With over 117 thousand followers, you may be familiar with @thebohobungalow and their whitewashed tropical interiors filling up newsfeeds everywhere. We spoke to Tracey, the lady behind all the magic on what makes a bedroom space work, her career change and staying inspired in a fast-paced environment.
How would you describe yourself and your styling aesthetic?
We have a pretty relaxed style at The Boho Bungalow, so I would describe our aesthetic as a mix between coastal, tropical and plantation - anywhere that makes you feel like you're on an extended holiday.
How did The Boho Bungalow begin?
After 26 years in the corporate world, I was ready for a huge change. I needed to get my work/life balance back. I've always loved interiors and so I opened a homewares store on the Gold Coast, but after a short time, I realised that it was really property styling that was my passion and so the business has naturally evolved towards that over time.
As a property stylist, how do you stay inspired on the job?
I'm hugely inspired by Instagram and Pinterest, but also by my travels where I get to see beautiful interiors. I largely base each job on how I would like to live in that particular home and having some amazing suppliers with beautiful furniture and accessories allows me to continually try new looks from tribal to tropical to coastal to contemporary. It's a pleasure to pull every home together and see the finished result and the owner loving what we've done for them.
What are your essential items that make a bedroom space work?
The number one essential for making a bedroom seem inviting and restful is the bed linen by far, closely followed by the cushions and accessories. Of course, all of our linen comes from I Love Linen, and we just feel that it makes a bed look luxurious and yet something you want to dive straight into. Bedside tables and lamps are also important for setting the mood.
You’re based on the sunny Gold Coast, what will your Christmas look like this year?
We always enjoy a fairly relaxed Christmas on the water with family and friends. I love that time of year as we get to slow down after a hectic peak season and prepare for the exciting new year ahead. In 2018 we are launching some exciting new projects, so perhaps this Christmas I'll be doing a little computer work with a cocktail in one hand and seafood in the other!