Design With a Purpose

Tracee Strong of Nuvo Home Creates Dream Interiors for Homeowners With Purpose

Article by Heide Brandes

Photography by Kimberly Richelle

Originally published in OKC City Lifestyle

When Julie and Dusty Smith bought their home in the Black Oak neighborhood in north Edmond, they bought a space with impressive windows that overlooked the pond and the trees that blanketed the property. With such a beautiful home, Julie knew she wanted the help of an interior designer to make the space exactly what she wanted.

She read an article about Nuvo Home, an interior design boutique, and its founder, Tracee Strong. 

"She's done an excellent job of working on the house and making everything come together," Julie says. "I didn't want too much of a farmhouse trend or too much of a traditional trend. So that kind of stared me more toward maybe a contemporary look."

Tracee was able to take the natural elements that the windows looked out on and combine it with a fresh, contemporary look that incorporates color, angles and functionality. The two-phase interior design project makes the Smith home not only striking, but comfortable and natural as well.

"Phase one was the living area because they didn't have a sofa, so it was a top priority. We found the perfect sofa from the Nuvo custom line from Black Label. Once we figured the sofa, that led to all of the rest of the design. With the beautiful wood shelving that they have, it all tied together well," Tracee says. 

In addition to the living room, Tracee and Nuvo Home also designed the office, master bedroom, guest bedroom and daughter Blakely's bedroom. The new addition of a theater room and dance practice room were phase two.

"My favorite room is the master bedroom. I hardly ever leave it," Julie says. "I just love the colors of gray, blush and teal."

The majority of the pieces in the Smith home were part of Nuvo's custom lines. Nuvo Home is eclectic-global-inspired, with new and vintage vibes that live in color. Tracee is also now taking on design clients for the spring season.

"With my consultation, I like sit down with clients and talk, not just about the space. I talk to them about their family and what’s important to them. At the end of the day, I feel like their home is ultimately their happy place, and it should be a great reflection of who they are," Tracee says. "I want my client to say, ‘Wow, this place looks amazing. I love it, and it looks so much like me.’ My ultimate reward is when my client says, “Yeah, I hired Tracee. She inspired me, and I love my new space.'"

For more information, visit Nuvo Home at

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