Courtney Thomas
September 28, 2022

A Charleston Charm Design for Him and Her

A Charleston Charm Design Compromise

This husband and wife duo knew they were leaning toward a Charleston Charm design style for their home. Her focus was a feminine living room, and his focus was a masculine basement pub. Courtney Thomas Design knew that the details were going to matter with this project. By being able to focus on all of the pieces of design, the rooms in the house would be 10x better.

San Marino Charleston Charm Sitting Room Design

Where The Waiting Place Came In

We always stay focused on the end goal and vision, especially in the face of distractions and unexpected news—what we like to refer to as the Waiting Place. By starting with the living room, which was completed on time, the clients had an oasis to retreat to while the rest of their home was being gutted and constructed. The living room essentially became the waiting room until the rest of the house was complete.

Now that everything is finished, she has a space where she can sink into the quiet moments, think, and read. And he has a space for entertaining family and friends. By bringing the focus to these two rooms, we could achieve every detail the clients were looking for. 

San Marino Charleston Charm Basement Design

From Here To Home: The Completed Design

From the acrylic waterfall tables and brass accents to the flourishes in the scones, every feminine detail was captured in her living room. And the plaid and mahogany paneling, black ebony, gold brass accents, and wing-backed chairs make the basement pub the man cave of his dreams. The clients love that they each have a space they can call their own in their shared home.

We love when clients are decisive about what they like and are open to new ideas. By keeping the history of the home intact while refreshing it, we brought in the new energy they were searching for. They couldn’t be happier with their Charleston Charm design.

See more photos of this design project here and here.

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Courtney Thomas, ASID

Principal & Lead Designer

My job is to make spaces functional in their layout, comfortable in their use, inspirational in their style and luxurious in their appointment. In that order. For that one moment after installation, the pictures are perfect.

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