Posts tagged ‘interior decorating’

May 9th, 2014

Project Breakdown: Sofia

West Perry Reveal - Rethink Design Studio, Christine Hall Photography

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.

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

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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 feminine space. We paired them with a white linen shade to allow the light to flood in and keep the room feeling airy.

3. Every little girl daydreams of a wrought iron bed, and this Wesley Allen piece from Home Gallery caters to that childhood fantasy while still maintaining a minimal form fitted for adulthood.

4. Heighten the look of your walls by securing full-length curtains to Vesta’s sleek Apollo Collection drapery hardware. The antique brass finish gives this space a level of sophistication and helps draw the eye up to the pale blue ceiling.

5. When the design team met the challenge of reusing a vintage chandelier that was original to the house, we took it upon ourselves to create a fresh fixture that looked like it was made especially for the space. With a faux-painted light fixture and several cans of spray paint, we upcycled a drab fixture remake into a one-of-a-kind focal point.

Rethink tip: Try switching out the bulb type to give any fixture a cost-effective, updated look. 

6. Tap into your playful side with wallpaper from Studio Violet x Studio Nommo. Placing wallpaper adjacent to a feature wall as opposed to directly on it helps balance out the room.

7. An off-centered fireplace has a personality of its own, which we chose to showcase by using the Moselle collection from Winchester Tile. Maintaining a white mantle surround lets the ceramic blue tile really shine.

8. Loloi’s Anzio rug features beautiful striations of deep blue and turquoise for a floor application worth talking about. Can’t find a rug to fit your space? We had two individual rugs professionally bound together to run the span of the bedroom.

9. Allow yourself a dedicated space to take off shoes and relax before jumping into bed. We had a local seamstress create a colorful top cushion to Artesia’s Leanore Bench for added personality.

10. Having additional floor cushions on hand are super useful for after school hangouts and late-night sleepovers. We love the textural element of this sheepskin pouf, found at West Elm.

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Photo Credit

Gabby + Sofia: Christine Hall Photography

Interior Photography: Richard Leo Johnson

 

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.

July 31st, 2013

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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?

 

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Full tent DIY here. 

 

December 21st, 2012

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 ShopRethinkour 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.

 

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

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.

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Along with ShopRethink, we’ve also created another (and immensely cuter) addition to the Rethink team this year: Mr. Rye Harrison Snayd.

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

What is a Rethink party without a barware setup? We are (of course) in love with that vintage deer decanter you can grab here.

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Happy Holidays from Joel, Erika, and the Rethink Team!

 

 

March 9th, 2012

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