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.
January 2nd, 2014
Holidays at Rethink are busy because we tend to put a greater focus on our clients than ourselves this time of year. But sometimes, as we share below, we get to carve out a quiet afternoon to enjoy each other’s company and even have a few slices of homemade pumpkin bread. In addition to spending time with friends and family, we like to reflect on the studio’s progress and potential for the future. Since this time last year, we’ve had the privilege to transform several residences throughout Savannah as well as jump into an exciting new cafe right in the heart of downtown. With a few events sprinkled in between like a celebration of the city and a cozy holiday party, there’s no doubt we had our work cut out for us. In the end, we grew as a studio and look forward to what the new year will bring.
Here’s to a happy New Year!
Photos by Izzy Hudgins Photography
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:
November 6th, 2013
Last weekend we loaded the Rethink bus with little campers from the Downtown Neighborhood Association (D.N.A.) and headed straight to Camp Spooky: a camp experience filled with haunted tents, ghost stories, tricks, and of course treats. Situated in Telfair Square, the “costumed” campers were encouraged to create spooky crafts and gather ’round the fire to hear some of Savannah’s most haunted tales. Grab hold of your flashlight and be sure to look out for ghosts as you peek at photos taken during camp: