With one child and pregnant with their second, Erin and Creighton Barrett were looking for more space for their family and sufficient space for their work. Erin is a fiber artist, textile designer, and interior designer while her husband Creighton is the drummer for the Band of Horses.
They were lucky to find a magnificent 3600-square foot house in Charleston, South Carolina. They loved the house especially because it had a 70s style ‘sunken’ living room, something Creighton has always dreamed of.
At the time of purchase, however, the now colorful and cool home needed a lot of renovations. But they managed to transform it to what it is today.
And they don’t shy away from revealing that replacing all the flooring in the house was their biggest indulgence. That wasn’t really necessary because the flooring was in great condition. They just didn’t like the fact that everything was dark and really masked the beauty of the space.
So they decided to lighten up the floors, which instantly transformed the look of the house from outdated to modern and bright.
The home features large open space and high ceilings. These create an awesome place to host a small get together or a dinner party.
The sliding glass doors open out onto an expansive deck overlooking a small lake. The view is impressive. It looks spectacular in the early summer and fall.
The home radiates a blend of décor styles – bohemian, mid-century modern, and minimalist styles. It features tasteful furniture pieces, like the Adelaide Sofa from Gus Modern. Your eye can’t miss the gold handprint. It is from Celadon while the “Work Hard and Be Nice To People” Print is a product of Schoolhouse Electric.
Another remarkable feature in the living room is the gold side table, which was found at Target. The TV room features a Hamilton Leather Sofa from West Elm and a Midnight Blue Velvet Kendall Sofa from World Market.
Other remarkable furniture pieces in the TV room include a France&Son Mid Century Modern Micheil Tufted Armchair and TV Stand from a thrift shop. You can’t fail to notice the Studio Floor Lamp. It is from Schoolhouse Electric.
Stepping into the master bedroom, you are greeted by an accent wall painted in “Ebony Field” by Valspar. The headboard is Creighton’s DIY project. The brass sconces are from Cedar & Moss while the brass wall hanging is the work of Electric Sun Creatives.
The Tasseled Chandelier is Justina Blakeney for Anthropologie. The curtains and curtain rod are from West Elm, same as the Metal Framed Round Wall Mirror. Your eye can’t miss the yellow hand towels. They are from World Market.
And the custom-made shower curtain by Suite 33 can’t go unmentioned. The younger child’s bedroom is a soothing sanctuary. The walls of the older child’s room are painted in “Coral Reef” by Valspar.
The yellow loveseat in the playroom is a thrift store find. The play kitchen is from IKEA, the rug from RugsUSA, and the llama is from Pottery Barn.
Erin runs her company, Sunwoven, from the home studio. And there is a small sunroom that also doubles as a drum set, cat, and chair room.
Overall, the home is not only family-friendly but also totally inspirational.
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