Residential Design: RETRO CHIC

I love blogging about ‘everyday’ interior design, my day-job is mostly Retail, Corporate and Restaurant Design. But my hobby is Residential design – design for your home and DIY projects. I’ve recently been asked to help with the conceptual design for a 1960’s apartment, this got me really excited. Hence this entry about Retro Chic……

Retail Design: Store Layout

​There are many different approaches when it comes to designing the interior layout of a store. There are also some guidelines and design strategies you can implement in order to generate more sales. Here are some of the basic pointers when it comes to effective retail interiors that attract more customers, gets them browsing and…

Interior Trends: the update

I have written a blog previously on upcoming trends for 2016. However, it is difficult determining 2016 trends that early on in the year. I decided to round up some of personal favourite design trends I have seen thusfar in 2016. I have used these trend elements in both residential, hospitality and retail projects this…

New Year’s Resolutions for Home

“There’s no place like home.” -Dorothy, the Wizard of Oz It’s a brand new year. Are you ready to start fresh? Have you made some resolutions? Let’s make a pact. Rather than make the same old resolutions about flossing more often, dieting, Banting, exercising, let’s each vow to tackle at least one of the projects…

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…