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November 2012
Entrance Design
Inspiration: Rumi
Blue 2 Green
Best of Essex
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Entrance hall design 
project of the month

"Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?
Can one really explain this? No."   Pablo Picasso

entrance hall decorative paint  

Luscious layers of dried powdered pigments and drippy wet glaze by Mulligan & Phillips - Master Decorative Painters transformed this blank slate of a new construction hallway into a work of art.  Check out the whole space (red runner and cool lighting) here.

Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky,
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.

Do it now.


~ Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Mindful Living & Green Design --
Blue 2 Green

1,333 recycled jeans = 1 ton saved from the landfill
500 recycled jeans = insulation for 1 house

recycling blue jeans into home insulation

You all know I am a BIG fan of recycled denim insulation and use it whenever I can. Here's a shot from the Internship page of my website showing UltraTouch insulation being installed in one of my kitchen remodeling projects.  But not until yesterday did I discover a way to donate used jeans to the process.  Well, get ready because I'm gearing up for a Denim Drive!  Save your ripped & shredded jeans - don't throw them away. 
Best of Essex contest

Best of Essex 2012
The results are in: I got 3rd place in the Interior Design category. 

1st and 2nd place were won by local retail home furnishing stores.

Thanks to all of you who supported me and voted!  And congratulations to all the winners.

Featured in many national publications, Tracey's award winning kitchen and bath design showcases her innovative design sensibility and her exceptional and confident use of color.  Also offered - whole house design services including paint color consultations and furnishings.

If you are ready to redesign your living space, or know someone who is, contact me at 973-202-8130 or tracey@traceystephens.com, and please share this newsletter with your whole wide world!

Tracey Stephens,
Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc