AT ONE WITH NATURE

Homes & Gardens|March 2020

AT ONE WITH NATURE
In this coastal retreat, interior designer Cortney Bishop looked to the landscape to help build beautiful decorating schemes
JO LEEVERS

Interior designer Cortney Bishop is the first to admit that a monochrome palette is usually associated with very crisp, contemporary and sometimes slightly cool spaces. But in this oceanside home on Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Cortney has brought out the softer side of black and white, deftly mixing in natural weaves, warm wood and personal mementos to create a relaxed yet tailored home.

Cortney, founder of Cortney Bishop Design, created the interiors for a couple and their four children who live in New York and use this retreat as a weekend escape. The overall design dovetails Cortney’s unique finds (by creatives from cabinetmakers to weavers) with mid-century furniture the pair already owned. ‘We share an appreciation of the artisan, crafted aesthetic and love of quality,’ says Cortney.

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March 2020