Southern Accents - A Designers Delight!
We love working with designers, especially those who share our passion for salvaging and preserving architectural treasures. We are fortunate to have worked, and continue to work, with some very talented designers, including Samantha Oaks from Nashville, Tennessee. Samantha came to us recently upon the recommendation of her client! She was looking for a set of doors to use at the entrance of a listening room. Not only did Samantha find the perfect set of doors and hardware for this project, she also walked away with a second pair, which she converted to sliding barn doors, as well as an antique mantel for the clients home.
The set of doors that Samantha selected for her client's listening room was originally covered with several layers of black and white paint. Although the doors were too short for the 9' opening, Samantha was drawn to the character of the doors and was determined to find a way to make them work. We stripped all the paint from the doors, which revealed the gorgeous wood grain and detailed carving. Samantha came up with the idea to use iron window grates at the top of the doors. Not only did this solution balance the height, but it also allowed light to stream through.
Being a big fan of vintage hardware, Samantha chose the fantastic antique handle which added the perfect finishing touch!
When asked what it was about salvaged architectural items that appealed to her as a designer, Samantha replied, "Having migrated from New Orleans to Nashville I've always had a vision and affection for architecturally salvaged items. Anything with a story of it's history that needs a little extra love and a new home fascinates me. I also love looking at an item that can be repurposed into something it was never intended to be or adding an element that makes it shine brighter than it ever had before. I gravitate towards textures and blending them together in a simplistic and sophisticated way."
Samantha also told us that the use of salvaged architectural items was one of her favorite elements that she often includes in her custom designs. She loves incorporating vintage items into a new construction to create a truly unique space for her clients.
We loved working with Samantha and think that the finished project looks amazing! You can find Samantha online at lucienporterdesigncompany.com. You can visit Southern Accents at sa1969.com or visit our showroom in historic downtown Cullman, Alabama!
August 28, 2015, Vol. 165
Shindig NO. 7
This weekend, hundreds of guests will descend on Florence, Alabama for Shindig NO. 7. This is an annual celebration of music, fashion, food, film, and friendship hosted by our friend Billy Reid. We are honored to be a part of this years event! Southern Accents will be designing and creating the backdrop for Chef Frank Stitt. Frank, who is a Cullman native, will be delighting guests at this weekends event with tastings of some of his culinary delights! Make sure you are following Southern Accents on INSTAGRAM @saaa1969 as we will be posting updates throughout the weekend.
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Samantha turned a second pair of doors into sliding barn doors for her clients home.
This salvaged antique mantel added the perfect finishing touch to the family room.