Design Style

SPEAKING AT HIGH POINT MARKET

Off we go to High Point Market to speak on the Design Panel and explore new creative furnishings – going to be so much fun!! I was asked to join Steele Marcoux, the new Editor-in-Chief of Coastal Living Magazine, as well as top designers – Meg Braff and Michael Murphy and discuss new and creative ways to incorporate color into the home.

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HIGH POINT MARKET: The World’s Home for Home Furnishings

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Current Demographics

  • 180 Buildings
  • 11.5 Million Square Feet of Show Space
  • 75,000 Attendees Each Market
  • More Than 2000 Exhibitors
  • 100+ Countries Represented
  • Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
  • Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

 

TRACEY RAPISARDI DESIGN, LLC PARTNERS WITH SOUTHERN LIVING AND COASTAL LIVING!

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SARASOTA, FL, MARCH 5, 2015 – TRACEY RAPISARDI DESIGN, LLC has been selected as a member of the Coastal Living and Southern Living Designer Network, a group of editorially recommended designers for readers of the Time Inc. titles. In late 2014, Coastal Living and Southern Living partnered to launch this brand-credentialed group of interior designers in key markets across the country.

All designers in the network have been vetted by editorial representatives of each magazine.

“Together Coastal Living and Southern Living inspire more than 20 million consumers each month with great interior design,” said Sid Evans, editor-in-chief of Southern Living. “This collaboration will allow designers the opportunity to connect with our consumers and bring the look of the magazines to life.”

“Our new Designer Network further strengthens our ties with the design community and showcases our unique roles as authorities on design to both the trade and consumers,” said Antonia van der Meer, editor-in-chief of Coastal Living.

 

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“To be asked to go into partnership with Southern Living and Coastal Living is a great honor. I look forward to working with both brands on projects that will influence the readers and viewers with style – whether it is a home, a table set for dinner, or items in your beach bag!! It will be a wonderful experience to work closely with Southern Living and Coastal Living in this great adventure.” – Tracey Rapisardi

 

 

 

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As an editorially recommended designer for readers of the Time Inc. titles (Southern Living and Coastal Living) we met in Nashville for a conference with brand-credentialed; builders and developers from across the country, sponsors of the Custom Builder Program, as well as the editors of both Southern Living and Coastal Living. What a great time we had and what creative and kind people we met!

 

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Southern Living and Coastal Living did such a seamless job in Nashville – all the details were impeccable. Even down to the registration table decorated with Nashville flower arrangement. So cute!

 

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Girl’s road trip???… Since we are located in Sarasota, FL, we thought it would be a good idea to make it a girls road trip – so we could have a little extra time to explore Nashville!

aka: shop… eat… and drink ; )

 

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A morning in Franklin, TN… Just 20 minutes from Nashville was a little dream town – from the boutiques to the restaurants! Lunch at 55 South was fantastic – and the ambiance was just what you would expect in TN.

 

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Save the best little shop for last… Ice cream… xxoo

 

 

 

THE NEW COTTAGE STYLE MAGAZINE FALL/WINTER IS OUT!!

 

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My latest spread in Cottage Style Magazine has just hit News Stands.

This Sarasota, FL cottage has a fresh Key West vibe with crisp whites and all the colors of the tropics. Pick it up on News Stands now and enjoy the Sarasota lifestyle.

 

TROPICAL SUMMER

 

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Long beach days in Sarasota Florida – though up North the dog days of Summer are coming to an end. Here on the outer islands of Sarasota, the weather is beautiful – so in designing a beach cottage it is a wonderful inspiration. Nature is all around us to give you the happy lifestyle you want and love. Have a look at this tropical beach cottage.

 

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A cottage kitchen on the outer islands of Sarasota, on the West Coast of Florida. I designed this kitchen with happy colors – island living is what it’s all about. The perfect morning place to gather for a coffee before a day at the beach.

 

 

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Slide open this fun beach door to the changing room and get your bathing suit on!! It’s a tropical Summer!

 

 

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Grab a beach towel and walk to the salty sea for a swim – or a dip in the pool. Who doesn’t love the salty air?

 

 

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I designed this pool to be the same color as the Gulf of Mexico so it would blend in with its surroundings. Swim time anyone?

 

 

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No shoe zone! Kick your shoes off and feel the cool white sand in your toes.

 

 

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Oh the colors of nature.

 

 

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Lunch time… I designed this dining room to feel like you are on the beach – oh the soothing colors. The furniture pieces were also designed by myself to capture the vibe of living by the sea.

 

 

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Beach combers were here!

 

 

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Fresh Tropical fruits to eat… Or even better – mix in your drinks!

 

 

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Getting ready for cocktail hour at 5:00… It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!!!

 

 

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A bar sink the color of Tropical water – how charming!

 

 

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The smell of fresh Pineapple is a wonderful creation thanks to mother nature.

 

 

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The perfect little spot to relax and have a cold cocktail – ahhhhhhhh!

 

 

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Snuggle up by the sea after a long day in the salty air and warm summer sea. Washed linens from Sweet Summer Linens are cool on your sun kissed skin.

 

THE NEW SEASIDE STYLE MAGAZINE IS OUT!
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The newest edition of Seaside Style Magazine is now available on news stands! It features one of my all time favorite projects that I completed ; ) You will see why!

 

This is the perfect read for a sunny day at the beach with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand! Hope you all enjoy it!! HAPPY SUMMER!!

 

 

BEACH HOUSE STYLE

Here is another project of mine just featured in the Coastal Living’s Beach House Style book. Enjoy some more 3rd floor nooks and crannies of the featured 2008 Coastal Living Idea House!

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Whether your on the West Coast, East Coast or the Gulf of Mexico in Sarasota, FL – a beach house is always a place to make memories.

A beach house third floor has always been a kids place for the summer to play with brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and beach buddies you just met. I designed the plans for this beach house keeping in mind how important it was to have this 3rd floor! Piling into the beach club of the third floor – oh what memories I have as a kid.

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A Bigger bed for the older kids is perfectly positioned with sailboat shelves and an additional cot for sleep overs. How charming are the Sweet Summer Linens?

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Always make nooks and crannies. This is the perfect nook to put the old fashioned cot. What child wouldn’t LOVE this?

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Colorful fan and beach towels!!

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Puff puff’s for everyone!!!

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A place to hang your bathing suit, towels, and summer clothing… IT’S THE BEACH!!

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Calling all beach babies!! I said this to my little beach babies as they grew up on the beach. Calling all beach babies to the Sweet Summer Linens magical tent – which my daughter Mandi designed and created. Story time… and then maybe nap time for the kids… Then cocktail time for the parents ; )

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A twin bed in a nook with boat windows above to hear the surf and smell the salt air! All the bedding was custom made by Sweet Summer Linens.

All products can be purchased through;

Tracey Rapisardi Design

Sarasota FL

941 -359-0208

TraceyRapisardiDesign.com

 

 

SUMMER BEACH COTTAGE PART 2

Here is part 2 of the Summer Beach Cottage featured in Cottage Style Bookazine by Meredith Publications. Hope you enjoy!!!

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Sweet summer cottages – whether your on the coast of Sarasota FL or on the eastern seaboard… There’s nothing like being by the sea!!

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Welcome to the summer cottage!

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Everyone needs a porch by the sea.

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Cutting flowers from the garden to make the cottage feel welcoming to all it’s guests.

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A place to sit and be happy, after a swim in the ocean.

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Ocean air throughout the cottage.

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Watermelon is a summer treat in Sarasota FL… Endless summer – you have to love it!!

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All the fresh ocean air and the summer sun. There’s nothing like jumping in a bed of fresh linens made by sweet summer linens.

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Fresh linens with the smell of roses and ocean air blowing in… ahh!! Please don’t end!

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Pretty!

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A bed to snuggle up in. Oh those sweet summer linens – second floor loft that over looks the sea – what a dream!

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Details, details, details!!

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Check out more of this cottage at Cottage Style.

A SMALL COTTAGE ON CHARMING NANTUCKET ISLAND

Stone driveway

A small charming cottage with beach rocks in front for your parking spot.

Cottage back

A grassy casual path to the front door. Simple, simple, simple.

Place for Hats and bags

A fun place to hang your beach bags and hats.

Room to live in

I try not to do the red, white and blue theme on the homes I do on Nantucket. This is one where I did not follow that path. This lovely room with its ice pink walls and colorful pillows is not traditional. (I will bring you this soon in another blog.)

Nook

The kitchen nook with a bedroom off the kitchen is a true small cottage making space for everything. Charming, charming, charming. Instead of formal cabinetry, I used vintage pieces for the cabinets. Add a fun table and mix up!

Basket in Laundry Room

A small place for your laundry. I striped the walls to make it fun and unique.

Shelves with dishes

Took doors off to make open shelving. Found vintage fire king dishes to mix in with newer dishes, which looks great with the color of the fire king. The old breadbox is perfect.

comfy bedroom

Old iron bed with vintage fabric pillows from Sweet Summer. All the linens are from Sweet Summer in this project. What a great place to snuggle in after a long day in the sun and salt air.

Arbor

The side path to the garden terrace. All the homes in town on Nantucket make the most out of the tiniest yards. All with great style.

Path to Garden Terrace

What a spot to sit and have a cocktail.

Area to sit

Sitting amongst the beautiful hydrangeas.

Picking white pumpkins

The garden house behind the cottage has whimsical gardens and is a place we could all enjoy. Always get the white pumpkins. I’m a white pumpkin girl!

Nantucket cove

The quaint harbor of Nantucket. I have done numerous projects here and have a special spot in my heart for it. More on Nantucket to come!

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