Blog

28/06/2019

Art deco’s bold comeback

The art movement that shaped the modern world. Ushering in the jazz age as it rose to prominence in the 1930s, this bold, forward-thinking style is once again taking the design world by storm.  First showcased at the 1925 Paris Exhibition, “Art Deco” was formed with the idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design. It then inspired designs from the Empire State Building down to the humble desk lamp.  It celebrated faith in progress and a joyful future. It celebrated this faith through bold expression,... Read More

28/06/2019

The statement-making colour palette

The colours of sunshine. Yellow brings energy and optimism into an interior. This colour grabs attention and makes an impact. Especially when complemented, or contrasted, with the right colours. Symbolising warmth and openness, this tone makes us feel welcome and uplifts the atmosphere of a home instantly.  Yellow is also an immediate attention-grabber. In New York City, the iconic taxi cabs are purposefully painted yellow to stand out amongst the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle. Because of this, this bold colour should be used sparingly. Too much yellow... Read More

28/06/2019

Why stylists are going loco for boho

Interior designers are unleashing their inner flower child with boho-chic interiors. This highly eclectic style lets them express their personality freely by creating a lived-in look with their favourite styles and patterns on display.  At its core, boho is about freedom. Freedom to take elements from various sources and blend them together, sometimes with reckless abandon. It’s about finding what works for that particular person and letting the interior ooze a friendly sense of warmth. Though, a highly personal style and a break from monotony, boho spaces do share similarities.... Read More

28/06/2019

Adding sophistication to the industrial style

With it’s exposed look, bare fixtures, and raw appeal, the industrial, “loft-style” look has remained popular for many seasons now. The look still remains as strong as ever, however, stylists are also infusing the look with other popular styles.  For example, Industrial luxe. This look combines the exposed factory-like elements with notes of soft sophistication and glamour; forming a contemporary harmony of industrial and mid-century modern style. The issue most commonly faced with this style, however, is getting the harmony right. Too little luxe and things look out of place,... Read More

13/06/2019

Celebrate Art Deco in your home

The art movement that shaped the modern world. Art Deco symbolises the bold optimism of the days gone by and made the cosmopolitan lifestyle fashionable. First showcased at the 1925 Paris Exhibition, “Art Deco” was formed with the idea that an interior and its furnishings should form a complete design. It then went on to inspire designs from the heights of the Empire State Building all the way down to a desk lamp. The look celebrates faith and optimism in a better future. It celebrates this faith through bold expression,... Read More