About Tracy

Buyer Select was established in 2015 by Interior Designer Tracy Svendsen with the mission to provide simple, effective, and easy-to-follow home decorating ideas. Tracy spent one year studying Interior Design at Montana State University and four years attending Ryerson University, where she received her degree in Design in 1993. She has worked as a designer in various residential and commercial applications, including designing several wilderness resorts. Tracy’s work has been featured in publications such as Log Home Living Magazine and she has contributed articles on home design ideas for over 15 years. Tracy was also a partner in a log home company for 13 years that shipped handcrafted log homes worldwide, offering clients rustic and farmhouse decorating services.

Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas

2024-05-31T09:53:31-07:00By |Coastal Decorating Ideas, Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles|

Escape to the tranquil shores with these ten modern coastal decorating ideas to transform your home into a serene retreat. Whether you live by the beach or simply long for the calming atmosphere of the coast, these design tips will bring the soothing essence of the ocean into your everyday surroundings.

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Urban Earthy Interiors

2024-05-20T10:51:14-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles, Modern Rustic Decorating Ideas|

Urban, earthy & au naturel, these stunning spaces accomplish their balance and sophistication through layering textures, keeping color schemes to a minimum, and incorporating organic and monochromatic accents. Here, you will find urban, earthy decorating ideas that will bring the essence of nature indoors.

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California Cool Design

2024-05-31T09:53:29-07:00By |Farmhouse Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles|

Step into the laid-back allure of California cool and infuse it effortlessly into your home decor. From the sun-soaked shores of Malibu to the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, the essence of California's effortless, eclectic style can grace your living space. Embrace the organic textures, earthy tones, and a blend of indoor-outdoor elements that define California's signature aesthetic. 

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Interior Design Styles

2024-05-19T12:39:26-07:00By |Bohemian Decorating Ideas, Coastal Decorating Ideas, Farmhouse Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles, Modern Luxury Decorating Ideas, Modern Rustic Decorating Ideas|

There are many different interior design styles, and choosing one that resonates with us as individuals can be challenging. Each style has its distinct features and can be customized to fit your taste and lifestyle. Whether you prefer a cozy farmhouse vibe or a sleek and modern look, there is a design style that can help you create the home of your dreams.

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Vintage Decorating Ideas

2024-05-20T10:13:50-07:00By |French Country Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles|

Step back in time and add a touch of nostalgia to your home with these charming vintage decorating ideas. Vintage decor is a timeless trend reflecting our appreciation for the past. From antique furniture to retro-inspired accessories, there are countless ways to infuse your space with vintage charm.

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Decorating with Color

2024-05-20T10:43:15-07:00By |Bedroom Decorating Ideas, Dining Room Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Kitchen Ideas, Living Room Ideas|

Welcome to the vibrant world of interior design, where color becomes a powerful tool for transforming a space. This article will explore the art of decorating with color and discover how it can breathe life into your home.

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Decorating with White

2024-06-02T14:30:52-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles|

Step into a world of timeless elegance with the transformative power of white. An alluring canvas for creativity, white is more than just a color—it's a statement. From the serene tranquility, it brings to a space to its ability to reflect an abundance of natural light, white holds the unmatched potential to breathe new life into your home. 

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Decorating with Blue

2024-05-19T12:40:06-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Coastal Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles|

Are you looking to add a cool and calming touch to your living space? Look no further than the color blue. From deep navy to vibrant turquoise, there are endless shades of blue to choose from when decorating your home. Discover how shades of blue evoke moods and complement different design styles.

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Scandinavian Decorating Ideas

2024-06-11T10:14:04-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles, Scandinavian Decorating Ideas|

Delve into the stunning realm of Scandinavian design, filled with minimalism, functionality, and striking aesthetics. Whether you are a fan of clean lines, muted color palettes, or cozy textures, these inspiring Scandinavian decorating ideas will help you transform your home into a sanctuary of tranquility and style.

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Bohemian Style Decorating

2024-05-19T15:21:55-07:00By |Bohemian Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles|

Embrace the eclectic and unconventional nature of the bohemian style to transform your living space into a sanctuary that reflects your unique personality. With a mix of vibrant colors, patterns, and textures, a bohemian home exudes warmth and character.

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Modern Rustic Design Ideas

2024-06-02T14:30:56-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles, Modern Rustic Decorating Ideas|

Step into a world where style meets warmth with these ten modern rustic decorating ideas. Rustic charm has long been admired for its cozy appeal, and now you can effortlessly blend it with contemporary elegance. Whether you want to revamp your entire home or add a rustic flair to specific rooms, this article will guide you through the process.

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How to Make Charcuterie Boards

2024-05-19T15:15:32-07:00By |Food & Beverages, Home Decorating Ideas|

Are you ready to elevate your entertaining game with a show-stopping charcuterie board? From savory cured meats to artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, and an array of delectable accompaniments, a well-curated charcuterie board is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. This step-by-step guide will walk you through creating a stunning charcuterie board that caters to every occasion.

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20 Ways to Use Herbs

2024-05-19T14:50:59-07:00By |Food & Beverages, Home Decorating Ideas|

Looking for ways to use herbs? With Summer right around the corner, it will soon be the season for an abundance of herbs available at your local market or in your garden. It’s also the perfect time to round up a few ways to use them so they don’t go bad in the fridge. Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor, color, and nutrients to many main dishes, but they also can be used in cocktails, desserts, bread, or in creating a savory compound butter.

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Great Breakfast Ideas

2024-02-25T13:52:03-08:00By |Food & Beverages, Home Decorating Ideas|

Sometimes a bowl of cereal just won’t cut it, yet we still need the essential nutrients to kick start our day. Besides providing energy, breakfast foods can supply calcium, iron, B Vitamins, protein, and fiber. Here’s a fabulous collection of 20 great breakfast ideas, from smoothie bowls to omelets, pancakes, waffles, homemade granola, banana bread, muesli, shakshuka, breakfast tacos, quinoa, tropical salads, and more!

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

2024-02-25T13:50:30-08:00By |Food & Beverages, Home Decorating Ideas, Seasonal Decorating Ideas, Spring Decorating Ideas|

From personalized gifts that tug at the heartstrings to unique date night experiences that will create lasting memories, we've selected a range of romantic gestures that will impress. Whether you're looking to go big with a grand gesture or prefer something low-key and intimate, there's something for every couple in our Valentine's Day ideas list.

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Easter Decorating Ideas

2024-05-20T10:40:49-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Seasonal Decorating Ideas, Spring Decorating Ideas|

Decorating your home for Easter is a great way to celebrate the holiday and bring some joy and cheer to your living space. Easter is a time of rebirth and renewal, and adding some bright and colorful decorations to your home can help create a festive atmosphere that reflects the season's spirit. 

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Spring Decorating Ideas

2024-05-20T10:51:30-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Seasonal Decorating Ideas, Spring Decorating Ideas|

Spring is in the air, bringing renewed energy and new beginnings. Embrace the soft hues of spring by incorporating shades of pastels and neutrals into your décor. From blush pinks to mint greens, these colors instantly brighten any room. From fresh floral arrangements to nature-inspired accents, there are countless ways to infuse your home with the vibrant energy of the season.

Summer Decorating Ideas

2024-05-20T10:46:00-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Seasonal Decorating Ideas, Summer Decorating Ideas|

Get ready to beat the summer heat with these 10 refreshing summer decorating ideas to transform your home into a cool and vibrant oasis. Embrace the season with playful decor accents like beach-inspired artwork or nautical-themed accessories. Add a pop of color with bright, summer-inspired hues such as aqua blue and sunny yellow.

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My Modern Coastal Bedroom

2024-06-02T14:30:51-07:00By |Coastal Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles|

Step into a coastal oasis without leaving the comfort of your own home. Creating a serene coastal getaway in your bedroom is easier than you think. With the following modern coastal bedroom ideas, you can transform your space into a relaxing retreat that evokes the tranquility of the ocean.

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Small Condo Decorating Ideas

2024-05-29T11:01:34-07:00By |Home Decorating Ideas, Interior Design, Interior Design Styles, Modern Luxury Decorating Ideas|

Are you the proud owner of a small condo? With some creativity and clever design tricks, you can transform your tiny condo into a trendy oasis that is an absolute joy to live in. This article covers ways to maximize your space, choose the right furniture and decor, and add a touch of personality to make your small condo feel like a luxurious retreat.

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Fall Decorating Ideas

2024-05-20T10:43:12-07:00By |Fall Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Seasonal Decorating Ideas|

Welcome the arrival of autumn by transforming your home into a cozy haven with these fall decorating ideas. As the weather turns cooler and the leaves change color, it's the perfect time to infuse warmth and comfort into your living spaces.

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Fall Tablescapes

2024-06-02T14:30:54-07:00By |Fall Decorating Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Seasonal Decorating Ideas|

As the vibrant hues of autumn take center stage, it's time to elevate your dining experience with the perfect fall tablescape. Embrace the season's cozy vibes and express your unique style with this comprehensive guide to curating a stylish and inviting table setting.

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Christmas Decorating Ideas

2024-05-31T09:53:33-07:00By |Christmas Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Seasonal Decorating Ideas|

Get ready to elevate your space with tasteful and innovative suggestions that spark joy and captivate the imagination. Deck the halls with eye-catching accents and create a warm, inviting ambiance that perfectly complements the merry celebrations.

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Christmas Tablescape Ideas

2024-05-20T10:51:28-07:00By |Christmas Ideas, Home Decorating Ideas, Seasonal Decorating Ideas|

Get ready to wow your guests this Christmas with these stunning tablescape ideas. Whether hosting an intimate gathering or a festive feast, a beautifully decorated table is a surefire way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Find inspiration from traditional red and green themes to elegant winter wonderlands.

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