Design

PERFECTLY POSITIONED

THERE ARE HOUSES, and then there are homes. While a house can be beautiful and even inspiring, a home allows you to exhale. It encourages…

DESIGNED FOR LIFE

I’M STANDING IN THE DRAWING ROOM of 2 Water St. a four-story Federal-style home on the High Battery built by Nathaniel Ingraham in 1810. From…

FIVE-STAR PARADISE

FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE OBSESSED WITH luxurious hotels, coming home can feel like being exiled from paradise. The solution? Build your own resort—and…

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS

HAVING A NETWORK OF REAL PEOPLE that gives one a sense of belonging is something we took for granted before the advent of social media.…

MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE

THIAGO SILVA LOVES TO make his clients’ dreams come true. Having grown up working shoulder to shoul-der with this father in the gunite pool industry,…

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS

IN THE 1940S, Charleston was finally pulling out of an economic slump, giving the many artists living here the freedom to create again. Renowned painters,…

IN SEARCH OF SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

SO, I’M TRYING TO GET out of Tehran. As required by law, I’m covered from head to toe with only my face and hands exposed.…

CONSIGNING WOMEN

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT ONE of Charleston’s not-so-well-kept secrets: An antique and vintage furniture consignment shop called The Red Dresser. The Red Dresser opened…

KEEPING THE HOME FIRES BURNING

NEXT TIME YOU’RE WATCHING Masterpiece Mystery or Downtown Abbey reruns, pay attention to the hearths; you’ll notice British fireplaces have a very distinct most homes…

A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

WHETHER COLLECTOR, GEOLOGIST or investor, mineral devotees are a passionate group of people. It’s easy to see why. Minerals are fascinating, one-of-a-kind sculptures created by…

ORGANIZED BY DESIGN

AS ANYONE WHO’S FLIPPED THROUGH an interior design magazine already knows, there are many talented interior designers in the market to choose from, all with…

COASTAL COPPER’S LAURA PREMAK IS PURE GOLD

A QUICK CONVERSATION WITH Laura Premak illuminates her passion for her com-pany, Coastal Copper, which creates handcrafted copper lanterns and lighting. She is quick to…

SECOND LIFE

CAPERS CAUTHEN REMEMBERS when Landrum Tables transformed from a part-time hobby into a full-time business. In his spare time, Cauthen often crafted tables from reclaimed…

MODERN IMPRESSIONS

A NATIVE OF THE FINGER LAKES REGION in upper New York state, Hilarie Lambert enjoyed a long, successful career as an illustrator and graphic designer,…

BESPOKE CARPETS

WHEN GARY SHAFRAN was in his 20s, he opened a store in Brooklyn, New York, and named it Gary’s Curtain Shop. “I learned a tremendous…

CHARLESTON CHARM

LOWCOUNTRY ARTISTS GALLERY is one of those unique places that gives Charleston its cozy charm. Warm light glows from under crisp green awnings, and something…

FINE ART ON BROAD

IN HIS WILDEST DREAMS, Mick Elam never imagined he’d emerge from retirement to open a fine art gallery on Charleston’s famed Gallery Row. Yet every…

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

WHEN HER MOTHER passed away in 2001, Wendy L. Jackson poured herself into her poetry. Her creativity thrived as she allowed her writing to become…

INSIDE DESIGN

A COUPLE FROM NEW ENGLAND COULDN’T wait to begin life on Kiawah Island, one of South Carolina’s unspoiled barrier islands, where the relationship between the…

A TIMELESS PAIRING

CHARLESTON’S FAMED SOUTH OF BROAD neighborhood harbors an anomaly: one super-contemporary home nestled amidst dozens of antebellum mansions. Once merely a brick garage hidden away…