From the inviting mahogany and glass front doors to the backyard oasis on the Wando River, the 2013 Coastal Living Showhouse is special.

If you go

What: Coastal Living Showhouse.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 18; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 23 to Oct. 20.

Where: 1488 Wando View, Daniel Island

Tickets: $15 are available on site during tour hours and at

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Spaces throughout the residence feature pieces that are beautiful, practical and interesting.

10 things you should not miss at the showhouse

Here are 10 things in the Coastal Living Showhouse that are not to be missed:

1. Patterned pillows on seats in the grilling area.

2. Seeded glass pendants hanging over the breakfast bar in the kitchen.

3. Statuarietto marble counters in the kitchen.

4. Table with creme and silver base in the dining room.

5. Wooden take on a sunburst mirror in the bar room.

6. Desk top in Charleston white high-gloss lacquer in the office.

7. Wallpaper in bold tangerine with a geometric pattern in the office.

8. Raspberry linen sofa with matching nailhead-trim benches in the upstairs foyer.

9. Bead board closet and built-in pull-out drawers under the second-floor stairs.

10. Ethnic patterned fabrics that punctuate spaces throughout.

It will be the rare visitor who does not see a design idea that would be perfect for solving a personal decorating challenge.

Some of the proceeds raised by the showhouse will go to the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, whose volunteers are docents there.

“I wanted to mesh the more traditional style of the house, with a modern feel,” says Ginger Brewton, the showhouse’s interior designer.

Brewton was going for casual, inviting and fun when decorating the 4,000 square feet home. Ultimately, she wanted to create something like a 1960s California beach vibe.

So visitors will find furniture with clean straight lines and bright colors along with geometric and modern patterns in there.

To further carry out her vision, Brewton, an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers, chose Laura Ashley’s U.K. line for the lavender bedroom because it has a more modern and fresh feel than the U.S. one, she says.

Brewton’s favorite piece is the desk in the study, she says. The custom piece is different from anything likely to be found elsewhere.

The desk also is one of 10 things in the showhouse that should not be missed.

In addition to Brewton, the design team includes builder Jamison Howard of Max G. Crosby Construction; Our Town Plans, architectural design; and landscape architect Jeff Elliott of the Daniel Island Company.

Reach Wevonneda Minis at 937-5705.