Archives for "February, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 28th February 2011

Take a seat… we insist

Few things scream luxury quite like a classic Chaise Lounge, or as the French prefer to call it a chaise longue (meaning ‘long chair’). An upholstered couch in the shape of a chair, but long enough to support the legs, a Chaise Lounge is the slightly eccentric, ever-glamorous member of the lounge suite family. It […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 25th February 2011

Home sweet (temporary) home

Renting your city loft or your urban studio apartment? It’s impossible to give your temporary pad a more permanent dose of style when you rent. Right? Wrong! We’re here to tell you that renting is simply not an excuse for living in a space that doesn’t work for you functionally and aesthetically. Of course there […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 23rd February 2011

Small but perfectly formed: Cosy can be cool

Every urban city has its heartbeat and every city slicker wants to be a part of the action. With space at a premium, big city living comes at a price – dreams of a big sprawling family home with a rolling lawn bordered by a white picket fence, must give way to taking a few […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd February 2011

Interior Design: Turning over a new leaf

Going green needn’t be all about grass mats and a pot plant invasion, if you’ve been hearing that tree-hugging, glass-recycling, “we are the world, we are the future…” tune getting louder and louder in the back of your head then you have two options – either you need to use décor elements that are inspired […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 21st February 2011

Going back to your roots: Inheriting great design

Interior design is getting all nostalgic with nods to the past making an appearance in everything from materials to lighting – whether antique or art deco, blasts from the past are showing up in rooms across the globe. Lamps, bowls and even vases are getting an old school update as designers combine lush velvets and […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th February 2011

Kitchen confidence

Fire up your taste buds and put on a fabulous apron – the kitchen is the place to be in 2011. This is one trend we can’t wait to sink our teeth into. According to the clever trend spotters at inventorspot “Kitchens will combine eating and meeting spaces – bringing dining, cooking, meeting and recreation […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th February 2011

Live it up! What your living room needs NOW…

As far as living room design goes, earth-friendly or green elements are still very much in vogue. Going green gets a dose of sophistication with furniture design that’s as goodlooking as it is practical. We’ve gotten demanding – we’re on the hunt for modern living spaces that look the part, epitomising the modern living room […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 16th February 2011

The home office: Do your homework…

If you’re a fan of flexi-time, a supporter of self-employment or simply just lucky enough to dodge the traffic by working from home, then you probably have a home office. If your home office conjures up images of a young Harry Potter in a cupboard under the stairs, or leaves a lot to be desired […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th February 2011

Recycling is so last season…

Allow me to introduce you to the new buzz word in green circles… ‘Upcycling’. You may have heard this term, you’ve probably even come across it in your most trendy friend’s living room, but in case you don’t really know what it means, here’s a crash course…

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th February 2011

Speaking your language:4 trends to watch

Are you reassessing what you need to live comfortably? Are you on the lookout for innovation, trying to find a local balance in a global world, craving products with the personal touch? Well, if you are then you’ll be happy to hear that you are bang on trend for this year. The clever people at […]