When my husband and I moved (back) to Charleston from Brooklyn, we wanted a house. We’d lived in apartments, townhouses and condos for far too long and were ready to trade our bustling New York neighborhood for some lowcountry charm. So I made it my mission to find a house with just the right amount of said charm, and when I found our home I knew it was meant to be by one small detail: plantation shutters. The place was dripping in plantation shutters, is there anything more Charleston than that? Shutters, plantation or otherwise, can define the look of a house. Withers Industries offers the highest quality shutters – their attention to detail is second to none.
The family business was started by Buzz Withers in 1969, and was passed down to his sons Pat and Randy in 2000. They specialize in interior and exterior shutters and custom millwork. If you’ve driven by the newly opened Zero George Street boutique hotel, check out Withers‘ installation on the front – it’s gorgeous.
For even more charm, I recently painted my exterior shutters “Charleston Green.” This unique color is nearly black, and with good reason. Local lore states that the color came about after the Civil War. When faced with the order to rebuild the city using government-issued black paint, Charlestonians secretly tinted the paint with yellow and green in attempt to brighten up the once colorful cityscape. The color can now be found on shutters and doors all over town.
Tell ‘em Scout sent ya,