Kristie Potts + family recently moved into a 3,307 sq. foot Lowcountry Modern new-build in Fulton, a new luxury home community in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. With the open downstairs floor plan, she knew that a cohesive approach to the main interior would be key. Working in real estate herself, Kristie sees so many homes she’s inspired by—and was excited to bring some of these ideas + features to life within her new home.

“My home has a bright, open floor plan—which I love, especially for entertaining. I wanted the furniture in the kitchen, dining and family room to all coordinate while also creating three distinct, functional spaces,” mentions Kristie. “My goal was to have a nice balance between modern and sleek finishes and features, while also making the space comfortable and inviting for my family. I think we accomplished that.”

Enlisting the expertise of Erica Stine, of west elm Charleston’s Design Crew, Kristie was in great hands. “The builder had previously worked with Erica to assist in designing and furnishing some of our model homes in the area. I fell in love with all the furniture + accessories she selected for those spaces, so when I decided to build my own home at Fulton, I contacted Erica to assist me,” says Kristie. “I knew what I liked and had a good idea of what I wanted, but Erica really knew how to pull all those aspirations together.”

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The living room space was a perfect area to add some visual variety and playfulness to the open room. Instead of having a pair of matching chairs, in the corner Kristie went with the Paulo Bent Ply Leather Chair as a statement piece, paired with a Leather Austin Swivel Chair – perfect for turning outwards to look out at the backyard pool area. To keep with the mix + matching feel, a hide was layered over the Colca Wool Rug, extending the area while also grounding the ottoman and chair together.

Directly off the kitchen is a sun-filled home office. For the desk + shelving Kristie went with the Audrey Collection, keeping with the light natural tones + hints of brass used throughout the home. Because of the tight quarters in the space, Erica suggested using the velvet Celine Bench for additional seating that wouldn’t take up much floor space but would be ultra-functional.

Tour this home below and see how the work of west elm Charleston’s Design brought the interiors of this open space together.

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