tzd trend alert: tassels

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Happy Monday-after-a-long-holiday-weekend! It’s Brooke here, and I am so grateful for the incredibly warm response to Traci’s introduction. What a whirlwind of a year adjusting to my new role as Design Coordinator here at TZD! In my former career as a buyer in the fashion world, I traveled the globe to source the best merchandise for luxury retailers like Saks and Bloomingdale’s. Motherhood seriously curbed my global shopping sprees, however, and I fell in love with the home furnishings industry while helping my husband launch his own business. I am now fully ingrained in the world of home furnishings and interior design, but I continue to meander in all things fashion. A girl can have more than one passion, right?

My favorite inner dialogue is a game I like to play called dress or decor. It’s where I compare trends in the fashion world with trends in interior design and decide how I should invest. Will you play along? First up, TASSELS! Check out some of my fashion favorites.

Tassel Trend in Fashion

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I love that tassels are having a moment in the fashion world. There is something about tassels that create a fun, flirty and carefree style. They just make me smile. Plus, you can find tassels in every type of accessory and at every price point.

Let’s talk tassels in interior design. How about “not going to translate” or “too much like the over-the-top eighties?” I beg to differ, my dear fashionistas. Tassels are swishing their way into decor as well, and I am loving all of the iterations. Take a peek at these gorgeous pieces.

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Oh, and don’t forget your mini-me’s! Here’s a sneak peek of one lucky little girl’s bedroom designed by TZD. The multi-colored tassels we added to her dresser highlight the vibrant colors of Lucy Williams‘ original art. You’ll have to wait for the full room reveal … but I promise there are more tassels!

Traci Zeller Designs Girl's Bedroom Dresser with TasselsNeed a holiday gift idea? Any little girl would love one of these adorable handmade necklaces from the “Little Bit” collection by Hands High Design. So precious, right?!! Oh, and the “grown-up” necklaces — all of which are made locally — are just as fantastic.

Hands High Designs Little Bit CollectionDo you love tassels as much as I do?  I vote dress and decor!


Isn’t Brooke great? I am In. Love. with the beautiful necklaces by Hands High Designs, which you can find at Cotswold Marketplace here in Charlotte. Oh, and here’s a hint. Big hint. Stay tuned to my Instagram for an upcoming giveaway!

sunday’s gratitude: thankfulness as a drug

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

If Thankfulness Were a Drug QuoteFascinating, right? According to Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, head of the divison of biologic psychology at Duke University Medical Center, gratitude truly makes a difference in our health. And not just our mental health! Our physical health is at stake, too. Read the entire article here.

On the subject of gratitude, I am grateful for my fantastic blog readers! Congratulations to Amanda, who will receive a digital copy of Eco-Happy: A Simple Guide Toward an Earth-Friendly Life, and Katie, who will receive a downloadable art print from Maidservant of Encouragement.