Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2014

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332 CHARLESTON STYLE & DESIGN | FALL 14 Terra Designs, a boutique interior design frm that specializes in turnkey interiors. Her studio and retail store is flled with beautiful textiles, furniture that has a sense of place, and accessories that allude to an interesting life well lived. After the doll- house years in Charleston, she got her mas- ter's degree in decorative arts from Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C. Her frst design job was with Scalamandre, the legendary textile designer whose clients in- clude The White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Opera and many other venerable properties. We're sitting at a table in her new space, a 3,400-square-foot former tile studio tucked into an oak-shaded corner of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard. Patterson has arranged the space to create beautiful room vignettes, so I feel like I'm sitting in all the coastal houses I've ever loved at once. Whether her clients come to her with dreams of Lowcountry vernacular, beach house bungalow, classic Charleston, time- less historic or anything in between, she's up for the challenge. The vignettes in her retail store help her

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