Winter is here...

I know all you lovelies from the Northern hemisphere are happy to be welcoming Summer but here in Australia, I'm really happy to light up the fire and enjoy the cosiness of a good night in with the beautiful cold Winter nights!

Just thought I would share some fireplace inspiration from one of my favourite designers John Jacob!

And I'm just going to share this pic of my backyard yesterday in the middle of a hail storm - my boys were very excited!  This cooled everything down nicely!  Happy winter everyone in the Southern hemisphere!  T xx

Colour Perfection (and for once it's not green)!

I just adore this room with it's stunning colour combinations by designer Hillary Thomas.  That gorgeous little sofa has just the right amount of cushions and the fabrics are just amazing with the perfect watermellon pink colourway and accent pale blue!  Happy new week all!  T xx

Perfect Reading Nook!

I just adore this gorgeous little reading nook in the latest House Beautiful magazine...I can imagine sitting here reading with my boys!  It's great when you can utilise small areas to create such magical, usable spaces!  Hope you are all having a great week - the weekend can't come quick enough for me, although Hayle and I enjoyed a little time-out in the sun down at beautiful Redcliffe today - it was just what we both needed!  It's great when you can incorporate a little down time into your workday. T xx

Look what I cooked...

I've had this cookbook for about a year and have never cooked anything out of it until this weekend...

This is a very dense almond crumble cake as pictured in the book...

And this is how mine turned out!  I have to say, it tasted devine but knowing how much butter went into it, it is definitely for special occasions!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another busy week ahead!  Tracey xx

Elegant Outdoor Furniture!

With the gorgeous Raffles Hotel as the backdrop, these beautiful cane furniture pieces look amazing!

Such a gorgeous hotel and all of these cane pieces are available through Porchlight Interiors!

Client Envy!

I ordered this gorgeous lampbase for a client this week and I'm now having serious client envy!  One of the hard parts of the job is not buying every gorgeous thing you source for clients -  anyone else have this problem?  We are getting a gorgeous lampshade made for it which I can't wait to see!

Hope you are having a great week!  Tracey xx

Cottage Perfection!

How cute is this thatched roof cottage in Cape Town!!!

I just love quirky properies - never boring!

Beautiful interiors as well...

I'm still addicted to property hunting after all these years.  I have never been to South Africa but for some reason I am always attracted to their sense of style!

Home from here

Happy mothers day weekend

     Love a long breakfast on the weekend. 
     Happy mothers day to all our wonderful mums!
Shutters Santa Monica via

Back from the Upholsterers...

We have just had these gorgeous French chairs upholstered for a lovely lady down on the Gold Coast!  We chose the cream and gold Carolyn Quartermaine for the back and a complimentary cream and gold stripe for the front!

The client sent through these gorgeous snaps of them the day they arrived!

Couldn't have been happier with the results!

She also had these beatiful French carvers which we had covered in a blue/grey silk with hand painted flowers - so pretty!  Working with gorgeous fabrics really is one of the best parts of our job!

Well the long weekend is almost over - back to work tomorrow!  Tracey xx

Wasn't it Romantic!

What a gorgeous night we had watching on as Wills and Kate tied the knot!  She really was the most elegant bride!  Georgeousness all 'round!