Three Secrets to Southern Charm

Southern style inherently evokes a sense of timelessness and tradition; however, implementing fresh accents into any space allows for the fusion of modern design with classic style. Texas based design firm, Dunn & Hall believe that the following elements provide a fresh take on southern style.


This color serves as a neutral that makes any space more lively. Benjamin Moore Tree Moss (508) is a good example of a color that can be substituted for a more conventional neutral color, and provides the room with a sense of depth and comfort. Moss Green invites you to cozy up on the sofa and read a book, while still maintaining the elegance of a formal living room, for example.


Florals have always been a staple of traditional southern style, although they can easily make a room feel dated. A tasteful modern floral, such as those in Tilton Fenwick’s recent wallpaper line with Hygge & West, keeps a space current while also honoring the liveliness that a floral can introduce into any room.


Details are what make or break a room they are often what you wouldn’t notice first, but what separate the exceptional spaces from the ordinary. Lampshades are an easy yet effective way to elevate the attention to detail, and we love matching lampshades to the wall covering. Urban Electric’s Bit sconce serves as a beautiful example of this simple yet compelling design element. This little detail works particularly well in Powder rooms, where it can have even more of an impact on the overall integration of the room’s design.

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