Victorian style melds with modern design at Charleston hotel The Pinch

‘Gleeful’ interiors skip between the ages

Victoriana is metered by midcentury modernism at Charleston’s newest hotel, The Pinch, which commandeers a pair of 179-year-old buildings in the historic district.

Heavily patterned wallpaper and aspidistras are a backdrop to plush midcentury sofas, modernist furniture and bamboo drinks trolleys at The Pinch, which gleefully blends its influences. The historic touch nods to the two Victorian-style buildings the hotel has taken over and renovated, lending a sense of grandeur to the interiors.

New York architect Morris Adjmi worked with hospitality company Method Co to complete the 25-room hotel, located on the city’s George Street. Rooms are papered in busy, eye-bending patterns, set off by parquet flooring and plain white walls. And, of course, there are plenty of houseplants in a nod to the Victorians’ plant fever.

Guests that want a long-term stay can book a one or two-bedroom apartment suite, which includes a full kitchen and comes ready-stocked with groceries. Regular rooms start at $395 per night.

Two new restaurants are set to open this summer as part of The Pinch’s launch – an oyster and cocktail bar alongside a space serving cooking up soul food and French cuisine.

36 George St, Charleston, SC 29401, United States

Photography: Christian Harder
Photography: Christian Harder
Photography: Daniel Olsovsky

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