Happy Fourth of July!!
I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s on vacation this week and all its doing is raining. Since I look at houses for a living I’m usually not that anxious to go to home tours when I’m on vacation, but my mother really wanted to see Coastal Living‘s 2103 Show House which is here in Charleston, SC, on Daniel Island.
Here’s a great article about the Showhouse in the Charleston City Paper, on the Coastal Living website, and here’s the info on the Daniel Island website.
The beachfront, 4,000-plus square foot home features an open floor plan, extensive porches, a carriage house, and a private dock. A crew of top designers created the showhouse from the ground up. PHOTO: Bill Bennett/Denman Bennett Images. CharlestonCityPaper.com
We went yesterday and I actually learned some things! I loved so many things about this house and after you look at these pictures I’m sure you will too. From the “fumed” hardwoods to the 6 foot windows throughout, the colors are exciting, light and bright. The use of greys is subtle and goes with the many driftwood types of finishes.
Check out the pictures for yourself (17 photos)!! I want to live here!
The formal living room has many bold colors. Love the print on the sofa!
The fabulous colors in family room, specifically yellows and teals, set the stage for all the wonderful colors to be seen throughout the home.
Just love this rug! Goes with all the fabulous colors.
What a great slip cover on this bar stool!
I love the symmetry on these stairs! Marvelous!
Kitchen – ooh la la!
Ok, I don’t know anyone that wouldn’t love this kitchen. Light and bright is key and this could be placed in any city in the country, doesn’t have to be Coastal.
This is the view from the kitchen into the adjoining family room.
Even better….look at the detail of the kitchen’s marble, tile and cabinetry color. Love it!
Sure there were wine coolers, but look at this pretty storage.
Wet bar, not sure my colors are showing up well, but this blue grey cabinetry was beautiful.
Look at this view and the windows in the kitchen eating area! I want to build a new house after seeing these floors and windows. I’ve always wanted a metal roof but friends talked me out of it last time I remodeled.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
In master bedroom, theere is a white focus with splashes of bright colors. Views of the Charleston bay out the window. Love the lamp! Available at Circa Lighting.
This is the sitting area in the master bedroom. Notice the transoms to keep the light flowing thru the house.
A guest bedroom in the show house I love the use of greys and yellows. The linen fabrics needed to be touched as well. So inviting!
The green accents make this room come alive. I also like the lighting!
Even the powder room is beautiful in the Coastal Living Showhouse!
Powder room on main. Love the fossil or shell material, not sure if its stone or fabricated?
This is the master bathroom shower – I love the tile work!
Its all about the views on the coast. Here’s the outdoor seating area, there were plenty of seating areas on porches as well. The pops of yellow are very well-placed.
How relaxing is this! It’s another outdoor living space, in a screened in environment.
There are multiple areas for enjoying the outdoors in the Showhouse. I can’t decide which one is my favorite. 🙂
Of course there’s an outdoor kitchen.
Practically speaking – the mudroom
This is the area heading out the back door and also downstairs. What great design!
If everyone’s mudroom could be this spacious and organized!
In the wonderful back hallway leading to the garage are lockers filled with towels and beach gear. I loved the idea of the bucket for the flip flops. We need this at my house!
#1 by James Schiller on September 27, 2013 - 3:44 am
Beautiful photos. I love the outdoor living space and the view of the coast. Excellent combination of colors and design. Charleston beachfront homes are indeed lovely.