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House Tour: Sullivan’s Island

In homes, it’s no different than in an interview or a date: That first impression says it all. And we could tell before we even “stepped” inside the front door of this gorgeous Sullivan’s Island home that it was going to be the perfect combination of laid back and fabulous. That coveted line of trees let us know right away that we were entering somewhere special — but the fact that they’re palms also says that it’s going to be fun!
The wood paneling in this home conjures that great, laid-back, beach house style, where nobody takes sand too seriously. After all, that sisal is made to be vacuumed!
Slip-covered furniture should be required at a vacation home. It’s not really a vacation if you’re worried about someone spilling! We have a couple of slip-covered pieces in the Beaufort house, but we really wish we’d done more.
One of our favorite things about this home is that it’s so open without feeling cavernous. It allows for such great natural light flow in every nook and cranny.
This mirror grouping is so fun! These tall ceilings and multiple furniture groupings make it a place where everyone can play.

We can just imagine board games on a rainy afternoon up here!

We just adore brussels sprouts as decorations. We’re glad someone else feels the same way! (We’re iffy on eating them… But they’re not as bad as their reputation.)
This is such a great, tucked-away corner for a little grown-up entertaining.
The brilliance of the double island here isn’t lost on us. Especially in homes with kids, you’ve got to be able to cook and eat at the same time. What a great idea!
Every beach house kitchen needs a breakfast bar. There’s no time for sitting down at the table when there’s all that sand waiting right outside!
Two dishwashers, two faucets, and a huge farmhouse sink means there’s plenty of room for everyone. No such thing as “too many cooks” in this kitchen!
This is such a great, space-saving way to accommodate two sinks. And the rope mirrors are a chic, nautical touch. 
We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek around this home as much as we have. We hope your week is going great!
And a big, huge hug and “thank you” to everyone who voted for us for the Design Bloggers Hall of Fame. Who would have thought? We won! And it was all thanks to you, our wonderful readers. You’re the best!

Source: Brown Contractors

LuannMcCants Interior Design

Beau Clowney Architecture

Dickson Dunlap Photography

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House Tour: At Home on the Farm

For ancient tress and spagnum moss to write home about, there’s nowhere quite like Charleston, SC. The lowcountry is home to great gumbo, horse-drawn carriages, and, of course, stunning homes. That’s why it’s the perfect place to kick off our new Wednesday series on home tours. If you’re like us, you’re a little nosy. We don’t necessarily care what our neighbors are doing, but we sure would love to take a peek inside their houses! Here’s our big chance!
If you’re going to start something new, we say start big. What is bigger than a farmhouse. On the water.  It’s both of our dream houses rolled into one!

Rustic beams and paneling lend this house that lived-in, been-here-forever look that you only find at the best places.
Well-placed antiques further add to the charm and style of this fabulous home.
Every getaway needs a library full of great books. After all, if you’re still plugged in, you’re not really away.

It truly is the simple things that make a house a home. A glass soap dispenser on a clean counter feels so calming.
We can’t imagine a more relaxing place to sit on a beautiful day.

I wanna live where the green grass grows… Watch my corn pop up in rows… We couldn’t have said it better, Tim.
Serene marshland is one of the things the lowcountry does best!

What a view! We’re big fans of what’s inside, but, we have to admit, it’s what outside that really sets this place apart.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our first home tour. Check back every Wednesday for a peek at the house and grounds of another amazing place!
Source: Charleston Home Magazine 

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Things We Love: Double Front Porches

Watermark Coastal Homes

Southern Living
Oh my Lord, do we ever love a double front porch.
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Rocking chairs…
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Mint juleps…
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Fresh-squeezed lemonade…
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Maybe a few fireflies…
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All par for the course on a perfect, Southern, summer, porch-setting night.
Double porch Antebellum
Double front porches are the perfect place for saying “hey, y’all” to the neighbors as they stroll down the street.
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Or welcoming guests who stop by after church — while on their Sunday drive, of course.
Edmonston Alston House,  Charleston, SC
You could invite them in for a sweet tea.
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Eh hem, shot of Crown.
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But, if you ask us, we’d rather sip it right there on the porch.
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If you really love double front porches, maybe you could take on these two. Kind of looks like the Beaufort house… All we can say is, if you decide to restore a pair of historic front porches for your own summer settin’, well, darling, bless your heart.

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