“word to the wise” wednesday — cathy kincaid

Word to the Wise Cathy KincaidHave you read the latest House Beautiful?  Cathy Kincaid explains how she infused a traditional Dallas home with the feel of an English country estate, the result of which is beautifully featured in the magazine.  What I found even more refreshing, however, was her candid interview!

It takes a village, right?  I am so grateful for the village that makes it possible to do what I do.

“word to the wise” wednesday — ann maine

Everyone Loves Color Ann MaineWise words from Ann Maine, the editor-in-chief of Traditional Home magazine, don’t you think?

CitySophisticate-postcardfinal-600x400Speaking of color … have you taken the “What’s Your Color Personality?” quiz with Tobi Fairley and CR Laine?  I’m a City Sophisticate — no surprise there — which totally means I need a pair of these chairs.  Right?  Right.

Tobi Fairley for CR Laine Upholstered ScreenCR Laine has long been a favorite vendor of mine and Tobi Fairley is known for her bright, bold and tailored designs, so this collection is sure to knock everyone’s socks off at market.  What makes it even more special to me, however, is that both Tobi and Holly Blalock (the VP of Merchandising and Marketing at CR Laine) have been two of my biggest mentors and cheerleaders — and for that I will always be grateful.  Plus, the designs are bound to be phenomenal with a capital PH … and I will be filling you in every step of the way!!!

Follow me on Instagram (@tracizeller) for real-time updates, but also know, sweet friends, that I will have a full recap on the blog after market ends.  Oh, and for a teensy taste of why I adore Tobi, be sure to read what she wrote last Saturday.     I don’t do it all, either — but I do a lot … and I love every minute of it!

traci zeller