To help the modest-size home live large, the front room is one big open area. Walls covered with horizontal reclaimed cypress boards lend a subtle texture and aroma that gypsum drywall just can’t provide. Where the walls are neutral, eye-catching cushions, throws, and painted furniture keep things upbeat.
Inspired by the sea, tortoise shells and conch shells accessorize the living area, while starfish adorn the mantel. Books on South Carolina’s coastal area lie stacked on the coffee table and topped with shells. Vases of palm fronds simply picked up from outside complete the tropical ambience.