A Mississippi native, Traci Lewis relocated from Southaven to Tupelo just ten years ago. Although she spent years as a Registered Nurse, including time on a helicopter transport team, her passion for interior design soon won out. With a particular passion for textiles and fine linens, Traci leapt in by launching JTL Linens at The Farmhouse. To no one’s surprise, her interests and her business blossomed. That little endeavor grew to become The Farmhouse Tupelo, and now – Blairhaus.
When Traci isn’t indulging her fondness for home fashion, she’s spending time with her greatest love, her family. With a wonderful husband, three great children, and four fun-loving dogs, Traci is equally happy traveling about or just hanging out. She’s ever-thankful for her family’s support and involvement in everything she does, including the awesome work she does here at Blairhaus.
LEAD INTERIOR DESIGNER
Originally from Olive Branch, Mississippi, Stephanie Calcote and her husband moved to Tupelo for his residency position at North Mississippi Family Medical Clinic. She knew from an adolescent age that interior design is what she loved. Growing up, Stephanie enjoyed experimenting with her father’s 3D home design software in her spare time; this inspired her to make all spaces beautiful, functional and organized—leading her to a career in interior design.
Stephanie graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. Outside of her career, she enjoys traveling, cooking healthy meals, sewing, the outdoors, and Mississippi State football. She prides herself on paying close attention to detail, and researching all of the elements of a project before deciding on design solutions. Prior to joining Blairhaus, Stephanie has five years of experience as a Hospitality Project Manager in which she collaborated with design industry vendors and customers to complete material selection, quoting, order processing, and composing shop drawings. Stephanie is trained in AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. She’s also proficient in hand and digital rendering, 3D computer modeling, and digital design layouts.
SHOWROOM SPECIALIST & DESIGN CONSULTANT
Originally from Madison, Mississippi, Laurie moved to Tupelo in January of 2018 with her husband Matthew, who is a mechanical engineer and project manager at Silman Industries. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies including concentrations in Interior Design, Art, and Business. Having been with Blairhaus as a design consultant since March of 2018, Laurie enjoys working with customers, decorating the showroom, and assisting with home staging and design projects.
Along with her passion for interior decoration and design, Laurie's hobbies include photography, painting, calligraphy, and floral arranging. Laurie and Matthew love spending time off together at home with their Netflix subscription and 2 year old cat Poppy.
Susie is a graduate from the University of Mississippi with a BA in Journalism, emphasis in public relations and advertising (what is now called IMC). When Susie graduated and began to look for the “perfect” job she found the perfect career in home construction and design.
Her passion for beautiful spaces began at a young age when her mother let me re-decorate my bedroom. Her first high school job was even in a interior design shop in my hometown.
After a 14 year break to be a stay at home mom she reentered the workforce in a marketing position and quickly realized that her heart wasn’t in it; so, she opened my own brick and mortar gift and accessories business. It was a wonderful 6 year experience. But when the nest emptied it was time for a change. Susie was ready to travel and pursue other interests.
“Being a part of Blairhaus Interiors is the best of all the things I enjoy. I love curating the merchandise and working with the designers to assist clients with their homes. Also, being able to help walk-in customers is a blast.”
When not at Blairhaus Susie can be found pursuing her other interests; traveling, reading, cooking, singing; and, her favorite, spending time with her husband and sons.