Marble

If you follow my blog, you’d know that I have a endless wish list for so many wants. We’ve been in our new place for almost 2 years now, the first year being lots of renovating and decorating. I must admit that as much as I don’t want to see another contractor ever, it was lots of fun once  they were out of sight and I got to do my thing. 

Things have been a bit quiet for this year as we visiting New York again this year and decided that we can’t do all things at once. That being said it hasn’t changed my wish list, but just putting things on hold for now. 

Lately I’ve been loving anything marble, I’ve been on the hunt for bathroom accessories and the like. These pics via Pinterest are just everything!

Birthday Wishlist

My birthday’s coming up! I think what I love most about this blog is that it gives me the freedom to document my state of mind and thoughts at any point in time. Its value just gets better as time goes and I can reflect on where I was at a particular time…It waits for no one, it goes by so fast, it almost feels like I’m running out of it. This may be just age, but sometimes you wonder if you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. What I do know is that I’m grateful for yet another year and the people I share my life with.

Enough deep talks, thought I’d put together this birthday Wishlist and hope for the best.

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Yes, these are decorative items, but I need these round mirrors in my life!

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This rug was on my Christmas list, I guess it makes the cut again!

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Finally, can someone just make this shelf for me please? This is the hardest decorative item I’ve yet to lay my hands on, I mean really?!

Garden Progress

In honor of our new deck chairs, I just had heiro write this post. Trying a new thing on the blog, if I feel I have the need to record a point in time, I’ll write a post, no matter how insignificant :-)

So, our little grass patch is a 5X5m space, it’s small. Whatever our decision was in terms of garden furniture, it HAS to make sense in terms of our limited space. I’ve been coveting traditional deck chairs for a while now, as you know I have a thing for chairs, I just wanted a pair because they’re so classic! We did consider a sitting room set of outside furniture, but they are just so expensive and just wouldn’t make sense in such a small space. Then we ran into these! Actually, our neighbors got to them first, we went over for a drink and these chairs were sooo comfortable. Turns out they are recycled plastic timber, completely weather proof, can withstand heat, rain and snow. They just made sense and now that they’re in, it was the right decision for the space:-)

I do still want to get a side table of sorts, maybe something vintage.. To finish off the space, I’ve gotten some succulents, our creeper seems to be coming along and hopefully we can get some lighting in soon for summer evenings.

Planters- Mr Price Home
Deck chairs- Enviro Timbers

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Wishbone

I’m a chair hoarder! I could just collect a room full of chairs if it were possible. These wishbone chairs having been popping up in all my feeds as of late and I love how classic they are. They work perfectly whether it be a dining room or boardroom, just love their versatility.

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Finding Your Niche

Finally! Not sure if this counts, but the Niche guys have asked me to decorate their offices. Now if you remember in previous posts, decorating their offices has been a long time coming. Whether I was doing it or not, it was meant to be done years ago! As long as I have some Carte Blanche when it comes to the decorative decision making, I’m happy :-)

Niche is a creative digital agency, the clear message in the guys brief was that the space needs to reflect their brand, personalities, have a masculine aesthetic, but not overly so, and create an environment that allows a creative to thrive and enjoy being at work. Now, this space is gorgeous! Lots and lots of natural light, double volume ceilings and huge windows.

My first thought was that this has to be a space where the natural light and sense of openness NEEDS to be appreciated, less is definitely more here. Think industrial, with a touch of wood for masculinity, cognac leather and rugs for warmth. Indoor plants will also add some life.

Because the area is completely open plan with no partitioning, working areas need to be clearly defined and identified. They are divided into, staff workspace, a boardroom, management workspace and an informal seating area. Layout is extremely important in the sense that if a meeting is happening at the boardroom table, the staff would still need to be able to work unaffected. So, spaces will have to be defined, practical and pleasing to the eye.

That being said, these are some mood boards I’ve come up with so far!

 

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Vamp It Up

At this first official post of 2015, I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year! I’ve been on holiday and so has my blog, I’ve been feeling so guilty about not writing, but I’m back :-) I just had to write about visiting Vamp in Cape Town, Woodstock for me was filled with inspiration that I so needed!

After following Vamp Furniture on Instagram for the longest time, I was finally able to visit their store in Woodstock while in Cape Town.

I loved everything in sight! The style of furniture is very mid century modern and I could see so many pieces working in our space. I was very interested in a beautiful bookcase that would work perfectly, but was quickly reminded of our “priority” list, yes we have one, if your wish list is as long as mine, you NEED a priority list!

 

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