5 of the best in Charleston design according to The Scout Guide

February 26, 2015

The Scout Guide is a beautifully curated magazine that illustrates the “best of local” in the various cities it covers with every issue. TSG chose Charleston for its 100th edition, and MDI was proud to be featured, too. From the top local foodie spots to the best Charleston design, TSG covered it all.

The Scout Guide was welcomed into both Margaret’s home and office. We’re so glad they wanted to include the whole MDI family in the photos, down to Margaret’s dog.

The Scout launch party MDI recently attended was held at the Preservation Society. It seemed TSG thought of every detail, and we loved learning more about so many local businesses that the publication also chose to highlight. Here are 5 of the local gems showcased by TSG that in some way represent what can be found in the Charleston design world — besides MDI, of course!

Original Charleston Bedswing
Based in Mt Pleasant, Original Charleston Bedswing creates a unique way to hang out. You can custom-make your own bedswing, choosing everything like cushions, piping, paint color, size according to your ceiling height, and more. Add one to the patio or inside by the fireplace, and enjoy the whimsy of a swing with the comfort of a luxury bed.

2. Kistler Design Co.

Creating high-end furniture for residential and commercial projects, Kistler Design Co. stays ahead of the competition by keeping its concepts simple but extraordinary. From tables to shelves to beds, it’s all bespoke and beautiful.

3. Classic Remodeling & Restruction

The folks at Classic Remodeling & Reconstruction helped remodeled Margaret’s kitchen, den, and more, so it was great for the MDI team to catch up with this John’s Island business. The firm specializes exclusively in residential remodeling and restoration. Here’s peak of Margaret’s home, but stay tuned to an upcoming issue of Charleston Style & Design for a really in-depth look inside the house!

4. Croghan’s Jewel Box

Over a century old, Croghan’s Jewel Box opened when hand-engraver William Croghan claimed his place in the Charleston design circuit inside a single house on King Street. Mariana of Croghan’s Jewel Box is a dear friend of Margaret’s. Years ago, MDI had the opportunity to design the upstairs drawing room of Croghan’s, where the jeweler hosts events.

5. Herlong & Associates

Specializing in home design and residential restoration, Herlong & Associates is an architect firm based on Sullivan’s Island. At the TSG event, we learned all about the Kiawah Riverfront Estate that the firm is currently working on.

All in all, the party was a hit, and we learned so much about what’s happening design-wise in the Holy City. Get your copy of The Scout Guide: Charleston here.

It was cold out but the vibes inside the party were very warm!

Thanks, Scout, and we hope to see you in Charleston again soon!