Fix Your Front Door for Fall

It's that time of year again! Time to think about fancying your front porch up for the fall season.

This is one of my favorite parts about decorating for fall. Your front door can say so much, its the first vision that greets your guests and it sets the stage for fall festivities.

But there are definitely ways TO DO a front door and ways NOT to do it.

We've compiled a list of our favorite 4 elements of a stunning fall front porch for you to start your brains thinking with.

1. A perfect wreath:
Not something gussy with 15 cornucopias nestled in it.... but something unique, different, yet simplistic.

2. Pumpkin Stacking:
You can never have enough pumpkins, and we love the look of stacked pumpkins around your front door, in your flower beds and around!

3. A "Setting":
Creating a small set of fall if space allows is always unique. We love using hay bails, homemade banners and natural textures

4. Be Different:
Think outside of the box as this home has by being asymmetrical and creating height to their design

Happy Beginning to Fall!

Fab Fall Favorites of TCI

Fall has finally arrived and with a new season comes new ideas, fresh design and open minds.

Here at TCI we like to look to many places to inspire our design. 
- Home decor
- Fashion
- Accents

We've scoured around for our favorites that inspire us. 

1. Camel hat, gray wool scarf and all black ... we can incorporate this color scheme into a pillow design asap.

2. Natural fibers and wood box containers ... we will make it our goal to combine wood elements with natural greenery in small accents and unique places.

3. This orange, taupe and white wool throw blanket brings warmth, style and functionality to any room.

4. Not everything has to be soft and warm ... throw in a little excitement with metal and lights!! This metal FALL marquee sign will brighten up your space in a flash

Pumpkin spice latte anyone?

A coffee cup of scented wax will fill home with the best little aroma for the fall season. Not only is design and decor essential to an autumn home, but also the candle of choice ;)

Get festive for fall! Enjoy the season!

Kitchen with Warm Fall Colors

Did you know you can actually "go fall" with your decor all year around without even putting out fake pumpkins or leaves?!

Yep - These kitchens pull off that warm fall feel with only colors and textures.

Paint - oranges and deep navys with a basketweave pendant

Stain - These cabinets still pull off a modern look with a warm, rich stain

Deep and moody - A backlit gold island paired with concrete gray and brick/wood textures 

Wood- the richness of wood in a variety of colors scream warm, comfortable and cooler weather

For those of you that Autumn is your favorite season, you may have just found your new kitchen design.

Taking the Steps to Spruce your Staircase

No longer do you have to think of staircases as a "pain" to climb, or dread each step.

We've discovered the secret to making them more beautiful with every level! (we can't speak to the cardio workout you'll get climbing them though ;)

This beautiful staircase of our sweet clients at their beach house has inspired us to dig deeper into staircase design.

Everything from material, shape, size and construction can form what a staircase looks and feels like, and what design mantra it gives.

A closed staircase. This creates choppiness in a space that may be needed to delineate areas. By the use of a color change on the staircase, it adds to the modern black and white feel.

Change of Material: From stone to wood siding, this staircase can now become versatile with the use of textures.

Center support: A seemingly floating staircase is constructed by the use of one center beam throughout the bottom of this staircase giving it an open and airy appearance,

Floating and enclosed baluster: Not the typical "baluster" .... connected from the step to the ceiling for an unconventional support.

Metal + Wood: The under side can be just as important as the tread. With an exposed base, this gives the design a chance to shine with industrial love.

Floating with Side Support: Instead of a center support, this staircase went with side support and an open riser giving a floating appearance.

Make your staircase the extraordinary 

The Ease of Glamour - Living Luxurious

At Traci Connell Interiors, we make it our GOAL, and our JOB to be sure to deliver 
a quality product to our clients. 

What does that mean? Well, we are here to tell you.

Many/most of our clients have pets, children, or simply like to entertain. We recognize the lifestyle and want to make it doable WHILE having a gorgeous interior home.

We have many ways we can incorporate durable products into our design. 

(FiberSeal fabric protectant on sofa)

Our Kravet rep was in our office with these BEAUTIFUL fabrics. Not only were they beautiful, but listen to this -- These indoor fabrics had over 50,000 double rubs (fancy way of saying they will withstand ... a lot) , but they are so soft and pretty and when used INDOORS make for the perfect combo of glamorous and durable.
Better yet was the lush feel of the navy outdoor fabric on the left... the texture was super soft and if it can withstand rain and mildew... then certainly sticky hands. 

Stay tuned for more resources we use daily in our design to make your home 
more livable and while keeping that luxurious look... your friends will never know!

Tile Layouts You Haven't Thought Of

We've all seen the subway tile... countless brick-lays, straight lays all day long. 
These have a time and place... FOR SURE. But want to step it up? Change the game?

Here are 4 new thoughts to consider:

Fish Scales - a small, yet different shape. It mixes the lines of clean and curvy. And turns eyes all day long.

Look DOWN - Think hexagons instead of squares. This changes up the everyday norm and gives you something happy to walk on.

Stripes - You don't have to worry about vertical or horizontal stripes forming your figure like in fashion. Stripes on the floor look great EITHER way.

Large scale - Don't want to see the grout lines, or want to make it appear as one continuous space? Go big or go home.
Try something NEW!

Make your bathroom wall go WILD.

The latest and greatest trend in a small OR large bathroom is to tile-play. 

What does that mean? Get crazy with your tile. Don't play it safe. Pick something that looks insane in the showroom, but will wake you up in the morning with a bang!

AND Its our little secret -- This can give your bathroom the look of LUXURY you are looking for, without much upkeep. Tile is easy to clean, and will take up a large space... thus eliminating the need for art.

The larger the pattern, the bigger impact it has. 

REPETITION: The same larger pattern on repeat creates rhythm and sanity for a busy yet powerful wall.

ABSTRACT: The various tile work that is actually artwork to the room gives the room a "cleanable" way to decorate 

COLOR: Don't bring in just pattern, but in a fun and whimsical room... pop the color!

SMALL PATTERN: And yes sometimes a smaller pattern can be just the ticket for the space. A more form fitted pattern helps to find a reason in chaos.

Turn those bathrooms into something NEW!

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