Design

WHEN FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

PLENTY OF THINGS ABOUT THIS HOME are going to catch your eye: the intricate tile and trimwork, the unique lighting, the stunning marsh views as…

A FRIENDLY INVITATION

IT’S 1803, AND WE’RE AT Acton Plantation in Sumter, South Carolina. Mary Huger has moved in to help her brother, Cleland Kinlock, manage the house…

OUTDOOR LIVING

NOW MORE THAN EVER we have learned the importance of outdoor living space. Whether you have a small terrace in a big city or a…

BRINGING THE GALLERY EXPERIENCE ONLINE

CHARLESTON IS LEGENDARY FOR HAVING a close-knit community. Time and time again, when things get tough, Charles-tonians huddle up and support each other. As the…

CREATING SPACE FOR MORE QUALITY TIME

“A HOME IS MEANT TO BE LIVED IN and enjoyed, certainly now more than ever,” says Barbara Stone, founder of Original Charleston Bedswing. Walk into…

EVERY PAINTING TELLS A STORY

JOHN ALBRECHT HAS STORIES to tell. Growing up on the Isle of Palms during an era when modest homes were the typical fare on this…

OUTDOOR OASIS

WE’VE ALL BEEN SPENDING A LOT MORE time at home—working, homeschooling, relaxing and entertaining. It’s no surprise that builders and renovators are seeing an uptick…

BETSY JONES MCDONALD

CHARLESTON artist Betsy Jones McDonald began her artistic training as a teen with watercolorist Geri Davis of Columbus, Georgia. She went on to study fine…

CREATING A PAINTERLY PAINTING

FOR WILLIAM R. BEEBE, creating a painting begins well be-fore he picks up a brush. Beebe has a passion for avian art, which means before…

REFINED DESIGN

JIM MCLAIN SAYS THAT in 43 years of being in business, he’s only ever worked half days. The joke is, his half days are 12…

LOWCOUNTRY STYLE, GLOBAL APPEAL

I’VE JUST ASKED SHERRI Nester of Vintage Design, LLC about her professional beginnings in the Lowcountry. I did not expect her answer to include phrases…

FABULOUS FINDS

COASTAL COPPER
With its contemporary, clean style, the Oxford lantern sets the bar high. Available in gas or electric application and in the size and…

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 shoulder 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…