Once again we reach the day when it’s time to pack up for the year, take a bow (and a little break), and also thank you – my wonderful readers – for your amazing support during 2011. Not only has this site grown so much this year, I feel like I have done a lot of growing (up) myself, especially having taken that scary and exciting Leap of Faith back in June… Wowee! 2011 has been such an amazing ride for yellowtrace and for me personally. And how about you – was it a good year for you too? Do share, I’d really love to know.

Before I sign off, I wanted to tell you about what’s happening in the next few weeks and also share some news. For those of you who will be online during the next two weeks, I have prepared a special series of 2011 posts which will run daily until December 30th, starting from Monday. Similar to last year, I will be sharing a collection of my favourite and most popular posts in their respective categories, giving you a chance to dig through the archives and reflect back on the year that’s been.

But wait, there’s more! I am currently working on a little site redesign with my amazing brother, which means that in 2012 we will relaunch with a NEW LOOK!! Ohmigod mate – how excitement! yellowtrace blog has grown a lot since it’s humble beginnings, and my current set up just isn’t coping with various demands, and I am super excited about this next chapter in the ongoing evolution of this site. The new site will be launched on Monday, 23rd January 2012, when I will resume with regular posting.

 

And just in case you thought that was all… Well, it kind of is. Except… There’s just one more personal thing I wanted to share with you. I already touched on the growth of this site and my personal and professional growth this year. There’s also been another little growth happening in parallel to all this. I am talking about my belly and a new little life growing inside of me. Yes, my dears, I am 5 months pregnant!! Can you believe it? I know, neither can I! Husband and I are just too excited for words, both our families are absolutely beside themselves (first grandchild on both sides, so you know – grandparents to be are going slightly mental). I simply cannot explain how happy I feel and how the whole world already feels different. It’s pure magic… Anyway, at first I was quite hesitant to broadcast it (I mean, I haven’t even put it up on my Facebook status – I know, how cagey of me man!) but then I decided that y’all need to know dammit! So there, that’s my big news. Pretty cool, huh?

On that note, I wish you Extremely Happy Holidays and I hope that 2012 brings you every bit of Awesomeness you desire and deserve. Let’s smash it out of the ballpark, ok?! And don’t forget to dream and set goals. As always, I look forward to hearing about and sharing in your success.

With love,

Mama yellowtrace x


[Image sources in order of appearance © Rus Anson | © Elliott Erwitt. Quote graphic by yellowtrace.]

About The Author

Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

35 Responses

  1. Kimmy

    thank you for sharing such beautiful news….and thank you for some of the best blogging i’ve had the pleasure of reading all year! You are inspiring and different and in blogland, it’s refreshing! Best of luck with your pending arrival and merry cheers! :-)

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  2. Angela washington

    What great news to end the year! Congratulations and have some well deserved rest over Xmas. I will look forward to seeing the new ‘look’ Yellowtrace in the New year. xx

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  3. Angela washington

    What great news to end the year! Congratulations and have some well deserved rest over Xmas. I will look forward to seeing the new ‘look’ Yellowtrace in the New year. xx

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  4. Lauren

    A massive Congratulations to you Dana! Exciting times! I really hope that you have a wonderful well-deserved break. Happy Holidays!
    All the best,
    Lauren

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  5. Lauren

    A massive Congratulations to you Dana! Exciting times! I really hope that you have a wonderful well-deserved break. Happy Holidays!
    All the best,
    Lauren

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  6. Caroline

    We love you Dana! Thanks for being such an inbox highlight for 2011. How fabulous that soon there will be three. All the very best with your pregnancy. Merry Christmas! Carolinexx

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  7. Caroline

    We love you Dana! Thanks for being such an inbox highlight for 2011. How fabulous that soon there will be three. All the very best with your pregnancy. Merry Christmas! Carolinexx

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  8. Andrea

    How exciting for you and your family!
    I’m suprised you have restrained yourself from yellowtrace becoming ‘preggerstrace’! As it does become completely engrossing and fills your head 24/7!
    Thanks for the first rate blogging and I look forward to next year to see how you could possibly improve on it!
    Happy hoildays (last as a couple – next one as a family! x)

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  9. Andrea

    How exciting for you and your family!
    I’m suprised you have restrained yourself from yellowtrace becoming ‘preggerstrace’! As it does become completely engrossing and fills your head 24/7!
    Thanks for the first rate blogging and I look forward to next year to see how you could possibly improve on it!
    Happy hoildays (last as a couple – next one as a family! x)

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  10. SP

    Amazing news mama yellowtrace. We love you and your work – your baby is going to be one very lucky muchkin with a mama like you. Enjoy a well deserved break and thank you for all your love and passion this year.
    x SP

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  11. SP

    Amazing news mama yellowtrace. We love you and your work – your baby is going to be one very lucky muchkin with a mama like you. Enjoy a well deserved break and thank you for all your love and passion this year.
    x SP

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  12. Paul

    Dana, I must tell you that you are one very inspiring woman. Thank you for giving us this fantastic blog with countless insight and inspiration. I am so curious about the new yellowtrace look.
    Best wishes for your pregnancy – you are in for a ride of a lifetime. There’s truly nothing better in this world…

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  13. Paul

    Dana, I must tell you that you are one very inspiring woman. Thank you for giving us this fantastic blog with countless insight and inspiration. I am so curious about the new yellowtrace look.
    Best wishes for your pregnancy – you are in for a ride of a lifetime. There’s truly nothing better in this world…

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  14. Tessa

    Oh darling!!! Congratulations!!! You hid it well!!!
    Look forward to seeing your belly and blog grow!!!
    Much love, from Tessa and the KPDO crew!!!!

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  15. kerry

    Dana you are truly amazing, and your blog is a daily treasure for me!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
    Congratulations on your little baby in waiting and how handy to have an intern at such a young age.
    Happy holidays and have the best time next year. Bring on 2012!!
    xxx kp

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  16. Anna

    Congratulations! I reckon the first few months of being a parent are a big shock and a huge learning curve, but overall it is an easier and happier journey than I’d expected at least. Good luck!

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  17. Christine

    Congratulations!!! So much big news and all of the success and happiness is much well-deserved! Looking forward to more in 2012.

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  18. Ben

    Dear Dana,
    You are a bright spark in the sea of our largely dreary and disillusioned designed industry. Your energy, enthusiasm and passion are infectious so thank you for feeding us a perfectly curated daily dose of great design and inspiration. Congratulations on yellowtrace and congratulations on your new baby. Judging from this blog, you are going to be a wonderful mum.

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  19. Gemma

    Sob… Sob… Oh.. so lovely… Don’t know why I got all welled up and teary… So happy for you!!

    Enjoy your well earned break – look forward to the new stuff (bubba included) in the New Year!

    Congratulations Dana Banana.

    GB x

    PS – Love the moose.

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  20. Kylie

    Congrats Dana…wonderful news. Have that well deserved break and relax. Can’t wait to see what you’ll post about next year. ENJOY!

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  21. carla

    Congratulations. You must be thrilled. I have loved finding your website and your incredible good taste in photography.. I hope you have a great break and look forward to catching up next year.. So thrilled for you!!!! Carla x

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  22. Jacqueline

    Congratulations!!! Looking forward to the redesign of the website and more great blogging next year (you’ve been SUCH an inspiration)! Happy Holidaysss!

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  23. Melita

    Dana you are a rockstar. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. It truly is a standout. Thank you for the eye candy, the eloquence and the quirkiness. I can’t wait to see the new look Yellowtrace. AND congratulations to the both of you and welcome into this little club. Enjoy every moment, there is nothing and I mean NOTHING quite like it. Have a gorgeous christmas and here’s to a new year that brings life, laughter and great big adventures. Melita x

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  24. Catherine

    What an exciting year to come for you! Thank you for another brilliant year of blogging & I’m looking forward to visiting yellow trace in 2012.
    All the best wishes for a healthy pregnancy ahead. With my 4 month old newborn sleeping next to me, I can say it’s truly a life changing experience you’re about to go through!

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  25. Emma

    Congratulations Dana! What a great year of blogging & i’m sure you’ll be a fantastic mum. Wishing you all the best!

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  26. LP

    I couldn’t agree more with the comments above. You are one inspiring lady and we are all very glad you took that “leap of faith”. Not sure what we did with out Yellowtrace actually?!

    So very happy for you and Husband and the exciting adventures ahead!!

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