Monthly Archives: March 2016
I have recently been following this new POPSUGAR DIY video series hosted by designer, blogger, and overall Bohemian goddess, Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow. The series is called “We Spy Style, Eye on Design” and each week Justina chats about an interesting home design style and shares a new and creative DIY project that embodies said style.
In the première episode she shared her take on Vintage Industrial Style which featured an awesome step-by-step DIY tutorial on how to make a trendy copper pipe kitchen rack. You can check out the video: here.
In the episode above Justina creates a quirky coffee table by upcycling two old wooden pallets. She calls the chosen style “Modern Farmhouse”, however I think this pallet coffee table can easily find an appropriate home in a Shabby-Chic, Rustic, Industrial, or even Beachy / Coastal styled interior.
Check out the video above and let us know what you think…
Earlier this month we wrote a blog post, “2015: A Winning Year for Design Monarchy“, about all the exciting projects and experiences we had last year. As mentioned in the post, one of the absolute high points was that Home Magazine / Tuis Tydskrif featured one of our interior design projects, the home of our client Sharon Turner, in the their January issue. I cannot begin to tell you how thrilling it is to see one’s hard work on the cover of a glossy magazine!
Well, call us doubly blessed, because shortly thereafter Home / Tuis once again asked if they could feature another one of our projects. What makes this home extra special and personal is that our client, Michelle Ward, happens to be Rose’s sister! It was such fun working with Michelle. Since we know her so well it was that much easier to put together the perfect interior proposal for her home that catered to her tastes. Michelle wanted bright and happy, colourful and quirky, with just the slightest dash of glamour.
One of my favourite elements in Michelle’s home is the gorgeous hand-painted Moroccan tiles we sourced for the scullery. I can remember spending a good couple of hours in Moroccan Warehouse in Cape Town bent over stacks of tiles to find the perfect tile repeat. Rose also found the cutest potted plants at Typo which along with the Moroccan tiles made for one trendy scullery.
Another feature I loved was the Mid-Century inspired easy chair we had custom made for the living room. It featured the most beautiful, bold, big floral fabric we sourced at Home Fabrics. It is so happy and colourful – a true reflection of the overall interior.
Michelle found a vintage multi-drawer storage unit for her study which Rose and I took one look at and said: “Let’s paint it ombre!” The carcass we painted white and the drawers in graduating shades of yellow. It looks smashing against the quirky white and black polka dot wallpaper in the study.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the April issue of Tuis or Home Magazine see the full feature and beautiful images (page 16-23). Let us know what you think!