Rediscovering the Romance of a Beautiful Home Bar

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Rediscovering the Romance of a Beautiful Home Bar I believe what makes a home special is the welcoming atmosphere experienced as one steps through the front door. This is why Danny and I have a home bar in our entry hall. We find the simple gesture of offering a drink as our guests arrive sets a relaxed and festive tone, making everyone feel instantly at home in our space. With the approaching season of cooler evenings and special gatherings, I’d … Read More

The Fourth of July

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Dress Your Space and Let Freedom Ring! The long days of summer have me daydreaming of homemade ice cream, fireflies, and sparklers. Danny and I enjoyed working with Southern Living magazine on this photoshoot of our Guntersville lake house all dressed for July 4th. What will you be doing for the Fourth this year? Is your outdoor space ready to celebrate with you?  Danny and I look forward to spending the steamy weekends of July on Lake Guntersville where the pleasant breezes … Read More

The Art of Accessorizing

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The Art of Accessorizing Whether you’re looking to update a tired room or moving into a new home, accessories are a great way to add instant life and personality to a space. Just as a necklace and earrings lift a nice dress to a new level of elegance, and a well-selected tie and pocket square turn a good suit into a fashion statement, home accessories are the finishing touches that transform a perfectly pleasant room into something exceptional. But, there … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is a time to pause and remember the women who’ve gone before us and deposited so much into our lives. In anticipation of this special day, I’ve found myself reflecting on my mother and the inspiration she is, not only to me but to all who know her. Mother, at age 91, is full of life, spunky, and fun as ever. She lives by herself, still drives, and is always looking forward to a good time. Today she … Read More

Bringing It Home for Westin Huntsville

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  Come See Our Westin Huntsville Renovation! Many know Accents of the South for our residential interiors, but how much do you know about our commercial design? In this journal entry, I’d like to take you behind the scenes for one of our recent corporate renovation projects with the beautiful Westin Huntsville hotel. My approach to corporate design is not unlike that with residential clientele. Businesses, like homeowners, have personalities, and their own unique color and aesthetic preferences. They have … Read More

Beverly’s Christmas Eve Tradition

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  One of my great joys in interior design is creating spaces where memories can be made. Consider how you, your family, and friends share holidays in your own home. What are your traditions? While my home is my sanctuary, it is also the place I most enjoy hosting meals and celebrations, and what better time than Christmas to come together, break bread, and be reminded of what is most important? On that note, Danny and I are honored to … Read More

From Beverly’s Table to Yours

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From Beverly’s Table to Yours Four Tips for Setting a Festive Thanksgiving Table Anyone who has hosted a Thanksgiving meal knows the amount of preparation involved, and while we may have fewer gathered around us this year, the Thanksgiving table is still the heart of the celebration. Beverly has some helpful tips that will make setting your table a significant and joyous part of the occasion.   1. Try Something Unexpected This has been a year of surprises. We can … Read More

Exterior Living Spaces

Designing Great Exterior Living Spaces With the advent of spring many of our clients look to us for help in carrying the interiors of their home through to the outdoors. We use the same principles of design as of those we follow in designing interiors, the subtle blending of proportion, scale, texture, color and light is the success of any room. Exterior living spaces should be cohesive with the interior, designed to flow seamlessly from inside to out. Not only … Read More

A Study of the Home

A Study of the Home by Beverly Farrington Alm The days are getting longer and the sun seems to be popping its head from the clouds more often making us hopeful that spring will soon be here. So, while we wait, it’s a perfect time to sit by the fire and become introspective ‐ to think about, observe and cherish what is abundant and attend to what is lacking. In this same way, we think about our homes. We can … Read More

Market Finds and Design Trends for 2019

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Market Finds and Design Trends for 2019 It’s market time in the design world and we at Accents of the South love going to market to find fresh new ideas and to see what is trending. This year did not disappoint! We rounded up our favorite market finds and listed what we think we shall see as design trends in 2019!  Color, Color, Color Its no surprise that we love color! Seeing bold, rich hues at market was exciting for … Read More

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