MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT

When a customer walks through rug masters, they’re first greeted by Cookie and Clover—a poodle and Pomeranian. They are the friendly “greeters” of the family-run business and have made it into reviews for the one-stop tapestry store. While cute, it’s also telling of how things are done here. “Customers are often concerned they’re going to walk […]

THE PERSONALIZED TOUCH

With a long-established retail presence in the picturesque coastal city of Charleston, Caroline Rhodes has been making her mark with two unique and beautifully appointed namesake shops—one customer at a time. Rhodes Boutique and Rhodes Home & Gift, located a mere four shops apart in the centrally located South Windermere Center, have been a favorite shopping […]

HIDDEN SURPRISES

A stop at Oscar + Cornelius is all about finding hidden gems. You will discover the perfect gift for a loved one, your new favorite creator or a unique, handmade piece to add to your home. For owner Ashley Brook Perryman, the boutique is also a lucky find, which she stumbled across when she least expected […]

THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Fine art photography, architectural imaging, personal branding—Nicole Robinson wears many hats in the proverbial darkroom. Known for her evocative long exposure technique, Robinson’s passion is capturing with her camera the magic of the natural world in the Carolinas and around the globe. Under the umbrella of her brand, Nicole Robinson Photography, is an impressive portfolio […]

POP ART PIONEERS

While Charleston has more art galleries per capita than any other city in the country, most of them lean toward traditional fine art and sculpture. As the city grows and welcomes visitors and new residents from a broader range of geographies, including Europe, demand for contemporary and pop art is increasing. For the last seven years, […]

CAPTURING THE MUSIC OF ABSTRACT ART

While landscapes and organic forms are the principal subjects of Madeline Dukes’ art, manifesting in abstracts, florals, landscapes and waterscapes, abstracts are closest to the heart of her vision. “I will always lean to abstraction,” says the Charleston-based painter. “It is extremely challenging and satisfying to respond with your senses to a subject and its environment while […]

ART RESTORATION

Katharine Flanders and her husband, Thomas, used to vacation in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, when their two sons were teens. Decades later, when the couple decided she would sell her B&B and he his dental practice, trading Upstate New York for the balmy South Carolina coastal town was a no-brainer. That’s the linchpin of the story […]

A VISUAL VOICE

“My purpose is to be a painter, to be an artist, to be creative,” artist Joy Roschella says. “Things are not well right now, and the more beauty you can put in front of people, I think it can help. My voice is quiet; it’s a visual voice, but that’s the message I’m putting out there.” Roschella, […]

THE POWER OF THE PORTRAIT

Portraiture is one of the oldest art forms. Part artwork, part biography and part history, an artistic portrait captures more than just how a person looks. Through portraiture, we get visual clues about their personality and the culture and society in which they lived. For over 5,000 years, humanity has been drawn to artistic renderings that […]

THE ART OF LIVING

In recent years, navigating the realm of furniture buying has become a whole new ball game, whether you’re renovating a room, relocating or constructing a new home. Wait times can span three to six months, prices have climbed nearly 35% since 2019, and there are either not enough choices in stock or you have to wade […]