CHARLESTON SYMPHONY SHOWHOUSE~ BRILAND BEAUTY
A beautiful Greek Revival manse built in 1840 was the setting of the the 40th annual Charleston Symphony Showhouse. Faced with a narrow porch and limited wall space, I relied on the floor and ceiling as canvases for art and color, commissioning local artisan Suzanne Allen to create a painted floor in a chevron pattern as a focal point. My design recalls 19th century Bahamian cottages with a palette of pastel pinks and emerald greens inspired by Harbour Island. A long banquette piled with pillows offers seating to accommodate many guests for Happy Hour or the perfect spot to curl up for an afternoon nap. Whimsical hanging chairs add another spot to perch with a Goombay Smash in hand. Drapery panels can be pulled to block the sun and rattan accent pieces add more dimensions to this outdoor room. Potted palms and hanging flowering baskets provide the finishing touches to this lovely haven.