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of three, and I get that spills happen, so I try to outfit my clients’ homes with durable materials that stand up to life’s little messes. Our first priority is to provide a beautiful living space that our clients are eager to come home to. Secondly, we want that beauty to last, so we equip most of our projects with indoor/outdoor fabrics and rugs, scrubbable paint and nonporous surfaces like quartz. Many of our clients entertain frequently and feel at ease knowing that their sleek white sofa sourced by TCI can withstand the occasional spilled red wine.”


Connell walks every client


through a detailed planning process. She works carefully with


each client’s vision and lifestyle in order to achieve the best end product possible, whether it is a classic residence, a luxury barn or a high-rise condominium. A part of that groundwork is exe- cuting a scaled design plan with elevations and space allocations that allow correct furniture pro- portion the first time. “People come to me for a beautiful, functional and well-thought- out home,” Connell stresses. “I make it my goal to grasp my clients’ aspirations, learn their stories, understand their day- to-day, and develop a rapport while creating the design plan.” From there, she sources unique furnishings and builds pieces that combine form and


function, specifically for their day-to-day use. Each proj- ect concludes with Connell’s favorite part, the reveal. “I love seeing my clients’ faces after an installation. After all the prepa- ration, bringing together a well-balanced space that combines their vision and gorgeous furnishings, all with a hint my signature style—it’s priceless.”


Connell is a prime example of the success that can result from pursuing your talents and passions. “I love the fact that I am able to use my creativity


in such a capacity, whether it is design, business planning or marketing,” she says. Lucky for the Dallas area, this


entrepreneur is using her talents to bring beautiful and long- lasting interiors to clients every day. 2


TRACI CONNELL INTERIORS 4950 Westgrove Drive, Suite 120 Dallas, TX 75248 972-523-6157


traciconnellinteriors.com


Emma Burleigh is a part-time freelance writer living in Dallas.


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