Posts tagged as "DIY"

Posted by the trend stalker on 15th October 2012

With All the colours of the rainbow at Your Disposal

If you have been a regular reader of this here blog for the past year, then you’ll know that one of the key mottos I’ve applied, and encouraged in all our readers is to break the preconceived design and decor rules. All rules except the good taste rule. I still advocate good taste in all […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 3rd August 2012

The mother of all invention

In life there are two kinds of people – not really, but please follow the thought – those who buy vases and those who don’t. I’m sure if I looked hard enough I could find a study that says that those who do are hopeful and those who don’t are pessimists. Winter is just about […]

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 12th March 2012

Décor notes from Bennie Boekwurm

This trend stalker remembers once reading a decorator recounting how a client wanted a large bookcase in her lounge, filled only with peach- and apricot-coloured books to match the suite and other décor. To this day, I don’t know which aspect horrifies me more. That the client actually had an apricot leather suite. That the […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 15th February 2012

Just pin it!

This Trend Stalker has a new obsession: Pinterest. For those who haven’t heard of it – and I hadn’t until yesterday – it’s an inspiration site filled with the most gorgeous pics, from which you “pin” your favourites to create themed moodboards. I thought it sounded a bit pointless. Until I tried it … I just […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 19th December 2011


The festive season is in full swing, the only aspects lagging behind are my leave and putting up decorations at home. As I write this I’m humming Jingle Bell Rock. Even my local relaxation spotis feeling the mood – the tree and decor are up, the playlist is leaning on the jolly side of things […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th December 2011


A design trend that is slowly rearing its beautifully eclectic head in a chic form is the use of old wood in a new way, re purposed wood – or is it refurbished? No, I think it’s recycled and reused wood, but whatever you call it this trend is here to stay as it is […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 26th October 2011

Invite your inner artist on a play date

Every now and then I get a yen to do something creative around the house. The burst of inspiration normally ends up with a disappointing trawl around the craft shop, mission thwarted by my landlord’s absolute refusal to let me bang nails into her walls in order to hang anything. So instead of a home […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 23rd May 2011

Shabby chic: there ‘aint nothing shabby about it.

According to the source of all things Google-able, Wikipedia, “Shabby chic is a form of interior design’ where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel […]