Posts tagged ‘art’

October 27th, 2014

Living With The Butcher

 

Living with the Butcher - Rethink Design Studio Blog

 

As our much-anticipated butcher shop project breaks ground this week, we were inspired to bring you the fundamental elements of our design in the form of a farm-fresh living space. In true Savannah style, kick back in those classic Hunter boots on an industrial coffee table while getting face to face with a longhorn – it’s what’s for dinner.

 

 

1. Set the tone more towards sophisticated than barnyard-chic with Cisco’s Spider Chandelier. Spanning an impressive 72″, the large fixture can fill a room without seeming too heavy.

2. Always have the fields on your mind even when inside with a geometric planter from Light & Ladder. Try filling with a low-maintenance variety like jade or a common succulent.

3. Take fancy farm living head on with this stunning photographic print from on of our favorite art sources, The Animal Print Shop. Use a minimal mat with a 1-inch frame for a contemporary look that maximizes impact.

4. Fourhands’ Shadow Box Coffee Table is the perfect mixture between open and closed storage. Keep clutter at bay within its two metal drawers and showcase your latest parsley collection underneath the solid glass top. For more info on how to purchase, contact us here.

5. Bring home the classic textiles of the wild West with the Jack Chair by Schoolhouse Electric Co. Its black and white buffalo check with splayed hardwood legs are a subtle nod to mid-century design with a scale appropriate for modern interiors.

6. Inspired by classic Scandinavian textiles, these woven baskets from Bo Concept remind us of the local arts and crafts movement surrounding rural areas. We picture a set of three huddled to hold spare throw blankets for when the nights get cool.

7.  What’s a posh pasture without leather? West Elm’s Hamilton Sofa sits atop solid poplar legs and is made of premium top-grain leather that only gets more comfortable over time.

8. Leah Singh’s Bar Colorado pillow is fitting for this room alone just by it’s name; but it’s not the play on words that sold us in to this living room essential. Made of 100% wool embroidery on a cotton base with canvas backing, this natural wonder is reminiscent of farmland topography from bird’s eye view and adds just the right amount of interest without being too busy.

9. Tie (or lasso) your living space together with a nice chunky neutral rug like this one from Anthropologie. The hand-knotted wool pays subtle tribute to a small herd of sheep and is likely to feel just as soft underfoot.

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  

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:

 

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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.

 

 

February 14th, 2013

Lovebird Lingo

We’re not sure why birds get all the love during this season, but it sure does lend to some great home decor and furnishings. Today we’ve put together some of our favorite bird items that will have your home chirping style in no time.

 

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1. You may find yourself daydreaming next to this sparrow wallpaper by Hygge and West. The subtle pops of “almost green” can give just the right amount of color to a neutral room. Use this on a large wall (or all four) without having to worry about the space looking too busy.

2. Two lumps are always better than one with this Grapefruit Sugar Bowl. The lid comes off to reveal a blue ceramic spoon for your serving pleasure.

3. Show your love from the ground up with Anthropologie’s Conure Rug. With sizes ranging from 2.5′ round to 8′, you’re sure to have a place in your home for this beauty. We recommend anchoring it down with a comfy lounge chair in a reading nook or living room.

4. This little brass bird has just the space for your hand soap or jewelry. You could also use this vintage brass dish as a catch-all for keys by your front door.

5. Keep a lookout for swans this season; these birds are out to take the spotlight. Be the first to welcome these aviary trendsetters into your kitchen with this screen printed swan tea towel.

6. Place a bold pattern like on this graphic bird pillow to add some visual interest to a pair of club chairs or sofa. The neutral beige linen allows this to work in virtually any space.

7. We get a moody, “Alice in Wonderland” feeling from this beautifully illustrated Flights of Fancy Wallpaper. This pattern would be perfect to liven up a small space such as a guest bath or powder room.

8. What is a love nest without a cuckoo clock? This modern adaptation is made of laser cut wood pieces to give you that classic feel without all the weight. Place this guy in an open space such as a living room or front entry for all to see.

9. Cover the messy side of your fireplace with this birdcage fireplace screen from Katherine Barnwell. Let this gem really make a statement by painting your fireplace surround Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White.

10. Even if you’re known for your lightness of foot, this solid brass Wenge Bird of Prey Cane would look great taking residence in your umbrella stand or leaning near the front door.

11. Paule Marrot’s “Doves” piece can work in so many places of your home. Place behind the master bed for a romantic bird haven, on top of the fireplace mantle for a classical living space, or on its own in the dining room for a gentle conversation starter.

 

October 25th, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Izzy Hudgins

This post is the second of a new series here on the Rethink blog: Artist Spotlight. As Savannah continues to nurture a strong creative community, what better way to celebrate and support our neighbors than to use their work as inspiration for interiors?

Today we bring you into the life and work of local photographer Izzy Hudgins. If you’re a big Rethink fan, you’ve seen us feature her work in the Gentleman’s Club party which we can’t stop browsing through again and again. Izzy has recently finished a (never before seen) shoot entitled Gothic Romance that’s filled with moody portraits and wonderfully morbid scenery. Check out some of her latest work along with a closer look into the life of a local Savannah creative below:

 

 

ARTIST Q&A: Izzy Hudgins

 

How did you get into photography?

I started photography in high school and it quickly became my passion.  Taking pictures of people is my favorite and I love bringing an editorial edge to my portraiture.  I further developed my craft while attending SCAD and received my BFA in photography.  Since then I have been traveling the world with my camera photographing awesome people and places.

What makes a good photo?

LIGHT! Amazing light can turn anything into a great photograph.  Also emotion – whether it be bringing out genuine emotion in your subjects or an emotional connection you make with a photograph itself.  Art is always stronger and more meaningful when there’s that connection behind it.

What’s the story behind Gothic Romance?

My travels have given me an endless collection of amazing landscapes and architecture photos but that’s too easy.  I thought a portrait would be more fun and challenging! This shoot was dreamt up by myself and Audrey of French Knot Studios.  We wanted to create a dreamy, eerie, Romantic Gothic styled wedding shoot in honor of Halloween.  We fell in love with a color palette of creamy blush tones accented with inky blues, greens and reds.  We used animal elements like feathers, skins, bones and antlers and also made references to Edgar Allen Poe.  These colors and elements would make for a killer interior!!

Photography aside, what is your passion?

I have a few – Traveling has been my life.  I lived abroad for three years and have visited 28 countries.  I am very thankful that my husband and I have never given ourselves limits to what we think we can achieve.  I’m also a complete foodie and pretty much a fat kid at heart – cheese, olives and wine being my absolute favorites!

What advice do you have for aspiring professional photographers?

Never stop learning.  It’s a never ending process.  You have to push yourself to get better and better.  Lucky for us, people are very generous in sharing.  Creative Live has been a huge resource for me.  Make friends with local photographers and assist them.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without a couple of photographers taking me under their wing.  Also look outside of photography for inspiration.  Its easy to immerse yourself in the photographic world but you’ll get further creatively by challenging yourself in other ways.  And above all, be yourself.  In a world of so many photographers, the only thing you really have that’s unique is YOU – use that to your advantage!

 

Stay tuned tomorrow to see how we used Izzy’s latest work as inspiration for interiors!

Be sure to connect with Izzy Hudgins on her website  and Facebook.