The only thing better than living on the water? Doing it in style. Which is why when we chose Daniel Island, South Carolina, as the site of this year’s Coastal Living showhouse, we wanted to make sure that the home we built there would feature oodles of bright ideas and plenty of inspiration. So we reached out to a veritable design dream team to get the job done: the architectural wizards at Our Town Plans, home builder Jamison Howard of Max Crosby Construction Co. Inc., and interior designer Ginger Brewton. They transformed a prime plot of land on the banks of the Wando River into a three-story plantation-style estate that expertly blends traditional architecture with modern, laid-back design and a colorful disposition. Here, we’ve asked our insiders to spill their tips and secrets for balancing form and function to help you introduce coastal charm into your own home.