Tag Archives: decorating


The Dinner Party Project

It's that time of year again, the weather is cooler and the days are shorter. Whether we like it or not, Winter is in full swing. Why don't you beat those winter blues and create an evening of food and laughter with a mid-winter dinner party? The thought may be...

2019 Trends

If you’re planning on updating or renovating your home this year, here are a few of the home décor trends top interior designers say are going to be big in 2019 and into the twenties. Which do you like best? ROMANTIC INDUSTRIAL Industrial chic has become a long-term trend in...

Splurge or Save?

What to splurge or save on is a very relative question and eventually comes down to home furnishings budgets and sense of style. Because everyone’s priorities differ slightly there are very few hard-and-fast rules... but generally the longer you want to hold on to a piece of furniture or home...

Green Space

GREEN PLACE Plants elevate a stylish interior into somewhere to rest and rejuvenate and are an affordable way to freshen up your interiors. Here are a few tips to turn your home into a forest filled with fabulous foliage. CUTE CACTUS When selecting a houseplant you're probably looking for something...

The Power of One

The best interiors are usually those unafraid to mix and contrast colour, but a new trend has been emerging that is equally as striking.  Layering multiple shades of the same colour in a single room is a look that requires bravery and more than a little taste, but the end...

Scandi Tribe

The tribal design has long been a source of fascination in the world of interiors, with inspiration coming from anywhere between the South American desert to the markets of Morocco. Intricately decorated brass or gold, loads of botanicals or cacti, everything tasseled and bejeweled with pops of colour on patterned...

Natural Ambience

  Using nature-inspired elements in home lighting brings in a touch of the outdoors and adds a textured and warm ambience to an interior.  This Beach Bohemian or the ‘holiday at home’ look is best captured through the use of lighting shades with a focus on natural materials that add...

A Taste of the Trends

If it’s one thing you can be sure of, trends never stand still.  We asked the colour and design experts to give us a taste of what’s trending for 2018/2019. Maximalism Forget minimalism and its constraints. Make a move towards maximalism – one of the hottest styles in interior design....

Sizeable Downsizing

With our growing ageing population continuing its migration to smaller urban dwellings; so too is the design of the inner-city home.  With the recent announcement of more than 120 homes to be built in Christchurch’s east frame, we’ve taken a moment to look at what it means to downsize –...

A Return to the Brutal

One of the hottest home trends right now is not one to sit quietly in the background – Brutalism, as the name suggests, was an architectural movement that rose from post-World War II; an imposing showcase of structure and celebration of design that utilised readily accessible, rebuildable, raw, unfinished materials. ...

Child’s Play

Nowadays it’s common to see children’s rooms beautifully decorated to within the nth degree.  If this inspires you to create a similar space, remember that although they’re stunning in their setup, it’s the clever little details that’ll make these rooms really popular with their inhabitants.  Here are our top tips...

Tiling Trends

Let’s look at a few of the gorgeous and current tiling trends you’ll want in your home right now! When looking to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom, you can’t go past the most effective and budget-friendly option of tiling.  Per square meter, the cost of introducing tiles into these areas...