colour, interiors, trends

5 ways to add pink to your home

February 2, 2016

Pink Interiors
Yesterday I spoke about Pantone’s Rose Quartz which is a fabulous colour for creating a gentle ambiance with a touch of romance. You can choose a different hue of pink but stick to a soft pastel. I’ve rounded up some gorgeous images and ideas to inspire you. 

Painting existing furniture or just a small section of a shelf as seen above is a super way to bring in pink and create a more contemporary feel.

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interiors, trends

Trend watch: Ballet hues

February 1, 2016

I’m sure you’ve heard that Pantone has chosen two colours of the year for 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity. I love the softness of these two shades but personally I prefer a more nude ballet pink with soft undertones of peach. This gentle, warm shade is definitely making the rounds in both interiors and fashion. I’ve gathered a few pieces to get you thinking about this colourway… 

Ballet hues
Image credits: Rose Quartz necklace | Zoya nail laquer hues via Popsugar | Dior Muguet nail laquer | Donut photo by IrinaDear Rae rose gold ringJane Sews Harper sandalCountry Road Vier Cushion | Herman sofa

Ballet hues
Image credits: GlobewestUzuri Moja SandalsCountry Road Tie front blouseIlundi Jungle clutch | Gemma Orkin Flamingo plateCountry Road Cover stitch scarf


Bookshelf musts for 2016

January 28, 2016

Book must-haves
Looking for inspiration? These gorgeous books are sure to offer you plenty. The question, is which one to buy first?

Gjelina is Los Angeles’s most talked-about restaurant and is loved for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu from talented chef Travis Lett. This beautiful cookbook showcases the beautiful plated food of Travis Lett’s ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking. Beautiful photography by Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott add to its appeal. You can find two of Gjelina’s recipes here and here.


I had a quick page through this book and it looks like a wonderfully put together, comprehensive book, a real feast for the eyes. Elbé Coetsee showcases the versatility and skill of some of the many artists working in South Africa today. The book celebrates South African craft and the artists themselves. Captured by iconic photographer, Jac de Villiers.

This coffee table book is an absolute must if you’re a fan of beautiful interiors and the South African aesthetic. It features the most gorgeous holiday homes across the country, from the bush, beach, city and wilderness. Perfect for a touch of escapism! The book is available directly from Perfect Hideaways and Exclusive Books.

“Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience. The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world.”
The most alluring images from the site as well as new getaways have been accumulated to create a beautiful coffee table book which aims to inspire us to set up a quiet place somewhere.

Cabin Porn