In progress….Cinnamon Shore home

Hey, it’s Paige again–Bess and I are in Texas installing a home we designed over the past year.  It is next door to the 2009 Southern Living Idea House which we designed last year.   Before the movers started unloading and unboxing all of the fun things for this home I snapped a few photos.  Take a look at the progress.  We will post the final product soon!  Now back to work….


Texas… Here we come (again)

Hi all! So the new shop in Mountain Brook is open! Doug and I with the help of some very sweet family members unpacked many boxes. (I definitely need a manicure!) You should have seen the boxes… They were taller than us(and we are both tall!). We made it through the tower of boxes and the store has come together. If you are in the Birmingham area join us for our grand opening next Thursday November 4th from 4-7pm.

Now I am on a flight to Texas. Bess and I are installing a home we designed in Cinnamon Shore in the town of Port Aransas, Texas. We are excited to see it cone together! Also, we are excited to meet our client in person. We have designed the house with them via email, phone calls, and UPS. Stay tuned! We will show you the progress!



New Location of Tracery is Open!

Hi all!  We are so excited about the second location of Tracery!  It opens today!  We would love for you to come by and visit if you are in the area!  Our address is 2814 Petticoat Lane in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

So… we have  been working since last Thursday on the store.  We are still waiting on a couple shipments that we will add in as they arrive, one left Paris last night on Fedex and is on its way from Memphis to Birmingham right now!  We have a roommate at the new location too–Paige Albright Orientals.   Paige has beautiful rugs and it is a great combination in the shop.  So you want a tour?  Here we go!


Our new sign!

Come on in!

Don't you love this round table? I wonder what beautiful home it will go to?

Check out Doug hanging art in the mirror!

Lots of shelves!

We had fun filling the shelves!

Love the new cute light fixtures!

Fun colorful glasses!

We had a vintage chair reupholstered with coffee bags. I really want to take it home...

Hope you enjoyed the tour!  Come by and see us!



words with friends

Happy Friday! I had to share these mini-zinc letters before they fly out the door. They are each around 2-3″tall and feature flattened bottoms so that they can stand on their own [see below]. They also come equipped with small holes on their backs that make it easy to hang them on a wall. The best part-they are only $6.25 each! What a steal. We think ‘Home Sweet Home’ would look great in an entry way. Feel free to call our Rosemary Beach Shop at 850.231.6755 or email us at shop[at]traceryinteriors[dot]com for more information. We ship!

There’s another reason to be happy….it’s almost time to find a sunny spot on my favorite green and waste away the afternoon playing Words with Friends with some of my favorite peeps! What’s your weekend guilty pleasure?

have a good one!

Fall colors

Here at the beach fall is beautiful.  It is my favorite time of year no matter where you are.  There are so many festivals and fun events here on 30-A during the fall.  Here are links to a few things we all love to do on 30-A every autumn!  Mountain Film on Tour at Watercolor, Rosemary Beach’s new event Rosemary Beach uncorked,  Seaside’s 20th annual Seeing Red Wine Festival, The Seaside Repertory Theater’s Fall Playwright Festival,  Rosemary Beach’s Old Town Holiday, and of course Thanksgiving!  Fall here on the coast is different than some other parts of the country.  At the beach we don’t have trees with fall colors, but we do have beautiful fall flowers!  I am so inspired by the colors of nature in my design.  In my own home I have definitely brought the outside in with grass green, chocolate, wood and white.  For a reminder go here .  I think the colors of nature are a great way to think about your home.  We don’t always do this but sometimes it just works!   On our morning walk to the weekly Saturday farmer’s market in Seaside I took along my camera.  Here is a little glimpse into fall at the beach!

The Goldenrod is so vibrant!

Mark(my husband) and Lucy(our dog) joined me on my trip to the farmer's market.


Beauty Berries! Love the color!

The muhly grass has such great color. This color you will see soon as I renovate my daughter's room.


Look at the beauty berries peaking over the fence at this Seaside home!



We are getting so close!!!!

OK… everyone ready!!!  This time next week… a week from today… 7 days away…. just 7 dinners until… 7 lunches from now… there will be a 2nd Tracery store!!!  Can you tell I am excited (we all are!) to have a new location of Tracery.  Doug and I have a long weekend ahead to install the entire store so that Monday October 25th we will be open!  Our address at the new Mountain Brook location is 2814 Petticoat Lane in Mountain Brook, Alabama 35223.  We have a roommate at our new location too!  Paige Albright Orientals is an AMAZING place to find the perfect rug for your home.  Just last week she received in a new shipment of cowhides… oh how I want one from my new guest bedroom renovation!  What a perfect combo, Paige’s beautiful rugs along with the perfect lamp, pillow, candle for your home… all in one place!

So you want to see a few items that we will have at the new store?


I love these candles! How cute are they?



This one will be in all white.



how about number 91 candle?



I love these!!!! Don't you?



Perfect little box for your perfect little earrings!



The perfect little votives!



a cozy bamboo blanket in 5 different colors!



We love fun pillows!


I hope you all stop by to say hi!  We will post pictures so you can join us in our progress.

Have a great week!