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Meet Our Interior Designer...we call her The Compulsive Decorator

Tracie Compulsive Decorator
Hi, my name is Tracie Newcomb. I work for the Taylor Homes Group although I prefer to say that it's not a job but something I love to do.What I love to do is work with clients coordinating colors and décor. You might even say I'm compulsive…in a good way!
My goal is to make the process enjoyable and as stress free as possible. I began working at the Taylor Homes Group as a, not so desperate housewife, in search of a part-time job.
But before that, I was spending more time at home raising my two daughters, and I was easily transported into the world of home design and décor through the magical living spaces of HGTV, with folks like Lynette Jennings and who can forget Christopher Lowell! With two in diapers, it was my refuge and hobby. I am a magazine and decorating book junkie. No amount of therapy can cure this addiction! Come on, I know I'm not alone…you are just afraid to admit it. I've tested the patience of my husband on many occasions by tearing  things off walls and experimenting with paints and fabrics. Mike has come home and found paneling ripped off walls in places where whimsy and inspiration dictate the direction of work rather than male-oriented logic and budgets…and so…sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to speed up the "honey-do-list".
Decorating is always on my mind…What can I do next? If I were to paint that house, what color would I paint it? What's on sale at Hobby Lobby this week? Apparently my addictions are obvious to others. A friend will call and say, I have a décor dilemma, "Can you meet me at Hobby Lobby?" And I say, "I'll be there in five, the laundry can wait." 
I started out working in reception and fumbled my way into the "building side" of the company. Thankfully, a friend of mine put in a word for me, and I was offered the opportunity to work with Taylor Homes Group clients and on THG production homes that are designed and put together in-house. It's something that I love to do and I enjoy helping our clients find their inner HGTV souls. Sometimes I stray a little from the conservative perspective that is familiar to most homebuilders and Brent escorts me back from HGTV land to reasonable cost land, but somehow I've found a happy medium of splashing color and style and personality while reconciling that with budgets and spreadsheets. It's always a challenge when your budget isn't Warren Buffet-like.
When I first meet customers, they often say, "I don't really know anything about colors or decorating." The truth is, you do know what you like and it is just a matter of putting it all together. So what's your style profile? If you don't know, we can figure it out together and before you know it, you will be packing and moving into your new THG home.   

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