Monday, March 19, 2012

A Charleston Cottage to Envy

Usually when I'm virtual hunting for a great house in Charleston, they're large, stately homes so it was a nice surprise to come across this 1750+ square foot home built in 1870. Casually chic and full of charm, it makes me wonder if an interior designer or blogger lives here.

(For more images of this wonderful home go here.)
The middle cushion in this sofa is wider than the other two. I think it looks great and wonder if it's a vintage piece? Love the mirror and the built-ins.
Notice the cat in this pic? He/she is near the triangle glass end table, something you don't often see. Over to the right, love how the homeowner stacked art from the floor to ceiling for such great effect. A console table behind the white sofa creates interest and pulls the piece in for a more intimate conversation area.

I think that's a table lamp on the counter below those floating shelves.

Fab light fixture.

Another terrific mirror - this one in the master bedroom.

All lit up at night - a great reminder of how well placed landscape lighting can make such a difference.

14 comments:

Carla Aston said...

What a cute cottage. Some nice details there. I have a cottage up on my blog today, a remodel I worked on a few years ago. These houses have such nice vintage appeal. I'll bet a designer does own it, see the little piece of art hanging on the bookcase? Little details just telegraph things about the homeowner.

Allison said...

I am pretty sure this is the adorable cottage of twenty something Charleston artist, Sally King Benedict. I recently blogged about her fresh contemporary art and learned that she was moving back to Atlanta over the summer. I recognize her signature art and her cottage from some of her recent magazine interviews.

Ashley said...

This is such a lovely spot and it goes to show you that, regardless of size, any home can be stylish when the right pieces are chosen. I'm in love with the combination of sofas in the living room which are so very different but work cohesively in the space. Thanks for sharing!

Morgan S. said...

New follower! I live in Charleston...and I think the above commenter is right, this house is Sally King Benedict and I believe she is moving! As an artist myself, I greatly enjoy her work. www.justhadabrightidea.blogspot.com

An Urban Cottage said...

The art really stands out in this place for me. I love the choice of a George Nelson light in the living room that's otherwise quite traditional.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Yup, It has to be Sally's place. Check her site for news or press sallybenedict.com the pics are in an interview she did. Also, she is moving to Atlanta so it makes sense that her home is on the market.

shiree segerstrom said...

I love Charleston, having visited once years ago. It's always a treat to see the inside of the houses I admire so. Shiree'

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love the kitchen rug!!

for the love of a house said...

l.o.v.e. the color of the master bedroom. a very charming house all around!

Unknown said...

The South has some of the best sources for mirrors and lighting. New Orleans is a favorite!

Francine Gardner said...

I am also house hunting in Charleston! However, the mansions I am looking at and the townhouses are quite a bit above our budget. my husband want somewhere warm to go to in the winters (while i will be on the ski slopes...) and Charleston is one of the towns we are thinking about. This cottage is adorable!

inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog and will happily follow.
I wish you a lovely weekend:)

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

miss b said...

This is a gorgeous home - stylish yet relaxed - I love it!
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

SHERRY HART said...

Gosh...I love the color of those mint green walls...so fresh! The rest of the house is awesome also.

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