Drawing inspiration from the Hollywood Regency design style of the 1930s, this sophisticated project by Architrave Interior Design features touches of bold colours, metallic finishes and rich textures, while mixing in traditional details of the homeowners’ contemporary tastes.
Situated on Daniel Island, which is rapidly becoming one of the most coveted areas in the country, homeowners Shea and Kylee wanted a complete overhaul of the home to transform it into the perfect space for them and their three children. The island used to be owned by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and was used for farming, cattle ranching and as a private hunting retreat, but nowadays it is highly sought after by people relocating from the North East and the West Coast of the United States, chosen in particular for its climate and lifestyle.
‘The home was dated and the owners didn’t like much of anything about the house,’ remembers Moe Draz, founder of Architrave Interior Design. ‘Shea and Kylee’s taste tends to lean more edgy and modern and in spring of 2019, they contacted me to do a complete re-do of the house. We replaced all lighting, plumbing and hardware, hung wall coverings, re-painted as well as re-furnished the whole house. They also added the pool and rear outdoor living areas.’
Built in 2014, this traditional new-build house with beautiful mouldings and high ceilings provided an apt canvas for Architrave Interior Design to elevate the place into something more comfortable, warm and elegant. Citing the work of designers William Haines and Dorothy Draper, Draz incorporated clean lines and traditional elements with bold colors and metallic finishes to create a truly opulent space.
After painting all the walls and trimmings in light, neutral grey tones to soften the heavy woodwork and mouldings throughout, the design team chose to paint the doors and windows in a contrasting dark colour to pull the eye towards the outdoors, giving the rooms more definition. ‘It was the marriage of the traditional details of the home with the client’s more contemporary taste,’ says Draz. ‘The homeowners love blues, but they also wanted the house to feel warm and cozy. Rather than going with icy blues, I was careful to select deeper blues that had hints of green or turquoise to them and mixed them with light creams and beige tones as well as unlacquered brass fixtures and accents.’
Draz wanted to keep the materials of the home looking and feeling classic and luxurious. Many high-performance fabrics with rich textures were used like velvets and chunkier linen weaves and boules to endure three young children and a dog. The light-coloured silky and geometric patterned rugs brighten the rooms and contrast the dark walnut floors, while unlacquered brass fixtures add warmth and patina, giving this home its distinct personality.
Photos: Arielle Simmons
Interior Design: Architrave Interior Design
Words by Shai Rama