Beverly Farrington is the founder of Accents of the South, which she established over 30 years ago. Since then she has developed her company into one of the first of its kind in the South. Her artistic direction has led to consistent recognition from industry critics, and a reputation as a leading interior design firm. Her firm designs and develops custom high-end homes, throughout Southeast USA and beyond. Her blog also allows her to share projects and creative ideas. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Beverly Farrington.
Image Credit: 1) Hickory Chair 2) Julie Neill 3) Mr Brown Home 4) Kindel Furniture 5) Shadow Catchers Art
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
I believe in the blending of traditional Southern style with modern sensibilities to create timeless interiors. Focusing on interior architecture, to ground our designs.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process? The process of research and reflection helps me begin a design. By addressing the setting of each project, reflecting on the architectural style of the home and client’s intent, I begin the design process.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
Working with so many creative individuals every day, to select one individual would be impossible. Our seamstress, tile setters, upholsterer, cabinet makers and wood workers, faux finishers, our architects and landscape designers, and of course my staff all bring their special gifts to the table. I have learned so much collectively from each of them, and they have helped make me the designer I am today.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Often items from our clients’ collections inspire a design, making the space a reflection of their personality. It’s these feelings we coax from our design that make a house a home.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
When I began my firm, Accents of the South, over 30 years ago, it was the first of its kind to blend interior design with architecture. Through hard work, creativity and good client relationships, my interior design business has flourished.