Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hotel Del Coronado

This could be yours for a mere $400USD per night

As many of you may know, I have just returned from a two and a half week holiday to the West Coast of America with my wonderful family. We began our holiday flying into LA and hired a car to drive to San Diego. We spent three amazing days on the Island of Coronado during the Spring break week. I could stay here for months!!

Friday, April 23, 2010


The new Home Beautiful Colour book is now out on the Australian news stands. It's a fabulous book to inspire all who are considering choosing new colour schemes for their homes. Filled with ideas from Australian Designers, Architects and professionals (including Porch Light Interiors), it will help guide you in the area's most needed to make that important decision for your space. It includes the latest colour trends, wallpaper, fabrics, and furniture ideas

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Kitchen!

After weeks with no kitchen, my new kitchen finally started being installed yesterday! All of the cabinets are in but I'm waiting on the stone benchtop to be installed tomorrow, then handles etc later in the week! As it is not photo worthy yet, I'm posting some of the kitchens that inspired me along the way! Enjoy!
Absolutely love this image from "this photographers life"! I haven't been quite brave enough to paint all of my walls black yet but I love, love, love this!

I found this image on the "kelly green" blog - very inspiring!

A "Domino" magazine classic!

Can't find the source of this one (am happy to be reminded)! Simply gorgous!

From "House Beautiful" magazine! Can't beat simple white dinner set with the black background to set it off! Can't wait to have some pics of my own! Tracey xx

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bathroom Inspiration!

Here are some pics of my absolute favourite bathroom in a very long time! I found them on the ever inspiring...."Desire to Inspire" blog!

The one thing that really stood out to me are the quatrefoil cutouts above the windows after reading an incredibly interesting post about them on the "Limestone & Boxwoods" blog! The tiles are beautiful too!

How stunning is this basin...just look at the detail in the vanity legs!

So simple and so gorgeous! This is a very similar colouring to what I have chosen for my new kitchen which seems to be taking forever to go in. I am in my second week of school holidays with 3 hungry boys and zero kitchen! Our local McDonalds will know us by name soon. Tracey xx

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saying Goodbye!

Today our gorgeous friend Amanda said goodbye to her beautiful mother. It was a sad but lovely day! She will be greatly missed! All our love to you sweet A and your gorgeous family! Hayle & Trace xx

Thursday, April 8, 2010

California Dreaming!

While Hayley is off traveling again, all I can do is dream about it! I just love this California beach home by LA designers Hallberg and Wisely!

Such a relaxed, laid back look so suitable for a beach house. I just love the black book shelves!

Not a bad view either! Tracey xx

all images via Veranda Magazine

Monday, April 5, 2010

Simply Put...

I just love the look of adding simple greenery to a room in an unexpected way! These beautiful old jars filled with cut bamboo look so simple but so gorgeous (especially on the yellow and green drawers)! Hope you are all enjoying your Easter break so far! Tracey xx
image via here

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Backyard!

We have had such a crazy week trying to finish things off before the Easter break! I'm sharing a snippet of my new paving that was completed last week in my backyard. As you can see, I still have a lot of work to do...maybe adding some big pots with flowers to bring some colour into the garden. I also need some new outdoor furniture but good things come to those who wait! I'm so pleased with the job our pavers did laying the random sandstone. It has made such a huge difference to the yard as our old paving was a dark reddish brown clay paver so it's now so much lighter now. Well enough about me, hope everyone has a wonderful Easter break...Hayley is off overseas again, sourcing some wonderful things for Porchlight clients and I will be holding down the forte here! Happy Easter, Tracey xx