Design

OLD WOOD, NEW LIFE

If you were to find yourself meandering through the rivers, creeks and streams of inland Charleston County during the warmer months, you might come upon an earnest young man in a wetsuit driving a mysterious contraption through the murky water.
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MAKING IT EASY

If you’ve ever built a house, or talked to anyone who has, the one word that comes to mind more than any other is “aggravation.” Nothing gets done on time, everything costs more than expected, everything is a trade-off, it’s never exactly as promised, communication is lacking, the builder treats you like you’re a wart on his derriere—in short, it’s always something.
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DYNAMIC DUO

Call it a chance encounter, serendipity or just plain old good luck.
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GLOBAL STYLE, CHARLESTON FLAIR

Bobbi Jo Engelby is quietly disrupting the local interior design scene. Engelby is the owner of Domain Interiors & Design, and like most true creatives, she isn’t afraid to reinvent a few rules.
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STRONG AT HEART

People love reclaimed wood. It has history. It has soul. It looks good. But that word—”reclaimed”— what does it even mean? Think about it. If a guy wanted to, he could take a crowbar into his backyard and, one by one, reclaim the floorboards from his family’s rotting shed. But just because a piece of wood has been reclaimed doesn’t necessarily mean it’s of any good use.
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MODERN STYLE

Charleston is developing faster than people can build their IKEA furniture, and the city’s home design market is still catching up. But one store is putting Charleston on the map as one of the South’s top destinations for modern design.
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KING OF THE WOODS

Bob Kelliher knows a thing or two about teak.
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BUILT TO LAST

Huge success is born out of humble beginnings.
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In the Spotlight

Furnishings that excite
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THE PERFECT TEAM

For Linda and Jim Flannery creating a Tuscan mansion on Kiawah Island’s Atlantic coastline was definitely a huge undertaking.
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ON THE WATERFRONT

Long, wide views of the Kiawah River, peeks of the private Tom Fazio-designed River Course, a lush natural border of maritime forest—this serene property in Kiawah Island’s Settlement enclave had everything a buyer could desire for a second-home site.
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PIONEER SPIRIT

Patty and Vic Orler felt right at home the first time they saw Eagle Island. Though they each vacationed in different areas of the country while growing up—Vic near the New Jersey shore, Patty near the Minnesota lakes—the undeveloped island in the Cassique neighborhood of Kiawah Island reminded both of idyllic childhood summers.
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TAKE THE PLUNGE

As with all good things in life, bigger is always better.

Brian Peppin, vice president of Blue Haven Pools in Charleston, would certainly agree.

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MULTIDIRECTIONAL FUN

There is a saying that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but if you’ve ever spent time on a porch swing you know that isn’t true.
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In the Spotlight

Elegant and understated, this high-back leather chair beckons you to grab a book and sink in. Featuring a curved back and luxurious upholstery, it is at home in the family room, office, library or bedroom.
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DREAM HOMES

If you’ve ever dreamed of escaping to your own private paradise, a new and extraordinary builder on the Charleston scene wants to help make that dream a reality.
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THE PERFECT LOCATION

For those seeking a small piece of paradise, the Lowcountry offers endless beauty.
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A VERSATILE MATERIAL

Buckhannon Brothers Tile offers tile products for your home that can be manufactured to look like almost anything—wood, metal, glass and more.
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REINCARNATION

The furniture sold at Old Charleston Trading Company has already lived countless lives. Each shelf, table and chair sold here has been pieced together from the abandoned parts of other things—everything from old metal milk urns to the remains of demolished buildings. The store is filled with history. And yet it couldn’t feel more alive.
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EUROPEAN CHIC

Lavender Hill Designs, an artisan store selling French and European-inspired furniture, housewares, gifts and more, has recently opened in the Belle Hall Shopping Center.
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