Get This Look: Scandi Workspace

By Marica

Get This Look: Scandi Workspace | via {The Design Tabloid}

I have wanted to do a Scandinavian Get The Look for quite some time but have never found the perfect inspiration image to work from! THEN I stumbled across this gorgeous Scandi home office space on the My Scandinavian Home blog – perfect! The original office space was styled by Nina Hoist of Norwegian interior blog Stylizimo in collaboration with Danish brand Ferm Living. I quite enjoy the black, grey and white colour combo with touches of light wood and brass to add a that bit of warmth. So for all you lovely folks in South Africa who have a dreamy Scandi space on their bucket list – this is how you can achieve this look….


1. Free Range Clock by Woltemade available through Africandy.

2. Add a bit of texture with this concrete wallpaper from Robin Sprong!

3. Troy Table Lamp available via

4. Love this Wooden Bottle Vessel crafted from Mango wood available from Woolworths.

5. A touch of  black & white romance with this Vintage Shoes Stretched Canvas by Cara Saven via

6. Dante Deep Tray made from plywood available from Woolworths.

7. Decorative copper bowl with slightly hammered texture from Pezula Interiors.

8. This Knotted Wire Hurricane from Weylandts is meant to house a candle but I think it will also make a pretty cool pencil holder!

9. Adore the minimalist lines of this desk – you can purchase the trestles from

10. This Shanghai Chair with lovely cow hide seat available from Weylandts is based on Hans Wegner’s Wishbone Chair.

11. This Branch Scatter Cushion from Love Milo is the perfect fit!

12. Oh, how I wish we could more of Danish décor company, Ferm Living‘s beautiful product here in South Africa! LUCKILY, local online décor store Detail’24 now imports a selection of Ferm Living products to SA including this gorgeous Wire Basket!

ADD THIS: For an even more dramatic black & white effect add this Rand Rug from Nevada Furniture (That’s SA’s Ikea importers for those who didn’t know)


Get This Look: Fresh Contemporary Lounge

By Marica

Sjoe, it’s been quite some time since we last did a Get The Look here at The Design Tabloid! When I saw this contemporary lounge setting, featured on Style At Home, I immediately knew I would have no problem sourcing local products for this look. The best thing about this fresh and simplistic room is that it is budget driven and seriously uncomplicated. This white-on-white living room gets all its interest and dimension from its colourful and patterned accessories, while the tree stump tables / stools adds warmth and natural texture.


1. Country Road Jeremiah scatter cushion from Woolworths.

2. This Branch Scatter Cushion from Love Milo is the perfect fit!

3. Introduce a bit of colour with this minty chevron cushion from Zana.

4. Add an additional layer by including this super funky rectangular light bulb cushion from Weylandts.

5. I adore this wood and iron desk lamp with its eye-catching red cord – also from Weylandts.

6. Simplicity Wall Clock in white available from @Home.

7. Nothing complicated about this comfy white L-shape sofa from

8. Solid Jacaranda Stools from LIM.

9. If you struggle to find the right item locally, consider broadening you search to international online shops that ship to SA like West Elm. This Grasslands Throw from West Elm with its Southwest-inspired stencil pattern in a warm palette is just the added dimension this Get The Look needs.

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Get This Look – Mid-Century Modern Lounge

By Marica

How to get the "Mid - Century Modern" look for your lounge via The Design Tabloid

Some of you more observant peeps my recall seeing this lovely Mid-Century Modern feature image (source) somewhere before – that is because I have used it in a past Colour-Coded Inspiration post. I simply love this sleek & sexy black & white retro lounge! Mid-Century Modern is a mid-20th century style of architecture, furniture – and product design that originated in the early 1930s and continued into the mid-1960s. Often referred to as “modern” or “retro”, the style is characterized by simplicity, clean lines, organic forms, and the use of wood, metal, and plastic. Mid-Century Modern design was greatly influenced by the uncomplicated and practical Scandinavian designs of the time. This house is located somewhere in Sweden and is an excellent example of modern-meets-contemporary Scandinavian design. Simply gorgeous!


1. Love this gorgeous matt black Bentwood Chair from Weylandts.

2. Add a little African flair to your collection (also known as a “gallery wall“) of photos & art by including these lovely prints from Cara Saven available at

3. Sleek contemporary server is from Tonic Design.

4. These lovely scatter cushions are perfect for this black, white & grey space – all from Woolworths. Choose simplistic geometric patterns & stripes… you can also include one or two with typography designs.

5. Super cool adjustable Zig Zag Floor Lamp from Weylandts.

6. Cute deep-buttoned retro sofa in charcoal via

7. I rather prefer this more rustic industrial timber coffee table on wheels – Le Grange Interiors.

8. The Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs play a big role in this Get The Look, I suggest trawling second-hand shops, or suppliers who specialises in the import or restoration of Mid-Century Modern furniture like Vamp or Restore. The chair in our Get The Look is a gorgeous vintage Scandinavian import available at Space For Life and the little faux fur cushion is from @Home.

9. Add this lovely woven two-tone throw from Mr. Price Home.

10. Continuing with a little more  African flair – I simply adore this white / grey zig-zag animal hide rug from @Home.

Get This Look: Rustic Chic Bedroom

By Marica

Whilst desperately searching for an image or style to base the latest “Get This Look” on,  I remember an image of a rather unusual Rustic Chic bedroom I  pinned to Pinterest a handful of months ago. To date this feature / inspiration image remains the most repinned image on my Pinterest profile. What about this interior made this image so popular with my fellow “pinners”? – I don’t know… Maybe it’s the barn door headboard or the bold yellow-painted ceiling (a brave choice for sure). I have to agree there is something strangely appealing about this little rustic spaces, it sure looks comfy… and sunny.

I struggled to find a throw similar to the beautiful one used in the image, and as result my collection of items is a little more red whereas the original room is more purple. However, this is the beauty of a Rustic Chic interior – it’s suppose to be mix-and-match. A well-planned Rustic Chic interior or room should have a combination of unrefined, uncomplicated objects offset with more contemporary and elegant pieces and lines. Try sourcing reclaimed or upcycled items like the barn door, or maybe an old worn timber bedside table – it should definitely have a lot of texture. Rustic Chic – where “well-worn meet new”.


1. Torch Wall Light – Le Grange Interiors

2. Trawl second-hand stores, flea markets or suppliers that sell reclaimed building elements  for old and discarded doors or panels –  a great example is this beautiful antique shutter door from Onsite Gallery.

3. Neutral-coloured scatter cushion – Woolworths.

4. Yellow lattice scatter cushion – Woolworths.

5. Dog silhouette scatter cushion – Weylandts.

6. Cape bird scatter cushion – Woolworths.

7. Yellow Ceramic Vases – Le Grange Interiors.

8. This beautiful industrial look “tea” table is also available from Le Grange Interiors.

9. The closest thing I could find of to the purple and yellow throw in the feature image, is this gorgeous handmade India patchwork bedspread from Weylandts.

10. Part of @Home‘s Garden Party range, I just love this funky wire stool…it’s available in black and then this bold yellow.

11. I love this stunning wool rug – also from Le Grange Interiors.

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Get This Look: Nautical Bedroom

By Marica

Get The Look - Nautical Bedroom - The Design TabloidI know what you are thinking…blue AGAIN?! I promise it was purely accidental (but isn’t it pretty?)! One of my favourite elements in a good nautical designed interior, apart from the various shades of blue of course,  is the use of stunning bold stripes. Whether thick, narrow or grouped, nothing says “nautical” like stripes. Other elements that compliment a nautical interior are rustic and distressed timbers, beautiful coloured or  blasted glass, a blue/sand/white colour palette (maybe even with a splash of red) and ocean-inspired baubles. One must however be careful when creating a nautical interior not to venture over the “tacky” boundary – avoid adding to many bits-and-bobs.


1. Tie-Dye Scatter Cushion – Woolworths has recently added this beautiful range to shelves – tie-dye has never looked so attractive!

2. Striped Scatter Cushions – can be ordered through us!

3. Nautical Print Scatter Cushion – can also be ordered through us.

4. Sand & Blue Striped Throw – @Home

5. Another current trend that can also compliment a nautical interior is industrial elements this beautiful industrial-esque pendant light is from Le Grange Interiors.

6. Use stools as side tables and don’t be afraid to use more than one on either side of your bed. These gorgeous rustic stools are from Le Grange Interiors.

7. Invest in a beautiful piece of sea-inspired fine art or prints. I have seen some beautiful abstract seascapes to compliment a more contemporary setting. I found this photo of Marieke Prinsloo’s Sea Point sculptures on Times Live – wouldn’t it make a stunning framed print?!

8. This beautiful coral-like ceramic vase is from Pezula Interiors.

9. I love the subtle blasted effect on these beautiful coloured glass vases from Pezula Interiors – it reminds me of sea glass.

Nautical Bedroom Image via


Get This Look – Industrial Dining

By Marica

When I found this beautiful image on the website of renowned French photographer, Pierre-Jean Verger, I felt so inspired I just had to do a “Get the Look” for it. The core of Industrial Style is to expose elements that are usually hidden – brickwork, exposed I-beams, unfinished wood and all the nuts, bolts and mechanisms that we generally hide. Factory machinery and other bits-and-bops can easily find a new home as brilliant Industrial Style décor items. Industrial Style likes big open-plan spaces as the style originates from converted lofts, warehouses and factories. Other items and furniture that goes well with an Industrial Style space is those from the Mid-Century Modern era – feel free to throw in one or two retro items.


1. Exchange the copper Poul Henningsen lamp for this gorgeous spider-like chandelier available from Le Grange Interiors.

2. Beautiful “scaffold” shelf unit – Weylandts

3. X-Base Trestle Table – Simply Pierre 

4. Replica Jean Prouvé Standard Chair – Three6Zero (a true mid-century modern classic!)

5. Iron stool with wooden seat – Weylandts

6. Black bent-arm floor lamp – @Home

7. If you do not have an exposed brickwork wall you can always find realistic wallpaper of one – this Graham & Brown wallpaper can be ordered through Wallpaper Inn.

8. Add a bit of colour with one or two beautiful ceramic pieces – these blue jars as well as the vases and glass items on the shelves are all from Le Grange Interiors.

9. Gorgeous laminate flooring with a “distressed” effect from Floors Direct (this particular laminate even has faded French words printed on it – totally in love with it)

10. ADD THIS:   Mix and match the chairs by adding one or two of these iron beauties – available from La Grange Interiors.