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HOUSE TOUR: English Country Interior – Before

Our whole-house remodel (here’s the exterior “before” and yes, it’s purple!) has been a long, slow process but finally, the finished product is in our sights! We’re remodeling the entire house, inside and out, and will outline here the major issues and changes we’re making that will infuse the interior with a country English style.
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BEFORE & AFTER: 223 Main Street

Ten years after embarking on our building’s renovation and remodel, we’re taking you on a behind the scenes tour of what it took to transform this neglected century-old building into a modern space that will house new businesses for the next hundred years. Read along for the details on the transformation!
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DESIGN HOW TO: Our favorite essentials

Decorating “essentials” are items we reach for time after time to create a beautiful, functional space. Read along for ten categories of these unique, versatile items, four of which – a garden stool, console, wicker basket and heirloom child’s accent chair – we used in this hallway to beautifully finish this look.
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DESIGN HOW TO: Selecting art

Selecting art is one of our favorite things to do. In fact, art selection is often done in the early stages of our design process, as it can provide the jumping off point for a color and textile scheme. Read our latest blog post to see some of the art we selected for a few of our projects, and why we selected it!
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DESIGN HOW TO: What’s your style?

Have you ever wanted to furnish and decorate a room, but didn’t know where to start? Or worse, you started but went in so many directions that you finally gave up after wasting time and money with purchases that didn’t work. Read our latest blog post for the first steps we think will get you going in the right direction!
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DESIGN HOW TO: Our process

If you’ve ever wondered how the design process works, read this latest blog post about OUR process! When you choose us to design your home, one of our goals is to make the process as seamless as possible and to help our clients feel assured and confident about all of their choices and decisions.
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DESIGN HOW TO: Coffee table talk

The poor, underrated coffee table is actually one of our favorite items to select. Whether modern, traditional or somewhere in between, the variety of styles and looks is something that upholstery and larger furnishings can’t provide. Read here for a few coffee table ideas that we used in previous projects!
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DESIGN HOW TO: Dining table & chair combos

Choosing the right dining table and chairs from the thousands of available styles is tough! The right combo must work with space constraints and seating requirements and look great. Read here for a few table and chair combos we’ve used to create unique, pretty, well-functioning dining spaces!
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DESIGN HOW TO: Pillow talk

If you find it difficult to select throw pillows to finish your look, you’re not alone. Frequently the last things selected, pillows are often the first things seen so they are an important part of your decor. Read on for a few takeways from previous projects where we highlight our pillow choices, and why we chose them.
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DESIGN HOW TO: Rugs we used (and why we used them)

A rug is the foundation of a room’s look so don’t choose the wrong one! The right rug gives you a solid jumping off point to make the rest of your decorating decisions so much easier. Read here about the types of rugs we’ve used in some of our projects and all the detals about why we used them!
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HOUSE TOUR: A Hamptons style lakehouse in Lake Wylie

Our lake adventure began on a drive around the lake, casually looking for a small cabin on a picturesque cove. We kept driving, going down increasingly remote gravel roads, until we ended up at the top of a long driveway with a half-dozen balloons tied on a shrub and a sign that said “Open House”.
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HOUSE TOUR: A historic downtown icon gets a makeover

Our Classical Revival project is one of the most iconic houses in Fort Mill. Our goal for the c. 1900 structure was to create new family areas and give exisiting formal areas a needed refresh. Blending old and new together is tough, so read along as we explore our five basic steps to this (or any) house remodel!
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