Design

A BOUTIQUE UNLIKE ANY OTHER

There’s a new boutique on King Street, and its mission is to surprise and delight you. Artsy Abode takes this mission seriously, and it doesn’t dillydally— starting with the wall of clocks.

CONNECTING WITH ART

Had I arrived at the Lowcountry Artists Gallery a few weeks earlier, I would have seen a friendly, whimsical frog sculpture sitting outside the gallery door. Unfortunately for me, the frog—a copper sculpture from gallery artist Zan Smith—was recently sold.

THE SECOND TIME AROUND

From the outside, Lowcountry Consignments looks like a quaint home with a lovingly maintained exterior. Decorated with a little garden, complete with blooming flowers and fresh mint, the sweet facade makes the building appear small.

In the Spotlight

Summer textures

EMBRACING THE SEA

When architect Marc Camens met with his clients to discuss the design of their soon-to-behome in Kiawah Island’s prestigious Royal Beach community, the wife stretched out her arms and said, “I want the house to open to the ocean.”

GRAND TRIFECTA

Over the last two decades, architect Christopher Rose has designed hundreds of custom homes across the South Carolina Lowcountry, many with amazing views. But opportunities to design a home that captures the trifecta of views—marsh, river and ocean—are extremely rare.

SIMPLY PERFECT

It’s unusual for new clients to bring an armload of design books to the first meeting with their building team. But according to Steven Kendrick, owner of the Lowcountry-based Structures Building Company, that’s exactly what one Northern Virginia couple did.

BUNNIES AND BIRDS

Artists need to be different, don’t they?

TREASURES THAT INSPIRE

One of the best things about Charleston is that there are so many magical places tucked away down side streets. The Red Dresser in Mount Pleasant is one of those places.

COLOR, TEXTURE AND TASTE

For interior designer Jennifer Mendelsohn, ASID, the art of home décor is highly reflective of a client’s particular style, with equal emphasis on comfort and aesthetics.

FURNITURE FOR A LIFETIME

Shopping for children’s furniture is rarely an easy task. If you’re bringing your little ones with you, herding them along while also trying to shop for something safe, cute and affordable can seem like an impossible juggling act. Thankfully, Maxtrix Kids Rooms in Mount Pleasant took all of those things into account when it opened its flagship store back in 2016.

FOUR DECADES AND COUNTING

Surviving in any business venture for more than a third of a century is a tremendous accomplishment, but especially when your company fulfills a want and not a need.

THE WOOD EXPERTS

Jake and Glenn Elliott, owners of Elliott Brothers WoodWorks, have woodworking covered. And, after 10 years running their co-owned family business, their combined knowledge and commitment has resulted in a decade’s worth of success.

LIKE A FAMILY

Two blocks from the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon on East Bay Street sits Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. Founded in 1953, it is the oldest art guild in Charleston.

RAISING THE BAR

When Bryant Dyess started woodworking years ago, he had no idea his hobby would turn into Encore Reclaimed Lumber & Millwork.

FROM OLD COUNTRY TO LOWCOUNTRY

Black tableware is all the rage in Europe, so when acclaimed chefs across France, England, Portugal and Italy unequivocally declared that black dishes were in, the new trend almost instantly began appearing at tradeshows across Europe.

FREE YOUR MIND

Sarah Miller wants to show you something. Miller is the owner and curator of the Miller Gallery on East Bay Street, a gallery that is a big deal for Charleston. The gallery has been open nearly a year, and if you haven’t visited yet, you’re in for a treat.

ART REVEALED

Located on one of the most picturesque streets in the heart of Charleston’s French Quarter, Revealed Art Gallery is a treasure trove of contemporary art. An open door invites passersby to stop in and admire the talent that comes to life on the first floor of this 18th-century house.

In the Spotlight

The curvy yet tailored Channing chair from CR Laine is a modern piece with a vintage vibe. The bright fuchsia fabric is accented by brass or pewter nail trim around the base and legs.

A FRESH, HOPEFUL SPRING

Walking into Yves Delorme’s chic shop on lower King Street this spring, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped right into Monet’s Water Lilies.