Peachy the Magazine Spring 2016 - Page 27

INTERIORS The Essence of Things Savannah’s Innovative Interiors by Rethink Design Studio R Rethink Design Studio is the quintessential creative think tank. Founded by partners Joel and Erika Snayd in 2005 as an interior architectural studio, Rethink Design Studio focuses on historic preservation, design and brand development. With a talented group of SCAD graduates on staff, the firm is an innovative leader in the Savannah design community. Through a process of exploration and ingenuity, the designers work to ascertain the essence of their clients’ styles. Ranging from an 1850s Savannah row house to a rustic contemporary restaurant in a mid-century bank, Rethink Design Studio interprets their clients’ ideas into refined, imaginative and functional interior spaces. WEST PERRY STREET The concept behind the 1850s four-story row house in downtown Savannah began with a feather. Originally from New York, the family of four wanted to make this home completely their own after living in a contemporary glass house. Joel Snayd worked closely with client, chef and design aficionado Scott Lauretti, to create a haven for his wife, who had been diagnosed with cancer, and two teenage daughters. The feather motif came from an antique print and was reinterpreted by Savannah artisan Bob Christian along the foyer walls. The unexpected placement in ombre watercolor tones became a guiding light for the rest of the project and drove all design decisions. WRITTEN BY Cathy Austin INTERIOR DESIGN BY Rethink Design Studio PHOTOGRAPHY BY Atlantic Archives / Richard Leo Johnson SPRING 2016 25