blushing with beauty

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Y’all, there is not much more I’m enjoying more than the blush trend. This pale pinky neutral is absolute perfection! I’ve been rocking it in my wardrobe for a while now, but I haven’t had much opportunity to use it in my design work. Of course, I’ve played with pink often — but blush has a much different vibe. I’m calling it the “new neutral,” because it plays beautifully with just about everything else. blushing beauties

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I love blush paired with linen because it stays soft — but, paired with navy or deep gray, it takes on an entirely different personality. Hello, striking and dramatic! Oh, and j’adore the yellow you see in both that to-die-for painting and the gorgeous dress. Heck, the only “problem” I see is that blush flatters everyone … and that means Brooke and I sometimes show up at the studio sporting very similar looks. Oops! #greatminds

What more can I say? Bring on the blush!

singing the blues? absolutely!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

I have this theory that people fall into one of two color categories: You are either a “blue” person or a “green” person. Of course, it’s OK to like both, and I absolutely do! If a certain “something” happens to be available in either blue or green, however, a “blue” person will almost always pick the blue and a “green” person will almost always pick the green. It’s not obvious with an isolated incident, but over time, the pattern becomes apparent.

Traci Zeller Blue Living Room South ParkYears ago, I floated this theory to a client, whom I had identified as a “green” person. She paused and said, “You know, I think you are right. My wedding china was available in either blue or green. Both were very pretty, but for some reason, I chose the green.” She’s still a client, and as we pondered a fun color for her new laundry room cabinets, I reminded her of that story. The answer? Her cabinets should be most certainly be green!

This girl? I’m true blue — all the way, baby. As much as I enjoy green, and I use it often in my projects and in my own home, my default mode is blue. Bring on the blue!

Feeling Blue? Fashion and Interior Design

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To wit? These are a few of the gorgeous blue pieces on our TZD radar for spring! Brooke has her eye on the off-the-shoulder embroidered dress, but y’all, those toile mules Must. Be. Mine.

Tell me, please. Are you singing the blues with us? Or should we share some pieces that will make you green with envy? Oh, how I enjoy a play on words.