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!

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.

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!

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?!

Glamour Guard Your Fabrics for No Foul Play!

Yep .... thats the face you know you don't ever want to see. BUT when you partner with Traci Connell Interiors to design and reform your home, you can be sure that even when you do see that face, that your fabrics are safe. 

How, you ask!? 
You think it sounds impossible. But when you see the ways TCI can "glamour guard" your home, allowing for an "ease of glamour", you won't think twice.

We recently attended a CEU about performance fabrics and came away with a wealth of knowledge ready to implement in your homes immediately!

Check out these demonstrations!
A spill of red wine --

GONE! Like it never happened! Crypton fabrics at their finest 
This gray Sunbrella fabric had a bleach pen taken to it, and after a wipe off --- nothing was damaged!

The best part is, these fabrics FEEL and LOOK luxurious and glamourous. Anyone would want them in their homes. 

TCI Project

Tricks and Trends to Find the Way through Winter

Here in Texas, the weather has changed overnight from high 80's to low 60's during the day! 
(Which if you're from around here, you know the 60's are considered cold)

As with every change in season, it brings fresh perspective, new ideas and motivation. 
We are pumped to share our latest ideas to get your home in "winter shape".

To get you inspired, we splashed a few of our key elements together for a mood board:

1. Gray and textural furniture:
What screams winter more than cozy and what is cozier than a piece of furniture you can sink into with a soft, textural fabric. And gray is light and bright to complement WHITE, which is the key color for winter.
This particular sectional is from Arhaus and we are LOVING their furniture line. Check them out!

2. Crystal Light Fixtures:
The "icicle" metaphor is played up in these fixtures, what a fun way to sparkle light throughout your home

3. Color Scheme:
White, white, and white when paired with an icy blue, gray and a pop of navy is the scheme for this winter

4. Acrylic Chairs:
We love the look of acrylic furniture, and this winter we feel it sets the tone for the cool season

5. Fur and Sheepskin:
Not only is it soft and warm, but the white color especially follows suit perfectly with the winder scheme.

6. Marble Tables:
Again, pulling as much white into your home as possible, marble top tables are not only dainty, gorgeous but bring a solid cool stone texture to pair with your textured fabrics.

7. A Muted Rug:
Bring in that icy blue gray color into your room by selecting a rug that echoes a snowflake pattern abstractly in a muted tone.

8. Accessories
Don't forget candles, glass and mirrored objects to reflect the ring of the season!!

So while all these elements are wonderful in their own ways, HOW do you implement these into a room setting??

We are excited to show you a few sneak peeks from a recent TCI project that brings many of these ideas into play.

Winter inspirations *icy blue colors *crystal light fixture *snowflake inspired wallpaper

Winter inspirations *white on white *blue gray color scheme *textural furniture

Winter inspiration *acrylic furniture *white beauty

Winter inspiration *winter white accessories *silver *muted area rug *icy blue 

Enjoy the cooler weather and get to designing!

The Oval Office : From Year to Year

In honor of this big day for our country, we thought we'd throw it back a few years... take the focus off the politics for a second, a discover the design of some of the major changes that took place in the oval office from president to president!

1909 - William Howard Taft. 
Green on green here was the scheme

1933- Franklin D Roosevelt
He redecorated with a blue green rug and new drapery

1953 - Dwight D. Eisenhower 
A big change from the bold colors to a more muted gray scheme with reds 

1963 - Lyndon B. Johnson
During Kennedy's term, he changed the rug to red, and Johnson kept with this trend adding a new desk and lighter curtains

1969 - Richard Nixon
From one extreme to the other, now we have gold drapes and a bright blue rug!

1977 - Jimmy Carter
Maybe one of the most subdued and classic designs of all

1989 - George Bush Sr
Went back to the blue scheme

1996 - Bill Clinton
Throwing it back to the Nixon era with the gold drapes and blue rug

2005 - George Bush Jr
The flooring was replaced during this term to a cross pattern of oak and walnut. He chose the sunburst rug and creams for his decor.

2010 - Barack Obama
Neutrals, tans and browns were used with the seal on the rug 

What will our next President decide to do with this historic office??
Don't forget to make your mark today and VOTE!

Glamour Guard your Home for Pets

If you have been following Traci Connell Interiors, you know the heart to our design is the "Ease of Glamour" approach that allows you to not only have a beautifully designed home, but also LIVE your life in it without worry.

Today we share some of our tips to our friends with furry children ;)

1. Have a shedding pet? 
Stay away from fabrics like suede and tweed. The fine fibers of their hair tend to get stuck in the fabric with properties similar to that.
2. Have a pet that may occasionally forget to "go outside"?
Use antibacterial padding under your carpets and instead of grout, use epoxy for your tile.

3. Have a pet that likes to rub up against the walls?
Be sure to paint, paint, paint with egg-shell finish so it is easily wiped off. NOT a flat finish.

4. Create Special Places
So they WANT to live in "their" place and not on your favorite chair ;)

Partner with us to Glamour-Guard your HOME!

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