Tracery book give away!

It is that time!  Book giveaway time!  We are giving away 2 copies of our new Tracery book!  If you would like a chance to win a copy of the book this is what you need to do…. Just comment here what your favorite book is of all times!  It can be a novel, biography, coffee table book, etc.  Just tell us and then next Friday April 3rd we will pick 2 winners!  Good Luck!


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Revisit: 2012 Southern Living Idea House

Hi all! We are working on our website so I have been going through lots of photos of past projects. I found some photos that we had not shared with all of you and we wanted to share. We had so much fun designing this home. The team was so much fun and was so talented which made the project that much better. I will have a few more posts like this as I find more photos to share with all of you.

This beautiful painting is by artist Mallory Page. The painting  paired with an antique chest and a collection of white serving pieces we found at antique shops and flea markets were just the perfect addition to the master bedroom.


This little detail appeared in the main stair hall.  I loved this trophy collection so much it now resides in my own living room.  The dear painting by a local 30A artist Justin Gaffrey was the perfect touch above the antique white chest we found at Scott’s Antique Market.


One of the other small items I kept after the house was complete.  This funny little dog.  Someone along the way broke his leg and glued it back on.  He added the perfect bit of southern character to the coffee table.  He now lives on my desk at the Tracery studio.

All photos by Laurie Glenn of Southern Living.

Everyone have a great weekend!



Southern Living Idea House Christmas

Happy Friday y’all! We traveled back to the idea house in Senoia, Georgia last weekend to decorate the 2012 Southern Living Idea House for Christmas. The house is now open for tours every weds-sun until December 23rd…. So go check it out. So you ready for some Christmas??? I know it is only October but I guess we are embracing the phrase the early bird gets the worm! So here goes Christmas… Ho Ho Ho!

We started on Saturday with designer and sponsor day at the Idea House. I was so excited my amazing mom and my sweet cousin Hannah joined me. It made it a wonderful day.

And then Christmas began to happen.

Group dinner to get ready to be Christmas Elves.

First stop on Christmas includes a chainsaw… Is it Halloween or Christmas?

Scott and Frank prepping the tree.

Working on the mantel

My mom helping with the presents.

Lynn working on the staircase garland.

Elves at work.

Picture time! (the people in the background are touring the house)

Wrapping gifts for under the trees!

Lots of pom poms for the presents. Jenny, Lynn, and Kate made lots of poms pins ahead of time so we were ready to wrap. You girls could go in the professional pom pom making business.


















Lynn stamped our packages for under the trees… This would never have worked for me when I was a child. I was the worst about sneaking around and figuring out my gifts.

If you have a chance go check out the house. A few thanks to my Christmas Elves. Thank you Jenny, Kate, and Lynn for making pom poms. Thanks Blaine for making the super cool Pinecone snowflakes. They are awesome! Jenny and Leslie thanks for wrapping tons of gifts! And to the install elves thanks to Scott, Frank, Christina, Lynn, and my mom… You all rock! Santa is going to recruit y’all to the official elf crew!

Merry Christmas! (just a little early)


Southern Living Idea House Designer Day


Tomorrow, October 6th, come visit the 2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, GA between 11am-5pm. You can meet the team behind the house. You can meet Paige from Tracery as well as the architects from Historical Concepts and other sponsors and last but not least the Southern Living Team.

Hope to see you there!

Then on Sunday and Monday the Tracery team will be decorating the house for Christmas so come back starting Wednesday October 11-Dec 23 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays) to see this home dressed for the holidays. We hope it is filled with Christmas inspiration for all!





2012 Southern Living Idea House: Plumbing Sneak Peek

HiRise Faucet from Kohler

Enjoy the next piece to our puzzle-plumbing! It was so nice to get to work with Kohler who’s plumbing we have used in the majority of our projects here at Tracery. They were a great sponsor & had the perfect pieces to compliment the look & feel of this farmhouse renovation. The plumbing in the 2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Ga. is classic and timeless. Each of these pieces will stand the test of time just as this c. 1830’s home has.  Let’s hear from you-what would you like a glimpse of next?

Vault Sink from Kohler

Antique Rite-Temp Shower Trim from Kohler with Ceramic Dial Plate

Bancroft Comfort Height Toilet from Kohler


Vox Square Vessel from Kohler


Antique Towel Ring from Kohler

Bancroft Pedestal Lavatory from Kohler

2012 Southern Living Idea House: Lighting Sneak Peek

Bess here to give you a little glimpse of the lighting we used throughout this year’s Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Ga. We had amazing sponsors who’s lighting really helped revive this historic farmhouse. This was a great opportunity to showcase a few of our favorite fixtures that we haven’t had an opportunity to work with yet and at the same time we were able to utilize some of our own tried & true ‘classics’ that we have worked with in past projects. Soon you will all be able to enjoy all of our little ‘clues’ together in one glossy spread!


Alice Sconce from Circa Lighting



Coach House Lantern from Bevolo


Large Calisse Pendant from Ballard Designs

Short School House Flush Mount from Circa

French Quarter Lantern on Yoke Bracket from Bevolo

Star Ceiling Light from Ballard Designs

Henry Industrial Pendant from Circa


More to come!