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  • Creating a focal point with a beautiful sofa

    Creating a focal point with a beautiful sofa

    All rooms need a focal point – it is essential to good design as it creates order and a feeling of balance in your room. All it needs is something interesting to look at and that will draw the eye towards it… inviting the visitor to linger and enjoy! Some tips on creating a focal point with your sofa: 1)      Place a painted screen at the center behind the couch so that your focal point can become more inviting and [...]

  • Weekly Inspiration – trending greys

    Weekly Inspiration – trending greys

    Grey is increasingly used in residential interiors – it’s the new white! It's a colour with virtually no personality of its own – being understated it’s the perfect neutral to pair with other colours as it allows the other colours to be more visible: Pair with subtle colours to create depth. Pair with vibrant colours to make them pop. Grey colour palette Trendy fabrics in grey. Layering different tones of grey gives warmth and depth [...]

  • Solutions to oversized kitchen islands

    Solutions to oversized kitchen islands

    Finding a suitable countertop for an oversized island is no easy task ... as most stone slabs are supplied in 3m x 1.44m sizes. This means that if you have an island winder tha 1.44 meters or deeper than 1.44 meters you wyould have to make an alternative plan for a countertop. Some of the engineered sonte manufacturers do however make jumbo slabs (Vicostone has jumbo slabs of 3.4 meter x 1.65 meter), but unfortunately only very few colours are available [...]

  • Vegetable garden ideas

    Vegetable garden ideas

    Whether you are keen on cooking or not, we all like the idea of growing our own herbs and/or veggies ... I do find that more often than not a veggie garden is not the "prettiest thing" in the yard as it can look messy quickly - so I quite like the idea of creating your veggie garden in planter-boxes to give it a more structured and maintained look.   Here are some ideas: Woven oversized baskets adds tecture and [...]

  • Decorating with Turquoise

    Decorating with Turquoise

    Turquoise… one of my favourite colours at the moment and it was named Pantone’s colour of the year for 2010. It inspires soothing thoughts and is even said to restore our senses of well being – it is a colour that most people respond to positively and it has appeal for both men and women. I think turquoise is a great colour to accessorise your home with as it is a colour with both warm and cool undertones making this [...]

  • First impressions: Curb appeal

    First impressions: Curb appeal

    They say first impressions last… so what can we do to make the first impression of our homes something worth lasting? In personal relationships I think the saying “first impressions last” carries more weight/truth. However, when it comes to our homes I think it’s possible to have more than one chance. I once read somewhere that in architecture you have three possible chances to make a good first impression: Streetscape Curb appeal (Front door) Interior Streetscape is the way your [...]

  • Decorating with colour: Inspired by nature

    Decorating with colour: Inspired by nature

    Nature is the easiest place to find colour inspiration – just looking as far as the autumn leaves on your neighbour’s porch, or the many subtle colour variations in a collection of shells or the variety of neutrals in a bed of river rocks or a colourful bird in your garden can provide you with clever colour schemes for your interior. Subconsciously we are aware of the colour combinations we see in nature – this makes is easier for us [...]

  • Decorating with old doors

    Decorating with old doors

    In this dining room the theme of symmetry is apparent in the placement of the pieces. Doors from reclaimed wood are used as wall art. High back wing chairs covered in dark leather paired with chairs covered in linen gives this room a colonial feel. Stark white entrance and hallway is toned done by the use of the reclaimed wood feature piece set into a floating shelf. The cast iron doors used as a headboard take centre stage in this bedroom. [...]

  • Amazing Spaces: Living rooms emphasising the indoor – outdoor theme

    Amazing Spaces: Living rooms emphasising the indoor – outdoor theme

    Lately I find myself more attracted to properties with well-designed flow between indoor and outdoor living areas ... bathrooms leaing out to a private outdoor shower, kitchens with stack windows opening up to the entertainment areas, bedrooms leading out to patios or balconies and most of all living rooms designed to open up to the outdoor entertainment areas - placing emphasis on the indoor - outdoor living theme. This sets the tone for a relaxed easy-going lifestyle while extending the [...]

  • Décor ideas – Fresh mint green for the bathroom

    Décor ideas – Fresh mint green for the bathroom

    Yesterday I spent my day going through all my old interior files… at first it started out as a step in my “spring cleaning process”, however this process was abruptly stopped soon after I started on my decor files- I just couldn’t help but get “lost” in this beautiful world. Anyways, here are a few nice bathroom decorating ideas I rediscovered – the minty green was just irresistible! Shabby Chic bathroom storage from reclaimed wood. Looks pretty for a guest [...]

  • Illustrative Wall Art: Woman on the wall

    Illustrative Wall Art: Woman on the wall

    I love Illustrative wall art - for me it is one of the few types of art that are suited for both a modern, classic and vintage styled home. I think it's because of the clean lines and simplicity of the mostly classical and glamorous subjects. Here are a few of my favourites : My Charlie Girl: My favourite - beautiful vintage girl with a modern day sophistication. By the way - this is Natalie Portman!   [...]

  • Laundry Love

    Laundry Love

    This scullery really appeals to me - I think the layout is fresh and different. The clever little island with a basin... it's just something different for a change. Then off course, the shelves and baskets are also lovely... everything comes together to make a delightful room!   Inspiration for decoration: I like everything about this space - the color, design and all the small touches. Decoration for inspiration: Sunk basin in scullery island. Decoration for [...]

Creating a focal point with a beautiful sofa

March 1st, 2013|Decor, Tips & Tricks|

All rooms need a focal point – it is essential to good design as it [...]

Weekly Inspiration – trending greys

February 6th, 2013|Colour|

Grey is increasingly used in residential interiors – it’s the new white! It's a colour [...]

Solutions to oversized kitchen islands

February 4th, 2013|Kitchen|

Finding a suitable countertop for an oversized island is no easy task ... as most [...]