How to braai without a braai on Braai Day

The fear of being an uncool braailess South African can be daunting. Don’t fear, here is a solution! A terracotta flowerpot makes the perfect vessel for your braai. The terracotta holds in the heat while insulating the outside. Try to get a pot big enough to fit a round Weber braai grill, you can buy…

I love metal

Metal is creeping into our homes, from wallpaper to flooring, appliances to furniture. Using metal is hardly new. (I am now going to bore you with a short history lesson, bear with me, it’s interesting). Medieval nobility used wrought iron in their homes long before we thought of it. Where did Knights get their shiny…

Hipster Home

I wish that I could be like the Cool kids So what can you do to make your house hip? I mean without having the time machine from “Back to the Future” and going back in time and making your parents buy really awesome retro furniture so that you can potentially inherit it one day.…

Art without Borders

A crucial part of decorating your home involves adorning walls with artwork. But frames are expensive, especially if you’re planning a gallery wall. Here are a few great alternative and budget-friendly ways to display artwork -posters, photos, wallpaper and other memorable art can look great, even without a frame. 1. Clipboards Attach clipboards to your…

Current Interior Design Trends

COLOURS and FINISHES Paint colours, especially, for the home still revolve around sophisticated basics. Our attention is settled on gentle colours like muted pastels, soft sage-greens, smoky shades of grey and neutrals. Accessories in metal hues, rich leather and marine tones are introduced as a contrasting tone. On the opposite end of the spectrum vibrant…

Dream a little dream

After a long day, we all deserve to retreat to a bedroom we love to be in. Your bedroom is the final scene of your day and sets an opening scene for your dreams. How you nod off affects how you sleep and your mood when you wake up. So if your last image is…

Self-build Project Planner

Self-build Project Planner I know this is probably the most boring but hopefully informative blog entry you may come across. This entry is aimed at a newly built home for those of you who wishes to manage the project themselves. But, however you’re getting it built, this will show you the process and phases of…