Interior Designer Amelia Handegan - "For nearly 30 years, Amelia Handegan has been based out of Charleston, South Carolina and throughout her carreer she has had the privilege of working on many of Charleston's nationally recognized historic homes...Most recognized for her painterly sensibilities, deft and extraordinary use of color, comfortable elegance, and quiet drama, Amelia's work also reflects her innate ability to bring together a balanced mix of styles, periods, and ethnic origins. Acute sensivity to texture and light evoke an aura to her interior landscapes - the outcome unique and eminently livable."
Amelia T. Handegan bedroom design
Amelia Handegan Design Traditional bedroom in neutral tones.
Historic Virgina home restored by Allan Greenberg with interiors designed by Amelia Handegan. "The house was pretty beaten up," says Greenberg. "It had not been maintained for a long time." As can often be the case with old homes, one project dominoed into another: 100-year-old plumbing and wiring had to be ripped out and replaced, and the discovery of what had been a third-floor fire necessitated a new roof. Salmon-colored walls in the dining room have a golden glow at night. 1820s mahogany dining table and chairs upholstered in Christopher Hyland silk-linen and Rose Tarlow linen trim. 19th-c. French crystal chandelier, Robuck & Co. Sterling urns, the Silver Vault of Charleston. Curtains in Lulan silk and Janet Yonaty silk trim. Walls in Farrow & Ball's Dutch Pink. Oushak rug.
Amelia Handegan Traditional guest bedroom in black and white with ornate wrought iron bed
In fact, the renovation was so extensive that the famous pillars had to be taken down, and the house was propped up by trees until they were replaced. A staircase with the sweep of a hooped skirt was added, and the ceilings of the portico and side porch were painted sky blue, a 19th-century detail. Patterned Farrow & Ball wallpaper and an antique English hall chair dress up the butler's pantry. Roman shade in Rose Tarlow hemp-linen. Glassware, William Yeoward. Lanterns, Treillage.
Two summers ago, the Pritchards finally celebrated the completion of the renovation with a festive open house. "We had 200 people," says Susanne. "Our architects, designers, and builders were the guests of honor." Lavender accents and floral fabrics lend a romantic air to a guest room. Bed, Hollyhock. Linens, Sferra. Custom sofa in Lee Jofa linen. 19th-c. Swedish chair in Fabricut cotton, Amelia T. Handegan Inc. Antique Dutch commode, Parc Monceau. Curtains in Robert Kime linen with Fabricut cotton-velvet trim. Carpet, Stark. Antique Karabagh rug.
A guest room of Amelia T. Handegan's beachfront bungalow is decorated with an Indian cotton bedspread and an antique Swedish chest.
ARCHITECT: Stumphouse Architecture + Design and Glenn Keyes Architects
DESIGNER: Amelia T. Handegan
PHOTOGRAPHER: Pieter Estersohn
Amelia T. Handegan, a South Carolina interior decorator, used an eclectic assortment of Indian textiles and a graphic Persian kilim in this guest room at her bohemian bungalow in Folly Beach, near Charleston.
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