Charming Charleston Single
Our talented group of in-house Interior Designers are on a roll, completing homes all over the Lowcountry with incredible makeovers and Summer refreshes. Sarah recently updated a Daniel Island home with a cottage vibe full of blue and green costal hues. Hear from Sarah directly below about her selections, and as always, contact our design team for assistance with your fabric and home decor projects.
As a builders home that my clients bought in 2017 on Daniel Island, this particular property was modeled after a traditional Charleston Single style home – narrow and vertically built with a side porch running the length of the open concept living and kitchen area. As with most Lowcountry homes, a quaint outdoor living area equipped with an outdoor fireplace set the stage for backyard get togethers and family relaxation.
For the Interior, having relocated from Boston, my clients wanted the house to have a New England feel to it with antiques and vintage pieces mixed in alongside new upholstery and textiles. They loved the traditional color palette of cobalt blues and white seen in New England coastal cottages – and also in her collection of Chinoiserie porcelain – and I introduced various shades of greens throughout to expand the palette beyond two colors. My favorite selections included:
– An Emerald velvet on antique living room spool leg chairs.
– Citron green on the velvet x-leg stools shown at base of their master bed.
– Olive green glass tile used on the kitchen backsplash, which really helps to break up all of the white cabinetry.
In addition, the blue linen chosen for the re-upholstery of the clients existing sofa helped create a cohesive division space between living room and kitchen, making blue a predominant color in the open space.
Given that Charleston has a different approach to Coastal style than the Northeast, we were sure to mix in just the right dose of rattan and bamboo accents as seen on the kitchen dining chairs with custom Sunbrella chair pads and the weathered white Bamboo chandelier from Chelsea House above the white painted table. This assured an appropriate aesthetic for the homes island surroundings.
We assured the space felt eclectic as we continued into the den/playroom designed with their toddler daughter in mind. Mixing in purple-toned fuchsias, periwinkles and powder blues, the neutral colored Crypton we used on the Robin Bruce Laney Slipcovered Sectional got just the pop it needed with a variety of custom throw pillows.
And, I loved the nearby play table, which was painted orchid pink on top by our very creative client! The jungle print on the floor cushions kept it whimsical and tied in beautifully with the natural, beachy textures of the window treatments, ceiling fan, and “Inverted Leaf” wool rug from Colorfields.
Having started the project in the Spring of 2018 and coming full circle with the completion this past April, the project proved that attention to detail, and a thoughtful design pace, can result in a home that feels layered and truly personal.
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sarh is one of many talented Interior Designers on our team at Aiden Fabrics. To work with her or any of our designers, please contact us below. We look forward to helping you turn your space into comfortable and chic living quarters!
Photography by Ebony Ellis for Charleston Home + Design Magazine