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  • Writer's picturePenny McPeak

Water.Works | Acrylic Art | Our Designers Make Us Look Good

This is the Penny & Lucy Lou Art eBlast series that showcases our clients (the Interior Designers) that are hard at work making sure our art fits in the space and is appealing to their client(s). Enjoy and share in our excitement by walking in our shoes viewing the newest installation of Penny & Lucy Lou Art.

The macro photography collection: Water.Works was created for this Hospitality project at 583 King Street in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jenn Farese, ASID and IIDA
Jenn Farese, ASID and IIDA

What was the inspiration for the 583 King Street project?

Charleston is a city rich in history. A large part of Charleston’s history has to do with the trade of specific goods used in Colonial time, and the transportation of these goods through the Charleston harbor. The interior design of 583 King Street pays homage to this maritime history of Charleston.

Nautical influences and colors have inspired palettes throughout the resort. Royal and navy blues and crisp whites are usually the first colors to come to mind, although there is a softer side to coastal living inspired by nature. Weathered driftwood browns and tans inspired from sailboats and beach sand to bold greens, gold, and pastel blues paint the picture of nautical life. These tones also honor the traded goods of Charleston, such as indigo and cotton. 583 King Street will give guests the opportunity to experience Charleston in a contemporary way, while still keeping that old Charleston charm. The lobby will greet guests with a design that is bright and fresh, and the guest rooms will continue the nautical tone in a more muted comfortable palette. The layering of colors and textures help to enhance the overall design scheme while keeping in mind the cost and overall budget of the project.

How did Penny & Lucy Lou Art accommodate your inspirations?

The artwork by Penny and Lucy Lou is a beautiful finishing touch at the King 583. The abstracted water design is the perfect highlight, emphasizing the subtle nautical inspired

palette. The original design concept was to install a custom vinyl wallcovering along the entire wall length of an abstracted water pattern. Due to budget constraints, we changed the

design to the three large acrylic panels mounted with standoffs at the main elevator lobby.

Penny & Lucy Lou created unique art options specifically fit for this project, which made the selection process much easier for me. I feel the result is even better than the original concept!

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