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Style Me Sunday: Get the Look… Southern Gothic Interiors

At some point in life, your Summer reading list included classics like To Kill A Mockingbird, A Streetcar Named Desire, or a short story or two from Flannery O’Conner. The Southern gothic genre has been a staple in American literature with its larger-than-life characters, haunting yet familiar settings, and melancholy plot lines. Southern gothic interior design has embraced the weathered ornaments of this genre, and we’ve recently spotted its influence in the Savannah, GA scene.

Style Me Sunday: Southern Gothic Interior Design

  1. Walking through the streets of Savannah, it’s easy to spot a strong desire to preserve history. Nature plays a huge asset in setting the scene as nothing quite says gothic like a tree-shrouded landscape.
  2. We admire Kelsey Garrity Riley’s sepia toned depiction of the city. Her print Oh Savannah highlights favorite landmarks with whimsical and creative detail.
  3. With southern Gothic interior design, you can take antiquated and distressed antiques and give them new life. Articles like Vintage Skeleton Keys and Flower Frogs show the sign of age while keeping the charm of found objects with dramatic past lives.
  4. While the Mermaid Cottages may be the epitome of summer cheer, their rental homes have embraced the look of restored, historic spaces. Couldn’t you image Atticus Finch and little Scout enjoying their evening on the porch with a gas-station inspired Starfire Radial Wave Gooseneck Light illuminating the night?
  5. At Barn Light Electric, we are no strangers to Southern style. We love setting the mood with glowing Edison Bulbs and fixtures that showcase them like the Rounded Iron Cage Bowl Pendant. This fixture’s antique forged iron finish would pair perfectly with the vintage-inspired Fargo Wall Sconce.


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