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Adrianne Betz Fashion Designer and Founder of Little Adi+Co Reveals Her Mt. Pleasant Home


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Features 138 A Happy Place

Step into the chic, trendy home of children’s clothing designer, Adrianne Betz, who opened her abode to Charleston Home + Design to chat about life, the fashion industry, her career in New York City, and being surrounded by boys on a daily basis.

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In April, Charleston Home + Design hosts the annual Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour to showcase the handiwork of custom builders in the area. Take a peek at the homes on the tour before the doors open in our home tour pages.

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Rob Leahy, owner of Fine Rugs of Charleston, sits down to explain the business and philanthropic aspects of his new endeavor, Kabul Carpet Exports Center.

172 Luxury Bathrooms of the Holy City

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Peruse our collection of over 60 luxurious Lowcountry bathrooms to gather inspiration for creating your own spa-like experience at home. Whether you’re remodeling a master suite or just updating the downstairs powder room, each page is full of idea-worthy projects.

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designer, or have your own eye for the perfect finishes, this year’s “Luxurious Bathrooms of The Holy City” is a great starting point to create the bathroom of your dreams. In this issue, we bring you pages of inspiration to fuel your home and design experiences beyond the bathroom, as well. Our Bathroom Product Guide might make you want to immediately start shopping for new fixtures, tile, and accessories, but our Afghan Rug Feature will also make you want to fill your abode with beautiful hand-woven Afghan rugs. Rob Leahy, of Fine Rugs of Charleston, chats with our team about his new Kabul Carpet Exports Center program to promote Afghanistan’s long-lasting history of weaving exquisite rugs and carpets. And, since it’s spring, our cover feature showcases the refreshing home of illustrious children’s clothing designer and founder of Little Adi + Co., Adrianne Betz. As a mother of three young boys and a savvy business owner, her story is all about new beginnings and growing as a person, all while balancing her role as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur. Sneak a peek into her fashionista lifestyle and take a tour of her own personal interior design in our story, “A Happy Place.”


ost people don’t want to admit it, but the average person ends up spending over 92 days of their overall lifetime in the bathroom. Part of that time is an average of 8.2 minutes spent in the shower each day, translating to 17.2 gallons per day of water. Call it whatever you will, the bathroom, by any other name, would still be the place we humans spend quite a lot of time.

Catch an early glimpse of the homes on our Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour inside the pages of this issue, too, and mark your calendars to walk through the homes in person on April 27th. Throughout all the pages, I hope you find the ideas, information, and encouragement you need to start your next Lowcountry project.

It’s for this very reason, that the Charleston Home + Design team has put together a vast collection of lavish bathrooms for your motivational needs. Whether you choose to work with an interior designer, a builder’s in-house bathroom

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Savvy Design Duo Amandra Kelly and Margaret Lee Moniz of Indigo Alley Interiors, sit down with Charleston Home + Design magazine to talk inspiration and their design process. What led to the two of you partnering up and founding Indigo Alley Interiors? We both came from families with backgrounds in design and construction. We met as students at The Art Institute of Charleston and quickly bonded over our mutual love of dogs, design, and grilled cheese. We always talked about starting our own business but we still had a lot to learn. After years of working with different designers, we knew it was time to create Indigo Alley Interiors.

Where does the inspiration behind your designs come from? Our designs are first and foremost inspired by our clients and how they are going to use their space. We strongly believe a space should reflect the people living and working there; we also take cues from the space itself. We enjoy incorporating updated pieces with a nod to the past, especially in older spaces.

management for renovations and new construction. We first meet with our clients to determine the scope of the work. Our design process is collaborative. We remain in close contact with our clients throughout the project sharing our designs, selections, and suggestions.

What can your clients expect when they work with you? Our clients can expect us to take great care with each of our projects. We spend a lot of time getting to know our clients as we work with them through the design process. We use our combined experience and education to create unique and beautiful solutions for their space.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about working in interior design?

How does your design process work?

Design is all about flexibility. You can’t be too attached to any one idea. Very often something comes up that causes you to have to rethink your original design so you have to learn to adapt.

We are a full-service interior design firm offering everything from one-time design consults to comprehensive project

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

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Professional Design Preferences Paul Tinkler and Stacy Litwinowicz of Steven Shell Living battle it out about their favorite décor and color schemes.

He Said: Paul Said: Using bold pops of color in sofas, sectionals, pillows, and throws is one way to accent an otherwise neutral room, allowing for a juxtaposition of design. If you like minimal color, a sideboard or cabinet is a great way to add punch to the room.

Paul Said: I really appreciate the uniqueness that an eclectic design scheme offers in a home. It allows you to introduce more than one personality in a room.

Paul Said: The living room is my favorite when it comes to decorating. The living room is the focal point in a home where friends and family gather to spend time together.

She Said: Neutrals or Bright Colors?

Traditional or Eclectic Décor?

Favorite Room to Decorate?

Stacy Said: I love the timeless look and serene feeling a neutral color scheme offers. Growing up, I inherited a passion for earthy tones and finding inspiration in the colors and textures in nature and I love using that in décor.

Stacy Said: I usually opt for a more eclectic design. It’s fun to pair different styles, textures, and lines. This really brings a room together and makes it stand out.

Stacy Said: I’m a tie between the living room and bedroom. Having lived in several studio apartments as a young adult, I’ve learned to create the ultimate comfortable space between a living and a sleep area.

For more information, call Steven Shell Living at (843) 216-3900 or visit

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1. Stow Away Shelf from Maine Cottage / 2. Kilgour Check Graphite Fabric from Jean’s Custom Workroom 3. Graphic Large Two-Tier Chandelier by AERIN from Circa Lighting / 4. Nesting Side Tables from Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby / 5. Rechargeable Table Lantern from Hausful / 6. Copper Planter from The Tree House / 7. Golden Clock from Terrace Oaks Antiques / 8. Upholstered Barstool from For The House: The Barstool Shop / 9. Diamond Patterned Nightstand from GDC Home / 10. Iron Wood Holder from S. Bogan Designs / 11. Table Top Mirror from Castleton Marketplace / 12. Twisted Iron Floor Lamp from Charleston Lamp Company / 13. Cast Aluminum Candle Stands from

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CHDInteriors / 14. One Light Satin & Brass Pendant from Charleston Lighting and Interiors / 15. Coffee Table with Storage from Danco Modern Furniture / 16. Original Artwork from Coralberry Cottage 17. Square Side Table from Steven Shell Living / 18. Double Glass Brass Sconce from Carolina Lanterns and Lighting / 19. Striped Marble Table Lamp from Lyndon Leigh / 20. Jakrett Bay Console from Southeastern Galleries / 21. Distressed Live Edge Cherry Table from Charleston Amish Furniture / 22. Matte Black Barstool from Blu Cotton / 23. Geometric Rug from Aiden Fabrics / 24. Lucite Table Lamp from Rick’s Lighting + Home / CH+D • Spring 2019 • 67


At Home With

Chris Harper of Harper Construction Chris is surrounded by beautiful homes in his everyday life and gets inspiration regularly for his own home. By integrating designs he’s seen in his work into his own home, Chris has cultivated a space that’s both coastal and modern, as well as perfect for his own lifestyle. 1 Over the past nine years in his home, Chris has made updates and remodeled spaces to make them more functional for him. For his kitchen, Chris refaced the cabinets and installed a glass backsplash and white quartz countertops. Chris brought in his friend Shannon Bogan, of S. Bogan Designs, to help with design and furniture selection. They also created a custom floor color that they call “Harper Gray” by staining white oak with a gray color.

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to-ceiling built-in bookcase that was crafted in the home by Chris’s carpenters. The bookcase is the perfect backdrop for a vintage desk for Chris to use when he needs to brainstorm. Filled with trinkets from a variety of places and times in Chris’ life, the bookcase is unique and special to the home.

3 With some extra square footage off the kitchen, Chris created a sitting area for guests to enjoy while they’re waiting for their meal. The blue hues are continued throughout the home and pair with Chris’s artwork from his friend and local artist, John Duckworth. Together, Chris and Shannon selected the chairs and table to add to Chris’s Charleston beach cottage vibe.

with hues of grays and whites, Chris came to the conclusion that it was time to fill his own abode with some color. Partnering with Shannon Bogan again, Chris found a deep blue sectional sofa to anchor the room. Fun pops of orange were added in pillows and the cabinets were painted a deep greenish blue to complement the sofa. For more information, call Harper Construction at (843) 737-4745 or visit

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford

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Quality Building Materials Rob Crawford and the Buck Lumber & Building Supply team provide quality service and building products for Lowcountry homeowners.

The Craftsman:

Rob Crawford, General Manager and one of the Vice Presidents at Buck Lumber, started his career in construction right out of high school. He found his passion and has been helping homeowners throughout the building process ever since.

The Craft:

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Buck Lumber & Building Supply employees have been working for forty years to provide Lowcountry homeowners with high-grade building materials to bring their dream homes to life.

Rob’s Backstory:

After working for a couple of years in the construction industry, Rob decided that he wanted to start building his career and was hired as a manager trainee at 84 Lumber. Throughout his tenure at 84 Lumber, Rob was involved in both sales and management. After about 13 years with 84 Lumber, Rob embarked on a new journey with Buck Lumber as a General Manager.

The Process:

Buck Lumber offers homeowners the biggest brand names and the best products from Boise to Andersen Windows to YellaWood. When a homeowner walks into Buck Lumber, they can expect assistance from start to finish. If a homeowner is just beginning the building process, they will have a resource in Buck Lumber to help them make decisions on windows, doors, exteriors, or docks.

Their Philosophy:

Always take care of the customer. You may not be able to do everything that every customer wants, but if you make sure that you communicate and serve the customer well, everyone’s expectations with be aligned. For more information, call Buck Lumber & Building Supply at (843) 795-0150 or visit

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(top) Rob Crawford, General Manager and one of the Vice Presidents at Buck Lumber & Building Supply (below left) Exterior products that Buck Lumber offers include lap siding which holds up well in the Charleston climate. (below right) Windows, doors, and cedar shakes siding are just some of the materials that Buck Lumber & Building Supply offers customers.

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Story by Margret Dunavant • Photography by Patrick Brickman


The Carolina Machine Finishing Process Moisture infiltration is one of the leading causes of exterior siding and trim failure, given the high humidity that is constant along Coastal South Carolina. Airborne moisture enters the unprimed backside and end cuts of all wood products, causing them to cup and warp, and the paint to blister and peel resulting in premature substrate failure. The CMF process ensures that all sides are sealed against moisture infiltration

with an even application of all coatings in a factory controlled environment. The coatings are mechanically brushed deep into the material’s surfaces and to further stabilize the product and prevent future substrate failure from the harsh elements. This process is especially advantageous for builders as the product arrives on-site, prepped and ready for installation with the proper protection from the elements.

For homeowners concerned about the environmental impact of and protection of all wood products, the CMF process offers a viable green alternative to painting and staining that doesn’t break the bank. For more information, call Carolina Machine Finishing at (843) 760-0029 or visit

Story by Maragret Dunavant • Photography provided by Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring

Eco-friendly Custom Flooring

(top) “Rustic” Hardwood Flooring Collection (bottom right) “Old World” Hardwood Flooring Collection (below left) “Drift Wood” Hardwood Flooring Collection

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When building or remodeling a home, many homeowners today opt for eco-friendly products to sustain their space from the ground up. One of the most important factors in the design process is flooring, as a unique hardwood design can tie together any space to fit a homeowner’s specific vision. One concern that many designers face in installing hardwood is whether or not a material is detrimental to the environment. Using pine wood from local farms that source their lumber directly is a great sustainable alternative to large-scale manufacturing. Companies like Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring are unique in that they grow their own trees on-site and replant their track

directly, eliminating the negative impacts of cyclical deforestation. All of the mill work, distressing, staining, and finishing is done by hand, ensuring that no corners are cut. In treating the wood by hand, the need for large-scale machinery and processing that pollutes the air is drastically reduced. All edges of the boards are hand-hewn and sanded manually, providing personalized craftsmanship that makes for a truly unique product. When choosing a hardwood design, the customer need not forfeit an eco-friendly mindset in the name of classical, elegant flooring. For more information, call Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring at (912) 682-0002 or visit

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Preserve and Protect with Fiber Cement Siding

Story by Samantha Sommers • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Protecting the exterior of your home is just as important as decorating the interior. It is difficult to find the perfect exterior that is able to withstand wild winds, dreadful downpours, and still look fresh. The best exterior for your home has to be versatile and durable. To check all of these boxes, consider fiber cement siding, which can resist moisture and rot that humid climates and scattered storms may bring. Using fiber cement protects your home from fires, pests, and has ColorPlus Technology to prevent fading, chipping, peeling, and cracking. Contract Exteriors can help provide design options, color schemes, and install fiber cement so that it resembles nearly any material you like, such as wood or shingles. Not only is it resistant, fiber cement will prep and protect your home and your wallet with a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Stylish and Sustainable Patio Furniture Living in a coastal environment, the weather can change from warm sunny days to high humidity storms in a matter of minutes. Creating a perfect outdoor oasis to match the Lowcountry’s temperamental environment is a tough job. A great starting point is finding outdoor furniture that can withstand different types of weather and still look great. Cast aluminum furniture, framed with aviation-grade aluminum, helps prevent breaking, bending, or rusting, and can withstand different types of weather. Coated with electrostatic powder paint, your future outdoor furniture will have a durable finish with a minimal risk of sustaining scratches, chips, and abrasions. Palm Casual can help you pick a customizable type of cast aluminum furniture to match your taste and style for your patio needs. For more information, call Palm Casual at (843) 881-0041 or visit

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Story by Samantha Sommers • Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information, call Contract Exteriors at (843) 884-7010 or visit

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Essentials for Curating STATEMENT LIGHTING



CAPTIVA 4-LIGHT PENDANT If you need a little symmetry in your statement lighting, try out a geometric-style pendant. Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055

BLACK AND BRONZE TIERED CHANDELIER Add flair with a tiered chandelier that turns convention and style upside down. Rick’s Lighting + Home (843) 763-2282

3 BISTRO FOUR ARM CHANDELIER Fill your space with a fun and funky chandelier that provides plenty of illumination and character. Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990

4 COPPER LANTERN-STYLE PENDANT For a slightly traditional twist, select a lantern for your indoor or outdoor lighting needs. Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170


BLUE BEAD MAYFAIR CHANDELIER Bring a bit of color to your lighting game with a beaded or tasseled fixture. Candelabra (843) 849-7775

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QUEBEC PENDANT Opt for some modern glamour with a chandelier made of shiny chrome for a sparkling detail. Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150

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Story by Erin Forbes & Samantha Sommers • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Cultivating Challenges

Landscaping projects include many important steps, no matter how big or how small they are. Perfecting each major and minor detail requires a keen eye and a wide range of knowledge. Don’t worry, having basic knowledge of each step can help you achieve the landscape goals you have in mind so that you can enjoy every second of Charleston’s outdoor living.



This process is used to move earth to adjust the slope of the land to allow for proper drainage and functionality.

Land with a significant slope may benefit from and become more usable with terracing, which is the process of creating multiple levels in a stair-like fashion that often includes the use of retaining walls to control erosion and soil movement.

Underplanting: Underplanting is the practice of planting smaller plants and flowers close to the base of larger plants in an effort to fill out your space and add more color to your landscaping design without using up more space in your yard.

Rain Garden: Also sometimes called stormwater gardens, this method uses soil absorption to create a filter system. Rain gardens are designed to temporarily hold rainwater and prevent rain runoff .

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Dry Well: A dry well is an underground system used to collect excess water by creating a large divot in the ground. Sometimes the excess water will soak back into the ground or can be drained with a pipe or outlet, depending on how the dry well is constructed.

Cistern: An eco-friendly structure that collects and conserves rainwater, the cistern is typically located above ground. This design has waterproof lining that helps hold water in for a long period of time. Having a cistern can conserve water while also saving the homeowner money.

(top) Terracing steps and a retaining wall take advantage of this sloped area of the side yard at this Sullivan’s Island home designed by REMARK Landscape Architects. (above) A rain garden was created by DIG Landscapes in the back corner of this property to help alleviate all the standing water and take advantage of the damp conditions.

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Cameron Rickett, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts

Taking a Look at the Cost of

Professional Tree Care Charleston is often characterized by its sprawling marshes and varied tree species that surround it. But what does it take to care for them and why should homeowners invest in that maintenance? The pros at Bartlett Tree Experts can explain these reasons with science and years of experience.

Analysis and Inspections

Usually by the time a tree presents outward signs of distress or decay, the actual underlying problems have progressed beyond repair or recovery. Working with a professional arborist means discovering and preventing issues, like insect and disease damage, before they cause serious issues. During an inspection the arborist checks the tree health by looking for signs of damage, soil saturation, or structural weakness. From those findings, the arborist makes a care plan for soil treatment, pruning, and insect prevention.

Health & Safety

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can cause trauma to the whole tree. Cabling is another option applied to the upper crown of the tree with high-strength cables to prevent too much movement in the event of a major storm. Keep in mind that all supplemental structural support systems should only be installed based on a thorough inspection and evaluation of the tree’s structural health by certified arborists.

Pruning & Tree Recovery

Pruning is required on all mature trees to remove dead and dying branches. The removal of live branches to reduce density significantly reduces wind resistance and storm damage. “Raising,” or reducing the limbs in the crown of the tree can help compensate for structural weaknesses. Pruning and raising trees can also prevent damage in the event of a major storm. By working with an arborist you can establish a prestorm strategy to identify potential problems and reduce the risk of failure in your tree’s trunk or root system. For more information, call Bartlett Tree Experts at (843) 556-8696 or visit

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Callie Cranford


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Storage Tips from

California Closets

Extra Height for Hanging Garments

UnderMount Lighting in Shelving

Whether a closet is spacious and well-lit or smaller and awkwardly-shaped, there is a storage solution that can solve those container conundrums. Catherine Ingegneri shares a little about what makes this California Closet designed space work for its homeowner, Southern Charm’s Shep Rose.



Organization Station:

Because Shep’s closet is an awkward space, it was important to take advantage of every inch in the most functional way possible. The space was designed with organization and maximum storage in mind and Catherine made sure to take full advantage of each area.

Awkward Spaces Solved:

Understanding the needs of a homeowner within their daily lives and tasks is essential for solving storage and organizational problems that may arise. For example, if a tall homeowner, like Shep, is required to search for items, like his favorite pair of shoes, near or on the ground, it can create delays in the daily routine. With Shep’s height in mind, his closet was designed so that everything he uses each day is within comfortable reach.


Adjustable Shelving for Varying Shoe Types


Behind the Cabinetry:

Effectively maintaining a space is also a huge factor of getting and staying organized. If a homeowner likes spending time in a space, it’s likely that they will keep it neater. That’s why Shep’s closet has accents of reclaimed wood and under-lighting in the shelves for maximum visibility and style.

Pull-Out Hamper with Lighting

For more information about the closet design, call California Closets at (843) 284-8828 or visit

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Photograph by Callie Cranford • Top Photograph by Margaret Wright


Teaming with a professional closet designer helps bring order to the chaos of any closet, whether you share it or have your own space.

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More Than Just Basements









Clay Gabriel starts his morning by checking his schedule for the day. Since Lowcountry Basement Systems offers multiple services to homeowners for the repair and protection of the crawl spaces of their homes, he needs to be sure that he is set for the day with the right tools.

Lowcountry Basement Systems offers free inspections to homeowners, which involves more than just checking or encapsulating a crawlspace, so Clay meets with the first homeowner of the day to explain a plan of action to fix their cupping floors and prevent the problem from happening again.

The installation of a “CompleteCleanSpace Encapsulation System” at another home is proceeding according to schedule. The patented system is a solution that Lowcountry Basement Systems uses to encapsulate a house’s crawlspace with a moisture barrier to prevent humidity from rising into the crawl space and therefore it removes moisture and humidity.

Clay meets with a new homeowner and explains the benefits of encapsulation to them including the transferable warranty and advises them to schedule a regular maintenance plan. The new homeowners wish continue because of the benefits that their encapsulated crawlspace brings to the rest of their home. For example, keeping humidity from seeping from the ground into their home helps their HVAC run less and therefore extends the life of the HVAC system.





Another homeowner has called Lowcountry Basement Systems to bring them out for a free inspection, due to a concerning report from their termite inspection technician. Clay inspects the exterior, the crawlspace, and the interior of the house, looking for “soft spots” in places like the flooring and foundation supports that might be damaged and therefore extra susceptible to further moisture damage.

When inspecting homes, Clay measures everything, from the distance from the floor to ceiling. He also photographs everything and checks the moisture in the air with a hydrometer which is a tool that measure air currents and watch for areas on the ground where water is pooling. All of this helps him and his design team create the best and longest-lasting solution for the homeowners by putting the dehumidifiers in the perfect places.

Clay sits down with new clients to explain why a crawl space encapsulation is right for their house. Since the family has been suffering from allergies and repeated trips to the doctor as a result, Clay is happy to tell them that a crawl space encapsulation system will prevent mold growth, because the sole purpose of the system is to block moisture from accumulating under their home, which has been prime real estate for mold and has been causing their health problems.

All of his appointments completed, Clay puts together all of the information and research he’s gathered from each home. Filing papers and designing the right system for each home takes time and, since each home and therefore its needs are different, he documents each visit and his findings meticulously.

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For more information, call Lowcountry Basement Systems at (912) 826-0770 or visit

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography Provided

Clay Gabriel, a design specialist at Lowcountry Basement Systems, enlightened CH+D’s team about what it takes to properly encapsulate a house’s crawl space, the products that a Lowcountry Basement Systems encapsulation requires, and how these products and the many ways that these products and services benefit homeowners.

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Mike Thompson Outdoor Lighting Perspectives

What are some of the safety benefits of using outdoor lighting? Does the cost deter people from taking that extra precaution? “You can ask any police officer out there, when it comes to people searching for vulnerable homes to break in to, they are looking for darkness; obvious signs that the homeowner might not be there. By lighting the outside of your home, you are detering a burglar from trying to come inside. The LED lighting is a nice, warm, amber light and it’s very energy efficient. These light systems are large and they run from dusk until dawn but most people are typically only paying between one to five dollars per month so not only is it energy efficient, it’s also cost efficient.” For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 4125874 or visit

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Brad Hilfrink Mr. Critter

The Flippin Designer

How can homeowners ensure that their all-glass shower enclosures remain clean and intact?

What does Mr. Critter do to solve the problems that critters cause when they get into people’s homes?

What are you, as a professional interior designer, doing to help homeowners make the best decision for their needs in a new or remodeled home?

Century Glass

“While glass is smooth and it gives such a clean and modern look, it is actually a porous surface which means soap scum and contaminants can build up. The best thing to do is squeegee it after each shower. When it comes to cleaning it, mild detergents are the best to use. We recommend a dish detergent mixed with water or vinegar, though vinegar can damage natural stone shower floors. It really is about prevention so just making sure you squeegee every time you use the shower and scrub it clean once a month helps to eliminate that build up.” For more information, call Century Glass at (843) 614-4628 or visit

“We’ll come out and look at everything and we track all the animals that like your house. That information will give us species, male or female, and more. We use that information to critter-proof the house. If there’s a hole that’s over half an inch, a rat can fit through it. We go over the entire home and close everything from ground vents, eaves, and soffits. We close up the holes by using a galvanized steel screen, called hardware cloth, with quarter inch holes in it. We’ll fit that into a vulnerable spot and then we’ll seal it with a high density, closed cell foam to ensure the critters don’t return.”

Betsy Glass

“I sit with the client and review their budget and wish list. Then my team does a walk through the home with the client. The team gives the client advice about what projects can be done realistically while maximizing their budget .The Flippin Designer also offers the client the ability to see the end product with our 3D rendering process. Last we layout the construction process making it easier for contractors to bid the project.” For more information, call The Flippin Designer at (843) 801-3576 or visit

For more information, call Mr. Critter at (843) 205-0551 or visit

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A RT I S T I C T E R R A I N S Preserving your landscape with the proper expertise and scientific tree and shrub care will help with longevity of your property.

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About This Project: A variety of trees surround the acres of land at Middleton Plantation making the property the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty that the grounds offer visitors.

Spotlight 2: With older trees around the property, it’s important to get inspections regularly. The arborists check to make sure that the tree is stable and that there aren’t any root, branch, or trunk problems.

Spotlight 1: Adding a brace to your tree’s branches, helps protect them against strong winds and dangerous storms. The extra support helps ensure their movement is limited so they’ll stand strong.

Spotlight 3: If you live on a property with a lot of trees, taking an inventory of those trees is important. The tree inventory will help determine what decisions need to be made for the care of each based on the technology used.

For more information, call Bartlett Tree Experts at (843) 556-8696 or visit

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Closets • Garages • Home Offices • Entertainment Centers • Pantries • Wall Beds Wall Units Craft Rooms • Laundry Rooms • Mud Rooms • Wine Rooms

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Serene Flora About This Project: Cultivate your own personal paradise in the yard with a diverse group of luscious plants such as palmetto trees and a variation of grasses. Spotlight 1: Pops of color in your landscape design create a dynamic contrast between vibrant green hues and colorful flora. Spotlight 2: Chances are, the Live Oaks on your property have been there for a while. Maintain their health and keep them alive so everyone can enjoy the shade they offer during the hot spring and summer months. Spotlight 3: The use of various native grasses adds movement to a pandscape while softening the overall appearance. For more information, call Living Designs Landscaping at (843) 640-3761 or visit




Luxury Turf Treatment About This Project: Synthetic turf provides homeowners a clean, bright grass without the maintenance of natural grass and allows them to spend more time enjoying their outdoor areas. Spotlight 1: Rather than worrying about the upkeep of natural grass, opt for synthetic turf which requires very little maintenance and always looks fresh and green. Spotlight 2: Synthetic turf can be installed in many areas surrounding the home; around the pool, in the yard, and on the playground. Spotlight 3: Natural grass can often be difficult to grow because of the pH level of the soil in the Lowcountry but with artificial lawn, that concern is eliminated. For more information, call Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf at (843) 618-6611 or visit

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Backyard Sanctuary About This Project: When you have a naturally beautiful backyard, you don’t want your landscaping to overshadow. Opt for plants and shrubbery with just a few touches of color to blend in with the grass and trees. Spotlight 1: Grass-like plants offer appealing vegetation throughout the year; many change colors depending on the season. Spotlight 2: Perennials like these purple coneflowers last for at least two years so they continue to bloom and don’t require replanting each year. Spotlight 3: When selecting the proper flora for your yard, consider how private you want the space to be. Shrubs can grow up to multiple feet per year so they’ll quickly fill out and offer a great deal of privacy. For more information, call REMARK Landscape Architecture at (843) 952-7817 or visit




Woodland Entertainment Space About This Project: Capturing the perfect entertainment space for your outdoor living isn’t always just about selecting pretty flowers; it’s also about combining the landscape and hardscape to create unique touches perfect for your home. Spotlight 1: Ivy plants, a type of evergreen, grow delicately across a variety of outdoor surfaces such as this stone fireplace. Spotlight 2: Leaving grass a little bit longer helps it resist weeds naturally rather than having to use harmful chemicals to kill the weeds. Spotlight 3: This custom stone fireplace provides the perfect contrast to the greenery that was added to the space. For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit

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Patio Haven About This Project: Lush greenery doesn’t always have to be filled with pops of color; combine a variety of leafage to add extra layers to the landscaping. Spotlight 1: Spice up the patio with large planters. This gives the plant more room to grow and makes it easy to care for since it’s not directly in the ground. Spotlight 2: When deciding to place plants in a shaded area, do your research to make sure that you’re selecting plants that don’t need a lot of sunlight. Ferns, ivy, and palms are just a few options. Spotlight 3: Umbrella plants are easy to care for and can be kept longer or shorter. They are also plants that work well either inside or outside since they require minimal light. For more information, call DIG Landscape at (843) 327-8842 or visit




Calming Scenery About This Project: A plethora of plants and shrubbery grace the grounds of this cottage adding to the charming feel of the home. Spotlight 1: This basket weave patterned patio with the sitting wall presents an enjoyable hang out spot with radiant foliage. Spotlight 2: Dwarf mondo grass was used to line the pathway breaking up the browns in the stone and mulch. This variety of mondo grass only grows about 2-4 inches and holds up against weather and animals. Spotlight 3: Planting fir trees on the fence line of your property is a great way to add some extra privacy. Some firs can grow up to four feet per year so they’ll quickly be able to provide privacy. For more information, call Stacks Nursery at (843) 832-4769 or visit

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Illuminated Quad About This Project: Enhance your outdoor sanctuary and add a safety feature with captivating uplighting throughout the yard. Spotlight 1: Adding landscape lighting to the trees not only makes it look pretty but it also illustrates a nice ambiance to accent the natural beauty of the trees. Spotlight 2: Lighting the walkway is a great way to increase the safety in the yard at night. Guests are less likely to harm themselves if they can see where they’re walking. Spotlight 3: By highlighting the pool and surrounding areas, people are able to revel in the outdoor haven during the night time. For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 412-5874 or visit



Springtime Blooms








About These Flowers: Bask in the beauty of these six flowers perfect to add some flare to your spring landscaping. 1: Azaleas will typically last for several weeks and prefer to be in a somewhat shady spot. 2: Magnolias bloom from April to June and are very popular flowers throughout the South. 3: Though native to South Africa, Society Garlic’s tolerance for heat and drought conditions make it great for Charleston’s climate. 4: A climbing vine plant, confederate jasmine is fast growing and blooms white. 5: Marigolds are easy to grow and thrive in a hot enviroment with full sun exposure. 6: Wallflowers are low maintenance and add a beautiful smell to your yard.

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Building Blocks


Christopher Klick COMPANY:


Christopher got his start in the construction industry the old-fashioned way by working in the field at a young age and spending his summers “earning and learning” everything there is to know about constructing a home. CK Contracting began in 2002 after his mentor and friend Garth Snide encouraged Christopher to begin his own business.

What are the distinctive features of this home that illustrate your custom work? This project was a remodel, so we opened up the floor plan to create a more modern interior. There was a huge two-story fireplace in the living room that had a stone and wood facade. We removed that, enclosed the screened porch to create a sunroom, and connected the living room and sunroom spaces. The homeowner and I both agree that the sunroom that leads into the living room is our favorite space. We replaced and redesigned the kitchen and replaced all of the flooring, siding, windows, and doors.

What challenges did you overcome with this project? The homeowner’s biggest request and our biggest challenge was the timeline. They needed to move in by a certain point, but, as with all remodeling projects, we were faced with a few significant delays. One of the biggest was Hurricane Florence, which threatened Charleston and caused several weeks’ worth of delays. But our goal was to finish the house on time, so we worked hard to make that happen.

What makes working with CK Contracting a seamless experience for homeowners? Currently we’re working with a cloud-based software that helps us stay in constant contact with our clients and other vendors. This new method has vastly improved the time in which we are able to communicate throughout the whole process. We also have a saying at CK Constructing, “We’re here to help you.” Our company values are constant communication, as well as quick and thoughtful solutions. For more information, call CK Contracting at (843) 352-4975 or visit

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Architects + Archetypes


Michael Spivey COMPANY:

Spivey Architects CREDENTIALS:

Michael has been practicing residential and commercial design for over 35 years. He found his passion in service and in helping bring his clients’ dream homes to life by creating a home that fits them, their lifestyle, and their personal tastes.

What are some of the unique features of this dwelling? As with all our homes, the design is a one-of-a-kind solution tailored specifically to the site and our client’s preferences. It houses an elevator serving all three levels, a full metal roof, some live edge walnut accents, and walnut flooring, as well as two stone fireplaces.

What challenges arose during the design process of this home and how did you overcome them? This Kiawah Island neighborhood requires keeping the massing down with a minimal amount of second floor walls exposed to the exterior. This can be a challenge and the buildable area of the site was also tight so a single floor design wouldn’t fit. The solution required careful placement and organizations of second floor rooms that were in a position to maintain low enough window sill heights to meet egress codes.

What were the homeowners goals for their home? They were interested in having a more modest sized home to function initially as a vacation spot but also to morph into a more permanent home in later years. That required an efficient use of square footage that included all of the amenities necessary for a permanent home.

Why was it crucial for the homeowners to work with an architect on this project? Kiawah Island requires licensed architects for all homes on the island in order to maintain a high design standard. Design guideline requirements and design scrutiny from their architectural review board is much easier to handle when an architect is present in the process. For more information, call Spivey Architects at (843) 795-9370 or visit

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Inspired Interiors


Lance Griffith COMPANY:

CHD Interiors


Lance graduated from the University of South Carolina with an advertising and marketing degree with an emphasis in art. He is the founder and has been the lead designer of CHD Interiors for over 39 years. He has used the contacts he’s built over the years to assist in bringing in national and international clients and his one-of-a-kind designs often grace the pages of home publications across the Southeast.

What were some of the homeowner’s design goals? Their prior interior was quite different in style from the new home. They both like the mix of country English and French with a clean, traditional aesthetic for their oceanfront home. The couple desired a serene atmosphere that contained very little color, but created interest through textures and play of light.

What challenges arose during this process and how did you work with the homeowner to overcome them? While there are always challenges with a design project, these homeowners were a joy to work with. They were very consistent in their design choices and they provided clear direction, which led to a very smooth (and fun) project. Completely changing their interior was a great process because we had such a clean palette to work with.

What advice do you have for homeowners who are looking to work with an interior designer? Be very frank with the designer and make sure they understand who you are and how you live. There should be a lot of questions asked about how you entertain, where you eat your meals, how you spend your free time, and more. A designer needs to get to know you in order to help you create a home that feels like you, and functions smoothly. For more information, call CHD Interiors at (843) 571-2446 or visit

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Interior Excellence As new, full-time transplants to South Carolina, a couple from New Jersey knew it was vital to make the most of their Seabrook Island home by working with a professional interior designer to create the most beautifully-functional spaces for their lifestyle. STORY BY ERIN FORBES • PHOTOGRAPHY BY CALLIE CRANFORD

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t is clear from the moment the front door opens that George and Mary Fleck have a masterfully designed home that incorporates their backyard golf course views with the functionality of a place that feels like home for Mary and George and their guests alike. “We had an idea of what we wanted, but really all of the credit goes to Randolph at Southeastern Galleries,” says George with a wide, reminiscent grin. Randolph Cooper, one of Southeastern Galleries’ professional interior designers, partnered with the couple, not just to create a beautiful interior, but one that provides the functionality that was important to both of them, since they have guests and extended family who regularly visit. “I met George and Mary

when they came into the Southeastern Galleries store. They were perusing the furniture and decor we have displayed there, and then we got to talking about their new home,” explains Randolph. Mary and George had just purchased their home when they met Randolph, and from there, the three of them planned what each space would be used for and how the design would best fit into their lifestyle. “The color story for the home was incredibly important,” expounds Randolph. “The house is on a resort island, so we really wanted to bring in the colors that you see in the surrounding water and marshes. That means, soft green and blue hues, which we anchored with warmer camel and taupe tones.”

(above) This Americana Hoop Back bench with a custom stain greets guests at the front door entryway and sets the tone for the rest of the Fleck’s home. (bottom) In the “Map Room,” Randolph helped the Flecks choose all the furnishings, arrange their vast collection of maps, and styled them with the Visual Comfort light fixture.

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In a nod to Charleston’s classic history, Randolph and the Flecks designed a dining room with Chinese Chippendale lattice chairs and modified wingback host and hostess chairs in custom fabrics.

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(top left) Custom fabrics and upholstery were used in each room to create a consistent style in the spaces. (bottom left) George and Mary’s master suite continues the colors of the living room and kitchen for a cohesive style throughout the house. (above right) A custom jute rug, a woven bed frame accent, and soft greens help this bedroom feel like it’s bringing the outdoors in. (below) Randolph Cooper of Southeastern Galleries

Each room throughout the home includes an “homage” (as Randolph likes to call them) to one detail or another from the previous space. When walking from the living room to the dining room to the “Map Room,” the elements all give a nod to Charleston in one way or another. In a nod to Charleston’s classic history, Randolph and the homeowners designed a dining room with Chinese Chippendale lattice chairs and modified wingback host and hostess chairs in custom fabrics. The “Map Room” is a favorite for Mary, George, Randolph and visitors. “This room is probably the greatest reflection of Mary and George’s personalities,” adds Randolph. “Over a lifetime they have collected antique maps from the places they’ve visited, so we found a way to display them that meshed well with the rest of the home.” Randolph also loves to point out the “Map Room” 108 • CH+D • Spring 2019

ceiling, where a Visual Comfort semiflush light fixture shines elegantly for all to admire. “George was very unsure of it at first, but once Randolph hung it for us and we saw how the gold brightens the darker wood tones of the furniture and accents the trim gold found in some of the map frames, he was sold,” says Mary, which pulls smiles from both Randolph and George. Overall, the design and style of the home speaks for itself, as well as the talent and eye for detail behind the design. The underlying aspect that has created such success is the on-going friendship between George, Mary and Randolph that has resulted from the attentive service the couple received during the process. For more information, call Southeastern Galleries at (843) 556-4663 or visit



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Countertop Couture A certain Daniel Island couple worked with SHELTER Custom-Built Living and countertop supplier AGM Imports to design a stunning, yet functional home for their specific needs.


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balance of both aspects for their home. Ryan and Jenny Butler, along with their team at SHELTER Custom-Built Living partnered with the homeowners to design and build their custom abode. SHELTER’s in-house designers and the homeowners, knew early on that their design required the perfect

countertops to complete the surfaces and create a beautiful, cohesive style throughout the house. Once that process had begun, the team reached out to AGM Imports to supply the natural stone countertops for each space. AGM Imports, a natural and manufactured stone supplier, invited the home-

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Keen Eye Marketing

(above left) The waterfall edge on the kitchen island and the perimeter countertops were both fabricated by Tile & Stone Design Studio from a polished Allure Light Quartzite. (above right) The downstairs laundry room showcases an ideal workspace with honed Shadow Storm Marble surfaces. (below left) A Bianco Avion Premium Marble sink countertop with a honed finish adds elegance to one of the guest bathrooms. (below right) Polished Cristalla Extra Quartzite is just one amazing feature in this resplendent master suite closet.

owners and Hollis Erickson to personally select their slabs for each room from their vast warehouse in North Charleston. “It was important to the homeowners to be able to see and touch the materials that they would be selecting for differnt rooms,” explains Emily Griffin of AGM Imports. “That’s a big part of why we like to work so closely with the builders, designers, and homeowners. We’re here to help educate the homeowners about the materials they’re

choosing to install in their homes.” Because the homeowners opted to hand-select their countertops, they knew from the start the different characteristics of each natural stone that they chose, how those stones will wear over time, and the exact steps to maintain their surfaces. For the kitchen, they determined a quartzite countertop was the perfect fit for their needs, since quartzite and granite are sim-

ilar in durability and low-maintenance, yet slightly different in style. A man-made quartz was selected for the butler’s pantry for its marble-like appearance. Marble countertops were installed in the master and guest bathrooms, as well as the laundry room. Another aspect of designing the perfect countertop to consider is the finish that will be applied to the slab. Between polished, honed, and leathCH+D • Spring 2019 • 111


(above) With such a modern master bathroom vanity and unique statement tile backsplash by Buckhannon Tile + Design, the homeowners chose honed Calacata Gold Premium Marble countertops to complement each element. (below left) The master bathroom tub is surrounded by the Calacata Gold Premium Marble to mirror the stunning vanity and tie the room together. (below right) Emily Griffin of AGM Imports

ered finishes, each one provides a different style that affects the overall vibe of the room. A polished quartzite adds a chic and stylish element to this home’s kitchen, while a leathered granite countertop finish brings a more casual quality to the homeowner’s office and outdoor spaces. According to Emily, the best advice that she can share with homeowners who are selecting natural or man-made materials for their countertops, is to learn from the professionals what it takes to maintain each material. From there, she says, “Choose what you like. It’s your home and you’re going to be using these surfaces every day.” ✴ For more information, call AGM Imports at (843) 747-0088, or visit For more information about the builder, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 4711833 or visit

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Redesigning an Original When it came time to remodel and redesign the interior of their home, Bob and Pat Johnston collaborated with Delpino Custom Homes and Stallings Studio for a total overhaul.


Since Bob works very closely with most of the business owners on Daniel Island, he already knew Nathan Delpino and knew he wanted to work closely with Nathan’s team at Delpino Custom Homes to remodel their Daniel Island home. “I learned when we started the project that their house is one of the first, if not the first, David Weekley Home that was built in Charleston, which just makes this project that much more interesting than it already was,” explains Nathan. The team pooled their vast remodeling

knowledge, and, together with interior designer Emily Stallings of Stallings Studio, reimagined the interior. First they started by replacing the flooring, then they added walls to formalize the room to the right of the front door to create an office, adjusted the kitchen by replacing the cabinetry and adding a wider island with seating, and redid the master bathroom. From there, Nathan and Bob chose to enclose the back porch for the perfect “outdoor” space that can be enjoyed year-round.

Story by Erin Forbes • Photography by Patrick Brickman

common question among homeowners is often whether they should move or stay in their current home, whether they should remodel a home or build one from scratch. For Bob and Pat Johnston, that question had an easy answer. “We moved to this side of Daniel Island in the late 90’s and have loved every minute that we’ve spent here,” says Bob. There was nothing they could think of that made them want to leave their little slice of paradise.

(above left) Emily Stallings of Stallings Studio helped bring pizazz to the beautiful fireplace by adding textures in the furniture of the living room, like this velvet-upholstered chair. (above right) A vignette from the new office space boasts a unique piece, selected and styled by Emily. (opposite) Emily styled this dining nook with new lighting, furniture, and a round jute rug for extra accent.

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(above left) Pops of teal and coral in the master bedroom complement the blue hues of the rest of the home, yet create their own style for this space. (above right) The master bathroom was totally redone by Delpino Custom Homes with new flooring, shower, cabinetry, and mirrors, and styled by Emily.

Emily began her magic once the remodeling of the structure was established. “I partnered with Bob and Pat to incorporate some of the furniture they already had into an interior plan that worked with the new space. They had a great vision and we worked together to make everything functional,” she explains.

Much like remodeling a home, sometimes working with existing pieces of furniture and other items to create a whole new picture can be a bit more challenging than starting from scratch. While keeping the sofa and a few major pieces in the master suite, she styled around the dark wood and leather tones to lighten the space with accents of white and light blues for a pop of coastal panache. “We knew we needed to update the interior of the home once we began remodeling,” adds Bob. “And Emily did a fantastic job of listening to what we wanted and bringing that vision to life.” Even though each homeowner’s needs and, therefore, each project is different, Emily and Nathan were able to work together to help Bob and Pat rebuild their dream home, because their end goal is the same: find the balance between beauty and function that fits with the homeowner’s lifestyle. ✴

(from left) Nathan Delpino and Ellie Kneece of Delpino Custom Homes with homeowners Bob and Pat Johnston and Emily Stallings of Stallings Studio

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For more information about the interior design, call Stallings Studio at (252) 327-6699 or visit For more information about the remodel, call Delpino Custom Homes at (843) 818-4866 or visit

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Top-Tier Custom Closet This Mt. Pleasant mom knew she needed a professional’s to help design the perfect closets for her family.


magine your dream closet. Would you style it with glass doors? Gorgeous uplighting? When Jennifer McElveen, met Robert Allen of Inspired Closets, she knew that they would be able to bring her dream closet to life.

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organized just right.” Inspired Closets was Jennifer’s answer to creating an organized home and optimizing space.

design allows him to provide his customers with a functional design that will last and optimize their space.

Robert designs and installs organization tools for home offices, closets, murphy beds, garage systems, laundry rooms, and pantries. Robert’s 20 years of experience give him the opportunity to go above and beyond. His ability to look at a space and see the

In fact, Robert was part of the process from the beginning and says that it’s much easier to get a project done this way. “We work on a lot of projects where we’re just starting with plans from the builder or architect. In that case, we work with the architect of the

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Callie Cranford

(left) The glass doors allow Jennifer to see inside her closet to pick out the perfect outfit for each day. (above center) Beyond these doors is storage galore for Jennifer’s daughter. (above right) Robert designed Jennifer’s girls’ closets with reach-ins so they have extra movable storage. (below center) Robert Allen of Inspired Closets with homeowner Jennifer McElveen. (below right) Jennifer’s closet also features ample storage for her shoes and jewelry.

home to match the style of the closet to the design of the home,” Robert says. Jennifer had ideas for what she wanted when she approached Robert so they had a collaborative process. “We worked together closely, and Robert used a 3D drawing program to do perspective print outs so that I knew exactly what it was going to look like,” Jennifer adds. “We also did a walkthrough which helped Robert be able to make helpful suggestions about outlet locations, doors, and vents.”

During each walkthrough, Robert asks clients questions so that he can best determine what type of closet they need for their space. He wants to know what frustrations they have with the current closet, what their goals are for the new space, and what the budget is. This way he can help figure out the solutions to their problems and how to solve those issues within budget. “I put a lot of thought into this house in terms of making it functional. Robert helped me decide what things

to get rid of, but he also helped me realize that I didn’t have to get rid of everything,” Jennifer mentions. When a homeowner is getting ready to build his or her home, it is important that he or she remember to consider the closets. It may be an added expense to the construction, however, bringing in a professional always helps show how to get and stay organized. ✴ For more information, call Inspired Closets at (843) 557-1900 or visit CH+D • Spring 2019 • 119


Expertly Selected Materials This Mt. Pleasant family built their dream home with the help of a group of highly qualified professionals.


uilding their custom home was all about collaboration for the Walden family. After partnering with Bill Huey & Associates for the architectural design, they brought in Lane Baker of Saltwater Homes and the team at Southern Lumber & Millwork to provide the building materials as well as the trim, window, and door design selections.

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Once everyone met and brainstormed it was time to set the plan into motion. As a building materials supplier and custom trim work manufacturer, the Southern Lumber process often begins with estimating. When Brad Watkins, of the Outside Sales department at Southern Lumber, got the plans for this beautiful waterfront home, he figured out

pricing and let the Waldens know what the project was going to cost. “We look at each of the elements in a house and how much it’ll roughly cost,” Brad says. “It’s really helpful for us to work with Bill Huey as the architect because he has the details for what’s going where.” After the initial estimation is complete, Brad meets with the homeowner

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(above left) The trim around the interior and exterior doors were carefully selected by the Southern Lumber & Millwork team. (above center) Bending this metal roof proved to be a challenge to overcome but it paid off and has stood strong against mother nature. (below center) Each window in the house is impact glass to, like the roof, help withstand high winds. (below right) The Elite Treated line that Southern Lumber & Millwork offers is meant to provide a high quality finish for the home.

and goes over each separate package that’s involved in finishing the home. “It’s important to sit with the homeowners to discuss each aspect of the project, whether that’s trim, siding, or framing,” Lane Baker, Owner of Saltwater Homes, explains. “Then they go through all of the interiors with Brad and he inspects the doors and trims and determines what materials to use.” Homeowners can go directly to the Southern Lumber & Millwork show-

room to pick out their siding, doors, windows, trim, and more. They offer a variety of choices for different styles. “Typically, homeowners come into the showroom, look at the variety of windows and doors we have to offer and choose from there,” says Jennifer Blackwelder from the Window and Door department at Southern Lumber & Millwork. “In this case, Susanna and Rob Walden worked with Bill to come up with a plan and make their selections.

From there we were able to bring those selections to the site to finish the house.” Brad and the rest of the Southern Lumber & Millwork team worked closely with the architect and builder to ensure that it was chock full of fun details to make the house safe, functional, and stylish. By helping with selecting the interior and exterior trim, doors, and windows, Southern Lumber & Millwork was able to make sure that CH+D • Spring 2019 • 121


(above left) The curvature of the dome roof is displayed in this observatory that offers stunning views of the marsh beyond. (above right) The dining room was built in the same octagonal shape as the observatory so guests can enjoy the same marsh views while eating their meal.

the Waldens were getting the right products for their home. “We used impact windows in this home as well as in most other homes that we work on,” explains Jennifer. “We see these a lot more often because of living in the Lowcountry. If you’re much further inland and it’s a budget sensitive project, we might not use the impact windows, but it was the right choice for this home. The biggest challenge in this home was the dome bellcast roof which is made of metal. “We have a CNC machine that can

make patterns for the framer to basically build it offsite and then they come to the site to put it together; it’s like a lego puzzle,” says Brad. “There were so many curves and angles, in the design, but we wanted a metal roof which is harder to bend than the copper,” adds homeowner Susanna. “It’s held up, too; we’ve been through two hurricanes and we haven’t had any issues.” This home also features an Elite Treated exterior, radius windows, cable rail on the back deck, and fiberglass columns. Not only does Southern Lumber & Millwork offer stunning windows, doors, trims, exteriors, and interiors but they also offer clients other custom services. “We estimate plans and come up with the material lists but we also do custom millwork and historical needs,” says Kris Kearney, the Sales Director at Southern Lumber. “If an architect can draw it, we can make it.” For the Lowcountry environment, Southern Lumber & Millwork stands by their products. Living in such a high salt, humid environment, it’s important for homeowners to consider what products they use to build their dream homes and Southern Lumber & Millwork can them rest easy in those decisions. ✴

(from left) Kris Kearney, Brad Watkins, Wade Green, Lane Baker, Jennifer Blackwelder, Deane Chavous, Peyton Saunders, and Eric Mckenzie.

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For more information, call Southern Lumber & Millwork at (843) 744-6281 or visit

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Delightful Details Homeowner Karen Hunt knew just who to call when she, and her husband, Mike Lewine, purchased a new home in Charleston and decided to renovate the pool that was already in the backyard.


harleston can be a tricky place to build a pool for several reasons. Firstly, we live on a fault line. Secondly, most locations in Charleston are extremely close to sea level. Thirdly, the soil conditions here are not always conducive to the minimal requirements

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for pool maintenance. But, armed with that knowledge, homeowners and their pool builders can plan accordingly and design the perfect pool for their needs. Karen Hunt, and her husband Mike Lewine, have already gone through the pool building process once with Mi-

chael Gesmond, owner of Heritage Pools, and knew he and his team would go above and beyond once again for her new house on Isle of Palms. “I’d spoken with several pool builders in the area when we built our first pool with Heritage Pools. I could tell from the start with Michael’s

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(above left) Karen Hunt’s pool is right by the marsh, so she and Michael planned the layout of the pool carefully and used pervious pavers to eliminate any extra water runoff. (above right) The pool was designed with a sport bottom so that Karen’s family and guests can make the most of the pool season. (below right) Karen specifically requested a dazzling spillover spa as a special feature for her outdoor living space.

initial drawings that they would be the best fit for my experience,” describes Karen. “Michael took care of everything, which really put me at ease, since I was living in California at the time and we were building a pool on the East Coast.” Karen is also busy running her own business, Carolina Elegance, so she appreciated that Mike could take over designing and building their pool.

Because Heritage Pools is a full-service pool builder, they came to the property, assessed the old fiberglass pool, and returned to Karen with several options. “We suggested removal of the fiberglass pool (rather than a renovation) and then to replace it with a custom concrete design,” mentions Michael. The design included a “sport bottom” which means that both ends are shallow, while the mid-

dle provides a deeper section, which is ideal for activities like volleyball. For this particular pool, Karen expressed her wish for plantings around the pool and features like a custom spillover spa with plenty of jets, eye-catching tile designs, as well as the ability to control the features of the pool from her smart device. “I just told Michael what I wanted and he designed the whole CH+D • Spring 2019 • 125


(above) Custom LED lighting throughout the pool extends the hours the family can use the pool and adds a fun feature that also provides safety. (below left) The LED lights in the spa and pool change colors for added interest. (below right) Michael Gesmond, owner of Heritage Pools, LLC with homeowners Karen Hunt and Mike Lewine.

thing,” says Karen. Michael also installed pervious pavers, since the pool is so close to the marsh and required particular drainage options. “He paid attention to every little detail, and I just love that,” adds Karen. Handling all aspects of the pool business, from pool building to pool maintenance is exactly the kind of detail-oriented care that Karen was searching for when she built her pool. She can continue to sleep easy, knowing her second pool will be cared for in just the same way. ✴ For more information, call Heritage Pools, LLC at (843) 762-3417 or visit

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Stand-Out Iron Feature Knocking down their existing staircase led these Mt. Pleasant homeowners to the decision to add a custom spiral staircase to their home.


hen building or renovating a home, many people consider what customized finishes they can add to make their dwelling stand out. One special way they can do so is by incorporating custom iron work in their home much like a certain Mt. Pleasant couple did. These homeowners were inspired by a photo they found online and enlisted the help of Will Smith, owner of Lowcountry Iron, and his team to customize their staircase. For years, Will has been working on a variety of iron, steel, aluminum, and stainless projects. “We can do anything from doors, gates, and handrails, to art pieces, shelves, and other interior pieces,” Will says.

The process for this particular project was fun for Will to work on because of the spiral design. The challenge came in bending the pipes to create the curvature. Working with pipes can be tricky, but luckily, Will has a special machine to help him create the perfect look for the homeowners. “We have a roller machine that’s a pyramid. It has two rollers; one top one that pushes down and another one that you run down the pipe,” Will explains. “As the roller is pushing the pipe through, there is downward pressure applied that curves

the iron.” Another challenge that the Lowcountry Iron team had to overcome was the spacing between where the staircase would be and the wall. “There was a moment when I thought it might not fit because we weren’t able to measure anything diameter wise because the stairs were so close to the wall,” mentions Will. “But we made it work through the years of practice and experience that helps us understand spaces and the materials we work with.” In order to install the staircase once the rail was curved properly and started shaping up, Will carried the product into the house by hand since they couldn’t use a crane. Will’s hard work and expertise paid off because these clients are thrilled with their unique spiral staircase. ✴ For more information, call Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks at (803) 655-5653.

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This project began when the homeowners were working on replacing some flooring in their house. They realized when they demolished their

existing staircase that they wanted something more unique and the floor installer recommended Lowcountry Iron. “After our flooring guy recommended Will, we gave him a call and showed him our idea for the spiral staircase,” says the homeowner. “Will was able to replicate the image we had exactly to our specifications and it was a really great addition to the space.”

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(left) The spiral staircase was a custom piece for the homeowners looking to make their home more unique. (right) Will Smith of Lowcountry Iron. (above) The iron is bent and pressed through a special machine to create the spiral.

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Historic Downtown Updates This South Battery home got a special, protective coating for its outdoor living areas.


hen this house on the battery was first built, there was a long dock out back that a farm on Johns Island used to import milk. This home was the milk supplier for a majority of the peninsula at the time. Fast forward to today where unfortunately the dock no longer stands, but the history still shows. Bo Hutchinson, owner and operator of 130 • CH+D • Spring 2019

Acryfin Coatings South East, met this downtown homeowner at the Charleston Home + Design Show in January and began working with her. He learned of the home’s history and was able to maintain the historic feel with a fresh coating throughout the exterior. “We coat docks and decks with a special seal. At this home we did the front porch, side stairs, and the back

porch,” Bo mentions. “A special coating is applied that preserves the wood, makes it last longer, makes it less slippery, and locks the splinters down.” The timeline that it takes to finish a project is heavily dependent on the weather and time of year that Acryfin is painting the coating. “If we have good sunlight and weather, we can easily be in and out within a day. A big thing we try to tell people

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(above left and right) The grey coating that Bo used for the homeowner’s decks pairs well with the other decor. (below center) Bo Hutchinson, Owner and Operator of Acryfin Coatings South East (below right) The coating applied to the stairs will stand the test of time and prevent the wood from wear and tear.

In everything that Acryfin does, it’s important for it to be a drier climate. They need dry weather so that the coating sticks properly and looks smooth. Winter time is the best season for homeowners to do a new coating on their dock or deck due to its lower humidity levels.

Carolina to service anyone in the state who desires this type of luxury coating. “While replacing the wood is the best thing that you can do, that can often become extremely expensive. Acryfin buys you more time before replacement,” Bo explains. “It’s an industrial-grade coating so it’s going to last a lot longer than other coatings since it’s such a specialized product.”

Although based in Charleston, Acryfin has locations throughout South

The product that Acryfin provides lasts longer because of special resins that are

is that if we start on a Monday, they’ll be back out on it by the weekend,” Bo says.

in it. The resins are designed to get down in the cracks of the wood to adhere the fibers which helps hold everything together. Acryfin can paint any color coating that the homeowner wants from hues of grays and whites to hues of blue and red. Bo helped this homeowner select a custom color to protect her biggest investment. ✴ For more information, call Acryfin Coatings South East at (803) 493-8539 or visit CH+D • Spring 2019 • 131


Stunning Surfaces While remodeling her abode, homeowner Maureen McGinty worked with designer Andy Bennington and Greg Hoffman of Universal Marble & Granite to create the perfect domicile.


othing is quite as wonderful as seeing a house come together, and as a family that has moved over twenty times in nearly forty years, creating a space that feels like home was paramount to Mt. Pleasant homeowner Maureen McGinty. She embarked

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on that journey by partnering with designer Andy Bennington, builder Randy Crabb and Project Manager, Travis Elliot of Maintain, Inc. The process of designing Maureen’s kitchen and bathrooms with Universal Marble & Granite began af-

ter Andy and Maureen visited their warehouse in North Charleston. “Not only did they have just what I was looking for, I was very impressed that I would be working directly with the owner, Greg Hoffman,” describes Maureen. Maureen had also had some experience with different

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(above left) Universal Marble & Granite supplied and painstakingly fabricated the Calcatta Sponda Quartz waterfall countertop for the kitchen island so that all of the veins matched and flowed together. (above right) The bar area showcases more of the Calcatta Sponda Quartz that is a durable man-made product and, therefore, requires less maintenance. (below left) A waterfall edge on the kitchen island creates an elegant, continuous style. (below right) Maureen opted to cover other surfaces in the house with quartz to create a cohesive, low-maintenance look throughout the house.

surfaces in her many moves and she knew a little about the maintenance requirements that she was hoping to establish, specifically in her kitchen.

piece of stone,” says Greg. Quartz is a great material for a kitchen countertop, because of its man made properties that make it a non-porous surface.

With Greg’s help, Andy and Maureen chose materials for multiple surfaces in her domicile. “We fabricated a waterfall countertop for the kitchen island with the Calacatta Sponda Quartz so that the seams and veins match just right and it looks like it’s one big

Maureen and Andy chose a Borghini Silver Quartz for the master bathroom and then opted for a Borghini Gold Quartz in the other bathrooms. That way, they created a cohesive feel across the house, yet each surface was just different enough to bring variation in each room. “The Borghini

Gold went perfectly with the tile we had chosen for the shower. It was as if it were meant to be and I just love how it looks. If I ever build or remodel another house, I’m definitely putting Borghini in that one, too,” declares Maureen. “The Borghini’s gray veins against the crisp white background are really elegant,” adds Greg. Technology has come a long way in helping countertop suppliers and fabricators like Universal Marble & Granite develop CH+D • Spring 2019 • 133


(above left) Maureen and Andy were thrilled when they found the Borghini Gold Quartz that matches the flooring in the master bathroom perfectly. (above right) Double vanities in the guest bathroom create countertop symmetry and the perfect solution for sharing spaces. (below left) Borghini Silver Quartz in the powder room keeps the style of the rest of the home, but with a flair of its own. (below right) Greg Hoffman, Owner of Universal Marble & Granite

man-made materials as well as how to educate homeowners on the care levels required for each surface they choose for their domicile. “Maureen already knew a lot about what she needed in terms of her countertops, which was great. It’s always important for homeowners to think about how they’re going to use their spaces and their surfaces,” explains Greg. “It’s also very helpful to select your countertops early in the process of building or remodeling, which is exactly what Maureen and Andy did.” After her experience at Universal Marble & Granite, Maureen knows that no matter what material she selects for any future projects in her remodeling process, she can rest easy knowing Greg and his talented team will be a great help along the way and will produce a stellar product for her family’s everyday needs. ✴ For more information, call Universal Marble & Granite at (843) 767-7779 or visit

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Durable Garage Doors Splitting his time between Charleston and Virginia meant that Mike Thomas’s Isle of Palms home required a long-lasting, dependable garage door to help protect it while he is away.


iving on the coast can often be a cause for concern for homeowners, whether they’re here year-round or just part-time. For Mike Thomas, who divides his time between Virginia and Charleston, it was imperative that he could trust the quality of his garage door. Partly for the protection of his home, and partly because garage door mechanisms 136 • CH+D • Spring 2019

are made of metal, which rusts quickly when exposed to our coast’s salty, humid air and thus requires regular maintenance.

powder coated to protect it from the humidity and salt that comes in from the coastline and causes rust,” explains Chad.

That’s one of the many reasons why Mike called on Chad Aspinwall, Andrew Straub, and the team at Precision Door Service. “Every piece of the door’s mechanism that we installed for Mike is

The powder coated mechanisms that keep Mike’s door safe from the salty elements aren’t the only thing that made his decision to work with Precision Door Service an easy one. “The motor that Mike

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(above left) Owning a coastal home comes with its own maintenance checklist, which is why Mike chose powder coated parts for his garage door. (above right) Each metal aspect of this door’s mechanisms are covered on all sides with a special powder coating. (below left) These powder coated struts also reinforce the door for added strength during a storm. (below right) Andrew Straub of Precision Door Service

chose is our newest model—the PDS Ultra 900. It’s one of the quietest motors on the market,” describes Andrew. The PDS Ultra 900 is also capable of connecting to Mike’s home wifi so that he can set up the geofencing feature. This feature talks to his smartphone, and can be set to open the door whenever Mike gets within a certain distance of his home, meaning, no more clunky garage door openers on his visor. A great feature of Mike’s garage door is not just that it was customized to match

the design of his home, or even that the motor is elegant and quiet—the whole setup also comes with great safety features like alerts on his phone that let him know when his garage door has been opened, even if he’s not in Charleston. He can also open the door from wherever he is for guests or maintenance purposes. “Even though Precision Door Service is a local company, we are backed by a corporate style of business so that we can provide the best customer service to our homeowners. That means regular tune-ups

and maintenance, which we highly suggest all homeowners as a way to prolong the life of your garage door,” adds Chad. As a garage door company that provides a lifetime warranty, regular check ups, and top-of-the-line products, Mike can worry about other things like how long he should relax on the beach each day. ✴ For more information, call Precision Door Service at (843) 628-5373 or visit CH+D • Spring 2019 • 137

Adrianne with all of her boys: James, her husband, sits to her left with Cason, while Hudson (left) and Aden (right) grin from their seat on the stylish porch pillow. Adrianne’s hair was styled by Rachel Joy “Roxy” and wardrobe was by provided by Lizard Thicket in Mt. Pleasant.

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A Happy Place Inside the elegant Mt. Pleasant home of local businesswoman, Adrianne Betz, social media influencer and blogger, and clothing designer extraordinaire. Her designs have been seen among celebrity kids like the the Kardshians, Kristin Cavallari, Tori Spelling, and Beverly Mitchell.

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s a primarily practical person, the fashion world has always intrigued me. Styling a pretty blouse with the perfect pants, shoes, and jewelry has been a fun pastime time since I was young. On the other hand, the fashion industry is also a confusing aspect of society to me.

Watching movies like The Devil Wears Prada is entertaining, but only seems to scratch the surface of how this subculture operates. Fortunately, there are people like Adrianne Betz in the world, who love fashion and are innovative enough to create their own, regardless of their orientation to New York City or Paris. She realized that it didn’t matter whether she stayed in New York where her career was flourishing, or if she lived in Charleston, as long as she was creating a great product that was special and that people loved to wear. When I met with Adrianne, it was a breath of fresh air to find her home filled with children’s toys and comfortable furniture and for her to open the door in casual shorts and a comfortable shirt. I knew from that moment she was my kind of fashion designer—even if most of the clothes she designs don’t come in my size.

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A Happy Place Let’s start at the beginning with your hometown, Adrianne. Where are you from and what it was like growing up there?

took some night classes in high school to learn how. In fact,one of my first projects was designing my prom dress from scratch my senior year of high school.

ion in school don’t actually continue on in the industry. I’m a very driven person, though, so that drive, that interest in fashion was what I was going to do. It’s crazy to think about now, but my first year of college, I was already thinking, “I need an internship. Right now.”

Once I was in college, it felt like all I did I grew up in a very quaint little town in was sew. My dorm room was filled with New Jersey, which I promptly left once all kinds of fabrics and sewing supplies. It I turned eighteen [laughs]. Honestly, I loved growing up there because it was fun to be a kid in such a small place where I Cason’s nursery is styled in calming neutrals, much like the could be pretty independent rest of their home. The furniture was provided by Babyletto and be out exploring with my and decor was purchased from Highland Hardware. The friends until the street lights artwork is by artist Tess Guinery. came on. When I was around twelve, I just felt like I was meant for more, though, and had my sights set on the big city. What’s funny about that is I had never actually been to New York City. Even though it wasn’t that far away from where I was raised, I didn’t actually visit NYC for the first time until I was in high school, when I went on a field trip with my art class. My second time visiting the city was when I went with my mom to tour colleges. Once I was accepted to F.I.T. (the Fashion Institute of Technology), I never turned back. I had moved to the city initially for college and then ended up working and living there for just about ten years. Truly, I never saw myself leaving the city—that was where I thrived. How did you know you wanted to go to the Fashion Institute? Were you always a creative person? Definitely. I was always drawing as a kid or redecorating my bedroom. It wasn’t until I went to school that I learned to sew, though. My mom wasn’t a seamstress by any means and I was never really exposed to sewing, but I knew if I was going to get into a reputable college, I would need to know how to sew. Fashion has never been just about sketching the designs - you’ve got to actually know how to construct them too, so I 140 • CH+D • Spring 2019

was actually a problem because as I would sew, pins would drop into the area rug and disappear, so my college floor was literally covered in pins and needles. [laughs] During and after college you worked for a couple of well-known fashion companies. What led you to those jobs? It sounds weird to say now, especially in hindsight, but I always knew what I wanted to do. To me, it feels like blind luck that everything has worked out, since a lot of people who pursue fash-

I had a few internships between freshman and sophomore year, but in the summer of my senior year is when I had gotten this really amazing internship at New York & Company. They loved me so much that they said they would hire me on as an assistant designer. They were great, because they were willing to work with my school schedule, and since I was already basically doing that job as an intern, the transition was seamless. So they hired me as an assistant designer that summer before my senior year, and I kept the position through my last two semesters, carrying my full course load of credits and everything. I even completed my thesis while also going to school and working. While I was at New York & Company I worked on designing women’s denim.

I stayed at New York & Company for about six years and rapidly progressed in my career there. While I was taking a break in between jobs, one of my previous bosses called to say she had the perfect position for me designing infant’s demin at Baby Gap. I definitely had the right experience, so I felt like it was the perfect fit and was excited to be able to merge my two passions. What initially gave you the idea to start Little Adi + Co. and how did you get it off the ground?

(above) The Leather bench is from HomeDay AU, the rocker from Nursery Works, the poster is by Birth Poster, and the rug comes from Rugs USA. (below) Aden and Hudson’s bunks beds are custom-made by Maxtrix Kids Rooms, the bedding is provided by Beddy’s, the sofa comes from Nugget Comfort, and the rug is by Lorena Canals Rugs. The sea wave wallpaper is from Rocky Mt. Decals.

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(above) Beadboard inset cabinetry maintains a subtle textured look while white granite countertops make cleanup easy. The lighting fixtures are from Mitzi: Hudson Valley Lighting, while the rug is from Ruggable.

I was busy working at Baby Gap, when my husband was offered an opportunity of a lifetime to move to Charleston, where we ended up having our first son, Aden. It was then that I really focused on what clothes were on the market for kids in a different way. And I thought, ‘I want my son to be able to wear quality clothing that is really cute, but also a little more fashionable and exclusive.’ Then I went searching for clothing like that and came across only a few people that were making it. I started having thoughts about certain things I would change to make it perfect for Aden and realized, if they’re doing it, I could too, and I could do it better. It also helped that we had been living in Charleston at that point, and I didn’t have a job and needed something to do. Like I mentioned before, I’m a very driven person, so I don’t usually sit still for long before I’ve got a new project to work on or something new to create for the business. 142 • CH+D • Spring 2019

Most people are surprised when they hear that I started Little Adi + Co without investors or anything like that. I used a few hundred dollars of my own money to get it started. James was totally supportive when I approached him about my idea. He said, ‘If this is something you want to do, do it,’ which was great.

months into Little Adi + Co. being an ‘official’ business, it blew up! It grew so fast, it was difficult to keep up with all of the orders. That was right around the time that Instagram started to become more popular, too, so I just saw the opportunity practically present itself to me. Thankfully, it has really paid off.

From there I started making the clothes and putting them on Etsy. That lasted for a few short weeks before demand kept growing and I moved the clothing to another ecommerce site with our own domain. It was the best decision, hands down, for our brand.

My contacts from my time in New York were also a huge part of how I grew the company. To this day, I still keep in touch with people who I’ve worked with in all aspects of my career. I work hard to network with people and partner with them for success. That’s a big thing that I’m all about when it comes to Little Adi + Co. today. It’s the networking, the partnering and collaborating with other businesses. I’m a huge advocate of working and growing together. Leveraging brand relationships is critical for growth. I’m a firm believer in bringing people up with you because that’s how Little Adi + Co. was able to get off the ground. I relied on

How did you use the experiences and skills you learned in your previous jobs to grow Little Adi + Co? Within the first four months or so of pursuing this endeavor, my husband said to me, ‘This needs to be a legitimate business. We need to file.’ And about seven

people to help bring me up, and once I got there, I turned around and started doing the same thing for others. The networking aspect of my experience was a huge thing too, because if I didn’t have that Rolodex (so to speak) of contacts, I wouldn’t have a manufacturer now to create the clothing that we’re selling. Another thing I learned in my career was how to source materials and maintain a profitable margin between what I was paying for supplies and the amount at which I was selling the finished product. When I first started making children’s clothing on my own, I really didn’t have Little Adi + Co. on my radar, especially the way it exists now. I just wanted to take my chance at making clothing that

I wanted my own son to wear. I knew this was the perfect platform for me to really continue being a designer and stay in the fashion industry, which is what I love doing. I love putting my best out there for other people to enjoy. I love the challenge that comes with trying to outdo myself with each collection. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate all the time! How do you balance being a full-time mother of three young boys and a full-time business owner? It was really hard at first. A few months into this whole thing, I think it was March at the time, the orders were out of control and I was still making each piece by hand. By myself. I was just sewing, sewing, sewing all the time, and I was losing time with

my baby. James would take Aden out on the weekends to the aquarium or park while I was stuck in the house sewing clothes because there were orders that absolutely had to go out. I remember sitting there at my sewing machine crying, asking myself what I was doing. He’s my first baby and I wanted him more than anything, so I constantly asked myself, ‘Who am I really doing this for?’ I used to always beat myself up for working, or being on the phone, or answering emails, instead of being on the floor, playing with my kids. I used to be a major Type A person; I was very organized and very structured. I had a routine and I stuck to it. My children changed all that and it was almost like I had to reevaluate who I wanted to be as an adult. [laughs] Being a mom

(above left) This mudroom space with built-in bench storage and hooks helps hide muddy shoes while also providing opportunities for chic décor like the wallpaper from Tempaper and the artwork from Framebridge and Max Wanger. (above right) Adrianne’s dining room table and chairs are from Room & Board, and the wood vases from Anthropologie. Adrianne is wearing clothes from Lizard Thicket.

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In the hallway, the family keeps their books in a color-coordinated collection, accented with beautiful ferns and stylish basket storage for the kiddos. The rolling ladder is from Artisan Hardware and the framed artwork is from Minted.

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(above) Adrianne and James’s master bedroom is curated from Serena and Lily (bed ensemble), framed artwork from Minted, a floating acrylic frame from Highland Hardware, and a rug from Boutique Rugs. (inset) Adrianne curated vignettes around the house to pull together the overall style of her family’s home.

means caring for someone else more than you care for yourself, and dealing with your fair share of chaos. That was the thing that kind of turned my world upside down, after of course, the fact that James and I uprooted from NYC to move to Charleston. I don’t regret a thing about any of those choices, but I have had to learn how to let things go. The best way that I’ve been able to do that is to prioritize. Rather than beating myself up about not getting all of my emails answered and all of our laundry washed and folded, I take it day by day. I make lists about what are the biggest priorities for the day and accomplish those first. The laundry can wait, the house doesn’t have to be perfectly clean and in order at every second of the day. I used to say that Little Adi + Co. was my third baby, since Aden and Hudson were born about a year apart, but now that we have a third son, Cason, Little Adi + Co. is definitely my fourth child. Just like my actual kids, I have to nurture the business or it won’t prosper. Finding balance is always a tricky thing, and my original intentions for starting down this path was to have fun and

do something I love. As much as I wanted to be a mother, I also needed to hold onto some part of myself, something else that I’m passionate about. Once I realized that it was ok to do both, I started to settle into a different routine of working, but accepting that not every single little thing is top priority. Through all of that process of understanding what I was facing and learning how to prioritize, it felt like I found myself and my drive again. Let’s switch gears a little and talk about your move to Charleston. Initially you were a little apprehensive about leaving the city, right? That’s a bit of an understatement, but yes. [laughs] I never envisioned myself leaving NYC. My career was in full swing and the future was bright on that front. But since James earned his Master’s degree at NYU through a scholarship from the Air Force, he owed them two years of service. It was a deal we both wholeheartedly agreed he should make so that other doors would open for his career. Once he graduated, he received an offer we absolutely could CH+D • Spring 2019 • 145

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(above) In the Betz’s living room, each piece of furniture and decor was carefully considered. Home Reserve provided the sofa, while the pillows are from Laurel and Blush, the framed artwork comes from Minted. The rug also comes from Rugs USA.

not refuse. But it took some time for them to get back to us about where this opportunity would take us. We thought we might be headed to LA, which was exciting. It’s really a funny story now, but when James called me at work the day that he found out, he said, ‘So, they told us where we’re going…’ His delivery was so painfully slow. [laughs] When he said we were going to Charleston, I honestly had never heard of it. And after about ten years in New York City, the idea of moving to a place that had significantly slower-paced lifestyle was a shock. But my boss at Baby Gap at the time was so great. She’s one of the main people who helped get me where I am today, either through teaching me about the industry, or generally sharing her wisdom with me about life. She said that we were incredibly lucky to be going to Charleston and that I would love it. Then she said something I’ll never forget, ‘Take this as an opportunity to find 146 • CH+D • Spring 2019

yourself. Hone in on your passions and do something you really love.’ Now that we’ve been here for eight years, we love it more than anywhere else we’ve ever lived and we’re pretty set on the fact that we’re never leaving. It’s such a great place to raise a family, plus, if we need a little ‘city fix,’ as James and I call it, we can just hop in the car and head to Atlanta or Charlotte for the weekend. But it’s always the best thing to come home to Charleston and know that our kids will grow up here, that the beach is so close, and that I can work from home ultimately doing what I really love. You designed the whole interior of your home, correct? What was your vision for the interior and how did you make that vision functional for your family? Right. When we moved into this house four years ago, the walls were this aqua

color that I thought was so pretty, so I decorated around that with a very coastal vibe throughout. We transitioned from New York City, so when we first got here it was great to have this whole beachy, coastal theme for the house. It made it feel like we were always on vacation, and that was, of course, super fun. But eventually it got to be a little stale for us in terms of what we needed for functionality. I find that I really love doing interiors. I’m a very visual person, so one of my favorite things is when I am in a space and feel at peace. When I strip away all of my background and experience and get back to the roots of my passion, I really just love to create. I love to curate. Anything visual falls into that category, so creating a beautiful interior gives me as much satisfaction as making clothing. My vision for recreating our spaces was actually something that James and I have talked about a lot over the years. We both

enjoy traveling, but even more than that, we love to come home. Why should we pay for a spa or hotel experience when we can create that look and feeling at home? I kind of took the design for our house from that idea. I have a lot of friends who see our white couch and white walls and say, ‘What possessed you to have so much white in your house with three small children and a dog?’ My answer is functionality. I only selected things that are kid-friendly, and easy. For example, the upholstery on the couch is a fabric that repels stains. So if the kids get something on the cushions, I can come behind them and wipe it right up. The walls are a similar situation. If the boys decide to add a mural to one, the paint I bought prevents markers, pens, pencils, crayons drawings and all kinds

of other stains from ruining the walls. It was also important for us to have kid-friendly design, so a lot of things in the house are designed or were curated to either stay out of their reach or not be breakable. When my husband and I got married, I knew that I needed to make the house a comfortable place for him as well as me, and I think I’ve finally gotten there. I’m surrounded by even more testosterone now, too, so I wanted to design spaces that appealed to everyone, especially in a few years. My office is a great example of how I design. Visually, everything meshes together really well. Plus, (when it’s clean) you’re surrounded by toys, but you have no idea, because of the storage system

with all of the baskets. I love how streamlined it is. The couch is a really comfortable sleeper sofa for guests, too, but it’s a pretty stylish couch, which is very useful. Almost everything in the house has more than just a visual use. Do you have a favorite room in the house? Or maybe a favorite feature of one of the room? I can go room to room and point out each part of that room that I love most. In the office, I really love that the rug, artwork, sofa, and the other design elements complement each other so perfectly. In the living room, I adore the white couch with the accent pillows, and the fact that it stays white because it’s covered in stain and water resistant microfiber upholstery, yet it’s still

(above left) On the screened porch, Adrianne created a happy place of geometric patterns, simple colors, and plenty of live greenery. The outdoor pillows were provided by Serena & Lily. (above right) An elegant front door framed by large, potted Ravenea fronds creates a classic Charleston welcome.

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(above) Adrianne designed this bathroom around the lovely light fixtures she found at Varaluz Lighting and added a splash of natural color and texture with a stool from Serena & Lily.

soft and comfortable. In the kitchen and dining area, I particularly love the pairing of the light fixture with the table and chairs. It’s so modern and stylish. I’m not a slave to the current trends. The way I design is what makes me happy at the time and how it functions with the rest of my home. I’m definitely influenced by Australian and Scandanavian design and that boho surf subculture. If it doesn’t have a specific purpose, it probably doesn’t come home with me. Or if it does, it doesn’t stay in the house long. [laughs] What makes me truly happy is to see it all come together, and I think that goes back to my love for creating and curating. If the space makes me happy, then that’s my favorite space because of how it makes me feel. To me, it’s as much about the inviting nature of a room as it is the things that make up the experience. 148 • CH+D • Spring 2019

Now that you’ve been in the business for five years, what do you think is next for you and Little Adi + Co.? I’ll never stop being a creative person, that’s just who I am. Obviously I have plans to broaden Little Adi + Co. to take it to even higher levels than what we’ve reached now. There might just be a few more things I’ll add to my repertoire in the next few years, too. Since I’m a very visual person, I would love to start designing more interiors. I’ve also discovered I get a lot of joy from my blog. It’s been the most surprising part of this journey, honestly, and has started to be pretty therapeutic. Not only do I get to confess that my house does not look this clean every day, or admit to my readers and followers that my kids often drive me crazy, but I also get to bring people together. So many moms, both local and across the country have thanked me for letting them know that my life isn’t perfect, which lets

them know that they aren’t alone in their daily struggles either. Do you have any advice for our readers out there who are thinking of starting their own business? It’s going to be hard. It’s going to be hard in ways that you can’t predict. But it’s absolutely worth it. Take every success and every failure as an opportunity to learn more about yourself. There’s still something that starting and running your own business can teach you about yourself. Also, get to know the people around you and don’t be afraid to leverage your partnerships and always, always be helping others. Building your network is a huge part of success, but it’s also a huge part of giving back to the community and the people who helped you get where you are. Again, it’s going to be hard. You’re going to fail time and time again, but never give up and always follow your heart (and your gut). ❇







(1) The dry bar in the dining room adds a hint of rustic flair that complements the modern table and chairs perfectly. (2) The landing between stories provides an adorable reading nook styled with Adrianne’s favorite—a hardy snake plant—and plenty of natural light. (3) Cason wears plenty of his mother’s clothing line. The wallpaper in his nursery is from Lovely Wall Co. (4) In the kid’s bathroom, the wallpaper Adrianne chose is from Rocky Mt. Decals, the lighting comes from Shades of Light, and the flooring is from QuadroStyle. (5) The living room features lamps from Safavieh and woven baskets from World Market that Adrianne selected for opposing textures. (6) A carefully styled bookshelf features a small snapshot of Adrianne and James’s combined tastes of music, foliage, and books. (7) In Adrianne’s office, the sofa, chair, and bookcase are provided by All Modern, while the rug comes from Plush Rugs (8) Small details, like these geometric floating accent shelves bring the final touches to the dining room.



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Handwoven Rugs Create Economic Growth Long-time rug and carpet dealer, Rob Leahy, partners with USAID to create a new program to expand Afghanistan’s handwoven carpet industry.

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HANDWOVEN RUGS rugs. It’s hard to believe it’s been over 50 years since I started this journey! You are currently the owner and founder of Fine Rugs of Charleston. How did Fine Rugs of Charleston get off the ground and what products do you provide? Fine Rugs of Charleston turned fifteen years old this past summer. We got started here in 2003 in our location at 29 Broad Street. A few years later, in 2005, we moved to 482 King Street. Then, back in October of 2008 we came to 1523 Meeting Street. We’ve been at our current Meeting Street location for over 10 years now.

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You have a new program that you’ve chosen to lead between the US and Afghanistan. What is the name of the program and what exactly is your role?

(above left) Rob Leahy, owner and founder of Fine Rugs of Charleston, with a large rug, handmade in Afgshanistan


fghanistan. In many American minds this proper noun is often associated with the longest war our country has fought and continues to fight. As a country of great extremes, including the Hindu Kush mountains and the vast, hot deserts, Afghanistan’s saga is almost equally conflicting. Despite having bounced from one regime to another over its long history, though, Afghan culture remains rich with aspects of a unique heritage, a way of life that dates back centuries. Some, like Rob Leahy, who is heavily involved in a U.S. State Department sponsored 168 • CH+D • Spring 2019

project to maintain that heritage and the art of handmade rug making, still seek to preserve this craft, while also introducing the trade in these rugs to twenty-first century consumers. Rob, you have been in the business of rug making in one way or another for quite some time. How did you get started in this industry? I’ve been in the rug business since 1971, officially, but I really like to say I began as a stock boy in the rug division of a department store in Philadelphia in 1967. So my roots run deep when it comes to

The program is called Kabul Carpet Exports Center, or KCEC for short. We are technically based in Kabul, Afghanistan, though much of what we do is directed from the United States. Afghanistan has 33 million people with a cultural heritage of making the kind of handmade rugs that we sell here at Fine Rugs of Charleston. During the process of building and establishing a rug business like we have here, I constantly go out into the world to find new things to expand the rug selection we carry. In all my years of traveling, I’ve always believed that Afghanistan holds incredible promise in the handmade rug industry, considering their cultural heritage, their need for an economic boost, and the overall potential for growth. My role in the new program is as the Managing Director, but it initially began way back in 2007, when it was just a notion that I was pursuing. Since 2012 it has really been my primary passion and driving force. Myself and my company have partnered with the United State Government to put this program together for a branch of the State Department called the United States Agency for International Development. USAID has

made KCEC possible with the generous support of the American people. We’ve just grazed the topic of the Afghanistan economy, but let’s start closer to the beginning. How did this program come about and what is its primary goal? The purpose of the program is to put the Afghan manufacturers on even footing with some of the manufacturing countries around the world so that they can get their products out of the country and have them purchased easily from an otherwise closed economy. It’s really important for Afghanistan to begin to evolve its economy. Currently, much of the country hasn’t really seen many “modern” updates overall since 1979. The war-like zone they’ve been in since around the same time poses a security risk to many, which leads to few visitors and a stagnating economy. Our goal is to help rebuild that economy by embracing one of their great customs—weaving handmade rugs and carpets—and we can do that by providing opportunity to broaden the markets and get their product out into the world. We’re thinking of it not just as a craft we’re promoting, but a business that we’re also building around that craft.

Any economic endeavor is often more complicated than it first seems, and Afghanistan certainly has a complicated history. Can you describe your motivations behind pursuing this program? Rugs are a huge part of my life and have been for a long time. At the end of the day, this program boils down to more than beautiful handmade rugs and carpets. It’s all about livelihoods, cultural heritage, and boosting the economy of a troubled country any way we can. Afghanistan has a very unsafe and unstable reputation, but it is also a place filled with people whose roots run deep through history. It can be a touchy subject, but Afghanistan also has a reputation for the subjugation or repression of its women, who are the primary crafters of these handmade rugs. But regardless of anyone’s beliefs or cultural backgrounds, the KCEC program seeks to bolster the tradition of families who create these rugs. Tell us a little about the cultural aspects of the handmade Afghan rug and describe how the KCEC would like to help it make a name in the handmade rug market.

In Afghanistan the handmade rug or carpet business is a “cottage” industry. In other words, the rugs are made in the home, one knot at a time, by a family. Usually the younger and middle-aged women in the family weave the rug itself. The men provide the design, which they’ve received from a broker. They procure the wool, dye the yarns, and set up the loom to produce that particular rug pattern. The older women normally spin the yarn. Then, six or seven months later the men bring the rug back to the broker and that rug goes to market as a finished product. There has been plenty of evolution in this industry in countries with sophisticated infrastructures, meaning a constant power supply, which allows companies to manufacture rugs more quickly on machines. A large portion of the world’s rug production comes from China, Turkey, and Iran. India currently makes 70 percent of the world’s hand-knotted rugs, now. Even as so much of the world’s supply of rugs is migrating to machine made rugs, there is still demand for the style and beauty of fine handmade carpets. The timing is excellent for a country like Afghanistan to fill that market opportunity.

(above left) In Afghanistan, Rob deals with locals and other rug makers to further the rug industry as well as convince other customers to purchase these hand-woven carpets. (above right) Rob travels regularly to meet with the team in Afghanistan so that they can continually strategize and build the Kabul Carpet Exports Center to accomplish their goal of helping families who make these rugs.

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(from left) The colors and intricate pattern in this rug are representative of the great skill and painstaking amount of time it takes a family to weave a large rug. Deep, rich colors characterize each Afghan rug or carpet, often setting them apart from the crowd in terms of eye-catching details. No two rugs look exactly the same, even if one family were to weave the same pattern with the same colors, there would still be very slight variations in the dye, as well as the piling and other finishing touches.

It is clear that you’re very passionate about the work that KCEC is doing in Afghanistan and you mentioned that women are often the weavers of these rugs. How have you supported these women in the past and how will the program continue to support them? I have bought a lot of rugs in my lifetime and those rugs all have gone to create an improved lifestyle for the people that have made those rugs. Granted, the people who are physically handcrafting the rugs, as stated, are the women of the house. They normally work on making the rugs when they aren’t out doing everything else that their family life requires, such as working in the fields, cooking, and raising the children. Through the KCEC, we are looking at millions of dollars of sales that will create jobs in Afghanistan. This prospect will create jobs for the whole family unit. Afghanistan has five major cities, but no more than roughly 25 percent of people actually live in those cities. Which means that there are some 27 million people who live across the country in villages. This is where almost all of the rugs are woven. What are some of the cultural challenges you’ve faced in bringing this program

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to Afghanistan in an attempt to open doors and create jobs? Getting things off the ground has been our first challenge. By taking an enterprise with no background or experience and that hasn’t exactly grown organically and trying to make it into a program that many might depend upon, well, it’s quite a feat. Not to mention taking what has been our idea and our passion and communicating that in a way that it also becomes someone else’s passion has also been a bit of a test. Right now we have twenty people in Afghanistan, and four people are here in the US. We’re looking to grow those numbers very soon. Organizing all of that in six short months is a bit challenging. The other big challenge that we face is to convince the rug-buying world that Afghanistan can live up to their expectations. Buyers of rugs, people who own their own businesses across the world are in much the same position I am as a rug-buyer; they like to physically see the products they’re buying. We like to meet the people who make them and we like to meet the families. But that’s a huge challenge in Afghanistan with the political instability that faces visitors and natives alike. Ultimately, the challenge is to get the

rug-buying world to see, despite some of the security issues, someone is there to protect both their interests and Afghani families who are making the rugs. It sounds like you’re confident that the Kabul Carpet Exports Center program can overcome those challenges. What do you foresee for the KCEC’s future successes and growth throughout the region? I would say that it will be successful in more ways than one. The dynamics of the handmade rug business are such that it needs new production. The trends in the rug trade are swinging back toward more color, meaning more intense patterns and brighter colors are returning. That’s something that we’ll help bring to the program as well—trendwatching and prediction. I see growth in the rise of popular tribal designs as well, which are common in Afghan designs. From a styling point of view, we have a really good wind behind us. For more information about the Kabul Carpet Exports Center and their mission, visit For more information about Fine Rugs of Charleston, call (843) 577-3386 or visit ✥

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Individuality is endless when it comes to designing the best bathroom for your home. Whether you’re overhauling a master suite or just prettying up a petite powder room, the best way to begin is to gather inspiration for creating the perfect space. Look no further than our collection of Charleston’s most elegant washrooms to build your in-home spa experience.

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MODERN TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM To match its elegant style, this Daniel Island bathroom also boasts top-of-the-line electronic controls for lighting,

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LUXURY BATHROOMS OF THE HOLY CITY Casa Blanca Leathered Marble Countertops

Floating Vanity

What makes this Daniel Island bathroom truly special are the custom details, like the floating vanity with marble countertops and marble accents around the bottom.

Builder: SHELTER Custom-Built Living Countertop Supplier: Countertop Fabricator: Stone Central

Vitoria International

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Tile Installer: Flooring Services

Tile: Melcer Tile

Cabinets: Coastal Cabinet Company Inc.

For more information about the builder, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit For more information about the countertops, call Stone Central at (843) 879-3278 or visit

Leathered Backsplash

FANTASTIC FIXTURES A neutral color scheme in the cabinetry and fixtures with bright accents makes this downtown bathroom a one-of-a-kind place to start the day.

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His and Hers Chrome Faucets

Builder: Arnett Custom Homes

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Interior Designer: JLV Creative

Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath

For more information, call Moluf’s at (843) 723-4881 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman



Curbless Shower

Gold Accented Wallpaper

A tiny space was no problem for this interior designer who incorporated metallics and other fun accents to help make the powder room feel bigger.

Interior Designer & Wallpaper:

Lighting: Circa Lighting

Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby

Mirror: Custom by Simple Tree

Sink & Faucet: Kohler

For more information, call Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby at (843) 388-0328 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman



Whitshed Porcelain Wall-Mounted Sink

Photography by Patrick Brickman


Frosted Glass Enclosed Water Closet

LARGE-SCALE DESIGN With a lot of space to design, this bathroom features a vaulted ceiling, abundant storage, and a custom water closet fit for the homeowner’s needs.


Inlaid Accent Rug Floor Pattern

Builder: Nolan Sires

Countertop Fabricator: Atlantic Stone

Architect: Christopher Rose Architects

Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports

Interior Designer: Haute Design

Flooring: Palmetto Tile Distributors

Cabinetry: Robert Page

Paint: Benjamin Moore

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Subway Tile

Shaker style cabinetry, shiplap, and the gold mirrors offer the perfect combination of elegance and nautical vibes.

Builder: Alair Homes of Charleston Architect: Swallowtail Architecture

For more information, call Alair Homes of Charleston at (843) 296-8510 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford



Motion Sensored Under Cabinet Lighting

Moca Bronze Plumbing Fixtures

MARSH-INSPIRED COUNTERTOPS This homeowner opted for large format silver travertine panels for the shower walls and ceiling and all floors to minimize grout joints.

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Blue Tides Granite Countertops

Bathroom Designer,

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Countertop Fabricator & Porcelain

Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports

Panel Installer:

Tile Supplier: Melcer Tile

Lowcountry Tile Contractors

Shower Enclosure: Century Glass

For more information, call Lowcountry Tile Contractors at (843) 763-2161 or visit

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Duel Bathing Station

This Sullivan’s Island master bath features a tub and shower in one and the perfect lighting for the spacious vanity.

Builder: Arnett Custom Homes

Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath

Architect: The Middleton Group

Tile: Melcer Tile

Interior Designer:

Lighting: Charleston Lighting

Carol Lund Interiors

and Interiors

For more information, call Charleston Lighting and Interiors at (843) 766-3055 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford



White Sconces

Schulter Shower System

COORDINATING FLOORING AND VANITY Complementing gray hues in the tile flooring and vanity cultivate a cohesive design for this space.


Patteres Tile

Builder: Kerry Sullivan Tile: Carpet Baggers Carpet One Accessories: Plum Goose

For more information, call Carpet Baggers Carpet One at (843) 571-0013 or visit CH+D • Spring 2019 • 179

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Calcatta Marble Countertops

EXPERTLY DESIGNED LAVATORY Details like sparkling fixtures and perfectly matched tile and countertops play a huge role in this professionally designed master

Builder: Lowcountry Premier

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Custom Homes

Flooring & Tile: Melcer Tile

Architect: Vinyet Architecture

Appliances: Thermasol Steam Shower

Interior Designer: Stallings Studio

Lighting: Savoy Lighting

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

Photography by Patrick Brickman

bathroom on Daniel Island.


Freestanding Tub

Limestone Floor Tile

Between the décor, the wood accents, brick-like shower tile, and neutral palette, this bathroom is perfect for its homeowners, who wanted to achieve a natural look.

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Interior Designer: Interiors by Herlong

Phillip Smith General Contractor

Lighting: Circa Lighting

Architect: Herlong Architects

Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design

Cabinetry: William C. Pritchard Co.

Countertops: AGM Imports

For more information, call Herlong Architects at at (843) 883-9190 or visit

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Chrome WallMount Fixture

COMFORTING & COASTAL With a designer’s keen eye, this Mt. Pleasant vanity was painted to match the shower tile and a Kohler soaking tub was selected for the most

Interior Designer:

Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Deirdre Stevens Design

Granite Guys

Lighting: Circa Lighting

Window Treatments: Budget Blinds

Flooring & Tile: Melcer Tile

Accessories: GDC Home

For more information, call GDC Home at (843) 571-5142 or visit

Photography by Brennan Wesley

functionaly beautiful bathroom.


Geometric Wood-Look Tile Flooring

MODERN DESIGN Installing a walk-through shower—with openings on both sides—creates the optimum spa experience in this Kiawah Island bath.

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Floating Vanity with Custom Inset Style


Bianco Bello Tile Shower Flooring

Builder: Epic Development

Cabinetry: Hostetler Custom Cabinetry

Architect and Interior Designer:

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Anderson Studio of Architecture

Flooring: Flooring Services

and Design

Tile: Stone Source

For more information, call Epic Development at (843) 224-7151 or visit

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This husband and wife duo needed ample storage for their bathroom so a vanity for her and pull out laundry hamper for him were musts.

Brushed Nickel Handles and Rods

Designer: Leanne Rast Carnes Cabinetry: Closet Factory

For more information, call Closet Factory at (843) 564-7811 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman



Tilt Out Hamper

Darlana Lantern

SPACIOUS RETREAT Anchored by custom his and her vanities, this Awendaw master bathroom provides ample storage and a clean look.

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Fully Custom His and Hers Vanities

Builder: Eastech

Countertops: AGM Imports

Cabinetry: Carpenters Restoration

Lighting: Circa Lighting

Hardware: Alexander Marchant

Faucet: Newport Brass

For more information, call Carpenters Restoration at (843) 884-3411 or visit

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

LUXURY BATHROOMS OF THE HOLY CITY Spacious Shower with Rain and Dual Shower Heads

Expertly chosen finishes like Taj Mahal Countertops and an Alaskan pearl mosaic floor accent make this Daniel Island bathroom picture perfect.

Builder: Lowcountry Premier

Interior Designer: Shay Simpson of

Custom Homes

Riverside Designers

Architect: Vinyet Architecture

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Cabinetry: Coastal Cabinets Co.

Flooring & Tile: Melcer Tile

For more information, call Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes at (843) 881-3930 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman



Alaskan Pearl Mosaic Tile Floor Accent

Washed Wood and Turquoise Mirror

COASTAL CHIC BATHROOM The coastal elements of shiplap and washed wood flooring with playful lighting brings this Daniel Island bathroom special charm.

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Namib White Marble Countertops

Builder: Carson Homes

Interior Designer: Shay Simpson of

Architect: Jerry Dewitt of Dewitt

Riverside Designers

& Associates

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Cabinetry: Rob Teague

Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors

For more information, call Riverside Designers at (843) 377-2600 or visit

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Calacatta Oro Floor and Wall Tile

double french doors of this Daniel Island washroom with a calming color palette and expansive walk-in shower.

Builder: Delpino Custom Homes

Tile: Melcer Tile

Architect: Chris Caponigro

Sinks, Faucets & Lighting: Ferguson

Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen + Bath

Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International For more information, call Delpino Custom Homes at (843) 818-4866 or visit

Photography by The Smiths Do Love

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Willow Gray Cabinets with Namib WhiteHoned Vanity Tops

“Naval” Vanity Color

COLORFUL CABINETRY A colorful inverted cabinet for the vanity with modern pulls make this powder room a unique addition to its Kiawah Island abode.

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Modern Brushed Silver Hardware

Builder: Vintage Homes Cabinetry & Hardware:

Jilco Kitchen and Bath

For more information, call Jilco Kitchen and Bath at (843) 849-6465 or visit

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Chrome Plumbing Fixtures

Photography by Ebony Ellis


HIGH QUALITY BUILDING MATERIALS The use of exceptional building materials, a custom trim package, and subtle details makes this Mt. Pleasant bathroom look like a

Building Materials:

Southern Lumber & Millwork

For more information, call Southern Lumber & Millwork at (843) 744-6281 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

million bucks.


Herringbone Tile Flooring Pattern

COASTAL INSPIRED DESIGN The herringbone tile floor paired with the round mirrors and Sea Salt paint color offers a custom coastal look for these Mount Pleasant homeowners.

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16” Herringbone Tile Floor

Builder: CK Contracting

Plumbing: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen &

Interior Designer:

Lighting Gallery

Marta Mitchell Design

Shower Door: Century Glass

Countertops: MVP Granite & Flooring

Paint: Sherwin-Williams

For more information, call CK Contracting at (843) 352-4975 or visit

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The owners of this Ravenel bathroom wanted to create a lavishly spacious escape from the world and a functional place to begin their daily routines.

Builder: Jonathan Kowalski

Tile: Melcer Tile

Cabinetry: Timberlake Cabinets

Shower Glass, Hardware & Trim:

Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Maner Installed Sales

Creative Countertops

Lighting: Restoration Hardware

For more information, call Maner Installed Sales at (843) 552-0242 or visit

Photography by Julia Lynn



Custom Window & Door Trim

Bianco Gioia Basketweave Floor Tile in “Shy Grey”

These homeowners wanted clean lines throughout their bathroom and a deep tub, so the builder recessed the bathtub into the floor.

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Greenfield Full Overlay Cabinets in “Mega Greige”


Countertop Fabricator:

Classic Remodeling & Construction

Palmetto Surfacing

Interior Designer: Margaret

Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors

Donaldson Interiors For more information, call Classic Remodeling & Construction at (843) 763-3297 or visit





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Vintage Yatsik Rug

DISTINCTIVE DESIGN These downtown homeowners weren’t afraid to veer away from the traditional Charleston aesthetic with a unique antique-mirrored vanity and a

Acacia Natural Wood Side Table

Stager: Danielle Krider Vanity, Furniture & Décor:

Steven Shell Living

For more information, call Steven Shell Living at (843) 216-3900 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford

vintage rug.


Kelley Vanity in “Pigeon”

“Sublime” Tile and Flooring

RECONSTRUCTED RESTROOM This remodeled master bathroom in Awendaw features a spacious layout with plenty of luxurious marble tile and counter space for a leisurely daily routine.

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“Renatino” Countertops

Builder & Custom Cabinetry:

Flooring & Tile: Melcer Tile

Kalman Construction

Lighting: Charleston Lighting & Interiors

Countertop Fabricator:

Building Materials: Southern Lumber &

Universal Marble & Granite


For more information, call Kalman Construction at (843) 856-0515 or visit

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Brushed Gold Hardware

ECLECTIC-CHIC STYLE Mosaic tile flooring and a complementary vanity color give this Daniel Island loo an original,

Builder: JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Architect: Dewitt & Haas Design Group

Palmetto Surfacing

Interior Designer: Allison Casper

Tile: Melcer Tile

Cabinetry: Distinctive Design

Lighting: Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

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

Photography by Patrick Brickman

chic vibe.


Mosaic Cement Tile

Single Hung Windows

CAREFULLY CHOSEN ELEMENTS Large picture windows, a stand-alone shower, and a beautiful clawfoot tub help in setting the tone of this airy Kiawah Island bathroom.

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Ceramic Tile Flooring

Building Materials:

Builder: Great Southern Builders

Buck Lumber & Building Supply

Windows: Andersen Windows

For more information, call Buck Lumber & Building Supply at (843) 795-0150 or visit

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Polished Marble Countertops

Photography by Patrick Brickman


PROFESSIONALLY BUILT BATHROOM For added contrast, these homeowners opted for darkly-stained cabinetry set against a lighter, wood-look tile floor, plus a custom glass shower


Cabinetry: The Cabinet Shop

Priester’s Custom Contracting

Glass Shower Enclosure:

Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Charleston Shelving

Palmetto Surfacing

Lighting: Rick’s Lighting + Home

For more information, call Priester’s Custom Contracting at (843) 200-8495 or visit

Photography by Ebony Ellis



Wood-Look Tile Flooring

Quartz Countertops

STUNNING MATERIALS Quartz countertops are beautifully understated to let the cement tile flooring be the focal point of this Isle of Palms oasis.

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Cement Tile Flooring

Builder: Maintain Inc. Architect: Altenbach Designs

Tile: Melcer Tile Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Cabinetry: TB&T Woodworking

Universal Marble & Granite

For more information, call Universal Marble & Granite at (843) 767-7779 or visit


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MODERN MEETS VINTAGE When a hexagon tile floor is paired with a classic subway tile shower, a modern farmhouse with a vintage flair

Builder: Aaron Madison Homes

Sinks & Faucets: Kohler

Interior Designer: Betsy Glass of The

Lighting: Barnlight Electric

Flippin Designer

Hardware: Delta and Waterworks

Flooring & Tile: Mosaic Tile Direct

Paint: Benjamin Moore

For more information, call The Flippin Designer at (843) 801-3576 or visit

Photography Provided by Strathmore

ambiance comes together.


Kohler Brockway Sink • Matte Black Hexagon Tile Floor, Shower, and Bench

Kingston Oak Hardwood Flooring

CALMING BATHROOM CREATION Stylish storage is key in this sleek Mt. Pleasant bathroom that features accent cabinetry, a spacious double-sided walk-in shower, and Cambria countertops.

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Wellborn Cabinetry in “Glacier” and “Dove”

Cabinetry: Strathmore - Cabinets •

Tile: Emser

Design • Floors • Paint

Countertops: Cambria

Interior Designer: Leslie McCarthy

Plumbing: Moen

Flooring: Shaw

Paint: Benjamin Moore

For more information, call Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint at (843) 856-8255 or visit

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


POPS OF COLOR This bathroom was designed with a blank canvas so that bright colors could be strategically

Builder: Axon Homes

Interior Designer: Coralberry Cottage

Architect: Translations Design Studio

Furniture: Coralberry Cottage

For more information, call Coralberry Cottage at (843) 884-22258 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman

added throughout the design.


Glass Pendant Lights

Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring

CLASSICALLY CRAFTED BATHROOM The use of beautiful hardwood flooring as the focal point for this subtle, yet coastal-inspired Daniel Island bathroom, plus shiplap accents, make it a peaceful space.

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Calacatta Marble Countertops

Builder: Axon Homes

Interior Designer: Coralberry Cottage

Architect: Translations Design Studio

Furniture: Coralberry Cottage

For more information, call Translations Design Studio at (843) 367-7367 or visit

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Calacutta Santorini” Quartz Countertops

These downtown homeowners combined their love of all things modern with a huge, glass-enclosed walk-in shower to create a clean, contemporary washroom.

Builder: Structures Building Company

Countertop Fabricator:

Architect: Neal Van Dalen

Lowcountry Solutions

Interior Designer: Donna Parratt

Countertop Supplier:

Cabinetry: Downsview Kitchens

Pacific Shore Stones

For more information, call Structures Building Company at (843) 856-6901 or visit

“Moonmist” Wall Paint

Photography by Callie Cranford



Polished Concrete Flooring

MINDFUL MASTER SUITE PLAN The interior designers seamlessly blended the colors of the cabinetry and walls to complement the tile flooring as well as added a large vanity mirror for spatial purposes.

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Luna Hex Shower Tile

Builder: Harborwoods Construction

Countertop Supplier: Palmetto Surfacing

Architect: LFA Architecture

Flooring: Palmetto Tile Distributors

Interior Designer:

Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design

Indigo Alley Interiors

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

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

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Aiden Gray Beaded Chandelier

NEUTRAL CHIC BATHROOM Working with an interior designer helped these Seabrook Island homeowners pull together a perfectly modern, top-of-the-line

Builder: Rick Aldridge

Cabinetry: William C. Pritchard

Architect: Stephen Mays

Countertops: Palmetto Surfacing

Interior Designer: Shannon Bogan

Tile: Porcelanosa & Palmetto Tile

of S. Bogan Designs


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

Photography by Patrick Brickman

spa experience.


York “”Reclaimed” Wallpaper

“Fantasy Brown” Countertops

COUNTERTOP IMPRESSIONS This Summerville lavatory has a modern coastal flair with the Fantasy Brown Countertops, light gray inset cabinetry, and mother-of-pearl-like shower detail.

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Original Hardwood Flooring

Builder: Taylor Coastal Construction

Cabinetry: Mark Normoyle

Countertop Fabricator, Supplier &

Tile: Melcer Tile

Sinks: Real Deal Countertops

Paint: Spectrum Paint

For more information, call Real Deal Countertops at (866) 707-1414 or visit

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Custom Herringbone Shower Wall

By designing a bathroom with custom tile on the floor and shower and a cabinet tower for extra storage, this West Ashley abode has a polished look.

Architect: Clark Ferguson

Flooring & Tile:

Cabinetry: The Cabinet Shop

Palmetto Tile Distributors

Countertop Fabricator:

Hardware: Moluf’s

Palmetto Surfacing

Glass Doors: Wysong Glass

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

Photography by Ebony Ellis



Full Overlay Flat Panel Door Style

Multi Stone Marble Accent Design for Backer

NEWLY PAINTED WASHROOM OASIS This bathroom got a fresh coat of paint that allowed the vanity, floor, and shower to stand out in a crisp white.

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Carrara Marble Countertop Vanity

Interior Designer: MeLinda Welch

Countertops: East Coast Granite

of 1st Class Painting and Restoration

Lighting: Padgett Electric

Cabinetry, Countertops, Flooring

Staging: Melissa Little with

and Tile: 1st Class Painting and

A Little Staging Sells

Restoration For more information, call 1st Class Painting and Restoration at (843) 324-6006 or visit


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Call “THE MOST TRUSTED ROOFING COMPANY IN THE SOUTHEAST...” Family Owned and Operated for Over 26 Years!

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Trellis Hardware

Symmetry is of the utmost importance for the function and aesthetic in this focal-point bathroom, located on Kiawah Island.

Builder: Renew Urban

Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports &

Architect: Cumulus Architecture

Vitoria International

Interior Designer: Miriam Ricks

Flooring: Bo Childs & Randy Stuart

Cabinetry: HWC Custom Cabinetry

Tile: John Renner Tile

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

Photography by Callie Cranford



Lattice Tile Backsplash

FUNCTIONAL FEATURES The marble used in this Mt. Pleasant washroom is made to withstand daily wear and tear of one of the highest traffic areas in a home.

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Super White Marble

Builder: HND2 Associates

Countertop Supplier:

Countertop Fabricator:

Vitoria International

Eugene’s Marble and Granite

For more information, call Eugene’s Marble and Granite at (843) 573-9351 or visit

Inground pools ∙ Seaside Casual Furniture ∙ Bullfrog Spas ∙ Telescope Casual Furniture ∙ GMG Grills

“Put a little Paradise in your backyard!”

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

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When remodeling their Kiawah Island abode, these homeowners designed a posh bathroom with hidden power outlets in the cabinetry and sparkling finishes.

Builder: Watts Builders

Countertop Supplier: AGM Imports

Interior Designer:

Flooring: Beasley Floor Coverings

Delicious Kitchens & Interiors

Tile: Palmetto Tile Distributors

Countertop Fabricator: World Granite

Paint: Sherwin-Williams

For more information, call Watts Builders at (843) 200-2079 or visit

Photography Provided by Vitoria International



Custom “Rug” Accent Tile Flooring

Borghini Classic Quartz Countertops

A gray-scale color scheme, a custom glass curbless shower enclosure, and a custom floating quartz vanity come together to build a soothing, contemporary place of serenity.

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Custom Floating Vanity

Builder: Delpino Custom Homes

Countertop Supplier:

Tile: Melcer Tile

Vitoria International

For more information, call Vitoria International at (843) 760-2470 or visit

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Photography by Ebony Ellis


Pattern Shower Flooring

Custom vanities were created for this large scale bathroom finished in hues of cream and white.

Builder: Surfside Construction

Cabinetry: Advanced Kitchen

Architect: Michael Karamus

Designs of Charleston

Interior Designer: Cindy Mihuc with

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

VERSATILE WINDOW TREATMENTS These Hunter Douglas Banded Shades fit in any bathroom and are easy to leave open or close for more privacy.

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Open/Close Versatility

Window Treatments:

Advanced Window Fashions

For more information, call Advanced Window Fashions at (843) 881-8858 or visit

Photography Provided by Advanced Window Fashions



Beauty Vanity

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.

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Bombay Sapphire Gin Bottles

These homeowners selected recycled materials in a fun color to add a one-of-a-kind touch to their dream bathroom.

Builder: Steven Gonda

Window Treatment:

Countertops: GlassEco Surfaces by

Advanced Window Fashions

Fisher Recycling

For more information, call GlassEco by Fisher Recycling at (843) 554-6099 or visit

“White Heron” Cabinetry Color

TRADITIONAL-STYLE BATHROOM When designing the custom cabinetry, these Kiawah Islanders had a built-in makeup station, complete with a dainty vanity stool or chair integrated into the layout.

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Custom Furniture Feet

Cabinetry: William C. Pritchard Co. Paint: Sherwin-Williams

For more information, call William C. Pritchard Co. at (843) 899-1313 or visit

Photography provided by William C. Pritchard Co.



Oyster Shells

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A master bathroom wouldn’t be complete without a pop of funky lighting with this chandelier that perfectly accents the high ceilings.

Boston Loop Arm Sconce

Builder: Level Building Projects

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Architect: Clarke Design Group

Tile: Melcer Tile

Cabinetry: Architectural Woodworking

Sinks & Faucets: Moluf’s

Countertop Fabricator: Zimpel

Lighting: Circa Lighting

For more information, call Circa Lighting at (843) 937-5990 or visit

London Sky Quartz Countertops

SLEEK BATHROOM DESIGN To ensure the room came together, the builders matched the tile with the countertops, and carried the tile into the shower to complete this Hollywood master bathroom.

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Roma Statuario Tile Flooring

Builder: Stono Construction

Countertop Supplier:

Architect: Olde South Design

Creative Countertops

Cabinetry: Jilco Kitchen and Bath

Lighting: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen &

Tile: Garden State Tile

Lighting Gallery

For more information, call Stono Construction at (843) 805-4141 or visit

Photography by Patrick Brickman



Brittany Medium Lantern

Photography by Patrick Brickman


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Fantasy Brown Countertops

With a fun twist on traditional shaker cabinetry, the distressed cabinets pair well with the earth tones throughout this space.

Builder: Salt Marsh Contracting, LLC

Flooring: Carpets to Go

Interior Designer: Niki Komorek

Hardware: Charleston Cabinets and

Cabinetry: Marsh FurnCo Cab

Hardware Resources

Countertops: A + A Granite For more information, call Charleston Cabinets at (843) 554-7800 or visit

Custom Duel Use Shower System

SECURE SHOWER DESIGN Creating a shower that was both safe and accessible for the homeowners meant adding a sliding door for entrance, large built-in bench, and a safety rail.

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Corner and Custom Bench Seats

Shower: Charleston Bath Experts

For more information, call Charleston Bath Experts at (843) 216-7551 or visit

Photography by Ebony Ellis



Marsh Cabinets in Graphite

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Photography by Keene Eye Marketing


Custom Floating High Gloss Lacquered Vanity

Stunning finishes such as the lacquered vanity and chrome plumbing fixtures cultivate a design that is both stylish and functional for the homeowners.

Builder: SHETLER Custom-Built Living

Countertop Fabricator:

Architect: DLB Custom Home Design

Tile and Stone Design Studio

Interior Designer: Hollis Erickson

Tile: Melcer Tile

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

Triple Windows with Cafe Shutters

STAND-OUT FLOOR These dark slate tile floors complement the black finishes throughout the space filled with natural light.

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Long Slate Floor Tile

Builder: Galloway Family Homes

Cabinetry: Palmetto Building

Designer: Crosby Creations


Home Designs

Faucets, Sinks & Tub: Design on Tap

Countertops: Real Value, Inc.

Lighting: Rick’s Lighting + Home

For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 514-7354 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford



Herringbone Tile


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

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

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

Our Kiawah showroom has relocated to: 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Ste 400, Charleston, SC | SHOWROOM 843-225-1669 C 843-810-0041 | or CH+D • Spring 2019 • 223

Octopus Shower Door Handle

Photography by Ebony Ellis


A unique space, like this James Island bathroom, was customized with a curved-top shower enclosure.

Tile: Julie Wallace and

Sinks: Diane Simon

Stuart Glassman

Stair Rail: Dubois Metal Works

Shower: Century Glass

For more information, call Century Glass at (843) 614-4628 or visit

Photography by Callie Cranford



Custom Tile Piece Inserts

Cement Wall Tile

SPANISH-INSPIRED ELEMENTS The rustic characteristics of the handmade tile from Mexico create unique variations throughout the flooring as no two tiles are the same.

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Authentic Saltillo Tiles in Riviera Pattern

Flooring: Flooring Factory Tile: Flooring Factory

For more information, call Flooring Factory at (843) 970-4354 or visit



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NAUTICALLY INSPIRED CABINETRY In striving for a coastal design, these Mt. Pleasant homeowners incorporated accents of a custom paint color in their custom cabinetry design with

Builder: Felix Nicolini

Countertop Fabricator:

Architect: Myles Trudell

East Coast Granite & Marble

Cabinetry: Sullivan Custom Cabinets

Countertop Supplier: Vitoria International

Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design

Tile Installation: Manfred Tile Service

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

Photography by Callie Cranford

plenty of storage in the taller towers.


Custom Gloss Paint on Cabinetry

Custom Tiled Shower Bench

SIMPLE & SUBTLE ELEGANCE Alternating large rectangular tile in the shower, a custom shower bench, and a soaking tub by the window allows these Johns Island homeowners to bathe in ultimate comfort.

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Freestanding Soaking Tub

Builder: Rooke Custom Homes

For more information, call Rooke Custom Homes at (843) 532-1328 or visit | 843-303-9438

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MIXED PATTERNED DÉCOR An interior designer paired patterns, like a feather wallpaper, marble countertops, and arrow shower tile, in a smaller space to add sophistication

Builder: Premier Kitchens and Baths

Faucets: Moluf’s

Interior Designer: Kimberly Tall

Lighting: Restoration Hardware

of Aiden Fabrics

Mirror & Shower Doors: Century Glass

Tile: Buckhannon Tile + Design

Wallpaper: Cowtan and Tout

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

Photography by Callie Cranford

and dimension to the design.


Shadow Storm Countertops

Shaker Cabinetry

TRADITIONAL TWIST The traditional shaker-style vanity cabinetry is accented with chrome finishes and a marble countertop.

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Vertical Subway Tile


Charleston Fine Cabinetry

For more information, call Charleston Fine Cabinetry at (843) 425-8036 or visit

Remodeling? Let’s relook at your insurance. Jessica Zelten, Agent 1638 Ashley Hall Road Charleston, SC 29407 Bus: 843-990-7960

If you’ve done any home renovations, it’s time to review your coverage and make sure you’ve got the protection you need. LET’S TALK TODAY.

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Cambria “Levven” Quartz Countertops

These Lowcountry homeowners loved the drama of the Cambria Quartz “Leeven” so much they installed it on their countertops and as a statement piece in the shower.

Cabinetry: Prodigy Kitchens Countertop Fabricator & Supplier:

Palmetto Surfacing

For more information, call Palmetto Surfacing at (843) 569-1131 or visit

Photography by Colin Grey Voigt



Backlit Oval Mirror

Floor to Ceiling Shiplap

This Isle of Palms bathroom prompts a rustic feel between the barn door, oak floors, and the custom his and her vanities.

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Sliding Barn Doors


Photography Provided by Palmetto Surfacing



Classic Kitchens of Charleston

For more information, call Classic Kitchens of Charleston at (843) 991-4207 or visit


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FOR YOUR LUXURIOUS LOO Planning an efficient bathroom starts with understanding your daily routines and how to layout your cabinetry, sink, shower, and tub accordingly. Peruse the following pages to gather inspiration to help you select all the major items.

Fancy Fixtures

Natural Stone Countertop Accent Tile Custom Cabinetry Shiny Shower

New Flooring

Soaker Bathtub

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Plumbing fixtures have often been called the jewelry of the bathroom. Choose elegant, shining pieces to coordinate with your soaking tub and sink style, for a picturesque trio.







1. Farmhouse Sink in Furniture -Style Pedestal

2. Crosswater London Faucet in Chrome

3. Crosswater London Tub

5. Brizo Widespread Wall-Mount Faucet

6. Victoria + Albert Freestanding Tub

Gateway Supply Co. (1, 2, 3) (843) 554-0450 |

4. Undermount Sink Moluf’s (4, 5, 6) (843) 723-4881 |

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When choosing your bathroom countertops, the options are endless, and the restrictions of maintenances are fewer, due to the ways we normally use those surfaces in comparison to a kitchen countertop.









Don’t be afraid of the more dramatic countertop options. Oftentimes selecting a statement countertop for your bathroom is the way to create the space of your dreams. 9. 1. White Carrara Marble

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161

10. 2. Allure Quartz

Stone Central (843) 879-3278

5. Cambria Quartz Countertop 6. Fantasy Brown Countertop Palmetto Surfacing (843) 569-1131

9. Super White Leathered Countertop Vitoria International (843) 760-2470

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Real Deal Countertops (866) 707-1414

10. White Ice Granite

Pacific Shore Stones (843) 744-5665

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

4. Super White Marble

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

7. “Charleston Crafted” 8. Exotic Rhino Marble Recycled Glass Countertops AGM Imports GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling (843) 554-609

(843) 747-0088

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Determining the lighting style of your bathroom depends a lot on the overall vibe you want to experience in that space. Sconces provide great area lighting for things like makeup applications, while chandeliers can illuminate a larger area.










Chandeliers aren’t just for entryways and dining rooms. Opt for an opulent chandelier in your bathroom space to bring a sophisticated element to your master suite or powder room. 7. 1. Aberdeen Chandelier

2. Noelle Three-Bulb Wall Light

3. 24-Light Polished Nickel Chandelier

4. Venetian Medium Chandelier

5. Dunkirk Chandelier

6. Wood Decahederon Pendant

Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 |

Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990 |

7. Mitzi Dual Globe Sconce

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

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Candelabra (843) 849-7775 |

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170 |

Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055

Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 |


Selecting bathroom flooring can be just as exciting an opportunity as it can be an overwhelming task. Opt for a floor that suits your needs, whether that’s low-maintenance laminate, elegant hardwood, or show-stopping tile.







Be sure to ask a flooring expert about the maintenance of your flooring choices, because not all hardwood, tile, or laminate options are created equal. 7.


1. Painted Cement Tile

2. Diamond Wood-Look Tile with “Pearl” Accent Melcer Tile

3. Luxor Tile by Artistic Stone

4. Mohawk Laminate

5. Geometric Fabric-Look Tile

6. Kaleidoscope Cement Tile

7. Trellis Cement Tile

8. Driftwood Hardwood Flooring

Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911 |

Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354 |

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

(843) 744-5345 |

Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 |

Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 |

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161 |

Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring (912) 682-0002 |

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One of the most fun ways to add your personal flair to your bathroom is through accent tile. Whether you lean toward a painted cement tile mosaic pattern, a clean subway style, or prefer a metallic sparkle, be sure to coordinate with the other elements of the room for a cohesive look.








1. Mosaic Cement Tile

2. Demi Bullnose Olive Mix

3. Hexagonal Wood-Look Tile

4. Decorative Cement Tile

5. Etched Glass Subway Tile

6. Ellington Pierre in “Ebony and Copper”

Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354 |

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

7. Starburst Mosaic Glass Tile Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 |

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Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 |

Lowcountry Tile Contractors (843) 763-2161 |

Buckhannon Tile + Design (843) 881-8911 |

Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 |


Since the shower is part of one of the most frequently remodeled rooms of a home, it is vital to design the perfect space for your needs. A bathroom design expert can help you discern what your priorities are when renovating or building a new shower.







1. Custom Glass Shower Enclosure Century Glass (843) 614-4628 |

4. Walk-In Shower with Safety Handles

Charleston Bath Experts (843) 216-7551 |

2. Remodeled Shower in “Verona Pearl”

3. Moen Rain & Hand Fixtures in Walk-In Shower

5. Custom Frameless Shower Panel

6. Custom Shower with “Ayda” Moen Fixtures

Bath Fitter (843) 405-7013 |

Maner Installed Sales (843) 552-0242 |

Moluf’s (843) 723-4881 |

Gateway Supply Co. (843) 554-0450 |

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7. 8.



After you’ve chosen the layout plans, surfaces, and lighting, the decor selection begins. Choose one-of-a-kind pieces to elevate your bathroom design.

1. Crab Print Fabric

2. Glass and Wood Box

3. Farmhouse Soap Dispenser

4. Mid-Century Double Bowl Vanity

5. Pastel Crane Painting

6. Multi-Tiered Tray

7. Baddock Bench

8. Gold Sconce

9. Blue Geometric Fabric

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008 |

Charleston Amish Furniture (843) 225-2513 |

GDC Home (843)-849-0711 |

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CHD Interiors (843) 357-1700 |

Castleton Marketplace (843) 422-3769 |

Southeastern Galleries (843) 556-4663 |

BluCotton (843) 793-2423 |

Hausful (843) 203-6420 |

Jean’s Custom Workroom (843) 225-1669 |







16. 15.


11. “From Across The Room” Watercolor on Clayboard

12. White Wash Vanity Stool

13. Conch Shell Planter

14. Antique Brass Magazine Rack

15. Embroidered Nesting Bowls

16. Stacked Storage Boxes

17. Vintage Turkish Rug

10. Standing Vanity Mirror

Steven Shell Living (843)-216-3900 |

The Tree House (843) 209-3335 |

Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby (843) 388-0328 |

S. Bogan Designs (843) 789-3743 | Terrace Oaks Antiques (843) 795-9689 |

For the House: The Barstool Shop (843) 881-7073 |

Lyndon Leigh (843) 352-7359 |

Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 |

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Much like designing a functional kitchen, start with the fixed appliances and cabinetry when laying out the perfect bathroom. That way everything is spatially well-planned as well as placed in the most convenient spot.









Talk to your cabinetry designer about different ways to maximize your storage and stay organized with hidden items like in-drawer power plugs. 9.



1. Full Overlay ShakerStyle Cabinetry

2. Waypoint Shaker-Style Cabinetry

3. Raised Panel Cabinetry

4. Prairie Door-Style

5. Custom “Cottage” Door Style

6. Custom Shaker-Style Detail

7. Flat Panel Door with Custom Detail

8. Full Overlay Shaker-Style

Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston (843) 225-9344 |

Jilco Kitchen & Bath (843) 849-6465

9. Floating Flat Panel Cabinetry

Classic Kitchens of Charleston (843) 991-4207

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Charleston Cabinets (843) 554-7800

Carpenters Restoration (843) 884-3411

10. Inset Shaker-Style

William C. Pritchard Company (843) 889-1313

Sullivan Custom Cabinets (843) 554-5880

HWC Custom Cabinetry (843) 207-0750

11. Full Overlay Shaker-Style

Southeast Kitchens (843) 795-8809

Strathmore - Cabinets · Design · Floors · Paint (843) 856-8255 |

Charleston Fine Cabinetry (843) 425-8036


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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Winners of the 2018 Prism Awards

(above left) Award-Winning Single Family Home Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes (top right) Award-Winning Design by Crosby Creations Home Designs and Priester’s Custom Contracting (bottom right) Award-Winning Remodel by Alair Homes of Charleston


he Prism Awards began in 1988 in an effort to recognize businesses in sales, marketing, construction, and promotion of new homes. The Charleston Home Builders Association’s Sales and Marketing Council has since grown the awards to also feature categories in green building, remodeling, and development. Congratulations to Charleston Home + Design magazine’s Prism AwardWinning Clients. 246 • CH+D • Spring 2019

WINNERS INCLUDE: $4.5 - $5 Million Single Family Home, $3 - 3.5 Million Single Family Home, $900,000 - 1 Million Single Family Home Novella Homes $2.5 - $2.9 Million Single Family Home, JacksonBuilt Custom Homes

$700,000 - $800,000 Home Remodel Chris Klick, Remodel of the Year CK Contracting $400,000 - $500,000 Home Remodel & Kitchen Remodel, Outdoor Living Space, Historic District Alair Homes of Charleston

$2 - $2.5 Million Single Family Home, $250,000 - $300,000 Outdoor Living Space SHELTER Custom-Built Living

$100,000 - $150,000 Pool $50,000 - $100,000 Pool Aquatica Pools & Spas

$800,000-$900,000 Home Remodel Stono Construction

$50,000 and Under Pool Aqua Blue Pools

$700,000 - $800,000 Single Family Home, $200,000 - $300,000 Single Family Home Priester's Custom Contracting

Customer Service Award Contract Exteriors Structures Building Co.




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Southern Lumber & Millwork Revamps Showroom Renovation is the name of the game for the team at Southern Lumber & Millwork, who recently updated their showroom on King street. This update features a full redesign to include current products from many trusted vendors. Options include Anderson and Marvin window products, Hardie and Boral building supplies, as well as Trustile interior doors. In addition to name-brand materials, this remodel

offers a variety of interior trim options as well as decking and porch ceiling alternatives to fit each person’s vision. Completed with the client in mind, now anyone can tour the showroom and make all of the product selections he or she needs in one place to turn the dream home into a reality. For more information about Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp, call 843-744-6281 or visit

Business Name Change for Charleston Home Automation Company NextGen Automated, formerly known as NextGen Technologies, has recently changed their name to focus on the residential aspects of their business endeavors. Currently they specialize in evaluating, installing, and maintaining low-voltage applications such as lighting controls, whole-home audio, energymonitoring, security systems, and structured wiring. All of these residential systems can be controlled by a homeowner’s smartphone or smart device anywhere inside or outside the home. For more information, call NextGen Automated at (843) 871-8531 or visit

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The Community Opens with Spots for Local Retailers As a recognizable part of the eastern side of Charleston’s skyline, the Cigar Factory has been around since its construction in 1881. Though it began as a cotton manufacturing facility, then remained empty for some time, it has recently been refurbished into a vintagemeets-modern conglomeration of office and retail spaces. As a new addition to that retail space, Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby and Hausful are both participating

in the Community, a spot for local artisans, designers, and craftspeople to have a spot to share their creations with the world without the overwhelming commitment of finding and retaining their own storefront. For more information about Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby, call Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby at (843) 388-0328 or For more information about Hausful’s space, call Hausful at (843) 203-6420 or visit

Selfless Act of Service

Kevin Kalman is presented with a squadron coin for his contribution.

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In December 2018, Kevin Kalman of Kalman Construction learned about a military family in need. This family was in the process of getting medical treatment for their newborn when their bathroom flooded and damaged the flooring as well as the toilet. When Kevin heard about this family, he instantly wanted to do something to help. He selflessly donated his time and resources to remodel the bathroom free of charge. The materials used for the project were donated by Melcer Tile and the tile labor was provided by Redstone Flooring, both free of charge as well. On February 21st, 2019 Kevin received a letter of recognition from the commander of the 437th Aerial Port Squadron and was

thanked for his contribution. The same day, Master Sergeant Elmer Sanchez, presented Kevin with a squadron coin that represents their team and the work that they do. “You showed up for one of our guys and helping him shoulder the stress of what his family was going through provided him with a breath of relief,” says Elmer. “It is inspiring and sets an example that people should follow on a daily basis.” Family means everything to Kevin and that was another reason he was so eager to step up and help. For more information, call Kalman Construction at (843) 856-0515 or visit



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Trendy Showroom Remodel

(from left) Daniel Floyd, Niki Komorek, Jay Floyd and Suzen Fletcher-McCabe of Charleston Cabinets.

With an ever growing market and changing trends, the folks over at Charleston Cabinets wanted to ensure that their clients were going to find what they wanted when they stepped into the showroom. Charleston Cabinets has been in business for over 25 years so their goal is to offer new and improved selections for their client’s kitchens and bathrooms. They recognize that some homeowners are looking for sleek and contemporary while others

are looking for more modern farmhouse and with their new displays, they are able to cater to all of that. Via these new displays filled with current trends such as new paint finishes, door styles, glass inset options, cabinet accessories, and more, homeowners are sure to have their fair pick of custom work for their abodes. For more information, call Charleston Cabinets at (843) 554-7800 or visit

Expanded Shop Experience The spring season is full of changes for the Stack’s Nursery team. A little renovation project led to a new shopping experience for customers to enjoy. In addition to their landscape design, paving, tree and shrub installation, irrigation, palm tree, and garden accent services that are already offered, Stack’s Nursery will now provide customers a new gift shop and


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produce market. The Stack’s team is also hoping to get some craft beer to feature so that clients can enjoy a drink while browsing the vast selection of products. Three acres of land give the perfect backdrop for the widespread experiences that clients can have. For more information, call Stack’s Nursery at (843) 832-4769 or visit

March 27-April 28 CSOL® Symphony Designer Showhouse Downtown Charleston

March 30-April 7 Volvo Car Open Tennis Tournament Daniel Island

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AD DIRECTORY AD DIRECTORY 1st Class Painting .................................................235

Danco Modern Furniture....................................... 81

Pacific Shore Stones.............................................65

Accu-Brick Paving Systems...................................235

Delpino Custom Homes..........................................8

Palm Casual...........................................................79

Acryfin Coatings South East...................................166

DIG Landscape......................................................249

Palmetto Home Energy Audit..............................187

Avanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston...............183

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

Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf............................199

Advanced Window Fashions..................................195

Energy One America..............................................183

Palmetto Mosquito Control.................................. 163

Affinity Integrated Solutions.................................165

Eugene's Marble and Granite...............................201

Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens................................245

AGM Imports...........................................................45

Express Sunrooms................................................249

Palmetto Surfacing................................................51

Aiden Fabrics........................................................ ...83

Fine Rugs of Charleston..........................................27

Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc.........................3, 185

Alair Homes of Charleston................................... ..171

Flatfish Island Designs......................................... .231

Paradise Home Improvement.............................253

All About Garage Doors and Openers...................152

Flippin' Designer, The............................................97 Flooring Factory....................................................205

Paradise Pools & Spas, Inc..................................211

Allen Design............................................................75 Alpha Omega Construction Group........................209

For the House: The Barstool Shop...................... 245

Aqua Blue Pools....................................................150

Garden State Lumber............................................113

Aquatica Pools & Spas............................................14

Gateway Supply Co...............................................191

Armor Building Solutions........................................41

GlassECO Surfaces by Fisher Recycling...............189

Arnett Custom Homes.......................................... 44

GDC Home...............................................................17

Backyard Retreats................................................. 162

Harper Construction Inc..........................................95

Baker Roofing........................................................ 219


Bartlett Tree Experts..............................................251

Heritage Pools LLC................................................158

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

HLG Growers.........................................................253

Bed Swing, The......................................................221

Holy City Exteriors................................................205

Best Buy Blinds......................................................211

Holy City Shutter Co.............................................205

Blu Cotton...............................................................46

HWC Custom Cabinetry.........................................213

Blue Haven Pools and Spas..................................164

Icon Construction .................................................189

Brytons Home Improvement............................247

Indigo Alley.............................................................25

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

Inspired Closets.......................................................21

ShelfGenie............................................................ 199

Buckhannon Tile + Design..................................31

Insulsteel of South Carolina, LLC.........................193

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

Budget Blinds...................................................203

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes...................................23

Sherwin-Williams................................................. 215

Builders FirstSource...........................................33

Jean’s Custom Workroom.....................................223

Signature Appliance Center.................................235

CHD Interiors...........................................................36

Jilco Kitchen and Bath..............................................47

Southeastern Galleries.........................................157

CK Contracting.........................................................54

Judy Bistany Interior Design...................................50

Southeast Kitchens...............................................16

CSOL Designer Showhouse..................................30

Just Additions & Remodeling................................245

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

California Closets....................................................181

Kalman Construction...............................................63

Special Additions.................................................. 253

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

KMD Interiors..........................................................34

Spivey Architects.................................................. 135

Carolina Flooring Specialists.................................160

Koozer Painting......................................................117

Stacks Nursery..................................................... 219

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

Lauren Messina Interior Design..............................40

Stallings Studio.................................................... 150

Carolina Machine Finishing....................................232

Leaf Filter Gutter Protection.................................231

State Farm Insurance........................................... 229

Carpenters Restoration..........................................207

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control..........................225

Steven Shell Living................................................18

Carpet Baggers Carpet One...................................197

Living Designs Landscaping ..................................38

Stone Central...................................................... 191

Castleton Marketplace.............................................71

Louver Shop of Charleston, The............................229

Stono Construction................................................61

Century Glass..........................................................77

Lowcountry Basement Systems...........................227

Strathmore - Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint...... 73

CertaPro Painters..................................................203

Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa............................55

Strock Enterprises Design & Remodel................ 215

Charleston Amish Furniture...................................152

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters......247

Structures Building Company...............................37

Charleston Bath Experts.......................................251

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks........................... .211

Charleston Cabinets..............................................237

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes.......................11

Sullivan Custom Cabinets.................................... 223

Charleston Electric.................................................251

Lowcountry Tile Contractors.................................232

Charleston Fine Cabinetry & Interiors...................217

M & M Oil and Propane (The Fire Place).............225

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


Charleston Lighting and Interiors...........................59

Maine Cottage.......................................................185

Charleston Riverdogs.............................................247

Maner Fencing Supply Co. ...................................237

Christopher Rose Architects, PA.............................26

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

Cinder Creek Construction.....................................127

Michael Greer Pools............................................. 123

Circa Lighting.........................................................181


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

MosquitoNix......................................................... 135

Classic Remodeling & Construction........................19

Mr. Critter..............................................................227

Clear Blue Pools.....................................................217


Closets By Design...................................................48

NextGen Automated................................................20

Closet Factory..........................................................89

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

Contract Exteriors.................................................225

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives.............................158

Coralberry Cottage...................................................12

OutSide is In...........................................................15

William C. Pritchard Co........................................ 24

Crosby Creations Home Designs...........................201

Overhead Door Company of Charleston...............231

Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Floorings..................207

Plugs Appliance Center.......................................209 Pool Cover Solutions...........................................249 Post and Courier, The...........................................165 Priester’s Custom Contracting..............................85 Precision Door Service..........................................171 Quality First Exteriors...........................................227 Real Deal Countertops......................................... 171 REMARK Landscape Architecture......................... 49 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings....... 195 Rick’s Lighting + Home........................................ 203 Riverside Designers..............................................197 Rooke Custom Homes ........................................ 58 Rush Dixon Architects.............................................4 S. Bogan Designs................................................. .22

Sullivan's Island Designs..................................... 213 Sunview General Contracting & Solar................. 229 Terrace Oaks Antiques...........................................93 Thomas M. Evans Custom Building & Renovations......... 109 Translations Design Studio...................................13 Tree House, The....................................................43 Ultimate Gutter Guard by Southern...................160 Unique Constructors..............................................39 Universal Marble and Granite...............................91 Universal Windows Direct....................................165 Vinyet Architecture.............................................. .32 Vitoria International............................................. 154 Watts Builders...................................................... 221 Wholesale Appliance Center................................ 193

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READER INFO CENTER Antiques Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Appliances Plugs Appliance Center 843-532-8493 Signature Appliance Center 843-571-5735 Wholesale Appliance Center 843-556-0917 Architects Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Christopher Rose Architects 843-559-7670 Flatfish Island Designs 843-882-8123 Rush Dixon Architects 843-270-8943 Spivey Architects, Inc. 843-795-9370 Translations Design Studio 843-367-7367 Vinyet Architecture 843-619-7662 Barstools For the House - The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Basement and Crawlspace Lowcountry Basement Systems 912-826-0770 Bathroom Remodeling Bath Fitter 843-405-7013 Brytons Home Improvement 843-410-7577 Charleston Bath Experts 843-216-7551 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Blinds Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Louver Shop, The 843-722-0080 Builder Alair Homes of Charleston 843-296-8510 Arnett Custom Homes 843-271-8668 Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 CK Contracting 843-352-4975 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Icon Construction 843-296-9847 Insulsteel Of South Carolina 843-637-4311 JacksonBuilt Custom Homes 843-471-2310 Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes 843-881-3930 Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 Rooke Custom Homes 843-532-1328 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 Unique Constructors, LLC 843-795-1210 Watts Builders 843-200-2079 Building Materials Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Garden State Lumber 843-754-2556 Insulsteel of South Carolina 843-637-4311 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Cabinets Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Carpenter’s Restoration 843-884-3411 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Charleston Fine Cabinetry 843-425-8036 Classic Kitchens of Charleston 843-991-4207 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Jilco Kitchen & Bath 843-849-6465 Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 William C Pritchard Company, Inc. 843-889-1313 Ceramic Coating Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Closet & Organization Systems Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 California Closets 843-284-8828 Closet Factory 843-564-7811 Closets by Design 866-484-8130 HWC Custom Cabinetry 843-207-0750 Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191

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Countertops Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Eugenes Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 Sullivan’s Island Designs 843-469-1441 Glass Eco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling 843-554-6099 Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Garage Doors Jilco Kitchen & Bath 843-849-6465 All About Garage Doors and Openers 843-832-4304 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Overhead Door Co. of Charleston 843-767-0028 Pacific Shore Stones 843-744-5665 Precision Garage Door Service 843-628-5373 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131 Garage Floor Coatings Real Deal Countertops 866-707-1414 Carolina Flooring Specialists 843-725-8502 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 Stone Central 843-879-3278 Garage Organization Sullivan Custom Cabinets 843-554-5880 California Closets 843-284-8828 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 843-725-8502 Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Carolina Flooring Specialists Inspired Closets 843-557-1900 Decorative Hardware Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Garden Décor Moluf’s 843-723-4881 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Design / Build Gas Lanterns Allen Design, Inc. 843-709-7322 Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170 Insulsteel Of South Carolina 843-637-4311 Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Novella Homes 843-709-2505 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Generators Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 Charleston Electric, LLC 843-408-0245 Designer Gift Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 The Tree House 843-209-3335 Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 Grills Indigo Alley 843-779-6249 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Judy Bistany, Interior Design 803-600-8252 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Gutters Lauren Messina Interior Design 843-345-2660 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc. 800-290-6106 S. Bogan Designs 843-789-3743 Leafguard of the Lowcountry 843-376-5261 Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Sullivan’s Island Designs 843-469-1441 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Dock Resurfacing Hardscapes Acryfin Coatings Southeast 803-493-8539 Accu-Brick Paving Systems 843-821-0121 Drapes HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 843-901-4862 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Hardwood Floors Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Driveways and Walkways Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Accu-Brick Paving Systems 843-821-0121 Home & Garden HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 843-901-4862 Electrician The Tree House 843-209-3335 Charleston Electric, LLC 843-408-0245 Home Automation / Home Theater Fabrics / Upholstery Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Home Décor Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 GDC Home 843-571-5142 Candelabra 843-849-7775 Jeans Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Castleton Marketplace 843-422-3769 The Bed Swing 843-813-4040 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Fencing Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 GDC Home 843-571-5142 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Lyndon Leigh 843-352-7359 Fireplaces Maine Cottage 866-366-3505 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Flooring Terrace Oaks Antiques 843-795-9689 Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Home Energy Audit Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Palmetto Home Energy Audit, Inc. 843-607-4442 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Home Insurance Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 State Farm, Jessica Zelten 843-990-7960 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 House Plans Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 Crosby Creations Home Designs 843-514-7354 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Flatfish Island Designs 843-882-8123 Zeagler Farms Handcrafted Flooring 912-682-0002 Rush Dixon Architects 843-270-8943 Furniture Hurricane Shutters / Protection Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Armor Building Solutions 843-717-1746 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Holy City Shutters, LLC 843-789-4123 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Castleton Marketplace 843-422-3769 Muhler 843-572-9727 Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 HVAC (Heating and Air) CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Palmetto Home Energy Audit, Inc. 843-607-4442 Coralberry Cottage 843-884-2225 Indoor Air Quality Danco Modern Furniture 843-884-2256 Insulsteel Of South Carolina 843-637-4311 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Insulation For the House - The Barstool Shop 843-881-7073 Energy One America 843-388-6260 GDC Home 843-571-5142 Insurance State Farm, Jessica Zelten 843-990-7960 Hausful 843-203-6420 Interior Decorating Lyndon Leigh 843-352-7359 CHD Interiors 843-571-2446 Maine Cottage 866-366-3505 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby 843-388-0328 Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 Outside Is In 843-718-7181 GDC Home 843-571-5142 Palm Casual 843-881-0041

Indigo Alley 843-779-6249 CertaPro Painters of Charleston 843-870-7856 Judy Bistany Interior Design 803-600-8252 Koozer Painting 843-881-2212 KMD Interiors, LLC 843-819-8254 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Lauren Messina Interior Design 843-345-2660 Pergola Riverside Designers 843-377-2600 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 S. Bogan Designs 843-789-3743 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Southeastern Galleries 843-556-4663 Pest Control Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Mr. Critter 843-205-0551 Landscape Architect Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 REMARK Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Mosquito Nix 843-619-3033 Landscape Lighting Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Palmetto Mosquito Control 843-766-9701 Landscape Materials Plant Health Care Glass Eco Surfaces by Fisher Recycling 843-554-6099 Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 843-901-4862 Plumbing Fixtures Stack’s Nursery 843-832-4769 Gateway Supply Company 843-554-0450 Landscaping Moluf’s 843-723-4881 D.I.G. Landscape 843-327-8842 Pool and Spa Covers HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 843-901-4862 Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast 843-766-0289 Pool Maintenance Living Design Landscaping 843-640-3761 Lowcountry Pool House 843-886-8988 Landscape Architecture 843-952-7817 Professional Designer / Kitchens LED Lighting Indigo Alley 843-779-6249 Outdoor Lighting Perspectives 843-412-5874 Light Fixtures Strock Enterprise Design & Remodel, LLC 843-566-0250 Candelabra 843-849-7775 Propane Carolina Lanterns & Lighting 843-881-4170 M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 Charleston Lamp Company 843-763-9150 Remodeling Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 1st Class Painting 843-324-6006 Circa Lighting 843-937-5990 Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston 843-225-9344 Rick’s Lighting + Home 843-763-2282 Carpenter’s Restoration 843-884-3411 Steven Shell Living 843-216-3900 Charleston Cabinets, Inc. 843-554-7800 Lumber Cinder Creek Construction 843-768-0784 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 CK Contracting 843-352-4975 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Classic Remodeling & Construction 843-763-3297 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Delpino Custom Homes 843-818-4866 Mantles Harper Construction 843-737-4745 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Holy City Exteriors 843-647-8807 Marble / Stone Products Icon Construction 843-296-9847 AGM Imports 843-747-0088 Just Additions & Remodeling 843-352-7341 Eugenes Marble & Granite 843-573-9351 Kalman Construction 843-856-0515 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Precision Garage Door Service 843-258-3212 Pacific Shore Stones 843-744-5665 Priester’s Custom Contracting 843-200-8495 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131 Real Deal Countertops 866-707-1414 Real Deal Countertops 866-707-1414 SHELTER Custom-Built Living 843-471-1833 Stone Central 843-879-3278 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Universal Marble & Granite, Inc. 843-767-7779 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Vitoria International 843-760-2470 Stono Construction 843-805-4141 Millwork Strock Enterprise Design & Remodel, LLC 843-566-0250 Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Structures Building Company 843-856-6901 Garden State Lumber 843-754-2556 Sunview General Contracting and Solar 843-532-9157 Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653 Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations 843-442-0277 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Flippin’ Designer, The 843-801-3576 Mirrors Watts Builders 843-200-2079 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Retractable Awnings Charleston Lighting and Interiors 843-766-3055 Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Moisture Control Rugs Energy One America 843-388-6260 Aiden Fabrics 843-216-0008 Lowcountry Basement Systems 912-826-0770 Fine Rugs of Charleston 843-577-3386 Mold Prevention Roofing Energy One America 843-388-626 Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Outdoor Furniture Baker Roofing 888-585-1915 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Contract Exteriors 843-884-7010 Blu Cotton 843-793-2423 Harper Construction 843-737-4745 Charleston Amish Furniture 843-225-2513 Screens Outside Is In 843-718-7181 Armor Building Solutions 843-717-1746 Palm Casual 843-881-0041 Security Systems The Bed Swing 843-813-4040 Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 Outdoor Kitchens NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 843-886-8988 Shelving & Organization M & M Oil & Propane (The Fireplace) 843-402-7790 ShelfGenie 888-491-6191 Palmetto Outdoor Kitchens 843-216-0006 Shower Doors Quality First Exteriors 843-303-9438 Century Glass 843-614-4628 Southeast Kitchens 843-795-8809 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Paint Shutters Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings 843-884-1992 Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Sherwin-Williams Company 1-800-4Sherwin Armor Building Solutions 843-717-1746 Spectrum Paint 866-437-5863 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint 843-856-8255 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Paint Color Consultant Holy City Shutters, LLC 843-789-4123 Stallings Studio 252-327-6699 Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters 843-822-5519 Painter Louver Shop, The 843-722-0080 1st Class Painting 843-324-6006 Muhler 843-572-9727 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029

Siding Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc. 843-818-4569 Carolina Machine Finishing 843-760-0029 Contract Exteriors 843-884-7010 Holy City Exteriors 843-647-8807 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Universal Windows Direct 843-729-7711 Solar Sunview General Contracting and Solar 843-532-9157 Spas & Hot Tubs Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 Backyard Retreats, Inc. 843-856-0049 Blue Haven Pools 843-552-6000 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 843-886-8988 Michael Greer Pools 843-607-4739 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Structured Insulated Panels Insulsteel Of South Carolina 843-637-4311 Structured Wiring Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Sunrooms Express Sunrooms 843-501-0036 Muhler 843-572-9727 Special Additions, Inc. 843-851-2303 Swimming Pools Aqua Blue Pools 843-767-7665 Aquatica Pools and Spas 843-212-0014 Blue Haven Pools 843-552-6000 Clear Blue Pools, Inc. 843-300-4143 Heritage Pools, LLC 843-762-3417 Lowcountry Custom Pool & Spa 843-886-8988 Michael Greer Pools 843-607-4739 Paradise Pools & Spas 843-556-2920 Synthetic Turf Palmetto Moon Synthetic Turf 843-618-6611 Termite Contract Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 843-766-8298 Palmetto Exterminators 843-766-9701 Tile Buckhannon Tile + Design 843-881-8911 Carpet Baggers Carpet One 843-571-0013 Floor Coverings International of Charleston 843-695-7801 Flooring Factory 843-790-4354 Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc. 843-763-2161 Melcer Tile 843-744-5345 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc. 843-569-1131 Palmetto Tile Distributors, Inc. 843-266-8700 Tree Care Bartlett Tree Experts 843-556-8696 Water Features HLG Growers of the Lowcountry 843-901-4862 Whole House Audio Affinity Integrated Solutions/ADT Security Services 843-277-0777 NextGen Automated 843-871-8531 Window Treatments Advanced Window Fashions 843-881-8858 Best Buy Blinds 843-884-3454 Budget Blinds 843-856-9498 Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Louver Shop, The 843-722-0080 Maner Builders Supply Co. 843-552-0242 Windows / Doors Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc. 843-795-0150 Builders First Source 843-559-4190 Muhler 843-572-9727 Paradise Home Improvement 855-347-5199 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. 843-744-6281 Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions 843-410-0645 Universal Windows Direct 843-729-7711 Windows - Fogged Glass Replacement Century Glass 843-614-4628 Wood Refinishing Carpenter’s Restoration 843-884-3411 Workroom Jean’s Custom Workroom 843-225-1669 Wrought Iron Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks 803-655-5653

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