If, for you, remodelling or redoing an interior space is as easy as breathing, then why not go green and create eco-friendly living spaces. The kitchen is a great place to start as the majority of time is spent in this room, whether you are eating, cooking, creating or even socialising.
According to Justin Barnard from Boutique Tiles, flooring is a key design element that influences a room’s overall character and can either make or break a room. To this end, people must be both painstaking and prudent when selecting their flooring solutions.
In the past, plantation shutters have been used as a window and/or door dressing instead of curtains or blinds. Now however, plantation shutters are being used more as dividers between bedrooms and bathrooms, lounges and dining rooms, kitchen and living areas.
There is an indelible connection between food and language, and therefore between food and people. We are social beings, made to interconnect, interact, share and converse. We achieve this through language and through food or, more specifically, through eating.
I am keen to buy a fabulous set of outdoor furniture but want to know whether it will last for a reasonable amount of time
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.
Colour often allows us to express who we are. It helps us to reflect our moods, attitudes, and feelings. In a home, colour can also create the illusion of space, liven up a drab or ordinary living space, add warmth and bring in light dependent on the style, texture and colour choice.
Sean Cochrane is a self-taught architectural interior designer. His leading design practice specialises in exclusive properties. Based in London, Sean has worked on over 100 homes. Some of his celebrity clients include Dame Helen Mirren, Steve Kutner, Simon Mirren, and Taylor Hackford, among many others. Most recently Sean’s company, Cochrane Design, won the International Design & Architecture Award for “Best Residential Development – £5M ” 2011. SA Home Owner had the opportunity to speak to Sean on his recent visit to South Africa.
Shrouded in mystery, the actual history of the carpet is filled with legends, myths and stories. Dating back to the 5th century BC, the first carpet discovered was the Pazyryk carpet, which was beautifully preserved and found in a tomb in the Altai Mountains, Serbia.