Soulful Historic Home
The early-1900s home was built in a toned-down Lowcountry and Palladian style. Paneled shutters with original operable hardware offer a classic touch.
The eclectic composition includes a Neoclassic sofa, overlapping Oriental rugs, inexpensive rattan poufs, and a huge Chinese bowl from Charleston's John Pope Antiques.
"I really felt the home needed some history," says Matthew. He found the 1850s portrait that hangs over the sofa at Seventeen South Antiques + Design in Charleston.
Matthew draped the center table and topped it with books, spiraling kudu horns on stands, and reflective glass.
Matthew layered a mix of printed pillows against a tall, patterned headboard to create a bold look.
Matthew Bees on the home's front steps. The ivy topiaries grow in antique iron urns he bought from a New York estate.