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The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. presents the Designer Showhouse

July 2015
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. presents the Designer Showhouse
Near the union of Hasell and Anson streets stands the St. Johannes Lutheran Church parsonage, a blush-colored dwelling that’s finding new life as an overnight wedding venue. Since its construction in 1842, this Italianate-influenced residence has withstood good times and bad, surviving natural disasters, war, and neglect. Forty-five years ago, the newly restored building at 50 Hasell Street debuted on Historic Charleston Foundation’s Ansonborough tour. And this spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) unveiled its 38th Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse during a month of tours to benefit the symphony orchestra as well as CSOL® education and scholarship programs. In a stunning transformation, 15 designers married the house’s 19th-century charm with 21st-century design in 13 rooms, plus the courtyard. Take a peek!


Hallway Entry

Jim Weinberg

Jim Weinberg Lifestyles, LLC

Jim Weinberg Lifestyles, LLC: Atlanta, GA; (843)284-3481;


Kings Fine Furniture, Atlanta, Georgia

Myers Carpet, Atlanta, Georgia


Paint by Benjamin Moore: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls: HC-92 Wheeling Neutral


Front Parlor

Jeff McKinney & Randy Grussing

Circe & Architectural Antiques & Design

Architectural Antiques & Design: 1011-A St. Andrews Blvd., (843)571-3389,; Circe: 903-C St. Andrews Blvd., (843)556-8880,


Livingston’s Furniture Restorations

Scalamandre Fabrics through Circe

Kravet Couture through Circe

Hilarie Lambert, artist

Benjamin Moore paint from Spectrum Paints: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls: 2164-50 Saint Martin Sand with a Burnt Umber Glaze


Music Room

Debby Gomulka

Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC: (910)352-7339,


Fabrics, furniture, and accesssories from Debby Gomulka Designs, LLC

Decorative finish by artist Karl Beckwith Smith

Orignial oil landscape paintings by J. Chris Wilson,

Antiques by J. Robert Warren Antiques and Appraisals, Wilmington, NC

Columns by Chadsworth Columns

Painting services by Ralph Dandridge, Steady Hands Painting, LLC

Jeff Davis, Chadsworth Columns, Wilmington, NC

Gene Mercer, Thomas Beauregard Enterprises, Mt. Olive, NC

Benjamin Moore Paint: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Wall: 127 Peach Pie; Frieze: 925 Ivory White


Powder Room

Elisa Constanzer

ElisaChristine, LLC:,


All materials, flooring, finishes and décor from Lowes,

Flooring and installation by Rock Creek Construction

Marble donated by Stonehenge Marble & Granite, LLC

Trim molding installation by Kevin Hair & Associates

Benjamin Moore paint from Spectrum Paints: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls: CSP-80 Gothic Arch; Ceiling: Champagne Metallic Glaze


Dining Room

Regina Garcia & Shannan Preston

Regina Garcia Design, LLC: 549 Rutledge Ave., (843) 412-2378,


Custom-made artichoke pendant over table by Peyton Avrett

Dining Table, bench, antique head chairs, gold leaf mirror, and console table by Landrum Tables

Vintage china and black bamboo chairs from Event Works

Antique Oushak rug by Khoury Oriental Rugs

Napoleon gold-leaf candelabras from Dunes & Duchess

Art by Anna Cox Studio

Art by R.T. Shepherd

Art by 86 Market Arts

Treasurestead, Drapery Workroom

Antique barware, pitcher, glasses, and gold peacocks from Charleston Revisions

Benjamin Moore Paint: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Ceiling: 539 Sycamore Tree; Fireplace Cast Iron: Blueberry Black; Walls: 890 Pink Damask



Nancy Jo Klug

The Charleston Design Cottage, LLC: 1070 Main Rd., John’s Island; (843) 518-0338;


Appliances from Plugs Appliances, Whitten Meares

Granite countertops from World Granite, LLC, Dylan Jackson

Daltile for backsplash from Carpetbaggers Floorcoverings, Nancy Witt

Backsplash installation from Simpson Flooring, Mike Simpson

Plumbing fixtures from Moluf’s, Lisa Cartin

Chandelier from Rick’s Lighting, Monica Posey

Custom carpentry by Cutting Edge, Steven Chartrand

Painting services by Steady Hands Painting, Ralph Dandridge

Benjamin Moore Paint: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls: 919 Buttermilk; Ceiling: 918 White Rock; Cabinets: HC-122 Great Barrington Green (with a special glaze)


First Floor Piazza

Audrey Wood

Audrey Wood Interiors, LLC: (843) 670-4669,


Teak furniture from The Teak Hut

Sunbrella Fabric

Benjamin Moore paint: Exterior Stucco: Salmon; Floors: Shaker Gray; Trim: Hasell Street White; Ceiling: 1661 Heaven on Earth; Shutters: Charleston Green


Guest Bathroom

Lauren Messina

Lauren M. Creative, LLC: (843) 214-4157,


“Bird in a Bush” wallpaper in peach by Anna French available through Lauren M. Creative

Custom drapery available through Lauren M. Creative

“Fiona” chandelier by Ro Sham Beaux,

Mirror from Mirror Image Home available through Lauren M. Creative

Faux finishing and artwork by NEWLook Finishes by Crystal, available at Domain Interiors

Tub, tile, and floor restoration and refinishing by Miracle Method of Charleston

Plumbing fixtures and vanity from Lowes of Mount Pleasant

Rug by Pacific Rugs of Atlanta

Painting by 1st Class Painting

Wallpaper hanging by Kolodka’s Wallpaper & Painting

Benjamin Moore paint: Trim: 876 Alabaster; Ceiling: HC-81 Manchester Tan


Guest Bedroom

Jean Godwin & Teri Du Bois Webster

Ethan Allen Design Center: 1905 Hwy. 17N, Mount Pleasant; (843) 971-4338;


Soft goods fabrication by Irina’s Dream

Painting services by Shorewood Building & Maintenance LLC

Wallpaper hanging by Interior Motives

Benjamin Moore paint: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls: 993 Beachcomber


Sitting Room

Bobbi Jo Engelby & Dianna Wenker

Domain Interiors & Design: 652 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant; (843) 388-0328;


Painting by CertaPro Painters

Charleston Forge Furniture

Stanford Furniture

Crystal Eadie Miller Art

NEWLook Finishes by Crystal

Schumacher Fabrics

Kent Walsh Art

Teak Hut

Jaunty Rugs

Nautisk Design

Benjamin Moore Paint: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls: OC-129 Alabaster in Pearl Sheen


Bridal Bedroom & Alcove

Elisa Constanzer

ElisaChristine, LLC:,


Furniture and decor from Lowes,

Wall hanging and base wall painting by Handyman Herman

Accessories from Domain Interiors

Chandelier from Circa Lighting

Lyndon Leigh

Floral décor by Kathie DuTrmble Event Accent Specialist

Artist: Stephanie Poe

CentraPro Painters

Furniture from Steven Shell  

Antique bed by Architectural Antiques & Design

KS Designs, to the trade only

Art by Linda Fantuzzo

Wedding dress and accessories from The Trunk Show Consignment

Aviva Sandoff

Fabrics, to the trade only, Charleston Designer Showroom  

BV Covers


Benjamin Moore Paint:

Bridal Bedroom: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Bottom Wall: OC-46 Halo Flat & Eggshell; Top Wall: OC-46 Halo Eggshell & PT-370 Veil Cream Metallic Glaze; Ceiling: OC-58 White Ice

Alcove: Trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls: Antique Yellow OC + Metallic Glaze PT-230 Buttercream Pearl


Bridal Bathroom

Heidi Huddleston

Delicious Kitchens & Interiors, LLC: (843) 901-1270,


Custom art by Cutting Edge Cabinets & Millwork

Ledge installed by Steven Chartrand

Painting by Ralph B. Dandridge, Steady Hands Painting, LLC

Plumbing fixtures by Gerber and Grohe through Moluf’s


Benjamin Moore Paint from Spectrum Paint:

Window and door trim: OC-129 Alabaster; Walls below art ledge, including walls in closet: HC-149 Buxton Blue; Walls above art ledge: CW-140 Timson Sand; Art ledge and closet shelves: PT-370 Veil Cream; Ceiling: PT-290 Zephyr


Second-Floor Piazza

Bobbi Jo Engelby

Domain Interiors & Design: 652 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant; (843) 388-0328;


Teak Hut

Loloi Rugs

Sunbrella fabrics


Courtyard Garden

Katy Wood

Katy Wood Landscape Design, LLC: 2030 Woodland Shores Rd., (843) 345-5289,


EB Designs

Custom lattice work by Dana Poulin of Poulin Builders, LLC

Hyams Garden Center