Peek Inside a Charming Charleston Home Packed With Bold Color

This globe-trotting young family has filled their Lowcountry home with artwork from around the world and lots and lots of color.

August 22, 2019

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Charleston in Full Color

Designer Julianne Taylor, author of DesignHER, and her husband Chris live in a charming Charleston home filled with color and artwork from their years living abroad. The family spent 10 years overseas and their three children Grant (Spain), Kate (China) and Blake (Australia) were all born overseas.

Color Wheel

The founder of Taylor Burke Home, designer Julianne Taylor admits that the blues, greens and oranges in her downstairs living room are quite bold, but, she says, "You can tell I love color and I love pattern."

Statement Chairs

These stunning chairs with custom faux bois upholstery designed by Julianne Taylor are, unfortunately, no longer in production. But they perfectly suit Taylor's Asian-influenced and color-infused living room.

Southern Charm

Designer Julianne Taylor has a knack for creating a comfortable but chic home by pairing Asian influences, bold color and a mix of traditional and contemporary design touches. Although, Taylor says "I would really call my style eclectic."

DIY Kitchen

Taylor used clever details to make some builder-grade finishes in her home look custom. She used a brass remnant, for instance, to create an accent piece on the range hood and replaced a generic kitchen sink with a navy one.

Bright Idea

A fun, funky palette of brights defines this keeping room featuring a punchy Julianne Taylor Style for Mitchell Black wallpaper on the ceiling that pulls out the shades of navy and Kelly green in the rest of the space and keeps the room from feeling overwhelmed with pattern.

Warm Welcome

Chestnut wall color establishes a restful, warm tone in this home office and nicely balances the colorful artwork.

Home Base

The Taylors' downstairs home office spotlights a gallery wall of paintings collected on their travels to a host of Asian countries including Vietnam, China and Korea.

Multipurpose Work Space

Located right inside the entrance to the Taylors' home, the home office features a sitting area with a couch and ottoman and enough thought put into the design to make the room functional as both a study, parlor and work space.

Playing the Pattern Field

Julianne loves pattern, especially animal prints, and paired these leopard pillows with vivid cobalt and Kelly green pillows in this eclectic guest room.

Guest Spot

The downstairs guest room features a Gray Malin photograph and a custom wall design Julianne created with washi tape. The merlot chair features one of Julianne's characteristic festive color clashes in the accompanying throw pillows, and is by Taylor Burke Home.

Sentimental Style

"I love mixing sentimental with new things" says Julianne, whose home reflects not only her design sensibility and the pieces she carries through her company Taylor Burke Home (named for her sister) but also her family's travels through Asia, Australia and Europe during husband Chris's corporate stint abroad.

Ceiling Statement

The Taylors' home will upend your ideas about wallpaper: creating a statement ceiling is a great way to play it a bit safer than a statement wallpaper wall, while still bringing real design impact.

Design Superhero

Grant's bedroom is a tribute to comics and features more of Julianne's skill with washi tape design. She created the pattern on his bedroom walls and used quirky details like the vintage sconces flanking Grant's bed and a space age overhead fixture to give this room real graphic punch.

Red, White and Blue

Blake's room has a military theme enunciated in the patriotic color scheme and the campaign dresser.

Play Time

The Taylor childrens' second floor playroom has a festive circus tent feel thanks to a striped effect on the peaked ceiling.

Art Inspiration

A neon piece and collection of pop art-inspired artwork offers plenty of visual inspiration for the Taylor children in their playroom.

A Room Fit for a (Design) Princess

Kate's room is loaded with personality, from the halved light-fixture used as the canopy sconce to the polka-dot decals on the ceiling. The light fixture is from Stray Dog Designs.

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