Posts tagged ‘designer’

February 24th, 2011

More Purple…Wallpaper

For those of you that really want a statement: Try a purple wallcovering on a feature wall or even a whole room.

When papering a feature wall: Try matching a color from the wallcovering to paint the other walls in the room- it will help create a more cohesive look.

If papering all walls: Don’t forget the ceiling!  It is a great opportunity to add drama or subtlety to a room.  Try using a grasscloth for a softer look or pull the same paper up to the ceiling to create the feeling of an envelope.

1. Fountain by Graham & Brown

2. Rostellan by Osborne & Little

3. Tree Bomb by Ferm Living

4. Squares by Ferm Living

5. Hand Made by Paper Boy

6. Malabar by Cole & Son

7. Best in Show by Osborne & Little

8. Kabloom by Flavor Paper

9. Chinese Dragon by Osborne & Little

August 3rd, 2010

Love it! Christopher Farr CLOTH

I am loving Christopher Farr’s CLOTH line at the moment.  He has some great graphic prints in bright summer colors.  I pulled two staged shots from the Cloth website that were designed by Daryl Gordon Design as well as some of my favorite patterns.  Enjoy!

July 14th, 2010

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 you may already have lying around the house!  We spent all of $22 so who cares if you want to paint back over it in four months?

Full House found our client’s kitchen on HGTV’s Rate My Space and the comments are so complimentary!

We posted some photos from the shoot when we first started our blog.  Its hard to go wrong with bright light, stunning photography, and a great view!  We designed the remodeling of this home two years ago and its amazing to see how far it’s come.

You can see more of our work posted on HGTV here

June 25th, 2010

Love it! Lindsey Adelman

We first came across Lindsey Adelman at last year’s ICFF.

Her stunning and elegant light fixtures are sometimes reminiscent of hanging mobiles while others focus more on a juxtaposition of machined metal parts and blown glass.  They do, however, all have one thing in common: although their main purpose is as lighting, they serve equally as art.

The globes are customizable and as you can see in the first photo, some of the clear glass is accented with a dusting of gold.

Speaking of gold, check out the second shot which was most recently featured in the Sex and the City 2 movie.

The third photo is of one of her more recent works for Roll and Hill– a stunning candelabra which comes off as elegant, masculine, and just a little edgy all at the same time.

Lastly, Adelman’s website offers a diy light (you know we LOVE that!).  She lists out all of the hardware needed for the project and has step by step instructions to help you out along the way.  So, for those of us who can’t afford her other masterpieces, this is a pretty great solution.  Now if only I can learn to blow glass…

June 1st, 2010


Bravo’s 9 by Design is a docu-series based on a NYC design firm called Sixx Design (Aptly named for their once 6 person family- now 9!).  The husband and wife team are known for fresh, hip spaces that blend high with low and vintage with modern.  These pics are from a redesign of a wrestling gym lounge and we noted their use of Tres Tintas‘ large scale Hexagono wallpaper.  Tres Tintas is a Barcelona based company that is committed to the vision of the “artist”.  They have a very wide range of visual styles produced by multiple different designers who have all worked in various fields (ie.  fashion, graphic design, illustration).

These 3 papers are from Tres Tintas’ Revival line and are based on designs from the 50’s and 60’s.