Here at Floor Coverings International Huntsville, we love bringing you fresh ideas and inspiration from creative bloggers and designers. This time around, we have had the great opportunity to interview longtime blogger and local interior designer, Beverly Farrington of Accents of the South. She runs her leading interior design firm right here in the Huntsville area!
- Please tell us a little about yourself.
I began my interior design firm, Accents of the South, over 30 years ago in Huntsville, AL. We’ve had the opportunity to design homes in the southeast and beyond. Several of our interiors have been featured in prestigious magazines such as: Southern Living, Traditional Home, and Southern Lady.
- Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?
A few years ago, I decided to start a blog to share details about Accents of the South’s projects and pass on my design knowledge. I think it’s truly amazing how we can connect with readers all over the country and even the world! It means so much to see the response when we share a newly completed project or exciting news!
- How would you describe your interior design style?
My design style is the blending of traditional Southern style with modern sensibilities. I create timeless interiors with a focus on interior architecture, which is seen in the moldings, trim and paneling utilized in my designs.
- Where do you find most of your inspiration?
I find inspiration in the simplest of things—a flower, a teacup, a favorite dress or necklace. Anyone of these items can spark an idea for a design. Often items from our clients’ homes inspire a design. This makes the design a reflection of their personality and makes a house a home.
- Tell us about a recent project you’re proud of.
Recently I completed a remodel of a home on Brindlee Mountain. This project was a huge undertaking and extremely rewarding. This mountain home is full of stunning architectural details. One of the most unique features is the upstairs library, which cantilevers over the first floor. Iron railing with large glass panels allow the library to be visible from downstairs. Paneling and trim work are seen throughout the home especially on the main level. The off-white paint color selected for the walls and trim keep your attention on the stunning views. I still have furnishings going in soon, and I’m excited to see it become a wonderful home!
Check out all of Beverly’s beautiful work and creative ideas on her blog!