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Fashion-Forward GI Specialist,

Dr. Eddie Irions Invites us Into His Historic Downtown Charleston Home

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The master sitting area and bath were also upgraded with new Sonys. The distributed audio was upgraded with an easy-touse Sonos system for guests to enjoy their music. The project also included updating the security and life safety systems to current code with cellular back up communications. Likely the most requested feature by today’s homeowners was updating the data infrastructure for increased coverage of the wi-fi system inside, as well as in the outdoor entertaining spaces capable of supporting todays streaming services. The final challenge was for all the necessary equipment to be out of site so a hidden mechanical closet was created behind a removable display cabinet. For a project of this magnitude, planning is key to its success. We encourage clients to contact us early in the design stages. Working closely with the design and build teams early will ensure the outcome is exactly what you expected.

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‘ 130 Stylin in the French Quarter

Dr. Eddie Irions has spent the last decade making Charleston his home. After completing a residency at MUSC, Eddie never wanted to leave. He found his dream home in the French Quarter and hasn’t looked back.

‘ 142 Loungin Luxury

Now is the time to start thinking about installing a pool. Our pool feature highlights different pool styles completed by Lowcountry pros for you to consider adding to your home for the summer.

160 Taste of Home

Cover Photograph by Patrick Brickman

Luckily for us Charleston is full of wonderful food. We sit down with some of the Lowcountry’s top chefs in their own kitchens where they prepare delicious meals you can cook at home.

Dr. Eddie Irions


174 Kitchen Concoctions

Peruse the pages of our annual kitchen guide for a variety of Pinterest-worthy spaces.These kitchens offer inspiration galore for your cookery.


232 Colorways

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fter a rather tumultuous year, I think I can speak for many of us when I say I’m

looking forward to the start of 2021. A new year signifies new beginnings and a fresh start. It is my hope, and I’m sure many of you can agree, that 2021 brings prosperity, joy, and positive change. Our annual kitchen guide is here again. Kitchen Concoctions showcases over 70 Lowcountry kitchens by local professionals. From a classic all-white ambiance to an eclectic Photography by Ebony Ellis at Harken Café

boho vibe, this guide truly does show it all. These kitchens are decked out in top-notch finishes to make the spaces both functional and stylish for their occupants. In addition to the finished projects, you’ll also find a comprehensive product guide for ideas on cabinetry,



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and even find the recipes on our blog.

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Passion for Etiquette Tiffany Miller started Home Etiquette to help homeowners achieve beautifully styled, organized, and functional spaces.

Why did you start Home Etiquette? As a little girl I would rearrange tables, organize spaces, and create an ambiance. It made my heart happy. As an adult, I’ve become my friend’s go-to resource for all things decorating, moving, packing, and creating new havens. This is what I was born to do, and I’m blessed to carry out my passion in Charleston.

What inspires you to create organized, aesthetically pleasing spaces for homeowners? I believe all of your belongings can be displayed in a bespoke way that is functional for you and still beautiful. I love to create an ambiance specific to a client’s lifestyle that makes their home more functional, relieving some of the stress factors that come with being unorganized. What really inspires me is making their space beautiful, like a place they would vacation, with the consideration of their favorite items being displayed. There is no heirloom, piece of art, or thing that brings back good memories that cannot find a home through thoughtful staging. It will be honored, elevated, and given new life.

I became obsessed with learning what I didn’t know about socializing correctly, and I’m still learning. I think the true definition of ‘etiquette’ is trying to be a better version of you, but also making others feel comfortable and at ease during interactions. I thought, why can’t this same concept be applied to your home? Style and grace that reflects you at your best and a place you would be proud to host an event while making your guests comfortable.

Tell us about the services you offer. Home organization, stress-free moving, and tablescaping for any special occasion. All of the above can cause us to be anxious. I love creating a personalized, ordered environment for a stress-free move, a functional and beautiful environment, taking the heavy load off my clients and allowing them to enjoy these important moments in their lives.

What are your hopes for the future as you continue to grow in the Charleston market?

How did you come up with the name Home Etiquette?

With dozens of stress-free moves and home organization projects completed, we have grown organically by word of mouth. I am proud to say that all of our clients are now references and left us with great reviews. This makes me happy for Home Etiquette’s future.

I grew up in a small town with a mother who was comprised of class. When I was young, I always looked up to classic actresses like Audrey Hepburn.

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

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Story by Alli Steinke • Portrait by Erin Turner • Photograph by Patrick Brickman



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A Thought Out Design Landscape architects JR and Holly Kramer of REMARK Landscape Architecture enlighten us on different elements of a landscape design.

Holly Said: My favorite native plant is Beautyberry, or Callicarpa americana, because of its versatility in the landscape and its change through the seasons. The fall berries are a beautiful, bright purple that are loved by birds.

Travertine is a durable material that can be used in a large, linear format to create a modern feel, or a smaller scale format with a leathered finish for traditional styles.

Greenwalls are a great element to add to a landscape, especially in smaller spaces like downtown gardens. Adding plants in a vertical format can give you that lush, verdant atmosphere that creates an oasis in the midst of a hardscaped patio.

J.R. Said: Favorite Native Plant?

Best Hardscape Material?

Most Unique Element You’ve Designed?

My favorite native plant is found in a unique Lowcountry ecosystem that is rare today. The Longleaf Pine, or Pinus palustris, was the dominant species in the fire prone savannahs of the southeast. They are very slow growing and appear grasslike in their youth, and can be used as an accent or in buffer plantings.

Considering we are in the Lowcountry, where drainage issues and large rain events often occur, any permeable hardscape material, such as concrete or gravel, is a great choice that we use often.

We designed a corten steel planter with large chunks of blue glass and internal lighting for a company courtyard. The company’s name included the word blue, so at night, the glowing blue glass really reinforces the name and is very whimsical.

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

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At Home With

Kim and Beth Clark of Palmetto Surfacing The Clarks run a family business; their son Jackson is in charge of field operations and laser templating, and their niece Elizabeth Hirschmann is their general manager. Over the years, they’ve worked together to not only bring stunning surfaces to their client’s homes, but also their own.

1 The Clark’s kitchen is topped with a natural stone in ‘Blue Flower’. With a strong desire to break out of the allwhite kitchen trend, this surface was the perfect choice. The slab was large enough to complete the island without a seam so it’s just one piece rather than multiple. Kim and Beth loved the mix of the blues and gray with the chocolate brown.

2 Wanting a more coastal feel, the

laundry room features Cambria Quartz ‘Bellingham’. This surface resembles oyster shells so it gives the look the Clarks desired. Since the laundry room gets a lot of use, it was important to use Cambria Quartz because of its durability. The blend of cream, taupe, and black pairs well with the iron pulls seen on the cabinetry.

3 Cambria ‘Britannica Gold’ was used in

the master bathroom. The countertop has a marble-like appearance with the durability of quartz, which was of top priority for the bathroom since it is a high traffic area. The light creme color is accented with gold veining that complements the gold fixtures throughout the space.

4 In the powder room, Beth and Kim Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis

chose a Calcutta gold marble. The particular slab they chose stood out to them amongst the others. The beautiful piece is the perfect surface for the powder room, and still remains cohesive with the rest of the house. For more information, call Palmetto Surfacing at (843) 569-1131 or visit palmettosurfacing.com.

From left to right: Jackson, Elizabeth, Beth, and Kim.

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Renovations, Carpentry, & Empathy Katelyn and Kyle Irizarry of Polished Renovations and Design met as chefs at a restaurant. They soon decided to abandon the kitchen for the workshop. They founded Polished Renovations and Designs with their friend Ben Fitzgerald. Now they deliver high quality renovations and custom pieces to Charleston.

The Craftspeople:

Katelyn has a creative eye and an affinity for coordinating details and plans for clients, while Kyle runs the financials and manages the materials needed for renovations. Ben brings his fine-tuned carpentry skills and knowledge of construction to the table.

Their Process:

“We try not to make too many broad strokes when planning a project with our clients,” Katelyn says. This means Polished Renovations and Design takes detailed measurements and goes through a process for defining the client’s exact needs. Their designers also take on a project management role, which makes the task of coordinating between clients, designers, and carpenters so much easier.

Their Philosophy:

For more information, call Polished Renovations and Design at (843) 475-8856 or visit polishedrenovations.com.

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Story by Meg Carroll • Photography by Callie Cranford

Katelyn, Kyle, and Ben recognize that choosing a renovation company means a long term relationship. They pride themselves on being able to listen to clients’ needs, define important details in their plans, offer reliable service, and maintain open lines of communication. “Our entire team has lived through a renovation,” Katelyn says, and they want to offer their business as well as their empathy to all of their clients. Ben, Katelyn, and Kyle work together day in and day out on custom projects like this one. Each of their unique skills are used to make the project successful.

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GREENHOUSE landscaping that will need to be protected while the products are being applied. The extra care and attention to detail not only reduces the environmental impact of exterior staining and sealing, but also helps to minimize the risk of ground contamination from spills. For more information, call Carolina Stain and Seal at (843) 285-5924 or visit carolinastainandseal.com.

Green Practices their environmental impact. Outdoor seals and stains are typically water and oil based products and have low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Because exterior products are harsher extensive preparation is needed to ensure the grounds and surrounding landscape will be safe during the project. A team will arrive before the project begins to make note of any plants and other

Story by Rachel Lolar • Photography by Callie Cranford

Life in the Lowcountry means living through various weather conditions. Outdoor wood products take the brunt of these weather conditions, so it’s important to stain and seal the building materials to protect the wood. While this means using heavy duty products, companies like Carolina Stain and Seal are dedicated to keeping your home and landscaping safe while minimizing

Story by Rachel Lolar • Photography Provided by Crypton Fabrics & Jaipur Living

Effortless, Eco Style

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As more consumers search for eco-friendly décor, Aiden Fabrics is constantly developing inhouse strategies to reduce waste output and ensure products are family and Earth-friendly. Crypton Fabrics is Greenguard Gold Certified and are free of potentially harmful levels of PFOs (Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid), formaldehyde, heavy metals, and skin sensitizers. Sunbrella Fabrics specializes in keeping your fabric from mildewing in outdoor climates with

the use of a proprietary bio-based formula and limits the use of harmful fluorochemicals. Grasscloth wallpapers are crafted from 100 percent natural materials and are considered an environmentally-friendly option for both homes and commercial spaces. Finally, Aiden’s designers recommend Artisancrafted wool, cotton, sisal, and jute offerings for floors. For more information, call Aiden Fabrics at (843) 216-0008 or visit aidenfabrics.com.

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Pre-Finished Exteriors

(top and left) This Kiawah home built by Seamar Construction used Carolina Machine Finishing’s coated siding. (bottom right) Here are a few of the many color combinations for the Lowcountry from Sherwin-Williams & Carolina Machine Finishing.

Energy Conscious Building Materials Installing the right kind of doors and windows is just one of many ways to make your home more energy efficient. With stunning views throughout the Lowcountry, gliding patio doors, bifolding doors, and lift and slide doors allow for unobstructed site lines to the landscape beyond. Since these doors allow lots of natural light through, they helps cut costs on your energy bill each month. These doors are often made with insulated frames adding an extra energy efficient quality. In addition to these types of doors, picture windows and tilt turn windows are other elements that allow for uninterrupted views. Like the gliding doors, picture windows let lots of natural light in, so it remains light throughout the day. They are also specialty windows that can add a unique touch to your space and still have that energy efficient quality. For more information, call Buck Lumber & Building Supply at (843) 795-0150 or visit bucklumber.com.

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

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Siding coated with high quality, long-lasting stain is meant to withstand Charleston’s often harsh climate of extreme heat, humidity, and salty air. These finishes are applied to exact specifications to ensure maximum cover, protection, and performance. It is coated on all sides in a controlled environment so that once it’s installed on your home, it’s fully protected against damage caused by exposure to water and UV rays. After the materials are fully covered in the flood coat machine, they go through a series of pressure rollers, high speed brushes, and an air knife to ensure the proper amount of the coating is applied for maximum durability. Lastly, each piece is inspected as it leaves the machine, again to ensure even coverage for the longest lasting scenario. Carolina Machine Finishing has collaborated with Sherwin-Williams on a collection of pre-finished color combinations perfect for the Lowcountry.

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What You Need to Know About

Home Automation

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

What products can be automated? Blinds, shades, shutters, projection screens, lighting, security systems, and more.

my home automation 2 Can be controlled even when I’m not at home?

Yes. By connecting your automation through the app, you can control everything through your smartphone, even when you’re out of town.


How can your outdoor living spaces be automated? Landscape lighting can automatically be turned on and off. You can listen to your music outdoors with the ability to change songs and volume from a smart device. Even automated pool covers and features are controllable from your fingertips.

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What other features does a home security system have other than monitoring safety?

Home Automation can be used in a variety of ways like these automated shades by Audio Warehouse.

In addition to monitoring the exterior of your home for unusual activity, a home security system can also monitor the temperature of your wine cellar and notify you of leaking appliances.

Automation Pros:

I need to use 5 Will multiple apps? All controlled systems can be accessed through one application. You can control lighting, window shades, thermostats, landscape lighting, audio/video systems, and your security and surveillance systems all from the same app.

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Garage Talk

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

There are many things to consider when choosing your garage door from style to material. With the help of the pros, we break down what you need to know about these door options for your home.

Traditional Raised Panel Standard raised panel doors come in either short or long panels. They are available with wind loaded, insulated, and glass options.

Made of either fiberglass clad, or a fiberglass composite material applied to a steel door, this option is an alternative to the carriage style look without the maintenance of wood.

Fiberglass Doors

This Sullivan’s Island home features glass garage doors by All About Garage Doors & Openers.

Carriage Style

Steel Doors

Garage Professionals:

These doors are some of the most popular options for homes. The old carriage style of these doors provides a barn door look for your exterior.

“All Glass” Doors

Aluminum framed doors, or “all glass” doors, are made with various glass options and can be used in back porches, pool houses, and more. They offer a contemporary feel.

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These doors are coated with polyester paint which provides a low-maintenance finish that lasts from year to year. The long-lasting performance of high-quality steel ensures optimal durability.

Thermacore® Doors

An energy efficient option, these doors offer durability, modernity, and comfort. The way they’re constructed helps reduce air infiltration, so they help control the temperature in your home.

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Building Blocks



What inspired you to become a custom home builder? I began working in the construction industry as a licensed master plumber and mechanical contractor, and owned a successful plumbing company for 15 years. My wife Shelley and I were always fascinated by the design process of building and remodeling homes. We started Priester’s Custom Contracting in order to help clients through the intricate process of making their dream home a reality.

What celebrity builder do you look up to and why? I would have to say that I admire Chip and Joanna Gaines. They are also a husband and wife team that work well together and still love to spend time together as a family. Shelley and I can relate to this through owning two businesses together.

Let’s talk about the challenges that come along with building a custom home. There are so many little details that need to be addressed when building a custom home. One of the most critical aspects to ensure a smooth process is hiring a knowledgeable builder who can fit all the details together and coordinate the subcontractors at just the right time to ensure the progression of construction isn’t held up.

How long does a typical build take? What factors affect that timeline? A custom home typically takes between nine months to a year depending on the size of the home. There are several factors that contribute to the length of the build including availability of materials, scheduling of trades, weather, inspections, etc. I visit each job site daily to ensure the process moves smoothly so we aren’t losing valuable time or money.

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

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Architects + Archetypes


Liz Baker


Why did you want to become an architect? In 8th grade an architect came and spoke at career day. I knew right then it was my future profession, and I have never wavered. It’s a unique profession that some people feel very called into. It requires the gifts of spatial understanding, an artistic eye, and natural, mathematical skills. It is a Godgifted profession, and I am blessed to be one of His chosen.

What influences your designs? The homeowner’s style and needs, the community’s style, the climate, views, trees, and other site conditions all factor into the design of a home. A home should be a physical depiction of a family’s blended personalities.

How do you incorporate unique details into your designs? Well-appointed details are what sets a home apart. I love “X” rail handrails and gable brackets. An untrained eye may not know what they love about a home, but they may know it just feels right. It comes down to specific sizes of materials melding with proportionate massing that makes architecture visual eye candy.

Why is working with an architect beneficial for homeowners? Custom architectural design is like a custom-tailored suit or dress. It is not mandatory, but it complements and enhances your lot and family’s everyday living. For more information, call Translations Design at (843) 367-7367 or visit translationsdesign.com.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Inspired Interiors


Alison Kimborowicz STEVEN SHELL LIVING

Tell us a bit about your background. Where did you go to school and what made you want to study design? I earned my degree in Architecture from Miami University of Ohio. We focused on spatial design, how people think and feel in a space, and adapting buildings to the surroundings. I studied energy-efficient design with a summer abroad in Eastern Europe, and then traveled to Malta where we had to identify local materials on the island to utilize in energy-efficient design. After I graduated, I began to think that maybe architecture wasn’t my end goal anymore. Then I had the opportunity to work in interior design. After visiting Charleston, I kept the idea of moving here in the back of my mind. The interior designer role opened up at Steven Shell and I knew it was the perfect job.

What inspires your designs? Context. Everything from the setting, the view, down to the bones of the house. And the client’s style—it’s important that they feel comfortable and happy in their own space.

How do you design separate spaces so each is unique, but still cohesive? I figure out the design aesthetic we are looking to capture. I admittedly go through a trial and error process of pulling multiple furniture ideas for each space and figuring out what works together to create a vision. I don’t just work room by room. I think of the whole house and pull together each piece as I go, ensuring there is overall aesthetic coordination.

What design element should every homeowner consider incorporating? Two things come to mind. Wood elements help warm the space. And items of sentimental value make a space feel true to you and it’s more meaningful. For more information, call Steven Shell Living at (843) 216-3900 or visit stevenshellliving.com.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

Story by Alli Steinke • Top Photograph provided by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Bottom Photography by Callie Cranford


Taking a Look at

Lighting, Plumbing, & Outdoor Appliances Finishes such as plumbing fixtures, lighting, and appliances add to your home’s function, helping it operate like a well-oiled machine while also speaking to your personal aesthetic.

Plumbing Fixtures

A big question that fixture pros are hearing is whether or not to incorporate a bidet or washlet in the home. It’s a trend that has been building over the past few years, but it seems that since the pandemic, toilets with integrated bidet functionality became the top product because it’s a hygienic alternative to toilet paper using water-jet cleaning. Touchless plumbing fixtures cut off the water source automatically so they are energy-efficient and will help save water and money.


Adjustable lighting fixtures are becoming more popular. These fixtures can be maneuvered to meet the dimensions of the space. They can be moved with a twist or turn to adapt to the space and personal style preferences. The flexibility of these

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interactive pieces offers more options for homeowners when choosing home décor. Intuitive light fixtures, like touchless plumbing fixtures, automatically know when the light is no longer needed so it’ll turn off, again, acting as an energy saver.


An outdoor living area is an extension of the home and the possibilities for design and fixtures are endless. Outdoor spaces should be multifunctional, allowing for relaxing, work, and other home tasks. A grill is the centerpiece of an outdoor kitchen and investing in a high-quality grill is important because it will better be able to withstand our coastal environment.

For more information, call Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery at (843) 460-1769 or visit fergusonshowrooms.com.


Photography by Callie Cranford

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Storage Tips from

Charleston Cabinets Anticipating functional storage solutions is an important part of building a new home. Jay Floyd of Charleston Cabinets Inc. worked closely with contractor Dustin Rooke, owner of the The Rooke Company.

High-Gloss Soft Close Cabinetry

The Setting:

Dustin built his home on Folly Beach. In order to achieve a modern look, Charleston Cabinets installed Kraftmaid Cabinetry in a full-overlay ‘Maxton’ door style with a ‘Dove White’ high-gloss finish. Large Sonoma hardware pulls were also installed.

The Problem:

Even though the home was new construction, there were still some storage concerns that needed to be addressed. Dustin needed better organization, more functional storage, and decluttered countertops in his kitchen.

Charge Stations

There were a variety of elements that Charleston Cabinets used in Dustin’s home to combat the cabinet organization and ensure that the space remained contemporary. A charging drawer was installed to reduce the clutter on the counter and hide wires. RollOut trays were added to some of the lower cabinets to better take advantage of the space. Soft close cabinetry was also used to help with the longevity of the cabinets. For more information, call Charleston Cabinets Inc. at (843) 554-7800 or visit charlestoncabinetsinc.com.

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Roll-Out Drawers

Story by Meg Carroll • Photography by Patrick Brickman

The Solution:

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Building Relationships Day by Day

Story by Meg Carroll • Photography by Ebony Ellis


Michael Gregory of Express Sunrooms recognizes the importance of positive work relationships with his employees and customers. Express Sunrooms builds sunrooms and so much more including docks, screen rooms, pergolas, and other outdoor living spaces.




Michael arrives early in the morning to begin reviewing his calendar. He checks to see what projects are in progress, and what project inspections were completed the previous day. He also looks over the material delivery schedule for the day’s projects and plans out his appointments for the day. Michael then has a meeting with the construction superintendent to discuss the projects that are underway.

Michael completes a walkthrough of the warehouse before leaving the office to go to design consultations, or sales appointments. Between appointments, he makes stops at a few projects that are underway. Here he collaborates with installers, project managers, and homeowners to ensure the construction process is moving along smoothly.

Michael returns to the field for more appointments and project site visits. “The truck is a rolling office, and communication is the key to success,” Michael says. While he is out in the field, Michael is constantly taking calls and sending emails and texts to his clients and employees. Construction is an ever changing business, and Michael enjoys the variation of his days.



At this time, the showroom is open. Michael goes over the service request appointments with the service tech. Then, he meets with the office manager about outstanding and approved HOA and building department permits for the projects that he is working on. After this, Michael reviews all the new projects that have been turned in, and he completes a budget review. 88 • CH+D • Winter 2021

Michael usually meets with an employee for lunch outside of the office. He uses this as an opportunity to build relationships with his employees. “We want a team of upbeat people who love what they do,” Michael says, and one way of ensuring this is to set aside time to build positive relationships.

5:00pm Michael returns to the office. His last task is to have a Zoom meeting with the design team to discuss their sales appointments of the day. This is to ensure that the team is all on the same page so they can wake up bright and early the next day and tackle brand new projects. For more information, call Express Sunrooms at (843) 501-0036 or visit expresssunrooms.com.

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Expert Knowledge on the Home Industry Industry professionals enlighten homeowners on some great products to include in their dwellings.

Talk about some of the different products and services that Backyard Retreats offers Lowcountry homeowners.

“ Sharon Campbell & Darla Miller Backyard Retreats

We believe that we bring a sense of security to our clients purchasing from us. We have been creating “Backyard Retreats” in the Low Country for 25 years. We make sure that our clients are getting the highest quality of care and products available. Several of our manufacturers are family-owned and

operated. Our clients never have to worry about what to do once they purchase from us. Standing behind what you sell to clients depends on great USA manufacturers and with that, you can ensure a smooth process that equals “Happy Customers.”

For more information, call Backyard Retreats at (843) 856-0049 or visit backyardretreatsinc.com.

What can be done with the shipping containers that Carolina Mobile Storage provides?

The concept of recycle, repurpose, and reuse is becoming more and more popular and that is what Carolina Mobile Storage does. Our shipping containers are multiuse and can be modified in a number of different ways. We’ve built a swimming

Rick Jackson

pool on Folly Beach, a tiny home in the country, the Container Bar downtown, and a Tennessee orange commercial kitchen at the Pour House called Micho. The use of shipping containers is unlimited.

For more information, call Carolina Mobile Storage at (843) 851-2661 or visit carolinamobilestorage.com.

Carolina Mobile Storage

What options are available for homeowners wanting synthetic turf but worried about their pets?

Pet turf is an area that we see a lot of people wanting; either because the dogs are tearing up the turf just from being outside, or their urine is discoloring the turf. ProGreen has a proprietary product called ProFlow Backing. It’s used to help

Bryan Vogt ProGreen Synthetic Turf

with drainage to prevent mold buildup from the urine. You don’t have to have canine turf if you have dogs, you can go with a little bit taller pile height, but the ProFlow Backing is a proprietary system so it is a good choice.

For more information, call ProGreen Synthetic Turf at (843) 494-5092 or visit progreen.com.

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

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Winter Wonderland Planting and caring for your plants during the winter months, though we typically don’t experience many of them, can sometimes be stressful. What plants will do best? What other elements can you add to your landscape to keep it looking nice throughout the year? We’ve got the insight from the pros on what to plant

Sweet Grass (Muhlenbergia Filipes)

(above) This Daniel Island Home by SHELTER Custom-Built Living displays an array of Sweet Grass leveled with other grassy plants designed by REMARK Landscape Architecture.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman

and what other elements you can add to your landscape for a perfectly curated yard throughout the year.

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How to Protect Your Plants Even though we don’t typically get many days where temperatures drop to 20 or 30 degrees, plants still automatically know how to prepare for that. When plants are preparing for the cooler temperatures, they become dormant. They go through an acclimation process which allows them to withstand the colder weather. All plants have a maximum level of cold they can tolerate, which varies by species and location. For example, the same species of plant will acclimate differently in the South than in the North. There are a few preventative techniques to help limit the damage that might be done to your plants when temperatures drop. 1. Continue watering regularly so that plants don’t lose moisture. Plants in containers dry out faster so pay special attention to them. 2. Spread fresh mulch—chopped leaves and pine straw are suggested because they won’t compact. 3. Add a trunk wrap to prevent sunscald; a condition that is caused by alternate freezing and thawing of water in the trunk, and occurs on the southwest side of the trunk where it is most exposed to afternoon sun.

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(above) Mondo grasses, fir trees, and other flora was used throughout this landscape by Stack’s Nursery. (below left) The hardscape of this home combines a variety of materials for interest and durability.

Benefits of Using Synthetic Turf Keeping the lawn green during the colder months can sometimes be a challenge. However, synthetic turf is an alternative that will ensure your lawn is always looking fresh. Here are just a few benefits that synthetic turf offers. • • • •

Saves Time and Money on Maintenance Saves Water Allows Lawn to Look Clean Pet Friendly

Hardscape Elements to Include in Your Landscape Design Part of the fun of landscape design is determining what hardscape materials to pair with the flowers and other greenery. There are so many choices. Different materials will add texture and interest to the over all design, just as different flower species does. Consider the following elements. Walkways offer direction as you walk through the yard. Water features such as ponds and mini waterfalls are always popular. Retaining Walls help hold back soil to prevent erosion. Common Hardscape Materials: • Concrete • Stone • Travertine

• Pebbles • Brick • Wood

(left) Concrete pavers lead you from your home to your outdoor sitting area without having to step in any wet grass. Design by REMARK Landscape Architecture (above) ProGreen Synthetic Turf offers a variety of types of synthetic grass for prime outdoor style and function. (inset) Lava rocks are a common hardscape material seen in this Summerville landscape by HLG Growers. (bottom) This waterfall feature designed by HLG Growers combines fire and water for the best of both worlds.

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Foxtail Ferns Have Year-Round Interest

Best Plants to Add to Your Landscape During Winter Months • Camellias • Encore Azaleas • Sweet Grasses • Japanese Pieris Consider combining brighter plants with darker plants for an interesting contrast. • Sunshine Ligustrum with Loropetalum • “Juliet” Cleyera with Abelia “Kaleidoscope” Add in some accents with other plants. • “Coolvista” Dianella • “Platinum Beauty” • Lomandra • Carex “Everillo”

Landscape Lighting

And if you want some annual color, these are great options. • Dianthus • Snapdragons • Pansies • Violas • Mustards, Kales, and Cabbages

Camellias Love the Morning Sun

Landscape lighting is a very popular addition to your outdoor space not only for style, but also for the enjoyment of the space when it gets dark. Curling up by the firepit in the cooler months is a great way to still soak in time in nature without freezing. Landscape lighting is not painted so the fixtures can’t chip. They are also made of solid metal so they stand the test of time and the elements.

Landscape Professionals: Have more questions about what plants work best on your property? Reach out to these local landscape experts. HLG Growers (843) 901-4862 hlggrowers.com ProGreen Synthetic Turf (843) 494-5092 progreen.com REMARK Landscape Architecture (843) 952-7817 remarkstudiollc.com Stack’s Nursery (843) 832-4769 stacksnursery.com

Lighting Professionals: Have more questions about lighting your landscape at night? Reach out to these local lighting experts. NextGen Automated (843) 871-8531 nextgenautomated.com Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (843) 258-1574 charleston.outdoorlights.com

(left) Eutawville home uplit by Outdoor Lighting Perspective highlights the front porch railing design at night.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


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Design Team Dreams

Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis

A successful collaboration between the homeowner, builder, designer, architect, and lighting experts led to a Lowcountry dream home chock full of style and unique touches.

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(above) Custom white oak beams and fireplace, gold accents, Osiris chandelier by Thomas O’Brien, local artist Whitney Stoddard artwork, and a custom long board by Charleston’s Hoke Surfboards are seen in this living room. (below) This powder room pops with a floating black marble vanity, brass plumbing fixture by Bird Decorative Hardware, and Aerin Iveala sconce.


hen Acacia Lohman began working with Circa Lighting they collaborated primarily with designers and their fixtures were mostly used for focal areas of the home such as a unique flush mount in a foyer, a dining room chandelier, or kitchen pendants. But over the past few years, Acacia and the Circa Lighting team crafted relationships with builders as well. “We are approaching projects as ‘whole houses’. As our clients gave feedback, our offerings have grown to include something for every part of the house,” Acacia explains. Circa Lighting offers homeowners everything from decorative

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and exterior lighting to fans and recessed lighting. For this particular project the collaboration between the homeowner Jen Heggie, Coleman Builders, Heather A. Wilson Architect, Jenny Keenan Design, and Circa Lighting led to such a successful project for everyone. “We called on Allen with Coleman Builders after seeing several amazing homes he completed in the area. He also worked with several designers who were Circa Lighting clients. We began our partnership in 2018 and have completed 10 houses as one of Allen’s trade partners,” Acacia mentions. “Something truly incredible about Allen is his ability to construct

Boho Vibes The Moroccan rug pairs with the Precision Large Pendant by Kelly Wearstler, geometric tile by Popham Design Tiles and contemporary cabinet pulls by Bird Decorative Hardware.

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(above left) The owner’s entry features Kelly Wearstler Cleo Pendants and custom built-ins by RHM Woodworking. (above right) The kitchen features a waterfall marble island, shiplap refrigerator and freezer door panels, and custom retractable steel bar doors with an illuminated bar by Hostetler Custom Cabinetry.

homes that are all different styles. He is able to reflect each homeowner’s aesthetic throughout the house. For us as the lighting provider, we try to duplicate that with the lighting.” Allen introduced Acacia to Jen. Jen came into the store with her plans and went through the home room by room. Aesthetic preferences and various finishes were discussed. Since Jen was already very familiar with Circa, they placed fixtures she had chosen and made suggestions for areas she hadn’t. During the selection process, Acacia asked Jen about finishes being used in the house such as plumbing fixtures, hardware, color palette, and style. It’s important that fixtures complement each other when they are in close proximity.

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Acacia also walked through the house when it was under construction to ensure overall heights were correct and fixtures were to scale for the space. This Mt. Pleasant home features a variety of unique elements that make it stand out—a floating staircase, a EuroWall in the living room, a custom bar with retractable steel doors, custom cubbies in the mudroom, and much more. Circa fixtures are seen throughout the home and because Jen started the selection process early on in the project, the fixtures she wanted were in stock, and she got what she loved. ✴ For more information, call Circa Lighting at (843) 937-5990 or visit circalighting.com. Acacia Lohman of Circa Lighting

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman


Backyard Dreams Come True These landscape architects partnered with a boutique outdoor product shop to create their dream outdoor oasis.

F Sharon Campbell & Darla Miller of Backyard Retreats

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or 25 years, Backyard Retreats has been providing outdoor furnishings to Lowcountry homeowners. Over those years, mother/daughter duo Sharon Campbell and Darla Miller have learned what products work well in our climate. As a specialty outdoor boutique store, these ladies are designers, creating outdoor spaces their customers love spending time in. They connected with these particular homeowners after Darla assisted them on numerous commercial and residential design projects. “From those experiences, we knew we wanted

to work with them for our personal residence,” adds the homeowner. As landscape architects, the homeowners were looking for quality products that accompanied their designs—they found that at Backyard Retreats. “We were looking for contemporary furnishings that complemented the architecture, material selections, and accent colors associated with our home,” the wife begins. “We sought out furnishings from various product lines that were well made, thoughtfully designed, and brought out the best features from our pool and cabana de-

sign.” The goal was to create their own outdoor oasis that highlighted design elements they’d seen on their travels. On Sharon and Darla’s end, a project can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the project and what’s needed. However, at this time during the pandemic, projects are taking a bit longer because it’s taking longer to ship items. “As far as timeline, this project was pretty typical. Due to the pandemic, a few items did take slightly longer than normal; however we ended up being able to coordinate the delivery of the furniture with the completion of their backyard,” Darla mentions. In addition to the more contemporary pieces that these homeowners selected, Backyard Retreats also carries a variety of eco-friendly products. Recycled polymer is just one of those options—this is a product made entirely of recycled milk jugs. One of their vendors Ebel, Inc. has been partnering with a company called Trees for the Future since 2007. “It is an organization committed to promoting agroforestry and providing renewable energy to impoverished areas. For ev-

(above) Curved electric blue chairs pop against the white exterior of the pool house. (bottom left) Loungers and a large umbrella provide the perfect chill spot for the homeowners. (center) The curved chairs are also textured, adding some extra interest. (bottom right) A covered outdoor dining area is complete with storage, firewood, and a 10-person dining table.

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(above) There is an expansive covered area with both a dining and living area for the homeowners and their visitors to enjoy year-round. (bottom right) The living area features a fireplace, television, and durable outdoor furniture.

ery piece of furniture they produce, Trees for the Future plants one tree,” Darla explains. Because of a positive experience in the past, these homeowners continued their relationship with Backyard Retreats, and will continue to do so in the future. “Darla and the team at Backyard Retreats took the time to truly understand the vision we had for our outdoor living areas,” the homeowners notes. “They were able to provide us with product suggestions that we then paired down to be the best fit for the outdoor rooms that we envisioned.”

For more information, call Backyard Retreats at (843) 856-0049 or visit backyardretreatsinc.com.

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Life is better outside.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Patrick Brickman • Portrait by Ebony Ellis


Custom Color Mix The team at Sherwin-Williams worked with designer Alexandre Fleuren to find the perfect custom color for the bourbon room in this Lowcountry abode.


enry Sherwin and Edward Williams founded the Sherwin-Williams Company in 1866 in Cleveland, Ohio. The company created ready-mixed paint in 1880 which changed the paint world forever. Sherwin-Williams has been a leading manufacturer of paints, lacquers, and varnishes in the United States since the 20th Century. Each year, a Color Mix is released from the company showing a forecast of the most popular colors of the upcoming year. Tori Mullin, a Charleston Sherwin-Williams Designer Account Executive, explains the inspiration for the 2021 Color Mix. “The uncertainty of 2020 has left us all seeking something relatable to mindful living,” she begins. “Our heartbeats and breath are constant reminders that life’s rhythm steadily moves within 108 • CH+D • Winter 2021

and around us. We’re creating comfortable spaces that looks back to the basics, tell a story, invite personality, and transition to new possibilities in the digital age.” This particular home showcases the 2021 Color Mix. As a Designer Account Executive, Tori’s role is to support designers and architects with the color and paint specifications for their client’s projects. Tori notes that designers are specialists in color, so she helps with color identification questions, custom color requests, and providing color tools to simplify the color selection process for them and their clients. Tori says for this particular project, the interior designer Alexandre Fleuren contacted Sherwin-Williams for a color she imagined but couldn’t find in a current color collection. Alexandre had two colors

Tori Mullin of Sherwin-Williams

(above) Alexandre wanted to focus on adaptive reuse in this space—a concept that uses items for something other than what their original function was. This vintage trunk was incorporated into the construction of the bar for a unique touch. (bottom left) The Sherwin-Williams team works to educate homeowners about color and how lighting and other elements impact the way a color is perceived. This way they aren’t surprised when it doesn’t look exactly like the original sample. (bottom right) The custom green shade is accented in with hues of navy in the abstract window treatments.

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(above) This bourbon room uses the principles of biophilia, bringing the outdoors in, throughout the design. The colors, the décor, and furniture all pair together to echo things you would see outside. (right) Artwork of the natural landscape just outside the windows coordinates with the custom color without clashing.

(Andiron and Secret Garden) that were close, but not perfect. Alexandre took the colors to the Sherwin-Williams on Hwy. 41, and the manager broke down the formulas for both colors and combined part of each, which resulted in her dream color. The bourbon room in this Lowcountry dwelling uses principles of biophilia, or bringing the outdoors in, which is one of the key principles of the Sherwin-Williams color forecast. Deep green walls echo the landscape and the blue calms this boating family’s retreat, according to Tori. With the partnership between Sherwin-Williams and Alexandre, the bourbon room is more than just a haven. “The space invites thoughtful conversation about the past through an heirloom treasure—a piece of the original Wright Brothers plane signed by them,” Tori adds. “Ultimately, the space embodies the passion of this family and reflects most of the major

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themes in the color forecast for 2021.” There are multiple tools that Sherwin-Williams offers homeowners to ensure they are getting the colors they want in their spaces. An in-home consultation program, which has gone completely virtual since COVID, helps the homeowners get expert advice for color selection. There is also the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap app which helps homeowners envision and compare during their color selection process, but Tori recommends homeowners purchase a few samples so they can see it in person. 2021 will bring new initiatives for Sherwin-Williams and they are already working on the color forecast for 2022. Tori encourages homeowners to send samples of their spaces for a chance to be featured in local forecast presentations. ✴ For more information, call Sherwin-Williams at (843) 884-1041 or visit sherwin-williams.com.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Ebony Ellis


Family-Friendly Flooring Horses, children, dogs, and chickens add lots of fun for the Silva family so they needed durable, easy-to-clean flooring throughout their Summerville home.


door accents pair with the white and gray quartz countertops and chevron pattern backsplash. “This was a stylish and modern look for a modern family,” says Livia Sousa of Flooring Factory.

Mr. Silva had big dreams for the home: a place where his friends and family could spend time together and a kitchen where everyone could gather for holidays was of utmost importance. He and his wife opted for Maple Espresso cabinets on the base and a Maple Rye finish for the uppers. A few glass

Moving on to the master bathroom, a combination of tiles from Esmer and concrete black herringbone create a modern vibe. They continued the same flooring option in the laundry/ mudroom area off the kitchen. The Silvas wanted modernity with a mix of white walls and natural flooring, with black accents throughout the house. Hallmark hardwoods were their choice in a French White oak. This option provided a beautiful and classic feel and is also very durable for an active, young family. “These floors are easyto-clean, only requiring vacuuming and a clean with NuOil cleaner to keep

he Silva family had been looking for land for their dream home for quite a while. They were looking for a place where their kids and pups could run around and where they could have horses and chickens. The couple found a spot in Summerville and jumped at the opportunity. When they started the building process, the team at Flooring Factory was enlisted to bring the homeowner’s flooring and cabinet dreams to life.

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Livia Sousa of Flooring Factory

(right) Additional storage and counter space was added to the side of the kitchen. Varying shades of cabinetry and the chevron backsplash continue the modern feel of the rest of the home. (below left) Flooring Factory worked with the homeowners in their master bathroom as well, designing the space with a tile accent wall, concrete tile flooring, and inset cabinetry. (below right) The French White Oak floors are continued up the stairs and on the railings for a cohesive look throughout the Silva’s home.

them moisturized, shiny, and free of buildups,” adds Livia. She also suggested the Silvas use felt pads on the bottom of the furniture to avoid scratches. Rugs also help with the longevity of the finish. Livia notes that their goal with every new project is to make sure they are meeting the style of their clients and directing them to the best product for their family. Choosing the right material is crucial in the building or remodeling process. “It is a substantial investment and something clients have to live with long term,” she expounds. The team at Flooring Factory work together to ensure quality and to manage expectations. “We make the floor-buying process incredibly simple, while still promising the highest level of service,” Livia states proudly. “We strive for excellence, quality, and integrity.”✴ For more information, call Flooring Factory at (843) 790-4354 or visit flooringfactorysc.com.

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Story by Alli Steinke • Photography by Margaret Wright


Converting a Historic Home These Lowcountry homeowners collaborated with a designer they’d worked with in the past to bring their converted inn, 620 Prince, to life.


nterior design should always be a reflection of the homeowner, and that’s just how Terri Baldwin of CHD Interiors approaches each project. “A good designer is a great listener—we have to glean from conversations the personality of a client and then make sure it is reflected in the implementation of the design plan,” she notes. “A client shall always see himself or herself in the room whether through their artwork, collectibles, or simply the color palette.” This approach to design brought Terri and these clients together long ago, and they have since continued their relationship.

Terri has degrees in architecture and design, so when these clients decided

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to transform their historic Lowcountry home into an inn, they reunited with her to bring the vision to fruition. Together, they created design goals to maintain the history of the home while also making it current and welcoming. The process began with fabric selection. “We selected several signature fabrics for the main living spaces, the sitting room, and the dining room. We used patterns with vibrant colors and built on them with rugs, lighting, and accessories,” Terri begins. “The den space adjacent to the kitchen had a more subtle palette. Each of the guest rooms has a unique color story and bespoke furniture and lighting. All of the bedding is washable, which was a requirement

Comfort and Function The guest rooms needed to be livable, so Terri and the team worked to integrate bathrooms into each room that looked like they had always been there. Closets were also designed to provide storage that the original home lacked.

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Curated Design Each element from the fabrics and lighting to the styling pieces was expertly selected by Terri and the owners to ensure the design came together as planned.

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Once the initial decisions were made and the palette was established it was time to study each room’s layout and functionality. Since this had been a home before it was an inn, there were no en suite bathrooms for each room. Terri worked with the builder to layout new bathroooms. The challenge here was to make sure that the bathrooms fit into the flow seamlessly and no appear like contemporary addons. Another important addition was storage. Many historic homes do not have traditional closets which was the case for the circa 1882 home. Terri designed custom cabinetry and closet space in many of the guest room. Terri loves installation day, in this case it was installation week. This is

the time when all of the planning and organizing comes to life. When these elements are all done, final styling and accessorizing happens. “This is my favorite part of the process—when all the elements that have been in production independently are finally brought together,” Terri expresses. “I love being able to translate the thoughts and feelings a client has into finished spaces.” Working with the inn owners, Terri was able to use many skills during the renovation process. Designing new bathrooms for each guest room allowed her to use her architecture degree—it was vital to understand bathroom layouts and be able to draw scale drawings for the builders. Terri also used her architecture background to draw space plans for all of the furniture layouts prior to purchasing everything so they were able to make informed decisions based on those drawings. In addition, an understanding of

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for the inn. The bedding is mostly solid and a punch of interest was added in the drapery treatments and accent pillows.”

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scale and volume on Terri’s part was necessary for completing the design accurately and seamlessly. Most importantly, the inn is a reflection of her love of design and the aesthetic of the Lowcountry.✴ For more information, call CHD Interiors at (843) 571-2446 or visit chdinteriors.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 117

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Daylight Experience Enhanced Skylights and SunTunnels are just two options for increasing the value of your home and adding more exposure to natural light.


ark and dreary are two words nobody wants used to describe their home. People want their spaces to feel warm and inviting, but lack of light can sometimes hinder that ability. The team at Natural Home Lite are residential skylight experts. They transform dark rooms into bright, healthy spaces with skylight and SunTunnel options. There are a variety of products for homeowners to choose from when determining what daylighting options are best for their homes.

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Solar powered fresh air skylights open so both air and light are brought into the space. These skylights have a rain sensor on the solar and electric

models so they automatically close at the sign of inclement weather. Electric fresh air skylights block heat while still allowing the natural light to pour through. The venting in these skylights reduces the need for air conditioning, and helps to improve indoor air quality. As with the solar powered skylights, electric skylights also have the rain sensor. SunTunnel skylights are another option. These are modern skylights that integrate with your roof line. When they’re installed, they resemble can lights so they aren’t quite as noticeable as a skylight. The first step Natural Home Lite takes when working with a new customer is to schedule an in-home

evaluation where they take measurements to ensure everything the homeowner is expecting will work. After speaking with their client, the team works to identify the end goal. They show before and after photos, and in most cases, give an estimate on site. According to Denis Adzhigirey, one of Natural Home Lite’s Daylighting Experts, most projects can be done within a day and in some instances even a few hours. “Skylight windows take a couple of days and tube lights take a couple of hours, so typically it’s a pretty quick turn around,” Denis notes. “The SunTunnels are a pretty simple installation as long as there’s a straight shot to

the roof.” When it comes to the actual skylights, there could be more challenges depending on the framing but the team at Natural Home Lite will figure it out. The benefits of adding these products to the home are multifaceted. “It looks nice, it brings natural light in, and you can get solar products so nothing is hardwired,” Denis explains. “These products can go in any room—closets, bathrooms, hallways.” Who doesn’t want more natural light in their home? And if you have existing skylights they can make repairs.✴ For more information, call Natural Home Lite at (843) 412-5162 or visit iwantlight.com.

Let Light In Various skylight and SunTunnel options allow more natural light to pour through. Brighten up your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or just about any space you can think of.

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There’s No ‘I’ in Team It takes more than one company to build a custom home. In this case a builder, architect, homeowners and building material suppliers worked together to create a stunning coastal home.


outhern Lumber & Millwork is a locally run, 4th generation family business. They focus heavily on building supply and millwork materials in the Charleston area. Tightlines Construction is one of Southern Lumber’s longtime customers. William Albrecht III and Brad Watkins of Southern Lumber, Drew Baldrick and Steve Baldrick from Tightlines Construction, along with architect Aaron Ede created this wonderful property for these Isle of Palms homeowners.

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For this project, Southern Lumber was there from start to finish. In the early stages Aaron, William, Drew, and Steve all sat down together to discuss the

products that were going to be used in the build. “This was hugely beneficial to the success of the home,” William said. They spent a lot of time custom designing the interior trim, radius ceiling, and baseboard transitions. The homeowners wanted the office space and downstairs living area to be ornate, but not too over the top. William’s favorite design aspect of the space is the circular ceiling in the downstairs living room. This ceiling wasn’t a part of the original plans, but because of the expert collaboration between the homeowners, the architect, the builders, and the suppliers, they were able to make it happen. This steady and direct collaboration between all aspects of the team is

Built to Last Each material used in the construction of this Isle of Palms home was carefully selected to ensure the home was built with top materials that will withstand daily wear and tear along with the outdoor elements.

what made the project go so smoothly. William also notes that the homeowners were a pleasure to work with. “They were knowledgeable, open to new ideas, and wanted to use the best products to achieve a high quality home.” This space uses a lot of William’s favorite building materials, which Southern Lumber carries. AdvanTech sheathing was used on the walls and roof. These sheaths are a “gamechanger” as they are incredibly moisture resistant. They also used Nucedar shakes with a combed face on the exterior of the home. This product looks like real cedar, but

it doesn’t require as much maintenance. The deck is made of IPE, a beautiful and long lasting Brazilian wood that is naturally rot and decay resistant. In addition to all of these products, poplar was used to make the custom interior trim that William and the team designed themselves. The team’s ability to work so closely with his clients and the builders and architect is what really made this Isle of Palms home so special.✴

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

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Captivating Color Bobbi Hoffmann of House of Hoffmann Interiors reconnected with a childhood friend to help he and his wife add color and unique pieces to their Lowcountry home’s interior.


ith an interest in art ingrained in her for as long as she can remember, when Bobbi Hoffmann decided to go back to work after having her children, interior design seemed like the right choice. “At that point I had been the GC on three home renovation projects,” Bobbi notes. “Given my innate ability, exposure growing up, and true love for design it was a natural fit.” At that point, Bobbi took courses in design and received her certification and has been designing ever since. Originally from New England, Bobbi and her family moved to Charleston about three years ago. Switching from the traditional style of New England to the coastal style of the Lowcountry was a welcomed change. “I love that Palm Beach, vintage, colorful, pink vibe so the aesthetic here fits me very

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well.” Word of mouth has been huge for Bobbi’s success in Charleston, though that’s not actually how she connected with these particular clients. Funnily enough, Bobbi went to junior high with the husband. Bobbi took matters into her own hands and messaged his wife on Facebook after seeing they too lived in the Charleston area. “I said, ‘I understand you don’t really know me but if you could provide any advice on school districts, the area in general, or anything we need to know, because we’re going to sell everything and move down,’ and ultimately she responded.” Bobbi worked with the couple to provide an interior design plan for the first floor and part of the second floor. Bobbi starts every process with an inhome consultation so she can see the space. She and the client go through an interview process to determine

Bobbi Hoffmann of House of Hoffmann Interiors

Coastal & Contemporary The open plan kitchen and dining area is done in a bright white palette with greenery throughout the space. Shiplap on the island gives the space a coastal feel.

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(above) A formal dining room is designed with color in mind. A custom Danielle Cather-Cohen art piece hangs on the wall behind the table continuing the coastal theme of the home. (below right) A welcoming vignette was designed in the entryway with a vintage Turkish rug, rattan mirror, grasscloth console table, and other accessories.

if it’ll be the right fit for both of them. During the consultation Bobbi takes measurements so that once she gets the job, she can start the design process while being cognizant of her client’s time. She moves on to creating the actual designs, floor plans, sourcing, and determining an install date. They go through a first review with a fine tooth comb to ensure all of the selections are correct and then Bobbi orders everything. Install day comes and the clients are surprised when they walk through their doors to a finished space. Bobbi loves to pull pieces from local vintage shops to make the space feel warm and cozy, and create a sense of home with personality. This home was finished in a modern beach theme that’s light and bright, and showcases lots of color. Vintage Turkish rugs were brought in for Bobbi’s signature vintage touch, and eyecatching light fixtures were worked into the design of each room. Adding those vintage touches not only makes the homeowner happy with their finished design, but it also gives Bobbi “all the goosies” as she proudly notes.✴ For more information, call House of Hoffmann Interiors at (617) 680-4412 or visit houseofhoffmanninteriors.com.

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Condo Combination Professional remodelers were enlisted to help these Lowcountry dwellers renovate their two condos.


lassic Remodeling & Construction has been in the Charleston area for over 30 years. They specialize in high-end remodels, renovations, and additions. A business associate of the company referred them to these homeowners. This couple was hoping to combine their two condos into one, so Classic Remodeling was brought on to execute the renovation.

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The homeowners decided to downsize but their current condo didn’t provide quite enough space to allow them to maintain some of the important elements they wanted to transfer from their home. By purchasing the condo

from across the hall and combining the two units, they could achieve their goal of downsizing but still have adequate space for the important items they wanted to keep. Classic Remodeling was able to seamlessly include these rooms in the new design. It was important that the hallway was elegantly incorporated into the remodel. It is fashioned as a unique art gallery as you enter the home. However, Christy Ammerman of Classic Remodeling & Construction says that her favorite element of the home is the hidden utility room. “At the end of the main hallway there is the feature artwork with built-in bookcases on either side,” she explains. “We made one of the bookcases into

a secret door that leads you into a room with extra storage cabinets and the washer and dryer.” The process of this remodel was a little different for Christy and the Classic Remodeling team. There were a number of existing structural elements that needed to be uncovered during the demolition phase of the project, like steel beams and concrete columns. “The locations of those elements affected how we approach the design of the new space,” Christy adds. “So unlike most projects, we had to complete demolition before we could even begin designing.” When getting started on a new remodeling project, it is important to Classic Remodeling that the client’s needs are upheld first and foremost. They try to make it as easy for the homeowners as they can. Because of the way Classic Remodeling is structured, the team is able to move seamlessly from design into construction. They have in-house craftsmen who are responsible for the construction phase of their projects which allows discussions early on to make sure the designs they have on paper are feasible. This is important in ensuring that expectations are explained and everyone is on the same page.

(left) The art gallery welcomes you into the home. The various pieces showcase animals and naturescapes. (top) Christy’s favorite element — the hidden door that leads into the pantry and laundry room. How cool is that?

And remodeling can be so rewarding. “The best advice I could give to homeowners tackling a large remodel would be to take your time and enjoy the process,” Christy says. “Don’t be afraid to explore different design options until you find the best fit for you.”✴

For more information, call Classic Remodeling & Construction at (843) 763-3297 or visit classicremodeling.com.

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Built-In Bliss These homeowners opted for a completely customized media cabinet for both style and function.


he team at Coralberry Cottage has been providing beautiful, comfortable, custom furniture to Lowcountry homes for nearly a decade. The founders saw a lack of cottage style décor and were determined to fill that need. Over the past 10 years, the traditional English country roots that they started with have evolved, and Coralberry Cottage now operates with more coastal items, keeping pace with local architectural trends. Known for their slipcovered sofas, swivel gliders, and locally made wood furniture Coralberry Cottage has recently expanded their product line to carry the “built-ins that aren’t.”

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years. The rise in demand eventually increased the price of what builders are charging for built-ins. Since you can’t take them with you when you move, it can be hit or miss with resale value depending on if the they’re the new buyer’s style or not. “Our idea has been to perfectly scale a piece of furniture to a space so it creates the feeling of being built-in but is completely portable,” explains Rutledge. “It often ends up being pretty competitively priced against contractor’s built-ins.” When the Coralberry crew begins working on this type of project, they start by seeking the full purpose of the piece. Their goal is to marry function and beauty. In this space, their client had a long master bedroom. They wanted to have a television in the space but it needed to be a big one in order

Rutledge Carter of Coralberry Cottage

Shiplap and Coastal The back of the built-in is completed with shiplap and coast accents are showcased on the shelves. Natural materials, artwork, and greenery was added for abundant style.

to see it from the opposite wall. The size of the television was the starting point for the built-in that isn’t. “We wanted to fill the wall’s width while also drawing the eye to the tall ceiling, so the piece was designed with staggered heights, the shorter sides accommodating the slant in the ceiling,” adds Rutledge. “The homeowners also needed storage so the drawers were added and since the home didn’t have shiplap, we used this piece to incorporate the ever popular feature.” One of Coralberry Cottage’s owners, Liz Baker, is an architect, so that expertise is added to each project as well. When Liz gets involved, she creates a CAD drawing based off of the room’s measurements and design notes. The piece turned out to be three bases and three tops. It can be moved and rearranged to fit the homeowner’s needs or they can sell it if they move. The built-in that isn’t is practical and perfect for these homeowners. “When a piece is made by a furniture builder and designed with the partnership of a client and Coralberry Cottage, it comes out as a heirloom, not merely a piece of construction,” Rutledge notes.✴ For more information, call Coralberry Cottage at (843) 884-2225 or visit coralberrycottage.com.

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Ryan and Eddie share a drink in their historic downtown kitchen showcasing exposed brick from the 1800s.

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Stylin' In the

French Quarter Dr. Eddie Irions fell in love with Charleston upon completing his training at MUSC, and a decade later, this stylish physician with a passion for his patients has settled into his stunning Historic Downtown Charleston home.

Story by Alli Steinke | Photography by Patrick Brickman & Ebony Ellis


you know Dr. Eddie Irions, you know he has a keen eye for design that influences his personal style as well as his home in the French Quarter. You also know he is fiercely loyal to his family and friends, passionate about providing the best care to his patients, and eager to have a

positive impact on our world. When I first spoke with Eddie, we immediately bonded over our shared love of travel and New York City; and his home is evidence of those two things with pieces from all over the country as well as art collected from around the world. Eddie graciously welcomed Charleston Home + Design magazine into his home and into his life. We toured his French Quarter dwelling and talked about the art of medicine, home design, our love of Charleston, Eddie’s Memphis childhood, and more.

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Memphis Livin’

Eddie grew up in a very supportive, middle class, African American neighborhood. His parents were both educators and always encouraged him and his two sisters to be their best—no matter what they did, they should do it well. “My parents made it very clear they expected a lot from us,” Eddie voices. “They encouraged us to dream and empowered us to make our dreams come true.” According to Eddie, he was a good kid. “When my mom tells stories of me as a kid, thankfully she usually has a smile on her face, so it would appear she agrees.” He was an obedient child, disciplined, and always followed his parents direction and recalls, “I wasn’t one to push boundaries when it came to my parents; I was always curious and that same curiosity later motivated me to explore the world of medicine.” Eddie has very positive memories of his childhood which included, but were definitely not limited to, riding his big wheel up and down the street, playing with the 132 • CH+D • Winter 2021

kids in his neighborhood, and vacationing with his family. “We vacationed as a family almost every year and that’s likely why to this day I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures.” As a teenager, Eddie remembers his time at a very competitive public high school. “It truly was an environment where each student was compelled to be his or her absolute best; I will forever be indebted to my parents and teachers—because they believed in me, I believed in myself.” Although most of Eddie’s memories seem to reside within the classroom, he was also an alto saxophonist in his high school’s band which led him to pursue music at Emory where he learned to play the oboe and clarinet; he was also a member of the university chorus. Laughingly, Eddie comments, “Let’s be clear—my voice sounds exponentially better when it’s among at least a hundred others.” That competitiveness he felt in high school,coupledwithhisparent’sinfluence, prepared Eddie for Emory University

(opposite left) The sitting room beckons meaningful conversations to be had. Since it’s now fully furnished (read on to discover why this is important to note), visitors can sit and enjoy a glass of wine while chatting with Ryan and Eddie about life in Charleston. Bold artwork brightens up the space and is a conversation starter. (left and below) Enter the house to find a historic wagon wheel that dates back to the 1800s. Eddie’s interior stylist Natalie Naylor thought this piece would be perfect for the house, and she was right. To your left is the sitting room which is complete with modern furniture and pops of pattern in pillows and artwork. A blue shade was added to the wall behind the sofa for some more color.

where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology. “I remember when my father dropped me off at college he said, ‘Let them know there is an Irions in their midst.’ My parents always expected so much of us; they instilled a sense of integrity, pride and diligence which remains at my core—my mother and father simply wanted their children to be good people; my father wanted to raise a good man. In my humble opinion, to be called a ‘good person’ is the highest compliment of all.” While at Emory Eddie was elected President of the Student Government, became a principal investigator of research at The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and was accepted to both medical and business school before concluding his four years at Emory. With these achievements, Eddie fulfilled his father’s request of letting others know there was an “Irions in their midst.”

Paging Doctor Eddie

It wasn’t until the latter part of his undergraduate career at Emory that Eddie realized he wanted to be a doctor. As a student at a university which strongly embraced the liberal arts, Eddie was given the opportunity to explore innumerable career paths before committing to medicine. “Emory is a very health/science driven liberal arts institution so there was a persistent CH+D • Winter 2021 • 133

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overtone of that from the very beginning. Truth be told, I sat for both the MCAT and GMAT and although it was not always a clear path, the stars aligned and being of service to others as a physician proved to be the best choice for me.”

comments, “It is a privilege to have been given the opportunity to acquire the skill set to serve as a doctor and I will never take it for granted. I am grateful Charleston welcomed me to be a part of this medical community and I will always give them my best.”

Med school, as expected, wasn’t easy. Eddie loves the world of academia; he has a passion for learning and the structure of it. “As a medical student I learned how to merge science with humility so I could give my best to those who trust me to care for them.” As the first doctor in his family, Eddie mentions he is grateful for the opportunity to even attend medical school. The often unexpected challenges that surfaced made Eddie work harder, and although not all students in his class graduated, he comments “failure simply wasn’t an option.”

As a gastroenterologist, Eddie hopes to change the statistic that black men, more than any other demographic, lose their lives to colon cancer. The recent passing of Chadwick Boseman, the talented actor best known for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther, has reminded us of this truth who at the age of 43 lost the battle. Colorectal cancer disproportionately affects the Black community with the highest rate of any racial/ethnic group in the U.S. In fact, African Americans are about 20 percent more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40 percent more likely to die from it as compared to other groups. The reasons for this disparity are complex but they largely reflect differences in risk factors and in health care access, both of which are related to socioeconomic status. Despite these challenges, Dr. Irions has committed his life to overcoming them for he believes “Perseverance and diligence mixed with humility, empathy, and kindness make all things possible.”

After completing his Internal Medicine residency in New York, Eddie decided to pursue a career in gastroenterology. Historically, persons of color have not been treated equally in medicine, and Eddie wanted an opportunity to help change that. “It is painful to accept our nation has not valued its citizen’s lives equally—far too often persons of color in these United States have been denied equal access to healthcare and that must change.” Eddie

(left) Eddie wanted to keep the history of the home intact—original elements of exposed bricks throughout were not modified as to maintain its historic character. (opposite above) The kitchen design is simple and functional, to not distract from the natural beauty of the home. Exposed shelves above the sink showcase their cookbook collection. Eddie likes things to be clutter free so the countertops are clear of anything except for a couple of décor pieces and kitchen items he and Ryan use regularly.

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Eddie continues to work toward changing these outcomes alongside his colleagues at Charleston GI where he is a partner; he joined the practice shortly after completing an advanced endoscopy fellowship at The Medical University of South Carolina in 2011.

From NYC to CHS

New York is a very special place for Eddie. He lived in the city for 11 years during a time when he was developing as a person. “I think that’s where I started to learn exactly who I am. I don’t know if it’s NYC or if it just hap-

pened to be where those things surfaced for me, but when I encounter challenges, my time in NYC has been a point of reference for me and it hasn’t failed me yet.” As many are aware there is a sense of accountability and integrity that one must maintain and as Eddie notes, if it’s compromised, it will “unapologetically never be forgiven.”

sense of style; the uniqueness of it is appealing and I think everyone should have their own individual aesthetic.” Eddie credits his life on the sales floor at Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue for helping him develop a sense of fashion. He loved encountering people and seeing the fashion world from an insider’s perspective.

A significant part of his stint in New York was spent juggling a job at Ralph Lauren while being a student and for years, fashion and medicine coexisted. “I’ve always gravitated towards some

Lights, Camera, Action

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from one of the producers asking if I’d be willing to talk about a topic on Dr. Oz.” Initially, Eddie thought he was being considered among several doctors to do the segment. “I said ‘Thank you for the opportunity’ and the producer was like ‘No, we want to know dates you can come to film in New York.’ It was truly an opportunity I didn’t see coming.” And less than a month later, Eddie was New York bound to film at ABC Studios. When asked about his friend’s and family’s reaction, Eddie remembers, “One of complete disbelief. Not only was it their response, it was also mine.”

Charleston House Hunting

Believe it or not, when Eddie first moved to Charleston, because he knew very little about areas to possibly live, he focused his house hunt on the location of the Ralph Lauren store. After working for them for many years he knew all

(left) Eddie poses in his dining room next to this original art piece by John Duckworth, a local Charleston artist. This space also features a stunning concrete table and a fireplace flanked by builtins. (above) The dining room is a gathering place for Eddie and Ryan’s friends and family. Various seating around the large table adds depth to the space and the neutral, yet bold, palette perfectly marries modernity with history.

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too well how particular the real estate division of Ralph Lauren was in the process of opening a store, so if they chose to set up shop on King Street, that’s where Eddie wanted to be. When he initially came down, he rented a townhouse on Queen Street. At the time, Eddie didn’t realize he was right in the middle of it all. It quickly became quite clear he landed in a phenomenal, world-renowned city. The time came to purchase and Eddie chose to stay in his beloved neighborhood. “Once you discover how incredible Charleston is, it’s nearly impossible to leave,” Eddie adds. “You’re surrounded by kind people, beautiful landscapes, and the distinct Lowcountry culture—what’s not to love?” He felt at home in the French Quarter so he decided to purchase his first home in the historic Charleston district.

Historic Meets Modern

In 2011, Eddie stumbled upon his fabulous, historic abode in the French Quarter. “I truly loved the house the way it was,” he mentions. The house commands history and Eddie took his time discovering how to marry its history with his own style. “Like most homes in downtown Charleston, this house was here long before we were and it will be long after we’re gone. Recognizing that allows much needed clarity to surface. If possible, I think it’s best to preserve our city’s historic homes as they are.” Eddie recounts that it took nearly two years for him to furnish his home. Even the thought of picking out a sofa overwhelmed him—he was so busy with work and had little money to spare, so buying furniture wasn’t a priority. “My

friends knew I moved to Charleston and wanted to come visit but I was so embarrassed at the lack of furniture, I told them they couldn’t come...Well, they could but they didn’t because there was literally no place to sit.” His best friend from New York visited and despite disclosing there was not even a chair, immediately upon arrival he thought he had been robbed—so to say the house was barren is not an exaggeration. Now, almost ten years later, Eddie’s love for his home has only grown, especially since there are a few chairs and even a sofa. The innate character of the home is what initially drew Eddie in, for you can feel the tradition and history embedded in its walls. Eddie operates on the belief that “less is more” which is

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French Quarter Eddie’s favorite room is the third floor bedroom facing St. Philip’s Church where the endearing church bells which ring from 8am to 8pm every quarter of an hour, are best heard. Eddie’s love of small, intimate spaces is part of the reason he finds this room so special. “Before the house was furnished, I had a boxspring and mattress in that room. I would go downstairs to the master bathroom because it had the nicest shower, and then I’d go to work,” he recalls. “The rest of the house was completely empty, so I guess I actually only needed about 50 square feet of living space; thankfully, I have evolved a bit since then.” In addition to his favorite room, Eddie also has a few favorite features. “The exposed brick and original floors have withstood the test of time; they’ve earned their right to be here and they need not be overlooked.”

(left) Eddie and Ryan’s dressing room sits between the master bedroom and bathroom. Closets anchor the fireplace. (below) A favorite corner in the master is finished with a comfy reading chair, modern lighting, and a gallery wall of friends and family. This cozy nook also has a fireplace which only adds to the comfort.

why he wanted to focus on the character of the home. “When outfitting a historic home, the things you add to a space should not distract from what’s already there; furnishings and décor are meant to enhance and complement what already exists.” With the help of interior stylist, Natalie Naylor, Eddie created a space that is welcoming yet respectful of its history. His modern, simple, and functional style can be seen via the furniture and art that was purchased from a variety of places throughout Charleston, New York, Paris, and Los Angeles. “Spaces should be inviting and welcoming but also functional,” Eddie declares. In particular, the piece which welcomes you into the home is a historic wagon wheel from a Charleston carriage that sits in the foyer. “Natalie actually made that,” Eddie recalls. “It was at her home on Sullivan’s Island and it was her idea to bring it here.” The 3,600 square foot dwelling is three stories—kitchen, dining, and living spaces on the first floor with bedrooms on the top two floors. 138 • CH+D • Winter 2021

The master bedroom stays true to Eddie’s “less is more” philosophy. An iron canopy bedframe is paired with wood nightstands and a leather braided bench. A blue accent wall and plant provide additional color, and a neutral rug ties the vignette together.

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As Eddie and his partner continue to grow in the home, they have exciting plans to enhance the living experience by expanding the entertainment area beyond the courtyard. “The next phase of the house is to further develop the outdoor space,” Eddie explains. And with the help and expertise of their architect Jeremy Kruska and developer James Schulze, multi level decks will soon be added. “I’m most excited about creating an outdoor space which is accessible and welcoming” he proclaims. Eddie’s love for his home is not just because of the structure itself but because of its surroundings. “I truly love my neighbors and community—we are all stewards of this magnificent city we are blessed to call home.”

Eddie’s Ode to Charleston

“I think we live in one of the most kind and dynamic cities in the world. The greatness of any city is solely defined by its inhabitants—Charleston is extraordinary because Charlestonians are extraordinary. No one can deny our city in and of itself is stunning, but the thing that makes Charleston spectacular are the people you encounter each and every day.” He continues, “There once was a time I considered relocating due to the challenges surrounding the Emanuel 9 tragedy, but the way Charleston united and gained strength rooted in love and compassion made it clear to me there’s no other place I’d want to call home.

(above) Eddie loves a good suit. Looking as dapper as ever, he smiles big as he thinks about what’s to come. (below left) Subtle metal accents are used for art and function.

I proudly call myself a Charlestonian because of countless people who have welcomed me to be a part of this powerful yet humble community.”

What Comes Next

“Love, peace, and happiness and I am grateful to say I have all three. Our dreams are not always attained because of talent or education but it’s often due to dedication, persistence, and diligence. Although I am beyond grateful for what has surfaced during the last decade of my life, I am most excited about what the next decade has in store­—the best is yet to come!” ♥

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(1) In the guest bedroom a vintage chest, which Eddie restored with his father incorporates history while adding to the home’s décor. (2) The outdoor area is already beautiful and offers great sitelines to St. Philips Church. The renovation will only enhance the space. (3) A glamorous French art deco chandelier hangs in the sitting room drawing the eye up. (4) The large multicolored piece in the living room was purchased in Rio and was created by Brazilian artist, Robson Resmarques. (5) The modern Mona Lisa piece in the sitting room was purchased in Paris and was created by French artist, Samar Hamis. (6) As you walk up to the second floor, you’re greeted by this orb pendant light that adds to the moodiness of the stairwell. (7) Views of St. Philips Church can also be seen from this nook. It’s another great spot to cozy up with a good book. (8) Historic Charleston homes often had narrow staircases but lots of charm.



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Loungin’ Luxury

Pool by Heritage Pools, LLC Story by Alli Steinke Photograph by Patrick Brickman

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It might seem crazy to think about in the winter months, but if you’re looking to add a pool to your home, now is the time so your pool is ready to be enjoyed once the heat returns. We’ve talked with Lowcountry pool pros about some projects they’ve recently completed and got insight about important features to consider including in your pool design.

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Night Fever This pool and outdoor area was designed with night living in mind. LED color lights make this pool a great party spot for the family, and the natural gas heater and chiller ensures you can enjoy the space all year round. Pool Features: •

Concrete Pool with Signature Matrix Pebble Finish in ‘Midnight’

Spillover Spa with Travertine Spillway

Custom Walk-In Steps and Benches

Raised Wall Sheer Descent Waterfall with Copper Hammered Fire Bowls

Pool Built by Heritage Pools, LLC

For more information, call Heritage Pools, LLC at (843) 762-3417 or visit swimhere.com.

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Modernity at Its Finest An ultra modern home calls for an equally modern pool. The simple pool has clean lines to match the rest of the home. This pool beckons to be enjoyed as often as possible, and luckily for these homeowners, the Lowcountry climate allows just that. Pool Features: •

Infinity Edge Pool

Cable Railing Around Deck

Ipe Decking

Pool Built by Aqua Blue Pools

For more information, call Aqua Blue Pools at (843) 767-7665 or visit aquabluepools.net.

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Water’s Edge The elevated pool on this deck has a great view of the marsh and harbor beyond. Custom acrylic panels offer underwater sitelines to the views and add a modern touch. A sunledge entrance to the pool provides plenty of in-water seating if you’re just looking to dip your toes in. Pool Features: •

Elevated Gunite Pool

Composite Plank Decking

Concrete Water Bowls with Copper Scuppers

Salt Water Purifier and Sanitation

Pool Built by Blue Haven Pools & Designed by Jeff Little

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

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Pool Paradise Greenery, loungers, a spa, and a large rectangular pool make this outdoor area a homeowner’s dream. The pool is long enough to swim laps, play pool games with the kids, or just lounge in the spa. The design marries fun for both the kids and the adults. Pool Features: •

Spillover Spa

Built-In Fire Pits on Spa Perimeter

Waterfall Feature

Travertine Decking

Pool Built by Aquatica Pools and Spas

For more information, call Aquatica Pools and Spas at (843) 212-0014 or visit aquaticapoolsandspas.com.

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It’s All About the Angles This elegantly shaped freeform pool offers these homeowners outdoor entertainment galore. This backyard space not only features seating in the pool, but also plenty of seating around the patio.

Pool Features: •

Easy Stair Entry to Pool

Oversized Sun Ledge for Lounging

Built-In Benches Along Curves of Pool

Travertine Decking

Pool Built by Paradise Pools & Spas

For more information, call Paradise Pools & Spas at (843) 556-2920 or visit paradisepools-sc.com.

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Safety First A stunning waterfront pool called for some extra safety measures for the young family living there. The yard is fenced in and the pool features an automatic pool cover to keep kids and pets from unexpectedly falling in. The cover also prevents debris and rodents from getting into the pool. Pool Features: •

16 x 38 Concrete Pool with Spa

Limestone Coping & Decking

Hydrazzo ‘French Gray’ Spa Finish & Primera Polish ‘Hatteras Gray’ Pool Finish

Automatic Pool Cover by Pool Cover Solutions

Pool Built by Heritage Pool, LLC

For more information, call Pool Cover Solutions at (843) 766-0289 or visit pcs-se.com.

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

Year-Round Entertainment A heated spa is the perfect feature to add to your home for year-round water access. The temperature controlled spa can warm you up in the winter and cool you down in the summer, offering relaxation with massage jets. Spa Features: •

Marquis Hollywood Elite Spa in Tuscan Sun

Marquis Vortex Filtration System

Spa Accessories by Carolina Spa Company

Spa Built by Marquis Spa

Slab & Pavers by Ellis Backman of ABR Builders

For more information, call Carolina Spa Company at (843) 936-3196 or visit carolinaspacompany.com.

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Outdoor Oasis Various elements were combined to make this backyard an outdoor lover’s dream. Chairs around the firepit offer the perfect place to enjoy a cool fall or winter night while the pool and spa call for fun splashing around in the spring and summer. Pool Features: •

Spillover Spa

Kidney-Shaped Pool

Purification and Sanitation System

Travertine Decking

Pool Built by Clear Blue Pools

For more information, call Clear Blue Pools at (843) 300-4143 or visit clearbluepools.net.

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Lowcountry chefs step away from their restaurants and into their home kitchens to share their favorite comfort meal they cook at home. We hope you’re hungry; the food journey is about to begin.

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ashley kegu An enjoyment of cooking and making people happy through food led Ashley Kegu, executive chef at Melfi’s, to pursue a career in the culinary world. She takes the same passion behind the food she cooks at Melfi’s, as the only female in the restaurant group, and uses it in the meals she cooks at her James Island home; each dish is prepared with purpose and a “woman’s touch” as Ashley says.

Ashley and her fiancé are both chefs so their meals at home are fairly simple. A chicken dish is a staple in their home. For our visit, Ashley prepared a whole roast chicken with pan gravy, kale, and mushrooms and let me tell you, it smelled fantastic.

View this recipe on our blog: charlestonhomeanddesign.com/blog

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Heavily influenced by his home town of El Paso, Texas John Lewis of Lewis Barbecue worked to create a new Lowcountry staple in Juan Luis. Though he’s tried a variety of cuisines, he always returns to his Texas roots and that is evident in not only his cooking, but also in his downtown home. Throughout his home, you’ll find a Southwestern flair in the different materials and décor pieces. Similar to how John prepares food for Juan Luis, he prefers to make anything he can from scratch for an authentic feel. He cooks the corn, dries it, soaks it, grinds in, and presses it into the tortillas. He also grinds the chips and flour himself. When we stopped by John’s home, he cooked a delicious bean dish with tortillas— this is his favorite dish. View this recipe on our blog: charlestonhomeanddesign.com/blog

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Nico romo Nico Romo of NICO Shem Creek and Bistronomy followed his brother’s footsteps and chased a career in the food world. He has perfected the French cuisine after not only practicing in France, but also learning from one of only 50 French Master Chefs in the United States, making him the youngest French Master Chef in South Carolina. In his James Island home, Nico shares his love of French cuisine with his wife and two young children. On our visit to the Romo household, Nico prepared flounder quenelle with nantua sauce and potato gratin. This wholesome French dish oozes creamy comfort flavors and is kid friendly as well.

View this recipe on our blog: charlestonhomeanddesign.com/blog

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rodney scott James Beard award-winner Rodney Scott is a pitmaster at his core. The importance of the Southern tradition is one that Rodney wants to tell. He learned from his father, his sons learned from him, and everyday he learns from other chefs; including his neighbors he calls friends. His Mt. Pleasant home is a gathering place for the guys in the neighborhood to hang around the grill and enjoy a cold one. A common dish during these get togethers is Rodney’s Surf & Turf—steak and shrimp with a side of asparagus. View this recipe on our blog: charlestonhomeanddesign.com/blog

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Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ rodneyscottsbbq.com

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greer gilchrist The family aspect surrounding cooking has always been important for Greer Gilchrist, co-owner and head chef of the Harbinger and Harken cafes. Cooking with her family as a kid is a tradition that gave Greer the confidence she needed in the kitchens at her restaurants and in her downtown home. Greer considers herself a very intuitive cook, and she used that intuition in preparing her pumpkin soup. Greer sources all of her items as locally as possible and since you eat with your eyes, it’s important to Greer, regardless of whether she’s cooking at the restaurant or in her own home, that the food is aesthetically pleasing. Greer’s pumpkin soup is a frequent dish made at home. View this recipe on our blog: charlestonhomeanddesign.com/blog


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David SChuttenberg Eager to build on his palate, chef and owner of Kwei Fei David Schuttenberg studied Chinese cookbooks to learn the art of Sichuanese cuisine. He and his wife Tina journeyed from New York to Charleston to embark on their own food venture with Kwei Fei, and more recently with Micho, a commercial kitchen in a shipping container inspired by their love of Mexican food. Both cuisines are common meals in the Schuttenberg household. David has enlisted the help of Caroline Woodruff to enhance the cocktail menu at Kwei Fei. He and Tina also enjoy many of these cocktails, including the Chengdu Boulevardier, at home after a busy day at the restaurant.

View this recipe on our blog: charlestonhomeanddesign.com/blog

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We hope you enjoyed our culinary journey with these Lowcountry chefs. To support these local chefs and learn a new dish for your own kitchen, head to our blog (charlestonhomeanddesign. com/blog) for the recipes.

happy cooking!

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Teal Painted Interior Cabinets

Vibrant Accent Island

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KITCHEN CONCOCTIONS Over the past year, it’s likely we’ve all been spending more time than ever in our kitchens. The kitchen is a gathering place for our families and should be designed to function as such. In this extensive guide, you’ll find Pinterest-worthy inspiration for countertops, cabinetry, tile, and more.

Kitchen by Diament Building Corp. Photograph by Callie Cranford

Indoor/Outdoor Kitchen Concept

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Sconces from Candelabra

‘Allure’ Quartzite Waterfall Island & Range Backsplash from Vitoria International

Photography by Patrick Brickman

MODERN APPLIANCES, MODERN KITCHEN In this contemporary Lowcountry abode, practical and fashionable appliances were selected for the main kitchen and the butler’s pantry. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Appliances from Signature Appliance Center • Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Interior Design by Hollis Erickson for SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Design Coordinated by Kecia Howard of SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Butler’s Pantry Cosmos ‘White Zen’ from MVP Natural Stone and Granite • Hardware from Foxworth Decorative Hardware For more information, call Signature Appliance Center at (843) 571-5735 or visit signatureappliances.net.

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Wolf Range & Thermador Paneled Appliances from Signature Appliance Center

Photography by Patrick Brickman

TV Nook

Incorporating the home automation in this Kiawah Island kitchen was done in a sleek, modern way so it doesn’t distract from the rest of the space.


• TV Location Viewable from Island & Workspace • TV Design in Cabinets • Lights & AV Controlled through iPad • Speakers Wired through Home

Automation System • Lighting from Lutron • Home Automation by Savant through Audio Warehouse

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

Photography by Patrick Brickman


Inset Cabinets

Built-In Wine Cooler

TILE TALK This all white kitchen was elevated


• Hexagonal White & Gray Backsplash • Glass Upper Tier Cabinets • Marble Countertops

• Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Interior Design by Two Girls and a Design

with a hexagonal backsplash around the perimeter. For more information, call Buckhannon Tile + Design at (843) 881-8911 or visit buckhannontd.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 177


‘Perla Venato’ Quartzite Kitchen Countertops

Photography by Callie Cranford

BOLD & BEAUTIFUL LIGHTING These funky pendants hanging above the island in this Lowcountry kitchen add uniqueness to the space. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Custom Cabinets with Walnut Inlay Drawers • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting • Built by Knight Residential Group • Cabinetry by Heart of The Home Kitchen Design • Countertops by MVP Granite • Appliances from Plugs Appliance Center For more information, call Carolina Lanterns & Lighting at (843) 881-4170 or visit carolinalanterns.com

Hudson Valley Lighting. Custom Powder Coated Black Vent Hood with Brass Accents.

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Photography by Ebony Ellis

HIGH GLOSS, HIGH IMPACT The glossiness and modernity of these custom cabinets make a bold statement in this contemporary cookery.

Contemporary High Gloss Cabinetry


• Matching Grains in Veneers • Hidden Island Pull Out Top • Metal Accents & Concealed Appliances • Cabinetry by HWC Custom Cabinetry • Built by Renew Urban

• Interior Design by Erica Wallace • Countertops Fabricated by Lowcountry Stone • Tile by Renner Tile • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s

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

Photography by Kim Graham

Push to Open Hardware & Discrete Pull ‘Tabs’

Beehive Inspired Pendants

Kitchen Detail Here

VINTAGE FINDS Vintage Turkish rugs were the finishing touches this downtown


• Custom Window Coverings • Hex Tile • Custom Painted Bees on Ceiling • Gold Hardware

• Vintage Rugs from Fine Rugs of Charleston • Interior Design by Heidi Huddleston, CKD of Delicious Kitchens

kitchen needed to be ready to entertain guests.

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Reclaimed Historic Wood Flooring

Photography by Patrick Brickman

FRESH FACED KITCHEN A historic 18th century downtown Charleston home was brought back to life with a custom color on the cabinets, and reclaimed floors. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Interior Design by Heidi Huddleston, CKD of Delicious Kitchens • Plain & Fancy Cabinetry through Delicious Kitchens • Countertops Fabricated by Palmetto Surfacing • Countertops Supplied by Cambria • Appliances by Subzero, Wolf, & Cove • Lighting by Circa Lighting • Hardware by Bird Decorative Hardware For more information, call Sherwin-Williams at (843) 556-4021 or visit sherwin-williams.com.

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Mother of Pearl Tile Backsplash by Garden State Tile. Sink by Thompson Traders. Interior Brick by Emily Pope Harris


Bermuda Tile Flooring Services

Hex Restoration Mosaic Elegant Flooring

Don’t be afraid to opt for something fun for your backsplash. Be creative and go for an unexpected pattern that adds interest to your kitchen.

Shaped Tile Carpet Baggers Carpet One

Angles in Stainless Steel Buckhannon Tile + Design

Black Sunburst Melcer Tile

Round Mosaic Tile Eugene’s Marble and Granite

Gold and Copper Tile Flooring Factory

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Pull-Down Chrome Faucets

Photography by Patrick Brickman

PERFECT PAIRINGS This Lowcountry cookery offers the perfect mix of coastal details with farmhouse charm. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Integrated Subzero, Wolf, & Cove Appliances • Calcutta Marble Countertops & Tile • Reflective Finishes & Mixed Metals • White Oak Washed Hardwood Floors • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Interior Design and Custom Cabinetry by Regina Garcia Design For more information, call Moluf’s at (843) 723-4881 or visit molufs.com.

Coordinating Polished Chrome Pull-Down Faucets on Island and Perimeter Sinks

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FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE A love of French farmhouse décor is apparent in this kitchen. Wood

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Honed Cararra Marble Countertops


• Antiqued European Inspired Decor by French Mercantile • Alabaster Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Lighting by Rejuvenation

• Barstools by Restoration Hardware • Appliances by Viking • Faucets by Kingston Brass

cutting boards, a copper teapot, of the French-inspired items used.

Brick Backsplash with German Smear

BUILT WITH CARE Working with a custom home builder ensured this Lowcountry kitchen was carefully constructed with unique details such as the brick backsplash.

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

Photography by Callie Cranford

and ceramic pitchers are just a few

Custom Range Hood


• Built by Brackish Builders • Interior Design by Design by Carly • Cabinetry by Low Country Cabinets • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors • Reclaimed Barnwood Shelves by Encore

• Double Dishwashers with Panels from Plugs Appliance Center • Soapstone & Quartzite Countertops Fabricated by Stonehenge Marble & Supplied by Vitoria International

For more information, call Brackish Builders at (843) 566-5554 or visit brackishbuilders.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 183

Custom White Oak Cabinets & Shelving with Handmade Iron Brackets

Photography by Callie Cranford


Perrin & Rowe Bridge Faucet with Apron Front Sink

MARRIAGE OF MATERIALS This custom home builder created a kitchen full of character for these homeowners with various materials and textures.


• Built by Structures Building Company • Accessories Sourced by Elizabeth Stuart • Vintage Turkish Handwoven Runner Sourced by Zuma Imports • Custom Cabinetry by Roost

• Cabinet Hardware & Tile Backsplash by Bird Decorative Hardware • Appliances by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Floors by John Griffiths Hardwood Flooring

Photography by Ebony Ellis

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

Vintage Turkish Runner

COOL TONE CABINETS The navy inset cabinetry shown in this kitchen pairs perfectly with the other


• Waterfall Island with Storage on Both Sides • Herringbone Wood Floors • Paneled Refrigerator

• Polished Chrome Hood with Gold Accents • Triangular Pendants above Island • Cabinetry and Custom Metal Hood by Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston

design elements, creating a warm space to cook in.

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

Photography by Callie Cranford

Satin Marble Subway Tile with Brass Trim Accents

Hand-Crafted Corner Bench with Wormy Maple Bench Top

PERSONALIZED DETAILS By working with professional remodelers and designers these Daniel Island homeowners were able to customize

• Custom Cabinetry with Organizational Accessories including Pull-Up Mixer Stand, Utensil Organizers, & Lift-Up Appliance Garage • Countertops Fabricated by Perfect Stones

• Built and Cabinetry by Polished Renovations & Design • Countertops Supplied by Triton Stone Group • Flooring by Hometeam Flooring

For more information, call Polished Renovations & Design at (843) 475-8856 or visit polishedrenovations.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

their kitchen to their exact needs.


Floating Shelves

MODERN GALLEY KITCHEN This homeowner opted for a


• Modern Cabinetry • Eat-In Breakfast Nook • Coffee Station

• Under Cabinet Lighting • Furniture and Accessories from Hausful

Scandanavian-inspired kitchen complete with a coffee station and natural elements.

For more information, call Hausful at (843) 203-6420 or visit hausful.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 185

Custom Glass and Wood Faced Cabinets

Photography by Keen Eye Marketing

BRIGHT AND WHITE An open floor plan allows this kitchen to shine with natural stone countertops, black fixtures, and a bright blue island. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Flat Panel Lower Cabinets • Marble Backsplash Continued from Countertops • Paneled Refrigerator in Wet Bar Area • Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp. • Built by Tightlines Restoration & Remodeling For more information, call Southern Lumber & Millwork and Millwork Corp. at (843) 744-6281 or visit solumber.com.

Shiplap Ceiling In Kitchen. Circular Ceiling Design in Great Room.

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COUNTER CULTURE Make a bold choice with your

Recycled Glass Countertop GlassEco Surfaces

countertops with one of these top

‘Jasper Green’

sellers to add a pop to your kitchen.

Universal Marble & Granite

Each slab is unique with varying colors and veins.

‘Fantasy Blue’ Quartzite Eugene’s Marble and Granite

‘Mykonos’ Quartzite South Star Granite

Macchia Vecchia Honed Dolomite

‘Calacatta Michaelangelo’ Marble

Vitoria International

Granite by Design

‘Patagonia’ Granite AGM Imports

Blue Carara Lowcountry Tile

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Custom Hood

Photography by Patrick Brickman

MAXIMIZE THE SPACE This Kiawah Island kitchen was designed with storage in mind—lots of storage options to be included for the homeowner’s most used kitchen items. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Oversized Island with Seating Area • Built by Cinder Creek Construction • Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Countertops Supplied by Granite Shop • Tile by Melcer Tile • Appliances, Lighting, and Plumbing Fixtures from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery For more information, call Cinder Creek Construction at (843) 768-0784 or visit cindercreek.net. SubZero, Wolf and Cove Suite of Appliances including Steam Oven. Custom Cabinet Colors & Design to Maximize Storage

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Photography by Tripp Smith

Wood and Gold Hood

TILE MOVEMENT The crystal shaped tile from


• Tile by Melcer Tile • Interior Design by Krystine Edwards • Built by VaughnBuilt

• Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston

countertop to ceiling ties in the gold fixtures and hood detail.

Shaker Style Doors & Drawer Fronts Finished in ‘White Dove’ Matte Lacquer

Fully Detached ‘Prep’ Kitchen in Back Room

CABINETRY CREATION A fully customized cabinet package resulted in creative storage solutions for the main and prep kitchen.


• Cabinetry by Carpenters Woodworks & Restoration • Built by Biggers Construction • Architecture by Phil Clark • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports

• Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Appliances from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Paint by Sherwin-Williams

For more information, call Carpenters Woodworks & Restoration at (843) 884-3411or visit carpentersrestoration.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 189

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information, call Melcer Tile at (843) 744-5345 or visit melcertile.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

KITCHEN CONCOCTIONS Navy Tile Backsplash in Brick Pattern with Dove Gray Grout

Solid White Oak Hardwood Floors with Natural Satin Finish

COASTAL KITCHEN COMPLETION This Lowcountry kitchen is finished with navy hues and bright whites paired with natural accents,

• Flooring by Flooring Services • Built by Priester’s Custom Contracting • Architecture by Allison Ramsey Architects • Interior Design by Marie Lindenmeyer of By Design Consulting For more information, call Flooring Services at (843) 388-6872 or visit fslteam.com.

• Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Tile by Flooring Services & Palmetto Tile • Plumbing Fixtures by Design On Tap • Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Building Materials by Southern Lumber & Millwork

Photography by Patrick Brickman

including the wood floors.


Quarter Sawn White Oak Flooring

A GALLEY BUILT FOR TWO This adorable galley kitchen with a pass through window to the living room allows everyone to stay connected while the chef in the family is cooking.

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• Built by Priester’s Custom Contracting • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Interior Design by Marie Lindenmeyer of By Design Consulting

• Cambria Swanbridge Quartz Countertops & Full Wall Backsplash by Palmetto Surfacing • Kitchen Faucets by Design On Tap • Flooring by Flooring Services

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

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Glass Shelves and Cabinets



• Gold Lantern Pendants above Island • Glass Cabinets above Stove

These first-time homeowners

• White Rattan Barstools • Organization & Styling by Home Etiquette

worked with a professional to stage and organize their classic For more information, call Home Etiquette at (843) 818-3232 or visit homeetiquette.com.



Photography by Callie Cranford

all white kitchen.

This grand Lowcountry kitchen is a chef’s dream. Lots of counter

• ‘Maya’ Quartzite Countertops Fabricated by Eugene’s Marble & Granite • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International

• Built by Mangan Inc. Custom Homes • Faucet from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

space gives the chef of the house plenty of room to cook up the family’s favorite dishes.

For more information, call Eugene’s Marble & Granite at (843) 573-9351 or visit granite-marble-tops.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 191


Hubbardton Forge Lighting

SubZero Integrated Appliances

Photography by Patrick Brickman

EXPERTLY DESIGNED An interior designer collaborated with these homeowners to create a kitchen that catered to their individual style. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Architecture by Kevan Hoertdoerfer • Interior Design & Furniture Selection by Jennifer Ferrell of Riverside Designers • Cabinetry by Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston • Countertops Fabricated by MVP Granite and Flooring • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports • Tile by Melcer Tile • Appliances by SubZero, Wolf and Cove • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s For more information, call Riverside Designers at (843) 377-2600 or visit riversidedesigners.com.

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Hammered Stainless Steel Apron-Front Sink. Cote D’azur Countertops

LIGHT MY FIRE Pointe Dume Pendant

The right lighting can either make or break a space. Be sure

Steven Shell Living

to choose one of these popular options for your kitchen based on scale and overall style.

Captain Lighting ‘Sedona’ Down Pendant Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Dover Red Iron Pendant Charleston Lamp Company

Goodman Large Hanging Lamp Circa Lighting

Brass Lamp Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

Crystorama 12-Light Beaded Chandelier Charleston Lighting and Interiors

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Exposed Shelves Hanging from Ceiling

Photography by Ebony Ellis

MODERN & UNIQUE This kitchen marries modern elements with elegant fixtures creating a unique space that beckons to be cooked in. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Matte Black Faucet • Exposed Shelves Hanging from Ceiling • Abstract Pendants • Fixtures by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Interior Design by Margaret Donaldson Interiors • Built by Bennett-Mcluen Homes • Backsplash Supplied by Vitoria International For more information, call Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery at (843) 460-1769 or visit fergusonshowrooms.com. Slab Door Cabinets. Vintage Style Gas Range.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

European White Oak Flooring

SIMPLISTIC COASTAL DESIGN A white palette let the design features shine. A barn door separates


• Built by Arnett Custom Homes • Interior Design by Carol Lund • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen and Bath • Countertops Fabricated by Zimpel

• Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Appliances from Plugs Appliance Center • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s

spaces and the gold hardware pop For more information, call Arnett Custom Homes at (843) 271-8668 or visit arnettcustomhomes.com.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

against the white cabinetry.

Hudson Valley Pendant Lights

‘Ijen’ Blue Quartzite Countertops

COORDINATED PLUMBING FIXTURES Chrome fixtures in this Lowcountry kitchen complement the gray hues in the countertops, providing a cohesive look throughout the space.


• Brizo Polished Nickel Faucet & Pot Filler • Stainless Steel Single Bowl Sink • Plumbing Fixtures by Gateway Supply • Interior Design by Kim Wray • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen and Bath For more information, call Gateway Supply at (843) 554-0450 or visit gatewaysupply.net.

• Built by Mark Ragsdale of Old Charleston Contractors • Flooring by Timberland Flooring • Tile by Garden State Tile • Countertops Supplied by Pacific Shore Stones

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Photography by Callie Cranford


Gold Finished Lantern Style Pendants

IGNITE THE LIGHT An understated white palette in this cookery allowed for the bright


• Cabinet-Clad Refrigerator • Storage around Island • Shiplap Ceiling • Gold Hardware

• Lantern Style Pendants above Island • Lighting by Circa Lighting • Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston

gold pendants to be the focal point.

Photography by Callie Cranford

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

Mitsubishi Cassette with Grille

AIR QUALITY SIGNIFICANCE An indoor air quality system will


• Paneled Appliances • Waterfall Countertop • Inset Cabinets

help maintain healthy air to ensure your family isn’t breathing in harmful toxins.

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For more information, call Airmax Heating & Air at (843) 614-3276 or visit airmaxsc.com.

• Chrome Hardware and Faucet • Air Quality System by Airmax Heating & Air

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Two Slab Island



• Antique Mirrored Backsplash • 5CM Marble Countertops

With a large kitchen and love of entertaining, this custom home

• Built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes • Interior Design by Shay Simpson of Riverside Designers

builder knew an oversized island was For more information, call Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes at (843) 881-3930 or visit lowcountrypremiercustomhomes.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

needed in his Daniel Island kitchen.

Kitchen Detail Here

Kitchen Detail Here

COORDINATING COLORS In order to stick to the color palette


• Wood Island Top • Woven Shades • Décor & Styling by Coralberry Cottage

throughout the kitchen, blue and woven décor pieces were used in styling the space to the homeowners liking.

For more information, call Coralberry Cottage at (843) 884-2225 or visit coralberrycottage.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 197


Shiplap Ceiling

Photography by Patrick Brickman

IMAGINATIVE INSET CABINETRY To create as much storage as possible, inset stacked cabinetry was used across the perimeter of this kitchen and up to the ceiling. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Cabinetry by Classic Kitchen of Charleston • Built by Holy City Construction • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Countertops by Stonehenge Marble and Granite • Tile by Melcer Tile • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Appliances from Signature Appliance Center • Lighting by Rick’s Lighting + Home • Flooring by Fantastic Floors For more information, call Classic Kitchens of Charleston at (843) 991-4207 or visit classickitchensofcharleston.com.

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Paneled Fridge. Glass Cabinet Fronts.

TREAT YOUR FEET The flooring in your kitchen needs to be durable since it’s one of the highest traffic areas in your home. Consider these options for long-lasting flooring.

Reclaimed Oak Panel Floor Fine Rugs of Charleston

White Oak 5-Foot Wide Plank Flooring Services

Reclaimed Auburn Melcer Tile

Pompidou Antiqued Marino Blue Buckhannon Tile + Design

Authentic Satillo Tile in ‘Riviera’ Flooring Factory

Engineered Hardwood Carpet Baggers Carpet One

Stained Gray Wood Elegant Flooring

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Commercial Size Fridge

Photography by Ebony Ellis

MADE FOR ENTERTAINMENT These Summerville homeowners wanted a kitchen where their family could gather for holidays and special moments. Modern, functional, and stylish products were used to withstand the daily wear and tear of an active family. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• French White Oak Hardwoods • Gray Quartz Countertops • Maple Espresso Base Cabinets • Maple Rye Upper Cabinets • Flooring, Cabinets, & Backsplash by Flooring Factory For more information, call Flooring Factory at (843) 790-4354 or visit flooringfactorysc.com. Chevron Backsplash from Countertop to Ceiling

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Photography by Callie Cranford

Indoor/Outdoor Kitchen Concept Using Folding Doors & Gas Strut

Subzero & Wolf Appliances


glass cabinets were added to this white kitchen for a beachy vibe. To take advantage of indoor/outdoor living a garage style door is used.

Pull-Out Storage Drawers & Containers

COASTAL CABINET DESIGN The ‘Moonshine’ finish on these cabinets paired with the gold

• Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Flooring by Barefoot Floors • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting

For more information, call Diament Building Corp at (843) 991-5531 or visit diamentbuilders.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Bright accents on the island and

• Built by Diament Building Corp. • Architecture by Clark Design Group • Interior Design by Luann McCants • Cabinetry by Hostetler Custom Cabinetry • Countertops Fabricated by Stonehands

‘Moonshine’ Finish on Cabinets


• Kraftmaid Cabinets in ‘Lyndale’ Door Style • Stacked Cabinets with Clear Glass • Pull-Out Trash • Cutlery Divider

• Decorative Doors on Island • Built by SWC Construction • Cabinetry by Charleston Cabinets • Countertops by Triton Stone

hardware gives them a modern yet coastal feel, especially with the shiplap walls and ceiling.

For more information, call Charleston Cabinets at (843) 554-7800 or visit charlestoncabinetsinc.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 201

Photography by Ryan Meadows Photography

KITCHEN CONCOCTIONS Reclaimed Wood Accent Hood

Vigo Faucet

NAUTICAL LIVING Inspired by the coastal landscape beyond, this kitchen was designed with wood accents, and white and

• ‘Everest Pearl’ Quartzite Countertops • Range Hood by Timber Artisans • Rachiele Copper Workstation Sink • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Designs

• Interior Design by Gabrielle Pendarvis • Countertops Fabricated by Coastal Surfaces • Countertops Supplied by AGM Imports • Flooring by Signature Hardwoods

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

Photography by Smiths Do Love

navy cabinetry.


Farrow and Ball ‘French’

COPIOUS CABINETRY A full wall of inset cabinetry provides


• Omega Inset Cabinetry with Blair Recessed Panel Doors • Hidden Double Faucet Sink

• Eudora Full Access Cabinetry with Colony Recessed Panel Door on Pantry Wall • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen and Bath

this galley style kitchen with lots of storage for family heirlooms and kitchen gadgets.

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

Photography by Ebony Ellis

Di Luna’ Quartzite Backsplash

ELEGANT SURFACES To keep the countertops and


• Mitered Waterfall Island with Eased Edges • Countertops Fabricated by Granite by Design

backsplash seamless, these homeowners used the same

For more information, call Granite by Design at (843) 416-8509 or visit granitebydesigncharleston.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

surface for both.

• Countertops Supplied by Pacific Shore Stones • Cabinetry by Spartina Kitchens • Interior Design by Lorraine G. Vale Design

Floating Glass Shelves

Satin Oil Floor Finish

SMALL BUT MIGHTY This downtown kitchen may be small, but the hardwood floors


• White Subway Tile Backsplash in Brick Pattern • Antique Heart Pine Floors by Elegant Flooring

• Interior Design by Kenrick Hardee • Window Treatments by The Louver Shop

paired with the modern finishes speak volumes in style.

For more information, call Elegant Flooring at (843) 723-8172 or visit elegant-hf.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 203


Engineered 7” French Oak Flooring by Davis Flooring and Design

Photography by Patrick Brickman

FUNCTIONAL GLAMOUR Sleek cabinetry, clean lines, and modern fixtures make this Daniel Island home a glamorous, contemporary mecca of design. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Built by SHELTER Custom-Built Living • Interior Design by SHELTER Custom-Built Living Design Team • Cabinetry, Paneled Appliances, and Hood from Downsview Kitchens by Design Gaps • Tile on Range Wall from Garden State Tile • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Lighting by Circa Lighting For more information, call SHELTER Custom-Built Living at (843) 471-1833 or visit sheltercustombuiltliving.com.

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Island Triple Basin Culinary Sink. Cosmos White Zen Quartz Countertops. Subzero, Wolf and Cove Appliances

Maytag Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Refrigerator Maytag Double Oven Gas Range Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

CHEF NECESSITIES Yes, appliances serve a very specific function, but they can also add style to your kitchen. Opt for something more modern or consider a product that showcases what’s in your fridge.

Café Energy Star Smart French Door Refrigerator Café All Gas 6-Range Stove Wholesale Appliance Center

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Accordion Window to Outdoor Bar

Photography by Patrick Brickman

TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST A more traditional styled kitchen got an extra pop with a dark painted island and wood accent ceiling in the dining area for a stunning architectural detail. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Vaulted Ceilings • Hidden Pantry • Cypress Accent Ceiling in Dining Area • Architecture by Translations Design Studio • Built by Axon Homes For more information, call Translations Design Studio at (843) 367-7367 or visit translationsdesign.com.

Lantern Style Pendants. Wolf Range. Glass Upper Cabinets in Wet Bar.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman

Beveled Edge Countertops



• Cambria Quartz ‘Clovelly’ • Kohler Matte Taupe Sink

This kitchen was finished with a

• Cooper Brown & Dark Gray Veins • Countertops Fabricated by Palmetto Surfacing

nonporous surface with a bevel edge profile for a distinctive touch.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

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

Duolite Automated Shades

PANORAMIC SUN PROTECTION With windows all around the kitchen,


• Silhouette Automated Shades • Control4 Automation • Built by Novella Homes

• Window Treatments by NextGen Automated

these homeowners had Silhouette automated shades installed to help protect against the harsh UV rays that pour through.

For more information, call NextGen Automated at (843) 871-8531 or visit nextgenautomated.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 207

Photography by Patrick Brickman


JAPANESE INSPIRED TOUCH Wallpaper was added to this dining nook to add some color and interest.


• Thibaut Asian Scenic Purple and Blue Wallpaper • Thibault Delilah Blue and Linen Chair Fabric

• Roman Shade Fabric in Kravet Embroidery Linen Cream • Oyster Pendant Light Fixture

Paired with upholstered chairs and an oyster chandelier, this space is chock

For more information, call MW Hunter Custom Interiors at (843) 556-4939 or visit mwhinteriordesign.com.

Photography by Callie Cranford

full of style.

Shiplap Island

CLASSICALLY WHITE These Lowcountry homeowners opted for a classic white kitchen so they


• Inset Cabinets • Lucite & Gold Barstools • Open Floor Plan to Dining Room • Subway Tile Backsplash

• Interior Design by House of Hoffmann Interiors • Built by Ashton Woods • Barstools by Gabby Home

could style it with pops of color with the help of their interior designer.

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For more information, call House of Hoffman at (617) 680-4412 or visit houseofhoffmanninteriors.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Concrete Countertops



Blending textures, reviving original

• Elongated Faucet • Refinished Cabinets with Lacquer Finish • Exposed Brick Fireplace

• Remodeled by 1st Class Painting & Restoration • Interior Design by MeLinda Lee

features, and adding a bright color to the walls created a kitchen filled with rustic charm.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

For more information, call 1st Class Painting & Restoration at (843) 324-6006 or visit 1stclasscharleston.com

Kitchen Detail Here

Kitchen Detail Here

POP OF PATTERN A neutral palette in this kitchen was brightened up with blue


• Wrought Iron Barstools • Hand Picked Height, Cushion Color, & Swivel Feature

• Barstools Provided by For the House — The Barstool Shop • Barstools Manufactured by American Made

patterned cushions on the wrought iron barstools.

For more information, call For the House – The Barstool Shop at (843) 881-7073 or visit thebarstoolshopcharleston.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 209


Glass Illuminated Transom Tops

CorTec Plus XL Montrose Oak ‘Bombproof’ LVP Flooring

Photography by Patrick Brickman

FUNCTION MEETS STYLE This Lowcountry kitchen was built with purpose; each element comes together to not only serve function for the homeowner but also to showcase their style. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Built by Stono Construction • Home Plan by Crosby Creations Home Designs • Interior Design by Stallings Studio • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen and Bath • Appliances from Plugs Appliance Center • Faucet Provided by Moluf’s • Lighting by Charleston Lighting and Interiors • Window Treatments by Advanced Window Fashions For more information, call Stono Construction at (843) 805-4141 or visit stonoconstruction.com.

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‘Terra Bianca’ Brazilian Quartzite with Three Inch Mitered Edge Island. Legrand Adorne Under Cabinet Lighting with Hidden Outlets

FINE FIXTURES There are a variety of plumbing fixtures to finish off your kitchen with. From modern, touchless faucets to a more

Purist Faucet

traditional chrome, think about what

Tailor Sink with Marble Insert

qualities are most important to you.

Design On Tap

Hammered Chrome Sink Chrome Facet

Cairn NeoRoc Sink


Touchless Faucet in Ombre Gateway Supply

Deerfield Sink Chrome Facet Simplice Faucet Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

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Custom Trim Detail on Ceiling

TRADITIONAL DESIGN This more conventional kitchen offers a classic elegance with a neutral palette and subtle accents.

Cast Stone Hood

Photography by Callie Cranford



• Custom Framed Area for TV above Fridge • Interior Design by KMD Interiors • Built by Knight Residential Group • Cabinetry by Wellborn • Countertops Fabricated by MVP Granite

• Appliances from Plugs Appliance Center • Lighting by Circa Lighting • Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Flooring by John Griffiths • Faucets by Rohl

Sun Tunnels



• Coffee Station • Storage around Island

Sun tunnels were installed in this couple’s kitchen for additional natural light. For more information, call Natural Home Lite at (843) 412-5162 or visit iwantlight.com.

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• SunTunnels above Island by Natural Home Lite

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information, call KMD Interiors at (843) 981-9075 or visit kmdinteriors.com.

Photography by P Callie Cranford

Floating Shelves Butcher Block Island

Between the butcher block island top, farm style sink, and shaker cabinets this kitchen is cottage gold.


• Shaker Cabinets • White Subway Tile Backsplash • Farm Sink • Built by Just Additions & Remodeling • Designed by Richard Runnels

• Cabinetry by Forevermark • Countertops Fabricated by Classic Marble, Granite and Tile • Plumbing Fixtures by Kohler

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

Photography by Ebony Ellis


Gold Accented Hood



• Marble Namib ‘Sky’ Stone Supplied by Vitoria International

• Built by Delpino Custom Homes • Countertops Fabricated by Stone Central

To create a more harmonious look, these countertop pros continued the same surface up as a backsplash behind the oven.

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Photography by Colin Grey Voigt


STUNNING STONE SURFACE A natural stone with gray veining was


• White Countertops with Gray Veins • Brick Window Cutout with Marble Bottom • Countertops Continued up Backsplash

• Wood Detailed Ceiling • Apron-Front Sink • Countertops by AGM Imports

used in this Lowcountry kitchen for both the countertops and backsplash For more information, call AGM Imports at (843) 747-0088 or visit agmimports.com.

Photography by Jason Stemple

adding interest to the space.

Glass Upper Cabinets

Cambria ‘Ironsbridge’ Countertop

CLASSIC FINISHES Different cabinet styles, different backsplashes, and a long island


• Upper Cabinets in Greenfield ‘Cameo’ • Base Cabinets in Siteline ‘Platinum’ • Verve Mosaic ‘Impulse’ Backsplash • Wood Bar Top in ‘Penny’ with Brown Glaze

• Built by Classic Remodeling and Construction • Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Flooring by Barefoot Floors

with extra storage all pair together for an elegant kitchen.

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For more information, call Classic Remodeling and Construction at (843) 763-3297or visit classicremodeling.com.

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Vaulted Kitchen with Custom Beams & Shiplap Detail

Range Alcove with Marble Mosaic Tile & Spice Niche

Photography by Keen Eye Marketing

GRANDIOSE COOKERY This Daniel Island kitchen showcases of a Wolf range, double refrigerators, and ample counter space. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Built by JacksonBuilt Custom Homes • Architecture by DeWitt + Haas Design Group • Cabinetry by Distinctive Design LLC • Countertops by Palmetto Surfacing • Tile by Melcer Tile • Appliances & Plumbing Fixtures from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery • Lighting from Circa Lighting • Paint by Sherwin-Williams For more information, call JacksonBuilt Custom Homes at (843) 471-2310 or visit jacksonbuilthomes.com.

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Built-In Banquette with Custom White Oak Table. Corian “London Sky” Engineered Quartz Countertop.

WINDOW STYLING When considering window treatments for your kitchen think about not only their function—to provide light control—but also the style that best coordinates with the rest of your space.

EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds Advanced Window Fashions

Patterned Pulldown Window Treatments Patriot Blinds & More

Hunter Douglas Provenance Woven Wood Shades NextGen Automated

Automated Roll Down Shades Audio Warehouse

Bamboo Shades Best Buy Blinds

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Brass Pendants


Photography by Ebony Ellis



Working with a professional builder meant these homeowners’ Lowcountry kitchen was built to perfection with their everyday needs in mind.

• Built, Cabinetry, & Flooring by Kalman Construction • Countertops by Universal Marble & Granite • Tile by Melcer Tile

• Appliances by Plugs Appliance Center • Plumbing Fixtures by Moluf’s • Paint by Sherwin-Williams • Building Supplies by Southern Lumber & Millwork

Photography by Colin Grey Voigt

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

Mirrored Edge

STATEMENT STONE A two inch slab of natural stone


• Floating Shelves, Glass Uppers, & Inset Lower Cabinets • Natural Wood Finish on Island

• Subway Tile Backsplash • Countertops by Lowcountry Tile Contractors

with different hues of gray veins is the stand-out piece this kitchen was calling for.

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

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Broomstick Canter Stools

STYLED TO PERFECTION Each décor element seen in this cookery was selected to come


• Regent Dining Chair in Martinique Finish • Castered Dining Chair in Alexander White

together for a well designed look.

• Reproduction Rectangular and Round Breadboards • Bramble Trestle Dining Table • Interior Design by Alison Kimborowicz of Steven Shell Living

Photography by Callie Cranford

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

SUPER STAGING Staging a home before selling it is one of the most important things


• Home Listing by Island House Real Estate • Built by Maverick Construction Company • Interior Design by Embellish Interiors • Staged by Maverick at Home

• Countertops by Lambert Granite • Tile by Buckhannon Tile + Design • Lighting by Carolina Lanterns & Lighting • Cabinets by Coastal Cabinetry

to do so potential buyers can picture themselves living there.

For more information, call Island House Real Estate at (843) 847-1762 or visit islandhouserealestate.com. CH+D • Winter 2021 • 219

Photography bu Matt Silk Photography


Old French Butcher Block Island Extension

MODERN FARMHOUSE DESIGN Farmhouse accents with modern touches were added for a beautifully


• Custom Island Light Fixture • Old Barnwood Flooring • White Subway Tile Walls • Interior Design by CHD Interiors

• Architecture by David Graham • Cabinetry by Challenge Cabinets • Countertops by Thompson Stone

custom design.

Photography Provided by MHK Architecture & Planning

For more information, call CHD Interiors at (843) 571-2446 or visit chdinteriors.com.

Bench Island Seating

DETAILS SPEAK VOLUMES The architectural details incorporated into this kitchen make it a space


• Paneled Refrigerator • Shiplap Throughout Space including Ceiling, Island, & Hood

• Lantern Style Pendants • Countertop Backsplash above Stove • Architecture by MHK Architecture & Planning

where the homeowners can enjoy their cooking experience.

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For more information, call MHK Architecture & Planning at (864) 603-3260 or visit thecarolinasarchitect.com.

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Sherwin-Williams ‘Pool House Blue’ on Wet Bar to Highlight Original Art

Photography by Callie Cranford

ELEGANT FAUCETS Gold faucets were used in the wet bar area and main kitchen for a classic touch to this Isle of Palms kitchen. K I T C H E N F E AT U R E S + C O N T R I B U TO R S :

• Plumbing Fixtures from Design On Tap • Built by K.A.T.E Construction • Interior Design by Mandy Walker • Cabinetry by Classic Kitchens of Charleston • Countertops Fabricated by Real Deal Countertops • Countertops Supplied by Vitoria International • Tile by Palmetto Tile • Appliances from Signature Appliance Center • Lighting by Circa Lighting • Furniture & Accessories by GDC For more information, call Design On Tap at (843) 329-0661 or visit designontap.net.

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Custom Coffee Bar Area. Honed Calcutta ‘Latte’ Marble. Plumbing Fixtures by Newport Brass in Unlacquered Brass.


Shaker Cabinet Refrigerator Doors in White Finish Classic Kitchens of Charleston

Slab Cabinet Doors in Navy Finish Jilco Kitchen and Bath

Slab Cabinet Doors in Natural Finish Southeast Kitchens

Flatlay Cabinetry Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston

Flat Panel Doors in Gray/Green Finish Polished Renovations & Design

Pantry Organization Cabinetry Inspired Closets

Shaker Style Cabinetry Carpenters Restoration

Raised Panel Doors in White Finish Sullivan Custom Cabinets

Slab Cabinet Doors in White Finish

Pull-Out Spice Rack Shelf Genie

HWC Custom Cabinetry

Shaker Cabinetry in White Flooring Factory

Shelf & Drawer Organization System

Shaker Cabinet Doors in Navy Finish

Closets by Design

Charleston Cabinets, Inc.

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Photography by Patrick Brickman


Moulded Corbels

DETAILED EDGES The raised breakfast bar island


• Blanco Sink in ‘Anthracite • Countertops by Universal Marble & Granite

• Appliances by Signature Kitchens • Renovations by Carolina Sky Renovations • Paint by Odie’s Painting Co.

is anchored by custom cut countertop edges with intricate For more information, call Universal Marble & Granite at (843) 767-7779 or visit universalmgranite.net.



Photography by Callie Cranford


This kitchen was made for

• Wrap Around Island • Subway Tile Backsplash • Sitting Area by Wet Bar

• Built by Harper Construction • Interior Design by S. Bogan Designs

entertaining with the sitting area off of the wet bar and an oversized wrap-around island.

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For more information, call Harper Construction at (843) 737-4745 or visit chrisharperconstruction.com.

Photography by Patrick Brickman

Custom Built-In Bench

White Attica Quartz Countertops

BLENDED CABINETRY A combination of cherry and ebony slab style cabinets give this kitchen depth


• Cabinetry by Southeast Kitchens • Interior Design by Steven Sutor with Chambers USA • Countertops Fabricated by MVP Granite • Countertops Supplied by CaesarStone For more information, call Southeast Kitchens at (843) 795-8809 or visit sekitchens.com.



Photography by Ebony Ellis

and interest.

• Flooring Installed by Sunray Flooring • Tile by Palmetto Tile Distributors • Appliances from Plugs Appliance Center • Plumbing Fixtures by Elkay • Hardware by Richelieu

Lots of natural light pours through the

• White Quartz Countertops • Design Classics Helenna Satin Brass Pendant Light

• Graber Composite Shutters from Patriot Blinds & More • Cabinetry by Aristokraft Cabinets

windows in this Lowcountry home, but with the proper shades the amount of light can be adjusted as to not distract while cooking or eating.

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Pot Filler Faucet

Built-In Shelves

SEASIDE DESIGN SCHEME Living near the water called for a coastal design with natural


• Built-In Décor & Wine Storage • Shiplap Open Shelving above Refrigerator • Tile Backsplash in Varying Shades of Gray & White

• Interior Design by Designs by Imagine That • Cabinetry by Nate Clark

elements and hues of blue.

Photography by Callie Cranford

For more information, call Designs by Imagine That at (843) 345-5788 or visit designsbyimaginethat.com.

Historic Charleston ‘Haint Blue’

POPS OF BLUE This eclectic downtown kitchen added an extra pop by painting


• Historic Charleston ‘Haint Blue’ Color • Black Marble Countertops • Custom Tin Tile Backsplash • Paint by Koozer Painting

the walls ‘Haint Blue’ to coordinate with the stove.

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For more information, call Koozer Painting at (843) 881-2212 or visit koozerpainting.com.

• Antique Glass Cabinet Knobs • Built by Rhodes Construction • Architecture by Gleen Keyes


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Nail Down Hickory Hardwood

Custom Breakfast Nook

HAPPY HARDWOODS Durable flooring in this kitchen not


• Random Widths & Lengths • Hand-Scraped Finish in Dark Stain • Built by Patrick Henry

only looks good, but also ensures that

• Tile & Flooring by Carpet Baggers Carpet One • Cabinetry by Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston

it’ll stay looking new over the years.

Photography by Callie Cranford

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Maximize Storage Space

STORAGE PROBLEMS SOLVED With the help of a professional organizer, these homeowners now


• Modified Cabinets with Wide Opening between Two Doors • Custom Designed Storage Solutions throughout Kitchen

• Custom Glideouts™ to Accommodate Specific Items • Organization Systems Installed by ShelfGenie

have the perfect place to keep all of their most-used kitchen gadgets.

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For more information, call ShelfGenie at (843) 890-0542 or visit shelfgenie.com/charleston.

DÉCOR GALORE Once your kitchen is built it’s time to add the finishing touches. Again, determine your style and pick décor pieces that best fit it.

French Cutting Board

Moroccan Wool Rug

French Mercantile

Fine Rugs of Charleston

Palmetto Tree Ice Bucket MW Hunter Custom Interiors

Wood & Glass Serving Tray

Snakeskin Wallpaper

Charleston Amish Furniture

Aiden Fabrics

Wave Wine Rack Steven Shell Living

Modern Leather Barstool

Clam Dish CHD Interiors

Danco Modern Furniture

Blue Marble Cheese Board Coralberry Cottage

Copper Serving Tray Terrace Oaks Antiques

Ceramic Fruit Bowl Hausful

Wicker Barstool For the House The Barstool Shop

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Custom Recycled Countertops

UNDER THE SEA GLASS Recycled glass from local restaurants


• ‘Surfwatch’ Countertop Design using Bombay Sapphire Gin, Cobalt, & a Coke Bottle with Oysters

was used in creating these

• Recycled Countertops Supplied by GlassEco Surfaces • Countertops Fabricated by Granite Guys • Cabinetry by Jilco Kitchen and Bath

countertops, and when paired with the wavy backsplash, it makes you

For more information, call GlassEco Surfaces at (843) 554-6099 or visit glassecosurfaces.com.

Photography by Ebony Ellis

feel like you’re living life under the sea.

Island Storage



• Cabinet Storage All Around Island • Eat-In Dining Nook

• Gold Hardware and Fixtures Throughout • Cabinetry by Sullivan Custom Cabinets

Custom gray cabinetry throughout this kitchen stands out against the white subway tile backsplash and gold finishes.

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

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Colorways Story by Meg Carroll

Each year designers eagerly await the release of the paint experts’ predictions for what colors will be trending in the upcoming year. This year, we talk about the inspiration for the colors, what they pair with, and get some insight from Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing Sue Wadden.

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Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Sanctuary Palette The Sanctuary Palette, which combines warm gray, green, and terra cotta tones, fosters a grounded and safe atmosphere. This palette was inspired by the principle of biophilia: bringing nature inside. The Sanctuary Palette also features SherwinWilliams’ Color of the Year for 2021, Urbane Bronze. This color is the essence of the palette —the dark hue pairs perfectly with natural wood or organic greens. For more information visit sherwin-williams.com.


SW 7048 (245-C7)

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Q&A: Sue Wadden The Face and Voice of Color for Sherwin-Williams

As the Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams, Sue Wadden makes sure that the company stays completely up-todate on all things color related. Sue is active in the Color Marketing Group, the Color Association of the United States, Inter-Society Color Council, the American Society of Interior Design, and the Interior Design Society. It’s safe to say she’s a color expert. She sat down with Tim Barkley, publisher of Charleston Home + Design magazine, to answer questions about color trends.


What goes into forecasting color trends for designers and homeowners?

Have you been seeing any color trends in the kitchen? As a trend we’ve been seeing a lot of color on

We have a team who sits down and forecasts the color

the cabinets. It used to be that people kept

trends, usually for the next 12 to 18 months. My job is to

with the beautiful but traditional white or gray,

compile and coordinate with our global forecast team

but recently we’ve been seeing people opt for

all of the trends that we’re seeing in the industry so that

greens or blues, whether that be a navy blue

designers can then look to these trends to incorporate

or a Charleston green.

them into their designs.



What’s your favorite color rule and what’s your favorite color rule to break?


What goes into picking the Color of the Year? Usually there is one color that we’re seeing across all of our research segments that represents a unifying thread of the colors we’ve

So my favorite rule is to do a white ceiling, because it

chosen, and we go with that one for the Color of

really opens up the room and makes it look brighter when

the Year. It’s sort of a look ahead at what we’re

you have that light color on top. But, I’ve also broken

going to be seeing.

this rule many times! I have a room in my house where I have light walls and a dark ceiling with some lovely crown molding, and it looks amazing. So I would say that’s my favorite rule to keep and my favorite rule to break.

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PPG’s 2021Be Well Palette

Transcend PPG1079-4

Misty Aqua Cyprus PPG1147-3 PPG1062-5

PPG’s Be Well Palette is for those who want to fully embrace mindfulness and intention, with natural hues that are restorative, compassionate, and optimistic. Be Well features a trio of colors with an emphasis of comfort and optimism anchored by PPG Transcend and rounded out with PPG Big Cyprus and Misty Aqua. This palette is perfect for bringing a calm and grounded refresh to any space. For more information visit spectrumpaint.com.

Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color Trends Palette

Aegean Teal 2136-40

Kingsport Gray HC-86

Chestertown Buff HC-9

The Benjamin Moore Color Trends Palette is reminiscent of those perfect beach days. It has yellow, beige, and gray hues. These are paired with a subdued red and Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the year, Aegean Teal. Aegean Teal is a calming blue-green that inspires relaxation, harmony, and a love for life’s simple pleasures. For more information visit spectrumpaint.com.

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Curtis Daniel Homes.........................................4

Lowcountry Tile Contractors, Inc.................169

Acryfin Coatings South East........................237

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Advanced Kitchen Designs of Charleston..145

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Maner Fence and Specialties.......................165

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Designs by Imagine That................................87

MHK Architecture & Planning........................25

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MW Hunter Custom Interiors.........................89

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Elegant Flooring..............................................87

Natural Home Lite.........................................215

All About Garage Doors & Openers............173

Energy One America.....................................167

NextGen Automated.......................................73

Allen Design, Inc.............................................38

Eugene’s Marble & Granite..........................238

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives....................147

Alpha Omega Construction Group, Inc.......153

Express Sunrooms........................................107

Outside Is In ....................................................75

Aqua Blue Pools..............................................14

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.........8

Aquatica Pools and Spas................................35

Fine Rugs of Charleston.................................23

Arnett Custom Homes....................................15

Flatfish Island Designs..................................159

Audio Warehouse, The....................................27

Flooring Factory............................................147

Backyard Retreats, Inc....................................77

Flooring Services ..........................................107

Bath Fitter.......................................................163

For the House—The Barstool Shop............171

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

French Mercantile............................................91

Blue Haven Pools & Spas...............................29

Gateway Supply Company..........................171

Brackish Builders, LLC....................................43

GlassEco Surfaces.........................................151

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

Granite by Design.........................................125

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Harper Construction Inc.................................34

Carolina Flooring Specialists.......................233


Carolina Lanterns & Lighting.......................149

Heritage Pools, LLC.........................................97

Carolina Machine Finishing............................16

HLG Growers.................................................227

Carolina Mobile Storage................................91

Holy City Exteriors........................................125

Carolina Spa Company.................................237

Holy City Shutter Company..........................125

Carolina Stain & Seal.....................................111

Home Etiquette................................................12

Carpenters Restoration...................................40

House of Hoffmann Interiors.........................85

Carpet Baggers Carpet One.........................221

HWC Custom Cabinetry..................................97

Century Glass................................................221

Inspired Closets...............................................48

Charleston Amish Furniture.........................238

Island House Real Estate................................56

Charleston Bath Experts...............................227

JacksonBuilt Custom Homes.........................49

Charleston Cabinets, Inc...............................159

Jean’s Custom Workroom............................161

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Charleston Lighting and Interiors....................5

Jilco Kitchen & Bath........................................69

Stono Construction.........................................53

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Just Additions & Remodeling......................155

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

Kalman Construction......................................37

Sullivan Custom Cabinets............................161

Circa Lighting...................................................57

KMD Interiors..................................................45

Terrace Oaks Antiques....................................54

Classic Kitchens of Charleston.......................55

Koozer Painting..............................................149

Thomas Evans Custom Building & Renovations....59

Classic Remodeling & Construction..............22

Leaf Filter North of South Carolina, Inc......227

Translations Design Studio............................18

Clear Blue Pools, Inc.....................................163

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc............89

Ultimate Gutter Guard & Bath Solutions....157

Closets by Design............................................26

Lowcountry Hurricane Protection & Shutters..159

Universal Marble & Granite, Inc....................41

Coralberry Cottage..........................................19

Lowcountry Iron & Woodworks...................155

Vitoria International........................................51

Crosby Creations Home Designs.................165

Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes............63

Wholesale Appliance Center........................215

Overhead Door Co. of Charleston...............103 Palm Casual.....................................................44 Palmetto Exterminators................................167 Palmetto Surfacing, Inc...................................17 Paradise Pools & Spas....................................93 Patriot Blinds & More...................................221 Polished Renovations & Design....................10 Pool Cover Solutions of the Southeast.......157 Port City Elevator.............................................71 Precision Garage Door Service....................167 Priester’s Custom Contracting.......................61 ProGreen Synthetic Turf..................................85 REMARK Landscape Architecture.................24 Rhino Shield by Palmetto Ceramic Coatings.....231 Riverside Designers........................................93 ShelfGenie.......................................................52 SHELTER Custom-Built Living................ 32, 33 Sherwin-Williams..............................................7 Signature Appliance Center.........................103 South Star Granite.........................................111 Southeast Kitchens.......................................169 Southern Lumber & Millwork Corp.............243 Steven Shell Living.........................................46

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EXTRA COVERAGE with Dr. Eddie Irions

Other than Charleston, what is your favorite city? I must claim two: Berlin and Budapest.

Most memorable vacation? Summiting Kilimanjaro. It wasn’t easy, but I did it!

Favorite school subject? As uncool as it sounds, calculus and physics were my favorites.

Go-to coffee order? I’m an Americano man all day, every day.

What’s on your nightstand? A book, cashews, and a glass of Pellegrino are constants.

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