About

Getting Personal: Three things I learned when I was young

I have somehow been intertwined in the world of art and design since my first trip to Hawaii when I was nine. It was love at first sight and I have never forgotten the raw beauty of the landscape and the people I met there. The people were different. Wild like the ocean, unassuming like the vast expanses of sand, poetic and open.

Three things happened that changed my life while I was there;

Pat, a gallery owner, took me in and taught me about the local trees and flowers after I stopped in to admire a painting of a palm leaf.

A local boy took me out surfing and when I fell off my board and into a mass of kelp and started to get tangled, he rescued me and explained that keeping a clear head was key to survival.

Native dancers that performed at our hotel twice a week took a shine to me and taught me a few moves. I went home with poi balls, a grass skirt and music to practice with.

Those three encounters taught me that:

People who care will take the time to share,

Remaining calm could save my life,

That you need to find your own rhythm.

Getting Professional

I am an interior designer, artist and maker who has been a regular contributor to many magazines and television programs. I regularly give lectures on how to make your home your sanctuary in Canada and Bermuda.

My interior design work has been portrayed in the following publications: The Montreal Gazette, The National Post, The Suburban, Wall to Wall, Montreal Home Magazine, The Globe and Mail and the “Royal Gazette” in Bermuda.

I have appeared on the television shows; Citymag, Take One, Salut Beauté, C’est simple comme bonjour, Feng Shui Life and the HGTV show called Buy Me.

In Autumn 2018, I plan on launching my line of Eco-friendly products for the home and in Spring 2019 I should be launching my own magazine, which will feature my products as well as the places, foods and things I love. I look forward to getting your feedback.

“I believe in surrounding yourself with the things you love. That way no matter where you are in your home you will find happiness.”

 Tracey