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:
I came across this beautiful antique linen closet at Antiques of South Windermere:
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.
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:
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.
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.
And I went into South of Market. A BEAUTIFUL shop.. I was loving their emerald green:
We were only in Charleston for 48 hours but it was AWESOME! Oh, I love that city.
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