Fall 2011/Winter 2012
Interior designer Cortney Bishop turns her love-at-first-sight “impulse buy” into inspired family digs filled with bold pairings and eclectic antiques
Renaissance gal Ann Ladson Stafford fills her North Central rental with smart DIY pieces, from redesigned lighting to refurbished furniture
To the Letter: “Around Charleston, we tend to find late 18th- to early 19th-century English writing tables and fall-front desks,” says Tucker Payne of Tucker Payne Antiques (the Lowcountry, of course, having a long association with British colonial culture). Here’s a sampling of table styles found in local shops and collections, all designed for early correspondence.
Tips & Ideas
Good upholstered furniture doesn’t come cheap, but creative workarounds can yield big-time savings.
Eat + Drink
Chefs and gardeners alike give these local greens high marks, and with good reason. For one, the late fall/early winter crop boasts a hardy build, standing up to temps on both ends of the dial and sporting that cut-and-come-back persistence. Plus, Swiss chard scores for good looks, outshining your run-of-the-mill lettuce with varieties like Pink Lipstick and Canary Yellow.
Community Table, Treasure Hunters, Paint the Town, Local Meals Made Easy, & Find Your Muse!
Mod Up Your Mantel
No need to play it safe with Charleston’s über-ornate, historic masterpieces, says interior designer Jenny Keenan.
Decorating Tips & Ideas
Charleston Home’s back-to-basics guide to refreshing and reviving that place of your own