Take a Seat: Gaston Crue Lifestyle and Interiors

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A pair of swiveling armchairs at Gaston Crue Lifestyle & Interiors invites comfortable conversation with a friend, perhaps admiring the wistful-looking antelope perched overhead.

This calming corner of the Whitaker Street shop draws on hues found in nature: tidal blue accents in the form of printed pillows and a patterned lamp; neutral brown and cream upholstery that evokes sun-dappled live oaks; and an impressionistic oil painting in marshy, Lowcountry tones (a hammered gold frame adds handsome shimmer).

When he gets a spare moment, shop owner and namesake Gaston Crue Conley likes to sink into one of the velvet, down-filled armchairs, swiveling all the while “to keep an eye on our favorite shop dog, Birdie, the German short- haired pointer.”