dressed to impress with TRADhome

Do you dress to impress?

TRADHome Spring 2014 CoverHigh Point Furniture Market is as close as I get to Fashion Week*, so I’ve been busily sprucing up my wardrobe.  There may be a couple of Addison Weeks pieces winging their way to me!

Addison Weeks Jenkins Clutch Multi PastelI love a well-organized and well-edited closet, and I use an oversized mirror to make sure I’m pulled together before I leave the house.  Unless you catch me at the grocery store around 11 pm … in which case all bets are off.      

Dressed to Impress Article 1But what I’ve never had is a dressing table … which might be why I had such a good time picking out my favorites for the latest issue of TRADhome Magazine!  But first things first — remember Kara Cox’s bedroom in the Traditional Home showhouse at Adamsleigh?  To. Die. For.

Kara Cox Bedroom Photo by Stacey Van BerkelThe bedroom was so beautiful and feminine without being overdone.  No wonder TRADhome picked Kara’s vanity vignette as the leading example!  Oh, and talk about dressed to impress.  Kara is just the cutest.  

Traci Zeller Quote in TRADhome MagIt was such a tough decision, but I chose the Barbara Barry classic from Baker Furniture.

Baker Furniture No 3487 Barbara Barry Dressing TableThe shape is so graceful and beautiful, and — with the variety of available finishes — the vanity can take on just about any personality.  I’m particularly fond of the lacquer finishes, although this fruitwood is yummy.   But you’ll have to read TRADhome Magazine to find out how I’d style it!

Made Goods Sorin DeskMy other two choices were the Cambridge Console by Priley Lane — which Hillary Thomas also chose, so yippee to that! — and the Sorin Desk by Made Goods.  I’m using the Sorin Desk in a still-hush-hush-but-I-can’t-wait-to-share project that will go live in June.  Think fresh, fabulous and floral!

Do you use a dressing table?  Or would you?

* The one exception?  My fabulous trip with Brizo to the Jason Wu fashion show!

TRADhome Magazine’s Early Spring 2014 issue is available here.  “Dressed to Impress” vanity vignette by Kara Cox Interiors; photo by John Bessler for Traditional Home.  Adamsleigh showhouse bedroom by Kara Cox Interiors; photo by Stacey Van Berkel.  Product photos via Addison WeeksBaker Furniture and Made Goods

spotlight on trend-forward accessories

There’s no better way to update your home than with trend-forward accessories.  Although it’s not realistic to get an entirely new look from a pillow or two, you can absolutely freshen a space with a few well-chosen pieces.

Traci Zeller Jacinda Garabito WCCB News RisingIt was a joy to share my ideas for doing exactly that on WCCB News Rising!   During my brief segment, Jacinda and I covered …

Traci Zeller Pillow Multi Stripe in Aquaanother peek at my pillow line …

Lucy Williams Artartwork by the fabulously talented Lucy Williams, soon to be displayed (and for sale!) in Lisa’s and my new studio

Infinity Rings Sculptureand one of my very favorite objets (wish you could hear my kiddos say that in their French accents).  And there you have it — shimmer, mixed metals, and watercolors!

Which spring trends are your favorites?

Art by Lucy Williams.   Pillow by Traci Zeller for Design Accents

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