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Paula Rallis Content Creator and Owner of Paula Rallis Home Opens the Doors to Her Mt. Pleasant Abode to Dish on Vintage Finds, World Travels, and Interior Design

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CONTENTS

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Editor's Note Meet + Greet He Said / She Said Editor’s Finds of the Season Homework Crafted in Charleston Greenhouse H2OME Top Five Learning the Lingo Industry Profiles Your Money’s Worth Storage Solutions Watts Current Ask the Experts Change Makers Nature / Nurture Project Files Shop Talk Until Next Time

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Features 146 When France Met California

Walk through the doors of design maven Paula Rallis’ home and be transported to another place. Her dwelling showcases a collection of items from her travels, family heirlooms, and pieces from her store. Paula invited Charleston Home + Design into her updated ranch to discuss all things design, travel, and more.

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It’s that time of year again—the Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour is back in June.Take a sneak peek at the custom-built homes that will be featured on the tour and learn about the specs prior to visiting the homes and chatting with the builders.

Cover Photograph by Patrick Brickman

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Paula Rallis

Mark Regalbuto, co-owner of Renew Urban Charleston, opened the doors of his 1800’s home in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant to Charleston Home + Design, inviting us to follow him through the process of restoring the home to its original glory, with some modern touches to make it functional for life today.

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Browse our compilation of local bathrooms completed by Lowcountry pros. Whether you are looking to update the shower or completely redesign the powder room, there is something throughout these pages for everyone.

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Story of a Successful Project by The Audio Warehouse

B&W Theater Speakers hidden behind acoustically transparent cabinet doors Russ Pritchard, Owner of The Audio Warehouse

Lighting control was paramount for the same reason. There was little wall space available and no one wanted to see 4 to 6 gang switch plates. Lutron allowed us to scale these locations to a single gang switch. Controlling natural light with floor to ceiling glass was critical for privacy and glare in certain locations. Savant controlling shades blended in with the modern window designs and we were able to combine control into the lighting keypads for convenience. The security system monitors for water leaks, unsafe CO2 levels, intrusions and we can send alerts for doors left open. Cameras provide view of all entry points along with stored video footage.

The media room design was intended to offer a high-performance home theater experience from an unsuspecting dĂŠcor. B&W bookshelf speakers and subwoofer were hidden in a custom wall cabinet with acoustically transparent panels. Electronics were remotely located out of sight and the system can be controlled via a local handheld remote or mobile app. Smart homes today require a robust WiFi network covering uses ranging from email and web surfing to streaming 4K video and local devices talking to each other. To get proper coverage and a strong signal throughout the home, wireless access points had to be planned out in advance. A well-designed smart home should have a single control system that ties all lighting, shades, cameras, music and TV controls into one simple easy to use interface. In this case, we used Savant which provides an easy to use interface consistent in look and operation across all remotes, mobile phone apps and touch pads.

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or any project, structured wiring is the foundation for technology in a home. This project was particularly challenging because of the exposed steel and concrete surfaces. We had to get creative to hide fiber, data and A/V wiring to all desired locations.


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EDITOR’S NOTE

S easons of Evolution

ning projects completed by Lowcountry pros. With so many facets to a bathroom design, working with professionals to help choose each finish is the way to go. Throughout the pages of this feature, you’ll find local contractors who will help make your dream bathroom a reality. Mark Regalbuto, co-owner of Renew Urban, has taken on a historic renovation in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant. His expertise on restoring these old homes earned him a spot on This Old House when it was filmed in Charleston in 2017. Now, he is remodeling a home for his family. The 1860 dwelling will be given new life while also showcasing original features. Mark has welcomed us along for the journey. ‘His Old House’ is just the beginning. As spring is often a season of change, our cover Paula Rallis has recently entered a new stage in her life—motherhood. As a home expert (she flips houses with her husband and owns a décor retail store) Paula has spent the last several years mastering her style, which she describes as Parisian Surfer. When she and her husband bought their Mt. Pleasant ranch, she was thrilled to create a space where she would bring her daughter home from the hospital. Paula sat down with the CH + D team to chat about everyday ‘balance’, entering a new phase of life, design, her store, and what’s next.

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pring time is always a refreshing period. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, and people just seem happier. When it comes to the home, spring is often a good time to do work around the house —paint the exterior, get new furniture, remodel the bathroom. We spend so much time in our homes, we want them to be reflective of our style, and the functionality that we require in our daily lives. Bathrooms are one of the most popular places to remodel, whether that be with a fresh coat of paint or a full overhaul.

Another piece in this edition includes the homes you can visit at the 2020 Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour. These homes, built by custom builders throughout the Lowcountry, are open to the public to walk through and speak with the contractors about the project. Throughout this issue I hope you are inspired, not only by the pictures you see, but also by the stories you hear of the human experience. Happy searching!

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MEET + GREET

Water Quality Know-How A quick chat with Southlantic Water Systems, about

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the state of home water systems and what’s in store for the future.

How did Southlantic get started? How many employees do you currently have serving the Charleston area? Southlantic Water Systems has been serving the water treatment needs of the Carolinas since 1978. We came into business when our founders saw a growing concern with the water quality in the Carolinas. As an Ecowater dealer, we provide sales, rentals, and service for residential, commercial, industrial, and medical water purification, and air purification systems. Our products and services include water softeners, drinking water systems, filters, service, and water testing. We currently have three to five employees in the Charleston area with plans to open up a second location in the coming year.

What is the benefit most customers are surprised about when it comes to a whole house water filtration system? They are most surprised at the difference that a whole house system makes. The most common thing we hear is, “I didn’t know my water was that bad” or, “I didn’t know my water could be this good.”

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Has smart phone technology met home water systems? How? Yes, it has. Our water treatment now has Wi-Fi technology, which allows you to see your water usage anywhere in the world. It will send you real time alerts of continuous or excessive water usage.

What do you anticipate as the next advancement in residential water purification? Ecowater has some exciting new features that will be coming this year. They are designing leak detection systems that you can place anywhere in your home. For example, you can place them by your water heater, dishwasher, washing machine, kitchen sink, and if it detects any moisture, it will send an alert to your smart device. This will brings a lot of value to our residential customers knowing that they have 24/7 leak detection available. For more information, call Southlantic Water Systems at (843) 273-6979 or visit southlantic.com.


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Get Ready to Play and Unwind A home pool and spa is an activity and entertainment retreat all in one. Hear how Michael and Jessie Gesmond of Heritage Pools create and enjoy their own backyard oasis.

He Said: Michael Said: My favorite place to relax is in the pool. The pool at our home is long enough and allows for me to swim, plus utilize the entire area. Our customized tanning ledge is shallow enough for our young son, Lincoln, to sit and play on.

Michael Said: I like freeform, unique, and fun shaped pools. Those types of pools are my favorite to design because we can really bring out a family’s personality with the shape of a pool. As far as the design, it also depends on how you are planning to use your pool. Michael Said: I always hope to get some exercise when I am using our pool! Our two golden retrievers, Sully and Maui, enjoy the pool as much as we do. We spend many hours during swim season in our backyard enjoying the water and grilling out with family and friends.

She Said: Spa or Pool?

Pool Shape & Decking Option?

Pool Use: Respite or Exercise?

Jessie Said: My favorite place to relax would be in a spa. The peaceful sounds of the water create a tranquil effect as the massage jets work away stress and aches. We did not build a spa with our pool, but I believe we should add one this summer.

Jessie Said: I lean more towards the classy, chic, and elegant rectangle pool with marble or travertine decking. We have built many beautiful pools and backyard oasis’. When we build new pools, I envision the area becoming a part of everyday life. Jessie Said: My main goal when utilizing our pool is to work on my tan, rest, and relax. I believe anytime you are near water, whether it’s a swimming pool or the ocean, the sound and sight of water calm you. Lincoln loves the water too, so I guess I’m getting exercise as well.

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IT IS SAID THAT WHAT WAS ONCE POPULAR ALWAYS COMES BACK IN STYLE, AND WE FIND THAT STATEMENT IS TRUE IN HOME DÉCOR AS WELL. MANY HOMEOWNERS ARE NODDING TO THE PAST WITH VINTAGEINSPIRED DÉCOR.

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HOMEWORK

At Home With

Emily Stallings of Stallings Studio Considering every element in relation to one another is something that Emily Stallings of Stallings Studio focuses on when designing her client’s spaces. She’s now done that in her own home while re-imagining spaces to transform into something new and different.

1 The outdoor lounge area is a gathering

spot meant to enjoy the marsh views. A large sofa and swinging egg chair provide enough seating for the family of four and their adorable pup. Emily selected each component simultaneously to ensure that it was a well-designed space.

2 The dining room also offers uninterrupted

sitelines of the marsh beyond. The blue color palette seen in the outdoor area is carried into the dining room with subtle shade differences to create a cohesive aesthetic. While most family meals are enjoyed alfresco style, the indoor dining room provides a large space for more formal gatherings.

3 A large sink in the kitchen was a must-

have for optimal functionality. Emily’s husband Blake loves to cook, so having a lot of space to prepare meals was nonnegotiable. The oversized sink also serves as a place to clean and cut fresh flowers that are always a staple in the Stallings household.

4 To create a welcoming entryway, Emily

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mixed a variety of materials with different textures for a dynamic, layered look. Continuing with hues of blue, Emily designed an area that was casual and bright to invite guests into the home. The right color palette and Emily’s understanding of the room’s layout allowed her to properly cultivate the right entryway for her modern, coastal home. For more information, call Stallings Studio at (252) 327-6699 or visit stallingsstudio.com.

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CRAFTED IN CHARLESTON

Fulfilling a Father’s Lesson Kevin Kalman learned the home building trade from his father on the island of Nantucket. In 1988, Kevin formed Kalman Construction with his wife, Betsy. Together, they began building custom homes for summer residents and restoring old whaling captains' homes. In 1996, the Kalman’s moved the company to Charleston.

The Craftsman:

Dick Kalman used to tell his sons, “Showing up is 90 percent of a job.” His advice to Kevin has held firm as Kalman Construction has successfully adjusted to changing markets.

His Process:

Kevin’s approach has remained consistent throughout his career. “To produce a desired result on time and budget, there still is a process to follow no mater if you’re in Nantucket or Charleston,” he says. “I do think our experience of working on homes in adverse weather conditions has helped. We get calls every week to solve someone’s water intrusion problem, and most of the time it’s a solution I learned in Nantucket.”

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Interestingly, what began as differences morphed into similarities. “Nantucket has very stringent design requirements for building in a historic district, coupled with a complex permitting process,” Kevin notes. “Learning to successfully navigate the challenges of designing and building under these circumstances on Nantucket allowed us to transition fairly easily to Charleston.”

His Philosophy:

“When we started here everyone was a specialist, and not to the betterment of the craft. We have always done everything from fixing the fence next door to building a multi-million-dollar home. We still do small jobs—they invariably lead to big jobs,” says Kevin Kalman. For more information, call Kalman Construction at (843) 856-0515 or visit kalmanconstruction.com.

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(top) Regardless of the size or location, each project is built by following a specific process. (below left) Kevin Kalman prides himself on working tirelessly with his clients to build their dream home. (below right) Betsy Kalman is known for creating distinctive mosaic art for area homes.


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GREENHOUSE

Acclaim for Reclaiming When it comes to kitchens, the question is always whether to reuse and reclaim or start from scratch. As more customers are being educated about what goes in and around their homes and how it affects the environment, Carpenter’s Restoration is a smart option. “The fact that the demand for cabinet refinishes is on the rise speaks to a growing class of people who are both environmentally and fiscally responsible,” says Carpenter’s Restoration’s Brian Smyth. “It’s a win/win.”

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According to Brian, there are three major benefits to choosing refinishing rather than a complete renovation. It’s cheaper; it’s quicker with less interruption in the customer’s life; and because there’s less waste, it’s better for the environment. Carpenter’s Restoration is one of the only local companies that mix and spray low VOC (volatile organic compounds), fast curing finishes on all of their kitchen refinishes. Roughly 50 percent of their projects are refinished and resprays, Brian notes. For more information, call Carpenter’s Restoration at (843) 884-3411 or visit carpentersrestoration.com.

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The Right Direction

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Woodworkers are often at a crossroads when it comes to staying green. With the rise of demand for their products, they are seeking ways to fill orders, while reducing their carbon footprint and limiting the amount of trees they are cutting down. Isaac Moyer of Moyer Woodworking is taking steps to becoming more environmentally conscious. He reduces the amount of energy he uses by working in a shop that is not temperature controlled. Four large skylights allow for tons of natural light to work in. “If it’s sunny out, I don’t need to turn lights on at all,” Isaac says. Another way

he stays green is by only using materials he sources himself. By using wood that has fallen on its own—rather than cutting healthy live trees down—he is leaving very little impact on the environment. He also does a lot of reclaiming, ensuring nothing goes to waste and everything is used. Even sawdust and scraps don’t get thrown out, but turned into compost. These little steps in the right direction keep Moyer Woodworking green and waste free. For more information, call Isaac Moyer Woodworking at (717) 507-5542 or visit moyerwoodworking.com.


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the hydrostatic pressure is reduced. Builder’s FirstSource sells these vents into the foundation of your home, protecting what you love while helping to reduce your flood insurance premiums. For more information, call Builder’s FirstSource at (843) 559-4190 or visit bldr.com.

The Lowcountry air is full of pollen, germs, and other pollutants that put residents’ health at risk every day and some of these pollutants can even cause the growth of mold inside their homes. Selecting the right air purifier can help reduce and even eliminate germs and mold growth. Airbox Air Purifiers carries a wide selection of purifiers to fit every customer’s need. The Germ Protection filters are embedded with advanced anti-microbial technology to filter out mold spores, germs and airborne viruses. Their Odor shield filter will help to eradicate odor that can come from pets and cooking to give your home a fresh, clean smell. Airbox Air Purifiers is also one of the only purifier companies to use a Certified High-Efficiency 80 • CH+D • Spring 2020

Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that captures and eliminates all harmful particles, leaving the air in your home safe and breathable. Airbox Air Purifiers offers a unique Clean Air For Life program which allows you to choose filter combinations that fit your personal needs and will auto ship filters right to your door so that you’re always protected from odor, mold, and germs without having to remember to order your filters. Whether it’s the kitchen, children’s room, or recreation room, it’s important to keep the air in your home clean and pollutant free for your family. For more information, call Airbox Air Purifiers at (512) 968-5496 or visit airboxairpurifier.com.

Story by Rachael Lohlar • Photography by Callie Cranford

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5

Essentials for Incorporating

A Single Print Room into Your Home Opting for a room with one print throughout is becoming more popular. We’ve gathered five great options to bring this unique aspect to your home.

1 BERGAMO ICE A floral pattern with fronds is a perfect for a lounge chair in the sunroom or sofa in a formal sitting room.

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CLAUDIA HENNA This medallion print is on the bolder side but combined with the earthy rust color, offers a pattern that would be welcomed in a variety of spaces.

LOTUS GARDEN A green base with hues of blue and pink creates a versatile fabric to use for various upholstered items.

NANJING Landscapes are a popular print seen in design. This Asian-inspired pattern in a simple color makes for statement curtains or a statement wallpaper for the dining room.

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CITRUS GARDEN This citrus print is adorable for a little girls room. It can be used as a wallpaper or a fabric on bedding, pillows, or chairs.

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View Point Whether you’re building a new home or replacing a few windows, it’s important to know the basics about this foundational aspect of your residence. Here’s a look at descriptions of some of today’s most common options from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

Double-Hung

windows feature sashes that move up and down vertically to allow for ventilation. The top sash can be lowered to let heat out or fresh air in. In a single-hung window, the top sash is permanently fixed in place, and the bottom sash opens and closes vertically to allow for fresh airflow.

Hopper

windows tilt in, like the type of windows sometimes used in basement applications, or in window groupings.

Casement Windows

Casement windows are attached to the side of the window frame with hinges. They typically have a crank or handle to open outward or inward. Casement windows are popular in Europe and in many high-end homes here in the U.S.

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Transom

windows may open to let in fresh air or be permanently fixed in place. They are typically installed above other windows or doors, to give the illusion of larger windows, or to create the look of a window wall. Transom windows are sometimes installed over doors, often in older homes with taller ceiling heights to allow for air flow from room to room.

Bow / Bay

windows extend at angles outside of a home’s walls to add architectural interest. The difference between a bay and a bow window is the degree of angles. Bay windows often include greater angles and typically range from two to three or four windows. Bow windows curve more gracefully at smaller degree angles and feature more windows. Bay or bow windows may also include a window seat or display space.

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LEARNING THE LINGO


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INDUSTRY PROFILES

Building Blocks

BUILDER:

Ryan Butler COMPANY:

SHELTER Custom-Built Living CREDENTIALS:

At a young age Ryan Butler was working on his father’s job sites. On those projects he found his passion for custom home building. Determined to be a second generation builder, Ryan pursued a degree in Construction Management and received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. After making a name for himself in the industry for 14 years, Ryan founded SHELTER Custom-Built Living.

When planning this home, what were some of the most important features that it needed to include? Our clients wanted the addition of their new structure connected to their home, via a covered walkway. They requested the new structure to meld well with the original house, so our build-design team took the current home’s exterior and interior details and developed an updated vision using the existing design details. They also wanted a lot of bathroom storage and a custom spiral staircase.

What technology did you use to keep the homeowners up to date on plans? We currently use BuilderTrend, QuickBooks, CAD, Sketch Up, and Photoshop. We are getting ready to roll out CoConstruct as well.

What tips do you give potential clients looking to embark on a custom home building journey? Research your potential builder (licensed and insured, check guild quality rating, ask for referrals, check with your local homeowner’s association to ensure they are in good standing), know what is and is not specified in your build contract, and most importantly, select a builder you trust. For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit sheltercustombuiltliving.com.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman


INDUSTRY PROFILES

Architects + Archetypes

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

J.R. Kramer COMPANY:

REMARK Landscape Architecture CREDENTIALS:

J.R. Kramer grew up in rural northeast Ohio where he was surrounded by rolling meadows and woods, cultivated fields, and industrialized urban areas that influenced his understanding and appreciation of natural environments. While stationed in Charleston during his time in the Air Force, J.R. fell in love with the gardens of the Lowcountry. He earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia and has been working on beautifying area landscapes ever since.

What were the homeowner’s initial goals when you started this project? The goals were to create a unique design that merged with the natural environment and modern architecture. The goals never changed, but the design evolved and the final design brought the architecture into the landscape with the use of the corten steel walls.

How did you use your skills as a landscape architect to ensure that this project was completed the way the homeowners expected? As with every project, there was an in-depth study of the existing conditions which included the hydrology of the site, the ecosystems, and micro-climates to ensure the proposed drainage and planting would perform as designed. There was considerable thought concerning the hardscape design and how it reflected and complemented the architecture of the home and would provide a functional and aesthetically pleasing design.

What are some of the challenges that homeowners face with landscaping in the Lowcountry? Some of the biggest challenges are dealing with stormwater and more frequent flooding. Depending on where you are located, this may also mean salt water intrusion in the soils. With salt intrusion, the proper plant selection is critical to ensure a successful planting design. For more information, call REMARK Landscape Architecture at (843) 952-7817 or visit remarkstudiollc.com.

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Story by Alli Stienke • Photography by Callie Cranford


INDUSTRY PROFILES

Inspired Interiors

DESIGNER:

Bobbi Jo Engelby COMPANY:

Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby CREDENTIALS:

Bobbi Jo Engelby holds a BFA in Interior Design from Ray College of Design in Chicago, Illinois. In 2004, the Chicago Daily Herald voted her the “Next Martha Stewart.” Originally from Illinois, Bobbi Jo and her family moved to Charleston in 2011. After struggling to find modern furniture for her own home and clients, Engelby opened Domain Interiors in 2013.

What were some of the homeowner’s design goals? Easy livability! This couple wanted to update their master bedroom and bathroom. They were aiming to add pattern and texture to create a clean, modern, coastal look. A family with young children, they also needed something that was unfussy and durable. They choose an overall look that was neutral: blues, grays, and browns—with little pops of color.

How do you bring something special to a neutral palette? You can be neutral, but that doesn’t mean flat paint. This couple continued the same colors in the bedroom and bathroom. They selected grasscloth wallpaper in the bedroom and a snakeskin pattern vinyl product in the bathroom. I always suggest vinyl wallpaper in bathrooms, as it’s not affected by water and steam. Plus, today’s products are beautiful—and have advanced far beyond earlier decades.

What advice do you give clients looking to update their homes? In shared spaces, always look for common ground. Texture is a great place to add interest to a room, and is a treatment that doesn’t read too feminine or masculine. Textured wallpapers, grasscloth, hammered metal, and panel wall murals are all great ways to add interest and personality. For more information, call Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby at (843) 388-0328 or visit domainmtp.com.

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Story by Alli Steinke • Photos Provided by Port City Elevators

YOUR MONEY’S WORTH

Taking a Look at the Cost of

In Home Elevators Adding an elevator to your home provides easy access to carry groceries inside and offers peace of mind when thinking about aging in place.

Ease of Access

When building a forever home, residents should think about how they can get the most out of their dwellings over the years. Selecting products that will last, and will assist them in everyday life, is often of top priority. Installing an elevator provides multiple benefits for homeowners, one of which being the ease of access. Multi-level homes in the Lowcountry are often also on stilts which adds an extra floor just to get to the main level. An elevator makes it easier to carry in groceries, luggage, and other larger items that might pose a challenge if carrying up multiple levels of stairs.

Age in Place

Elevators also make it simpler for homeowners to age in place. Aging in place is something many homeowners are now considering when purchasing homes. They want to ensure that as they get older, they will still be able to use their home to its full capacity. By installing an elevator, residents can avoid the stairs if needed. In addition to the elevator benefiting full-time residents, it’s also helpful when grandparents come to visit. 92 • CH+D • Spring 2020

Variety of Styles

As with homes, there are a wide range of different styles for elevators. An in-line drive elevator does not require a separate machine room, and is best suited for coastal areas. It is also energy efficient and operates in a smooth and quiet manner. Pneumatic vacuum elevators are good options as they require less space. They also offer an architectural and modern look with a fully panoramic view without cables or pistons that block sitelines. Hydraulic elevators use a hydraulic piston to move the elevator cab. They do require a separate machine room for the tank and controller. The final type of elevator offered at Port City Elevator is a winding drum. Winding drums lift the elevator cab by winding a cable around a drum. The drum can be mounted in a machine room or in the shaft, so depending on space, there are a couple of options. For more information, call Port City Elevator at (843) 729-1006 or visit portcityelevator.com.


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Storage Style

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Home Etiquette Synching your space with your lifestyle takes attention. Tiffany Miller of Home Etiquette offers just that. She works with clients to create spaces that not only look good, but function for the entire family.

The Setting:

Limited square footage doesn’t mean giving up the things you love. A two-bedroom home with an amazing view feels peaceful and well outfitted with a space for everything. Even the guest room feels like a hotel experience, with every item visitors could need and more.

Pamper Your Pups

The Solution:

The pantry is organized with style and symmetry—a black and white palette, with natural textures woven in between. The refrigerator is all about easy access with clear bins that store like items. Having these containers makes the design not only attractive, but sustainable. A bin storing all baking items means easy access and clean up.

With an eye toward spatial and floor planning, Tiffany works with clients and their families to provide organizing, event, and staging services. Her pragmatic approach means there’s a place for the most up-to-date furnishings as well as vintage items. “My philosophy is you can make anything work,” explains Tiffany. “Your antiques can fit and your favorite coffee mug can too—you should have things out that matter to you.” For more information, call Home Etiquette at (843) 818-3232 or visit homeetiquette.com.

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Space in Pairs

A System for Supplies Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Patrick Brickman

A television cabinet doubles as office storage, with compartments that keep wires and supplies neatly corralled. In the guest room, a beautiful basket welcomes visitors with extra blankets and towels; cozy bathrobes hang in the closet.


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WATTS CURRENT

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography Provided by sonnen

Battery Powered Homes With intelligent energy storage, customers can take their smart homes to the next level.

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omeowners can store power using intelligent batteries—enabling them to reduce their utility rates and depend less on traditional energy sources, and obtain peace of mind with energy independence. This was the topic of a recent Charleston Home + Design Show Architect’s Symposium. The Audio Warehouse’s Russ Pritchard presented at the event. He is a founding member of the Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and an authority on the latest home technology solutions. The Audio Warehouse began partnering with sonnen in March 2019 to address some of the common issues property owners face living on the coast. “While we see our clients interest grow in smart power management, the majority of our clients are impacted daily by brief power outages, sags, and swells in the quality of power delivered to their homes,” Russ explains. “We’ve been using smart UPS battery backups to isolate sensitive gear like networks, for example, to make 96 • CH+D • Spring 2020

Internet and the local networks more reliable. With sonnen intelligent energy storage, we can provide this feature to a much wider range of systems.” At the event, Pritchard explained that the sonnen battery can work with new or existing solar systems and is warrantied to last 15 years, or through 15,000 cycles. The battery can also maintain its charge via generator or from the grid. And when it is replacement time, the company utilizes a certified R2 recycler and recommends customers do the same. “The most impressive feature of the system design we recommend comes

from the use of a feature called Dynamic Load Management,” describes Russ. “This allows the user to select which loads they want to power at that moment, eliminating the need to preselect only the loads that the backup system can power due to wattage limitations.” More and more homeowners are using smart technology to monitor and run their homes—from thermostats to powered window treatments, lighting to security systems. Perhaps the most comprehensive tool comes from smart energy management. While still in the early stages in the United States, a growing number of residents are moving to solar and battery power to reduce their utility rates, rely less on traditional energy sources, and limit outages. Check with a tax professional about tax credits available to help pay for battery installation— there are eligibility requirements.

Homeowners are seeking ways to reduce utility rates, limit outages, and rely less on traditional energy sources.

For more information, call The Audio Warehouse at (843) 571-0535 or visit theaudiowarehouse.com.


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ASK THE EXPERTS

Products that Stand the Test of Weather—and Time Admired for their knowledge and expertise, these home specialists give us the low-down on current topics.

Why are impact rated windows beneficial for homeowners?

Matt Nash Top Tier Home Improvement

The biggest thing our customers are looking for is the efficiency of the product. Our Sunrise Coastal Line is a composite reinforced window. It comes in at DP-60 [design pressure rating which represents the ability to withstand a given amount of wind load] and is rated to withstand up to a category 4 hurricane. We combine that with our high-impact 10 mill glass. You

join those two things and you still have the beauty and the aesthetics of the window, but also the performance component as well. Impact windows are a little bit more expensive, but give you the luxury of heading out [in a storm] and not having to worry about your windows or shutters or a big sheet of plywood.

For more information, call Top Tier Home Improvement at (843) 847-6471 or visit toptiercharleston.com.

What does it mean to wind load a garage door? It’s a terminology that refers to designing and installing a product that can withstand extreme forces like hurricanes or storms. We wind load the doors to 130 miles an hour, which is a little bit above the code [for hurricane conditions]. It’s

something that’s going to help you down the road when we get bad weather. We all live here in the Lowcountry and we want to make sure the doors look good and also last. Now, it’s starting to become a standard practice to upgrade your door.

For more information, call All About Garage Doors at (843) 832-4304 or visit aagdcharleston.com.

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Mostly what we sell is either the solid PVC or the wood shutter. Our most popular product is a solid PVC shutter. It looks identical to our wood shutter, but it’s less expensive and is an unbelievably durable product. We put it outside and

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on porches. These shutters are extremely hard-wearing and look great. They are similar to the hard plastic of PVC pipe, but are painted, just like we paint our wood products.

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

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CHANGE MAKERS

Building a Community After getting involved with East Cooper Habitat for Humanity through the Charleston Home Builders Association, Steven Kendrick of Structures Building Company was hooked. Over the years, Steven and his team have completed three Builder Blitz homes, which means they build the entire house as a company along with loyal trade and supply partners. They have also been part of building an instant neighborhood in a week, where five builders got together to complete construction. Steven has spent nine years on the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity board offering his expertise on decision making, direction on purchasing property, and finding different sponsors to donate to or be a part of events. Now, Structures’ Operations Manager, Deborah Way, is a board member. Having a Structures representative on the board rounds out

(above) A build site is filled with contractors, including Structures Building Company, and the homeowners who put in hours of sweat equity.

the varying professions they have to create a diverse board, some of which include architects, other builders, real estate agents, and attorneys. Deborah continues the work that Steven did on the board by helping promote and raise money for events, forming relationships

with the families they help, and collaborating with contractors to build the homes. For more information, call Structures Building Company at (843) 856-6901 or visit structures.net.

Walking and Organizing: Giving Back to Local Non-Profits Driven by the desire to give back to their local community, the team at Atlantic Shield Insurance Group focuses their efforts on two organizations in the Lowcountry—HALOS and Water Mission International. These organizations are particularly special to Atlantic Shield Insurance Group because they see and experience the impact that these organizations have in the community.

(above) The Atlantic Shield team and their families participating in the Walk for Water. (below) Each year the staff supports the Halos Back to School Drive.

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The mission of HALOS is to provide support and advocacy to abused and neglected children and caregivers. Each year, Atlantic Shield supports the HALOS back to school and

Christmas drives. In addition to their support of HALOS, Water Mission also receives generous assistance from Atlantic Shield. Each year, the employees and families of Atlantic Shield participate in the Walk for Water which aims to raise $350,000 to end the global water crisis. It’s one way to support this mission and team build at the same time. While they give back to several local charities annually, HALOS and Water Mission International hold a special place in their hearts. For more information, call Atlantic Shield Insurance Group at (843) 856-2909 or visit atlanticshield.com.


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NATURE / NURTURE

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Spotlight 2: Natural stone paths offer inviting walks through the landscape to cozy sanctuaries or retreats. Spotlight 3: Camellias are great to plant in the Spring months in the south. They grow and bloom better in the shade and provide a vibrant pop of color in your landscape.

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Space Sense About This Project: To make the best use of the landscape space available, ornamental plants, trees, and other flora was used to line the different areas of this yard. Spotlight 1: A narrow walkway meant that the plants couldn’t be overpowering, so trees and simple flora that wouldn’t block the way were selected. Spotlight 2: Pairing together shades of green with purples and reds, along with different plant species, brightens up the space and beckons conversation about chosen species. Spotlight 3: Stacked pavers create extra height for a custom plant stand. This lush green flora is sitting high and welcoming visitors into the home. For more information, call HLG Growers at (843) 901-4862 or visit hlggrowers.com.

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Light ‘Em Up About This Project: Landscape lighting not only makes this property look pretty at night, but also helps provide safety around the home. Spotlight 1: Underlighting helps people see more clearly and safely up the stairs at night. Spotlight 2: All of the lighting around the plants surrounding the pool make it so bright that the pool lights don’t even need to be on. Spotlight 3: Lighting the entire exterior of the home ensures that everyone knows you're home, deterring burglars. For more information, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives at (843) 412-5874 or visit charleston.outdoorlights.com.

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Detailed Design About This Project: Paying close attention to details and the materials led to a simple yet stunning yard. Spotlight 1: In order to maintain a natural look, brick and stone chips were used in the driveway, rather than filling it with cement. Spotlight 2: A unique rock serves as the perfect planter for some colorful flora to grow in. Spotlight 3: The paver walkway was carefully thought out to coordinate with the brick wall and to ensure that the natural flow of the yard wasn’t interrupted. For more information, call Living Designs Landscaping at (843) 640-3761 or visit livingdesignslandscaping.com.

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PROJECT FILES

A House with Harmony An architect collaborates with experienced homeowners to create a space that’s as functional as it is beautiful.

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PROJECT FILES

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fallen oak tree marks the entrance to Doug and Kristine Robinson’s home on Spring Island in Beaufort County. Smaller trees sprout from its roots and a water feature flows around its mighty trunk. The result is a feeling of Zen that leads you into their newly built home. Liz Baker, founder of Translations Design Studio, is the couple’s architect. “A well designed custom home is a storybook of the people who live there,” Liz says. “The Robinson’s home illustrates a traditional vernacular with a nautical influence and blend of the outdoors in organic harmony.” “In their home, you sense the cohesiveness of Doug and Kristine’s relationship, punctuated with their individual uniqueness,” describes Liz. “Her green thumb, talent for cooking, and love for animals—especially dogs,

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combined with his eye for detail, craftsman skills, and intellectual order flow and function beautifully on a daily basis for the two of them. Yet it can seamlessly transform to accommodate family and friends as well.” Kristine discovered Liz on Houzz. She was drawn to her Lowcountry style, and her substance over flash, she jokes. Together Liz, Kristine, and Doug talked through what they envisioned for their one-level home, with an adjoining garage and guest cottage. For Doug, he knew Liz was the right architect when he saw how she incorporated the guest room in their main home. “It’s in its own wing of the house; her design provided a great way to offer privacy for friends and family,” he explains. “Liz is a good translator and mediator,” adds Doug. Within three weeks, their discussions led to plans that

Architect Liz Baker of Translations Design Studio


(above) This enviable pet palace speaks to the homeowner’s love of animals. The pet door and separately fenced area ensures the yard works for all of the home’s residents. (bottom left) Kristine and Doug are avid cooks, so Liz’s design had to provide ample storage and prep space. (bottom right) High ceilings give this one-level home an expansive feel that offers the homeowners multiple places to display their eclectic art collection.

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(left) Appliance cubbies and appliance garage cabinets keep the countertops neat and clean. (top right) The reclaimed wood countertops featured in this bathroom are a staple piece and show the craftsmanship of the creator. (bottom right) A study in compromise. Doug’s “dishwashing sink” is in his favorite material: enamel, while the main sink is stainless, Kristine’s preference.

Kristine is quick to say were “shockingly close” to the final blueprints. Doug has a lifetime of building industry experience and the couple had built a custom home in Charlotte about four years ago. They knew what they wanted (and didn’t) and what was possible. So much so that Doug set up an on-site workshop to add some of the finishing touches. The wood beams in the cupola and reclaimed wood bathroom countertops show his craftsmanship.

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Kristine is all about the kitchen and the functionality of a home. She says she’s not organized by nature, so she looks for design that helps her keep things in place. Case in point: the pet area. A wall of cabinets hides food, treats, bathing supplies, and even a children’s size commode, because as Kristine jokes, “dogs love to drink out of the toilet.” The kitchen was designed for two sinks and two islands, one of which is crowned with a huge butcher block. Doug’s favorite spaces are the massive porch with a

full outdoor kitchen and his wine room. “For me, it’s the tyranny of choice—when you start with a blank canvas there are so many choices,” Doug says. “It’s good to have someone guide you through it, synthesize it, and make sure you’ve covered all the bases. Liz was able to pull our ideas together and keep us on a path.”✴ For more information, call Translations Design Studio at (843) 367-7367 or visit translationsdesign.com.


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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Perfect Partnership How choosing plumbing fixtures can be fun and why forging trusted relationships with your builder and suppliers is paramount.

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Mt. Pleasant couple chose Coleman Builders to construct their family’s home in the charming, tree-filled Hibben neighborhood. This custom builder prides itself on a personal touch. Co-owner and in-house design coordinator, April Coleman guides customers through the design and selection process. Her go to partner for all plumbing fixtures? “We’ve always worked with Moluf’s.” In business since 1941, Moluf’s is a three-generation family business that offers sinks, faucets, tubs, vanities, and accessories. Moluf’s Jessica Markley describes the process of working with builders and homeowners. “Initially, we will set up an appointment with the builder and their clients. Then the group gets together and we walk everyone through the showroom and explain the

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brands, styles, and finishes and answer any questions the clients might have.” What’s first in a new home? “We usually like to start with kitchen selections to get the ball rolling and then work our way to the bathrooms,” says Jessica. “Our sales staff makes a list of each room that needs plumbing fixtures. Throughout the meeting with the client we make sure each area is accounted for; next we prepare the quote and specification book. The client is then able to review everything with their builder and make any necessary changes or keep the initial selections.” In terms of partnerships, Jessica notes that working with Coleman Builders is a pleasure, in part because they are fully staffed, prepared, and knowledgeable. “From Allen and Chris in the field, to April helping with

Jessica Markley of Moluf’s


(above) A butler’s pantry carries its own style weight with a hammered steel sink and brass faucet. (bottom left) Function and style make this space work for a young family. (bottom right) The oversized island sink keeps the cook part of the conversation, with a view that flows into the open family room.

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Sleek Style Polished chrome and a large soaking tub bring a resort feeling to this spacious en suite.

coordination and design, Coleman Builders makes what can be an overwhelming process for clients building their dream home a fun and pleasurable experience.” For Jessica, this Mt. Pleasant project was exciting to work on because the homeowner wanted to use her choice finish: polished chrome. For the most part, she used polished chrome throughout her project and then popped in some brass accents. “This is my favorite finish because it is the most durable, easiest to accent with, and is timeless. The homeowner even brought in a special light she was working with so we could match up a brass faucet for her scullery. It turned out amazing!” Overall, Jessica advises new homeowners: “Do not let the process be overwhelming. Visit a professional for each area of your home to make selections. We have all been trained in our specific field and have answers and advice specific to your needs.” When visiting the showroom, Jessica asks her clients a lot of questions. “This helps me gauge their style preferences and their budget. From there I am able to pull products to show them and make the process a little less stressful. Walking into Moluf’s and seeing all of the faucets can be a little overwhelming, so we try and help them narrow it down by style, finish, and price point.”✴ For more information, call Moluf’s at (843) 723-4881 or visit molufs.com.

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Perfect Powder Room A partnership with Shannon Darby Design aided in creating a cohesive scheme in each space. The powder room features a wall mounted faucet that pairs with the other design elements for a clean, modern look with a fun touch in the wallpaper.


Brass Cross Handle Faucet

Stand Out Sophistication Modern elegance resounds in this guest bath that combines brass accents, shiplap walls, and richly colored cabinetry.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Minimal Maintenance With a desire to elongate the life of their home’s exterior, these Lowcountry homeowners worked with professionals to determine the best coating for their dwelling.

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eneral wear and tear of the exterior of your home is inevitable. With the ever-changing elements of the Lowcountry climate, it’s important to maintain the exterior so that your property will stand strong for years to come. Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings helped these Charleston residents protect their investment. “We provide a solution for the endless painting cycle,” explains Elisha Rosa, co-owner of Rhino Shield. “Rhino Shield is an exterior ceramic coating product that is applied to the painted areas of your home. It looks like rich, fresh paint and comes with a 25 year warranty against cracking and peeling.” When these homeowners found Rhino

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Shield in an issue of Charleston Home + Design, they reached out to set up an appointment for a free estimate. Jon Rosa met the homeowners at the house to take measurements, speak with them about the benefits of Rhino Shield, and show them samples and color choices. They have over 1,500 colors available and offer color matching. This coating offers homeowners multiple benefits. First and foremost, Rhino Shield helps protect the home from elements such as moisture, high winds, salt erosion, and the growth of mold, mildew, and algae. The coating has also been awarded a Class “A’’ fire rating. Another plus for homeowners is that Rhino Shield helps lower energy costs since it reflects UV rays away from the home’s surface. Additionally, the coating has been

Elisha and Jon Rosa of Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings


Color Matched to Perfection The homeowners were already happy with the original color of the house so they wanted to keep it the same. Rhino Shield was able to color match the coating so that it didn’t change.

fully tested against water absorption and permeability, so it is water resistant and breathable. Not only does Rhino Shield lower energy costs, but it is also green friendly in that it is nontoxic, low odor, nonflammable, and contains low VOCs (volatile organic compounds). The installation process depends on the scope of the project; with this being a larger home it took a couple of weeks. However, the owners were able to get a custom color that dried within a few hours. Keep in mind that since coating is much thicker than paint, the full cure process takes five to six days. Over the past nine years, Jon and Elisha have worked with homeowners, like this couple, to inform them about Rhino Shield coatings. They pride themselves on being people pleasers and they aren’t happy unless their clients are. They take special care to ensure they provide great service. ✴ For more information, call Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings at (843) 884-1992 or visit rhinoshieldsc.com.

Withstanding the Test of Time The Rhino Shield coating is meant to last for years to come, protecting the home from elements that often cause harm to the exterior.

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Story by Rachael Lohlar • Photography by Callie Cranford

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Modern Technology Meets Classic Kitchens Jay Valk of Classic Kitchens of Charleston uses 3D rendering to take the hassle out of cabinetry and help clients create the project of their dreams.

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abinetry is an element that has a huge impact. The design of your cabinets will not only affect the look of your kitchen, but will also dictate the functionality. Jay Valk, owner of Classic Kitchens of Charleston, knows the value of working with his clients to find a balance between the purpose and beauty of a space. In his most recent project, Jay built cabinets for not only the kitchen, but the bathroom, laundry room, and wet bar as well.

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style overlay and inset are the trending styles that his clients are requesting. Inset cabinetry was selected for his latest project. Jay’s planning process with clients enables them to get a feel for what their vision will look like thanks to the use of 3D rendering. Clients get an accurate depiction of what the finished product will be and can make tweaks before the project has even begun. This technology was incredibly useful for his latest project. Jay was brought on by Max Crosby Construction while the homeowners were in Utah. By utilizing the

Jay Valk of Classic Kitchens of Charleston


Classic Cabinetry The inset cabinets seen throughout this home offer the homeowners a classic look with a lot of function.

3D rendering technology and working closely with the designer, he was able to design the owners’ cabinetry and show them online, even though they weren’t in town. Simple corrections to the owner’s desired blueprints such as cabinet height around the rangehood and color selection were done remotely and with ease. In terms of the most popular features Jay is seeing, pullout spice racks, pop-up mixers, hidden outlets, and under the island storage being requested more and more. “The new thing now is people want to pull a door out that’s cylindrical or linear and have their silverware in a cup, pointing straight up, eliminating the silverware drawer.” Whether you’re in the beginning stages of a cabinet project or reviewing 3D renderings for your future dream kitchen, one piece of advice Jay offers to homeowners is to listen to what your builder says. “Typically, a homeowner is going to do two kitchens in a lifetime. The professionals do 100 per year,” Jay explains. “We know what we’re doing and what will work.” ✴ For more information, call Classic Kitchens of Charleston at (843) 991-4207 or visit classickitchensofcharleston.com.

Built For Two Matching vanities in the bathroom provide this couple plenty of storage for their everyday bathroom necessities.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Listings in Motion • Portrait by Callie Cranford

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Sight Unseen These homeowners were able to move into an Isle of Palms home that was fully furnished by Steven Shell Living.

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magine traveling the world to find the perfect selection of items for homeowners to incorporate into their interiors. That’s exactly what Steven Shell of Steven Shell Living has been doing for years. A London-born antique dealer, Steven opened his retail location in Mt. Pleasant in 2013. It has since expanded to feature 25,000 square feet of products including custom finished Mahogany furniture, custom upholstery, accessories, lighting, and more. The team at Steven Shell has built professional relationships over the years that have given them the opportunity to work on homes such as this one. “Troy Barber, owner of King & Society Construc124 • CH+D • Spring 2020

tion, approached the Steven Shell Design Team, in regards to furnishing this home,” explains Alison Kimborowicz, Lead Interior Designer at Steven Shell. The Steven Shell Design Team worked directly with King & Society before the current occupants purchased this home. The design team had the freedom to pull their own design schemes together, however, they knew they wanted to encapsulate the beautiful setting where the home is located and bring the outdoors in. Their focus on the views beyond meant the team chose finishes and fabrics that mimicked the colors and textures seen outside—light wood tones, natural fab-

Alison Kimborowicz of Steven Shell Living


Steven Shell Living provided the linen living room furniture, woven rugs, artwork, lighting, and wood console table all work together to cultivate an elevated Southern design.

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(above) The multi-material barstools at this island offer style and function for big family meals. (below) The interior designers worked tirelessly to ensure that the decor came together to maintain a cohesive design scheme.

rics, and blue hues. The Steven Shell Design team maintained a cohesive design scheme throughout the vast square footage allowing the home to feel light, airy, and comfortable. While working on the furniture proposal, the house sold which may have been a challenge since the furniture was already coming in. However, the new homeowners loved the pieces so much that they purchased everything Steven Shell had proposed, sight unseen. The design team was so excited. It worked out in their favor to plan for furnishings that were functional and stylish, while also showcasing the gorgeous bones of this home. Alison, has a unique way of envisioning a space coming to life. “We are able to listen

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Hues of Blues White moulding pairs with the “Haint” blue paint color on the walls, beckoning the homeowners to relax in a calming space.

to your vision and create a space that is not only beautiful, but practical.” She believes that there is never only one way to do design work; each project is unique and tailored to the customer. In this case, the interior design worked well for the people who bought the home— it was purposeful for them, as Alison advises design be for any of her clients. ✴ For more information, call Steven Shell Living at (843) 216-3900 or visit stevenshellliving.com.

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford

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Trusted and True When it came to window treatments, knowledge and experience made the difference for these new Mt. Pleasant residents.

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uilding and decorating a 5,000-square-foot house from the ground up is an effort in itself. Add in homeowners who live more than 500 miles away, and coordination becomes key. But more importantly, according to one of the owners, it takes trust. A Washington, DC-based couple their daughter and her husband, purchased a home site in Mt. Pleasant last year and quickly began searching for local contractors to build their home. Their goal was to have the home completed and furnished by move in. A crucial component of any home’s overall look and feel are

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the window treatments. After an online search and a few interviews, the homeowners chose Advanced Window Fashions, working most closely with co-owner Nancy McCrae. “I interviewed two other companies, but I didn’t feel confident with their level of experience,” says the homeowner. “Nancy’s knowledge was clear. I had an immediate trust with her; I knew she’d handle all that needed to be done, and I didn’t have to worry.” This was especially critical considering the distance. We’re very service oriented,” says Nancy. The homeowner appreciated this, as Nancy would call, text, and

Nancy McCrae of Advanced Window Fashions


Clean Lines A white window treatment palette throughout the home promotes a peaceful ambiance.

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(above) Alustra® Woven Textures® blend unique fibers to create distinctive light filtering fabrics. (right) Pirouette® shades in the children’s room classically frame a beautiful marsh view.

email while at the new home—even sending pictures of other work while she was there. Working together, the homeowner was impressed with Nancy’s knowledge of all available products. “She educated me about remote options and about room darkening for privacy.” What’s more, Nancy was able to offer solutions that fit the homeowners budget—sharing suggestions for when remotes were necessary, such as behind the tub, and when they might be a nice to have versus a have to have—like in the guest room. The homeowner also appreciated Nancy’s patience as color preferences changed midway through the job. Originally choosing different colors throughout the home, the homeowner and her daughter had second thoughts and decided on white window coverings throughout. “Nancy had paint swatches in her gallery, making it easy to compare ideas. With her vast portfolio, I was also able to see real products in real rooms! This was extremely helpful in making selections.”✴ For more information, call Advanced Window Fashions at (843) 881-8858 or visit advancedwindowfashions.com.

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Modern History Cedar shakes often call to mind days gone by. Today, this look continues to deliver classic appeal and now stands the test of time with new technology and treatments.

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hen Charleston architect Bill Huey was designing this Seabrook Island home, he had a lot of decisions to make. He was also the go-to

advisor for the homeowners who trusted him to build their dream home. This included a recommendation for the exterior.

ited lifetime. CMF’s prepainting process and the coating manufacturer warranty the finish for at least another 25 years.

An integral part of this specific home’s design is its cedar shake exterior. This is a very special aesthetic, with a historical, rustic look. Bill suggested the homeowners talk with Rick Jackson, owner of Carolina Machine Finishing (CMF).

“All of our products are coated on all six sides to prevent moisture infiltration, which then prevents cracking, peeling, and blistering,” says Rick. “This particular coating will weather nicely and increase the quality of the look over time, due to the faux finish.”

CMF was able to provide the cedar shake look with a product that outlasts traditional wood materials. “We provided some pre-primed materials for the interior and exterior,” explains Rick. “The exterior fiber cement shake siding was our primary contribution to this home. We custom tinted and faux finished the exterior sidewall fiber cement shakes to look like weathered wood.”

Rick Jackson of Carolina Machine Finishing

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The home’s exterior certainly falls under the category of “reduced maintenance.” Durability reigns here as the fiber cement products carry a manufacturer’s warranty ranging from 25 years to lim-

In business since 1998, CMF is the oldest continuously operated machine applicator in South Carolina as well as coastal North Carolina and Georgia. Their services include pre-priming, pre-staining, and pre-finishing exterior and interior wood and fiber cement materials in a factory-controlled environment. Customers can find their products at local lumber retailers. ✴

For more information, call Carolina Machine Finishing at (843) 760-0029 or visit cmfprefinish.com.


Minimal Maintenance Products with 25 years+ warranties equal easy care for homeowners.

Fiber Shake Siding Looks Like Weathered Wood

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Masterful Remodel In order to achieve a masculine vibe throughout, this Kiawah Island homeowner collaborated with an interior designer and builder to help remodel his Lowcountry dwelling.

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fter working on highend custom construction projects throughout Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, Chris Harper has built a name for himself. In building his company, Chris also forged connections with other industry professionals such as Shannon Bogan of S. Bogan Designs, and Jay Valk with Classic Kitchens of Charleston. “Shannon brought us in on this project,” Chris mentions. “The homeowner is a father and has sons, so the goal was to achieve a manly vibe throughout the house, with the color palette and the structural elements.” The kitchen is one of the stand-out

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spots in this home with a double island, wet-bar area, oversized pendant lights, and green cabinets. “We worked with Jay on these cabinets and they turned out really great,” Chris explains. “The colors were custom picked with the intention of reflecting the beautiful marsh view here, so it all blends together.” In addition to the colors in the décor, Chris also used a wood-like tile on the floor throughout the main areas of the home. It also blends with the marsh scenery and the expansive deck seen through the vast windows on the back of the home. These floors are easy to maintain, so it was a no

Chris Harper of Harper Construction


Dramatic Design With a desire to create a masculine space, Chris worked with Shannon and Jay to construct the homeowner’s perfect kitchen. This included a double island, a wet bar area, and plenty of storage.

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New Heights High ceilings and lots of windows allow for plenty of natural light to flow through the living room. Southern Simplicity

brainer for the homeowner who has kids and dogs; mop it, sweep it, and don’t worry about cupping or moisture. Like the majority of Chris’ projects, this particular house was a remodel. The bones of the dwelling were already there so there were minimal changes to the original footprint. “I sat down with the client and we went over some ideas,” Chris adds. “He was very easy to work with and took our advice on a lot of the direction we suggested.” That made this process fun and stress-free for both Chris and the homeowner. Chris shared his ideas via Houzz and between his and Shannon’s input, they were able to work together to bring the homeowner’s vision to life. ✴ For more information, call Construction at (843) 737-4745 chrisharperconstruction.com.

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Harper or visit

Maintaining a simple design with natural hues and Southern touches create a relaxing sitting room for the homeowner and his sons to enjoy.


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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis

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Unlike Anything Else A desire for custom countertops and excellent service led these Charleston homeowners to enlist the help of surface professionals.

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fter years of experience in the construction industry, Claudio and Roni opened the doors to South Star Granite in Myrtle Beach. Seeing the success they were having there, led the pair to expand their market and bring South Star Granite to Charleston. Over the years South Star Granite has become known for their custom service, reliability, and efficiency, according to Herlane Araujo of South Star Granite. For this particular project, the homeowner was searching for oneof-a-kind stone for the kitchen and bathroom. That’s where Herlane came in. “This was a large scale project with a unique request,” Herlane 138 • CH+D • Spring 2020

says. “I took the reins and offered my expertise.” The bathroom features Quartzite Platinus and the kitchen features Quartzite Matarazzo. Both materials were imported specifically for this project from Brazil. Herlane says that the installation process is the most exciting part. “At this point the slabs are cut and customized based on measurements and framing the natural patterns and veins that the homeowners want to highlight,” Herlane explains. “Once those selections are made and the countertops are actually installed, the only thing left to do is appreciate the beauty and hardwork that went into the project.”

Herlane Araujo of South Star Granite


Imported Surfaces The homeowners wanted something they couldn’t find anywhere else. This Quartzite was specially imported for their kitchen, a piece they hand selected to meet their design needs.

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Serene Space The Quartzite Platinus used in the bathroom pairs with the other design elements and helps maintain the gray and white palette.

During this installation, the South Star Granite team did run into a bit of a challenge. The countertops were oversized and with an elevated home, the team worked to determine the best way to get the surfaces into the house unscathed. “We did a quick analysis which resulted in us deciding that the only way to safely maneuver the pieces into the house was by coordinating crane services,” notes Herlane. In order to ensure that their clients, such as this one, are getting the surfaces that they desire, the folks at South Star Granite ask plenty of questions to hone in on the customer’s style. “The information that we get from them helps us direct them to the color combinations and pattern designs that they prefer,” adds Herlane. “We also have cabinetry samples

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in our showroom so that they can better visualize how the cabinets and countertops would match.” Complimentary Countertops Coordinating the colors in the countertops with the backsplash helped the homeowners determine what patterns they selected so that the design didn’t clash.

The future holds lots of growth for South Star Granite. “We plan to grow through three business expansion fronts,” says Herlane. “We hope to use our homeowners, builders and contractors, and third-party template technicians and installers to expand our service area and gain more referrals.” ✴ For more information, call South Star Granite at (843) 277-2101 or visit southstargranite2.com.

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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford

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Sweet Symmetry With an eye for balance, these Mt. Pleasant residents envisioned and designed an outdoor escape.

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n the Park West neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant, one couple recently built a custom oasis for two. Cabanas, water features, fire bowls, and Adirondack chairs—all in doubles—adorn their backyard. Jeff Little, designer for Blue Haven Pools, worked with this couple to realize their unique vision. The design process is a conversation, says Jeff. For example, while the couple originally talked about a concrete deck, Jeff was able to call on his 20 years of pool design experience to offer travertine as option that would better fit the overall design. This knowledge is at the core of Blue Haven’s project

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management philosophy. Each customer works with a team encompassing a designer, project manager, and an operating manager. “These homeowners had a very specific image in mind: symmetry.” With this style direction, Jeff and his clients dove into the creative process of designing something that’s one of a kind. Jeff guided them on the best placement for the pool and spa—one that would present a main focal point from the house. He also helped them choose the most cohesive materials: from the water line tile to the pebble interior color and finish, the raised wall materials to the color and style of the fire bowls.

Jeff Little of Blue Haven Pools


A Vision Realized Blue Haven Pools helped this couple choose every feature for their backyard retreat, from tile to fire bowls—all with the goal of a cohesive, balanced design.

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Bountiful Benefits In addition to providing calm and beauty, water features can help keep pool water cooler in the hottest months.

The spot truly is a destination, with multiple outdoor conversation areas around the expansive deck. The couple’s smart pool automation system allows them to control their pool and spa’s water features, lighting, heat, and cooling, all from their phone or tablet. Jeff notes that water features are a great way to keep pool water cool during the hottest Charleston months. And while this benefit is often overlooked, it is a truly functional advantage to the aesthetic and peaceful sound and flow fountains and waterfalls offer. While Blue Haven designed and installed the pool and spa, they also

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Travertine Ledge


offer plans and assistance that include the entire space. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for the homeowner,” adds Jeff. “That means working with homeowners associations, permit offices, and other contractors to complete the project.” This full service is especially useful to clients who may not live in the area full-time. All customers also have access to an online portal that offers up to the

minute status on their project, Jeff explains. It’s a true partnership and everyone is fully informed about progress and schedule. With their ultimate vision in hand, these homeowner’s heeded Jeff ’s advice and made sure they allotted time and resources for the landscaping that completed their symmetrical look. Jeff offered these homeowners, and all of his clients, this well-earned scheduling advice. “Give yourself up to two months

for all permissions to come through. Expect six to eight weeks of pool construction. Finish with two weeks for landscaping.” The good news is that with Charleston’s mild temperatures, pool and construction can happen year round.✴

For more information, call Blue Haven Pools at (843) 552-6000 or visit bluehavensc.com.

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Paula, clothed in high fashion, leans against her sofa from Paula Rallis Home. Her Hermes scarves, framed by Havens Fine Framing, hang beyond the vintage chandelier from a Paris flea market.

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When France Met California Paula Rallis, content creator and owner of Paula Rallis Home, welcomed the Charleston Home + Design team into her Mt. Pleasant abode to chat about family, travel, career, and how she manages the organized chaos of it all.

Story by Alli Steinke | Photography by Patrick Brickman, Callie Cranford, and Ebony Ellis

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ithin 30 minutes of my first meeting with Paula Rallis, at her favorite local coffee spot Vintage Cafe, I was certain of one thing: she is a force of nature. Paula hit the ground running at an early age, determined to live

her life to the fullest. That might seem ambitious for a young child but if you know Paula, you know that that’s just who she is at her core—a strong-willed, outgoing woman who sets no limits for herself. She thrives on being busy; packing her schedule with travel, writing, school, etc. Upon our second meeting at her Lowcountry home, I was transported into another world. The space was filled with artwork, trinkets, and furniture from all over the world illustrating a European feel with a mid-century flare, and even a hint of surfer dude chic. It was clear that Paula and her husband spent hours upon hours sourcing the perfect collection of items to top off the design of their unique dwelling.

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(above left) The kitchen is chock full of unique accents, such as the tile work by Circles and Squares Ltd., that Paula selected to create a space like no other. (opposite, above left) Triangular black pendants from Paula Rallis Home hang above the island, offering lots of light at night. (opposite, above right) Copper pots that belonged to Paula’s great-grandfather are a staple piece in the kitchen. (opposite, below left) The marble countertops from AGM Imports were a must-have element for Paula—she wanted a wow factor and she got it. (opposite, below right) A round dining table, paired with chairs from Celadon, adds another shape to the open flow kitchen and dining area, offering an even more dynamic design.

Growing Up: Paula Lipsey Born in Albany, Georgia, to a French family, Paula was heavily influenced by her European heritage. Moving around between Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, Paula was constantly decorating and rearranging no matter the city. She is particularly proud of the room she was allowed to style at eight years old, down to the color of the walls. It was at this young age that her passion for design began. “My grandmother would teach me about paint colors and fabric swatches as well as what flowed well, what didn’t, how to structure a room, etc,” Paula mentions. Madame Duterne also taught her granddaughter how to tell whether a piece of furniture was real or a recreation. These lessons often occurred during their countless hours spent scouring 148 • CH+D • Spring 2020

booths for the perfect treasure at antique shops and flea markets.

Jackie Onassis. The stories just keep unfolding each time Paula is there.

Much of Paula’s childhood was filled with these antiquing experiences with her mother and grandmother, regardless of where they were in the world. “The first thing we would think about is what stores we could make it to before dinner,” Paula adds. She found comfort in these special moments shared across three generations, as she does now each time she’s at her grandmother’s home.

When Paula Met “The Ron” Lovingly referred to as “The Ron” on Instagram, Paula and her husband’s love story is quite unforgettable. A California native, Ron moved to Charleston a decade ago. One night, he and Paula ended up at the same restaurant—super early, Paula notes—eating dinner with their friends. She noticed he kept looking at her so on her way out, she told him ‘I’m going next door to sing karaoke.’ So, karaoke she did. Ron walked next door with Paula and she sang Nelly, and as they say, the rest is history. They were married six months later in Greece.

“I have to walk around her home six times to make sure that I don’t miss anything,” Paula says. Her grandmother’s house is filled to the brim with special items that she’s collected over the years—each with a unique story behind it. One particularly special piece shown in Paula’s grandmother’s collection is a desk with ties to

Five years later, Paula and Ron are now parents to Sterling Winthrop—who joined the traveling pair in December.


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When France Met California Paula knew that she wanted a unique name for their daughter, never being a fan of her own. “I’ve always felt like my name was rather basic, so when we knew we were having a girl, I wanted something different. When I first said her name, Ron looked at me and said he felt like that should have been my name.” And we were set on Sterling Winthrop.

Around the World in 1,825 Days In the course of their five years together, Paula and Ron have traveled more than a lot of people do in their lifetime. A shared passion for exploring the world was one of the things that the couple connected on. From New York to Laguna Beach, France to Greece, and many places in between, the Rallis’ have experienced hundreds of different cultures.

I think that is part of the reason why my home is aesthetically unique, because I am pulling from so many different cultures and styles.” In the future, the couple has the Netherlands and Africa on their bucket list.

Design Dream Team Ron started flipping houses when he

just one reason the couple continues to travel. Over the years, Ron and Paula have perfected their work strategy. Ron is tasked with finding the deals. His joy comes in getting creative with real estate and finding deals that nobody else can find. “He doesn’t look at real estate like an agent or an investor,” Paula expounds. “He’s always looking at the deal, putting things together, and seeing things for what they can be.” After Ron gets the house, Paula comes in and works her magic—color, windows, doors, tile, appliances, tile, light fixtures. Now, like me, you might be wondering how Paula is able to come up with such unique designs for the 100 plus houses she and her husband have flipped together. The answer is her limitless amount of creativity and new ideas constantly flowing through her head; and her subcontractors of course. “I like to make each house its own; I’ve done a pink bathroom, a black kitchen, concrete countertops,” Paula illustrates. “I’m able to try things out and express myself through design.”

One such location that has a particularly special place in their hearts is Costa Rica. “When Ron was in college, he ran off for a semester,” Paula explains. “He escaped to Costa Rica and it has been an exceptional place for him ever since.” The two traveled there together not long after they met and like Ron, Paula too fell in love. They befriended another couple who own a hotel. Each time Ron and Paula visit Costa Rica, they surf Console tables, like Paula’s unique Steven Shell Living piece, are a Paula has found that early in the morning with great way to add extra storage to your home and offer a great place for many real estate agents their friends. The Rallis’ your record player. Paula’s vinyl pick? The Beatles Let It Be. think that the homes are currently in the process she and Ron designs of building a home there, in the same area, atop a hill where the was 19, and when the two met, Paula won’t sell because they are so customcountry first captured their hearts. joined him on the design side. The cou- ized and often, eccentric—but that just ple has found another shared passion, motivates her more. More often than “We get most of our design inspiration real estate and architecture is some- not, their homes have multiple offers from travel. When I look around our thing they both love—regardless of 24 hours after hitting the market. “One home or the homes I design, I love seeing where they are in the world. Curiosity time Ron told me that blue houses tile I first discovered in Mexico, or coun- of different styles and functionalities are statistically the worst sellers. So I tertops that I saw at a restaurant in Italy. in homes and commercial spaces is painted one blue to prove him wrong. 150 • CH+D • Spring 2020


The front room provides a cozy ambiance with tons of natural light pouring through the windows. Design elements such as the vintage Hermes scarves, white leather chairs from Ro Sham Beaux, and pillows in varying textures add visual interest for guests as they walk through the door.

We had an offer within six hours,” said Paula. During the design process Paula shares the progress on her Instagram stories to engage her followers and let them know what’s going on. On occasion, she’ll even allow them to choose which finishes will go in a house. “I document the entire project from start to finish,” Paula explains. “For one particular home, I gave them two options to select from for certain spaces and they designed the whole house.” With a unique style, Paula knows that each house is not going to be for everyone. For her, it’s all about finding a homeowner who will appreciate the custom details in each space. Paula could just design and design the same house until it’s completely finished in her style, but that’s why she and Ron work so well together; he reels her back in to remind her that each house isn’t hers. “I could feel like a space is never complete, so I keep working on the finishes and each little

detail,” Paula expounds. “But our goal is to complete the home to the point where it is ready to be put on the market.”

The Journey to a Store Front An empty commercial building and a passion for home design led Paula to embark on a new journey—a store font. She’s always been inspired by the world around her and the pieces she was finding during her travels, so when the opportunity presented itself, Paula took a leap and opened the doors to Paula Rallis Home. She found pieces that she loved so much, she had to bring them back and create a collection that was filled with items that spoke to her. Paula travels to France for the majority of her buying trips, winding through Paris and the South of France, visiting flea markets and vendors. She also journeys to High Point, Brimfield, and a few others to fill up the store, resulting in inventory from all over the world— France, Morocco, Sweden, Mexico, Bel-

gium, Spain, and Italy. Paula’s goal is to represent the best of the best whether that be from a small surf town in France, or a bustling city in Italy. The Paula Rallis Home team is also in the store to tell the story behind each piece, especially those coming from Paula’s grandmother’s private collection. “I want our customers to appreciate where the items they are purchasing came from and to be able to keep the story going,” says Paula. The first line that is exclusively Paula Rallis Home is Paula’s linen line that will launch in April of 2020. “The first thing that actually has my name on it is this line,” Paula notes. “It’s going to be sold in the store and I’m so proud that this line is from my vision.” The line is a combination of Paula and Ron’s styles—the perfect mix of surf culture and French chic, with custom artwork by Paula’s brother-in-law, Frank Bullington. CH+D • Spring 2020 • 151


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(above) A sunken living room showcases products that can be found at Paula Rallis Home. (inset) Art work is one of Paula’s favorite ways to accent a home—this particular piece spoke to her because she could relate to the subject. (opposite, above left) A Veuve Clicquot skateboard and orange accents are showcased on this built-in. (opposite, above right) Paula is currently working towards getting her commercial pilot license so an old airplane window found at a Paris flea market was the perfect piece to put above this Steven Shell Living bench. (opposite, bottom) A hidden television doesn’t distract from the other design elements filling the built-in bookshelves.

While Paula Rallis Home is located in Greenville, Paula hopes to do some pop-up events in the future. “We have a lot of clients in the Charleston area, so we are constantly doing home deliveries. Our in-house designer, Kelly Ford, also has done a handful of projects and we love seeing our products and finds in the finished home photos,” says Paula. Paula Rallis Home linens will also be making an appearance in the Charleston area as well as select stores across the country.

La Casa Rallis Costa Rica After falling in love with Costa Rica just as Ron did, Paula was drawn to create a home there. She felt connected to the people, in addition to the location. Returning, time and time again, to the hotel Costa Chameleon, Paula and Ron were always welcomed back by the staff who became their family. During their countless trips, Paula and Ron learned the lay of the land. They surfed with the staff in the morning and stayed up late at night after they got off work. They learned from the locals and eventually found a property up on a hill where they

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broke ground on their second home. “The history, landscape, and people drew me in,” says Paula. “They have a different mindset and everything is just about loving one another.” “It’s just become such a home for us,” Paula adds. “Every time I land I cry because I’m so excited to be there.” Their friends at the hotel pick them up at the airport and they embrace each other. Paula constantly gets messages from the staff with her followers who go to the hotel. “It’s so great that my followers go too and promote this beautiful place.” The Rallis’ are eager to get back to the place they love with their new baby in tow to meet her extended Costa Rican family.

Charming in Charleston When you spend as long as Paula and Ron have flipping houses, it can be a challenge to find one that feels like home. They weren’t 100 percent sure where they wanted to settle yet, so the pair did what they do best, next to flipping houses, and spent some time traveling throughout the United States.


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(above) The master bedroom is a calming space for Paula and Ron. A simple black and white palette with hints of orange allows the view of their dock to be the main focal point. (below) Leather pulls add a fun touch to the closet doors. (opposite left) Paula commissioned local artist Carrie Beth Waghorn to hand paint the wallpaper in one of the bathrooms. (opposite right) The nude figure wallpaper pairs with the Ro Sham Beaux sconces.

Originally, they were thinking of setting up as full-time residents in Greenville, but they weren’t happy with the thought of being completely landlocked. “We were in Laguna, near where my husband is from,” Paula explains. “We were surfing everyday and having so much fun.” According to Paula, Ron is a different person in the water. He’s incredibly calm and he’s not thinking about anything other than relaxing and enjoying himself. So, the discussion about buying near the water began. The couple thought they had determined Laguna was the best spot for them, but Paula had second thoughts. “We made an offer on a home in Laguna, and then once we got on the plane I had a panic attack. It was just too far away from the store and work, and as much as we loved it, I didn’t think it would work. So we landed on Charleston—back to my alma mater.” 154 • CH+D • Spring 2020

Paula then moved to Charleston for one month, living with her best friend’s mom, to get a feel for the area and explore different neighborhoods in the city. She thought they’d end up on Sullivan’s Island, but prices weren’t what she was hoping. Frustration arose and Paula was trying not to compromise on things that were must-haves in their new home. Then Ron found this house. “We looked at this house together and met the older couple who owned it,” Paula discusses. “We walked to the backyard and the trees just couldn’t compare to anything we’d ever seen.” They were sold. The property is on deep water, so boat days are a common tradition for the family. They also have paddle boards to ride through Shem Creek, and often take their surfboards up to Isle of Palms to catch some waves.


Walking through the home, Paula knew she wanted an open floor plan. The renovation of their 1960’s house wasn’t going to be easy—there wasn’t even a true master—but it was going to make the house a home for the family. “We painted everything white, including the beams, to make the space feel as open as possible and to elongate the rooms,” illustrates Paula. “The original roof was low and dark, so we also lifted it up and created a new roof to allow for more light to come in.” One of Paula’s favorite things about the house is the abundance of space she has to host her friends and family. “I had four girlfriends come into town a few months ago,” expresses Paula. “I was so excited to be able to host them from all over the country, and it felt so good to be able to say ‘yes’ and still have space.” One goal during the renovation was to create a gathering place for people and they did just that. Another must-have element for Paula and Ron was indoor-outdoor living. An

expansive screened in porch with comfy lounge seating, and a continuation of the black and white color palette seen in the kitchen, provides plenty of entertainment space. With large doors leading to the patio, Paula achieved her goal of bringing the outdoors in. The white cabinets in the kitchen started feeling a little too traditional for Paula, so she threw in an extra wow factor with the marble countertops and wet bar backsplash. “I needed to go really funky with it,” she says. So in addition to the fun marble, she also added leather pulls to all of the cabinets and a black tile backsplash, creating more depth to the overall design. Throughout the home, there are a variety of items that Paula has been collecting for years—vintage Hermes scarves, a Veuve Clicquot skateboard, and a Hermes firewood bag are just some examples. “I knew I had these random things that were going to tie together, but I never expected so much

orange,” Paula says with a smile. “Suddenly, I’m very much an orange person.” Perhaps Paula’s favorite items in the house are her great-grandfather’s copper pots that hang in her kitchen. “He was a French chef,” she mentions. “When he moved to the states he opened a restaurant in New York. The picture across from the pots is him in his restaurant and below it are two of his menus that he hand wrote.” But that’s not even the coolest part of the story—these pots have an amazing history. Paula’s great-grandfather had to hide these pots from the Nazis so that they wouldn’t make them into bullets. Once he knew it was safe, he dug up the pots. His daughter (Paula’s grandmother) then brought them to the United States. Paula’s collection is filled with other items from her ancestors as well, including shells from Thailand and various locations across the globe. “These objects are very special to me and are an ode to my family; they all tell a story and I love shar-

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When France Met California to the table. I also took Ron’s California surf culture and blended them into one.” In bringing her white and neutrals in with Ron’s pops of color, Paula has made a home that is uniquely them.

What Would Paula Do? Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes 10,000 hours to become a true expert at something. I’d say after five years flipping homes, designing her own home, and assisting friends with various projects, Paula is a design expert, and with that expertise comes advice. Paula’s advice is two-fold, both centering around fear of design. Make sure your home tells your family’s story. Don’t be afraid to display something personal or something that is really important to you. As a caveat to that, also don’t be afraid to change the look of something to make it more your story. “I feel like sometimes people are terrified to paint something, but that doesn’t change the meaning of the piece—the memories are still there,” she explains. “You have to make things work for your home, so update the piece for its new life in your house.” And, don’t be afraid to play with texture. You have to mix not only colors, but also texture to create interest in your design, according to Paula. By doing this, it adds dimension that wasn’t there before.

Paula and her fur child Regina Phalange, also known as Gina, cuddle up together and share a smile.

ing those stories with everyone who walks through my door,” Paula reminisces. The front room is Paula’s favorite area in the house simply because of the function it serves. “It’s become the gathering room where people sit for cocktail hour,” Paula says. “We’ve made it a cozy space so it feels really great to have people recognize that and want to spend time there.” The leather chairs are a favorite place to lounge, and speaking from personal experience, I can 156 • CH+D • Spring 2020

see why—they are insanely comfortable. As anyone who walks through the doors of this charming, European, beachy home can see, it is not a traditional in any way shape or form and that’s something that Paula is incredibly proud of. She has cultivated a space that is unique and rich with history. “I think a lot of people are afraid to stray away from a more ‘traditional’ design,” Paula expresses. “I think that in our home, I brought my style and my history

“I have leather chairs combined with upholstery and fur,” says Paula. “It makes you want to stay a while and stare at things, take in everything that the room has to offer.”

Next Up on the Rallis Life Train If we’ve learned anything, it’s that slowing down isn’t necessarily the life plan of the Rallis family. After launching the linen line, Paula is set to graduate from Harvard with her masters in journalism, and then it’s off to finish her book that she’s been writing for the past year. A commercial pilot’s license is also coming within the next month for a quicker flight to the Costa Rica house. Ron is more than happy to take an early retirement and let his wife take it from here. “I’ll be in the back of the plane watching Netflix,” says Ron. ✜


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(1) A Hermes firewood bag sits atop a bench by the door leading out to the patio. (2) Black subway tile, faucets from Gateway Supply, and window panes add a modern touch to the kitchen. (3) Coffee table books are the best books and Paula’s collection is ample. (4) A custom Veuve Clicquot horse wallpaper adorns the walls of the downstairs powder room. (5) Animal heads from Paula Rallis Home and lounge chairs from Celadon create a western vibe in the entry. (6) More Paula Rallis home items anchor the entry console. On top? A Veuve Clicquot guest book that each visitor, including the CH+D team, signs when they leave. (7) With a yard that backs right into deep water, a lounge space to enjoy the views was a necessity. (8) A variety of light fixtures are hung throughout the house, always drawing the eye up to see what twists and turns come in the design.

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Remodeling contractor Mark Regalbuto loves renovating old houses. So much so that he was chosen to be part of the long-running PBS show This Old House when they came to Charleston in 2018. Now he’s tackling a very special project for his own family. For the next few issues, Mark and his wife Mariana are welcoming us into their home, and sharing their renovation story and advice. Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge /// Photography by Patrick Brickman

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Mark calls his historic home “a lovable hybrid,” for its coupling of Lowcountry charm and Victorian intricacies.

What’s New in the Old Village

for their conscientious approach to

The Old Village neighborhood of

especially in the historic renovation

Mt. Pleasant was established in the 18th century. Today, its tree-lined streets harken an earlier time, as do the small main street shops that welcome homeowners and guests to this waterfront community. Once connecting Sullivan’s Island and Mt. Pleasant, the area’s Pitt Street Bridge anchors a park that welcomes walkers, joggers,

field (Mark was chosen to be part of the long-running PBS show This Old House when the show came to Charleston in 2018). This particular home holds a special place for Mark. He renovated the third floor of the residence for the previous homeowners, and was intimately familiar with this Lowcountry charmer with immense

It’s easy to see that when Mark

got this Victorian influence, but

opportunity to purchase a historic home in the Old Village, they

wrap around porches. “It’s definitely there’s also a Lowcountry flair with the double porches,” Mark describes. “I call it a lovable hybrid.”

took it without reservation. What’s more, Mark is no stranger to home restoration. The co-owner of Renew

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They’ve made a name for themselves

bicyclists, and fishers.

and Mariana Regalbuto had the

Mark Regalbuto is the co-owner of Renew Urban Charleston.

every build and renovation project.

The Renovation Plan

Urban Charleston since 2007, he and

Almost 4,300 square feet sitting on

partner Andy Meihaus are known

half an acre, the gable-roofed home


was built in 1860 for a German

design is essentially an effort to

cattle farmer named Brewer. Historic

bring the home back to its original

documents show that the foreman

condition, with a few soft edits to

handpicked each piece of lumber,

reprogram the home for modern

refusing any piece with a knot.

living. “Historic houses exude charm, they are overflowing with

“When you look at age of the

it. But they were designed for a

materials used in the house, the

bygone era where kitchens were

quality of the lumber and how it’s

hidden away, and like this home,

been sawn, you can see a lot of

men and women socialized

care and effort went into building

separately in segregated parlors.

it,” Mark says. “These were real

It’s the opposite today,” describes

craftsmen who built this home,

Mark. “Our goal is to preserve the

without a doubt.”

historic fabric of the house to the

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greatest extent possible in our Two story, 12-foot deep porches

redesign. We are comfortable and

provide views of Charleston Harbor

willing accept some idiosyncrasies

and almost double the home’s

to do it. It’s just part of the charm of

space. Add 11-foot tall ceilings on

a great old house.”

both the first and second floors, six fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling

One big change Mark and Mariana

triple hung windows, a potbelly

are making is the location of the

stove, and original heart of pine

kitchen. The new kitchen will move

hardwoods throughout, and this

from a small room in the back, to

home is something to behold.

the large room in the center of the

Mark and Mariana’s renovation

home—what was the men’s parlor.

✔ Hire a good architect, and be willing to pay for his or her skills.

The home’s original plat tells the story of this 1860 built home.

Mark and Mariana will also spend time restoring the property’s large yard and gardens.

Before a great plan can be executed, Mark always recommends his clients hire a good, registered licensed professional. For his Old Village home, he hired Bill Huey and Associates. “I strongly believe you save money and time when you invest in a good architect.” Bill and Mark worked sideby-side together on one of the two homes featured in 2018 on This Old House. The two have collaborated on many historic projects and have won a number of Carolopolis awards for historic preservation.

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Cabinets will go along an existing

above the new kitchen. Once we

wall and an unneeded door will be

opened up the ceiling, I was able to

covered on the interior, but kept in

come up with a minimally invasive

place on the outside—maintaining

plan for all of the plumbing we

the homes original look. The

would need for the bathroom and

centerpiece of the room will be

the kitchen.”

a large Lacanche French range that will pop with color. “Lacanche

The women’s parlor will now be the

ranges are functional works of art.

family room, creating a seamless

I’ve always wanted one,”

family space perfectly suited to

says Mariana.

modern families. Mark will turn the original kitchen into what he jokes

✔ Focus on kitchen and bath design finishes first. Like a good architect, kitchen and bath professionals can make or break a project. “Kitchens and baths drive a significant percentage of the budget, so get design and finish selections done quickly,” stresses Mark. “That design informs my total budget. It also dictates plumbing, gas, and electrical placement. So you can’t move forward without these decisions.”

“One of the biggest problems you

is the “man cave.” With a reclaimed

have with these houses is in the

look, he will have barn wood walls,

attempt to modernize; you have to

hand-hewn beams, and the home’s

destroy a lot of historic fabric to

original potbelly stove will remain.

pull the wires, the pipes, the

“The stove has been in that space

ductwork, all of it,” Mark says. “It’s

functioning for more than 150

expensive and it’s heartbreaking.

years; there is no way I was going

With thoughtful planning, it can

to remove it.”

be minimized.” The dining room will keep its Mark considers himself lucky

original purpose. Along with Mike

with this home in many ways.

Lauer, a graduate of the American

“The location of the new master

College of the Building Arts, Mark is

bathroom happens to fall directly

planning to restore some decorative

Mark has relied on Jay Miller and his team at HWC Custom Cabinetry for over a decade to help him design his kitchens and baths. “Jay and Brenda [Romito] consistently deliver thoughtful and timeless designs and superior quality products in a one-stop shop. It takes a tremendous burden off my shoulders. Plus, they put up with me, I can be difficult,” Mark says with a smile. Mark makes a point to work with family owned companies. “I’ve worked exclusively with Moluf’s plumbing supply for 15 years. Their showroom is second to none; they have it all. But more than that, they stand behind what they sell. Two generations of the Moluf family are there every day.” What was the kitchen, will now be the “man cave” with historic barn siding walls and true timber frame roof details by Timber Frame Artisans.

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The home is full of untouched wood trim and details.


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2

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(1) Mark will use a light touch when repairing plaster walls. (2) The brick surrounded potbelly stove will return to working order. (3) Porch enamel will bring the porch and railings back to a suitable shine. (4) Detail over one of the home’s six fireplaces. (5) Original hardware is artwork on its own. (6) All of the period fireplaces will be carefully restored. (7) Nail holes reveal a home’s history. (8) Pretty in pink— the bright color speaks to the home’s Victorian style.

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plaster that has been lost to time.

They’ve hired an expert to come

They’re also working to restore the

in and get them in working order

fireplace—respectfully repairing a

again—making sure the pulleys

few broken tiles.

spin freely and replacing more than 300 yards of rope that’s needed for

Like so many other 19th century

their operation.

residences, regardless of its enormous size, it had just one

“We’re reprogramming this home,

bathroom and no closets. The

but not at the expense of the

solution to this problem was clear to

home’s integrity,” Mark explains.

Mark from the beginning. He simply

“It’s a delicate, magic balance—

made a door into the adjacent room

one that those of us who love older

and converted the entire room to a

home’s face all the time.”

master bath and large walk-in closet. Lucky for us, Mark and Mariana

Mark and This Old House icon Bob Vila chatting about old houses at the American College of the Building Arts honors reception in February.

In addition to reprogramming the

invited Charleston Home + Design

home, there are numerous features

to come along for the renovation

that require attention. One such

ride. Now that we’ve introduced

feature are the home’s massive

you to the unique home, we’ll

10-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling triple

share steps to this renovation,

hung windows. Mark and Mariana

in hopes that it will help inform

want them all to operate just as

you along your own build or

they did in 1860, with weights and

renovation journey, no matter

counter weights inside the casings.

how big or small. ✶

✔ Don’t compromise on what’s behind the walls. Renovating a historic home is expensive. A big mistake people make is compromising on structural, insulation, and waterproofing issues. There is a tendency to focus on the “pretty” and hesitate when faced with costly repairs that you will never see (until somethings goes wrong). Conversely, “plum, straight, and level” are not necessarily the goals when renovating. As a matter of fact, attempting to achieve those lofty goals is often unattainable and can destroy the charm of an old house. However, you can’t ignore what the house might be telling you. “Tread softly,” Mark advises. Lastly, invest in quality materials to include pre-primed siding and reclaimed materials when possible.

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✔ Choose the best, most efficient HVAC system possible. Heating and cooling is critical in older homes. Most historic homes are not energy efficient, so you need to focus on how to best control your interior climate. Step one is getting a blower test to identify air and moisture intrusion into the home. After addressing it through insulation and other means, you will be able to accurately calculate your HVAC needs by commissioning a Manual J load calculation which factors in the different characteristics of your home such as square footage, wall position, and building materials and will inform your HVAC contractor on the size of the system you will need. “When possible, choose a variable speed system and pair it with a whole home dehumidification system,” Mark adds. “Select a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rated system. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system.”


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B AT H ROOM DETA I LS: Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors • Mosaic Accent Border • Built by Tupper • Architecture by E. Fava • Interior Design by Heidi Huddleston and Alison Baker Interiors • Cabinetry by Plain & Fancy by Delicious Kitchens & Interiors • Countertops Fabricated by Atlantic Stone and Marble • Sinks and Faucets by Kohler • Lighting by David Skinner Antiques • Hardware by Katonah • Window Treatments by Jeans Custom Workroom ___________________________________________ For more information, call Palmetto Tile Distributors at (843) 266-8700 or visit palmettotile.com.

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Waterjet Mosaic Composed of ‘Calacatta Gold,’ ‘White Thassos’ and ‘Mother of Pearl’

Photography by Callie Cranford

Exposed Brick

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Heated Marble Floors

Photography by Julia Lynn Photography

Massive Master This expansive washroom provides the homeowners with dual vanities, a swivel door to the outdoor shower, and loads of storage for everyday bathroom necessities.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Built by Structures Building Company • Architecture by Herlong & Associates • Interior Design by Interiors By Herlong • Flooring by Hardwood by Lighthouse in ‘White Oak’ • Shower Tile by Spearktek in ‘Vennatto Nero’ Marble Mirabelle Undermount Sink • Tile Supplied by Palmetto Tile Distributors and Garden State Tile • Rohl Lombardia Faucet Interior Shower by Rohl in ‘Calliano’ • Vigo Shower Tower Exterior Shower • Shade of Light Chandelier New English Hall Lanterns • Hardware by Richelieu Transitional • French Mirror by Island Glass Indoor/outdoor shower with steel and glass thermally broken wall assembly.

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

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Lowcountry Glam This interior designer guaranteed that the homeowner had a bathroom full of luxurious touches such as mirror cabinets, a shiny chandelier, and a relaxing soaking tub. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Mayfair Volaka Grigio HD Floor and Wall Tile by Melcer Tile • Ultracraft Destiny Cabinetry in ‘Pebble Grey’ Finish • Visual Comfort Aspect Library Sconce in Soft Silver • Hudson Valley Danville Chandelier in Polished Nickel • Built by Andrew Mackenzie Interior Design by KMD Interiors ___________________________________________ For more information, call KMD Interiors at (843) 819-8254 or visit kmdinteriors.com.

Mayfair Volaka Grigio HD Floor and Wall Tile

Photography by Margaret Wright

‘Pebble Grey’

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Floating Shelf in Black Framed Shower

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Contrasting Concoction The black and white scheme in this bathroom created a contrasting design that allowed the tile and other accents to stand out.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Tile by Melcer Tile • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Architecture by Translations Design Studio Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Tile Installed by Flooring Services ___________________________________________ For more information, call Melcer Tile at (843) 744-5345 or visit melcertile.com.

Want to see this home in person? Come to the Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour this June. More information on page 169.

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Serene Sanctuary By working with a company that employs both interior designers and architects, these homeowners were able to create a bathroom that offered architectural interest and top-notch design selections. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Interior Design by Interiors by Herlong • Carrara Marble Flooring • Rohl Plumbing Fixtures Inset Cabinetry by Mevers Kitchen & Bath Built by Barrow Building Group ___________________________________________ For more information, call Flatfish Island Designs at (843) 882-8123 or visit herlongarchitects.com.

The use of the three mirrors balance out the wide master vanity.

Photography by Katie Charlotte Photography

Rohl Plumbing Fixtures

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Laded Glass

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Elevated Accents The custom cabinetry complements the various materials used in this space such as shiplap, wood, and marble.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Reclaimed Wood Beams • Iron and Crystal Chandelier Polished Nickel Hardware • Glass and Stone Shower Cabinetry by Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston Accent Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Custom Glass Transom Window • Built by Commonweath Contracting • Interior Design by Lauren Messina Interior Design • Countertops Fabricated by Martol Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International Flooring Tile by Melcer Tile • Window Treatments by Southern Shades • Laded Glass by Charlestowne Glass ___________________________________________ Mirrored Glass Cabinetry Front

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Glass and Stone Shower Accent Tile

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


Design and Performance This refined, luxurious countertop features non-porous Corian quartz with a mitered edge and waterfall side panel. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Snow White Corian Quartz • Mitered Edge • Waterfall Side Panel • Built by Saltwater Homes • Architecture by MW Designs • Cabinetry by Downsview Cabinetry Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Flooring & Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design ___________________________________________ For more information, call Palmetto Surfacing at (843) 569-1131 or visit palmettosurfacing.com.

Curbless Shower with Floating Ledge

Floating Vanity with Backlit Mirror

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Snow White Corian Quartz

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Pattern Wallpaper

Photography by Callie Cranford

Striped Space The veins in the countertops and flooring coordinate with the stripes on the wallpaper, cultivating a cohesive scheme throughout.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Tile by Lowcountry Tile Contractors Freestanding Bathtub • Frosted Windows With Moulding Details • Chrome Fixtures Throughout ___________________________________________ For more information, call Lowcountry Tile Contractors at (843) 763-2161or visit lowcountrytilecontractors.com.

Herringbone Patterned Tile Flooring

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Luminous Lighting The perfect lighting is paramount to creating the perfect space. Horizontal wall mounts are a statement piece in this bathroom and offer additional light throughout the day. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Matte Black Plumbing and Lighting Fixtures by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting • ‘White Macaubas’ Quartzite Countertop • Oversized Rainfall Shower Head • Built by Discovery Development Group Countertops Fabricated by Granite by Design • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Sinks & Faucets by Moen ___________________________________________ For more information, call Carolina Lanterns & Lighting at (843) 881-4170 or visit carolinalanterns.com.

Matte Black Lighting Fixtures

Photography by Callie Cranford

Oversized Rainfall Shower Head

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Windows by Maner Fence & Specialties

‘Blanco Olindo’ Marble Countertops

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Conscious Design An expertly thought out plan for this bathroom resulted in a modern space complete with natural elements.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Home Plan Designed by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Walk-Thru Shower with Window Overlooking Ravenel Bridge • ‘Exotic Zebra Wood’ Floor to Ceiling Mirror Custom Made by Timber Artisans • ‘Pear’ Concrete-Look Floor Tile • Heated Floors • Built by Pat Cogan • Cabinetry by Peter McGinnis of Timber Artisans • Countertops Fabricated by Coastal Surfaces Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports • Tile by Lowcountry Tile • Sinks by Artesaho Cooper Faucets by Delta • Lighting by Candelabra Custom European White Oak Vanity by Timber Artisans

Waterfall Tile Shower Design in ‘Snow White’ Marble

___________________________________________ For more information, call Crosby Creations Home Designs at (843) 514-7354 or visit crosby-creations.com.

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Pirouette Shades

Photography by Callie Cranford

Spectacular Shades These power view shades operate to diffuse sunlight and filter out UV rays.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Pirouette Shades by Advanced Window Fashions ___________________________________________ For more information, call Advanced Window Fashions at (843) 881-8858 | advancedwindowfashions.com.

Mirror Mounted Light Fixtures

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Embracing Nautical An ode to our seafaring city, this nautical bathroom serves high class design for the homeowners. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Built by Delpino Custom Homes • Tile by Melcer Tile Brushed Gold and Blue Rejuvenation Light • Ladder Style Door Hardware • Kendall Blue Vanity with Carrara Marble Top ___________________________________________ For more information, call Delpino Custom Homes at (843) 818-4866 or visit delpinocustomhomes.com.

Modern Fixtures Paired with Marble Countertops

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Brushed gold details pop against the white and blue color palette.

Blue penny tile gives the floor dimension

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Reclaimed White Oak Vanity

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Interior Design by Kecia Heyward with SHELTER

High Impact High ceilings and a long rounded mirror aide in making this powder

Custom-Built Living • Vanity by Timer Artisans Cement Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Global Influence Mirror by Gabby Home • Lighting by Ro Sham Beaux ___________________________________________

room feel much larger. For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit sheltercustomerbuiltliving.com.

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Design Integration Inspired by a Victorian print that once belonged to their grandmother, this Mt. Pleasant homeowner collaborated with an interior designer to fuse a custom design. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Interior Design by Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby • Faucet by Moluf’s • Lighting by Circa Lighting • Wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries ___________________________________________ For more information, call Domain Interiors by Bobbi Jo Engelby at (843) 388-0328 or visit domainmtp.com.

Utopia Double Bath Sconce

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Phillip Jeffries Wallpaper

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L-Shaped Vanity

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Spa Renovation A dark master bathroom converts into a spa-like oasis during a whole-home renovation. The elimination of the tub allows all gracious room for ample cabinetry and a gorgeous shower.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Cabinetry Design & Bath Layout by Translations Design Studio • Cabinetry Fabrication & Installation by Coastal Cabinet Co. • Remodel by Marks of Quality Ceiling Height: 12’ • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors Countertops Installed by Martol Marble • Lighting by Shades of Light ___________________________________________ For more information, call Translations Design Studio at (843) 367-7367 or visit translationsdesign.com.

Panels create a beautiful backdrop for sconces.

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Wave tile creates a stunning first impression on the shower wall.


INTRODUCING NEW PLANS!

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

843.882.8123

info@flatfishislanddesigns.com

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Victoria & Albert ‘Toulouse’ Free Standing Tub Photography by Keen Eye Marketing

Custom Creation This Lowcountry lavatory is chock full of custom details from the window separating the shower and tub to the built-in shower shelves making it one-of-a-kind for its occupants.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes • Custom Black Framed Window & Shower Wall • Zodiac Calacatta Natura Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Tile by Melcer Tile • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns and Lighting • Cabinetry by Distinctive Design Architecture by DeWitt + Haas Design Group ___________________________________________ For more information, call JacksonBuilt Custom Homes at (843) 471-2310 or visit jacksonbuilthomes.com.

Open Master Shower with Heated Vent Fan, Hansgrohe Rainhead, Motorized Privacy Shades, Hidden Towel Rack, and Teak Seating

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Recycled glass countertops are the statement piece in this Folly Beach house loo.

Multi-Colored ‘Confetti’ Recycled Glass Countertops • Reclaimed Mirror Countertops by GlassECO Surfaces ___________________________________________ For more information, call GlassECO Surfaces at (843) 554-6099 or visit glassecosurfaces.com.

Roman Shade in ‘Vern Yip Trend’ Navy

Photography by Callie Cranford

Eco-Friendly Surface

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Floating Vanity

Glamorous Walls Metallics and statement wallpapers soar in popularity in powder rooms. This curated space is filled with style.

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Sierra in ‘Metallic Gold’ on Cream Thibaut Wallpaper

Designed by Allison Flanary of Aiden Fabrics • Duronia Vanity Mirror by Uttermost Mirror • Katie Globe Pendant by Circa Lighting • ‘A Touch of Blush’ and ‘Rosewood Fences’ Prints by Uttermost Art • Cabinetry Painted with Benjamin Moore ‘Hale Navy’ Pottery by Abide-a-While • Picasso Prints from Barcelona For more information, call Aiden Fabrics at (843) 216-0008 or visit aidenfabrics.com CH+D • Spring 2020 • 201


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Beaded Light Fixture

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Custom Vanity

Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes Interior Design by Shay Simpson of Riverside Designers • Cabinetry by Coastal Cabinet Co. • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International

Built with Care

Countertop Fabricated by MVP Granite

This Daniel Island bathroom was built with careful

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consideration of details and how to make the space work best for the homeowners.

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Cabinet Hardware by Foxworth Decorative Hardware

For more information, call Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes at (843) 881-3930 lowcountrypremiercustomhomes.com.


Professional Picks The marble countertop featured in this Lowcountry bathroom was installed by surface professionals to ensure that everything fit smoothly and looked perfect. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Shadow Storm Marble Supplied by Eugene’s Marble & Granite • Cabinetry by Pennville Lighting by Michael Gallager Painted by Richard Veloz ___________________________________________ For more information, call Eugene’s Marble & Granite at (843) 573-9351 or visit granite-marble-tops.com.

Shadow Storm Marble

Pebble Accent in Shower

Photography by Callie Cranford

Freestanding Tub

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Snake Plants

Cast Iron Clawfoot Tub

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Organic Colors Shades of cream and gray paired with an expansive walk-in shower, tankless toilet, and clawfoot tub create a space full of style.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Built by Priester’s Custom Contracting • Antique Sconces • Antique Snowflake Glass • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Design • Cabinetry by The Cabinet Shop • Tile by Flooring Services Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Sinks and Faucets by Design on Tap ___________________________________________ For more information, call Priester’s Custom Contracting at (843) 200-8495 or visit priestercustomhomes.com.

Double Vanity with Storage Tower

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Sliding Barn Door with Frosted Glass


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Floating Shaker Style Vanities

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Floating Perfection Custom floating dual vanities complete the classic yet modern look of this Sullivan’s Island bathroom.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston Penny Tile Shower • Restoration Hardware Mirrors Built by Diament Building Corp • Interior Design by Jill Howard Design Studio ___________________________________________ For more information, call Classic Kitchens of Charleston at (843) 991-4207 or visit classickitchensofcharleston.com.

Floating Vanity with Quartz Top

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Mirabelle Freestanding Tub


Photography by Patrick Brickman

The veins of the countertop pair with the vanity, shiplap walls, and oyster artwork to create the perfect coastal concoction.

Interior Design by Trudie Cooper Krawcheck of Southeastern Galleries Vertical Shiplap with Double Set of Crown Moulding ___________________________________________

For more information, call Southeastern Galleries at (843) 556-4663 or visit southeasterngalleries.com.

Gold Galore No fear of mixing gray and gold here; the gold hardware, lighting, and mirrors are the perfect accent piece with the stunning marble slab.

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‘Classic White’ Carrara Marble

Photograph Submitted by Granite by Design

Ship Chic

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Oyster Shell Painting

Countertops Supplied by Granite by Design • Eased Edges • Gold Fixtures Modern Stand Alone Bath • Built by Cook Bonner Ebeling Construction Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors ___________________________________________ For more information, call Granite by Design at (843) 416-8509 or visit granitebydesigncharleston.com. CH+D • Spring 2020 • 207


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Bleached Coral on Teak Ledge

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Classic and Coastal Design elements in this water-front bathroom showcase a classic scheme with a touch of coastal in the mirrors.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Interior Design by Gabrielle Pendarvis of CHD Interiors • African Teak Window Seat by Timber Artisans • White Quartz Finished Double Vanity Curbless Shower Entry • Marsh Views ___________________________________________ For more information, call CHD Interiors at (843) 357-1700 or visit chdinteriors.com.

White Quartz Finished Double Vanity

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Maximize Function A long and narrow space wasn’t a challenge for this project; an extra long vanity and free standing tub

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Custom Lacquer Finish Color Matched to Sherwin-Williams ‘Tradewind’ • Custom Designed Storage Towers • Shaker Style Cabinetry by Carpenters Restoration Built by Salt Marsh Contracting • Interior Design by Wendy Mauro Design • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors For more information, call Carpenters Restoration at (843) 884-3411 or visit carpentersrestoration.com.

Photography by Callie Cranford

offer plenty of function.

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Storage Towers

Fun Floor Accent A custom floor design was created in the middle of this bathroom to coordinate with the tilework in the shower.

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Basket Weave Design in Carrera Marble

Flooring and Tile Shower Installation by Sunray Flooring • Porcelain Tile Floor Schluter System Shower • Built by Palmer Construction • Cabinetry by HWC Custom Cabinetry • Interior Design by Change of Space Interiors • Tile by Melcer Tile ___________________________________________ For more information, call Sunray Flooring at (843) 606-5456 or visit sunrayflooring.com. CH+D • Spring 2020 • 209


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Tiled Ceiling

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Stand-Out Shower A custom shower complete with a specially cut glass enclosure makes it the stand-out element of this bathroom.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Custom Shower by Century Glass • Asia Statuary Misterio Quartz Countertops by Triton Stone Group Built by SWC Construction • Cabinetry by Charleston Cabinets • Window Treatments by Budget Blinds ___________________________________________ For more information, call Century Glass at (843) 614-4628 or visit centuryglasssc.com.

Mayfair Suave Bianco Polished Porcelain Bath Floor

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Asia Statuary Herringbone Polished Marble Shower


The hexagon tiles are a staple throughout this design shown in the shower, the backsplash, and the floor. The hues pair perfectly with the rest of the neutral palette.

Photography by Callie Cranford

White Carrara Hex Mosaic Floor Tile • American Olean ‘Ice White’ Wall Tile Greenfield Cabinetry in ‘Repose Gray’ • Namib White Honed Marble Vanity Top ‘Harlow’ Glass Cabinet Knobs • Built by Classic Remodeling & Construction Countertops Supplied by Palmetto Surfacing For more information, call Classic Remodeling & Construction at (843) 763-3297 or visit classicremodeling.com.

Modern Updates By working with these bath experts, this Charleston couple had their new bathroom installed and ready for use in about two days.

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Semi-Frameless Glass Surround

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Hexagonal Details

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White Carrara Hex Mosaic Floor Tile

Custom Anti-Slip Biscuit Shower Pan • San Mitchelle Acrylic Shower Wall and Tub Surround • Custom Semi-Frameless Glass Surround with Luxseal Glass Protection Moen Pressure Balanced Tub & Shower Valves • Moen Oil Rubbed Bronze Trim ___________________________________________ For more information, call Charleston Bath Experts at (843) 216-7551 or visit charlestonbathexperts.com. CH+D • Spring 2020 • 211


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Gold Hardware

Photography by Callie Cranford

Hidden Treasures This homeowner spent a lot of time traveling so she needed a space that felt like home and had plenty of cabinetry to store her bathroom finds from around the globe.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Design by Niki Komorek of Charleston Cabinets Countertops Supplied by Real Deal Countertops Silestone Quartz Countertops in ‘Eternal Statuario’ Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors ___________________________________________ For more information, call Charleston Cabinets at (843) 554-7800 or visit charlestoncabinetsinc.com.

Slab Cabinets in ‘Moonshine Suede’

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Freestanding Tub with Metal Legs


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Wall Mounted Fixture

Photography by Callie Cranford

Design Details that Sell A white palette was amplified with black finishes, marble flooring and shower tile, orchids, and medallion artwork.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Listing by Island House Real Estate • Built by Maverick Construction Company • Interior Design by Embellish Interiors • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting • Trimwork by Muddy Waters ___________________________________________ For more information, call Island House Real Estate at (843) 847-1762 or visit islandhouserealestate.com.

Double Oval Mirrors Flank an Orchid on this Shaker Style Vanity

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

Vintage accents received modern updates when paired with subway tile and a custom shower/tub combo.

Sedona Single Vanity in ‘White Harvest’ Distress • Design by Alison Kimborowicz with Steven Shell Living • Stoneware Vases • Rope Orbs • Herringbone Tile Flooring ___________________________________________ For more information, call Steven Shell Living at (843) 216-3900 or visit stevenshellliving.com.

Southern Style A combination of Southern touches such as the hanging basket, woven shades, paint color, and floors create the perfect space for these homeowners.

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Tobacco Basket

Photography by Franzi Annika Photography

Vintage Meets Modern

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Stylish Storage

Shaker Style Cabinetry • Exposed Painted Wood Beams • Cabinetry by Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint • Remodel by Luxury Simplified • Interior Design by Kristy Barrineau • Hardware by Atlas ___________________________________________ For more information, call Strathmore Cabinets • Design • Floors • Paint at (843) 856-8255 or visit strathmorefloors.com. CH+D • Spring 2020 • 215


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Hexagon Patterned Tile

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Understated Components The tile design on the floor with a unique line accent around the perimeter, provides a fun twist.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Flooring & Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design Built by Daly & Sawyer Construction • Architecture by Heather Wilson • Cabinetry by Brant Saunders Hardware by Foxworth Decorative Hardware ___________________________________________ For more information, call Buckhannon Tile + Design at (843) 881-8911 or visit buckhannontd.com.

Custom Accent Line

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

Texture Talk Smooth textures are the name of the game for this bathroom finished with marble countertops and subway tile

Countertops by South Star Granite • Freestanding Tub • Gray Subway Tile Counter to Ceiling Storage Tower • Chrome Finishes ___________________________________________

For more information, call South Star Granite at (843) 514-4892 or visit southstargranite2.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

on the walls and shower floor.

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Raised Shower Edge

Natural Stone Backsplash

Perfect Powder Room Interior designers helped these homeowners select features that would all coordinate such as the blue veins in the countertop and the blue cabinetry.

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Floating Vanity

Interior Design by Riverside Designers • Seabrook Island New Construction Gold Wall Mounted Faucet • Hammered Gold Sink ___________________________________________

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Photography by Graber

These Shades Can Be Set at Any Level

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Graber Pleated Shades by

Natural Light Control Privacy is paramount in this en suite. The choice is yours with these shades that rise up or pull down.

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Patriot Blinds & More Bottom Up/Top Down Cordless Lift _________________________________ For more information, call Patriot Blinds & More at (843) 461-1368 or visit patriotblinds.com.


ELEGANCE, STYLE & PROTECTION

Every tree needs a champion.

Raised Panel Colonials ∙ Louvered Colonials Board & Batten Colonials ∙ Bahamas ∙ Roll Downs ∙ Fabric Shields Accordions ∙ Aluminum & Clear Storm Panels

PRUNING • CABLING & BRACING INSECT & DISEASE MANAGEMENT FERTILIZATION & SOIL CARE

843-556-8696 bartlett.com/Charleston-SC

SC Income Tax Credits Insurance Premium Discounts Custom Colors Service Contracts • Liscensed & Insured Free Estimates Quality Installations Come visit our showroom at: 843-822-5519 488-C La Mesa Drive Lowcountryshutters.com Mt. Pleasant, SC Info@Lowcountryshutters.com CH+D • Spring 2020 • 219


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Shower Walls in Polished ‘Cancos Porto Venato’

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Laticrete Permacolor Grout in ‘Raven’ Photography by Callie Cranford

Complementary Hues Multi-colored natural hues in this subway tile flooring pair perfectly with the gray cabinetry, brown countertops, and marble shower.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Flooring and Tile by Carpet Baggers Carpet One Shower Walls with Different Size Tiles • Shower Floor in ‘Cancos Porto Venato’ with Weave Polished Design 4 x 8 Grout on Bathroom Floor in Laticrete Permacolor ‘Raven’ ___________________________________________ For more information, call Carpet Baggers Carpet One at (843) 571-0013 or visit carpetbaggerscarpetone.com.

Laticrete Permacolor Grout in ‘Marble Beige’

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Daltile Brickwork Paver Field Tile in ‘Color Studio’


Photography by Patrick Brickman

Built-In Vanity Space

Surface Pros

Countertops Fabricated by Stone Central • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living Architecture by Translations Design Studio

By working with countertop experts,

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these homeowners had help selecting the perfect countertops

For more information, call Stone Central at (843) 879-3278 or visit stonecentralsc.com.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

that would withstand everyday use.

Deliberate Details A homeowner with an intentional vision enlists the help of a custom cabinet maker to create a vanity that is unique to their specific needs and style.

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Full Overly Cabinet Style

Custom Designed Furniture Feet • Full Overlay Cabinet Style by Sullivan Custom Cabinets • White Honed Marble • Countertops Fabricated by East Coast Granite and Marble • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International ___________________________________________ For more information, call Sullivan Custom Cabinets at (843) 554-5880. CH+D • Spring 2020 • 221


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Gray Veined Marble Countertop

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Classically Remodeled Topping the revamp of this master bathroom are the marble slabs that complete the classic white look.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Countertops Fabricated by Universal Marble & Granite Custom Makeup Area • Drawer Outlets • Undermount Tub • Cabinetry by R.A. Smith Construction Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Tile by Melcer Tile • Sink & Faucets by Winsupply of Mt. Pleasant • Hardware by Foxworth Decorative Hardware ___________________________________________ For more information, call Universal Marble & Granite at (843) 767-7779 or visit universalmgranite.net.

Tub Surround in Natural Stone

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Classic White on White Tiles


Neutral Touches A color palette of whites and creams cultivates a calming ambiance in this Lowcountry

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Bathroom Remodel by 1st Class Painting & Restoration Design by MeLinda Lee Design Glass Shower Enclosure by Century Glass ___________________________________________ For more information, call 1st Class Painting & Restoration at (843) 324-6006 or visit 1stclasscharleston.com.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

bathroom.

B AT H R O O M D E TA I L S :

Custom Tile Design

Dramatic Details A specially crafted vanity features a unique design above the drawers.

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Custom Design Detail

Custom Cabintery by HWC Custom Cabinetry Client Inspired Furniture • Vanity with Chippendale Detail and Special Blended Finish ___________________________________________ For more information, call HWC Custom Cabinetry at (843) 207-0750 or visit hwccustomcabinetry.com. CH+D • Spring 2020 • 223


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Cool Tones Create a Warm Bathroom

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Mod Vanity Shaker cabinets paired with glass knobs give this master bath vanity a modern glamorous look.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Vista Brand Cabinetry by Southeast Kitchens Showers and Mirrors by Century Glass Marble Mosaic and Ceramic Shower Tile by Melcer Tile Countertops and Tub Decking by Palmetto Surfacing Rohl Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s ___________________________________________ For more information, call Southeast Kitchens at (843) 795-8809 or visit sekitchens.com.

Finished Look with Wood Panels

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Smart Space with a Corner Shower


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Custom Cabinetry with Pullout Organizers

Photography by Callie Cranford

Spa-Like Sanctuary Every detail of this master bath was planned specifically for the homeowner’s need for a purposeful space.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Interior Design by Polished Renovations and Design Custom Cabinetry by Polished Renovations and Design Flooring and Woodgrain Textured Tiles by Triton Stone Group • Countertops Fabricated by Eugene’s Marble & Granite • Countertops Supplied by Triton Stone Group • Sinks & Faucets by Delta

___________________________________________ For more information, call Polished Renovations and Design at (843) 471-8856 or visit polishedrenovations.com. Floor to Ceiling Glass Partition

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Beach Build Reflective design pieces such as the light fixture and mirror trim are reminiscent of shells found at the beach; paired with the sandy paint color, these homeowners have their own

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Herringbone Floor Tile Design • Dual Vanities • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Tile by Melcer Tile • Cabinetry by Kalman Construction • Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing ___________________________________________

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

Photography Submitted by AGM Imports

beach retreat indoors.

B AT H R O O M D E TA I L S :

Barn Door Shower Slider

Walk-Ins Welcome The stone shower wall exudes beautiful veins that provide plenty of style for this Lowcountry washroom.

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Matching Curb and Wall

Natural Stone Wall by AGM Imports • Coordinating Floating Bench Rain Shower Head ___________________________________________

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Acrylic Tub

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Marvelous Fixtures Chrome faucets add a touch of modern flare to this otherwise natural toned bathroom.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Faucets, Sinks and Tub by Moluf’s • Built by Coleman Builders • Interior Design by Wendy Mauro Design Tile by Melcer Tile • Lighting by Circa Lighting ___________________________________________ For more information, call Moluf’s at (843) 723-4881 or visit molufs.com.

Rohl Brand Campo Series Bathtub Faucet

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Polished Nickel Plumbing Fixtures


Making a statement was a must-have for this homeowner. He accomplished that by working with a builder to remodel his master bathroom topped off with stunning tile surfaces.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Built by Harper Construction • Interior Design by S. Bogan Designs Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston ___________________________________________ For more information, call Harper Construction at (843) 737-4745 or visit chrisharperconstruction.com.

Photography Provided by NextGen Automated

Distinctive Space

B AT H R O O M D E TA I L S :

Tilework on Shower Ceiling

Sleek and Sheer This window treatment provides homeowners a clean look and plenty of privacy with their darkening options.

B AT H R O O M D E TA I L S :

Darkening Shades

Luminette Automated Privacy Sheers by NextGen Automated • Rotating Fabric Vanes Vertical Panels • Freestanding Tub • Modern Floating Vanity ___________________________________________ For more information, call NextGen Automated at (843) 871-8531 or visit nextgenautomated.com.

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Underlit Cabinetry

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Reflective Style Great things happen when an architect and builder work closely together. In this case, a spacious and functional bathroom.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Curbless Shower • Hydro-Slide Shower Doors Built by Alair Homes Charleston Architecture by Swallowtail Architecture Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing Sinks & Faucets by Moluf’s ___________________________________________ For more information, call Alair Homes Charleston at (843) 296-8510 or visit alairhomes.com/charleston.

Custom Ledge In and Out of the Shower Space

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Mosaic Tile Flooring


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Glass Inset Cabinet Fronts

Herringbone Floor Tiles

Curbless Entry with Linear Drain

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Expert Addition With experienced care, this builder re-framed existing cantilevered floor joists to lower them and create a curbless shower and sunken tub.

BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Built by Stono Construction • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Design • Interior Design by Stallings Studio • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen and Bath • Countertops Fabricated by Majestic • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Flooring and Tile Installed by Sunray Flooring • Tile Supplied by Garden State Tile Faucet by Moluf’s • Lighting by Charleston Lighting & Interiors ___________________________________________

Dual 2-In-1 Shower Heads with 12” Ceiling Rain Maker

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Sunken Jacuzzi Tub

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


Boho Dreams The perfect boho bathroom was brought together with black subway tile and a triangular pattern statement wall in the combined shower and tub area. BAT HROOM DETA I LS: Interior Design by Jen Anderson of Jenny Kennan Design • Built by Flyway Construction • Delta Plumbing Fixtures ___________________________________________ For more information, call Garden State Tile at (843) 872-3766 or visit gstile.com.

Tone Matte Black Wall Tile with Built-In Nook

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Retro Mosaic White Matte Tile

Cement Diamond Statement Tile

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Patterned Wallpaper

High-End Lighting

BATHROOM PRODUCTS LAVISH LOO FOR YOUR

Photograph by Margaret Wright • Interior Design by KMD Interiors

Fresh Accents

Designer Barstool

Each element in your bathroom should be specially curated to fit you. Browse through the next few pages to find inspiration for countertops, cabinetry, flooring, and beyond.

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CRAWL SPACE?

We Can Fix It! • SETTLED FOUNDATION? • SAGGING FLOORS? • WOOD ROT & MOLD? • SINKING CONCRETE? • WET BASEMENT?

843-836-3377 LowcountryFoundationRepair.com

FREE Inspection Must be presented at time of estimate. Not to be combined with any other offer. Offer expires 6/30/2020.

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Proper Plumbing

Sinks, faucets, and bathtubs galore. The perfect trio will provide function and style for your bathroom. Choose unique pieces that speak to your taste.

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2. Kohler “Black Plum” Cast Iron Tub

3. Kohler Artifacts Freestanding Bathtub

4. Murano Glass Vessel Sink

5. Round Wading Pool® Sink and Purist Faucet

6. Ornate Patterned Sink

7. Wall-Mount Basin Faucet in Unlacquered Brass

8. Tube design Faucet in Ombre (Polished Nickel & Rose Gold)

9. LG Studio S Widespread Faucet in Matte Black

Gateway Supply Co. (1, 4, 7) (843) 554-0450 | gatewaysupply.net

Moluf’s (2, 6, 9) (843) 723-4881 | molufs.com

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Design On Tap (3, 5, 8) (843) 329-0661 | designontapcharleston.com


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Cultivated Countertops

Marble, granite, quartz and recycled glass countertops are all top choices for a bathroom vanity. Here are some of Charleston’s best sellers.

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2. ‘Poise Dark’ Quartz?

3. ‘Arga’ Countertops

5. ‘Grigio Carnico’

6. ‘Platinus’ Quartzite

7. Recycled Glass Countertops 8. ‘White Santorini’ GlassECO Surfaces by Quartzite

Universal Marble & Granite (843) 767-7779 universalmgranite.net

Vitoria International (843) 760-2470 vitoriainternational.com

9. ‘Statuario Leonardo’ Porcelain Pacific Shore Stones (843) 744-5665 pacificshorestones.com

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Stone Central (843) 879-3278 stonecentralsc.com

South Star Granite (843) 514-4892 southstargranite2.com

10. ‘Fantasy Blue’ Quartzite AGM Imports (843) 747-0088 agmimports.com

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

4. “Shadow Storm” Marble

Fisher Recycling (843) 554-6099 | glassecosurfaces.com

11. ‘Portrush’ Cambria Quartz Palmetto Surfacing (843) 569-1131 palmettosurfacing.com

Eugene’s Marble and Granite (843) 573-9351 granite-marble-tops.com

Granite by Design (843) 416-8509 granitebydesigncharleston.com


Fashionable Flooring

Make a statement in your flooring selections. Options shown below are some of the top-sellers going into bathrooms today.

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1. ‘Twenty Blues Deco’ Tile

2. ‘Holden’ Hardwood Floor

3. Aqua Matte Porcelain Tile

4. Plum Rimmed Hexagon

5. Wood Like Tile

6. Teracotta Glazed Ceramic Tile

7. 18th Century Hardwood

8. Elemental Selection Panoramic Porcelain

Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 palmettotile.com

Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 carpetbaggerscarpetone.com

9. ‘Urbana Wood Blue’ Triangular Shaped Tiles Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 melcertile.com

Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354 flooringfactorysc.com

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

10. ‘Eternity Black’ Tile

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

Floor and Decor (843) 619-4320 flooranddecor.com

Flooring Services (843) 388-6872 fslteam.com

11. “Midnight Black” and “Carrerra White” Checkered Flooring

Garden State Tile (843) 872-3766 gstile.com

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

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

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Resplendent Lighting

Lighting can completely change the ambiance in your bathroom. Sconces create symmetry while chandeliers add a touch of glam. Consider the purpose you want your lighting to serve when deciding what type of fixture to choose.

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1. Wall Mounted Modern Light Fixture Charleston Lamp Company (843) 763-9150 charlestonlampcompany.com

4. Headland Large Pendant shown in Tumeric Steven Shell Living (843) 216-3900 stevenshellliving.com

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2. Six Light Pendant in Gold Leaf Carolina Lanterns & Lighting (843) 881-4170 carolinalanterns.com

5. ‘Mystic Sand’ 2 Light Vanity Ricks Lighting + Home (843) 763-2282 rickslighting.com

3. Odyssey One Light Sconce Charleston Lighting and Interiors (843) 766-3055 charlestonlightingandinteriors.com

6. Merchant Double Bath Light Circa Lighting (843) 937-5990 circalighting.com


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Terrific Tile

The go-to material in the bathroom is tile. Both wall and floor tile can take a lot of wear and tear while also setting the mood you seek in your bathroom. Tile offers minimal maintenance, also making your life easier.

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

5. Grand Squares Mosaic Melcer Tile (843) 744-5345 melcertile.com

9. Stream Stone

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

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10. 2. ‘Tempo Nero’ Mosaic

Palmetto Tile Distributors (843) 266-8700 palmettotile.com

6. Multi finish Marble Waterjet Mosaic

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

10. Dover Carrara Diamond GlassMosaic Floor and Decor (843) 619-4320 flooranddecor.com

3. Dolomite with Bianco Gioia Polished Marble

4. Black Subway Tile

7. Blue Iridescent Petal Mosaic

8. Calcatta Oro

Flooring Factory (843) 790-4354 flooringfactorysc.com

Garden State Tile (843) 872-3766 gstile.com

Carpet Baggers Carpet One (843) 571-0013 carpetbaggerscarpetone.com

Flooring Services (843) 388-6872 fslteam.com


Serene Showers

More and more homeowners are ditching the tub in favor of a walk-in shower. From quick turnaround renovations that take less than a week, to completely custom shower enclosures with heavy glass walls and multiple spray jets, your oasis awaits.

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1. Frameless Pro-Glide Sliding Door Century Glass (843) 614-4628 | centuryglasssc.com

4. Custom Shower System in Luxe Gold Gateway Supply (843) 554-0450 | gatewaysupply.net

7. Fluence Shower Door in Thunder Grey, Brushed Nickel

Ultimate Bath Solutions (843) 410-0645 | ultimatebathsolutions.com

2. Sleek Finishes

Charleston Bath Experts (843) 216-7551 | charlestonbathexperts.com

5. Real Rain Shower Heads Moluf’s (843) 723-4881 | molufs.com

8. Accessible Design

Bath Fitter (843) 405-7013 | bathfitter.com

3. Bellwether Shower & Stillness Faucets Design On Tap

(843) 329-0661 | designontapcharleston.com

6. Frameless Shower with Linear Shower Drain

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

9. Custom Shower

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UNIQUE FINDS

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

1. Chevron Fabric

2. Decorative Tissue Box

3. Wood / Metal Wall Shelf

4. Swivel Vanity Chair

5. Rotating Trinket Tray

6. Side Table

Aiden Fabrics (843) 216-0008 | aidenfabrics.com

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

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Coralberry Cottage (843) 884-2225 | coralberrycottage.com

Hausful (843) 203-6420 | hausful.com

CHD Interiors (843) 571-2446 | chdinteriors.com

For the House: The Barstool Shop (832) 881-7073 | thebarstoolshopcharleston.com


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

10. Jefferson Double Vanity

Steven Shell (843) 216-3900 | stevenshellliving.com

8. Velvet Pouf

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

11. Leopard Bench

Southeastern Galleries (843) 556-4663 | southeasterngalleries.com

9. 3-Drawer Makeup Organizer

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

12. Evergreen Jewelry Tray

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

13. Neutral Turkish Rug

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

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Capacious Cabinetry

Bathroom vanities not only serve as the spot many people get ready in the morning, but also as the main storage hub. Compare different options to determine which will serve your needs best.

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2. Gray Beveled Vanity

3. Modern European Inset Cabinetry

4. Flatlay Floating Cabinets

5. Custom Glass Cabinet

6. Prairie Door-Style

7. Custom Double Beaded Vanity Towers

8. Raised Panel Cabinetry

9. Full Overlay Cabinetry Style

Jilco Kitchen & Bath (843) 849-6465 | jilcokitchenandbath.com

(843) 554-7800 | charlestoncabinetsinc.com

Classic Kitchens of Charleston (843) 991-4207 | classickitchensofcharleston.com

Carpenters Restoration (843) 884-3411 | carpentersrestoration.com

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

Southeast Kitchens (843) 795-8809 | sekitchens.com

HWC Custom Cabinetry (843) 207-0750 | hwccustomcabinetry.com

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

Sullivan Custom Cabinets (843) 554-5880


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Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Patrick Brickman • Left Photo by Julia Lynn

ShopTalk

(above left) This home exudes warmth with a quaint fireplace. (above right) The entryway welcomes you in with a dockside console table and fox art. (bottom right) Cozy seating makes the most of the space.

Setting the Stage

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ate last year, Coralberry Cottage provided staging for a project that was featured on Today’s Builder, a television show that spotlights custom/semi-custom homebuilders and developers in the construction industry. Specifically, Coralberry and the future residents, Valerie and Ron Hall, outfitted the home, as the homeowners’ furniture wasn’t quite ready, but the TV crew was. Designer Rutledge Carter found this project refreshing. “The homeowners and Morris Construction created this

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getaway outside of the city, with just one bedroom. They had to do some research to find a builder to build small, and this one did a fantastic job,” she said. “It turned out perfectly beautiful and has amazing views. But there are unusual things, like there’s no bedroom door and no master bathroom door. Valerie and Ron were long term Coralberry customers and we were thrilled they came back to us with this gem to furnish.” For more information, call Coralberry Cottage at (843) 884-2225 or visit coralberrycottage.com.


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SHOP TALK

Intentional Organization no matter its background. Home Etiquette provides homeowners a variety of services including organizing and decluttering, home event design and decor, moving and post renovation, and home staging. Creating new havens, and helping homeowners settle into their spaces is what drives Tiffany to give her clients the best

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Inspired by rearranging tables, organizing spaces, and creating ambiances that made her heart happy as a child, Tiffany Miller founded Home Etiquette — a company driven to help with organization, event planning, and staging. Tiffany’s passion for giving new life to a space allows her to take the time to evaluate her client’s belongings and giving those items their own moment within their space. She believes there is a place for everything,

experience she can. For more information, call Home Etiquette at (843) 818-3232 or visit homeetiquette.com.

Double Take

Story by Susan Fitzgerald Burridge • Photography by Callie Cranford • Photo Provided by Steven Shell

Steven Shell and Paul Tinkler of Steven Shell Living have just doubled the size of their warehouse. The recently acquired unit now brings extra storage to accommodate their 25,000 square foot showroom that features handcrafted wood furniture, upholstery, Turkish rugs, art, accessories, and gifts. Located in Moultrie Plaza, on Coleman Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant, the extra square footage offers customers immediate access to more than $4 million of inventory. The majority of Steven Shell Living’s furniture

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is constructed from sustainable Indonesian mahogany. They have a 20-acre, production facility in Indonesia, where they employ more than 2,000 master craftsmen, woodworkers, artists, finishers, millers, and support staff. They use non-toxic paint and textiles, sustainable materials, and recycle everything—right down to the sawdust on the floor.

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


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SHOP TALK

Top 10 Custom Home Builder Ranking

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Home Builder Digest recently released its top 15 list of custom home builders in South Carolina. Lowcountry builder Ryan Butler of SHELTER Custom-Built Living was ranked number 10 after receiving national recognition. Ryan and his team have worked on Daniel Island over the past few years building more than 19 homes with unique design elements. Their experience, reputation, and skill is what earned them a spot on this list. Further ranking criteria included builders who were innovators in the field. In addition to the national recognition they’ve received, SHELTER Custom-Built Living has also won multiple PRISM Awards and is also the first South Carolina contractor to be featured on Today’s Builder. For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit sheltercustombuiltliving.com.

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