Matthew Grant McLaughlin
Matthew McLaughlin has been part of Charleston's design community since 2002. His path to the design & retail worlds began as a young boy exploring, buying and learning at antique fairs & auction houses.
At 14 he began working alongside Cheryl McLaughlin and Berta Phibbs at their design studio and retail store in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina building his own acumen and eye for classic beauty and style.
Reverent of the South's decorative arts legacy, Matthew's aesthetic is instinctually rooted in traditional design. His interiors are anchored with patinated woods and classic silhouettes yet punctuated with unexpected, energetic modern details.
"I knew my first visit to Charleston that this city was a place I would be inspired by and could have a hand in propelling this city's alluring, distinct style forward."
His living room design for the 2011 Charleston Symphony Showhouse was pivotal in introducing his ability to harmonize grand & humble elements for a regional sophistication tempered for 21st century living. Striking a balance of ornament, color, and noble materials he curates rooms to have undeniable structure, tone and style.
After completing studies at the College of Charleston in Art History, French and International Business at the College of Charleston, he founded The Botanical Butler, a floral design company that enlivened homes, hotels and parties throughout Charleston.
He has also worked with local retailers, such as The Hidden Countship, to design and merchandise their unique offerings in an appealing and memorable way.
As part of their family business, you can now find an ever-changing array of furniture, art, lighting and decorative objects at their store, WELL FURNISHED located at 34 Windermere Boulevard Charleston, SC 29407.