the latest on studio 202

Studio 202 Conference RoomLisa Mende and I cannot believe that it’s been almost a year since we signed the lease on our shared design studio, which we’ve lovingly dubbed Studio 202 (after the street address).  A huge thank you to Queen City Exclusive for the fantastic article in their latest issue

QC Exclusive March 2015If you haven’t read Queen City Exclusiveand you care at all about the coolest happenings in townyou really must!

Studio 202 in QC ExclusiveTo celebrate the one year anniversary of our lease signing, we’re giving the studio a bit of a refresher.  You know we designers like to experiment with new things … so you’ll see a new look debuting very soon.  Perhaps we’ll have a grand opening anniversary party!

Studio 202 Sitting AreaIf you’ve had your eye on any of the gorgeous art or furniture, act now!   Here are a few of my “in store” favorites …

Harrison Blackford Dry the RainHarrison Blackford‘s “Dry the Rain” original painting

Infinity Rings Sculpture

Infinity Rings sculpture


Alexis Walter Art 2Alexis Walter‘s original artLyra SculptureLooped natural iron sculpture

Julie Robinson Octopus GardenJulie Robinson‘s “Octopus Garden” original art

Thanks to Lisa’s and my busy schedules with client work — for which we are very grateful — Studio 202 is open by appointment only, so let us know when you’d like to stop by!  Or just send us an email with what you are interested in and we’ll get back to you absolutely as soon as possible.

friday’s find: lucite easel

Traci Zeller Designs Brass Art Easel VignetteYears ago, I purchased this brass easel to display a favorite Jane Booth painting.  I simply cannot create an interior without artwork and — in a room with very little wall space, like my wine room — an easel is the perfect way to create a tabletop display.  Unfortunately for the many people who have inquired after seeing this photo, that particular easel was long ago discontinued … and I’ve been unable to find a similar replacement ever since.  To make matters worse?  My easel also came with a very affordable price tag — which left more money to spend on the art!

Wisteria Lucite Easel T12052_02But guess what I spotted.  Wisteria is now carrying an acrylic easel!  If there’s anything I love as much as brass, it’s most definitely lucite.  Lucite works in both traditional and contemporary interiors … and it won’t compete with the artwork.   Best of all?  The easel comes with Wisteria’s affordable price tag.

The only question in my mind is — how many should I buy?

*** updated January 18, 2014 ***

RH Metal Artists EaselRestoration Hardware carries a very similar easel in oil-rubbed bronze and polished nickel.  Too bad they left out brass, huh?  But I love mixing metals … which makes these easels a fantastic option.  Thanks to super-savvy blog reader Tonya for sharing this info!

Interior design by Traci Zeller, Inc.; photo by Dustin Peck Photography.  Lucite easel photo via Wisteria.  Polished nickel easel photo via RH.  

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