Design

THE RIGHT MATCH

When Connie and John Altergott decided to relocate from the Chicago area to Charleston, they quickly fell in love with the I’On community in Mount Pleasant for its walkability and small-town feel. And, they were ecstatic to find a lot big enough to accommodate their needs, a rare score in this mixed-use, New Urbanist neighborhood.

INDOOR-OUTDOOR LIVING

South Carolina’s Lowcountry is truly “in the zone” for indooroutdoor living. Our temperate clime, waterway vistas and unspoiled terrain offer stunning settings for a lifestyle that moves freely from inside to outside. With the arrival of spring this year, we decided to celebrate the season by showcasing the alfresco styling of three Daniel Island homes.

SEASIDE LIVING REDEFINED

When a couple stumbled upon the discovery of a lifetime—an available double lot situated along the northern coastal edge of the Isle of Palms—these long-time Isle of Palms residents knew immediately it was the perfect place to build their forever home.

CONTEMPORARY ACCENTS

If you walk into Danco Modern Furniture, don’t be surprised to see someone sitting comfortably in a Stressless chair reading a book. “I’ve had people come in and sit in a chair for two or three hours.

AUTOMATING YOUR HOME

It’s often said that consumers vote with their feet and walk away from a vendor if they are dissatisfied. Customers of Fox Home Solutions vote with their feet by returning to Fox again and again.

FASHIONABLE FURNISHINGS

Celadon, a free-spirited home furnishings store in Mount Pleasant, features items of décor from every corner of the world—think Romania, Indonesia and Mali.

THE FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT

It’s hard to believe, but Circa Lighting has been a fixture on upper King Street for over 13 years now. Who hasn’t rounded the corner of King and John streets in the evening and not stopped to enjoy the sparkling, warm lights that glow within.

A PASSION FOR WOOD

To meet Charles Farrar is to meet a man whose warm and engaging personality makes him likable even before you learn what a talented artist he is.

COLORFUL CONSTRUCTION

Pink is a bold color. Whether you see it on clothing, in a work of art or on a car, when something is painted pink, it announces its presence in style. If you live in the Lowcountry, you may have noticed another way that pink is being used: on building materials.

INDUSTRY LEADER

Just because Hickory Chair, the esteemed manufacturer of American-made wood and upholstered products, has been around since 1911, don’t think for a minute that it’s become oversized and stodgy.

LOWCOUNTRY MODERN

Tommy Manuel’s inventive approach to Lowcountry architecture springs from influences as surprising and disparate as his innovative drawings.

In the Spotlight

Blending the colors of sand and sea, the Neu pitcher features a clean, modern silhouette. Ideal as a display piece and functional for everyday use, it comes in two sizes and is part of a full dish collection.

FROM ONE ARCHITECT TO ANOTHER

When Whitney Schrum, an architect at Applied Building Sciences, was ready to build her family home, she and her husband, John, turned to longtime friend and fellow architect Damien Busillo of DLB Custom Home Design.

A PERFECT FIT

When this Washington, D.C. couple identified their future vacation home site on Kiawah Island, they felt secure in the knowledge that it met all their expectations.

A MAGNIFICENT VIEW

When a New York City couple decided to move their lives away from the Big Apple to Charleston, they spent as much time as their busy schedules permitted visiting the area to look at houses in their soon-tobe adopted hometown.

MASTER SILVERSMITH

Al Crabtree has a rare skill set, and he prefers to take it on location. A master silversmith with more than 50 years of experience, Crabtree specializes in museum-sanctioned restoration and conservation methods.

MEETING THE CHALLENGE

When the oceanfront home that Buffie and Mark DuPuis were considering sold before they could make a bid, they thought they’d missed a rare opportunity to enjoy their retirement in exclusive Prince George.

THE NEW NEUTRAL

For one couple, a piece of art sparked more than just conversation. It was the tinder that flamed a long and fruitful relationship.

RE-EXPLORING HISTORY

If you’re looking for a garden design that pushes beyond conventional rows of clipped boxwood and brick paving, stroll south of Broad Street in downtown Charleston.

MATCHMAKER

“Let me give you the best advice you’ll get as long as you’re here,” says Gigi Chapman, owner of Charleston’s DeGuise Interiors. She will never forget her professor’s words during her very first semester studying interior design in college: “He told me: ‘You get to take an elective. Make it Marriage Counseling.’”