May 16th, 2014

ICFF Lookout 2014

 

 

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

 

We’re packing our bags and heading up to NYC for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) this weekend. There were so many upcoming artisans and new companies we had the pleasure of meeting last year, that we can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store! Below are a few of our favorites we hope to see again.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with our latest findings and Big Apple adventures!

 

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

ICFF 2014 Lookout - Rethink Design Studio

 

 

 

 

 

May 15th, 2014

Top Pins of the Week: Bringing The Outdoors In

If you’re not keen on relying on meteorologists for weather forecasting, have no fear; Pinterest is sure to tell you which season is swiftly approaching. Our most popular pins of the week strangely all had one common theme: blurring the lines between inside and out. And we don’t blame you. Who wouldn’t want to wave goodbye to sullen grays and hello to vivid green? Follow us on Pinterest for more inspiring imagery to spring you out of your Winter slumber.

 

Top Pinterest Picks of the Week: Lush Living - Rethink Design Studio Blog

Clockwise from top left:

1. Sliding Glass Doors / 2. DIY Brass Planters / 3. Outdoor Dining / 4. Clawfoot Tub / 5. Forest Print / 6. Sun-Soaked Bathroom  

May 13th, 2014

Give Me A Sign

If you’ve been keeping up with our Facebook lately, you know we dropped a small hint last week about an upcoming commercial project here in Savannah. When we have the exciting opportunity to work on a public space, one of the first design elements we address is the exterior. Because of Savannah’s strict historic guidelines, proposing an approval-friendly sign without compromising the aesthetic can be a challenge. Here are a few of our favorite signage applications we’ve found while researching for our latest project:

 

Modern Restaurant Exterior Signage - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

Clockwise from top left:

1. Sukha Amsterdam – Amsterdam, NL / 2. Dameson & Co. – London, UK / 3. The Butcher’s Daughter – New York, NY / 4. Cafe Craft – Paris, France

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.

sofia before2

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

Sofia bedroom1

sofia numbers1

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.

Sofia bedroom2

 

Photo Credit

Gabby + Sofia: Christine Hall Photography

Interior Photography: Richard Leo Johnson

 

May 7th, 2014

Our Top Picks: Multi-Functional Planters

 

When living within an urban sprawl, there are certain things you tend to sacrifice for the luxury of the hustle and bustle. While we all realize how important it is to add a little green to your space, we also acknowledge the importance of each and every square inch of our downtown dwellings. Investing in objects with multiple uses to cut down on space seems to be a no-brainer, but have you ever considered adding plants to the mix? Ergo, the multi-functional planter. Below are five of our top planter picks that also serve as other household objects such as light, art, and even a humble abode for Mr. Kitten.

 

Our Top Picks: Multi-Functional Planters - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

Sources:

1. Planter Pendant Light – Meirav Barzilay / 2. Himmeli Hanging Planter – HRUSKAA / 3. Planter Side Table – Flodeau / 4. Cat House – Pousse Creative / 5. Triple Decker Shelf – Urban Outfitters