Mitchell and Hill were essentially tasked with starting from scratch. Within days of taking on the project, they ventured out on a whirlwind two-day buying trip to New York, scooping up most every item for the house in one fell swoop. The trip allowed the designers to incorporate brands like Baker, Roche-Bobois, Schumacher, McGuire, and Knoll—lines otherwise hard to come by in Charleston—into the high-impact, Parisian pied à terre-inspired abode.
One request the client insisted upon was a hint of animal print in every room—from the snakeskin-patterned drapes in the library to the blue leopard-print chaise in the bedroom. “She also wanted influences from every continent,” Mitchell elaborates, pointing to the library’s zebra rug, the dining room’s Italian chairs, and the living room’s French-influenced daybed.