In The Tradition of Good Taste

Instagram is always an interesting outlet and way of meeting people with similar interests. As a blogger, I feel it is important not to get too elitist with whom you choose to follow (sounds crazy, but it is a thing). My phiosophy is simple. If you have a great eye, exceptional taste, and are a supportive follower, I want to connect and see what glorious decor ideas you share.

This sentiment holds true for the amazing Charleston project I am featuring today. Lisa Hilderbrand of Wehil Interiors is a Dallas- born, Connecticut interior designer whom I met on Instagram. Our likes and comments created an “insta-friendship,” so imagine my delight when one of her projects was featured in this month’s Traditional Home.

When Lisa’s good friend moved to Charleston to renovate a home formerly occupied by her grandmother, the two decided to make a fabulous retreat of old-meets-new, with a main thread of classic intertwined with more modern conversation pieces. The home is fresh for a family, but stays true to it’s traditionally superb architecture. As Lisa puts it best, “We wanted it to be current, but not trendy, and traditional but not old fashioned, and most importantly, we didn’t want it to look overly ‘decorated.'” I think Lisa succeeded in her mission to make this Charleston home perfectly charming.

Pictures by John Bessler in Traditional Home. Architecture by McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and Landscape Architecture by Mike Kaiser of Kaiser Trabue. For more pictures of this home, pick up a Traditional Home today!

Charleston Home by Lisa Hilderbrand via Tradtional Home 2

I love the chic paint tones of the shutters and painted brick. What classically magnificent architecture!

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I feel this room really showcases the eclectic mix of classic and modern. Bright light, modern art and classic furniture make for a superb combination.

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I really admire how they incorporated the marble on the sides of the island and on the backsplash. Very smart looking!

Charleston Home by Lisa Hilderbrand via Tradtional Home 3

I love a dark den, and this is no exception. It has an intimate, yet approachable feel.

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How can you not just obsess over the draped walls. It adds so much warmth to this traditional dining room. The chandelier really inorporates that modern flair that is intertwined within the home, giving it the right amount of consistency and surprise.

Charleston Home by Lisa Hilderbrand via Tradtional Home 9

Kaiser Trabue really understood how to interplay the landscape with the architecture and interiors, which is very visible with the many windows.

Charleston Home by Lisa Hilderbrand via Tradtional Home 7

Again, Lisa and the homeowner used draped walls to give such plush texture to the room. I also adore that gallery wall!

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Wow. I don’t think I have ever seen the window go below the sink. I am in awe of just about everything in the master bathroom. Everything.

Charleston Home by Lisa Hilderbrand via Tradtional Home 6

A poolside retreat, perfect for a hot Charleston day. This home is elegant, classic , and very easy to love!

 

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