Happy Birthday Hayle!

Here's to the best sister and friend a girl could ever ask for!  Hope your special day is as fabulous as you are! T xx

What better way to celebrate than with Blueberry Chocolate Cake and French Macaroons!

Back from the upholsterer...

I just picked up these newly upholstered cushions on Friday and couldn't be happier with how they turned out!

This is my absolutely favourite fabric at the moment!  They will be eventually living in the bedroom but for now, they have their own little place in my newly renovated downstairs area.

I also got this black and white outdoor mattress cover back from the workroom, which looks lovely out by the pool!

And this is a sneak peak of the main part of the new downstairs area!  We are still waiting on built in book shelves around our eco-fireplace and a built in TV cabinet down the other end but I'm being patient!  It's so nice to have our second living area back...I really missed it!

Well these are some of the projects that have been keeping me busy lately, hopefully there will be more time for posts now!  Tracey xx

Our New Zealand Escape!

We arrived home Sunday night after a week away in beautiful New Zealand!  This was our first trip to NZ and we loved every bit that we saw.  We stayed here is the gorgeous Rees Appartments on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown (this photo is of the Lobby).

We had stunning views of the lake and a gorgeous fireplace that warmed us up after long cold days snow skiing up on the mountains!

Loved the oversized glass doors which gave us uninterupted views from almost anywhere in the appartment!

Wishing I was still here!

Not a bad view from the ensuite either...

I would highly recommend these appartments, we were made to feel so welcome and the cheese platter from room service was devine!  See here for more details.

If only...

...I were in the market for this stunning Brisbane property!  It is not often you see a home that ticks all the boxes, but this one definitely does for me!

Fabulous city views...

Gorgeous backyard...

Beautiful kitchen leading out to outdoor area...I'm in love!

all images via

Livable Design!

I know I have posted at least twice before about the work of South African designer John Jacob but I couldn't resist these gorgeous images! He uses so much from nature in his work which makes his spaces seem so livable and not "over-designed".

Definitely feeling inspired! Tracey xx