Archive for ‘Project Breakdown’

May 9th, 2014

Project Breakdown: Sofia

West Perry Reveal - Rethink Design Studio, Christine Hall Photography

If you’ve been following the buzz recently, we just revealed our latest downtown project that houses a New York-native family of four. Having shared the youngest daughter’s territory in the shared third floor loft, this week we’re giving you a tour of Sofia’s room: a French-inspired space with pale hues and sophisticated pops of pattern. As with the rest of the house, Sofia’s room was originally painted a traditional Earth-tone with dark floors that swallowed up the space.

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With a hushed palette of tone-on-tone neutrals and playful patterns, this room went from dreary to dreamy.

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1. Keep your bed from feeling boxed in with open side tables from Arteriors. The alternating glass and mirrored shelves allow you to see right through the antiquated iron frame, perfect for placing next to an adjacent wallpaper or window treatment without obstructing the view.

2. Ro Sham Beaux’s tall Patricia Table Lamp gives a stately presence to an otherwise feminine space. We paired them with a white linen shade to allow the light to flood in and keep the room feeling airy.

3. Every little girl daydreams of a wrought iron bed, and this Wesley Allen piece from Home Gallery caters to that childhood fantasy while still maintaining a minimal form fitted for adulthood.

4. Heighten the look of your walls by securing full-length curtains to Vesta’s sleek Apollo Collection drapery hardware. The antique brass finish gives this space a level of sophistication and helps draw the eye up to the pale blue ceiling.

5. When the design team met the challenge of reusing a vintage chandelier that was original to the house, we took it upon ourselves to create a fresh fixture that looked like it was made especially for the space. With a faux-painted light fixture and several cans of spray paint, we upcycled a drab fixture remake into a one-of-a-kind focal point.

Rethink tip: Try switching out the bulb type to give any fixture a cost-effective, updated look. 

6. Tap into your playful side with wallpaper from Studio Violet x Studio Nommo. Placing wallpaper adjacent to a feature wall as opposed to directly on it helps balance out the room.

7. An off-centered fireplace has a personality of its own, which we chose to showcase by using the Moselle collection from Winchester Tile. Maintaining a white mantle surround lets the ceramic blue tile really shine.

8. Loloi’s Anzio rug features beautiful striations of deep blue and turquoise for a floor application worth talking about. Can’t find a rug to fit your space? We had two individual rugs professionally bound together to run the span of the bedroom.

9. Allow yourself a dedicated space to take off shoes and relax before jumping into bed. We had a local seamstress create a colorful top cushion to Artesia’s Leanore Bench for added personality.

10. Having additional floor cushions on hand are super useful for after school hangouts and late-night sleepovers. We love the textural element of this sheepskin pouf, found at West Elm.

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Photo Credit

Gabby + Sofia: Christine Hall Photography

Interior Photography: Richard Leo Johnson

 

April 18th, 2014

Project Breakdown: Sweet & Vicious

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

 

Local Savannah creative and long-time friend Libbie Summers has done it again. With years of experience both in the kitchen and on set, complimented by her award-winning food blog Salted and Styled, there’s no question as to whether Libbie was ready to tackle her second book release: Sweet & Vicious. A slight departure from The Whole Hog Cookbook (less pig and more pink), Sweet & Vicious is all about exploring new taste sensations in the realm of baking. However, still evident throughout its fuchsia “dipped” pages are some incredible stories from Libbie’s adventures in the world of sweet and savory concoctions. 

To celebrate the recent release of Sweet & Vicious, Libbie knew we could capture the spirit of the book just as we had for The Whole Hog Cookbook. When she found the newly-renovated Whitman off of Forsyth Park, we loved the challenge of complimenting the historic architecture with bright and poppy decor. The result was a family-friendly, playful book signing party that left even the adults feeling like kids again. Here are some of our favorite shots of the event, captured by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures:

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

 

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

Sweet & Vicious Launch Party and Book Signing for Libbie Summers - Photography by Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, decor by Rethink Design Studio

 

Grab your copy of Sweet & Vicious here!

 

 

March 26th, 2014

Project Breakdown: Lady Library

 

lady library before after

 

When it came time for the Mercers to finish out their home’s full renovation, Caroline knew she wanted a dedicated space for both her and her youngest daughter Louise to spend time together. The last round of design work gave the oldest daughter, Margaret, a hip bedroom of her own with an adjacent playroom for hanging out after school with friends. As round two came to fruition, it was time for the youngest to have a perfect place for crafts, homework, and an after school escape. The mother and daughter team envisioned a feminine, creative space where they could bond over glitter and popcorn, with the one requirement to infuse the color pink. The result is a Lady Library; a girly yet sophisticated study for both work and play.

Apart from a place to lounge and hang, we designed a streamlined desk surface that seamlessly extends from one of the flanking, open etageres. This allows for a craft-worthy table surface with enough room leftover to house a computer and hidden drawers below for when homework time strikes. Opposite, a fully custom cabinetry system with minimal leather pulls to house bulky storage bins along with narrow pull-out drawers; perfect for large sheets of colored paper.

Check out our creative process below as well as the sources you need to get the look:

 

lady library process

 

Sources:

1. Nailhead Sofa – Bunny Williams / 2. Varese Fabric – Designers Guild / 3. Chenonceau Wallpaper – Schumacher / 4. Harlow Nesting Tables – Madegoods / 5. Fineas Table Lamp – Robert Abbey / 6. Calvin Chair – Arteriors Homes / 7. Jacques Cocktail Table – Jonathan Adler

 

 

 

January 15th, 2014

Get The Look: Rye’s Playroom

 

With such great response to one of our recent Instagram posts that revealed parts of Rye’s playroom, we thought it would be nice to spread the love and source a few fun decor elements to help your kid’s rumble room have the same look. One thing we always stress to our clients (and personal style) is longevity. Even if you’re designing for a child, use classic design elements on more permanent pieces (such as wallpaper) that will last long past their teen years or transition to a new use. While you can easily get the look by sourcing our favorite online stores, don’t be afraid to browse your local thrift shop for rattan furniture or quirky art; these pieces are not as “dear” and can withstand the rigors of a playroom.  See below our original Instagram photo as well as a few things you can grab to duplicate Rye’s digs:

 

nursery

 

1. Display your little one’s latest creation or favorite toys with this simple bookcase from Anthropologie. The low shelf allows books and baubles to be within arm’s reach.

2. The Grove Garden wallpaper from Osborne and Little has soft, metallic hues that work for both a boy and girl. When the kids are old enough to have a space of their own, this timeless pattern makes a great guest room backdrop.

3. Add some whimsy to your playroom with these fun nature prints from Land of Nod. When they’re not watching your children learn and grow, they make for great story time inspiration.

4. Your baby bookworm will love picking books from this grinning whale bookend. With a hollowed metal construction, he’s heavy enough to hold a collection of literary classics for your little scholar.

5. Keep toys out of sight with a large canvas basket from Anthropologie. The built-in handles allow them to be easily moved for cleaning and storing.

6. Lay a rug down over your existing flooring to provide a softer surface to rumble and tumble. The raised gold bars in this Land of Nod rug have an open loop, making it ideal for small kids and pets alike.

7. Learning gets a chic re-do with this brass-colored chalkboard globe from Pottery Barn Kids. Use the round surface for mathematics or practice your geography by drawing shapes together.

 

 

December 19th, 2013

Camp Circa 2013

 

When Circa Lighting asked us to turn their new warehouse space into a cozy holiday party, we were excited to take on the challenge. Using the adjacent lot as inspiration for an outdoors event that focused on getting back to nature, we staged a camp-like space where Circa‘s hard-working “scouts” could relax around an open fire and regale on this year’s finest moments.

With an old, rusted canoe, two trailers of hay, and a sea of candlelit mason jars, we gave the folks at Circa a camp experience worth writing home about.

Take a look at some of our favorite event details captured by Izzy Hudgins Photography:

 

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Circa emk sign

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