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The charleston symphony orchestra league, inc.

&

the Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers

Special section

present the

2011 Designer

Showhouse March 17 - April 17

The William Steele House, 89 Beaufain Street { circa 1815 }

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clever design ideas! Living room design by Matthew McLaughlin and Steele Trotter (see page 81); photograph by Julia Lynn

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sunday: 1-4 p.m. • Tickets: $20; $15 advance • (843) 723-0020 • csolinc.org


2011 ASID symphony designer showhouse

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ow in its 34th year, this collaborative design event is a can’t-miss for home décor enthusiasts! Organized and produced by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League (CSOL)—the all-volunteer fundraising arm of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO)—the Showhouse is the group’s signature event, drawing more than 7,000 visitors in 2010 alone. This year, more than a dozen design pros from the Carolinas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) have transformed 89 Beaufain Street, a Harleston Village gem loaded with colorful history (details on opposite page). Here, we’ve chronicled the makeover room by room with clever ideas and hand-picked goods, plus tips from the designers themselves.

Find:

fresh color combinations. locally sourced furnishings. innovative lighting options. budget-savvy solutions. smart space-planning ideas. Shop: Nearly all of the furnishings in the Designer Showhouse are for sale. Also, browse the

Showhouse Boutique for hand-

made jewelry, home accessories (including pillows, linens, and

lamps), pottery, garden sculptures, and artwork. The shop is located in the carriage house and is open during Showhouse hours.

Chair: Bonnie Merkel Co-Chair: Janet Knorr Designer Liaison: Donna Horack Bare Boards Party: Peggy Cross and Bonnie Merkel Preview Party: Cathy Rickwell and Karen O’Neill Boutique: Mary Ellen Ondo, Gail Maginnis, Bobbie Greenebaum, and Carol Lou Yaeger Café: Margo Campos and Jackie Gawthrop Staffing: Monica Stepanek, Bonnie Merkel, and Tricia Frisch Marketing and Publicity: Janet Knorr Advance Ticket Sales: M.E. Canaday Ticket Sales: Marlies Tindall and Terri Devane Designer Sales: Valerie Luther, Margaret Strauss, Gwen Gilmore, and Nancy Austin House Operations: Juliann Bannon and Bonnie Merkel Distribution: Julie Fennimore Signage: Chuck Hansult Music Coordinator: Becky Hilstad Photography: Wally Briedis House Treasurer: Ed Knorr CSOL VP Projects: Sue Ingram CSOL President: Cathy McWhorter CSOL Vice President: Caroline Thibault

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Eat: Grab lunch at the café, located in the courtyard and open from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Plus! Musical entertainment is

offered throughout the Showhouse by CSO members, CSOL youth scholarship recipients, and other volunteer musicians.

how

ticket sales benefit the Symphony:

All proceeds fund CSO operations and the CSOL scholarship program for additional training of some of the area’s most talented young musicians and professionals.

89 Beaufain Street; painting by Joan A. Davis

P h o t o g r a p h s ; h e a d s h o t s & o b j e c t s b y J o n a t h a n B a l l i e t ( 1 ) , L a u r e l E d g e ( 1 ) , L e a h L o n e y ( 1 9 ) , J e n n a M o o r e ( 6 ) , a n d K a t i e R o w e ( 5 )

2011 Showhouse Committee


the history

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The William Steele House, 89 Beaufain Street

he site of this year’s Designer Showhouse is a veritable compound tucked into downtown’s quiet Harleston Village. Originally, four buildings comprised 89 Beaufain Street: a main house, kitchen house, bath house, and carriage house. Nearly two centuries and an extensive, seven-year restoration later, the ornately detailed Charleston single is a shining example of how early American design and craftsmanship translate to modern-day livability. It was September 29, 1815 when lumber merchant William G. Steele purchased the Beaufain Street plot for $1,500. He then spent four years erecting a three-story home along with several dependencies on the parcel, which measured 325 by 125 feet. The home boasted a brick (and a little later, stucco) exterior, hipped roof, chimneys on the east side, and two wide porches. He included extensive decorative detailing, like a marble pediment flanking the street-side entry door with a leaf design and bead-and-reel detailing (a motif repeated in the architrave of the home’s recessed windows) and mantels featuring ornate plasterwork, such as an egg-andStreetside entry with marble dart frieze in the drawing room pediment, circa 1937 that depicts boughs of Greek honeysuckle (Robert Wellford is credited with the carvings, estimated to have taken a year each to complete). Among the home’s later owners was Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham, who bought the property during the Civil War. He achieved notoriety at age 10 when he was appointed midshipman in the U.S. Navy. Ingraham’s rank eventually rose to commander, and his service to his country earned him the Congressional Gold Medal. He later defected to the Confederate Navy and reportedly hosted General Robert E. Lee on numerous occasions. Following several decades and a number of tenants, harbor pilot Navy commander and Edward H. Gardner took owner1860s owner Duncan ship in the 1920s, and is said to Nathaniel Ingraham have used hull joists salvaged w w w. c h a r l e s t o n h o m e m a g . c o m

from a sunken vessel to erect a sculpture in his garden honoring his nautical brethren. Most recently, 89 Beaufain underwent a five-phase renovation under the supervision of owner (and master carpenter) John Skercheck. In the process, as many as 33 layers of paint have been burned, scraped, or removed from the fir moldings and wainscotings, some requiring dental tools to preserve the original carvings. The result is a revitalized residence with dramatic detailing throughout, a graceful tribute to its stewards past and present.

This 1940s photograph shows the ornate mantel and molding detailing in a second-floor bedroom.

The narrow property is framed by a stone privacy wall, formal English gardens, and extensive outdoor living spaces.

Among the home’s later owners was Navy commander Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham, who reportedly hosted General Robert E. Lee on numerous occasions....

Buried Treasure

Archaeologists have uncovered such artifacts as buttons, European glass and dishware, remnants of shackles, silverware, slave auction tokens, inkwells, and a sword on the property.

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2011 ASID symphony designer showhouse

dining

Room

Style: Contemporary Classic

On Armchairs: velvet in Wyatt/Sepia

Room Palette

Designers: Kathy Evans & Lydia Gieczys

On Side Chairs: paisley in Mystic/Black

the room

China Cabinet: Gothic woodwork detailing

Steal this look 1. Choose a table that melds traditional design with mod details. This one has a diamond-matched, cherry veneer top and streamlined, fluted legs. 2. Add dimension with a pair of pedestals topped with urns. 3. Highlight architectural elements without overpowering: Evans and Gieczys hung a simple rectangular mirror over the ornate, hand-carved mantel.

Inspired by the original architecture in the dining room, designers Kathy Evans and Lydia Gieczys, Allied ASID members, created a contemporary, but still classic version of traditional Charleston design. The 19th-century dining tabletop is a timeless blend of English Regency and French influences, while the legs’ straight, clean lines support a more modern aesthetic. Accents Kathy Evans & Lydia Gieczys (right) like abstract giclées by Charles Sabec and various mirrors add color and depth. Evans graduated with a degree in interior design from Southern Seminary College in Virginia. Prior to joining Ethan Allen, she worked in residential new construction and commercial design. Gieczys holds an interior design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her background includes management in visual merchandising and she’s been with Ethan Allen for the past 11 years.

Where to find them: Area Rug: hand-knotted Shah Abbas design

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Ethan Allen Design Center 1905 Hwy. 17 N., Mt. Pleasant (843) 971-4338 kevans@mtpleasant.ethanallen.com lgieczys@mtpleasant.ethanallen.com


2011 ASID symphony designer showhouse Style: Outdoor Casual

Room Palette

Designer: Cynthia B. Zimmerman

1st floor

piazza

Seating: sealed seagrass armchair by Bauer International

the room “Designing outdoor spaces involves planning around environmental constraints, such as Lowcountry humidity and spring dustings of pollen,” notes designer Cynthia B. Zimmerman, Allied ASID, who relied on 100-percent acrylic fabrics and water-resistant treatments to ensure durability. Furniture that blends natural woods and metals tie in the iron entrance gates and trim work, while a rich color palette includes peach accents as a nod to the home’s exterior Cynthia B. Zimmerman paint color. Zimmerman offers her clients more than 15 years of experience in space planning, merchandising, and product fabrication from her extensive textile collection. From conceptual design to installation, she oversees each project in its entirety, always ensuring an appropriate balance between aspirations, functional needs, and budget.

Steal this look 1. Emphasize natural elements in your outdoor furniture selections to connect the space to its surroundings. 2. Personalize piazzas with the same

On Love Seat: linen/ cotton blend with gold damask pattern (right) On Throw Pillows: wool/cotton chain stitch in zebra print

eclecticism as you would use in interior living spaces—offbeat accessories punch things up. 3. Ensure outdoor areas retain their beauty by choosing weather-resistant fabrics and mold-resistant woods.

Where to find her: Zimmerman Interiors (843) 971-6880 zimmermaninteriors.net ziminteriors@aol.com

Accessory: 15" x 9" metal Buddha

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Laundry

Room

Style: Natural Simplicity

Room Palette

Designer: Duval Acker

Cabinetry: maple Hardware: Häfele doubletrack handle with brushednickel finish

Lighting: Ennui chandelier by Currey & Company

Wall Treatment: antiqued glaze in a peanut-shell colorwash

the room

Countertop: Corian in Gravel

Steal this look Window Treatments: thick slubbed cotton duck in Wheat

1. Add warmth to petite utility rooms with a gently mottled wall finish, like this subtle glazed treatment. 2. Soften often-overlooked spaces with a graceful light fixture, like this sturdy Currey & Company Ennui chandelier with its black bronze finish. 3. Hide electrical panels or other unsightly surfaces with an interesting wall screen. Acker used a handmade

Where to find her:

bamboo piece, which allows light to

Kitchens By Design, Inc. 234 Mathis Ferry Rd., #102 Mt. Pleasant (843) 849-6890 kitchensbydesign-sc.com

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Light and lively with a courtyard view, the laundry room features a Gravel-pattern Corian countertop with integrated sink and energy-efficient appliances. Duval Acker, ASID, CMKBD, chose soft shades of gold and amber for the walls and opted for a wroughtiron open chandelier to Duval Acker light the room. A custom bamboo folding screen hides electrical panels, further tempering the room’s utilitarian elements. Acker opened Kitchens By Design, Inc., in 1980 with her partner and husband Tom. Since then, the firm has designed and renovated kitchens all over the state, introducing creative solutions to space challenges. She’s known for integrity, fine craftsmanship, and her efforts to give back to the community and industry.


2011 ASID symphony designer showhouse Wall Treatment: textured plaster in Tequila Sunrise

Style: Warm Elegance

Room Palette

kitchen

Designer: Terry H. Gillespie

Accessory: salt and pepper shakers by Michael Aram

the room Terry H. Gillespie, Allied ASID, worked with existing countertops, cabinetry, and flooring in the kitchen to create a handsome cook space that highlights the surrounding gardens. Backless stools, benches, and corner bistro chairs allow unobstructed views of the courtyard via floor-to-ceiling windows, while offering plenty of seating. Wall artist Sally Lindsay-Madrid added a handtroweled plaster finish, and wrapped the adjacent powder room in custom handmade wallpaper. Gillespie formed Hennessee Haven Design Group in 2003 after earning a fine arts degree from Converse College. She specializes in restoration and renovation of Terry H. Gillespie historic properties, along with primary and resort residences, including projects at Kiawah Island, Bright’s Creek, and the Residences at St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta. Gillespie’s work recently appeared in Carolina Home & Garden in western North Carolina.

Steal this look

Window Treatments: Retro Leaf in Amber by HF Custom Cuts

1. Bypass stock kitchen hues like yellow and play-it-safe neutrals with a bold color palette—Gillespie used dark chocolate, pumpkin, and earthy greens to make this cook space pop. 2. Choose low seating in rooms with oversized windows to preserve views of the outdoors. 3. Mimic the look of Venetian plaster with a textured wall treatment. This one is finished with a gold wax and highlights the room’s ample

On Bistro Stools: cotton/poly/ rayon blend in Chocolate by Hickory Chair

natural light.

Where to find her: Hennessee Haven Design Group 638 Norwood St. Spartanburg (864) 597-9494 terryg@mcgsc.com w w w. c h a r l e s t o n h o m e m a g . c o m

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2nd floor

piazza

Style: Breezy British Colonial

Room Palette

Designers: Donna Horack & Shannon Brown

On Throw Pillows: Fish Waterlily Pad in White/ Blue by Ralph Lauren

the room

Steal this look 1. Replicate the iconic British Colonial style by incorporating dark woods, woven items, pastel wall colors, and plentiful greenery. 2. Reinforce coastal influences by using ocean-inspired hues like sea greens and shades of aqua. 3. For outdoor living areas, choose furniture that feels good to relax in— invest in high-quality cushions and

Seating: vinyl wicker in Black Walnut by Island House

pillows that are comfortable and will hold their value.

Donna Horack, ASID, and Shannon Brown of Island House outfitted the second-floor piazza with aluminumframe wicker furniture and an assortment of palms and annuals. Striped cushions and patterned pillows are covered in advanced water- and sun-repellant fabrics, including Ralph Lauren and Lee Jofa fish and ikat prints that play off of sky blues and the landscape’s moss greens. Horack graduated with a BA in interior design from the American College of Art in Atlanta, Donna Horack & and a BS degree in art Shannon Brown (left) education from Kennesaw University in Marietta, Georgia. Her work in past Showhouses has earned a People’s Choice Award and ink in national publications for five of her rooms. Brown is with locally based furnishings purveyor Island House, which specializes in pieces inspired by 19thcentury British, Dutch, and French colonial designs.

Where to find them: Horack Patch & Associates, LLC 1908 Marsh Oak Ln., Seabrook Island (843) 343-4170, horackpatch.com On Bench: Ikat Stripe in Blue/Green by Lee Jofa On Love Seat & Chairs: Surfside in Spa by Designer Wicker Fabric (above) 76

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Island House Furniture 414 Jessen Ln., Charleston (843) 884-9450 islandhousefurniture.com


2011 ASID symphony designer showhouse Style: European Traditional

master

Room Palette

bedroom

Designers: Lisa Long Anderson & Lindsay Hall

Trim: Julia loop fringe in Platinum (top) and Latour border in Grey/Olive Bed Valance: Ivory linen by Travers

the room Lisa Long Anderson, ASID, and Lindsay Hall accentuated the master bedroom’s classic dimensions and tall ceilings with an elegant blend of European antiques. A four-poster, mahogany bed (circa 1830) headlines the space and is softened by a lightweight linen valance. Flanking the bed is an English chest of drawers and pedestal tilt-top table. A Regency convex mirror with gilt finish hangs over the mantel, while warm gray walls balance ivory wainscoting. Green silk fabrics offer a punch of color. Anderson Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in residential construction projects, renovations, and restorations. With more than 18 years of experience working in Lisa Long Anderson & Charleston and around Lindsay Hall (left) the Southeast, Anderson’s work has been published in numerous magazines, including Beautiful Homes, Elegant Homes, and Décor.

Steal this look 1. Add instant refinement to rooms

Accent: green silk

On Throw Pillows: Orsini in Brown/Gold by Fortuny

with 19th-century European antiques— choose pieces with interesting leg or foot detailing and don’t be afraid to mix decorative styles or eras. 2. Balance antique items with sleek accent pieces, such as a pair of simple crystal table lamps. 3. Choose a subtle, neutral wall color like Clapboard by the Colors of Historic Charleston.

Where to find them: Anderson Interiors, Inc. 334 East Bay St., #164 Charleston (843) 884-5910 anderson-interiors.com w w w. c h a r l e s t o n h o m e m a g . c o m

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smoking

Style: Sportsman Chic

Room

On Throw Pillows: hair-on cowhide in Red Wine by Edelman

Room Palette

Designer: Debby Gomulka

Accessory: copper sea sculpture by metalsmith R. Hanes Hoffman, Jr.

the room

On Throw Pillows: Certosa Velvet Wine by Stroheim & Romann and Marrakech Textile in Red (below)

Steal this look 1. Make the most of bonus rooms. Create a library for book club, a game room for the kids, or even a parlor for after-dinner drinks and cigars. 2. Envelop conversation rooms in bold colors for a warm, insulated feeling. 3. Introduce handcrafted elements to personalize leisure rooms.

Armchairs: covered in nutmeg brown leather

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This third-floor gentleman’s room features original wood paneling and molding, a fireplace, and a wrought-iron spiral staircase leading to the roof. Designer Debby Gomulka, Allied ASID, framed the room with custom window treatments made by her own fabric outfit, Marrakech Textile, then created a seating area with classic wingback chairs. She also introduced a hand-tooled liquor cabinet and cigar humidor, as well as copper elements by metalsmith R. Hanes Hoffman, Jr. Debby Gomulka Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC, is an eco-luxury firm based in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. With projects published in both North and South Carolina, the firm’s portfolio ranges from urban design and planning to interior and product design. Gomulka was the designer of record for the restoration of an 1860s home that earned a 2010 Preservation Award from the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Currently, she serves as the vice chair of the Bellamy Mansion board of directors.

Where to find her: Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC 412 Nun St.
 Wilmington, NC (910) 352-7339 debbygomulkadesigns.com


2011 ASID symphony designer showhouse Duvet Cover: silk grid pattern in Cream

Style: Warm & Whimsical

Room Palette

Designer: Sandra Gaylord

child’s

Room

Dresser Hardware: Pink Poppy knob by Anthropologie

the room Designer Sandra Gaylord, Allied ASID, played off ample natural light streaming in from the room’s five recessed windows to create a subtle palette of neutrals and muted pinks. A corona over the bed adds an opulent punch of playfulness while two French ladderback chairs in front of the fireplace offer cozy spots for reading. Gaylord finished the room with fun items meant to help spark the imagination, like books, a vintage model car, and an art easel. Gaylord is a certified kitchen designer with a Sandra Gaylord degree in interior design. She has completed projects in D.C., Michigan, Florida, and South Carolina, and her work has been featured in Everyday With Rachael Ray, Home+Design-MD.DC.VA, and Charleston Home.

Steal this look 1. In rooms with steady streaming light, install swing rod curtains to

Chair Slipcover & On Throw Pillows: Belgravia pattern linen in Orange/Pink

temper the sunlight without obscuring it completely. 2. Balance formal, architectural lines created by wall recesses and wainscoting with curved, “softening” elements. Think round mirrors and spindled chair legs.

Bedskirt: linen in Rose (above)

3. Add a fun, comfortable seating area to kids’ bedrooms to encourage quiet reading and play.

Where to find her: Gaylord Design, LLC (843) 327-4635 gaylorddesignllc.com info@gaylorddesignllc.com w w w. c h a r l e s t o n h o m e m a g . c o m

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Music Room

Style: Classic Comfort

Room Palette

Designer: Jessica Reitz

Chandelier: hand-rubbed antique brass with natural parchment shades

the room

Steal this look 1. Choose a rich color palette to contrast ornate trim work (often painted bright white) and complement pine floors. 2. Opt for luminous textiles like silk to reflect light and provide an understated ‘sparkle’ or sheen. 3. Pair clean-lined, modern pieces with refinished antiques to create a

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dynamic contrast.

(clockwise from top) Wallpaper: Sapporo linen fiber in Mint by Phillip Jeffries Draperies: dark seagreen silk blend with gold-pattern detailing Armchair: 1920s oak frame with circle back On Throw Pillows: Birdsong in Praline by Robert Allen HOME

Situated on the second floor, the music room features ornate, hand-carved trim, which designer Jessica Reitz, ASID, used as both a focal point and design inspiration. For instance, she chose a teal, textured wallpaper to highlight the trim detailing and add depth. Next, Reitz anchored a clean-lined sofa opposite two refinished early-20th century chairs in the center of the space, separating the seating with an elongated stone-top coffee table. Cream and gold accents contrast Jessica Reitz the rich teal hues, while a baby grand piano from Fox Music punctuates the room’s musical purpose. After receiving her interior design degree from Savannah College of Art and Design, Reitz worked for a Charlestonbased residential design company before opening her own full-service firm, InHaus Studio, in 2007. Influenced by frequent trips to New York City as a child, her design sense plays upon the contrast between historic details and modern stylings.

Where to find her: InHaus Studio, LLC 1221 King St., Beaufort (843) 271-5577 inhausstudio.com


2011 ASID symphony designer showhouse Room Palette

Style: Modern Luxury Designer: Matthew McLaughlin & Steele Trotter

living

Room

the room Matthew McLaughlin and Steele Trotter envisioned a formal living room that highlights the home's grand architectural detailing while introducing a 21stcentury sensibility and practicality. Period pieces such as the butler’s secretary and tall case clock mingle with modern textile, color, and lighting selections. The team opted to leave the woodwork offwhite and deepen the wall color above the chair rail to a warm, earthy grey to strengthen the impact of the moldings and add warmth and intimacy to the space. A certified lighting specialist, McLaughlin is the manager of Circa Lighting’s Charleston showroom, a full-service lighting boutique in the city’s Design District and an ASID industry partner. He collaborates with leading local and national designers, architects, and builders, as well as homeowners, on design projects ranging from one-room transformations to full-service residential revamps. Trotter, an associate with Circa Matthew McLaughlin & Steele Trotter Lighting, brings with her experience from design tenures in Charlotte and Atlanta. She’s currently working toward certification as a lighting specialist.

Steal this look 1. Freshen up historic rooms with modern lighting designs softened by traditional brass or gilded finishes. 2. Let architectural elements shine. When determining your design concept, give them equal standing as the furnishings. 3. Incorporate natural textiles on

Accent Pillows: Niso pattern in Sepia by Braemore Designs

upholstered furnishings and add color via velvet and silk accents.

Where to find them: Circa Lighting 426 King St. Charleston (843) 937-5990 circalighting.com w w w. c h a r l e s t o n h o m e m a g . c o m

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entry

Bar

Style: Country French

Room Palette

Designer: Heidi Walker

the room

Where to find her: Walker Design Group, Inc. #2 Boyce’s Wharf Charleston (843) 297-8848 walkerdg.com

Heidi B. Walker, Allied ASID, outfitted the petite service area underneath the stairs to serve as a French wine bar. Anchored by a brick wall backdrop, custom wood shelving, and a granite countertop, the space is stocked with barware from King Street’s Pierre Deux, such as a pewter grande coupe, clear mouthblown glass stemware, and a serving tray crafted from an old wine barrel. Illuminating the bar is an antique wrought-iron chandelier that holds up to 36 wine bottles. Walker earned her interior design degree from Michigan State University. She spent 12 years in commercial design before her 1997 move to the Holy City, where she opened Walker Design Group, Inc. Her firm specializes in high-end properties on the Isle of Palms, as well as Sullivan’s, Seabrook, and Kiawah islands. In addition to running her own firm, she recently joined French furniture and accessories outfitter Pierre Deux as an in-house designer. Heidi B. Walker

*See page 90 for Heidi’s space-saving design tips!

Style: Neoclassical

Room Palette

Designer: Debby Gomulka

master

Bath

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Where to find her: Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC 412 Nun St.
, Wilmington, NC (910) 352-7339 debbygomulkadesigns.com

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the room Custom-designed arched cabinetry is one of the defining features of this luxe master bath. Wilmington-based designer Debby Gomulka, ASID, Debby Gomulka highlighted these and several standout architectural details with her custom Marrakech fabric valances on the floor-to-ceiling windows and Victorian slipper chair in Holland & Sherry linen. Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC, is an eco-luxury firm based in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. With projects published in both North and South Carolina, the firm’s portfolio ranges from urban design and planning to interior and product design. Gomulka was the designer of record for the restoration of an 1860s home that earned a 2010 Preservation Award from the Historic Wilmington Foundation.


resources

Dining Room Design by Ethan Allen Design Center; Credits: all furnishings and accessories from Ethan Allen

First-Floor Piazza Design by Zimmerman Interiors; Credits: fabrics by Kravet Outdoor, Wesco Fabrics, and Sunbrella; furniture by Augustus & Carolina and Bauer International; plants and pots from Hyams Garden & Accent Store; seagrass rugs from Whitaker Rugs (to the trade only); workroom: Pringle’s Workroom; perspective coloration by Dionne Gadsden Laundry Room Design by Kitchens By Design; Credits: appliances from Theresa Childs of Wholesale Appliance Center; rendering by Dionne Gadsden Williams; bamboo floor screen by craftsman Tom Acker; countertop from Jamey Nelson of Palmetto Surfacing; light fixture from Susan Barrineau of Charleston Lighting; Odegard rug from Nese Zinn of Zinn Rug Gallery; wall finish by Suzanne Allen of Wall Candy Kitchen Design by Hennessee Haven Design Group; Credits: wall treatment by Sally LindsayMadrid of Opulent Wall Designs; rendering by R. Michael Sheriff, AIA; backsplash by Jan Stone of Tiles by Jan Marie Second-Floor Piazza Design by Horack Patch & Associates & Island House Furniture; Credits: flooring/ rug by Design Materials, Inc.; furniture from Bauer International’s Island House, Designer Wicker & Rattan; plants and accessories from Abide-A-While Garden Center Master Bedroom Design by Anderson Interiors; Credits: antique furnishings and accessories from Tucker Payne Antiques; rug from Zinn Rug Gallery

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Smoking Room Design by Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC; Credits: artwork by R. Hanes Hoffman, Jr., of Bluewater Copper Works; accessories by Debby Gomulka Designs; custom shelving by A Modern Glass & Mirror Co.; fabrics from the Marrakech Collection by Debby Gomulka Designs; rugs from Zinn Rug Gallery; upholstery by ESD and Stuckey Brothers Furniture; window treatment fabricated by The Design Studio & Workshop Child’s Room Design by Gaylord Design LLC; Credits: Artecnica Garland Light chandelier through Velocity; corona with bird from English Manor Gardens & Interiors; electrical work by Tom Thompson; Bisque Gardenia fabric for stools by Serena & Lily; pillow fabrics by Serena & Lily, Lee Jofa, and Stout; Tuscany Collection fabric for bed skirt and canopy from Rothman Associates; draperies, pillows, and bed covers fabricated by Creative Cotton; rug from Fine Rugs of Charleston, wall paint from Porter Paints; various toys and accessories from Baby Bloomers; installation of bed crown and pictures by Bobby Moody Music Room Design by In Haus Studio, LLC; Credits: wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries; wallpaper installation by Alan Coopersmith; chandelier by Visual Comfort; sofa from Vanguard Furniture; pillow fabric from Robert Allen; drapery fabrics from GDC; draperies by Genie’s Drapery Service; coffee tabletop by Stoneworks; area rug from Zinn Rug Gallery; mirror by Global Views; art by Bunio; antique pieces refinished by InHaus Studio; piano from Fox Music House Living Room Design by Circa Lighting. Credits: fabrics from GDC Home; furniture and upholstered furnishings from 17 South Antiques, Celadon, GDC Home, Antiques of South Windermere, and the personal collection of Matthew McLaughlin; flowers from Tiger Lily arranged by Matthew McLaughlin; lighting

and fixtures from Circa Lighting; upholstery by Cathy Rowland; rug from Zinn Rug Gallery Entry Bar Design by Walker Design Group, Inc. Credits: chandelier and bar accessories from Pierre Deux; rendering by Ann Melvin Girault Master Bath Design by Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC. Credits: custom cabinetry design by Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC; fabrics by the Marrakech Collection, designed by Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC; custom cabinetry and fixtures by John and Sandy Skerchek; cabinetry finish by Pittsburgh Paint Steady Hands Paint Company; accessories by DG Designs, LLC; original art by Chris Cox; rugs from Zinn Rugs; window treatment fabrication by Design Studio and Workshop, Wilmington, NC

the

2011

Symphony

Designer Showhouse

The William Steele House, 89 Beaufain Street { circa 1815 } March 17 - April 17

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 1-4 p.m. Tickets: $20; $15 advance (843) 723-0020 • csolinc.org

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