2015 Printable Freebie Frenzy

Vicki of I Want That wrote an awesome post on the first day of the new year that featured some gorgeous free printable calendars for 2015 (check her post out here).

It seems the new year is the perfect time to score some awesome freebies! I decided to take a good sniff around the web to see what other free printable stuff I could find!

Please follow the links below to download….Elegance and Enchantment

(above) A cute 2015 desk calendar with motivational quotes and quirky illustrations, designed by Michelle at Elegance & Enchantment.

Click here to download.


(above) Printable goal cards for 2015 – available in both English AND Afrikaans! The lovely folks over at The Pretty Blog thought it would be easier to achieve your yearly goals if they are broken down into bit-sized bits… especially if you can jot them down on such cute cards!

Click here to download.


(above) A free printable calendar for 2015 – designed by The Cottage Market!

Click here to download.

Creating Really Awesome Free Things

(above) A bit of New Year affirmation with this funky hand-lettered print designed by C.R.A.F.T. (Creating Really Awesome Free Things)!

Click here to download.

Lanalou-Style(above) Another local lovely printable we spotted on Lanalou Style. This freebie includes a fun desktop wallpaper, motivational poster and even a 2015 goal planner desinged by Fathima Kathrada of Happiness is…

Click here to download.

Hello There 2015!


Ahoy there guys and gals and very happy 2015 to you all! I hope you had a splendid and restful festive break and wonderful start to the new year!

As of today Rose and I are also officially back in the saddle. We had quite an exciting and busy 2014. A definite 2014 highlight for me was a super cool interior design job we did in East London (think quirky Scandi with pops of brilliant colour). The Design Tabloid Facebook page also celebrated reaching a 1000 likes! Yay!

Here are some of the things we here at The Tabloid are looking forward to in 2015… Design Indaba (of course!), the completion of our World Design Capital Project (i.e. Groote Schuur Hospital Surgery Ward makeover) AND the official launch of our spanking new Design Monarchy website (we are still ironing out some bugs but we’ll be sure to let you know when all systems are go).

Rose and I will also be doing some R&D on a very exciting, top secret project-thingy which will keep us on our toes during 2015.

Good things to come this year people, good things to come! Keep your eyes peeled…

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Hello there 2013!

The Design Tabloid | Design Monarchy | 2013

And we’re BACK! How are all you beautiful people doing? Had a good festive season break? We sure did, in fact sitting here in front of the computer feels quite surreal…

Now even though Rose and I had a whole list of beautiful things and inspirational festive season posts we wanted to share with you before the conclusion of last year – design work intervened. Please excuse us for dropping off the face of the earth without so much as a “Merry Christmas“…

You see, we spent the last two work weeks of 2012 sprinting around Cape Town sourcing furniture and décor for an upmarket show flat and assisting another client with final selections. Let me tell you a little secret… shopping is hard work – we still have sore feet! However, once you get past the nitty-gritty logistics, dressing and styling an interior is huge fun – Rose, of course, was in her element!

So here we are – greeting you and the new year! Boy, I sure am glad the Mayans got it wrong cause 2013 is going to be a good one! Join us as we celebrate our continued existence and another year filled with excellent South African design!