This renovation to a house in John’s Island is the result of a collaboration of our firm, architect Rob Atkins, AIA, and Croom Construction. The homeowners knew their priorities: their three Labradors and their collection of local artist. The couple had purchased the home furnished and after living in it for years realized certain aspects of the floor plan did not fit their lifestyle. The now 1990’s décor also no longer suited their tastes. The design vision was to establish an easy elegance to the interiors that would be both comfortable to live with yet stylish for entertaining— and again, holding up to the wear-and tear of dogs! The resulting design incorporates many bespoke details including millwork, ceiling beams, cabinetry and decorative lighting as the backdrop. Traditional hand-blocked linen prints paired with “youthful” prints in fresh colorations of golden butter, aqua and blues weave together to create a transitional and updated style for this home. The end result is a bit low-country, a bit English and a bit modern-day classic.