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Posts By Shereen Lurie

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Architectural intelligence

From prehistoric megaliths and the pyramids to modern skyscrapers, architectural masterpieces are found throughout the world. The famous Burj Al Arab in Dubai, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Taj Mahal in India and the Guggenheim Museum in New York are just a few examples of true creative genius and have provided many with unsurpassed inspiration

How to take care of timber windows and doors
8 years ago

How to take care of timber windows and doors

Wooden windows need periodic care in order to ensure they maintain their good looks, durability and proper function. Naturally, timber windows are subject to a mixture of weather conditions and due to the various types of architectural and installation solutions, there is no hard and fast rule that stipulates just how often these maintenance activities should be made.

Sofa so good
8 years ago

Sofa so good

Whatever your personal style or size of room, there will always be the right couch for you. It goes without saying that the couch you select should not only look good, but it should be practical and most of all comfortable. When it comes to some of the current trends, Justin Van Breda, the creative director of JVB Furniture Collection notes that “the emphasis is on scale and comfort. Sofas and armchairs that you can just flop down onto are on trend right now”.

The golden touch
8 years ago

The golden touch

By  •  Products

Amaridian gallery in SoHo New York is the vision of South African expats Mary Slack and Fraser Conlon who, through the gallery, are providing a platform for showcasing one-of-a-kind artworks by emerging contemporary African artists.

How do I choose the right flooring to suit my lifestyle needs?
8 years ago

How do I choose the right flooring to suit my lifestyle needs?

Floors need to set the mood and tone of a room while at the same offer durability and easy maintenance. With hundreds of flooring options to choose from it can be overwhelming for home owners to select the right flooring for their new home.

Luxuriously comfortable
8 years ago

Luxuriously comfortable

By  •  Modern

Situated on an exclusive golf estate in Gauteng, this home is where style, sophistication and functionally meet. When the owners set about designing their ultimate home, the main objective was comfort combined with luxury. Their efforts resulted in a warm and inviting dwelling with comfortable spaces that are not only visually striking, but also fit the requirements of a growing family.

Maximising storage space
8 years ago

Maximising storage space

My apartment lacks storage space – do you have any tips that I can implement to compensate for this?

A personal arrangement
8 years ago

A personal arrangement

Moving house is an exhausting task – and time consuming – hence my post coming a bit late this week. Packing and loading, unloading and unpacking – a great way to exercise muscles you didn’t even know you had. The best part for me was deciding on where all the furnishings and accessories would go to make the most of each room.

Flying colours
8 years ago

Flying colours

Colour plays an important and interesting role in our lives; it has a direct and indirect influence on the body and mind, as well as emotions, and can be used to balance all three. For our homes, colour can be used as a form of expression, to create different moods and visual illusions. Home owners can translate the current colour trends through the treatment of walls, floors and soft furnishings.

A chic dining experience
8 years ago

A chic dining experience

71 Waterkant Street in Cape Town, home of The Freeworld Design Centre and Jacques Erasmus’s Hemelhuijs Restaurant, makes a huge splash with its stylish design and decor.

Sticking around
8 years ago

Sticking around

By  •  Products

Looking for an easy, inexpensive and fun way to decorate and personalize your home? Visit www.mywalltattoos.com – an innovative website, dedicated to a range of interior design products, called wall tattoos.

Absolutely Delightfull!
8 years ago

Absolutely Delightfull!

By  •  Products

European designer, Sara Lanca, a product designer, and her team have brightened up our week with their unique range of lamps.

Decorating with colour
8 years ago

Decorating with colour

By  •  How To

As one of the most important elements of any room, colour has the ability to dramatically change the look and feel of a space as well as the mood of those who enter it. Here we give you a few tips on how to incorporate colour into your home.

Exotic inspiration
8 years ago

Exotic inspiration

By  •  Products

The Casa Tiles collection is inspired by the exotic patterned courtyards and cafes of Morocco, Cuba, South America and Mediterranean countries like Italy, Spain and France. These tiles are beautiful as well as functional and durable.

Humble beginnings
8 years ago

Humble beginnings

Interior decorator Kim Stephen’s background isn’t in interiors but she’s ‘lived’ interiors her whole life and always knew that this is what she’d ultimately be doing. A couple of years ago she started getting small projects and her practice grew from that.

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