Design

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.’”

THE CASE OF THE BURMESE BUDDHA

Bobbi Jo Engelby, the owner of Domain Interiors, is known for her magical ability to blend a client’s diverse array of art, furniture and accessories into eclectic, colorful interiors that hang together with style.

MAKING VISIONS REAL

“It chose me.” This is Robert “Buz” Morris’ answer when asked how he got into the construction and architecture business.

LESS IS MORE

When a Sumter family of five decided to purchase a luxury condominium in Mount Pleasant, so they could spend more spare time in their beloved Charleston, they knew interior designer Nicole Norris and her team at Nicole Norris Design Studio would make it a beautiful space that would accommodate them in style.

GOOD TIMES, UNIQUE FINDS

Walking into Scarlett’s Home Decor & Gifts in Summerville, South Carolina, is like dropping by to have a glass of wine with your girlfriends—that is, if your girlfriends are talented interior designers with keen eyes for beautiful things.

DREAM ON

The joy of building a custom home is that you get to choose all the details yourself. Few things in life are more enjoyable than Sunday mornings spent pinning pictures of luxurious bathrooms and kitchens, right? However, when it’s time to make those final decisions, overwhelming choices and logistics can ruin the fun.

In the Spotlight

Furnishings inspired by Fall