Having explored exotic locales around the globe, this spirited and cosmopolitan homeowner was ready to return to her Southern roots. A fine artist by trade, the Mississippi native said she wanted to literally “trade in her snow boots for flip-flops” when she moved from Denver to Charleston. Although she was brand new to the coastal Carolina mecca, she’d lived everywhere from Australia to Japan and “craved a city that was sophisticated enough to handle her and her travels,” says Michael Mitchell, one of the local designers who helped trace his client’s aesthetic from the Far East to the Deep South.
Mitchell and partner Tyler Hill have had a longstanding interior design presence in the Charleston area through their firm, Mitchell Hill. As much art aficionados as they are aesthetes, the two designers likewise maintain a thriving art gallery in their space at 438 King Street.