Design

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…

CREEKSIDE PARADISE

IT’S 2010. KATHRYN AND MARK RICHARDSON are riding up the James Island Creek in their friend’s boat when they pass a neglected 1950s ranch house…

A STEAKHOUSE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

IF YOU ARE AMONG THE IN-THE-KNOW CROWD, you’re probably privy to the sizzling scene at one of Charleston’s top upscale eateries. Burwell’s Stonefire Grill takes…

NATURAL BEAUTY

LIFELONG ARTIST ISAAC MOYER has been making things since he was a kid—drawings, paintings, photography and music—so it comes as no surprise that the wooden…

FOREVER NEW FURNITURE

WHETHER IT’S A LEATHER SOFA, velveteen drapes, a silk rug or outdoor canvas furniture, Fiber-Seal has been the trusted go-to source to protect home furnishings…

HOISTING HOMES

HOMEBUILDER AND RENOVATOR Buz Morris of Morris Construction figured out how to raise a historic house in downtown Charleston 7 feet off the ground out…