Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman • Portrait by Elizabeth Ervin
Scandinavian-Inspired Abode For this West Ashley homeowner, a European flared domicile was an easy design choice for she and her family to enjoy for years to come.
hen Becky Hoppmann purchased her West Ashley dwelling just over 10 years ago, she was thrilled to be back in the Lowcountry. She also knew there were certain updates on her home that needed to be done. “I grew up in Charleston and always knew I would eventually come back,” explains Becky. “We loved this neighborhood in West Ashley because it’s not so cookie cutter and it’s quiet—which played a big role in why we chose this home specifically.” Once they moved in and the kids grew up a little bit, Becky and her husband decided that it was time to start
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renovations. “We started one room at a time and went from there.” The kitchen was the first space that Becky remodeled. “The kitchen was initially done in a dark stain with wood paneling,” mentions Becky. “We had to prime and paint everything and seal it. There was also a random door next to the kitchen that made no sense, so we removed that.” Becky’s goal in the design was to update and modernize everything while adding a Scandinavian twist—minimal and simple elements were must-haves. The same design goals in the kitchen were transferred to the other spaces
Becky Hoppmann of Hausful