Elements of Style


home-frontPalmetto Bluff Style Home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living with designs that inspire.

High ceilings, large windows and the muted colors that define the Lowcountry’s coastal landscape make Palmetto Bluff’s Style Home as much of an outdoor experience as it does a comfortable, casual home.

Located in the new River Road Garden District of Palmetto Bluff, the finished model residence will open for visitors from Sept. 1-Nov. 4.
“This house can be built anywhere in the River Road neighborhood and look completely different. The owner can change the colors, the floor plan could be flipped,” said interior designer Shelley Wilkins of J Banks Design. “When visitors see the house and it’s complete, they can say ‘I like that. I can live with that.’”
In addition to displaying the work of area builders, designers and the Coastal Living Collection, the tour will raise funds for Bluffton Self Help and the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club via $10 admission to the tour.
“Any time we have partnered with Coastal Living on one of these homes, it has always involved a local charity,”  said Courtney Hampson, marketing manager for Palmetto Bluff parent company Crescent Resources.home-inside
Built by Shoreline Construction and Development of Ridgeland, the Page model offers 3,190 square feet of heated/cooled living space. The two-story home has a large porch across the front, a deep back porch which steps down to a brick deck with a fireplace, and a terrace that leads to the fire pit sitting just above the dock.
Inside, visitors will step through the front door into an expansive living room-dining room that includes a fireplace. On the main floor, high ceilings feature simple wrought-iron lighting fixtures and fans.
Wilkins said the fabrics and rugs from the Coastal Living Collection were the source of the colors used throughout the house.
A stairway on the left leads to the second floor. To the right is the kitchen and family room, a blended living space that Wilkins feels will become a focal point in the home.
The large pantry has places for small appliances and dry goods. Through the kitchen leading outside are the mud room with a built-in bench and the laundry room with a sink and cupboards.
Two large bedrooms upstairs boast en suite bathrooms and closets. Large windows open the rooms to the outdoors.
Throughout the home, there are spaces to stow things out of sight and the room under the stairs is large enough to store holiday decorations, from tree to tinsel.
“All of the vendors added to the personality of the house,” said Hampson. “We didn’t want it to look like items all came from the same catalog.”
Among the finishing touches are dozens of original paintings and prints from Morris & Whiteside Galleries of Hilton Head.
“There’s a huge amount of work involved in decorating this home,” said co-owner Ben Whiteside. “We’ll hang 70-80 paintings without filling the wall space.”
Chris Dalzell, Shoreline owner, said the Lowcountry design allows for three large bedrooms or two master suites.
“It’s a very open floor plan. You could live on one floor,” Dalzell said. “Also, the whole Palmetto Bluff area is about outdoor living. That’s why we have the large porches, outdoor fireplace and walkways.”  M