How to do Baroque: 4 ways

Welcome to Baroque April! This month we delve into Baroque architecture and interior design. Baroque is on the trend list for 2017. I spent some time researching the period and its modern influence and discovered a world of information which could not be contained in one post. This is our final Baroque April post. Next…

Modern Baroque Homes: Furniture, Sculptures, Paintings

Welcome to Baroque April! This month we delve into Baroque architecture and interior design. Baroque is on the trend list for 2017. I spent some time researching the period and its modern influence and discovered a world of information which could not be contained in one post. This is our second last post on Baroque. I’m…

Kelly Wearstler: Modern Baroque Queen Part 2

Welcome to Baroque April! This month we delve into Baroque architecture and interior design. Baroque is on the trend list for 2017. I spent some time researching the period and its modern influence and discovered a world of information which could not be contained in one post. Part 2 Part 1 went down so well,…

Kelly Wearstler: Modern Baroque Queen

Welcome to Baroque April! This month we delve into Baroque architecture and interior design. Baroque is on the trend list for 2017. I spent some time researching the period and its modern influence and discovered a world of information which could not be contained in one post. Part 1 I’m a woman who loves seeing…

Baroque? In 2017?

It’s 2017 and the last thing I expected was to announce the return of Baroque in interiors. Yup, it has slowly crept up on us and it seems its modernization makes it a formidable style to incorporate into our homes in 2017. So what is Baroque? Baroque is a period of artistic style which began…

Mismatched Dining Chairs: The How

Remember last week I got you thinking about our obsession with poverty identifiers in decor and lifestyle? Well this weekend I took some time to do my actual job  (not political commentary believe it or not) by advising my potential client on how to use this dining trend in their house. With every trend that…

Mix and Match Dining Chairs: Poverty trends

Are design trends and social obsessions fetishizing poverty? Okay so mismatched dining chairs are a thing and they have been for just over a year. The transition to this trend was smooth: we started off with varying the end chairs (chairs at the head of a dining table) in a dining suite then suddenly people…

Light at the end of a … ceiling | Creative lighting

I love lights and when I was mulling (yes, mulling) over some of the most innovative lighting fixture designs I have seen, I came across this list of utter light creativity and talent. It may be a bit weird to wake up energized on a Saturday morning at 6am to type into my search bar…

I’m in a (Greenery) Mood.

Every single year since 2000, the Pantone Institute has declared a particular colour the “Colour of the Year”. It provides a guide to fashion designers, interior designers, florists, wedding stylists  and other consumer-oriented design fields for their designs and future products. The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017 has been announced as Greenery. Greenery is…

Fabric Shopping Day

I found myself spending a good part of my Saturday meandering around Johannesburg trying to find lush fabrics for my first luxury cushion collection. Being immersed in pieces from luxury homeware and furniture houses such as Bakos Brothers and Cassaredo, I’ve always subconsciously known that I wanted to make luxury homeware pieces. Luxury pieces are not…