Can you believe Christmas Day is JUST around the corner?!??
Well here at Tracery, we are counting the days.. And it’s that time of year again!
Today marks the first day of our 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY.
Check out the blog daily to have your chance to win one of our holiday gifts just by reading the posts and leaving your comment (Include your email so we can contact you!) And remember, the giveaways will end at 12 midnight each day. We have some more fun items this year..Maybe candles, maybe books, a partridge in a pear tree??!….STAY TUNED!
For day 1, someone gets to pop open some bottles in style with this Anchor Bottle Opener! Just share with us the most beautiful place you’ve ever seen during the winter season!
We look forward to hearing from you. Cheers!!!
To this day one of the most asked questions about our work is what paint colors we use. We love white-if you haven’t noticed. White interior-white exterior-white mill work….black & white, green & white…..we love it all! Below are a few our favorite whites that we have used over & over again that you will definitely want to file away for your next big project.
Benjamin Moore China White
This is probably our most used white and for good reason. Here you can see that it has a warmer almost gray undertone that makes a room feel clean & cozy. We used this color through out the Lake Martin residence below. The all white scheme lends the spotlight to the detail & textures with in the space and not just colors & patterns.
Lake Martin Private Residence
Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White
Decorator’s White is another tried & true classic interior white. It’s bright & clean making it the perfect white to bring new life to an old space as you can see from the Rosemary Beach renovation we did below. This is also the perfect white to reflect the perfection of a sunny day through statuesque windows. The Rosemary Beach Private Residence that is featured in Veranda this month soaks up the Florida sun through it’s expansive windows. Pick up a copy (on stands now!) to enjoy the rest of the home.
Rosemary Beach Renovation
Rosemary Beach Private Residence
Restoration Hardware Buttermilk
We love so many of Restoration Hardware’s paint colors-they truly have developed a new range of classics. A few years back their Buttermilk was the perfectly warm white for this private residence in The Retreat. It’s warm with out any taupe/yellow undertones. It’s technically in the ‘Butter’ collection at Restoration Hardware, but after using it for the majority of the interiors in this space we beg to differ. This white will make your home feel warm & cozy.
The Retreat Private Residence
Sherwin Williams Pearly White
And Pearly White from Sherwin Williams is to soon be your new favorite white-we promise. We loved it so much that the majority of the interiors of the 2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Ga. is painted this color. We are sorry-but the photo below is the only interior shot we can share. The issue will be out later this month-enjoy one more clue!
2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Ga.
Seleta and I like to get together and design our style sessions…. sometimes we get busy and there is a large lapse of time between them. But never fear we completed our Thanksgiving table style session. Have you ever been over to see Seleta? If not it is a must in the blog world. Seleta and I love holiday table settings and a great way to add a little design in your life.
I LOVE Thanksgiving. Family, friends, yummy food, great conversations, and taking time to remember what you are thankful for. This year around 28 people will be coming to our house for thanksgiving. It will be loud and lots of fun! I just bought my turkey. I am going back through my recipes and baking plan (I actually do one counting backwards from serving time). Seleta and I finished my Thanksgiving table early so we could share it with all of you. My dining room table is staying set like this until the big day (yes, we are eating at the coffee table). Here are a few shots from our style session
These snuff bottles are from one of my favorite flea markets. My mom is the best flea market-er (is that a word?) and I love when she introduces me to one of the great ones.
Don’t forget to head over to Seleta’s blog for the entire session with more photos.
I am so excited to get started cooking. My other passion besides design is cooking for people I love. If you ever want to read some of my recipes head over to my food blog… The farmer’s daughter it is a fun place for me to share some of my love for the kitchen. And, yes I am a farmer’s daughter. We grew peanuts, cotton, corn, soy beans on the farm. We raised pigs in the 80’s and my grandfather raised chickens and cows. All around a farm girl. My recipes are always with a southern twist. So take a look and let me know what you think.
I am thankful for my life and all the wonderful family and friends I get to share it with.
We designed a home for one of our clients in Mountain Brook. We love the keeping room. The light and color is so inviting and warm. The stone walls with the steel windows, linen, limestone, reclaimed teracotta floors, antiques, iron chandelier, recleaime wood beams. it just feels real. It is real. Real is one of our favorite words. You can not fake real.
Don’t you just love real.
Hi! Paige here! When we working on the Southern Living Idea House 2009 we really wanted to have lots of “ideas” throughout the house. Some were used in the article and some weren’t due to space. Here is one idea we still love. First, find a vintage frame (you know I love a vintage frame), some ribbon, and a few shells. We chose sand dollars for our project but any type of shell will do. Suspend the shell inside the frame and that is it! How easy was that!
Then choose the perfect place in your home to hang the piece. Anna Kay and I made two and stacked them on the wall in the staircase at the Idea House. It is a fun way to display a keepsake from your favorite beach vacation.
Around this time last year, we shared some of our favorite neutral paint colors. That post has consistently been one of our most read and commented since, so today we wanted to follow up and share a few more with you. If you follow our work, you know that more often then not, we select neutral paint colors and let accents like artwork or patterned pillows add color and interest to a space. Neutral doesn’t necessarily have to mean beige and boring though. As with every paint color we post about, we’ve used all of these in our projects and we can attest to their success, though of course you should always sample a color in your own space before committing to several gallons!
‘White Dove’ by Benjamin Moore (OC-17) is such a peaceful color. We love to use it in bedrooms and bathrooms. It’s a nice creamy tone without being too yellow (we are not fans of yellowy whites…they are not flattering–to people or furnishings!)
Visitors to our Rosemary Beach shop often remark about the dark color that wraps the center room of our space…it’s this shade, Sherwin Williams ‘Urbane Bronze’ (SW-7048). Not only does it make a great ‘dark room’ color–try it on the ceiling, walls, trim, everywhere for a really dramatic effect–but it’s also a great color for exterior windows and trim. There’s just enough black in this dark brown to give it a really distinguished look.
Charcoal Gray continues to be a really popular wall color. Benjamin Moore’s ‘Iron Mountain’ (2134-30) has just a touch of brown so it isn’t too color or too black. It looks great paired with crisp white or natural linen.
We’ve found that one of the problems with trying to introduce grey into homes is that anything too brown or beige suddenly looks dirty up against the cooler tones of a grey paint color. Benjamin Moore’s ‘Clay Beige’ (OC-11) is a good compromise, it has a hint of grey mixed with just enough of a linen tone to make it really versatile.