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Nathaniel King

Nathaniel King

Nathaniel King

NathaCYR_2043-Edit-300x200niel King has been practicing interior design for 29 years and has had the privilege to complete projects throughout the United States and Canada. Projects include residences in Vancouver, Calgary Toronto, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. Award winning projects include residences at “The Regent” (Chicago’s Magnificent Mile) and “The Courtyards” at Punahou in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Nathaniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University. While an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Tech (VPI) and Radford University he sat on various foundations, boards, and councils for excellence, ethics, and accountability for designer/ client relations.

As a thorough interviewer, Nathaniel ensures your needs are understood and addressed to accommodate both function and style. Services include client interview, evaluation, inventory, scaled drafting, presentation, and accessorization. Please contact him to schedule an appointment while he is accepting new clients.

David Huckabee

David Huckabee

David Huckabee

David Huckabee is a Charleston native with 30 years of design experience, both commercial and residential. He enjoys getting to know his clients so that he can make their home perfect for them.

In his spare time, David enjoys snow skiing, biking and gardening.

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Joe Meyers

Joe Meyers

Joe MeyersNot every furniture store has the expertise to complete a custom job such as carpeting a spiral staircase, perfectly matching each step with the next, and not every business can bank on the experience of a professional with more than 20 years in the flooring industry. Southeastern Galleries has both.

Flooring Department Manager Joe Meyers has been helping clients with their flooring needs for more than two decades and for the past 16 years at Southeastern Galleries. He knows everything there is to know about flooring options, including carpet, custom rugs and hardwood.

A graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in marketing, Meyers says he got into the flooring business because he enjoys working with people and matching just the right product with their needs. How does he determine what his clients want? He points out that his most important attribute is being a good listener.

“First you have to determine what your customers need and establish what they’re looking for, whether it be a specific texture, color or style,” he explains. “You also have to make sure the product is going to work for their particular application.”

Meyers says that in most cases, the client will visit Southeastern Galleries to look at samples and products and to exchange ideas with a professional who is well-versed in all aspects of the flooring business. Later, he’ll visit his client’s home to get a better idea of which flooring option will work best.

“You have to pay attention to what the customer is looking for,” he says. “You can’t steer them toward a certain style, color or design. You have to get it right. You want your client to be happy with the product they choose.”

At Southeastern Galleries, Meyers has the option to offer his clients a wide range of major brands, including Karastan, Masland, Stanton, Nourison, Fabrica, Dixie Home, Shaw, Tuftex, Prestige Mills, Concepts International, Wunda Weave, Design Materials, Fibreworks, Radici, Robertex, Hartco, Armstrong, Aladdin, Horizon, Durkan and Bigelow.

“We are the best source for wall-to-wall carpet and for making custom rugs from wool, nylon, sisal or seagrass,” he points out.

Meyers cites a custom circular staircase in a home in Mount Pleasant as one of the most impressive jobs he and his team at Southeastern Galleries have completed.

“We cut every step individually, and every step matched the next,” he says. “It was installed perfectly and it looked fantastic. It was just a spectacular look.”

A Michigan native, Meyers has lived in the Lowcountry since 1987. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, landscaping and remodeling his home in West Ashley.

“I’ve redesigned the interior of my house,” he says.

Meyers relishes the opportunity to do the same for the people who trust him to help them make their homes unique.

“I enjoy having the ability to enhance the beauty of my customers’ homes,” he says.” If you want your next floor project covered by someone with more than 20 years of experience and a complete mastery of flooring options and styles, Joe Meyers will listen to your needs and help you make the right choice. You can reach him at joem@southeasterngalleries.com or at (843) 556-4663.

Trudie Cooper Krawcheck

Trudie Cooper

Trudie Cooper

Designer Profile: Trudie Cooper Krawcheck

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Trudie Cooper Krawcheck was born into the world of interior design. Born and raised around her family’s beautiful Charleston homes, Trudie learned to appreciate great design early on. For her, it’s not a job or a career but a way of life, and she brings that approach to every working relationship. When she works with clients, they get all of that passion and expertise, while bringing to life their style. Trudie

Representing the third generation of the Cooper family at Southeastern Galleries, Trudie puts her heart and soul into every design while striving to reflect her clients’ styles and tastes. She believes her job is to look and listen to clients in order to create a design that fully reflects their personalities and stories.
After graduating Ashley Hall, Agnes Scott College and the College of Charleston with a fine arts degree, Trudie fulfilled her destiny by joining the family business 35 years ago. In that time she has developed long-term relationships with many clients who have become her friends. One family in Kiawah has asked her to design six houses, all of which reflect the family’s living style and tastes, without any two of them alike.

Trudie’s clients say she is methodical, drawing architectural plans, doing background research, and viewing the family’s belongings before embarking on an actual home design. Trudie always incorporates pieces important to a family into the design, even if they have to be repurposed.

TrudieThe style of Trudie’s grandparents and parents have become her own, leavened by modernity. Her own home includes spectacular family heirlooms with more contemporary upholstery. “I love pairing the old with the new, so my home is livable and comfortable and makes you feel welcomed,” she says. She did inherit her mother’s and grandmother’s desire to set a formal dinner table, complete with her grandmother’s china and mother’s silver goblet. She likes her family to sit down to dinner around a table that reflects the family’s heritage.

At Trudie’s dinner table, the conversation veers away from design towards sports – thanks to her active 17-year-old son, Jack. A single working mother, Trudie focuses her time and attention on her son’s activities and the work for which she has so much passion.
“There is such joy in doing what you love and working with clients that you love,” she says.

 

Randolph Cooper

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A fourth generation member of the Southeastern Galleries family, Randolph Cooper grew up immersed in his great-grandparents’ vast knowledge of fine design. Dinner table conversation included the names Adams, Wedgewood, Chippendale and other staples of the industry.

Randolph’s extensive travels as a child, particularly through Asia and Micronesia, inspired an appreciation for three things: the gorgeous mosaic of foreign cultures, the varied aesthetics that span the globe, and a reverence for the unique history and beauty of his home city of Charleston.

After graduating from the College of Charleston, Randolph embarked on his career at Ralph Lauren, where he paired new sales skills with a further sharpening of his design talents. Ralph Lauren offered Randolph the first platform to express his passion for design.
Charleston and his family beckoned, and Randolph returned to Southeastern Galleries eight years ago to help clients complete their homes. Randolph pours himself into each project, no matter how big or small, combining an appreciation for old world design and antique pieces while utilizing new and current elements in design. On the one hand, he says, a historical sensibility need not be stuffy. On the other hand, “progress for the sake of progress results in poor design.”

Randolph loves his job at Southeastern Galleries. He works every day with his uncle, cousin, aunt and grandfather, and takes immense pride in a store that such a large part of his life. He appreciates the great blessing and honor of upholding the family legacy for superb customer service and spectacular antique furniture.
One of his favorite aspects of the job is the clients, many of whom have become his friends. Whether clients need his assistance designing the layout of a multi-million dollar home or choosing a single nightstand, he is humbled by the opportunity to educate and guide them.

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“I love to do this,” he says. “Even on my worst day I’m excited to wake up and work with clients, my family and some of the most intelligent designers in the Southeast.”
Randolph is energized by life in the Holy City. The focus on historic preservation and restoration inspire him. You might see him at one of a plethora of cultural activities – like SEWE, Spoleto and Restaurant Week – or offshore fishing with family, friends and a frosty brew in hand. He also contributes his considerable talents to our community, volunteering on the city’s tourism development committee and with Charleston Animal Society, from which he adopted his dog, Wellfleet.

It always comes back to design for Randolph. After all, it’s in his blood. He loves working with the great furniture makers and trend setters across the world, including Earl Charles Spencer, brother of Princess Diana and a renowned designer and collector in his own right.

Whatever he is doing, Randolph combines an intensity for appreciating beauty with a lightheartedness about life itself.

 

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