Finding gifts to give that are treasured by the recipient can be stressful. This is why we have put together this Accents of the South Holiday Gift Guide. We want to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. These are our top 5 favorite gifts that are all under $100.
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As Beverly Farrington continued her renovation on the House on Gates she continued to share her thoughts with Southern Lady Magainze. This Twickenham Renovation in Huntsville Alabama was dear to her heart and she worked hard to bring her renovation dreams to life.
Beverly was smitten the moment she walked through the floor door. With natural light, tall ceilings, and views of the Twickenham area that were unparalleled she could see the potential in this historic home.
Yet despite all its negatives like out of date spaces in the bathroom and industrial wiring left over from its previous office residents, there was just something about the house. It felt special. The tall and gracious rooms were warm, and you could feel their sense of place in time. The natural light was amazing. She knew that this fine historical house could once again become a residence, its rooms filled with love and laughter that only a family could bring.
Danny and Beverly
As soon as the house was officially theirs, Beverly’s goal became keeping as much of its history as possible while creating a new and wonderful place for Danny and herself to call home.
Beverly Farrington from Accents of the South has been working diligently on her Historical Home Renovation in Huntsville Alabama. Southern Lady Magazine has recognized the way Beverly is keeping the historical significance of the home in tact while also bringing the home up to modern standards and elegance. Because of this, Southern Lady, is featuring a Renovation Diary with Beverly about the process that has gone into renovating the historical home on Gates.
The Original House on Gates
The House on Gates, a handsome Dutch Colonial, was solid white stucco with an asphalt-shingled roof had been put on in the 1920s, the last time the house had been completely remodeled. Over the years, the old-world red color of the roof shingles had faded to a luscious shade of silver-pink. The main body of the 1818 house had a gambrel roof that was put on during the renovation; the side wings, part of an 1834 addition, had a flat roof hidden behind a short parapet wall. Strong front columns stood about 12 feet tall and 24 inches round and had Doric-style capitals. The house had large hand-blown glass window panes, six over six, and a charming pergola off the side. Beverly thought it was one of the best-looking houses in Twickenham.
In Beverly’s first post, she shares about the history of the House on Gates, her personal journey that brought her to purchasing the home, and her plans to turn the home into a haven for her and her husband.
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!
At Accents of the South we design interiors wholly for our clients to fit their desires, lifestyle, and personal style. When a home featuring one of our designs is chosen to be featured in a publication it is simply icing on the cake for our firm. Such was the case with this Lake Guntersville Home in Southern Lady Magazine.
This home for the Gann’s was finished months before the shoot and Southern Lady chose it to feature in their magazine. We were delighted to join them for the photo shoot to help with styling the home with florals and vignettes to showcase the beauty of the home
Because the home was so recently designed, we felt that we only needed to add pops of color to bring to life the home in the pages of the magazine. This Lake Guntersville Home in Southern Lady would reflect the beauty of a home where the family spent time enjoying the exterior as much as the interior.
Beverly chose the color orange to make a nice contrast against the earth tones and green hues seen throughout the first floor. She created floral arrangements featuring oranges, gerber daisies, and ranunculus. By utilizing the Gann’s dishes, silverware, and a few accessories from our shop, Marcy the photographer and I were able to accentuate the spaces and bring them to life.
Since outdoor spaces were extremely important to this home, Beverly and Marcy wanted to highlight them in the photoshoot. Vignettes were set up on the front and back porches to showcase the lake and beautiful scenery that envelops the home. With spring in full swing, the azalea bushes were in bloom adding additional color to the backyard.
When shooting the master bedroom, Beverly drew inspiration from the surrounding landscape by collecting flowers and greenery to make a small delicate arrangement. The magenta color of the azaleas accented the cool, blue hues perfectly and brought the outdoors in.
We were very honored to have this Lake Guntersville Home in Southern Lady magazine and thank Southern Lady for doing a fabulous job capturing the beauty of this home.
Entertaining at the lake is a favorite past time in the south which is why Life on the Water included Lakeside Entertaining Tips from Beverly Farrington in their summer 2014 issue. Beverly says that there are four essential elements for a successful lake gathering: a Southern cocktail, good food, lively music, and an inviting table setting. You can view Beverly’s Lakeside Entertaining Tips in Life On the Water.
Creating spaces that are ideal for her clients is important to Huntsville Alabama Interior Designer Beverly Farrington. We were honored to have Southern Lady Magazine recognize this and feature Beverly as their Inspired Designer for the May/June issue of their magazine.
Transforming our clients dark, unfinished, mismatched space into a tranquil cohesive retreat was a pleasure in this Huntsville Alabama Master Bedroom Design. We used muted hues of greys and whites accented with vibrant teals to balance the light and airy space. This space now reflects Wendy’s style and personality and allows her to enjoy her master bedroom at all times.
When we designed this sophisticated Master Bedroom in Huntsville Alabama for Pam Gann we designed it to fit her style, desires, and personality. Little did we know that it would be chosen to grace the cover of Southern Homes magazine Beautiful Spaces issue. While we knew the room was beautiful and Pam was extremely happy with it, having it featured in a way such as this was such an honor.
When we began brainstorming the design we started with a damask printed hand towel that Pam loved. We continued the design with a monochromatic blue color scheme that ensures comfort and relaxation when in the bedroom. By mixing textures, such as linen, burlap, and cotton, and using similar tones throughout the room, we created a space full of depth, light, and sophistication.