Though Emily’s Southern Gothic inspiration board was made in honor of Halloween, its dark and muted color palette and slightly eerie quality are the perfect inspiration for adding a bit of drama to the everyday. I couldn’t get the image of old plantation homes and Spanish moss out of my mind as I hunted down these color palette finds. Each reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe and William Faulkner in its own way and has made me love the South even more for it’s dark corners and history.
A. Correspondence looks lovely with the addition of a custom wax seal and builds suspense for the receiver who can’t wait to see what’s inside.
B. Familiar patterns in luxurious colors and textures, like this pillow, remind me of antique settees found in a plantation house’s sitting room.
C. Rustic bird napkin rings will make you want to picnic outside under the Spanish moss.
D. I can’t get over how this BHLDN dress magically combines a dreamy texture with a design that’s reminiscent of the eerie old South.
E. Even a dark stone can brighten up your finger with paired with sterling silver and pave diamonds.
F. Wouldn’t these booties be darling paired with a cape and your handsome fiance? I see engagement session potential!
G. Set your table with some drama. Forgo the china for your housewarming and use these black and gold dinner plates instead.
H. A spindly hall tree makes it easy for you to be hostess in your new place.
I. Like the best decor in old Southern homes, this rug acts as a lush covering for creaky floor boards.
What do you think of our color palette finds?
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