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A few good things ......

How was everyone's long weekend? Did you take advantage of an extra day to get away? We stayed close to home and spent time with family and worked in the garden. It was nice to be able to sleep in too!!!! Speaking of sleeping, I am so happy to finally see this bedroom get the attention it deserves ...... It is the first space that I shot for Karla Amadatsu from Kerrisdale Design Inc. and is featured in the latest issue of BC Home & Garden. It continues to be a favorite of mine. The colors are stunning and that studded, striped head board, TO DIE FOR! Master Bedroom Tracey Ayton Photography

Details Tracey Ayton Photography

More details Tracey Ayton Photography

On another shoot I did for Karla is her own lavish office that is featured in the latest Style At Home 100 + Designer Secrets issue.

Office Tracey Ayton Photography

And while you're at it, feel free to check out some of my design ideas also in the Style At Home 100 + Designer Secrets issue ......... :-) Have a fantastic short week!

Livingroom Tracey Ayton Photography

 

Clean & Serene

Here is my post for a new year and a new beginning. My goal: Keep things simple and uncluttered! I'm one of those people that keeps a clean house but upon opening a cupboard or closet, I get hit with something flying out due to its lack of space and not enough room. Living in an old home you need to make serious compromises when it comes to storage. Closets are a quarter in size of newer homes so with that said, I started with the linen closet. I purged everything that we haven't used in a year. We don't need 12 sets of sheets now do we? Time to let go.

I don't drink enough water ... gonna try.

And this is where I spend a lot of my time, at my desk. It's a place that needs to be clean and serene. It's a place where I can escape into my computer to edit, communicate and get a grasp on some inspiration. My surroundings have to be organized and uncluttered, in order for my mind to think clearly. I burn a soy candle with the wonderful smell of blue agave purchased at the Cross. Fresh cut flowers on my desk will be a regular thing I do now. I keep a picture of my mom close by ... (she passed a few years ago.) Lastly, I have a small glass rock that has the word CALM. If things get too crazy, I know I can grab that little rock in my hand, calm down and know that the clutter in my head will soon clear.