January 15th, 2014
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:
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
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:
December 16th, 2013
This year’s Best of Savannah party hosted by Savannah Magazine was a swinging Jazz bash centered around the opulence of the roaring 1920′s. With Gatsby’s taste and a fresh color palette in mind, we had the pleasure of setting a swanky background to what would become one of the most talked about events of the year.
Take a peek below at some of the photos captured by photographer Katie McGee for Savannah Magazine and leave a comment with your favorite vignette of the night!
July 26th, 2013
When a New York-native family moved into an 1850s row house right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, they imagined a space that reflected both the relaxed atmosphere of Southern spaces and the high-style interiors found throughout “the big apple.” The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home that places an emphasis on functionality while pushing the limits of design.
1. A custom brass light fixture sits above the island to center the room and bring a warmer feel to an otherwise utilitarian space.
2. Use every inch of vertical space by placing back-lit storage above existing cabinetry. We recommend using push-touch cabinet fasteners to avoid having to use typical knob hardware for a streamlined facade.
3. Having built-in adjustable shelves at counter height allow for easy access of kitchen items used most often such as spices and coffee. This kitchen features a motorized backsplash that conceals shelf clutter with a push of a button.
4. Gain access to uncharted kitchen territory with the help of a sliding ladder. This custom design allows for the ladder to be removed from the current track and placed elsewhere through the kitchen and dining room as you see fit.
5. A prep sink on an adjacent surface is a great way to free up the space for entertaining. Place items nearby that are also used in cooking prep like cutting boards, knives, and basic ingredients.
Floor: Marble Systems – Skyline Polished Marble (Honed locally and waterjet into a custom herringbone pattern).
Counter: Richlite Paper Surface – Northwest Collection (Chocolate Glacier)
Faucet: Waterstone 3900 Parche Prep Faucet
Spice Jars: IKEA DOPPAR Jar with Lid (Various sizes. Labels were made locally).
Hardware: Lewis Dolin 5″ Bar Series – Oil Rubbed Bronze
Cabinet Veneer: Tree Frog Veneer – Grey Oak Lati Groove.
June 13th, 2013
We had the opportunity to do some really fun, custom designs for our latest downtown project – from upholstery and furnishings down to the artwork and wallpaper. The powder room on the first level is no exception. Using a patterned graphic wallpaper, we were able to transform a small hidden space into an inviting conversation-starter that guests will enjoy using. Like any custom project, this feather wallpaper had a lengthy design process that began with inspiration and slowly transformed through stages of manipulating and tweaking into the final design our clients see today. To give you an idea of how the process works, we’ve broken down a few key elements that led to the ultimate installation of this completely unique powder room:
Would you let a small space in your home go from boring to bold with the help of our feather wallpaper? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!