Wednesday, June 29, 2016

charleston's nathaniel russell house tour

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.

12 comments:

  1. .... Now I HAVE to go to Charleston! This is amazing!

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  2. Since my husband and I have only visited Charleston for an afternoon (sad to say!) we didn't get to tour any historic homes, which is my favorite thing ever. But this one is on my list for when we go back! I absolutely adored touring several homes in Savannah though!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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    1. and I still haven't been to savannah! it's on my list for sure.

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  3. I love visiting old houses because everything is always so beautiful and elegant! The spiral staircase sounds exceptionally beautiful! And I think that y'all had it right to keep a food focused itinerary in Charleston! How can you not, right?

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    1. I kept thinking we were walking enough to keep up with all the food we ate. far from it! uber is just too tempting with the high temperatures.

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  4. I loved this house. I thought it was very interesting the effort they went to restore it properly and all that detailed molding! Peach.... did you know I have a peach colored guest bedroom? ... so obv I love Peach too!

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    1. I didn't know you have peach walls!!! loooove.

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  5. Beautiful! I love these old historic homes!

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    1. it's definitely something you don't get to do every day, which makes it really fun!

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  6. oh i have never been to charleston but i want to go! this house looks so neat and all the flowers are gorgeous. that carpet in the peach room is amazing!

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    1. you have to go! it was an awesome weekend.

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