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Project Breakdown: Escape-Driven Beach House

When an old Savannah family wanted a fresh, new retreat on Tybee Island to return to every Summer, we envisioned open spaces with lots of natural light. When you combine our vision with the functional needs of a large family looking to each experience their own interpretation of an escape, the home becomes a versatile, ever-changing space. The end result is a dwelling by the shore that focuses on community and honoring the past by designing shared living areas and incorporating treasured keepsakes from the family tree. 1. We covered the walls and ceilings with paint grade butt-joint paneling for a simple nautical feel that makes this new build look like a settled beach escape. 2. Leaving the structural beams exposed gives the new construction architectural interest and integrity. 3. High wainscoting throughout the hallways allowed for the perfect gallery space to hang family photos. 4. We kept the…

Roped In

Whether used for function or decoration rope demands your attention.  Fluid and strong- there is a natural beauty in rope’s simplicity. Try lightly coiling thick rope in glass vases as seen above for an easy tablescape. OR Take a cue from Thom Filicia: this Showhouse handrail is both statement and function. These are a few of my favorite rope ideas: 1.  Entwined Belt 2.  ch25 Chair 3.  Harborside Buoy Ottoman 4.  Lauren Daybed 5.  Rope Knot Necklace 6.  Bubble Chandelier 7.  Coiled Rope Knob 8.  Found My Animal Adjustable Rope Leash 9.  Judd Large Glass/Rope Cloche 10.  Rope & Nickel Tray

Rethink spotted on other blogs!

As newbies to the blogging world, we are very excited to find that some of our work has been blogged about! Bazaar of Serendipity posted the pictures of our DIY Sharpie wallpaper with great reviews! We had to stage a master bedroom for an open house last year and wanted to create maximum impact with a VERY minimal budget. We were also very short on time (ie. less than 24 hours) so we came up with a stencil to create a wallpaper versus having to try our hands at upholstering a headboard. The large scale graphic is bold in size but subtle because we used gold sharpie to create the thin outlines.  Depending on the lighting in the room the gold can have a strong or very faint contrast. The moral of this project is:  Don’t be afraid to get creative; you can often create an impact using regular items…

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