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39 Myrtle View Rd

The Art of the Entryway

A home’s entryway is the first impression visitors will have of your home. Whether you have a grand, double height foyer or a simple hall tree to hang coats, January is a great time to reassess that vestibule and make the most of an often unconsidered space. Bold Wall Treatments The smaller space of a foyer allows you to play around with bold wallpaper or bright paint colors for a pop of the unexpected without spending a lot or making a large-scale commitment. Storage that is Stylish and Functional There are plenty of ways to fit functional storage in the entryway while keeping in tune with your personal style. Minimalist? Go for wall hooks in natural materials and a live-edge bench. Boho? Try funky baskets for...

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Color of the Year 2021

While the Pantone Color of the Year definitely takes the top spot as a trend predictor, there are several other players in the COTY game worth paying attention to. After the year we’ve all had, it’s no surprise that people are concerned with their security and comfort, but there’s also still plenty of hope for a brighter future. These color picks definitely reflect those contrasting, yet related feelings that are permeating our society right now. Pantone: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating This is the second time that Pantone has chosen two colors to share the title of Color of the Year. 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and 13-0647 Illuminating are perfectly complementary and support the themes of stability and optimism. The cool gray brings to...

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135 Gascoigne Fireplace

Design Eye: Which Fireplace Style is Right for Your Home?

It’s that time of year- even in the Lowcountry- where this is a chill in the air and staying snuggled up by the fireplace sounds like the best way to spend a winter’s eve. There are so many design styles out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Brick When many people think of the classic fireplace scene, a red brick fireplace comes to mind. A lot of homeowners have been painting their brick fireplaces in the last decade or so, so you can see a variety of colors out there but white and light gray are the most popular options for painting brick. A fairly straightforward DIY, painting your brick fireplace is a great way to make...

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46 Lady Slipper home office

The Return of the Home Office

With so many people still working primarily from home, and children attending classes virtually, the demand for a dedicated home office space has risen exponentially over the past few months. No matter how much space you have, or what your decorating style, there is a work-from-home setup that will work for you. The Den For some, nothing less than a designated room will do. A private sanctum where you can duck away from it all in relative quiet is a necessity for back to back Zoom meetings and virtual collaborations. Perhaps you need to have shelves of reference books readily available or tools of the trade close at hand. You may want space for a desk, chairs for visitors, and a side...

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5 Marsh Palm Outdoor Kitchen

The Outdoor Kitchen: 101

The coastal low country enjoys such wonderful weather for so much of the year; it’s only natural that you’d want to take advantage of being outdoors as much as possible. One great way to achieve that goal is with an outdoor kitchen. Especially as we are spending more time making meals at home, having a custom outdoor area for preparing food can be a great way to break up the potential monotony. There are a variety of appliances and accoutrements you could utilize to create your dream set up. Let’s take a look at a few of the basic items you should start with as a base for building a great outdoor cooking space. THE GRILL This is a staple for any...

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33 E 50th St backyard wildlife habitat

Make Your Backyard a Certified Wildlife Habitat

  Did you know that with just a bit of thoughtful planning you can make your backyard a certified wildlife habitat? The National Wildlife Federation provides certification for those yards and gardens that meet the minimum habitat requirements. For a small fee of $20, you can proudly proclaim that your outdoor space is a haven for local birds, butterflies and other wildlife. In addition to the official certificate, you also receive a one-year membership in the National Wildlife Federation, a subscription to National Wildlife magazine, discounts on the National Wildlife Federation catalog merchandise and a subscription to their monthly Garden for Wildlife e-newsletter. While you are spending more time at home, take a moment to assess your yard and see what small steps...

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Could your Home use some “Lagom?”

Similar to the Danish word, "Hygge," comes the Swedish concept of "Lagom." Lagom is all about living in moderation, from food to well-being and everything in between! Lagom translates to “enough, sufficient, or just right,” and we think even Goldilocks would approve! You may have noticed that Scandinavian design celebrates just the right amount of minimalism (because you’re still allowed a few selected tchotchkes!), what you get is a cozy and calm space that is still inviting.   So, now that you know what Lagom is, where do you begin? -Remove 1 thing from each room and donate it. When you’re looking to purchase in the future, invest in quality rather than quality, look for handmade items or items made in the USA, or...

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bathroom wood accents

New Bathroom Trends We’re Excited About

How are designers & homeowners updating bathroom areas these days? We've done the research for you and curated a list of popular trends that keep popping up!   Playful Tile Tile is a medium that has endless possibilities. Wether it's on the wall or the floor (or both!) you can experiment with color, texture, shape and create exciting new visuals. Tile is a great product that is affordable yet makes a big impression.   Wood Accents One way designers are keeping monochrome bathrooms interesting is by adding wood accents. One of the newest ways they are doing this is by incorporating wood cabinets in among painted ones. Wood accents in the bathroom add texture, warmth and visual interest. To see this trend in action, take a...

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Get Your Garage Ready for that new Electric Car

  Electric vehicles are inexpensive to fuel, maintain and are becoming more affordable! Although the technology is new and maybe a bit unfamiliar, you are closer than you think to be ready to own an electric car! Ensure that your garage is prepared for an electric car before you bring it home by having the correct charger available. The charger that you're installing is referred to as an EVSE (Electric Vehicle Service Equipment). It is a box that is mounted to the wall and functions as a communication and safety unit for the charger that is in the actual vehicle. Luckily, the standard 120v outlet in your garage can support most of the electric vehicles charging requirements without any additional investments. However,...

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Bring the Comfort of Indoor Living, Outdoors

A design trend that we've been following as the year heats up is outdoor living spaces that mimic the comforts of the indoors. Homeowners are turning their backyards into an extension of their homes and the focus is on fully functional outdoors. Make your yard work for your lifestyle!   When designing your space outdoors, delineate the spaces the same way you would an indoor room - think large area rugs, anchor furniture, and interesting lighting. Decorate seating areas with large cushions and blankets in accent colors for visual interest. Don't shy away from the dramatic! A hanging chandelier can add glamour and warmth to your space. Bring out the trend of mixing textures and materials to your outdoor living room by using layering techniques.   Another...

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