Posts tagged ‘home decor’

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.

March 21st, 2013

The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens 2013

Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens


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!

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 26th, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Izzy Hudgins


You’ve had a chance to meet Izzy Hudgins in yesterday’s post and now you have the pleasure of seeing how a piece from her latest series Gothic Romance translates into an interior space. We love the soft blush hues mixed with moody jewel tones and knew this was the perfect recipe for an intimate bedroom setting. In case you missed it, read more about what inspires Izzy here.



1. Set the mood in your private quarters with this whimsical wallpaper. The hushed plum tones are accented with hints of pale pink and moody greens to leave your accent wall looking both dark and feminine at the same time.

2.  Day dream to the scenes of Gothic Romance in this delicate canopy bed by (none other than) Anthropologie. Too much drama for your romantic estate? The canopy is optional and leaves this wrought iron bed a simple and versatile addition to any space.

3. These playful silver urchin objects allow the perfect glimpse of magic inside your bookcase or on top of your favorite literary classics.

4. If you’re looking for a table lamp to last a lifetime, let us introduce you to this mercury glass table lamp. The neutral shade paired with a metallic base makes for quite possibly the most versatile object in your home. We recommend a pair on either side of your bed, or showcase one of these beauties next to a reading chair.

5. Nothing says comfort more than these luxurious velvet pillows. We chose both the coral ombre velvet pillow and this iridescent plumage pillow to pay tribute to the dreamy peacock head dresses seen in Gothic Romance.

6. The sleek lines on this brass table offers a look both old and new – a perfect combination we think is seen throughout Izzy’s photographic style.

7. We fall hard for the playful whimsy in this bertram chair. Try not to clutter objects around it and let the fabric act as a statement in your space.

8. Primitive meets posh in this jewel-toned adagir twists rug. Let your bed anchor the rug’s longest side to ground and bring the colors of your room together.

9. It’s no secret we fancy this mid-century inspired walnut dresser with brass knobs. Dress up this classic piece with a statement lamp or leaning mirror.

10. Nix the headboard and use this iron stag head as your main wall feature. Or, go eclectic and use as a woodland collage starting point above your reading nook or dresser. Either way, it’s hard to go wrong with a “beaute” like this.


Love the look of Izzy Hudgins’ new work as much as we do? Connect with her on Facebook and see more on her website.

October 17th, 2012

Seasons in The South


Savannah is notorious for being a little late with the seasons, but we finally think Autumn is (slowly but surely) making its way to our door. Lately we’ve been spotting a few great examples around town of how to return the greeting with festive door decor. Here are some of our local favorites:



A wide stairway is a great canvas for fun seasonal decor. Experiment with different ways to showcase those warm, autumn colors. Mums, pumpkins, and dry foliage all come in a crisp warm palette sure to keep your front door looking fresh all season long.

We love the verticality this door is getting with dried corn stalks. Balance your existing green foliage with a few warm elements (like gourds and hay) for a refreshing mix of old and new.

Reinvent the wreath using local materials like this coastal home boasting oyster shell wall decor.


Check back on Friday for our own interpretation of how to keep your home in the holiday spirit!