Posts tagged ‘mood board’

July 8th, 2013

Take It Home: John Salt Style


John Salt


If you’ve been browsing any one of the Rethink team member’s Pinterest boards this week, it’s no secret we’re swooning over the latest and greatest in contemporary restaurant design. While some may consider collecting (hoarding) images upon images of exposed concrete floors and rustic farmhouse tables only useful for commercial applications, we’re here to show you how these dining gems can translate into your very own kitchen at home.

Today’s restaurant inspiration comes from a warm and cozy neighborhood bar in London: John Salt. We love the layered look of industrial materials mixed in with simple white walls and a few tongue-in-cheek graphic elements. To mimic the cozy yet effortless style of this UK restaurant remodel, we’ve pulled together a few of the basic design elements that will have you setting lunch dates with the Queen herself in no time. See more of John Salt at Remodelista.




1. Give your kitchen a diffused glow with a simple Luna Lamp from Schoolhouse Electric. Choose between a powder coated white or black base with matching cord to fully customize the look.

2. This Target Windsor chair looks great in homes both traditional and modern. Keep the wooden seat bare or add a seat cushion for extra comfort (and the chance to play with color and pattern).

3. Feature your kitchen backsplash or dining room floor with these great geometric options from Granada Tile. They use a 100-year-old cement tile formula that is said to last twice as long as traditional ceramic tile. Added bonus: all of their tiles are completely customizable with over 25 colors to choose from.

4. Use raw materials in a bold way to keep the space clean and neutral. A concrete countertop or exposed concrete floors make cleanup a breeze while looking sophisticated. Bring a textured linen into the space through a wall covering or even a simple table runner.

5. Crate and Barrel’s Flynn Dining table acts as the perfect backdrop for a large dinner party or family gathering. We love the mix of black Cedar and black Oak that seamlessly fits together with old-school dovetail joinery.

6. Create your own menu board in the kitchen with the help of these stunning chalkboard wood slices by Etsy seller OliveManna. Hang a large board by the fridge for a grocery list or create an inexpensive wall installation by hanging a group of 5-10 on a feature wall.

7. The Smart and Sleek Stool from Wisteria has no trouble living up to its name. With two sizes to choose from, this solid, unfinished oak and metal chair is perfect for both bar height and regular dining tables.


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 25th, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Izzy Hudgins

This post is the second of a new series here on the Rethink blog: Artist Spotlight. As Savannah continues to nurture a strong creative community, what better way to celebrate and support our neighbors than to use their work as inspiration for interiors?

Today we bring you into the life and work of local photographer Izzy Hudgins. If you’re a big Rethink fan, you’ve seen us feature her work in the Gentleman’s Club party which we can’t stop browsing through again and again. Izzy has recently finished a (never before seen) shoot entitled Gothic Romance that’s filled with moody portraits and wonderfully morbid scenery. Check out some of her latest work along with a closer look into the life of a local Savannah creative below:



ARTIST Q&A: Izzy Hudgins


How did you get into photography?

I started photography in high school and it quickly became my passion.  Taking pictures of people is my favorite and I love bringing an editorial edge to my portraiture.  I further developed my craft while attending SCAD and received my BFA in photography.  Since then I have been traveling the world with my camera photographing awesome people and places.

What makes a good photo?

LIGHT! Amazing light can turn anything into a great photograph.  Also emotion – whether it be bringing out genuine emotion in your subjects or an emotional connection you make with a photograph itself.  Art is always stronger and more meaningful when there’s that connection behind it.

What’s the story behind Gothic Romance?

My travels have given me an endless collection of amazing landscapes and architecture photos but that’s too easy.  I thought a portrait would be more fun and challenging! This shoot was dreamt up by myself and Audrey of French Knot Studios.  We wanted to create a dreamy, eerie, Romantic Gothic styled wedding shoot in honor of Halloween.  We fell in love with a color palette of creamy blush tones accented with inky blues, greens and reds.  We used animal elements like feathers, skins, bones and antlers and also made references to Edgar Allen Poe.  These colors and elements would make for a killer interior!!

Photography aside, what is your passion?

I have a few – Traveling has been my life.  I lived abroad for three years and have visited 28 countries.  I am very thankful that my husband and I have never given ourselves limits to what we think we can achieve.  I’m also a complete foodie and pretty much a fat kid at heart – cheese, olives and wine being my absolute favorites!

What advice do you have for aspiring professional photographers?

Never stop learning.  It’s a never ending process.  You have to push yourself to get better and better.  Lucky for us, people are very generous in sharing.  Creative Live has been a huge resource for me.  Make friends with local photographers and assist them.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without a couple of photographers taking me under their wing.  Also look outside of photography for inspiration.  Its easy to immerse yourself in the photographic world but you’ll get further creatively by challenging yourself in other ways.  And above all, be yourself.  In a world of so many photographers, the only thing you really have that’s unique is YOU – use that to your advantage!


Stay tuned tomorrow to see how we used Izzy’s latest work as inspiration for interiors!

Be sure to connect with Izzy Hudgins on her website  and Facebook.




October 12th, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Katherine Sandoz



This post is part of a new series here on the Rethink blog called “Artist Spotlight” where we celebrate and support local Savannah creatives by using them as inspiration for interiors.

Today we are celebrating, supporting, and just plain eye-oggling over the work of local artist Katherine Sandoz. Her newest series (overpass), as discussed in yesterday’s blog post, features a lovely piece of work entitled (overpass) from robin road which we just had to place next to a few of our “imaginary interiors.” Below we have paired (overpass) from robin road with two completely different styled spaces – one is light, chic, and feminine, and the other is moody, grounded and a bit more masculine. Which space would you like to admire Katherine’s work in?

Learn more about Katherine Sandoz in this exclusive interview.


Look 1
1. The clean, playful lines of West Elm’s bliss sofa allow for true versatility and act as a soft neutral in any space. The single-seat cushion is a plus as it provides a no-fuss sofa you won’t have to constantly adjust.
2. We love how the perch table lamp has a glass base for a look you will never have to nor want to replace. Keep the neutral shade it comes with for a traditional look or switch it up with a fun, bright shade when you’re feeling a bit on the playful side.
3. Looking for a statement piece that will last through future design trends to come? Jonathan Adler’s brass side table boasts a classic silhouette that will add chic to any room. Its subtle metallic finish will look great supporting table lamps both classic and colorful.
4. Restoration Hardware’s braided wool rug adds great texture to your space without becoming overbearing.
5. Dwell Studio is a favorite source for timeless home accessories and these foldable star sculptures are no exception. Whether on a mantle, coffee table or as a shelf vignette, the vintage-inspired lines of these room decor gems are sure to add a little sparkle to your space.
6-7. What better way to express yourself than with the painterly patterns of the switchgrass pillow collection. These design beauties are dual-sided and allow you to switch up the look of your seating in the blink of an eye.
8. Bring out your inner artisan year-round with Anthropologie’s lime throw. When not in use, the playful texture of this poppy textile becomes a mini art installation draped over your sofa or lounge.
9. This euphoria teapot proves that art belongs on more surfaces than just your walls. Place this conversation piece in a shelving unit or by itself on a nearby side table atop a stack of your favorite novels for an instant design creds.
10. The ventana mirror is functional art at its finest – place over a sofa, headboard, or by a reading nook to add a pop of design that is versatile and can grow with your home.
11. The deep jewel tones of this celestial coaster set make us swoon. Use as a spot for your favorite cocktail or collect several series to hang on your wall as a work of art.
12.Keep your living room from looking heavy by using the eames rocker as your secondary seating. The molded form is a piece of design history and any fun throw pillow will look great against its neutral finish.
Look 2
1. Sculpture meets function with this 1950 cobra floor lamp by Swedish designer Greta Magnusson Grossman. Shown in black, this light has a flexible arm and a cobra-like shade that rotates 360 degrees for a user-friendly floor lamp that doubles as a piece of history.
2. Dwell Studio’s new manor sofa combines a dramatic winged back with a modern silhouette and comes in a vast array of material choices. Mix and match the existing lumbar pillows with one or two of your own for a fully customizable statement piece.
3. The strong lines of this krusin coffee table change dimensions as you move about the room. Available in both a glass or marble top, this is the coffee table that will literally go with anything.
4. These fun, minimal wooden birds are an exclusive product of Jonathan Adler’s collaboration with Kristian Vedel. They come in small, medium, and large and naturally we want all three! The best part about  these wooden creatures is their “playability” – both the heads and bodies are detachable to allow you to rearrange your aviary family to your liking.
5. This soft velvet wyeth chair is the perfect lounge to curl up in and read a book in style. The wide, masculine frame lets this chair look great on its own with a side table or as a pair for a dynamic duo sure to host the most proper of conversations.
6-7.Don’t be afraid to mix patterns both old and new like this puzzle pillow and mustard pillow. The latter plays upon the hint of golden mustard in the first and the geometric vs. organic shapes compliment each other.
8. Pay homage to clean, vintage design with the seamless lines of this canteen clock. Hang alone on a narrow wall or include in a large collage of your favorite picture frames and curios.
9. Add a mature collection to your space with these eclectic bottle vases. The smokey hues of these uniquely shaped vases are begging to filter light and would look great on a window sill or mantle. Add height to these beauties with stalks of wheat or dried foliage.
10. The primitive lines of the miya rug by Restoration Hardware act as the perfect masculine backdrop for a room full of warm neutrals. Pair the delicate, aboriginal pattern with stocky, substantial pieces for a space with true balance.
11. Place your design taste in the palm of your guests’ hands with this safari-chic horn bottle opener.
12. Entertain your guests in style with this round brass bar cart. The glass shelves keep this piece light on the eyes and the four small casters allow this party-on-wheels to socialize about your evening affair as you do.
Connect with Katherine via her websiteblog, and online boutique.
October 3rd, 2012

Best In Show: From Bash to Bedroom

As we have mentioned in previous blog and Facebook posts, we had the pleasure of providing the event concept and decor for Savannah Magazine’s annual Best of Savannah Party. With such positive feedback, we thought it would be a fun challenge to transform the Best In Show decor into practical style for the home. See below how we took cheeky high class society and turned it into a fabulous look for the bedroom:



1. We love how this Louis Four Poster bed by REEVES design gives a taste of the ornate without being too pompous. Whether your taste is more traditional or modern, this bed can handle being dressed in any style as the white frame allows total versatility.

2. Keep a taste of the Best In Show garden feel right at home with this moss terrarium. Mix and match air-friendly plants with neutral stones for a low-maintenance country club landscape for your desk or bookshelf.

3. What better way to idolize your purebred pooch than with this whippet by Jonathan Adler. Standing tall at 11.5 inches, this cast canine will sit pretty as a bookend, mudroom decor, or pair two of them on either side of your fireplace.

4. Having trouble keeping track of all those fabulous party invitations? Keep your calendar open and your mail in order with this vintage brass letter holder that is just as pretty to look at empty as it is full.

5. The soft, retro lines of Anthropologie’s abate slatted mirror would make any wall in your home a trophy wall. Place above the mantle, bed, or in a guest bathroom for a look sure to impress even your most high-brow guests.

6. The blush tone of Bungalow 5’s Melrose Lamp can soften up any space and reminds us of the balloons used at Best In Show. Keep the mood light and airy by using the existing white shade or transform this soft lamp into a subtle pop of color by pairing with a dark grey shade and surrounding cool neutrals.

7. IKEA’s Expedit shelves might possibly be the most versatile piece of large furniture you can purchase for your home. Lean against a wall and accessorize with books, photos, or your antique brass trophy collection for an instant art installation. Or, go bold and use this shelving system in the middle of the space as a room divider to give your home a more intimate feel.

8. We fell hard for this tangerine soren chair from Anthropology that perfectly represents the Tangerine Tango we used for the Best in Show graphics. Place next to a neutral bookshelf or side table to keep this chair the center of attention.

9. Organize all of those ever-so-pressing winner thoughts on this conveniently shaped trophy white board. This hangable office delight from IMM Living is made of porcelain to ensure that your prized possession will last as long as your good reputation.

10-11. Complete your bed with these fun throw pillows from Etsy sellers FestiveHomeDecor and BrightJuly. The coral tassels on one pillow (inspired by our ribbon tassel garlands used as party decor) hint at the punches of warm tones on the other  – they share a warm palette that makes them work well together even if they do not completely “match.”

12. Paint your entire room (or just an accent wall) with this fun and poppy color by Benjamin Moore. Let the paint finish determine the mood of your space: use an eggshell finish for a chic and refined look or a semi-gloss to let your walls gleam with winner pride.

13. Although indoor croquet is not advised, the intricate lattice work of this green kilim rug will have you dreaming of bourgeois garden parties at the clubhouse.