When it came time for the Charleston, South Carolina-based artist Lulie Wallace to try her hand at decorating her 18th century single house, the self-admitted color fiend knew she was going to need help pulling it all together. To keep her bubbly style from veering too cutesy or frenetic, she called on friend and interior designer Angie Hranowsky to design a home that’s vibrant yet also calm and relaxing.
First things first: The artist needed to prep her canvas. Fortunately, her architectural intern husband, Harrison, was up for the challenge. He redesigned the clumsily configured 1,700-squarefoot, two-bedroom/one-and-a-half bath home into a two-bedroom/two-and-a-half-bath charmer with space for accommodating overnight guests and a brand new baby. And here’s the best part: He achieved this without adding an extra inch.