Charleston Single House Makeover
And there was one more bonus that Carolyn didn’t anticipate: meeting noted Charleston interior designer Angie Hranowsky. “I’d never used a decorator because I’m pretty confident in my own style,” says Carolyn, an author and singer/songwriter. “But Gordon suggested calling Angie when I threatened to use common white subway tile for the backsplash. So we met at the backsplash and went from there.”
Steal this Idea: Choose porch accessories that incorporate the same colors as your garden border.
Shutter paint: Historic Charleston Green (DCR099) by Duron.
Chair cushion fabric: Confetti in Mocha from Groundworks Kelly Wearstler Collection from Lee Jofa, available through DCOTA; 954/921-7575.
Chair pillow fabric: Super Paradise Print in Punch by Trina Turk through Schumacher, also available through DCOTA.
Steal this Idea: Anchor a room with a traditional rug and accessories, and then juxtapose them with modern art for a fresh feel.
Steal this Idea: Dress down a formal table with casual painted chairs. We love the faux bamboo offerings from Ballard Designs; search “Macau chair” at ballarddesigns.com.
Steal this Idea: Instead of beaded board, cover walls with horizontal planking that mimics old clapboards. Here, they’re installed flush for a more modern feel.
Cabinetry: custom by GCW Inc..
Wall paint: Silver Lining (32-32), by Pratt & Lambert.
Pendant lights: Drop 1 Pendant from Design Within Reach.
Stools: Tibetan Barstool in black by Pottery Barn.
Sink faucet: EasyInstall Pre-Rinse Unit (B-0113) by T & S Brass, available through Berlin’s Restaurant Supply, Inc..
Steal this Idea: Ordinary, inexpensive burlap with lining and interlining makes extraordinary curtains. Pretty them up even more with classic pinch pleats.
Wall paint: Light Blue by Farrow & Ball.
Window treatment fabric: off-white burlap with fringe, available from most fabric stores. Lining sold separately, also at fabric stores.