Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2014

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309 Wendy Swat Snyder is a freelance writer and public relations consul- tant based in Charleston. Email her at Stephanie Poe Artistic Design 1212 Fairmont Ave. Mount Pleasant, SC 843-345-0257 F O R M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N reads like an art gallery. "It's my room to grow, a place for my clients and architects and other professionals I work with to come to and view what I can do." The airy space is fooded with light, revealing stunning hand-painted foors, custom lighting and artwork and one-of-a-kind furniture pieces she has designed and decorated. Contributing to the collaborative effort is daughter Ashley Poe, who designs jewelry adorned with beadwork. Her hand-painted beads and stones add a special touch to her mother's refnished light fxtures and chandeliers. "It's the fnishing piece for a room," says Poe. "A little of me and a little of her coming together in a work of art." Stephanie Poe Artistic Design is a living, working studio where ideas and imagination fnd expression in concrete objects with form and func- tion. "We can design just about anything," says Poe. "I get inspiration from anything that has to do with the home. The clients I adore are the ABOVE: Stephanie Poe Artistic Design studio inspires with one-of-a-kind, custom designed pieces such as this sideboard, a collaboration with carpenter/furniture maker David McGuire of McGuire's Fine Carpentry LLC. LEFT: Hand-painted wood grain was a mark of great wealth in colonial Charleston. A ceiling of faux leather and wood trim was painted by Poe to match leather wingback chairs in this historic property. She is the recipient of The Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award—Historic Charleston Foundation's highest. ones who want to have an artful home—and I deliver that by taking everything I've learned all over the world to a new level." Look online for the fall grand opening celebration of the studio, and come meet the artist herself. 2

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