We have a unique project to share with you today. Dockside condominiums are one of Charleston’s most iconic properties. At 19 stories tall, Dockside is one of the few high-rise buildings in the Holy City. Built-in the early 1980s, the units offer incredible views of the harbor, downtown Charleston, and the Ravenel Bridge.
Originally, Dockside condos were fairly basic; after all, the harbor’s view steals the show. However, we’ve come a long way with aesthetics since the 80s. There’s no reason you can’t have an incredible view and a home with plenty of personality.
We chose a serene color palette of greys and whites with dark wood and brass accents throughout. In the entry, painting the double doors a deep grey allows the foyer to stand on its own as a separate and essential space. The floor has brass accented tiles laid in a random pattern to give the nook visual energy.
Originally the kitchens in Dockside were closed-in spaces with a small pass-through window. Removing the wall opened the area and allowed us to create a generous table for four. We kept the kitchen streamlined with flat panel cabinets and a seamless backsplash. A bottle cap portrait of Andy Warhol by local artist Molly B Right adds a little fun to this hardworking room.
In the living room, notice the accent ledge below the television for books and objects d’art. Foxed mirrors behind the sofa reflect light, giving the room depth and a classy, vintage vibe. Rounded corners in the interior architecture are echoed the detail of the furnishings.
In the primary bedroom, the soothing color palette continues in the upholstery, seagrass wallpaper, and tall mirrors with brass accents. The attached bathroom features a patterned floor tile that looks like a botanical carpet. We used layers of texture throughout the home to create visual energy; this keeps the muted color palette feeling cozy instead of sterile.
The second bedroom continues the color scheme, but a pop of color in the art over the bed gives this room personality.
We loved working on this unique home. Stay tuned for another recent condo renovation, see more of this home, and get inspired on our portfolio page.