On South Carolinaâ€™s popular Folly Beach, designer Amelia Handegan renovates a 1940s oceanfront retreat without sacrificing its relaxed charm.
Text by Mitchell Owens/Photography by Pieter Estersohn
Produced by Howard Christian
Lawyer John Roven and decoratorÂ Amelia T. Handegan on the boardwalk of their home on Folly Beach, South Carolina.
Two Charleston firms,Â Stumphouse Architecture + Design andÂ Glenn Keyes Architects, expanded the 1940s bungalow of decorator Amelia T. Handegan. Keyes created the screened porch; the Handegan-designed sofas are ofÂ Sherwin-Williamsâ€“stained plywood, withÂ Sunbrella cushions and pillows of an Indian-textile fromÂ Sam Hilu.
In the dining area, an antique Swedish table is surrounded by vintage iron chairs; the corner cabinet is English.
The custom-made sectional sofa, antique Swedish mirror and table, and vintage kilim are from Amelia Inc., Handeganâ€™s Charleston showroom; theÂ Brueton chairs are upholstered in aÂ Pierre Frey cotton.
A sitting area that was once the sleeping porch is furnished with Jens Risom chairs byÂ Knoll and colorful striped rugs.
The kitchen is equipped withÂ SieMatic cabinetry and a stainless-steel dishwasher byÂ Electrolux; the walls and ceiling are painted in Decoratorâ€™s White byÂ Benjamin Moore, and the Bolivian rug is fromÂ Little Journeys.
Handegan designed the painted floors; the stripes change to a lozenge pattern where old and new construction meet.
An antique suzani hangs in a guest room; the headboard is upholstered in aÂ Kravet fabric, the patterned pillow is of aÂ Raoul Textiles linen, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Mooreâ€™s Pink Bliss. The curtains and valance are made of burlap byÂ Read Brothers.
A guest room decorated with an Indian cotton bedspread and an antique Swedish chest.
A bold Persian kilim is paired with Indian textiles; the ottoman is covered in a fabric fromÂ Schumacher.
Another guest room, paneled in natural cypress, with carved four-posters fromÂ Bungalow Antiques and side chairs from India.
Handegan transformed a circa-1860 Asian table into a vanity; the basin is a Turkish bowl, and the sconces are by theÂ Urban Electric Co.
To read and see more about this home go toÂ Architectural Digest.