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Yoga Teacher, Author

Kathryn Budig and Sports Reporter, Commentator

Kate Fagan Reveal their Mt. Pleasant Home


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Explore the pop art-sy Mt. Pleasant home of sports reporter Kate Fagan and yoga extraordinaire Kathryn Budig. Discover how this power couple manages their busy careers, while curating the perfect collection of unique pieces for their eclectic Southern dream home.

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Take a peek through our assortment of the Holy City’s most extraordinary renovated homes. From kitchens to bathrooms, to outdoor spaces and beyond, there is a wide variety of remodeled design styles to explore.

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For those of you on the hunt for design ideas to incorporate into your own home, browse through the pages of our extensive remodel ideas guide for inspiration aplenty for your dream home.

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234 Revisiting the 2009 Idea House In 2009, we invited readers into our one and only idea house. Fast forward 10 years, and we’re looking back at the products that have withstood the test of time.

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S easons of Transformation

renovated spaces. If you’re considering updating your home in any way shape, form, or fashion, be sure to peruse our collection of local projects to see what Charleston’s professional home builders can help you design and build. Our remodeling “Innovative Ideas Guide” is also a helpful tool to bring new insight for spaces that need an update in your home. Our cover story, which is all about following your passions, also incorporates how life brings changes and curveballs to us all. Kathryn Budig and Kate Fagan, residents of a lovely modern abode in Mt. Pleasant, have opened their doors to CH+D to talk about the paths they’ve followed, the adventures they’ve had, the sports and health worlds, and the ways they’ve designed their home so that it completely represents both of their personalities. Also concerning remodeling and renovations, we’ve put together a fun feature in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Charleston Home + Design magazine Idea House that was built with innovative products by strictly local professionals. Stop by these pages to see how each product is withstanding the test of time and to discover who in the Lowcountry is providing these top-quality materials.


t’s been quite a few years (but I’m not counting anymore) since I’ve made the iconic fall transition from free-spirited summer rascal to busy, organized youngster who was focused on getting into the routine of classes, extracurricular activities, and a fun new fall wardrobe. This season of new beginnings still fills me with excitement, though, even after those many years of returning to school, seeing old friends nearly every day, making new ones, and filling my head with as much knowledge as possible. Fall is always a great reminder that transformations take place anywhere and everywhere and that it’s never too late to make a change.

Another useful assortment of products are highlighted in the Energy Efficiency Showcase. We spoke with Charleston’s premier energy experts to share what it means to build a “green” home and how certain products, whether you’re installing on new construction or updating your home for energy savings, can help your abode morph into an environmentally friendly structure and save you money. Throughout all of these pages, I hope you find the ideas, information, and encouragement you need to start your next Lowcountry project.

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The Craftsmanship of Custom Bed Swings Martin Shuler, of The Bed Swing, provides Lowcountry homeowners a stylish way to relax on their porches all year round.

What led you to establishing The Bed Swing? Did you always have an entrepreneurial mindset? Growing up, my family would vacation at Edisto Beach where we always anticipated seeing one particular rickety bed swing that hung from an oak tree just before getting to the island. As I grew older and vacationed in the Caribbean, I started seeing larger versions of bed swings and loved the comforting feeling they provided as you swayed back and forth. In more recent years, I started seeing them locally and the design was a bit more elaborate than typical porch swings I’d previously viewed. I knew I could build them, so I made some for friends in a few different styles. From there, my entrepreneurial spirit led me to open The Bed Swing.

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the customer and then offer suggestions for color and fabric. This helps them create the perfect look for their bed swing.

How do you customize each bed swing that you make? When we customize a bed swing, we want to make sure that it fits perfectly in the space. We can tweak our different design options or create a completely new style for the customer. The result is a furniture grade bed swing that is truly one of a kind.

What is important for homeowners to know when they come to you wanting a custom bed swing? We pride ourselves on creating high quality, long-lasting structural frames. We use mortise and tenon type joinery versus screws. Ultimately, we want the overall look to be stunning and that is why we go to great lengths to help select the right fabrics to complement our bed swings. For more information, call The Bed Swing at (843) 813-4040 or visit thebedswing.com.

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Amish-Made Home Items Matt and Beth Troyer of Charleston Amish Furniture share some of their favorite décor pieces sold in their store.

He Said: Matt Said: The dining table. Memories of my childhood around the dining table are priceless. We laughed and talked, discussing various things we did throughout the day. A strong heritage and great values were passed down around my old table.

Matt Said: I love furnishing a dining room. As with all the furniture in our store, the tables are solid wood. All of the timber comes from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. All of the work is done in small, family-owned Amish shops.

Matt Said: I really like using our Edison indoor/outdoor string lights in various areas around the home. They are easy to use, and they have a charming, almost historical, feel that I love to see.

She Said: Favorite Piece of Furniture?

Favorite Room to Furnish?

Favorite Accessory?

Beth Said: The sofa is my favorite. I prefer reclining sofas, as they offer ease and comfort while enjoying a book or conversation. Switching out pillows or throws to spice up the sofa with a fresh splash of color offers versatility.

Beth Said: I find the place with the most creativity for decorating is the living room. An important detail is working with colors that will draw one’s eye to harmonious hues throughout the room. I focus on design that offers a warm, relaxing feel.

Beth Said: Table lamps are my favorite as they offer a warm, inviting glow to any room. A well-chosen lamp can make a beautiful fashion statement for any space. New creative shades added to existing lamps give the room a fun, easy change.

For more information, call Charleston Amish Furniture at (843) 225-2513 or visit charlestonamishfurniture.com.

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Whether it’s the boldness of a signature wall or the pop of a throw pillow, color brings a room to life. Add these ideas from the

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1. Velvet Swivel Chair from Lyndon Leigh / shopcandelabra.com 2. Black and Gold Chandelier from Circa Lighting / circalighting.com 3. Vintage Pink Cupboard from Terrace Oaks Antiques / terraceoaksantiques.com 4. Modified Polka Dot Print from Aiden Fabrics aidenfabrics.com 5. Teal Starfish from Charleston Amish Furniture / charlestonamishfurniture.com 6. Soft Stripes Pillow from CHD Interiors / chdinteriors.com 7. Mustard Side Table from Danco Modern Furniture / dancohome.com 8. Golden Sconce from Carolina Lanterns & Lighting / carolinalanterns.com 9. Soft and Subtle Painting from Steven Shell Living / stevenshellliving.com 10. Ceramic Planter from The Tree House / thetreehouseji.com 11. Pendant Light from Charleston Lighting & Interiors

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At Home With

The Kramer Family

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Landscape Architect’s J.R. and Holly Kramer of REMARK Landscape Architecture have been bringing Lowcountry homeowner’s landscape dreams to life for over 10 years. More recently, the couple has cultivated a luscious retreat at their residence for their family and friends to enjoy.

1 For the Kramer’s front yard, they selected native grasses like Silver Love Grass, Cloud Nine Switch Grass, and Sweetgrass. These grasses are suited for the bright sun their front yard receives.

2 Their home plan from

Master Home Builder was modified to incorporate a triple slider on the back porch. The back courtyard offers a private yard with lush, native plantings that bring new changes to the garden each season.

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supplied by Border Concepts and fabricated by Pirates Forge, are paired with steel fencing to create a level patio. The patio planters are filled with Dwarf Papyrus, a Banana Tree, and Plumbago which are all non-invasive plants.

4 In the side yard, a stylized

meadow with native grasses flourished with Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susans, Swamp Hibiscus, and other perennials. The goal was to get coverage within the first growing season to reduce weed growth.

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

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One-of-a-Kind Wood Work Isaac Moyer makes custom wood tables and home décor items from local tree stumps. The Craftsman:

Isaac Moyer of Moyer Woodworking has enjoyed hand-crafting wood items for many years. A few years ago, he decided that it was time to start creating custom wood pieces as a full-time job.

The Craft:

Locally sourced, fallen, and uprooted trees provide the materials for Isaac’s work. Once he gets the trees into his shop, Isaac creates tables, hand-carved bowls, mantels, and home décor items.

His Backstory:

Isaac was in college when he discovered his passion for woodworking. After hand-making gifts for his family, he fell in love with the process. The idea that he could come up with a design, source the materials, and create something unique that would last forever was very appealing to Isaac.

His Process:

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Finding the locally sourced wood is the starting point of Isaac’s process. In his shop, Isaac mills the logs into slabs using a chainsaw. He repurposes the roots to make tables. Isaac then cleans and polishes them. Debarking is also a part of his cleanup process. Clients are able to come to Isaac’s shop and search through his collection to select the piece that speaks to them.

His Philosophy:

The idea of finding pieces of wood, whether that be logs, roots, or random pieces of wood, in places where they would have otherwise just rotted, and being able to capture that into a physical product is the driving force behind Isaac’s business. Rather than purchasing the lumber, Isaac strives to repurpose the forgotten trees and tell the story of each piece of wood. For more information, call Moyer Woodworking at (717) 507-5542 or visit moyerwoodworking.com.

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(top) Once Isaac selects the piece of wood to use for a specific table, he eyes up the log to see which pieces need to be cut down so that he can make a flat surface. (below left) The polish that Isaac puts on the slabs has no harmful chemicals, it simply enhances the natural beauty of the wood. (below right) Once the polish is complete, Isaac puts the final touch on the root table—the glass.

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Talk About Concrete Details es deep and can go as far as 12 inches deep. The thickness is dependent on both your insulation preferences as well as the number of levels in the home. Work with your designer to make sure you get the floor space you need in relation to the thickness of the walls. This fire-resistant material will start to melt at about 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, which is seven times the ini-

tial combustion of wood products. ICF is also 10 times stronger in wind currents than a stick-built home. The sealed nature of concrete prevents air leaks which allows stable temperatures to remain. For more information call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 514-7354 or visit crosby-creations.com.

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Insulated Concrete Form Construction, more commonly referred to as ICF, is a way of green-conscious home building. The Roman structures we still see standing today are an older version of this process, we’ve just made room for modern conveniences. ICF structures are naturally more soundproof because of the thickness of the walls, which start at four inch-

Watch Your Wash There are constant home updates you can make on a home to make it work in the best way possible for your family. A fullscale renovation may not be possible due to time or budget, but small projects like replacing old appliances with updated and energy-efficient ones, can go a long way to making the home operate like a welloiled machine. EnergyStar appliances are thoroughly vetted for their green qualities, such as water and energy usage. Choosing EnergyStar appliances can reduce energy consumption while still getting clothes clean, food cooked, and Samsung EnergyStar Washing Machine

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dishes washed. Researching a variety of options can ensure that particular needs are met. EnergyStar washing machines, in‌g‌ eneral, use 33 percent less water than other appliances. The best place to start is either the oldest appliance or the one you use most because they are likely the ones using the most energy or water. If you’re unsure which appliances are the best fit for your eco-friendly home, consult an expert. For more information, call Wholesale Appliance Center at (843) 556-0917 or visit wholesaleappliancecenter.com.

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Inside the Insulation

Story by J Goltz • Photos Provided by Overhead Garage Doors

Garages are the main entry point of the home. They have the largest doors which allow more air to leak than homeowners may realize. Rest assured, there are simple ways to combat this leak. Thermacore insulated garage doors have the ability to reduce air leaks in the garage, while providing a temperature transition from the outdoors to indoors. This insulated

door is two inches thick with a gel-foam inside that has no air gaps and creates a better seal against the air moving through the metal doors. Thermacore doors also have higher wind resistance ratings than traditional garage doors because of the thicker wall. The higher wind resistance protects the home in the event of hurricanes and other storms that roll through the Lowcountry.

For more information, call Overhead Garage Doors at (843) 767-0028 or visit overheaddoorcocharleston.com.

Sunshine in the Palmetto State can either make or break your energy bill, but it doesn’t have to. Consider installing solar panels to better collect your energy. Solar panels connect with an inverter which converts the sunshine to the energy you can use and that energy will power the devices in your home. Each panel converts a certain amount of energy at a time and can be added to, based on how much is needed. Depending on how

many solar panels were installed, homeowners can reduce their electricity bill during the month. If you’re having a particularly sunny day and collect more energy than you need, there are plans available to send that energy back to the power plant and store it as a ‘credit’ for a rainy day. The experts can make sure you are getting all the available benefits and credits as you improve your home and reduce your carbon footprint.

For more information, call Sunview General Contracting & Solar at (843) 339-2979.

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Share Your Sunshine

T H E R E A R E R E C L I N E R S YO U S I T I N . T H E N , T H E R E A R E T H O S E YO U E S C A P E T O .

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Essentials for Assembling a

Modern & Functional Appliance Collection

1 GE CAFE SERIES MATTE WHITE DISHWASHER Guarantee clean dishes every time with pressure jets and ultra dry technology.


GE CAFE SERIES MATTE WHITE DOUBLE CONVECTION OVEN Convenience is the name of the game; connect to wifi and control the oven temperature from your phone.

4 LG SMART ELECTRIC DRYER WITH TURBOSTEAM Measure moisture levels with a sensor dry system to ensure your laundry is properly dried after each cycle.

3 GE CAFE SERIES MATTE WHITE REFRIGERATOR Sustain a sleek kitchen design with this seamless refrigerator featuring an internal water dispenser.

5 LG SMART FRONT LOAD WASHING MACHINE WITH TURBOWASH Freshen the water in your washer with the TubClean Cycle meant to sterilize the tub every so often to maintain the machine’s high performance.

For more information about the kitchen appliances, call Plugs Appliance Center at (843) 532-8493. For more information about the laundry room appliances, call Wholesale Appliance Center at (843) 556-0917.

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Key Flooring Terms to Add to Your Homeowner Dictionary We’ve rounded up the most crucial jargon you need to know when it comes to flooring.


This occurs when the edges of a board are higher than its center. Cupping can occur due to excessive moisture which causes the wood flooring to swell, crushing the boards together and buckles or warps them at the edges.


Substrate, also known as subfloors, are the surfaces on which floor coverings, like hardwood, laminate, or tile lay. The substrate can be wood, concrete, plywood, stone or metal, and for any of the materials you might choose for flooring, there are preparation considerations that must be adhered to maintain the integrity of the flooring material.

Engineered Hardwood:

An engineered wood floor is constructed of layers of both hardwood and plywood, where the hardwood layer sits atop the plywood layer, typically on a slab foundation. Each layer is positioned in a different direction. This construction prevents the engineered hardwood from warping and bowing in moist areas. Engineered hardwood offers easy care and maintenance. 80 • CH+D • Fall 2019

Floating Floor:

Today’s industry provides hardwood and laminate options for floating floors, which are not attached to the subfloor. This is an installation method where the boards of the floor are pre-finished and designed to “snap” together so that you don’t have to nail each piece down.

AC Rating:

An Abrasion Class, or AC Rating, is the system by which different flooring options are labeled AC1 through AC5. AC1 through AC3 are ideal for residential uses. AC1 is suggested for home use with minimal traffic, like bedrooms or closets, whereas AC3 is recommended for high-traffic areas such as kitchens and entryways.

Stain-Resistant Porcelain:

Porcelain tile flooring is a durable man-made material that is impervious to spills, unlike hardwoods and natural stones. Consider this selection for high-traffic areas and to be safe, pick a grout color a shade or two darker than you generally think you want to hide potential stains.

(top) Hardwood flooring can be seen in this poolroom built by Arnett Custom Homes. (above) Ornate tile in this bathroom built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes.


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Building Blocks


Steve Guaglianone COMPANY:

Novella Homes CREDENTIALS:

Home building is in Steve’s DNA. His father owned a construction company in Virginia, so Steve spent his childhood learning the trade from an expert. He experienced and worked in every facet of the trade, from unloading lumber to customer service. When he was old enough, he worked as a full-time partner with his father until it was time to move to Charleston to begin his own company in the Lowcountry.

What are some of the most unique features of this abode? This home has so many amazing details, it’s hard to pinpoint just a few. The infinity edge raised pool in the rear of the home is always a favorite. The outdoor living space with the exterior kitchen and fireplace is my personal favorite spot in the home. Plus the views of the marsh and creek are as far as the eye can see, which are phenomenal at any time of day.

Did the homeowners have any special requests for the design of this home? They wanted a cross between Lowcountry elegance and Cape Cod style. I think together we absolutely achieved that with the blend of shakes and siding on the exterior of the home, especially with all of the large New England style windows and perfect shade of blue for the paint. They also wanted to make sure the elevated pool was level with the first floor so they could simply walk out of the back of the house and into the pool.

What makes working with Novella Homes a seamless experience for homeowners? It all starts with communication and that is something that Trae Redmond (VP of Construction) and I really pride ourselves on. We are always perfecting the process and never settle for anything but the best experience for our homeowners. We have an app that our customers can download and follow along with photos and daily updates throughout the entire process if they can’t be there to see their home being built in person. For more information, call Novella Homes at (843) 709-2505 or visit novellahomes.com.

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Architects + Archetypes


Liz Baker COMPANY:

Translations Design Studio CREDENTIALS:

Starting from a young age, Liz knew that she had a passion for architecture. With a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design from Clemson University, Liz possesses a meticulous attention to detail that allows her to bring every element that a homeowner desires to life. Liz’s passion for her craft also led her to becoming a member of the American Institute of Architects.

What were the homeowner’s design goals and how did you achieve those goals? The owners wanted a coastal cottage with an efficient floor plan. It needed to live well when it is just the two of them as well as while entertaining, on a regular basis. With retirement in mind, we were mindful of downsizing, but still provided them with the comfortable size rooms.

Where there any challenges that you had to overcome throughout this process? Typically, cottages have a larger main level footprint than the upper level. This is because the upper level is within the roofline. It creates wonderfully sloped ceilings, however, while designing the upper level, it requires additional time to calculate wall and ceiling heights.

How did you collaborate with the homeowners to meet their expectations? We met regularly to review and tweak the plans. Ryan Butler, the owner of SHELTER Custom-Built Living, was also at a majority of the meetings along with his team members on occasion. We were able to treat this home like a design-build and there were no last-minute changes in the end due to budget or builder input. Every detail was integrated along the way. For more information, call Translations Design Studio at (843) 367-7367 or visit translationsdesign.com.

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Inspired Interiors


Margaret Lee Moniz & Amandra Kelly COMPANY:

Indigo Alley Interiors CREDENTIALS:

Both Amandra and Margaret Lee come from families with a background in design and construction. After meeting at The Art Institute of Charleston, and immediately bonding over their shared passion for design, they knew they would one day partner up and start their own firm.

Where did the design inspiration come from for this home? The homeowners wanted a bright and family-friendly beach retreat. We took hues from the new recycled glass kitchen countertops the client had selected and incorporated its greens and blues throughout the space.

What did the process look like from consultation to installation? This project actually began as a simple color consult. The client reached out for help during the middle of a kitchen renovation that was not going according to plan. The cabinets had not been installed correctly and the stove did not fit. After meeting with them, the client asked us to help them with the rest of their remodel. We helped them finish their kitchen and guided them through the successful remodel of both bathrooms. We were also able to help them purchase new furniture throughout the space.

What kind of technology did you use to show your ideas to the homeowners? We use AutoCAD to draw up both floor plans and elevations for our clients and contractors. We also used a program called MyDoma that allows us to share products, inspirational images, and mood boards online with our clients. This is extremely helpful because many of our clients live out of town; being able to clearly communicate our ideas with them remotely is important. For more information, call Indigo Alley Interiors at (843) 779-6249 or visit indigoalleyinteriors.com.

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Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Ebony Ellis


Taking a Look at the Cost of Custom Upholstery It’s a common misconception for homeowners to think that once they tire of the fabric on a piece of furniture, they have to replace the entire piece, or even the entire room. But whether you’re designing a new home or redecorating a familiar space, it’s important to consider every option, including custom reupholstery. Sentimental Value

When people consider reupholstering their furniture, they are often seeking to preserve a family heirloom or a genuine antique. This is always a great way to give new life to a classic, handcrafted piece, but it’s not the only reason that custom reupholstery is a great option. Whether it’s indoor or outdoor furniture, and no matter how well it’s taken care of, eventually it will need replacing due to wear and tear or design changes. The good news is you can keep family heirlooms as well as maintain your favorite pieces with a simple change in the fabrics.

Economically Minded

Quality furniture can be hard to come by in this day and age of mass production and international warehouses. However, when you do find that special chair that stands out from the crowd, or the perfectly sized sofa for your whole family, it can be difficult to replace those items years later. A good way to repurpose, and therefore reduce landfill waste, is to reupholster the pieces you love that have proven to be quality furniture. Not only does a new set of custom cushions actually save you money in the long run, but it also saves the environment.

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Extended Life and Added Value

Reupholstering your most valued or valuable furniture is also about extending the life of those pieces without compromising quality. Most furniture constructed today is an entirely different quality than a piece made even a decade ago. Plus, when homeowners consult with a team of expert designers and craftspeople, like the folks at Aiden Fabrics, they end up with a completely unique piece of furniture that draws attention to, or complements its current surroundings—without hunting for an entirely new piece that may or may not fill each requirement that your current piece does. Choosing to reupholster also saves nearly 50 percent of what it would cost to replace a whole piece. Just like a coat of paint can change a room, so can custom upholstery update and improve not only one piece of furniture, but the whole space. For more information, call Aiden Fabrics at (843) 216-0008 or aidenfabrics.com.

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Storage Tips from

Deep Cabinets to Store Larger Items

Jennifer Truesdale, CPO® of STR8N UP When it comes time to organize your life, don’t underestimate the skills that a Certified Professional Organizer, like Jennifer Truesdale, can bring to the table. Regardless of the space you’re organizing, experienced organizers can formulate a plan to make sure that it is the most functional design possible.

The Process:

Jennifer set up the initial meeting with her client to examine how she currently uses the space she needs help organizing. During this talk, Jennifer determines her client’s wants and needs, and then she begins her work.

This particular homeowner loves to entertain, but she didn’t have enough space in her kitchen to keep entertaining and everyday items separate. She knew she not only needed extra space where she could keep groceries and kitchenware, but also an entertaining area that wouldn’t overcrowd her everyday kitchen cabinets. Jennifer worked with her to tailor the butler’s pantry to create a practical domain.

Pull-out Drawers Add Extra Storage Space

The Solution:

Full-size pull-out drawers in the cabinetry were rearranged allowing for plenty of room for snacks, groceries, and any extra food for entertaining guests. The deep cabinets were also sorted to best store large punch bowls, extra plates and cutlery, and just about everything else necessary for proper entertaining. For more information about professional organization, call STR8N UP at (843) 696-6960 or visit str8nup.org.

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“An organizer can help the client with identifying the best overall storage plan based on how they use their items, with what frequency, and what is useful to them for ensuring their lifestyle needs are being met.”— Jennifer Truesdale, CPO®

Story by Erin Forbes • Photograph by Callie Cranford

The Problem:

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More Than Just Buying and Selling Homes

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Callie Cranford

Lindsay Romberg, Tricia Peterson, Keri Seay, and Angie Esposito founded Island House Real Estate as a way to provide a boutique home-buying experience for potential homeowners in the Lowcountry. They show CH+D how their days are filled with providing their clients with solutions, answers, and unique home buying experiences.

5:00am Tricia is an early bird, so she starts her day with sunrise, coffee, and caring for Island House Real Estate’s social media accounts by replying to any questions and messages they may have received overnight. It’s vital to their business model to communicate with anyone who may reach out to them for information, since buying a home is an extremely complicated process.

7:30am At this point, Tricia, Angie, Keri, and Lindsay have all begun working from their homes and are scheduling

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home tours, doing research, answering emails, and making sure their schedules and appointments for the rest of the day are in place.

9:30am The ladies get together for a team meeting to touch base with each other about their showings, schedules and other details. They also brainstorm and plan important marketing strategies, social media campaigns, new homes on the market, and networking events that they plan to host or attend.



It’s time for the first client appointment of the day. Today, they are showing new clients several homes so that they can get a feel for neighborhoods they are considering. When Tricia, Angie, Keri, or Lindsay tour a home with a client, they provide all essential facts and figures for their clients to appraise before making any decisions.

Island House Real Estate educates their clients about the different areas of Charleston. One of the team’s favorite offerings are the community tours, which include a variety of local sights and historic neighborhoods. They put these together for potential homeowners who are new to Charleston.

2:00pm More client meetings are scheduled for after lunch. One meeting is to help potential homeowners with pre-listing items. At this appointment they will be preparing the house by turning on lights, setting up gift baskets, and staging different areas of the home. They even take care of the homeowner’s dog to help with the showing. The team takes pride in making sure each detail of the home is ready for the sharp eyes of each homeowner, since, as they like to say, “Your story is our story.”

6:00pm The girls review home inspection reports, call their clients, and follow up with agents after the community tours. At this time, they also organize the details for an event they are planning, make lists of items needed for future home showings, and call more clients with details of new listings. Their dedication to clients is part of the boutique experience at Island House Real Estate. For more information, call Island House Real Estate at (843) 481-4473 or visit islandhouserealestate.com.

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Insight from Local Professionals Admired for their knowledge of their craft, these professionals educate us on what’s trending in the home industry.

One of your top-selling items at Tailgate Specialties is your farm-

style table. Do you use new or reclaimed lumber for that project?

We use a little bit of both but, more often than not, the table is going to be made with new lumber. In terms of the reclaimed lumber that we use, we’ve used heart pine and more recently, we used a 100-year-old Cypress that had been sitting in the woods

Chris Cox

for about 50 years. With that Cypress, we were able to make an oyster table and a dining room table. We really want to appeal to our customers’ needs so if they come to us wanting something that we’ve never worked with before, we’ll make it happen.

For more information, call Tailgate Specialties at (843) 532-3641.

Tailgate Specialties

How does Sunray Flooring keep up with a changing industry,

particularly in tile floors that you install in bathrooms? There are a variety of different designs, materials, and thicknesses when it comes to tile floors and because of the everchanging industry, we rely heavily on our manufacturer’s reps. These professionals supply us with thin sets and grout systems that we use to keep up with the changes. We

also rely on architects and designers to give us their specs. Proper training is important as well, which is why we set up vignettes at our warehouse to showcase to the architects, designers, and manufacturer reps. We also use these vignettes to train our guys on site.

For more information, call Sunray Flooring at (843) 606-5456 or visit sunrayflooring.com.

Darren Britt Sunray Flooring

What seems to be trending in the tile world when customers

come to visit you at Palmetto Tile Distributors?

Jason Goldberg Palmetto Tile Distributors

Large format porcelain tile is a daily demand in our showroom. Another element is decorative mosaics and tiles which provide great bang for your buck. We stock a wide range from stone to porcelain in a variety of shapes, patterns and colors. Another increasingly popular

request is for outdoor tile—whether it is for the patio, pool or walls. We are excited to share these outdoor products with our customers. While we provide all the basics you need for any tile job, our customer’s enjoy the range of options we offer to make their project unique.

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

Now in our ninth year, Talking About a Home, a home show on the radio, airs every Saturday from 1pm to 2pm on 94.3 WSC-FM and online at 943wsc.com. You may also listen to archived radio interviews on our website, charlestonhomeanddesign.com.

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SERENE SURROUNDINGS Create an outdoor space that channels spa-like energy to help unwind after long days and soak up every last bit of Lowcountry sun.







About This Project: This professionally maintained backyard allows for more play and less work with details that make up the perfect outdoor space.

Spotlight 2: Increase curb appeal with evenly spaced concrete slabs embedded in the grass, while complementing the archways built by Trellis Residential.

Spotlight 1: Delicate Agapanthus adds subtle color and creates a pleasing aesthetic without overpowering its surroundings.

Spotlight 3: Ornamental Bamboo adds a calming quality to this space, cultivating an even more welcoming and relaxing environment.

For more information, call D.I.G. Landscape at (843) 327-8842 or visit diglandscape.net.

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Story by Christine Sinanan • Photography by Patrick Brickman



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Illuminated Enhancements About This Project: Using landscape lighting adds definition while establishing a serene atmosphere in your yard. Spotlight 1: Illuminate your pathways to increase safety and ease of navigation for evening strolls. Spotlight 2: Draw attention to landscaping with up-lighting to illustrate a dramatic effect throughout your backyard. Spotlight 3: Show-off majestic trees and accent natural surroundings by irradiating the beautiful features of your outdoor space. For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 412-5874 or visit charleston.outdoorlights.com.




Sprout Sense About This Project: Complement your home’s natural surroundings with native flora. Spotlight 1: Develop a welcoming environment for visitors along pathways by adding pops of color to your landscaping with patches of Society Garlic. Spotlight 2: Pink Oleanders contrast well to break up the greenery within your outdoor space. Spotlight 3: Native Palmetto and Palm Trees create the perfect Lowcountry landscape to enjoy nearly all year round. For more information, call Living Designs Landscaping at (843) 640-3761 or visit livingdesignslandscaping.com.

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Design On Tap The Lowcountry’s Premiere Kitchen & Bath Showroom 2048 Sam Rittenberg Blvd 843-329-0661 Call for an appointment designontapchs

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Treetop Hideaway About This Project: Construct a fun hideout tucked away in the treetops for plenty of adventures to entertain little and big kids alike. Spotlight 1: Arborists can install supplemental support to weaker braces to prevent torsional (twisting) forces that may occur in severe weather. Spotlight 2: Consult an expert to confirm the stability of trees before building a structure to ensure the safety of the little ones while playing in the backyard. Spotlight 3: Schedule annual maintenance for tree checkups to assess the condition of older trees and longer branches. For more information, call Bartlett Tree Experts at (843) 556-8696 or visit bartlett.com/Charleston-SC.




Elemental Accents About This Project: A private oasis can whisk you away. This one includes soothing sounds of a waterfall, coupled with the crackling of a fire surrounded by vibrantly colored florals. Spotlight 1: This waterfall feature was constructed with strategically placed stones and can be customized to fit your desired look. Spotlight 2: Succulents like Aloe Vera are not only stunning to look at, but they also help with minor burns. Spotlight 3: The addition of a fire and water feature helps create that desired tranquil ambiance every outdoor living space needs. For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit hlggrowers.com.

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Garden Retreat About This Project: This garden is home to a variety of ornamental plants, herbs, and even a couple of tiny critter statues. Spotlight 1: Gazebos are the perfect space to sit and enjoy the songbirds. This one is tucked away between the trees for added privacy. Spotlight 2: Hibiscus plants bring a tropical feel to any space and they thrive in the Lowcountry’s humid environment. Spotlight 3: Potted plants are a great way to liven up your space. These Petunias add a punch of color which are perfect for draping over ledges. For more information, call Stacks Nursery at (843) 832-4769 or visit stacksnursery.com.




Greenery Galore About This Project: Already surrounded by plenty of natural greenery, this homeowner worked with a landscape architect to create a plan to maintain that beauty while showcasing the home’s courtyard. Spotlight 1: Ornamental plants create a lush look especially when arranged near windows for both outdoor and indoor enjoyment. Spotlight 2: A kid’s play zone is tucked into the rear garden allowing children and adults to enjoy the backyard at the same time. Spotlight 3: Large planters with “fillers” and “spillers” near the pathways enhance the property’s appeal. For more information, call REMARK Landscape Architecture at (843) 952-7817 or visit remarkstudiollc.com.

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Expert Home Collaboration

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Listings in Motion

A builder, interior designer, and a tile expert join together to cultivate a future homeowner’s dream house.

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A glamorous chandelier above the stand-alone bathtub pairs with the wood-look tile flooring and square backsplash tile to allow the perfect space for homeowners to get ready.

As Justin began assembling his team, he knew that Jennifer Freer at Melcer Tile would be a good person to bring on. “I’ve been working with Melcer Tile for over 10 years, so there was no question,” mentions Justin. “We had built trust with them and appreciated that they would help us make sure

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the tile selections and designs we wanted for the home were perfect.” Once the team was constructed, the process began. With ideas already formulated from the builder and designers, Jennifer stepped in to help with the tile selections. “We all wanted the home to be unique,” declares Jennifer. “For us, specifically, we knew that we needed to have standout features in the tile which entailed a lot of teamwork between myself and the ladies of Embellish Interiors to find what they were looking for.” Choosing not only the best looking tile for a home, but also the most functional tile is extremely important. “Many people are looking for easy maintenance, especially at the beach,” illustrates Jennifer. “This home features a very high-end look

Portrait by Ebony Ellis


hen Justin Roland of construction company, King and Society began work on this spec home, he knew that he needed to curate a group of professionals who would work well together and get the job done. “I had a collaborative vision to bring a grand beachfront house to life on Isle of Palms,” explains Justin. “It needed to have a bit of a twist on traditional Lowcountry architecture by bringing in transitional and modern architectural features and finishes.”

Jennifer Freer of Melcer Tile

Hues of Blue The combination of blue subway tile in the shower and the mosaic tile flooring cultivates a warm and welcoming, coastal bathroom that Jennifer, Justin, and the interior designers were striving for.

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Massive Master Bath The theme of tile flooring and showers was continued in the master bathroom. Choosing tile that came in lighter hues allowed for a bright and airy ambiance throughout the space.

while also offering trouble-free upkeep for the homeowners.” Jennifer and the team selected porcelain and ceramic tile which are both simple to clean with soap and water or tile cleaner, respectively. For the bathrooms throughout the home, the team ventured to design a simple, coastal vibe. “We eliminated the traditional shower elements like curbs and drains and instead used low profile elements like zero entry showers and invisible liner drains,” adds Justin. “These small changes assisted in helping us refine the design we were aiming for.” In any project, it is crucial to find contractors whom you trust. Though this home was a spec house, it was still important for the contractors to all trust one another. “The most important thing for us to keep in mind throughout the process, and for homeowners who are looking for contractors, is to keep the lines of communication open,” advises Jennifer. “Without that communication, trust can’t be built.” ✴ For more information, call Melcer Tile at (843) 744-5345 or visit melcertile.com.

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Lots of Light Including two large windows above the double sinks in the wet bar area allows for adequate natural light to pour through.


Visit our redesigned website to find your favorite floor plans, www.flatfishislanddesigns.com


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Designed for Living One Park Circle couple desired a yard with plenty of space for activities, which led them to work with Living Designs Landscaping to bring their oasis to life.


ark Circle has been rated one of the top spots to live, based on architectural diversity, craftsmanship of the homes, plus it’s walkability, and the sense of community that comes with living in a small-town-esque area. This area has been praised for its lovingly crafted older homes, surrounding a 30-plus acre park with baseball fields, playgrounds, and a weekly farmer’s market. Full of character, Joe and Elaine Feriera’s home is no exception. They partnered with landscape architect Heyward Townsend of Living Designs Landscaping to complete the

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exterior living spaces. “Joe and I started with his front yard, planning out the different layers of the plantings and determining different species that would be fairly low-maintenance,” Heyward explains. For the front yard, Heyward and the Ferieras opted for a cascading effect from the front porch down to the street. They chose Viburnum Suspensum bushes near the foundation of the house, down to medium-height ground covers surrounding the stoop, and then an Asian Jasmine ground cover in contained spaces all the way out to the brick retaining wall near

Heyward Townsend of Living Designs Landscaping

the sidewalk. By the side of the house, Heyward selected more Viburnum Suspensum to fill the area around the birdbath, as well as brightly blooming Lantana and grassy Flax Lilies along a stone path to pique one’s interest. Once the front yard was near completion, Joe requested Heyward take a look at the backyard spaces on his lot and share some feedback about redesigning them for maximum outdoor living opportunities. “Joe and Elaine added a roof over a patio connected to the house, a pergola, and a covered sitting area alongside the detached garage,” describes Heyward. “They entertain a lot and have a big family with lots of grandkids, so when everyone is over, they need a lot of space.”

Heyward provided the optimal design with “rooms” in the outdoor living areas of the backyard. The area closest to the fence, along the street side is considered a more peaceful spot, with benches placed here and there for relaxation. They are surrounded by Autumn ferns, “Soft Caress” Mahonia, Farfugium, Hydrangeas, and a Japanese Maple. The wider, middle part of the yard is set apart for activities, with plenty of lush Zoysia Empire grass to protect the grandkids’ feet and maintain a cohesive design. That way, when everyone comes to visit there is a spot for each person to enjoy, surrounded by happy greenery. ✴ For more information, call Living Designs Landscaping at (843) 640-3761 or visit livingdesignslandscaping.com.

Front Yard Foot Path Jasmine and grasses welcome guests to this Colonial dwelling.

Natural Nautical Look

Walk This Way This pathway that leads to the pergola is lined with foliage of varying textures.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Tripp Smith • Portrait by Andrew Cebulka


Ultra Modern Dwelling Partnering with a professional architect was the only option for these west coast transplants to achieve the custom architectural features in their Old Village home.


hen these Mt. Pleasant homeowners moved from the west coast 25 years ago, they purchased a starter home to begin their lives on a new coast. A few years ago, they decided to renovate; that is until they found their lot in the Old Village. Once they saw that lot, they knew it was time to take the plunge and begin their custom home journey. Enter Rush Dixon of Rush Dixon Architects. The husband of this Mt. Pleasant duo was riding his bike in the Old Village when he ran into Rush. “I saw him around the neighborhood and knew he was an architect,” he

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said. “At that time, we were planning on renovating our current home, but later decided to build and thought Rush was the right person for the job.” Prior to “putting pen to paper,” as Rush often says, he and his team took the time to listen to the homeowners and assessed the information they were given. He wanted to ensure that they fully understood what the client needed and wanted in their design. “The back and forth of ideas, designs, and products netted a space that is unique for this client and setting, explains Rush.” The homeowners envisioned a modern

Rush Dixon of Rush Dixon Architects

Unique Design Features A lot of planning went into selecting the perfect features throughout this modern home, built by Edward L. Smith. Some of those features include a Fry Reglet channel that goes around the whole house rather than molding, and the sculptural-inspired fireplace. (below) The floating staircase continues the modern design seen throughout the home.

Custom Floating Staircase

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Luxe Eat-In Kitchen With an expansive island in the middle of this sleek kitchen, there is plenty of seating available for the couple to enjoy meals together and with guests.

house with a heavy focus on green building. “We grew up on the west coast and we’re accustomed to that style,” mentions the husband. “Building green was important to us so we made sure to include solar panels, an underground cistern, and spray foam insulation.” Rush worked meticulously so that the finished product was something that the homeowners would be proud of. “One of the clients’ desires was to create a sustainable, durable, and low maintenance structure,” expresses Rush. “We continually assessed the cost/benefit of sustainable options by looking at costs and operating value.” Constructing a home that strays from the traditional Charleston style is achievable to homeowners who know what they want and what will be best for their family. “Be honest about how you live and what’s important to you and your family,” describes Rush. “It doesn’t matter what’s popular or trendy, at the end of the day, what matters is what you are looking for in your home.” ✴ For more information, call Rush Dixon Architects at (843) 270-8943 or visit rushdixon.com.

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Indoor Outdoor Living In order to create a standout foyer, Rush designed a space with floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the lush greenery planted around the home.

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Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Wheelchair Accessible

Distinctive Cabinetry Design After the Busicks had lived in their Daniel Island home for a few years, they knew it was time to adjust the floorplan to meet their physical needs.


ary and her husband had finally had enough of living in a home that was designed for someone else’s lifestyle, so Mary called upon several of the Lowcountry’s premier home professionals to design and add additional spaces that met her husband’s physical needs. “Because my husband is in a wheelchair now, it was vitally important that we design a new master suite

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that afforded him a good measure of independence,” explains Mary. That’s why she decided to work with Teresa Blackmon of Southeastern Custom Homes as the builder for the addition of a new master suite, mudroom, and porch areas—all of which are designed to be handicapped accessible. Through that partnership, Mary also met Thomas Lauderdale of Advanced Kitchen Designs, who

Functional Floor Plan Accessible countertops and height adjusted mirrors promote independence and simultaneously pay close attention to style. (inset) Thomas Lauderdale of Advanced Kitchen Designs

Stealth Storage Hinged cabinetry keeps everyday toiletries out of sight, but easily reachable, in this clean-lined master bathroom. (below right) Multitasking shines in this mudroom makeover that combines laundry storage as well as a wet bar and butler’s pantry.

creates custom cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as other custom cabinetry options. “It was wonderful working with Thomas, because he was so accommodating to my husband’s requirements as well as the aesthetic and other functional requests we made for the bathroom and mudroom,” describes Mary. Thomas worked closely with Mary’s niece, Sarah Heckler of Sarah Heckler Interior Designs, to create the best, most functional master bathroom and mudroom possible for Mary and her husband. “Sarah and Mary came to me with plenty of ideas and inspiration about what they wanted, but also a very detailed list of the features they needed,” mentions Thomas. “From there it was just a matter of hashing out the minor details so that we could design a space that Mary loved in terms of style, but that also worked for her husband.” Mary adds, “The most important thing we needed was for the cabinetry in the bathroom to be wheelchair accessible, and Thomas made that happen without any compromise to our style.” The mudroom is Mary’s new favorite space now, because of the great design elements that hide all of the utilitarian aspects, like the laundry machines, the pull-out ironing board, and a drying rack. The space also serves as an attractive wet bar and even a butler’s pantry for when the couple grills out on their new porch. All in all, the Busicks couldn’t be happier with their additional spaces because of how all of the elements come together to provide a beautiful home where they can age in place. ✴ For more information, call Advanced Kitchen Designs at (843) 225-9344 or visit akd.biz.

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Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Callie Cranford

Removable Porch Panels

The Art of Porch Sitting For this Cane Bay couple, a Porch Panel room was a must-have to be able to enjoy the Lowcountry’s extensive outdoor living season.


fter a fruitful visit to Charleston Home + Design magazine’s home show and plenty of research on their part, Cane Bay homeowners Jay and Cindy knew that it was time to enlist the help of Terry Conlin and his team at Express Sunrooms. They had a very specific design in mind for the addition to their home and needed a knowledgeable crew to make their dream into a reality.

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with all of the pollen,” explains Cindy. Since both Jay and Cindy had fathers who were career carpenters, they also paid very close attention to detail. “After talking with Terry extensively, we knew that working with Express Sunrooms would bring people who had the same level of care for detail that we had and that we were looking for,” adds Jay. The overall project required a good bit of building and carpentry on the part of Express Sunrooms, for which they planned and communicated with the couple, planned some more, helped navigate the Homeowner’s

Versatile Views This outdoor patio features Porch Panels which can be opened up into a screenedin space that also costs less than a glass-enclosure addition. (inset) Terry Conlin of Express Sunrooms and Homeowners Jay and Cindy.

Association with each revision that had to be made for the addition, and designed each phase to meet Jay and Cindy’s needs. “We worked with Jay and Cindy to design each aspect of their addition and then built the entire Porch Panel room, the patio, and the terrace over the patio,” describes Terry. “Leon, our superintendent, was an invaluable asset on this project, too, since we had to engineer and add special reinforcements to several places in the Porch Panel room.” Most of those reinforcements were to support Cindy’s request for a hanging bed. “Since we were planning to spend a lot of time on the porch, comfortable seating was a must-have for us,” Cindy mentions.

Stairway to Patio Haven Not only do the homeowners have a beautiful sunroom to bask in, but they also have a custom staircase that leads to the expansive patio.

Now Jay and Cindy start every day in their Porch Panel sunroom, with their coffee and quiet time, enjoying the results of a team that was supportive of their requests, as well as accommodating and extra-communicative. The result is a perfect space for their lifestyle. ✴ For more information, call Express Sunrooms at (843) 501-0036 or visit expresssunrooms.com.

Additional Square Footage These homeowners expanded their living space, allowing for ample seating to enjoy the views outside.

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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

Minimalistic Kitchen When redesigning the kitchen it was important to Becky to keep the design simple and functional. With help from kitchen experts, Becky selected clean fixtures, custom wood grain cabinets, and white countertops to maintain style and optimize the function of her space.

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PROJECT FILES Optimal Aesthetic For the living room, Becky kept many things in mind that she tells her customers at Hausful. The television and artwork are at eye level, the ceiling fan is the same color as the ceiling and doesn’t have a light fixture. These little details help to create the perfect aesthetic.

in the home as well. “We wanted a modern, classic vibe to be carried throughout the home so we had a combination of old and new items,” adds Becky. “Keeping things calm and muted, but also not being afraid to have a crazy cool accessory color or fun pillows, was something that we kept in mind as well.” Not only was Becky focused on the style of the space, but she was also focused on selecting items that properly fit in her 1,650 square foot home. “I paid close attention to the scale of the room in the selection of the sofa, the chair, and the television stand,” says Becky. When selecting the right sized items, she was also considering the functionality of the pieces for her children. “I needed stain resistant, cleanable pieces that would last through the wear and tear of my energetic kids.” Now, with a newly renovated home under her belt, Becky can enjoy the calming space that she strived to create for her family and friends. ✴ For more information, call Hausful (843) 203-6420 or visit hausful.com.

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Careful Furniture Selections Becky carefully chose furniture that she not only liked, but that was also functional for her young children. This chair, in particular, is stain resistant, cleanable, and long-lasting; the perfect combination for her children and furry friends to enjoy.

Recline Like This Feline

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford


Sleek Ranch Redesign These Mt. Pleasant homeowners enlisted the help of home professionals to morph their 1990’s ranch into a polished, new space.


fter using Omega Cabinetry in their Hilton Head Island home, these homeowners knew they needed to find someone in Charleston who would use the same cabinet line. That’s where Fran Ploetz of Southeast Kitchens stepped in. “The homeowner had done her research to find a dealer who carried Omega Cabinetry in the Charleston area,” says Fran. “That was Southeast Kitchens, so she gave me a call and said she had a whole home renovation and we set up an appointment.”

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through the showroom and take a look at what was available to them. “I set a plan to make sure I showed them everything that might fit into their space,” explains Fran. “From there, I put the designs together, they reviewed them, and were happy with the layout so we moved forward with the project.” Once everyone received the goahead from the homeowners, Fran and his team began the extensive re-haul on the kitchen. “We started with an empty room and kept lines of communication with the homeowners completely open,” expounds Fran. “The must-have features and

Jonathon Leeke and Fran Ploetz of Southeast Kitchens

Flush Features

appliances that needed to be included were two big things we considered when coming up with the initial plans.” Upon the homeowners final selections, Fran used his company’s CAD system for the design that allowed him to show the homeowners color renderings and perspectives to show what the finalized layout would look like. Collaboration was the name of the game throughout this project. Between the interior designer, architect, and kitchen designer at Southeast Kitchens, certain elements were modified to best fit the space. “Creating a functional space was of utmost importance throughout this whole project,” adds Fran.

“The kitchen is the main fulcrum in a home, so we wanted to ensure that the homeowners had the best look and that the whole house flowed together.”

Natural hues are carried throughout the design including the cabinetry and countertops.

When homeowners are taking on a complete transformation, Fran has some words of wisdom he likes to offer. “The most important thing to look at is how the must-have elements in the design relate to the size, the space, and the purpose,” advises Fran. “Homeowners must know what they’re considering for their lifestyle and they need to be able to articulate that.” ✴ For more information, call Southeast Kitchens at (843) 795-8809 or visit sekitchens.com.

Open Floor Plan An open floor plan throughout the living spaces in the home was carefully crafted by Salt Marsh Contracting and Senst Architecture. With the help of the team at Onyx Design Collaborative, each room was thought out and expertly decorated.

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Alluring Alterations The Parkers called upon Priester’s Custom Contracting and Crosby Creations Home Designs to remodel their downtown dwelling when it came time to move in after their son graduated from The Citadel.


arb and Dave Parker knew that once their son finished his graduate program at The Citadel it would be time to move to Charleston into the downtown house they purchased for him to live in until they retired. Once they had permanently taken up residence, they had a very clear idea of the changes that needed to be made to turn it into a suited to their lifestyle. It didn’t take long for the Parkers to give Priester’s Custom Contracting a ring. Barb and Dave had worked with Tommy Priester on a previous project for the same home and their experience was be-

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yond compare. “We met Tommy at the Charleston Home + Design show a few years back,” describes Dave. “Everything about how he greeted us, how he asked us about the structure we needed, and how he recommended Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs was exactly what we were looking for in a contractor.” Five years later, after Tommy and Jodi had helped the Parkers build a detached garage, Barb and Dave brought the team back together for the full renovation of their abode. “Barb came to me with the request for an open floor plan, a redesigned kitchen, and an added guest bathroom on the first floor,” explains Jodi.

Jodi Crosby of Crosby Creations Home Designs, Dave and Barb Parker, and Tommy Priester of Priester’s Custom Contracting.

Design Decisions Like most projects, communication is key. This was no different for the Parkers and Tommy Priester. Because of Tommy’s focus on communicating with his clients, they were never confused about design changes like adding support beams throughout the first floor.

Repurposed Vintage Doors

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Crisp Countertops and Cabinetry The Parker’s all white kitchen offers plenty of countertop space and cabinet storage for all of their cooking gadgets. A built-in wine rack tops off the design.

It was a tall order, considering there were no plans to expand the current footprint of the house, but Jodi and the Parkers nailed down the design. After that, it was Tommy’s turn to take those plans and turn them into a reality. Every builder can say from experience that there will always be surprises in a remodeling project and the Parker’s house was no exception. “We worked with Barb and Dave to solve several surprises in the remodeling process, like mold remediation, the placement of the HVAC return, the remodel of the master bathroom and closet, and other, smaller surprises as well,” adds Tommy. From Tommy’s perspective, it is essential for him to maintain the relationship with his clients by keeping the lines of communication open about every single detail. Communication between Jodi, Tommy, Barb and Dave, and each subcontractor that worked on the project made the whole experience enjoyable and exciting for everyone involved. ✴ For more information, call Priester’s Custom Contracting at (843) 200-8495 or visit priestercustomhomes.com. For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Design at (843) 514-7354 or visit crosby-creations.com.

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Brilliant Barn Door A custom barn door to the master bathroom adds a fun touch to the space and color coordinates with the vanity and clawfoot tub.

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Practical Beauty

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman • Portrait by Callie Cranford

The homeowners considered their everyday routine and lifestyle to determine the best material for their kitchen.

Stunning Natural Surfaces Once these Daniel Island homeowners put together the dream team for creating their dazzling abode, nothing could stop them from attaining the perfect space for their family.


ichael and Amy knew they wanted to build a completely custom house on Daniel Island as their primary residence, and after extensive research and interviews, it was clear that SHELTER Custom-Built Living was the builder for them. The team and experience they brought to the table was incomparable, and the couple had a very specific vision. Part of the team that SHELTER, and interior designer, Hollis Erickson put together for the homeowners was Stone Central, a countertop fabricator, and Vitoria International, a natural and man-made stone supplier. “Hollis came 130 • CH+D • Fall 2019

to us with a clear idea of what the homeowners wanted in the different areas of their home,” explains Bonni Agnew of Stone Central. “First, she took the homeowners to Vitoria International’s showroom, walked them around their warehouse to see the different slabs they could choose from, and then I met with all of them to discuss what they were looking for in terms of what materials would be the best fit for their lifestyle. Throughout the process of selecting natural stone for each space in the home, Hollis and Bonni worked closely with Adriene Araujo of Vitoria International to find the perfect slabs. “When

Adriene Araujo of Vitoria International and Bonni Agnew of Stone Central

you have a large project like a kitchen, or even just a large kitchen island, it’s normal to have to purchase a whole slab,” describes Adriene. “But for some of the smaller projects, like a powder room, we recommend for most homeowners, including Michael and Amy, that they ask a fabricator if they have any remnants from larger projects. This saves time, money, and materials for everyone involved in the project.” Bonni and Adriene both have similar approaches when they work with a homeowner to choose the right countertops for their home. Much like with Michael and Amy, they always ask about a homeowner’s day-to-day routine, “Knowing all of these things makes it a lot easier to narrow down the choices for the homeown-

er, which in turn makes the decision much less overwhelming,” says Bonni. Adriene adds, “It also means that we’re educating the homeowners about the materials they’re choosing, and how to care for each one properly, which is, in our opinion, the most important step in the process.” With a team that cares so much about the satisfaction of their homeowners and the longevity of the materials, it’s no mystery how these Daniel Island homeowners were able to build their dream home. ✴

“Orca” Leathered Marble

For more information about the countertop fabricator, call Stone Central at (843) 879-3278 or visit stonecentralsc.com. For more information about the countertop supplier, call Vitoria International at (843) 760-2470 or visit vitoriainternational.com.

Material Magic Taking time to match vision to material is crucial in achieving stellar results. (below) Faucet handles and cabinet pulls take style to the next level and complement this “Casablanca” Leathered Marble.

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Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Callie Cranford • Portrait by Patrick Brickman


Livin’ the Shore Life To cultivate their coastal dream home, this Kiawah Island couple partnered with a professional designer.


y working with an interior designer from the inception of their home, this Kiawah Island couple was able to design their quintessential abode. Ask any professional interior designer about timing in a custom homebuilding project and they will declare that the earlier a homeowner brings on an interior designer, the more seamless the whole process will be. Such was the case with Andrew and Holly Bernardini’s Kiawah Island construction project. The builder, Knight Residential Group, worked closely with Karen Germond of KMD Interiors to help their homeowners select custom finishes for their new home, and the couple was happy to take advantage of Karen’s expertise.

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“They requested a custom trim work package to create a unique setting throughout their home, and I worked with them to design and select other custom finishes in order to marry their more traditional style with their desire to have a comfortable, coastal-inspired home,” describes Karen. The couple hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, so the pictures they showed Karen of the rooms and spaces and designs that they liked were fairly traditional in color, but they also wanted to be sure they could come home to a lighter, relaxing atmosphere while they are in their home in Charleston. “Holly and Andrew brought me on as their interior designer to help them bring their vision to life,” Karen

Karen Germond of KMD Interiors

Chic Bedroom Design The wall paneling creates a sense of depth while keeping the brightness of the room from the white walls.

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Kitchen Spaces This wide area creates a center point for working in the kitchen and gathering family.

explains. “It was a fun and challenging process because we had to lock down the paint colors early without being able to see them on the walls, at least not until we made all the furniture and textile selections,” expounds Karen. “We had to make those textile selections from chips of paint rather than seeing samples of fabric and other materials so I really had to rely on my gut instinct in the absence of being able to physically see it all together.” A.C. Heyward of Knight Residential Group was the project manager for this home and was a crucial team member for its completion. “His expertise was critical to getting all the custom work completed,” explains, Karen. “He jumped in and built the window seat in a day when we ran into a delay.” Throughout the whole process, Karen, Holly, and Andrew took the time to get to know each other so that Karen could fulfill her motto of “creating spaces that are uniquely yours.” She provided the couple with a custom interior that is functional for their lifestyle and the needs of the families who will rent the home in the years to come. ✴ For more information, call KMD Interiors at (843) 819-8254 or visit kmdinteriors.com.

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Kathryn Budig and Kate Fagan spend ample time enjoying their outdoor oasis designed by The Sandbox Group. On Kathryn: Stella McCartney top, Levi’s jeans, Chloe sandals, and Asha Patel jewelry. On Kate: Sacai sweater, Nili Lotan pants, Off White x Nike sneakers, and Ascension Stone necklace.

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PRO’S Kathryn Budig and Kate Fagan open their pop art-sy Mt. Pleasant home to Charleston Home + Design magazine to chat about everything from yoga, to sports, to journalism, and even cookies. Because Kate and Kathryn wear so many hats, their lives as a health professional and a sports professional are hectic, as well as energetic and exciting. Join CH+D as they share the paths that have led them to their current careers and to each other.

Story by Erin Forbes /// Edited by Alli Steinke /// Photography by Patrick Brickman, Callie Cranford, and Ebony Ellis


or creatively minded people, it is impossible to deny that part of yourself. No matter how hard you try, or delay, or bargain, you can never shake that need to bring into the world something new, something exciting, or just something that speaks to you. Science has proven, particularly in recent years, that creative brains are wired differently than our

methodical, left-brained counterparts. Even doctors who have studied the brain as it fires while being used in creative processes have concluded that people who are more right-brained can simultaneously utilize brain networks which do not typically work together otherwise. All of this information draws me to a parallel. Maybe that’s what it’s like–maybe that’s the science behind what makes Kate Fagan and her wife, Kathryn Budig, such a perfect match. Where one is seemingly more analytical and pensive, the other is bubbly and energetic, but they both meet in the middle in terms of their constantly evolving creative pursuits and their unwavering support of one another, thereby engaging each “network” of their relationship at the same time. Separately, they are powerhouses in their own rights. Together, they are like a whole, brilliant, creative brain, flexible when life needs to be double-teamed, and capable of anything.

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(above) West Elm barstools and bar cart as well as a Subzero refrigerator round out the modern kitchen design. Artwork of French soccer player Zinedine Zidane is showcased on the top shelf of extra storage for books and other kitchen necessities. (inset) Arrows from Etsy add an artsy touch to the dining table. (opposite, above) Kate and Kathryn filled their home with items that mean something to them—LOVE lights from Restoration Hardware, bright chairs, and vibrant velvet pillows from ABC Home. (opposite, below left) Brooklyn wallpaper from Flavor Paper pays homage to the couple’s time in New York. (opposite, below right) More colorful accents are highlighted in the work/reading nook area such as the custom soccer ball art and the Herman Miller Nelson Swag Leg Desk.

Kate and Kathryn, you’ve grown up in very different parts of the country and traveled a good bit for your careers. Tell us about where you grew up and your early years in your pursuits of your professions. Kathryn: I was born in Lawrence, Kansas. My dad was the chancellor at the University of Kansas when I was young. Then we moved to New Jersey when I was in middle school, and we lived there until I left for college at the University of Virginia. There, I double majored in English Literature and Drama. After college, I moved out to Los Angeles. It was in L.A. that I learned how to teach yoga. Kate: I grew up in Upstate New York, just outside of Albany, in a town called Schenectady. We didn’t move around as much as Kathryn, but I did decide to go out west for college. I played basketball at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After college, I played a year in Ireland before returning to Colorado to play two seasons with a semi-pro team called the Colorado Chill.

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worked hard since you were young to “make it,” as some would say. Other than a love for basketball, what inspired you to choose that course? Kate: My parents were the main role models in my life. My dad played professional basketball overseas when I was little, in France. And even once he stopped playing professionally, he played pick-up games, and he played in leagues, and he would take me with him every time he played. I saw how hard he worked, how much he loved the game, and that was a huge part of my childhood. Kathryn: She has the best brain for stats. I don’t know how she keeps it all in there, but if you ask her about any player, any game, or any team, she can rattle off whatever you want to know about them! She never fails to impress me with how she can remember so many details. Kate: I’ll admit, I love stats and how they play into how each game unfolds. It’s always a little bit of surprise in basketball, because there are so many variables that come into play.

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POSES & PRO’S So, I learned to play because of my dad. When I would go out onto the court between games, he would always give me pointers. From a very young age I had a very sharp skill set because I had the best mentor, so I kind of had a leg up when I started joining teams and playing for school.

From there you basically had your choice of colleges you wanted to play for, correct? What was it like for you to play professionally, after college? Kate: Mostly, and I ended up choosing to play for the University of Colorado. We were always in the Top Ten and it was really challenging. We played in the NCAA Tournament. I had to put a lot of time and effort into basketball. After college I played professionally in Ireland for a year, which was a learning experience, before I came back to the States to play for the Colorado Chill, which was part of the NWBL at the time. Kathryn: She’ll never brag, but she was really good! And she set a record in the Big 12 Conference for making something like 44 consecutive free throws.

ent. What made you decide to pursue a different career path rather than keep playing basketball? Kate: I’d always wanted to do other things, too, it’s just that basketball took

The idea of starting at the bottom rung of a new career was scary. That’s a big part of the reason I kept playing as long as I did. Every country across the world has their own professional leagues and I probably could have followed that path for longer, but after a couple of years, I just knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do anymore. So I moved on to sports journalism. My first job was at the Ellensburg Daily Record, where I could write about what I knew: sports. I’d found my niche.

College led you both to some interesting places, and then beyond. How do you feel that the choices you made during and after college have led you to what you do now? Kathryn: I actually think that both of my majors are really useful in my job. Theatre and drama still come into play, because teaching is as much performing as it is relaying information. As a yoga teacher, I’m in front of people all the time, so having a background onstage is really useful in knowing how to keep peoples engaged.

My English degree is helpful, too, because I learned how to communicate with people on a deeper level. Kate’s vast reservoir of footwear are proudly displayed in her closet. Also, good storytelling is From fashion to workout sneakers, Kate has a pair for every occasion. another crucial part of beKate: We had a really good ing a teacher. Plus, in life, team and I wanted to be able to contribute up so much time. But I majored in Com- and especially when teaching any subject as part of that team, so I just worked super munications while I attended the Uni- really, you have to stay curious and be a hard to be good at basketball. versity of Colorado Boulder because I consumer of knowledge or your topic will also always wanted to be a writer. Bas- become stagnant and you’ll lose the attenAfter a few seasons with the Colora- ketball was something that I loved, but it tion of your students. It’s all those things do Chill, though (and while Kathryn was also one of those things where you that come together into one great packwas in L.A., learning to teach yoga) think, ‘I’ve put so much time and effort age that makes what I do an absolute joy. you felt it was time to move on from into this. I’ve spent 10 thousand hours your role as a professional basketball and have become an expert in this, I Kate: Like I mentioned, I wanted to be a athlete to something a little differ- guess I should see it through a little more.’ writer after college, but I’d put so much ef140 • CH+D • Fall 2019

A custom rug from Francisco Ruiz is the perfect complement to the color-coded bookcase and embroidered Anthropologie pillows strategically placed on the CB2 sofa.

fort into playing basketball that it took me a while to finally make a change. When you’re playing basketball as a woman, the ‘finish line’ doesn’t look the same as it looks for men. It’s still as challenging, but the rewards at the top, if you make it that far, well, they’re not very high. Knowing that, there were a lot of calculations happening in my head during that time. Ultimately, it all boiled down to how much I wanted to play basketball versus how much I wanted to be a writer, and basketball had lost a lot of it’s ‘fun’ as you might call it. I knew that I was delaying the next version of myself because I was scared, so at some point, I just said, ‘I want to write books. I don’t want to play basketball anymore,” and I worked out how I could justify writing as a career. I changed my perceptions of what it looked to be a writer. I knew I couldn’t afford to sit around and try to write the “next great American novel”, so I got into journalism.

Kathryn, we’ve covered a lot of Kate’s past at this point. Can you describe

your experiences after college? What made you decide to move from Virginia to Los Angeles? Particularly, what was it about yoga that made you think it should be your career? Kathryn: It’s kind of funny how it all started, but basically I just started practicing yoga in college for my own edification. I wanted to pursue a career in acting and drama at the time. So it was between L.A. and New York, and since I had already been on the East coast and spent a lot of time in New York, I decided to try L.A. I really fell in love with the yoga practice in college, so I decided to learn how to teach it while I looked for acting work. I did a teacher training as soon as I got to L.A. and it was very serendipitous that that community kind of took me in as I realized how toxic Hollywood was. All of those experiences came together to lead me to making a shift into yoga. I trained with two of the most senior,

fantastic teachers—Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller—and was working at one of the best studios, called Yogaworks. When people say things like, ‘All roads lead to Julliard,’ it was like that. In yoga, it seems like all roads lead through Yogaworks. At the time I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but it has all worked out for the best. That road later led to me writing for Women’s Health Magazine. They hired me to be their yoga editor. And then I was also writing for Huffington Post for a while. I wrote the Big Book of Yoga for Women’s Health Magazine–that was my first book. It was so fun to write because I finally got to put my English degree to use. After that I started touring almost nonstop for the next 10 years, teaching yoga on the road. I still teach on the road, but I’ve cut it nearly in half, and now teach on an online platform called Glo, which you could call my ‘home’ studio, because I don’t have a studio I teach at here in Charleston. Glo is a great platform and CH+D • Fall 2019 • 141


(above) The master bedroom exudes a woodsy aura with floral wallpaper by Tempaper, Anthropologie canopy bed, and Herman Miller bench. (opposite, above left) A vintage style mirror from Restoration Hardware is decorated with twinkly fairy lights. (opposite, above right) Vibrant colors are seen throughout the home, including the ABC Carpet and Home bedding in the master bedroom. (opposite, below left) This vivid portrait of Kathryn done by local artist Raven Roxanne hangs above the dresser. (opposite, below right) To bring a touch of nature inside, Kate and Kathryn incorporated floral wallpaper into their bedroom design.

allows me to live wherever I want, so it’s a win-win situation.

Kate, you worked as a sports journalist for a few places before you landed at ESPN. Tell us about your experience there. Kate: A lot of people look at ESPN as the source of sports information, so if you get into sports journalism it’s almost like you’ve hit the top. And it’s rightfully the destination because it’s proven itself in so many different facets, through their magazine, website, TV, documentaries, and podcasts. I mean, it’s just the place where you’re given the opportunity to grow in whatever content medium you want to pursue. I really appreciated that about working there. I loved being there and growing, both 142 • CH+D • Fall 2019

as a writer and then on TV, which was an unexpected aspect of my job there, but a really great one. ESPN always did a great job of putting you in uncomfortable situations routinely. They would say, ‘Hey you’re hosting this show.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh! You’re going to put me on live TV? I don’t have a broadcast journalism degree!’ There were a lot of things I just had to figure out, and that was awesome.

What would you say you’ve learned through these different experiences in your lives? Kathryn: I think a lot of people want to make a difference with what they do for a living. And, as a society, we’re really addicted to tangible results. What I’ve learned through all of this is that what you put into the world may deeply be changing people’s lives and affecting

them and you might never, ever know that. But when we don’t see those results, we assume that we shouldn’t push forward with what we’re doing. We think, ‘I’m not getting the accolades that I want to be getting.’ Meanwhile, the quiet, steady, long game is what ends up making all of the difference. So even if I’m feeling a little down or doubting myself, I just remember why I’m doing what I do: not for accolades. It’s always wonderful when someone says to me, ‘I’ve been practicing with you for 15 years and you got me through this period of my life,’ or something along those lines. But I also work hard for the people who don’t say those things, even when they’re feeling them. I just remind myself in those lulls, I’m still doing something that’s powerful, even if I’m not getting the direct response. I do what I do to

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(above) Kate and Kathryn’s backyard landscaped by Jeff Tant provides both relaxation after a stressful day and entertainment for their guests. (below) The girls opted for a Stock Tank Pool that brings an industrial touch to their modern designed backyard. (opposite left) Verdant vegetation can be seen throughout the yard, creating privacy and a calming atmosphere. (opposite right) The black and white hues seen throughout the backyard are carried through to the front porch, maintaining a cohesive design.

share a healthy lifestyle with people, not because I need a pat on the back. So, for me it’s just been that focus on what we are doing that’s actually making a difference. Kate and I have even talked about starting an organization together, some kind of non-profit. Then we realized that what we really need to be doing is supporting the people who’ve already put in the blood, sweat, and tears. And devoting our time and money and if we can help their platform, then that’s ideal.

As we touched on earlier, you’ve both hopped around the country for different jobs or opportunities, but how and where did you actually meet? Kathryn: I was a sponsored athlete when Kate was working for ESPN. ESPNW has a summit every fall, and since Under Armour was sponsoring the summit that year, I was sent out there to teach for them 144 • CH+D • Fall 2019

and she was speaking at it. Kate: It was a bit of a whirlwind, with so many people in attendance, but we kept in touch afterward and everything just fell into place from there.

We’ve also touched on the fact that you’re both published authors, several times over. What drove or inspired you to write the books you’ve written? Kathryn: My first book was Women’s Health The Big Book of Yoga, which I had the opportunity to write because I worked with Women’s Health at the time. I’ve realized that the book has ended up being a great tool for people who are either new or curious about yoga. My second book, Aim True, is half-yoga, half-recipes. It’s more of a lifestyle book. The name is derived from the Greek Goddess Artemis, because I love mythology.

You also produce a podcast together, called “Free Cookies,” of which I am personally a huge fan! What initially inspired this podcast idea? Kate: Kathryn was the driving force behind the podcast; she had been wanting to start one for a few years. Kathryn: Yeah, I was thinking about doing one on my own. Then I thought, ‘Wow, and it’ll be even more interesting with Kate.’ [laughs] Kate: I was working with ESPN at the time, so I was required to pitch it to them first before I could do it. They said yes and they wanted to produce it, which was awesome. So they produced it for a season and then we wanted to do it on our own so that we could have a little more freedom with the guests and the topics.

The podcast features a wide variety of fascinating guests and thoughtful conversations. How do you decide which people to invite on the show?

Kate: We focus on people who are passionate about their areas of expertise, who are saying something interesting and thinking different thoughts. And we just have honest conversations about those topics. Kathryn: For the first season, we mostly spoke with athletes because ESPN was producing the podcast, but now we can chat with whomever about whatever we find interesting. This season we’ve had a wide range of topics and guests, from factory farming, to entrepreneur Stacy Smallwood, owner of three fashion boutiques in Charleston, including Hampden Clothing.

Your home is so fun and energetic, not to mention styled just perfectly. How did you find this slice of paradise in the Old Village? Kathryn: One of my best friends here, Ashley Cebulka, was the one that turned me on to the Old Village. Downtown is great too, but Old Village is

where I felt at home because you get the best of both worlds. And she’s obsessed with looking at homes. So she actually found this home for me, which I bought in 2014. Our previous neighbor, Paul Swedloff of the Sandbox Group, built this house, so it was brand new when I bought it. Kate and I added the bookcase in the library. And we remodeled the backyard together. It’s really hard to find a modern house in Charleston. I love this house because I feel like it’s a good combination of modern, coastal, and southern at the same time. Just because modern can get so cold so quickly. Kate: We lived in Brooklyn for less than a year in 2017. I mean I lived in Brooklyn for seven years. But Kathryn moved up for a while, and then we moved back here in the fall, coming up on two years ago. It’s such a great spot, and the house itself is so comfortable and beautiful. Especially now that we’ve made it our own.

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POSES & PRO’S was inspired both by soccer and my love of sports. It doesn’t sound like it would work, but it is such a conversational piece. Kathryn: Everything we have in the house, we have for a reason, to tell a story or start a conversation. That way everything in our home is us, a part of our history, so to speak. We just recently finished renovating the backyard this year. We wanted to maximize all of our living space. So that was the one area that was not really being used. The dogs would just go out back, and that was all. Our thought process started on that project a year and a half ago. Kate: Originally, we wanted to build a pool, and there were so many hoops you had to go through, that it just wasn’t worth it for us to go deal with all of that and then care for a pool afterward. Kathryn: Our solution was a wonderful Stock Tank Pool, that we can dip into whenever it gets too hot. Plus it brings an industrial style to the backyard that is just wonderful. And we have these great flamingo floats, so we can lounge in the huge float, which is really all we wanted to be able to do

So, what’s on the horizon for you both?

Local boutique Hampden Clothing dressed Kate and Kathryn for most of the outfits included above. On Kate: Sacai sweater, Nili Lotan pants, and Nike Parra Patta Air Max 1’s. On Kathryn: Veda dress, Jennifer Behr headband, and Chloe shoes.

What are your favorite design concepts and how did you two combine your varying personal styles?

our styles. I’d say pop art is the best way to describe my style, while Kathryn’s is a little more bohemian-eclectic.

Kate: After we moved back here from New York, we knew we needed the space to be ours.

Kathryn: We cross over a lot. It’s very rare that she wants something or I want something and we disagree with each other.

Kathryn: We just kind of swept it clean and built it together. It has really good bones, and a great energy. I love this house so much.

Kate: We’ve curated a lot of art too, that really speaks to us. I could tell a story about nearly every piece of art in the house, like the Zinedine Zidane piece over the dining and kitchen area, or the large piece in the stairwell, that

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Kathryn: I’m still doing some traveling internationally to teach yoga workshops, but we’ve got a few things in the works. Kate: We’re pursuing a TV show that would basically be a lot like our podcast, but on TV. We would have guests over to our home to cook for them and interview them. We’d love to have a recipe component to it. Kathryn: That’s part of why I’m also working on putting together a recipe book. Kate: And from there we would dive into the kind of conversations and interesting topics that we feature on “Free Cookies.” And of course, any moment we have to breathe in between, we’re always writing, writing, writing. ♥






(1) Greenery from SYG Designs and unique trinkets fill the cubicle shelving in the living room. (2) Crochet sneaker slippers for Kate sit next to the bed, ready to be worn each morning. (3) More cubicle shelving supplies supplementary storage for books and memorabilia. (4) The Kartell floral pattern chairs are statement pieces at the kitchen table. (5) With frequent visitors, Kate and Kathryn styled a beachy, eclectic guest getaway. (6) Flavor Paper with scenes from New Orleans covers the walls in the guest bathroom exuding a zen ambiance. (7) The West Elm coffee table highlights Kathryn’s book, Aim True. (8) The flowers on the wall mural color coordinate with the blankets sprawled across the bed.




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OUTDATED TO UPDATED From historic homes to 1960’s style ranches, there are a multitude of Holy City abodes to restore. Whether it be a kitchen facelift or a whole home overhaul, gather insight for your next project throughout the following pages and see how certain Lowcountry homeowners reconstructed their dated dwellings.

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Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Rainbow Row House Constructed in 1792 • Relocated Kitchen to Internal Courtyard with Exposed Brick Walls • Custom Stained Wood Arched Door • Built by C.B. Elrod Co. • Architecture by Rush Dixon Architects • Cabinetry by Kris Katlawski Eurocraft Inc • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports • Flooring by Vintage Elements of Greenwood SC • Tile by Lowcountry Tile Contractors and Hardwood Co • Appliances by Plugs Appliance Center • Lighting by Urban Electric, Circa Lighting, and Restoration Hardware

Photography by Callie Cranford

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


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Ellis Creek Photography


Multi-Level Redesign Knocking down walls and reconstructing the main staircase opened the floor plan of this four-story dwelling.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Central Staircase, Pine Treads • Statutario Quartz Countertops • AKDO Luminous Beam Calcutta with Gold Tile Backsplash • Remodeled by Arnett Custom Homes • Architecture by Teague Studio • Structural Engineering by Caskie Engineering

For More Information: Arnett Custom Homes (843) 271-8668 arnettcustomhomes.com


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Photography by Callie Cranford

Sleek Fixtures To update a drab bathroom, these homeowners installed floor-toceiling tile and selected gold fixtures to round out the design.

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Exposed Pipes on Vanity • Seamless Shower • Custom Tile Work • Sink & Faucet by Design On Tap • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors

For More Information: Design On Tap (843) 329-0661 designontap.net


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Eliot Tuckerman


Extreme Home Makeover From the exterior to the interior, this downtown Charleston dwelling received upgrades by the dozen.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Open Floor Plan and 2nd Floor Addition to 1940’s Home • Custom Newel Post & Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork • Historic Downtown Renovation • Black, White, and Gold Modern Design • Heart Pine Floors • Modern Black Slate GE Appliances • Remodel by Delpino Custom Homes • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen & Bath • Tile by Melcer Tile • Faucets by Delta • Lighting by Shades of Light

For More Information: Delpino Custom Homes (843) 818-4866 delpinocustomhomes.com


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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Abstract Tile Triangular shaped tiles in “Urbana Wood Blue”create a statement in this Mt. Pleasant bathroom renovation.

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Floating Double Vanity • Curbless Shower Entry • Flooring by Melcer Tile • Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Built by Oak Marsh Homes • Interior Design by Aimee Egloff • Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing

For More Information: Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 melcertile.com



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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Coastal Chic Creation Curating the elements for this coastal chic bathroom was done by working with a professional interior designer.

For More Information: Stallings Studio (252) 327-6699 stallingstudio.com


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Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Interior Design by Stallings Studio • Remodel by Kauffman Construction • Countertops Fabricated by Highland Stone • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Flooring & Tile by Garden State Tile • Faucets by Moluf’s


Photography by Patrick Brickman

Poolside at Nighttime LED lights were added to highlight this pool’s unique shape and copious built-in seating and allow it to shine at night.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Vinyl Liner • Concrete Steps with Built-In Bench • Color LED Lights • Custom Travertine Coping and Decking • Pool by Heritage Pools, LLC


For More Information: Heritage Pools, LLC (843) 762-3417 swimhere.com

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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Modern Meets Traditional A traditional home was made more modern with an upgrade to the backyard including a koi pond and sloped cabana.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Koi Pond and Waterfall by Aquatic Creations • Remodel by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Designed by Mosmi Naik-Patel Life Story Events & Interiors • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Metal Cabana Frame by Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks • IPE Bridge & Flooring by Buck Lumber & Building Supply

For More Information: SHELTER Custom-Built Living (843) 471-1833 sheltercustombuiltliving.com


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Functional Reform To enhance their kitchen use, these homeowners expanded the island and added pull-out spice racks on either side of the oven. For More Information: Charleston Cabinets (843) 554-7800 charlestoncabinetsinc.com

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BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Cabinetry Design & Installation by Charleston Cabinets • Remodel by Wrights Remodeling Services • Cabinetry by Kraftmaid Vantage • Countertop Fabricated by Real Deal Countertops • Appliances by Plugs Appliance Center • Sinks & Faucets by White Haven Apron • Lighting by Classic Lighting & Design

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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Perfectly Planned Pathways This I’On homeowner worked with a professional landscaper and used pervious materials to create pathways throughout the yard.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Variety of Materials in Hardscape such as Granite, Cobblestone, Plantation Mix Gravel, and Wood Fence • Hardscape and Landscape by Living Designs Landscaping • Built by Structures Building Company • Architecture by American Vernacular

For More Information: Living Designs Landscaping (843) 640-3761 livingdesignslandcaping.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Open and Airy Coastal Design Adding a bay window and barn door to this 1980’s Mt. Pleasant home helped in concocting the coastal dwelling of the homeowner’s dreams.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Bay Window in Kitchen • Barn Door in Coordinating Color with Décor • Interior Design, Furniture, and Accessories by Coralberry Cottage • Architecture & Cabinet Design by Translations Design Studio • Shaker Style Cabinet Doors • Built by Axon Homes • Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston

For More Information: Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 coralberrycottage.com


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Abundant Square Footage With a large footprint, this home just needed some rearranging for the homeowners to take full advantage of the space.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Shaker Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Architecture by American Vernacular • Built by Atlanticville Homes • Countertops Fabricated by MVP Granite & Flooring • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Flooring by Davis Floors and Design • Tile by Melcer Tile • Appliances by Signature Appliance Center • Sinks by Moluf’s

For More Information: Classic Kitchens of Charleston (843) 991-4207 classickitchensofcharleston.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Chris Haslett


Modern Updates This kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom update elevated the existing good bones that the home offered.

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Wolf Range • Dine-In Kitchen • Double Door Refrigerator • Stand-Alone Bath Tub • Large Master Bedroom • Interior Design by Embellish Interiors • Remodel by Maverick Construction

For More Information: Island House Real Estate (843) 847-1762 islandhouserealestate.com



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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


From Dark to Light To develop a brighter design for their kitchen, these homeowners replaced dark

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Countertops Fabricated by Universal Marble & Granite • Built by RA Smith Construction • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International

granite countertops with white marble. For More Information: Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767- 7779 universalmgranite.net


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Wayne Eggleston


Historic Restoration This carriage house received a paramount alteration in furnishings to better marry modern and historic touches.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Custom Designed Bar • Hand-Dyed Ombre Linen Fabric • Custom Area Rugs and Accessories by CHD Interiors • Interior Design by Lance Griffith of CHD Interiors • Lighting by Visual Comfort • Paint by Benjamin Moore

For More Information: CHD Interiors (843) 571-2446 chdinteriors.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Coastal Improvements Working with a professional builder helped these homeowner’s give their traditional kitchen a coastal facelift.

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Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Reconfigured Kitchen Layout • Waterfall Island • Thermador Appliances • Remodel by Stono Construction • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen & Bath • Lighting by Charleston Lighting


For More Information: Stono Construction (843) 805-4141 stonoconstruction.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by John Smoak


Assorted Room Transformations Opening up barrier walls and reconfiguring the kitchen and bathroom created a more suitable space for the homeowner’s everyday needs.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Grain Matched Custom Walnut Cabinets • Open Floor-Plan Kitchen • Remodel by Cinder Creek Construction • Cabinetry by Diversified Woods • Countertops by Granite Shop • Flooring & Tile by Melcer Tile • Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Appliances, Sinks, & Faucets by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Hardware by Bird Decorative Hardware

For More Information: Cinder Creek Construction (843) 768-0784 cindercreek.net


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Sea-Inspired Countertops The “Blue Ocean” countertops with a waterfall feature echo the colors seen at the beach just through the sliding glass door.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Blue Ocean Countertops with Waterfall Feature • Countertops Supplied by GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling • Countertops Fabricated by Granite Guys

BEFORE For More Information: GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling (843) 554-6099 glassecosurfaces.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Mixed Elements Combining chevron tile, subway tile, and Calacatta marble throughout this bathroom inspire a calming setting.

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Falcon Chevron in Calacatta and Thassos on Vanity Wall • Calacatta Gold Penny Round on Shower Floor • Shiny Ice White Glass Tile on Shower Walls • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors • Remodel by Palmetto Development • Faucets by Moluf’s • Architecture by Steve Coe of Rosenblum Coe Architects • Countertops Fabricated by Fantastic Floors of Charleston • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International

For More Information: Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 palmettotile.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Callie Cranford


Countertop Couture A Calacatta Eternal Gold Quartz waterfall island is the statement piece in this fresh, clean kitchen design.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Hand-Made Subway Tile with Bright White Grout • Cabinetry & Countertops Fabricated by Eugene’s Marble & Granite • Built by Hunter Quinn Homes • Interior Design by Angela Voylers • Countertops Supplied by Silestone

For More Information: Eugene’s Marble & Granite (843) 573-9351 granite-marble-tops.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Jason Stemple


Wall Removal Taking out a separation wall allowed for an open floor plan with sight lines from the kitchen into the living room.

For More Information: Classic Remodeling & Construction (843) 763-3297 classicremodeling.com

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BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Cambria Countertops in Fairbourne Matte Finish • Turkish Travertine Backsplash Tile in La Travonya • Greenfield Cabinetry in Cameo • Rogue Valley Wood French Doors • Remodel by Classic Remodeling & Construction • Custom Wood Window Valance by American Door + Drawer • Countertop Supplied by Palmetto Surfacing • Windows & Treatments by Southern Lumber & Millwork

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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Callie Cranford


Showstopping Face Lift This ranch received a full face lift on the exterior and kitchen illustrating an entirely new residence.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Renovation Design by Crosby Creations Home Design • Built by Arnett Construction • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen & Bath • Countertops by Zimple Granite & Marble • Flooring & Tile by Carpet Baggers Carpet One • Lighting by Charleston Lighting & Interiors • Windows by Southern Lumber & Millwork

For More Information: Crosby Creations Home Design (843) 514-7354 crosby-creations.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Ebony Ellis


Kitchen Rejuvenation These Mt. Pleasant homeowners gutted their kitchen to better represent their style and operational needs.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Navy Painted Island • Seating for Seven at Island • Double Oven • Shaker Cabinets • Cabinets by Charleston Fine Cabinetry

For More Information: Charleston Fine Cabinetry (843) 425-8036 charlestonfinecabinetry.com


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Purposeful Outdoor Spot These downtown homeowners had limited space on their patio so they enlisted the help of a landscape architect to add custom features for a tranquil space.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Custom Outdoor Kitchen with Donatella Quartzite Countertops • Garapa Deck and Handrails with Custom Metal Posts • Olive Trees Framing Water Feature • Art Sculpture by Eugene Perry • Architecture and Landscape by REMARK Landscape Architecture • Custom Water Feature with Oyster Shell Wall by Dave Jackson • Built by Green Grass Landscape • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns

For More Information: REMARK Landscape Architecture (843) 952-7817 remarkstudiollc.com


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Photography by Callie Cranford

Small Footprint, Big Impact With a tiny area to work with, the interior designer’s chose a patterned kitchen backsplash and bathroom paint color which made all the difference in this restoration.


Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Maximized Storage in Custom Kitchen Cabinetry • Seagrass Tile with White Arabesque Mosaic Accent in Bathroom • Interior Design by Indigo Alley Interiors • Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Remodel by Andrew Mackenzie • Cabinetry by TB & T Woodworking • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors and Melcer Tile • Window Treatments by Aubergine Home Collection

For More Information: Indigo Alley Interiors (843) 779-6249 indigoalleyinteriors.com



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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Ebony Ellis


Blended Metals Matte black appliances and chrome plumbing fixtures pop against the “Ijen Blue” Quartzite countertops in this refurbished kitchen.

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Bertazzori Heritage Hood, Range, and Canopy • Tybee Light Gross Subway Tile • Sinks & Faucets by Gateway Supply • Interior Design by Kim Wray Designs • Paint by Benjamin Moore • Remodel by Mark Ragsdale of Old Charleston Contractors • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen & Bath • Tile by Garden State Tile • Countertops Supplied by Pacific Shore Stones • Appliances by Plugs Appliance Center • Lighting by Hudson Valley

For More Information: Gateway Supply Company (843) 554-0450 gatewaysupply.net


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Pool with a View A large yard beckoned for a large pool and that’s exactly what these Isle of Palms homeowners got with their redesign.

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Wet Edge Luna Quartz Exposed Aggregate and Travertine Coping • Moroccan Mosaic • ProGreen Synthetic Turf Cool Organic Infill • Pool by Blue Haven Pools & Spas • Remodel by St. Pierre Construction • Landscape by ProGreen

For More Information: Blue Haven Pools & Spas (843) 552-6000 bluehaven.com


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Cohesive Interior Finishes The kitchen, which used to be a bedroom, coordinates with the custom media cabinet in the living room to maintain a cohesive design throughout this home’s new interior.


Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Cabinetry by Carpenters Restoration • Built by Salt Marsh Contracting • Sinks & Faucets by Moluf’s • Interior Design by Wendy Mauro Design • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports • Paint by Benjamin Moore • Lighting by Circa Lighting and Visual Comfort • Window Treatments by Aiden Fabrics • Furniture by Celadon Home

For More Information: Carpenters Restoration (843) 884-3411 carpentersrestoration.com



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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Contemporary Antique Kitchen Newly installed cabinetry and brass fixtures properly pair with the vintage fireplace in this updated downtown Charleston kitchen.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Inset, Slab-Style Cabinetry • Organic White Quartz Countertops • Cabinetry by Southeast Kitchens • Antique Brass Knobs and Fixtures by Bird Decorative Hardware • Allia Fireclay Kitchen Sink • Appliances by Plugs Appliance Center • Penny Round Backsplash Tile by Melcer Tile • Countertops Fabricated by MVP Granite & Flooring

For More Information: Southeast Kitchens (843) 795-8809 sekitchens.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Refreshed Cookery Plan These homeowners opted to maintain the floor plan of their kitchen but update the cabinets, countertops, fixtures, and flooring.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Countertop Installation by Stone Central • “Blue River” Quartzite Supplied by Vitoria International • Coreteq Luxury Vinyl Flooring by Carpet Baggers Carpet One • Moen Pull-Down Sink Fixture from Moluf’s • White Leather Barstools from For the House: The Barstool Shop

For More Information: Stone Central (843) 879-3278 stonecentralsc.com


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Attractive Addition The addition to this Charleston dwelling was made to match the existing home and provides the homeowners with abundant light.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Expansive Sunroom Extension • Matching Materials to Blend In With Existing Home • Built by Sunview General Contracting & Solar

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For More Information: Sunview General Contracting & Solar (843) 532-9157 • sunviewgcinc.com


Airtight Wall Seal This 1990’s Charleston home improved its energy efficiency with open cell spray foam in the walls to reduce sound and energy costs.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Open Cell Spray Foam • Building Materials & Spray Foam Insulation by Energy One America

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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Callie Cranford


Simple Speaks Volumes A simple design scheme carried throughout the remodel of this home exudes an elegant ambiance for the homeowners.


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Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Case-goods, Upholstery, Rugs, Accessories, and Lighting by Steven Shell Living • Interior Design by Danielle Krider of Steven Shell Living


For More Information: Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 stevenshellliving.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Outdoor Entertaining An outdoor shower, kitchen, and living combination compose a fun space for everyone to enjoy year-round.

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Exposed Beams • Large Outdoor Shower • Kitchenette and Dining Area • Lounge Furniture for Entertaining • Remodel by Kalman Construction

For More Information: Kalman Construction (843) 856-0515 kalmanconstruction.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Franzi Annika Photography


Tones of Wood Different shades of wood in the floors, ceilings, and design accents throughout this home accompany an industrial, country chic theme.

BEFORE Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Shaker Style Cabinetry • Exposed, Painted Wood Beams in Kitchen and Bathroom • Cabinetry by Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint • Remodel by Luxury Simplified • Interior Design by Kristy Barrineau • Hardware by Atlas

For More Information: Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint (843) 856-8255 strathmorefloors.com


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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Patrick Brickman


Hobcaw Shipyard Restoration This historic Mt. Pleasant property was restored to its glory days when it was built in the 1700’s.


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Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Sprawling Porch Views of Hobcaw Creek • Detailed Wainscoting and Moulding • Double-Sided Fireplace • New Doors that Open to Front Porch • Restoration by Alair Homes of Charleston


For More Information: Alair Homes of Charleston (843) 296-8510 alaircharleston.com


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

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

Our Kiawah showroom has relocated to: 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Ste 400, Charleston, SC | SHOWROOM 843-225-1669 C 843-810-0041 | jeanscustomworkroom@icloud.com or jeanapeters@comcast.net www.jeanscustomworkroom.com

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Transformed Spaces of the Lowcountry Photography by Ebony Ellis


On Island Time The island of this remodel features an entire slab of quartz that complements the new cabinetry.

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Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Brass Lighting Fixtures to Match New Hardware • Countertops Fabricated by Granite by Design • “Borghini D’Oro Emerstone” Quartz Supplied by Vitoria International • Remodel by New Beginnings Construction • Cabinetry by Charleston Cabinetry & Countertops


For More Information: Granite by Design (843) 416-8509 granitebydesigncharleston.com

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Innovative Ideas Whether you bought your home 30 years ago or just recently, there are always remodeling projects to be done. Peruse our collection of Innovative Ideas for your next project, whether that be adding wallpaper to the ceiling or installing a unique tile backsplash in the kitchen.

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

For More Information: Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170 carolinalanterns.com

Features + Contributors: • Architecture by Van Dalen Design • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Flooring by Carolina Lumber Sourcing • Tile by Melcer Tile and Buckhannon Tile + Design • Appliances by Signature Appliance Center • Sinks & Faucets by Moluf’s • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting and Lyndon Leigh • Hardware by Foxworth Hardware • Furniture by Celadon, Steven Shell Living, and Restoration Hardware • Building Materials and Windows by Buck Lumber & Building Supply CH+D • Fall 2019 • 209

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by Patrick Brickman


The Architectural Effect Vaulted ceilings assist in making a space feel larger, while light colors and lots of windows make it bright and airy.

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Features + Contributors: • Vaulted Ceilings in Kitchen & Dining Room • Natural Wood Barn Door • Built-In Mudroom Storage • Architecture by Translations Design Studio • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living

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

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Welcoming Entertaining Space Replacing an oddly shaped peninsula improves the circulation of a space, allowing for better interaction between family and guests.

Photography by Callie Cranford

For More Information: HWC Custom Cabinetry (843) 207-0750 • hwccustomcabinetry.com

Features + Contributors: • Enlarged Island • Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets • Custom Cabinetry by HWC Custom Cabinetry • Built by Phillip Palmer Construction • Interior Design by Linda Olsen • Flooring & Tile by Sunray Flooring • Appliances by Signature Appliance Center

Multi-Material Exterior Fusing different materials illustrates a dynamic appearance for the exterior of your homestead.

Features + Contributors: • Shaker-Style Siding • Cable Railing Staircase and Deck • Metal Roof by Alpha Omega Construction

For More Information: Alpha Omega Construction (843) 818-4569 • alpha-omegainc.com CH+D • Fall 2019 • 211

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by MotoPhoto


New England Elegance Adding dark natural hardwood flooring illustrates a classic aesthetic for homeowners.

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Features + Contributors: • Flooring by Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring • Custom Kitchen Pantry • Building, Architecture, and Interior Design by Arckiteknic Homes • Cabinetry and Hardware by Medallion • Lighting by Cregger • Paint by Sherwin-Williams

For More Information: Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring (912) 682-0002 zeaglerfhf.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

All in the Details This 120-year old farmhouse was restored with fresh paint on the walls in a fun color providing contrast to the room’s neutral features.

Features + Contributors: • Concrete Countertops • Reclaimed Wood Island • White Shaker Style Cabinets • Remodel by 1st Class Painting & Restoration

Photography by Callie Cranford

For More Information: 1st Class Painting & Restoration (843) 242-0487 • 1stclasscharleston.com

Organization Station Pull-out drawers in large cabinets allow kitchen gadgets and everyday spices to stay organized and easy to access when needed.

Features + Contributors: • Extra High Pantry with Multi-Level Pull-Out Drawers • Pull-Out Drawer for Vases and Carafes • Shelving by ShelfGenie

For More Information: ShelfGenie (888) 491-6191 • shelfgenie.com CH+D • Fall 2019 • 213

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by Callie Cranford


Practical Protection Seasons in the Lowcountry can swing from wind and rain to constant sunshine. Opting for a special ceramic exterior coating protects your home.

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Features + Contributors: • Double Porch with “Haint Blue” Ceiling • Ceramic Coating on Exterior Hardie Siding Wood Trim • Coatings by Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings

For More Information: Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings (843) 884-1992 rhinoshieldsc.com

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Carefully Crafted Garage Doors Wood overlay garage doors are a way to provide a dwelling with a more modern look while also protecting it from strong winds.

Features + Contributors: • Hurricane Rated to 130 MPH • Designed by Add+ Dwelling • Garage Doors by All About Garage Doors & More

Photography by Ryan Greco of Moonlight Productions

For More Information: All About Garage Doors & More (843) 832-4304 • aagdcharleston.com

Hand-Selected Countertops In order to create a unique space, pay close attention to the details in your countertop selection. For More Information: AGM Imports (843) 747-0088 • agmimports.com

Features + Contributors: • “Shadow Storm” Marble in Master Bath • Built by Graves Construction Co. • Architecture by Neil Gordon Architects • Countertops Fabricated by Distinctive Granite and Marble • Stone Supplied by AGM Imports CH+D • Fall 2019 • 215

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by Patrick Brickman


Custom Elements Aesthetically pleasing design elements such as the arched built-ins add uniqueness to the space.

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Features + Contributors: • Cedar Shake Siding Indoors • Sliding Barn Door on Built-In Media Console • Interiors by Herlong • Architecture by Herlong Architects • Home Automation by AV Lifestyles

For More Information: Interiors by Herlong (843) 883-9190 herlongarchitects.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Custom Outdoor Living Enhance your outdoor living space by adding a custom bed swing to your porch.

Features + Contributors: • Weather-Resistant Fabrics • X-Shaped Arm Rests • Custom Bed Swing by The Bed Swing • Isle of Palms Home Built by Brown Glaws Contractors

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For More Information: The Bed Swing (843) 813-4040 • thebedswing.com

Quatrefoil Flooring Statement flooring in a neutral tone is a way to add a unique touch to a bathroom while maintaining a relaxing aura. For More Information: Sunray Flooring (843) 606-5456 • sunrayflooring.com

Remodeling Features + Contributors: • Stand-Alone Tub with Gold Faucet • Seamless Shower • Flooring by Sunray Flooring • Stone & Tile Supplied by Melcer Tile • Floating Vanity by HWC Custom Cabinetry • General Contracting by Palmer Construction • Interior Design by Linda Olsen of Change of Space Interiors CH+D • Fall 2019 • 217

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by Colin Grey Voigt


Spectacular Sightlines Engaging an architect can help ensure you design a space that will take advantage of the natural views outside.

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Features + Contributors: • Vaulted Ceilings in Bedroom • Window Seat with Storage • Arched Wood Ceiling in Living Room • Oval-Shaped Window with Diamond Detail • Architecture by Christopher Rose Architects, PA

For More Information: Christopher Rose Architects, PA (843) 559-7670 chrisrosearchitects.com

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Precise Vision Features such as a smart wall station, mobile remotes, and a Mahogany finish create a complete garage door package.

Features + Contributors: • Ultra Quiet PDS800 Door Opener • Door Opener Integrated into Home Automation • Insulated Door Meeting Wind Load Requirements • Garage Door by Precision Door Service

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For More Information: Precision Door Service (843) 258-3212 • garagedoorscharlestonsc.com

Tasteful Features Wallpaper on the ceiling and brick floors are a custom detail to add interest to any room.

Features + Contributors: • Double Barn Door • Quatrefoil Wallpaper on Ceiling • Chevron Brick Flooring • Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

For More Information: JacksonBuilt Custom Homes ((843) 471-2310 • jacksonbuilthomes.com CH+D • Fall 2019 • 219

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by Ebony Ellis


Diligent Coating Selections Give your deck a second life with a polymer coating that will withstand the elements and keep the space looking fresh and durable.

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Features + Contributors: • Durable Resins • Paint by Acryfin Coatings South East

For More Information: Acryfin Coatings South East (803) 493-8539 acryfin.com

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Blended Elegance Combing clean lines in the fixtures with a patterned wallpaper creates an elegant and fun design.

Features + Contributors: • Delta Polished Chrome Single Hole Faucet • Decolar White Vessel Sink • Sink & Faucet by Moluf’s • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living

Photography by Callie Cranford

For More Information: Moluf’s (843) 723-4881 • molufs.com

Clear Contrast Dark hardwood floors throughout a home exemplify clean lines and pair well with any décor.

Features + Contributors: • Forest Accents Birch Sabe Hardwood • Dreamweaver Terra Vista Jack Frost Carpet • Hardwood Floors and Carpet by Carpet Baggers Carpet One

For More Information: Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 • carpetbaggerscarpetone.com CH+D • Fall 2019 • 221

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by Ebony Ellis


Natural Accents Lighter fabrics complement wood elements in a space to harness a welcoming environment.

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Features + Contributors: • Wood Accent Table • Crown Moulding • Fabrics by Aiden Fabrics

For More Information: Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008 aidenfabrics.com

Photography by Callie Cranford

Ultra-Organized By building a custom closet, you have plenty of storage to designate space for every item.

Features + Contributors: • Ample Hanging Space • Custom Glass-Faced Cabinets • Pull-Out Drawers • Closet Designed by Inspired Closets

Photography by Brian Calhoun

For More Information: Inspired Closets (843)-557-1900 • inspiredclosets.com/locations/charleston

Intentional Material Choices When considering a renovation on an older pool, select materials that will last, and think about adding a sun ledge for lounging. For More Information: Aquatica Pools & Spas (843) 212-0014 • aquaticapoolsandspas.com

Features + Contributors: • Raised Waterfall Wall • Glass Waterline Tile • French Pattern Travertine Decking • Exposed Aggregate Interior Finish • Pool by Aquatica Pools & Spas CH+D • Fall 2019 • 223

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography Provided by The Flippin Designer


Simple Style, Fine Function Organic colors, textures, and materials deliver a peaceful space that is relaxing and functional.

For More Information: The Flippin Designer (843) 801-3576 theflippindesigner.com

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Features + Contributors: • Built-In Firewood Boxes • Oversized Mantel • White Brick Clay Tile around Fireplace Surround • Matte Black Pocket French Doors • Interior Design by Betsy Glass of The Flippin’ Designer • Furniture by Restoration Hardware & Article

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Purposeful Design A sliding, walk-in shower with built-in bench and multiple handrails allows accessibility for all abilities.

Features + Contributors: • Custom Oversize, Duel Use, Easy Accessible Shower System • Low-Maintenance Smooth ‘Biscuit’ Surrounding Walls • Corner Seat and Custom Bench Seat • Duel Brushed Nickel Valves with Matching Safety Bars

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For More Information: Charleston Bath Experts (843) 216-7551 • charlestonbathexperts.com

Grand Paint Project Hiring a professional paint contractor ensures columns, railings, and spindles aren’t forgotten during the painting process. For More Information: CertaPro Painters of Charleston (843) 988-2820 • charleston.certapro.com

Features + Contributors: • 10-Foot Ceilings • 1930’s Historic Home with Two-Story Columns • “Extra White” and “Sea Salt” Paint Colors • Paint Supplied by Sherwin-Williams • Painted by CertaPro Painters of Charleston CH+D • Fall 2019 • 225

for Remodeling Your Domicile Photography by Patrick Brickman


High-Tech Residence Update your home with the most current technologies such as these automated shades and hidden speakers.

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Features + Contributors: • Automated Privacy and Solar Shades • Concealed iPad for Control of all Lighting, Shades, HVAC, & Music • Built by RM Buck • Architecture by Anderson Studio • Lighting, Window Treatments, & Home Automation by Audio Warehouse, Lutron, & Savant

For More Information: Audio Warehouse (843) 571-0535 theaudiowarehouse.com

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Sharp and Snazzy A vanishing edge and tiled surrounds are unique exterior finishes to incorporate into your pool design.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For More Information: Michael Greer Pools (843) 607-4739 • michaelgreerpools.com

Features + Contributors: • Glass Tile • Vanishing Edge • Automated Pool Cover • Spill Over Spa • Fully Automated with Gas Heater • Pool by Michael Greer Pools • Tile by Buckhannon Brothers Tile + Design • Automated Pool Cover by Pool Cover Solutions

A Garage of Opportunities Don’t overlook the garage floor when updating your spaces. Selecting stain-free flooring offers easy maintenance.

Features + Contributors: • Stain-Free and Anti-Microbial • Gray Coating with Blue, White and Black Specks • Garage Flooring by Carolina Flooring Specialists

For More Information: Carolina Flooring Specialists (843) 725-8502 • carolinaflooringspecialists.com CH+D • Fall 2019 • 227

KEY ITEMS FOR YOUR RECONSTRUCTED ABODE Now that the renovation is complete, it’s time to curate a selection of décor items and other finishes to execute the interior design. Page through the following section to find pieces perfect for your home.

Décor: Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359 shopcandelabra.com

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1 COLORFUL JUTE RUG Coralberry Cottage

(843) 884-2225 coralberrycottage.com


(843) 793-2423 blucottonboutique.com


Fine Rugs of Charleston (843) 577-3386 finerugsofcharleston.com

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2 VIKING CUSTOM PANEL REFRIGERATOR Wholesale Appliance Center (843) 556-0917 wholesaleappliancecenter.com


(843) 760-2470 vitoriainternational.com


Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170 carolinalanterns.com

3 ROLLING SHADES Budget Blinds

(843) 856-9498 budgetblinds.com/charleston


(843) 937-5990 circalighting.com


Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks (803) 655-5653











(843) 856-0049 backyardretreatsinc.com


(843) 209-3335 thetreehouseji.com


Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911 buckhannonbrothers.com

11 INDUSTRIAL WALL SCONCE Rick’s Lighting + Home (843) 763-2282 rickslighting.com


Jean’s Custom Workroom (843) 255-1669 jeanscustomworkroom.com



(843) 556-4663 southeasterngalleries.com

(843) 723-4881 • Molufs.com

Southeastern Galleries


Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256 dancohome.com



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(843) 884-3454 bestbuyblindsinc.com


(843) 554-0450 gatewaysupply.net


(843) 790-4354 flooringfactorysc.com

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(843) 203-6420 hausful.com

5 CUSTOM FARM STYLE TABLE Tailgate Specialties (843) 532-3541


Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 charlestonlampcompany.com


Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby (843) 388-0328 domainmtp.com

6 ALUMINUM BLINDS Patriot Blinds

(843) 461-1368 patriotblinds.com


(843) 881-0041 palmcasual.com











Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161 lowcountrytilecontractors.com


For the House: The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073 thebarstoolshop.com


Moyer Woodworking (717) 507-5542 moyerwoodworking.com


Charleston Amish Furniture (843) 225-2513 charlestonamishfurniture.com


(843) 881-8858 • advancedwindowfashions.com


Charleston Lighting & Interiors (843) 766-3055 charlestonlightingandinteriors.com

12 CREAM CHEVRON STRIPED CARPET Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571- 0013 carpet-baggers.com


Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689 terraceoaksantiques.com

18 PAWLEY’S ISLAND CUSHIONED SINGLE SWING M & M Oil and Propane: The Fire Place (843) 402-7790 mmoilandpropaneinc.com CH+D • Fall 2019 • 233

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IDEA REVISITED In 2009, in the middle of the “Great Recession,” Charleston Home + Design magazine finished construction of our one and only Idea House. It took over a year to construct, and over 200 local suppliers and contractors contributing their hard work and products. Now we are looking back at the products that have withstood the test of time and are still performing like they were installed yesterday.

Photos by Michael Costa Story by Alli Steinke

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Colors of Historic Charleston “Clapboard”

The kitchen needed to be welcoming and provide ample space for a growing family. With a long island that offers seating for breakfast before school and adequate cabinetry, this kitchen renders function for the family.

Kitchen Cabinetry: Plain & Fancy Cabinetry  (now available at Charleston Fine Cabinetry) Cabinet Hardware: Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath  Windows: Muhler Company  Countertops: AGM Imports  Countertop Installation: Lowcountry Stone Solutions  Glass Backsplash: Melcer Tile  Bar Stools: For the House (The Barstool Shop)  Dacor Appliances: Wholesale Appliance  Plumbing Fixtures: Moluf ’s  Lighting: Charleston Lighting & Interiors  Kitchen Design: Duval Acker, ASID, CMKBD  Crown Moulding: Buck Lumber & Building Supply  Pantry Shelving: Quality Mirror & Glass  Paint: "Clapboard" by Sherwin-Williams 

Great Room Ceiling Pre-Finishing: Carolina Machine Finishing  Chandelier: Charleston Lighting & Interiors  Crown Moulding: Buck Lumber & Building Supply  Windows & Patio Doors: Muhler Company  Fireplace: M&M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)  Refinished Dining Room Table & Chairs: Carpenter’s Antiques & Restoration  Wood Flooring: Plank Floors by Charleston One Source Paint: “Clapboard” by Sherwin-Williams 

“ Even a decade later, we still

love our kitchen finishes. These products have held up for our

family and we’ve created a lot of memories in this space.” 236 • CH+D • Fall 2019

DINE IN STYLE A refurbished cypress farm table beckons family dinner parties.

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UNIQUE VIEWS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY The map room, as it’s been christened, was created with nautical charts and a floor mural of Charleston harbor and waterways.

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Steel Cabling Handrail

The 20 by 20 rooftop deck bestows uninterrupted sightlines of the Ashley River in part because of the steel cabling handrail system. It is a great place for the family to enjoy Friday night fireworks after a Riverdogs game. (below right) To allow for easy access to the rooftop, a spiral staircase was installed off of the playroom.

Map Room Windows: Muhler Company  Pendants: Carolina Lanterns & Lighting  Countertops: AGM Imports  Floor Mural: Gale Ray Faux Finishes  Rooftop Deck Spiral Staircase: Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks  Exterior Details: Hanging Lanterns: William Smith Fireplaces  Garage Doors: Overhead Door Company  Driveway Pavers: Lowcountry Pavers  Driveway Installation: Accu-Brick Paving Systems  Foundation Flood Vents: SmartVent  Parapet Wall Brackets: Liberty Cedar  Shutters: Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters  Siding: Buck Lumber & Building Supply  Siding Pre-Finishing: Carolina Machine Finishing 

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Naturally Distressed Hand-Scraped American Cherry Hardwood Floors

(above) A coffee station and craftsman-style patio doors invite guests and homeowners alike to enjoy a morning cup of Joe with beautiful water views. (top right) The master closet offers ample shelving and space to keep the homeowner’s clothing organized. (middle) The main stairwell includes the round window, similar to a ship’s wheel, that presents views of the whole neighborhood. (below right) Granite countertops in the wet bar create an upscale look for the map room.

Master Closet Closet Design: California Closets  Outdoor Living Spaces Swimming Pool: Clear Blue Pools  Pavers: Lowcountry Paver  Paver Installation: Accu-Brick Paving Systems  Pool Cover: Pool Cover Solutions  Iron Gate: Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks  Outdoor Fireplace: William Smith Fireplaces  Stairwell Shiplap and Beadboard Pre-Finishing: Carolina Machine Finishing  Circular Window: Muhler Company  Paint: “Pure White” by Sherwin-Williams  Other: Building Materials: Buck Lumber & Building Supply & Southern Lumber and Millwork  Sprayfoam Insulation: Energy One America  Architect: Shelley Clark-Glidewell  240 • CH+D • Fall 2019

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Unique Oval Shaped Iridescent Glass Tile Flooring

(above left) Inspired by mermaids and colors of the sea, the hall bathroom was designed to be calming and relaxing for guests. (above right) Wall-mounted sconces flank this master bathroom vanity. (below right) Thanks to all the companies who helped make the Idea House come to life.

Other Cont’d Builder: Shawn Masten, Charles Towne Builders  Interior Designers: Marian Chatfield, ASID; April Lipps, Duval Acker, ASID, CMKBD, Amy Floyd  Home Automation: Audio Warehouse  Hall Bathroom: Lighting: Charleston Lighting & Interiors  Vanity Top: AGM Imports  Vanity Installation: Lowcountry Tile Contractors  Vanity: Plain & Fancy  Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design  Paint: “Honey Dew” by Sherwin-Williams  Master Bathroom Wall Sconces: Charleston Lighting & Interiors  Wall Faucets: Mt. Pleasant Winnelson  Vanity Tops: Lowcountry Tile Contractors  Vanities: Plain & Fancy  Shower Door: Century Glass  Shower Fixtures: Mt. Pleasant Winnelson  Tile: Melcer Tile  Paint: “Clapboard” by Sherwin-Williams  242 • CH+D • Fall 2019

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CRUCIAL PRODUCTS TO CONSTRUCT THE PREMIER ENERGY EFFICIENT RESIDENCE No one likes wasting money and energy-efficiency is something every homeowner should consider when building their dream home. Review the following pages to gain insight on the best products to include in your energy-efficient home.



Overhead Door Company of Charleston (843) 767-0028 • overheaddoorcocharleston.com

Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings (843) 884-1992 • rhinoshieldsc.com

All About Garage Doors & More (843) 832-4304 • aagdcharleston.com

Precision Door Service (843) 258-3212 • garagedoorscharlestonsc.com

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Acryfin Coatings South East (843) 803-493-8539 • acryfin.com

Contract Exteriors (843) 884-7010 • contractexteriors.com

SOLAR PANELS Sunview General Contracting & Solar (843) 532-9157 sunviewgcinc.com



With ample sunshine in the Lowcountry, solar panels can drastically reduce homeowner’s electricity bills. Installed on the roof of a home, these panels transfer the sun’s energy to power devices.

Certain coatings for homes include qualities that reflect UV rays away from the exterior which, in turn, reduces the wall surface temperatures and eventually will save money on cooling costs.

coating lasts at least “ This 50 percent longer than alternative coatings. ” Elisha Rosa of Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings



Insulated garage doors assist in maintaining even temperatures throughout the garage. Narrowing the temperature range, like the insulation does, provides a barrier between the changing temperatures indoors and outdoors.


E-Shield glass has a special coating which, paired with the correct spacer, insulates the window or door against cold air flow and condensation, keeping the home warm during the winter, and cool during the summer.

Buck Lumber & Building Supply (843) 795-0150 • bucklumber.com

Southern Lumber & Millwork (843) 744-6281 • solumber.com

Builders FirstSource (843) 559-4190 • bldr.com

Top Tier Home Improvement (843) 847-6471 • toptiercharleston.com

Maner Fence and Specialties (843) 552-0242 • manersc.com

Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions (843) 410-0645 • gutterscharleston.com

Paradise Home Improvement (855) 347-5199 • paradisehomeimprove.com

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AIR TIGHT Open-cell spray foam insulation is an alternate option to traditional insulation. The airtight seal created keeps conditioned air indoors and unwanted particles out lowering energy loss and HVAC usage.

NEW FRIDGES Since a steam shower uses “ significantly less water per session, much less energy is required to collect, clean, move, store, and dispose of that water. Sally Lippfert of Gateway Supply





STEAM SHOWER SAVVY Much less energy is required in steam showers to collect, clean, move, store, and dispose of the water and the average energy usage for a steam shower is less than $1 per person.

Humidity is a constant in the Lowcountry, but with a dehumidifier, relative humidity in the crawl space should stay below 55 percent so mold is no longer a concern. As an EngeryStar rated device, moisture is controlled for a lower electricity bill.




(843) 329-0661 • designontap.net

(843) 614-3276 • airmaxsc.com

Lowcountry Basement Systems (912) 826-0770 lowcountrybasement.com

Design On Tap

Gateway Supply

(843) 554-0450 • gatewaysupply.net Moluf’s

(843) 723-4881 • molufs.com

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Wholesale Appliance Center

(843) 556-0917 wholesaleappliancecenter.com

WASHING SMART EnergyStar washing machines use approximately 30 percent less water and a quarter of the energy for each load of laundry. Often, they will also have an internal heater allowing them to use cold water from your pipes. This ensures that only water that needs to be sanitized will be hot, reducing the energy loss from transferring in the pipes to the device.


Advanced filtration removes allergens and deodorizes the air in your home.


Airmax of South Carolina

KEEPING COOL Single-zone cooling units create better airflow in one space rather than cooling the entire house when it isn’t needed. The system can be set to match temperatures in the specific rooms necessary.



INSULATION Energy One America

(843) 388-6260 energyoneamerica.com Paradise Home Improvement

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Charleston Home Showcase is a local show that focuses on our area experts in home building and design. From builders to brokers and architects to designers, the show gives the Lowcountry experts a chance to shine. SHELTER Custom-Built Living was recently on the show to share their story about their company and

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their commitment to quality. The owners, Ryan and Jenny Butler, spoke about their family and how they played into building the company as well as their standards to quality. For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit sheltercustombuiltliving.com.

Story by J Goltz • Photography by Patrick Brickman

SHELTER Custom-Built Living on the Showcase

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New Hausful in the House of accessories. These benches, stools, cutting boards and other products are designed with timeless expressions in mind and use the best quality materials for their manufacturing. These pieces are a complement to the modern aesthetic that Hausful pieces offer

Story by J Goltz • Photography by Hausful

A new line of furniture and home accessories have arrived at Hausful. Skagerak is a Danish design company that focuses on creating quality pieces that are meant to last generations. This line, with deep roots in Scandinavian design, prides themselves in their craftsmanship. Notably, Hausful touts items that pair good design with practical use. In addition to furniture, they offer a wide variety

Lowcountry homeowners.

For more information call Hausful at (843) 203-6420 or visit hausful.com.

Wirelessly Controlled Window Shades

Story by J Goltz • Photography by Patrick Brickman

NextGen Automated welcomed a new line of Lutron shades to their repertoire. These wirelessly controlled shades move quietly and at the same speed and are a blessing to those with high windows, as seen in this Daniel Island home designed by DLB Architecture.

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These shades, specifically the Serena line and Sivoia QS, are designed to work with a Google Assistant and can bring a level of connectivity throughout the home, as they can be adjusted from anywhere. For more information call NextGen Automated at (843) 871-8531 or visit NextGenAutomated.com.

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Dutch Dialogues in Charleston

Story by J Goltz • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Charleston has been growing and with this growth comes recognizing that flooding in the city gets more dangerous every year. With that, a program was started called “Living with Water.” The program focused on four target areas that flood and how to manage said flooding. The city worked in conjunction with members of local businesses and Dutch experts to help reduce the risk of flooding. Landscape architect,

J.R. Kramer, of REMARK Landscape Architecture, was a part of the initial design discussions and project overview. He also participated in the design charrette. J.R.’s experience as a landscape architect helped him provide valuable insight throughout these discussions. For more information call REMARK Landscape Architecture at (843) 952-7817 or visit remarkstudiollc.com.

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needs. JacksonBuilt Custom Homes owner and president, Richard Jackson, attended the inaugural meeting where members were immersed in Cambria’s Academy learning experience to ensure Cambria is providing exceptional service from start to finish.

Story by J Goltz • Photography by Patrick Brickman

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes is an awardwinning residential builder with over a decade of experience. Cambria, the leading producer of Americanmade quartz surfaces, recently launched its first ever Academy at Cambria Council comprised of a select group of industry professionals who worked with Cambria to analyze its sales channel’s business

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

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Charleston Home & Design Show Gaillard Center charlestonhomeanddesignshow.com

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AD DIRECTORY AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting & Restoration................... 171

Contract Exteriors........................................... 187

Overhead Door Company of Charleston...... 179

Accu-Brick Paving Systems............................ 205

Coralberry Cottage.............................................. 8

Pacific Shore Stones......................................... 73

Acryfin Coatings South East.......................... 241

Crosby Creations Home Designs................... 249

Palm Casual....................................................... 60

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston.... 123

Danco Modern Furniture.................................. 77

Palmetto Exterminators, Inc........................... 249

Advanced Window Fashions...........................101

Delpino Custom Homes..................................... 4

Palmetto Surfacing............................................ 17

Affinity Integrated Solutions.......................... 243

Design On Tap.................................................... 99

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

AGM Imports..................................................... 27

DIG Landscape................................................ 177

Paradise Home Improvement........................ 229

Aiden Fabrics..................................................... 18

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

Paradise Pools & Spas, Inc............................. 165

AirMax.............................................................. 187

Energy One America....................................... 253

Alair Homes of Charleston............................. 169

Eugene's Marble and Granite........................ 175

All About Garage Doors & More................... 173

Express Sunrooms...........................................115

Allen Design....................................................... 61

Fine Rugs of Charleston................................. 175

Alpha Omega Construction Group................ 183

Flatfish Island Designs.................................... 109

Aqua Blue Pools.............................................. 207

Flippin' Designer, The........................................ 40

Aquatica Pools & Spas..................................... 39

Flooring Factory.............................................. 159

Arnett Custom Homes...................................... 54

For the House: The Barstool Shop................... 95

Atlantic Shield................................................... 95

Gateway Supply Co........................................ 129

Audio Warehouse............................................ 229

GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling......... 93

Backyard Retreats.............................................. 59

Granite by Design............................................. 99

Patriot Blinds...................................................... 95 Pool Cover Solutions...................................... 195 Precision Door Service................................... 157 Priester’s Custom Contracting......................... 45 REMARK Landscape Architecture................... 10 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings.... 195 Rick’s Lighting + Home................................... 123 Riverside Designers........................................ 165 Rush Dixon Architects....................................... 89 ShelfGenie....................................................... 161 SHELTER Custom-Built Living......................... 31

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

Harper Construction Inc................................... 79

Bartlett Tree Experts........................................... 97

Hausful............................................................... 41

Sherwin-Williams............................................ 167

Bath Fitter......................................................... 201

Heritage Pools, LLC......................................... 159

Southeastern Galleries..................................... 26

Bed Swing, The................................................ 103

HLG Growers................................................... 203

Southeast Kitchens......................................... 251

Best Buy Blinds............................................... 203

Holy City Exteriors.......................................... 199

Southeaston Systems..................................... 135

Blu Cotton.......................................................... 48

Holy City Shutter Co....................................... 199

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

Blue Haven Pools & Spas................................. 19

HWC Custom Cabinetry.................................. 129

Southlantic Water Systems............................ 161

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

Indigo Alley........................................................ 36

Special Additions............................................ 251

Buckhannon Tile + Design................................ 30

Inspired Closets................................................. 44

Spivey Architects............................................... 16

Budget Blinds.................................................... 97

Isaac Moyer Woodworking............................... 93

Stacks Nursery................................................. 135

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

Island House Real Estate.................................. 12

Stallings Studio............................................... 109

CHD Interiors......................................................11

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes........................... 35

Steven Shell Living........................................... 22

CK Contracting.................................................. 58

Jean’s Custom Workroom.............................. 205

Stone Central................................................... 157

Candelabra / Lyndon Leigh.............................. 53

Jilco Kitchen and Bath...................................... 14

Stono Construction........................................... 49

Carolina Flooring Specialists........................... 46

Just Additions & Remodeling........................ 253

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

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting......................... 181

Kalman Construction........................................ 43

Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel.......... 177

Carolina Machine Finishing.............................. 91

KMD Interiors.................................................... 47

Carpenters Restoration................................... 199

Koozer Painting................................................ 191

Carpet Baggers Carpet One........................... 251

Leaf Filter Gutter Protection........................... 173

Century Glass.................................................. 183

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control................... 173

CertaPro Painters of Charleston..................... 161

Living Designs Landscaping............................ 51

Charleston Amish Furniture............................115

Lowcountry Basement Systems.................... 195

Charleston Bath Experts................................. 205

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters.... 201

Charleston Cabinets........................................ 169

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks..................... 177

Charleston Electric.......................................... 103

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes.............. 50

Charleston Fine Cabinetry & Interiors.......... 179

Lowcountry Tile Contractors.......................... 163

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

M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place)...... 229

Charleston Lighting and Interiors.................... 15

Maner Fence and Specialties........................... 97

Christopher Rose Architects, PA...................... 37

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

Cinder Creek Construction............................... 21

Michael Greer Pools.......................................... 33

Circa Lighting................................................... 191

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

Universal Windows Direct.............................. 201

Classic Kitchens of Charleston......................... 56

MosquitoNix.................................................... 185

Vitoria International.......................................... 38

Classic Remodeling & Construction................ 13

Mr. Critter......................................................... 253

Watts Builders.................................................. 241

Clear Blue Pools.............................................. 254

NextGen Automated......................................... 65

West Shore Home........................................... 203

Closets By Design............................................. 25

Novella Homes................................................. 6-7

Wholesale Appliance Center.......................... 181

Closet Factory.................................................... 20

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives........................ 23

Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring............ 163

Structures Building Company.......................... 24 Sullivan Custom Cabinets.............................. 167 Sullivan's Island Designs............................... 207 Sunray Flooring Co........................................... 32 Sunview General Contracting & Solar.......... 249 Tailgate Specialties...........................................101 Terrace Oaks Antiques...................................... 75 Thomas M. Evans Custom Building & Renovations.......81 Top Tier Home Improvement......................... 165 Translations Design Studio................................ 9 Tree House, The................................................. 55 Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern.............. 185 Universal Marble and Granite......................... 67

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READER INFO CENTER Antiques Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Appliances Wholesale Appliance Center 843-556-0917 Architects Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Christopher Rose Architects 843-559-7670 Flatfish Island Designs 843-882-8123 Rush Dixon Architects 843-270-8943 Spivey Architects, Inc. 843-795-9370 Translations Design Studio 843-367-7367 Barstools For the House - The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Basement and Crawlspace Lowcountry Basement Systems 912-826-0770 Bathroom Remodeling Bath Fitter 843-405-7013 Charleston Bath Experts 843-216-7551 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 West Shore Home 843-402-8856 Blinds Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Builders Alair Homes of Charleston 843-296-8510 Arnett Custom Homes 843-271-8668 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 CK Contracting 843-352-4975 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 843-471-2310 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 843-881-3930 Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Watts Builders 843-200-2079 Building Materials Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Cabinets Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Charleston Fine Cabinetry 843-425-8036 Classic Kitchens of Charleston 843-991-4207 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Jilco Kitchen & Bath 843-849-6465 Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Ceramic Coating Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Closet & Organization Systems Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Closet Factory 843-564-7811 Closets by Design 866-484-8130 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Maner Fence and Specialties 843-552-0242 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Countertops Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling 843-554-6099 Granite by Design 843-416-8509 Jilco Kitchen & Bath 843-849-6465

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Garage Doors Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 All About Garage Doors & More 843-832-4304 Pacific Shore Stones 843-744-5665 Overhead Door Co. of Charleston 843-767-0028 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Precision Garage Doors 843-258-3212 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Garage Floor Coatings Stone Central 843-879-3278 Carolina Flooring Specialists 843-725-8502 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 Garage Organization Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Carolina Flooring Specialists 843-725-8502 Custom Furniture Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Isaac Moyer Woodworking 717-507-5542 843-216-0006 Tailgate Specialties 843-532-3641 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens Garden Décor Decorative Hardware M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Gas Lanterns Moluf’s 843-723-4881 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170 Design / Build Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 Generators Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Charleston Electric, LLC 843-408-0245 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Gifts Designers Tree House, The 843-209-3335 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Grills Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Indigo Alley Interiors 843-779-6249 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Gutters Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc. 800-290-6106 Sullivan’s Island Designs 843-469-1441 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Dock Resurfacing Top Tier Home Improvement 843-847-6471 Acryfin Coatings South East 803-493-8539 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Drapes Hardscapes Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Accu-Brick Paving Systems 843-821-0121 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Driveways & Walkways Hardwood Floors Accu-Brick Paving Systems 843-821-0121 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Electrician Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Charleston Electric, LLC 843-408-0245 Sunray Flooring 843-606-5456 Fabrics / Upholstery Home & Garden Tree House, The 843-209-3335 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Home Automation / Home Theater Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Bed Swing, The 843-813-4040 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476 Fencing Home Décor Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Candelabra 843-849-7775 Fireplaces CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Flooring Hausful 843-203-6420 Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 843-352-7359 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Lyndon Leigh Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 House Plans Crosby Creations Home Designs 843-514-7354 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 Flatfish Island Designs 843-882-8123 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Rush Dixon Architects 843-270-8943 Sunray Flooring 843-606-5456 Hurricane Shutters / Protection Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring 912-682-0002 Holy City Shutters, LLC 843-789-4123 Furniture Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 HVAC (Heating & Air) Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Air Max, LLC 843-614-3276 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Indoor Air Quality Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Air Max, LLC 843-614-3276 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Insulation Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Danco Modern Furniture 843-884-2256 Insurance Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Atlantic Shield Insurance Group 843-856-2909 For the House - The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Interior Design Hausful 843-203-6420 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Isaac Moyer Woodworking 717-507-5542 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Lyndon Leigh 843-352-7359 Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Indigo Alley Interiors 843-779-6249 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Sullivan’s Island Designs 843-469-1441 Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689

Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Landscape Architects Pest Control Living Designs Landscaping 843-640-3761 Mr. Critter 843-205-0551 REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Landscape Lighting Mosquito Nix 843-619-3033 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Landscape Materials Palmetto Mosquito Control 843-766-9701 GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling 843-554-6099 Plant Health Care Stack’s Nursery 843-832-4769 Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 Landscape & Design Plumbing Fixtures D.I.G. Landscape 843-327-8842 Design On Tap 843-329-0661 HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Living Designs Landscaping 843-640-3761 Moluf’s 843-723-4881 REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Stack’s Nursery 843-832-4769 Pool & Spa Covers LED Lighting Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 843-766-0289 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Propane M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Light Fixtures Real Estate Candelabra 843-849-7775 843-481-4473 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170 Island House Real Estate Remodeling Charleston Lamp Company 843-763-9150 1st Class Painting & Restoration 843-324-6006 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Circa Lighting 843-937-5990 Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Lumber CK Contracting 843-352-4975 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Classic Remodeling & Construction 843-763-3297 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 Mantles Harper Construction 843-737-4745 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Holy City Exteriors 843-647-8807 Marble / Stone Products Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Kalman Construction 843-856-0515 Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Granite by Design 843-416-8509 Precision Garage Doors 843-258-3212 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Living 843-471-1833 Pacific Shore Stones 843-744-5665 SHELTER Custom-Built Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Stone Central 843-879-3278 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 Strock Enterprise Design & Remodel, LLC 843-566-0250 Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Millwork Sunview General Contracting and Solar 843-532-9157 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Watts Builders 843-200-2079 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Retractable Awnings Mirrors Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Roofing Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Moisture Control Baker Roofing 843-300-4833 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Contract Exteriors 843-884-7010 Lowcountry Basement Systems 912-826-0770 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Mold Prevention Rugs Energy One America 843-388-6260 Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Outdoor Furniture Fine Rugs of Charleston 843-577-3386 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Security Systems Bed Swing, The 843-813-4040 Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 Tailgate Specialties 843-532-3641 Shelving & Organization ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Outdoor Kitchens Shower Doors M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place) 843-402-7790 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Paint Shutters Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Sherwin-Williams Company 1-800-4Sherwin Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Spectrum Paint 866-437-5863 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Holy City Shutters, LLC 843-789-4123 Paint Color Consultant Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Painters Siding 1st Class Painting & Restoration 843-324-6006 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 CertaPro Painters of Charleston 843-998-2820 Contract Exteriors 843-884-7010 Koozer Painting 843-881-2212 Holy City Exteriors 843-647-8807 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Pergolas Universal Windows Direct 843-225-2559 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036

Solar Sunview General Contracting and Solar 843-532-9157 Spas & Hot Tubs Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Blue Haven Pools 843-552-6000 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417 Michael Greer Pools 843-607-4739 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Structured Wiring Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476 Sunrooms Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Swimming Pools Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 Blue Haven Pools & Spas 843-552-6000 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417 Michael Greer Pools 843-607-4739 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Termite Contract Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Tile Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 Sunray Flooring 843-606-5456 Tree Care Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 Water Features HLG Growers 843-901-4862 Water Filtration Southlantic Water Systems 843-273-6949 Water Treatment Service Southlantic Water Systems 843-273-6949 Whole House Audio Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 SOUTHEASTON Systems 843-608-8476 Window Treatments Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Audio Warehouse 843-571-0535 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Patriot Blinds 843-461-1368 Windows / Doors Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Maner Fence and Specialties 843-552-0242 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Top Tier Home Improvement 843-847-6471 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Universal Windows Direct 843-225-2559 Windows - Fogged Glass Replacement Century Glass 843-614-4628 Wood Refinishing Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Workroom Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Wrought Iron Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 CH+D • Fall 2019 • 257


Photography by Patrick Brickman

Interior Design: KMD Interiors (843) 819-8254 kmdinteriors.com

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