Posts tagged as "Furniture trends"

Posted by the trend stalker on 7th October 2015

In motion

Ryan Beattie from leading motion furniture manufacturer, La-Z-Boy, offers a breakdown on why motion furniture is a rising seating trend. 29 July 2015, Johannesburg: Motion seating is taking the furniture world by storm, and with their combination of comfort, functionality and style, it’s not difficult to see why. Ryan Beattie, from leading motion furniture manufacturer, […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 16th May 2013

And I will call them Kawabanga cushions… and they will be everywhere!

Can you spot a cushion trend when it’s poking you in the eye? There are annoyingly pointy cushions popping up everywhere. I spend some time perusing design magazines, decor shops and strangers homes when they let me in… and well, I fear we are starting to chop our cushions across the globe.  I am quite […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 18th July 2012

Going for a Dip

I think I felt that collective intake of breath and gasping that those three words induced. Why would I suggest you go for a dip during one of the coldest weeks of this year’s winter? But I’m only asking that you take your furniture and accessories for a dip in paint.

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 […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 22nd March 2011

Big ideas for small(er) budgets: Thinking outside the box

It’s been said that money can’t buy you happiness and here at The Furnishing Touch we know that money doesn’t necessarily buy you great design. So, if money’s not the must-have ingredient for cookin’ up great design, then what is? Well, that dear readers is a simple question with a one word answer – creativity! […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 2nd March 2011

Sitting pretty – the ‘man cave’ edition

As much as women dream of one day having a bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe that would make Sarah Jessica Parker jealous, grown men dream of a ‘man cave’ – A room where sports memorabilla and a pool table aren’t frowned upon, they’re admired. A room where an oversized flatscreen TV is a necessity, not […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th February 2011

Live it up! What your living room needs NOW…

As far as living room design goes, earth-friendly or green elements are still very much in vogue. Going green gets a dose of sophistication with furniture design that’s as goodlooking as it is practical. We’ve gotten demanding – we’re on the hunt for modern living spaces that look the part, epitomising the modern living room […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 14th February 2011

Recycling is so last season…

Allow me to introduce you to the new buzz word in green circles… ‘Upcycling’. You may have heard this term, you’ve probably even come across it in your most trendy friend’s living room, but in case you don’t really know what it means, here’s a crash course…

Posted by the trend stalker on 12th January 2011

Oh, honeysuckle!

Just moved into a new house and the all-white look has you wearing your sunglasses while you pour your morning cuppa? Perhaps you’re just ‘so over’ the neutral palette you drowned your bedroom in last year, or you’re trying to take your apartment from ‘just a flat’ to fabulous. If you crave colour and like […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 11th January 2011

You’re welcome…

Welcome to The furnishing touch! An interior design blog with a distinctly fashion-forward edge. A corner of cyberspace where we stalk the trends, sift through design dilemmas and sidestep anything that screams fashion victim. Sure, function is important… You need a couch that you can actually sit on after all. However, nowhere is it written […]