A New Southern-Style Nostalgia

Sellers Tile fuses traditional and contemporary looks

Courtesy of Sellers Tile

Something old, something new, something borrowed is how the saying goes. This sentiment is seen in recent Southern-style designs. The South is known for being rooted in tradition, but that stereotype is shifting as many homeowners are borrowing modern and new décor designs. 

Straight lines, rounded profiles and multiple patterns and textures on wooden frames evoke thoughts of traditionally timeless design often seen in Southern or Panhandle homes. When working with this style of design, a minimalistic approach to all accessories from picture frames to candleholders is necessary to create harmony with a neutral palette of taupe and tans, lending to a tranquil effect. The lack of bold color paired with interesting textures from suede to leathers, along with curves meshed with straight lines help to tie together the cozy yet contemporary design. Scarcity of décor keeps the design simple and sophisticated, balancing both masculine and feminine qualities. 

In this plantation home there is a great texture with the driftwood range hood mixed with an oversized vase and lighting fixtures that speak volumes in contrast to the clean Alabama White marble countertops and simple elegance of the cabinet facings. The cast iron farmhouse sink with traditional oil-rubbed bronze faucets remind you that you are in the South while not lending to the Antebellum feel that a fully traditional kitchen with vaulted ceilings can conjure. The clean visual lines are beautifully contrasted by hand-scraped, custom-stained, wide plank pine flooring that helps mute the natural light and gives the area warmth.

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