Posts tagged ‘bedroom’

July 23rd, 2014

Get The Look: Parisian Glam


Parision Glam Bedroom Design - Rethink Design Studio Blog

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It’s every American’s dream to wake up hearing the streets of Paris and feel time stand still. As the scent of freshly baked croissants linger through your window, you seem drawn to grab a bite before taking a long stroll through a nearby garden. If the vie de francaise has been calling your name as of late, you’re not alone. Maybe it’s the promise of sweet Summer romance, or the call to take an afternoon off and picnic in Forsyth Park. To bring the romance of Paris back home, we’ve put together a French-inspired contemporary master suite that aims to make the days grow longer and the nights to be full of nothing short of magic.


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1. We set the tone to this posh Parisian suite with romantic lilac tones found in Noble and Wood’s Berlingot Wallpaper. Place behind the bed for a feature wall or use as a poppy dresser drawer liner in a vintage armoire.

2. It’s not French unless there’s crystal, and what better way to finish a master bedroom than with a stunning chandelier from Eloquence. Hanging the fixture over the bed allows for a lower drop height to add more drama.

3. Shed light by your bedside as you stay up late reading Les Miserables. With a feminine “swoop” swivel arm and white linen shade, the Koleman Swinger from Robert Abbey goes with virtually any space.

4. Keep the bedroom from getting too frumpy with clean, mid-century inspired bedside tables from West Elm. The white lacquer finish promises ultimate flexibility and the brass hardware adds a noticeable touch of class.

5. Keep your favorite eau de parfum on display with Anthropologie’s set of mirrored trays. These also make a great bedside accessory for reading glasses or jewelry.

6. Hedgehouse’s Lavender Heather Throw Pillow is the ultimate, versatile bed accessory. The striped linen is light and airy, and the tasseled zipper adds a perfect little detail to your pillowscape.

7. Simple geometric shapes let these Alexa Canisters shine on your bookshelf or console without adding clutter. Remove the top for an impromptu vase that holds lavender and other scents of Provence.

8. The piece de resistance, Eloquence’s Sophia Silver Two-Tone Bed is surely fit for French royalty. Top with linen bedding for the perfect lazy Sunday morning getaway.




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.

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

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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.

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Photo Credit

Gabby + Sofia: Christine Hall Photography

Interior Photography: Richard Leo Johnson


April 1st, 2014

Artist Spotlight: Sweet & Vicious


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We can’t think of anyone better to showcase for the latest Artist Spotlight than the super talented team behind Sweet & Vicious. Written and styled by Libbie Summers with stunning photography by Chia Chong, Sweet & Vicious is all about whipping up wicked-sweet creations in your kitchen that feature daring culinary combinations to delight your taste buds. The hundreds of recipes, elixirs, and extracts throughout the book aren’t even the best part; just try and keep a straight face as Libbie shares the conception of each and every bite along her journey from fierce foodie to culinary producer.

For our Sweet & Vicious interior, we took inspiration from the bright and poppy photo behind Libbie’s Good and Plenty Cupcakes. The playful contrast between the bubblegum pink icing and daring black and white patterned blouse had us envisioning a young but fierce coming-of-age girl who’s not afraid to style her bedroom with a little punch. Following Libbie’s daring attitude, evident throughout the book (think Habanero Carrot Cake and Meatball Muffins), we curated interior elements that aren’t afraid to express a little personality.

Artist Spotlight: Sweet & Vicious Cookbook by Libbie Summers - Rethink Design Studio Blog


 1. Wireframe Coat Rack – Land of Nod / 2. Bone and Wood Inlay Frame – Zinc Home / 3. Cinque Brass Pendant – Iacoli & McAllister / 4. Kiara Rug – Anthropologie / 5. Amour Pillows – Anthropologie / 6. Douglas Bed – Noir / 7. Coconut Chine – Walnut Wallpaper


Grab a copy of Sweet & Vicious here.




January 29th, 2014

Mantle Mantra


With all this talk of a “Southern Freeze”, we have our minds wandering to warmer places. What better way to catch up on good conversation and even better company than around an open fire? Take a look through some of our favorite fireplace settings to date and learn a few tricks on how to turn your hearth into something worth bragging about.


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We pulled home accessories that bring out the deep violet tones of the ceramic tile surround. Offset dark hues with a tertiary color like this subtle mint green to keep the space looking fresh.

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Go bold with a stark white mantle, bringing pops of color in through a surround or dark hearth. The stacked fireplaces in this historic downtown home left this room with a quirky, off-center surround. We then played off this asymmetry by centering the mirror to the actual opening and filled the empty wall space by hanging a collection of fun finds. With a room this poppy, keep greenery simple and clean like a basic fern to keep the space from getting too busy.

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If your fireplace has great architectural features like this one, we suggest matching the trim color to the walls to tone down the drama of traditional elements. By using a neutral palette, we balanced the wall as a whole and allowed the natural brick of the fireplace to take center stage.

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A well-curated mantle is the usual focus, but don’t forget about the wall space above the actual fireplace. Instead of flat sheetrock, we added mirrored side panels and sconces to bring the focus upward. Other ways to draw attention to this space can be through wall art, TV, or mirror.

April 16th, 2013

Project Breakdown: Gabby

Today begins the first full reveal of our most recent project! Located in the heart of Downtown Savannah, this four-story townhouse is now home to a family of four who longed for a place to reflect their unique personalities all under one (conveniently located) roof. When we first entered the space, the top floor was similar to the rest of the house: traditionally painted rooms with dark wood floors and millwork in need of a little TLC.

3RD floor hall before

With a little paint and some elbow grease, we transformed the third floor into an airy London-esque flat that gives the two teenage girls a loft-like place to escape.

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The first top floor space belongs to Gabby: an active girl with a love of all things bright and poppy. We gave her a neutral canvas with hints of bright turquoise for a sophisticated room that puts “boring” on the opposite spectrum. Click here to see Sofia’s full reveal.

Gabby Before

Bedroom 2

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1. We let this bright, geometric chandelier from Shine determine the accent color for the rest of the room. We recommend pairing with round white bulbs for a vintage glam look.

2. Three frosted glass cylinders atop the mantle help bring the pop of turquoise down to eye level. Use as a set of candle holders or place plant cuttings inside to bring the space back down to Earth.

3. The ornate frame on this mirror from Homegoods still makes a statement against white walls. Hang this low enough so that it appears to be resting on the fireplace.

4. Add a well-traveled feel to a new space with this large tortoise shell from Target’s Nate Berkus line. We added two coats of high-gloss black spray paint to make it seem right at home.

5. We scored this slim pair of white plaster table lamps from Circa Lighting and added two large black drum shades from Fenchel Shades. As a general rule, the shade’s greatest diameter should not be larger than the total length of the lamp’s body.

6. Bring texture into the space with these cow hide and linen throw pillows. If using two to dress the bed, always make sure the length doubled does not exceed your total bed width.

7. Use textiles instead of paint to turn a plain wall into a statement. Kravet’s Velvet Gate Drapery in Tuxedo keeps the space fresh without getting too busy. Rather than flanking windows, continue the drapes from wall to wall to make the bed the center of attention.

8. The silhouette on Bungalow 5’s Jacqui bedside tables would work well in both a traditional and a modern space. Keep the pulls an antique brass or choose to powder coat them a bright color for an entirely different look.

9. Take a step up from the traditional white sheets with an embroidered black bow-tie duvet cover from West Elm.

10. Etsy seller WWBDesign fabricated this pair of mid-century inspired gray felt ottomans with white linen piping. We love the size and versatility: one alone makes great additional seating and two in front of a bed provides a makeshift bench.

11. The true showstopper of this bedroom is the John Reeves Design Louise Bed from ABC Home. The crisp white frame acts as a backdrop for virtually any bedroom scheme and the curved posts give just enough femininity to this grown-up girl space.

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1. Set the mood before you enter the room with floor to ceiling drapery in the hall. Designers Guild’s Mazan – Saraille ombre pattern gives the space an airy feel while paying tribute to the fun and poppy girl’s room to come.

2. We found this vintage wingback chair in an aged velvet fabric that had seen better days. With a few coats of high-gloss black paint and Ernest Gaspard’s China Seas linen, this once-sorry chair became a contemporary statement.

3. This slim side table features a quatrefoil top, giving just enough character to the space without trying to steal the wingback’s show.

4. Two glossy white side tables from One Kings Lane become a dresser with the addition of a custom-built wooden top. We powder coated the once-gold handles a shiny black to further accent the piece’s curves.

5. Vintage lighting is always a fun addition to any space, like this white ceramic lamp. Here we updated it with a white shade to not only complement its fresh surroundings, but also to highlight the lamp’s black accents. When purchasing vintage light fixtures keep in mind to check all cords, plugs, and lightbulb specifications.

6. West Elm’s elephant ceramics give just the right hint of color while still paying homage to natural elements. We typically recommend a set of three, but not when placing next to another large object (like our lamp).

7. Pick up on the space’s color palette when picking art for the walls. In this case, choosing this Tylinek Zebra print from Natural Curiosities was a no-brainer. We had this print hung in a clean custom frame with a deep profile to let the art speak for itself.

Source List

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Regal Wall Satin / Latex Flat)

Trim Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Oil – Semi Gloss)

Picture Rail Color: Benjamin Moore Palm Coast Teal (Regal Wall Satin / Latex Flat)

Floor Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Oil – Semi Gloss)

Fireplace Tile: Winchester Tile – Marine Blue

Drapery Hardware: Vesta Techno Track Collection 1-1/8″ Diameter, BL Finish

Click here to see a full tour of Sofia’s room!

See more of our latest project on our website.

Photo Credit

Gabby + Sofia: Christine Hall Photography

Interiors: Richard Leo Johnson