Last month, my husband and I took a mini trip to Charleston. It is one of our absolute favorite cities, and we wanted to squeeze in a visit before the baby arrives. The only problem with going to Charleston is I never want to leave. And while I have been known to daydream about owning an antebellum mansion someday, in real life I can live vicariously through Olivia at Lacquered Life. Olivia is a historic preservationist who, with her husband and two precious King Charles Cavaliers, restored a beautiful 1780s Charleston single located South of Broad on Church Street. You can read all about the amazing transformation in Southern Living.
After restoring her historic home to perfection, Olivia got the bug for a new project. The family sold their home and moved last week from the 18th century to the 19th century. You can follow Olivia’s adventures on her blog and Instagram as she restores her “new” home. In the meantime, let’s revisit Church Street through these amazing photos, taken by Francesco Lagnese for Southern Living, May 2014.