Court Atkins Group’s interior design team, 501 South Studio, creates inspiring spaces that bring function and value to your home, along with a distinctive signature influenced by you.

We embrace a wide range of projects, focusing on individual rooms or your entire home. We’ll also guide your new construction or renovation efforts. Throughout each project we offer ongoing support as your dedicated advisors or “editors,” ensuring critical details aren’t overlooked.

The 501 South Studio team is committed to showcasing our clients’ vision and lifestyle. Your wishes are the centerpiece of our strategy and a process that is inclusive, collaborative and comfortable, from conception to installation.

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Design Consultation (Residential & Commercial)

Space Planning

Furniture, Fabric and Accessory Selection

Finish Selections

Interior Millwork

Construction Documents

Construction Administration

Purchasing, Procurement and Installation

Turnkey Finished Home Service







The Role of Aesthetic

At the core of our interior design approach are ideas that align with each client’s “aesthetic.” This elusive term has many interpretations, for instance “a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement. Or “a particular individual’s set of ideas about style and taste, along with its expression.” Or simply, “a combination of things that are pleasing to look at.”

Regardless of its mixed use, your aesthetic is our priority in creating environments that are the perfect complement to your lifestyle, and your family’s.

Getting Personal

Interiors are the most intimate layer of home design, full of the details you touch and feel daily. So we don’t take lightly our roles as trusted advisors in guiding your most private, passionate, personal visions. We realize how important it is to ask the right questions and then listen, attentively. We’re determined to understand how our clients want to live and interact in their interior spaces. Only then can we create environments that truly reflect our clients’ genuine aesthetic perspective.

Unique vs. Same Old

No two projects are the same. Each is as unique as the client associated with it. We encounter new settings, diverse characters and contrasting scripts with every installation. We rely on a mix of materials, textures, and finishes to achieve our clients’ respective styles, which, by the way, can rarely be categorized according to conventional standards. How could they be? They’re a reflection of thousands of decisions made with our clients to yield an absolutely custom result. Whether we’re incorporating memories, emotions or a favorite palette, it’s our clients’ unique histories and habits that drive the design.

Function + Comfort + Beauty

“No room can be called perfect unless it has real comfort.” -- Dorothy Draper

Keeping this mantra in mind, we aim to balance our projects with upscale touches and low-key vibes. We layer rooms with function, comfort and beauty – beauty that is understated and timeless. Surrounded by the authentic backdrop of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, pretention pales in comparison to relaxed yet elegant simplicity. We refer to this as “Lowcountry Luxe.”


2017 HHAHBA Lighthouse Award – Best Interior Design

Featured in Fall / Summer 2017 Beautiful Kitchens and Baths – Warm Welcome Home

Lead designer 2017 Courtyard by Marriott – Hotel of the Year – Charleston Summerville, Charleston, SC

2016 Travel & Leisure Best of Awards- No. 1 Resort in Europe, No. 1 Hotel in Italy- Castello di Casole

Featured in Summer 2016 Beautiful Kitchens and Baths – Practical Beauty

2015 Travel & Leisure The World’s Best Designed Hotels No. 1- Castello di Casole

2015 ASID Second Place Best Hospitality Project – Courtyard Marriott, Summerville, SC

2015 Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design- Best Resort- Castello di Casole

2014 Travel & Leisure World’s Best Resort for Families in Europe- No. 1 Castello di Casole

2014 IIDA Georgia Best of the Best (BOB) Award Winner First Place Residential

2013 ASID First Place Residential Over 3,500 Sq. Ft.

2013 Travel & Leisure World’s Best Hotels- No. 2 Castello di Casole

2013 ASID First Place Multi-Family Residence

2011 ASID First Place Residential Over 3,500 Sq. Ft.

2011 ASID Honorable Mention Vacation/Secondary Home

Featured in March 2009 Southern Living Magazine · Mirrors Make the Space

ASID Carolinas Chapter 2009 Design Competition - Honorable Mention for Best Multiple Unit Project - Studio Home of Ellis Square, Savannah, GA

Lead designer of the design team awarded 2009 Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and Veranda Magazine’s Southeastern Designer of the Year Award

Lead designer of design team awarded ASID Carolinas Chapter 2008 Design Competition · Merit Award for HH Prime, Hilton Head Island, SC

Lead designer of design team awarded ASID Carolinas Chapter 2008 Design Competition · Honor Award for XO Lounge, Hilton Head Island, SC

Lead designer of design team awarded ASID Carolinas Chapter 2007 Design Competition · Honor Award for Spice Restaurant, Hilton Head Island, SC

2006 ASID/Southern Living National Residential Design Finalist - Kitchen Category