When we asked Haute Design principal Beverly Bohan to conjure a welcoming guest room, she reached for classic pieces with wide appeal. Traditional silhouettes, such as a chaise lounge and pedestal table, are accented by accessories, including a painting by area artist Linda Fantuzzo and china in the same pattern found in the Nathaniel Russell House, that provide local interest.
Who she is: Principal of Haute Design
Where you’ve seen her work: The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort + Marina and Luxe magazine
On what inspired this look: “Chinese-export porcelain has long been popular in Charleston—it’s one of the most commonly found objects at archeological sites. The ‘Sacred Bird and Butterfly’ pattern is a reference to timeless chinoiserie; the Jim Thompson pillow fabric was inspired by a 16th-century silk carpet from China,” says Bohan.
Golden Afternoon (acrylic on birch panel, 11" by 11") by Linda Fantuzzo, price upon request at Ann Long Fine Art
“Sacred Bird & Butterfly” bowl, $240 at Historic Charleston Foundation
Brass scoop light by Michael Aram, price upon request at Urban Electric Co.
“Santa Rosa” upholstery fabric in “agua” by Holland & Sherry, $210 per yard through Haute Design
“Ammonite” paint by Farrow & Ball, $99-$127 per gallon at Charleston Palette & Design
“Diamant” wool woven rug in “natural” by Merida, price upon request through Haute Design
Handmade “fisheye” mirror, $5,800 at Hines Studios
Photographs by (mirror & bowl) Taylor Jordan & (headshot) King Street Studios & courtesy of (7) the retailers