Monthly Archives: October 2015


Earlier this year Sanders South Africa launched an innovative marketing campaign in collaboration with SA Décor & Design.

Sanders invited various South African interior and décor bloggers to figuratively “get into bed with them”. Each blogger was designated a specific month in which they will create a bedroom scene in the store window of the Sanders showroom located at 33 Salt River Road.

Sanders has graciously given the bloggers carte blanche use of their gorgeous range of linen as a foundation to dress the display bed. The bloggers can then add in and layer various sourced products and décor items to create their own unique bedroom arrangement.

We are thrilled to announce that we here at The Design Tabloid will be dressing the Sanders bed in the month of November. Rose has already sourced some gorgeous products from local creatives and suppliers that we will use to complete our window display. We will share the finished product with you soon – so keep you eyes peeled!

In anticipation of our little bedroom setup here are some of the past #InBedWithBloggers styled beds:

Sanders #InBedWithBloggers - House & Leisure

The very first #InBedWithBloggers bed was styled by the House and Leisure team in May.

Sanders #InBedWithBloggers - Misi Overturf

June’s bed was created by Misi Overturf, creative consultant and the blogger behind for the love of beautiful things (Bthings). You can read more about Misi’s bed: here.

Sanders #InBedWithBloggers - SA Decor & Design

Marcia Margolius of SA Décor & Design teamed up with Blankets and Weaves to fashion July’s bed. You can read more about it: here.

Sanders #InBedWithBloggers - Dylan Thomaz

The August bed was curated by Dylan Thomaz using these gorgeous bbellamy&bbellamy textiles. You can find out more about the August bed: here.

SuzelleDIY: How to Make a Vertical Garden

Build a Vertical Garden Out of Soda Bottles:

DIY queen, Suzelle, recently uploaded this brilliant video tutorial demonstrating how one can create a pretty impressive, yet inexpensive, vertical garden. Well suited to apartment living or small areas where floor space is limited, vertical gardens can also liven up a dull and dreary wall on your patio or balcony. It is also the perfect way to keep your culinary greenery close at hand – just fill the containers with your favourite herbs like basil, rosemary, sage, etc.

The concept of vertical gardening has been all the rage for quite some time – as Suzelle said herself, “these are very ‘hip’ at the moment, so if you want to be in fashion you should make this“…

Oh, and loving her rendition of Oasis’ Wonderwall… LOL

Get This Look: Bohemian

By MaricaThe Design Tabloid - Get the Look - Bohemian Interior


To conclude our recent posts on Bohemianism, both as a movement and as an interior style, we thought to put together a little style “starter kit”.

Here are a dozen furniture and décor items that will give you that Bohemian look:


1. This distressed vintage Indian almirah, or cabinet, will be the focal point of any Bohemian interior. The gorgeous pop of jewel blue will contribute to the much-needed Bohemian colour quota.  |  {where to buy: Weylandts}

2. A bit of mood lighting is in order – this metal Moroccan lantern would be perfect. Hang it from the ceiling or group a couple on the floor or coffee table.  |  {where to buy: Moroccan Warehouse}

3. Add a bit of Bohemian elegance with this brass and dimpled glass pendant light. Hang them in a small cluster at different heights.  |  {where to buy: Weylandts}

4. Bold vintage Kilim scatter cushion. This beautiful example is from Le Soux, however you can find something just as stunning at locally at Moroccan Warehouse in the Cape Town CBD.  |  {where to buy: Moroccan Warehouse}

5. Use this shaggy handwoven scatter cushion to add a bit of texture to your room.  |  {where to buy: Mr Price Home}

6. This eye-catching scatter cushion, with its woven and knotted ribbon stripes, tie the colours of all the various décor elements together and provides added texture.  |  {where to buy: Woolworths}

7. Add a measure of playfulness to your cushion collection with this fun and colourful tassel scatter cushion.  |  {where to buy: Woolworths}

8. Another colourful vintage Kilim cushion, this one is from Leif, but Moroccan Warehouse will be able to hook you up with something similar.  |  {where to buy: Moroccan Warehouse}

9 & 10. Any Bohemian interior worth its salt should have more than one rug. These beautiful vintage Berber rugs from Moroccan Atlas Mountains will provide loads of colour, texture & pattern. Remember to layer your rugs!  |  {where to buy: Fibre Designs}

11. Now what would a Bohemian space be without a Moroccan leather pouffe?! You can get these in almost any colour under the sun.  |  {where to buy: Moroccan Warehouse}

12. Handwoven from abacá – a type of banana leaf – this beautiful stool will add another layer of texture and interest to you Bohemian décor.  |  {where to buy: Weylandts}

Just a quick P.S…

Not to long ago we enlisted the services of Fibre Designs during one of our recent interior design projects. We had found the perfect rug for the space and budget, but it was too big. That can be quite disheartening. Our rug specialist Bev Walters referred us to Fibre Designs as rug repairs and alterations (including that of speciality rugs) are part of their services. They did a sterling job of reducing the size, while still retaining the flow of the pattern on the rug. This is such a rare service we felt we had to share it with you. 

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