As some of you may know I don't have much colour in my house when it comes to decor, black and white pretty much sums it up. Committing to colour scares me a little and I guess being an interior photographer for a living, I get my fill of colour in other people's homes. However, for some reason I have this thing for purple, lately ....... I normally hate purple but perhaps I'm getting swayed by the trends and the fact that the Pantone colour of the year is (Radiant Orchid) there's certainly some influence there. This does not mean that I'll be buying purple accessories any time soon but I thought I would do a little post about how pretty various shades of purple can be. I'd love to hear what you think of purple. Macaroons Tracey Ayton Photography

Ribbon Tracey Ayton Photography

Hyacinths Tracey Ayton Photography

Okay, I got caught up a LITTLE bit in adding colour to my kitchen .......

Dish Soap Tracey Ayton Photography



Well hello there, neighbor!

Yup, needed a blind for our bathroom! The toilet is right beside the window and a glass wall is all that separates you when in the shower. The old, textured window is too much to bare. Our view into their bathroom and their view into ours is pretty crystal clear.

So I called up my friend Barbara over at Hodge:Podge to see if she would make me a bathroom blind. Most of you know her, she's the one that sews up a storm of pillows, creates a stunning gallery wall, paints side tables, re-upholsters chairs, hacks Ikea furniture ....... This lady is a seriously talented DIYer!!!!!

I chose to use white linen with mother of pearl buttons for my Martha Stewart inspired blind.

Upon pick up, one of the best things that came out of getting Barbara to do this project for me besides a pretty blind and privacy, was having a great visit over Sushi with a fabulous friend.

Thank you B !!!

What is that?

I just have to share with you a small but fabulous idea my "green thumbed" neighbor came up with. Take a look...... This is what I see from my kitchen window ...

Upon closer inspection, it turns out that this little contraption is a mini greenhouse!!! I think I really love this idea because it's re-using some old windows that normally would have just been tossed into the land fill.

Now I know what to do with the windows I salvaged last summer !!!