Archives for "April, 2012"

Posted by the trend stalker on 30th April 2012

Kitchen bling

Once upon a time, the kitchen was the most utilitarian room in the house. Used by cooks, maids and servants, it was a dark, poky place to which no attention was paid in terms of either ergonomics or décor. Nowadays, the kitchen is where we live and entertain – and the thinking that goes into […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 24th April 2012

“Own” your rented white walls

Your favourite trend stalker has been dallying in a field loosely aligned to décor – that of property. Specifically, collating and writing advice for everyone who has anything to do with property. Whether you are buying or selling a home, whether you are staying put in a home that you own, or whether you rent […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 20th April 2012

Sold on the idea of a wine cellar

Today, a very pressing matter: wine. Or rather, the lack of it. My so-called wine cellar is depressingly empty – and depressing, full stop. The blame for the empty part can probably be apportioned directly to me. The depressing part is the sheer dreariness and make-do-ness of the empty space. traditional wine cellar design by […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th April 2012

An odd blog about decor and doggy doodoo – and yoga

Since the beginning of February, I’ve been a “biggest loser” contestant in a challenge between a group of friends who all rather fondly remember being a lot slimmer. The eating healthy part is easy. The exercise, not so much. I’ve tried zumba (the classes were at inconvenient times – really), kettlebells (the pain!), power walking […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 13th April 2012

In love with Gnomeo

As far as designers go, I’ve always been fond of Philippe Starck’s innovative, streamlined styles. I lust after one of his Ghost chairs for my walk-in wardrobe (which I also stand little chance of ever actually having).

Posted by the trend stalker on 10th April 2012

Puppies: making houses messy since forever

I’m writing this with a lapful of sleepy puppy. It’s 2:25 in the morning and this is the quietest she’s been all night. My precious spaniel baby, Riley Jagger, is eight weeks old and a precocious bundle of energy. I’m besotted. I can almost forgive her for allowing me just an hour of sleep so far […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 3rd April 2012

A place for paper

While the world is moving towards creating a paperless environment, there is definitely one place that paper “belongs” – on your walls. As Ballito-based Bel Muro puts it: “Plain walls are out! Walls with personality are in!” And, it seems, so is this paper-based décor trend. contemporary bedroom design by boise interior designer Judith Balis