Inside Look: 2014 Palmetto Bluff Idea House with Suzanne Kasler

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Every year, Southern Living pulls together a talented team of designers to build a home from the ground up that exemplifies southern style. The stage was set with the location of the 2014 Idea House: Palmetto Bluff, smack dab in the middle of Carolina Lowcountry. This year’s dream team, Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler and Architect Ken Pursley, was up to the task. Together, they created a lighter, fresher approach to living. The storybook vacation home, surrounded by pine trees and nestled beside a lake, is complete with a back porch that offers unrivaled views of the sunrise. We got together with Suzanne to talk about the design and what inspired her.

Ballard Designs: The Idea House is a different kind of project for you.

Suzanne Kasler: I wanted to be on this project because I was really excited about working with the architect, Ken, and Palmetto Bluff is certainly a beautiful place. The great thing about designing a whole house, as opposed to a single room in a showhome, is that we can really make it ours. We were able to create this cohesive look and feel that flows throughout the home.

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BD: How would you describe that look and feel?

SK: This house has a very unique open floor plan. The challenge it presents is everything in the house relates to one another. Everything is open, including the upstairs. The question becomes: how do you make it interesting without feeling disjointed? So I started with a very neutral foundation: all white. I wanted to show how you can use sisal, white upholstery, white paint and layer from there — and still have so much interest. It’s our version of the Belgian influence on design today.

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BD: Beyond the open floor plan, were there any other driving influences?

SK: The architect first described the home to me as a fishing cottage. It has all of these windows, and the whole view is looking out over the lake that’s right outside. I didn’t want to take away from the architecture and the spectacular views. I also thought of it as a second home, so it has a certain casual aesthetic to it.

BD: What struck us is this beautiful mix of old and new in the decor. And, of course, you’ve got some wonderful Ballard pieces in there as well.

SK: Yes, we have some great antiques and found pieces. When we went to the Paris flea market, we knew we were going to be doing this house, so I specifically looked for a few pieces that would work here. We also found some artwork from Belgium. Then we mixed in some high-end pieces with some great Ballard pieces. You want to create a house that looks more collected — that’s what makes style.

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BD: One of the first things we noticed is that fabulous entry/dining table — and it’s paired with your Ballard Campaign Chairs, which are really outdoor chairs.

SK: They are my new favorite thing! These directors chairs are so comfortable, and they’re folding. We used them both indoors and out — and you can bring them in or out as your seating needs change. They fit the aesthetic of the home, since so much of the focus is on outdoor living. What’s happening a lot in second homes is that large entry tables are also used as a dining table. The two areas are blended, but it doesn’t feel like you’re walking into a dining room. We put these great accessories on top. I found these glass lanterns at Scott Antique Market here in Atlanta and hung them completely randomly.

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BD: It really sets the tone of the whole space. Moving into the living room, you have several seating areas in one big space.

SK: Typically, you do different rugs to define groupings, but we wanted to treat the room as a whole space. We did one sisal rug the entire length of the room, so the furniture could move back and forth and groupings could feel more connected. We did Sunbrella fabric in white everywhere — on all the upholstery and the sheers on the windows.

BD: We love the minimalist styling. We couldn’t help but notice the Larkin Swivel Gliders and Durham Nesting Tables.

SK: I love to show people how to mix Ballard pieces into a home, and this is a great example. The custom cut sisal rug and main sofa are high-end, and the sofas in the window are custom made. The pair of Scandinavian-style chairs are vintage Kaare Klint chairs signed by the designer. Yet the Larkin Swivel Gliders are such a natural fit here. They’re just so comfortable! I also used them in the sitting area on the stair landing, which has the best view in the whole house.

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BD: The living room is adjacent to the kitchen. Can you tell us about the color contrast?

SK: We usually do white kitchens, but the whole house is white. And since we had to choose a stock cabinet color, we thought the gray would look more custom than white, and it would create this really interesting contrast at the same time. We painted the ceiling the same gray blue color, but added in custom shelves in white to bring that color to the kitchen.

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BD: The space off the kitchen is called a “clutter room.” How do you imagine this room being used?

SK: It really becomes a great multipurpose space for storage and serving as a second kitchen. In a second home you tend to do a lot of entertaining. You can clear the kitchen after dinner and put the dishes in here, since people are always hanging out in the main kitchen. It’s great for additional food storage. I stacked dishes, baskets and my Glazed Pots from Ballard on the shelves — you can never have too many!

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BD: Another thing you can never have too many of: bulletin boards. You used our Burlap Message Boards here and in the mudroom over that great oversized table.

SK: We share that philosophy! You can do so much with those message boards. We love that layered look for added interest. You can hang a little or a lot on them and layer accessories in front of them as we did. That table in the mudroom is one of the first things we bought for the house. It’s an antique and really overscaled, and everyone said it was too big. It barely fits in that space, but it’s fabulous. People don’t think about scale and end up with things that are too small. A change in scale can really change the look of the space. It makes you think about the architecture of a space.

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BD: Let’s talk about the bedrooms. The Louisa Metal Canopy Bed in the master is a great fit.

SK: We saw it at a Ballard photo shoot and loved it so much that we wanted to use it in the master. You’ve got the four poster, but it’s open and the iron gives it this casual feel. You don’t even need a dust skirt. We used my Linen Blanc Fabric everywhere — on the throw pillows, Thurston Wing Chair and the drapery. It’s very soothing.

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BD: We love the boy’s room and girl’s room. How do you make them fun, yet sophisticated, so they appeal to any age?

SK: We did the boy’s room in navy and the girl’s room in a fresh raspberry. You end up having so many guests in a second home, with friends and relatives visiting, and many are kids. We don’t use a lot of pattern, but we went all in with this fun, colorful duvet. It’s so chic. You have to pick a pattern that’s going to be timeless.

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BD: We noticed you used the Squire Headboard in both rooms.

SK: People have asked me, why did you do so many square headboards? To me they appeal to the more tailored feel of the whole house, but you can use a different color fabric to change the look from room to room. The navy headboard in the boy’s room really anchors the whole room. And that weathered finish of the Campaign Chest goes so well with the navy.

BD: In both rooms you used your Signature Linen Fabric by the Yard to make custom window shades, closet panels and shower curtains — and added further embellishment with ribbon.

SK: I added the ribbon banding for accent color to balance the bedding. It also shows another way of customizing your look. The boy’s bathroom shower curtain is three different colors of linen — Blanc, Indigo and Flax.

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BD: We haven’t actually talked about the outdoor space, which is funny, because this house was designed for outdoor living.

SK: The outdoor space is almost as large as the indoor space, so there is this real interaction between inside and out. The outside of the house is white, and the window trim and shutters are in this fabulous blue. It was a custom color from the window manufacturer.

BD: You must have read our minds, because we were going to ask about that blue. It almost looks like an exact match to your Wide Striped Indoor/Outdoor Rug in blue.

SK: Blue has always been one of my favorite colors, so imagine my excitement when we were working with the architect on picking the outdoor window and found this gorgeous blue that’s so chic and unique. It looks incredible. Then we were able to bring in the blue accent color through accessorizing, indoors and out.

BD: So let’s talk about that great outdoor porch. You had a lot of space to play with.

SK: What’s interesting about the architecture of the house is that the porch is actually dropped two feet lower than the main level, so from inside your view is not interrupted by porch furniture. It’s a great concept. But because that window wall is high on the outside, I wanted to fill that void with furniture, and in the process create tons of seating for entertaining. I created two mirror image seating areas with the Directoire Sectionals and Chairs and a pair of Sutton Coffee Tables. And it’s all anchored by the striped rug.

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BD: The porch wraps around to the kitchen on one side and the master on the other end. How did you handle these spaces?

SK: Off the kitchen I pushed together two Orleans Tables to make one big dining table and surrounded them with the directors chairs. On the opposite end, I used the smaller Teak Octagonal Table with the same chairs to double as a game table. In general, the whole goal was to create lots of dining and conversation areas while enjoying the view.

We say: mission accomplished, Suzanne! It’s a truly spectacular home. Find more information here about the 2014 Palmetto Bluff Idea House in Bluffton, South Carolina.

Learn more about the 2014 Southern Living Idea House in Palmetto Bluff. Find sources for all paint colors, fabrics, and furniture items or find more information here.

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110 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tricia Sullivan

    June 11, 2016

    The Corzine couch in Suzanne Kasler’s master sitting room is just what I am looking for, but wondering if Ballard has the same style and color. Similar throw pillows, rug, side chair, and coffee table would be a beautiful addition as well. I read that the wall paint is Benjamin Moore – what is the color? Bottom line is I love this room so much that I want to replicate it for my den/living room. Thanks for your help!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      June 13, 2016

      Tricia,
      We’re so happy to hear you love this room. The paint color is Sherwin Williams Pure White SW7005. As for the sofa, our Larkin Upholstered Sofa has very similar lines, and Suzanne’s Cornflower linen fabric would be a great alternative to the pillow fabric she used in this space. Her Montaigne Rug is a great look-a-like as well. We suggest looking through Suzanne’s entire collection, and we bet you’ll be able to find ways to replicate this room in your own home!
      Best of luck!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Alissa

    January 24, 2016

    I bought some Anew Grey paint. It is the color that’s in the clutter room in this blog post. It is not the cabinet color. It’s more of a light taupe.

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    Jenna

    January 22, 2016

    Who is the photographer? I’d like to feature some of these photos on my blog and give the right credit.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      January 22, 2016

      Jenna,
      That would be great. Thanks! If you would credit Brian Bieder and link to this blog, that would be excellent!

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    Marissa

    January 8, 2016

    In the kitchen, where is the hardware from on the cabinets and drawers? Also what are the countertops, marble? Thanks!

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    Brianna

    December 19, 2015

    i love the hardwood floors. Do you have any info on color/type?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      December 21, 2015

      Brianna,
      We don’t have any information about the wood floors, but here is a list of all of the sources for the 2014 Southern Living Idea House. Hopefully you can find what you’re looking for there!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Shawn

    December 1, 2015

    What is the color of the kitchen cuboard shelves with white cups? It is the 7th photo…..It is taupe.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      December 3, 2015

      Shawn, it’s Sherwin Williams Anew Gray #7030.

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    Rachel

    November 2, 2015

    Where can I find the house plans? I have looked everywhere,please help

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    Grace

    October 13, 2015

    I love the hanging shelf in the kitchen where did you find the iron links?
    Thanks Grace

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    Samantha

    July 15, 2015

    LOVE THIS HOUSE! What are the exterior colors? Specifically the tan color on the door?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 22, 2015

      Hi Samantha,
      We’re so thrilled to hear that you love this house! Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about the exterior paint colors used on it. So Sorry!

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    Stacey

    June 17, 2015

    How did you paint the kitchen cabinets?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      July 22, 2015

      Hi Stacey,
      I believe these are custom cabinets, painted by the manufacturer!

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    Stacy

    June 13, 2015

    The colour on the kitchen cupboards ..you said was Anew Gray…but it is a beige when I tried to get it.can you double check this colour please .asap.thx

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      June 16, 2015

      Hi Stacy,
      Unfortunately, this is a list of all of the resources we have about this kitchen. The cabinet color is listed as Anew Gray, but we have no other information about what the paint color could be if that is wrong!
      Sorry we can’t be of more help,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Linda

    June 12, 2015

    Love absolutely everything about this house! In the master bedroom what color is on the walls? And are the drapes the same fabric as the other upholstered pieces?
    Thanks!

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    Brittany

    May 13, 2015

    can you tell me where to get the hook and eye hardware for the hanging shelves in the kitchen?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 21, 2015

      Hi Brittany,
      Unfortunately, we don’t have any source information for the shelves in the kitchen. We’re so sorry!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Kelly

    May 6, 2015

    I love love the kitchen and I’m inspired to paint my cabinets this color. Can you reveal the color you used on the kitchen cabinets?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      May 7, 2015

      Hi Kelly,
      We’re thrilled to hear you’re inspired by this kitchen! It sure is gorgeous! The color is Sherwin Williams Anew Gray SW 7030.
      Happy decorating!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    DOBRAN LJERKA

    January 16, 2015

    BEAUTIFULL……..

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    Crystal

    November 30, 2014

    Love so many of the details in this home. May I ask what the flooring is in the kitchen and the kitchen storage room? Thanks so much! Crystal

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      December 19, 2014

      Hi Crystal,
      Unfortunately we don’t have a source for the flooring in the kitchen and storage room, but you can find all of the sources for the idea house here.
      We hope that helps!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    london

    November 25, 2014

    Beautiful! I would love to know where the wood/linen/leather tie back chairs are from (in the living room)!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      November 25, 2014

      Hi London,
      Thanks for your comment. Those are fabulous chairs, we agree! Unfortunately they are vintage, so I don’t have a source for you. Sorry!
      The How to Decorate Team

  18. Reply

    Marcy

    September 22, 2014

    Hi Caroline,

    Are the open kitchen shelves by Emtek too? Or where did the team purchase them? I love them. Thanks for your help so far!!
    -Marcy

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 22, 2014

      Hi Marcy,
      Unfortunately, I don’t know where the shelves are from. They may have been custom made by the contractor. All of the information and resources we have about the Idea House are here. Sorry I can’t be of more help!
      Best of Luck!
      Caroline

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    Christine

    September 19, 2014

    love the “clutter room,” what color is that. Live in Barbados and get lots of sun in my kitchen/living room. I will try and match it with out paint company here.
    Thanks

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 22, 2014

      Hi Christine,
      The paint color in the ‘Clutter Room’ is Sherwin Williams Anew Gray (#SW7030).
      Happy Decorating!

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    Nancy Oakley

    September 16, 2014

    I am looking for a circle on a stand – like the one on the sofa table, can you tell me where this is from? Thank you,
    Love the kitchen shelves

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      October 9, 2014

      Hi Nancy,
      Thanks for your comment. That is a beautiful sculpture, we agree! Unfortunately we are unsure where it is from! You can find all of the available sources for the idea house though here.
      Best of luck!
      The How to Decorate Team

  21. Reply

    Sarah Kubiak

    September 15, 2014

    You mentioned that the kitchen cabinets were from stock – can you please tell me where you bought them? And what are the hardwoods – they’re beautiful!

    Thanks

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    Sylvia

    September 13, 2014

    Is the master bedroom carpet a Sisal as well?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 15, 2014

      Hi Sylvia,
      Thanks for your comment. The master bedroom rug is Sisal, yes!
      The How to Decorate Team

  23. Reply

    loretta thomas-whiteside

    September 12, 2014

    TOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! FOR WORDS. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS HOUSE, THAT IS GOING TO BECOME A HOME FOR SOMEONE VERY BLESSED.

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    pat dionne

    September 12, 2014

    where can i get the kitchen pulls

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 15, 2014

      Hi Pat,
      Thanks for your comment. The cabinet knobs are the Cadet by Emtek, and the pulls are the Brass Trinity Pulls in Satin Nickel by Emtek. Hope that helps!
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Mary M

    September 10, 2014

    Wondering what is the color of the kitchen cabinets. They’re beautiful. Thanks.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      October 9, 2014

      Hi Mary,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately we don’t know the exact shade of the kitchen cabinets, but you can find all of the paint colors and resources for the Southern Living Idea House here. Sorry we can’t be of more help.
      Best of luck!
      The How to Decorate Team

  26. Reply

    Sharon Edgeworth

    September 10, 2014

    Where do I find the wood and canvas deck chairs in the Palmetto Bluff Idea house

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      October 9, 2014

      Hi Sharon,
      Thanks for your comment. The teak directors chairs that you’re referring to are our Suzanne Kasler Campaign Chairs. They’re really beautiful in person, and we’re thrilled to hear that you like them!
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

  27. Reply

    Kristin

    September 8, 2014

    I love the sunburst mirror in the entry. Can you tell me where it’s from?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Kristin,

      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact source for the sunburst mirror in the entry, but this one designed by Suzanne Kasler herself is very similar! Hope that helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

  28. Reply

    Therese

    September 8, 2014

    I LOVE this! It is so wonderfully bright and yet relaxing. Is a view of the floor plans available anywhere?

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    Sue Baker

    September 7, 2014

    Love the sisal rugs throughout the house. Are they from Ballard Design and if so, which ones (name of carpet). Thanks

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Sue,

      Thanks for your comment. The sisal rugs throughout the house are not Ballard Designs. They’re by Stark.

      Happy Decorating!

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    Victoria

    September 7, 2014

    Can you tell me where to fine the hardware hooks used for the open shelves in the kitchen?
    Thanks

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Victoria,

      I wish we could help, but unfortunately we have no information about the hardware used to hang the shelves in the kitchen. So sorry!!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Maria

    September 7, 2014

    What color blue in pillows. Looking for that color on wal.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Maria,
      Thanks for your comment. The pillows are our Suzanne Kasler Signature 13 ounce Linen in Cornflower. We suggest ordering a swatch of the fabric and taking it to your paint store to have it color matched!

      Best of Luck,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Katie

    September 6, 2014

    Is there a floor layout of this home available? I’m interested in how many square feet it is! Just gorgeous!!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Katie,

      Thanks for your comment. You can see the layout of the home here. Hope that helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

  33. Reply

    Dana

    September 6, 2014

    I love the chandeliers in the family room. Where do I get therm?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Dana,

      The chandeliers in the family room are the Large Percival Chandelier (SK5001) by Circa Lighting. Thrilled that you love the space!

      Happy Decorating!

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    Kelly

    September 6, 2014

    I love the beautiful chandeliers in the living room. Can you tell me where I could purchase them?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Kelly,

      They’re the Large Percival Chandelier (SK5001) by Circa Lighting. Hope that helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    pat dionne

    September 6, 2014

    where can i get the handles that are on the kitchen drawers and cabinets

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Pat,

      Thanks for your comment. The cabinet knobs are the Cadet by Emtek, and the pulls are the Brass Trinity Pulls in Satin Nickel by Emtek. Hope that helps!

      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Faith Auriemmo

    September 6, 2014

    I love this home!!!! I could just move right in!!!! The use of “Sunbrella” products with all of the white fabric furniture is smart, because it stands up to wear and tear and spills. I love the blue interception of color. I also love the antiques that were well thought out and placed through out the home as well as the beautiful Ballard Design pieces. I coulld just move in and be very happy here!!!!

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    Angie

    September 6, 2014

    Everything is so simplistic and beautifully tailored. The lake is the perfect peaceful back drop to the home. The clean and simple design is soothing and flows seamlessly to the outdoor setting.

    I have a question regarding the rugs used in the bedrooms. Are the rugs seagrass and where can they be purchased? The color and texture are the perfect compliment to the rooms. Thank you!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Angie,

      We’re so thrilled to hear that you like the house! Suzanne did a great job. The rugs are actually Sisal and they’re by Stark. Hope that helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Erin

    September 6, 2014

    I love the casual, yet sophisticated feel. I have Suzanne Kasler chandelier in extra large in my foyer and love it….I get so many compliments. When we moved houses, it was one piece I definitely wasn’t selling with the house. Can you please tell me the paint color of white on the walls. I’m struggling with the whites because they can look like builder beige if you’re not careful. Thanks in advance.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Erin,

      Thanks for your comment! The wall color is Sherwin Williams’ Pure White (SW7005). It’s gorgeous isn’t it!

      Happy Decorating!

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    Lori

    September 6, 2014

    Love the starburst mirror and frame arrangement in the dining room. Where did the sunburst mirror and frames come from? Also, what are in frames around the sunburst mirror?

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    Debra Giroux Barnhill

    September 6, 2014

    Thank you again Southern Home Living and Ballard Design for a wonderful home! The location is just beautiful and the house and design work really complement the Low Country living appeal.

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    Brittny

    September 6, 2014

    I absolutely need to know who makes that dining/entry table. Perfect!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Brittny,

      The dining table is from a store called South of Market in Atlanta. That’s all the information we have! Hope it helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Carmel Delaney

    September 6, 2014

    Beautiful , what else is their to say!

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    Kathy

    September 6, 2014

    Where did the round coffee table in the loft come from?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Kathy

      The coffee table is the Mandalay Ottoman by Furniture Classics from Huff Harrington Home in Atlanta. We hope that helps you!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Rhonda

    September 6, 2014

    This is my dream house! I love everything!!!!

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    Colleen

    September 6, 2014

    I love the duvet cover in the girls room. Where is it from? I think I need one!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Colleen,

      Thanks for your comment. The duvet in the little girl’s room is a custom duvet made from the fabric Lotus in Rhubarb by Galbraith & Paul. Hope that helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Tracy

    September 6, 2014

    Suzanne Kasler never disappoints me! I study her designs and use her creative ideas in my home. This house is gorgeous!

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    Barbara

    September 6, 2014

    Hello,
    Lovely kitchen. Can you tell me the grayish/blue color you used in the kitchen on the ceiling and door? It’s beautiful.
    Thank you,
    Barbara

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for your comment. The ceiling color in the kitchen is Anew Gray (SW7030) by Sherwin Williams. Hope that helps!

      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    PATSY

    September 5, 2014

    lOVE THE OUTDOOR DECOR THE BEST. iNSIDE IS PRETTY BUT NOT DESIGNED TO LIVE IN, OBVIOUSLY.

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    Debbie Guillory

    September 5, 2014

    Where did the duvet in the girl’s bedroom come from? That room is beautiful and so inviting.

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for your comment. The duvet in the little girl’s room is a custom duvet made from the fabric Lotus in Rhubarb by Galbraith & Paul. Hope that helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Sheila

    September 5, 2014

    I love the kitchen …….and the clutter area….but it certainly doesn’t look cluttered. What color of gray is on cabinets?

    Yall did a consumate job!!!!!!

    thanks in advance

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    traci

    September 5, 2014

    what paint color(s) of white are used throughout the house? Very soothing. Also the grey on the kitchen ceiling!
    Amazing house!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Traci,

      Thanks for your comment. The white wall color is Sherwin Williams Pure White (Sw7005), and the Kitchen is Anew Gray (SW7030). Hope that helps!

      Happy Decorating!

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    Anne

    September 5, 2014

    Hi – I love the outside porch and the way you have tied it in w/ the X design in the upstairs railing.
    What type of glass did you use in the railing?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Anne,

      Unfortunately we don’t have any information about the glass used in the railings. We’re so sorry! Southern Living might have more information though!

      Best of Luck,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Biily SLY

    September 5, 2014

    This Would be like the perfect retirement home for me. But like Manette said I would need some color. Very nice and open design.

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    Lisa Kiggans

    September 5, 2014

    Love this home! I live close to Palmetto Bluff on Hilton Head Island & there are many beautiful homes there, This will surely be one that others will want to duplicate it’s style.

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    allie

    September 5, 2014

    i am wondering where the entry/dining table is purchased from? thanks!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 8, 2014

      Hi Allie,

      The dining table is from South of Market in Atlanta. It’s the Grey Wood Parsons Table (SM8999). Hope that helps!

      The How to Decorate Team

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    Erin

    September 5, 2014

    Hi,
    Gorgeous home! Can you tell me the color of gray on the kitchen cabinets please?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      October 9, 2014

      Hi Erin,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately we don’t know the exact shade of the kitchen cabinets, but you can find all of the paint colors and resources for the Southern Living Idea House here. Sorry we can’t be of more help.
      Best of luck!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Janette McNana

    September 5, 2014

    I’ve just bought a bunch of Ballard for my office, so love their product. Love the porch. But, sorry, interior has too much white and taupe for me. Too sterile. Needs more color.

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    Melinda

    September 4, 2014

    I am in love with the master bedroom! Could you tell me where the chocolate brown quilt at the end of the bed came from?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 4, 2014

      Hi Melinda,

      Thanks for your comment. The quilt at the end of the bed is Vivaraise, a French bedding company.

      Happy Decorating,

      The How to Decorate Team

      • Melissa

        September 8, 2014

        I love the Blue Gray in the kitchen. What color is that?

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        Caroline @ How to Decorate

        March 25, 2015

        Hi Melissa,
        Unfortunately we don’t have any information about the paint color in this kitchen. Sorry!

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    Fabiana

    August 31, 2014

    I am in love with this kitchen, wow!

    ciao https://ciaonewportbeach.blogspot.com/

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    Marcy

    August 29, 2014

    Can you please tell me where you got the fabric for the kitchen drapery?

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      September 2, 2014

      Hi Marcy,

      According to Southern Living, the window shade fabric is Vanessa by Zimmer & Rohde. Hope that helps!

      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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    Crystal R.

    August 19, 2014

    I love the everything about this house. I especially love the open shelves in the kitchen. Can you please tell me where you got the hooks for the shelves?

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    Kreative Accents

    August 18, 2014

    I love the blue hues and tones, they speak relaxation and rest. Comfortable outdoor living is now a must and I really love how different personalities come out in the different designs here. The outdoors could be your new family with these spaces 🙂 Great decor all around.

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    Faye Bright-Bailey

    July 31, 2014

    I love the colors, all the way around. The kitchen colors are ideal, the Living Room has the feeling of intimacy, while seating availability invites many.’jn

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    Manette Gutterman

    July 29, 2014

    I could live on that back outdoor space and be perfectly happy! Gorgeous interior but I would add more color!

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