Beach House Redux - We hate to play favorites, but there’s something so special about this laid-back Sullivan’s Island cottage that we had to bring it back, with some new photos, for our Summer issue.
A Franco Albini rattan armchair from One of a Find Charleston offsets a blue love seat in a small seating area off the main living room.
Saving Grace: “We love this house, as it’s so authentically Sullivan’s,” say the homeowners who fell for this Pettigrew Street gem. Its quintessential beachside charm—complete with an enormous porch perfect for entertaining—made it the ideal candidate to renovate rather than raze.
Woven Whimsy: A custom-designed cluster of wicker pendant lights from Serena & Lily dominates the entryway/dining room. A vintage cabinet from Indigo Market provides storage space as well as a showcase for two striking lamps from Chairish and a mirror from Candelabra.
Local artist Shannon Wood’s expansive beach scene pops from the bold blue walls. Beneath it, Williams-Sonoma Home wicker chairs invite visitors to sit and stay awhile.
Casual Charms: For the living area, Isbell created three spaces in the former dining room. Serena & Lily wicker pendants and a slip-covered sofa delineate the main seating area, capped by a vintage hooded wicker chair from Chairish.
Unique finds, such as the vintage wicker elephant bar, dot the home. “I shop as much vintage as possible, because it adds so much character and individuality to a house,” says the designer.
Gather ’round: Working around the original glass-fronted cabinets in the kitchen, Isbell added a butcher-block island to allow for flexible seating in the space. On the floor, a chessboard pattern painted by Suzanne Allen Studio continues the theme of painted wood flooring seen throughout the home.
A vintage red wicker pendant light in the breakfast nook is one of the homeowner’s favorite finds. A painting by Isle of Palms-based artist Cindy DeAntonio presides over the scene.
Color Play: In the family room, colorful pillows from Indigo Market complement the abstract landscape from Wendover Art Group.
Comfortable Quarters: Seventies-inspired wicker headboards from Serena & Lily lend a touch of girlish charm to the daughter’s bedroom.
A large Dash and Albert rug softens the master bedroom, which has its own access to the porch. Two vintage rattan stools provide the perfect spot to drop the towels post-beach day, and a pair of Bungalow 5 bedside tables are the ideal place to stash summer reading.
Elemental Design: The large porch runs the length of the home, providing a dining space for 10 as well as an outdoor living area, furnished with seating from Lane Venture and pillows from Candelabra. Handmade rattan dining chairs from Sika Design are blended with striking woven accents that will patina to a light gray finish over time.
The homeowners fell for the Pettigrew Street gem, complete with an enormous porch perfect for entertaining