Design

In the Spotlight

Danco Modern Furniture The Baloo chair is constructed of cold-cured foam over a sturdy metal frame, creating a firm but relaxing feel with excellent lumbar support. Available in several fun colors as well as neutral tones, it goes anywhere in the home where you want a statement piece.

MARCHING TO A DIFFERENT BEAT

Charleston native Trey Smith has spent most of his life making music, but now it’s his art that “rocks.” The artist/owner behind Charleston Slate Works,…

FABRIC ARTISTRY

Few things are more refreshing than spring in Charleston. Today, as you throw open the windows and finish your annual spring cleaning, why not freshen up your abode with updated fabrics and fabric accents? Jean Peters can help you do it.

CREATING VALUE

Scott Hyland loves a challenge. When he transitioned from building huge commercial structures for one of the world’s largest building companies to constructing homes in the Charleston area, he soon realized that the greatest challenges lie in renovations and additions to existing homes.

HIGH DRAMA

You may not know Jennifer Black, but if you’ve walked through the fashion district on downtown King Street, you’ve likely seen her name painted on…

NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS

There are dozens of outdoor furniture companies scattered throughout the Charleston area. After all, who doesn’t want to spend time outdoors in the heady air…

THE SOUL OF AN ARTIST

It’s not often that a set of dental tools inspires a career other than dentistry, but for Fer Caggiano, it was one of the many…

SWEET EMOTION

Let’s start with the paintings of donuts portraying the seven deadly sins. Here are beautifully rendered portrayals of fat, lazy, jelly-filled pastries acting out transgressions…

THINKING OUTSIDE THE HOUSE

Walk into Outside is In, an outdoor furnishings store and design center in Mount Pleasant, and you’ll be overcome by a feeling of peace—you’re spending a lazy evening on your back deck, watching the sun set over the marsh. When you wake up from that reverie, you’ll have a new mission: to choose a Photograph courtesy Gloster patio ensemble that will let you re-create that feeling at home.

OLD BECOMES NEW AGAIN

Two decades ago, a visionary developer introduced a few old ideas into a new Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Achieving his vision meant putting the brakes on…

A RARE FIND

The white Greek Revival house sits on a hill. From this perch in the peaceful Hickory Valley, it has quietly watched 172 years of history…

BUILT FOR DOWNTIME

For big-city dwellers, who often spend a majority of their time in the shadow of concrete and high-rises, Kiawah Island is a place of renewal,…

EVOCATIVE PASTELS

“When I’m in my paintings, I’m home,” says artist Kellie Jacobs. Stacks of pastel paintings in brushed metallic frames lean casually against the sky blue walls in Kellie Jacobs’ dining room. They make the domestic scene, from the sideboard to the artist’s two little dogs, seem painterly. It’s as if you’ve stumbled into the surreal world of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (one of Jacobs’ favorites), where reality and paint swirl together softly, naturally.

FROM FAN MAKERS TO FILMMAKERS

“My own piece of Charleston heaven.” That’s how actor Rachel McAdams described the charming kitchen house where she secreted herself away after grueling days filming The Notebook in 2004. Perhaps not as grandiose or famous as many of its South of Broad neighbors, the three-house property at 17 and 17½ Water St. exudes a creative energy that has, throughout its century-and-ahalf history, attracted artists and artisans, musicians and designers, and its fair share of actors and filmmakers. All have added to the property’s mystique.

In the Spotlight

Danco Modern Furniture Rock, recline and swivel in the ultramodern leather Cirrus Comfort Air chair. Featuring a channeled down back and seat topper, the patented weight-balancing mechanism responds to every move. Available in two sizes with multiple upholstery choices and three base finish options.

WELCOME HOME

Mary Ann Mackey and her husband, Jim, knew exactly what they wanted when they decided to build their dream home on Sullivan’s Island.

A SLICE OF HEAVEN

The story of the house on Salthouse Lane began as all good stories do, with a dream and a challenge that had to be overcome to achieve it. The homeowner’s dream was to build a simple but elegant house on Kiawah Island where he could host his four children, entertain friends, and enjoy the island’s renowned golf courses, isolated beaches and proximity to Charleston.

AN INVESTMENT IN HAPPINESS

Ask anyone who has turned a dream into reality and she will tell you that it takes diligence and determination to stay the course. In this city, no one knows that better than Ella Richardson. She is living proof that perseverance is the key to success. Richardson is the owner of Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art located in the heart of Charleston’s historical Arts District.

EVOLUTION OF AN ARTIST

From the time she was 4, Meredith Poston was drawing hands and skulls. You see, her father was a medical illustrator, and she became adept at copying his work.

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

Late artist Joan Miró once said: “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” Art is different for everyone, and Reinert Fine Art brings works of all kinds to life—art of a caliber that lingers in the mind.