Archives for "January, 2012"

Posted by the trend stalker on 30th January 2012

Autumn colour: off the easel and into your home

Décor trends come and go – that is their nature. But one look that’s always in, in one form or another, is florals. And if what’s happening in the décor world north of the equator is anything to go by, this coming autumn is going to be bold and bright. Textiles saturated with spice and […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 27th January 2012

Tips from a decor voyeur

This post isn’t as much about décor trends as it is about human nature – but tell me you don’t enjoy peeking around inside other people’s homes … Be honest! Who out there hasn’t visited for-sale homes in the neighbourhood just to check out the bathroom fittings and kitchen cabinets? I’ve been known to do […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 26th January 2012

Romancing the home

I am writing this a few days shy of my second wedding anniversary, without a clue as to a suitable gift for hubby or plans for a meaningful celebration. What on Earth does one do with the conventional concept of cotton-for-two-years? Socks and boxers are a little lacking in imagination, in my opinion! Anyway, what […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 23rd January 2012

Dabble with splashes of red

Happy new year! And no, I’m not three weeks late in the realisation of this auspicious occasion. I’ve been reading up on Chinese culture and today, 23 January, heralds the Year of the Dragon. Chinese dragons, unlike their European counterparts, are benevolent and empathetic, seeking to aid the less fortunate with their immense powers. These […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 20th January 2012

Through the looking glass

Glass is good for windows, right? Well, yes. And no – because this amazing material has 101 other uses as well. While my home sweet home relies rather heavily on coloured glass goodies for visual appeal, when I win Powerball and commission Kate Otten to design my home dream home, there’s going to be a […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th January 2012

Sleek, smart and sophisticated … appliances, that is

As far as appliances go, this Trend Stalker is a Smeg girl through and through. That retro styling, those out-there colours … a sunshine-yellow fridge takes pride of place on my dream board. (Alas, unless I’m able to churn out, oh, about 200 additional blog posts every month, it’s going to stay there forever.)

Posted by the trend stalker on 16th January 2012

New year, new home

Yay! After 2011 threw its biggest and best challenges at me, 2012 started with a bang. Or rather, a move. Hubby and I finally found our dream home, and we packed, moved and unpacked within the space of 10 days! It was certainly stressful but in a good kinda way. And, instead of making new […]