"Tracey Joniak has an amazing, eye for detail, design and color! Her creativity is limitless!! She was able to incorporate our personal taste into every room right down to our individual personalities! And in the rooms where I didn't have a vision, Tracey pointed us in the right direction.

Every room flows! She diligently worked with us in selecting furniture, fabrics, color accessories and other details that made our home beautiful and comfortable. She worked within our budget and time constraints which took so much pressure off of us. Tracey went that extra mile to make sure all was superbly executed!!! I don't know what I would have done without her!"

Pam and Bob Kuehn Lakewood, IL


"Tracey was fantastic. She completely got the job done and more! Her two-hour consultation transformed my client's home, and we got it sold in one day to the first family that saw it. The home was previously in the market for 6 months with no success; it was thanks to Tracey and her magic that this home SOLD so quickly!!! We will be forever thankful, my Seller and I."

Maria P. Ruiz Crystal Lake, IL
Broker Associate, Baird & Warner Real Estate

"When I opened the door to my newly decorated studio apartment, I had a double-take moment. I really thought I had just walked into someone else's place. There was this wonderful fresh, homey scent flowing through my little entrance area, and, inside: the masterpiece. What had, just that morning, been a super tiny box of a room, taken over by an inflatable bed, things stuffed inside the closets, or just thrown in a corner, and a few old kitchen utensils piled over all my counter space, was now a spacious, bright, organized, simple-yet-elegant apartment.

Tracey thought of everything. She completely surprised my husband and I because we had no idea what she was going to do with the space, but it reflected everything that we liked and needed for our first home. She set up little areas around the apartment, so now we have a beautiful dining area, entertainment area, (yes, who ever thought it would be possible to entertain in a studio apartment,) a real cozy bed, a desk area, and don't even get me started on my kitchen and bathroom! She went above and beyond to strategically add more light and maximized the space of the room, but it was all those little details, like that great candle she had burning when I came in, a set table for two with beautiful napkins all ready to go, soft music playing in the background with the little iHome clock she got us, and so many other things that just made me feel right at home―once I got past the shock of how this really was my place, of course.

Almost two years later, the love that Tracey left in this home is still evident each time I walk in here and feel just as happy as I did that first time. The areas that she designated have facilitated things so much for us; the systems she set up to keep us organized are still doing the job, and the quality of the items and furniture that she picked out has proved to last. Tracey is one of the sweetest, most creative and inspiring people I have ever met. When we start our family and move into a bigger home, you can bet that I will be calling her!

Thank you so much Tracey for making this apartment a home that we cherish. It really has proved to me that the spaces that we surround ourselves with make a huge difference on how we feel, on our inspiration to create, our ability to relax and remember that it is possible to make something extraordinary out of something ordinary. I used to think that interior design was a luxury, but I am now convinced that it is a necessity for everyone. Tracey, I will never be able to thank you enough. You have opened my eyes to this incredible art form. Your designs are the crystallized care that you put into what you do."

Paula and Ron Chicago, IL

"I loved my home but I had no idea how to personalize any of my rooms to make them feel like a home. I thought every room needed a makeover, especially my living and dining room which were the first two rooms you saw when you stood in my foyer. My living room was just floating with a couch, some unmatched pillows, a chair, and a coffee table. My dining room was off the living room and that was used as the kids playroom. My kitchen, my family room as well as my daughterís room all needed help. It was a complete mess. Everywhere you looked, I had bags of stuff from stores I would shop at that I didnít even know where to put. I knew I wanted a complete change but I didnít know where to start, until I found Tracey.

From the moment Tracey walked through my door, she had such a presence about her, not to mention a great sense of style. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. And never once during our consultation and the time we worked together did I ever feel like it was a business meeting but rather a comfortable get together between two people that had known each other their whole lives.

During our consultation, Tracey sat down with me to discuss my dreams, my goals and desires for the rooms our family frequents. As we walked through each room, Tracey spoke with an open mind, offering ideas and options on how to utilize each room. She even recommended new furniture for the rooms I didnít have any furniture in that would compliment with some of my existing furnishings, which was great. Tracey also recommended paint colors that would flow throughout the house all this based on our personalities. She even photographed all the rooms I was inquiring about. Naturally, I hired Tracey to complete our big project. My husband and I gave her a budget and she worked within that budget. Tracey knew all the best places to shop and where to find the best deals. She shopped for us and with us. She made sure the furniture deliveries were delivered on time and the contractors/painters were scheduled when needed.

I canít thank Tracey enough for the wonderful job she did making all my rooms 'something to talk about'. My living room is now a cozy inviting space with the right dťcor and my dining room is no longer a playroom. It is now a gathering place for family dinners. All my rooms turned out better than I expected. Even my daughterís room Tracey used her keen eye and attention to detail to transform our entire home into a functional, comfortable and beautiful place we love coming home to. Tracey even saved me money by sending me back to those stores to return the stuff I had that I didnít know what to do with. She taught me that less was more.

Before Tracey showed up on my doorstep, I had no idea what my style was but Tracey helped me define that and she even helped me discover some great things about myself."

Kim H. Aurora, IL

"Tracey is very personable and easy to work with. We had her redesign our Kitchen and Bathroom. She listened to our likes and dislikes and from there she put together designs that were outstanding and complimented beautifully with the architecture of our house. Her selection of materials used in the design from paint, to tile, flooring, lighting, cabinetry, fixtures and appliances were all stellar.

Tracey was not only creative with her color and material choices, but thorough and detailed as well. Her keen eye for design did not detract from a practical sense of cost or functionality.

After the project was done, we were so impressed by Traceyís abilities that we had her stage the rest of our home and yard before we put it on the market. Once we listed our home, it sold quickly and at our asking price. We were thrilled beyond belief but what made it even more special was that we found buyers that loved the house as much as we once did.

So, thank you Tracey for doing a fabulous job with our old home as well as our new. The colors you chose for all our rooms flow beautifully with all our furnishings. And we just love our new lamps!"

J & T Lakewood, IL

"Tracey did a fabulous job decorating my living room. She took an empty room and transformed it into a beautiful living space. After just one phone call and a few emails, Tracey understood my style and what I was looking for. She came prepared to our consultation with a design and shopping list in hand. Tracey has many different levels of services that she provides and I would recommend her to any of my friends or family."

Susan Andreeff Elgin, IL


"If you are looking for someone that has natural talent, a passion for making spaces beautiful on any budget and is an absolute joy to work with, look no further than A Well Dressed Nest! Tracey is an amazing certified professional that has exceptional creativity to make any room look like it should be featured in Architectural Digest! Tracey's number one goal is to make your space something to chirp about. Don't hesitate to contact her. You surely won't be disappointed."

Joyce Porter Lakewood, IL


"A Well Dressed Nest provided me transitional housing assistance. Staff came out and assessed my needs: what to keep and what to pass on. Their ideas on maximizing my downsized space were ideal. The color schemes in the smaller rooms absolutely transformed the spaces. I highly recommend Tracey, especially, at A Well Dressed Nest. Most importantly, the price was right and very appropriately reasonable for the great professional services that were provided."

Midge Ruhl Indian Head Park, IL


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