Archives for "June, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 29th June 2011

Sleep on it … Dreamy bedroom ideas

I just finished making my bed and tidying my bedroom. It’s nice. Nice linen, nice pedestals, nice lamps. But “nice” is about all it is. And that’s just not good enough for this trend-stalker! I want an “amazing” sleep-space. An “intimate” boudoir. So I accessed my ADSL to find some inspiration. Now all I need […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 24th June 2011

Wall and all: Home is where the art is

Some years back, I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of months in Spain and, although the memories have faded a bit with time, I will never forget walking into an echoing hall at Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum and being confronted with Picasso’s Guernica. This larger-than-life depiction of war in all its nightmarish gruesomeness […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd June 2011

Approaching decor from a unique perspective

“Well, what I try to do is throw as much mud on the wall as I possibly can and just see what sticks, what shines as quirky or more interesting than the others, and I try to cling onto that one, somehow join a link from there to there.” – Guy Ritchie OK, I know, […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 20th June 2011

The art and science of living with your appliances

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t aspire to own the biggest flat screen on the market, or the loudest surround sound system with speakers for all corners of the living room? And who, once they have unpacked these purchases, hasn’t been just a little bit horrified at how this technology dominates their carefully-thought-out décor scheme? With […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 13th June 2011

Creating your child’s dream room

This post is for décor-savvy parents who pale at the thought of a space inspired by a purple dinosaur or anatomically-impossible blonde doll. Bedroom trends for little people have moved away from character themes and pink-for-girls and blue-for-boys. Kids are now inhabiting spaces that reflect their personalities and allow them room to grow. The really […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 10th June 2011

The trick to well-travelled decor

True story: a friend of mine knew Danny K before he was Danny K. Well, maybe not so much “knew” as “met”. She was doing marketing in the security industry and attended a neighbourhood safety meeting hosted by his mom, Pam Koppel. The point of the story is that the family home made more of […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 8th June 2011

Coming out of the closet: Dress your nest

Ever notice how some people feel really “at home” in their homes? Almost like their surroundings were tailor-made just for them? Well, that’s probably because they were – with the emphasis on “tailor-made”. These canny fashionistas have realised that the colors that look good on them also look good around them and they dress their […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 6th June 2011

Eau so natural

If you’re anything like me, your eyes go glassy at the mere mention of “going green”. Recycle. Re-use. Re-invent … What more can there possibly be to say on this front? Well, if we’re talking about the home front, it seems that nature is on the tip of every decorator’s tongue. And their green ideas […]