It’s no secret I absolutely love the impeccable work of Lisa Furey of Lisa Furey Interiors. She’s been featured on Home Bunch many times and it’s such an honor for me to be sharing her personal South Carolina cottage. Here, the designer shares all of the details on how she recently renovated this Lowcountry-style home:
“We LOVE this cottage (meaning me – and my husband, Jim Colton). We waited for and visited this home for six years, until financially it was in reach.( The lot was subdivided and we were able to afford the home – on less land.) The architecture is classic and uncomplicated. Round brick pillars, inspired by a nearby plantation, a slate roof and Savannah gray brick combine to give the home a sense of solidity. Wide porches provide comfortable space to entertain and enjoy the outdoors and views of the 18th green, distant islands and the Port Royal Sound on one side and Old Tabby Ponds on the other.
The floor plan is inviting. A foyer leads to the living room featuring a raised hearth brick fireplace on the north end of the home and a distinctive staircase which separates the living and dining rooms. The dining room features a second brick fireplace and built-in wine storage racks and adjoins a splendidly equipped kitchen. Off the living room is a room with a wet bar currently in use as a den. Adjacent to it is a full bath which allows the den to become an additional bedroom when needed. The home’s second floor contains a master bedroom suite with a beautifully appointed marble bathroom and dressing room, a comfortable guest room with bath, and conveniently located laundry room.
Originally designed as a residence, the home served initially as the Spring Island Club’s Golf House until the present facility was constructed. Those who recall the early days at Spring Island have fond memories of sitting on the porch, recounting the day’s events and enjoying the stunning views. We live that way today!”
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Classic architectural details and an inviting porch will always make this home stand the test of time.
Home Exterior Stain – Sherwin Williams custom blend Opaque (similar to Benjamin Moore HC-168 Chelsea Gray).
A glass front door allows guests to see the beautiful white interiors contrasting with the deep hued exterior of the cottage.
Front door and windows were painted in a custom color to match siding.
“I love the foyer – it was dark and heavy – we painted the paneled walls white, painted the ceiling the same custom blue grey high gloss as the powder room, kept the antique lighting fixture and installed an custom Kravet indoor outdoor Belgian runner. Paint color is Benjamin Moore White Dove and the wood hutch is an antique and Chippendale chairs sourced from someone else’s curbside trash and refreshed in a Lee Jofa fabric! ” – Lisa Furey
Mirror: “Mina” by Made Goods.
Garden Stool: Legend of Asia.
Faux Magnolia Branch: here.
The Living Room was completely remodeled, save for the grasscloth wallcovering and the homeowners rug (which was too small for the room). We added a larger sisal rug to layer under the decorative and more colorful rug – it filled the room up much better.” – Lisa Furey
Coffee Table: Fairfield 48” Coffee Table by Oomph in BM White Dove finish.
Pillows: Lee Jofa – Available through the designer.
Inside you will find comfortable furniture and hues such as white, creamy neutrals and light blues and greys.
Table and lamps behind sofa are antique and were purchased from previous owner.
Drapery fabric by Kravet and drapery tape by Schumacher – Available through the designer.
Mirror over fireplace is Palecek “coco ruffle”.
Rug: “Panama” Sisal rug by Fibreworks – similar here.
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Curved stairway was painted in gloss white; Benjamin Moore White Dove.
Causal yet elegant, this Dining Room is located just off the Kitchen.
Chandelier is Serena and Lily “Del Sur”.
Dining chairs are Serena and Lily “Riviera” in mist.
Large Art piece is Benson Cobb Studio.
Dutch Chest is an antique.
Rug is Fibreworks.
Tucked into a curved niche, the built-in adds storage and plenty of character to the Dining Room.
All wood floors throughout the home are 7” wide Heart Pine stained.
“The kitchen is truly the hub of the house. Cabinets are recessed flat panel doors, inset – painted in Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove. Walls, trim and ceilings are also painted Benjamin Moore White Dove and countertops are a discontinued quartz, which are original to the home.” – Lisa Furey
Counterstools are Serena and Lily “Tucker” (not shown).
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“The original tile Backsplash was removed and replaced with hand painted terra cotta Walker Zanger tiles, combined with tongue and groove paneling elsewhere.” – Lisa Furey
Surface mounted lighting replaces original recessed cans and is Visual Comfort Marine Porthole Flush lighting.
Canisters: Anchor Hocking.
Featuring custom drapery and angular Bay Windows, this Den is the perfect place to curl-up with a good book or simply look at the peaceful view.
Table Lamps: Arteriors.
“The Powder Room also serves as a full bath. We removed and replaced the existing dark green and gold wallpaper, swapped out the lighting and designed new custom window treatments.” – Lisa Furey
Ceiling: Ceiling is painted in a custom blend high-gloss.
Window fabric is Kravet and tape is Lee Jofa – drapery hardware is Kravet custom.
Lighting: Leighton Flush fixture by Visual Comfort.
Cabinet hardware is Amerock “Glacio”.
Sconces are by Hudson Valley.
Walls & Trim Paint Color: Benjamin Moore White Dove.
“This was formerly very dark with green and gold theme. We face-lifted it by painted all walls in Benjamin Moore White Dove.” – Lisa Furey
Blue console was an old piece I had repainted in soft blue gloss
Side table is “Marseilles” by Woodbridge Furniture.
Window treatment and bedskirt fabric by Kravet.
Pillows: Lee Jofa – Available through the designer.
Secretary Desk is custom by the designer and desk chair is antique and Desk is by Chelsea Textiles.
Flooring: Re-carpeted in a Masland 6.6 nylon herringbone “Distinguished”.
“We painted right over a gold grasscloth and crossed our fingers – it turned out great! Did same with the vanities! Paint color is Benjamin Moore White Dove”. – Lisa Furey
Hardware: Amerock “Glacio”.
Custom valance in a Kravet fabric.
Floor Tile: here.
Featuring hand-molded curved brick pillar columns along with herringbone patterned brick flooring, this porch is surrounded by nature, marsh views and it’s the right place for some cocktails!
Back Porch – garden stools by Legend of Asia – “Scilla” pattern.
All furniture by Janus et Cie Amari collection in Smoke.
This cottage exudes beauty and I am sure it will be the place where the designer and her beautiful family will create many memories in the years to come.
Photography: Jay Savage Gibson.
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