on the first day of our girls' trip in charleston, we had a very detailed itinerary put together between the five of us girls. we took recommendations from all of our friends that had already been to charleston and combined them to make a pretty packed weekend. truthfully, there were a lot of restaurants and eating on our itinerary but what do you expect in the south?!
the first day of our trip was by the far the most packed. we started the day with a southern breakfast at hominy grill, followed by a horse drawn carriage ride through the city, shopping, a tour of the nathaniel russell house, late lunch on a rooftop, early dinner at magnolia's, and capped off the night with a byob sunset cruise. what a day.
in order to start the tour at the NR house, you get to wander through the gardens first. this was actually my favorite part because I love flowers. the magnolias were in full bloom and begged to be photographed.
after you pay and listen to a brief introduction, you walk to the front of the house. I will say the front of this house was a bit underwhelming given that I toured the historic hay house in macon a few weeks ago and that home was just breathtaking.
one of the pride points of the NR home is the free floating spiral staircase, which is quite beautiful.
my second favorite part about this home was the fabulous woven carpet in the peach room. I liked the peach room in general, the wall color was gorgeous. of course, the carpet is not original but was created to be closest to what is believed to be original carpet.
I found another gorgeous flower on the way out of our tour and made sure to use aperture mode to capture it.
do you like historical home tours? who's in for peach-colored walls? I know I am.