabinet an old world appearance that has stood the test of time. For a newly built modern beach house I love the light blue or green painted wood.

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

Suzen Said: Charleston Cabinets Inc. designers, Suzen Fletcher-McCabe and Daniel Floyd go head-to-head on their favorite cabinet styles, finishes, and storage features for both bathrooms and kitchens. Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Ebony Ellis
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Characterized by stark color contrast, sharp lines and metallic finishes. Integrating these design elements and geometric decorative pieces can take your home to the next level.

Modern Wingback Chair Seawah Furniture | Design

White Marble Vase Shanty Shoppe

Silver Tree Inspired Pot Charleston Lighting and Interiors

Woodland Leopard Velvet Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC

Bronze Bar Cart Coralberry Cottage

Mistral Chandelier CLEOD Glass + Works

Multi-Lite Table Lamp Iola Modern

Nash Marble Coffee Table Celadon Home

Trigo Table Lamp Ro Sham Beaux

Russell Barstool For the House - The Barstool Shop

Avana Bianco Bello Marble with Brass Tile Flooring Factory

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Put a groovy twist on a modern-day living space using these “far out” finds. Pops of oranges, yellows, and browns create a truly laid-back vibe no matter the year.

Splendor Chestnut Ottoman Atlantic Bedding & Furniture

Aiden Fabrics

Georgia Chandelier Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

Green Pottery Floral Pot  Terrace Oaks Antiques

Cortijo Bianco Tiles Elegant Flooring

Gilded French Barometer Charleston Lamp Company Bright Colored Suzani Zuma Cognac Leather Flora Couch Danco Modern Furniture Jude Teak Chair with Caning Steven Shell Living Yellow and Wooden Chair CHD Interiors Twiggy Floor Lamp Lowcountry Lighting Studio
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At Home with Lisa Carrels of

For the House – The Barstool Shop

Tastefully furnished with high quality chairs, barstools, and tables from her storefront, owner Lisa invites us into her Mount Pleasant home.

For the House – The Barstool Shop offers over 150 styles of furniture from barstools, chairs, dining tables, coffee tables, and even wall decor. “People assume by the name that I just sell barstools, which is understandable, but I want to get the word out that I sell so much more,” she says. Spending most of her day assisting customers pick and choose different furniture for their homes, Lisa has furnished her Mount Pleasant abode with some of her favorite pieces from her store.

Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Ebony Ellis (below right) Lisa Carrels of For the House – The Barstool Shop
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Kitchen Breakfast Nook Living Room

Lisa placed four modern navy blue and brown metal barstools with swivel seats around her new kitchen island turning it into a mini bar table. “I really liked the idea of having my friends and family sit around the island where we can eat or hang out while I am cooking. These barstools are stylish yet comfortable and I love how the shade of blue pairs with my tan wooden cabinets,” says Lisa. Many of the barstools in Lisa’s store can be customized down to the fabric, leg material, and finishes. “If I ever get bored of these seat colors, I can order another with a new fabric color and screw it into the frame. It’s that easy,” explains Lisa.


Nestled in the corner of her home is a glass top wooden ring table and two Sorrento swivel chairs, both of which are sold at For the House –The Barstool Shop. “This table is a perfect size for me and is versatile. I currently have a glass top, but a wooden top can also be ordered and can screw right into the frame,” Lisa tells us. These chairs come in a variety of different fabrics but Lisa chose a multicolored honeycomb pattern, which brings the color and components of the neighboring spaces together. “A huge benefit of furnishing your home with quality products like these, is the durability; it’s incredible. They will last for a very long time,” she emphasizes.

The living room has become a place where Lisa spends most of her down time. Paired with her rust-colored sofa is a large wooden coffee table and a cream-colored club chair. “I wanted to create a space that was comfortable to be in. This club chair is small, not too bulky and it swivels, too,” Lisa jokes, “as you get older, you have to keep your body moving, you know?” Lisa expresses that the club chair can be purchased in many different styles and over a hundred fabrics from her store. The coffee table can be customized from the size to the finish and belongs to a collection including side and end tables. “I love the natural colors of the wood grain and how it brings out the colors of the other furniture in this space,” says Lisa.

House – The Barstool Shop at (843) 881-7073 or visit

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An Artist At Work

James McLeod first opened CLEOD Glass + Works in Massachusetts. With great success, he opened his showroom here in Charleston about a year ago.

The Craftsman

James McLeod grew up in California and showed interest in art at a very young age. His mother helped foster his creativity by taking him to museums and encouraging his artistic endeavors. A true artist, James graduated from the California College Of Arts & Crafts where one glassblowing class changed the course of his life as an artist.

The Process

Each fixture starts off as a sketch and grows into a series of prototypes, each proposed to the client. The design process is as collaborative as the customer is comfortable with. Open communication with his clients throughout the glassblowing process allows them to have direct access to the heart of the work and input on the design as it takes form. This is just one way he ensures each piece is unique to the homeowners and their home.

The Product

Individual pieces of blown glass are carefully placed together on installation day to create the final product. These light fixtures are not mass produced because of James’ commitment to creating one-ofa-kind art that is also a functional part of the home. For many of his clients, these light fixtures are the first thing you see when you enter their home and there is always a neat story behind its design and how it came to be.

For more information, call CLEOD Glass + Works at (843) 789-4031 or visit

(top) Tori Lancaster and James McLeod in the Charleston gallery and studio on 3 Broad St. Written by Micaela Arnett Photography by Callie Cranford
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Kara and Neal Crowell


How did you get started in this industry?

Over thirty years ago, my husband, Neal, started as an assistant project manager and worked his way up to Director of Purchasing of the east coast for a national builder. Neal’s job took us to Florida in early 2000 and I found myself working for a very high-end custom builder in Palm Beach. I oversaw purchasing, estimating, and permitting for new construction projects. In 2005, we moved back to Charleston, Neal's hometown, and in 2008, we started Cinder Creek Construction.

What makes Cinder Creek Construction unique?

We believe a home is only as good as the person that is supervising the work daily. Therefore, we intentionally chose to be a small company, so we can personally oversee our projects. Plus, our different construction backgrounds bring a unique combination to the table to benefit our clients.

What are some of the custom features incorporated into this project?

We tend to really enjoy the little details, like how the built-ins integrate with the trim. The little details many may not notice but it brings a design together in a cohesive subtle way, like the matching stain in the ceiling beams, mantle, and the soffit.

What is your favorite part of this project build?

I really love how the design allows for seamless marsh views from the moment you enter the front door.

For more information, call Cinder Creek Construction at (843) 768-0784 or visit

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Bill Senst


How did you get started in this industry?

I’ve always enjoyed the combination of drafting and creating models. Eventually that would lead me to a path of architecture where I continue to enjoy creating thoughtful solutions that meet the clients’ objectives while also producing a harmonious design.

What makes this home design unique?

The interior layout was a high priority. There was a vision conveyed to us that we wanted to accomplish, and we would always circle back to that vision to make sure nothing was overlooked or sacrificed.

What is your design method for each client?

Communication is very important to us to produce a successful home for our clients. Any feedback we hear from the clients or the builder, directly helps convey an emotional attachment that we can prioritize. From there, we help guide the client through different iterations that address those priority spaces.

What are the benefits of working with Vinyet Architecture?

There are a lot of moving pieces that we want to simplify as much as possible with the owner. From an owner’s view, it can be overwhelming at times, and we want to assure them that through all types of phases from schematic design to construction, we are by their side.

Why is it important to work with an architect?

An architect can really help guide a client through the project process and show design solutions that were thought to not be possible.

For more information, call Vinyet Architecture at (843) 619-7662 or visit

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INTERIOR DESIGNERS: Stephanie Gannon & Brittany Hanlon

What inspired the two of you to open a design firm?

Brittany previously had a design firm in Denver, CO and upon moving to Charleston she worked for the Middleton Group Architecture firm. Brittany then decided to start her own design firm. During that time, Brittany and Stephanie collaborated on some projects in Stephanie's home. In doing so, they realized they made a great team and had the same vision.

Tell us a little bit about the process of designing this specific home?

This space belongs to an active family with pets and children. They entertain often, hosting large family gatherings and sports watch parties with friends. They wanted something stylish but also versatile, so our design focused on functionality and maximizing their existing space.

What sets your company apart from other designers?

We understand that in order to accomplish anyone’s design dream, you must first recognize and understand how a space is currently used and what is and is not working for the family. We want to design spaces that are realistic and livable but also beautiful and easy to maintain for long-term satisfaction and function.

What is your favorite room in this home and why?

It’s hard to pick a singular space when working on an entire home because though each space was designed individually, consistent elements were incorporated throughout for a cohesive transition room to room. The highlights of this house are definitely the casual dining room and the comfortable style of the living room which suits this family perfectly.

For more information, call Hayes + Nash Design Co. at (843) 284-6960 or visit

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Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis
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Storage Season

On average, the kitchen is the most active space in a home, never truer than during the holiday months. See how the professionals at HWC Custom Cabinetry can create uniquely designed storage spaces to be enjoyed year-round.

The Setting:

The holiday season is only a few months away and your kitchen is the prime location for many delicious feasts to be had and sweets to be created. Before you know it, your home will be filled with laughter and satisfied hunger of your many friends and family members.

The Problem:

You might have a cabinet for your plates and glassware, and a drawer for your silverware, but where do you store the larger items like your baking mixer or blender when they’re not in use? Are they crammed in a cabinet ready to fall when you open the door? We thought so. Finding the right kitchen tool can easily turn into a scavenger hunt. What will it be like during the holidays when your mother-in-law tries cooking her famous candied yams? How can you make the cooking experience more organized and enjoyable?

The Solution:

Custom cabinet professionals, like HWC Custom Cabinetry can provide you with many storage solutions. A true local business, HWC Custom Cabinetry fabricates all cabinets right here in the Lowcountry. Offering a five-step process from design through installation, HWC ensures functional, accurate, and on-time delivery of all products. They can match nearly any color, finish, fashion finish, and wood specie imaginable. Premium features like the LeMans II set for blind corners can create optimal storage space for larger cooking appliances. Custom cabinetry brings function, value, and elegance that will elevate any space for years and holidays to come.

For more information, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Ebony Ellis Pull-out swiveling trays Pull-out swiveling trays Walnut drawer dividers

All in a Day’s Work

Carolina Relining Solutions has become the leading team to help homeowners repair clogged and aging sewer pipes without having to dig up your lawn.


The Carolina Relining Solutions team begins their day by saturating the “new pipe” liner in epoxy resin in their Johns Island warehouse. The wet liner is then placed into a large metal drum known as the inversion drum. It’s time to load the trailer with all necessary equipment and the calibration tube. Once the trailer has been packed, Warren and his team head off to the project location.


The team arrives at the project location. A series of tests must be conducted to ensure all buttons, lights, air, and chiller equipment work properly on site. During this time, a camera inspection of the corroded pipe is conducted. If debris or blockages are found, a chain or sandpaper flail will be used to descale the interior of the

existing pipe to get a smooth inside. Next, the pipe is flushed out using a hydro-jetter.


A technician preps the inversion drum by pulling out a bit of the wet liner and wrapping it around the head of the tube. The drum begins to fill with pressurized air and the head is placed inside the existing old pipe. Once enough air has filled the drum, the epoxy-soaked liner inside the drum will slowly flow out the tube into the pipe, where the resin can stick to the walls of the old pipe. After the pipe has been completely lined, a UV curing head will be threaded through and held there for about thirty to fifty minutes until the resin has dried.


Once the UV curing head is pulled back through the inversion drum, the liner must cool down for about thirty minutes. A post-camera inspection is conducted to make sure there are no openings, wrinkles, or sagging of the liner inside the new pipe. Once everything has been finalized, the remaining liner is cut off at the entrance of the pipe. The team at Carolina Relining Solutions begin to pack up their trailer and head back to their Johns Island warehouse.


Back at the warehouse, Warren’s team cleans the equipment and begins to prep for tomorrow’s relining projects.

For more information, call Carolina Relining Solutions at (843) 300-1505 or visit

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Ebony Ellis (above) Warren DeHaven , Jake Collinson, Brad (Butch) Collinson, and Jose Morillo (bottom right) A chain flail is used to remove debris from original pipes before relining.
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What the Pros Want You to Know

Local professionals gives us the inside scoop on all things home and design.

Which trends are you seeing in the window treatment business?

“Sleek, low-profile shades are in high demand with today's modern black framed windows. High-end, new construction homes are increasingly utilizing the slim black windows to frame the views to the outside and reduce the need for heavy window treatments. We are seeing a lot of automated shades that provide privacy but that disappear when not in use. Strategically placed, neutral, no-fuss, drapery panels with simple metal hardware are a popular decorative addition to soften these spaces.

“For more information, call Island Shade Shoppe at (843) 834-9645 or visit

“Absolutely. Everything we do is completely custom from start to finish. So, we will take patterns of where these products are being applied and produce them back at the shop for the final installation. The idea behind the outdoor enclosures is that it’s not just for when it’s windy or when it’s cold outside, but it can also be helpful for when it’s hot because the inside can be temperature controlled. So, if you place an AC unit on the inside during a hot summer day it can be very beneficial, as well.

How does the Rush Team assist homeowners when they want to put their home on the market?

Utilizing experienced realtors like us is essential in today’s market. Home prices have risen dramatically over the past few years and as the market starts to normalize, we need to really consider the top three factors when pricing a home to sell fast and for the most money: price, location, and condition. Today’s buyers are seeking an openconcept and move-in ready homes. However, there is a home for everyone, and it is important to price the home competitively and appropriately to fulfill market conditions, including the appraisal process.

For more information, call Marine Canvas of Charleston at (843) 608-9644 or visit

“For more information, call Rush Team Real Estate at (843) 801-9701 or visit

Now in our fifthteenth 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,

Katie Jones
Does Marine Canvas of Charleston create outdoor patio enclosures that can be enjoyed year-round?
James Steedley Marine Canvas of Charleston Kristin Rush Rush Team Real Estate with ERA Wilder
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When it comes to lighting fixtures, what trends have you seen from Lowcountry homeowners?

A coastal look is always appealing, especially for those who are moving from outside the Charleston area, however, we are seeing a lot of mixed metals. I think people still have a little bit of a hesitation asking, “can I mix black and brass, or brush nickel and chrome,” and the answer is “Yes!” You will see a lot of fixtures that incorporate that now. Texture is also big right now like beaded or woven features. We have a fixture in our showroom that is completely made of porcupine quills, it’s fantastic.

For more information, call Lowcountry Lighting Studio at (843) 654-9432 or visit

Lynn Galloway

What’s Happening in Home + Design News

Stay in the know about Lowcountry home professional updates and accomplishments.

Sherwin-Williams Hosts Charleston’s First Design Panel

Sherwin-Williams Designer Account Executive, Tori Mullin facilitated Charleston's first local color forecasting workshop with a select group of Lowcountry trendsetters. The two-part event required each designer to create and present a color storyboard based on their creative eye. Next, they worked together to establish up to twelve paint colors, specifically curated for the Charleston 2022-2023 color forecast.

For more information, visit a local Lowcountry Sherwin-Williams location or call the Meeting Street store at (843) 853-6725.

2022 Charleston's Choice Award Winners

The Post and Courier held its annual Charleston's Choice Awards on September 22, 2022. The nominees are voted on each year by the public through the Post and Courier website including categories like local restaurants, entertainment, health & wellness, and home & garden. Listed below are a few winning Lowcountry home & garden professionals you’ll see in Charleston Home + Design magazine.

Atlantic Bedding & Furniture Furniture Store

Aqua Blue Pools Pool Store/Service

Overhead Door Company of Charleston

Garage Door Company

Universal Marble and Granite Bath/Kitchen Remodeling Company Stone/Marble Company

For a full list of winners, visit

Written by Paige Taylor | Photograph Ebony Ellis Sherwin-Williams 2022-2023 Charleston Design Panel: Linda Frederick, Lindsay Ricci, Eric Brumlow, Heidi Huddleston, Tori Mullin, Nikki Brantley, Emily Sanford, Taylor Altman, Meghan Ganaway & Caroline Hull Photo Provided by Tori Mullin
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Charleston Park Receives Beautiful Chess Tables

As one of the oldest cities in the country, Charleston recently welcomed its first set of public chess tables at Philip Simmons Park. Produced by Kenneth Lynch & Sons, the chess tables feature a green and white terrazzo playing surface defined by inlaid brass strips, the same popular product that can be seen throughout New York City parks. These chess tables are also a favorite of homeowners, and can be found in private gardens as well as parks across the country.

For more information, call Kenneth Lynch & Sons at (203) 264-2831 or visit

Design on Tap Showroom Moves to North Charleston

Design on Tap, a locally owned plumbing supply store, has moved their showroom location to 4790 Goer Dr. in North Charleston. While the plumbing showroom has already opened, a section for lighting and appliances will also be added and scheduled to open in October 2022.

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

Hayes & Nash Design Co. Opens the Shanty Shoppe

Brittany Hanlon and Stephanie Gannon of Hayes & Nash Design Co. have opened a home décor retail store. Located at 3530 Park Avenue Blvd. Suite 105 in Mount Pleasant, the Shanty Shoppe is a carefully curated collection of decorative products like Turkish blankets, baskets, and kitchenware, along with a selection of furniture and lighting available for order.

For more information, call Shanty Shoppe at (843) 352-2584 or visit

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A Garden Getaway

This backyard space features a green wall to soften the look of the hardscape elements and create additional gardening space. There is even a garden shed integrated into the fence for extra storage and easy access to gardening tools.

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

Seating For The Seasons

This family made the most out of their patio with garden armchairs surrounding a fire pit that can be covered and used as a table for refreshments. The versatility makes for an enjoyable outdoor living space throughout the seasons.

For more information, call Outside Is In at (843) 718-7181 or visit

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Lowcountry Living

At this home in Summerville, SC, HLG transformed this backyard into a unique outdoor living space complete with a raised patio, natural gas fire pit, and a low-maintenance landscape.

For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 819-0955 or visit

This classic southern garden features Star and Dolphin Chairs and a Filigree Side Table, along with an elaborate Trunnion Sundial. Kenneth Lynch & Sons has been handcrafting outdoor furniture since 1927.

For more information, call Kenneth Lynch & Sons at (203) 264-2831 or visit

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Grown In Stone

Because the pool takes over a large portion of the yard, these landscape designers built an elevated stone wall for plants and shrubs to grow in place of the greenery lost to the stone pool deck.

For more information, call Yellowstone Landscape at (843) 225-2380 or visit

Poolside Shade

Stay under cool shade with this outdoor set complete with a high top table, chairs, and an adjustable umbrella for customized comfort. Its unique polyblend material is extremely durable and requires little maintenance, making it perfect poolside furniture.

For more information, call Palm Casual at (843) 881-0041 or visit

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A Relaxed Retreat

A pool house isn’t complete without comfortable seating and water-resistant cushions. This outdoor furniture set features a loveseat, coffee table, arm chairs, and a side table, all made to

withstand nature’s elements for longterm enjoyment.

For more information, call Backyard Retreats at (843) 856-0049 or visit

Outdoor Comfort

Keep your yard fresh and green yearround with low maintenance synthetic turf grass that is soft to the touch and pet-friendly.

For more information, call ProGreen Synthetic Turf Systems at (843) 494-5092 or visit

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Garden of Grandeur

Patterned bluestone pavers with brick edging makes for an elegant pathway through this garden filled with oversized water fountains and European planters of thriller, spiller, and filler plant materials.

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

Pool Protection

On a property surrounded by wildlife, a low maintenance aluminum fence is a long-term solution to keep unwanted visitors at bay. For additional security, the fence features a lock and key with child safe entry.

For more information, call Maner Builder Supply Co. at (843) 552-0242 or visit

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A Dream Team

Inspired by Scandinavian architecture, this West Ashley villa had a night and day transformation thanks to the teamwork of the homeowner, builder, and a local architectural design firm.

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The Power of Contrast

The use of darker design elements alongside the white painted brick and shiplap siding creates a beautiful contrast on this modern coastal home.

When Mike Irwin relocated from Hawaii to the Lowcountry, he searched for a house that he could make his own. “I didn’t necessarily want to buy a new build. I enjoy the characteristics of an older home, but I wanted something that could encompass European and Scandinavian design,” Mike tells us. He worked closely with a realtor who had shown him a few different properties, including this home in West Ashley, originally built in the 1950s with a red brick exterior. Although this home needed a serious makeover, it had several qualities

that he enjoyed, like the backyard pond and the home's location. After many conversations with his realtor, who introduced him to builder Shane Langdale of Peninsula Coastal Construction, LLC, Mike bought the West Ashley property determined to transform it.

Once Mike met with Shane, they began discussing ideas to increase the size of the home from 2,500 sq. feet to 4,300 sq. feet. This included a few new additions that would transition the home into an indoor/ outdoor villa by emphasizing the backyard water views. Having worked with Brian Wells of Coastal

Creek Design on previous projects, Shane knew he would be the perfect structural engineer for the job.

Brian specializes in residential structural design for renovations, additions, and new construction. The Coastal Creek Design team includes four designers and is led by experienced architects Joel Adrian and Linda Balzac. “We first measured the house and created a detailed set of architectural and structural plans. Then we worked hand in hand with the homeowner and Shane through the design process,” explains Brian. Starting with the exterior, the placement of

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the front door was moved to be center with the home, creating a symmetrical contemporary design. While the bricks on the bottom half of the house were painted white, the top half of the house was torn off and restructured with white shiplap. Exterior greenery and landscape design by REMARK Landscape Architecture provides beautiful nature views throughout the property. “The exterior of the home was updated to be more modern but still reflects coastal Charleston architecture,” Brian tells us.

When entering the front door, your eyes are immediately drawn towards

the high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams salvaged from reclaimed wood. It’s hard to imagine that there was once an eight-foot ceiling in place to hold a second level. “The second story of the original homestead was removed above the living room, kitchen, and dining room. Then we tore down the walls to create a massive open floor plan,” builder Shane Langdale tells us. The grandeur of this space cannot be overlooked, as every detail lends itself to the international design Mike desired, like the navy-blue cabinetry in the kitchen, the Middle Eastern carpets and décor, and the upstairs office interior

windows. “I loved the idea of having an elevated office that overlooks the space below, something you may see in cities like New York, Paris, or London," Mike states, "Brian was able to make this happen."

The master bedroom is very spacious with shiplap walls, vaulted ceilings, and large black framed windows highlighting the water. Displayed on the walls are large colorful pieces of art that provide a nice balance of contrast with the lighter tones of the space. Stepping into the master bathroom, a masculine spa-like design was implemented with dark mahogany

(below left) Dark hardwood panels with brass details creates a masculine design. (top right) High vaulted ceilings and large windows help emphasize space in the master bedroom. (bottom right) An elevated office space with large windows overlooks the living room.
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paneled walls, brass elements, a freestanding tub, a built-in sauna shower, and stone-gray heated floors.

“Working with Brian and his team was terrific. The quality of his architectural designs is something that stood out to me. We went through a variety of different designs but ended up landing on this one. I am very pleased with how this turned out,” Mike expresses. ✴

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

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California Meets Charleston

The owner of a globally inspired home furnishing store called upon one of his talented design consultants to facilitate the redesign of his Mount Pleasant abode.

Celadon Home has curated a vast selection for those who desire a free-spirited and wanderlust atmosphere within their home. It’s no wonder Celadon owner, Steve Lesniak and his wife, Kathleen Fox of ImaginGo, furnished and decorated their dwelling with products from the store. However, after renovating their home almost fifteen-years ago, it was time for another refresh. They worked with design consultant, Jessie Hatfield, to remodel their home with a new Celadon touch.

Working closely with Kathleen and Level Builders, Jessie did more than

introduce new products into the space, she also assisted with the renovation of the living room and kitchen area. Accentuating the open floor plan of the kitchen, breakfast nook, and living room, Jessie made sure to give each space its own personality while also tying in similar colors and textures. The lighting pendants hanging above the bar include black and brass detailing which can be seen throughout the rest of the house. A new black matte countertop from Vitoria International was installed to give a bit more texture to the space, and a series of tan leather woven barstools hug the outside of the kitchen counter creating a modern feel. To top off this

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Callie Cranford Jessie Hatfield of Celadon Home
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Curated Comfort

Handmade and printed pillows provide a pop of color and maximizes a cozy nook to take in a morning coffee.

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(above) The master bedroom is filled with textured elements and colors of the sea. (opposite right) Kathleen and Jessie designed the dining room around the green velvet chairs. (below) A handspun golden rug, sold exclusively at Celadon Home brings a regal touch to the living room.

extraordinary kitchen space, Jessie placed a oneof-a-kind vintage rug on the floor and styled the shelves with black mugs, cookbooks, and extra décor from Celadon Home.

Kathleen desired something more upbeat for the breakfast nook. A pink upholstered bench cushion was added to set a soft and cozy foundation, while a handful of handmade and block printed pillows lay on top. A modern white table sits in the middle of the space along with two wooden and woven chairs that complement the wooden hutch nestled to the right of the nook. Paying homage to how far Celadon has come, several classic pieces in the home were kept as part the updated design. “This hutch is a vintage Celadon product,” Jessie explains, “it just adds so much character to this space, we didn’t want to remove it.”

In the living room, Jessie updated the walls around the fireplace with contemporary wooden built-ins to accentuate the “California meets Charleston” vibe and styled them with potted plants and other décor she purchased from the store. Two black leather recliners frame the space, while two new white sofas sit upon a handspun golden rug, specifically made for Celadon. The dining room exudes with earth tones and textures. Velvet green chairs sit around a seventy-two-inch

hardwood table with complementing green plates and table décor. “After seeing these chairs in our store Kathleen fell in love. So, we designed this room around the chairs,” Jessie confesses. To connect the various design elements together, Jessie placed an abstract lighting fixture that almost mimics tree roots above the dining table and hung a couple of paintings on the walls.

The master bedroom was the final space to be redesigned. “Their large window overlooks the pond in the backyard so beautifully, I wanted to make sure to play off those colors,” Jessie tells us.

A light-colored hardwood dresser is positioned along the wall and embodies the color of sand. A new bed frame woven in gray leather and two sepiamirrored side tables face the window bringing out colors of the water including a signature white quilt made exclusively for Celadon Home. ✴

For more information, call Celadon Home at (843) 884-7005 or visit

The Power of Collaboration

A Lowcountry interior designer struck gold when she partnered with a local construction company that prides themselves on being a full-service firm to completely renovate her Johns Island condo.

Expert professionals in the home and design industry will tell you that there tends to be a lot of cross over and collaboration between trades. Word of mouth recommendations can be the best way to network and find your next designer, installer, or builder. This was certainly the case for homeowner and interior designer, Mary Kate Muller of MK Interiors who connected with Watsky & Wieters Construction after receiving a verbal recommendation from Kit Campbell of Seaside Cabinetry & Design.

Mary Kate’s condo came with dated cabinetry and countertops, lime green walls in the kitchen, standard ceiling lights, tan tiles in the bathrooms, and light hardwood floors throughout the bedrooms and living area. After drawing up some new designs, Mary Kate reached out to David Watsky and Forest Wieters

of Watsky & Wieters Construction to begin a full renovation. “We basically took the reins on every aspect of her design. We are a full-service construction firm, and she came to us wanting almost every single detail to be updated,” David tells us.

The original kitchen floor plan was a restrictive space with a curved peninsula countertop that extended to the entry way of the condo. Desiring functionality and additional room for cooking and socializing, Forest and David reconstructed the entire kitchen by first removing the extended countertop and about six feet off the interior wall; opening the entire kitchen to the living room. “Next, we rebuilt the extended peninsula with a waterfall edge countertop from Granite Guys to provide a modern bar sitting area,” describes David. The original cabinetry was gutted and replaced with

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A Touch of Texture A handwoven Australian pendant hangs in the center of the office.
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all white cabinets from Seaside Cabinetry & Design with brass knobs from Rejuvenation and raffia wrapped antique brass pulls from The Society, Inc. Sleek and contemporary exposed shelving was added for displayed storage. Creating the illusion of an elongated kitchen, a gray stone backsplash from Zia Tile was placed above the stove top. A new range hood from Pinnacle Woodworks was installed and integrated into the wall design, seamlessly allowing the focus to be on the Australian sconces shining in symmetry. A gray and white checkered tile replaced what once were wooden floors, creating a fresh take on this contemporary kitchen redesign.

Beside the kitchen is Mary Kate’s office, a space once used as a guest bedroom with two twin sized beds, hardwood floors, and an overhead fan and lighting fixture. “I knew when we began this project that I needed to have an office where I could be inspired and work,” explains Mary Kate. In true Charleston fashion, David and Forest

installed white shiplap on all four walls which accentuates the large window that brings in natural light. Imported from Australia, hangs an oversized handwoven pendant from Gypset Cargo, providing a focused light on Mary Kate’s white desk. Creating a cohesive coastal flow throughout this office space, Watsky & Wieters Construction installed a single panel light green door with porcelain white knobs from Emtek. “Working with a blank canvas to create something new was very exciting for us. I love the way the shiplap looks against the other elements of the room,” Forest tells us.

While the layout of the master and guest bathrooms are that of the original footprint, Forest and David gave both spaces quite a makeover. Every element of these rooms were originally painted in cream or white paint. Begging for color, the guest bathroom was updated with a custom green vanity with single panel doors and a new countertop infused with recycled green glass and oyster shells from GlassEco Surfaces.

(above) The guest bathroom received updated vanities, countertops, flooring and shower walls. David Watsky and Forest Wieters of Watsky & Wieters Construction
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A dark hardwood framed mirror hangs above the sink to give texture and the towel hooks along the wall provide pops of yellow, orange, white, and blue. The master bathroom received a light blue painted vanity with an oyster shell countertop.

Updated plumbing fixtures from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery were installed [brass in the guest bathroom and chrome in the master] along with a more modern tile on the floors from Melcer Tile.

Both showers were retiled from floor to ceiling with white tile, creating a silkysmooth finish to these refreshed spaces.

“Working with a designer makes our jobs so much easier, because she had a set of plans laid out and ready to go when she came to us. As a contractor, having that type of direction can be the determining factor on how efficiently and well-done a job can be completed,” Forest tells us. ✴

For more information, call Watsky & Wieters Construction at (843) 830-4826, (843) 568-3268, or visit

Timeless Treatments

Creating custom-made window treatments to fit a coastal Charleston design is something the experts at Best Buy Blinds, Inc. do well.

Finding proper window treatments that not only protect your family from the sun’s harmful UV rays and heat exposure but also complement your home is crucial. Throughout history, window treatments were seen as a functional element to interior design and that’s it. However, with modern technology the selection of treatments has become a creative design choice by style, texture, material, color, and purpose. When the homeowners of this Mount Pleasant dwelling hired Ashton Kolicko of Southern Interior Design to design the inside of their home, one of their main goals was to accentuate

their view of Wagner Creek and find appropriate window treatments for their side facing rooms. Ashton called upon the services of Judge Fowler, owner of Best Buy Blinds, Inc. to outfit her window needs. “I previously worked with Judge and had such a great experience. I wanted to work with him again on this project,” she explains.

Wanting to create a classic Charleston home with a coastal touch, Judge installed a few different treatments into specific rooms depending on the style and needs of the space. “We installed a nice blend of custom white plantation shutters [a Charleston favorite], woven

Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Callie Cranford Judge Fowler of Best Buy Blinds, Inc.
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Conveniently Automated Motorized woven shades with room darkening liners provide stress-free treatments in this master bedroom.

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wood shades with room darkening liners, and motorized shades throughout the house,” he tells us.

The little girl’s room was the first space Ashton began designing. Painting the walls pink with white trim, Ashton wanted a window treatment to complement the space but also provide function and privacy in the room. “A row of solid wood, custom single panel white plantation shutters with hidden tilt features were installed above the bench and above the bed, creating a very sleek and modern look,” explains Judge, “then we placed split tilt plantation shutters on the far wall, in case she wanted to bring in some light at the top, but keep the bottom half closed for privacy.”

The homeowner’s son’s room was designed with darker tones like navy blue, brown, and green. Bringing texture into the room, Judge installed waterfall-style cordless woven wooden shades with a room darkening liner to help protect the room from UV rays. “These shades can come with or without a liner and the liner itself comes in either lightfiltering or light darkening. Both are dependent on how much light the person wants to see,” he says. The cordless feature is becoming a popular trend

(above) White paneled plantation shutters were installed in the girl’s rooms, whereas waterfall-style woven wood shades were placed in the boy’s room to provide texture.

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especially among parents who are searching for a safer option for their child’s room.

Motorized woven wood shades with a light darkening liner were installed inside the master bedroom. The shades are completely automated and can be controlled through the homeowner’s phone or by a remote which is programmed by the Best Buy Blinds, Inc. team. Judge informs us that, “the shades can be set to a timer to rise or fall whenever desired, creating a convenient routine for the homeowner’s everyday life.” ✴

For more information, call Best Buy Blinds, Inc. at (843) 884-3454 or visit

(above) Single panel plantation shutters with hid den tilt features were installed in the office space to give a coastal design throughout.

Custom Marshfront Abode

The owners of this custom home wanted it to feel as spacious and coastal as possible. A trusted Lowcountry builder knew just the elements to incorporate.

In collaboration with Flatfish Island Designs, Brackish Builders constructed this couple’s seaside dream home from start to finish, inside and out, all details considered. In true coastal fashion, the elevated foundation welcomes an abundance of natural light inside the home with its large windows and bright white exterior.

There is ample hidden storage below the home for gardening supplies and other outdoor accessories which allows the homeowners to conceal visual clutter. The double garage doors are also hidden from the street view. These are the details that make a difference when constructing a crisp coastal aesthetic.

Upon entry, whitewash oak hardwood fills an open concept floor plan which commands a sense of serenity almost immediately. Playing off of the natural light that fills the space each day, the walls and trim are painted bright white and the staircase is nearly see through with its metal cable rods.

The color scheme is acutely coastal and calming. Everything in this home was designed to be light and bright. There are no harsh lines or dramatic colors, only soft and natural textures like the elegant oyster shell light fixtures and antique barn doors that close off the dining room.

Courtney Jent of Brackish Builders Written by Micaela Arnett Photography Provided by Brackish Builders
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In the open kitchen, the white hood above the range and white tile backsplash melt into the white quartz countertops creating a distinct contrast against the base cabinetry, which is painted an aqua blue with bronze hardware, reminiscent of the sun and sea. The natural wood window frame brings in a slight shade of a sandy beach. Backlit glass front wall cabinets were built to display the homeowner’s coastal ceramics and are crowned with thick white moulding.

The master bedroom was built for private access to the second story porch through

a large glass sliding door overlooking lush palms. Classic haint blue porch ceilings adorned with wood fans make for a relaxing and ultra coastal experience.

Through the bathroom barn door, marbled blue tile accents the frameless glass shower while the furniture style vanity sink was kept white along with the freestanding soaking tub. Large mirrors enhance the dispersion of light in the bathroom and makes the space feel more spacious and luxurious.

Below the porch deck is an expansive outdoor living area fit for entertaining

a crowd with its outdoor kitchen and indoor/outdoor bar. The two porch spaces are connected by stairs for access to the top deck and additional seating area for taking in the coastal environment. ✴

For more information, call Brackish Builders at (843) 566-5554 or visit

(below left) The combination of blue and white cabinetry keeps this kitchen bright. (top right) The master bedroom features private access to the second floor balcony. (bottom right) Large windows throughout the home offer an abundance of natural light.
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Old Meets New

These homeowners had high-quality furniture pieces that were a bit outdated. When they met this interior designer, they were ready for a modern redesign of their kitchen, dining, and living room.

Annie Gallagher of Annie Gallagher Interiors has an eye for livability and comfort, something that allows her clients to make the most of her completed designs. For this project in particular, the homeowners wanted her to take total design control so long as their existing furniture pieces were implemented in the final design.

“Having complete say in a design is really exciting because I can get creative. I would never design a space I wouldn’t enjoy being in myself,” Annie says.

This home’s kitchen, living, and dining area hadn’t been updated

since the early 2000s. Picture dark cherry wood cabinetry, outdated fixtures, and worn out, faded fabrics. In order to integrate the home’s existing pieces, Annie first focused on reupholstering nearly every single seating piece and worked with fabrics that complemented one another, mixing textures and color.

The chairs in front of the fireplace command attention after having been reimagined in a Halsey & Spruce French linen with woven tassel trim by Samuel & Sons. Creative upholstery decisions like this are what completely transformed the look and the feel of the living room. The same goes

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis Annie Gallagher of Annie Gallagher Interiors
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Pattern Play

The variety of soft patterns and texture make for a warm and welcoming living space.

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for the newly all white sofa clad in durable performance fabric, a thoughtful selection for these homeowners who love to host. Subtle contrast from a mix of patterned throw pillows lends dimension without overwhelm which creates an inviting space to enjoy and entertain in.

The cozy green velvet armchair was revived to add a pop of color, and the new leopard seat cushions on the dining room chairs bring in texture that adds a contemporary twist to a more traditional piece of furniture. Because there are so many different fabrics and patterns involved in this space, Annie chose Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore on the walls and a herringbone sisal area rug to allow individual details to shine. Simplified custom draperies don’t impede the coastal view or compete with other decorative elements like the colorful artwork anchoring each side of the living area.

Conversation flows easily in a well designed sitting area. This was an important consideration for Annie when styling the renewed furniture. Annie’s arrangement of different seating areas in close proximity gives guests multiple places to wine and dine throughout the space and promotes movement and interaction as a whole.

Each area was designed in this way as part of a complete environment with a relaxing ambiance that unfolds naturally. The blend of antique furniture with new contemporary pieces gives the space an updated character with familiar comfort for the longtime homeowners, who couldn’t be happier with the end result. ✴

For more information, call Annie Gallagher Interiors at (313) 971-5989 or visit

(bottom) The homeowner's antique dining chairs were reupholstered for new life. (opposite top right) The kitchen cabinets were repainted and dressed with new hardware.
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Fresh Flooring

A quick flip of this Mount Pleasant home required new hardwood flooring as well as fresh tile in the laundry, kitchen, and master bathroom. With guidance from flooring professional, Savannah Bonnette, these seemingly small updates made all the difference.

When taking on a complete house remodel, especially on a short timeline, replacing hardwood floors and tile details immediately makes for a dramatic, lasting visual impact. Because the owners of this home wanted to move in as quickly as possible, they called on Elegant Flooring to begin the first and largest part of their renovation. The hardwood installation took about a week and the finishing process was followed by sanding and sealing for protection. After an adequate dry time, the first coat of finish was applied. Lastly,

the white-primed shoe molding was installed & the Australian Cypress floors were buffed and finally coated with the highest durability oil-based polyurethane, for a nice shine.

A little over one thousand square feet of solid Australian cypress hardwood was installed throughout the entire home. Homeowners often choose this kind of hardwood for the ease of upkeep and its naturally unique color. The hardwood is rich and warm, which presents a unique contrast against rooms with tile, like in the bathroom and laundry room.

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis Savannah Bonnette of Elegant Flooring
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For the laundry room, the homeowner was inspired by the historic checkered floors seen about downtown and opted for two tones of 12x24 porcelain tile to mimic the look of black and white marble. The team at Elegant Flooring had to get creative here, cutting the larger pieces of tile down to 12x12 to fit the space and design concept. Savannah notes, “it is incredibly difficult to get flushed edges with this tile selection, so we are really proud of how this turned out.” Flushed edges are when the tile is polished at a slant on all sides so nothing sticks up straight with a sharpness. This allows for a marble-like smooth look and feel without any raised edges or texture to the touch.

A similar challenge in terms of edging presented itself in the kitchen with

the handmade tile on the backsplash. Because this tile is so thick, standard Schluter edging was not going to work for this design. Instead, smaller pieces were cut and polished to complete the edging in a more natural way. The tile itself has a distressed and sculpted look with a lot of variation in the color shading, so customizing the edge pieces gave the backsplash more of a bespoke look.

The master bathroom features all porcelain tile and a zero-entry glass frame shower which includes a freestanding tub inside. This is an innovative design alternative for those who want to avoid the standard prefabricated shower and tub combo.

The window sill and niche, or wall cutout, is an engineered stone for a

dinge-resistant place to store shower products. The wall tiles are polished for shine and the floor is matte, something Savannah recommends for anyone to prevent slipping. Because the shower tiles are so large, they had to be cut and laid in a specific pattern for proper water drainage. Apart from around the drain, the tile pattern carries from the outside of the shower all the way up the wall for design consistency, a small detail with great effect. ✴

For more information, call Elegant Flooring at (843) 723-8172 or visit

(opposite left) Australian cypress hardwood floors were installed in the kitchen. (bottom left) Porcelain tile surrounds the master bathroom with polished walls and a matte floor. (bottom right) A checkered black and white porcelain floor was installed in the laundry room.

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A Modern Coastal Farmhouse

For custom builder, Anthony Wiedemuth and real estate agent, Michelle AlmeydaWiedemuth, owners of Cornerstone Estates, building their dream home on Seabrook Island was a passion filled opportunity to showcase their innovative approach to custom home building in a space specifically designed for how their family lives and operates. Anthony and Michelle believe understanding a family’s lifestyle is essential when building a home to suit. Anthony has been in the luxury custom home building industry for over thirty years, and Michelle is a licensed real estate agent for Seabrook Island Real Estate. Together, they help

homeowners find their perfect plot of land and guide them through the home design process based on their needs and wants. Because of their vast experience building homes in The Hamptons, NY, Cornerstone Estates is well versed in the process of building a luxury home with coastal durability, ideal for a client in the Lowcountry.

For their own home, it was important the exterior blended into the area naturally and with little maintenance. “We created a hybrid design of a modern farmhouse and traditional Lowcountry home. We wanted it to enhance the neighborhood instead of stand out as glaringly different,”

The owners of Cornerstone Estates built their ideal modern farmhouse with a blend of contemporary and traditional materials led by thoughtful architecture and design for customized family function. Custom builder, Anthony Wiedemuth and Real Estate Agent, Michelle Almeyda-Wiedemuth of Cornerstone Estates Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis
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Anthony says. To limit exterior upkeep, virtually maintenance free materials like an all white cement board with accents of pine and garapa wood were used to give the appearance of a traditional farmhouse. For modernity, there are no corner boards on the siding, instead, fry reglet and aluminum. Their hybrid design continues as far as the roofing material which is a mixture of asphalt shingle and standing seam metal to give the house more character.

Family and community were the driving forces behind the layout and design of this home. Because there are no ceiling transitions like a coffered ceiling or dropped header, it offers a clear line of sight from the front to the back of the house that gives the appearance of one continuous space and emphasizes a sense of togetherness.

The imported African marble slab island in the kitchen serves as a true gathering place with its abundant size and space. “We love to cook and entertain and everyone ends up in the

kitchen. We designed this room so that it could accommodate a large group, where even in separate parts of the living space, everyone is still together,” Michelle tells us.

Another goal of theirs was to integrate user friendly details like the second stair tread doubling as a floating bench by the front door. “We like to have a place for guests to drop their belongings. It’s not an extra piece of furniture but a functional architectural detail,” Anthony says. Additionally, a smaller back kitchen was built as a central prep space to conceal any mess. Other functional elements include a large walk-in pantry, wine cooler wall, and quartz countertops that are more food prep friendly than marble. Even the refrigerator and dish washer are concealed by contemporary slim shaker style panels for a seamless, clean look in the main kitchen.

Other innovative details like windows and doors without traditional molding prevent dust collection and emphasize

The Retreat

A separate guest house doubles as a home office and is connected by a covered walkway.


low-maintenance luxury. Instead of traditional molding, sheet rock reveals were used for a more modern and clean look. The reglet and base designs are used throughout the entire home to establish a consistent flow from room to room.

Around the fireplace is what looks like classic wood shiplap in true farmhouse style, but it’s actually all cementious board painted white. Because a ventless fireplace will emit heat, noncombustible materials were required for code. This is an excellent example of Cornerstone’s ability to find alternative solutions for desired designs rather than having to compromise or sacrifice certain elements.

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(above)The butler pantry features a temperature controlled wine fridge. (opposite left) This family friendly layout fosters connection with the open kitchen, dining, and living room space.

Family is important but everyone needs their space. Because their family on both sides is out of state, the retreat, as they call their guest house, allows everyone to have their own space and to feel comfortable while away from home. The structure is just twenty feet from the home and technically detached, but connected by the porch roof and bridge, commonly referred to as a "hyphen." When family isn’t in town, the space doubles as Anthony’s office and a home theatre. Having this separate structure allows clients to experience Cornerstone’s work firsthand when planning their own custom home in the Lowcountry. ✴

For more information, call Cornerstone Estates at (843) 818-3464 or visit

Elevated Landscape Touches

This West Ashley home received a much-needed landscape renovation decorated with elegant and durable planters, benches, and gliders from a family-owned garden and décor center.

When Nickie Summers of Summers Landscaping began working on this West Ashley home, she was given free-rein to design the front and back yard however she pleased. The homeowners lived in an older neighborhood and the home itself had not had a proper landscaping job in almost thirty years. “The front yard didn’t really have grass but more brown weeds, and it had a steep slope with only a sidewalk connecting the driveway to the front steps,” Nickie says. After digging up the unwanted greenery, only a hedge of holly bushes remained. Nickie got to work, creating a fresh row of flowerbeds and bushes, and adding some hardscape details.

After the landscaping was complete, Nickie wanted to add a few more unique touches to take her design to the next level. “One of my main goals, for any of my designs, is to incorporate different elements that I can get from The Tree House,” explains Nickie.

The Tree House is a family-owned home and garden décor center located on Johns Island. Ginger Summers, Nickie’s mother, is the owner of the shop. Approaching their ten-year anniversary, she explains what originally started out as a small floral shop has grown into a landscaper’s dream. “One of the many things we do at The Tree House is offer landscapers discounts on pottery,” Ginger states.

Ginger Summers of The Tree House, and Nickie Summers of Summers Landscaping Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Callie Cranford
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For this dwelling, Nickie placed two large concrete pots on the front porch framing the doorway. “I wanted something that would stand out, yet not distract from the entire house. While they are very large in size and heavy, they also have soft lines which brings a nice balance to the home when you see it,” describes Nickie. Ginger advises homeowners to consider the area in which they live when choosing types of outdoor pottery. “The concrete pots are great, especially for homes in a hurricane zone. Their weight prevents them from falling over in strong winds. The ceramic pots are great in heat exposure,” tells Ginger. Another product purchased from The Tree House was a beautiful stone bench that is nestled under the large oak tree in the front yard, surrounded by the fresh flowerbeds. “I wanted there to be a quiet place for the homeowners to sit and relax,” Nickie says.

The backyard also received a full makeover, including a stone wall and fireplace, a deck, and a spectacular pool built by Heritage Pools. In front of the stone fireplace

sits four American-made black gliders, perfect for taking in a cooler Carolina night. Made from recycled plastic with aluminum on the back, these gliders will weather nicely in the Lowcountry climate. Around the pool area, Nickie placed four tall black ceramic planters filled with breathtaking greenery. “I chose these tall, skinny planters with a neutral color, just to let the colors of the environment pop,” describes Nickie.

Landscape décor is a growing trend and can truly elevate any outdoor living space. “Strategically placing little elements like a fountain or the bench in the garden can enhance the overall look of the yard and it also shows off your personality,” Ginger says. After ten years in business, The Tree House continues to grow and Ginger urges everyone to come out and explore. ✴

For more information, call The Tree House at (843) 209-3335 or visit

(top left) Four black gliders from The Tree House were placed in front of a custom stone fireplace. Hardscape elements are seen throughout the landscape design. (opposite right) Two large concrete pots frame the front door making an elegant statement. (below) Ceramic pots accent the pool with flowers overflowing.

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“Concrete pots are great, especially for homes in a hurricane zone. Their weight prevents them from falling over in strong winds. The ceramic pots are great for heat exposure.”

Your Money’s Worth

Carolinas Wealth Management financial advisor, Karyn Cavanaugh, answers tough questions associated with personal investments and long-term financial goals for homeowners across the Lowcountry.

Carolinas Wealth Management helps clients save for their Charleston dream home, pay for a college education, and fund a retirement that will last easily more than thirty years. In addition, Carolinas Wealth Management helps provide guidance on social security timing scenarios, estate planning, withdrawal strategies, and tax planning. Their goal is your individual financial success to build and better your nest egg.

We spoke with Carolinas Wealth Management financial advisor, Karyn Cavanaugh, who has appeared numerous times on CNBC, and offers helpful insights on how to approach financial

planning decisions. She emphasizes how managing wealth with a financial advisor is like having your own “financial GPS” because they are “laser focused on planning.” This means having a set of goals with a detailed plan and strategy that connect the dots to achieve said goals. “We can help quantify your life aspirations and set a realistic budget whether it be a home purchase, an education, or a retirement,” Karyn says.

As an experienced advisor, Karyn let us in on a few rules of thumb investors can use to maximize their wealth accumulation. This includes expecting several market corrections per year, understanding that diversification doesn’t guarantee

Karyn Cavanaugh, Financial Advisor of Carolinas Wealth Management Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Ebony Ellis | Graphic by Carolinas Wealth Management
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loss avoidance but can cushion the unease of choppy markets, avoiding emotional knee jerk reactions, and considering tax loss harvesting and Roth IRA (individual retirement account) conversion opportunities to minimize tax liabilities during down markets. She also recommends simply staying in the market, because “down markets create opportunities to purchase quality stocks at a more attractive price.” For example, “If you invested $10K on January 1, 1980, in the S&P 500 (American stock market consisting of the top five hundred companies), it would have grown to $708K by the end of 2018. But if you missed just the five best days that account value would only be $458K,” she advises.

Some say that timing is everything when it comes to investments. We asked Karyn what her recommendations were for taking advantage of social security and when to pull out of the stock market or buy in. She tell us, “the timing decision will be based on whether an individual is still working, the individual’s other sources of income such as their investment portfolio, and the individual’s life expectancy based on their health history and family longevity. Generally, the lower your expected long-term

investment return and the longer your life expectancy, the more it pays to wait to take your benefit.” Karyn emphasizes how Carolinas Wealth Management will work with clients to determine the best estimate of their “break-even age” for benefits to begin so there is no money left on the table.

For those looking to purchase a new home, her rule of thumb is the twenty-eight percent rule, meaning, you should spend no more than twenty-eight of your gross monthly income on your monthly mortgage amount including principal, interest, taxes, and insurance costs. Factors to consider are your monthly income, the price of the home, current interest rates, available down payment, taxes, insurance, PMI (private mortgage insurance if down payment is less than twenty percent), credit score, monthly debt, and personal assets. All of these factors are much easier to digest with the help of a financial advisor and if planning early enough, you can get ahead and stay ahead, financially. ✴

For more information, call Carolinas Wealth Management at 1-800-948-2706 or visit w.

(bottom right) It takes more than just salary to build your wealth. Be advised to make the best decisions for your dollars and discover the different ways you can diversify your portfolio.

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Make it Modern

After purchasing a vintage home in downtown Charleston, this homeowner turned to a locally owned furniture store that specializes in everything modern and contemporary to completely furnish his entire home.

Having spent the last several years traveling the world and living on a boat, this adventurous explorer decided to plant some roots and buy a house on the peninsula of Charleston. Originally built in 1804, the home kept its classic colonial exterior, however, its new resident wanted the home’s interior to match his contemporary lifestyle. Modern furniture can be described as having smooth surfaces, clean straight lines, and warm neutral colors. In need of new furniture, he turned to the expertise of Paul Haugaard and Katy Boone of Danco Modern Furniture in Mount Pleasant.

“Originally, this homeowner came in looking for a living room set and a sleeper sofa for his guest bedroom. He was already a big fan of the Stressless brand, which we carry a lot of,” floor manager, Katy Boone remembers. Having a vast selection of furniture that matched his style and needs, plus a team who could assist him with details, it was a no-brainer for this homeowner to furnish his entire home with pieces from Danco Modern Furniture.

Transitioning from living on a boat to owning a two-story home was quite an adventure of its own. Katy also had to keep in mind that her client

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(top left) A long glass table from Danco paired with soft gray chairs creates a modern neoclassical design. (top right) A wooden bed frame with connecting side tables was placed in the guest room. (bottom left) The Boss Bed frame and headboard was chosen for the master bedroom by Danco floor manager, Katy Boone.

enjoyed working remotely, so each space needed to be fluid and interchangeable. She began with the TV room, furnishing it with two black leather Stressless recliners with ottomans, as well as two red BINK side tables, ideal for when he wants to work on his laptop. A large abstract black and white area rug lays in the center of the room creating a cohesive flow and balance throughout the entire space.

Walled off from the rest of the house with a singular entrance is the dining room. The homeowner wanted simple and classy furniture to match the already intimate feeling of the space. Katy selected a glass extension table with wooden legs and paired it with six gray leather chairs. The straight, clean lines and rustic wood detailing is a perfect blend of feminine and masculine design.

In the guest bedroom, the homeowner chose a solid cherry wood platform bed with an attached side table, domestically built in Vermont. “The bed frame can come with or without the side table,” she says. Staying neutral,

a white and gray bed spread and pillows were picked to compliment the gray fur rug.

The last room to be furnished was the master. “I found this gorgeous black leather headboard and metal bed frame,” she tells us. Known as the “Boss Bed,” the strong, straight lines are lessened by the padded headboard made with black leather, specially fabricated in Italy. The headboard lays parallel to the wall reaching well above five feet tall, making it the true protagonist of the room. A geometrical multi-level dresser and side table sits beside the bed completing this contemporary space.

“In years past, people seemed to think if they lived in a traditional home, they had to have traditional furniture. But that trend has changed, people are beginning to realize modern furniture can be used in any setting,” Paul expresses. ✴

For more information, call Danco Modern Furniture at (843) 884-2256 or visit

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Callie Cranford
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A Customized Closet

Charleston Custom Closets, LLC helped this family with young children make better use of their pantry, laundry room, and master bedroom closet for a more manageable and organized lifestyle.

Chaotic closets and cluttered pantries call for professional and personalized space saving solutions. That’s where Nathan Kramer, comes in. Seven years ago, he was working in pharmaceutical sales and the industry was changing rapidly. He decided to look for something more fulfilling and through an unusual series of coincidences, he ended up starting a closet company. A natural problem solver and entrepreneur, Nathan saw an opportunity to help fill the need for storage solutions for families across the Lowcountry.

Like many projects, the customer starts with something that’s just not

functional. Nathan works with his customers during the consultation process to find a solution that pairs with their needs, wants, and budget. He then provides digital renderings of the design solutions making it easy for the client to visualize and understand how it will work for them.“We custom cut a lot of the material on-site. It allows us to really go wall to wall with everything and get the most out of each space no matter the size or configuration,” Nathan says.

This particular project includes a complete pantry remodel with a custom shelving system that provides storage for a small butler’s pantry and laundry room, freeing up space on the

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kitchen countertops. A common problem for many homeowners, including this family, are the standard fixed wire shelves that were installed in their pantries and closets by the original home builder. These basic shelves tend to waste a lot of space because they can’t be adjusted and are often just on one side of the closet. With a custom system, Nathan is able to maximize the vertical wall space with adjustable shelving all around, and a combination of doors, drawers, and retractable wire baskets. “The baskets are really nice because you can retract them out, set it on the counter to organize snacks, and slide it right back in its space,” Nathan says. The homeowner remarks how handy it is to have accessible snacks

for her children and their friends to share without requiring her help.

Once the kitchen pantry was completed, the homeowners were interested in bringing the same organizational ease into their master bedroom closet. “Some of the solutions are rather simple but make a huge impact like the soft close, full extension drawers, meaning they open completely and the very back of the drawer is visible,” he tells us. Nathan was able to customize their closet to include a separate space for each spouse’s wardrobe as well as seasonal storage that can be easily accessed as needed. This functionality all comes down to the number of adjustable shelves and

built-in drawers that have been carefully measured and designed to use every inch of this specific space for thoughtful storage. Utilizing wall space in a custom closet like this also brings everything off of the floor and keeps things like shoes and accessories in view with the rest of a wardrobe. Clear entry and ample storage space in this closet has been “one of the most stress relieving experiences,” the homeowner tells us. Every item now has a designated place to go and the shelves can be easily shifted as new items are added for long-term storage. Nothing is lost in the clutter. ✴

For more information, call Charleston Custom Closets, LLC at (843) 790-3222 or visit

(top left) Custom accessory drawer storage was integrated into the walk-in closet system for the ultimate dressing room experience. (bottom right) Adjustable shelves allow the homeowners to take full advantage of their vertical storage space.

A Historic “Site” To See

It was important to the owners of this historical downtown home that their garden updates respect the property. Contractors did so by integrating existing historic material with contemporary stone selections.

The goal of this project was to create a classic, peaceful, and inviting feel. To help realize their vision, the homeowners worked with a team of experienced design professionals to renovate their outdoor living space which included a complete pool remodel, hardscapes, and a new landscape design.

Landscape Architect, Glen Gardener, planned the overall design of this project with the help of contractor, Bill Kent, landscape designer, Jerry Port, and SiteOne Stone Center’s Dirck Reichard. Because this was a historic renovation, the hardscape selections from SiteOne Stone

Center played a major role in the outcome of the project. Dirck shares that, “It is extremely important that the new materials [used for the hardscapes] blend well with existing brick and stone, especially on a historic property.”

The first and arguably largest part of this project involved digging out the original raised pool and lowering its elevation for even ground. Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston built the new pool with SiteOne’s limestone along the pool deck and coping. The homeowner emphasizes that the hardscape material selections “came down to texture and color." The use of natural stone offered a balance to

Written by Micaela Arnett Photography by Kenny Reed Dirck Reichard of SiteOne Stone Center
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the geometry of the pool and is soft to the feet when in and out of the water.

There are two sections of custom fabricated bluestone that create a seamless transition from one stone type to another. This allowed for a fluidity among the garden’s domains whether it be the pool and cabana or the outdoor dining area. There is no harsh separation yet a subtle distinction of space.

A seamless blend of hardscape material was especially important for the new driveway which incorporated old English brick from the 1890’s, recovered from the property during the renovation preparation. Because there was not enough historic material to fill the entire space, the team decided to lay just the front driveway apron with the historic brick in a herringbone

(left) Stone planters filled with lush greenery provide vibrant contrast against the hardscape materials. (above right) SiteOne’s Arctic Bay stone and the antique black stone were laid near the front steps to resemble marble in a checkered pattern.

pattern to distinguish the difference between the new handmade brick laid in a traditional pattern for the rest of the driveway.

SiteOne’s arctic bay stone and antique black stone was laid near the front steps to resemble marble in a checkered pattern, a nod to one of the original homeowners who loved the design. “We couldn’t be happier with the end result of the garden and pool project. It’s both calming and elegant at the same time creating an ideal space to relax and enjoy with friends and family,” the owner boasts. ✴

For more information, call SiteOne Stone Center at (843) 557-1225 or visit

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Building for the Owner’s Style

After purchasing a spec house on Sullivan’s Island, the new residents hired the original builder to customize their new home including new interior features and building a detached cottage.

While completing a historic renovation on Sullivan’s Island, Evan Diament, owner of Diament Building Corp. was introduced to the talented team of Beau Clowney Architects, who hoped to partner with him for a new build nearby. Evan proudly agreed and planning commenced for this raised coastal beach house. With a “build within budget” goal in mind, Evan used composite exterior materials like the Hardie Artisan shiplap siding to withstand the tumultuous climate of the Lowcountry. A Bahamian corrugated-style metal roof was installed to give a rustic yet sleek look

to this contemporary home. This style of roofing is leak-proof, durable, and enhances indoor comfort with cooling capabilities. Maximizing the number of windows throughout the home build was a strategic design to accentuate the views and bring in natural light to showcase the hardwood interior details.

Before the new build was complete, it had been purchased by its new owners. A couple of months later, Evan was hired back on to renovate the interior of the home to fit the needs of the new residents. “The original build was sleek and very much of a blank canvas for the new owners to make their mark,” explains Evan. His new clients wanted

Written by Paige Taylor Photography by Ellis Creek Photography | Headshot by Kenny Reed Evan Diament of Diament Building Corp.
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Complementing Elements

The dark teal walls paired with the hardwood ceiling gives a perfect blend of masculine and feminine design.

to add sinker cypress beams throughout their home, add a dual master suite, and build a detached cottage to host multiple guests. Working closely with interior designer, Luann McCants the use of teal against the hardwood features of the home creates a beautiful blend of coastal cabin chic in the living room.

The use of funky and colorful wallpaper brings each room to life like the butler pantry which is decorated in tiny black and white polka dots, or the guest bathroom decorated with large black palm leaf wallpaper. The coastal kitchen design bordered with shiplap includes woven shades, gold and white

pendants, and a deep teal backsplash beneath the range hood that matches the kitchen island and window frames, effortlessly.

Included in Evan’s original build was an exquisite outdoor living space built for poolside leisure. Some updated features to accommodate the new owners included a mahogany gate entrance, a covered outdoor game room, and a custom-built wooden bench near a cast iron fire-pit. Creating a perfect outdoor living space to enjoy warm Carolina nights with friends and family.

Having worked on this house two separate times, Evan looks back on the

challenges he had to face by staying within both client’s fixed budgets. “The pandemic was the biggest challenge on this project. Most of the work for both phases were completed with material shortages, price increases, and material delays,” describes Evan. Nevertheless, he was successful in the “build within budget” goal set when he first began.

“It is incredibly important to have a builder involved during the design phase to help ensure the designs fall within the owner’s budget,” he says. ✴

For more information, call Diament Building Corp. at (843) 991-5531 or visit

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(above) Expressive wallpaper gives each room its own personality. (opposite top) Revamped kitchen elements include an updated backsplash to match the island. (opposite bottom) A custom wooden bench corners around a fire-pit for outdoor fun.

The Look of Marble

After spending years replacing the hardwood floors in his Johns Island cottage, this homeowner discovered the beauty and unique nature of epoxy flooring.

Homeowner, Kyle Souza has lived in his Johns Island abode for the past thirteen years. While the upkeep was that of a normal homeowner, he began noticing a pattern with his hardwood flooring on the first level. “I have replaced my hardwood floors about five different times over the course of my stay here,” he says. The cost of removing and replacing his flooring every three years began to take its toll, so Kyle took to social media to find alternative options. “I was doing some research on Facebook, and I came across a few different flooring professional pages. I sent them all a message, but Vairon Ocampo [of Oli and Peter Professional

Epoxy, LLC] was the first to message me back,” he explains. After having their initial consultation and seeing Vairon’s work, Kyle was sold.

Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC began in 2018 after Vairon’s brotherin-law expressed interest in wanting to have his garage floor resurfaced with epoxy. “I was working on the military base at the time, but I was interested to learn how to do epoxy flooring. I volunteered to epoxy his garage floor and realized I was not only good at it, but I also really enjoyed it,” he states.

Soon enough, his business began making a name for itself working with local organizations, churches, and

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homeowners. “I met with Kyle, and we looked over my color chart together. He wanted something classy, unique, and long-lasting. He also wanted to incorporate shades of gray and white with a mix of orange and gold,” Vairon tells us.

For each project, a special mix of epoxy resin, color powder, and metal pigments are blended to create a one-of-a-kind design. “Blending might be the hardest part of my job. I must be extremely precise when I am blending the mixture as it might

create a different color than what the homeowner wants. If this happens, I will have to start all over,” describes Vairon. Once the mix is successfully blended, Vairon carefully pours the epoxy on the floor, swaying back and forth to create his popular marble designs. “Anyone can work with epoxy, but I believe to be successful you must be unique in one thing. For me that is my marble designs, which mimics the movement of real marble,” he says.

The color contrast of his epoxy swirls and the details created in each space

makes for a very happy homeowner. “I love it. It is so unique, that all my neighbors want to come over to see it,” Kyle says. A bullet proof clear coat is laid over the completed floor to give a nice shine and take a sense of worry off Kyle’s mind. “Knowing this floor won’t get damaged, really eases my mind. It’s easy to clean and just brings a new personality to my home of thirteen years,” expresses Kyle. ✴

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

(below) The new epoxy floors have a gray and white marble swirl design with orange and silver details.
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Love your neighbor - a simple concept but one that is desperate to be understood by many. After the loss of his mother and father within a twoyear span, Chris Singleton has become a beacon of hope and perseverance in the face of tragic adversity. Standing up to hatred and racism through the power of love and acceptance, Chris’ life journey has been a unique one. From playing baseball for Charleston Southern University to being drafted by the Chicago Cubs, and now being a renowned inspirational speaker and a bestselling author all before the age of twenty-seven is something to be admired. Having to overcome the many struggles life has thrown their way, Chris and Mariana have created a beautiful and safe home for their young family to thrive for years to come.

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography by Callie Cranford, Ebony Ellis & Kenny Reed Inspirational speaker and bestselling author, Chris Singleton has made it his life’s mission to spread the message 'love is stronger than hate,' after losing his mom in the 2015 mass shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. The former professional baseball player now travels the country to share his story with major corporations like Microsoft, Boeing, and Volvo, as well as many students and educators worldwide.
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Home Sweet Home

In August of 2021, the Singletons moved into a classic red brick house in North Charleston. “We really enjoy the character an older home can have; something you cannot get from a new build. However, we wanted to incorporate our own style into it,” says Mariana. Due to Chris’ hectic travel schedule and the fact that Mariana was thirty-seven weeks pregnant with their second son, time was of the essence. To assist with their remodeling needs, Mariana hired interior designers Kyle and Ashley Allard of KASL Design Co. LLC and Mario Marinho of Doctor’s Painting & Serv’s LLC. One week after closing on the house, renovations commenced.

From the moment you enter the Singleton home, you are at ease. There is a peaceful Zen that exudes from every corner of this house, which was done intentionally. “It was important for me to have a house that my family feels safe in. A place where we can close the doors to the outside world and be ourselves,” Chris describes.

The front door opens to a grand foyer with a large winding staircase that guides your gaze upwards towards the ceiling where a large black candle-style chandelier hangs. Neutral tones along with black and hardwood elements is a constant theme throughout the home. “I told our

interior designer, Ashley, that we wanted a farmhouse chic design with clean and functional spaces. She took what I said and ran with it,” Mariana tells us.

Off to the side of the foyer is the dining room decorated with a large wooden table, beautiful tan chairs, a black chandelier, and a vintage rug, along with table décor from Celadon Home and the Megan Molten Shop. “The Singleton’s love to entertain, so having dedicated spaces to gather with their friends and family was a must,” explains interior designer, Ashley Allard of KASL Design Co. LLC. The living room is a comfortable space

" The longevity of what this house could be for us means everything to me " - CS
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Iron Details

The grand staircase features modern iron balusters and railings.

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with ample seating options. Bringing in a bit of texture, handwoven straw décor elements are sprinkled about. Staying consistent with the color palette, the kitchen received brand-new white cabinetry with black hardware, natural wood shelving, and a waterfall edge countertop fabricated from Aria quartz by South Star Granite. “We tend to cook with a lot of ingredients that can stain, so we needed something that was durable and easy to clean,” describes Mariana.

The backyard elements of the original blueprint are what caught Mariana’s attention. “I love being outside. It was important to me to have an indoor/outdoor living space,” she states. An enclosed patio with screened windows attaches to a large wooden deck, furnished with comfortable sofas, an outdoor kitchen, and a TV. Growing up, Mariana spent her summers back in

Brazil with her cousins and grandparents. She tells us, “Having this safe backyard helps me feel connected to my Brazilian roots.”

When it came to their son’s bedrooms, the goal was to design spaces that could grow as they do.

CJ’s room is very spacious, perfect for a four-yearold to play around in. A white shiplap accent wall and roman shades fashions a coastal atmosphere. Keeping a minimalistic design, CJ has a tic-tac-toe wall, a climb n’ slide bed with chalk-board siding, and a quaint reading nook. Caden’s safari themed nursery is designed with sage green wainscoting and furnished with neutral and black accents to match the rest of the house. A playful yet comfortable space where he can crawl and explore as he grows.

(left) An enclosed patio with screened windows is the perfect indoor/outdoor space. (below) The living room is filled with many seating options for family and friend gatherings. (opposite right) Black shiplap panels the waterfall edge countertop to create a masculine/feminine design.

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The master bedroom and bathroom include pops of blue, Mariana’s favorite color. It can be seen in the rugs, pillows, bathroom vanity, and wall décor. Looking back on their journey to finding this home, Mariana and Chris do not forget their humble beginnings. “We have never had a room that could fit a king-sized bed before. It’s kind of surreal,” she confesses.

Chris’ office was designed with purpose. Needing a place to focus on his mission, Chris filled his space with special items like his Chicago Cubs

jersey and a beautiful painting of his mother. Playing backdrop to many of Chris’ virtual speaking events is a faux brick accent wall painted in “black magic” by Sherwin-Williams along with two black shelves that displays his many achievements, like a letter he received from the White House.

“After the renovations were complete, I thought this is our forever home which is not something I’ve ever said about any of our past homes. I can picture our sons posing for their proms on the staircase or hanging out with their

friends in our entertainment room. The longevity of what this house could be for us means everything to me,” expresses Chris.

Becoming Chris

Born near Atlanta, GA, Chris is the oldest of three siblings. His mother worked as a speech language pathol ogist and a children’s youth pastor, while his father coached football and worked as a special education teacher. Chris was introduced to sports at a very young age. “We were a big sports family. My mom ran track in college

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and my dad played football. I was three when I began playing baseball in pee-wee leagues. It was the first time I played orga nized sports and I just fell in love with the game,” he remembers. Another major part of his childhood was their faith. “It became such a huge part of who we were as a family and who I am now,” he states.

During his childhood, Chris’ family relocated to his father’s hometown of Charleston, SC. Dreaming of playing professional baseball, Chris played center field for Goose Creek High School where he also met his now wife, Mariana. “I already had a huge crush on him. One night after a basketball game, he asked for my number via Twitter. He was very smooth,” she explains. The rest is history.

The Unthinkable

On June 17, 2015, Chris’ mother, Rev. Sharonda ColemanSingleton attended an evening bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston. That night she lost her life, along with eight others in an event that shook the nation. Chris was eighteen at the time and attending Charleston

Southern University. Forced into the national spotlight by media attention, Chris was interviewed by many news outlets like the Today Show. “I was surrounded by cameras, but I didn’t put on a show. I just expressed what was in my heart, which is that everyone is deserving of love no matter what they look like. That is how my mother loved and I wanted to keep her spirit alive,” Chris explains.

Almost a year and a half after his mother passed away, Chris suffered another unimaginable loss - his father. “Losing both my parents so close to each other was rough. All I wanted was to keep my brother and sister as close to me as possible. I was al most twenty and Mariana was nineteen, but we decided to have my younger siblings live with us,” he tells us.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

After the loss of his mother, Chris was determined to make his dreams of going pro a reality. “I shifted my entire focus to being drafted and making my mom proud. Losing her was what I call the ‘pivot moment’ of my life,” he tells us. At the time, Chris and Mariana were expecting their first son, CJ. One day, while he was

(above left) Chris works in his home office; planning for his future books and events. (above right) Hanging in his office is a beautiful painting of his mother, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton.
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at work cleaning pools, Chris’ life changed again. “I remember I was cleaning an above ground pool in Goose Creek, when I received the call saying I had been drafted by the Chicago Cubs to play in the minor leagues,” he remembers. Chris traveled the country and played for the Chicago Cubs for two seasons. When looking back on his time as a pro fessional baseball player, Chris recalls taking steps to heal. “I started seeing a licensed therapist when I played in the minor leagues. I had never considered going to therapy before, but it was very eye-opening. It helped me lose the fake ‘I’m fine' mentality I was trying to portray. Through therapy I became a better man in the long run,” he states.

Quality Time

Chris makes the most of his downtime with his wife, Mariana and their two sons, Caden and CJ.

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Light and Airy Spaces

Both Caden and CJ’s rooms were designed with calming neutral colors and soft textures; perfect for tiny growing humans.

My Great Big Live Wedding

Set to marry his high school sweetheart in November 2019, Chris was presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “I received this message on Twitter from a guy saying he was a producer for this upcoming TV show on the Lifetime Channel called My Great Big Live Wedding with David Tutera, and they were giving away free weddings,” he says to us. In disbelief, Chris ignored the message but then he received another one to set up a casting interview. “We were scheduled to get married November 2019 with a wedding budget of 15K, but this show wanted to give us a 100k wed ding at no cost to us,” Mariana describes. The only catch was that the wedding ceremony was going to be broadcast on live TV. In February 2019, Chris and Mariana wed with their friends, family, and America watching.

A Man of Many Words

Throughout his time playing for the Chicago Cubs, one thing Chris found himself doing more and more of was public speaking. Shortly after the horrific event at Mother

Emanuel AME, Chris was continuously asked to speak to different groups and organizations. “I never thought that this could be a career for me. I didn’t know I could support my family by bringing unity and love to other people,” he ex presses. Encouraged by his friends and family, Chris began to rebrand himself as an inspirational speaker. “I started out doing fifteen speaking engagements per year, then that grew to fifty-four, then to eighty-four, and in 2021, I completed 121 speaking events,” he says.

Spreading like wildfire, Chris’ mission ‘love is stronger than hate’ has been heard by major corporations, universities, and professional sports teams, but his favorite audience to speak to are educators. “If I can inspire a teacher who has twenty-five kids in their classroom per year to teach love and acceptance to their students, the impact of that is going to be huge,” he explains with a gleam in his eyes.

On top of being a renowned inspirational speaker, Chris wanted to spread his message to a sometimes forgotten

(above) Included in CJ’s room is a climb and slide bed with chalkboard sides. Featured artworks states "I have the power to create change" and "Show up for yourself."
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about demographic – children. “The best way I could reach younger kids was to write a children’s book,” he admits. In 2020, Chris wrote and self-published his first book Different –A Story About Loving Your Neighbor. Becoming an overnight success and selling over forty-thousand copies, Different was labeled a #1 Teacher’s Pick by Amazon and grabbed the attention of many well-known organizations like the Obama Foundation. Chris has since written two more children’s books, Your Life Matters and most recently, Baseball Around the World; he is in the process of writing his fourth book which will be targeted towards adults.

“First and foremost, everything I do is to keep my mother’s memory alive, as well as the others who lost their lives that day. I owe it to my mom to spread the word of unity and love. Sometimes you go through ‘sink or swim’ moments. I am just so thankful that my God has given me the strength to keep

swimming over the last seven years, when I could have easily drowned,” Chris expresses.

What’s Next

As true entrepreneurs, Chris and Mariana started a real estate business together in 2018 called Singleton Holdings, owning about fifteen rental properties around the Lowcountry. Hoping to grow this endeavor within the next five years, Mariana handles all the renovation needs, tenant relations, and hires contractors.

Chris and Mariana have created a multi-lingual household for their two boys. “It’s a blended world and language is such a huge barrier between human connections. I don’t want my sons to say, ‘I wasn’t able to impact the world because I don’t speak the language,’ that is why I am passionate about immersing them into different cultures,” Chris states.

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(1) Hints of blue can be seen throughout the master bedroom including the vintage printed rug. (2) Hardwood elements were introduced into each space to enhance a calming environment. (3) The enclosed patio is decorated with comfortable furniture with neutral colors. (4) Hanging in Chris’ office is his Chicago Cubs jersey along with his favorite spirits. (5) Shiplap walls and a new vanity sink restored this powder bathroom.

(6) The dining room table is designed with pieces from Celadon Home and the Megan Molten Shop. (7) On full display is Chris’ championship ring from playing in the minor leagues for the Chicago Cubs.

(8) A new titanium range hood against the white backsplash creates a polished look.

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With spooky season here, what better way to celebrate than to explore some of downtown Charleston’s most haunted haunts? We speak with walking tour guide, Tommy Dew, Ed Macy, author of the best-selling book, Haunted Charleston, and Karen White, author of the ghostly Tradd Street series, to help break down the city’s long history of ghost stories.

Charleston, South Carolina is not only known as being a beautiful city filled with rich architecture, but also having a haunted history. According to tour guide, Tommy Dew, there are three reasons why Charleston is filled with so many spooky ghost stories; tragedy, time, and being the number one city for slave trading in the United States. “One of the main ingredients to any 'ghost story' is tragedy, which Charleston has had its fair share of,” Tommy continues, “In Charleston's 340-year existence, we have experienced around twenty-one deadly hurricanes, five great fires, the largest earthquake on the East coast, the Revolutionary War and Civil War, and many epidemics." With many original homesteads still standing, there have been several eerie and supernatural recorded events that have taken place.

Written by Paige Taylor | Photography & Illustrations by Kenny Reed
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The College of Charleston purchased and renovated this home in 1966. A young couple who worked for the university moved in. “One night the couple was lying in bed, reading a book with the lights on when a man entered their room and stood before their bed. He attempted to speak to them, but no words came out of his mouth. After a few moments, the frustrated man left the room through a solid plaster wall,” Ed Macy describes in his book, Haunted Charleston.

Inspiring the cover art of her widely successful novel The House on Tradd Street, New York Times Bestselling Author, Karen White chose this house at 125 Tradd Street. “I needed a southern city steeped in history, filled with beautiful architecture, and of course, a good supply of ghosts,” Karen tells us. The series follows a medium named Melanie and the many spirits she encounters in and around Charleston.

In 1772, John Fullerton designed, built, and owned this downtown home. Legend has it that whenever John played the spinet, or small piano, for his children in the living room, a vision of an indigenous man would be seen peeking through the first story window. “The spirit would have to be around six feet, eight inches to reach that first story window,” Ed points out.

The second installment of Karen White’s Tradd Street series is The Girl on Legare Street. The home on the cover of the novel was inspired by the Miles Brewton House. In this novel, Karen’s protagonist Melanie along with her estranged mother, who also has psychic abilities, renovate their old family home but end up stirring up a maleficent spirit who is ready for carnage.

On August 31, 1886, the strong hurricane hit Charleston causing devastating damages. “When the hurricane hit Charleston, a young English boy who had arrived only eight hours before, ran outside but was crushed by a piece of masonry that had broken off the side of the house. His ghost can be heard knocking on the front door trying to come back inside,” Ed Macy describes in his second book, Haunted Harbor.

Built in the 1730s, this house served as the residence of a young whistling doctor named Joseph Ladd Brown. One day, Joseph naively participated in a duel with an ex-friend to save his reputation in Philadelphia Alley. During the dual, he was injured and spent his last dying days at home.

“It’s been said that whenever a tragedy occurs in or around the house, whistling can be heard on the staircase,” says Ed Macy.

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17 Chambers Street

The Pink House is one of the oldest residential houses in Charleston dating back to 1712. Originally serving as a tavern for some ghastly characters, it is rumored to have been previously owned by the first female pirate, Anne Bonny. Ed Macy says, “Throughout the years, the Pink House has been used as an art gallery and now serves as a home, but every now and again the sight of a ghostly woman appears on the stairwell.”

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Down By The Sea

This home on Isle of Palms received updates on the exterior and interior for what looks like a totally new beach house.

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Transformative Design

Local interior designers converted this empty hallway into a wet bar that accommodates two under-thecounter beverage centers, a full cocktail/coffee bar, and plenty of storage for glassware.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Hayes + Nash Design Co.

• Classic Shaker Style Cabinets

• Bohemian Pattern Backsplash

• Brass Hammered Sink

• Quartz Countertops

For more information: Hayes + Nash Design Co. (843) 284-6960

Beautiful Bathroom Accessories

This open-concept bathroom required stainless steel fixtures and updated vanities from this Lowcountry top plumbing supply house.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Design Directions, LLC

• Wall Tile by Melcer Tile

• Floor Tile by Garden State Tile

• Tile Installed by Classic Tile and Hardwood Flooring, LLC

• Plumbing Fixtures and Cabinetry by Moluf's Kitchen and Bath

• Concrete Top on Bathtub and Cabinets by Eco Designer Concrete

For more information:

Moluf's Kitchen and Bath (843) 723-4881

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Photography by Ellyn Darling Photography by Callie Cranford
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Poolside Perfection

This backyard overhaul in Charleston’s historic district required a complete demo and removal of the existing hardscape, masonry, and fiberglass pool and spa. The finished result is now the perfect space to soak up the sun, relax, and take in the salt air.

For more information: Aqua Blue Pools (843) 767-7665

From Drab to Fab

When remodeling this guest bathroom, a design consultant for a local home furnishing store turned a dresser into a bathroom vanity, and decorated the remainder of the room with items also found in the store.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Level Builders

• Design Consult by Jessie Hatfield

• Vanity & Accessories by Celadon Home

For more information: Celadon Home (843) 884-7005

Photography by Callie Cranford Photography by Patrick Brickman
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REMODELING Features + Contributors: • Pool Remodel by Aqua Blue Pools • Pool Automation with Wireless Controls and an In-floor Cleaning System • Walnut Travertine Stone • Landscape Architecture by Wertimer + Cline
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La Cuisine

Well-traveled homeowners turned to Aiden Fabrics for interior design help with their kitchen remodel. Inspired by French-style elements such as a faux copper hood and architectural details on the cabinetry create a casual yet, elegant atmosphere.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Mike Hardee with Palmetto Development

• Interior Design by Aiden Fabrics

• Shaped Leg and Side Panel Details on Cabinets by Baker Custom Cabinetry

• Copper and Champagne Accents

• Built-in Wet Bar

For more information:

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

Contemporary Kitchen

These homeowners contracted custom builders to remove their home’s load bearing walls to create an open floor plan for the kitchen with new hardwood flooring.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Brackish Builders

• Custom Backsplash

• Brushed Gold Hardware


For more information: Brackish Builders (843) 566-5554


Photography by Kenny Reed
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A Customized Kitchen

This kitchen was updated with all new custom cabinetry and a matching range hood for a seamless visual transition.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Designed and Installed by Sullivan Custom Cabinets, Inc.

• Cabinet Colors in ‘Chantilly Lace’ and ‘Wrought Iron’

• Inset Cabinet Construction

• Custom Cabinet Hood

• Custom Drawer Inserts

For more information: Sullivan Custom Cabinets, Inc. (843) 554-5880

Wondrous Wooden Elements

Breathing new life into this home remodel, the builder worked with a local lumber supply company to install hardwood trim along the staircase and fireplace mantle, as well as white shiplap accents around the fireplace wall.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by CMG Custom Homes

• Building Materials by Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

For more information:

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

Photography by Ebony Ellis Photography by Ebony Ellis Before
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A Retro Renovation

This dark 1970's kitchen was outdated. The homeowner worked alongside Charleston's newest natural stone and quartz supplier. A beautiful blue Antolini marble was installed for the island and countertops to complement her colorful sunflower backsplash.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Antolini Blue Sea Marble Island and Countertops by Ace Granite Charleston

• Countertops Fabricated by Affordable Granite Summerville

For more information:

Ace Granite Charleston (843) 974-3421

Master Bathroom Brilliance

What once was a tiny hallway in this 1960’s style home is now a full master bath. By tearing down the old wall and adding modern day plumbing, they increased the size of the bathroom significantly.


For more information:

Just Additions & Remodeling,

(843) 277-5828

Photography by Ebony Ellis Photography by Ebony Ellis
REMODELING Features + Contributors: • Remodeled by Just Additions & Remodeling, LLC • Tile by Garden State Tile • Countertop by Classic Marble • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf's Kitchen and Bath • Unlacquered Brass Hardware • Frameless, Curbless Walk-In Glass Shower
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Park Circle Cottage

This home was one of the original Sears "kit-houses" built in the 1940's. The homeowner called on a local modern furniture guru to design and style her contemporary remodel.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Furniture and Interior Design by Iola Modern

For more information:

Iola Modern (843) 225-6286

Expanded Eatery

A local construction company opened up this floor plan for the homeowner’s kitchen remodel by removing the wall that connected to the living room.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Harper Construction, Inc.

• Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston, LLC

• Built-In Shelves

• Black Quartz Countertops


For more information:

Harper Construction, Inc. (843) 737-4745

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Marine Marbled Design

A detached garage floor needed an upgrade and these homeowners wanted something unique yet durable. This new epoxy flooring is not only eye-catching, it can withstand wear and tear for long-term brilliance.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Marbled Epoxy Floor by Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC

• Silver Metallic Pigment

• Royal and Midnight Blue Pigments

For more information: Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC (843) 499-5939

Night and Day Kitchen Reno

Creating an open-concept floor plan, this Lowcountry contracting firm made the kitchen unrecognizable from what it had been.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by CK Contracting

• Green Tile Backsplash

• Granite Countertops


For more information:

CK Contracting (843) 352-4975


Photography by Kenny Reed Photography Provided by CK Contracting
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Modern Pool Features

These local pool experts renovated this pool to accentuate the water views by installing in-water barstools alongside the infinity edge.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Pool Remodel by Aquatica Pools & Spas

• Filtration and Heating by Hayward Pool Products

• Pool Foundation by SMART Gunite

• Glass Infinity Edge Tile

• Color Infinity Edge Lighting

• App-Based Control of all Pool Functions

• Custom Bullnose Travertine Coping

• Sunledge

For more information:

Aquatica Pools & Spas (843) 212-0014

Family Function First

Previous wire shelving didn't do the job. For ease of access and organization, a custom shelf system was installed to maximize storage space.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

For more information: ShelfGenie (843) 890-0542

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• Storage System Installed by ShelfGenie • Glide Around Shelves • Glide Out Shelves • Tray Bin Shelves • Birchwood and Melamine Cabinetry • Pantry Storage Designed by Julie Blumetti


Living In Luxury

A custom cabinetry firm respectfully blended modern design features into this Victorian-style kitchen remodel.

Flat panel cabinet doors creates a contemporary look while the contrasting light and dark colors of the cabinetry creates depth.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Madigan Projects

• Architecture by American Vernacular

• Cabinets Fabricated and Installed by HWC Custom Cabinetry

• Backsplash by Melcer Tile

• Countertops by Granite by Design

For more information: HWC Custom Cabinetry (843) 207-0750

Blue Lagoon Loo

This homeowner wanted her master bathroom remodel to feel like an underwater oasis. The backsplash brings out the blue hues in the patterned wallpaper while the white floor tile brightens the space.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Backsplash & Flooring by Melcer Tile

• Wallpaper by Voysey in “The Owl”

• Delta Sink Faucets in Champagne Bronze

• Plumbing Fixtures by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

• Light Fixtures by Rick’s Lighting

For more information:

Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345


Photography by Kenny Reed


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Wondrous Walnut

Wanting to emphasize space, this kitchen design firm installed white metro slab doors and drawers, along with a walnut backsplash and floating shelves.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Jason Chasteen of Artisan Woodworks and Restoration

• Cabinetry and Installation by Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston

• Paint Colors in ‘Bright White’ and ‘Willow Gray’ by Sherwin-Williams

• Walnut Floating Shelves

• Walnut Backsplash Material

For more information:

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston (843) 225-9344

Solid As Stone

A unique mix of stone and epoxy makes for a durable, low maintenance, and flood resistant surface; perfect for humid outdoor spaces and garage floors.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Stone and Epoxy Flooring by Coastal Stone Flooring

For more information:

Coastal Stone Flooring (843) 306-3063


Photography by Kenny Reed

Contemporary Charleston

Utilizing the expertise of a modern furniture store, this homeowner transformed his country cottage living room into a sleek and polished bachelor pad.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Furniture by Danco Modern Furniture

For more information:

Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256

A Touch of Tranquility

Due to a leak in the shower, these homeowners worked with tile installation experts to transform their master bathroom.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by B3 Construction Management

• Interior Design by PEC Design, LLC

• Tile Installed by Charleston Backsplash

• Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design

• Plumbing Fixtures by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

• Light Fixtures by Visual Comfort

• Vanity Tops Fabricated by Perfect Stones

For more information:

Charleston Backsplash (843) 417-0677

Photography by Callie Cranford Photography by Callie Cranford Before Before
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Fantastic Faucets

This kitchen and butler pantry received up-to-date unlacquered brass plumbing fixtures to add a touch of luxe.




Rohl Shaw Sinks

• Perrin

• Unlacquered

For more information:

Gateway Supply Company (843) 554-0450

Floor To Ceiling

This kitchen and butler pantry remodel features brand-new hardwood floors, cabinetry, and ceiling for a unique and natural accent that embraces neutral tones and organic textures.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Design Directions, LLC

• Hardwood Floors, Cabinetry, and Ceiling Accents by Flooring Factory

For more information:

Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354

Photography by Ebony Ellis | Before Photography by 523 Creative Photography by Callie Cranford
Features + Contributors: •
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by Floyd Custom Contracting • Plumbing Fixtures by Gateway Supply Company •
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The Right Reno

This design build firm refinished every surface throughout the home from floors to ceilings, incorporating the homeowner’s unique style into each room.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by PRD Custom Homes & Interiors

• Shou Sugi Ban Mantel with Floating Shelves

• Hand Finished Brass Strapping Over Custom Hood

• Tile and Stone by Triton Stone

• Cabinetry by PRD Cabinetry

• Tile and Flooring Installation by Hometeam Flooring

For more information:

PRD Custom Homes & Interiors (843) 475-8856

Spacious Additions

A 1500 sq. foot 1960’s ranch style home was renovated into a 3200 sq. foot contemporary home with two additional wings and vaulted ceilings with v-groove cypress detail.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Salt Marsh Contracting

• Architecture by Clarke Design Group

• Interior Design by Anna Stein Design

• Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

• Vaulted Cypress Ceilings and Beams

For more information:

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. (843) 744-6281


Photography by Ebony Ellis Photography by Callie Cranford
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Design Details

These homeowners called upon the creative eye of a design consultant from a local cabinet company to help redesign their kitchen space including tearing down a wall and adding a new island, new countertops, new appliances, and new floors.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Easterlin Company Construction

• Kitchen and Cabinet Design by Charleston Cabinets, Inc.

• Countertops by Real Deal Countertops

• Kitchen Appliances by Plugs Appliance

For more information:

Charleston Cabinets, Inc. (843) 554-7800

Made To Look Like Marble

The homeowners updated their outdoor living space with brandnew "Dimensions Pavers,” in the Magnolia color which mimics the look of marble.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Pavers by Belgard and SiteOne Stone Center

• Outdoor Drapes by Aiden Fabrics

• Teak Furniture by Outside Is In

For more information: SiteOne Stone Center (843) 557-1225

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A Porch Perfected

An unusually shaped porch was transformed for style and comfort with a custom bench including deep cushions and pillows for lounging. A fun painted floor and outdoor dining table sets the scene for future gatherings to come.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Presented by Rush Team Real Estate with ERA Wilder

• Interior Design by Mira Visu Design and Lonna Stenild Johansen

For more information:

Rush Team Real Estate (540) 815-8444

Chef’s Choice

This kitchen was transformed into a chef’s dream with a large island for serving and entertaining. As well as floating shelves to display décor and a full range wall backsplash.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Ed Wire General Contractor

• Cabinets by Southeast Kitchens

• Countertops Fabricated and Installed by Palmetto Surfacing, Inc.

• Azure Quartzite Island Countertop

• Full Range Wall Splash and Floating Shelves with Silestone Quartz

For more information:

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. (843) 569-1131

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Tear Down the Walls

These custom contractors were able to transform a cramped and dark space into an open concept kitchen and dining area. Removing four walls revealed an abundance of natural light and space for new additions like a kitchen island.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Priester’s Custom Contracting

• Custom Tile Backsplash

• Custom Kitchen Island

For more information: Priester’s Custom Contracting (843) 200-8495

Safety First

After an extensive pool renovation, this family opted for a keypad activated automatic pool cover to keep the water free from debris and provide an extra layer of protection for children and pets.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Pool Remodeled by Aqua Blue Pools

• Automatic Recessed Vinyl Pool

Safety Cover

• Installed by Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast

For more information: Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast (843) 766-0289

Photography by Callie Cranford Before Before
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Divine Deck Expansion

Wanting an expansive outdoor living space, this remodeling construction firm elongated the back deck to the include a new elevated pool and a custom-made pergola.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Classic Remodeling & Construction

• Custom-Built IPE Privacy Planters

• Westbury "Tuscany" Railings

• IPE Decking

• Pool Built by Aquatica Pools & Spas

For more information:

Classic Remodeling & Construction (843) 763-3297

Renovations and Redecoration

This new homeowner wanted to spruce up her home with coastal chic furniture. She called interior design professionals who also source furniture to redecorate the entire space for a refreshing transformation.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Beglin Construction, Inc.

• Interior Design and Furniture by CHD Interiors


For more information: CHD Interiors (843) 357-1700


Photography by Shallah Dozier of Mind of Divine Photography Photography by Wayne's View Photography, Inc.

A Charleston Cookery

Bringing a breath of fresh air to this cooking space, a local remodeling firm installed updated cabinetry and a kitchen island.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Classic Kitchens of Charleston

• Quartz Countertops Installed by Martol Granite

• Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove Appliances by Plugs Appliance Center

For more information:

Classic Kitchens of Charleston (843) 991-4207

An Exquisite Transformation

This architectural design firm brought this West Ashley home back to life by converting the exterior blueprint into a modern shore side dwelling.

REMODELING Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Peninsula Coastal Construction, LLC

• Architecture by Coastal Creek Design

• Landscape Design by REMARK Landscape Architects

For more information:

Coastal Creek Design (843) 514-1790

Photography by Patrick Brickman Photography by Ebony Ellis Photography by Kenny Reed Before Before
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Not every home improvement requires a full renovation. These non-invasive home projects don’t require any major construction but still make a transformative impact.

Project by Riverside Designers, Vinyet Architecture, Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes

Modern Luxury

This contemporary coastal new home build was designed with a combination of crisp, yet cozy finishes and furnishings.

Features + Contributors:

• Built by Lowcounty Premier Custom Homes

• Architecture by Vinyet Architecture

• Interior Design by Shay Patterson of Riverside Designers

For more information: Riverside Designers (843) 377-2600

Photography by Callie Cranford
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A Customized Kitchen

New custom cabinetry solved this homeowner’s need for additional storage with base cabinets under the island and a custom coffee corner.

Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by High Tide Construction

• Custom Cabinetry by Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath

• Countertops by Martol Granite

• Tile Backsplash by Melcer Tile

For more information:

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath (843) 901-2506

Perfect for Privacy

Desiring privacy for the first level. this homeowner relied on the expertise of a Hunter Douglas backed window treatment business.

Features + Contributors:

• Window Treatments by Advanced Window Fashions

• Provenance™ Shades with LiteRise™ Operating System by Hunter Douglas

For more information:

Advanced Window Fashions (843) 881-8858

Photography by Kenny Reed Photography by Kenny Reed

Porch Protection

These homeowners were able to give their porch some personality and protect their newly installed glass panel front doors with colonial shutters.

Features + Contributors:

• Shutters Installed by Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters

For more information:

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters (843) 822-5519

Artful Architecture

This historic renovation on Sullivan’s Island now has classic European flare with the additions of arched doorways and vaulted ceilings.

Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by St. Pierre Construction

• Architecture by Heather A Wilson

• Designed by Jenn Langston

• Vaulted Ceiling with Exposed Rafters

• Arched Exterior/Interior Details

• Dutch Style Door

• Butler’s Pantry

• White Painted Floor

For more information:

St. Pierre Construction (843) 352-7925

Photography by Ebony Ellis Photography by Patrick Brickman
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Coastal Cottage Charm

This homeowner leaned into her “fixer upper” attitude and created a classic coastal home styled with tropical and natural pieces from a local furniture store.




Locally Crafted Dining

more information:

Cottage (843) 884-2225

Photography by Callie Cranfod
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Features + Contributors: • Furniture by Coralberry
• Tropical
Custom Curtains • Plate Rack from
Wood •
Table • Slipcovered Custom Fabric Dining Chairs • Hand Tufted Wool Rug • Whitewashed Cane Chairs • Jute Wrapped Ottomans • Ombre Wood Beaded Chandelier • Seagrass Side Table For

A Touch of Lake Erie

This eco-friendly countertop fabricator infused sea glass collected from Lake Erie, along with sand and oyster shells to create a coastal blend for this kitchen.

Features + Contributors:

• The "Webster" Design by GlassEco Surfaces

• Base Color in Sherwin-Williams ‘Drift of Mist’

• Dark Purple Sand Accent

For more information: GlassEco Surfaces (843) 554-6099

Brunch in Bronze

To add a luxurious shine to this wet bar, a local plumbing supply house installed top-of-the-line sink fixtures to make the space pop.

Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Mandy Walker

• Plumbing Fixtures by Design on Tap

• Newport Unlacquered Bronze Faucet

• Hammered Antique Copper Sink

For more information: Design on Tap (843) 329-0661

Photography by Callie Cranford Photography by Kenny Reed
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Design with Drapery

To complete off this full house remodel, a local Lowcountry window treatment company installed their top products for a total refresh of this Isle of Palms home.

Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Megan Molten

• Window Treatments by Island Shade Shoppe

• Hand-Crafted Wrought Iron French Return Hardware

• Off-White Linen Drapery Panels

• Woven Wood Shades

For more information: Island Shade Shoppe (843) 834-9645

Decking Details

This second story deck features private master bedroom access and stainless steel cable railings that won’t obstruct the view.

Features + Contributors:

• Building Materials from Maner Builders Supply Co.

For more information: Maner Builders Supply Co. (843) 552-0242

Photography by Ebony Ellis Photography by Margaret Wright
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An Elevated Exterior

Professionally installed impactrated shutters instantly upgrade the look of this home and provide an opportunity to play with color, all while protecting the home from dangerous storms.

Features + Contributors:

• Shutters Installed by Windward Shutters, LLC

For more information:

Windward Shutters, LLC (843) 881-6262

The Power of Panels

In the spirit of minimalism, the refrigerator is creatively concealed by fluted panels that appear as a part of the cabinetry.

Features + Contributors:

• Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

• Interior Design by Motif, a JacksonBuilt Company

• Custom Fluted Appliance Panels with White Oak Frames

• Plaster Hood by Aubrey Bracket Fine Finishes

• Lighting Fixtures by Lowcountry Lighting Studio

For more information:

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (843) 471-2310

Photography by Keen Eye Marketing Photography by Callie Cranford
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Concrete Chic

These Mount Pleasant homeowners transformed their empty backyard into a custom chic oasis with a new pool overlooking the marsh.

Features + Contributors:

• Pool Built by Heritage Pools, LLC

• Signature Matrix Finish in 'Brilliant Blue'

• Raised Spill Over Spa and Retaining Wall

• LED Microbrite Color Lights

• Tundra Gray Marble Coping

For more information:

Heritage Pools, LLC (843) 762-3417

Welcome Home

This custom-built home was designed to take advantage of natural light and embrace the homeowner's coastal lifestyle.

Features + Contributors:

• Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes

For more information:

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes (843) 881-3930

Photography by Callie Cranford Photography by Ebony Ellis
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Custom Comfort

This covered porch was designed with retractable screens for both open and closed views of the marsh.

Features + Contributors:

• Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes

• Architecture by Vinyet Architecture

• Rear Covered Porch with Built-In Retractable Screens

For more information:

Vinyet Architecture (843) 619-7662

Redone by Design

These homeowners worked with a designer to rework their living space for more function without any invasive construction work.

Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by KMG Design Studio

For more information: KMG Design Studio (843) 981-9075

Photography Provided by KMG Design Studio Photography by Callie Cranford
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Renovations At Wedge Plantation

After significant renovations, these cottages received new exterior light fixtures and outdoor fans to accommodate short-term rentals and events.

Features + Contributors:

• Fixtures by Lowcountry Lighting Studio

For more information:

Lowcountry Lighting Studio (843) 654-9432

A Carolina Office

Wanting to bring a Charleston flair to this home office, a local window treatment company installed single panel plantation shutters with hidden tilt features.

Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Ashton Kolicko

• Window Treatments by Best Buy Blinds, Inc.

For more information:

Best Buy Blinds, Inc. (843) 884-3454

Photography by Callie Cranford Photography by Callie Cranford
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Styled With Stone

Luxe silver quartz countertops transformed this kitchen’s prep space for long-term durability.

Features + Contributors:

• Borghini Silver Quartz Countertops by Universal Marble & Granite

• Stone Riser Above Range

For more information:

Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767-7779

Seaside Serenity

Fresh coastal furniture completes this Kiawah Island renovation with a variety of seating areas to wine and dine while indulging in the breathtaking views.

Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Mackenzie Alala

• Furniture by Seawah Furniture | Design

For more information:

Seawah Furniture | Design (843) 212-5110

Photography by Kenny Reed Photography by Kenny Reed
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Styling Ceiling

This ceiling and moulding details elevate the living space and emphasizes the light fixtures for an eye-catching combination.

Features + Contributors:

• Architecture by Translations Design Studio

For more information:

Translations Design Studio (843) 367-7367

Sophisticated Shower Solutions

Enhance your bathroom with quality and function-focused shower systems.

Features + Contributors:

• Shower System Installed by Charleston Bath Experts

For more information: Charleston Bath Experts (843) 216-7551

Photography by Colin Grey Voigt Photography by Callie Cranford
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A Custom Book Nook

Turning an unused room into an inhome library and workspace was a goal for this homeowner, who is also an educator.

Features + Contributors:

• Design and Installation by Closets by Design

• Custom Adjustable Shelving System

For more information: Closets by Design (866) 484-8130

Good As New

This home’s aging exterior was brought back to life with a professional coat of white paint on the porch walls, ceiling, and shutters.

Features + Contributors:

• Painted by Koozer Painting

For more information: Koozer Painting (843) 881-2212

Photography by Colin Grey Voigt Photography by Callie Cranford
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Time to Take a Dip

These Lowcountry pool experts updated this outdoor living space with a retention wall, sheer water features, and six-inch glass tile around the water line.

Features + Contributors:

• Pool Remodel by Blue Haven Pools & Spas

For more information: Blue Haven Pools & Spas (843) 552-6000

Culinary Dreams

The builder of this kitchenette took advantage of the space by implementing high vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and elongated countertops with room to spare.

Features + Contributors:

• Built by Diament Building Corp.

• Cabinets by Classic Kitchens of Charleston

• Shiplap Vaulted Ceiling

• White Marble Tile Backsplash

For more information: Diament Building Corp. (843) 991-5531

Photography by Patrick Brickman Photography Provided by Blue Haven Pools & Spas

A Well Balanced Living Room

The furniture in this living space complements the home’s architecture and balances the room with symmetry.

Features + Contributors:

• Furniture by Steven Shell Living

• Staged by Refresh Your Nest

• Portobello Sofa in Flanigan Cotton

• Hugo Midnight Keith Swivel Gliders

• Wishbone

• Lenox Console

A Splash of Art

Instead of a traditional kitchen backsplash, this builder installed a tile mosaic of the Morris Island Lighthouse for beauty and function.

Features + Contributors:

• Remodeled by Kalman Construction

• Mosaic Tile Design by Betsy Kalman

For more information: Kalman Construction (843) 856-0515


For more information:

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900

Photography by Callie Cranford Photography by Ebony Ellis
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Organic Design

This home remodel was designed with a growing family in mind while empha sizing the natural hardwood elements and coastal vibes.

Features + Contributors:

• Home Remodeling Plans Designed by Crosby Creations Home Designs

• Two-Story Living Space

• Exposed Beams

• Shiplap Walls and Ceiling

For more information:

Crosby Creations Home Designs (843) 998-0505

Complete Closet Makeover

These homeowners converted a small room into a walk-in dressing room complete with walls of adjustable shelves, hanging space, and drawer space big enough to store multiple wardrobes.

Features + Contributors:

• Design and Installation by Charleston Custom Closets, LLC.

• Classica with Snowdrift Live Finish

• Full Extension Soft Close Drawers

• Materials Manufactured by Organized Living

For more information:

Charleston Custom Closets, LLC. (843) 790-3222

Photography by Kenny Reed Photography by Ebony Ellis
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Optical Illusions

In order to make this room larger, the building and design team painted the ceilings white and constructed a new roof creating soaring ceilings.

Features + Contributors:

• Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living

• Architecture by Cobb Architects

• Interior Design by Baxter Interiors

• White Shiplap on Hipped Vaulted Ceiling by Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

• Home Control by Innovative Sight & Sound

• Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s Kitchen and Bath

• Fan by Lowcountry Lighting Studio

• Tile by Melcer Tile

For more information:

SHELTER Custom-Built Living (843) 471-1833

Photography by Callie Cranford
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Simple Elegance

These homeowners understood the impact of lighting and installed a new ceiling centerpiece that draws the gaze of every eye.

Features + Contributors:

• Classic 8-light Dining Room Pendant by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

• Fixture Made of Bleached Natural Rope and Patinated Brass

• Artisan Loomed Hourglass Silhouette

For more information:

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170

Tile Expression

A simple way to enhance any space in your home is by installing eye-catching tiles to your floor design.

Features + Contributors:

• Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design

For more information: Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911

Photography by Kenny Reed Photography by Kenny Reed


Avocatus Leather Quartzite AGM Imports


Clear Acrylic with Gold Legs For the House - The Barstool Shop


Feather Bloom Golden Plum Wallpaper Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC


Aegean Pendant

CLEOD Glass + Works


Luxurious Closet Design

Inspired Closets


White and Brass Table Lamp

Charleston Lamp Company





Wooden and White Kitchen Trays Shanty Shoppe


Viking Gas Burner Wall Oven

Wholesale Appliance Center

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Paloma Single Hole Faucet Ferguson
Kitchen & Lighting Gallery



Classic Armillary Sundial Kenneth Lynch & Sons


Mosquito Barrier Spray Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.


Time For a Relining Carolina Relining Solutions


Fireman Remote Start Generator

J.I. Small Engine Repair




Floral Sewn Throw Pillow

Terrace Oaks Antiques


Cicim Kilim Rug Zuma



Video and Audio Systems

NextGen Automated


Transformer Power Recliner

Atlantic Bedding & Furniture

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Rocking Garden Chair Outside Is In 12 15
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Reverse Osmosis System

Advanced Water Systems


Nautical Rope Pillow Backyard Retreats


Termite Inspection

Palmetto Exterminators, Inc.


Blaze Marine Grill Series M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place)


Carriage Garage Door

Overhead Door Co. of Charleston


Easy-Access Shower Systems

Bath Fitter


Sandblasted Limestone Marmiro Stones


Evergreen Fog - SW 9130



GAF Energy’s Timberline Solar Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc.

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IN STUDIO with Mark Bryan

Written by Micaela Arnett | Photography by Callie Cranford Mark Bryan, lead guitarist for Hootie and The Blowfish, always dreamed of renovating the old shrimper’s cabin on his historic Charleston property into a recording studio. As if plucked from the New England countryside, this space is separate from his main quarters, where life slows and musical creativity grows.
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A Band is Born

What began in a University of South Carolina dorm turned into one of the most recognized and beloved bands of all time. Growing up just outside of Washington, D.C., Mark Bryan always had the “bug” as he calls it; a love for the energy of music. He brought his guitar down to school and soon met Darius Rucker and Dean Felber. A few beers and weeks later, Hootie and The Blowfish was born. Mark also had a passion for sportscasting, something he watched his father take on back home in Maryland. By the time he graduated with his degree in Broadcast Journalism, the band’s popularity had grown far beyond the USC campus and they hit the road touring all over the world.

South Carolina quickly claimed Mark as a native and he eventually planted full-time roots in Charleston amidst his success. He tell us, “one thing about staying in South Carolina, is that there’s a built-in modesty and humility to it,” and the fact that Charleston is “a creative town and vibrant community for artists. You just feel it when you’re here,” he says.

The New Build

The construction of Mark’s new recording studio is rooted in a shift of perspective and his growth as a musician. For almost twenty years, he had written and recorded music in the same studio inside of his home. While lovely and packed with memories and chart topping success, it had always been a dream of his to transform the old shrimp shack on his property into a recording studio and creative getaway. With help from architect, Joe Tucker of Tucker Architectural Associates and builder, Chris Brassfield of Brassfield Custom Homes, this passion project took form over the course of a year.


The exterior cedar shingles were inspired by New England architecture.

GET TO KNOW Mark Bryan

› Favorite local artist? Susto › Most watched movie? Caddy Shack › Last book read? Becoming Whole by Bud Harris › Favorite local restaurant? Seewee Restaurant
Must-do weekend activity? A day on the boat
› Did you know? I am a former music professor at CofC
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A nod to his childhood in Maryland, the exterior of the studio was built with cedar shingle siding to resemble a New England cottage. The structure was elevated with concrete pillars painted to look like natural wood with rock beds surrounding its grounds. An old well below the original structure was discovered during the demolition. It was capped and moved to another spot on the property for future use, if necessary.

Creative Collaboration

The interior of the studio features salvaged wood from the original structure used to create rustic panels on the walls. Most of the materials used for this build are natural and create a welcoming warmth. In contrast, interior designer, Sarah Graif, used pops of color and texture with layers of vintage rugs and accent walls of wallpaper. These design details add flare and play up the custom millwork by Bob

Smith with Artistic Cabinetry and Millwork. Sound engineer, Mike Costanzo, designed and installed the sound boards and panels throughout the studio for optimal recording acoustics. Because these sound boards cover a majority of the walls and ceiling, some are wrapped in fabric to soften their look.

The “live” room is an open space with Mark’s deep blue drum set and guitars on display, as well as his

“There’s an energy from rock n’ roll music. The way it makes you feel, I got the bug early on. I try to make other people feel it in my performances and in the songs I write.”
- Mark
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(opposite left)

The interior of the studio features salvaged wood from the original structure used to create rustic panels on the walls.

keyboard, something he says helps him change his perspective when writing. There is a control room for the abundance of technology required to produce a record, a kitchenette bursting with color, and three individual sound proofed rooms for other musicians to record in tandem while Mark plays. “There’s an energy from rock n’ roll music.

The way it makes you feel, I got the bug early on. I try to make other people feel it in my performances and in the songs I write,” he confesses.

One of Mark’s favorite spaces in the studio is the daybed he had installed inside the tech room

for yet another place to keep his perspective in motion. His golden retrievers, Riggins and Rosie don’t mind it either; you will often find them snuggled up next to Mark as he works on his music, playing guitar and songwriting. “I still have the same excitement about creating new things like I did when I was eighteen,” he says.

Mark’s next big design project includes a full renovation of his primary residence with modern updates and the same New England cottage charm. He hopes to share the completed remodel with Charleston Home + Design readers in the future.

Making a Record

Three different recording rooms face the "live room" where he and other musicians can record in tandem.

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Ace Granite 21

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 179

Advanced Water Systems 115

Advanced Window Fashions 18

AGM Imports 32

Aiden Fabrics 25

Allen Design, Inc........................................... 101

Annie Gallagher Interiors 93

Aqua Blue Pools 183

Aquatica Pools & Spas 61

Atlantic Bedding & Furniture 151

Arnett Custom Homes 23

Backyard Retreats 34

Bath Fitter ......................................................187

Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 195

Blue Haven Pools & Spas 47

Brackish Builders 71

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 2

Buckhannon Tile + Design 68

Cambria 172

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting ......................238

Carolina Machine Finishing 33

Carolina Mobile Storage 137

Carolina Relining Solutions 65

Carolinas Wealth Management 66

Celadon Home 39

Charleston Backsplash 167

Charleston Bath Experts ................................81

Charleston Cabinets Inc. 197

Charleston Custom Closets, LLC 45

Charleston Lamp Company 48

Charleston Lighting and Interiors 73

Charleston Woodworking Group 221

CHD Interiors 62

Cinder Creek Construction ............................41

CK Contracting 201

Classic Kitchens of Charleston 40

Classic Remodeling & Construction 104

Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 55

CLEOD Glass + Works 177

Closets by Design 35

Coastal Creek Design ..................................... 10

Coastal Stone Flooring 14

Coralberry Cottage 28

Cornerstone Estates 139

Crosby Creations Home Designs 183

Danco Modern Furniture 95

Delpino Custom Homes 213 Design on Tap 46

Diament Building Corp. .................................53

Elegant Flooring 181

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery 50

First National Bank 166 Flooring Factory 227

For the House—The Barstool Shop 75

Gateway Supply Company 69 GlassEco Surfaces..........................................75

Harper Construction Inc 67 Hayes + Nash Design Co. 26

Heritage Pools, LLC 238

HLG Growers 209

HWC Custom Cabinetry 177

Innovative Sight & Sound 225

Inspired Closets ..............................................77

Iola Modern 4, 5

Island House Real Estate 44 Island Shade Shoppe 169

J&K Home Furnishings 8, 9

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 27 Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 217

J.I. Small Engine Repair.................................60

Just Additions & Remodeling 221

Kalman Construction 59

Kenneth Lynch & Sons 197

KMG Design Studio 54

Koozer Painting 195

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 81

Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design ........22

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 11

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 91

Lowcountry Lighting Studio 111

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 56

M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 187

Maner Builders Supply Co 135

Marine Canvas of Charleston......................233

Marmiro Stones 181

Melcer Tile 3

Moluf’s Kitchen and Bath Back Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 96

NextGen Automated 43

Oli and Peter Professional Epoxy, LLC 167

Outside Is In 12,13

Overhead Door Co. of Charleston .............. 191

Palm Casual 105

Palmetto Mosquito Control 91

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 137

PRD Custom Homes 17

Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 209

Priester’s Custom Contracting 63

ProGreen Synthetic Turf Systems ...............233

REMARK Landscape Architecture 57

Riverside Designers 179

Ro Sham Beaux 16

Rush Team Real Estate 123

Seawah Furniture | Design 42

ShelfGenie 75, 81, 91

SHELTER Custom-Built Living ......................37

Sherwin-Williams 52, 191

Sir Grout of the Lowcountry 30

SiteOne Stone Center 97


Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 243 St. Pierre Construction 6, 7

Steven Shell Living ......................................173

Stono Construction 89

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove 109

Sullivan Custom Cabinets, Inc 169

T&T Garage Door Services 225


Terrace Oaks Antiques 31

The Tree House ............................................. 119

Translations Design Studio 29

Universal Marble & Granite. 24

Vinyet Architecture 49

Vitoria International 51

Watsky & Wieters Construction 19

Wholesale Appliance Center .......................227

Windward Shutters, LLC 20

Yellowstone Landscape 201

Zuma 129



Terrace Oaks Antiques



Design on Tap 843-329-0661

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

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove 704-375-6025

Wholesale Appliance Center 843-556-0917


Allen Design, Inc.


Translations Design Studio 843-367-7367

Vinyet Architecture 843-619-7662


For The House - The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073

Bathroom Remodeling

Bath Fitter


Brackish Builders 843-566-5554

Charleston Bath Experts 843-216-7551

Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866

Design on Tap 843-329-0661

Sir Grout of The Lowcountry 843-640-5544


Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858

Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 843-884-3454

Boat Covers

Marine Canvas of Charleston 843-608-9644


Arnett Custom Homes 843-271-8668

Brackish Builders 843-566-5554

Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784

CK Contracting 843-352-4975

Coastal Creek Design 843-514-1790

Cornerstone Estates 843-818-3464

Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866

Diament Building Corp. 843-991-5531

Harper Construction, Inc. 843-737-4745

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 843-471-2310

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 843-881-3930

Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495

SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833

St. Pierre Construction 843-352-7925

Stono Construction, LLC 843-805-4141

Watsky and Wieters Construction 843-830-4826

Building Materials

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

Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029

Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281


Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344

Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800

Classic Kitchens of Charleston 843-991-4207

HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750

Just Additions & Remodeling, LLC 843-277-5828

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 843-901-2506

PRD Custom Homes 843-475-8856

ShelfGenie 843-890-0542

Sullivan Custom Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-5880

Closet & Organization Systems

Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858

Charleston Custom Closets 843-790-3222

Closets by Design 866-484-8130

HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750

Inspired Closets 843-557-1900

Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242

ShelfGenie 843-890-0542


Ace Granite 843-974-3421

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344

AGM Imports 843-747-0088

Cambria 912-298-0085

GlassEco Surfaces 843-554-6099

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131

Sullivan Custom Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-5880

Universal Marble & Granite 843-767-7779

Vitoria International 843-760-2470

Decorative Hardware

Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450

Moluf's Kitchen and Bath 843-723-4881


Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322

Diament Building Corp. 843-991-5531

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 843-901-2506


KMG Design Studio 843-981-9075

Riverside Designers 843-377-2600

Driveways & Walkways

HLG Growers 843-901-4862

Yellowstone Landscape 843-225-2380

eNVy-Neighborhood Vehicle

J.I. Small Engine Repair 843-718-0828


Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008

Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 843-225-1669


Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653

Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242

Financial Services

Carolinas Wealth Management 1-800-948-2706


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


Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911

Coastal Stone Flooring 843-897-5444

Elegant Flooring 843-723-8172

Flooring Factory 843-790-4354

Melcer Tile 843-744-5345

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


Aiden Fabrics


Atlantic Bedding & Furniture 843-530-1369

Backyard Retreats 843-856-0049

CHD Interiors 843-357-1700

Celadon Home 843-884-7005

Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225

Danco Modern Furniture 843-884-2256

For the House – The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073

Iola Modern 843-225-6286

J&K Home Furnishings 843-800-4015

Outside Is In 843-718-7181

Palm Casual 843-285-5353

Seawah Furniture | Design 843-212-5110

Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900

TEAK + TABLE OUTDOOR 843-949-2611

Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689

Garage Doors

Overhead Door Co. of Charleston 843-767-0028

T&T Garage Services 843-767-8320

Garage Floor Coatings

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

Garage Organization

Inspired Closets 843-557-1900

Gas Lanterns

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170

Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055


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


HLG Growers 843-901-4862

Marmiro Stones 201-933-6461

SiteOne Stone Center 843-769-5566

Yellowstone Landscape 843-225-2380

Hardware and Fixtures

Design on Tap 843-329-0661

Hardwood Floors

Elegant Flooring 843-723-8172

Flooring Factory 843-790-4354

Home Automation/Home Theater

NextGen Automated 843-871-8531

SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476

Innovative Sight & Sound 843-737-6145

Home and Garden

The Tree House 843-209-3335

Home Décor

CHD Interiors 843-357-1700

Celadon Home 843-884-7005

CLEOD Glass + Works 843-789-4031

Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225

Hayes + Nash Design Co. 843-284-6960

Lowcountry Lighting Studio 843-654-9432

Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900

Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689

Zuma 843-452-1117

House Plans

Crosby Creations Home Designs 843-998-0505

Hurricane Shutters/Protection

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519

Windward Shutters, LLC 843-881-6262

Interior Design

Annie Gallagher Interiors 313-971-5989

CHD Interiors 843-357-1700

Hayes + Nash Design Co. 843-284-6960

J&K Home Furnishings 843-800-4015

KMG Design Studio 843-981-9075

Riverside Designers 843-377-2600


Charleston Backsplash 843-894-3230

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 843-901-2506

Landscape and Design

HLG Growers 843-901-4862

Linda Greenberg Landscape & Design, LLC 704-995-7173

SiteOne Stone Center 843-769-5566

Pro Green Synthetic Turf Systems 843-494-5092

REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817

Yellowstone Landscape 843-225-2380

Landscape Architects

REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817

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Landscape Lighting

NextGen Automated 843-871-8531

Landscape Materials

GlassEco Surfaces 843-554-6099

Pro Green Synthetic Turf Systems 843-494-5092

Light Fixtures

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170

Charleston Lamp Company 843-763-9150

Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055

CLEOD Glass + Works 843-789-4031

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

Lowcountry Lighting Studio 843-654-9432

Ro Sham Beaux 843-789-3478

Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900


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

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281


AGM Imports 843-747-0088

Marble/Stone Products

Ace Granite 843-974-3421

AGM Imports 843-747-0088

Marmiro Stones 201-933-6461

Melcer Tile 843-744-5345

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131

Sir Grout of the Lowcountry 843-640-5544

Universal Marble & Granite 843-767-7779

Vitoria International 843-760-2470


Atlantic Bedding & Furniture 843-530-1369

J&K Home Furnishings 843-800-4015


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

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281


Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170

Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055

Mortgage Lending

First National Bank 843-974-8777

Neighborhood Mobility

J.I. Small Engine Repair 843-718-0828

Outdoor Furniture

Backyard Retreats 843-856-0049

Iola Modern 843-225-6286

Kenneth Lynch & Sons 203-264-2831

Palm Casual 843-285-5353

Outside Is In 843-718-7181

TEAK + TABLE OUTDOOR 843-949-2611

Outdoor Kitchens

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

Paint Color Consultant

Sherwin-Williams Company (Corp.) 1-800-4-Sherwin Sherwin-Williams Company (Local) 843-556-4021


Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029

Koozer Painting 843-881-2212

Pest Control

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

Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. 843-766-9701

Palmetto Mosquito Control 843-766-9701

Pipe Relining

Carolina Relining Solutions 843-300-1505


Carolina Relining Solutions 843-300-1505

Plumbing Fixtures

Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450

Moluf's Kitchen and Bath 843-723-4881

Pool and Spa Covers

Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 843-766-0289


Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston 843-767-7665

Aquatica Pools & Spas 843-212-0014

Blue Haven Pools & Spas 843-552-6000

Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143

Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417

Private Banking

First National Bank 843-974-8777


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

Real Estate

Island House Real Estate 843-847-1762

Rush Team Real Estate 843-801-9701

Remodel Design

Crosby Creations Home Designs 843-998-0505


Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344

Brackish Builders 843-566-5554

Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800

Charleston Woodworking Group 843-247-3178

Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784

Classic Kitchens of Charleston 843-991-4207

Classic Remodeling & Construction 843-763-3297

Coastal Creek Design 843-514-1790

Cornerstone Estates 843-818-3464

Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866

Harper Construction, Inc. 843-737-4745

Just Additions & Remodeling, LLC 843-277-5828

Kalman Construction 843-856-0515

Mount Pleasant Kitchen and Bath 843-901-2506

PRD Custom Homes 843-475-8856

Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495

SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833

St. Pierre Construction 843-352-7925

Stono Construction, LLC 843-805-4141


Celadon Home 843-884-7005


Harper Construction, Inc. 843-737-4745


Zuma 843-452-1117

Security Systems

NextGen Automated 843-871-8531

Shelving and Organization

Charleston Custom Closets 843-790-3222

ShelfGenie 843-890-0542

Shower Doors

Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242


Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858

Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 843-884-3454

Island Shade Shoppe 843-834-9645

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519

Siding Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029

Spas and Hot Tubs

Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston 843-767-7665

Aquatica Pools & Spas 843-212-0014

Blue Haven Pools & Spas 843-552-6000

Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143

Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417

Storage Carolina Mobile Storage 843-851-2661

Structured Wiring

NextGen Automated 843-871-8531

Sun Shades

Marine Canvas of Charleston 843-608-9644

Synthetic Turf

Pro Green Synthetic Turf Systems 843-494-5092

Termite Contract

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

Palmetto Exterminators, inc. 843-766-9701


Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911

Charleston Backsplash 843-894-3230

Elegant Flooring 843-723-8172

Flooring Factory 843-790-4354

Melcer Tile 843-744-5345

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131

Water Features

HLG Growers 843-901-4862

Kenneth Lynch & Sons 203-264-2831

The Tree House 843-209-3335

Water Filtration

Advanced Water Systems 843-645-4450

Wealth Management

Carolinas Wealth Management 1-800-948-2706

Window Treatments

Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858

Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008

Best Buy Blinds, Inc. 843-884-3454

Island Shade Shoppe 843-834-9645

Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 843-225-1669

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519

NextGen Automated 843-871-8531

Windward Shutters, LLC 843-881-6262


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

Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055

Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281

Windward Shutters, LLC 843-881-6262


Charleston Woodworking Group 843-247-3178


Jean’s Custom Workroom, LLC 843-225-1669

Wrought Iron

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653

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with Chris Singleton

Favorite food? More like my favorite dish; ox tails, mac n’ cheese, rice, and yams.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Don’t be a public success and a private failure.

Favorite song? Superstar by Usher.

If you had a superpower, what would it be? The power to heal.

Besides baseball, what’s your favorite sport? Basketball.

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