Giveaway Winners Announced!

All winners please shoot us an email at with your shipping information and we will get your items on the way as soon as we can. Thanks to all who participated! We have had some great responses!!

Day 5, Pearl & Leather Necklace: Congratulations to Dawn Fritz! :
‘It was the mid 1970s. America was in a recession, and my dad, who was a surveyor, was laid off. My mom, who was a nurse but had not worked since having kids, went back to school to take a refresher course. Dad became Mr. Mom for a time. Looking back now, money must have been real tight, especially with four kids in the family. But, my parents made a big deal about “crafty Christmas”, saying it was more special to make things for others than buy them. We all worked together making “ecology boxes” for family and friends – Dad cut, stained and assembled the wood framed boxes in his workshop and Mom and us kids collected pine cones and acorns, counted out elbow macaroni and dried grains, and blew the yolk out of eggshells through little pin holes. We’d hear Dad down in the workshop every night and I can remember thinking that he must be making a lot of ecology boxes! But, on Christmas morning, his true labor was revealed. My dad had made a miniature workbench for my brother and a play kitchen for my sisters and me. The kitchen was so special and unlike any you could buy. It had a window with real red gingham curtains that my mom had whipped up. It had a backsplash with a wallpaper border. And, the showstopper? It had avocado green appliances just like in our real kitchen. Crafty Christmas? Best ever. Comment by Dawn Fritz December 15, 2011′

Day 6, Hedgehog Bottle Opener: Congratulations to Cindy and her name ‘Happy’!’How about Happy because he lives in beautiful Rosemary Beach! Comment by Cindy December 16, 2011′

Day 7, Mercury Glass Bud Vases: Congratulations to Kem Jackson!
‘I will always love the 2009 design house you did in Texas! The colors are so vibrant and inviting. If I had to pick a favorite, the bedroom with the twin beds and adjoining bath is great. Love the black with pale blue accents – so fresh and classic!Comment by Kem Jackson December 17, 2011′

More winners announced on Tuesday & Wednesday!!! Stay tuned…

Day 4 of 12 Days of Giveaways!

For our fourth day of giving amazing stuff away we bring you a Tracery favorite-this sweet mercury glass votive! The votive measures 3 1/2″h x 2 1/4″w and retails at $9.80. If you aren’t one of our lucky winners keep in mind these make great & inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers!

This giveaway is a little more complicated….you have to go to the Tracery Interiors Facebook page {here} and SHARE our giveaway on your Facebook page, or your friend’s, your mom’s, sister’s….whoever’s! Just go to Facebook and SHARE this giveaway. We will select THREE lucky winners at random. You have until 5pm on Thursday December 15 to do so. Good luck! Please keep in mind we only whip within the Continental U.S.-thanks.

[may 2010] cottages for kids

There are so many terrible things in the news these days with the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the terrible flood in Nashville, TN. We are all being bombarded with it left and right and everyone is affected in one way or the other. With that said we are happy to have some GOOD NEWS to share with you! This week marked the beginning of Cottages for Kids here in Rosemary Beach. An event that in past years has taken place around the Thanksgiving holiday has now shifted to the Spring and is happily spilling all over the Eastern Long Green. It’s always so exciting to see what local builders/developers/architects/designers come up with each year. Did you know that our affiliated company, Dungan Nequette Architects, won a few years back with their awesome ‘Old Lady that lived in a shoe’-themed play house?! The play houses will be on display from May 8-30 and open for tours from 10am-4pm each day. Stop in and check them out if you are in the area. The images above & below are from this past Tuesday…we can’t wait to see the finished product. And if you are in the market for a new play house this is an AMAZING cause! For more info click [HERE] for the Cottages for Kids website, [HERE] for the facebook page or [HERE] for the CVHN website.

new photos!


Our Facebook Fans see it first…visit our Fan Page to see 40 NEW photos from our recent photoshoot with photographer Colleen Duffley at a Mountain Brook, Alabama home we designed.  We’ll be featuring photos of this home on our blog in the coming weeks but our FB Fans can check out everything right now.

LOTS of new stuff on our Facebook Fan Page


The Tracery Interiors Fan Page on Facebook has been updated with LOTS of new photos and scans of all our recent publication features.  If you are a Facebook user, check it out to see all kinds of good stuff–including over 100 project photos from our 6 year history of great design.  And please leave a comment, we love hearing from you! 

Catherine’s Market


We know, we know…we tell you all about a project and show you photos of the progress along the way and then you don’ t ever get to see the end results.  Well, at least not for a while, anyway.  Unfortunately, that’s the nature of how a project wraps up.  There are always last minute details to finish, and pieces that didn’t show up on time you have to wait for.  And then a photographer has to be scheduled!

Fans of Tracery on Facebook may remember seeing a few photos of the nearly complete Catherine’s Market at Russell Crossroads, near Lake Martin in Alexander City, Alabama.  We designed the interiors for the Market with our sister company Dungan Nequette Architects and selected the fixtures and finishes for the building.  The Market opened just before Christmas last year and now, eight months later, we have photos of the finished product to show you.  We promise, it’s worth the wait because this is the coolest market you’ve ever seen (if we do say so ourselves!). 

Jeff Dungan, the architect of the building, envisioned a structure that told the story of an old agricultural structure which had been converted to a retail space.  The building is designed from the outside to look as if it was added on to over time and slowly converted from a barn to an upscale market.



Doug made several trips from Birmingham down to the Lake to get that red color right, but we think it turned out perfectly!  The stain was actually hand brushed over the entire structure in multiple coats in order to create a weathered and authentic patina.


Inside, the Market is fresh and bright.  Clerestory windows light the space along both side walls and a cupola in the rear of the space provides even more natural light.  Not only are the clerestory windows an authentic touch, but they conserve energy during the day by requiring less artificial lighting.






Catherine’s Market is operated by Rick and Lynn Little, well known in Birmingham for their extremely successful V. Richard’s store in Forest Park.  Rick and Lynn have incorporated their same upscale products and services at Catherine’s, and we wanted the interiors to reflect that.  Sophisticated choices such as imported Italian glass dome light fixtures, highly-polished charcoal grey concrete floors and hand-glazed tile keep the interior of the Market from feeling too rustic or kitschy.  We did pay homage to the barn concept through the use of whitewashed planking on the walls and hand crafted light fixtures over the Meat Counter, made from old buckets.




White enamel refrigerator cases and a vintage-inspired grey green accent color give the market’s interior instant history and charm.


A full service deli counter provides by the pound salads, baked goods and breakfast and lunch fare.  The entire Tracery crew has eaten at Catherine’s on several occasions and we can all attest the food tastes every bit as good as the market looks!



Adjacent to the deli area, a dining area with wrap-around windows provides beautiful views of the Russell Crossroads development.



We selected retro-inspired aluminum chairs for the dining room to maintain the market’s fresh and vintage interior aesthetic.



Elsewhere, a white-washed antique oak floor gives distinction to the wine area.


[all photography by Eric Marcus]

for more information on Catherine’s Market, visit their website [here]

300 fans and counting!


Are you a fan of Tracery on Facebook?  We just crossed the 300 fan mark and we’re very excited and grateful that so many of you keep in touch with us every time you need to get your Facebook fix!  If you’re on Facebook and haven’t visited our fan page, we (after a couple hours of very frustrating research!) have claimed our own FB Vanity URL at: 

Check out our page for exclusive photo galleries, news and events, and to interact with us directly via comments and wall posts.  Many thanks for all of your comments and support, both on our blog and on Facebook.  We love that you love our work!


**PS, design blog friends:  The problem with this site that wouldn’t allow you to add us as a ‘favorite’ or link on your sites has been FIXED (thanks to our very talented web designers at The G Brand).  Show us some blog love and we’ll return the favor by adding you to our link list!