Spring Inspiration: Kiawah Island



 These past several weeks every design blog you turn to is talking about the spring time. When I think of spring I am reminded immediately of Kiawah.  I seem to always be taken back by the authentic architecture and landscape.

Kiawah, Island is often called a hidden treasure. For those who don’t know about it, this little island in South Carolina, is filled with wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. There is no other place that is so surreal and yet the nature seems to be untouched. As a child I grew up vacationing on Kiawah. I even remember my first trip down to this island thirty minutes east from historic Charleston. Many years ago a current client of Design Lines at the time, had a place on the river and my family went down during the sumer to visit.

I remember the dolphins jumping and swimming in the river as we sat on the screen porch eating the freshly peeled shrimp for dinner, a glass of ice cold sweet tea and feeling the warm sun bake our tired bicycle worn bodies.

If you ever need a trip for some exterior inspiration head south on I- 95 and get off on I-26 E then to 17 and turn onto Bohicket Road. Your last stop will be – Kiawah. You can’t miss it.

cassique golf course

One of several golf club houses – this one is Cassique. Don’t you love that circle window in the front?


An aerial view of The Sanctuary, a five star hotel on Kiawah. It is the top luxurious hotel near Charleston and #1 Ranked Family Hotel in U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure Family. It is work it just to walk around the hotel and grab an ice cream cone in the candy shop. So delicious!

This hotel is so big in person.

Below are some pictures of some garden shots, Judy has taken in the past while vacationing at Kiawah.


 The lush shades of green. Its spring time!


 A natural landscape wouldn’t be the same without the palmetto tree.




 A place to sit and watch some birds in the garden.


 Bring some fresh lemonade and nice book to this bench.


In the mood for some chicken salad? Come on in. What do you think of the blue on the garage door?


 What puts you in the mood for spring? What is  your inspiration?


Images: Google, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Judy