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low oak woods road

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC

Interior Design Project No 146

A client’s love of both Lowcountry style and all things French Country, led to an intermingling of these two distinct styles.  We coined the resulting blend of styles as: “French Country meets Lowcountry”, which is carried throughout this Kiawah Island vacation home.

Photography by Holger M. Obenaus

Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design

The Foyer immediately sets the tone as you enter the home.  A sweeping cypress barreled ceiling and a stone-and-wood lattice pattern in the floor lend a sense of grandeur, while the repetition of engaged columns, sconces and antique-framed botanical prints provide a dynamic rhythm.

A custom, hand-knotted rug lends inherent formality to the space while cool blues are interjected to balance the warm palette.  More casual elements of plaid and natural, woven textures balance the formality to make the space comfortable for real living.

Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Living Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Dining Room Design

The Kitchen cabinetry extends into the Dining Room, maximizing storage while emulating a breakfront.  The red coral side chairs add a lively interjection of color into the space.

A classic, off-white Kitchen avoids the mundane with carefully curated embellishments, including a custom back splash design, a beautifully-framed vignette at the triple windows and stunning lanterns above the island.

Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design

A Dutch door with antique porcelain hardware gives way to a view of the skirted custom-designed farm sink console in the Laundry Room.

Bold in black, the Morning Kitchen is tucked between the Kitchen and Laundry Room.  While created as a utilitarian space to hide away counter top essentials like the coffee pot and toaster, we show that, with a little creativity, practical can be beautiful.

Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Media Room Design

Elevated with integrated theater step lighting, this raised seating area allows the viewers to comfortably view the tv over the heads of those in the game table area.  Patina canvas portraits of driftwood at Huntington Island Beach were commissioned for the space.

Twin beds are cleverly integrated into the built-in cabinetry in this multi-functional Media Room.  The game table and chairs (not shown) are easily rolled away to give this space maximum flexibility.

Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Media Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Room Design

The silhouette of a black George I mirror is a dramatic contrast against the happily chirping birds on the sunny wallcovering.  A blue-and-white porcelain vessel sink sits atop a reproduction vanity.

A stacked-stone fireplace is the central focus in this grand outdoor room that provides both comfortable lounging opportunities, as well as large-scale dining.

Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Outdoor Living Room Design
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Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Living Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Dining Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Media Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Media Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Outdoor Living Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Outdoor Living Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Living Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Dining Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Morning Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Media Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Media Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Low Oak Woods, Kiawah Island, SC: Outdoor Living Room Design