Tour Country Star Darius Rucker's Charming Charleston Home

Updated 09/25/18

Charleston-based interior designer Angie Hranowsky developed chemistry with her clients, country star and former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker and his wife Beth, almost immediately. “This was the first time we worked together,” Hranowsky shares. “Beth consulted with me briefly while they were building the house and then called me the minute they moved in and hired me.” From this moment on, the women developed a partnership in order to transform the new-construction house into a functional home for the couple and their three children.

“Beth was very involved in the process and she has a very good eye,” the designer tells us. “She’s the kind of client where I would come over, and she would say ‘look at this cool painting I found,’ and it would be perfect for the house.” A thoughtful combination of color, texture, form, and function brings the home to life to personalize the space for the busy family. Scroll through to view photos of Beth and Darius Rucker's home's key features.

A Grand Entry

The Rucker home's grand entryway, framed art on white walls
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Built by Bragg & Company Construction, the Rucker's home features a grand entry space.

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Inviting Spaces

Naturally lit room in Rucker home features floor-to-ceiling doors and a large pink and orange carpet
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“This is their year-round residence, so they wanted a home that was functional and inviting but also unique,” Hranowsky says.

Room in Rucker home features books stacked on a wooden bench with a gilded-framed mirror overhead
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A White Backdrop Invites Color and Texture

A room in the Rucker home is filled with books and pops of color
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“The overall concept for the house became a white backdrop that allowed us to bring in color and texture with beautiful furniture and artwork,” the designer says. “The other inspiration for the main living and kitchen space came from the Buddha portrait over the fireplace. It’s done entirely out of old bottle caps by local artist Molly B. Right.”

Books Add Comfort

A bookcase in the Rucker home is accessorized with a single purple chair
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“Beth and I both have an affinity for books and bookcases,” Hranowsky says. “I designed the bookcase to the right of the fireplace and added the benches in the foyer and behind the sofa to stack even more books. They are a great way to add comfort to a room.”

Abstract Art Adds Interest

A large white and yellow abstract painting is hung above a side table with lamps and other art pieces
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The group commissioned the living room’s large abstract from artist Sally King Benedict.

A close-up of metal decorative objects in Rucker home
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Framed and unframed art pieces hung on multiple walls in Rucker home
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Dusty Pastel Palette Lives Throughout

A seating area in Rucker home features pastel and neutral-toned couches and chairs
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A colorful palette comprised of warm corals, dusty purples, and textured neutrals, plus punctuations of soothing yellow, developed. “In the past, Beth gravitated toward white, black, and more neutral tones, but with this house she wanted me to push her a little bit,” Hranowsky shares.

Another angle of pastel-hued couches and other seating in Rucker home
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Another angle of pastel-hued seating in Rucker home
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In terms of function, Rucker had a specific concept for their open-plan kitchen and living spaces. “They have a keeping room, which is the seating area you see between the living room and kitchen,” says Hranowsky. “This is where they spend much of their time if they're hanging out and watching TV. It was important to Beth that they have enough comfortable seating for themselves, as well as for visiting friends and family.”

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A long dining room sits beneath a round chandelier in a brightly lit room in Rucker home
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“[Darius and Beth] both come from large families so family gatherings, friends, and Darius's work all factored into the function of the home,” the designer tells MyDomaine.

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A bedroom in Rucker home is styled with art, gilded touches and geometric patterns
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The designer enlisted artist Kate Long Stevenson to create the figure hanging in the couple’s master bedroom. 

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A bedroom in Rucker home is styled with art, gilded touches and geometric patterns
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The children's bedroom, which feature multiple windows and art on the walls is decorated in fabrics that hide dirt
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Given that this is the family’s primary residence and they have children, Hranowsky was careful to make sure the design was durable and able withstand a beating. “We spent a lot of time picking out fabrics that would hide dirt, but didn’t compromise the design,” the designer says. “We were very thoughtful about how every piece would function in the house.”

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A bedroom mixes prints and time periods, and features guitars and toys strewn about the patterned carpet
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A Blend of Contemporary and Vintage Pieces Lend Personality

Colorful contemporary and vintage spaces adorn an office in Rucker home, framed art flank both walls
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To give the home a sense of age and personality, the designer mixed vintage and contemporary pieces, lending the home a collected vibe. “I incorporate vintage pieces into every home I design,” says Hranowsky. “I love things with a history and I’m modernist at heart. I think it’s quite easy to use vintage furniture and art without it being too precious.”

Colorful contemporary and vintage spaces adorn an office in Rucker home, framed art flank both walls
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A surfboard leans against grey slats at Rucker home's covered patio space
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“I always strive to design homes that are original and beautiful but also comfortable,” Hranowsky shares. “I use a lot of texture and color and I mix periods to create a balance that’s sophisticated, but approachable.” With this home as proof, we’d say the designer’s formula is a winning combination.

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Exterior view of Rucker home, including pool and covered patio, and a hammock slung between palm trees
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