An Older Charleston Home Is an Inspiring, Eclectic Art Haven

updated Dec 11, 2019

An Older Charleston Home Is an Inspiring, Eclectic Art Haven

updated Dec 11, 2019
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Name: Teeny, Trey and Scooter Morrison
Location: Downtown Charleston, South Carolina
Size: 1,450 square feet
Years lived in: 4 1/2 years, owned

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This Charleston single residence is an art haven and colorful home belonging to Teeny and Trey (and Scooter, their French Bulldog!). Built way back in 1870, it definitely comes with its charms and challenges, but Teeny, a designer, has handled them beautifully.

Teeny and Trey have spent years collecting timeless pieces, purchasing local art, and renovating here and there. Of course, the architecture of this 1800s-era house plays a considerable role in the couple’s style; the french doors to the porch, for example, have stylishly stood the test of time. Travel and an appreciation of makers from other countries round out an art-filled, worldly home.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Worldly and eclectic mid-century modern

Inspiration: Timeless curations, seeing desirable designs around the world that are hundreds of years old. I love meeting the makers—from the Italian cashmere mills, to the rug masters of Morocco, to artists in my own hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. Every piece big or small has a story more important than a label.

Favorite Element: The original French doors from 1870

Biggest Challenge: Storage—if you get something new, you have to donate something old.

What Friends Say: That I like to collect special things through my travels and revamp vintage treasures. My travels influence my design, helping curate a collection of sentimental pieces.

Biggest Embarrassment: We are still missing a doorknob to the linen closet… after 4 1/2 years.

Proudest DIY: Designing the blueprints for the kitchen and bathroom renovation

Biggest Indulgence: The ostrich feather lamp

Best Advice: It is better to invest time or money in lasting pieces versus feeling the need to fill your entire space all at once.

Dream Sources: I call myself lucky to be the Brand Ambassador for Loro Piana Interiors, a luxe Italian textile company. I passionately have fallen in love with the story and quality behind the product, and am excited to slowly add Loro Piana Interiors to my collection.


Foyer, Kitchen, Living, Guest Bath — Sherwin-Williams Incredible White
Bedrooms — Sherwin-Williams Worldly Gray
Master Bath — Sherwin-Williams Connor’s Lakehouse

Wedding Photography Wall, Photos — Julie Livingston Photography
Art — A.B.M. Canvas
Jaguar Photo — Teeny Morrison Design
Chandelier — My grandmother’s

(Image credit: Minette Hand)

Sofa — Arteriors “Turner” Sofa
Sofa Body Fabric — Loro Piana Interiors – Bolgheri Cotton, Color Ovorio
Sofa Back Welt Fabric — Loro Piana Interiors – Panjab Wool, Color Baby Bamboo
Pillows — Loro Piana Interiors – Shamina Silk, Colors Peridoto & Acquamarina
Drapery —Loro Piana Interiors – Assam Linen, Color Zenzero
Lamp — A Grand Modern Tour: Classic Gold & Peacock
Light Fixture — Anthropologie (in Charleston, we call the slanted tilt “character.” Our house was built in 1870 and has a 16-degrees slant to it)

Chair — Loro Piana Interiors, Alchemy Cotton Velvet
Horse Photo — Teeny Morrison Photography
Side Table — Target with custom glass top

(Image credit: Minette Hand)

Mirror — Uttermost
Art (left to right) —Lia Burke Libaire; Lia Burke Libaire; Elisabeth Gecious
Poufs — Loro Piana Interiors

(Image credit: Minette Hand)

Quartz Countertop
Photography — Teeny Morrison Photography
Gold Vases — Elizabeth Bruns
Table —My grandmother’s
Bar/Glassware — Elizabeth Bruns
Photography — Teeny Morrison Photography
Bar Cart — My grandmother’s vintage
Art — Whitney Stoddard Art
China: Tobacco Leaf — Elizabeth Bruns

(Image credit: Minette Hand)

Blanket and Pillows — Loro Piana Interiors Cashmere
Berber Rug — From Morocco
Cow Skin Rug — From South Africa
Art — West Elm
Photography — Teeny Morrison Photography

Art — A.B.M. Canvas
Sconces — Robert Allen

Photography Wall — Teeny Morrison Photography and Anne Rhett
Blanket and Pillows — Loro Piana Interiors Cashmere
Chair — West Elm
Pouf — Loro Piana Interiors
Art — Millie Sims

Quartz Countertops
Cow Art — Patti Ratcliffe Art
French Women — Alice Colin Art
Scenic Art above Toilet — Patti Ratcliffe Art
Sculpture above Toilet —From a Nantucket art gallery
Vase —Vintage Tobacco Leaf
Soap Dish — My grandmother’s

Thanks, Teeny and Trey!

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