About Tracy


I’m Tracy Kaler.

You may know me from my career as freelance lifestyle and travel journalist.
Yes, I am the same Tracy Kaler.

At Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As a journalist, I’ve interviewed interesting and inspiring individuals; shared my culinary and cultural experiences in destinations around the globe, and written about interior design, architecture, and the decorative arts.

I contribute regularly to Mansion Global, where I curate “Designer’s Corner,” a column featuring practical tips and advice from interior designers. I also write design-centric content for Mansion Global Experience Luxury and Reside Magazine, both quarterly inserts in the Wall Street Journal.

In addition, I’ve written for the design and creativity magazine Sixtysix, as well as Upstate House, a publication dedicated to New York’s Hudson Valley.

Beyond covering design and decoration, I tell stories about travel, often at the intersection of food, wine, and culture, and I’ve reported on style, real estate, sustainability, and social justice. My photos sometimes appear in my stories.

But before I shifted my focus to writing, I worked in interior design for two decades. I started my path to design when I earned a degree from the Art Institutes, graduating with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Interior Design. I honed my design skills while a working for a residential firm in Pennsylvania, before moving to Atlanta, Ga. In the Peach State, I managed my own interior design business––focusing on both renovation and decor––while teaching interior design classes at the college level.

After taking the leap to New York in 2007, I landed a role on the sales team at Holly Hunt, the modern luxury home furnishings brand based in Chicago, Ill. I was privileged to work with some of New York’s premier interior designers, marketing home furnishings by visionaries like Christian Liaigre, John Lyle, Alison Berger, Christian Astuguevieille, and Holly Hunt herself.

But if there’s one thing that has remained throughout my life, it’s the tints, tones, and shades of the world. I’ve always had a penchant for color. Be it what I’ve discovered in the fascinating people I’ve met, the delicious food I’ve tasted,the extraordinary places I’ve explored, the beautiful interior spaces I’ve encountered, or the natural environment that surrounds me every day.

I’m happy to share my love of color with others and offer virtual color consultations.


– Joseph Addison

Are you ready to introduce color into your life?

One of the first tips I’ll share is: Do not be afraid of color. Color is friendly.