Posts tagged ‘living room’

October 9th, 2015

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 categories. Voting is a bit tricky, so here is an easy breakdown of the details and how to cast your vote:


 Master Retreats | Serene Master Suite


How to Vote for Rethink in the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Competition 2015

1. Follow this link to the competition homepage. 2. Select “Crazy For Color” from the gallery images below. 3. Scroll down until you see Joel Snayd – House of Many Styles. 4. Click the image and scroll through each photo of the slideshow until a “Ready to Vote” box appears and click. Then click “Vote” on Joel’s thumbnail image. 5. Repeat this for the “Master Retreats” category. Our project is also featured as Joel Snayd – Serene Master Suite.

Voting runs September 25 – October 30.

Hint: You can vote on multiple devices / browsers once per day, every day.   Don’t forget to browse the other spaces as well. Here are our top picks from the remaining finalists:


Our Top Picks: HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Competition 2015


Kirsten Krason & Erin Morgan | House of Jade

The design team at House of Jade share our love for bright, white spaces with hints of both glam and natural elements. From a functionality standpoint, we love the double island as a way to separate prep and eating areas without disrupting the kitchen’s flow. As for materials? You can’t go wrong with a classic white subway tile and solid brass hardware. Well done!


Cortney Bishop | Cortney Bishop Design

Adding ship lap to an interior space is a great way to bring architectural character without getting too traditional. Take note of how the bottom board is taller to act as a base and grounds the walls. The mint green painted wood floors add playfulness without the need of clutter-prone decor.


Harmony Weihs | Harmony Design

This smart use of white and central beam has us thinking back to our Tybee Beach House project, where we also used color and symmetry to draw the eye upward. Dark lower cabinets help ground the space, while keeping both the upper cabinets and backsplash tile white masks unwanted line breaks.


Justin DiPiero

Sometimes all it takes to add a fresh spin to a historic brick building is some white paint and a layered, lived-in decor scheme. We’re always fan of mixing heirloom pieces with modern textiles for a vintage-casual lounge space. Way to help represent SCAD alumni, Justin!


Wendy & Greg Blackband | Blackband Design

Built-ins naturally evoke a sense of purposeful design and allow for smart storage solutions you won’t get with standalone furniture. This bright and airy “guest cabin” by Blackband Design puts the same architectural detail into the bunk beds as seen on the ceiling and walls. An upholstered window bench is perfect for beach house hangouts after a long day in sand and sun.

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October 27th, 2014

Living With The Butcher


Living with the Butcher - Rethink Design Studio Blog


As our much-anticipated butcher shop project breaks ground this week, we were inspired to bring you the fundamental elements of our design in the form of a farm-fresh living space. In true Savannah style, kick back in those classic Hunter boots on an industrial coffee table while getting face to face with a longhorn – it’s what’s for dinner.



1. Set the tone more towards sophisticated than barnyard-chic with Cisco’s Spider Chandelier. Spanning an impressive 72″, the large fixture can fill a room without seeming too heavy.

2. Always have the fields on your mind even when inside with a geometric planter from Light & Ladder. Try filling with a low-maintenance variety like jade or a common succulent.

3. Take fancy farm living head on with this stunning photographic print from on of our favorite art sources, The Animal Print Shop. Use a minimal mat with a 1-inch frame for a contemporary look that maximizes impact.

4. Fourhands’ Shadow Box Coffee Table is the perfect mixture between open and closed storage. Keep clutter at bay within its two metal drawers and showcase your latest parsley collection underneath the solid glass top. For more info on how to purchase, contact us here.

5. Bring home the classic textiles of the wild West with the Jack Chair by Schoolhouse Electric Co. Its black and white buffalo check with splayed hardwood legs are a subtle nod to mid-century design with a scale appropriate for modern interiors.

6. Inspired by classic Scandinavian textiles, these woven baskets from Bo Concept remind us of the local arts and crafts movement surrounding rural areas. We picture a set of three huddled to hold spare throw blankets for when the nights get cool.

7.  What’s a posh pasture without leather? West Elm’s Hamilton Sofa sits atop solid poplar legs and is made of premium top-grain leather that only gets more comfortable over time.

8. Leah Singh’s Bar Colorado pillow is fitting for this room alone just by it’s name; but it’s not the play on words that sold us in to this living room essential. Made of 100% wool embroidery on a cotton base with canvas backing, this natural wonder is reminiscent of farmland topography from bird’s eye view and adds just the right amount of interest without being too busy.

9. Tie (or lasso) your living space together with a nice chunky neutral rug like this one from Anthropologie. The hand-knotted wool pays subtle tribute to a small herd of sheep and is likely to feel just as soft underfoot.

May 24th, 2013

Roaring Revival

With the recent release of this summer’s biggest box office ticket “The Great Gatsby”, there’s no question that the roaring 1920’s have begun to inspire every facet of the creative arts. From feathered fringe to bright metallics, the art deco look is a sophisticated tribute to both past and present, mixing earthy tones with geometric shapes that mirror the growing city skyline. In honor of this growing trend, we’ve put together a few living room essentials that will capture the essence of contemporary art deco design in your home:

Roaring Revival


1. We love the subtle nod to art deco design in this organic Shell wallpaper available in several color ways. This blush tone with earthy accents can easily act as a neutral backdrop to glam decor used throughout the space.

2. Combing french details with a streamlined frame, the Astor sofa from DwellStudio offers versatility for your living room like no other. Available in five different fabrics, we chose a dark finish (Banks – Toffee) to ground the space and create the illusion of a smaller scale.

3. Carry pops of shimmer onto your walls with this set of brass sea urchins. Fresh out of wall space? These little guys work just as well resting on a fireplace mantle or bookshelf.

4. Shed some light on your period tribute with the Slated Accent Lamp. Its gilded iron base draws inspiration from 1920s and 30s architecture without being too literal.

5. The clean silhouette of Crate and Barrel’s Toko Accent Table remind us of the cafe tables in 1920s restaurants and bars. The round top has a small lip allowing it to double as a tray – perfect for parties.

6. It’s often hard to go wrong with graphic patterns from Jonathan Adler, and this geometric Triangle Pillow is no exception. The embroidered shapes add the perfect amount of detail and keep this deco design from going flat.

7. The tone on tone grays of this embroidered Schumacher fabric give this vintage pattern a modern facelift and can be used in both masculine and feminine spaces. We recommend using as floor-to-ceiling drapes or as accent pillows.

8. The Turner Leather Chair offers comfort and durability in one stylish package. Place two of these opposite a large sofa or keep one tucked away in a cozy reading nook. Either way, both you and guests will be inclined to curl up and spend the day absorbing the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald himself.

9. Anchor your living room with the deco yet modern lines of this Black Bridgit Kilim Rug. Need to cover a large space? Don’t be afraid to have two (or more!) of these professionally bound together – the geometric pattern should match up beautifully.

10. Let this golden peacock weigh down your extensive collection of Charleston and Foxtrot dance manuals on the coffee table or bookshelf. The organic lines of this feathered friend lend themselves to an abstract work of art even the most astute aviary connoisseurs will appreciate.

11. Get the large surface area without adding a bulky piece of furniture to your space with the thin lines of this Othello Coffee Table. Its thin brass frame and antique mirror top blends the old word with the new.


Paint color (seen above): Benjamin Moore – Cumulus Cloud 1550




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!

January 17th, 2013

Rethinking the Home: Smart Spaces


Rethink Design Studio

The New Year is full of new hopes and fresh beginnings that will affect both your life and your home. Today we’re breaking down a few of our spaces to show you how to “rethink”  bedroom and living room design. From organization tips to a little DIY, let these images act as inspiration for a smarter home and a smarter you.


Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Rethink Design Studio

Have an area of your home that could use a “smart space” makeover? Visit our contact page.