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Project Breakdown: High-Style Kitchen

When a New York-native family moved into an 1850s row house right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, they imagined a space that reflected both the relaxed atmosphere of Southern spaces and the high-style interiors found throughout “the big apple.” The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home that places an emphasis on functionality while pushing the limits of design. 1. A custom brass light fixture sits above the island to center the room and bring a warmer feel to an otherwise utilitarian space. 2. Use every inch of vertical space by placing back-lit storage above existing cabinetry. We recommend using push-touch cabinet fasteners to avoid having to use typical knob hardware for a streamlined facade. 3. Having built-in adjustable shelves at counter height allow for easy access of kitchen items used most often such as spices and coffee. This kitchen features a motorized backsplash that conceals shelf clutter with…

Behind the Scenes: Custom Feather Wallpaper

We had the opportunity to do some really fun, custom designs for our latest downtown project – from upholstery and furnishings down to the artwork and wallpaper. The powder room on the first level is no exception. Using a patterned graphic wallpaper, we were able to transform a small hidden space into an inviting conversation-starter that guests will enjoy using. Like any custom project, this feather wallpaper had a lengthy design process that began with inspiration and slowly transformed through stages of manipulating and tweaking into the final design our clients see today. To give you an idea of how the process works, we’ve broken down a few key elements that led to the ultimate installation of this completely unique powder room: Would you let a small space in your home go from boring to bold with the help of our feather wallpaper? Leave your thoughts in the…

The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens 2013

Get an inside look at our latest completed project as well as several other Historic District residences this weekend on March 23rd during The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens. You’ll be able to tour three stories of newly renovated space that has been completely furnished and designed to both fit the needs of the family and express their unique personalities – from every finish and furnishing to stemware and silverware! Because we are so excited to reveal what we have been working on for the last year or so, here are a few sneak peeks of the progress leading up to this weekend: For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens website. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see the latest leading up to the big event. We hope to see you soon!

Best in Show: Behind the Cover

Rethink was happy to host and style the cover shoot for Savannah Magazine’s September/October issue. The “big idea” was to set the tone for the Best of Savannah party and hint at the Best in Show concept without giving too much away. Rethink wanted to blend the fun, poppy elements of the party’s decor with Savannah Magazine’s brand to create a cohesive sneak peek into one of the most anticipated events of the year. The end result for this “cover shoot cocktail” was comprised out of the following ingredients: Stratton Leopold (Owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream) in his top-notch seersucker suit, Rethink-designed award ribbons, and Stitch – our prime pooch (who is an actual American Kennel Club champ!). Here are some behind-the-scene shots of how the magic happened: A huge thank you to everyone who made it possible: Photographer Tim Willoughby Stylists Joel and Erika Snayd, Rethink Design Studio Stylists’ Assistants…

Setting up for a hoe down!

Joel adjusting our pearl clad Rethink deer for Libbie’s book signing room. Our dear friend Libbie Summers just released her brand new cookbook- The Whole Hog Cookbook (which is already in it’s second printing!) and we wanted to throw her a release party that really highlighted her playful personality and overall panache.  Starting with handmade pinwheels, a couple of pigs, custom doily “wallpaper”, burlap, and gingham galore we created a Girlie Fair theme as a backdrop for Libbie’s “pork for chicks” cookbook.  More on the party later when we upload all the pics.  Just wanted to give you a little hint of what we did for Libbie’s book signing room (where there was a line all night long…I know because I stood in it).    Buy the book- you’ll be happy you did!