[best of 2009] Southern Living Idea House

As 2009 comes quickly to an end, we wanted to devote our final posts of the year to some of the great things that have happened at Tracery in the past 12 months.  Despite a difficult economy and slow housing market, we’ve had a great year.  We’re so grateful for all of our wonderful clients and visitors to our Rosemary Beach shop who’ve supported us this year and helped to make 2009 a success!

[our first national magazine cover!]

With shelter magazines folding seemingly every month, we felt extra fortunate to have been chosen early last year to design one of Southern Living magazine’s 2009 Idea Houses.  Working with our sister companies Dungan Nequette Architects and The G Brand, we developed designs for the Texas Gulf Coast – located  house that reflected a fun and laid back beach lifestyle.

It’s been so exciting for us to see the Idea House show up on blogs all over the world and we couldn’t be happier that our sunset-inspired palette of colors has been so well received.  The blending of clean-lined upholstery, interesting antiques and vintage pieces, with bold patterns and honest materials is the hallmark of the Tracery Style and this house exemplifies a lot of what we believe about comfortable interiors.

This saffron painted barn door is probably the most popular image from the Idea House, and why not?  It’s a great example of how the deliberate use of color can transform a space from ordinary to extraordinary!

Speaking of popular, no post has received more traffic this year than the one we wrote about [antiqued mirror].  We never get tired of this finish.  Whether providing a dramatic backdrop in a grand city house or serving as a casual kitchen backsplash in a beach home like the Southern Living Idea House, we’re proud to have helped introduce this technique to so many people this year.

[photos by Laurey W Glenn for Southern Living]

3 thoughts on “[best of 2009] Southern Living Idea House

  1. Where can I get the pillows that you used in the living room? I have looked and looked, but can’t find them anywhere. Are they custom? Thanks so much! You did a wonderful job!


    • The embroidered pillows are from our store. The aqua and white lattice pillows were custom made. The fabric was from Calico Corners who was a contributor to the Southern Living Idea House. Always call us at 850.231.6755 with any questions. Thanks for following our blog!


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