Before and Afters: Southern Living 2012

Here is the second post of our new before and after series.  Remember the 2012 Southern Living Idea House we designed?  I just received some of the before photos from our friends over at Historical Concepts.  Historical Concepts was the architect for this renovation addition along with John Bynum Homes.  This project has so many moments it will have to have a second post.  Here are a few of my favorite moments in the project.


The before exterior elevation


The before Front door


The before kitchen


The before stair


The after front door


the after stair


The after kitchen


The after front elevation

Until next time…



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!


tracery cover use this!!!


Friday September 26th and Saturday September 27th is the annual Rosemary Beach Sidewalk Sale and as always the Tracery Rosemary Beach shop is participating!  This year we have a super duper over the top sale… including some items from the 2012 Southern Living Idea House!  This is not to be missed.  And by reading the blog or following us on FB we have a special preview day on Thursday September 25th!  We are open 10-5 everyday.  NO PRESALES NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!! (not even my friends…)

If you can’t make it you can always call us that Thursday morning and buy the items over the phone 850-231-6755.

Want to see a few items we will have?

“Connie” plaid chair, Originally retails for $2,249. Now $1,124.50

“Dautry” Chair, Originally retails for $2,142. Now $1,071 and trunk in this photo is $200 now $100

Copley Chairs, Originally $1,755, Now $877.50 EachMatching Ottoman, $330.20

Copley Chairs, Originally $1,755, Now $877.50 Each
Matching Ottoman, $330.20  Selling all 3 items together only for $2,085.20

Garrison Chair, Originally $2,693.60. Now $1,346.80

Garrison Chair, Originally $2,693.60. Now $1,346.80


I have just finished my personal living room redo. So all my frames on my frame gallery wall will be available for varying prices (I did keep 2 for myself)


In this photo this great pair of lamps will be at the sale.  You may remember these from the living room of the 2012 Southern Living Idea House


The antler collection from over the bed in the Master Bedroom at the 2012 Idea House will be available.


This ladder back chair from the living room at the Southern Living Idea House 2012 Living Room would a great addition to any home!

There are so many more items that we have too!  So mark your calendars and come see us!  Also, don’t forget that all our neighbors Gigi’s, Moonpize, Willow, Patchiouli’s, etc.  will also be having sales so come visit our little beach town and take home lots of fun items!



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!



Bathrooms (random thoughts)

As I was getting ready this morning I was thinking about my favorite bathrooms we have designed over the years.  We are working on some new projects so I was running through past projects in my head.  I thought I would share some of my bathroom brain dump with y’all this morning…..

Thought 1.  This is one of our favorite tubs.  It is beautiful and our clients love it.  We have recently selected it for a new project.

Thought 2.  I love a tub in front of a window.

Thought 3.  I love herringbone marble tile.  (it is in the second photo above)

Thought 4.  I love a chandelier in a bathroom.

Thought 5.  I like island stone floors.  It is pretty and I love how it feels on your feet.

Thougth 6.  I love feet on bathroom cabinets.

Thought 7.  I love glass knobs in a bathroom.  They are so clean and pretty.

Thought 8.  I love a pretty mirror in a bathroom.

Thought 9. I love an antique piece of furniture as a sink base.

Thought 10.  I love subway tile with gray grout.

Thought 11.  I love open shelves in a bathroom.  It is a great place to stack towels, candles, and a vase of flowers.

Thought 12.  I love white, bright, clean bathrooms.

Thought 13.  Repeat thought 3… I love herringbone and chevron in marble.

Thought 14.  Always have a place for everything in a bath.  A place for your handtowel, a place for your robe, a place to store soaps and shampoos, etc.

Thought 15.  A full length mirror is always a nice addition in a bathroom.

Thought 16.  You can’t go wrong with white marble in a bath.  It is classic.

Hope you enjoyed my random bathroom thoughts on a Monday!



P.S.  I am obsessed with the new Atlas collection from Waterworks.  It will be coming to a Tracery project very soon in unlaquered brass(installed early 2013 so I can share it with you then).  I mean hello how pretty is this!  So this starts a new obsession for bathrooms.  Roman and Williams did an awesome job with the collection.

{2012 Southern Living Idea House} through our eyes, Mudroom-Laundry-Keeping Room

We love this framed piece from Old Try titled ‘The Line’. It’s the coordinates for the Mason Dixon Line.


Once again-enjoy a glimpse of the 2012 Southern Living Idea house through us!  We hope you all get to enjoy the shots of little details that may not have made it into the magazine. Happy Hump Day!



We love chalkboard paint & this laundry room is the perfect spot to utilize it!

The Metal Hooks from Ballard Designs create a great spot in the back hall for dumping your tote bags & hat collection.