The sun peaks through the store windows in Mountain Brook Village to show off the modern, artsy feel of Tracery: its unique light fixtures, various modern patterned pillows, lamps for any room, colorful throws, chalk board wall hangings, soaps and candles, tables and chairs, and seemingly endless walls of abstract paintings and realist prints. Affordable-priced pieces sit amongst more pricey products.
What you see in Tracery gives you a taste of the interiors the firm creates all over the country.
“While the store is high-end, it is also fresh and modern as we try to mix in color and patterns for a younger feel,” designer Doug Davis said.
Owner and founder Paige Schnell opened Tracery Interiors in 2004 at Rosemary Beach. At the request of Mountain Brook customers, they opened an additional location in Mountain Brook Village in October of 2010. They shared space with Paige Albright Orientals until moving into their own location on Montevallo Road. Tracery is delighted to be a part of creating dream homes for so many families in the surrounding area.
The nationally recognized firm has designers that have worked in cities across the country. The company has worked on beach houses, lake houses, restaurants, offices and homes from Montana, Nantucket, and throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast.
“Incorporating new ideas with clients is the best part about working in interior design,” designer Hannon Kirk Doody said.
Tracery’s work has been featured in Southern Living, Food & Wine, Birmingham Home & Garden, Vanity Fair and VIE. They also worked on a Southern Living idea house in 2009 and have been chosen to work on this year’s house in Senoia, Ga.
Tracery is currently working on about 10 to 12 projects, two of which are in the Birmingham area. The furnishing firm’s staff looks forward to getting to know families throughout the area and accommodating their interior needs.
While they are a national firm, Tracery values the community in which they work. Their storefront’s walls feature original work by local artists Laura Beers and Mila Hirsch.
“It’s exciting to get the local community of Birmingham involved with Tracery,” Davis said.
Working on Mountain Brook houses is exciting for Davis, whose home was featured in last year’s Independent Presbyterian Church House tour in Birmingham.
“The best part about working in this business is getting close with the families you work with while helping them plan their home,” Davis said. “It’s fun to drive by and watch the renovation process everyday in your own neighborhood.”