(843) 216-2002

Services Provided
Blue print consultation
New construction selections expert
All aspects of Interior Design
Model home up fitting
Staging to sell - new construction or for homeowner

Areas Served
Charleston area that includes Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Isle of Palm, Sullivan's, Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Available for consultation around the country.

Business Description
Lorraine Vale, Allied Member ASID, is owner and Principal Designer of LORRAINE G VALE, interior design.
A residential and commercial interior design firm
located on Daniel Island, just outside of
Charleston, SC.
We are new construction selections experts and
specialize in remodeling and renovations.
We are passionate about interior design for home and commercial spaces.
2011 recipient of ASID Excellence in Design awards: 1st place award residential under 3500 sqft. 2nd place corporate under 7,000sqft
Best of Houzz 2012

Certification and Awards
ASID Allied Member
Excellence in Design, 1st place for residential
Excellence in Design, 2nd place for commercial
Best of Houzz
Charleston, SC US 
Lorraine Vale 
130 River Landing Dr,
Charleston, South Carolina,
United States, 29492 
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Well, we can start with paint color-Autumn Cover by Ben Moore. That will look nice with your cabinets. This kitchen is in a town home with no natural light coming into the room, so I used a high LVR color, meaning that the color doesn't absorb light, it reflects light back. If your room has lots of sunshine pouring in, this color might not work for you. By a 2oz sample and try it on all your walls before painting the whole room. the pendants are by Stonegate Lighting. You can customize with different fabrics to choose from. stonegatedesigns.com. Your white laminate countertops can be painted, not sure that would be allowed. Search ehow.com for instructions. Otherwise ask if you can add a backsplash that will contrast with your maple cabinets and white countertops, but at the same time, tone the white down. Hardware is easy-I used Oil Rub Bronze to coordinate with the stems othe pendants and add to the overall warmth of the kitchen. These are 5" pulls, from Top Knobs. I prefer for pulls for both top and bottom cabinets as opposed to knobs. Layered lighting is key, so add under cabinet lighting that will add to the ambience.
I hope this inspires you to creating a kichen that you love walking into everyday.
on Sunday at 6:05am      Thanked by Angela Stiggins
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Do you mind telling me what kind of window or glass you used so you get light, but nobody outside gets a peek?
February 5, 2013 at 4:47pm     
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Windows were frosted
March 20, 2014 at 10:35am   
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The depth of this fireplace is in a storage room behind the wall, so it does not take any depth away from the room. To create this look without a room behind the fireplace, you would need to take 20", or the depth of your fireplace, out of the room, build a false wall for the back of the bookcases to start. Unless you have an unusually deep room and need to bring the length down, I wouldn't suggest this kind of set up. The cabinets are 24" deep.
Hope that helps,

March 20, 2014 at 10:30am      Thanked by shanpopkin
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Thanks so much, Lorraine. Do you have a picture of a room similar to this, only opposite--with the bookshelves recessed? I have trouble picturing something without seeing it first. :) Thank you!
March 20, 2014 at 11:12am   
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I have known Lorraine Vale for over eight years professionally. We have worked together on many residential and commercial projects. I have always been impresse...
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Lorraine G Vale and her team are a pleasure to work with... Their creative vision and attention to detail ensure their clients are well taken care of. The level...
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The selection process when building a new home is extremely daunting. Making the right choices in the beginning can save thousands of dollars in the long-run a...
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LGV was brought on as Design Coordinator during the construction of our custom home. She has been a crucial part of all selections and coordination of all desig...
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As with many home remodeling projects, ours started out with a few simple upgrades and blossomed into a renovation that involved every room of the house and req...
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