We are excited to announce that we have been asked to participate in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Show House in partnership with Traditional Home beginning March 16th to April 15, 2017 Mondays through Saturdays 10am -4pm and Sundays 1-4pm.
This gorgeous circa 1840 house is a stunning Greek Revival structure just a few steps from the historic Charleston harbor. It boasts magnificent decorative plaster ceilings, original moldings and fireplaces, gracious rooms and dramatic double piazzas.
The chair of this great event is Julianne Taylor, Founder and Creative Director of Taylor Burke Home which offers upholstered furniture, benches, tables, dining, fabrics and lighting. She is also the author of Design Her, a celebration of female entrepreneurs shaping today’s home decor industry. You can order a copy by clicking here. It’s a great graduation gift for women or those yearning to start a new business!
We are thrilled to be designing the 2nd story laundry room. This is a dream come true for us as we LOVE Charleston! Even though the space is small, we have some BIG plans!
We are amidst some serious talent – Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, Meg Caswell Holladay, Michael Mitchell, Tyler Hill, Alexandre Fleuren, Bobbi Jo Engelby, Lauren Messina, Terry Stephenson, Terri Caban Baldwin, Jay Richard Valk Sandra Faulkenberry Ericksen GordonDunning, and Cathy McCullough Austin.
If you’ve considered visiting this amazing city, this Spring would be a great time to do it. A fun girls weekend for sure.
Here are just some of my favorite things about Charleston:
Shopping on King Street – just to name a few – Apple Store, Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, Lululemon, Lilly Pulitzer, Soma Intimates, Hampden Clothing, George C. Birlant & Co. Antiques, Atelier Gallery, Louis Vuitton, Le Creuset and hundreds more. On the second Sunday of every month, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, King Street is closed to vehicle traffic to celebrate southern Sunday afternoons by welcoming everyone to stroll, shop, dine and enjoy Charleston.
Award winning dining – my latest favorite 167 Raw for the best seafood ever!
Another amazing restaurant called Husk at 76 Queen Street. Check out the “haint blue” porch ceiling. What is that you ask?
Lori Sawaya, a color strateiest, says many Southerners suggest that blue porch ceilings originated out of the fear of haints. Southerners, especially in the area of South Carolina, have a name for the ceiling paint used on porches – the soft blue-green is referred to as “Haint Blue.”
“Haints are restless spirits of the dead who, for whatever reason, have not moved on from their physical world,” says Sawaya.
Haint blue, which can also be found on door and window frames as well as porch ceilings, is intended to protect the homeowner from being “taken” or influenced by haints. It is said to protect the house and the occupants of the house from evil.
Another great reason to visit Charleston? The beaches and resorts:
Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island!!
Come see why Charleston has been voted the No.1 City in the World and No. 1 City in the U.S and Canada in the Travel and Leisure 2016 World’s Best Awards!
Mark your calendars for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Show House beginning March 16th to April 15, 2017 Mondays through Saturdays 10am -4pm and Sundays 1-4pm.
Have a great week!