Archives for "July, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 25th July 2011


From the street-facing windows of my third-storey flat, I can see directly into the gardens of the units over the road – one of which is home to a rather endearing bulldog. Hubby and I have vicariously enjoyed watching the sweet-looking polony-sausage-with-legs puppy grow into to a lumbering – and rather lazy – “teenager”. Like […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd July 2011

Estate Living, Sofas and Springbok

When my parents retired and moved from our sprawling family home into a compact villa on an enormous housing estate, the thought didn’t appeal to me at all. Until I saw how the move has improved their quality of life. Instead of barricading themselves into their home, they now feel safe enough to spend time […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 20th July 2011

Not-so-mellow yellow: Summer’s hottest hue

I’ve had a bit of a thing for yellow lately and last week impulsively bought two grey cushions with acid-bright butterflies embroidered on them. Incorporating them into the lounge’s existing decor scheme necessitated a total re-organise – but that’s another story for another time. They look divine nestled against my scuffed black leather armchairs. Even […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th July 2011

Nuptials and nature: an inside-out connection

In the past few weeks, I’ve sat spellbound through two beyond-beautiful royal weddings and wished so hard that I write a fashion blog instead of a décor one, just so that I could dedicate 500 words to their gloriousness. Oh, those dresses … those flowers … And then it hit me! The nuptials both have […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th July 2011

Live like a movie star … albeit an antique one

Here’s a confession for you: I’m a fan of Merchant Ivory movies. You know, the lush period dramas in which the heroines wear tiaras and kid boots with cute little mother of pearl buttons, and waft around fanning themselves all day (probably because their corsets are too tight). I can’t remember the plot of a […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 11th July 2011

Classic black and white – with a twist of lime

My friend Yolisa has just bought a flat, where she will be living sans family and flat-mates for the first time. Her very first home of her very own! On hearing her oh-so-grown-up news I did a happy dance and offered to help her unpack and get settled. Imagine my horror when I arrived, bottle […]