Design

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…

MASTERS OF THE E-UNIVERSE

LAWRENCE PERLMUTTER didn’t choose a career in antiques … it chose him. Intrigued by the fine old furniture and furnishings that surrounded him during his…

THE ARTIST’S LIFE

  THE ARTIST SPENDS part of most days in his McClellanville, South Carolina, studio/gallery, totally engaged in one aspect of his work or another. He…

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS

  I AM PRODUCE. Produce is me,” Margaret De Carli Barry says. She is referring to her vibrant still life paintings and her reverence for…

LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER

  KATHERINE HESTER RECALLS THAT as a young girl she would sit and draw things that caught her budding artist’s eye. Her bucolic upbringing certainly…

TURNING THE ORDINARY INTO EXTRAORDINARY

  OVER THE PAST decade, Charles-ton has become a hot spot for tourism, food and most recently, the art world. From 1915 to 1940, local…

LOCAL ROOTS, GLOBAL REACH

  PAWLEYS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA, is one of America’s oldest seaside resorts. Located 70 miles north of Charleston and 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach,

DOWNTOWN DESIGN DESTINATION

  MITCHELL HILL IS BRINGING a one-stop shopping destination for fine art and home design to Downtown Charleston this fall when it moves to a

MAKER’S MARK

  IF MARK REGALBUTO LOOKS FAMILIAR, it’s because you’ve seen him on This Old House, Charleston edition. Regalbuto and his business partner, Andy Meihaus, are…

MODERN FAMILY

  IN ARCHITECTURE CIRCLES, CHRISTOPHER ROSE is known for designing homes that are carefully created for the people who will live there. Rose is so…

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

  OR 10 YEARS, A HANDCRAFTED 56-FOOT SAILBOAT  WAS the beloved second home for Trish and George Maloomian, who loved to escape their hectic lives…

THIS IS US

Grady Jeffery has his hands full. His clients are planning to demolish their small brick ranch house on the Isle of Palms and replace it with their dream home. But the dreaming part of the dream home isn’t happening on a Pinterest page. No, this dream is chronicled, cataloged, tagged, cross-referenced, color-coded, and is being called forth from the ether via a sacred binder the homeowner has been carefully cultivating for years. It makes a satisfying plonk as she whomps it on the coffee table.

THE ART THAT SAVED HER

When artist Sheila Pringle was named artist of the month at Perspective Gallery in May, she couldn’t help but reflect on the extraordinary circumstances that got her to that moment. The decade she spent during her youth studying for a career in painting at Corcoran School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., somehow seemed the distant muse that would one day reach out to her at a time in her life when she felt hopelessly unreachable. A progression of her paintings over the last two decades serve as her personal diary, illustrating her long journey back from a brain tumor to recapture the shine—that perpetual reflection of sunlight off of water that dominates the South Carolina landscape.

LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP

If you’ve ever lived through a home renovation, you know what a unique challenge it can be. Big decisions feel intimidating; small decisions can get tedious, and locating the right materials or furnishings consumes all of your evenings and weekends. Charleston’s gauntlet of zoning laws, building codes and environmental regulations add a whole other layer of complexity. Put together, renovating a home in the Lowcountry can feel like a full-time job. Now imagine trying to do it from 500 miles away.

BEAUTY AND THE BEACH

Almost every morning, Kathi Aderholt takes the short walk along the boardwalk from her home to climb the few steps up and over the dunes to the expansive beachfront. With 2,700 acres of the private, unincorporated community of DeBordieu Colony at her back, she watches as the sun breaks the horizon, its first light sparkling like diamonds across the mighty Atlantic that’s spread out before her.

LUXURY WITH A TWIST

This spring’s high point market was a special one for Gigi Chapman. Having been in the home furnishings business for more than three decades, she has attended dozens of High Point Markets, spending many exciting days rambling through the millions of square feet of exhibition space, and rubbing elbows with other leading retailers, designers, innovators and manufacturers from around the world who gather each year for the debut of tens of thousands of new products. But this year’s High Point Market was the first since Chapman opened her new retail showroom along bustling Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.

SOUTHERN SHADES

Nobody embraces the “go-go-go” entrepreneurial spirit like Annette Kreck of Southern Shades. After starting the high-end textile company 18 years ago and working from her home for 16 of them, she opened up a new facility in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, two years ago to provide the quality service her clients demand.

KITCHEN GOALS

Design trends may come and go— remember “distressed” cabinetry?—but stylish stone countertops and tile work never fade out of fashion. That’s a good thing for decorators and homeowners alike, because there have never been as many options available as there are today. Joe Sykes, president of Atlantic Stone, agrees.