Home & Garden

Home Trend Report: Southern Contemporary

Three design experts weigh in with their latest picks


There’s perhaps no moment like the present. As we spend more time than ever in our homes, a slight rearrangement, a new coat of paint, or a carefully selected accent can create an entirely new feel.

In the spirit of change, we looked to a few of our favorite interior designers and suppliers for the pulse on current market trends, as well as a few tips and tricks for easily transforming a room. 

Work from the Ground Up

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Both indoors and out, concrete pavers create a timeless look, and with a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, Peacock Pavers are made for versatility. “Peacock Pavers products help us achieve the effortless style we’re known for,” says Robert Scheffy, owner of Scheffy Construction. “They make it easy to transition from indoor to outdoor living.”

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Choose a Bold Focal Point

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A strong leather piece can anchor any space, a design principle leather maker Moore & Giles has prided itself on for decades. With the iconic Percival chair, available in a variety of rich hues, “Our goal was to highlight the combination of natural wood and natural leather in an occasional chair that wasn’t too stuffy,” notes vice president and design lead Tray Petty. 

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Add a Modern Touch

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Sleek and understated, Lucite accents pair well with any color palette. “The King bar stool by our sister brand Gabby is a perfect way to modernize any kitchen or bar area,” Summer Classics CEO Bew White says. “With a clear acrylic seat and a sturdy metal base, the piece creates an eye-catching yet streamlined look.” 

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