Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Showhouse

I recently had the opportunity to tour the Coastal Living Magazine Showhouse in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a beautiful lowcountry style home decorated by Ginger Brewton. She used lots of color throughout the house.

showhouse exterior 2

There is also a detached garage with bonus room to the right side of the house.

showhouse exterior 3

first floor plan

I was delighted that photos were allowed but I forgot to take a photo of the foyer! Actually I don’t remember there being any furniture in the all white foyer so use your imagination for that area. Just inside the front door turning left was a beautiful,coral colored office.

coral office

I loved the brightly patterned wallpaper but probably would never use it in my own home!

coral office windows

Most of the window coverings were Roman shades.

coral office crown molding detail

The ceilings were high, probably 10 feet, and the crown molding came down about 10” onto the wall.

coral powder room

Next to the coral office was a coral bathroom. Very bright!

coral powder room sink

Across the foyer from the office was an area referred to as the lounge.

green living room

Let’s look at the light fixture.

green living room light fixture

This room also had a wet bar.

green living room wet bar

The backsplash area of the bar was metallic finish ceramic tiles.

green living room bar backsplash detail

The family room and kitchen stretched across the back of the house. I believe it was 40 feet in length. It was very spacious and the kitchen had a huge island, maybe 8 feet by 8 feet!

yellow teal family room

The family room was decorated in teal and yellow.

yellow teal family room 2

Notice the orange pillow on the sofa which ties to the coral office.  I often hear talk that you can’t use a different color in every room because it doesn’t flow well.  I beg to differ. This home flows very well, perhaps because of the flooring and white trim in every room. The walls of the family room and foyer were covered in horizontal boards.

yellow teal family room wall detail

showhouse kitchen

(The area through the door to the left leads to the rear entry. We will see it later.) I especially liked the tile backsplash in the kitchen.

kitchen backsplash

There was a great screened porch at the rear of the house on the main level.

screened porch 1

Blues and yellows were used on the porch too.

screened porch 3

I like the vintage croquet set holding the door open!

The area to the right of the door was the breakfast room.

breakfast room 2

The breakfast room was surrounded by windows. Notice the orange theme still going on and the Roman shades. Also, there was a blue ceiling and a blue throw on one of the chairs.

exterior rear 2

The view from the backyard shows the screened porch on the right side and the breakfast room on the left. Now let’s look upstairs. (Sorry for the fuzzy picture!)

second floor plansecond floor plan details 

frog floor plan

All three bedrooms and the laundry room were located upstairs as well as another porch.

master bedroom landing

This beautiful coral colored settee was in the hallway outside the master bedroom. Outside the master hallway, a porch stretches across the rear of the house. There is a door from the master bedroom that leads out to the porch and a door from the another bedroom that leads out to the porch.

upper porch

upper porch 2

Now let’s go back inside to the master bedroom area.

master bedroom 1

The accent pillows on the bed bring in the colors used throughout the house.

master bedroom 3

This sitting area was at the foot of the bed.

master bath vanity

The master bath had a single vanity on either side of the soaking tub.

master bath tub

The shower was directly across from the tub.

master bath shower

There was no window in the shower, it is just reflected on the glass! If you look closely you can also see the reflection of the tub.

master bath floor tile

The floor tiles in the master bathroom were ceramic that looked like wood. There was a walk in closet on each side of the shower area.

master closet

The other two bedrooms and bathrooms were across the hall from the master suite.

guest bedroom 1A

This room was done in very pale green and lavender.

guest bedroom 1b

guest bath 1b

The tile in this shower was very interesting. It reminds me of barn wood.

guest bath 1 tile detail

Let’s move on to the third bedroom.

guest bedroom 2a

Notice that transom window above the vanity in the bathroom. That window is between the the two bathrooms which are back to back.

guest bedroom 2b

And the bath…..

guest bath 2a

The laundry room is located upstairs, directly above the foyer.

laundry room light

laundry room 2

The upstairs hallway also has a stairway that leads to the third floor. Because that area was unfinished, it was not open for touring. However, I loved the storage area under the stairs.

under stair storage 2

The doors on the end to the left open to reveal a closet. The other 3 doors pull out with shelves!

under stair slide out storage

Now we will go back downstairs to the rear entry area.

rear entry light fixture

rear entry storage 2

There was lots of storage in this area too.

outdoor shower

The photo above is the outside view of the rear entry.

outdoor shower details

An outdoor shower is behind the shutters!


There was also a detached garage with a bonus room that could be used as a guest house.

garage side view

The outdoor kitchen was at the side of the garage.

garage rear view

The rear of the garage also had a small pull up door which I suppose could be used for lawn equipment.

frog main room

This great space is the bonus room above the garage.

frog bath 1

It also had a full bath.

frog kitchen area w refrigerator drawers

It had a small kitchen area with two refrigerator drawers!

patio 2

The patio area with a fire pit was wonderful too.

dock to the river

There was also a boat dock on the river.

exterior view of rear

This was a great house that was ideal for coastal living!  I took these photos very quickly with my point and shoot camera since other people were there too. Professional shots will be featured in the October issue of Coastal Living magazine and I can’t wait to see them.

I hope that you are enjoying your summer!

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I will be linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, to Homeworks at Worthing Court, and to Tips, Tidbits, and Tutorials at Stone Gable.


Suzan Sweatman said...

WOW !!!!!!!!!
I love home tours - and this might just be my favorite of all time- how spectacular - each and every photo left me wanting more - wish I could visit this place myself - just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous home. Thanks for the tour, so much eye candy and inspiration. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/08/177th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty

Christine Graves said...

Such a great home, I agree with you on that coral wallpaper, don't think its my favorite, lol. But that kitchen and master bedroom? Now those are a swoooon!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful home! Thanks for the tour. So much eye candy! Also thanks for stopping by my blog!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

I love home tours but haven't been to one in years. Thanks for taking me on this one! So many fun ideas here...

Cindy said...

You've 'wowed" me! That is a gorgeous home, beautiful in every way, I LOVE it. It's traditional with a very colourful twist. Thank you for sharing this!
Hugs, Cindy

Atta Girl Amy said...

Thanks so much for taking us along on the tour! Gorgeous, and so much inspiration.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

There are truly some great design elements to take away.

Can't wait to see you in the fall!