The South African winter may not be the coldest when compared to the rest of the world but most of us can agree that the icy winds, crisp, dry air and rain in some parts of the country are cold enough to warrant a few changes to cosy up your home.
We asked interior designer, writer and editor of SA Decor and Design, Marcia Margolius, award-winning lifestyle blogger, Karen Kelly (Lovilee Blog),...Read More
Nothing beats a homemade gift on Mother’s day! It used to be a tradition to make your gift from scratch and now that the shops may be off-limits, this great DIY flower artwork is just perfect! Elle Franco from DIY with Elle shows us how to make a fun Mother’s Day gift. (more…)
International research has shown, pre-COVID-19, that consumers are spending more money on their home than fashion. Our prediction is that this trend will increase, in months and years to come.
Social distancing and lockdown have afforded us the time to rethink and reimagine our homes. We have counted our blessings and noticed the shortcomings. We’ve also realised that our relationship with...Read More
Nothing beats a fireplace in the winter. Its iconic look and feel will never tire any homeowner. Today fireplaces are more versatile than ever before offering people a wide variety of choices in look, form and function. In this article, we discover new trends with fireplaces as well as what needs to be taken into consideration when choosing the right one for your home and budget.
by Marion Nowak
If you are going to invest in furniture, it is probably a good idea to think about it carefully. There are a few items that you will purchase in your life that will last you many, many years. We look at a few signature furniture pieces that if taken care of, could last you an entire lifetime.
The great thing about these classic pieces is that they will usually fit with...Read More
A few years ago the world-renowned trend guru Li Edelkoord identified the cocooning trend. She said that as a collective, humans are turning inwards, using our home to rejuvenate and energize, to be better people. It was identified as a macro trend, here to stay and not likely to change any time soon.
This was pre-Covid-19. Roll on 2020 and what was a theory becomes our reality. Even more so...Read More
The word home is a powerful one. It conjures different images tinted by our unique perspectives, culture and memory. It means something different to each of us and there are certain emotions it will evoke for most like; family, happiness, comfort, pride, safety and love. And most recently, a nationwide lockdown. House arrest is not something any of us ever thought would be our reality but here...Read More
The country of allure and mystery. When your mind wanders to Morocco, you may be seduced by images of lavish green courtyards decorated in mosaics and intricate geometric designs. Arched walkways in pastel colours, the smell of incense in a bustling souk and the sound of bartering in the background.
You can easily recreate some of this Morocoon splendour by creating an easy Moroccon inspired,...Read More
Contemporary lighting and modern lighting often come across as the same thing, but they definitely are not. Modern lighting is any style of lighting that evolved with the radical changes in visual art around the post-modern art revolution. You can still find some amazing, modern lighting from the late 50s onwards in beautiful homes all around the world. Some designers describe modern lighting...Read More