Posts tagged ‘Trends’

August 6th, 2012

Flexible Flatware

Chevron paper by Belle & Union.


Giving new life to old things is practically our mantra here at the studio and today we’ve lived up to our philosophy with the creation of these vintage-turned-chic powder coated silverware. Don’t let the bright colors dissuade you; this flatware works well in a variety of table settings – from traditional to poppy to rustic. Take a look at our powder coated cutlery in three completely different setting styles:



From top to bottom:

1. The delicate lines of the Cake Vintage paper placemats accent the feminine chinaware. Soft blue hues found in the plate help subdue our teal powder coated spoons.  Let the blues remain the subtle splash of color and keep with a neutral napkin.

2. Our silverware gives this kid’s (or grown-up’s) setting a fresh twist. We love the playful lines of this chevron dinnerware by Target paired with the vintage-inspired red cloth napkin from West Elm.

3. Teal and white go rustic in this table setting fit for any castle in the woods. While the white knife feels at home with the light linens, our teal spoon plays with the cool hues of the vintage silver charger. Balance the cool colors with a few natural elements such as a birch stump coaster or antler bottle opener.

See another view of our silverware painted lilac in none other than the fabulous Salted & Styled blog here.

June 6th, 2012

Wild Adventure Ahead

It looks like Elle Decor has been wandering alongside us in the safari and they’ve got their latest issue to prove it! You may recall our recent blog about home items inspired by a jungle safari and this week we are venturing even further into the wild.



The above Elle Decor snippet features busy animal prints and warm tones that put your home into the thick of things, which made us want to try our hand at creating a trendy safari look on a cooler scale that has a bit more longevity in the home. The end result gives you two very different ways of adding some jungle flair to any space while still maintaining your personal style. Check out another one of our takes on the safari theme:



1. Gazelle Bust – Anthroplogie’s animal busts have the versatility to be used in both child and adult spaces. What could be a fun singular element by a crib or above a changing dresser, could also turn into art installation in your living room when you buy these in multiples.

2. Zebra Tea Towel – The black and white lines of these zebra tea towels go with practically any design scheme. Play with folding them irregularly to abstract the obvious animal motif.

3. Palm Tree Prints – Add some scholarly charm to your space with these authentic botany prints. The palm tree illustrations allude to the safari theme in a subtle way. These color-neutral prints would look great as a pair side by side or collaged with practically any other fine art collection.

4. Gold Ombre Rug – Make a statement with this gold ombre rug. Placing a vibrant element on the floor adds a pop of color to a neutral room, and can easily be switched out to keep your room looking fresh on a budget.

5. Striped Pillow (Square) and 6. Striped Pillow (Horizontal) – These pillow cases are made from vintage kilim rugs and bring a textural element to any room. Whether placed on a sofa or lounge, you don’t have to worry about these classic lines clashing with your existing furniture. Are you all out of sofa real estate but still want more seating? Stack several of these on the floor for when you need them or have them become plush decor for when you don’t.

7. Square Lamp – The bamboo lines on this lamp are subtle and become a timeless piece when combined with a simple rectangle black shade.

8. Brass Alligator – What safari room is complete without a brass crocodile? Use this little guy as a topper for those top-notch design coffee table books or on your desk for some office flair.

9. Brass Hippo – This brass hippo is begging to keep your books in place. In no need of a bookend? Hippo art has no shame – place it on practically any surface for an instant conversation starter.

10. Leather Stool – The woven leather straps on this stool are the epitome of jungle goes functional. The best part about this chair is that it collapses into itself for easy storage when you’re not gathering the friends around to tell your latest safari tales.

11. Wire Basket – Need a place to store those life-saving jungle maps? This wire basket is perfect for holding magazines, towels, and even Monday’s fresh produce run.


Are you loving the latest safari buzz? Leave a comment below!


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





March 7th, 2012

Color Crush: Tangerine

We may still be bundling up at night (after a long day’s work at the studio of course), but that doesn’t keep us from dreaming of that sweet summer sun. Luckily for us, summer has come a bit early with the introduction of this season’s hottest color trend: tangerine. This color is dominating the design world with its fresh, warm vibe. A few of you may also recall a Quadrille ottoman we made a while ago which you can see here. Check out a few examples below on how to bring summer into your home all year round:


Clockwise from top left:

Photo by Pernilla Hed – Hus and Hem

Trina Turk – Clayton Gray Home


Honore design –  Cote Maison


January 3rd, 2012

The Right Direction

Image Credit: October Issue of Country Living

It’s no secret the design team at Rethink is an avid supporter of all things woodland and rustic. Now, we are so thrilled to see the arrival of a new design trend: native american arrows. Just when we had finished painting every square inch of our (make-believe) studio a black and white chevron, the delicate lines of the hunting arrow quickly swept us off our feet. One of our favorite inspiration images (above) features the wall covering Zuni by Cavern Home. We love the classic black and white lines mixed with warm hues to create a space both timeless and cozy. Below are a few extra items we found to help you get this dreamy indian feel:



From top left (clockwise):

1. Linocut Print

2. Stationary

3. Tea Towel

4. Navajo Pouch

5. Throw Pillow