Archives for "May, 2012"

Posted by the trend stalker on 31st May 2012


I always look for design inspiration in all places. I’m known to haunt showrooms, open houses and friends’ new flats in search of design excellence and inspiration to write a know-it-all blog post. Style of any kind is a journey of discovery and is best shared, hence this little nook of ours. I thought I […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 28th May 2012

Part 1: There’s a new antiquities sheriff in town

If you have been reading this blog for a while – who am I kidding – if you’ve read at least five posts then you know that I tend to dream about all the beautiful design and décor I could have in my life if nailing walls was part of my lease or if a […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 25th May 2012

Tribal Chic That’s Chic

Happy Africa Day! If you much like I am, dear reader, are a design snob then you have watched Jerseylicious and other television nightmares set at “Safaris” or somewhere in Africa with disdain at how bad and pedestrian the décor is. eclectic living room design by portland photographer KuDa Photography

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd May 2012

Dream Living, Sort of

Every now and then something triggers memories of dreams I had when I was young and bright-eyed. Be it a photograph or a song on the radio while I’m driving to the shops and I remember that when I was 13 I truly believed I would never drive. That as soon as I was free […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 21st May 2012

Winter: when seeing red is a good thing

Writing this, as I am, at 4am in the dead of Durban’s winter – which necessitates only a robe over my shortie PJs – I’m thinking about my near-and-dears who actually feel the season. Who have to get up and get going when their weather app shows minus two degrees. Whose lawns frost over and […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th May 2012

All together now

This post is about a little bit of this and a little bit more of this as opposed to that. I’m not talking about lay-it-on-thick maximalism, but rather about extending elements through spaces to achieve a more cohesive look. The trend is to take one aspect – a pattern, a shade, a texture – and […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 8th May 2012

Make your home office work for you

Right all you work-from-homers, let’s get down to business. No more excuses for the sorry state of our offices! I’ve just spent two hours trawling sites like Makro and Game to find solutions for us. Not only are there some nifty – and nice-looking – items out there, most of them are a lot less […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 4th May 2012

Working on making working from home more pleasant

A few days ago, I posted this link on my Facebook page. The home office décor tips were meant to inspire my work-from-home connections. I envisioned them leaving me messages of gratitude. The actual feedback I received was a little different … modern home office design by san francisco interior designer Jute Interior Design

Posted by the trend stalker on 2nd May 2012

Essential small-space advice

What started off being a follow-up to my “bling up your rented space” post morphed, without me even being aware of it, into tips for decorating and utilising small spaces. Some of today’s décor advice entails painting and banging nails into walls. So if you’re renting but like what you see, now’s a good time […]