Before & After

Gone Coastal 🦞

From downtown Decatur to Lady’s Island in 30 days. What?  A heartbreaking decision, but the South Carolina coast was calling. Incredibly spoiled by the Decatur kitchen renovation by Terracotta, my new (old) cottage kitchen needed a transformation. Eager to embrace the difference in the style and architecture of the coastal home, I was still longing for the modern sensibility of my Decatur kitchen.

Terracotta to the rescue. 260-ish miles away from the TCDB girls, edesign was a great option for tapping into their heads to get the project moving! The process worked perfectly from start to finish. It was the best investment indeed, having the guidance with all of those decisions that make your head spin. Decisions like making sure dimensions are correct, selecting materials and fixtures based on the aesthetic goals on your must-have list, and very importantly, staying within the parameters of your budget. Come on in and take a look at the Before & After.




Small but mighty. Without changing the footprint of the peninsula, we flipped the cabinet and dishwasher to provide ample space for the dishwasher door to open fully while you unload. Nicole noticed immediately from the zoom call that the door hit the stove in the original space. Drove us all crazy. We specified it as a paneled front to blend with the all new cabinetry. New quartzite counters and and an undermount sink creates a seamless point of vision to the breakfast nook. A soft palmetto palette was inspired by the muted tones in the coastal landscape. A new door lets in a ton more natural light that brightens the whole space. Gunner can easily convey that he’s ready to come in from his favorite perch.



Smitten with the tongue and groove ceiling, we decided to carry it through as the backsplash, finished with a crisp white gloss (easy to clean). A modern Moen brushed gold faucet and honey bronze bin pulls, add just enough zhuzh.

Leaving behind the Viking gas range in Decatur was challenging, boy howdy didn’t realize how much. Island living comes with a few sacrifices…no natural gas!? No perfect spot for a propane tank!? 😫 No problem. A Viking 5 series magnetic induction range was selected, with technology that rivals gas cooking. Change has proven to be a good thing, the range is everything it promises to be. 🥰

New upper cabinets are taller, providing more storage while making the ceiling seem higher. Open shelves wrap around a new custom vent hood, and new pendants and sconces add extra task lighting, with a fresh look.

It’s perfect, thanks to Terracotta’s edesign package. The commute is a bit far for Maurie, Scott and the team so thank you Mike and Richard at Beaufort’s own Sutton Construction. Many thanks to Tony, for gracefully taking down all the original cabinets, the sink and removing all the appliances to be re-purposed in a handsome Savannah kitchen.

Come on over for a glass of wine and a lowcountry supper! 🦐🍷

Love Life at Home. (and on the coast) ❤️

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