The bridal party arrives at Skylands in an open carriage known as a plantation sociable, used in the mid-nineteenth century by planters and their guests to tour Southern plantations. This contemporary one was provided by Charles Duell, a friend of the couple's and president of the Middleton Place Foundation in Charleston, South Carolina.
Diamond-pattern French doors and windows are a highlight of the living room; the antique button-tufted chairs, from Liz O’Brien, are grouped with a sofa clad in a Groves Bros. Fabrics cotton and a blue spruce planted in a vintage faux-bois birdbath.
Stewart lightened the mood inside by replacing some of the existing formal furnishings with faux-bois pieces; in the entrance hall, a vintage bench and a Martha Stewart–designed console rest on granite pavers.