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The Kuhne Drews Home

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Now What?

And I mean that in a good way. Receiving the news of winning the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Carolopolis Award was the culmination of all of our hard work on the house project.  Deemed the “architectural Oscars for Charleston”, the Carolopolis Award was never…

February 1, 2017
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Kitchen Christening

I am a collector of cookbooks, recipes torn from the pages of the Post & Courier, handwritten instructions from Momma on how to cook certain things, years and years of Bon Appetite magazine ~ pages dogeared… just in case I might cook one day.…

January 4, 2017
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The Last Christmas

The last time I remember Christmas in this house was many, many years ago. I was a little girl, the tree was a Charlie Brown Christmas tree on a table in the bay window. Very grand in this little girl’s eyes.  There was a…

December 14, 2016
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Light It Up

I have fallen in love with my lighting all over again. As darkness greets us earlier each day, I am guilty of turning on all the lights. I first noticed on Halloween, “Wow, I am so glad I got that light fixture”. And then,…

November 16, 2016
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Evacuating

I did not want to go.  I believed if we stayed we could somehow protect the house.  With the renovation completed only 6 months ago, I felt like a parent needing to stay put and make sure Hurricane Matthew didn’t destroy what we had…

October 12, 2016
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My Happy Place

I was giving a friend a tour of the house recently and she commented, “you sure do have a lot of spaces just to sit and relax”.  I had never thought of it that way and while it does appear to be indulgent, why…

September 22, 2016
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Quirky

Even I have sentimental limits. When it came time to decide what to do with the downstairs bathroom I was all for gutting it and starting over.  The bead board was covered in years of paint, revealing where the paint had chipped off and…

September 14, 2016
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Outside In

  Walk through any of the historic streets of Charleston, and you will find the shutter dog. Stoically holding back the exterior of a home’s shutter, but with a whimsical swirl that adds curves and grace to the home. I absolutely love shutter dogs,…

August 24, 2016
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Not So DIY

No.  This is not a picture of my DIY project. But it is a story about listening to your talented, artistic friends when they say they can help you with your DIY project.  But let me start at the beginning. I met my now…

August 17, 2016
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Going for Bold

This post was originally published in skirt! magazine’s online blog. Thanks to skirt! for the opportunity and partnership with the Charleston Blog Society! Any boldness in me comes from my momma. She didn’t let anything hold her back. She was feisty, kind, caring and…

August 10, 2016