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  • A carefree mix of flea market finds and contemporary furniture anchors the light filled living room which overlooks the terrace. Original ceilings, painted white, amplify available light and play up the newly installed Marie Antoinette floors in grey.
  • Large scale artworks and a blue velvet Boà Sofa designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana are dominant features in the room.
  • Fearless mixing—high gloss cabinetry (Boffi Cuisine) meets rustic flea market island—creates tension and dynamic interest in the functional kitchen. The gnarly stool is from Serendipity.
  • The vintage foosball table strikes a playful pose near the dining room, which is turned out in more flea market finds.
  • The black Jitz table sports a mass of white candles for evening meals.
  • Pulling the bed (Conran Shop) away from the wall offers up additional space for artwork. Dabble Savvy: Opt for a floor lamp beside the bed to free up space on the nightstand.
  • A tub as lovely as this one by Devon & Devon deserves to be the centre of attention. The marble font (most likely originally used in a church) serves as a stylish sink against one wall.

Interior Design by D.Mesure
Photography by Stefan clement

An address along the fashionable Saint Germain des Près? Swoon worthy.

Sadly, years of neglect took their toll on this gracious (5,000 square feet) Parisian apartment. Enter designer Elodie Sire from d.mesure and voilà—a French beauty is revived.

Charleston’s Top 5 Antique Shops

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1. South of the Fashion District on King, the Lower King Street Design District has more than its fair share of Antique shops. Biggs and Powell, Alexandra and John Pope Antiques (ABOVE) are just some of the best high end antique stores in the area. Be prepared: these shops don’t have affordable little knickknacks or flea market type finds; you’ll be spending big bucks when you shop here.

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2. Elizabeth Stuart Design is where Charleston’s most design savvy shop. Explore Muffie Faith’s elegantly eclectic boutique, curated with an incredible array of furniture, jewelry, and home décor selections including treasures from Charleston’s very own Sally Benedict, Kate Davis and Harper Poe.

3. Hop in a car or arrange for a taxi (cabs are difficult to find, ask your hotel for assistance) and head to Charleston’s West Ashley area where the city’s designers shop. Antiques of South Windermere and 17 South Antiques are perfect for an off-the-beaten-path antique hunt.

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4. Located in the Lower King Street Design District, South of Market offers rustic and sophisticated French furnishings. The ever evolving shop is overflowing with antiques, re-purposed objects and home décor finds that make it one of the south’s leading sources for interior design. Stop in, it’s lovely.

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5. If you like religious iconography, architectural salvage or one-of-a-kind treasures, visit Parham & Co. It’s one of the only antique shops located in the Fashion District, but it’s well worth the walk. Say hello to the family’s bichon frisé.