10 Ways to an Award-Winning Modern Kiawah Island Design
October 21, 2014
Award-Winning Modern Kiawah Island Design: The third accolade MDI walked away with at the ASID awards was Honorable Mention for a Residence Under 3,500 Feet. Here’s how we did it!
The clean lines of the architectural features – the simplified coffer – are mirrored in the simple, clean lines of the furniture. Whimsy is included in the Coca-Cola painting and the pops of color.
This client needed bold, bright, and playful design for their modern Kiawah Island home. We wanted to bring out the eclectic and fun nature of the occupants while keeping it a functional design for a lively family of four.
What you’ll see here is how we contrasted pops of color with neutral accents while also keeping to the typical color choices of coastal Carolina. We gladly accepted the chance to color outside the lines and really create the wow-factor by implementing a few contemporary elements in the design.
Here are 10 ways we won over the the ASID judges as well as our clients:
1. The living room’s focal point was the sleek, concrete fireplace wall with its linear fireplace. We used a chunky shag rug to balance it all out.
2. Flor tiles were used in the entry as well as in bedrooms to provide pops of color in a graphic, customizable, and impactful way. And how great is that Dr. Seuss-inspired bookshelf?
3. The kitchen island features an underlit glass countertop with color-changing LEDs for a fun and unique focal point. This is truly the most unique part of this project!
And now it’s pink. How fun is that?
4. The chandelier in the dining room is a European design. We think it adds an understated focal point to the space.
5. A wonderful touch of whimsy was added with the witch-feet cabinet in the entry.
6. In the second bedroom, the wall-mounted sconces and acrylic bedsides maximize the limited space on the bed wall.
7. Mingling comfortable upholstery with repeating elements from the home’s interior, we love the way it all came together — from the steel cable railing to the feeling that this porch is an extension of the living room. And the custom Sunbrella drapery not only adds to the sophistication of the space but it also blocks the light and heat during those infamously hot Charleston summers.
8. A quirky decorative iguana stands by an inviting chaise lounge area — a cozy spot for a book, a nap, or some conversation.
9. Whether it’s a cocktail for two at a high table or brunch for six at the round dining table, this open setting lets varying-sized groups of friends and family congregate and enjoy the breathtaking views Kiawah Island has to offer.
10. We did all of this together as a team. We couldn’t have earned it without each other!
Stay tuned for more design inspiration next week!