"Tracey's advice was invaluable - whilst the final decision was left to me I valued Tracey’s input greatly and was often guided by her thoughts..."
Following a recommendation made to me I met with Tracey in my home.
My main reason for seeking Tracey's assistance was to find the right shade of blue for a feature wall I wanted to do in my lounge room. I had experimented with a few shades of blue but was unable to find the right shade and I also needed assistance with coordinating furnishings etc. with this particular colour. The end result has been a total transformation of my home which I am extremely happy with. After around 16 years without redecoration, most things in my home, for example, carpets, wall coverings, kitchen/bathroom, needed updating with more of a modern touch.
I spoke with Tracey about the shade of blue I wanted and that in time I would like to update my kitchen. Tracey talked with me about her expertise and how she would be able to assist me. She began by noting down all the things I wanted to do and she suggested a plan of how we could do these things taking into account the budget that I had. Tracey also made suggestions and presented a number of really exciting possibilities for me to consider. She also asked me if there were items of furniture etc that were important to me so she would know how to incorporate these in our plans to the best advantage.
As the plan evolved Tracey was always mindful to present options within the framework of my budget. Tracey used her contacts to ensure the best prices possible both in terms of tradesman and suppliers. Tracey accompanied me on all visits to select items and was always on hand to provide me with advice about how each selection would work with other choices we had made. If I saw items that I liked I would always take a photo and email to Tracey for her to look at and give me her opinion. Tracey's advice was invaluable - whilst the final decision was left to me I valued Tracey’s input greatly and was often guided by her thoughts - I was never disappointed or regretted any decision that I made and in seeking Tracey's opinion was always confident of a positive outcome.
I am so happy and excited with the total transformation of my home. It is something I could never have imagined or achieved without Tracey's guidance, support and assistance.
"I enjoyed working with Tracey and found she was extremely well organised and knowledgeable about many products and would highly recommend her to anyone for any type of decorating or renovating..."
After 30 years of use our kitchen needed an update.
I hadn’t a clue where to start so got in touch with Tracey through the ‘houzz’ site. I was so very glad to have her help. She had fantastic ideas from the beginning – made me feel very comfortable with her suggestions – and was able to put me in touch with a kitchen renovation company and came with me to choose bench tops and cupboard colours. Tracey has helped me with choosing a style of kitchen, placement of stove, hot plates, fridge etc.
Tracey came with me to choose those items (stove, hot plates, dishwasher, microwave etc) and co- ordinated with me for choices of wall colours. I enjoyed working with Tracey and found she was extremely well organised and knowledgeable about many products and would highly recommend her to anyone for any type of decorating or renovating in their home. Thanks Tracey.
"Tracey was respectful of our vision and helped us to make our home something beautiful to look at...."
I couldn’t recommend Tracey Griggs of Trace of elegance more highly.
Not only is she an amazing designer, she is also very easy to work with, having just the right mix of professionalism and friendliness. Tracey was respectful of our vision and helped us to make our home something beautiful to look at, but also practical to live in. She taylors her choices and style to suit her client and guides rather than dictates. Trace was recommended to us from several sources and certainly see why, she is awesome!
"...her grace, her attention to detail and her sense of humor were instrumental in turning our building project into our forever home..."
My husband and I had a dream of building our forever home on top of our hill out in the country.
We designed a floor plan to suit our family and our life style. We then engaged a builder for our project. We had a binder full of pages from magazines with ideas that we wanted incorporated into our home. My husband and I had strong differing opinions when it came to color palettes. In addition, my husband enjoyed the research and the running around involved in checking out every little detail. As a busy mum, I did not.
My husband and I knew what we wanted. We knew we wanted quality. We knew we wanted reasonable costs. We also knew we needed help. We were new to Tasmania from California and we were not familiar with the area and its vendors and suppliers. We needed the help of a decorator to guide us and to mediate us through the process of building our dream home.
We found the help we needed through Trace of Elegance. Tracey Griggs saved us a huge amount of time and effort by directing and accompanying us to the vendors who were suited to our project. Any building project is stressful. Tracey’s help diffused much of that stress. Her professionalism, her grace, her attention to detail, and her sense of humor were instrumental in turning our building project into our forever home.
Without pause, Trace of Elegance has my highest recommendation to anyone undertaking a building or renovation project.
"Tracey took the time to get to know me..."
I have moved here without furniture and into a home requiring some renovations.
Tracey has been a lifesaver. She is knowledgeable, efficient, organised, thorough, and fun to work with. She has helped me with everything from paint colours, picking out furniture, window shades, bed linens, and just being a great listener. Tracey has great ideas and design concepts. She took the time to get to know me so she could understand what would suit me as a person. She listened to my ideas and was easy to talk to and was never condescending when it came to my lack of decorating sense.
She has worked well with my contractor dealing with the renovation and has been a great middleman. I have enjoyed working and spending time with Tracey and highly recommend her for any job.
"The overwhelm turned into delight and satisfaction..."
With a kitchen renovation and new sunroom extension about to happen, the myriad of choices for tiling, bench top and cupboard materials and paint colours for exterior weatherboards and fascia and interior walls, were completely overwhelming.
We didn’t know the quality of the materials we were faced with until Tracey reduced the potential possibilities down to a few. The overwhelm turned into delight and satisfaction. She then selected the best combination taking everything into consideration. Throughout the selections process we were always included in the decision-making process as she explained what she was doing and why and amended the end result so we were completely happy.
Tracey returned our phone calls promptly when she wasn’t able to respond right away. We are completely happy with Tracey’s service and design ideas and would recommend her with confidence.