Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith
Photo By: Meghan Bob Photography
Photo By: Tomas Espinoza
Santa Fabric Pennant
Make It: Mark the felt, then cut out a pennant silhouette using fabric scissors. Next create a second layer using a coordinating fabric cut two inches shorter in height and width than the felt. Add wooden letters directly to the fabric with wood glue to spell out names or a holiday message. Add grommets along the edges, and attach to the chair with ribbon to finish.
Are you worried about returning your rented home to original condition? Lean artwork on the wall instead of mounting it. Finally, Ana says, “Add lots of personal items and artwork so it feels like your home. Temporary or not, you should feel great in your space.”
“Use the existing lightbox and replace current ceiling lights with a pendant or chandelier of your choice,” Ana suggests. In the kitchen, she added a pendant that matched the floor lamps and looked great off center.
An open floorplan can be tricky, but Ana used a long neutral sofa to separate the living room from the dining room and kitchen. For rentals in particular (and open floorplans), proper lighting can really enhance the ambiance, so Ana placed floor and table lamps throughout the space. Now, this room is bright and cheery, and the lamps add a homey touch.
Proportions and scale are two major details to focus on when it comes to decorating a rental. “It’s important, because you want your space to look and feel like a home,” explains Ana. Instead of investing in custom furniture, improvise: “If you need a piece that’s larger than the off-the-shelf options, get two and arrange them accordingly,” Ana suggests. In the living room, she placed two tables side-by-side to fill out the space.
This bathroom shower features tiles created by a local artisan. The built-in shelf features two green and cream-colored tiles made by clay stamps, and highlight pictures native to the home's coastal geography.
Custom color cabinets, reclaimed wood shelving, smoked glass uppers, matte black and brass finishes, and postmodern pops make this space completely unique. It's a fun space that's meant to be fresh, inviting, and playful without sacrificing any amenity!
Dark Blue Kitchen With Dramatic Black Marble Backsplash
Whereas the rest of the condo is light and airy, the eat-in kitchen is dark and moody. To create this dramatic look, designer Caitlin Murray painted the cabinets blue and brought in a gorgeous, black marble backsplash.
Living Room With a Velvet Sofa and Copper Tin Ceiling
This eclectic living room evokes glamour with a mix of styles, shapes, colors and tones. The custom blue, velvet sofa is the focal point and balances the room with an elegant chandelier highlighting the copper tin ceiling.
Covered Patio With Arched Doorway and Exposed Ceiling Beams
This covered patio lets you enjoy the great outdoors in style. Exposed ceiling beams highlight the home's architectural style, while an open arched doorway to the backyard mirrors the arched doorways into the house.
The bee is the Savannah College of Art and Design's mascot, "a unique icon of industry" says SCAD president Paula Wallace. The bee is also the star of a new organic garden and apiary legacy project and teaching tool at the college where students can learn about a host of relevant topics including garden design; sustainability; use of plants in beauty and fragrance products; the use of beeswax in jewelry-making and painting; and how to dye fabrics using plants. In just about every way SCAD Back40 is the perfect, holistic teaching tool and laboratory for a school perpetually expanding its approach to incorporating real world practices into its curriculum. Pictured: a bee pollinating anise hyssop.