Name: Tracey Ayton
Company: Tracey Ayton Photography
Which of your projects are you most excited about right now?
I am truly excited about building my own house! My husband and I purchased an 11-year-old “spec home” and took it down to the studs. There was really nothing we liked about the existing home except that it is just steps from the beach. We tore out walls, moved the stairs, and added a vaulted roof and windows. We hope to be moved in by June in order to enjoy the beach.
Tell us three words that embody your design philosophy.
Simplicity, Fresh. Inspiring.
What is your favorite place in the Pacific Northwest?
My favorite place in the Pacific Northwest is anywhere in the San Juan Islands. It is so beautiful around there.
Who or what are you inspired by right now?
I am so inspired by the beach and always have been—the ever-changing tides and the way the water washes up on the shore to reveal beautiful shells, driftwood, and all the treasures the sea offers. Our home will definitely reflect the muted gray tones of driftwood and rocks, with pops of subtle colors like an old piece of light-blue beach glass.
What do you think of the color gray?
The color gray is beautiful in all shades… especially at the beach.