Tracey Paulson has been a Design and Sales Consultant at Seigles for 4 years. She works in the Mundelein showroom. We sat down with her to get to know more about what makes her tick. Read on to find out more about her thoughts on kitchen design, her guilty pleasure, and her most thrilling adventure.
What is your favorite project you’ve worked on and why?
There are so many. Most recently, though, I had a great time working on a condo remodel in Lake Geneva. The transformation was unbelievable. Once listed, the property sold within a week.
What is your favorite option in today’s kitchens?
I don’t have a favorite option, but I love how today we are making kitchens so inviting and interesting by utilizing a mixture of finishes, textures, and surfaces. I also love that kitchens are more well designed with multi-tasking areas.
Over your many years in the business, what was the worst design trend you encountered?
Worst is hard to say, as many trends had their popularity in their day. But I’m still not a fan of putting microwaves over the cooktop.
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Beef tri-tip roast with a roasted garlic and pepper marinade, new potatoes, and fresh asparagus.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Jelly Belly’s (although I really don’t feel guilty about it).
What is the most thrilling thing you’ve ever done?
It was a two part adventure of ziplining a twelve-cable course from the top of a mountain located in Jaco Beach on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. This was followed by horseback riding and stopping at a rainforest swimming pool with a natural slide. I saw amazing wildlife—-spottings of toucans and white-faced monkeys.
What is your favorite room in your house?
The kitchen of course. The heart of the home.
If you had a 25 hour day while everyone else has only 24, what would you do with your extra time?
What is the top item on your bucket list?
To visit a Dude Ranch in Montana.
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