As the most beautiful time of the year approaches and we start to slow down, I think we must take a break to look at everything positive we have accomplished this year and even if we can’t be surrounded by everyone we love, we should also learn to appreciate the calmness and the beauty of having a slightly quieter Holiday Season, preferably in the coziness of our own home.
As cliche as it sounds, in my opinion “home really is where the heart is” and this South Carolina’s House Tour will show us just that.
The interior designer, Suzanne Barrow of Barrow Interiors, has been featured on Home Bunch many times where she and her husband, Byron Barrow of Barrow Building Group, have built and renovated stunning homes in South Carolina for over twenty years.
Of all the inspiring homes they have shared on the blog, today is an extra special day because they are sharing their recently-built home. Suzanne, a very talented interior designer and mother of two, took some time to share all of the details of their new project and I know that you will be inspired by their beautiful home and by this beautiful and hardworking family:
“Here are some fun background about our journey to build our house:
We had been renting a little cottage on Sullivan’s Island for a few years and had the ½ acre lot for at least two years before we were able to build our personal home because we were too busy with our client custom home builds. “Cobbler who has no shoes.” ☺ So when we were finally ready we knew we want to work with Heather Wilson Architect; a renowned architect based in Charleston. With a minimal aesthetic and design philosophy we loved that Heather focuses on the connection between the inside and out. Featured by Southern Living as one of its 50 People Who Are Changing the South, she is highlighted for “altering the notion of the Southern farmhouse, streamlining the familiar form for today with sharper exterior lines, modern palettes, and bold details.” We wanted a Heather Wilson design because we wanted that modern but Southern Low-country feel and timeless sophistication. We love that the architecture is not just a box but L-shaped with multiple rooflines. The house feels way bigger than 3,200 square feet (4 bedroom, 3.5 bath) because of the vaulted ceilings. I love how Heather designs multiple structures that are connected to each other by a grand hypen/hallway separating the main living space from the bedrooms for more privacy.
The house has high-end custom finishes including White Oak flooring, custom cabinetry in Kitchen, Mudroom and Master Bath, Namibian White Marble countertops throughout, high- end designer lighting, custom plumbing, whole house water filter, stucco fireplace, vaulted shiplap ceilings in main living area and Bedrooms, an open floor plan perfect that’s for entertaining and an amazing backyard oasis. The first floor includes a walk-in Butlers Pantry and Bar with custom cabinetry, Pantry Mudroom and Master Bathroom all by local woodworker, Brook’s Custom Woodworks. The first floor also has a study/library with shelving throughout and a cool little powder bath off the stairs.” – Suzanne Barrow of Barrow Interiors & Barrow Building Group.
Beautiful Southern Low-Country architectural details seem to perfectly blend in with the peaceful natural surroundings.
This is Suzanne, and her husband Byron, on a job site.
Foundation Paint Color: Sherman Williams Repose Gray.
Exterior Siding Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
What a beautiful view! The front door paint color is Benjamin Moore Duxbury Gray.
“As you enter the home you walk into the Great Room with 20 ft vaulted shiplap ceilings in an open Living Room and Kitchen concept with French doors throughout leading onto huge wrap around porch and grand stucco fireplace.
The fireplace is the main focal point when you walk through the front door so I wanted to it to be the “design statement” in the room so we had Charleston Plaster Company stucco the entire bump out from floor to ceiling in a custom grey color.”- Suzanne Barrow of Barrow Interiors.
Pillows: Custom pillows with fabric made by Elworthy Studio.
There’s nothing more important than creating a home – big or small – where we can make memories with the people we love the most. That smile and those toes melt our heart, doesn’t it?! I miss my kids being that small! 🙂
“I am not a huge fan of a lot of upper cabinetry in a kitchen because it closes it in and I think you can get creative designing alternative storage options like a custom built china hutch so it almost looks like a furniture piece and then design a lot of your storage in a butler’s pantry.” – Suzanne Barrow of Barrow Interiors.
Ceiling: Shiplap ceilings in kitchen and pantry.
Cabinet Paint Color: Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove.
“We design a lot of houses with a bank of windows as the focal point along the range wall. As you can see our range wall was the main focal point in the kitchen so I wanted to build a large custom hood and cover the entire range wall with the Namib marble backsplash to make a statement.” – Suzanne Barrow of Barrow Interiors.
Kitchen Details: Custom White Oak cabinets and island with Cotton White Rubio Monocoat stain. All appliances have custom panels to create a seamless look with cabinetry.
Kitchen Faucet: Polished nickel faucet by California Faucets.
“I like to keep my countertops clean in the kitchen and like to put all of my appliances (especially microwaves) out of sight in the pantry. You can see we designed a coffee bar in the pantry with a bar sink.”
Faucet: Kohler Purist Bar Faucet.
Interior Base Color Paint Throughout – Benjamin Moore White Dove (trim is in semi-gloss and walls and ceiling are flat). I prefer my wall and trim color the same.
Kitchen Sink: Rohl Allia.
“Off the kitchen is a Sunroom that could serve as a sitting area or dining room with banks of large casement windows. Natural light everywhere.” – Suzanne Barrow of Barrow Interiors.
Custom banquette designed by “Brooks Custom Woodworks” for storage.
Pillows: Custom-made with textiles by Rebecca Atwood.
Lighting: Serena & Lily, Large.
“Byron has so many heirlooms and antiques furniture that are over a 100 years old from his grandmother and I designed the library around that. I wanted it to feel like an old classic and moody library with floor to ceiling shelving to house all of our old books, artwork and items collected over time.”
Walls, Trim & Ceiling Paint Color: Farrow and Ball Studio Green.
Lighting: Visual Comfort Halo Pendant in Gold.
“There is a grand hallway with large casement windows on first floor separating the main living area to the bedrooms for privacy.”
Interior Accent Color – Benjamin Moore Duxbury Gray: Stair railing & front doors.
Hanging Pendants: Visual Comfort Agnes Pendant, in White & Gold.
Flooring: White Oak with Custom finish – similar here.
Rug: One of a kind Turkish rug – similar look: here.
Surf artwork by local artist Chelsea Goer.
The Powder Room features a White Quartz custom floating vanity/sink.
Faucet: Polished nickel faucet by California Faucets.
Sconce: Kelly Wearstler Utopia sconce.
“The second floor has three bedrooms with a jack and jill bedroom and bath and then guest suite and bath all with vaulted shiplap ceilings.”
Decor: “I wanted my son’s nursery to be boyish and be happy with a room design that he could grow into. I love Caroline Cecil fabrics and wanted his room to have a beachy surfer theme so I designed the room around Caroline’s Hunan Palm fabric in blue.”
Crib is from Baby Bloomers local children’s boutique in Mount Pleasant, SC.
Lighting: “To add some texture and organic feel, I found this fun Vero pendant twig light with rattan twigs from Serena and Lily.”
Rug from Serena and Lily.
Artwork: Emily Brown Art.
Walls are in Benjamin Moore White Dove.
Kids artwork add color and a personal touch to this space.
Second floor flooring is painted in Farrow and Ball Antique White for a “beach house” feel.
Cabinet: Shiloh semi-custom cabinets in Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.
Countertop: White quartz countertop.
Faucet: Kohler Purist faucet in chrome.
“The twin antique pineapple beds came from Byron’s grandmother that he slept in as a little boy. I painted and refurbished them in Benjamin Moore White Dove same color as walls.”
Draperies: Custom drapery with Darcy fabric from Lulie Wallace.
Ceiling: Shiplap vaulted ceiling.
“I wanted my bathroom to feel clean, crisp and sleek with midcentury modern feel in the cabinet design. I fell in love with this marble hexagon tile and designed the bathroom around that.”
Artwork: “It was important to me to support local artists and craftsman and incorporate local talent throughout the house where I could. All artwork are strong powerful women artist from the Charleston area.”
Drapery Fabric: Swallowtail by boutique fabric designer Fayce textiles.
Local artwork over tub from Anne Darby Parker.
Pendant over tub: Magnolia pendant from Anthropologie.
“In the first floor master bedroom there is an en-suite bath with a separate bathtub, shower and huge walk-in closet off the bedroom.”
Cabinetry: Custom cabinets by Brooks Custom Woodworks, stained white oak in Rubio Monocoat Cotton White.
Countertop: Namib Marble countertop.
Sconces: Visual Comfort.
The mudroom has beautiful floor to ceiling cabinetry to hide the washer and dryer with plenty of storage.
Cabinet Hardware: Top Knobs.
“There is a secondary entry door into the mudroom off our front entry porch area. The house is elevated so you have to go up the stairs to get to first floor entry. When you get up the stairs there is the main entry door with gas light and a secondary door into mudroom/laundry. I wanted to make sure that my washer and dryer were hidden since guests coming through entry door can see into mudroom so I had Eric (Brooks Custom Woodworks) design custom tall cabinetry to hide washer dryer with additional storage shelving built in over the front load W/D.).”
Faucet: Signature Hardware faucet in chrome.
Cabinet Paint Color: Cabinet color Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray.
Shiplap Paint Color: Benjamin Moore White Dove.
“The French doors lead to a wrap around porch with ample space for dining, entertaining and perfect spot for a bed swing.”
Flooring: Painted white floors and ceiling in Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace.
All exterior door color Benjamin Moore Duxbury Gray.
This wrap-around screened porch also features an inviting outdoor living room with comfortable furniture and a wall-mounted TV.
The outdoor sofa and chair are from CB2.
“The backyard is aligned with palm trees for privacy and is ready for a pool. Builder can assist in developing pool and landscape plans. Outdoor shower is already installed.”
There’s something very welcoming – and definitely summery – about this gorgeous home!
Mature trees surround this Low-country beach house.
This backyard provides the kids with plenty of room to run around and play games!
Find time to make memories with the people you love. 💖
Cabinetry: Brooks Custom Woodworks.
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