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.