A few years ago Kate and Ben Towill swapped their tiny 500-square-foot studio in Brooklyn Heights, New York for a cottage in Charleston, South Carolina. It seems like a huge lifestyle shift but both of them grew up on big farms with massive acreage and barns, so it was just like going back home. The couple showed The New York Times through their new two-story, 2500-square-foot house (built in 1919) in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood. Kate—an interior designer by trade who was the set decoration production assistant on Wes Anderson’s color-saturated 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom—wanted "a New England cottage in the South,” which meant simplifying and stripping it back to reveal a "clean, white look" and what she calls "a modern way of living." The result is a stunning contemporary cottage with warmth and charm. Our favorite room is the rustic kitchen with a bohemian touch courtesy of the kilim rug. Scroll down to shop the room.
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