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Our Top Picks: HGTV Fresh Faces of Design 2015

Crazy for Color | House of Many Styles   When HGTV approached us to submit our work for this year’s HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Competition, we knew exactly which house to send. If you’ve been a longtime follower of our Facebook or Instagram, you’ve had a private tour behind one of downtown’s historic row houses that boasts an interior far from “cookie cutter”. Full of color, texture, and branded spaces that speak to each family member’s personality, West Perry is undoubtedly one of our favorite projects to date. We’re honored to be a part of a curated selection of other talent across the country that puts just as much emphasis on designing a branded environment; ensuring a space that both reflects the homeowner and can easily evolve along with their lifestyle. And now, we need your help to claim the title of winner in either the Master Retreats or Crazy for Color…

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…

Project Breakdown: Escape-Driven Beach House

When an old Savannah family wanted a fresh, new retreat on Tybee Island to return to every Summer, we envisioned open spaces with lots of natural light. When you combine our vision with the functional needs of a large family looking to each experience their own interpretation of an escape, the home becomes a versatile, ever-changing space. The end result is a dwelling by the shore that focuses on community and honoring the past by designing shared living areas and incorporating treasured keepsakes from the family tree. 1. We covered the walls and ceilings with paint grade butt-joint paneling for a simple nautical feel that makes this new build look like a settled beach escape. 2. Leaving the structural beams exposed gives the new construction architectural interest and integrity. 3. High wainscoting throughout the hallways allowed for the perfect gallery space to hang family photos. 4. We kept the…

Spring Terrain

Spring is here!  And let me just say… I L-O-V-E spring.  It’s as though the end of winter is the weight off your shoulders that you never even knew was there.  As soon as little green buds start to accumulate everywhere I am instantly transformed.  I want to be outside: gardening, puttering, playing fetch with the dogs, planning a party, cooking and creating a delectable mixed drink for said party, etc… In my mind there is one place that is especially good at catering to this feeling: Terrain at Styer’s.  Take a look- you wont regret it. Terrain is a shop in Glen Mills, PA and while I’ve never been there I have been to their fabulous website.  Clean and fresh, their web site is just an addendum to their extensive storefront.  They carry home accessories, kitchen goodies, garden supplies, vintage finds, and plants galore.  Their styling is so…

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…

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