LAWSON FENNING | FURNITURE
Inspired by the natural beauty of Southern California, Lawson-Fenning first came to the low country via Workstead’s curation of the iconic Dewberry Hotel. The furniture and home goods company’s design easily translates in the context of Workstead House | Charleston, with the mid-century lines of key pieces contributing to the deep sense of modern living rooted in an elegant past. Like Workstead, Lawson-Fenning believes that a home is a dynamic space that ought never to collect dust. In addition to being a marquis vendor for Workstead House | Charleston, Lawson-Fenning is co-hosting the Southern Modernism Storefront, a pop-up reflecting the project and its partners.
FARROW & BALL | PAINT
Farrow & Ball paints are born and bred in Dorset, England, where the founders built their first factory in 1946. Their passion for making paint to original formulations, using only the finest ingredients and age-old methods, lends to a signature immersive depth of colour. Workstead has long used Farrow & Ball paint for keystone projects and is honored to work with the company again on Workstead House | Charleston in a city so closely tied to and defined by its English heritage.
HOLLAND & SHERRY | FABRIC
From their inception in 1836, when Stephen Holland and Frederick Sherry began as woolen merchants in London’s Golden Square, Holland & Sherry has specialized in the finest textiles for the apparel industry. Ranging from sumptuous wools and silks to rugged Scottish tweeds, the collection became the benchmark for quality and craft in the nineteenth century. In 1998, Holland & Sherry Interiors was born out of this legacy. Taking inspiration from these traditional apparel fabrics, their interiors textiles have a transitional quality suited for all aspects of the decorated room. Workstead first worked with Holland & Sherry Interiors on the Dewberry, where their fabrics appear on Lawson-Fenning furniture pieces--a relationship that continues with Workstead House | Charleston.
TIM HUSSEY | ART
A native son of Charleston, Tim Hussey made the conscious decision to shift his career toward contemporary painting in 2000. His art utilizes various media and contrasting subject matter to cross-pollinate and suggest a bigger picture--a narrative that has no end or beginning but urges the viewer to look deeper at its implications. In addition to living next to Workstead House | Charleston, Tim is graciously lending key pieces to the home’s beautiful interiors.
ARTIZOM FRAMES | FRAMING
After searching far and wide for the perfect frame, Workstead finally found their creators at Artizom, a locally-owned and -operated fine art service in Charleston, SC. With a knowledgeable staff of artists, Artizom offers professional custom framing for works on paper, canvas, photographs, textiles and collectibles. They have generously framed a 16’ x 4’ charcoal piece by artist Brandon Hinman that will hang in the Drawing Room of Workstead House | Charleston.
MEADORS | CABINETRY
Based in Charleston, Meadors, Inc. was established in 1985. The founder James C. Meadors, a native South Carolinian with over 30 years of experience in construction and preservation, has built a team of architects, artisans, designers, and craftspeople committed to advancing the building and design professions using traditional techniques aided by the latest technologies. Meadors fabricated all the custom cabinetry for Workstead House | Charleston, including the Vitrine, the round island, the cabinetry in the Butler’s Pantry, and the custom Vanities in the Master Chambers’ Bathing Room.
GATEWAY PARK ENTERPRISES | CONTRACTORS
Jim and Chris Sloggatt of Gateway Park Enterprises are a Charleston-based father and son team of contractors--and the heart and soul of Workstead House | Charleston. Not only skilled craftsmen but also visionaries, they worked tirelessly on making the project sing, even when the road ahead was long and arduous. Working with them was as fulfilling as the end result, and Workstead thanks them for their extraordinary contribution.
MELISSA SUTTON | FURNITURE DEALER + INTERIOR STYLING
Melissa Sutton is the visionary and creative force behind the Charleston-based interior design and consulting firm, Plum Collective. She is passionate about curating contemporary and 20th Century furniture and has worked with people all over the world to help improve their collections. Her sensibility and knowledge of interior design history and sourcing is encyclopedic and she was instrumental as a furniture dealer and styling collaborator for Workstead House | Charleston. In addition to object curation, Plum Collective’s services include everything from project managing to purchasing to custom furniture designs and installations.
RTW | CLOTHING
Since 1978, RTW owner Janyce McMenamin has called together collections from Italy, France, England, and the U.S. for her King Street boutique. She is a true fashion pioneer, whose eye for design and attention to detail has set the tone for Charleston style, character, and beauty for nearly four decades—in no small part because Janyce believes that the pleasure of shopping should be coupled with wardrobe experts who are personally invested in their clients. RTW is graciously outfitting Stefanie for Workstead House | Charleston photography.
BROOKS REITZ | BAR PROVISIONS
Brooks Reitz is the founder of Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., a line of small-batch cocktail staples, and Oyster Shed Wine Co. A native of Kentucky, he is based in Charleston, whose food and drink revolution he has undeniably had a hand in shaping. As the owner of Leon’s Oyster Shop and Little Jack’s Tavern, both of which have attracted press attention and crowds of diners since they opened. A dear friend of Workstead, Brooks curated the custom vetrina in the Workstead House | Charleston kitchen.
LOTUS | FLORAL DESIGN
Neither Kit Bennet nor Mary Silsby was formally trained in the floral industry—which makes the respect and devotion they’ve gained since launching Lotus in 2000 that much more impressive. From the beginning, they have drawn from their backgrounds in artistic design to create inspired arrangements from a fresh perspective. The quality of their work—which spans all occasions, from weddings to holiday parties—paired with an unwavering commitment to Southern hospitality and personal service is what transforms an event into a memory. Their custom arrangements embody the Southern Modern ethos of Workstead House | Charleston.
BILLY REID | CLOTHING
At the Billy Reid store in Charleston, it’s hard to distinguish the sales staff from stylish shoppers. Employees are prone to dropping by even on days off, and everyone, clients included, greet one another by name. The laser focus on customer service makes a formidable impression, and we are so thrilled to be on the receiving end. At the Workstead House | Charleston showcase in June, many of our food and beverage collaborators, plus core principals, will be wearing the latest Billy Reid collection.