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Flyway DriveKIAWAH ISLAND, SC

Interior Design Project No 147

In a prime, beach-front location on the back of Kiawah island, this home was made for memories.  While the bones of the architecture are firmly planted in traditional, lasting design, there are purposeful elements of nautical whimsy throughout the home.

Photography by Holger M. Obenaus

Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design

In the fashion of the dramatic power of a sweeping staircase, we emphasized the verticality of this bathroom by using a tall, over-sized mirror and stacked art, opposite.  The navy-and-white woven wallcovering adds subtle dimension to the space, while also striking an intimate mood. A natural, live-edge walnut counter top acts as the perfect counterpart to a modern vessel glass sink.

The choice to use bluestone in the 1st floor hallway is one that was pulled from a love of New England style and a desire for an established aesthetic.  A traditional lantern with its interior painted blue adds a fun twist that keeps the Foyer from feeling too serious.

Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Bath Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Den Design

A bulls-eye glass transom takes center stage in this cozy gathering spot adjacent to the pool deck.  The addition of glass mosaic back splash tile that emulates waves sets a bold and cheery tone for the space, while serving to prevent wear and tear in the wet bar area.

The junior master bath is grounded in classic styling with marble mosaic floors and stained cabinetry with louvered doors.  The infusion of nautical style with a functioning porthole and rope accents gives this spa-like bathroom a firm sense of place.

Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Kitchen Design

Backs plash tile that is reminiscent of beach glass injects nautical style into a timeless, white Kitchen.  A navy-colored island creates a fun, yet sophisticated, contrast to the perimeter cabinetry.  Light fixtures created by local favorite, Urban Electric, are instant classics.

a driftwood orb chandelier hangs  above the white oak dining table that  extends to host  large gatherings

Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Dining Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Master Bathroom Design

Softly painted shiplap walls and Calacatta marble create an ethereal palette for this stunning Master Bathroom.

Pulling on the color of the limestone dots in the mosaic floor, the vanity cabinet is painted in a classic Farrow & Ball color.  Rippled glass sinks in slate blue are an homage to the ocean waves that are audible from inside this bathroom sanctuary.

Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Master Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Bunk Room Design

Bunk bedrooms are all the rage, and for good reason, but we bet that the locally-crafted swing bed is sure to be the coveted spot for the kids, or just the kids-at-heart.  A wall-mounted fan has vintage appeal while also being practical where bunk beds are in play.

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Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Bath Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Den Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Dining Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Master Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Master Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Bunk Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Bath Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Dining Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Foyer Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Powder Bath Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Den Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Kitchen Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Dining Room Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Master Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Master Bathroom Design
Red Element Design interior design project: Flyway Drive: Kiawah Island, SC: Bunk Room Design