Our Top Picks: HGTV Fresh Faces of Design 2015

Crazy for Color | House of Many Styles   When HGTV approached us to submit our work for this year’s HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Competition, we knew exactly which house to send. If you’ve been a longtime follower of our Facebook or Instagram, you’ve had a private tour behind one of downtown’s historic row houses that boasts an interior far from “cookie cutter”. Full of color, texture, and branded spaces that speak to each family member’s personality, West Perry is undoubtedly one of our favorite projects to date. We’re honored to be a part of a curated selection of other talent across the country that puts just as much emphasis on designing a branded environment; ensuring a space that both reflects the homeowner and can easily evolve along with their lifestyle. And now, we need your help to claim the title of winner in either the Master Retreats or Crazy for Color…

Chic Shelves in Three Simple Steps

You’ve finally found the bookshelf of your dreams and all seems right in the world – until you realize said bookshelf is empty. Standing tall in your library or living room with nothing to showcase but the price tag and perhaps a shipping kernel or two. And, your bookshelf is only a million accessory combinations away from being perfect. Where do you start? Let these three simple tips get you going, and if all else fails, we’ve got your back. Step #1: Symmetry Start by using larger accessories to anchor the shelf and add a sense of rhythm, seen above with a plaster urn and matching planters. Keeping a symmetrical pattern at eye level will make more “organic” styling look purposeful instead of chaotic. Step #2: Cohesive Variety Collect art and objects that differ in shape but share the same tonal values or subject matter. We curated a collage behind…

Our Top Moments of 2014

What a year. 2014 was chock-full of awesome friends, family, and projects. From top design markets in New York to intimate Savannah fetes, with far too many balloons than we have time to deflate, we had a blast mixing in playful, spur-of-the-moment projects with a few full home renovations and exciting commercial developments in our community. Check out our top five moments from 2014 and click through to learn a little more about our process: Have a project you want to run by us? Give us a shout and let’s start the conversation!

Our Top Picks: Objet Noir

From vessels to interesting objects, accessories are what bring personal touches into a space. When looking to make a strong impact, less is more; choose a few items with bold color and interesting shape versus too many. In our years of practice, nothing cuts through a tablescape or bookcase like a stroke of black. Leave the tchotchkes at grandma’s house and let a dark silhouette make a strong statement with our top picks below: Sources 1. 3-Piece Pyramid Object Set – Dwell Studio / 2. Horace – Made Goods / 3. Bitters Bottle – Michele Varian / 4. Branch Annona Vase – Barneys / 5. Smythson Panama Watch Box – Barneys / 6. 3-Piece Star Objet Set – Dwell Studio / 7. Iron Bird – Jonathan Adler

#followfriday: 5 Creative Instagram Accounts to Follow

Instagram is one of our favorite ways to reach out to the creative community. Every day, independent studios, designers, and creative startups alike post photos of their process and it helps us keep an eye out for emerging talent and even possible collaborations. Whether you’re just getting started on the Instagram scene or are looking for a few fresh faces to follow, check out five accounts that have grabbed our attention recently: 1. Think and Ink Studio @thinkandinkstudio | 2. The Coastal @shopthecoastal | 3. Amy Walters @amyalisha | 4. Ida Laerke @idalaerke | 5. Anewall @anewalldecor | Post below with some of your favorite accounts – or your own – and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram!