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For six hours on a spring Saturday afternoon, the owners of four magnificent Lowcountry homes opened their residences to the general public, permitting all who attended the Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour to see how local builders, craftsmen and interior designers had helped them build the home of their dreams – all while helping raise money for a deserving local nonprofit organization.

Southeastern Galleries played a key role in making the home tour a success.

Around 350 people took advantage of the opportunity to attend the tour, held April 27. Southeastern Galleries provided furniture for the master bedroom and guest room at 1 Woodford St., a house built by Lowcountry Premier Custom Homes. Situated on a peninsula-shaped lot, the 6,400-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths and a four-car garage.

Other stops on the tour were at 214 Ferryman Lane, 638 Bermuda Isle St. and 554 Wading Place.

Each home on the self-guided tour was hosted by its builder and, in some cases, by local craftsmen who helped the owners create a home they would be proud to show off to their fellow Lowcountry residents.

headboard“While Southeastern Galleries is known for high-end traditional furnishings, we were thankful to have been given the opportunity to display that we actually offer a popular transitional to contemporary style,” says Nathaniel King, sales manager and interior designer with Southeastern Galleries. “We also displayed modern custom rugs that are available in a variety of sizes and colors.”

King points out that many of the people who attended the tour were complimentary of the “lighter, less weighty” look displayed by Southeastern Galleries.

The items provided by Southeastern Galleries were from collections the store offers by Lexington Home Brands, Oyster Bay, Ivory Key and Newport – designed by Barclay Butera.

“We were able to present a lighter, more contemporary look with clean lines in lighter colors such as gray, white and blond tones in both paint and wood grains,” he adds.

In the master bedroom, Southeastern provided a contemporary canopy bed by Barclay Butera. Its ikat linens were presented in a bold blue and white color scheme. On either side of the bed was a chest covered in navy blue grass cloth. These pieces were “really cool looking,” according to King.

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The master bedroom also featured an oversized floor mirror wrapped in raffia in a blond finish, while the floor was covered with a custom rug.

Tour attendees who paid a visit to the guest room at 1 Woodford St. saw an upholstered headboard in a gray linen from Oyster Bay. The accompanying chest and bedside tables, from Ivory Key, complimented the headboard with contemporary transitional designs. The bed coverings, King points out, were “crisp and clean – a very refreshing blue and white.”

A portion of the proceeds raised by the Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour was donated to East CooperHabitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that “helps families build and improve places to call home.”

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