Chapel Hill home part 1

We designed a home for a family in Chapel Hill, NC last year.  We had a great time working with our client (you have to love  great client) and Dixon Kirby the architect/builder.  I will break this home up into a few posts.  This first post includes the foyer, dining room, gallery, and ,my favorite, the music room.  We loved the mix of traditional and modern in this home designed for a great family.  You can imagine the music room with one of the children taking piano lessons or a chic cocktail party.  That is what is why we love this house so much.  It’s design straddles the line of elegance and livability.  Take a look for yourself on our blog or pick up a copy of Southern Home magazine where the house is featured in their spring issue!  Watch for the follow up posts on this home!



Photos  by Jean Allsopp

Styling by Eleanor Lynn Nesmith

Designers Paige Sumblin Schnell and AK Porch


A few photos from the Coastal Living 2015 Beach Cottage

Hi y’all!  Just sitting here…. Actually sitting at my kitchen island binge watching Blacklist if I am honest. I thought I would share a few photos from our Coastal Living Beach Cottage Renovation from last year.  The pace was a little crazy to say the least and thank goodness we had the team at Artisan with us to build our addition and renovate the existing cottage.  With the team from Coastal Living of Nicole and Amy I always had someone to call on along the way.  We (my husband and I) bought the beach cottage in late March and we were contacted by Coastal Living during our permitting process and in the end our new house was the Coastal Living Beach Cottage (we now live in the cottage). The House opened for tour early October and ended Thanksgiving weekend.  It was a crazy fun process.  This is our third idea house project.  Our first 2 were with Southern Living Magazine in 2009 and 2012.  Back to the photos.  Here are some of my favs from the project.  Enjoy!





It’s time for changes!  

Hi all!  Wanted to update you all with all our ch-ch-changes….. We are closing our original location of Tracery this Friday January 29th located at 72 Main Street in Rosemary Beach.  It had been a great 12 years.  The 38 Main Street in Rosemary Beach location is up and running and will remain open!  Then in late March-ish our additional shop and studio will open in a brand new space in Inlet beach!  We are way excited about the new space!  Also…. To keep the changes coming our website with our custom products will launch very soon!  So you can shop Tracery online!  Yay!  

Here are a few photos of our 38 Main Street shop. 


Here are our remaining sale items at our 72 Main Street location.  If you interested in anything just give Leslie a call at 850-231-6755 or email 

(Some items in the following photos maybe sold because everything is going fast! )

Stay tuned for photos of our new space!  It is currently under construction next to Donut Hole if you are in the hood. 



 P.S.  Remember we ship!  

Kitchens… best of

To start out 2016 I thought I would look back at some of our favorite kitchens we have designed over the years.  Here are a few of our favs…







Picture 142



Tracery Interiors

I hope y’all have enjoyed a round up of a few or our favorites.  Happy 2016!



Photos by in order:  Jean Allsopp first 4 photos, Laura Resen, Colleen Duffley, Jean Allsopp, and Laurey W Glen 2 photos and Johnny Valiant for final photo

Artwork at the Coastal Living Beach Cottage

Hello Friends! If you visited the Coastal Living Beach Cottage during the tour, or have been keeping up with the process through social media- you may have noticed some of the original artwork we used. A couple of the pieces have been purchased but there is still some great ones left! Here is the information just in case you’ve been eyeing something in particular!

Give us a call if you’re interested! You can take one home with you! (We can also ship) 850.231.67551

“Surface”, Courtney Garrett Oil on Canvas 36” x 60” $4,200


“Corkscrews: Concertina & Peg and Worm”, Barbara Cosgrove 30.5×26.5 $673 each


“Dune Lake Cloud”, Nancy Hughes Miller oil on linen 18×18 $800


“Blue Gulf I & II”, Nancy Hughes Miller oil on canvas 20×20 $900


“All Fall Down II”, Elizabeth Hawke 30×24  $475


“Sleeping Girl Must Wake”, Courtney Garrett Oil on Canvas 36” x 48”


“Blue Forest”, Justin Gaffrey 72×48 $9,500


“Non Dueling Birds”, Justin Gaffrey 48×60 $8,000


“Unoticed but a Perfect Afterglow”, Mallory Page 72×72 acrylic on canvas in a custom beveled frame $18,000


“A Current Situation”, Allison Wickey 36×36 $2,250