Designer Showhouse in Charleston

It has been a beautiful couple weeks in Charleston…cool, mostly clear and sunny with the exception of only the last day or two. The last of the glory days before summer settles in (PS this Southern Living piece is both hilarious and true!). So, if you are looking for something new to do in Charleston this weekend, consider visiting the 2017 Symphony Designer Showhouse at 36 Society Street. Over a dozen designers have taken over a the beautiful historic property and each has designed or collaborated to design a room or area of the home. Some of my favorites are participating this year, like The English Room, Catherine M. Austin and Taylor Burke Home who makes my favorite chair of all time. You can walk through the whole house and see every colorful nook and cranny and well-informed volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you might have. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite spaces in the house (there are many more rooms not pictured and it is really worth the in person visit!):

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This charcoal grey living room designed by Mitchell Hill Interiors, with the gorgeous pair of Hollings Chairs from Taylor Burke Home.

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Holly Hollingsworth of The English Room’s Incredible dining room with an Iris Apfel tribute piece…

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…which is actually made out of many bottle caps by Charleston artist Molly B. Right!

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Chic, monochromatic upstairs porch by GordonDunning. I always love when indoor furniture, especially floor lamps are on outdoor porches, it is so luxurious.

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This adorable upstair laundry room by Kandrac & Kole Interior Design complete with a “Haint Blue” ceiling, a color paint traditionally used on Charleston porches.

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The upstairs “teenage hangout” room by Meg Caswell – black wicker, gold and bright pinks – very fun…

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…complete with a bar cart stocked with candy.

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And a mounted unicorn. What more could a teenager want?

Definitely pop in this year’s Charleston Designer Showhouse if you can, there’s even a little courtyard cafe where you can sit an grab lunch with your friends. It is a great way to spend an afternoon downtown and it’s up for two more weeks… Congrats to all involved!

 

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