Posts tagged ‘pattern’

April 16th, 2013

Project Breakdown: Gabby

Today begins the first full reveal of our most recent project! Located in the heart of Downtown Savannah, this four-story townhouse is now home to a family of four who longed for a place to reflect their unique personalities all under one (conveniently located) roof. When we first entered the space, the top floor was similar to the rest of the house: traditionally painted rooms with dark wood floors and millwork in need of a little TLC.

3RD floor hall before

With a little paint and some elbow grease, we transformed the third floor into an airy London-esque flat that gives the two teenage girls a loft-like place to escape.

3rd floor hall

The first top floor space belongs to Gabby: an active girl with a love of all things bright and poppy. We gave her a neutral canvas with hints of bright turquoise for a sophisticated room that puts “boring” on the opposite spectrum. Click here to see Sofia’s full reveal.

Gabby Before

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 2


1. We let this bright, geometric chandelier from Shine determine the accent color for the rest of the room. We recommend pairing with round white bulbs for a vintage glam look.

2. Three frosted glass cylinders atop the mantle help bring the pop of turquoise down to eye level. Use as a set of candle holders or place plant cuttings inside to bring the space back down to Earth.

3. The ornate frame on this mirror from Homegoods still makes a statement against white walls. Hang this low enough so that it appears to be resting on the fireplace.

4. Add a well-traveled feel to a new space with this large tortoise shell from Target’s Nate Berkus line. We added two coats of high-gloss black spray paint to make it seem right at home.

5. We scored this slim pair of white plaster table lamps from Circa Lighting and added two large black drum shades from Fenchel Shades. As a general rule, the shade’s greatest diameter should not be larger than the total length of the lamp’s body.

6. Bring texture into the space with these cow hide and linen throw pillows. If using two to dress the bed, always make sure the length doubled does not exceed your total bed width.

7. Use textiles instead of paint to turn a plain wall into a statement. Kravet’s Velvet Gate Drapery in Tuxedo keeps the space fresh without getting too busy. Rather than flanking windows, continue the drapes from wall to wall to make the bed the center of attention.

8. The silhouette on Bungalow 5’s Jacqui bedside tables would work well in both a traditional and a modern space. Keep the pulls an antique brass or choose to powder coat them a bright color for an entirely different look.

9. Take a step up from the traditional white sheets with an embroidered black bow-tie duvet cover from West Elm.

10. Etsy seller WWBDesign fabricated this pair of mid-century inspired gray felt ottomans with white linen piping. We love the size and versatility: one alone makes great additional seating and two in front of a bed provides a makeshift bench.

11. The true showstopper of this bedroom is the John Reeves Design Louise Bed from ABC Home. The crisp white frame acts as a backdrop for virtually any bedroom scheme and the curved posts give just enough femininity to this grown-up girl space.

Bedroom 2


1. Set the mood before you enter the room with floor to ceiling drapery in the hall. Designers Guild’s Mazan – Saraille ombre pattern gives the space an airy feel while paying tribute to the fun and poppy girl’s room to come.

2. We found this vintage wingback chair in an aged velvet fabric that had seen better days. With a few coats of high-gloss black paint and Ernest Gaspard’s China Seas linen, this once-sorry chair became a contemporary statement.

3. This slim side table features a quatrefoil top, giving just enough character to the space without trying to steal the wingback’s show.

4. Two glossy white side tables from One Kings Lane become a dresser with the addition of a custom-built wooden top. We powder coated the once-gold handles a shiny black to further accent the piece’s curves.

5. Vintage lighting is always a fun addition to any space, like this white ceramic lamp. Here we updated it with a white shade to not only complement its fresh surroundings, but also to highlight the lamp’s black accents. When purchasing vintage light fixtures keep in mind to check all cords, plugs, and lightbulb specifications.

6. West Elm’s elephant ceramics give just the right hint of color while still paying homage to natural elements. We typically recommend a set of three, but not when placing next to another large object (like our lamp).

7. Pick up on the space’s color palette when picking art for the walls. In this case, choosing this Tylinek Zebra print from Natural Curiosities was a no-brainer. We had this print hung in a clean custom frame with a deep profile to let the art speak for itself.

Source List

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Regal Wall Satin / Latex Flat)

Trim Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Oil – Semi Gloss)

Picture Rail Color: Benjamin Moore Palm Coast Teal (Regal Wall Satin / Latex Flat)

Floor Color: Benjamin Moore Super White (Oil – Semi Gloss)

Fireplace Tile: Winchester Tile – Marine Blue

Drapery Hardware: Vesta Techno Track Collection 1-1/8″ Diameter, BL Finish

Click here to see a full tour of Sofia’s room!

See more of our latest project on our website.

Photo Credit

Gabby + Sofia: Christine Hall Photography

Interiors: Richard Leo Johnson

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!

August 16th, 2011

Oh Baby… Organic Modernism!

We recently worked with a DIY client on her new baby’s nursery and it got us thinking… Why not create a great nursery space that has all the style of a grown up room?

While our client had a baby girl, we put this particular room inspiration together with a baby boy in mind.    We pulled sophisticated furniture that is appropriate for any age as well as tactile (and often handmade) accessories that bring whimsy to the space.  Overall, we were going for a young and modern take on a woodsy cabin idea and this is what we came up with:


1.  The wallpaper is a graphic wood grain print in blue on a white background.  Try papering the whole room or just make one wall a feature.

2.  The handmade patchwork birds gathered on this Etsy mobile are so sweet and whimsical.

3.  This walnut and white sideboard is a statement piece and can be used in any room of the house.

4.  The Dwell Dots bedding in Chocolate is a classic and would look great on any crib.

5.  This lino-cut print is simple and to the point.  Te amo means “I love you”.

6.  We found these charming hand knitted booties and vintage airplane on Etsy through TenderBlue.

7.  Bookhou’s child’s bentwood chair is covered with a thick felt mat for comfort.  It’s available at a good price, so now I’m just waiting for an adult size chair…

8.  We paired this simple walnut console with a non-stick contoured baby changing mat.   In a couple of years this stylish changing station can easily be transformed into a perfect bar table!

9.  This birch, ash, and white coat rack offers additional storage with the center shelves.  *Just be sure to secure it to the wall or floor before the baby begins to crawl.

10.  The Superordinate 4 Antler chandelier is totally unexpected in a baby’s room and complements the other white elements in the room.

11.  Who can resist Anthropologie’s white “Hippity-Hop” lamp?  This friendly bunny will keep your baby company at night with it’s warm glow.

12.  I’ve wanted to put one of Jonathan Adler’s hand loomed zebra rugs somewhere for ages and this is the perfect spot!  Keep in mind, you can also get this rug in custom color combinations.

13.  This lime Moroccan leather pouf is soft and durable.  Use it as extra seating or as an ottoman.

February 24th, 2011

More Purple…Wallpaper

For those of you that really want a statement: Try a purple wallcovering on a feature wall or even a whole room.

When papering a feature wall: Try matching a color from the wallcovering to paint the other walls in the room- it will help create a more cohesive look.

If papering all walls: Don’t forget the ceiling!  It is a great opportunity to add drama or subtlety to a room.  Try using a grasscloth for a softer look or pull the same paper up to the ceiling to create the feeling of an envelope.

1. Fountain by Graham & Brown

2. Rostellan by Osborne & Little

3. Tree Bomb by Ferm Living

4. Squares by Ferm Living

5. Hand Made by Paper Boy

6. Malabar by Cole & Son

7. Best in Show by Osborne & Little

8. Kabloom by Flavor Paper

9. Chinese Dragon by Osborne & Little

August 3rd, 2010

Love it! Christopher Farr CLOTH

I am loving Christopher Farr’s CLOTH line at the moment.  He has some great graphic prints in bright summer colors.  I pulled two staged shots from the Cloth website that were designed by Daryl Gordon Design as well as some of my favorite patterns.  Enjoy!