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The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens 2013

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!

Project Breakdown: Kid-Friendly Living Room

Remember the mid century style cocktail room we showed way back?  This is the playroom / family room, which was a design challenge as we had to accommodate the whole family.  The room is geared towards the kids overall, but we wanted to create a space equally as comfortable for adults.  This was accomplished by blending neutrals with pops of bright color and furniture that is child friendly AND has great design.  In addition to the large living and playing space, there is a small office off to the side.  Although it is an office for the parents, we carried the “fun” element into the streamlined space with a bright alphabet wallpaper, which is a nod to Architect and Textile Designer Alexander Girard.   Girard made a name for himself in the 50’s and 60’s working with designers like George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.  His work was often vibrant in color, bold in pattern…

10-Step Scandinavian Style

image via Nordic Design We have all fallen in love time and time again with the dreamy Scandinavian interiors sweeping the design world. The all-white spaces with hints of black and washed-out natural tones swoon us with flooding natural light and make us want to get rid of all our vibrant belongings and live the simple life. One of the most prominent features of this clean international look is the lightened wood floors. Wood bleaching is one way to achieve this look and is a great alternative to regular paint – it allows you to lighten the look of a space while still maintaining that natural wood grain. Don’t let the word “bleach” steer you away – there are tons of no-VOC products on the market that keep this DIY toxic free! For this tutorial we transformed a pair of antique doors we thought were slightly too dark for the…

Etsy Finds: Vintage Goodies

Don’t get us wrong – we love spending hours scouring the local antique markets to find a unique vintage piece that can either be restored or up-cycled into something new. But, sometimes it is nice to have someone else do the work for you. The “Vintage” section of Etsy’s website is a favorite place for us to score killer deals and insert some age and character into our spaces. Today we’ve put together a few of our favorite quirky vintage pieces that will add some good old fashioned style to your home: 1. Make a bold graphic statement with these vintage art posters from Etsy shop OsbornWoods. Keep that old fashioned feel by displaying them on a line with clothespins (as seen) or get them framed for a sleeker look. 2. This pair of brass ram’s head bookends will not only keep your limited edition collection of Nancy Drew…

Urban Hip- unisex accessories (and bike)

I love menswear inspired fashions on women and these days things are getting more and more ambiguous.  Accessories, especially, seem to be easily shared between men and women alike.  While pulling this list together,  I noticed a few commonalities between the items- leather, tailoring, a sort of simplicity that embodies both sophistication and casualness, and just a touch of nostalgia. 1.  R6 Gyro Bag 2.  Levi’s Japan Vintage Elk Leather Suspenders 3.  iPad Sleeve- Grey wool felt & brown leather 4.  Uniform Wares 200 Series Calendar Wristwatch 5.  NYC Vintage Cruiser 6.  The Hill-Side Selvedge Lightweight Gingham Check Scarf 7.  Paul Smith Felt Trilby Hat 8.  Ray Ban RB4125 CATS 5000 sunglasses 9.  Tonia Welter München USB bracelet