August 7th, 2014

Back To School

 

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If you follow us on Facebook, you heard some exciting news last week about our new office space; a renovated three-story school house on the Eastside (above). As renovation takes way to turn a single floor of individual classrooms into a collaborative studio, we can’t help but pull interior elements that evoke the back-to-school vibe. Because we move in this Fall, there couldn’t be better timing to think about notepads and freshly sharpened pencils to deck out the new studio. For a fresh schoolhouse look of your own, here are our top picks for an office space that’s sure to bring home straight-A’s.

 

School's In Session: Contemporary Office Design - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

1. Sharpen those geography skills well before the first bell rings with the new Cities Wallpaper by Rifle Paper Co. Hand-illustrated skylines of famous cities are printed on a parchment background, perfect for a desk nook.

2. This olive green compartment tray from School House Electric is sure to bring you back to long lunch lines and chocolate milk straight from the carton. We love the idea of using it to hold desk accessories and knick knacks.

3. You won’t mind counting down the hour with this handsome wall clock from Lemnos. The molded plywood frame keeps it lightweight and reminiscent of old classroom desks.

4. Keep textbooks and references in order with Pigeon and Poodle’s set of three caged baskets. Metal handles allow for easy transport and integrated name plates are perfect for custom labeling.

5. The GI Joe lunchbox has been reincarnated into this smooth olive green desk chair byWhite on White. Added bonus? The molded fiberglass seat will make waiting for recess a little less painful.

6. Never forget an assignment with Sideshow Press’ desktop accessories, inspired by 1950s stationery. Check out their full array of colorful options to make your desk space truly your own.

7. West Elm’s Mid-Century Desk in white is a modern spin on the classic teacher’s desk. With tapered legs and three drawers, this piece is one apple away from being the perfect combination of form and function.

8. Shed light on your late-night studies with this school bus yellow table lamp from Caravan Pacific. All of their lighting is handmade in the USA and fully customizable.

July 30th, 2014

Rye Turns Two

 

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The saying “time flies when you’re having fun” could not hold more true for Rye Snayd. His smile and laughter is what keeps the studio going when times get hectic, and we could not be more proud of him as he grows into the happiest kid around. We recently had the pleasure of taking some time away from the studio to celebrate little man’s second year of life. Here are some of our favorite moments of the evening, captured by Izzy Hudgins Photography.

 

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Rye Turns Two - Rethink Design Studio Blog

July 23rd, 2014

Get The Look: Parisian Glam

 

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It’s every American’s dream to wake up hearing the streets of Paris and feel time stand still. As the scent of freshly baked croissants linger through your window, you seem drawn to grab a bite before taking a long stroll through a nearby garden. If the vie de francaise has been calling your name as of late, you’re not alone. Maybe it’s the promise of sweet Summer romance, or the call to take an afternoon off and picnic in Forsyth Park. To bring the romance of Paris back home, we’ve put together a French-inspired contemporary master suite that aims to make the days grow longer and the nights to be full of nothing short of magic.

 

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1. We set the tone to this posh Parisian suite with romantic lilac tones found in Noble and Wood’s Berlingot Wallpaper. Place behind the bed for a feature wall or use as a poppy dresser drawer liner in a vintage armoire.

2. It’s not French unless there’s crystal, and what better way to finish a master bedroom than with a stunning chandelier from Eloquence. Hanging the fixture over the bed allows for a lower drop height to add more drama.

3. Shed light by your bedside as you stay up late reading Les Miserables. With a feminine “swoop” swivel arm and white linen shade, the Koleman Swinger from Robert Abbey goes with virtually any space.

4. Keep the bedroom from getting too frumpy with clean, mid-century inspired bedside tables from West Elm. The white lacquer finish promises ultimate flexibility and the brass hardware adds a noticeable touch of class.

5. Keep your favorite eau de parfum on display with Anthropologie’s set of mirrored trays. These also make a great bedside accessory for reading glasses or jewelry.

6. Hedgehouse’s Lavender Heather Throw Pillow is the ultimate, versatile bed accessory. The striped linen is light and airy, and the tasseled zipper adds a perfect little detail to your pillowscape.

7. Simple geometric shapes let these Alexa Canisters shine on your bookshelf or console without adding clutter. Remove the top for an impromptu vase that holds lavender and other scents of Provence.

8. The piece de resistance, Eloquence’s Sophia Silver Two-Tone Bed is surely fit for French royalty. Top with linen bedding for the perfect lazy Sunday morning getaway.

 

 

 

June 19th, 2014

IKEA PS Collection 2014: On The Move

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IKEA just released a new collection of multifunctional furniture aimed at young, creative city-dwellers who are constantly on the move. Even if you don’t exactly fit into that profile, the IKEA PS Collection does offer close to one hundred well-designed pieces that can be moved around your home (or during your next move) with ease. Here are a few of our favorite pieces from the new collection, which you can view in its entirety here.

 

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1. As decorative as it is practical, the tree-shaped hat and coat stand is made of a lightweight birch with acrylic base. Four plastic feet underneath protect your floors from scratching over time.

2. Flank either side of your foyer with this adjustable knob rail for instant coat, jewelry, or key access. The knobs slide to either side of the rail that allow you to group belongings by family member.

3. Don’t take time so seriously with this playful wall clock with a mounting strap that doubles as a handle for easy travel. The hour hand is comprised of an acrylic, polka dot disc that is ever-changing along with a minute and second hand.

4. Achieve the look of a built-in without committing to your space with a bamboo storage module. Not intended for hanging on a wall but rather to be stacked with other modules, your dream bookshelf is only a simple stack away. The exposed steel frame also allows for hooks or other hangings for additional storage needs.

5. The best part of IKEA’s newest collection of multicolored jars is the adaptability. While the jars vary in height, each width is the same which means you’re free to swap lids as you see fit. We could see these being a fun splash of color on a child’s bathroom vanity or in the kitchen.

6. Finally, an LED wall lamp with an eye for design. Feel good about staying up late with that romantic novel series as this lamp uses 85% less energy than a conventional bulb.

7. Taking inspiration from scandinavian design, this dining chair with arm rests has long been a part of the PS Collection but still remains timeless today. We recommend placing these at the ends of the table while pairing with this armchair, also from the PS Collection.

8. Perhaps one of our favorite pieces from the collection, the new table mirror solves two problems: jewelry storage and a vanity mirror. A natural pairing, placing this natural birch and powder coated steel stand on your dresser eliminates the need for a separate vanity.

9. Why choose between investing in an art piece or an area rug when you can have both? The PS Collections includes several geometric area rugs such as this one that add a pop of color to your space. Made from a flat woven wool, this rug is natural soil-repellent and very durable.

 

 

June 12th, 2014

Our Top Picks: Square Nesting Tables

 

When clients come to us wanting to accomplish a lot within a small space, we look for furniture with dual purposes to avoid unnecessary clutter. Nesting tables are a great way to tackle several design problems without taking up much of a foot print. Whether they’re flanking either side of your bed or serving as an extra surface for guests to rest their drink, nesting tables are a must-have to ensure that you’re always prepared. Here are six of our current favorites:

 

Our Top Picks: Square Nesting Tables - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

Sources:

1. Leila Nesting Tables – Made Goods / 2. Box Frame Nesting Tables – West Elm / 3. Peekaboo Clear Nesting Tables – CB2 / 4. Pavillion Nesting Table – Dering Hall / 5. Looking Glass Nesting Tables – Anthropologie / 6. Lacquer Brass Inset Nesting Tables – Jonathan Adler