Monday, August 13, 2012

A Quick Trip To Charleston

When we moved away from California my heart broke a little for moving away from Laguna Beach. I love that funky little town so much. BUT my East Coast "Laguna Beach" is Charleston. They are very different, but provide me with the same things - great food, good shopping, awesome houses to admire and a beach.

My husband's work sent him down to Charleston last week for the PGA tournament, so of course I had to tag along! I got to work and play in and around Charleston while Matt was watching golf. We were only there for two days but I tried to get in as much as I could.

On Thursday I went shopping for clients. I had no idea where to go, but I emailed Shannon and she provided me with a long list of some awesome places. Thanks, Shannon!! Some things caught my eye, but I didn't end up bringing anything back to Charlotte because most of the things I was interested in were pretty pricey.

My favorite store in Charleston was Elizabeth Stuart Design. It was an awesome mix of new things, vintage pieces and jewelry. I snapped a picture of this piece of art because I loved the use of the silver leaf and the oil paint:

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I came across this beautiful antique linen closet at Antiques of South Windermere:

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The wood grain was so beautiful. I wanted it for a client, but it was too pricey.

This was one of my favorite pieces that I saw in Charleston, I found it at Terrace Oaks Antique Mall. It was an art deco light fixture that someone took out of a very old Charleston home.


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The picture doesn't do it justice.. it was so beautiful. I think it was made out of a frosted lucite plastic. The down rod was very strange.. like someone took a cheap Target table lamp and turned it upside down. I would have replaced that.

I sent it to a client, but here was the kicker - it was HEAVY. Probably like 50 lbs. We would have had to add extra support in the ceiling to hang it, so we decided to pass.

I also enjoyed Celadon (didn't take any pictures there) and GDC. I really liked this table for a client at GDC:


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The shelves were glass, not black (they were reflecting the black ceiling). I may need to call them back to see if they will drop ship!

Friday morning I hit up Folly Beach. I was only there for two hours, but it was two wonderfully relaxing hours. A very quick refresh.

The first hour the sky was covered in dark, gray clouds but then the sun came out and it was beautiful.


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After the beach, Char and I checked out of the hotel (she came with us) and we did a quick walk/shopping trip on King St.


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And I went into South of Market. A BEAUTIFUL shop.. I was loving their emerald green:

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We were only in Charleston for 48 hours but it was AWESOME! Oh, I love that city.

11 comments:

  1. Bethany at Powell Brower HomeAugust 13, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    looks awesome! did you do dinner any place fun???

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  2. Chassity (Look Linger Love)August 13, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    So glad you enjoyed :) ESD is the bomb.

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  3. Yay!!  you totally made it to my favs :)  hope you had a blast!!

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  4. My friend was there for the PGA this weekend too....but she doesn't have your shopping eye.  Thanks for the Charleston pics.  I love it there too.

    jbhat

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  5. my bedroom needs that green headboard!

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  6. Looks like a wonderful two days to me! I love Charleston! Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Any chance you could share the list of shops she recommended? I just moved to Charleston and I am still in the honeymoon phase. I would love some suggestions on where to shop, especially places with affordable artwork.

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  8. I was just in Laguna Beach last week....I could SO live there! Great shopping, beaches, restaurants....charming! Loyal reader, 1st comment!
    xo~Jill

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  9. Looks like you had an amazing time there!

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  10. Interior Design Musings!August 14, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Hey Bryn! Thanks so much for all these great shops. My hubby and I are going to be there in February and I will have to check them out. Also, loved seeing the picture of your sweet little dog. Not sure if you remember, but Char could be my Mom's dog, Sugar's twin. So strange for me to see her on your blog!!! Mandi.

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  11. Lauren@BaylorSays...August 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Okay super weird....I was in Charleston for the tourney as well and thought I saw you (now I can't remember where) and thought it was really strange to think you see a blogger. And I took the EXACT same two pics at South of Market. Small tiny world!

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