A Columbus family enlists Antonio Ribeiro at Master Builder, Matt Wilks at MW Design and the talent of Interior Designer Arden Huff Cheney of Columbus to create a home with southern charm and modern accent on Daniel Island, S.C.
By: Stephanie Reeves * Photos by: Margaret Rambo
Through a job transfer, Hugh and Beth Tappan of Columbus found themselves moving from Wichita Kansas to South Carolina, settling into a newly built home with modern style. The homeowners bought the home directly from the builder, Antonio Ribeiro at Master Builder, LLC., who was building the house as his dream home.
The 6,250 square-foot home is situated on the gold course on Daniel Island at the end of a quiet quo-de-sac. Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre island located in the city of Charleston, South Carolina. Named after its former inhabitant, the colonial governor of the Carolinas, Robert Daniell, the island is located in Berkeley County and situated between the Cooper and Wando Rivers.
As of July 2012 it is currently being developed as a master-planned community complete with residential neighborhoods, parks, trails, recreational amenities and a downtown that is home to shops, restaurants, schools, churches and offices for businesses.
Inside the home, it features an open floor plan that was developed from what the builder saw in a showcase in Las Vegas and the work of a Charleston Designer, Matt Wilks at MW Design.
The home features 5 bedrooms in the main house, with 4 bathrooms and one powder room. There is a guest suite, which sits above the garage, and it houses one big room along with a bathroom.
The Tappans were able to put their own personal touches to the home by selecting such things as the paint colors and lighting. Arden Huff Cheney of Columbus served as the interior decorator to make this home a charming retreat with the added touches from the family.
The house also features a courtyard pool, which can be accessed and seen from the different rooms through glass doors, offers serenity surrounding the home. svm
The family room is painted in a warm, neutral color from Benjamin Moore. All the upholstery is custom made by Arden Huff Cheney. The tan and blue sofas are covered with Kravet fabric. The homeowners lounge chairs were recovered using red zebra print fabric. The paisley print chair is from G & J Styles, and is covered in a Durelee fabric.
Tribal pillows on the sofa were custom made from Carlton V. The painting above the sofa is by Peter Lik from the owner’s collection. A beautiful semi-antique rug, purchased from Persian Point in Atlanta, covers the floor and pulls all the colors in the room together. The draperies were handmade in Charleston by Southern Shades Interior Fabricator.
The modern kitchen connects to the family room. The Tappan’s wanted a space where everyone could hangout, talk, cook, and be part of the whole experience. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, the marble on the island is from Universal Granite and Marble, and the lighting is from Carolina Lanterns/Low Country Lighting.
The master bedroom features fabric from Kravet, covering the custom headboard from Holland and Co, and custom draperies from Southern Shades Interior Fabricator. The shades of coral and gray offer a soft touch with the neutral color of the walls. A sitting area provides space for two beautiful, matching tweed chairs. Cotton gray velvet covers the mahogany bench at the foot of the bed. The wool rug, made for the bedroom, is in vintage nickel by Robertex and made by Underfoot Design in Atlanta, Ga.
The headboard in Alexandra’s room is custom designed by Arden Huff Cheney and fabricated by Southern Shades Interior Fabricator. The paisley print is from F. Schmacher. The bed is paired with lacquered end tables from West Elm. The wall lamps on either side of the bed are from Masterpiece Lighting, Atlanta, Ga. The rocker that was given to the homeowners as a baby gift was lacquered and recovered to go in the new bedroom. A pair of commission paintings from Columbus native, Katherine Vingi Gage of Huntsville, Al. hangs above the lime green chest. The custom green shag rug was made from Flooring and More, Columbus, Ga. The lime green chest for the room was purchased from 14th St. Antiques.
Besides several seating areas, this courtyard offers a fully functional outdoor kitchen. A shallow plunge pool offers a great place to cool off on hot summer days.
The courtyard pool is an integrated part of the Tappan’s daily existence. It was designed to be an extension of the living room, and most important as an entertainment area, and to relax during those hot South Carolina’s summer months.
Though the Tappan’s and their friends often cook and dine outdoors, simple spots for entertaining indoors become lively in foul weather. The room features a gas linear fireplace with surround granite that can be enjoyed in both family and dining room. Driftwood and distressed iron orb chandelier selected for the dining room from Carolina Lanterns. A beautiful antique copper table is the set- ting for an impromptu dinner. svm