As they were about to finish building a new home there—a contemporary take on the classic Charleston single house style—Robb noticed a swinging daybed on a neighbor’s sleeping porch and asked the home’s designer about it. That designer was Georgia Carlee, who had recently opened her own firm in Santa Rosa Beach. The Browns eventually hired Carlee to decorate their home.
With its casual eating area and cozy seating focused on a brick-clad outdoor fireplace, this gracious outdoor room introduces good things to come. Four sets of French doors link the outdoors to a contemporary interior with an open floor plan grounded by traditional architectural elements.
Table runner; tree trunk: Yellowtail Trading Co., 850/622-5760.
Tray; blue glasses; sculpture: owner’s collection.
Chairs; cocktail table; birdhouse: owner’s collection.
Blue wicker tables; lamp: Palecek, 800/274-7730, palecek.com, trade only.
Pillows (“Jute Stripe’’): The Chandler Collection, thechandlercollection.com.
Painting: Smith’s Antiques Mall, 850/654-1484.
Small vases: Barreveld Int., 845/265-6052, barreveld.com, trade only.
Flooring; fireplace: John Willis Homes Inc., 770/623-1496.
Fan (“Regency Fan’’ #OAO-WI); sconce (“Baselite’’ #UCR16-41.B10-41): United Lighting, 850/622-6531.