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hosting for the holidays? last minute tips to spruce up

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Do you realize there are only two weekends until Christmas? Holy moly. My shopping list is still a mile long … and it feels like every night is already scheduled with holiday parties and get-togethers. Plus, I’m wearing the hostess hat more than once this year — which means the list is even longer.

Five Last Minute Ways to Welcome Guests1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. (I buy Dee Dee’s at Whole Foods!) // 6.

Is the party at your house? Or did your friend send a last-minute text to say she’s stopping over with cookies? Of course, the most important thing to remember is that true friends don’t care what your house looks like; they love you for you! But we all want to put our “best foot forward” and to make everyone who comes into our homes feel comfortable and welcome.

Traci Zeller Charlotte Today December 2015Last week, I visited the Charlotte Today show to share a few tricks to help you feel comfortable welcoming guests into your home. Even better? These are all things you can do at the very last minute — with stuff you can keep on hand. No need to panic; you’ve got this!



tzd press: homearama in charlotte urban home

Monday, October 5th, 2015

HomeArama 2015 Cheval Living Room Traci Zeller DesignsI’m thrilled to share the HomeArama house I designed is featured in the October issue of Charlotte Urban Home magazine — and also Triangle Urban Home! For so many reasons — which are way too long to describe here — I am beyond proud of how this house turned out. Tap me on the shoulder the next time we meet in person, and we’ll chat over a cup of coffee. Of course, you’ve probably read more of the back story in my earlier blog posts.

Did I share that the house was voted Best Overall Home by the Charlotte Homebuilders Association? It was an amazing honor to work with Frank Snodgrass of Building Graphics and Arcadia Custom Homes — and even more of an honor to create a beautiful home for a young family.

Charlotte Urban Home October 2015 CoverFor more scoop, be sure to pick up the new issue of Charlotte Urban Home or Triangle Urban Home! For those of you who are not in either Charlotte or the Raleigh/Durham area, you can find the article online. Now if you’ll excuse me while I do my happy dance …

Photo by Dustin Peck Photography for Traci Zeller Designs.