Capturing the essence

Inspired by her dogs, and by the sunlit beaches, rocky coastline and the shady woods of Martha’s Vineyard and New England, she began photographing her “best friends” against this stunning natural backdrop.

The Art of Debra Marlin

Leafing through the brittle, yellowed pages of Debra Marlin’s childhood photo album speaks as much to her future as it does her past. On page after page, Debra is seen posing, smiling brightly for the camera, with at least one of her father’s prized German shepherds at her side. Spotting a picture of Debra alone is rare. Continue reading “Capturing the essence”

Old becomes new again

Antique heart pine beams reclaimed from an old sugar factory in Honduras were cut, custom stained and used for the floors throughout much of the home.

A Greek-Revival farmhouse

Patra Taylor is one of many talented feature writers who contributes to the quarterly publication. In Old becomes new again, she writes about a beautiful Greek-Revival-style farmhouse located in the heart of her hometown, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Continue reading “Old becomes new again”

Relaxation Reimagined

With a focus on every detail, this unique spa is legendary for its ability to sooth the body, mind and spirit.

Read About the Dewberry Spa

This article by one of South Carolina’s prolific feature writers, Patra Taylor, who introduces readers to the luxurious Dewberry Spa, tucked inside the Dewberry Charleston, a beleaguered federal building turned destination hotel. And what’s a destination hotel without a spa? But as you’ll read, the Dewberry isn’t just any spa…it’s a spa worth traveling halfway around the world to visit.

About Charleston Style & Design

Charleston Style & Design is a quarterly magazine for the discriminating reader who has a zest for living and is eager to discover new horizons in Charleston and the Lowcountry. It is the premiere design publication in the Charleston area. Quentin Senise is the publication’s publisher, and Debra Kronowitz is the editor. Patra Taylor is one of many talented feature writers who regularly contribute to the quarterly publication.

Quote from article: “Once clients step beyond the reception area, they are enveloped in a fresh, subtle fragrance that comes from the cypress-paneled walls. This distinctive scent mingles with the gentle sound of water flowing from a fountain. Here, clients begin their personal journeys from the stress of daily life to complete euphoria. With a focus on every detail, this unique spa is legendary for its ability to sooth the body, mind and spirit.”


From fanmakers to filmmakers

Built circa 1867 by Tobias Scott, a former slave who bought his freedom through his earnings as a fanmaker, the original house pulsed with the activity of his wife, Christiana (also a former slave), and their seven children.

Read About the Tobias Scott House

This article by one of Charleston’s most prolific feature writers, Patra Taylor, introduces readers to former slave/fanmaker extraordinaire Tobias Scott. In the article entitled Fanmakers to Filmmaker published in the Winter 2019 issue of Charleston Style & Design, the creative intention interjected into the house built by Scott in 1867 (just two years after the end of the Civil War) established the residence located in the heart of Charleston’s famed South of Broad neighborhood as a magnetic that has continued to attract creative souls throughout its long, colorful history. Continue reading “From fanmakers to filmmakers”