You Have To See This Garden Room designed by Traci Zeller

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Photo credit Katie Charlotte Photography

The under appreciated garden room is so often in the periphery to the main living area. But when designed correctly, these spaces can be an escape — a true haven for relaxation and comfort — that brings the outdoors inside. That’s exactly what interior designer Traci Zeller did to transform this particular space. Due to its utilitarian past, this garden room never really got a lot of love, architecturally speaking, Charlotte Designer Traci Zeller tells us. Crooked exposed beams and exposed brick walls are the space’s hallmarks. Traci says she wouldn’t have dreamt of covering these up in the redesign process.

“They’re a nod to the home’s past,” Traci explained. “I believe in completely owning who and what you are and making it amazing, and the same goes for this room. That said, that didn’t  mean it couldn’t be a completely beautifully furnished space.”

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Photo credit Katie Charlotte Photography, Charlotte Designer Traci Zeller

Traci painted the ceiling of the garden room pink, and chose shades of brown; a rich, grassy green; and the prettiest blooming pale pinks and fuchsias. As a result, Traci achieved a garden-inspired color palette. She also incorporated her love of texture with a soft, nubby chenille, natural linen, and rich velvet. The design “fits” with the home’s more formal rooms. It honors the room’s humble origins and simple bones. 

The artwork over the chairs is by William McClure, represented by Anne Nielson Fine Art, the carpet is “Antilocarpa” in Almond by Stark Carpet, the floor lamp is Circa Lighting, and the herringbone throws and pink pottery jars are Ballard Designs.


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