Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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H O M E S A R C H I T E C T 216 CSD Above: The foyer sets the stage for the home's high-end d├ęcor, offering the ideal drop-off zone for guests. A pretty scalloped console is complemented by a pair of alabaster lamps and chic upholstered stools. Right: Curved lounges allow guests to luxuriate in a few inches of cool water on hot days. feature plaster wall treatments, wood foors from Charleston One Source and endless slabs of beautifully striated coral stone sourced from the Dominican Republic. These large stones help unify the open living and dining space, which spills out into a lovely loggia via a 21-foot expanse of stacked sliding doors and drop-down mosquito screens. Hofford's favorite room in the home, the bright and breezy kitchen, features custom cabinetry provided by Signature Kitchens & Baths of Charleston. Shipped to St. Kitts in pieces, the components were carefully reassembled on site. The room's crowning conversation piece is an unusual curved island, which features a breakfast banquette on one side and glass-fecked countertops on the other. On the backsplash beyond, fsh scale-inspired tiles add luster to the room. Herlong's interiors team, led by Layne Nelson, worked close- ly with the lady of the house to achieve an island-appropriate look that's a world away from her house in Houston. The team praises her great taste and her willingness to pay homage to the architecture as conceived by Herlong and his project ar- chitect, Rodd Heinlen. They say their frst priority was the view, which "captures the light and nature." Decorating selections were made almost exclusively stateside, in Charleston and Houston, and through major showrooms in Atlanta and New York. Eco-conscious upholstery

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