Thursday, December 8, 2016

How To ... Care for Fresh Christmas Trees

Are you an artificial tree or freshly cut tree person??

A fresh tree can have so many qualities that prove to be beautiful and unique.
And no one can deny that fresh balsam smell.

So what can you do to ensure the best for your fresh tree??

Houzz had some great pointers that we would love to share:
1. Get it in Water Fast

2. Find the Right Stand:
Make sure it fits comfortably in the diameter of the stand and hold enough water for 1 quart per inch of stem diameter.

3. Water a TON. 
The bigger the tree, the thirstier it is!

4. Find the Right Place:
The tree needs to stay as cool as possible, so finding a cool place away from a window or heat vent is desirable

Happy Christmas tree decorating!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Ideas to Practice without Breaking the Bank

With Christmas decorations, gifting and all December brings, it often tugs at our wallets more than we bargained for!
So how can you make the most of the holidays WITHOUT being a grinch?? Here's a few ideas we have found to be useful!

1. Go vintage
2. Shop Local
3. Find one amazing thing and give it to everyone

1. Use sprigs of greenery as decoration (cheap and beautiful)
2. Let the food be the decoration - warm loaves of bread!
3. Tea light candles always set the mood 

Host a Crafting Party
- This gets everyone in the mood and you knock gifts out right and left

Good luck and may there be no Bah-hum-bug's in your life ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday's Tip of the Day - Yoga Rooms!

Per our "Ease of Glamour" campaign ... we strive to create spaces that warm a home, create unity and provide useful purposes.

Finding that "niche" that the client loves or hobby they enjoy is a fun task we love to uncover. You'd be surprised how many people love to do random, FUN things!

One of the spaces that we think is unique is a work out room. Many homes have such a place that is devoted to their health, but even more specifically is a YOGA room. 

Having requests for these can be tricky and interesting. Research is our first thing on the list to make spaces such as these top notch.
These are some of our tips to take to note while designing a Zen place.

1. Plenty of natural light: Let the light flow through any window you are able to create.

2. Well ventilated area: The actual temperature is up to the person themselves, but creating a space that moves air easily is a necessity.

3. Adequate space - Typical yoga space is 9'x 9' to have full range of motion for all the poses.

4. Warm color tones: Create something pleasing to the eye and comforting to the soul.

5. Create a set apart space: You don't want to be posing around something cooking dinner, if space allows, create a room set apart from everything else.

Hows that for a random Thursday tip and trend?? Don't we all wish yoga rooms were in our future??

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Glamour Guard Your House for Christmas Fun

Do you have lots of Christmas fun approaching in the next few weeks??

Christmas parties bring friends, family and fun all together... but with it comes MESS. While most of the mess is cleanable... we want ALL the mess to be gone. No remnants of any stains leftover from the night before. 

Rugs take the brunt of the action. It's where people step, eat over, and drink over. We want to protect those beautiful rugs.

How do we make this happen?? 

We use our friends at Fiberseal to not only protect our furniture but our RUGS as well. 

By adding a layer of protection, the liquid then beads up on the fibers instead of soaking in, allowing it to be easily wiped up and not STAIN.

So fill that rug with presents and a beautifully decorated tree and sit back in ease knowing it will survive the Christmas season!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving from Traci Connell Interiors

Thank you to our wonderful clients, colleagues, and vendors for making this year another great one for TCI.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

3 Modern Thanksgiving Tablescapes

2 DAYS! 

Yep, hope you have your turkeys brining and your pumpkin spice candle burning.!

Need some last minute inspirations for your Thanksgiving table? Here are the top 3 ideas we love the most from around our favorite blogs!

The pops of gold with the chalkboard and woodsy feel to this table really does us in!

Why be the same? Mix it up with different plates and even a special placemat for the kiddos on the end! (our fav part!)

But we all know the TRUEST design is the color the food brings to the table. MMMmm can we join this family for dinner?!?!

Happy Early Thanksgiving and happy cooking/decorating!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cable Knit Craze

What will be your TEXTURE of choice this winter??

We are falling in love with the cable knit craze that so many have jumped on the bandwagon for.
Not only is it comfy, soft and beautiful, but the thick twists and turns in the pattern give off a relaxed and textural vibe.

From blankets, to pillows and everything in between ... you can "cable knit" just about anything.

We love this classic pouf knitted.

A cable knit pattern on a rug is also soft on the feet,  and comfy on the eyes.
This marled cable knit throw just may be one of our favs. Adorable and functional.

Here's how a few used cable knit into their designs:

Accent throw blankets on the bed are perfect for showing off a little texture and spice. Since they are "accents" it works best since the cable knit texture doesn't jive too well with washable/and sleeping. This is simply a piece to be just beautiful.

This cable knit rug transforms this minimalist entry. Adding a new dimension of design that wasn't present before.

What shall be YOUR choice this winter?!


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