Spaces to make you weep …

Without me noticing, there seems to be a subtle interior design theme weaving its way through many of my blog posts of late. Whether it’s declaring my undying love for the printed beauty of Real Living magazine, or sighing over the incredible houses showcased on Grand Designs … you may be starting to think that I’m suffering from a case of ‘ugly house’ syndrome. Well, if you were thinking along those lines dear reader, I’m here to tell you that your thoughts can be largely confirmed … Perhaps that is why I find myself craving new sources of house and interior beauty at every turn?

By now you’ve probably already heard all about ‘Spaces‘ – the new large format magazine (more of a mook really) by the people behind Frankie magazine … but if not, allow me …Β What a delight and wonderful source of inspiration ‘Spaces’ is! Weighing in at over 1kg and filled with 256 pages of large format printed glory, Spaces offers a unique insight into the homes of creative people the world over. As an added bonus, it has been printed on lovely smooth matt paper, and has that lovely intermingled fragrance that only comes about when ink and paper intimately combine.

Contained within you’ll find lots of gorgeous photos and sweet interviews with all sorts of home owners – people like graphic designers, artists, shop owners, vintage collectors and photographers. These are real homes lovingly decorated by real people. And what could be more inspirational than that?


  1. jan

    I love pictures of well designed spaces. It makes me forget the messy way I live. πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – Haha, I too love looking at pictures of beautiful spaces … and perhaps it’s for the very same reason that you identified, because it ‘makes me forget the messy way I live’ … haha! Love it!
      (I’m really trying to not be so messy, but it’s a bit of a losing battle I think).

  2. hila

    I’m dying to get my hands on a copy of this, it looks fantastic!

    p.s. I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog for a lovely etsy seller, please do enter!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Hila – Oh, you’re absolutely going to love ‘Spaces’ … have you managed to pick up a copy for yourself yet? I was surprised that such a huge volume was so reasonably priced (22.95).
      Thanks for reminding me to enter your blog giveaway … I’ve been keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for good luck! πŸ˜‰

  3. Christine

    Looks great! (1kg?? – that’s huge)

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Christine – I know, 1kg is a massive book!! … and ‘Spaces’ fills that huge weight with such loveliness and inspiration. It’s a wonderful collection of creatives and their beautiful homes! πŸ™‚

  4. Charmaine

    I would like one of those for Christmas might have to drop some hints in the next couple of weeks. Are you going to do some redecorating in your home? Charmaine PS I love love lemon meringue pie.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Charmaine – Yes, you’ll definitely have to add a copy of ‘Spaces’ to your wish list either for now or for Christmas … it’s a beauty! πŸ™‚
      I am hoping to do some redecorating at home … or at least I will a little down the track. So I need to find all the lovely inspiration I can! πŸ™‚

      Lemon Meringue Pie is WONDERFUL! πŸ˜€

  5. Charmaine

    Not sure if you know this site for interiors of artistic people. Charmaine

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Charmaine – Oh yes, I love ‘the selby’ … so much amazement for the eyes to devour. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. Gabrielle Bryden

    Looks fantastic. I go through phases where I buy heaps of those types of magazines – great to get ideas for colour etc.,

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – I’ve really tried to not buy too many magazines of late … but I’ll always find something new and wonderful like ‘Spaces’ to tempt me back! πŸ˜‰
      You’re right, it’s a great way to get lots of different ideas and a neat way of researching different colours and interior combinations.

  7. Deanna

    I love my copy. I’ve been soaking up every beautiful page and I’m still not half way through it!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Deanna – Gosh, ‘Spaces’ is definitely a magazine to linger long over and truly take your time … I almost don’t want to read it too quickly! πŸ˜‰

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