I’ve always loved VISI magazine – the quirky design pieces, unique homes and style ideas are really innovative and original, always a place for inspiration! And I’ve ALWAYS loved New York City – it’s one of my favourite places and I’m aching to go back and show it off to my husband… so when I found this post on VISI, I just had to re-share it.
Megan Fasanelli of Meg Vaun Interiors was featured in the magazine and asked by her client to turn a bland boring office into an inspirational space that reflected the trendy and quirky elements of New York. And she did! Love the colour combinations of black, white and yellow – really showcasing the yellow taxis so prevalent in the city – and the clever lighting, wallpapering and reupholstered furniture just adds a classic touch. Enjoy the pics!
New York inspired Office – all photos from VISI online.
I love a good fire. Cracking, roaring, glowing…whatever it does (as long as it doesn’t smoke out the house!), it’s a great addition to any home. My parents have the greatest fireplace – it’s big, draws really well and serves as such a good focal point in a room. A few years back they added a black fireplace to our games room – modern, easy to install and great for warming a bigger place – but I must say, I still love an old fashioned fireplace!
My aunt and uncle used to live in the ‘broekie lace’ part of Observatory in Cape Town, where their old, beautiful Victorian house had some great fireplaces – tiny, backed with mosaic and really attractive. I’ve also stayed on a farm in the Eastern Cape called Blanco (really great family memories) where they had HUGE roaring fireplaces – you could literally climb into the space they were so big. Friends of ours also have a great fireplace at their refurbished house in Rosebank – it separates two rooms with space on either side, so that it can warm and be attended to on both sides! love that feature.
Anyway as it appears to be raining and chilly most of the weekend (even though we’re off to Clanwilliam), this post is all about fantastic fireplaces – warming up your Friday!
Split Fireplace | source Houzz.com
Cosy Kitchen Fireplace | source Houzz.com
Fire on the Patio | source tinywhitedaisies.tumblr.com
Fireplace in Monochrome | source kitkadesigntoronto.com
Fireplace in Summer | source Pinterest
Country-Style Fireplace | source Houzz.com
I get a lot of decor satisfaction with looking at images of beautiful safari lodges in Africa. Yes, I work in E-Marketing, but I also work for an outbound luxury Africa tour operator, so I see images like the below ALL the time! I love the essence and elegance of superb safari style – not cheesy animal print and fur, but classic tented style glamour, old colonial elements and a clear artistic flair.
One of my absolute favourite reserves is Singita – renowned the world over for their luxurious safaris and lodges. They have five SA lodges – Ebony, Boulders & Castleton in the Sabi Sands, and Lebombo and Sweni in the Kruger. They also have one lodge in Zimbabwe – Pamushana and then four in the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania – Sasakwa, Sabora Tented, Faru Faru and Singita Explore. All offer unique and different experiences, but ALL are sublime when it comes to decor & style. Be inspired for your own home!
All photos from Singita
I’ve recently been inspired by a home that is filled with unique and beautiful art – some of which cost a fair bit, and others that was completely personal and hand-made. So often we decorate our walls with generic pictures – how about sprucing up your walls with some original art!?
Today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is dedicated to the celebration of Art @ Home – enjoy and be inspired 🙂
Simple Art Display | source here.
Art Deco Home | source here.
Baby Room Cuteness | source here.
Home Art Montage | source here.
Basement Jaxx Art Wowness | source here.
Make the Most of Your Feature Wall | source here.
Photo & Art Wall | source here.
My mom has always inspired me with her creativity, refurbishment ideas and ability to turn something pretty average into something quite amazing! Recently she redid our entire kitchen – by building three stand-alone kitchen cabinets that look out of this world amazing. Picture vintage cream and green cupboards, worn-look furniture, slate grey tiles and lots of character 🙂
My husband and I have been inspired to bring on the DIY vibe into our own home – building an entire wall cabinet/bookshelf that now houses our entire book & CD & DVD collection as well as a brand-spanking new flat screen – the joy of my husband particularly when he can watch rugby games in hi-def! Plus we also refurbished an old chest of drawers from yellow pine into a cream and dark topped set with crystal handles – looks awesome!
SO, today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is all about furniture refurbishment – turning average into amazing, being bold with colours, ideas and textures and really puting effort into creating something that is entirely authentic, original and your own. Be inspired and be sure to share you DIY tips or inspirations 🙂
Refurbished Vintage Chair | source here.
1970s Cabinet Redone | source here.
Brand New Door Knob | source here.
Refurbished Window Frame into Art | source here.
Cute Blue Cabinet | source here.
New Look Caravan/Trailer | source here.
Wooden Stairs Redone | source here.
Pink-Legged Rustic Chair | source here.
I Love You! Wardrobe Makeover | source here.
The Original Russian Doll Redone | source here.
I’ve always loved the pale colours and rough edges of traditional farm kitchens – and while achieving that look as a decor style around your entire home can be a little difficult, a country-style effect is really quite achievable!
Today on The Good Girls Guide I’ve sourced some amazing ideas and inspiration on how to create country-style goodness in your home – from the kitchen to the loft bedrooms to the little touches 🙂 It’s amazing what rough wood painted white, a few overflowing vases of soft flowers and some vintage touches can do!
Remember, it’s often ALL about the accessories. If you can add little bits of inspiration to your home, you can easily add a country-style look that’s not hard, inexpensive and just looks like you’re a vintage queen 🙂 Enjoy!
A Bucket of Flowers | source here.
A Country Cupboard | source here.
A Country-Style Loft Bedroom | source here.
A Gorgeous Country Kitchen | source here.
Sleeping in the Barn | source here.
Scaffolding Coffee Table | source here.
Traditional Farm Kitchen | source here.
Vintage Farm Kitchen | source here.
Today Cape Town is awash with colour, light and fragrance – it’s undeniably the beginning of Summer. While 1 September went by with a classic downpour and 17degree weather, Spring has finally arrived and everyone’s out in cute outfits, smiles and drinking smoothies!
To celebrate the start of our gorgeous Summer season, I’ve put together a yellow-sunshine-inspired blog post entitled: Sunshine in the Home! Bring the light in with bigger windows (or better placed ones), brighter, lighter colours, flowers and open doors! No reason why Winter has to remain indoors when outdoors looks so HOT. THat’s why I love DIY and easy-to-update decor: you can do it in a heartbeat, and all it requires is a good idea and some inspiration.
Celebrate the start of Summer with me! Happy days 🙂
It’s a Yellow Summer! | source here.
Summer in the Kitchen | source here.
A Room That Smells of Summer | source here.
Sleeping in the Summer Light | source here.
Bright as a Button | source here.
Sunshine Cleaning | source here.
Let the Light In | source here.