Get The Look: Industrial Home Bar

Get This Look: Industrial Home Bar

By Marica

Get The Look: Industrial Home Bar

After last month’s Trend Alert post about black metal we thought to put together a little “Get The Look” article featuring a prominent black metal item just to illustrate how edgy and striking this interior trend is.

I found this super cool and beautifully styled industrial setup on Stylizimo. It is from the gorgeous Scandinavian home of blogger, artist and all round interior design enthusiast, Nina Holst. Nina created this space to serve as additional storage in her dining area. I took one look at the metal cabinet and the glasses inside it and thought: “that would make one sleek sexy Industrial-style bar cabinet for your home!” Just add decanters and wine bottles on top of the cabinet and store all you glasses and cocktail making goodies inside. 

Making this Industrial-styled bar cabinet scene your own is quite easy. Here is the furniture and décor items you will need to achieve this look:

GET THIS LOOK:

1. This large elegant glass bell jar with wooden base can be a beautiful decorative feature – just place a succulent or small ornament inside.  |  {where to buy: @Home}

2. I adore this broody portrait of “Mrs Mia Wallace” by talented Londen-based illustrator Ruben Ireland. It can be purchased online – either framed or unframed – but I would definitely go for a gorgeous black box frame.  |  {where to buy: Superbalist}

3. This edgy fine art print of an original watercolour skull by artist Jessica Rowe will add the trendy focal point needed to make this space unforgettable.  |  {where to buy: Superbalist}

4. The monochromatic setup needs a bit of greenery to break the monotony. A succulent is a good low-maintenance choice. Although plastic greenery is definitely second prize, those with who struggle to keep anything green alive can opt for a artificial plant like this one. At least the paint-dipped concrete planter is pretty cool!  |  {where to buy: Mr Price Home}

5. The most important element in achieving this interior look is the striking black metal industrial cabinet. I could not believe my luck when I found something similar locally!  |  {where to buy: @Home}

6. ADD THIS: Glass terrariums are all the rage! This beautiful diamond-shaped terrarium with its lead-trimmed glass panes will fit this industrial home bar scene like a glove.  |  {where to buy: Down2Earth}

7. If you want to add a bit of understated glitz to your bar cabinet, exchange the white tray for this gold one. Remember trays are excellent tools to create successful decor vignettes or to keep your clutter organised. Pop your collection of liquor bottles and decanters on the tray to take this drinks cabinet to the next level.  |  {where to buy: H&M}

 
Design Monarchy Press feature

Hot Off The Press

This past year we here at Design Monarchy have been very blessed to be featured in not one but five different issues of Home Magazine / Tuis Tydskrif. In fact, when I recently updated the press page on our website, it took me quite some time to add all the latest features, articles and mentions.

I would like to thank every follower and friend for being such amazing cheerleaders (especially the network gals). We have been feeling a bit self-conscious about the frequent shares, LOL. However, your support, comments and likes each time we post a new magazine feature on Instagram or Facebook make us feel a bit less “braggy” and boastful. Ultimately, we love sharing our joy with you.

If you have missed some of the issues or just want a brief recap, feel free to visit the Design Monarchy press page to see a pdf version of each of our magazine features.

As always, we endeavour to keep on designing those jaw-dropping, eye-popping, camera-grabbing, magazine-worthy interiors. Here is to many shares to come! Cheers.

Paper Flowers by Haruka Misawa

Pencil Shavings to Paper Flowers

Paper Flowers by Haruka Misawa

About a week or so ago, while browsing through VISI Magazine‘s weekly newsletter, I came across the amazing, unusual work of Haruka Misawa. The little floral images were eye catching, but were it not for the fact that I stopped to read what he said, I don’t think I might have been as awe struck by his work as I am.

This is what stopped me in my tracks: “Sharpening my pencil, the pencil shavings presenting an arrestingly beautiful form. Curled up in a ring-shaped crown, they looked like the petals of a flower. This kind of personal experience becomes the source of my ideas,” he explains.

Paper Flowers by Haruka Misawa

The Mind of an Artist:

That then is the musings and working of an artistic mind. A mind that goes where mine would not even begin to think of going. He looked down at regular shavings coming out of pencils beings sharpened, and he saw a form of floral art to be explored. WOW!! I wondered at that moment if  I would have seen the potential of a floral art form in mere pencil shavings? I think not. In fact, I know not.

It is for this reason that we are sharing this “different type of art” with you today.

Paper Flowers by Haruka Misawa

Pencil Shavings to Paper Flowers:

Haruka, taking inspiration from his pencil shavings, decided to recreate the same effect but with paper. He used many layers of paper, some graduating in colour, to created a tight cylindrical roll of multicoloured paper – a “paper pencil” so to speak. He then sharpened the paper cylinder with an ordinary pencil sharpener just as one would a normal pencil. The resulting shavings transforms into a beautiful and delicate paper flower, no more than 15mm to 40mm in diameter. On closer inspection one can clearly see the various coloured paper layers.

“Depending on how you sharpen it, the shavings may be thick and heavy, or so thin as to be almost transparent, so you can’t make the same flower twice,” Haruka explains. “Each Paper Flower will bloom quietly and softly on your desk.”

Paper Flowers by Haruka Misawa

Paper Flowers by Haruka Misawa

[Images via Haruka Misawa]

{Video} How To Wacky Your Takkies

Oh, guys and gals you have to see this hilarious DIY video our girl Suzelle uploaded on Monday.

5 Brilliant Ways To Customize Your Sneakers:

In this amusing clip Suzelle shows us how she keeps “her style so funky-fresh” by illustrating five brilliant ways you can brighten up plain white takkies. An quick definition for our overseas friends: “takkies” is the informal South African term for “sneakers”.

Bling-Bling Takkies:

These are soo pretty and bling even “Kim Kardashian will wear this”…

Paint your sneakers all over with gold fabric paint. Thereafter use masking tape to cover the toe of your shoe while you brush the rest of your sneaker in glitter paint. Wait for the paint to dry, remove the masking tape and, with a glue gun, stick rhinestones (or “rhino-stones” as Suzelle calls them) to the toe.

Ombre Garden Takkies:

Dip your sneakers in a pink fabric dye bath to give them an ombre effect and leave them to dry. Brush some purple fabric paint unto the tips of the toe and blend in. Now use several layers of podge to stick wrapping paper flowers all over your shoe.

DIY Tie-Dye Takkies:

Make a multitude of dots all over your sneakers using colourful markers or kokies. Then dab the dots with an earbud (q-tip) dipped in nail polish remover to bleed the marker ink and create a playful tie-dye effect.

Super Star Sneaks, yo!:

Stick star stickers unto your sneakers and then paint a layer of fabric paint over it. You can use different colour paint on each section of your shoe. After it has dried, just peel off the stickers to expose the unpainted surface below. Suzelle even made a cute tasselled piece to add to the sneaker laces.

Jackson Pollock Takkies:

Paint you sneakers in a solid darker colour (remember to masking tape your shoes’ rubber edges). Now just splatter away using different coloured fabric paint. Don’t forget your goggles!

Like Suzelle says, “just use your creativity homie!

Drop a beat Marianne!

 

Quick Tip #45: Clothes Hanger Art Display

Here is the third clever tip in our Décor Quick Tip mini series about interesting things to do with the humble clothes hanger…

#45  For an unusual, playful yet practical way of displaying your art, use wooden clothes or trouser hangers as an alternative to framing. Tired of your current art display? For an instant wall refresh, just unclip the old prints and swap them out for new images. No time and money wasted on framing and reframing. This is an especially handy method to exhibit your children’s artwork.

See more examples of clothes hanger displays on our “Storage” pinboard on Pinterest: here.


Hier is die derde slim wenk in ons Décor Quick Tip mini-reeks oor al die interessante dinge wat mens met die nederige klerehanger kan maak…

#45  Is jy op soek na ‘n ongewone, speelse, tog praktiese manier om jou kunswerke te vertoon? Gebruik hout klere- of broekhangers; dit is ‘n wonderlike alternatief as jy nie jou kuns wil laat raam nie. Moeg vir die kunsversameling wat huidig op jou muur is? Verfris dit in ‘n oogwink – ruil net die ou kunswerke op die hangers met nuwe stukke. Hierdie is ook besonderse gerieflike manier om jou kind se talle kunswerke uit te stal.

Vir meer voorbeelde van klerehanger idees besoek op ons “Storage” pinboard op Pinterest: hier.