Coastal Farmhouse Home Tour. Step inside our coastal farmhouse style Charleston, SC home for a tour of every charming room of the main floor.
Coastal Farmhouse Home Tour
Welcome to our Charleston, SC home!
We built this semi-custom house in 2018 after falling in love with the open floor plan, peaked shiplap ceilings, dreamy kitchen, and row house style reminiscent of the famous Rainbow Row in downtown Charleston.
I’ll share more in-depth design details and decor links in future posts on each room. For the tour, I’m going to focus on the photos. Since there are so many photos, I’m splitting the tour into two parts: the main floor and the upper floor.
You can also follow me on Instagram as I’ll be sharing a ton of the décor specifics over there.
Are you ready to step inside?
This home model had five elevation options.
I’ve always loved dormers, and the double porch oozes Charleston Charm, so this elevation was a no-brainer.
DIY hand-painted “tiled” stair risers, Charleston Green rocking chairs, Harbor Breeze fans, pineapples, and Palmettos help give the porch a welcoming Southern vibe.
The entryway features a long hallway that leads to the master bedroom suite, my office, the laundry room, a half bath, pantry, open-concept living/dining area, and screened-in back porch.
We added DIY Board & Batten trim to define the foyer space from the rest of the long hallway.
My office is immediately to your right once you walk in the front door, so creating an über organized space was essential.
Opposite my office is the master bedroom suite.
All the kid’s bedrooms are on the upper level.
I love the separation because it gives me a fighting chance of keeping the main floor clean most of the time!
We DIY’d our headboard from a Vintage Door we scored at a flea market.
Distressed white furniture and baskets in natural textures lend well to the coastal farmhouse style.
The magnolia wreath and flowers add a bit of Southern charm.
We omitted the tub in the master bath in favor of a big shower featuring subway tiles and river rock tile floors.
I asked the builder not to install any mirrors so we could add our own.
A walk-in closet is through the door below. To the right of that door is a door that leads to the toilet.
The laundry room isn’t huge, but I upped the design factor with some fun tile flooring and a DIY vinyl planked wall.
We stacked the washer and dryer to give us room for a spare fridge and converted the under stairs storage area into a cozy “bedroom” for the dogs (using a cute little DIY “dutch” door!)
Opposite the laundry room is a small half bath.
This area was so bland when we moved in. We added DIY Board and Batten trim, a planked wall, a fabulous French country mirror, and a braided coastal rug to help define the space.
An unpictured walk-in pantry is opposite the dining area.
The dining area leads directly to my favorite space: the kitchen!
I love cooking and entertaining. Prior to moving back to Charleston, we were stationed in Germany and lived in a cute little village called Weilerbach. While the house was comparable to U.S. sizes, the kitchen was TINY. I had about one square foot of countertop space. No exaggeration!
So a lot of my upgrade budget went into this space: shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, expanded island with cookbook shelves and pull out trash bins, upgraded appliances, and the swoon-worthy shiplap peaked ceiling.
I adore the look of matte white subway tiles with dark grey grout.
We kept the main floor living room somewhat formal.
It’s a space to read a good book, relax, and enjoy conversation with family and friends.
We have a more relaxed living area on the upper floor where the kids can play video games, and we can watch family movies.
SHOP OUR LIVING ROOM
Off the living room/kitchen area, is a relaxing, beachy outdoor space with perhaps the most comfortable couch in the house!
This is my favorite spot to read a good book or work outside with my laptop.
SHOP THE PORCH
And that is it for part one of our Coastal Farmhouse Home Tour!
If you’re curious, here are a few home stats. The house is 2,500ish square feet with 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, a detached two-car garage, and a loft area on the upper floor.
While we originally planned for this to be our forever home, we built it from afar while we were stationed in Germany. I did all the design meetings via Facetime and my husband came in person once to tour the model.
We didn’t realize our lot size meant we wouldn’t have a driveway (we pull right into the garage off a back alley), and the neighborhood lacks parking space. When all the kids are driving, this will likely be a significant issue.
But for now, we love calling this home. We have fabulous neighbors and love living centrally.
We’re about 20 minutes from all the main parts of the Charleston area and just 9 miles from the Isle of Palms Beach.
Part two coming soon. As I mentioned, I’ll also be doing individual posts on the main rooms and spaces of the house.
Thanks so much for stopping by!