a sitting area in the clubhouse at the WaterWalk at Shelter Cove by J. Banks Design Group awash in oceanic blues

WaterWalk at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

We are always thrilled when we get to work locally, and WaterWalk at Shelter Cove Towne Centre was no exception. WaterWalk includes two high-end mid-rise residential buildings located less than 500 yards apart on the southern shore of Broad Creek. This new coastal residential community on Hilton Head Island offers sweeping waterfront views, maintenance-free living, resort-style amenities and a luxury lifestyle. The property is within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

J. Banks Design was hired to design all common areas – including the clubhouse, leasing office, wellness center and business center – and make all hard selections for the individual apartment homes.

The clients wanted the new multi-unit property to have a resort feel, without being too trendy or whimsical. The color palette includes bold yet sophisticated color and was inspired by local oyster shells and sky views. It was designed to give the space a light and airy feel. The monochromatic color scheme reflects variegated tones of blue from the water to the horizon.

To create a resort feel, we used unique products that you wouldn’t normally find in a residential setting. We took the colors and textures found in traditional Lowcountry homes and added a modern, sophisticated twist. For example, in the club room we used ombre wallcoverings, going from white to navy, to evoke a skyline view instead of traditional artwork. In the leasing space paid homage to the Lowcountry with an oyster shell fireplace, but instead of using the traditional tabby, we used stacked shells to give it a more modern feel.

Both buildings offer open-concept one, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,054 square feet to 2,121 square feet. The apartment homes were outfitted with J. Banks Design selections including fixtures, countertops, terraces, garden tubs, walk in showers, walk in closets, and grand foyer entrances. Waterwalk at Shelter Cove Towne Centre opened in April 2018.


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