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
Scandinavian inspired furniture is becoming a leading South African design trend. This is partly on account of us growing accustomed to smaller living spaces, requiring minimalist furniture to open these spaces up. This can also be attributed in part to a global shift towards less ostentatious, and more organic looking decor.
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.
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.
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on my garden. Pruning, planting and composting… it’s been a great way to unwind at the end of a long day and reconnect with nature. As part of the process I’ve also investigated different ways to garden in an environmentally sustainable manner.
I have a new obsession… any deep buttoned furniture. Whether it’s a traditional Chesterfield sofa, headboard (both of which I have recently bought from @ Home and Coricraft) or sophisticated scroll armchair, I just love the romantic and plush look of these objects.