Charleston Charm

I am traveling with friends to Charleston, South Carolina for the weekend. It has been some time since I have been to the city full of Southern Charm. I know that Charleston has endless unique and rich architecture to offer, and I truly hope I can share it with you upon my return. However, this is a trip to celebrate a bride-to-be, so I am not sure how much leisure time I will have to snap pictures between toasting champs!

I looked through many Charleston homes featured in publications, and I loved the juxtaposition of old meets new in a home that was featured in Veranda years ago. The home was designed by it’s owner Eric Cohler and plays on contemporary and classic, with timeless and true Charleston elements throughout.

I can’t wait to share more on Charleston. As always, follow @thepottedboxwood on Instagram for up-to-the-minute pictures of my trip!

Photos of Eric Cohler’s Charleston home are by Jeff McNamara featured in  Veranda.

Charleston Home via Veranda

A fabulous long-side balcony covers both stories of Eric’s Charleston home.

Charleston Entry via Veranda

A stately checkerboard piazza. I love the black shutters and benches. A perfect porch for a nice cup of coffee.

Fireplace in Charleston Home via Veranda

The interior is an incredible play of contemporary and classic. Notice how the mantle does not have a large focal point, but a collection of antique and modern small-framed art.

Dining Room of old and new in Charleston Home via Veranda

A seagrass rug gives the dining room a less formal feel and allows the chinese stone-top table and Warhol silk screens to be the focal point.

Charleston Living Room via Veranda

I adore this room. It is timeless in so many ways.

Vignette in Charleston Home via Veranda

Many Charleston homes can go for the overly classical antique look. What Cohler accomplishes so brilliantly is an incorporation of antiques with touches of modern art and elements (the lamps in this picture).

Library in Charleston Home via Veranda

A lovely library and den with exposed brick fireplace.

Bedroom in Charleston Home via Veranda

An 1809 carved mantel adorns this fireplace in a bedroom with a traditional clean atmosphere.