Design

Since the invention of fire, humans have been cooking outdoors, using everything from rocks and sticks to create makeshift cooking stations to grills and fully equipped kitchens with absolutely everything...

When it comes to interior design, some homeowners like to be on trend. They look to the latest furniture styles and color schemes for inspiration and gravitate toward the aesthetic...

Living on a barrier island has its advantages. Oil painter Tina Mayland doesn’t have to walk far to see the captivating wildlife, sunsets, sunrises and beach life that serve as...

Julie Byrd Diana takes her camera with her wherever she goes. She never knows when she might stumble upon a photo-worthy scene in the Charleston area or one of its...

Alexandre Fleuren’s clients were living in Amsterdam when they contacted her about refreshing their home before their return to the United States. The six-bedroom, five-bath, 5,100-square-foot home in I’On was...

On sunny summer days, it’s hard to think about being anywhere else but outside, soaking up the sun and enjoying all that nature has to offer. It’s a bonus to...

A stroke of serendipity—being in the right place at the right time—can be a momentous experience. For artist Cindy Saadeh, a serendipitous encounter revealed her passion for painting and opened...

It’s exciting to dream about the possibilities of how a new or renovated home could look and to think about transforming the exterior by changing its color and siding. While...

Owned and operated by a single family, Le Chateau has been showcasing beautifully curated French antiques for the past 40 years. With an inventory sourced from auctions, historic hotels, chateaus,...

You never know where you’re going to find Rik Cribb. As a lifelong singer-songwriter, he has played with local and national bands, including The Cribb, Rik Cribb and The Problems,...

Throughout the arc of Mitch Schlimer’s professional life, visualization has been the key to his success. A serial entrepreneur, his vision to see a need in the market made him...

The homeowners of this peaceful Daniel Island home have a history of living on the water. From Lake Norman just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Wild Dunes, water defines...

Rae Redmond is a third-generation builder, so when he tells you about one of the favorite homes he’s ever built, you know it will be good. The home we’ll see...

Shelter Custom-Built Living, a design-build firm specializing in one-of-a-kind homes, is known for its visionary approach to modern vernacular architecture. With new twists on traditional Lowcountry style, Shelter’s projects are...

Art is not a thing; it is a way. For Becky O’Toole, it’s a way of giving back. The Fates smiled on the gifted acrylic painter after two crushing medical diagnoses...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Many discerning residents of the Charleston area and beyond have discovered that a little bit of Luck goes a long way in making their homes a calming and soothing oasis that captures light...

Dale Terbush is nothing if not passionate—about life and the world from which he gains inspiration. Terbush’s magnificent landscapes, skyscapes and scenes infused with dramatic expressions of water draw the...

Variety is the spice of life for artist Catherine Case. You can see the array of skills and interests in her professional background, the blend of media she uses in drawing and...

When a semiretired couple moved to Charleston from a condo in Downtown Chicago, they were ready to upsize to a spacious home with lots of windows and light. They also wanted...

It takes an entrepreneurial mindset to envision a 1970s-era home in Downtown Charleston as a bold, modern statement that still fits into the city’s iconic, traditional architecture. That vision was easy...

One of life’s rare gifts is the opportunity to make a fresh start. The home we’re going to see today is a paragon of what it means to embrace that...

The Isle of Palms is a vacation hot spot during the high season, but a lucky few call the town home all year-round. The lure of island living and miles of...

When interior designer Robyn Branch says she goes above and beyond for her clients, she’s not kidding. There was the time in St. Kitts when she served as a human...

When a house has impressive views, it’s a balancing act to design interiors that complement instead of compete with the location. While having a home with lovely views is one...

Naramore construction’s clients, Susan and Lee Richardson were living downtown but traveling to Mount Pleasant’s Old Village every day to walk their dog on the Pitt Street Bridge and explore...

Contemporary kitchen cabinets provide homeowners with an attractive, up-to-date aesthetic that lends style and sophistication to a new kitchen or remodel. Marked by simplified shapes and sleek lines, today’s fresh...

It’s amazing what two strong women—both born and raised in Charleston and both presidents of their companies—can do when they have a sympatico connection. For Trudie Krawcheck of Southeastern Galleries...

Pastel hues, narrow facades, serene porches—it’s easy to spot a historic home in Charleston. And for those who love historic architecture, these are features that should be cherished. That’s a...

With 25 years of national and international experience, James McLeod is taking his CLEOD Glass + Works glassblowing business to new heights—literally. “We have been spending a lot of time...

For some of us, the career path is smooth sailing, a forgone conclusion. For others, finding the right direction can be elusive. Discovering your talent, your life-giving purpose, may require...

Steeped in formal training and bolstered by real-world experience, Kate Miles founded Kate Miles Design in 2017 and more recently, in the summer of 2023, opened Studio & Shop on...

Steven Ortego is no stranger to Charleston, but he is celebrating a new chapter in the Lowcountry. He and his team have launched a 4,000-square-foot showroom on West Montague Avenue...

Last November, Laura Cottrill opened the doors of Vignette, settling into her pretty new storefront at 43 Broad St. and enjoying the warm Southern hospitality she has received from all...

Summer may be over, but for many people, vacation travels and outdoor gatherings under sunny skies inspired dreams of adding a pool at home. A custom pool not only offers...

Southerners embrace Laura Ashley’s bright botanical prints as their own, but many may be surprised to learn the iconic brand originated in Wales, UK. As the heritage brand celebrates its...

As customers step into the Mary Martin Galleries, the owner and namesake loves to people watch. Will it be a painting or a sculpture that this person will be drawn...

Charleston is a city with plenty of transplants, but when you’ve been living here for as long as Rana Jordahl, it’s safe to say you’re a welcome local. An artist...

The curves of a wooden art nouveau staircase, the purple and deep blue feathers of a bird or the textures of a haute couture handbag—inspiration can strike anywhere for interior...

Look at any of Dale Terbush’s vibrant landscapes and your brain will automatically start searching for an anthem or a hymn as background music. In his work—almost always skyscapes—dramatic white...

If the artist’s task is not so much to reflect the visible as to make visible, then impressionist painter Helli Luck achieves precisely that, revealing every nuance of what she...

As an educator, Jeanne O’Neal always dabbled in art, ceramics and watercolors. Then, eight years ago, O’Neal had surgery on her vocal cords, which meant she couldn’t talk for two weeks....

When a local family decided to build their dream home, they knew exactly what they wanted: an environmentally friendly, tech-savvy, modern house with organic materials, abundant natural light and large-format...

Unspoiled beaches sprinkled with seashells, wispy grasses swaying with the wind in the marshland, graceful egrets flying overhead—Dewees Island is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Charleston but a million...

Stono construction is a boutique builder that takes on just a handful of projects per year, ranging from custom homes to extensive home additions and historic renovations. In a booming...

Artist Emily Whiting chokes up when she talks about Jasper Francis Cropsey’s painting The Spirit of War. Painted in the late 1800s, it’s a detailed, moody work depicting war’s fear...

Lisa Grant is known as a finder of things: a personalized birthday gift, items to create the perfect tablescape for a home staging or a unique piece of décor that...

“The outdoor environment is our palette, and we get to paint broad strokes through the designs we create,” says J.R. Kramer, who owns Remark Landscape Architecture with his wife, Holly....

It was a milestone birthday, and Jenan McClain was celebrating in style. She invited two dozen friends to her home to welcome a new chapter in her life—sage was burned,...

“We live in a chaotic world, but when you’re home, you’re safe,” artist Vicki P. Maguire tells her sons. I feel like her mantra should be broadcast from Jumbotrons right now. ...

The quality of the light in the Lowcountry—sunrise, sunset and everything in between—is what drives Helli Luck’s passion for painting in the coastal region of South Carolina. “I painted in Paris...

When Laura Fontaine was 4, her preschool teacher had to have a talk with her mother. The class had experimented with painting that day, and Laura got in trouble because...

If you’ve ordered outdoor furniture recently, you’ve likely been surprised by lead times that range from three to six months. It’s disappointing and frustrating for consumers, and it’s a supply...

As folks from the region well know, Charleston is now one of the top destination vacation spots in the United States. Scores of tourists from all over the world come to...

An emerald green spring leaf blown up to reveal tiny dew drops; an orange, freeze-framed, splashing into water; a bigger than life cheetah caught mid-stride; a sun-drenched dome on an ancient...

This spring, all eyes from the art world were on Charleston—or, more specifically, Reinert Fine Art. The King Street art gallery was chosen as the host gallery for the Oil...

The house we’re going to see today is the third home architect Bill Huey designed for his clients on Kiawah Island. This time the clients wanted a forever home, a place...

Designed with classic coastal-style architecture mixed with touches of craftsman detailing, this exquisite two-story elevated home is a gleaming beachfront gem along the shores of South Carolina’s Isle of Palms. A charming...

Glance through the portfolio of interior designer Nicole Norris, and you’ll see plenty of colorful inspiration. Her signature work with strong colors is why many Lowcountry homeowners turn to her to...

THOUGH Susan Klavohn Bryant has been an artist in some respect for all of her life and majored in art education in college, it wasn’t until 2017 that she became one...

When a Virginia couple decided to build a gathering place for their children and grandchildren, they envisioned a modern, rustic home where everyone could be together for holidays and vacations....

When architecture and design are streamlined, it allows a home’s inhabitants to focus on what’s most beautiful and essential in life. A gorgeous, serene new home on Fish Tale Island...

Design has come a long way. In the new age of construction and renovation projects, aesthetic and practical solutions can come in many forms—one of the most notable is the...

From New York City to Florida, artist Joe Davis has lived a storied career. Although some may disagree with his age-related classification, he says, “I’m an old artist with a...

After five years of delivering babies, Dr. Bernard Taylor, a urogynecologist with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, discovered a passion for urogynecology. With more than two...

“Mother Nature gets most of the credit for all the beauty of natural stone; it’s truly amazing what was happening inside the earth,” says Joe Sykes, the president of Atlantic...

A complete renovation of one of Isle of Palm’s most noteworthy homes is making waves on the island. Unlike the traditional beach cottage, this home at 1900 Waterway Blvd., which...

The enduring value of 200-year-old furniture is evidenced by the demand for antiques. The value of 200-year-old wood, however, is often overlooked. After seeing handsome pieces of aged lumber hauled...

There was a racket outside; you couldn’t miss it. The cacophony led artist Stephen Moscowitz outside of his Bluffton, South Carolina, home where he found a sight he’ll never forget....

Underneath the spectacular scenery of the Lowcountry marshes and waterfronts, the threat of violent storms buzzes like a current, always there to temper the beauty. Every year, hurricanes, strong winds...

While working in accounting for 15 years, Audra Walters daydreamed about interior design and real estate, perusing the web for photos and information on the subjects whenever she got a...

While art meccas like New York City have an average of four art galleries per square mile, and Santa Fe has three art galleries per square mile, the compact 5.5...

Even as a fresh-faced start-up in the online fine art marketplace, Amparo Art Gallery already has attracted artistic talent in three U.S. regions—the mid-Atlantic, where the company launched earlier this...

For oil painter William R. Beebe, the Lowcountry is a playground of inspiration. With his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, by his side, he makes his way through his favorite parks...

New homes today come with a bevy of high-tech features. Lighting, sound systems, appliances and thermostats all can be controlled remotely or programmed to operate automatically. However, many homeowners are...

As a boy growing up in rural South Carolina, John Witzel learned to embrace beauty early, tromping through untouched natural landscapes, fishing pole in hand. His artwork today reflects that...

Teresa Jones fondly recalls when a young lady commissioned her to paint her family’s home, Loch Dhu Plantation. It was a plantation on Lake Marion built in the early 1800s....

When Chap Manning registered for Business & Ethics at The Citadel in the mid-2000s, he had no idea that his instructor would not only teach him the basics of business...

Today we’re going to see an extraordinary home, the sort of dwelling that Charleston dreams are made of. Built in 1820, the 6,500-square-foot house served as the St. Michael’s rectory...

As the largest island in South Carolina, Johns Island is where people go to spread out and enjoy the outdoors. The island is known for scenic views of the broad...

With clean lines and a neutral color palette, a minimal aesthetic is an ideal choice for Lowcountry interior design. In Charleston and the Grand Strand, cool colors and organic materials...

Charleston’s natural environment has always influenced its architecture and interiors: Homes are designed to capture the views, light and breezes, while cool color palettes and organic materials provide a respite...

Standing on the second-story wraparound porch with a cup of warm coffee in hand, you’re enveloped by the sounds of local wildlife, the breeze blowing through the oak trees and...

There’s something special about a 1920s house; the architecture reflects the lighthearted attitude of the era, and we start to see hints of the practicality and modernism that were to...

Newlyweds Rebecca and Rich Stinson wanted a house on Kiawah Island where their blended family could gather, but they couldn’t find exactly what they were looking for in an existing...

If there’s anything that interior designers know how to do, it’s to plan. Plan for long delivery wait times, the countdown until the day a product comes back into stock,...

In her work shimmering light, painter Mary Garrish captures more than the majesty of the coastal landscape; she conveys a unique sense of awe that attunes us to something larger...

At the age of 9, Mila Koenig was at her grandparents’ house painting with her favorite colors, and she remembers her grandmother’s old cupboard was her first inspiration. On that...

With a name such as Painterly Home, it’s easy to surmise why people of discerning taste are drawn to the exclusive online boutique, which showcases one-of-a-kind pieces for the home....

Who doesn’t love a charcuterie board full of delectable meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit and more at a party? But when the food is all gone, what better way to impress...