Where have you taken inspiration from for this year’s Showhouse?
GB: I went through Pinterest, and everything I had pinned I went through and thought of what reminded me of “coastal”—what was light, fresh, and young, but also a bit more modern and transitional. Once I knew what the architecture was and the kitchen style, then I went through and pinned a lot of kitchen things—but also ideas for tiles, bathrooms, colors, fabrics, and patterns. I also went through fabric lines that I knew were more light and airy.
How would you define the Lowcountry aesthetic?
GB: I would say it’s traditional with a twist, like a modern classic. There are a lot of traditional aesthetics in Charleston, but then there’s definitely a younger, more modern feel that comes into play depending on what generation you’re in. It’s a good mix—definitely casual, but elegant feeling.
Which rooms were you most looking forward to designing for the Showhouse?
GB: The kitchen is always exciting… and the master. Those are always the selling points that people want to see, and get excited to see. I think those rooms are what make the biggest impact.
Does this year’s Showhouse have any unique challenges that you were excited to address?
GB: I would say [the biggest challenge was] meshing the very traditional architecture with a feeling that doesn’t make it too traditional or too contemporary with the interiors. I wanted to make it transitional with a modern, classic feeling that can apply to everybody.
Ginger’s favorite stores in Charleston:
Alexandra Ad, 156 King St., Charleston, SC; 843/722-4897
Acquisitions, 273 E. Bay St., Charleston, SC; 843/577-8004 or acquisitionsinteriors.com
Celadon, 1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC; 843/884-7005 or celadonathome.com
17 South Antiques, 4 Avondale Ave., Charleston, SC; 843/225-4230
Antiques of South Windermere, 22 Windermere Blvd., Charleston, SC; 843/571-2755