Inspired by emerald greens

May 30, 2016

Emerald look
Lately I’ve seen more and more beautiful rich greens being used in interiors especially the more jewel-like tones. Deep green hues can really evoke a sense of luxury and calm. They also pair well with teals and navy blues. I’ve gathered some gorgeous inspiration for you and stay tuned for the Get the look post tomorrow.

Above image credit: Rue
Green interior inspiration
Image credits: 1| Sally Wheat Interiors, 2| Plascon Spaces

Inspired green palette
Image credits: Dulux via The Eye Spy Milk Bar / The Rug Company / Plascon swatches

Image Credits: 1&4| Leslie Shewring, 2 & 3| Cassandra Lavalle

Image Credits: 1| Alice Gao, 2| Leslie Shewring, 3| Jasmine, 4| Cassandra Lavalle

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Winter wardrobe: Minimal chic vs Weekend Military

May 27, 2016

minimal chic: get the look
Last week I got together with Julie from Off The Rails to get some winter wardrobe inspiration. I struggle with winter and tend to be really boring, wearing the same old things and not experimenting much at all! Julie’s put together two great outfits, showing us how to take a simple pair of jeggings and style them in two ways.

The first look Minimal Chic has a slightly androgynous feel with clean cut basics and no frills. Classic tailored pieces are key and a neutral colour palette. Stick to grey and black and add a statement bag.

Grey is the new black. Various shades of grey, from charcoal to ice, is definitely where it is all happening this season, especially seen in coats, knitwear and leggings. Remember if dressing in grey from head to toe make sure you add lots of texture to keep it from looking flat and dull.

GET THE LOOK // Coat: Trenery / Jersey: Country Road / Scarf: Woolworths / Jeggings: Spanx /  Clutch: Lilli / Shoes: House of Cinnamon / Large handbag: Bellezza
minimal chic: get the look
If you don’t own one by now, you need to get your hands on a classic black handbag. Chose an investment piece which will wear well over time so that you don’t need to replace your bag every season.
weekend military: get the look
The second look, Weekend Military, is more casual featuring khaki which is another trending colour for the season. The military connotations that come with khaki means the trend has a heavy dose of masculinity but it’s up to you how you play it. Pare it back with clean lines and add a white shirt to keep it fresh.

A white shirt is another obvious must-have as it can be worn in so many ways and you can create very different looks with just this one item.

GET THE LOOK // Jacket: Country Road / White shirt: Woolworths / Hat: stylist’s own / Scarf: Country Road / Bag: Willow Tree / Jeggings: Spanx / Suede boots: Poetry
weekend military: get the look

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Cape Town, interiors

Designer eye candy at Robert Sherwood

May 25, 2016

Robert Sherwood Interiors
Walking down vibrant Bree Street is always a treat, beautiful Victorian buildings sit juxtaposed against modern high rises with hip bars, eateries and quirky shops all vying for attention. So what better than a gorgeous exterior to catch ones eye? Robert Sherwood does exactly that with their deep charcoal facade and hot pink door. On stepping inside, you’re greeted by a beautifully curated space filled with a seriously impressive selection of decor pieces and artworks. 

Robert and Alberto regularly hold exhibitions in their showroom and take part in First Thursdays so do follow them on Facebook to stay updated. 

Africa sculpture by Brett Murray
Robert Sherwood Interiors
Vase by Ceramic Matters
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Professor Seagull bench by Douglas & company
Robert Sherwood Interiors
Seashell artworks by Thomas Boog
Robert Sherwood Interiors

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