Home Tour: Modern Sullivan’s Island

August 25, 2017

A grown family and their furry friend spend winter months in this modern Sullivan’s Island home. An unusual layout for traditional Sullivan’s Island, this transitional renovation has an open floor plan for easy entertaining.

A neutral palate is the perfect backdrop for whimsical art and sculptures. A contemporary fireplace sits below the TV, making this room an idea spot to curl up with a movie on a winter night.

On the far wall of the living room, a double-chaise sectional sports pops of duck egg blue pillows that echo the color of the original art triptych above.

The dining room is open and features a 10-person dining table overlooking the outdoor pool. Weathered iron light fixtures lend a sense of history to the space, while ocean-themed art perfectly fits the recess above the sideboard.

The cool blue wet bar between the living room and the dining room invites guests to help themselves. Multi-colored mosaic tile adds energy and sparkle.

A custom-built bar top table and counter creates a casual place to gather for coffee, a glass of wine, or an informal meal. The kitchen stays open and friendly and the appliances hidden, but the industrial-size range hood says this kitchen is the domain of a serious cook.

Just off the kitchen is an open sitting room with fireplace and baby grand piano. The patio doors open to catch the ocean breeze and provide convenient access to the outdoor gas grill.


Bedrooms stay peaceful with an icy blue and beige palette. In the master bedroom, double doors lead to a patio with a traditional Charleston bed swing. The second bedroom features a four-poster bed with upholstered headboard, a nod to Charleston’s traditional “rice bed.” A double set of French doors lead to a shady patio, and window treatments and accessories were kept minimal to maximize the view outside.