Terry’s Fabrics, a fabric company located in the United Kingdom, recently interviewed Huntsville Alabama Interior Designer Beverly Farrington about her design philosophy, inspiration, and creative process. We are honored for this collaboration between Beverly Farrington and Terry’s Fabrics.
Two of the six ASID awards we won last month were for commercial design: Gold in Large Retail for Osborne’s Jewelers, and Bronze in Healthcare for Huntsville Pediatric Associates.
Most people do not realize Accents of the South does commercial design work in addition to residential. These two types of design are extremely different. Since commercial spaces are used by the public, space planning and finish selections are crucial, and special rules and regulations must be followed. Through careful thought and planning, both of our winning projects are functional and beautiful spaces everyone can enjoy.
We’ve also had the privilege of presenting the awards to Osborne’s Jewelers and Huntsville Pediatric Associates, and they couldn’t be happier to have award-winning space!
Osborne’s Jewelers: Gold Large Retail
Our main goal was to accomplish the various requirements and safety concerns necessary to run a large jewelry store, all the while maintaining that showcasing the product was our number one priority. We achieved this by keeping the layout simple and not overwhelming and selecting finishes that accentuated the jewelry, not detracted from it. We chose warm neutrals as our backdrop. Subtle signage was designed to give direction to the cases without competing with what was in them. Velvet benches and gilded accents topped off our design.
Our clients wanted their busy Pediatric offices to be happy and playful for their young clientele without being over stimulating. It was also important for each of the five pods for the eight doctors to be distinguishable from each other. We accomplished this by selecting colorful accents to achieve a cheerful, youthful feel seen in the carpet, walls and whimsical artwork. Pods were color coded with our vibrant accent colors: pink, blue, yellow and green. The space is now fun and playful, the perfect space for children of all ages.
We’re so happy to share all of our winning designs with you, and next year we hope to have just as many winners!
It is always a wonderful feeling to be recognized for your work and recently Accents of the South Won ASID Awards in six categories. These Excellence Awards are an honor to receive and we are very thankful for being included in this prestigious group of designers.
Accents of the South was honored to receive the Platinum Overall winner with our Gold Kitchen, Silver Kitchen, Gold Large Residence, Gold Large Retail, and Bronze Healthcare awards as well. Our staff is very talented and we are very thankful to be able to work together to create spaces that our clients love and that are recognized as outstanding in our state.
When Accents of the South Won ASID Awards we received three gold awards including one for this kitchen. When designing this home, we wanted the homeowners to truly feel part of the surrounding terrain. Soaring ceilings in the great room allow expansive views to be seen from the kitchen. One nice feature is the two islands: one for prep and the other for congregating and eating, perfect for large gatherings. Natural finishes like the stone counters and pickled wood cabinets are the backdrop for the custom “twig” sconces and chandeliers we designed for the space. We mixed comfortable, transitional details that bring serene luxury to a home where weekend guests are welcome and entertaining happens naturally.
Our second gold award was for this large residence. Entertaining and large family gatherings were kept in mind when designing this home, which has a contemporary cottage look with soft hues and rustic pine floors. We incorporated lap siding throughout most of the main living space to add texture and depth to the walls. We kept with a neutral palette and added pops of apple green. The oversized porches off the back of the house allow you to enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and mountains. All of these elements make this home the perfect retreat.
We were honored to receive a silver award for this kitchen renovation. Our clients were in need of an updated kitchen and wanted a happy color palette with more seating for their family of five. By adjusting the layout of the island and the kitchen table, we opened up the room. We designed simple cottage cabinets that ran up to the ceiling, giving the room height. Pops of scarlet red, creamy marigold and rich marine blue were added throughout the space. A large rustic table with the ability to expand and a banquette gave the clients plenty of seating. This space is now functional and family friendly!
When Accents of the South Won ASID Awards, Bryant Williams, the Chapter Administrator of ASID Alabama, spoke highly of our work by saying:
Your awards were GREATLY deserved. Your kitchen design was breath-taking…literally! It stunned me when I saw it.