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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

Scandinavian style
8 years ago

Scandinavian style

By  •  SAHO Blog, Trends

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.

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.

What makes an interesting room?
8 years ago

What makes an interesting room?

What makes an interesting room? Is it important, as prolific architectural and interior designer John Saladino says, that “colour cannot be isolated and must only ever be seen in juxtaposition with other ones”?

Funky chairs from Robert Thomson
8 years ago

Funky chairs from Robert Thomson

I have always had a soft spot for lighting. When I entertain, one of the first things I ensure is that the lighting provides the correct ambiance for my chosen theme; and that theme extends to the outdoors as well.

Greening your garden
8 years ago

Greening your garden

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.

Deep buttoned furniture
8 years ago

Deep buttoned furniture

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.

Gate-crasher
8 years ago

Gate-crasher

Beefing up on security has become such a pivotal concern in South Africa that many move into estates or enclosed areas. Some neighbourhoods have even gone as far as monitoring and attempting to control crime themselves.

Tea chronicles

The origin of tea dates back well over 5 000 years where legend suggests that Shen Nung, a Chinese emperor, discovered the advantages of tea.

Geared up

Far exceeding expectations, the speed of new inventions often leaves one pondering where it will end and how far we can go.

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