Katy Amling and her husband, Jeff, are the new owners of the circa-1778 Inglis Arch House on Rainbow Row.
Pretty in Pink: The home required minimal renovation for the couple and their 13-year-old son to move in late last year. A fresh coat of “Damask Rose” from the Sherwin-Williams Historic Charleston Collection for the exterior and some colorful updates on the interior helped breathe new life into the centuries-old residence.
PAINT BY NUMBERS: Interior designer Patrick Killian embraced Katy’s love of color by gracing every room with its own distinct hue. From “Old Blue Jeans” in the kitchen to “Pineapple Orange” in the stair hall to “Breakfast Room Green” in the garden room (all Benjamin Moore), the colors were calibrated to keep balance through the three distinct areas. Killian mixed the couple’s collection of antiques with local finds such as an 18th-century George Hepplewhite settee, adding a touch of whimsy with a crane mural by local artist Robert Shelton.
True Blue: The kitchen, which connects the entry hall to the garden room, is the heart of the home literally and figuratively. Cabinets washed in a soft blue feel warm and inviting next to wood accents from the original oak floors, wood mantel, and the refinished cypress plank island. A vintage Hermès scarf framed above the mantelpiece adds a fun contrast.
Well Red: The formal drawing room on the second floor would have originally been the home’s main living and dining room when the downstairs space was used for business. The previous owner employed artist Robert Shelton to create the red Venetian plaster walls and gold-leaf ceiling, and the Amlings hired him to restore both almost 20 years later.
Killian balanced the bold space with geometric monochrome curtains in Raoul Textiles “Amore” fabric in “Mole,” chocolate velvet sofas trimmed in Lee Jofa bullion fringe, and vintage elephant side tables from Palm Beach.
Vintage Zuber wallpaper mounted as a screen breaks up the expanse of red on the far side of the room. The Schumacher “Tortoise” wallpaper in the adjoining wet bar plays well with the gold-leaf ceiling.
Form & Function: Killian picked Benjamin Moore’s “Pineapple Orange” for the three landings along the dramatic central staircase as it complements the many colors throughout the home while holding its own. Antique slipper chairs, English horse prints, and a vintage needlepoint Stark carpet give the space a useful identity.
Verdant Views: The garden room, a 21st-century addition, has a bigger brighter feel. Here, Killian opted for lighter colors on the walls and ceiling balanced with deep green velvet fabrics on the chaises and delightful Lee Jofa “Davenport Print” linen curtains in “Greenery.”
A tub chair and ottoman in a pale blue Cowtan & Tout fabric and...
...vintage Baker Furniture game table with antique white and gold Italian side chairs flank the fireplace.
Holding Court: A white Restoration Hardware dining table and seating in the courtyard garden allow the natural beauty of the space to shine. The rear structure was originally a dependency of the main home but was sold by the previous owner.