Vendue Range Tour
January 21, 2021
One Vendue Range is one of Charleston’s loveliest addresses. Located in the historic French Quarter, residents have views of Waterfront Park and the harbor. We’re delighted to share our recent renovation project with you.
The keystone of this design of this Vendue Range condo is the color palette of white, taupe, and light ultramarine. Ultramarine has a deep history in France. It was a problematic and expensive shade to make, so in 1824 the Societe d’Encouragement offered six thousand francs to anyone who could produce a synthetic version.
Chemist Jean-Baptiste Guiment came forward with an even richer version of the original hue. Artists approach ultramarine with reverence, seeing it as a shade of which the eye never tires.
One Vendue Range is in the French Quarter. Charleston and Paris have always had a close association, and we enjoyed mixing traditional Lowcountry details such as shiplap with other elements that have a conventional Parisian vibe. The combination is classic with a fresh, elegant twist – perfect for the Vendue Range vibe.
This Vendue Range home has strong architecture with bold moldings, arched doorways, and coffered ceilings. In the living room, two custom shelving units flank the fireplace. While built-ins are a more traditional choice, these freestanding units register as furniture, giving the room a more elegant (and luxurious) feel. A shimmering metallic finish bounces light back into the room. Custom ultramarine curtains provide privacy and a thread of colorful continuity.
The kitchen has more Parisian elements with curved wrought-iron accents and an ultramarine oven, cooktop, and hood. A solid backsplash of blue Bahia granite picks up the accent colors.
One of our favorite features is the watercolor wallpaper in the powder room. The wall is perfectly framed by the door arch, creating an inviting vignette.
In the main bedroom, watery sea glass green anchors crisp white upholstery and linens. Natural wood accents, art, and accessories give the room a hint of chinoiserie. The master bath features more ultramarine elements and an expansive custom dressing table with contemporary lighting.
The second bedroom is painted a barely-there shade of ultramarine and provides a subtle contrast for white, taupe, and soft rose linens and accessories. Throughout the home, colorful local art and antiques give this chic home a sense of place.
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