This home in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina (just outside of Charleston), is home to interior designer , husband Baker and the couple’s two young children — Ryder (5) and Lucy Kohl (18 months) — plus two dogs. That’s a lot of foot traffic, but somehow, Cortney has managed to create a serene and welcoming home. She loves to combine styles, trusting that by mixing things she loves, it will all come together. Thanks, Cortney! And thanks to for the lovely photos! — Amy A.
Image above: This Thomas Pheasant mirror is one of the first pieces I purchased for myself. Throughout the house, I’ve used Benjamen Moore ” Morning Dew ” for the walls and China White Trim.
Image above: While living in Tennessee, I purchased this oil painting by Scott Duce. It always reminded me that my heart belonged in the Low Country.
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Image above: Years ago, while sitting on this front porch for a friend’s wedding party, I vowed that one day, I would move to Charleston and live in this house. Dreams really do come true.
Image above: The photograph on the wall in my office is the work of Tieney Gearon. It reminds me of my Greek grandfather, “Papou,” by the sea with my son Ryder.
Image above: There is no one piece I love most in the living room; everything just feels balanced and agreeable together.
Image above: The nursery was designed for my son Ryder in 2005. When Lucy Kohl arrived, I simply hung a pink blanket above the crib and it worked!
Image above: The Annie Leibovitz I purchased for the family room is one of my favorite works of art. It’s just a cool piece of Southern culture. My husband grew up on a farm . . . we’re not offended by the word red-neck.
Image above: I am a big fan of Rose Tarlow wallpaper. All of her papers work together . . . I could do my entire house!!
Image above: We often have dance parties on the screen porch with the kids in the spring and fall — wine, music; there’s nothing more fun than this time with my family.
Image above: The house was built in 1893. I have an original black and white photo of a woman in a full white gown sweeping my front porch . . . it’s like a dream!!