Shannon Berrey

Before and After: Charleston Style

Sunday, November 14, 2010

We are still in Charleston. As we walk the cobblestone streets we 'ooh and aahh' over the gorgeous old homes, the lush landscapes, the enticing porches. We talk about the ones we choose as our favorites and the ones that we feel need a little love. We make up stories about the people we presume to inhabit the homes. And we get really excited over the ones with the 'For Sale signs ' hanging in the window since they are empty and we feel at liberty to make our way up the ivy covered brick stairs to look in the windows--peering in at the massive staircases, crystal chandeliers and pristine plaster moldings. We talk about which of the beauties we would like {in a few years } to hang our hats in and the modifications we would make--different paint colors, larger window boxes... 

So, I thought I would share with you some images of a renovated 1890 Charleston home near Sullivans Island that Kathy Heller and family transformed from dark and gloomy to breezy and beautiful. It was done so well, that they won the overall cottage' Before and After make-over' contest in Charleston Home Magazine this year.

  The present-day kitchen was last used as a game room.
After, kitchen
Before, living room
After, living room
Before, master bedroom
After, master bedroom
Before, bunk room
After, bunk room
Before, shared bathroom
After, shared bathroom and bunk room
{images: Charleston Home Magazine} 

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Shawn commented on 18-Nov-2010 02:31 PM
Wow, this is amazing! What a wonderful transformation. Thanks for sharing. Very, very inspiring. By the way, love, love, love your blog!
Shannon Berrey commented on 19-Nov-2010 09:38 AM
Thanks Shawn! I appreciate you reading and commenting!
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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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