One of my favorite finds of our renovation were the built ins we saved from the trash out of a house off of Bayshore Boulevard. After a day’s work & a coat of one of my favorite gray paints, Behr’s “Downtown Gray”, they breathe new life. I’ve never had open shelving of any kind so I had so much fun styling them. I will say it was a test to my skillset in technical design. I had to find the right scale, balance, & depth for the large living space. It’s the first thing you see when you walk in & first impressions are key!
Most of my personal design is rooted in vintage & heirloom pieces; Which is why you don’t see a lot of the same pieces I displayed here. The pieces here are a range of height & texture which help to balance out the large, open room. An added benefit of incorporating baskets, besides texture, is the storage that they add. These are both affordable & stylist with the leather pulls. The texture of the baskets along with the wicker in the scallop-edge frame and hurricane candle holder play nicely together.
There are 2 pieces that tie everything together: this Studio Betsy Print and the added greenery. My incredibly talented friend & artist, Studio Betsy, has helped many small businesses with her art during this rough time. Not only are her Liquid Ladies empowering in themselves, by supporting her, you support her local Charleston community. And here’s a little secret…. When something is missing, it’s almost always greenery. It adds life to the space.
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