For this exterior, I knew I wanted to stick with our Charleston coastal aesthetic. It was all about color in soft, muted tones. I found myself drawn to the natural patina of the historic homes and buildings in the city. Whenever we went exploring along the cobblestone streets of Charleston, I filled my camera roll with colorful, character-filled homes.
We knew a bright pink home, like you’d find on Rainbow Row, would be too stark on the block so I chose my favorite blush shade and we added pops of muted blue-gray on the shutters and for the traditional haint blue southern porch ceiling. The final charming accents – gas lanterns and window boxes – completed the Charleston-inspired exterior perfectly.
The end result? The happy home we intended. You can’t help but smile when you live in a pink house. 🙂
Our backyard is inspired by the lifestyle of the Low Country: al fresco dining and entertaining friends and family. Because we wanted to draw everyone outside, we placed our outdoor kitchen away from the house and the dining table right smack in the middle of the yard. We believe life happens around the table and we wanted to ensure there was ample space around the dining area without any points of congestion on the patio.
When we were issued the dog challenge by Ty, we knew we had to come up with a creative idea that would add value to the entire family. As we drove back to our AirBnb from the house one day, I was looking out the window and remarking on the beauty of the ocean and all of the boats at sea. That’s when I knew what we needed: a boat! I found the perfect boat on Facebook marketplace for $500 and Dave was able to modify it to create a dog bed AND a kid’s play space. The little sandbox has a cover for when it’s not in use and the landscaping around the boat helped make the entire spot feel intentional rather than an afterthought. I absolutely love how this feature turned out!
Of course, the hot tub was controversial in the game but we had really gotten our hearts set on a pool (we were working to get a modular pool similar to my sister and brother-in-law’s). We weren’t able to afford the pool so we decided on the next best thing for a backyard water feature: a hot tub. No, it’s not the prettiest design element but it will allow for fun and memory making out back and that’s the most important thing!
Everything we did in this house was designed with a family in mind. We want this home to be filled with laughter and joy-soaked memories for years to come and we truly believe this backyard is the perfect place for any family.
Gas Lanterns | Bevelo
Brick | Cherokee Brick
Outdoor Kitchen| RTA Outdoor Living
Flag | Allegiance Flag Supply
Hot Tub | Carolina Spa Company
Back Patio Sconces | Kichler
Exterior Siding Paint Color | Sherwin Williams Classic Sand
Shutters Paint Color | Sherwin Williams Magnetic Gray
Exterior Trim Paint Color | Benjamin Moore White Dove
Photographer: Margaret White