Lana of Lanalou Style visits The Tabloid

“Today we have the absolute pleasure of featuring as our guest blogger, none other than Cape Town’s own talented Lana Kenney. When we here at the Design Monarchy decided that we want to include a blog into our daily life as an interior design company, we naturally jumped onto the net to begin following other bloggers just to become part of this community. Lanalou Style was one of the first blogs that really caught our eye. I remember both Marica and I were so taken with this blog. And being “Proudly South African” – the fact that she is a Cape Townian was a bonus. Over the months of following her regular posts, I have so come to appreciate her talent as a photographer as well – all the images below are her own. Also, I am not known for my fashion sense, but thanks to Lana’s fashion posts, I have developed a better understanding of what it takes to put clothes together.

So, lets hear the drum roll folks – here’s Lana…”

Hi there, this is Lana from Lanalou Style and I’m delighted to be here on The Design Tabloid today. Thanks so much for inviting me over, Rose and Marica!

I started blogging as a way to keep busy during quiet times at work and as a creative outlet. Very quickly though, blogging became rather addictive and a way of life! The inspiration available online and blogging community is just incredible.

These days what I enjoy most about blogging is being able to discover great places in Cape Town and share these with my readers. I love taking photos of places and things that catch my eye whether it be a boutique, café, garden or Cape Town’s eccentricities. Being able to inspire my readers, both local and international, to discover Cape Town’s beauty makes me happy!

These are just a few pics from some of my travels around and about Cape Town, I hope you enjoy and that they inspire you to discover more of our amazing city!

Be sure to visit & subscribe to Lana’s AWESOME blog: Lanalou Style

Introducing Décor Diva!

Are you interested in design & décor? Do you have a décor predicament? Watch this space for interesting décor titbits, How-To’s, design & décor Q & A’s and general Décor Diva musings!

Who is our resident Diva?

Rose McClement is known for being very friendly, approachable, social and talkative extravert. She has mentioned that despite the fact that she is really not too sure if the description of “DIVA” fits her personality profile, she rather fancies it. It kinda humours her diva fantasies.

However, the décor side of things is definitely fitting. She has been in the interior décor and design trade for more years than she cares to mention. Yet over all this time, her passion and inspiration for interiors has never dwindled, in fact it grows stronger with each passing year. She is a real design junkie that thrives on staying current without selling out to trends.

Rose has worked on truly stunning upmarket projects in both residential and hospitality, locally and abroad.

Her desire is to continue to be talkative – making full use of technology to share all the knowledge that she has gained with whoever needs it and will have it. And so Décor Diva was born…