Beacon of History

Inspired by a local lighthouse destroyed by a hurricane in the 1800s, architect Steve Herlong created an eco-savvy home for his family on Sullivan’s Island

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Inside Out
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Inside Out

What you see: walls clad with cedar-shake shingles and a rough-hewn cedar ceiling painted a nautical blue-and-white scheme, all to create the look of a seaside porch inside

What you don’t see: improved indoor air quality, resulting from the release of fewer potentially harmful gasses from the low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint used in the house

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.