Come On In: Flanked by palmettos, the stucco-over-brick abode is the picture of Charleston charm.
Balancing Act: In Dr. Eddie Irions’s living room, a few bold statement pieces—such as a colorful portrait by Brazilian artist Robson Reis Marques and an Art Deco chandelier—are grounded by a mostly neutral palette.
The physician, shown with his pup, Kasey, worked with interior stylist Nathalie Naylor to balance his love of modernism with the home’s traditional architecture.
A bold accent wall In Benjamin Moore’s “Fire Dance” enlivens the living room .
Paint It Black: In the dining room, Naylor had the idea to transform the fireplace surround and adjacent built-ins with a few coats of black paint. A wall of succulents in terra-cotta pots and a John Duckworth photograph of the old Morris Sokol building pop against the moody backdrop.
Now We’re Cooking: Like many historical homes, the kitchen was originally separate from the main residence; a previous owner linked the two structures and added 21st-century comforts.
A physician’s knocker, a style once used to identify the home of a doctor, graces the front door.
Inside, visitors are met with an antique carriage wheel; the sculptural metal object by stylist and artist Nathalie Naylor could easily be mistaken for a work of modern art.
Naylor found the chandelier that illuminates the stairwell on eBay.
Cool Quarters: The deep marine-blue accent wall in the master bedroom
The vibrant orange of the Blu Dot “Mono Lounge Chair,” placed before a painting by local artist Diane Jerue
In the dressing room, a playful piece by Parisian artist Samar Hamis and textiles co-mingle with traditional silhouettes.
A perfectly simple gilded mirror from Antiques of South Windermere hangs above the fireplace mantel in the guest room.
Green Room: Irions says his private courtyard, which boasts a view of the steeple of St. Philip’s Church, is like another room of the house. “I am very proud to be a new member of this community and so grateful to call Charleston home,” he says.
With help from stylist Nathalie Naylor, a local physician marries his love of modernism with his 19th-century French Quarter abode