Southern Style Now Showhouse

I was a little late to the game in hearing about the Southern Style Now Festival which took place here in Charleston last week!  The festival and showhouse is in a different city every year, and this year Traditional Home brought it to Charleston.  The festival consisted of  keynote speeches, panel discussions, antiques and architecture tours, book signings, and design workshops.  Unfortunately I didn’t get to attend any of the events but I was able to tour the showhouse on Friday!  And boy, it did not disappoint.

The showhouse is at 36 Hassell Street in the heart of Ansonborough in downtown Charleston.  The home is owned by designers Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill who designed the kitchen with a spectacular glass ceiling and range hood!  The home was built in the 1840’s in the Greek Revival style.  The house still exudes this historic style but the designers have definitely added modern touches throughout the home, which is even visible on the exterior architecture in the rear of the home.  I thought I’d share the photos that I took while touring the home.  Tours continue through December 8th Thursday through Sunday and tickets are $30 per person.


I loved the bohemian feel of the front porch, designed by Charlotte Lucas from Charlotte, North Carolina.IMG_0866IMG_0863

And the Greek Key stencil on the front porch! I’m a sucker for anything Greek Key…IMG_0864The front entry hall was dreamy!  Bright orange and silver Gracie Studio Wallpaper with the most amazing gallery wall you’ve ever seen!  Designed by Lindsay Coral Harper Interiors from New York, New York.IMG_0805IMG_0807The parlor was designed by Matthew Carter Interiors from Lexington, Kentucky.  I loved the bold paint color and the eclectic vibe of this room.

The Dining Room was designed by MA Allen of MA Allen Interiors from Raleigh, North Carolina.  I loved her nod to Charleston by incorporating the sweetgrass baskets into the cornices and the tie backs for the drapery.  This room was a perfect example of mixing modern and traditional elements to create a funky but sophisticated room.


The kitchen and butler’s pantry was designed by the homeowner’s Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill.  The kitchen design was dark and masculine featuring an illuminated glass ceiling and hood.  And the butler’s pantry felt very classic and collected.


The Carriage House Den was designed by Traci Zeller from Charlotte, North Carolina.  This room felt so soft and cozy.  I loved the combination of the blush pink and green along with the neutral leopard carpet!  The large window looking outside created lots of natural light and the chaise in the window would be the perfect spot to lay with a good book on a rainy day.

The Garden was done by Glen Gardner, a landscape architect from Charleston, South Carolina. It was a gorgeous space, perfect for outdoor entertaining!


The Carriage House Guest Suite was designed by Olivia Brock from Charleston, South Carolina.  It was the sweetest little guest room with feminine details, pops of green and blue and natural elements throughout.IMG_0829IMG_0831IMG_0832IMG_0833IMG_0830IMG_0835IMG_0836

The Master Bedroom was the perfect shade of gray.  The light fixture, by Circa Lighting, was the focal point of the room which created a very masculine but glam feel.

The Master Bath suite designed by Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson might have been one of my favorite spaces in the house.  It even had an espresso machine hidden in the cabinet!

The third floor of the home boasted a guest room and an artist’s studio.  The guest room was designed by Angie Hranowsky Studio.  The walls were covered in Rose Cumming’s “Sabu” leopard print fabric in pink highlighted with purple trim.  The purple was then painted on built ins in a high-lacquer finish (Benjamin Moore Black Raspberry 2072-20).  It was definitely fun and unexpected!

I hope you enjoyed this little re-cap of the Southern Style Now Showhouse!  There was a lot of inspiration within the walls of this Greek Revival home.  I hope you can go check it out!

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