About CHD Interiors

CHD Interiors is a custom interior design firm based in Murrells Inlet & Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Our two retail locations feature one-of-a-kind home furnishings, accessories, antiques, lighting, fabrics, tiles, floor and wall coverings, and more.

Murrells Inlet Team

Mount Pleasant Team

Established in 1977 by the Griffith family, CHD is built on the philosophy that your home should be a reflection of your personality. Owner and Lead Designer Lance Griffith has earned a reputation for providing quality service with an uncommon design approach. His signature style, referred to as “Lowcountry Chic,” embraces the comfortable, relaxed lifestyle of the South. Whether you enjoy traditional or contemporary interiors or a blending of the two, we encourage your design to reflect a bit of the grace and elegance of the Lowcountry style.

The experienced staff at CHD has added a unique touch to projects all along the Eastern Seaboard and in the Caribbean. From spacious Manhattan lofts to luxurious estates in the Florida Keys, CHD Interiors boasts a portfolio showcasing traditional, coastal and contemporary designs. CHD’s designers’ frequent trips to international destinations allow them access to hand-picked antiques and assure that they keep their finger on the pulse of emerging trends in the design industry both domestically and abroad. Whether you prefer one-of-a-kind vintage pieces or brand new furnishings custom made to fit your personality, Lance and the CHD team will work with you to find the perfect elements to match your style and your home.

Meet Our Team

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Lance Griffith

Owner & Lead Designer

Megan Sandefur


Julie Schettig


Gabrielle Pendarvis


Terri Baldwin


Rebecca Kane

Junior Designer

Dana Merck


Becca Dunn

General Manager

Kara Manning

Mt. Pleasant
Branch Manager

Our History

CHD Interiors
1978 – Present

CHD Interiors, originally known as Custom Home Decorating, began as a mother/son partnership in 1978 in a small retail space in Surfside Beach, SC. The design duo, Lance and Pollye Griffith, began with Pollye as lead seamstress and designer while Lance created a design clientele base and marketed their all-encompassing interior design service. CHD grew from two employees to thirty over the last 42 years, creating an additional CHD location in Mt. Pleasant to supplement the “mother store” in Murrells Inlet.

CHD was founded on its unique ability to provide full design services to include space planning, paint selection, customized furniture, wall and floor coverings, lighting, a wide variety of accessories, and a one-of-a-kind antique component to any design project. CHD is known for its genuine interest in its client base and is fortunate to get to know many of its client’s families and even get to work with several different generations of them.

In 2001, Patty, Lance’s wife, came into the business as Pollye retired. Her interest and passion for antiques led them to travel to Europe to seek antiques to give an additional design element to the “Low Country Chic” design style that CHD has mastered over time. Both of Lance’s daughters have since joined the business so that 3 generations of Griffiths are now part of the CHD design implementation. There are currently six designers on board and a support staff of 24 team members.

CHD Interiors thrives on its ability to provide a whimsical, singular design aspect that sets its projects apart from the ordinary. Owner and Lead Designer, Lance Griffith, explains it this way: “We are in the business of creating a home that reflects the genuine personality and lifestyle of our clients, whatever that might be. We go at great lengths to serve our clients with a unique and professional design service from start to finish.”

Giving Back to Our Communities

At CHD, we believe in the importance of giving back, and the incredible community we have here helps make that happen. Thank you to all our incredible customers for allowing us to turn houses into homes and for giving CHD the opportunity to transform the lives of others through supporting some amazing causes that are all very near and dear to our hearts!

Join us in supporting these incredible local organizations all year long!

  • S.C.U.T.E. – Turtle Rescue – A non-profit organization that protects sea turtles that nest on Pawleys Island.

  • Baskervill Food Pantry – Provides supplemental food and nutrition education to people of the Georgetown County area who are food insecure while also promoting community awareness of food insecurity.

  • Teach My People – A Christ-centered after school and summer program for students in need in Georgetown and Pawleys Island.

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Retail Gallery

Our retail showrooms are always evolving. With new items arriving regularly, you will find everything from statement pieces to pops of color and creative accents to round out your decor.

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Our Work Gallery

Impeccable interior design is both an art and a science. At CHD, we design homes that marry beauty with functionality to create balanced, versatile, and inviting spaces.

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Custom Pieces Gallery

One-of-a-kind, custom-designed items; Yes, we do that! We can create custom pieces that will enhance your design, fit specific spaces, and incorporate meaningful memories into your home’s decor.

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View Our Galleries

Retail Gallery

Our retail showrooms are always evolving. With new items arriving regularly, you will find everything from statement pieces to pops of color and creative accents to round out your decor.

Our Work Gallery

Impeccable interior design is both an art and a science. At CHD, we design homes that marry beauty with functionality to create balanced, versatile, and inviting spaces.

Custom Pieces Gallery

One-of-a-kind, custom-designed items; Yes, we do that! We can create custom pieces that will enhance your design, fit specific spaces, and incorporate meaningful memories into your home’s decor.

View Our Retail Gallery
View Our Work Gallery
View Custom Pieces Gallery

In the News

Grand Strand Magazine

CHD Interiors Dream Home

Grand Strand Magazine

Glamorous Before & After

Sasee Magazine – October Issue

Transforming Design Inspiration into Reality

*CHD on Pages 16-17

Charleston Home & Design Blog

Helping Children Be Seen and Heard

Charleston Magazine

Spectacular Outdoor Spaces

Charleston Magazine

Home and Garden Retail Therapy

Charleston Style & Design

Organized by Design

Charleston Style & Design Magazine

Time For A Change

Charleston Living Magazine

Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards

Charleston Regional Business Journal

Fashion Plate

Charleston Style & Design Magazine

Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards

Houzz: Design Motifs

Nautical Charts

Charleston Style & Design Magazine

Best of Both Worlds

Houzz: Design Motifs

Best of Houzz Awards

Holy City Sinner

Summer Sidewalk Sale

Mount Pleasant Magazine

Best of Mount Pleasant Finalist


Hear What Our Customers are Saying

“I worked exclusively with CHD Interiors to furnish my whole home. CHD’s challenge was to create a design that seemed to evolve over time. Many people are creative. A designer that has an eye for beauty and quality but is also a good listener is paramount. The results of my project were amazing! So happy to have a relationship with CHD Interiors.”

“CHD – Thank you for the FABULOUS basket of goodies and champagne!! What a wonderful, sweet surprise to enjoy with my family! CHD Interiors have created such a warm and inviting, “home away from home” for my family to create and cherish lasting memories for many years to come.”

“CHD Interiors, I still can barely breathe, it’s beyond words. You guys are an amazing team. How did we ever get so lucky to find you? I love each room more than the next, I’m just speechless!”

“CHD has helped us decorate our family room, bedrooms, office and we are now working on the dining room.
The Designers are able to work with you and understand your specific design style and provide multiple options for you to choose from. If you’re not sure of your style they will guide you to find a perfect style for your home. And will keep looking for you until they find the perfect selections.
We have designed our home in phases over a year and a half (and still counting) and CHD is happy to work on your individual timeline and also budget considerations.

Overall the designers at CHD understand design as well as functionality.”

“CHD Interiors, just have to tell you that working with the two of you has truly been a delightful experience and I could never have done this project at the beach without you. Because I was trying to make sure things would get done correctly but not living close, you two did it all for me. I never had to worry about anything and I am so very happy with the way everything turned out. I will never be able to thank you enough for giving me such a beautiful beach house to look forward to spending time at – absolutely amazing transformation from the gloomy, dated look that was there.”

“I worked with CHD Interiors as interior decorators… CHD helped decorate a large portion of my house. CHD put together a 47 inch gray for a 70 inch shelf and did an absolutely amazing job. CHD Interiors pays so much attention to detail but also appreciates your input in what you are looking for. The store has a lot of unique items and beautiful oil prints. I definitely recommend the store and CHD Interiors as decorators.”

“Being new to the area, my husband and I just happened upon CHD Interiors during an outing. We were highly impressed by the collections and furniture. The unusual chandeliers were quite outstanding. The staff was extremely helpful and informative. We will surely be stopping by again soon! Loved this store!”

“The team at CHD helped me to begin updating my home, which is a process for me since it is something I cannot do all at once. An added challenge is that my husband and I have different styles. As soon as we moved in, we found out that we would be hosting a large family gathering right away. They helped me to pull together the main living areas enough to look great for the occasion. Since then we have been doing a little at a time to finish the look of the house. They have been patient and kind, and piece by piece my home is coming together as a true reflection of its owners, only better thanks to CHD! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional decorating and design company.”

“Having previously worked for an interior designer I am rather particular. Working with…CHD Interiors has been both delightful and fruitful. CHD listens so well and brings great design choices. I am very appreciative they are always willing to take the extra time to explain the “whys” of their suggestions. CHD Interiors’s talent has certainly added a sophisticated yet inviting design to our home. I look forward to this being a long term relationship.”

“I can’t say enough good things about…CHD Interiors. I made an appointment for them to come to my home, and they gave me the BEST decorating ideas and advice! When I visited the Murrells Inlet store, I fell in love with all the beautiful pictures, accessories, and furniture. I highly recommend CHD and this design team!”

“What can you say about CHD Interiors? I have been a client CHD Interiors for over two years and in that time I have found them to be a great listeners of my needs and desires in decorating my home. CHD Interiors is extremely knowledgeable and creative about the blending of furniture and fabrics into a a fixed amount of space. CHD always remains very conscious of the clients budget and uses their creativity and problem solving skills to make things fit into the overall design. I love the way CHD provides alternatives and options to choose from while providing the pros and cons of each. The design process was all new to me and CHD Interiors has remained professional and courteous through the journey but their patience with me has been overwhelming. We have formed a partnership in the decorating of my home and the results to date have been A+. We’re not done yet and with CHD’s leadership, I’m sure my home will be even more beautiful than I ever expected, thanks to CHD Interiors.”

“When my husband and I moved into our new home, we purchased a few items of furniture and were then stuck/confused as to what direction to take in our décor…CHD did an amazing job of listening to us and presenting designs based on our likes and dislikes. They also helped us to “think outside of the box” a little. The result is a home that feels comfortable, that we love and are proud of. CHD was always available and very attentive to details. We highly recommend… CHD to all of our friends and neighbors.”

“CHD is a wonderful place to find beautiful home furnishings. The store and its inventory is constantly changing which always makes for a fun shopping excursion. A design professional usually greets you at the door and makes you feel so welcome and they are always at the ready to help with design questions/ needs or help with choosing accents or a gift…They are very talented and easy to work with!”

“CHD Interiors aided us in furnishing and decorating our new branch at International Drive in the Myrtle Beach/Carolina Forest area. The team helped us accomplish a professional look with casual and inviting comfort. Our associates of that office love working in the beautiful environment, and our customers are enamored with the décor. CHD Interiors made the project easy, and we have been very pleased with the professionalism of their entire team.”

“In the past year the Millers have bought a 1737 home in Georgetown SC and needed various accessories to go with our antiques. CHD was so helpful and had a full understanding of what we wanting to achieve. We were able to find rugs, side tables, throws, fabrics for drapes and so many more items to complete the look that we envisioned. CHD Interiors is fun to work with and has a great eye. I now count them as one of my new friends in SC.”

“CHD is, hands down, the best design firm in Myrtle Beach, Charleston and the surrounding areas. Lance Griffith and his team go above and beyond on every project they take on, even taking the time to meet me at potential properties to share their vision. I have worked with CHD on several different projects, and they ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. They are knowledgeable, creative, and they always manages to remain within my budget. I cannot recommend CHD highly enough!”

“A long overdue THANK YOU to CHD…Moving to PI from Rhode Island has been a dream mainly because of your VERY caring staff. CHD Interiors IMMEDIATELY understood us and appreciated our “stuff” of 44 years…BUT they knew how to make it all look better!!! Special pieces from CHD made all the difference. Much credit goes to the staff who helped transform our villa too!!! The staff of CHD have all been to our home numerous times and all feel like family to us. They seem excited for us as our home has taken shape. What a welcome to this community…”CHD’s Team” has made a difference…I think CHD knows my voice and is always most cooperative too. Barry and I call CHD our “HOME” CLUB….We both love checking out all the latest arrivals from around the world, and all have been arranged with the utmost of care.”

“My experience in working with CHD Interiors resulted with a very rewarding environment for myself and my husband. I wanted to achieve a very calming and soothing surrounding and that’s exactly how we feel in our new living room!! The colors, textures and all of the wood gives me the feeling of living by the ocean which is what we love! CHD has different and unusual furniture and accessories that you don’t find everywhere. This is why we came to CHD to redo our living room.”

“CHD Interiors was recommended by my daughter who lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC and I live in Ormond Beach Florida. I was so excited that CHD agreed to take on this daunting task of partnering with me on this out of state re-do for a number of rooms in our Florida home. With CHD Interiors’s design expertise and being client oriented, they listened closely to my needs for the vision of my home. Needless to say due to CHD’s professionalism, attention to detail, follow through, and creative recommendations the outcome exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend CHD Interiors to create an inviting transformation of any project – large or small.”

“Thank you so much for everything you have done so far. Johnny was so impressed with how everything looks so far. He said it is so pretty. It must be inviting, too, because he sat in the piano room last night to read and wouldn’t go out to dinner because he wanted to sit in there. The guys were so nice and professional, too. They were a pleasure.”