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Project Breakdown: Sofia

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

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. 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. 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…

Camp Rye 01

Rye celebrated his first birthday this month with the official kick-off of the “Camp Rye” tradition. With a few strips of wood, a canvas drop cloth and iron-on transfer, we were able to make a simple A-frame tent to help commemorate the first year of little man’s life. Photographer Izzy Hudgins captured the weekend’s celebrations and got some great shots of Rye inside his very own “man cave”. The plan is to make a new tent every year and eventually have enough to fill the yard for one big birthday bash – Camp To Campus party, anyone? Full tent DIY here. 

Happy Holidays from Rethink

The holidays are upon us and the Rethink team had a blast getting into the Christmas spirit with a little winter gathering where we laughed, feasted, and reflected on 2012. This year brought a few huge milestones for the studio: we launched the very beginning of ShopRethink, our retail brand on Etsy, expanded our team, and survived several months of turning both our office and several residences around Savannah from construction zones to spaces that speak to Rethink’s identity and a personalized lifestyle. The team also had the pleasure of “testing” a few of our ShopRethink products while we shared our favorite memories of the year. How great is our olive green wine goblet set? That moody shade of green is a perfect neutral for even the most proper of tablescapes. Along with ShopRethink, we’ve also created another (and immensely cuter) addition to the Rethink team this year: Mr. Rye…

Lions, Tigers, and Bears – Oh Yes!

It seems that deer aren’t the only animals roaming the faux taxidermy forests these days. Felt, paper mache, and even crochet are adorning the likes of these domestic beasts and we are loving every second of it. Below are a few animal heads we’ve been collecting for some time now that add the rustic feel to your home without the taxidermy guilt. Clockwise from top left: Felt Menagerie Paper Mache Stag Head White Resin Ram Lion Head Crochet Gazelle Turquoise Zebra