All of our projects are special, but this particular home is extra near and dear to Principal Designer Mikaelah Seifrit’s heart! Located in the Old Moreland district of Palmetto Bluff, the home features a sweet, Southern aesthetic brought to life by a palette of soft blues and rich cobalt (her favorite!) plus pops of orange and pink. Let’s take a closer look at how the transformation unfolded!
First impressions are everything, and this foyer does a fantastic job of greeting guests in style. We selected a console table made out of a rustic wood to match the hickory floors in the space, then topped it with “wow factor” decor. A curved mirror adds the perfect finishing touch, and reflects the oil-rubbed bronze finish of the lighting fixtures featured throughout the home.
An open-concept great room is located off the foyer. This was a very long and somewhat awkward space, and when our client first purchased the home she wasn’t sure what to do with it. Our solution was to break the space down into two liveable areas by creating a furniture orientation that allows for multiple conversation groupings—perfect for entertaining and intimacy. Win win! To maintain a walkthrough, we created a separate sitting area beneath the windows. Two beautiful custom swivel chairs, a table, and banana palms in oversized baskets complete the vignette and complement the natural symmetry of the windows. The overall look is coastal, cozy, and serene!
To maintain flow in the main living area, we selected custom sofas with smaller-than-typical dimensions. An English arm and exposed turned legs with gold casters make these sofas truly special. We also chose custom pillows with accents including contrasting piping and tassels to add a bit of whimsy and keep the decor feeling fresh.
On that note, did you know that we can create custom cushions, pillows, and drapes here at Southern Grace Interiors? We have many fabrics to choose from and offer great pricing. Call or email us today to find out how we can solve your design dilemmas!
The wallpaper in this room served as our inspiration point for the entire design, and was the basis for our overall color scheme as well. Our client had previously used this wallpaper in another property and asked if we could incorporate some of the leftovers into her Palmetto Bluff home. If you follow us on Instagram then you know how we feel about blue and white…so of course we said yes! When the home was originally purchased, these built-in bookshelves were closed off and could not accommodate the size television the homeowners wanted. To solve this, we hired a contractor to remove the shelving, rework the space, and add trim work that matched the rest of the home. The result: a colorful, vibrant foundation for our design!
Our options for the dining room were limited due to the size and scale of the space—it’s really more of a nook than an actual room. By keeping the furniture scaled down and appropriate for the space, we made it work and were able to comfortably fit a six-seater dining table in this space. And can we talk about that gorgeous mirror for a minute? It set the tone for this room and reinforced that—size aside—this is a formal dining area. While the built-ins in this space, along with other cabinetry throughout the home, were initially a standard shade of putty gray, we chose to repaint them in a lovely shade of blue to add a jolt of energy.
The kitchen features a particularly bold choice—a bright rug in shades of navy, orange, and pink! It’s a trend right now to incorporate a rug in the kitchen, especially when you have a large span to fill as was the case in this home. The divide between the cabinet sections in this particular kitchen is around six feet, so filling the dead space with a rug created visual interest and felt like the right choice. To make these bright additions to our primary color palette work, we tied pinks and oranges into the small mudroom located off the kitchen as well.
Next up: the master bedroom. This space is so gorgeous, and SO much fun. It has bold color but still feels very restful, coastal, and tasteful. The artwork on the walls depicts the beautiful marsh scenes that we see all around us here in Bluffton and Palmetto Bluff, and the look carries over into the custom patterned pillows on the bed too.
At just 9 x 11 feet, this home’s Queen bedroom may have been the smallest bedroom we’ve ever decorated! In a small space you can do one of two things: keep everything super neutral and white, or go bold with color. We chose to go with option two for this space, and added punchy orange pillows and a pair of mismatched nightstands to accent the bed.
To fill the long hallway that leads to the King bedroom, we selected a statement console that was purchased online but looks like an antique. Triptych whale art adds a touch of whimsy and helps define the space.
A painted navy headboard with bamboo accents inset with custom fabric is the star of the King bedroom. Campaign-style chests and a gorgeous grouping of coastal art lends added impact.
Check out our video for even more details about this sweet, Southern interior design project in Palmetto Bluff. We hope you love this home as much as we do!