Schoolhouse Chic

In the most recent issue of Coastal Living, I fell for this renovated 1920's schoolhouse on Edisto Island, South Carolina.  The owner's great-grandfather gave land on Edisto Island to the state of South Carolina so that a school could be built for African-American students, which operated for more than 30 years.  In the 1950's, the schoolhouse sat empty after schools integrated.  In 2005, owners Gale and Bill Thompson, decided to build their vacation home and the first thing that came to mind was the run-down structure.  They had the house moved to a location minutes from the beach and did a complete renovation, local designer, Kimberly Glenn, decorated the interiors.

Isn't the butcher block amazing!  So much history in that piece alone.  Adore the original chalkboard, too!


The kitchen is pretty fabulous!  Love the original height of the windows.  Great lighting, great everything!


I could spend hours here in the living room with a stack of magazines and a cup of tea!


The art in the bedroom really caught my attention.  I couldn't find a source for the art, but it reminds me of a piece I bought a few years back in Charleston, by artist Tim Greaves.  Wonder if this is his work here.


Here's the painting I own and love that is similar to the ones above.  I purchased it in Charleston, SC at their annual Spoleto Festival.  I love Charleston, I need to get back there again soon! 

{Sorry for the bad lighting in my photo. The actual coloring of the frame and art is similar to the ones above.}