Happy Halloween!

Have a fun and pumpkin-ey kind of day!  Here are a few Halloween images from around here…


Murphy is dressed up in her jack-o-lantern outfit today at the shop.


Some of our favorite orange fabrics with a great brown and cream rug.


Lucy sported her candy corn bandana on our morning walk. 

Love this pumpkin that my friend Jason brought us this weekend when he came down to visit.  I love fall colors.

Have a great day!





Before and after part 2 living room

Happy Friday everyone!  We all love a good before and after.  This is a condo redo that we completed for our clients (and friends) Sean and Byron.  You have seen the coffee table before here and the dining room before here.  This is great place to show what paint and new furnishings  can really update a place.  We did not do any hardcore costruction but the difference is unbelievable.  The condo had been a rental before and needed some updating and to make it a home for Sean and Byron (and of course Sophie and Bosley their two adorable dogs).  Well… let the photos speak for themselves.

The living room before
Living room after

The little seating group of twochairs functions as a small keeping room.  We love the commissioned painting from Allison Wickey.  Isn’t it great!?!

We hope you enjoyed a look around!  Have a great weekend!



Highpoint Fall 2011

Hi Paige here! I am writing this for AK while she is on a plane home from North Carolina. AK has been at Highpoint since Friday… All reports from her have been “I have seen great new pieces” to…. “my feet are killing me”. All if which means a great market. Here are a few photos of some items that AK saw around Highpoint.








Have a great night!




I had so much fun at the Rosemary Beach food and wine festival with Mark and friends this weekend (the festival is called Uncorked). If you haven’t been to our beautiful town before you should come… Here are a few shots from around town on Saturday!













I hope you had a great weekend!



Black and White

When I was 14 we moved to a new house.  I wanted a black and white room.  My mom did not want me to have one  (it would not have flowed with the rest of the house… don’t worry mom I completely understand… I had a navy and white room instead which I loved).  But now I am all grown up (well sort of) and I  have a black and white room.  It is the guest room at our house.  I don’t have all the pieces in the room yet but here is shap shot of where the room is going.  The pillows I had made out of this awesome Osbourne and Little fabric is the perfect compliment to the dwell studio bedding. 

Other news on the home front… I painted all my interior white doors black!  it looks soooo good.  I am having my kitchen cabinets painted black also (the were chocolate brown).  When that is finished I will share a pic.

Back at the studio.  We have a black and white dog here.  (actually she is AK’s dog Murphy).  She is the best studio/shop dog ever.  She is going to spend the weekend at our house with her friend Lucy(my dog).  AK is headed to Highpoint.

On other door news… We painted the back door of our studio black.  Not just black but chalkboard paint black.  It is the perfect place to write notes, to do’s (blah), and happy thoughts.

After all this talk of Black and White…. I am singing Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”… come on join me!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  There is a wine festival here in Rosemary Beach this weekend… that is where you can find me 🙂



P.S.  Last night Mark and I had a drink with my dad at sunset.  It was a beautiful night.  My dad is pretty great if I do say so myself.  So I thought I would give him a little shout out!  I love you dad!

uncorked giveaway!

Hi all-Bess here with another giveaway! This Saturday Rosemary Beach will be hosting the Second Annual Uncorked open-air food & wine event from 1-5pm. All of the Rosemary Beach hot food spots will have amazing fare paired with the perfect wine selections. To give you a ‘taste’ of what will be abound-here are a few of the dishes I think sound amazing:

-Cowgirl Kitchen’s Blue Cheese Mousse Parfait paired with Nora Albarino, Spain and Black Slate Priorat Gratallops, Spain

-Onano’s Braised Short Rib Crostini paired with 2007 Fattoria di Lucignano Chianti, Italy and 2009 Dreyer Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, California

-La Crema’s Chocolate Dipped Bacon {amazing stuff!!} paired with 2008 Bodegas Triton Tempranillo Castilla y Leon, Spain

Are you hungry yet? Check out all of the details at the {Rosemary Beach Uncorked Website} and drool over all of the other amazing dishes offered through out Rosemary Beach!

In honor of such a fun Saturday in Rosemary Beach- Tracery is giving away one set of the Numerology Wine Glasses, 12 total & pictured above! To enter come by our Rosemary Shop between Thursday, October 20 and the end of the day on Saturday, October 23 during the hours of 10am-5pm to fill out an entry form. Guess what-we will even ship it to you if it doesnt fit in your car! We will give you a ring Sunday morning and let you know you won. Good luck everyone!

*One Entry Per Person, must be 18 years old to enter*

5 random things so far this week

Hey, it’s Doug. I’m going through the photos on my phone…as we’ve mentioned on many occasions our entire staff is severely iPhone addicted (I want a new 4S with Siri SOOOOO bad but I am holding out for a while). Anyway, my entire life seems to be more or less documented on my phone. Here’s a glimpse of what’s been happening in the past couple of days:

Remember these dining chairs we bought back in May? They’re back from being reupholstered and they look AWESOME! I love the green detailing behind the nailhead (good idea Paige!). They’re for the Lake Martin house we are wrapping up…pics of the finished product coming in just a few weeks!

We just restocked the Mountain Brook shop with more pillows from Dwell Studio…they are so colorful and fun. I really like these turquoise Ikat ones…and they’re really well priced. $86 each for these. We’ve already sold out of our order from New York market and are on our second round.

So this Holiday House Tour that I’m on? It goes in my front door and out my back door. As a result I am installing a pea gravel walk around the side of my house. Nothing like a party/event to help motivate the completion of projects you’ve been meaning to tackle, right? What’s pictured above is 4 bags worth of gravel. By my estimation I am going to need 298,248,672 more bags to complete this project.

How have I not told y’all about my niece yet? She’s pretty perfect. I didn’t see her all last week while we were installing the Birmingham Home & Garden Inspiration Home and she grew about a foot while I was gone. We caught up with each other Sunday night.

This is a delicious bottle of wine. May I recommend?

See, I told you this post was random! You never know what you’ll find in my iPhone photos! Until next time…