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Megan Stokes Homegrown Style Influencer Shares What Makes Her Johns Island Home Holy City Chic



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What’s your vision of home? A warm welcome. A front porch swing for shady afternoons and warm summer nights. A kitchen outfitted for epicurean adventures. A bright inspiring space to start your day. Or a place to wind it down under the stars. Whatever it may be, with Brightwater Homes your vision becomes reality. Choose the place that speaks to you, whether watercolor neighborhood streets or the wilds and marshes of the low country. Delight in the journey of plans to paper, inspiration to intention, design to detail. Then watch it come to life in a one-of-a-kind new home. Experience what it means to live brightly.

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Features 142 Come Sail Away

Megan Stokes, the brain behind a Lowcountry favorite blog, welcomes the CH+D team into her Johns Island home to share her inspiration for her quintessential Southern style dwelling, and her experience with curating the perfect collection of items to make her house a home.

154 Living in Laundry Room Luxury

The laundry room can often be a forgotten, challenging space to design. We’ve talked with Lowcountry pros on how to make this space stylish and functional for you to use everyday.

Cover Photograph by Patrick Brickman

166 Out With The Old, In With The New

Megan Stokes

Homegrown Style Influencer

Our annual remodeling guide is here again and we have a wide range of projects to offer you inspiration galore. You’ll see the transformation in before and after photos of different spaces including kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor living spaces.


194 Brilliant Ideas to Transform Your Home

In addition to the remodeling guide, we have a section dedicated to offering you a variety of ideas of components to incorporate into your home’s design.

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Story of a Successful Project In These Changing Times How to Make the Extra Time You’re Spending at Home More Enjoyable b y T h e Au d i o Wa r e h o u s e


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that as our times are changing, so are our needs as

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homeowners. It’s become common for the home to serve

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are seeing a new interest in improving outdoor entertainment spaces, upgrading rooms for work and school, and renewing their media systems for a better movie experience with larger TV’s and surround sound systems. Rest assured, while working in your home, our smart home professionals always wear facial masks, gloves, and booties to ensure minimum contact with surfaces. We advise you

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F all Refresh

we continue to change our world to create a better environment for future generations. Autumn is not only a transformative time in our reflections of the past year, but it is also a time that people often consider changing the spaces around them to start of a new year on a new note. Whether that be adding wallpaper to the dining room, painting the exterior, or a full house transformation, there are a plethora of ways to implement a home redo in this issue. Our remodeling guide showcases a variety spaces that execute such changes. In addition to the remodeling guide, we’ve put together a comprehensive ideas guide to inspire you to try something different in the finishes of your home. Finally, this section also includes a product guide full of must-have items to finish off your remodeled project. Designing a home can sometimes be a daunting task. Selecting not only the right finishes and surfaces but also selecting furniture and paint colors, and the final décor pieces is a lot for anyone to handle. Small spaces can be even more challenging. We’ve talked to local home professionals about how to design a functional and stylish laundry room so get ready to take notes and start planning.


all in the Lowcountry is a welcome escape from the humidity and scorching sun in the summer. Personally, I am taken back to my childhood and reminded of pumpkin patches, hay rides, drinking cider, and watching the leaves change color (I grew up in the North so I did see seasons change). I was always in awe of the way the world changed around me. Fall has continued to be my favorite season throughout my life, in part because of the way the landscape changes, and also because the world seems to slow down a bit during this time as we enjoy the last few months of the year and reflect on the year we’ve had. This year in particular has opened the doors for deeper and more meaningful conversations with our friends, family, colleagues, etc. as we continue evolving and reflecting on how we, as human beings, can change and make a difference. As I look forward to the years ahead, I am eager to see how

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Megan Stokes has lived in the Lowcountry her entire life and credits some of her fondest memories to life on the coast. Nowadays the mom of two is busy with her kids and running her blog, Megan invites us into her quintessentially Southern home to chat about how she’s designed the perfect space for she and her family. We get the inside scoop on what inspired her to start her blog, her childhood, raising her kids, and her family’s avid love of the water. Throughout the following pages I hope that you are not only inspired by the photos you see, but also by the stories of the human experience. Happy reading!

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It’s All in the Family Courtney Jent of Brackish Builders discusses his passion for

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construction and how he works with clients to build their perfect home.

What made you say to yourself, “I’m going to start my own construction business?”

What is the most important thing homeowners should consider when choosing a builder?

Our team consists of my wife who is part of the design team and financials, my brother who is our project site manager, and myself. My dad was a builder and master craftsman, so my brother and I have been doing this our whole life. I started a construction company while I was in engineering school. Once I graduated, I worked in the engineering field for a year and returned to my construction company. Being an entrepreneur in the construction field is all I have ever really loved to do.

New clients want to be able to trust who they hire. We try to excel above all industry standards with ethics and integrity. I believe I give clients that piece of mind after working with them through the initial bidding process.

How have you grown your business over the years? What plans do you have to continue evolving in the future? Over the last five years I have been perfecting my scheduling skills and working with our team to produce a high quality product. In doing so, we’ve been able to hit target completion dates with a quality product. Our team is committed to growing and learning. We love to be challenged with design builds that are not industry standard. It brings out our creativity where we believe we excel. Through this process we earn the trust of our clients to where 90 percent of our work comes from referrals. 62 • CH+D • Fall 2020

Explain your services and how you can help owners achieve their dream homes? Brackish Builders offers a start to finish product. We have an architectural and structural team that we refer to get the process going. I am always available to walk new clients through the process and answer any questions they have. Carly offers design advice when clients need help with direction. Nathan is on the job site every day to ensure quality and schedule are being maintained. In the end, we take the architectural plans and bring them to life. Every single project, no matter the size, is an art project to me. An artist never stops at just good enough when their name is on the canvas. For more information, call Brackish Builders at (843) 566-5554 or visit

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This or That Katie Dever and Cindy Winter of Patriot Blinds & More chat about their favorite selections for window treatments throughout the home.

Katie Said: Definitely a product that allows me to have privacy and still see out - Top Down Bottom Up Cellular shades are perfect for that. They allow me to position my shade wherever I would like and still get the natural light that is needed while getting ready for the day.

I like a modern minimalistic design so roller shades are my pick for that reason. Roller shades disappear when raised and they offer a rechargeable motor that will leave you with no cords or wires anywhere in sight.

Decorative panels are like that favorite piece of black clothing that we all have as a go to when we need a great outfit. There’s still something so sharp and timeless about a tuxedo and it’s no different with decorative panels when the fit is just perfect.

Cindy Said: Bathroom Window Treatments?

Here in Charleston adding a beautiful white composite shutter to a bathroom window gives a nice crisp look. You are able to tilt shut the bottom half of the louvers for privacy but leave the top half open for light. The shutters are also easy to clean and go with a variety of décor.

Woven or Roller Shades?

I’m going to go with woven shades. I love the textures/prints that you can choose from whether you use fabric or natural wovens in the bamboo/reed/grasses. Wovens also give the option of adding a Top Down Bottom Up feature that provides privacy and light control.

Favorite Fabric Treatment?

My all time fabric treatment would have to be decorative panels on each side of the window with another window treatment in the window for privacy. The layered look gives interest and depth into the room.

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

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Timeless Finds: Searching for the perfect items from home to home can be overwhelming. Selecting versatile pieces will ensure you have the flexibility to move items from home to home and switch up the décor without having to buy new pieces entirely.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Design & Décor by French Mercantile (843) 494-3229



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1. Classic Jute Rug from Fine Rugs of Charleston / 2. Six Light Chandelier from Charleston Lighting and Interiors / 3. Vintage Piano Stool from Terrace Oaks Antiques / 4. Cutter

Bench from Hausful / 5. Throw Pillow from Jean’s Custom Workroom / 6. Cream Striped Fabric from Aiden Fabrics / 7. Woven Basket with Leather Handles from French Mercantile /

8. Wood Occasional Chair from CHD Interiors / 9. Barnwood Side Table from Charleston Amish Furniture / 68 • CH+D • Fall 2020

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16. 14. 15. 10. Bryant Double Tail Sconce from Circa Lighting / 11. Gray Fabric Barstool from

For the House—The Barstool Shop / 12. Theodore Console Table from Southeastern Galleries / 13. Soho Accent Table from Steven Shell Living / 14. Blue Swivel Chair from Danco

Modern Furniture / 15. Antique Wood Dough Bowl from Coralberry Cottage / 16. Marble Tray Table from Charleston Lamp Company /

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At Home With

Thomas Lauderdale of Advanced Kitchen Designs Thomas Lauderdale has spent years designing cohesive cabinet designs for his customers. Now he invites Charleston Home + Design readers into his own home where he showcases his passion in cabinet design with modern, sleek finishes.

1 The Lauderdale’s kitchen is a

modern mecca with matte finishes, push touch cabinets, and Thermador columns. The cracked oak seen in the cabinets has a vertical grain, creating more interest, as does the steamed walnut island. An extended breakfast nook area at the end of the island also features a waterfall edge, and offers a welcoming space for the family to enjoy meals together or entertain friends.

2 Completed in gray hues the bar

area is composed of open shelving and stainless steel countertops, continuing the modern feel also seen in the kitchen. Plenty of storage in the dynamic design offers a home for the family’s wine collection and bar tools. Double wine coolers also anchor a center cabinet.

3 A cohesive design throughout the

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home was important for Thomas. Modern features are once again seen in the master bathroom. A floating vanity with a white, highgloss finish offers the contemporary vibe that Thomas wanted in each individual space.

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

Thomas Lauderdale, his daughters Avery and Emerson, and his wife Ashley.

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Family Values Kenneth Sullivan took over the reigns of his father Nathan’s business Sullivan Custom Cabinets, after working with him for years. Since taking over daily operations in 2018 Kenneth and his wife Tracy continue to uphold the quality work and business practices his father instilled in him.

The Craftsman:

Nathan got to know the construction business very well before he started Sullivan Custom Cabinets in 1972. He worked with a construction company that specialized in smaller homes and became very adept with working with cabinetry.

His Process:

Kenneth takes a careful yet simple approach when it comes to a new project to ensure that clients are happy with the finished product, and that his team works as efficiently as possible—something he learned from his father. The site is measured and a detailed plan is drawn up so that the clients can see their vision become a reality on paper. After final adjustments to the plans are made and details are finalized, the team gets to work designing the perfect cabinetry.

His Philosophy:

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

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Story by Rachael Lolar • Photography by Callie Cranford

Sullivan Custom Cabinets is all about family. “Treat each client like family and their home as your own,” Kenneth states, and it’s a mentality that has served his company well. This familyowned business demonstrates that when you take pride in your work then the work will speak for itself. They are dedicated to helping homeowners get the cabinets of their dreams and work hard to get it done.

(top) Kenneth and the office pup stand proud in their family business. (below left) Careful attention to detail is taken in each cabinet. (below right) Measurements, taken by family patriarch Nathan Sullivan, are constantly being checked to ensure accuracy. (bottom) Sullivan Custom Cabinets creates homeowners dream cabinets and treat their clients like family.

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Back to the Roots Tree care is an important part of keeping your landscape green and healthy but sometimes the root cause of tree disease can hide beneath the surface. Bartlett Tree Experts specializes in plant health care, covering everything from protection to treatment. One of their treatments is a process known as root invigoration. Sometimes, roots are damaged during construction or while a tree is being transplanted. Rather than rip out the affected tree, the

pros at Bartlett Tree Experts use this sustainable treatment which not only helps repair the roots, but also optimizes their performance and promotes a better soil environment. The procedure starts with a thorough analysis of the soil in the desired area to determine the right combination of treatment. Next, moisture is added to the soil. Once the soil is sufficiently irrigated, dense ground cover is removed and the soil is cultivated with a specialized air tool to

ensure there is minimal damage to the root system. During this phase of the procedure, nutrients are added to the soil if needed. After the soil is cultivated, and a layer of organic mulch is added, your trees will be surrounded by healthy and biologically-active soil that promotes healthy trees and a lush, beautiful yard. For more information, call Bartlett Tree Experts at (843) 556-8696 or visit charleston-sc.

Story by Rachael Lolar • Photo Provided by Alpha Omega Construction Group

Going Green Unseen

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Running the air conditioner all summer long and keeping lights on longer as the days start to get shorter can start to eat into wallets. Homeowners are constantly looking for new ways to conserve electricity and save on utility payments. Alpha Omega Construction Group helps homeowners convert to green energy all while reducing utility costs. Partnering with GAF Energy, Alpha Omega is able to offer roof-integrated solar panels into their client’s homes. These roof-integrated solar panels are very easy to install and provide extra protection from water. Unlike typical solar panels, which are mounted on racks and usually

require holes drilled directly into the shingles, GAF solar panels are installed directly onto the roof without any penetration and are matched to the roof to maximize aesthetic appeal. Your utility costs, as well as leaks and visits from unwanted animals, will reduce. The GAF solar panels are cost effective and are simple to install by Alpha Omega’s expert team so you can enjoy the benefits of solar living with minimal interruption to your life and home. For more information, call Alpha Omega Construction Group at (843) 818-4569 or visit

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Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford

The quality of the air inside your home should be a top priority for your family’s health. Depending on the quality of the air allergies, illness, and long-term health can all be affected either negatively or positively. AirMax has solutions to help protect your air space by clearing the air inside your home of harmful particles, biohazards, viruses, and gases from chemicals. With AirMax your have the ability to control the dirt and dust inside your heating and cooling system, control the allergies that cause allergic reactions and asthmatic attacks, control and deactivate germs, mold, spores, bacteria, and viruses, control the noxious odors created by people, pets, smoke, solvents, carpets, and vinyl coverings, and control the toxins created by pressed-wood products and other materials that cause human ailments. These systems that AirMax offers homeowners a healthier environment to live in. For more information, call Airmax Heating & Air at (843) 614-3276 or visit

When it comes to installing a pool, you want to make sure that the features you include are safe and functional for your family. Safety and cost are two factors to consider when thinking about the benefits of installing a pool cover. Pool Cover Solutions can help manage any stress that might come with having a pool. By installing a cover over your pool when it’s not in use, you no longer have to worry about the hazard of young children falling in. A cover also blocks critters and water snakes from making an unwanted appearance. This feature can save you money by preventing evaporation during the hottest of summer days as well as keep debris out, cutting down on cleaning time and chemical costs. In addition, a pool cover helps regulate the temperature of the water. Pool covers can be installed as the pool is being built or after you have completed construction and can accommodate all sizes, shapes and features so that your backyard retreat is safe, clean, and easy on your time and wallet. For more information, call Pool Cover Solutions at (843) 766-0289 or visit

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Story by Rachael Lolar • Top Photograph by Colin Grey Voigt • Bottom Photograph by Ebony Ellis

A Safe Pool Solution

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Top 5 Pests

Found in the Lowcountry Story by Alli Steinke • Illustrations by Ebony Ellis




Mosquitoes are drawn to water which is why they love Charleston so much. They can carry diseases such as Malaria, Zika Virus, and West Nile Virus. One way to prevent mosquitoes is by clearing your property of standing water and limiting the shady areas they can hide in.

Eastern Subterranean termites and Formosan termites are the two most common types found in South Carolina, the latter being most destructive. They can eat 24 hours a day, typically wood, books, boxes, or furniture. Early detection is the most effective way to prevent the spread of termite damage.



Rats and mice are big fans of crumbs, leftovers, carbs, and fruit. Often hiding in walls and attics, these rodents can be hard to detect unless you see signs of droppings, holes, or nesting materials. The best way to prevent an infestation is to close any holes, seal food, and set traps.



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These tiny creatures are found in mounds in our yards. If you step on a mound and the ants bite you, you might have an allergic reaction so pay careful attention to where you step. If they do find their way into your home, the best course of action is to call the pros to eliminate the ants. 78 • CH+D • Fall 2020

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These critters love warm areas with lots of food and water, i.e. every home in Charleston. Cockroaches often get into the house through cracks in the walls or floors. They are resistant to pesticides so if you have an infestation, it’s going to take working with a pro to get them gone.

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Bright / Cool White Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman • Builder: JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

(4100 Kelvin)

This light is recommended for spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and garages. The cooler white has a more natural tone closer to direct sunlight.

Soft / Warm White (2700 Kelvin)

This light is best for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. The warmer white creates a cozier feel that helps people feel relaxed.

Lighting Enlightenment From different ways of measuring light to various styles of lighting these terms will help you understand the lighting world so you can make well-informed decisions when selecting the best options for your home.

Color Temperature:

This describes whether the light appears warm (reddish) or cool (bluish). The temperature relates to the light emitted from a metal object heated to the point of incandescence.


A lumen is used to measure the amount of light a lamp produces. The more lumens in a lamp, the brighter the light.

Ambient Light:

The surrounding light exclusive of that being directed on a specific subject, usually nondirectional, is known as ambient light.


Smaller fixtures like pendants are intended to be used as part of a group or in a smaller space. They are most commonly used over kitchen islands and are a great source of task lighting as their light source is within the body of the fixture. This creates a downlight or accent effect.

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Kelvin is a unit of measurement that determines the color of light. A higher Kelvin produces a cooler light.


These fixtures are decorative and are intended to be the primary light source in the room. A chandelier will typically have the light sources around the outside of the fixture body, with ornamentation and several sockets to provide sufficient illumination and style to your space.

UL Certification:

The Underwriters Laboratory studies product safety to help develop material standards. With electrical devices these concerns include preventing fires, burn, and electric shock injury.


Typically this fixture is installed in pairs to provide balance to a space. They are often seen framing doorways or bathroom mirrors or lining hallways.

Lighting Professionals: Have more questions about what light fixtures and color works best in your space? Reach out to these local lighting experts. Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055 Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (843) 747-6301 Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900

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Building Blocks


Christy Ammerman COMPANY:

Classic Remodeling & Construction CREDENTIALS:

Christy’s interest in design sparked at a young age. In high school she worked for a local residential designer to gain some experience in the industry. She went on to receive a Masters in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art & Design and then worked in residential design in Washington D.C. and Hawaii. In 2016, she came home to Charleston and joined the Classic Remodeling & Construction team.

What is your favorite aspect of the project? There are a lot of unique touches to this project, but one of my favorites is the redesign of the staircase in the transitional room. The second floor appeared to have been added by previous owners. To provide access, they converted a downstairs bedroom into a room with a staircase. We relocated the staircase to the opposite wall, which made the first floor room more functional and also provided a better entry point for the second floor. The stairs were finished with cable rail, decorative wall sconces, and a blue accent wall that draws the eye up.

How did you work with these clients to make sure to meet their expectations? The homeowners lived out of state during the renovation, so we made sure to send them weekly photos and progress updates. They appreciated this as it allowed them to follow along with the whole renovation process. Constant communication is key throughout a renovation as it helps ensure they have a great experience and are happy with the final product.

What advice do you have for homeowners? Never be shy about expressing your wants and needs in a project. Part of the design process is having fun and exploring different ideas while forming a positive relationship between the homeowner/ designer/builder. For more information, call Classic Remodeling & Construction at (843) 763-3297 or visit

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Story by Avery Johnson • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Architects + Archetypes


Steve Herlong COMPANY:

Herlong Architects CREDENTIALS:

Steve’s passion to create homes that belonged began at a young age. After sailing around the world, he became interested in the evolution of architecture throughout history and how modern innovations have been incorporated. Steve has used this idea as a guiding principle in his design for the past three decades.

What were must-have elements in this home? Our clients admired Caribbean architecture but wanted something that felt appropriate for a coastal home. Their home reflects their love of the beach. It was intentional to have the indoor entertaining areas connect seamlessly to the view by an uninterrupted wall of glass doors, giving an uninhibited sense of place.

How did you come up with this design? This house showcases a strong sense of order and symmetry blended with the more organic and relaxed feel of traditional local materials available on the islands. Caribbean style is a very unique combination of design elements that nod to traditional deep roots, while also focusing on the environment and materials. Natural light and views of the Atlantic dictated the spatial planning of this home.

What were some of the challenges you had to overcome during this project? It is important that we not simply “mimic” design elements, but rather update them for the modern world and ensure that each element provides a purpose. The overhangs on the roof protect the porches, while the Bahama shutters help to deflect direct sunlight from strong afternoon sun. The need to elevate homes in the Lowcountry helps protect the home from flooding, but we have to consider how this impacts the entire mass of the house and be sure to carefully balance the FEMA and structural requirements while maintaining a pleasing design. For more information, call Herlong Architects at (843) 883-9190 or visit

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Inspired Interiors


Karen Germond COMPANY:


Even at a young age, New York native Karen Germond was fascinated by the use of textures, patterns, and colors. Her career took off after earning her degree in Labor Relations at Penn State University, a bachelors degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Connecticut, and an Interior Design degree at Marymount University. As the creator of KMD Interiors, she goes above and beyond to bring clients’ visions to life in Charleston, the city that captured her heart.

What did this project entail? This Kiawah beauty was an empty, new construction, model home by Knight Residential Group that needed to be furnished. With the understanding that the furnishings needed to speak to many different styles, we were able to design a getaway for everyone. We began with a blank slate, handpicking its features and crafting the space from top to bottom.

Where did the design inspiration come from? The design inspiration came from color palettes, finishes, and fabrics. It was all about finding the perfect medium of a relaxing coastal home with neutral accents without making it feel too contemporary. The blue lamp was my jumping-off point as it reminded me of the sky when a storm is approaching. And yet, at the same time, it made me think of how the ocean moves on a calm day.

What technology did you use to bring your vision to life? It may be an “old school” approach, but I like to take my actual pictures of products and pin them together like a vision board. This way, I can play with the photos and move them around until the space is satisfactory.

What is your favorite aspect of the design process? Taking measurements of the project and creating a plan allows me to maximize a room visually. Along the way, you learn to make areas lighter, brighter and look more prominent, making everyone happy. For more information, call KMD Interiors at (843) 981-9075 or visit

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Story by By Avery Johnson • Photography by Margaret Wright • Portrait by Patrick Brickman

Taking a Look at the Cost of

Home Furnishings

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford


When moving into a new home, it’s important to consider the functionality of each space and how the furniture and accents will play into that. Investing in pieces that can grow with your family and remain timeless, will pay off in the long run.

Timeless Decorating Rule When you begin decorating a space, consider neutral colors for your larger spaces and add accents that will help your color scheme come together.

Elements of the Rule Area rugs, sofas, and chairs are the pieces that can be neutral. Typically, these neutral colors are white, ivory, beige, grey, taupe, and khaki. With these pieces in place, you can start adding color. The secondary color helps make the room pop. You can add in a secondary color in elements such as an accent chair, an accent wall, painted furniture, and draperies. Finally, other layers are added in with an accent color- throw pillows, art work, plants, and decorative accessories. In a living room, other accents could be lamps, vases, or a stack of books. The

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accent color can be pulled from fabric on the pillows and in the drapery patterns.

The Rule in Practice In this space, designed by Jennifer Elkins of Bliss Designs and furnished by Steven Shell Living, a cream sofa and armchairs, rug, and the wood coffee table are the first layer of neutrals. Navy is the secondary color seen in pillows, an accent wall, drapes, an accent chair, and an ottoman. Pink is the accent color seen in a few of the pillows. Each layer comes together to create a timeless space. By using the timeless decorating rule, your space will be functional and comfortable for years to come. For more information, call Steven Shell Living at (843) 216-3900 or visit @stevenshellliving.

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Storage Tips from

Shelf Genie Examining your home’s storage options is an important part of optimizing the function of the space. Shoshanna Richek of Shelf Genie works with homeowners to design shelving solutions to reorganize and declutter current storage space for easy, functional living.

The Setting:

This townhome in Oyster Point is surrounded by a neighborhood full of amenities. Inside you’ll find modern, luxurious living that radiates a clean and coastal feel. The open f loor plan and plenty of natural light makes this smaller-style home feel roomy and open.

The Problem:

The kitchen and master bathroom lacked the storage options the homeowners desired, making the spaces challenging to keep organized. This also hindered the functionality.

Glideout Drawers

The Solution:

For more information, call Shelf Genie at (888) 903-8839 or visit

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Pull-Outs Designed Around Plumbing

Story by Rachael Lolar • Photography by Ebony Ellis

Shoshanna worked with the homeowner to maximize space in the kitchen and under the bathroom vanities. ShelfGenie Glideouts® were custom designed for each cabinet and hold over 100 pounds when fully extended. They designed solutions for sheet pans and cutting boards to stand vertically in lower cabinets and pull out for easy access as well as solutions for serving dishes, cookware, and trash in the kitchen. The bathroom vanities had the perfect compartment solutions for this homeowner.

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A Day in the Life of Spa Experts

Story by Rachael Lolar • Photography Provided by Carolina Spa Company

Sean Burger, of Carolina Spa Company gave us an inside look on his daily routine as he serves the homeowners of Charleston.

7:30am Sean arrives bright and early at the office to set up the showroom and prepare for the day. After the morning preparations are complete, Sean jumps in the showroom’s 14ft swim spa and gets in his morning exercise. “It’s a great way to stay fit,” Sean says, “and wet testing is obviously very important.”

10:00am The store opens for the day. Regular daily tasks range from helping customers pick out their dream spa to assisting previous customers troubleshoot spa problems. Because Carolina Spa Company is a onestop-shop for spas and spa accessories, Sean gets to see a variety of customers from first time buyers to previous spa owners needing cleaning equipment or chemicals.

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Sean schedules all the spa deliveries and site visits as they are very common in his line of work. During a site visit, Sean’s team will determine where the spa is going to go at the home and what kind of equipment will be needed to move it. They will also assess whether a new deck or patio will be needed for the spa and ensure electricity is installed and ready for the new spa.

When not helping a customer in the showroom or out on a site delivery, Sean is in the office answering phone calls, running the office, and scheduling the technician for service calls. He also ensures that the cleaning technician is sent out on the appropriate house calls as well. This technician completes either weekly or bi-weekly cleanings, or a deep clean depending on the needs and wants of the customer.



When the site visit is complete and everything is in order, Sean accompanies the team to install it. “Deliveries are great as they get me out of the office and into the field. Delivering the spa takes precise planning and some good old fashioned man power,” Sean explains. Once the spa is settled into its base and all final adjustments have been made, the tub is filled and treated while it’s connected to the electricity. Sean then runs through all spa operations, cleaning, and maintenance with the new owners so that when he and his team leave, the customer feels confident they know how to take care of their spa and they can get the most enjoyment out of it.

The showroom is stocked as needed and maintained so that clients can continue to enjoy a clean and wellsupplied showroom while they shop. Carolina Spa Company carries both Marquis Spas and Coast spas, so it’s important to ensure there are enough accessories and accompanying products for both spa lines.

5:30pm After the store closes, the closing procedures are complete, Sean handles new inventory delivery. Inventory is delivered to the showroom several times a year, and requires Sean to offload the spas and arrange them in the showroom. With the new spas stocked and readied for sale, Sean closes down for the day, ready for a new day tomorrow. For more information, call Carolina Spa Company at (843) 936-3196 or visit

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Sharing Their Expertise Learn about current trends and services from Lowcountry home professionals.

Can you tell us about the outdoor furniture selection at Charleston Amish Furniture?

“ Judson Miller Charleston Amish Furniture

Fall is a great time to enjoy life outside in Charleston. We have a great supply of outdoor tables, chairs, gliders, rockers, and even pergolas and porch swings. All our outdoor furniture is made from over 90% recycled material so it’s built for the outdoors. It’s 100% UV resistant. All the

hardware we use is marine grade so you don’t have to worry about any rust stains. We give it a lifetime warranty because we know it’s such a good product we are willing to stand behind it. It comes in a variety of colors. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, it doesn’t take long to get it in, about a week or two.

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

What are some of the outdoor living spaces that Just Additions can tackle?

We can build decks, porches, garages, patios, paver walkways, screen porches, even boat storage buildings. We also help homeowners with a variety of remodeling projects including kitchens and bathrooms all across the Lowcountry. We

Richard and Eve Runnells

can design other outdoor areas as well. We custom design to the homeowner’s specifications and then build it. It’s a more seamless process when we can be there for our clients throughout the design and build.

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

Just Additions & Remodeling

What new things are coming back in the fabric world?

A few years back, it used to be linen and natural colored panels; no one wanted to add a lot of color to their windows. They wanted it plain and natural. And now patterns are coming back. Colors are coming back, especially greens and blues which are always great options.

Jean Peters Jean’s Custom Workroom

I’ve had some orders for silks. We even have orders for velvet window treatments as well. Even though we live here in Charleston, South Carolina we have orders for velvets! The old is now new again. It’s great and it’s exciting and I love the new colors!

For more information, call Jean’s Custom Workroom at (843) 225-1669 or visit

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

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Offering Support and Encouragement Camp Happy Days’ mission is to offer support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing cost-free year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. For 38 years, their programs have included financial assistance, hospital visits, family weekends, week-long camps and much more. Their largest fundraiser of the year is the benefit gala which is presented by APECS Aerospace Corporation in association with Heritage Pools, LLC. Next year they are celebrating on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Charleston Visitors Center and Bus Shed. On February 18, they will hold a band party with beer, wine and food to kick off the carnival. They will be using a “mask” theme at both events. Heritage Pools,

The team at Heritage Pools at their North Charleston office.

LLC has been a proud benefactor of this event since 2017 and last year there were over 300 children sponsored for camp. As a local business owner, Michael Gesmond is a strong supporter of Charleston charities and strives to make his community a better place to live. Michael states, “The gala has been one of my favorite events to sponsor and along with my wife, Jessie we attend every year with members of our Heritage Pools team.” Jessie adds, “We are delighted to be a contributor and it has become close to our hearts

as we now have two healthy and happy children.” For more information go to Heritage Pools, LLC has also been honored sponsors of the Ronald McDonald House Plane Pull, Hearts for Quinn Golf Day, Shaka Surf Camp, Charleston Animal Society and Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure. For more information, call Heritage Pools, LLC at (843) 762-3417 or visit

Helping Attain Dreams

John Goodwin of Stono Construction at the Charleston Habitat for Humantiy Re-Store.

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John Goodwin, co-owner of Stono Construction, began work with Habitat for Humanity in 1999. He was drawn in to give back to his community and has been involved in supporting Habitat one way or another ever since. “Giving back to the community is important,” he mentions. “For some, a home and the safety and security it entails, can feel like an unattainable dream. My knowledge as a homebuilder and understanding of the impact that having a clean and safe place to raise a family can make, made working with Habitat a natural fit.” Over the years, John has served as Chairman, a member of the Board

of Directors, and as a member of the Executive Committee at Charleston Habitat for Humanity. There are several ways to join John in his support for the organization. You can donate your time through the Re-Store, help with building on site, community outreach, or serve on various committees. You can also make a tax-exempt monetary contribution to Charleston Habitat for Humanity by visiting or calling (843) 579-0777. For more information, call Stono Construction at (843) 805-4141 or

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G R E E N E RY G A L O R E Varying shades of green in your landscape adds interest and creates a positive environment for friendly creatures.

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About This Project: A plethora of greenery and water elements were used throughout this home’s landscape for a calming ambiance.

Spotlight 2: A multi-tiered waterfall feature that flows under a stone overpass was added to the landscape design for a unique touch to this yard.

Spotlight 1: A big koi pond is surrounded by meandering paths right off the circular deck.

Spotlight 3: Lotus flowers are symbols of purity, enlightenment, and rebirth—perfect for a nature escape.

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

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Western Lowcountry Landscape About This Project: A firepit and tree hammock (trees must be 10-15 feet apart) were necessities for this desert-inspired Lowcountry escape. Spotlight 1: Cacti are some of the most low-maintenance plants in the game. This prickly plant is drought resistant so make sure it dries out before watering it again. Spotlight 2: A buried sprinkler watering system also aids in easy maintenance of the space and keeps it looking mess free since the hose isn’t out all the time. Spotlight 3: Landscape lighting is must for every yard. Not only does it make the space look pretty at night, but it also helps navigate more easily when it gets dark. For more information, call Stack’s Nursery at (843) 832-4769 or visit




Vibrant Island Escape About This Project: This Isle of Palms oasis is chock full of colorful plants creating a tropical beach vibe. Spotlight 1: A mix of white pebbles, red rocks, and seashells line the pathway between the different varieties of blooms throughout the year. Spotlight 2: Pindo Palms are a fun tree to add to your yard. They grow up to 20 feet tall over time and the fruit that grows on them can be made into jelly. Spotlight 3: Pops of purple, red, and bright and dark green can be seen around the fence, offering a bright view while lounging at the pool. For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit

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Expert Tree Care About This Project: Natural beauty surrounds the grounds at Middleton Plantation; combined with proper care, these trees will continue to thrive. Spotlight 1: With ample trees on the property, it’s important to take inventory of the tree’s health to determine the best course of action for care and preventative treatment. Spotlight 2: Bracing tree branches aids in protecting them against strong winds often prevalent in the Lowcountry. Spotlight 3: Inspecting the trees on a regular basis will help keep them healthy and prevent unforeseen disease. For more information, call Bartlett Tree Experts at (843) 556-8696 or visit




Nights on the Harbor About This Project: Landscape lighting illuminates the space and helps to highlight the architecture of the home. Spotlight 1: Strategically placed deck lighting uplights the firepit and planters without overtaking the scenery. Spotlight 2: Tree-hung orb lights add a fun touch to the lighting, creating a playful garden vibe. Spotlight 3: Safety is another important component of landscape lighting. The right lighting discourages break ins and makes navigating at night easier. For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 258-1574 or visit

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Stylish Island Life Having established a distinct style in their builds over the years, the SHELTER Custom-Built Living team got to work to create yet another one-of-a-kind home.

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Spacious Sanctuary This ultra modern kitchen is decked out with high-end finishes providing the occupants with ample storage and optimal function.


yan Butler’s passion for building began during his childhood. As a second generation home builder, Ryan spent most of his teen years working on his father’s job sites. Starting his own construction company like his father was Ryan’s dream and he achieved that with SHELTER Custom-Built Living. Ryan and his team pride themselves in building unique, custom homes that are both stylish and livable. “Our goal is to ensure each client’s home reflects their vision while our design team guides the client with creative, unique finishes, addressing special concerns such as environmentallyconscious materials,” explains Jenny Butler, Director of Marketing and Design. “The space is utilized 106 • CH+D • Fall 2020

to its fullest without being overly crowded and is designed while considering how people live everyday.” For this particular home a clean lined, open concept, modern space with an abundance of natural light was envisioned. The Butlers wanted the space to concentrate on form, function, and simplicity. In order for them to execute a high level design, close collaboration between the design and construction teams is crucial. Attention to detail and communication are non-negotiable when working to build a custom home. Because the inspiration for the look and feel of the home was set early in the process the execution was fairly simple. The element that required the most

A one-of-a-kind element was added to the walls in this hallway with diagonal grooved wood.

Stand-Out Powder Room The clean lines and organic design of the wallpaper, lighting, and materials selected are modern, warm and were designed based on functionality and personality of the user.

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(above) Wood elements are seen throughout the home, both on the floors and walls, creating interest and giving each space individuality. (below)The staircase features glass panels and floor to ceiling shelving units to display items.

attention during planning and execution was the vast number of windows throughout the home. There is an extensive use of glass in the design so it needed to be carefully thought out as early as possible. Large panes of glass required structural components that are introduced to the framing in order to provide the proper amount of strength needed for the home, built in the Ralston Grove neighborhood of Daniel Island. Because of the vast amount of windows, the heating and cooling system needed to be properly designed and sized to help with temperature control. Large automated roll down shades provide privacy and are easily controlled by keypads throughout the home. SHELTER stays consistent with all of the homes they design as far as eco-friendly and energy efficient products. LED can lights, tankless water heaters with hot water recirculating systems, spray foam insulation, and high efficiency HVAC heat pumps are used. This home also includes synthetic grass and recycled decking. By building with energy efficient

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(above left) Talk about a statement. This room not only offers gorgeous views of the trees but also features an angled ceiling finished in a dark texture. (above right) The vast outdoor living opportunities at this home are just begging to be used by friends and family. (below) Ryan and Jenny Butler of SHELTER Custom-Built Living stand in the great room of another of their Daniel Island custom builds.

and eco-friendly materials, the home’s use of water and energy is improved and the materials reduce negative impacts on human health and the overall environment.

This home is decked out in high-end finishes in addition to the large windows and eco-friendly products. Sierra Pacific Windows embrace the natural light and help bring the outdoors in for a welcoming, relaxing feel throughout the home. A minimalist chef ’s kitchen features paneled appliances and ample space for additional storage in the scullery. The ceiling height ranges from 12 feet to 20 feet offering a very open concept floor plan. The SHELTER team also incorporated unique architectural details from sloped ceiling to hidden doors and custom white oaks paneled wall with a steel inlay. The home’s easy flow throughout was essential in creating spaces that cater to the ever-changing needs to its occupants. The features allow the owners to indulge in the views and promote positive well being. ✴ For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit

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Story by Avery Johnson • Photography by Callie Cranford


When Modern Meets Timeless


Quality, detail, and this home have one thing in common; they’ll never go out of style.

erving South Carolina since 1990, the Universal Marble & Granite team has upheld their mission of “Professional experience & excellence, with personal attention.” With 128 different slabs of material in stock from quartz, marble, and granite, to dolomite and quartzite, they go above and beyond to ensure that each customer leaves with everything they wished for. That’s the very thing they did for this new homeowner, turning Pinterestboard-worthy décor inspiration into long-lasting staples in their home. When granted the near mission-impossible task of completing this dream home’s intricate countertops amidst the start of a global pandemic, Greg Hoffman of Universal Marble & Granite knew it would not be easy, but got to 110 • CH+D • Fall 2020

work. Throughout the project’s duration, the homeowners were juggling the difficulty of moving from place to place, instead of utilizing short-term rental properties, while waiting for their home to be finished due to CDC guidelines. Covid-19 forced the family to move into the house before it was finished. Between the builders at Harbor Contracting and Tightline Construction (Steve & Andrew Baldrick), the maker behind this home’s custom cabinets (Bob Smith at Artistic Cabinetry), and Greg and his team, lots of local faces made sure the house was perfected in record time. What could have been a drawn-out process became relatively fast, with Universal’s commitment to work with local vendors to give the homeowners the finishes they wanted. The homeowners wanted to create a light ambiance throughout the home

Greg Hoffman of Universal Marble & Granite

(above) The island was an engineering challenge. To create the appearance of a 3-inch thick island it required two waterfall edges imperceptibly seamed together, along with an additional 20 miters to complete this unique space. (bottom left) The laundry room features what Greg calls “Ansonborough Quartz” since the same surface can be found at the Ansonborough Inn downtown. (bottom right) A polished dolomite called “Shadow Storm” is used in the master bath and carried over the gray and white hues from other areas of the house in a polished, clean way.

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(above) Black Absolute stone was used outside adding drama to the homeowners stunning outdoor living space. (right) The subtle use of marble seen in this bathroom adds a luxurious feel while maintaining a light and fresh aesthetic.

that offered a breath of fresh air as visitors walked in. According to the homeowner, high ceilings show off the quality and craftsmanship of the work. Everything in the house was designed with modern touches in mind. Two of the most critical design features for this Mt. Pleasant family were a large waterfall island in the kitchen and marble throughout the master bathroom. Borghini Gold quartz was handpicked and made the large kitchen island a show stopper, as it is an elegant stone that can be both beautiful and subtle. The powder room showcases Shadow Storm marble but in a honed finish, giving it a raw stone look. Universal also worked on the children’s bathrooms, laundry room, porch, and pantry, installing different yet equally stunning surfaces. Both girl’s bathrooms were made possible with a unique Doha white stone, a mostly white stone with

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grey and blue accents throughout. A few inspiration photos, help from Sullivan James Interiors, and trips to the showroom to look over different materials ensured a smooth process. With the addition of statement prints, plants, and other small décor items, the home was fashioned just to the homeowners’ liking. The house isn’t just beautiful to look at, it’s incredibly durable too. Universal Marble & Granite is one of two local companies certified to put Stone-Tech commercial sealers on natural products. Greg described the top-rated sealant on the market by saying, “It’ll get you 90 percent of the way there. If you drop red wine, you need to pick it up quickly, but other than that, this can protect surfaces from just about anything.” ✴ For more information, call Universal Marble & Granite at (843) 779-1174 or visit

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis


Perfect Solutions Working with a professional cabinet designer allowed these homeowners to create optimal storage and function throughout their home.


fter an introduction through their builder, Heyward Builders, these homeowners knew that Niki Komorek of Charleston Cabinets was the right person for their job. Niki received a plan to bid for the job and came up with a proposal based on the designs she was given. “What we initially came up with and what we finished with were two entirely different beasts,” Niki expresses. Their plans changed through the continuous meetings and discussions they had about what was most important. “I didn’t want the clutter of laundry baskets and Niki helped me determine what the solution to that was,” adds the homeowner. 114 • CH+D • Fall 2020

Niki helped the homeowners design their kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms for both style and function. The kitchen cabinets run up to the ceiling, the cabinets in the wet bar have glass doors, and their laundry room is decked out with cabinets and drawers. These elements help make day to day use of the spaces easier and more enjoyable. The ceiling height cabinets offer more storage for everyday items, the textured glass doors make it easy to see what’s in the cabinets, and the pull-outs in the laundry room hide the clutter the homeowner didn’t want seen. The cabinets are all Kraftmaid Vantage and Waypoint. In addition to the basic design of the

Niki Komorek of Charleston Cabinets

(above left) The galley-style laundry room has cabinets and counter space galore. (above right) A gray shade can be seen on the drawers while white was used on the cabinets above. (bottom left) A recycled glass countertop was a must for the homeowners who had a similar countertop in their previous home. (bottom right) Pullout storage created the perfect place for this couple’s spice collection.

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Coastal Palette A coastal-inspired bathroom features a shiplap wall, more recycled glass countertops, and full overlay cabinetry. (bottom) This custom colored vanity in Sherwin-Williams ‘Really Teal’” pairs well with the gold hardware.

cabinets and storage options, Niki also helped the homeowners come up with unique touches. “We installed cabinetry on the backside of the island as well for additional storage and the cooktop has a downdraft insert which doesn’t work for a standard countertop so we added length to that as well,” she mentions. The island is the statement piece in the kitchen with the countertops from GlassEco Surfaces and the ample storage Niki designed. The backsplash, provided by Melcer Tile, also adds dimension and helps tie in the whole design. The creativity was flowing between Niki and the homeowners as they worked together to determine the best design for them. This included finding the right color for the vanity in the powder bath after the color the homeowner initially wanted was discontinued. “We were able to color match as closely as possible and it turned out beautifully,” says the homeowner. They tracked down a Sherwin-Williams color ‘Really Teal’ that was the perfect custom touch. They also ended up switching the cabinet doors to standard overlay door style so they could fit everything they wanted into the laundry room. Niki stresses the key to a successful project is asking the right questions and getting to know the homeowners. Finding out how the homeowners plan to use the space is so important when designing their cabinetry. Niki also suggests homeowners come up with some idea boards so she can gauge what exactly they want and can work with them to steer them in the right direction. ” ✴ For more information, call Charleston Cabinets at (843) 554-7800 or visit

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A Decade of Dependability A 15-year working relationship led to a successful collaboration between a custom home builder and building material supply company.


uilders FirstSource and Artisan Custom Homes have been working together for more than a decade. Over the years, the two companies have earned each other’s trust and know the other is reliable. When it came time for their next collaboration, the Kiawah River development was the best fit. “We were drawn to this community because of the vision, the land plan, and the thoughtfulness that was put into it,” explains Vice President of Marketing at Artisan Custom Homes, William Luce. “We quickly saw how great a community this was going to be and we wanted to be a part of it, so we got engaged early.” Mike Garrett, General Manager of the Johns Island location of Builders FirstSource adds, “We can’t do what we do without builders like Artisan. Without our atti-

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tude, ability, and the Artisan team, this project wouldn’t have been what it is.” When the team at the Kiawah River development approached Artisan Custom Homes, president Henry Vala was eager to take on the job. “This community would feature the level of custom homes that we excel at and we’ll be able to build a lot of great homes for the residents.” This home is built to last. Between the attention to detail, square footage, and location the homeowners will feel comfortable at home in the space. “As we continue working on this community, we will introduce similar floor plans and different features to appeal to everyone,” Henry mentions. For builders like Artisan, it is beneficial to get into a new development as early as

The Artisan Custom Homes & Builders FirstSource Teams

Warm and Inviting The living room is the first space you see when you walk through the doors of this home. Various textures and materials were used from brick to wood to shiplap, each of which added interest and warmth to the space.

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High-End Materials Homes throughout the Kiawah River Community will feature high-end finishes including hurricane clad windows. Top level products were selected for this home.

possible. “We are able to help paint the vision for the community,” William describes. “Our bread and butter is the Lowcountry architecture that will be seen throughout this community.” Tom Tretheway, an Artisan project manager, explains why it was beneficial for them to work with Builders FirstSource as a single-source supplier. “Working with a single-source supplier allows for easier communication,” Tom says. “You reach out and get immediate response so we are constantly aware of any changes in the commodities market, and if our project managers have direct needs, they are taken care of immediately.” Homes throughout the Kiawah River community will feature high end building materials. “You will see the level of care that went into this home when you walk in,” says Mike. ✴ For more information on the building materials, call Builders FirstSource at (843) 559-4190 or visit For more information on the construction, call Artisan Custom Homes at (843) 501-0901 or visit

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Functional for the Family When Allison and Jonathan Flanary of Aiden Fabrics began working on their own home, they knew creating a practical space for their children and pets was a must.


fter purchasing the Fabric Emporium and rebranding to Aiden Fabrics in 2014, the Flanarys were determined to create a welcoming and high-end space for home décor and design needs, in addition to fabric and custom fabrication. “We expanded the number of bolts on the floor, brought in several fabric galleries and new lines, as well as expanded into custom window hardware and shades, custom furniture, lighting, rugs, and home décor,” explains Allison Flanary. She and Jonathan’s goal is to be a one-stop-shop for homeowners. Their designers can help with projects of any size. Their own home ended up being an upholstery overhaul. With two kids, a dog, and cats Jonathan and Allison’s top priority in their 122 • CH+D • Fall 2020

home was a functional and practical space. Everything needed to be able to withstand the daily wear and tear of their busy family. Allison wanted an elegant, warm, and inviting space where people felt comfortable and were also surrounded by beauty. The duo also needed to marry their styles —Allison’s modern, elegant, style with a love of pattern and texture, and Jonathan’s more traditional, French country and shabby chic style, inspired by his mother who was a designer. Opting for performance fabrics, or a Fiber Seal, for their furniture helped the Flanarys achieve the durability and cleanability aspects they needed. Wool rugs are seen throughout the house, as wool and other natural fibers are easier to clean and more durable than

Allison and Jonathan Flanary of Aiden Fabrics

One-Stop-Shop The Flanarys used Aiden Fabrics for all of their home décor from the area rugs and lighting, to furniture and accessories.

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Sleeping Patterns Ample pillows in varying hues and patterns beckon for a cozy night’s sleep. Patterned curtains frame the windows that allow for plenty of natural light.

synthetic fibers. High traffic areas, such as the kitchen, feature indoor/outdoor rugs so they just need to be taken outside and hosed off. Another easy to clean texture Allison used was a fauxgrasscloth wallpaper in vinyl for their bar room. This material just needs to be wiped off with a washcloth to clean.

choices she had to make to achieve a cohesive design. Her approach to tackling these decisions was to find one key item for each space and build around that. She also says that setting parameters in the space was helpful. “How would the room function? Did I have existing furniture I needed to incorporate?” were two common questions Allison would ask herself. Now, Allison is happy to come home everyday. “I am really happy with how our home ended up,” she adds. “But I also know a home is never really finished. It has to evolve with your life, your style, and in some ways, trends.”

The Flanarys had a variety of pieces from their old home that were brought to this home as well; some of which they simply reupholstered for a new feel. A Thibaut fabric became the basis for the whole living room, showcased on the chairs and a coordinating fabric on the sofa. A repurposed crushed velvet chair and ottoman in the master is Jonathan’s lounge spot while Allison gets ready for date nights. Leather was another great fabric option for the Flanarys as it hides scuffs and marks from the kids and the pets. The couple was able to get most of their pieces, whether reupholstered or new, in about four to six weeks.

For homeowners looking to embark on the same journey, Allison suggests taking your time and doing your research. Custom upholstery and home décor refreshes are big investments. “You want to choose pieces— whether new or reupholstered—that will fit your lifestyle, function well, and hold up over time,” she says.✴

Allison mentions that the biggest challenge was actually finalizing the

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

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Bathroom Finishes Start Here To find the perfect sinks and faucets throughout her home, this downtown dweller called upon the specialists at Gateway Supply.


Lilly Cavanagh of LC Creative Interiors and Aimee Williams of Gateway Supply

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ince its inception in 1964, Gateway Supply has been a family-owned and operated company, now spanning three generations. Aimee Williams, granddaughter of Gateway’s founder, has worked with the company for many years, currently working as the director of showrooms and marketing for all locations throughout the state. “We are thrilled to be expanding our Charleston presence with a new bath and kitchen showroom, warehouse, and plumbing counter,” Aimee mentions. Much of Aimee’s role is learning how the company can best meet the needs of their clients and part of that is done by offering clients various locations across the state. “We

are confident that anyone needing to make selections for a bath or kitchen project will find that our showrooms offer a top notch experience and wide variety of selections,” adds Aimee. This particular project came from a relationship formed between Aimee and the designer, Lilly Cavanagh of LC Creative Interiors, eight years ago. “I met Lilly when she was a customer of ours in Greenville,” explains Aimee. “She has always been involved with home décor and remodeling so she contacted me earlier this year about the plumbing selections for this home on the peninsula.” Lilly had already met with the homeowner so she knew exactly what she was looking for, which

helped Aimee gather the necessary information to make selections. “Once I knew what direction we were going in, I was able to provide her with options to fit the overall design vision as well as her budget,” Aimee says. “Given my personal love for gold and hammered brass fixtures, I had so much fun working with their aesthetic.” Gateway encourages their customers to consider how the room will be used, as well as how they picture the finished project. For bathroom projects, Aimee suggests considering the age of the person who will use the space to make sure your choices are practical and pretty. By working with

someone in the Gateway showroom, homeowners learn from their experience and gain knowledge about what choices will work best for them. Collaborating with builders and other contractors also allows Gateway to share their expertise and help provide a seamless process. It is often because of this expertise that Aimee believes many of their customers stick with them as they move from home to home. “We strive to have exceptional customer service and we are proud to form customer relationships that last for years,” she proclaims.✴ For more information, call Gateway Supply at (843) 5540450 or visit

Glorious Gold Stunning gold fixtures can be seen throughout the bathrooms in this downtown home. Each fixture was carefully selected to fit the vision of the design. In each of these three bathrooms, the gold fixtures are accented with other gold finishes for a classic, luxurious look.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Family Business The family-owned and operated business model was the reason these homeowners chose this landscape company for their Summerville remodel.


hristian Teague’s passion for landscaping began at an early age. His father was a mason and farmer and various other family members had a love for flowers and gardening. These experiences he had as a child led him to starting his own agricultural business, creating landscape design and offering full masonry services.

Christian Teague of HLG Growers

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After speaking with Christian’s children at a home show, these homeowners were ready to take the plunge and begin the renovation of their entire landscape. “They appreciated that we were a family business,” Christian states. “We began planning with them for their irrigation, landscape, and hardscape.” The home-

owners worked with HLG and completed an onsite consultation to get a better idea of the scope of the project and what needed to be done. After 30 years of living at the home, tree roots had undermined, lifted, and compromised the patios, sidewalks, and driveways. Christian found that erosion and poor soil quality had allowed most of the existing yard and overgrown bed spaces to underperform. Once he finished his evaluation, Christian came up with a plan for the homeowners. “We proposed a complete renovation from the ground up which included removing the existing landscape, sod, and all existing driveways, sidewalks, and hardscapes,” he explains. The HLG team provided the homeowners with

brochures and inspiration images, and brought the homeowners to a nursery to help with the selection process. In order to offer valuable suggestions, Christian also studied the drainage and water flow from storms, conducted soil samples, and evaluated the light requirements for various shade and sun plants. Once all of the research was complete, plans were made, and the homeowners were happy with suggestions, the install process began. “We installed a complete drainage system, irrigation system, created custom stacked rock terrace walls, new paver patios, a pergola, planter beds, installed new sod, created a new driveway, and added hundreds of perennials throughout the space.” The plants used in the design were selected based on soil quality needs, sunlight, drainage, and air flow. Some of these plants include Viburnum, Ruby and Purple Diamond Loropetalum, Confederate Jasmine, Regina Iris, and Crepe Myrtle. In order for these homeowners to maintain their new yard, it is recommended they use pre-emergents to keep weeds from growing, and using a 3-4 month time release fertilizer throughout the summer to give the plants macro and micronutrients.

(above) A stone pathway leads to the front of the house and is surrounded by lush grasses and flora. (bottom left) A pop of purple hydrangeas adds interest to the landscape design and blooms beautifully. (center) More dimension was added to the yard with a pergola at the fence entrance. (bottom right) The hardscape is just as important as the landscape when designing your yard. A stone wall was built and helps accent the greenery above.

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Displays of Boldness (above)The family’s outdoor living area was enhanced with a stone patio and vast greenery beyond. (top right) This flowering tree shows stunning blooms each year. (bottom right) The vast yard beckons the family to enjoy time outside, taking in their landscape.

An irrigation system, and watering perennials every two weeks for six weeks, create an optimal environment for the plants. Other features that Christian suggests installing would be rock, water, and fire features as well as pavers and masonry hardscapes, fencing, pergolas, and uplighting. These elements help to create established focal points throughout the space. ✴ For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis


Home Show Happiness After connecting with the N-Hance of Charleston team at a Charleston Home + Design Show, this homeowner determined they were the best fit to give her kitchen the proper facelift.


ith N-Hance’s 19-year history in refinishing cabinetry and wood surfaces, Tim and Marsha Judy were interested in learning more about the company. Their innovative way of refinishing these surfaces led the couple to start franchising. Early on in their franchise experience, the Judys discovered that they had an opportunity to expand their services to appeal to a wider customer base. “We now offer new drawer boxes with slow-close hinges, changed doors to pull out drawers, and adding islands,” says Marsha. “We have also expanded to refacing and re-dooring cabinetry which allowed us to continue to grow our business culture and provide our customers with an exceptional customer experience.”

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The goal for N-Hance is to maximize the efficiency and functionality of their customer’s spaces. “N-Hance has a process that is both safe for the environment and our customers,” explains Marsha. “The N-Hance Lightspeed Plus™ technology allows us to refinish cabinetry whether it be a renewal or a color change and leave the customer with a factory finish.” N-Hance works with homeowners to update cabinet colors in a few ways. They renew wood cabinets and can change the colors to fit the homeowners wants. Their Lightspeed Plus™ technology keeps homes healthier by reducing bacteria growth by 99 percent and effectively inhibiting the growth of dangerous microbes and harmful bacteria. The finish is also non-toxic and

Tim Judy of N-Hance of Charleston

Cabinet Chic White cabinets with gold pulls are quintessentially chic and will be in style forever. Though this kitchen has a smaller footprint, the glass in the upper cabinets and light color make it feel bigger.

doesn’t give off an odor. This finish is faster, durable, and stain-resistant so it is a safe option for families like this client who was looking to maximize efficiency and functionality, as well as the overall style of her space. “We worked with this client to design her cabinet interior spacing and drawers specific to her needs,” adds Tim. They came up with a solution that provided optimal function—drawers instead of doors. With drawers throughout the lower space, the homeowner has storage to fit her larger kitchen pieces such as pots and pans. Because the cabinets were not properly refinished when they were previously painted, the N-Hance team had a little extra work to reverse the job so their client would get the finish she wanted that provided a guard against everyday wear and tear. With one project manager from start to finish, the process went smoothly and the homeowner was satisfied throughout the job. “It has been a saving grace for the function of our small kitchen,” voices the homeowner.✴ For more information, call N-Hance of (843) 303-9706 or visit



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Whole Home Automation These homeowners needed help automating their entire house to ensure function and safety.


orking with Novella Homes, the NextGen Automated team was brought in on this project to provide whole home automation and security. The homeowner opted to include automated shades in their system, allowing them to control their shades even when they are away. Silhouette shades were used throughout the home. The master bedroom features the duolite system which is a room darkening technology. Behind the actual shade there is roll down that provides an extra barrier to the light making the room even darker. This system is also often used in a theater room. With Silhouette shades, even when the veins are open the fabric is still

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taking the glare out of the windows and protecting furniture and flooring from UV Rays. The veins can be adjusted to be partially opened, completely opened or closed depending on the homeowners needs specific to the time of day. Due to the automation control choices are unlimited. They can be programmed based on time of day, user preference, and levels of security by making the home look occupied even when away. The programming of these features can also be used to create different scenes, “When watching TV the shades will automatically adjust to eliminate the outside glare,” explains Michael McIntosh, more often known as Mack, owner of NextGen Automated. The large sliding door in the living room required a more creative solution. The sliding doors lead to an expansive

Michael McIntosh of NextGen Automated

Sun Block Duolite automated shades help protect the interior from harmful UV rays. They also help with temperature control.

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(above) The shades in the master bedroom offer easy access to shade from the sun as they’re adjustable with just the click of a button. (below right) Wanting to provide a respite from the hot sun, the homeowners opted for a retractable shade covering their sliding doors.

outdoor area that is flooded by afternoon sun. The homeowner desired a discreet solution. The NextGen team provided them with the Terravue Outdoor Shade which allowed for the UV protection and privacy they needed, while providing the option to keep the sliders open on mild weather days and keeping pests from entering the home. Not only did NextGen offer these homeowners automated shades; they also provided them with whole home automation. “With our system we provided security, surveillance, audio, video, lighting control and thermostat control along with the automated shades” mentions Mack. “Everything works together from one application. Using any smart device or system remote, the homeowners can operate or program the parameters that control their entire home.” ✴ For more information, call NextGen Automated (843) 871-8531 or visit

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Story by Avery Johnson • Photography by Ebony Ellis


Lowcountry Organization Guru This newly engaged couple was looking to enhance the organization and ambiance in their new home.


owntown Chicago native Tiffany Miller’s passion and love for design began around age four, and ever since, she has hit the ground running. After moving to Charleston, her drive for crafting spaces led her to create her own company, Home Etiquette. Her services help people organize, declutter, unpack, move-in, stage, and create an ambiance for your home events with her tablescaping and décor. Tiffany prides herself in going above and beyond to ensure her clients have a place for everything while making their spaces both practical and beautiful. When asked about her work, Tiffany adds, “You should be able to open up any cabinet and have it be functional, all while making you happy.” In Tiffany’s line of work, emphasis is placed on

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lifestyle. Tables, accent lights, and all items in between are not just items; they are thought of through a creative lens, and thoughtfully staged. The objects and designs come together to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. At Home Etiquette, each project may be different but starts the same. More often than not, homeowners come to Tiffany through word of mouth and social media. The process begins with a consultation. No ordinary meeting, this consultation allows Tiffany to fully understand her client’s dayto-day life and what they’re looking to add to it. With sustainability in mind, she then sets to work to make your home feel like you’re always on vacation. For Tiffany, you shouldn’t have to travel hundreds, maybe thousands of miles to be relaxed; you

Tiffany Miller of Home Etiquette

(above) Think outside the box when displaying your collections. (bottom left) One of the most aesthetically pleasing, and functional, ways to organize your closet is by type of clothing. Dresses together, tops together, pants together, etc. In addition to putting the same types of clothing together, also color coordinate. (bottom right) Your closet should have plenty of space to store your jewelry, hats, scarves, and other accessories in addition to your clothes.

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Show Off Your Couture If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Exposed shelves in your closet offer the perfect platform to showcase designer handbags and boxes.

should, and can, make your home your unique getaway. Her recent project is no different, as she went the extra mile to ensure these homeowners were left with space flawlessly crafted to check off all of their boxes and more. Recently engaged, these homeowners decided to settle down and buy their first home together in Mt. Pleasant. This project granted them a stress-free move, giving them the tools to organize their lives in the best way. With attention to every last detail, even the closets were carefully arranged, with this particular one being separated by “day to night” clothes. She also made sure to add all of their favorite things and showcase them, making sure to add their flair. By working with Home Etiquette, these homeowners were left in awe and felt their new home was phenomenal. “It feels like we are home and settled, all in three days.” As for any project, behind-the-scenes, there are challenges. For Tiffany, the biggest challenge is the time stamp you put on things. However, with this project and with others, if she runs into bumps in the road, she is willing to put in overtime to remain faithful to her word. Even with so much to do at Home Etiquette, she guarantees every project will be just what you asked for, and even more that you didn’t know you wanted. ✴ For more information, call Home Etiquette at (843) 818-3232 or visit

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Clean Countertops Keeping your countertop clutter free looks great and allows for stress free cooking since you aren’t constantly moving things around for extra room.

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Talk about adorable! The Stokes family (From left to right: Brandon, Rosie, Megan, and Watson) smile big on their front porch all decked out in their blues.

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Come Sail Away Growing up in the Lowcountry, Megan Stokes has always been a fan of the water. Boating is one of her favorite activities to do with her husband and kids, when she’s not hard at work running her lifestyle blog Over the last few years, Megan has grown her blog from a college hobby to a full-time job. Her blog has led to partnerships with a variety of brands such as Nordstrom, Serena & Lily, Ballard Designs, Bloomingdale’s, and more.

Written by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman and Callie Cranford


reativity is defined as ‘the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work’. Left brained people, like Megan, need a way to share their creativity and bring their ideas to

fruition. The blogging world turned out to be Megan’s answer and she has spent the last eight years creating engaging content for her followers. On her blog, Megan discusses family, fashion, home décor, and everything in between. Megan invited the Charleston Home + Design team into her quintessentially Lowcountry home to chat about the house, her career, her family, and her future goals. Grab a glass of sweet tea, head out to the porch, and enjoy the tour of Megan’s carefully designed Charleston home.

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Yes, A Lowcountry Childhood

With her dad in the golf business, Megan spent her childhood by the water. She was born in Myrtle Beach and grew up in the Beaufort/Hilton Head area. Growing up on the coast provided Megan and her older brother with incredible memories. “Learning to fish with my dad, spending long days at the beach, and finding shells and shark teeth at the hidden banks and sandbars are some of the sweetest memories I have,” Megan says. “I remember riding to school every morning in Beaufort, which is essentially a smaller, more untouched Charleston. We would go over two bridges on the way to school so we would try to spot a dolphin fin each time and when I did, I would say it was my lucky day.” Megan didn’t realize it then, but she is so appreciative of the opportunity to explore such beautiful sights and of the experiences she had throughout her childhood. 144 • CH+D • Fall 2020

Patricia Watson and Rosemary “Rosie” Stoffel were Megan’s grandmothers, and they are two of the people who influenced Megan the most. Grandma Pat was a woman of conviction. “In addition to her tenacity, she was also the most gentle and kind spirit of anyone I’ve ever known.” Though Megan never met Grandma Rosie, she felt like she knew her through the stories she heard. “She was a religious woman and created a very strong foundation for my family,” Megan adds. Both of her grandmothers struggled with health issues but that never got either of them down. Their grace and love for their family taught Megan to do the same. Megan would later name her children after her grandmothers.

To be Young and in Love

At 12 years old, Megan met her now husband Brandon. Cue the tears; ac-

(opposite left) An open kitchen/ dining room area provides the Stokes’ with an informal and formal dining option for entertaining or casual family dinners. Rattan bar stools at the island give Watson and Rosie the perfect place to sit together for a kids dinner before bedtime. (left and below) The formal dining room offers an inviting setting for Megan and Brandon to entertain friends.

cording to Megan she always knew he would be the man she would marry. “We grew up together and I know it sounds corny, but I just knew he would be my husband one day.” The duo dated throughout high school but gave themselves separate experiences throughout college. Brandon attended Clemson University, Megan the College of Charleston. A few years older than Megan, Brandon graduated before her and Megan laughs that she lured him to Charleston. Brandon popped the question the fall after Megan graduated and they were married a year and a half later. A few years into their marriage, the couple welcomed their now 4-year-old son Watson, and two years later Rosie joined the crew. “Sometimes I look at them and think it’s so wild that two little lovebirds who met in a small town school created these two children!” Megan exclaims. How sweet is that? Two very different experiences occurred during Megan’s pregnancies. “With our first, we naively decided to renovate our kitchen when I was 38 weeks pregnant.” Their kitchen was still down to the studs when Watson was born and they didn’t have a sink until he was eight weeks old. “Learning to be a mom with the company of 2-6 subcontractors all day long in our small home was a little rough,” Megan says. With Rosie, the moment they knew they were going to have two under two, Megan and Brandon listed their house and moved into a newly constructed home so they didn’t have any major renovations to do. CH+D • Fall 2020 • 145

Come Sail Away Raising the Stokes

When it comes to their favorite activity, the Stokes pack up whatever they need and head to the boat. “We are big boaters,” Megan says. “Our ideal day is taking a cruise out to Sandy Point and letting the kids get out to play in the sand and jump in the water.” This family would rather be on the water any day of the week than hauling it out to the beach, but, they sure do love heading out to Sullivan’s in the evening to run around and watch the sunset. With two young children, there are certainly limitations on the range of activities the family can partake in, but one of Megan’s favorite things is seeing her son and daughter take an interest in new things. “They love to spot dolphins, chase fiddler crabs, and jump over waves before breaking for a snack—which I’d imagine is what they would say their favorite activity is,” Megan laughs. Brandon is a civil engineer, and owns design and build firm, Stokes Hardscapes, and Megan runs her blog full-time, so their schedules are pretty packed. In recent years, Megan has realized she was spreading herself too thin. “I felt like I wasn’t succeeding at anything—being a parent or a good business person,” she explains. “I sought help; someone who could help me care for my children for part of the

day, as well as someone to help me with the loose ends of my business and to keep things running in a steady flow.” Asking for help made a world of difference and Megan can now focus on being all in with whatever she does. “When I’m with my children, I’m truly with them, and with a much happier heart and lighter presence.”

Cultivating Creativity

As a student at the College of Charleston, Megan studied communications and health promotion. During her senior year, Megan started her blog. “I was inundated with books and studies so I needed some sort of creative outlet.” She always loved anything in the creative space from journaling and scrapbooking to knitting and sketching. Megan had come across some blogs online and was intrigued about how people were blending journaling and scrapbooking on a digital outlet. On a whim, she launched her page using blogger. com. She would share daily adventures, new products she loved, pop culture topics, chronicles of her travels, and anything else that popped into her brain. According to Megan, it was very ‘off the cuff’. Megan landed her first job a few weeks after she graduated—a position in development for the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund. In

(left) Watson’s room is perfect for a Southern boy. The walls feature a blue striped wallpaper while his bed is finished with a monogrammed pillow. (above) Rosie’s room has the sweetest, delicate touches for a little girl. Baskets with scalloped fabric hold her stuffed animals and an adorable mini stroller allows her to take her beloved baby dolls for daily walks.

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2014, a year into their marriage, Brandon got a job back in Beaufort so they left Charleston. Megan had started her blog in college so when she moved to Beaufort and didn’t have a job yet, she was able to move it from an intermittent passion project into something that looked more professional and was updated more consistently. Seven months into their time back in Beaufort, Megan was begging Brandon to move back to Charleston. “I missed it dearly!” she proclaims. Brandon

went back to the company he left and everyone was happy. Over the years in the blogging world, Megan noticed that people were turning their blogs into businesses by doing advertising and earning affiliate commission income from the products they were talking about on their site. “It took many years for me to really dive into that realm of blogging, but I did it slowly and organically.” Megan still talks about similar topics

on her blog than when she just started, but it has evolved as she has entered new seasons of life. “I’ve matured from the 21-year-old girl I was 10 years ago,” she says. “My readers, by way of my site, have seen me graduate from college, get engaged and then married, buy and sell our first home, buy our second home and begin tons of DIY renovations, have a baby, sell that home and start to decorate another, have another baby, and the list goes on and on.” Megan’s blog chronicles every phase of life.

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Because of Instagram, engaging with followers is easier than ever. Instagram allows Megan, and other influencers, to see what content gets the most engagement which helps her to determine what content people want to see. “My readers and I have truly grown up together so the topics I share have transitioned as well,” Megan notes. “I still share my favorite blouses under $50 and things like that, but I’m also sharing nicer furnishings and more investment-style pieces that I keep in my wardrobe.” As life changes, so does her blog, and through years of time, patience, consistency, and engaging with other influencers and readers, Megan has gained faithful followers who enjoy the content she shares every week. For those of you who don’t know, Megan shares some of her Amazon fashion favorites each month. Last December, she had the opportunity to travel to New York City to host a live video segment with Amazon. “It was tons of fun for me and was certainly a highlight of my career so far.”

Johns Island Sanctuary

In hopes that this story will set the scene for what drew them to this home, Megan shares the following anecdote. “Our home before this one was built in the 1940s. We spent over a year renovating it ourselves along with having a newborn. It was exhausting to say the least, as anyone who has ever done a DIY 148 • CH+D • Fall 2020

(opposite left) A cozy chair in the corner of the master bedroom beckons Megan or Brandon to curl up and read a good book. (left) Orchids and a custom painting from their wedding day rest above a traditional dresser. (below left) Megan’s closet is a Type A person’s dream. Organized by type of clothing and color, the closet also feature plenty of drawers and shelves to showcase her shoe collection. (below right) Black and white photos of Watson and Rosie add a special touch to this vignette.

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renovation would surely agree. The three evenings before our son Watson’s first birthday party, which was taking place in our home, my husband and I were on our hands and knees whitewashing our new hardwood floors. He would paint the brushstroke and I would wipe it off—over and over. We finished at 3am the morning of the party, then had movers arrive at 8am to move all of the furniture back in. (You’re typically supposed to wait quite a while before setting furniture down, but remember, we are a little crazy!) I then had about two hours to decorate for the party, prepare food, and get myself ready. I’m pretty sure I had wet hair at Watson’s birthday celebration, but at that point, I didn’t care. It wasn’t long after this whirlwind of a week that we found out we were expect150 • CH+D • Fall 2020

ing baby number two. I remember the exact moment I was changing our newly one-year-old’s diaper when I looked at my husband and said ‘We’ve got to get out of this house before the new baby comes.’ It was such a lovely, sweet home and we had a lot of pride in it, but our list of remaining projects was too long to accomplish alongside adding another baby to the mix. I felt a very strong urge to buy something fresh and new. A couple of months later, we found this home we are in now. It was nearing completion of construction, so we were able to close pretty quickly. Our builder, Stanley Martin, does semi-custom homes, but from what I understand, this was a new floor plan they had never done before, so they built it as a spec to try it out. Good thing it worked out because we absolute-

(opposite above) The Stokes’ living room is complete with performance fabrics that withstand the daily wear and tear and spills that come along with having young kids. (opposite below) Blue is a common color seen throughout Megan’s home in both the artwork and other accent pieces. (below left) Visitors are welcomed into the home with a fun, neutral wallpaper and lots of palm fronds. (below right) Oversized hanging planters are the staple piece on the exterior of the Stokes’ elevated home.

ly fell in love with the floor plan. It’s open but still has plenty of division of space. We knew it would be perfect for our family.” With their must-have elements ready to go (i.e. a kitchen with an oversized island, tall ceilings, lots of windows and natural light, a garage, and plenty of closet space) Megan began designing their home. “It’s important to me for an interior space to feel like it has a soul. Our last home was very old, so I was able to incorporate a few more contemporary touches in our furnishings because the details of the house had such character on their own,” she adds. “However, with this home being so new it felt like it was lacking a little depth. So we added grasscloth wallpaper in the dining room and powder bath to warm up those spaces and add texture.” She also wallpapered Watson’s room and the foyer with a fun print. Creating a balance by bring-

ing in antiques and older furniture paired with the new feel of the house helped Megan accomplish a timeless, island-inspired, comfortable, traditional home for her family. Over the past three years in this home, Megan has swapped out a majority of the pieces she brought with her from their old house. “I think my style has matured as my age has,” she says. “I enjoy the design process greatly. My ideal Saturday night is spent rearranging furniture alongside my husband with a glass of wine and an old favorite movie playing in the background.” Now, with two young children, pieces that can feel like they can be lived in are of top priority. Many pieces that Megan has found were picked up at local spots. Megan sourced from GDC, Celadon, Antiques of South Windermere, Jeffrey Bannon LTD, and more. Most of the rugs seen

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Megan loves to entertain her girlfriends. Happy hour on the porch is a common occurrence (when it’s safe to do so). Styling the table is almost as fun as catching up with the girls.

in the house are found from Megan’s “secret” source as she calls it. Timeless Vintage is in Yemassee and they carry a variety of antiques and vintage rugs. One Kings Lane, Amanda Lindroth, Annie Selke, and Serena & Lily are some of Megan’s other favorite resources. Artwork also makes up a big part of Megan’s design. “We are so lucky in Charleston to have such a huge art community,” she says. “Way Way Allen, Rebecca Hoyle, Haley Matthewes, and Jordan Connelly are among some of my favorites that you might spot throughout our home.” Performance fabrics can be seen throughout the space. There is a lot of white in the house which many people think is less than ideal with small kids, but Megan has tackled that head-on by using fabrics that can be easily cleaned. Their living room sofa, by Cisco Brothers, has a removable slipcover that is also machine washable. Their dining chairs are Louis XVI chairs from Ballard Designs but are customized with Sunbrella fabric which can be cleaned with 152 • CH+D • Fall 2020

just a wet rag. These choices have been a game changer for Megan and her family. Along with the performance fabrics, baskets for toys and a durable reclaimed wood coffee table were added to make the home more family-friendly. “I want nothing more than my children to be comfortable in this home,” adds Megan. The family often pulls the pillows off the couch to make forts and builds giant Lego buildings on the dining room table, but Megan has one important lesson that she wants to teach her children. “I want them to understand that a clean space is important and we should take care of our belongings,” she explains. “I believe that if they see it’s important to me, it will set an example for them.” A favorite piece in the house is the master bed. “Brandon and I bought it from Southeastern Galleries in 2013 using money we kindly received as wedding gifts,” Megan mentions. “We were so poor and lived in a tiny condo, but boy if we didn’t have a nice king bed! I think I

love it so much because it was our first joint furniture purchase—something we fell in love with together.” Another recent purchase that Megan has fallen in love with is an antique English bowfront chest found at Ellie Proctor’s booth in Antiques of South Windermere. It’s paired with a funky wallpaper in their foyer, providing a nice contrast. Though the home was brand new, Megan and Brandon had a few other updates to make so the space would function best for them. The countertops were upgraded to Cambria Quartz, new cabinetry was made so they ran up to the ceiling, a custom pantry was built, carpet upstairs was replaced, and Megan’s favorite change, remodeling their master closets. Now the space is fully functional, and stylish, for the family of four.

Looking Ahead

Looking forward to what’s next, there are a lot of unknowns. “I wish I could say I knew!” expresses Megan, but one thing she knows for sure—“I would love to develop a product line of some sort.” ✦






(1) A crisp, clean look was a must for Megan and was achieved with a neutral palette throughout the home. (2) Various greenery is seen in nearly every room—here it’s shown on the ever important bar cart. (3) Books are a great accessory to use as extra décor. Color coding the stacks is so aesthetically pleasing and Megan has mastered the technique here. (4) Watson’s cube bookshelf showcases his favorite trinkets and books to read at bedtime. (5) Rosie’s stuffed animals and babies are always ready to help her pick out her favorite book. (6) This gorgeous vintage light fixture hangs above the entryway to the home. (7) More coffee table books are seen in stacks of two or three, some in a basket for added interest and texture. (8) Custom art from local artists is seen on many of the walls in the Stokes home.




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Project by Allen Design

Photograph by Chris and Cami Photography

Living in Laundry Room Luxury The laundry room can often be a daunting space to finish in the home. Varying sizes can create challenges in designing a fully operational space that also looks pretty. On average, people spend up to seven hours a week in their laundry rooms so they need to be spaces you don’t hate spending so much time in. We’ve talked with Lowcountry professionals about how to create organized, stunning spaces that might just, dare we say, make doing laundry a tad more exciting. Story by Alli Steinke • Illustrations by Ebony Ellis

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Pre-Plannin g Ideas: Before starting any project it’s important to have a plan of execution and the laundry room is no different. Consider the following ideas to ensure you have a solid path moving forward.

Have an architect or designer draw your laundry.


Pick the appliances and accessories ahead of time.


Ask the following questions.

Photograph by Patrick Brickman


Do you want stackable appliances, top-loaders or front-loaders? When thinking about this consider the amount of counter space you want. Will your ironing board be built into the wall or the cabinetry? Will your laundry baskets be behind cabinet doors or on the f loor? Will the space be multi-purpose?

Photograph by Ebony Ellis

If you have pets, think about doubling the room as a laundry mudroom and include built-in feeding bowls and a bath area.


(above) This mudroom doubles as the laundry room with a hidden washer and dryer. Project by Advanced Kitchen Designs. (below) The calming blue and white color palette is enhanced with a patterned backsplash. Project by Stallings Studio.

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Research new innovative products on the market for ideas. Planning for them in advance will be easier and more cost effective.

Have Fun With Pattern

Photograph by Patrick Brickman

Project by Delpino Custom Homes

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Cabinets When considering the cabinetry in your laundry room, think about not only how you want them to look but also how you want them to function. Below are just a few of the different styles. Of course if you don’t feel drawn to any of these, you can also opt for a custom design.

Door Styles: Shaker Photograph by Keen Eye Marketing

Raised Panel Flat Inset Another cabinet element to think about is alternating the cabinetry types you have in the laundry room. By incorporating both exposed and closed cabinetry, you have a variety of storage options and help make the space feel a bit more open. You can showcase the “prettier” items, and hide the ugly.

(above) The cabinets in this space offer plenty of room to store everyday laundry essentials and even allow for a special area to hang clothes. Project by Carpenters Restoration (below) The LG Styler in this photo is the ultimate addition to your laundry room. By using deep-penetrating steam and gently moving hangers, it reduces wrinkles and revives your clothes in just minutes – and allows you to go longer between dry cleanings. Project by SHELTER Custom-Built Living

Paint Colors

Photography by Patrick Brickman

In addition to picking out the style of the doors, you also need to think about what color you’d like them to be. Depending on what style you’re going for, you can choose a classic white, or spice it up and do something bright or dramatic.

(left) A full wall of cabinets in the hallway leading to the laundry room offers additional space for overflow items. Project by Jackson Built Custom Homes (right) Hiding the laundry room behind a barn door right off the master bedroom is insanely convenient and it looks adorable. Project by Arnett Custom Homes.

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Photograph by Patrick Brickman

Drying Rack on a Pulley Rope

Project by Translations Design Studio

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Storage Great storage in the laundry room is a must. Maximize the space in the most efficient way possible, by using all available wall space, to help streamline your laundry process. Working with an organization professional can help you do just that.

Storage Elements to Include: Photography by Patrick Brickman

Hidden Drop-Down Ironing Board Pull-Out Shelves Baskets and Bins Hanging Bars (left) Coordinating the floors with the cabinets helps maintain a cohesive design. Project by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes (right) Floating shelves above the sink showcase décor accents that add some color. Project by Classic Kitchens of Charleston

Pegboard Wall or Wall Hooks Three Bag or Wheeling Hampers Drying Rack

Design Elements Designing a bright and cheerful space is going to help brighten your mood on laundry day, or days. Just because you’re doing a boring task doesn’t mean the space should be boring too. Spice it up with fun décor pieces to make it pop. Bring on an interior designer to help curate the perfect pieces for your laundry room.

Rug Chandelier or Pendant Painted Ceiling Patterned Floor Artwork

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Photograph by Julia Lynn Photography


Photograph Provided by Closets by Design

Décor Elements to Include:

(left) Your laundry room should be a functional, organized space that includes a design specific to you. Project by Closets by Design (right) Make the laundry room fun with bright wallpaper and colorful cabinets. Project by Riverside Designers.

Project by Cinder Creek Construction

Photograph by Patrick Brickman

Dutch Farmhouse Style Door to Keep Pets In

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Appliances Ensuring that your clothes are washed and dried with expert care and precision can be done with the right appliances. Do your research prior to purchasing your washer and dryer and think about what’s most important to you—energy efficiency, odorblock, smart technology?

GE Smart Front Load Energy Star Steam Washer (above) GE Smart Front Load Energy Star Steam Washer and GE Smart Front Load Electric Dryer from Wholesale Appliance Center

This GE washer is decked out in with a variety of elements that guarantee optimal performance. UltraFresh Vent System With OdorBlock™ SmartDispense™ Technology Built-in WiFi Reversible Door Microban® Antimicrobial Technology Sanitize + Allergen Dynamic Balancing Technology PowerSteam

GE Unitized Spacemaker

GE Smart Front Load Electric Dryer

Looking for a stacked option to save space? Think about this pair.

Paired with the steam washer and this duo is just one of many options to consider for your laundry room.

Rotary- electromechanical controls (dryer)

Washer Link

11 wash cycles


Up to 200 ft. Venting Vapability

Built-in WiFi

Auto-Load Sensing with 4 Water Levels Microban®

Sanitize Cycle

6 wash / Rinse Temperatures

Quick Dry

1 Wash / Spin Speed Combination

Reduce Static

Rotary-Electronic Controls (Washer)

Damp Alert

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Project by Priesters Custom Contracting and Crosby Creations Home Design

Photograph by Patrick Brickman

Deep Sink with Detachable Faucet for Hand Washing

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Laundry Room Resource Guide Appliances


Wholesale Appliance Center (843) 556-0917 |

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston (843) 225-9344 | Carpenters Restoration (843) 884-3411 | Charleston Cabinets (843) 554-7800 | Classic Kitchens of Charleston (843) 991-4207 | HWC Custom Cabinetry (843) 207-0750 | Jilco Kitchen & Bath (843) 849-6465 | N-Hance of Charleston (843) 303-9706 | Polished Renovations & Design (843) 475-8856 | Southeast Kitchens (843) 795-8809 | Sullivan Custom Cabinets (843) 554-5880

Architects Allen Design (843) 709-7322 | Flatfish Island Designs (843) 882-8123 | Translations Design Studio (843) 367-7367 |

Builders Arnett Custom Homes (843) 271-8668 | Brackish Builders (843) 556-5554 | Brightwater Homes (404) 585-5949 | Cinder Creek Construction (843) 768-0784 | Curtis Daniel Homes (843) 901-5801 | Delpino Custom Homes (843) 818-4866 | Diament Building Corp. (843) 991-5531 | Harper Construction (843) 737-4745 | JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (843) 471-2310 | Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes (843) 881-3930 | Priester’s Custom Contracting (843) 200-8495 | SHELTER Custom-Built Living (843) 471-1833 | Stono Construction (843) 805-4141 | Structures Building Company (843) 856-6901 | Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations (843) 442-0277 |

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Interior Designers CHD Interiors (843) 357-1700 | KMD Interiors (843) 981-9075 | Riverside Designers (843) 377-2600 | Stallings Studio (252) 327-6699 |

Organization Systems Closets by Design (866) 484-8130 | Inspired Closets (843) 557-1900 | ShelfGenie (888) 491-6191 |

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Tackling a remodel can be a stressful experience for homeowners, but the benefits of putting your personal touch on your home, and creating an optimal space for your family, will far outweigh the stress during the renovation—think Chip and Joanna Gaines transformations on

Fixer Upper. Take a look through this comprehensive guide highlighting before and after projects to see how you can transform your space. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Fully Custom Cabinet Package Including Alabaster and Caviar Paint Finishes, Custom Designed Organizational Accessories, Bun Feet, and Appliance Panels • 48” Hammered Copper Vent-a-Hood Range Hood • Black & Copper BlueStar Range Oven • Cabinetry by Polished Renovations & Design • Iroko Wood Kitchen Island by Southside Woodshop • SubZero Refrigerator from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Antique Pine Floors by HomeTeam Flooring • Leathered Taj Mahal Quartzite Countertops Fabricated by Eugene’s Marble & Granite For more information:

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Pool ReDo


Relaxing by the pool is a favorite activity in the Lowcountry and now these homeowners can do just that with their refinished, luxurious outdoor oasis. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• KrystalKrete—Supreme Replastered Concrete Pool • Travertini Alcontro Tiles in ‘Argento’ • Ivory Travertine Coping/Decking • LED Microbite Color Lights • EasyTouch Phone Activation System • Pool Remodel by Heritage Pools, LLC For more information:

Heritage Pools, LLC (843) 762-3417

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Beachfront Beauty With a desire to create a more welcoming space, these homeowners enlisted the help of a professional design team to redo their waterfront home. Remodeling Features + Contributors:


Photography by Listings in Motion

• Rough Sawn Reclaimed Oak Mantel • Portobello Sofa in ‘Peyton Light Blue’ • Brighton Wood Accent Chairs in ‘Coconut Denim’ • White Marble Coffee Table & Side Tables • Chinois Bench in ‘Duck Egg Blue’ • Interior Design by Alison Kimborowicz of Steven Shell Living • Built by King and Society Construction For more information:


Copious Cabinetry

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900


A secret coffee compartment was added seamlessly to this cabinetry design offering the homeowners more storage in their new kitchen.

• Kraftmaid Vantage Cabinets in Shaker Style ‘Dove White’ and ‘Pebble Gray’ • Quartz Silestone Countertops in ‘Eternal Calacatta Gold’ • Satin Nickel Hardware • Cabinetry Designed by Niki Komorek of Charleston Cabinets • Countertops Fabricated by Real Deal Countertops For more information:

Charleston Cabinets (843) 554-7800

Photography by Callie Cranford

Remodeling Features + Contributors:

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Photography by Keen Eye Photography


Optimal Footprint


During this overhaul, every square foot was built with function and optimization in mind. Each space is carefully thought out and planned with precision. Remodeling Features + Contributors:


• Impact Resistant ActivWall Bar Window • Reclaimed Wood Walls and Tray Ceiling • Black Anderson A Series Windows with Maple Interior Finish • Custom Stainless Steel & Reclaimed Wood Hood Vent with Floating Shelves • Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork • Built by Tightlines Restoration & Remodeling

For more information:

Southern Lumber & Millwork (843) 744-6281

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Upgraded Surfaces This kitchen got a fresh look with new quartz countertops and a marble subway tile backsplash. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Borghini Modena Quartz • Ogee Edges • Marble-Like Veins • Countertops Fabricated by Granite by Design • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Tile by Melcer Tile

Photography Provided by Granite by Design


For more information:


Bathroom Rejuvenation

Granite by Design (843) 416-8509


New tile and a brighter palette brought this space to life. Pebble shower flooring adds pops of color to the otherwise neutral space.

Remodeling Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911

Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Pebble Shower Floors • Elongated Textured Subway Tile • Built-In Shower Bench • Woven Pendants Over Vanity • Body Sprays in Shower • Interior Design by CH Designs • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design

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Photography by Ebony Ellis


Pool Dreams Made True


These homeowners envisioned a modern pool to enjoy their backyard and with the help of the pool pros, their backyard was transformed from an empty space to a pool paradise. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Custom Porcelain Pool Deck • 3D Tile Water Feature with Tube Scuppers • Spillover Hot Tub • LED Color Lighting • Floating Stepping Stones Over Pool • Co-Designed by Blue Haven Pools and Distinctive Design • Turf by Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf

For more information:

Blue Haven Pools (843) 552-6000

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More Durable than Paint These homeowners revamped their exterior with a custom ceramic coating instead of using traditional latex paint. This specialized coating is far superior to traditional paint and comes with a


25-year warranty against cracking, chipping and peeling. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Coating Applied by Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

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


Modern Remodel


Outdated wallpaper, lighting, cabinetry, and flooring was replaced with updated finishes giving the space a fresh, new vibe.

• Custom Teak Shower Bench • Blanco ‘Winter’ Wall Tile in Shower • ‘Troy’ Hex Mosaic Silver Tile in Niches & Shower Floor • ‘Classic’ Statuarietto Floor Tile • Zodiaq ‘London Sky’ Countertop & Bench • ‘Cawder’ Stantion Wall Lights above Dressing Vanity by Circa Lighting • Remodel by Classic Remodeling & Construction For more information:

Classic Remodeling & Construction (843) 763-3297

Photography by Jason Stemple

Remodeling Features + Contributors:

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Work From Home


This is what office dreams are made of. An updated home office was completed with careful planning by an architect who incorporated beams, brick arches, built-ins, and a glass surround. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Wood Beams • Arched Brick Element • Built-Ins with Barn Doors • Glass Surround with Iron Edges • Architecture by Translations Design Studio

For more information:

Translations Design Studio (843) 367-7367

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Coastal Contemporary Natural wood elements, bright whites, and stunning tile were used throughout this home perfectly marrying a coastal yet contemporary style.

NEW Remodeling Features + Contributors:

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Herringbone Subway Tile in Bath and Kitchen • Waypoint White Cabinets • Emster Contessa Tile Floors • Sherwin Williams Repose Gray Walls • Flooring and Tile by Flooring Factory

For more information:


Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354

Backyard Upgrade This space got a fun addition with the installation of a spa to enjoy year round.

NEW Remodeling Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Carolina Spa Company (843) 936-3196

Photography Provided by Carolina Spa Company

• Built by Ellis Backman of ABR Builders • Spa Manufactured by Coast Spas • Spa from Carolina Spa Company • Building Materials by Guy C. Lee Lumber

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Glorious Galley Refresh


This adorable galley kitchen now offers the homeowners both a clean, crisp finish and abundant storage for their most used kitchen gadgets. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• MidContinent White Shaker Cabinets by Southeast Kitchens • Brushed Bronze Knobs by Shaub & Company • Cambria Brittanicca Countertops Fabricated by Palmetto Surfacing • Custom Wine Storage Cubbies by Odyssey Woodworks • Clearwater White Backsplash Tile from Garden State Tile For more information:

Southeast Kitchens (843) 795-8809

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Seamless Addition Floor to ceiling windows were part of this addition making the dining area a bright and cheery space to enjoy a meal or coffee in the morning.

NEW Remodeling Features + Contributors:

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Floor-to-Ceiling Window Wall • Gold Finishes • Marble Subway Tile Backsplash • Cabinetry Around Island • Remodel by Just Additions & Remodeling For more information:


Formal Dining Transformation

Just Additions & Remodeling (843) 352-7341


Reconstructing this formal dining room was done with antique touches and a cohesive color palette filled with greens, blues,

Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Custom-Made Chandelier with Raw Quartz • Manuel Canovas Embroidered Armchairs & Sofia Back Cushions • Asian-Inspired Linen Draperies • Hand-Painted Drapery Panels & Pearlized Walls • Antique Parquet Floors

Photography Provided by CHD Interiors

golds, and reds.

For more information:

CHD Interiors (843) 357-1700

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Desert Escape


This landscape was re-envisioned with low-maintenance in mind. Cacti and other grasses surround the pool house achieving the ambiance the homeowners wanted. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Cacti, Grasses, & Perennials • Stone Pathway • Landscape by Stacks Nursery • Custom Pool House by Express Sunrooms • Pool by Blue Haven Pools • Automated Pool Cover by Pool Cover Solutions For more information:

Stacks Nursery (843) 832-4769

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Chic Cabinetry This white kitchen was updated with modern, flatlay cabinets for a contemporary feel.

Remodeling Features + Contributors:


Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Cabinetry by Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston • Countertops Fabricated by Atlantic Stone • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Flooring by Carolina Lumber Sourcing • Appliances by Signature Appliance Center

For more information:


Shower Solution

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston (843) 225-9344


This shower was reimagined to make aging in place easier for the homeowners. Converting the bath/tub combo to a sliding door entry makes stepping in and getting out easier. • Cobblestone Laser Etching • San Mitchell Travertine Walls • Semi-Frameless Bypass Shower Door • Moen Dual Valves • Bath Installation by Charleston Bath Experts • Design Consulting by Derek Joilicoeur For more information:

Charleston Bath Experts (843) 216-7551

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Remodeling Features + Contributors:

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This home went from outdated to updated with the help of a home planning expert and custom builder. Remodeling Features + Contributors:


• Quarter Sawn White Oak Flooring • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Remodel by Priester’s Custom Contracting • Interior Design by Marie Lindenmeyer of by Design Consulting • Cambria Swanbridge Quartz Countertops and Full Wall Backsplash by Palmetto Surfacing • Kitchen Faucets by Design On Tap • Volakas Grigio Flooring and Wall Tile by Flooring Services For more information:

Crosby Creations Home Designs (843) 514-7354 | Priester’s Custom Contracting (843) 200-8495 |

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Expanded Footprint For better use of the space a wall was removed, appliances were moved, and a support beam was added to make the change in ceiling heights throughout the


kitchen look purposeful. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Reclaimed Wood Hood • Cabinetry by Stewart Culler Hendrix of Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Sherwin-Williams ‘Pure White’ Cabinets • Built by Archer Construction For more information:


Charming Cottage Facelift

Classic Kitchens of Charleston (843) 991-4207


This brick Avondale cottage received modern updates from the unique tile flooring to custom built-ins adding to the charm of the home.

• ‘Deep Midnight’ Kitchen Cabinets • Custom Built-Ins and Banquette with Gold Wire Mesh Inserts • Tile by Flooring Services • Built by Perch Charleston • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen & Bath • Countertops Fabricated by Stone Central • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports For more information:

Flooring Services (843) 388-6872

Photography by Margaret Wright

Remodeling Features + Contributors:

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Entertainment Central


An open space upstairs provided the perfect room to turn into a gaming area. A vaulted wood ceiling with beams makes the space feel open and bright. Remodeling Features + Contributors:


• Custom Designed Barn Door • Shiplap Wall • Diamond Wall Design • Built-In Cabinets • Updated Patio with Spiral Staircase • Remodel by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes For more information:

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (843) 471-2310

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Design Dream


A Daniel Island dwelling received a full remodel with the help of an interior designer, updating each space to feel warm and inviting. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Built-In Dining Nook • Shiplap & Marble Fireplace Surround with Wood Mantle • Built-In Cabinets & Shelving • Interior Design by Stallings Studio


For more information:

Stallings Studio (252) 327-6699

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Photography by Ellis Creek Photography


Historic & Bright


Maintaining the history of the home was done by enhancing the exposed brick and beams with white cabinetry and checkered floors. Remodeling Features + Contributors:


• ‘Westminster’ Raised Panel Door in ‘Frosty White’ • Appliances Coordinated Door Panels with Cabinetry • Single Panel Wood Hood with Mantle • Cabinetry by HWC Custom Cabinetry • Historic Restoration by Renew Urban

For more information:

HWC Custom Cabinetry (843) 207-0750

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MOMENToUS Metamorphosis A 19th century Sullivan’s Island dwelling was brought into the 21st century with modern finishes.


Remodeling Features + Contributors:

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• 1880’s Historic Home • White Oak Floors • Remodel by Diament Building Corp. • Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork For more information:


Diament Building Corp. (843) 991-5531

Long Lasting Flooring These homeowners were looking to repair cracks and make daily wear and tear much less noticeable in their garage so they opted for a new antimicrobial flooring option.


Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Slip Resistant Antimicrobial Garage Floor by Carolina Flooring Specialists

Carolina Flooring Specialists (843) 725-8502

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

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Top-Notch Design


Easy, high-end living was of utmost importance when designing this home, so an outdoor entertaining area was a must-have. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Waterfall Raised Pool with Temperature Control • Remodeled by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Designed by Kecia Heyward of SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Porch Tile Supplied by Palmetto Tile Distributors • Porch Tile Installed by Flooring Services • Pool by Aqua Blue Pools • Azek Pool Deck from Buck Lumber & Building Supply

For more information:

SHELTER Custom-Built Living (843) 471-1833

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Durable Surfaces These countertops are made to last and are stain resistant. The marble-like appearance creates a timeless look for the owners to enjoy for years to come.

NEW Remodeling Features + Contributors:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Cambria Quartz ‘Torquay’ • Countertops Supplied by Palmetto Surfacing • Cabinets Refinished by N-Hance of Charleston

For more information:


Palmetto Surfacing (843) 569-1131

Hood DESIGN Making your hood a design statement is becoming more and more popular. This shiplap hood is accented with a wood rim.


Remodeling Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Carpenters Restoration (843) 884-3411

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Shiplap and Wood Hood • Marble Countertops • Inset Cabinet Doors • Glossy Diamond Backsplash • Remodel by Carpenters Restoration

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Tile Talk


A marble subway tile backsplash completely renewed this two-toned Lowcountry kitchen. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Hand-Molded Look ‘Riviera White’ on Backsplash • Porcelanosa Feature Wall in Master Shower • B & F Ceramics “Metal Art” on Bathroom Walls • Marble Mosaic Floor • Tile by Melcer Tile • Interior Designed by It’s Pure Folly and Michelle Hilton • Cabinetry by The Creative Carpenter For more information:

Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345

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ECO-Friendly Feature This dark, outdated kitchen was brought to life with custom finishes including recycled glass countertops.


Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Floating Shelves • Green Subway Tile Backsplash • Chrome Cabinet Pulls • Recycled Glass Countertops by GlassEco Surfaces

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

GlassEco Surfaces (843) 554-6099


Revitalize & Refresh Rather than replace the cabinetry throughout the kitchen, these homeowners opted to refurbish the cabinets.


Remodeling Features + Contributors:

For more information:

N-Hance of Charleston (843) 303-9706

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Shaker Style Doors • Light Speed UV Cured Finish with Antimicrobial • Full Extension Slow Close Drawer • Accent Color on Island and Interior Glass Doors • Cabinetry Refinishing by N-Hance of Charleston

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


STAYCATION Pool ADdition Staying at home just became more inviting with the


backyard addition of a new pool. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• 14 x 30 Polaris Fiberglass Pool • Tanning Ledge with Deep End Benches • 6 x 6 Waterline Tile in Oceanside Series Blue • Pool Installed by Paradise Pools & Spas • Steller HydroStone Finish Pool by Trilogy Pools • Coping and Decking by Express Sunrooms

For more information:

Paradise Pools & Spas (843) 875-4650

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Practical Style


This couple enlisted the help of a builder to ensure they achieved the look they wanted with the practicality and thoughtful design a builder brings to the table. Remodeling Features + Contributors:


• Built-In Wine Storage in Island • Subway Tile Backsplash • Farmhouse Sink • Walk-In Shower • Pebble Flooring • Hand-Held Shower Head • Remodel by Brackish Builders For more information:

Brackish Builders (843) 556-5554

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Cozy Renovations


Custom finishes, a cozy living room, and a large screened porch offer the family a relaxing space to make memories. Remodeling Features + Contributors:

• Expanded Kitchen, Dining Area, & Screened Porch • Refinished Hardwood Floors • High Efficiency HVAC System, Gas Fireplace Insert, and GE Monogram Appliances • Remodel by Stono Construction • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen & Bath • Calacatta Vagli Waterfall Island For more information:

Stono Construction (843) 805-4141

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YOUR HOME If you’re looking for eye-catching homes then you’ve come to the right place. This next section is full

Photography by Callie Cranford

of stunning elements to add to your space for a complete transformation. You’ll find inspiration for tile, lighting, window treatments, home automation, and more.

Features + Contributors:

• Home Listing by Island House Real Estate • Framed Shiplap with Sconces • Natural Wood Elements • Coastal Color Palette

For more information:

Island House Real Estate (843) 847-1762

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Extraordinary Island Looking to make a statement in your kitchen? Add a more than three inch thick waterfall island and matching stairs to make everyone stop and say “Wow.” Features + Contributors:

• Gray Inset Cabinetry with Glass Uppers • Marble Waterfall Island • Glossy Subway Tile Backsplash • Countertops by South Star Granite

For more information:

South Star Granite (843) 277-2101

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Entertainment Central Elevated homes are becoming more common to stay safe from flooding. This home takes full advantage of the extra space below the home to use for outdoor entertainment. Features + Contributors:

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Vast Exterior Details including Custom Pool, Two Porches, and Dining Deck • Waterfront Property • Haint Blue Porch Ceiling • Built by Kalman Construction

For more information:

Kalman Construction (843) 856-0515

Scandinavian Inspired Design Bring a touch of Europe to your home with the furniture and décor. Clean lines and natural wood tones are just one way to achieve a Scandinavian feel. Features + Contributors:

• Modern Cabinetry with Black Pulls • Mixed Elements Throughout • Décor by Hausful

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

Hausful (843) 203-6420

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A Setting to Unwind




This pool packs in many of the most in-demand features such as a spillover spa and built-in benches to sit and cool off on the hottest days. Features + Contributors:

• Travertine Decking • Overflowing Swim Spa • Raised pool • Golf Course Views • Pool by Clear Blue Pools

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

Clear Blue Pools (843) 300-4143

Secure Door Option This door not only offers a pop of color to the white exterior, but it’s also energy efficient and has hurricane impact glass to keep your home safe during seasons of high wind.

• Pebble and Stone Hardscape • High Impact Glass • Coastal Exterior • Door by Paradise Home Improvement

For more information:

Paradise Home Improvement (855) 347-5199

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Photography Provided by Paradise Home Improvement

Features + Contributors:

CALL “THE MOST TRUSTED ROOFING COMPANY IN THE SOUTHEAST...” Family Owned and Operated for Over 28 Years!

(843) 818-4569 | 9549 Hamburg rd. Ladson, SC 29456 Roofing • Solar Roofing • Siding • Gutters • Repairs •

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Indoor to Outdoor Living By installing a garage door leading to the pool, this home offers seamless indoor outdoor living with the touch a button. Features + Contributors:

• “Full View” Glass Garage Door from CHI Overhead Doors • Garage Doors Installed by All About Garage Doors • Pool by Aqua Blue Pools • Architecture and Design by PWD Architecture • Interior Design by Patti Willbourne • Built by Collard Greens Construction • Furniture from Janus et Cie • Tile from Peacock Pavers For more information:

All About Garage Doors (843) 832-4304

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DARK & LIGHT A contrasting color scheme ties in the dark floor, the grey painted cabinets, and the white marble countertops and backsplash. Features + Contributors:

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Coordinating Countertops and Full Wall Backsplash • Shaker Style Cabinetry in Dark Finish • Double Oven • Orb Pendants Above Island • Countertops by Lowcountry Tile Contractors For more information:

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161

BE OUR GUEST Create a hotel-like experience for your guests with hanging robes, a fresh candle and comfortable, chic linens so they feel like they’re on vacation. Features + Contributors:

• Closet Staging and Organization by Home Etiquette

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

Home Etiquette (843) 818-3232

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Mixing Shades




As you start the selection process of window treatments throughout your home, consider mixing the types of shades you use in one room to create more dimension. Features + Contributors:

• Shutters and Millwork Industries Premium Wood Shutters with Hidden Tilt Feature • Custom Color to Match Trim • Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood Roman Shades with Room Darkening Liner • Window Treatments by Best Buy Blinds • Interior Designed by Amy Trowman Design Photography by Matt Bolt

For more information:

Best Buy Blinds (843) 884-3454

Artistic Statement Create a distinctive element in your bathroom with high-end fixtures and a custom wall that lights up with the flip of a switch. Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Design On Tap (843) 329-0661

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Back-Lit Accent Stone • Marble Shower • Built-In Bench • Walk-In with Glass Doors • Hidden Water Closet • Plumbing Fixtures by Design On Tap


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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Exterior Excellence All of the elements on the exterior of this home are low maintenance and built to withstand our salty sea air, high heat and humidity, and even hurricanes. Features + Contributors:

• Cable Railing with Wood and Iron Elements • Multiple Porches Throughout Exterior • Elevated Home with Under House Storage • Built by Curtis Daniel Homes • Landscape Architecture by REMARK Landscape Architecture

For more information:

Curtis Daniel Homes (843) 901-5801

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Improved Air Quality Living with poor indoor air quality is an issue for family members who suffer from allergies or asthma. There are several options to help control bacteria, dust, pet dander, chemicals such as installing an IAQ product. Features + Contributors:

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Slim Design • Air Quality System Installed by Airmax

For more information:

Airmax (843) 614-3276

Pet-Friendly Fabrics Performance fabrics will hold up to the challenge of kids and pets without sacrificing comfort. They feel soft to the touch and cleaning up the inevitable spill is no problem. Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Neutral Palette with Accents of Blue & Green • Varying Fabrics in Furniture & Window Treatments by Aiden Fabrics • Interior Design by Meredith Onufrak

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Safety & Style




Upgrade your home’s exterior with a powder coated aluminum fence that has the look of wrought iron without the maintenance required. Features + Contributors:

• Powder Coated Aluminum Fence by Maner Fence and Specialties

For more information:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Maner Fence and Specialties (843) 552-0242

Bar Ambitions This home bar is what mixologists dream of. Design your own bar with a fun backsplash, floating shelves, and modern cabinets. Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Jilco Kitchen & Bath (843) 849-6465

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Photography by Smiths Do Love

• Berenson Hardware in Polished Chrome • Honey Bronze Hardware Finish • Silestone Iconic White Polished Countertop • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen and Bath • Built by Walter Construction • Countertops Fabricated by Real Deal Countertops • Appliances by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Modern Landscape All of the elements in this backyard makeover were planned and designed by a landscape architect. Start with a plan and implement in stages as your budget allows. Features + Contributors:

• Native Grasses and Palms • Sitting Area with L-Shaped Bench • White Glossy Planters • Exterior String Lights • Landscape Design by REMARK Landscape Architecture

For more information:

REMARK Landscape Architecture (843) 952-7817

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Unique Roofing This Mediterranean-inspired home is certainly one-of-a-kind for the Lowcountry and needed a roof to match the motif.

Features + Contributors:

Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

• Custom Pool with Loungers • Spanish Clay Tiled Roof • Sliding Doors Leading to Outdoor Area • Arched Breezeway • Roof by Alpha Omega Construction Group • Tile by Melcer Tile For more information:

Alpha Omega Construction (843) 818-4569

Chic Coastal Cottage Natural elements and coastal accents in the décor of your home help achieve a cozy Lowcountry cottage ambiance. Features + Contributors:

• Built-In Entertainment Center with Wood Tops and Shelves and Shiplap Back • Glass, Wove, Rattan, and Wood Décor by Coralberry Cottage

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information:

Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225

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Photography by Ebony Ellis


Blended Design A wood accent ceiling is the perfect backdrop for this standout chandelier. Accent ceilings and walls can be added without requiring a major renovation. Features + Contributors:

• Arteriors Chandelier with White Wash Driftwood Details • Custom Forged Iron Stair Rail with a Powder Coated Matte Black Finish • Reclaimed Wormy Chestnut Floor & Ceiling Detail • Poplar Shiplap Painted White & Run Both Vertically & Horizontally • Built by Delpino Custom Homes

For more information:

Delpino Custom Homes (843) 818-4866

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If It’s Outside, We’re In!

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YOU KNOW THE VALUE OF A PEACEFUL HOME. Decrease stress and enjoy more access to your kitchen with custom pull-out shelves for your existing cabinets.


Schedule your complimentary design consultation!

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Photography Provided by NextGen Automated


Automated Privacy Automated shades and drapes can easily be retrofitted into an existing home without requiring walls to be torn out to run electrical. Features + Contributors:

• Hunter Douglas Vignette Modern Roman Shades • Light Filtering and Room Darkening Fabric Options • Protect Floors and Furniture from UV Rays • Window Treatments by NextGen Automated

For more information:

NextGen Automated (843) 871-8531

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Precise Door Design When selecting your garage doors, consider choosing a style and color that matches other exterior elements, such as the deck, for a seamless design.

Features + Contributors:

• Traditional Style Garage Door in Black Finish by Precision Garage Door Service

For more information: Photography by Ebony Ellis

Precision Garage Door Service (843) 258-3212

Painting Solutions One way to make a drastic change in your home is to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. This helps clean up any visible wear and tear and gives the house a polished look.

Features + Contributors:

For more information:

1st Class Painting (843) 324-6006

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Spiral Staircase • White Paint in Varying Shades • Built-Ins in Living Room • Glass Upper Kitchen Cabinets • Painted by 1st Class Painting and Restoration

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Provided Protection




Rolling shades are an easy way to add style to your home and protect the interior from harsh sun coming in. Features + Contributors:

Photography by Ebony Ellis

• Norman Composite Plantation Shutter • Hunter Douglas Vignette in Ivory Lace • Blackout Cellular Shades in Master Bedroom • Pinch Pleat Drapes • Window Treatments by Budget Blinds of Charleston For more information:

Budget Blinds of Charleston (843) 856-9498

Captivating Countertops Doha white stone with blue and gray veins gives bathrooms a clean and modern feel. Features + Contributors:

• Elegant Borghini Gold Quartz • Master Bath Complete with Contemporary Stacked Drawer Units Across Entire Cabinet • Built by Harbor Contracting and Steve Balderick & Andrew Balderick of Tightlines Construction • Interior Design by Sullivan James Interiors • Cabinetry by Bob Smith of Artistic Cabinetry

Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767-7779

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Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:


P U R P O S E F U L | L I V E A B L E | A F F O R DA B L E

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Photography by Ebony Ellis


History In The Making Aging in place can be easier by installing an elevator. Each elevator cab can be custom finished to reflect the homeowners unique tastes. Features + Contributors:

• Glass and Stainless Steel Automatic Doors • In-Line Gear Drive • Leaded Glass Interior Window • Elevator Installation by Port City Elevator • Built by Reed Construction • Architecture by Kenneth Miller Architecture • Structural Engineering Plans by Brian R. Wells, PE • Plumbing, Water, and Gas Line by East Coast Plumbing + Gas For more information:

Port City Elevator (843) 729-1006

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Tiny House, Low Maintenance All of the exterior materials on this home were painted off site, with each piece of lumber coated on all six sides.

Features + Contributors:

Photography by Margaret Rambo German

• Elevated Tiny House • Fence Surrounding Property • Aqua Blue Finish • Siding by Carolina Machine Finishing

For more information:

Carolina Machine Finishing (843) 760-0029

Built-in Bliss To showcase this expansive book collection the homeowners hired professionals to create custom built-in shelves. Features + Contributors:

• Standard Shelves to Fit Custom Space with Crown Moulding • Shelving Unit Designed by Closets by Design

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Closets by Design (866) 484-8130

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Mix & Match




Play around with patterns in your window treatments to add a fun pop to your space. Don’t be afraid to mix a couple of different patterns. Features + Contributors:

• Neutral Striped Up Down Roller Shades • Green Medallion Patterned Roll Down Shades • Window Treatments by Patriot Blinds & More

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

Patriot Blinds & More (843) 461-1368

Golden Hour Changing out light fixtures is a fairly easy project that can completely change the vibe of a room or just enhance the look you already have.

• Lighting by Circa Lighting • Built by Cook Bonner Ebeling Construction • Architecture by DK Studio • Interior Design by B. Berry Interiors • Countertops by Granite by Design • Door & Cabinet Hardware by Foxworth Decorative Hardware For more information:

Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990

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Photography by Newport 653 Architectural Photography

Features + Contributors:

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Elegant Accents Make a statement in your dining room by mixing patterns and creating an extravagantly designed ceiling. Features + Contributors:

• Interior Design by Shay Simpson of Riverside Designers • Built by Novella Homes

For more information:

Riverside Designers (843) 377-2600

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Marrying the Landscape & Hardscape Combining a beautiful landscape with hardscape touches such as the stone walkways and water feature helps elevate the design for a beautiful outdoor space. Features + Contributors:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Stone Pathways and Custom Waterfall Feature • Various Grasses • Landscape by HLG Growers

For more information:

HLG Growers (843) 901-4862

Build for the Future Choosing high-end building materials such as impact windows and doors will help ensure your home stands for many years to come. Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Buck Lumber & Building Supply (843) 795-0150

Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Building Materials by Buck Lumber & Building Supply • Countertops by AGM Imports • Tile by Garden State Tile • Barstools by For the House— The Barstool Shop

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Opulent Kitchen Finishes




Design a one-of-a-kind kitchen with abstract pendants, a matte black faucet, and a gas stove. Features + Contributors:

Photography Provided by Ferguson Bath Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery

• Black Chrome Faucet • Exposed Shelves Hanging from Ceiling • Abstract Pendants • Fixtures by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Interior Design by Margaret Donaldson Interiors • Built by Bennett-Mcluen Homes • Backsplash Supplied by Vitoria International For more information:

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery (843) 460-1769

Dine & Deck Attaining privacy on the back deck of this home was accomplished without sacrificing the view by installing cable railing and Bahama shutters.

• Open Deck with Outdoor Kitchen, Lounge, and Dining Area • Built by Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations

For more information:

Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations (843) 442-0277

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Photography by Patrick Brickman Ebony Ellis Callie Cranford

Features + Contributors:

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Lowcountry Luxury These shades offer a coastal look and provide privacy and darkening abilities when needed. Features + Contributors:

• Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Woods • Room Darkening Abilities • Shades Function with other Operating Systems • Window Treatments by Advanced Window Fashions For more information:

Advanced Window Fashions (843) 881-8858

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Fantastic Fence Staining and sealing your fences, decks, docks, and porches helps increase the curb appeal of your home and protects against the harsh Lowcountry heat.

Features + Contributors:

• UV, Moisture, and Mold Protection • Anti-Splintering and Warping • Stained and Sealed by Carolina Stain and Seal

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

Carolina Stain and Seal (843) 285-5924

Immaculate Ironwork Handcrafted ironwork adds a quintessential Charleston feel to your home. Elevate your staircase with a custom designed handrail. Features + Contributors:

• Custom Designed Wrought Iron Railing Throughout by Lowcountry Iron and Woodworks

Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

For more information:

Lowcountry Iron and Woodworks (803) 655-5653

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Let There be Light




Do you want more natural light in your home? Skylights offer a beautiful solution to your dark spaces. Features + Contributors:

• Skylights Installed by Natural Home Lite For more information:

Photography Provided by Natural Home Lite

Natural Home Lite (843) 412-5162

Hidden Features Elevate your deck with custom design elements including a TV that drops down from the ceiling when in use. Features + Contributors:

• Cable Railing • Wood Ceiling • Built-In Deck Fireplace • Big Green Egg • Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes (843) 881-3930

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Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information:

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Pool & Pool House Combo What’s better than a installing a custom built pool in your backyard? Have a custom built pool house constructed to enhance the backyard experience. Features + Contributors:

• Copper Scuppers • Electric Heat/Cool Pump • Fully Automated Controls • Color LED Lighting • Robotic Pool Cleaner • Pool by Aquatica Pools and Spas • Pool House Built by CMG Custom Builders For more information:

Aquatica Pools and Spas (843) 212-0014

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Marine Grade Living by the water requires marine-grade lumber and materials. Don’t settle for anything but the highest quality.

Features + Contributors:

• Cable Rail and Wood Deck Leading to Dock • Deck Materials by Decks and Docks

For more information: Photography by Callie Cranford

Decks and Docks (843) 266-9675

Designed With Style & Function Two-toned cabinetry and a unique backsplash and hood make up the trifecta for a chef’s kitchen.

Features + Contributors:

• Built by Harper Construction • Interior Designed by S. Bogan Designs • Cabinetry by Robert Paige Cabinetry

Harper Construction (843) 737-4745

Photography by Ebony Ellis

For more information:

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Seamless Indoor/ Outdoor Living




A sunroom is one way to marry the indoor/outdoor living in your home. Add an oversized umbrella to the patio to ensure you are protected from the sun whether you’re outside or in the sunroom. Features + Contributors:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

• Tinted Sliding Sunroom Window Coverings • Stone Patio • Outdoor Fireplace • Sunroom by Express Sunrooms

For more information:

Express Sunrooms (843) 501-0036

White & Bright White quartz countertops are a classic look and will always be in style. Pair them with dark cabinets, brick floors, and subway tile for a historic meets modern space. Features + Contributors:

• Brick Flooring in Herringbone Pattern • Chrome Finishes • Navy Cabinetry • Countertops by Vitoria International • Built by Delpino Custom Homes

Vitoria International (843) 760-2470

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Top Photography by Patrick Brickman • Bottom Photograph Provided by The Middleton Group


Improve Your Views Incorporating a floor to ceiling window wall in your home allows for copious natural light to pour through and is aesthetically pleasing both from the inside and out. Features + Contributors:

• Wood Floors • Shiplap Ceiling • Window Wall • Multiple Porches • Built by Arnett Construction • Architecture by The Middleton Group

For more information:

Arnett Construction (843) 271-8668

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Marshfront Pool Escape An infinity edge pool right on the marsh is a great way to take advantage of the views and become one with nature; all while enjoying a refreshing dip during a warm autumn day. Features + Contributors: Photography by Patrick Brickman Ebony Ellis Callie Cranford

• Infinity Edge with Swim Spa • Built-in Tanning Ledge • Pool by Aqua Blue Pools • Landscape by REMARK Landscape Architecture • Built by Curtis Daniel Homes For more information:

Aqua Blue Pools (843) 767-7665

Pop of Color Opting for colorful pendant lights adds interest in an otherwise neutral palette.

• LED Undercounter Tape Lighting • Light Blue Montauk Mini Pendants • LED Bluetooth Portable Lantern • 4” LED Recessed Can Lighting • Lighting by Charleston Lighting and Interiors

For more information:

Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055

Photography Provided by Charleston Lighting and Interiors

Features + Contributors:

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Photography by Matt Parker


Perfect pair A neutral color on the walls allows for bold accents in furniture, décor, and window treatments. Features + Contributors:

• Plaster Medallion Ceiling • Historic Brick and Other Accents Salvaged from Downtown Building • Historic Doors from Various Homes Throughout the Country • Paint by Sherwin-Williams

For more information:

Sherwin-Williams (843) 556-4021

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Protect Your Deck Instead of replacing old cracked, weathered deck boards, breathe new life into them with a polymer coating. Features + Contributors:

• Filled in Cracks • Locked Down Splinters • UV, Water, & Slip Resistant • Coating Done by Acryfin Coatings South East For more information: Photography by Ebony Ellis

Acryfin Coatings South East (803) 493-8539

Playful Lighting Bistro lights are a fun way to add a special touch to your outdoor living space. They are made to withstand the weather and help create a space you won’t want to leave.

Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (843) 258-1574

Photography Provided by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

• Landscape Lighting by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Keep it Simple A white palette throughout the home allows you to put your own touch on each space with artwork, furniture, and other accessories. Features + Contributors:

• Gold Fixtures • Massive Island • Gray Quatrefoil Kitchen Backsplash • Built by Brightwater Homes

For more information:

Brightwater Homes (404) 585-5949

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Skillful Conception Hatch a plan for an all-purpose, stylish entertainment center that includes a spot for the TV, hidden storage, and exposed storage. Features + Contributors:

• Sleek, Shiny Cabinets • Smooth Black Top • Cubbie Storage • Cabinets by Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint For more information: Photography by Ebony Ellis

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

SUBTLE ACCENT A slight difference in shades of paint can give an added element to a room without changing the color scheme. Features + Contributors:

For more information:

CertaPro Painters of Charleston (843) 998-2820

Photography by Callie Cranford

• Cashmere Color Sheens Throughout House • ‘Requisite Grey’ and ‘Alpaca’ Sherwin-Williams Paint • Painted by CertaPro Painters of Charleston

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Photography by Callie Cranford


CREATE A SAFE Air ZONE A high-performance AIRBOXTM Air Purifier ensures cleaner, fresher air throughout the home for your family or workplace. Features + Contributors:

• Modern Design with Neutral Colors • Certified HPA Air Purifier by AIRBOXTM Air Purifier • Model Home Built by Crescent Homes For more information:

AIRBOXTM Air Purifier (855) 927-1386

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Custom Cabinet Creation Choosing custom cabinets is always a great option because it ensures you will get exactly what you want in your home. Features + Contributors:

• Cabinetry by Sullivan Custom Cabinets

For more information:

Photography by Island Park Properties

Sullivan Custom Cabinets (843) 554-5880

Integrated Technology When thinking about your home’s automation, don’t forget about integrating it into your outdoor spaces as well for a seamless flow of high-tech features.

Features + Contributors:

For more information:

Audio Warehouse (843) 571-0535

Photography Provided by Audio Warehouse

• Accordion Doors Leading Outside • Whole Home Automation by Audio Warehouse

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Built for You Adding custom features to your home such as built-ins and shiplap help fit your needs. Features + Contributors:

• Built-In Storage Bench • Shiplap Walls and Staircase • Custom Book Shelves • Built by Cinder Creek Construction

For more information:

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Cinder Creek Construction (843) 768-0784

Cohesive Design To maintain a cohesive look keep it simple by using the same material for your island and surrounding countertops.

Features + Contributors:

• Gray and White Palette • Chrome Fixtures • Marble Countertops • Circular Backsplash • Marble Subway Tile Shower • Countertops by Eugene’s Marble & Granite For more information:

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

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Importance of Tree Care Taking care of the trees in your yard is of utmost importance, especially during hurricane season. Bracing the trees for the high winds will be beneficial in the long run.

Features + Contributors:

• Tree Care by Bartlett Tree Experts For more information:

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Bartlett Tree Experts (843) 556-8696

Insulation Upgrade If your home doesn’t have spray foam insulation you’re spending money on heating and cooling that you don’t have to.

• Environmentally Friendly • Healthier Indoor Air Environment • Soundproofing Qualities • Spray Foam Insulation by Energy One America

For more information:

Energy One America (843) 388-6260

Photography Provided by Energy One America

Features + Contributors:

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A careful selection of the products you’ll use everyday is the key to completing your unique remodeled project. in this section find numerous options, each perfect for all of the things you reach for the most.

For more information:

French Mercantile (843) 494-3229

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1 GEOMETRIC WEAVE FABRIC Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008

4 LEATHER BARSTOOL For the House—The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073

7 MALLORY FREESTANDING TUB Gateway Supply (843) 554-0450

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2 MINKA AIRE BARN FAN Charleston Lighting (843) 766-3055

5 GUTTER PROTECTION Leaf Filter (800) 290-6106

8 CHAIR AND MATCHING TABLE WITH CUSTOM PILLOW Backyard Retreats (843) 856-0049

3 FARMHOUSE SINK Design On Tap (843) 329-0661

6 PATTERNED Pillow Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900

9 ‘COLTON’ CAMBRIA QUARTZ Palmetto Surfacing (843) 569-1131










10 TURKISH RUG CHD Interiors (843) 357-1700

13 PLANT STAND Hausful (843) 203-6420

16 WOVEN CHEVRON RUG Fine Rugs of Charleston (843) 577-3386

11 BRAIDED BASKET Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225

14 TRADITIONAL STYLE GARAGE DOORS Overhead Door Company of Charleston (843) 767-0028

17 HEX DECO TILE Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911

12 RECYCLED GLASS COUNTERTOP GlassEco Surfaces (843) 554-6099

15 PIPPA GRANDE CHANDELIER Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990

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19 MAYFAIR PIAZZA TILE Flooring Services (843) 388-6872

22 RATTAN STOOL Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689

25 AUTOMATIC POOL COVER Pool Cover Solutions (843) 766-0289

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20 BARN DOOR MURPHY BED Charleston Amish Furniture (843) 225-2513


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

26 TEMPLE JAR LAMP Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150

21 MIR ‘NOOR’ TILE Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345

24 SLEEPER SOFA Danco Modern Furniture (843) 884-2256

27 MISTING SYSTEM Palmetto Mosquito Control (843) 766-9701












Moluf’s (843) 723-4881

Southeastern Galleries (843) 556-4663

31 VIKING DUAL FUEL RANGE Wholesale Appliance Center (843) 566-0917

34 WICKER FURNITURE Outside Is In (843) 718-7181


South Star Granite (843) 277-2101

35 EUROPEAN BREAD BOARDS French Mercantile (843) 494-3229

30 WOOD FLOORS Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013

33 TEAK LOVESEAT Palm Casual (843) 881-0041

36 Clog-free Gutters Ultimate Gutter Guard (843) 410-0645 CH+D • Fall 2020 • 247

Story by Avery Johnson • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Transport to France with French Mercantile “Die-hard Francophiles,” and lovers

however, you’ll be instantly transported

of all things French, Toni Hammersley

to France, and you’ll realize there is no

and her husband have embarked

other store like it. From the aroma of

on a new journey and have recently

France flowing through the air down

opened a new store encompassing

to the music and ambiance, this is

all things French. French Mercantile

more than a store; it’s an experience.

opened their doors in the beginning

They offer everything from French

of September and the team is

utilitarian kitchen items like rolling pins,

looking forward to being a part of the

French salt, mixing bowls, French

community and growing their unique

Aprons, and Savon de Marseille, to

shop. Located in the Historic District

European antiques galore as well as

of Summerville, this newly renovated

French-themed candles, dried and

1800’s home is guaranteed to make

faux flowers, entertaining items like

you fall in love with the character of

charcuterie boards, runners, wine

the building, the quality of products,

miscellaneous, and décor items such

and the fantastic atmosphere they’ve

as pillows and blankets.

created. On the outside, French Mercantile lives and breathes traditional Charleston southern charm. From the moment you enter the doors,

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For more information, call French Mercantile at (843) 494-3229 or visit

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Story by Avery Johnson • Photography Provided by Gateway Supply


Gateway Supply Opens New Showroom Local kitchen and bathroom plumbing

the-art, cutting edge plumbing fixtures

to achieve a complete and finished look

fixture provider Gateway Supply has

to homeowners and builders from 14

while coordinating styles perfect for

moved their showroom to a newer, bigger

locations throughout South Carolina. Being

anyone. They plan to showcase a variety of

location at 2035 Spaulding Drive in North

a Kohler Premier Showroom, Gateway will

sconces, chandeliers, and more.

Charleston. Ever since opening their

also start carrying trusted brand-name

doors in 1964, this family-owned and

Kohler lighting products for kitchens

operated company has brought state-of-

and bathrooms, allowing homeowners

For more information, call Gateway Supply at (843) 554-0450 or visit

New Community, Old Soul From the beginning, Scott Elferdink’s

offers a shared outdoor living space,

passion for quality and architectural

filled with walking paths and plentiful

details connected

plants, and a beautiful pavilion. Part

with Structures Building Company

of what drew Structures to the project

and their reputation as a home

was the developer’s passion. Scott

builder in the Lowcountry. They

established an Architectural Review

felt incredibly privileged to be a

Board to maintain the historical

part of this development.

aspect that is seen throughout the

Story by Avery Johnson • Photography by Ebony Ellis

Old Village, all while creating a history Scott reclaimed the brick from

of their own. With its traditional feel

the house that once stood on this

and new concept, Edwards Place is

property, part of the Edwards’

a thoughtfully developed community

family home, to be incorporated

to respect the history and feel of the

into the covered pavilion, at the

land.The development lives up to its

heart of The Preserve. The property

tagline, “New Community, Old Soul.”

is situated to incorporate the live oaks and a large preserve, which many of the homesites sit facing. The homes feature energy efficient technology, high-end finishes, and are designed to be low-maintenance. The community

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For more information about custom home building, call Structures Building Company at (843) 856-6901 or visit For more information about the development, visit

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New Location, Expanded Showroom AGM Imports offers thousands

from marble flooring to LED

of stone slabs for sale that

and natural wall lights. Backlit

ultimately become countertops in

semi-precious stone slabs fill the

homes all around the Southeast.

area, as well as a water feature

In business for almost 40 years

made of their very own stones, as

and Charleston for 26 years,

ambiance and comfortability are

AGM Imports was inspired by

vital to the team.

the idea of a new, more extensive showroom, with a broader range

With these new products, and

of inventory, now open at 7186

the continuous attention to

Bryhawke Circle just off Cross

convenience, detail, and quality

County Road in North Charleston.

for all of their customers, it is no itself on being known as the

AGM Imports never once let go

complete source for commercial

of their goal to help customers

and residential natural stone

achieve the home they always

products, and they are only

wanted, making the decision to

getting better.

Story by Avery Johnson • Photography by Ebony Ellis

surprise that AGM Imports prides From the beginning, the team at

expand and grow an easy one. The 30,000 square foot room itself gives off the feel of an art gallery, complete with everything

For more information, call AGM Imports at (843) 747-0088 or visit

Story by Avery Johnson • Bottom Left Photograph from Nextlix • Top and Bottom Right by Patrick Brickman

Local Landscape on Outerbanks Set Charleston landscape architect

probably why it was so easy for

J.R. Kramer of REMARK Land-

John B and Sarah to get into the

scape Architecture was called

house unseen. Tabby concrete,

on to work on the landscape de-

IPE decking, and seashells are

sign of a Sullivan’s Island home

Lowcountry staples that were

that would later be featured on

also used as complements to

the Netflix show Outerbanks.

the house. With vast water views

The Lowcountry modern home

beyond, John B and Sarah

was the setting of John B and

hopped on the boat and began

Sarah’s hideout in the last epi-

their journey away from the

sode of season one before they

Outerbanks, aka Sullivan’s

escaped. In this landscape,

Island. Rewatch the show and

you’ll find native White Top

see if you can spot any other

Sedge and Sweetgrass to keep

popular Lowcountry sites.

the aesthetic clean and simple. The use of the plantings defined spaces and provided privacy from neighbors—which is

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

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Let Charleston Inspire You. Bring grace and beauty into your home with the Colors of Historic Charleston™ and the Carolina Lowcountry Collection color palettes, both found exclusively at Sherwin-Williams. When you select these colors, a portion of the proceeds supports the ongoing preservation projects of the Historic Charleston Foundation.

For a store near you, visit us at

© 2020 Sherwin-Williams Company

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AD DIRECTORY AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting & Restoration................. 117

Crosby Creations Home Designs...................97

Melcer Tile..........................................................3

Acryfin Coatings South East........................141

Curtis Daniel Homes.........................................5

Moluf’s....................................................99, Back

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston.. 113

Danco Modern Furniture................................89

N-Hance of Charleston.................................101

Advanced Window Fashions........................131

Decks and Docks Lumber Company .............91

AGM Imports...................................................37

Delpino Custom Homes.......................... 20, 21

Aiden Fabrics...................................................47

Design On Tap................................................141

AirMax LLC....................................................125

Diament Building Corp...................................13

Airbox Air Purifier.......................................... 117

Energy One America.....................................207

All About Garage Doors...............................231

Eugene’s Marble & Granite............................97

Allen Design, Inc.............................................78

Express Sunrooms........................................165

Palm Casual.....................................................73

Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc.......199

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.......15

Palmetto Mosquito Control..........................231

Aqua Blue Pools............................................121

Fine Rugs of Charleston.................................77

Palmetto Surfacing, Inc...................................61

Aquatica Pools and Spas................................39

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

Paradise Home Improvement...................... 117

Arnett Custom Homes....................................14

Floor & Decor...................................................59

Paradise Pools & Spas....................................99

Audio Warehouse, The....................................43

Flooring Factory............................................219

Backyard Retreats, Inc....................................36

Flooring Services ..........................................125

Bartlett Tree Experts.......................................231

For the House—The Barstool Shop............131

Bath Fitter.......................................................253

French Mercantile............................................93

Best Buy Blinds.............................................155

Gateway Supply Company..........................155

Blue Haven Pools............................................19

GlassEco Surfaces...........................................93

Brackish Builders, LLC....................................16

Granite by Design.........................................165

Brightwater Homes...........................................9

Harper Construction Inc.................................40

REMARK Landscape Architecture.................50

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc...............2


Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings......113

Buckhannon Tile + Design..............................18

Heritage Pools, LLC.........................................89

Riverside Designers......................................137

Budget Blinds................................................227

HLG Growers.................................................199

ShelfGenie..................................................... 211

Builders FirstSource........................................24

Holy City Exteriors........................................ 211

SHELTER Custom-Built Living.....................6, 7

Carolina Flooring Specialists.......................207

Holy City Shutter Company.......................... 211

Carolina Machine Finishing............................60

Home Etiquette................................................63

Carolina Spa Company.................................193

HWC Custom Cabinetry..................................95

Carolina Stain & Seal......................................95

Inspired Closets.................................................8

Carpenters Restoration...................................28

Island House Real Estate................................41

Carpet Baggers Carpet One.........................103

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes.........................27

Century Glass..................................................65

Jean’s Custom Workroom..............................91

Special Additions, Inc...................................203

CertaPro Painters of Charleston...................193

Jilco Kitchen & Bath........................................52

Stack’s Nursery..............................................137

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

Just Additions & Remodeling......................103

Stallings Studio.................................................4

Charleston Bath Experts...............................193

Kalman Construction......................................45

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

Charleston Cabinets, Inc...............................223

KMD Interiors..................................................53

Stono Construction.........................................35

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

Koozer Painting..............................................203

Charleston Lighting and Interiors..................12

Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc......203

CHD Interiors...................................................49

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc..........207

Cinder Creek Construction ............................ 11

Lowcountry Foundation Repair...................227

Circa Lighting.................................................101

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters..249

Classic Kitchens of Charleston.......................38

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks...................253

Classic Remodeling & Construction..............51

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes............56

Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions....249

Clear Blue Pools, Inc.....................................223

Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc.................251

Universal Marble & Granite, Inc....................34

Closets by Design............................................81

M & M Oil & Propane (The Fire Place)........101

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

Coralberry Cottage..........................................23

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

Wholesale Appliance Center........................121

Natural Home Lite.........................................253 NextGen Automated.......................................33 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives....................243 Outside Is In ....................................................17 Overhead Door Co. of Charleston...............219

Patriot Blinds & More...................................103 Polished Renovations & Design....................75 Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast.......215 Port City Elevator.............................................58 Precision Garage Door Service....................254 Priester’s Custom Contracting.......................32

Sherwin-Williams Company........................254 South Star Granite........................................215 Southeast Kitchens.......................................243 Southeastern Galleries...................................26 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.............259

Structures Building Company........................25 Sullivan Custom Cabinets............................249 Terrace Oaks Antiques....................................29 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations....67 Translations Design Studio............................22

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AIRBOXTM Air Purifier

Closet & Organization Systems



French Mercantile Terrace Oaks Antiques Appliances Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Wholesale Appliance Center

843-494-3229 843-795-9689 843-747-6301 843-556-0917


Allen Design, Inc. Brightwater Homes Flatfish Island Designs Translations Design Studio

843-709-7322 404-585-5949 843-882-8123 843-367-7367


For the House - The Barstool Shop


Basement and Crawlspace

Lowcountry Foundation Repair


Bathroom Remodeling

Bath Fitter Brackish Builders Charleston Bath Experts Delpino Custom Homes Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions Blinds Advanced Window Fashions Best Buy Blinds Budget Blinds Patriot Blinds

843-405-7013 843-566-5554 843-216-7551 843-818-4866 843-410-0645 843-881-8858 843-884-3454 843-856-9498 843-461-1368


Arnett Custom Homes Brackish Builders Brightwater Homes Cinder Creek Construction Curtis Daniel Homes Delpino Custom Homes Diament Building Corp. Harper Construction JacksonBuilt Custom Homes Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes Priester’s Custom Contracting SHELTER Custom-Built Living Stono Construction Structures Building Company Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations

843-271-8668 843-566-5554 404-585-5949 843-768-0784 843-901-5801 843-818-4866 843-991-5531 843-737-4745 843-471-2310 843-881-3930 843-200-8495 843-471-1833 843-805-4141 843-856-6901 843-442-0277 843-795-0150 843-559-4190 843-760-0029 843-266-9675 843-552-0242 843-744-6281

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 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 N-Hance of Charleston 843-303-9706 Polished Renovations & Design 843-475-8856 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Ceramic Coating Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992

Danco Modern Furniture 843-884-2256 For the House —The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Hausful 843-203-6420 Outside Is In 843-718-7181 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Eugene’s Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 GlassEco Surfaces 843-554-6099 Granite by Design 843-416-8509 Jilco Kitchen & Bath 843-849-6465 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-402-8741 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 South Star Granite 843-277-2101 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 Vitoria International 843-760-2470

Garage Doors

Decorative Hardware


Gateway Supply Company Moluf’s

843-554-0450 843-723-4881

Design / Build

Allen Design, Inc. Diament Building Corp. Southeast Kitchens

843-709-7322 843-991-5531 843-795-8809

KMD Interiors, LLC Riverside Designers Stallings Studio

843-981-9075 843-377-2600 252-327-6699

Dock Products

Decks & Docks Lumber Co. Acryfin Coatings Southeast

843-266-9675 803-493-8539

Dock Resurfacing

Acryfin Coatings Southeast Carolina Stain & Seal

803-493-8539 843-285-5924

Driveways and Walkways

HLG Growers



Port City Elevators, Inc


Exterior Staining

Carolina Stain & Seal Advanced Window Fashions Aiden Fabrics Jean’s Custom Workroom

843-881-8858 843-216-0008 843-225-1669 803-655-5653 843-552-0242

M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Buckhannon Tile + Design Carpet Baggers Carpet One Floor & Decor Flooring Factory Flooring Services Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. Melcer Tile Furniture

Aiden Fabrics Backyard Retreats, Inc. Charleston Amish Furniture CHD Interiors Coralberry Cottage


Garage Organization

Carolina Flooring Specialists Inspired Closets Gas Lanterns Charleston Lighting and Interiors

843-725-8502 843-557-1900 843-766-3055


M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc. 800-290-6106 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Hardscapes

HLG Growers


Carpet Baggers Carpet One Floor & Decor Flooring Factory Flooring Services

843-571-0013 843-619-4320 843-790-4354 843-388-6872

Audio Warehouse, The NextGen Automated

843-571-0535 843-871-8531

Home Automation / Home Theater

Home Décor

CHD Interiors Coralberry Cottage French Mercantile Steven Shell Living Terrace Oaks Antiques

843-357-1700 843-884-2225 843-494-3229 843-216-3900 843-795-9689

Home Etiquette


House Plans

Fireplaces Flooring

843-832-4304 843-767-0028 843-258-3212

Home Organization



Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks Maner Builders Supply Co.

All About Garage Doors and Openers Overhead Door Co. of Charleston Precision Garage Door Service Garage Floor Coatings Carolina Flooring Specialists

Hardwood Floors

Fabrics / Upholstery


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Building Materials

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. Builders First Source Carolina Machine Finishing Decks & Docks Lumber Co. Maner Builders Supply Co. Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.

Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 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

Crosby Creations Home Designs Flatfish Island Designs

843-514-7354 843-882-8123

Hurricane Shutters / Protection

Holy City Shutter Company 843-789-4123 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 HVAC (Heating and Air)

AirMax LLC


Indoor Air Quality

AirMax LLC 843-881-8911 Insulation Energy One America 843-571-0013 843-619-4320 Interior Design CHD Interiors 843-790-4354 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-388-6872 Riverside Designers 843-763-2161 843-744-5345 Southeastern Galleries Stallings Studio 843-216-0008 Landscape Architects Remark Landscape Architecture 843-856-0049 Landscape Lighting 843-225-2513 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-357-1700 843-884-2225

843-614-3276 843-388-6260 843-357-1700 843-981-9075 843-377-2600 843-556-4663 252-327-6699 843-952-7817 843-258-1574

Landscape Materials

GlassEco Surfaces Stack’s Nursery

Pest Control

843-554-6099 843-832-4769

Landscaping & Design

HLG Growers REMARK Landscape Architecture

843-901-4862 843-952-7817

LED Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives


Light Fixtures

Charleston Lamp Company Charleston Lighting and Interiors Circa Lighting Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Steven Shell Living

843-763-9150 843-766-3055 843-937-5990 843-747-6301 843-216-3900


Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. Builders First Source Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. Mantles AGM Imports

843-795-0150 843-559-4190 843-744-6281 843-747-0088

Marble / Stone Products

AGM Imports Eugene’s Marble & Granite Granite by Design Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. Melcer Tile Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. South Star Granite Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. Vitoria International

843-747-0088 843-573-9351 843-416-8509 843-763-2161 843-744-5345 843-402-8741 843-277-2101 843-767-7779 843-760-2470

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Palmetto Mosquito Control 843-766-9701 Plant Health Care

Bartlett Tree Experts


Siding Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Holy City Exteriors 843-789-4123 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Skylights & Sun Tunnel Day Lighting

Plumbing Fixtures

Natural Home Lite

Design On Tap 843-329-0661 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Moluf’s 843-723-4881

Solar Attic Fan Ventilation

Pool & Spa Covers


Natural Home Lite


Spas & Hot Tubs

Aqua Blue Pools Aquatica Pools and Spas Blue Haven Pools Carolina Spa Company 843-767-7665 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-212-0014 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-552-6000 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-300-4143 843-762-3417 Staging Home Etiquette 843-556-2920

Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 843-766-0289 Pools

Aqua Blue Pools Aquatica Pools and Spas Blue Haven Pools & Spas Clear Blue Pools, Inc. Heritage Pools, LLC Paradise Pools & Spas


Structured Wiring


M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Real Estate

Island House Real Estate

843-767-7665 843-212-0014 843-552-6000 843-936-3196 843-300-4143 843-762-3417 843-556-2920



1st Class Painting & Restoration 843-324-6006 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Brackish Builders 843-566-5554 Carpenters Restoration 843-884-3411 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Millwork Classic Remodeling & Construction 843-763-3297 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Curtis Daniel Homes 843-901-5801 Lowcountry Iron & Woodwork 803-655-5653 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Mirrors Holy City Exteriors 843-789-4123 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Kalman Construction 843-856-0515 Moisture Control Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Energy One America 843-388-6260 Polished Renovations & Design 843-475-8856 Lowcountry Foundation Repair 843-836-3377 Precision Garage Door Service 843-722-0683 Mold Prevention Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 Energy One America 843-388-6260 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 Outdoor Furniture Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Outside Is In 843-718-7181 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 Retractable Awnings Outdoor Kitchens Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Roofing Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Paint Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Rugs Fine Rugs of Charleston 843-577-3386 Sherwin-Williams Company 843-853-6725 Security Systems Spectrum Paint 866-437-5863 Paint Color Consultant Audio Warehouse, The 843-571-0535 Sherwin-Williams Company 843-853-6725 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Shelving & Organization Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Painters ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Shower Doors 1st Class Painting & Restoration 843-324-6006 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 CertaPro Painters of Charleston 843-998-2820 Shutters Koozer Painting 843-881-2212 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Pergolas Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Holy City Shutter Company 843-789-4123 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Patriot Blinds & More 843-461-1368

Audio Warehouse, The NextGen Automated

843-571-0535 843-871-8531


Express Sunrooms Special Additions, Inc.

843-501-0036 843-851-2303

Swim Spas

Carolina Spa Company 843-936-3196 Termite Contract Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Tile

Buckhannon Tile + Design Carpet Baggers Carpet One Floor & Decor Flooring Factory Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. Melcer Tile Palmetto Surfacing, Inc.

843-881-8911 843-571-0013 843-619-4320 843-790-4354 843-763-2161 843-744-5345 843-402-8741

Tree Care

Bartlett Tree Experts


Water Features

HLG Growers


Window Treatments

Advanced Window Fashions Aiden Fabrics Audio Warehouse, The Best Buy Blinds Budget Blinds Jean’s Custom Workroom NextGen Automated Patriot Blinds

843-881-8858 843-216-0008 843-571-0535 843-884-3454 843-856-9498 843-225-1669 843-871-8531 843-461-1368

Windows / Doors

Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. Builders First Source Maner Fence and Specialties Paradise Home Improvement Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions

843-795-0150 843-559-4190 843-552-0242 855-347-5199 843-744-6281 843-410-0645

Windows - Fogged Glass Replacement

Century Glass


Wood Refinishing

Carpenters Restoration N-Hance of Charleston

843-884-3411 843-303-9706


Jean’s Custom Workroom


Wrought Iron

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks


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Interior Design: Stallings Studio (252) 327-6699

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