The designer is helping give Charleston, long associated with traditional decorating, a hipper rep.
Just because a room’s occupant sleeps with stuffed animals and makes forts out of cushions doesn’t mean that good design has to stop at the door. On the contrary, as the rooms here demonstrate, you can cater to young imaginations, igniting new levels of creativity (hallways become playrooms, teepees replace chairs), while maintaining grown-up quality (wooden toys, handprinted wallpaper, designer furniture). In other words, finger painting and fine art and antiques need not be mutually exclusive.
This Charlotte, North Carolina–based Southern belle has carved out a design niche by adding a dose of modernity to otherwise traditional spaces and — just the opposite — bringing more timeless looks to highly contemporary homes.
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