As an Award-winning Charleston-based interior designer and curator of coastal homes, we can integrate your most cherished belongings with fresh color, custom art, updated furnishings, and elegant accessories. We also specialize in designing head-turning kitchens and baths. We are currently collaborating with ocean-view-obsessed clients from around the world. Let’s create your ultimate home masterpiece!


As an Award-winning Charleston-based interior designer and curator of coastal homes, we can integrate your most cherished belongings with fresh color, custom art, updated furnishings, and elegant accessories. We also specialize in designing head-turning kitchens and baths. We are currently collaborating with ocean-view-obsessed clients from around the world. Let’s create your ultimate home masterpiece!

Interior Design Consultations

Our interior design consultation is like a first date, a chance to discuss your project, understand each other, and kickstart your unique design plan.

Full Interior Design Services

Choose any room or all; we offer your personalized coastal style. Embrace your version of coastal, uniquely tailored to your taste.

Kitchen & Bathroom Design

Revamp your home’s value with our kitchen and bath updates. Experience our expertise firsthand – let us demonstrate our transformative approach!

Historic Renovations

Experienced with older homes, we handle everything from design updates to full restorations efficiently and effectively. We’ve got you covered!

If you want a design that feels pulled together and beautifully finished...

You need someone who has expertise in color

An interior designer with an extensive background as a professional artist, Michelle Woolley Sauter is also a color expert who specializes in dynamic spaces where modern and traditional play off of each other to create unique design solutions that feel one of a kind. By combining layers of both old and new, her spaces come together organically in a stylish and exciting, yet livable way. Because, at the end of the day, people want to live in something beautiful, and it has to belong to the client, first and foremost. 

Michelle draws inspiration from her many years spent living on the coast up and down the Eastern Seaboard, in addition to finding inspiration from her travels with her husband and their Mini Goldendoodle named Charleston (aka “Charlie”)!

Initial Design Consultation

Our initial design consultation is the perfect way to get your project going! Think of it as our first date! It’s our opportunity to get to know each other, explore each other’s style and process, and get a head start on moving your unique design plan forward.

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Why Choose Us

Our studio offers clients one-of-a-kind interior design schemes, furnishings, accessories, antiques, lighting, fabrics, flooring selection, wall coverings, original framed art pieces and more.

Our enduring philosophy towards interior design guarantees the lasting embrace of elegance, adaptability, and versatility, gracefully accommodating life's ever-changing seasons.


We embrace the art of harmonizing design elements to craft a poised and cohesive ambiance within your interior design project.


Our ethos revolves around crafting a discerning approach to your project—a synthesis of consideration and artistry to curate spaces with depth, purpose, and soul.


The heart of our design process is our belief in sustainability. We dedicate ourselves to creating beautiful spaces, utilizing quality pieces that exude timelessness and comfort for your beautiful home.

À La Carte Interior Design Services

Get the help you need to solve your design dilemmas and turn your living spaces into a reflection of your unique style and personality. We can provide expert guidance and personalized solutions to bring your design vision to life by listening to your questions and concerns about color, style, and space. Let’s work together to create an inviting, functional, and beautiful space!

Featured Projects

"One Coast Design has been phenomenal to work with! We had them completely redo our kitchen, office, den, and updated our son's bedroom! Our guests are blown away with the changes. Michelle and her team are highly professional, courteous and have excellent ideas. They coordinate with multiple vendors and take care of all the oversight to ensure the work is done flawlessly. I highly recommend them and will most definitely be using them for future projects."

Michael Charleston, SC

"I'm an "inside the box" kind of person, but Michelle was able to help me see her vision, and think outside the box, which was a feat in itself! Her suggestions[...] blew my mind No matter what I want to change in my home, I am more than happy to write the check to Michelle...she's worth it!!!"

Janice Mount Pleasant, SC

"I felt a bit stuck and Michelle gave me so many wonderful ideas! She selected new furniture and changes the arrangement of other pieces to work better in me rooms. She helped with new paint colors, lighting, hardware, fabrics and the best of all, I selected some of her artwork to hang! She pulled everything together seamlessly and we couldn't be happier in our 'new' home! Highly recommend!"

Carla Isle of Palms, Charleston​

"I reached out to One Coast Design for an interior design consultation for my new home here in Summerville, SC. I was transitioning to a new chapter and needed a fresh outlook on life. Our consultation was great and Michelle implemented so many ideas on how to make my home the updated entertainment space that I wanted. Everyone that visits is so impressed... In fact, since it has been such a successful venture, I'm now working on a future kitchen redesign with her! Michelle and her team have been so helpful and communicative. I highly recommend One Coast Design!"

Shirley Summerville, SC

"I reached out to Michelle at One Coast Design right here in Summerville to help me freshen up the look of our historic Bed & Breakfast and she helped me so much! She moved artwork around and made some adjustments to the furniture layout and I couldn't believe what a difference it made! She even beautifully laid out a gallery wall of antique framed artwork for us, too...such a show-stopper! So worth the two-hour consult and wonderful to work with! Highly recommend!"

Carol Summerville, SC

"One Coast Design is like a perfect French crepe - their projects are light and airy, classy and elegant. I've been following this decorator and hope to find my Southern home soon with One Coast Design (and Michelle) guiding my choices / home furnishing purchases. I am thankful for my Interaction with OCD."

Elizabeth Charleston, SC

"I booked the initial consult with Michelle and she gave me so many ideas. Then I had her select new furniture and decor for my entire downstairs! Michelle and the team also selected new lighting and accessories to put the finishing touches on rooms I knew needed attention! Everyone who comes over now tells me how beautiful my designed home is...she truly captured our style! Michelle stayed within my budget and my husband is thrilled with how our home looks now!"

Cesta Charleston, SC​

"My wife and I are over the moon with our experience with Michelle and her team at One Coast Design. We had Michelle over for a consultation to help troubleshoot a few things during our renovation. She was thoughtful, insightful and really took the time to discuss the different scenarios with us. She helped us narrow down and make the best decisions for our home and we are thrilled with our collaboration! We have since purchased a piece of Michelle’s original artwork, as well as sought her help with custom framing some existing pieces. It’s no surprise that we get so many compliments on them!"

Jay Charleston, SC

"Since we wouldn't be moving into our new home for several months and lived 1000 miles away, I didn't think it would be possible to get our new home furnished and decorated the way I "envisioned". Michelle was able to take my cryptic descriptions and produced a home that felt like home the moment I saw it several months later. Her attention to detail is incredible! Her ability to place the right furniture pieces that fit perfectly and made each room look spacious was amazing. Sometimes I have to pinch myself that I live here! Very, very pleased and would have her work on all my matter where they are located."

Cindy Charleston, SC

"What a great designer! One Coast Design is a truly professional design company. My expectations are always exceeded. Michelle Sauter is my go to interior designer in Summerville. Her eye for color and style is amazing. I highly recommend you use One Coast Design for your own personal projects. TEN STARS!"

James Summerville, SC

"We are so glad we reached out to One Coast Design! We were a bit nervous as to how it would work, but they immediately set us at ease, and by the end, we had so many excellent recommendations we will use in our kitchen reno! We highly recommend Michelle and her team!"

Christina Charleston, SC

"I am in the process of relocating from New York and reached out to Michelle to consult on my new home in the Charleston area. Communicating virtually has been seamless and I am excited to have her and her team to carry out my total design scheme!"

Harry Charleston, SC

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