Tour the 2009 I'On Idea Cottage

Find fresh design ideas and style tips from our Idea Cottage in I'On, South Carolina.

2009 Idea Cottage: Space-Savvy Design

With its eco-friendly construction and beach-chic feel, our Idea Cottage in I’On, South Carolina, shows how to live large in a small footprint.

The Stairwell
Photographer Tria Giovan, Stylist Lindsey Ellis Beatty

The Stairwell

Design Trick: Opt for stencil-painted walls as a creative alternative to wallpaper. Designer Angie Hranowsky had a local artist interpret a pricey paper’s design with shimmery gold palm fronds and leaves that enliven a coral background.

Favorite Detail: Angie found this salvaged newel post online:

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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.