Design Services

As you know, I love to create lovely comfortable spaces…on a budget. I am now offering this service to you my readers and friends. Are you searching for just what to do in a certain space in your house? If so, I may be able to help. Sometimes all it takes it a fresh pair of eyes. It is truly a passion for me to make a difference in a space that will make it more livable.

Here is how it works:

You set the price and you pay for what you need. Bottom line. Everything is a la carte. If you only need help picking a paint color…but you feel confident about accessories…then that is all you will pay for. Some services will only be available to local friends.

Here are some past examples of some design boards…. (they come complete with a buying list and prices for each item)

Design Services

I add photos here often, so keep checking in. Below are examples of rooms I have designed as well as design plans for clients….

Photos from Homearama 2016 (Louisville New Home showcase)

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15 thoughts on “Design Services

  1. Maria Sison


    I saw your DIY on your floors. I was wondering what paint you used as I want to refinish my contractor grade floors, which I know can’t be sanded due it being engineered wood.

    I want to make it a darker wood grain. Can I use Minwax for floors over the existing and just place a polyurethane coat to save it from my huge Akita dog?


    1. Tracie Post author

      Hi there! I am not sure about applying a poly to engineered floors. Typically you need to sand a surface and re apply a poly otherwise the poly will just lay on the surface and not penetrate. I am wondering if you would be better off using a wood conditioner that may help to darken the floor.

  2. Alex

    Hello Tracie!

    I stumbled upon your YouTube channel 5 weeks ago and I’m glad I did :) I have already pulled up the carpet from my stairs and refinished them the same way that you did yours. They turned out great! My next project will be painting my master bedroom floor. I’ve read your articles here and watched the video as well. I’m thinking about doing a checkerboard design on a diagonal. I’ve never painted an interior floor this way before. I know that you used Porter paint in a gloss sheen which looks great. However, my concern is with such a high sheen seeing lap marks. I know that you did small sections with a small hand held roller. My question is : why didn’t you paint most of the floor with a roller on an extension so that you could do it standing up and get it done faster? Also, is the Porter painted floor easy to clean? Thanks so much for your great blog! You’re truly an inspiration Traci!!

    1. Tracie Post author

      Hi there! I didn’t use a longer roller because I wanted the fine nap and also I wanted to work in smaller sections. I went from brush to roller often and I found it easier to work on the floor;) I used a steamer on the floor to clean it…very easy!

  3. Alex

    Hello again Tracie,

    I just realized that you had answered my previous question. I didn’t get an email notification. Anyway, I notice here on your site that you offer a service on advice of furniture placement. I have a large family room and would like some advice on furniture arrangements for that room. I’ve had my couch, chairs, and tables in the same places for 4 years now and I’d like to change things but there are limitations with the room so I’m not sure what to do. If I buy the furniture placement service, how is information exchanged back and forth so that you have everything that you need to know about my room in order to advise me? I really do need a different perspective on my family room.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

  4. Joy Feemster

    Hi Tracie – I was one of the lucky people who won a room redesign suggestion by you. I’ve never heard anything since you emailed me a number of months ago, I know you’ve been moving and busy. Just wondered if you still had the pics of my living room and were going to be able to advise me on how to re-do the room. Thanks a bunch! JOY

  5. Bethany

    I am in desperate need of some design advice. My mom purchased a 1945 baby grand piano for my husband my girls. The piano room is to the immediate left when you come into our house. Could you please offer some ideas for the piano room and entryway? We live in south Alabama, and I love all things traditionally southern, but with a modern twist. I love your blog, and I am so hoping you can help!

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  10. Linda W

    Hello Tracie, I have a question on what you offer for design services. I work from home and am in my office for many hours most days. I would like to design it so that it’s comfortable, cozy, and functional. My decor is rustic and I have that theme in my office as well. Even though I need the functionality of two computer monitors, a printer and storage I would like to be able to “hide” some of these electronics when not in use. I have a beautiful country setting I want to be able to see out the windows but yet not have computer glare. We are not opposed to removing some of the long wall closet to make this work. This could be a big challenge. :)

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