Resurrecting Stones

Story by Katie Epps Photographs by Joel Caldwell Beneath Palmetto Bluff’s sprawling oaks lie twelve cemeteries that serve as the final resting places for hundreds of people and nine dogs. Five of these cemeteries were started as burial grounds for enslaved people and later used by freedmen and their descendants into the early twentieth century; […]

Building On A Legacy

Everyone talks about the drive into Palmetto Bluff, the miles of shady pavement, the dense maritime canopy, crossing over the headwaters of the May River, and the alligator forever sunning at the causeway. It’s an iconic section of road. People say their shoulders relax; they feel a weight lifted as they drive into Palmetto Bluff. […]

The Palmetto Bluff Builders Design Process

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Behind the Design with Jason Kimes & Leighann Markalunas In the heart of the Lowcountry, where the gentle sway of Spanish moss-laden trees meets the tranquil embrace of the coast, lies a unique community: Palmetto Bluff. Their approach to home design captures the essence of this cherished Southern aesthetic. With a blend of architectural finesse […]

Designing the Southern Kitchen of Your Dreams

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Your Guide to a Luxury Kitchen Design The kitchen has long been the heart of the home, where cherished memories are cooked up and shared. When it comes to Lowcountry living, a well-designed kitchen is not just a place to prepare meals but a space that encapsulates elegance, functionality, and your unique vision. In this […]

How to Decorate Your Coastal Home for Summer

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A 5-Step Guide to Add Subtle Summer Home Decor As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, summer beckons us to bask in its warm embrace. And what better way to celebrate this blissful season than by infusing your coastal home with vibrant summer home decor? The essence of summer can be beautifully […]

Not a Project, But a Place

In developing the Palmetto Bluff vernacular, a new vision emerged that drew a line in the sand between perfect and real. By Barry Kaufman   One of the greatest minds the South has ever produced posed a question 130 or so years ago that, in all the intervening years of human advancement, we still have […]

Behind the Bluff with the Director of Palmetto Bluff Design: Stephanie Gentemann

An Inside Look at Palmetto Bluff Design Tucked away in the stunning Lowcountry of South Carolina lies Palmetto Bluff, a community that has enchanted both locals and travelers for years. Spread across a sprawling 20,000 acres of land and boasting 32 miles of pristine riverfront, Palmetto Bluff puts the land first in every aspect of […]

How to Design the Perfect Back Porch for Summer

Unveiling the Secrets to a Luxurious Back Porch Design: 9 Key Elements As the temperature rises and the days get longer, your back porch becomes a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy the warmth and beauty of summer. The perfect back porch design can make all the difference in creating a relaxing and […]

Behind the Design: Carrying Color Throughout the Home

Any good designer will tell you that a neutral palette is a great backdrop to create a well-curated interior. In fact, an amazing way to add a stylish cohesiveness throughout your home is by using neutral decor. However, there’s been a significant shift away from a neutral color palette in interior design. Designers are being […]

Holiday Decor Spotlight: How to Upscale your Home for the Holidays

5 Ways to Style Luxury Holiday Decor in Your Home ‘Tis the season! Christmas is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to welcome the yuletide season by decorating your home. The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and your home should reflect that. If you’re opting to decorate your home for […]

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