Now you can walk through the exquisite rooms created by seven of Columbia’s most accomplished interior designers, and if you time it just right, you may even have the chance to speak to these exceptional designers in person about their unique trends and fresh styles.
The opportunity to have the 2021 Dream Home is all thanks to Mungo Portfolio Homes, our wonderful partner in presenting a home that you simply will not want to miss the opportunity to experience in person. This Mungo Portfolio Home, almost 5,000 square feet, boasts six bedrooms with master bedrooms on both floors, open floor plan living areas with a beautiful kitchen adjacent to family room and sunroom, a screened porch, space for home office, and a three car garage. This gracious home is nestled in the Ascot Estates neighborhood in the executive section with large lots. Ascot is an equestrian neighborhood in Irmo with tennis courts and a community pool.
Enjoy a sneak peek of eight of the 14 rooms beautifully designed by some of the very best talent in Columbia. But to experience the full home, buy your tickets for the tour!
Tour Dates: April 9 – April 18
21 Chesterbrook Court, Irmo (Ascot Estates neighborhood)
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through Event Brite
Cash + Carry: April 19
Proceeds benefitting Central Carolina Community Foundation
No children under 12
COVID protocols will be in place throughout the tour
We are proud that Jim Hudson Automotive Group is providing the 2021 Dream Car to greet visitors upon arrival at the home, displaying the latest trends in luxury models and offering a first taste of the splendor that awaits inside the home.
Designer Linda Burnside with LGB Interiors captures the heart of the great room, creating a space that is both visually and colorfully exciting, which is further enhanced by looking out to her elegant screened porch. The design team at Ethan Allen creates a striking dining area accented with bold artwork and a collection of blue and white porcelain set against dramatic navy walls.
Revel in the stunning master suite, which has been created by Steven Ford of Steven Ford Interiors, where traditional furnishings meet trending wall color and accents. Amelia Bradley and Amanda Sease of Strobler Home Furnishings have executed an upstairs sitting room to perfection, where abstract art with a mixture of textures, colors, and materials produce eye-catching retreats. The upstairs master bedroom and bath, designed by Mandy Summers-Smith with M. Gallery Interiors, brilliantly combines unique accent furnishings, a bold color palette, and exceptional local art.
Amber Liebe and Rutledge Davies with Corporate Concepts introduce a home office, with an environment that is chic and sleek for both productivity and pleasure. Designer Joan Goodwin with Verandah Interior Design, influenced by Asian design elements, makes a statement in the downstairs study with inspiration from international travel and culture. And finally, the kitchen, designed and styled in a collaborative combination by Linda Burnside and Steven Ford, radiates sophistication. Clean and crisp black and white with bold accents are the perfect backdrop for the heart of the home!
A special treat for everyone who comes to the tour are six exceptional rooms not photographed in this issue. Steven Ford’s design of a sophisticated sunroom uses a bold abstract fabric to tie adjacent rooms together and creates a comfortable gathering spot for all seasons. Linda Burnside’s inviting, outdoor living space on the screened back porch is complete with cool rattan dining and wicker seating areas. Joan Goodwin elegantly enhances the generous laundry room and styles the mudroom with her vivacious flair. Upstairs, Mandy Summers-Smith will stimulate your senses with more texture, color, and original artwork in what will be a surprise room. Strobler has styled a hallway reading nook and, with eclectic furnishings, transformed an additional space that will inspire fresh ideas for your home.
CMM is pleased to announce that the Central Carolina Community Foundation will be the recipient of all ticket sale proceeds. Thus, your attendance at the Dream Home will not only inspire you with your personal interior design, it will also help raise money for an important Midlands charity.
Classically Elegant Dining Room
By Louis Ferguson
The starting point for our dining room’s design was the dark and dramatic navy wall color. We carried this color down to the floor in a deconstructed traditional rug with a modern tone on tone twist. We then juxtaposed a graphic geometric print on our classic host chairs with a beautiful grouping of timeless blue and white porcelain vases. Amidst this backdrop, elegant golden tones in the form of velvet dining chairs and dupioni silk draperies shine. Brass and glass hurricanes add a touch of lightness to the rich mahogany shaped leg dining table. Presiding over it all: a strikingly glamourous chandelier with antique gold leaves and foil lined black linen shade, and bright, bold artwork inspired by a 17th century Dutch painting.
101 Harbison Boulevard, 29212
A Manhattan Inspired Family Room
By Linda Burnside
Creating a space that is both visually exciting and colorfully inspiring was the goal for this year’s 2021 Dream Home. With COVID slowing down our travels and keeping most of us at home, we wanted to create a luxurious and unexpected space that enhances the senses.
Starting with a beautiful hand knotted rug from Stark, the color scheme springs to life. A mix of gold velvet, navy leather, and metallic set the tone for this Manhattan-inspired great room with a cool twist on traditional masculine style. Original art, Farrow and Ball paint, and ceramic sculptures create the drama needed to complete this luxurious space.
614 Hilton Street, 29205
The Heart of the Home
By Linda Burnside and Steven Ford
As respected Columbia designers who have enjoyed a longtime friendship, we enjoyed working collectively to highlight and elevate the “heart of the home.” The gourmet kitchen is offset dramatically by Farrow and Ball Railings paint and a pair of Jamie Young pendants over the Frosty Carrina quartz 5- x 10-foot island. The Arctic White tile backsplash with herringbone design over the cooktop is a welcome backdrop for dramatic black urns and sculptural accents. The overall design is perfect for a combination of a cook’s decor and dreams. Top of the line appliances include GE’s Profile built-in wall oven and convection oven microwave, gas cooktop with 5 burners, and cafe counter depth side-by-side stainless refrigerator. Venetian Bronze finishes on faucet and cabinet hardware are excellent accents.
614 Hilton Street, 29205
Steven Ford Interiors
2850 Devine Street, 29205
Trending Meets Traditional
By Steven Ford
I designed this master bedroom with one thought in mind — trending meets traditional. Although the love of a neutral monochromatic room remains, I am thrilled to showcase the return of color. A great color trending in the design world currently is teal. This stunning bedroom uses rich teal walls and accents to showcase how popular features can blend with classic styles. This design philosophy works for people of all ages. Traditional furnishings meet trending wall color, layered textured bedding, an abstract rug, square acrylic curtain rods, custom artwork, and a gold and acrylic chandelier. An unexpected feature is a grey faux linen wrapped bar cabinet accessorized with contemporary glassware — perfect for that nightcap before retiring into this luxurious upholstered bed. Sweet dreams!
Steven Ford Interiors
2850 Devine Street, 29205
A Well Traveled Study
By Joan Goodwin
Having been especially intrigued by the enchanting mood of the Orient, exotic birds, koi fish, pagodas, Ming chairs, and hand-painted screens, my design concept for this space was a centralized inspiration focus from my international travels. Chinoiserie, my design theme, is a blend of European design with East Asian traditional art. It has inspired interior design since the 17th century.
Several interesting Asian influenced design elements of ambiance are used in this study. The red pagoda chandelier and the red Asian inspired bookshelf are both strong colors that have a tremendous impact on the interior of the room. The solid elmwood Ming armchair is simple, yet elegant. The William Bruce Friedle Brutalist metal starburst sculpture mounted above the green tailored settee makes an eccentric statement. The drapes with a strong Greek key pattern symbolize eternity and portray this with a continuous motif. What makes this designed study unique is my innate ability to create a feeling of international travel and nostalgia.
Verandah Interior Design
By Mandy Summers-Smith
I love to mix and match beautiful textures and bold colors in my designs. I want you to walk in the room and fall in love with the colors, then realize that you want to run around touching and feeling everything! The inspiration for this classically modern master bedroom came from artwork created by Melony Stuckey and Jamie Blackburn. The bold color palette in Jamie’s pieces and the fascinating textures of Melony’s paintings were perfect. The soft neutral gray paint I selected for the walls allows both the color and texture of the art to remain your focus. Conversely, I chose a deeper shade of gray for the ceiling to add depth and draw your eye upward to frame the innovative chandelier.
The luxurious layers of bedding, the gorgeous pyramid chests, the crystal lamps, the silver shadow boxes, the cement topped tables, the velvet chair, the metallic dresser front, and the variety of plants all complete the modernist look.
M. Gallery Interiors
202 West Main Street, Lexington, 29072
By Amelia Bradley and Amanda Sease
When planning our design for the Dream Home, we aimed to create an inviting retreat, perfect for reading and relaxing or for using as a secondary living space to complement the second master suite. The color play introduced by the featured abstract art along with the eye-catching animal print chairs against the soothing Silver Strand walls creates a fresh aesthetic with just the right dose of impact. We always love a design that incorporates a sophisticated mix of materials and textures, which we achieved through the inclusion of elements like marble-topped side tables, chic glass lamps, and fur-trimmed pillows. The culmination of all the components of our design makes this room an appealing space primed for versatility!
Strobler Home Furnishings
4721 Forest Drive, 29206
By Rutledge Davies and Amber Liebe
Going to work does not always equate with going into the office, but that does not mean your work environment has to suffer. For our design, we wanted to showcase a dedicated space for working within the home that is both productive and enjoyable. We created an area designated for focus work, where we incorporated a height-adjustable desk that allows you to work while sitting or standing. We paired this with an ergonomic task chair and monitor arms to allow for proper ergonomics and multiple working positions. We also included more relaxed areas with the lounge seating and storage. The combination of these areas creates a space that allows the user to change how they work throughout the day and in turn boosts concentration and productivity.
2412 Main Street, 29201