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Interview with Tracy Hutson of The Design Network's Momtourage

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You home can be really made your own with a few small changes. But who really has the time to do it yourself and it can be a big and expensive project that many of us can't tackle right now. To help us out, we have been loving the new series on the The Design Network, an online community for high quality, original video content for all things ‘home.'

Their newest series is with Interior Designer, Lifestyle Expert Tracy Hutson (‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,’) with the series, Momtourage, a series that will be focused on lifting up deserving moms who have done so much for their families and their communities.

In each episode Hutson will feature a mom who has overcome incredible adversity. Viewers will follow Hutson as she pays a surprise visit to each woman’s home, listens to her story, learns about her family life and offers a fun and inspirational interior design intervention. Whether she helps with the transitions of a growing family, creates a special haven for quality mommy time, or focuses on a long-neglected space in the house, Hutson and her team promise to provide practical, fresh advice and bring all new style to the deserving mom's haven. We also recently had the chance to chat with Tracy who gave us more insight into this series and how home design can be part of all of our lives.

Momtrends: How do you pick which topics are featured in the video series?

Tracy Hutson: I look for deserving moms in need that have been outstanding examples in their community. Along with having spaces that need help through functional design.

Momtrends: What are some simple changes a mom can do to freshen up their home for spring?

Tracy Hutson: Spring is my favorite season! It's easy to get inspired by bringing the outdoors in. The same way you would do with your wardrobe. It's time to edit your heavy winter accessories! Take your sofa for example, you might have a heavy winter throw and decorative pillows in a winter pallet, swap those for a new throw and silk pillows in a new spring color pallet. Fuchsia, aqua or sea green are some of my favorites. Time to bring out all of your vases and hit the farmers market for fresh cut flowers. Sweet peas are my favorite.

Momtrends: What are your goals for this video series?

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Tracy Hutson: My goal with this series is to inspire moms everywhere to take time away from their busy lives and lend a hand where help is needed to other moms.

Momtrends: Why do you think design is so hard for busy moms?

Tracy Hutson: I understand how busy moms can get, as just getting through the day can be a challenge.

Design is a reflection from being passionate and inspired. This can be hard when you are tired and overwhelmed. The irony is that through design...even the smallest amount...can elevate your mood, and bring inspiration back to your busy life.

It can be as simple as swapping out your duvet cover or bright new hand towels in your powder bath! The goal is to have fun and remind ourselves not to take everything so seriously!

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