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…

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…

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…