Today we have a wonderful home tour of one of our recent projects on Fripp Island. This oceanfront property has a sophisticated, island elegance. With four adult children, a posse of grandchildren, and an open-door policy for their large extended family, this Fripp Island home had to be user-friendly, low maintenance, durable, welcoming and beautiful.

We chose a soothing and elegant color palette that promotes relaxation, and created spaces for multiple groups, and age groups, to enjoy downtime together. We also designed multiple living and dining areas, indoors and out, that allow groups of various sizes to gather comfortably.

The spacious home was designed with the incredible island view in mind. The foyer welcomes guests with stunning views of the ocean down a light filled corridor. The front and rear door align and the trim detailing between each serves to draw the eye into the space, and then to the ocean beyond.

The MDI team carefully curated the home to feel like it had age and character. For example, the hand carved console was paired with a one-of-a-kind lamp made of antique sculpture pieces. Including items with patina and age helped us create a sophisticated and luxurious feel.

A custom glass blown chandelier is the focal point as you enter the second level of the home.

The client’s family visited the artist’s studio and took turns blowing a piece of the glass that was used. The artist flew in from Texas for the week to complete the installation. The chandelier is a showstopper than can be seen from both floors.

Layered textures and subtle coastal design nods to the location. This home is outfitted for entertaining with its custom bar with hidden features, including a sink and icemaker, along with its many bedrooms for family and friends to stay.

The open floorplan is defined by the unique ceiling features. The custom dining table features a burl walnut veneer in a unique patchwork pattern.

A special painting commemorates the family’s annual trip to the island.

In the dining room, a custom buffet has gold leaf accents that add a hint of glamour. The library is defined by its custom designed woodwork in warm wood stain. The window trim was faux-finished to perfectly match the stain of the cabinets. The game table serves as overflow seating for the dining room.

Leather chairs and ottomans add to the cozy feel. We mixed the client’s mementos and book collection with other accessories.

There’s a lot more to see in this gorgeous island home – check it out on our Portfolio page!