Archives for "December, 2012"

Posted by the trend stalker on 27th December 2012

Know thy city

Stimulating city with a turbulent history – this is what makes up the essence and the vibe of Johannesburg. Look at your city in a new light, explore your city with a new outlook and be a tourist in your own city – perhaps you’ll find some interesting sources of inspiration. Here are some suggestions […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 25th December 2012

Horizontal on the couch

After the frenzy is over, after the presents have been opened and after the meals are inhaled – looking around to see various family members horizontal on a couch is perhaps one of my favourite Christmas time moments. And so, my inspiration for this post came about – while couches are an important décor decision […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 20th December 2012

Visual inspiration for your tablescapes

Since we’re nearing the time when most sit around a table that’s beautifully set up for the season, I thought to make the purpose of this post purely, visual cues. A stunningly set table just adds a touch of “speacial-ness” to the event so hopefully you spot something you like, if you’re hosting. Modern Spaces […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th December 2012

Pull & Tie the room together

Now, tie it all up, with one final stamp of style approval – a sure way to consolidate your room’s look by placing in it, just one last item. Area rugs. Rugs for areas that you want to define, rugs for areas that you want to refine and rugs for areas you want to, if […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 13th December 2012

Wood, with a touch of leather…

Wooded or unwooded?! And, unfortunately we’re not talking about chardonnay. It’s noticeable how uplifted a home feels once a beautiful piece of wood furniture is included – it simply exudes an earthy energy. It’s also uncanny how many design styles have reappropriated a good ol’ chunk of wood and made it truly fitting for the […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 11th December 2012

Announcing – Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2013.

Pantone Colour of the Year, ladies and folks, is… Cue the trumpet fanfare. Atop the colour wheel for next year lands the ever regal, Emerald Green of the “energize palette.” Source: pantone.com via Designing Home/Margaret Ryall on Pinterest

Posted by the trend stalker on 6th December 2012

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

I thought to go over and above the design trends and revisit the colour (or tone shall I say) that is never out of date – white. Crisp white, eggshell white, Pantone 11-0601 white, all white – oh white. While I happen to be a true believer in the décor benefits of colour in the […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 4th December 2012

An outsiders advice on your indoors

Joburger’s never really get the freshness that is the oxygen laden forests of the Garden Route or the distinct aroma of ocean breeze that our coastal counterparts have the pleasure of inhaling – so, houseplants – many many kinds of and many different ways to bring the benefits of plants into your homes. Traditional Porch […]