Every year the Southeaster Wildlife Exposition brings a three-day celebration of wildlife and all things natural to Charleston. Each February, our city is full of visitors attracted to SEWE’s educational conservation programs, social events, sporting demonstrations, and fine art fairs. In honor of SEWE this weekend, we’re reminiscing about some of our favorite natural motifs in past projects.

This vacation home on DeBordieu Creek is full of natural details. The fireplace is wrapped in reclaimed wood, while the rug, baskets, and upholstery echo the texture of sweetgrass. Accessories or lighting made from oyster shells are always among our favorites, and working in a client’s collection of sweetgrass baskets is a delight.

Our Cassique Cottage project centered around organic, natural accessories and motifs. A pair of black and white alligator paintings grace the fireplace, and a work of art made from cast sand dollars steals the show.

Our I’on Eclectic project illustrated the softer, more feminine side of nature. Details in the master bath include shiplap walls and a colorful finch painting by local artist, Joseph Bradley. The addition of pure Lowcountry indulgence, a hanging bed swing, brings the outdoors in, year-round.

The living space of this incredible oceanfront home is the perfect backdrop for natural elements and motifs. Check out the coral pattern on the upholstery and the print of Darwin’s iconic pelican. In the master bath, see if you can spot other references to coral, plus sea glass and oyster shells.

We hope you enjoy the festivities this weekend – and find plenty of inspiration.