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Don’t Let This Charleston Home’s Calm Rooms Fool You; It’s a High-Tech WFH Workspace

published Mar 16, 2023
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"The living room is where we hang out most of the day. We wanted a serene & cozy place that felt comfortable but unique… thus the wallpaper mural from The Goodies (Etsy)"

Name: Andreea Gaul, husband Bryan, daughter Alina, Marlo (German shepherd), Louie (corgi), Penelope (cat)
Location: Charleston, SC
Size: 2,600 square feet
Type of Home: Single Family
Years Lived In: 6 months, owned

Credit: Minette Hand

When lifestyle content creator Andreea Gaul and her husband, Bryan, moved from Chicago to Charleston, they were shocked at the amount of space they could get for their money. And they needed it! With a baby daughter, two dogs, and a cat in tow, they headed south to a home where their growing family could spread out and spend their money smartly according to their changing priorities.

Born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, Andreea’s style has the lived-in, sun-drenched warmth of a European country home. Her color palette is subtle and fresh, with muted greens and rich pastels (see: her show-stopping sectional in blush linen). And she’s taken some pretty big design swings too, like a massive wallpaper mural in the living room that evokes the sun-soaked landscapes of a Renaissance painting.

Credit: Minette Hand

Upgrading to a larger space also meant that Andreea could have more room for her work, from filming fashion videos to documenting her latest DIYs. As a work-from-home mom, Andreea needed the flexibility to carry her work from the kitchen to the nursery or the bedroom to the porch, depending on what she and Alina are doing. With AT&T Fiber, Andreea can stay connected constantly — and seamlessly. AT&T Fiber with hyper-fast speeds allow Andreea and Bryan’s family to work and play on multiple devices in multiple rooms without sacrificing quality. It also helps them create a smart home that works for them, from the doorbell that alerts them about deliveries to the speakers that fuel their after-dinner dance parties.

And, in staying true to the reason Andreea’s family moved south in the first place, AT&T Fiber with straightforward pricing (the service doesn’t come with a price increase at 12 months, equipment fees, and other stuff) helps them spend mindfully on what matters. All without compromising on their distinctive style.

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Apartment Therapy Survey

My style: Modern European countryside

Inspiration: I love the Italian countryside homes.

Favorite element: Being surrounded by nature

Biggest challenge: Being present as a mom and running a small business full-time

What friends say: “I can’t wait to visit!”

Biggest embarrassment: Having to redo the patio multiple times — I’m not handy!

Biggest indulgence: Furniture (and skincare!)

Proudest DIY: Patio pavers — third time’s the charm! (TK elaboration)

Best advice: Live in the home for a bit before you decide on renovations.

How does AT&T Fiber help you in your home: It keeps us connected and our remote jobs running smoothly while helping us keep tabs on our baby. Plus, it provides entertainment like streaming our favorite movies and gaming.

Credit: Minette Hand

Resources

PAINT & COLORS

  • Living Room — Benjamin Moore “Saybrook Sage”
  • Office — PPG “Blue Lava”
  • Master Bedroom — Benjamin Moore “Pearl”
  • Guest Room — PPG “Earl Gray” (25% lighter) 
  • Guest Bathroom — Benjamin Moore “Kennebunkport Green”
  • Island and Fireplace Mantle — Sherwin Williams “Oak Leaf Brown”  
  • Wallpaper in Nursery — Sandberg “Evelina Sage Green”
  • Wallpaper Mural — The Goodies

ENTRY

  • Entry table — Ashley Furniture 
  • Mirror — CB2

LIVING ROOM

  • Sectional — Sixpenny Aria in Nectarine Dream fabric
  • Samsung Frame TV 
  • Pedestal table — Safavieh 
  • White recliner — Homebody

DINING ROOM

  • Table — Celadon Home 
  • Chairs — Safavieh 

KITCHEN

  • Stools — Kelly Clarkson Home 

HOME OFFICE

  • Desk — Three Posts

PRIMARY BEDROOM

  • Bedframe — Joss & Main “Tilly” upholstered bedframe

NURSERY

  • Furniture — Evolur  
  • Mobile — Pehr
  • Toy baskets — Pehr

Thanks, Andreea!

This house tour’s responses were edited for length and clarity.