Take it outside: A sight in itself

A brief look at what makes our featured home’s outdoor spaces sizzle.

Story by Barry Kaufman + Photography by Lisa Staff

As with any Lowcountry home, the design of a home’s exterior is just as important as its interior. After all, what’s the point of having three seasons of blissfully moderate temperatures if you’re not going to get out there and enjoy them? This month’s featured home is no exception, with outdoor spaces that run the gamut and create just as many wow moments as its beautiful interior. Hannah Fulton, a designer with J. Banks Design Group, shares three of the home’s outdoor highlights.


“We’re interior designers, but we end up really involved with the outdoors because of how people live here,” said Fulton. As such, the outdoor spaces carry the same dedication to sightlines and wow moments as the interior, with perfectly placed views out to the pool and the landscaping.

Swinging bed

The swinging bed has quickly become a mainstay of Lowcountry design. “We’re doing a lot of swings and swinging chairs, which lets us be a little more playful with the outdoors,” said Fulton.


Just because a space is there to enjoy the view of the outdoors doesn’t mean it can’t be a sight in itself. To beautify the screened-in porch, designers carried shingle siding throughout, with a wood-beamed roof that carried through from the inside.

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