Traditional Charleston Interior Design: An 1800s Home
July 26, 2016
Traditional Charleston Interior Design is alive and well downtown. You’ll find contemporary design in barrier island homes, but south of Broad traditional decor is mandated by some of the most famous architecture in the world.
The 1800s were ruled by both the Romantics and the Victorians. Homes were grand and built for receiving guests, entertaining, and maybe even flaunting a little wealth. In the 1800s parlors and dining rooms were public spaces meant to show off family heirlooms and treasures gathered while traveling in Europe. These rooms lead the way for traditional Charleston interior design. Private spaces, such as bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens were fairly spare. Today’s modern homes are much more casual and private spaces are frequently as lavish as entertaining spaces. The good news is, today’s historic homes can be a mix of both.
This charming 1800s home is located in the heart of downtown Charleston. The interior incorporates many antiques and was designed with elegance in mind. The public rooms, such as the former parlors and dining room, retain the grand, formal feel with luxurious accents and furnishings in keeping with the era.
Private spaces, such as the bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom get modern design features and functionality that make them comfortable and stylish while allowing them to relate to the home.