Colonial Safari

I am still waiting for the day my parents will go: ‘Surprise! This was only a test. We are actually wealthy. Here is a billion dollars.’ As part of that fantasy, I will immediately go and buy a game farm and build a safari lodge, filled with colonial styled pieces of furniture, take in an…

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For the love of crochet

My mother is a pretty remarkable woman.  There has not been a craft fad that has passed that she has not mastered.  From quilting and embroidery, to teddy bear making and beading, this woman is basically capable of doing anything! So when thanks to the pioneering efforts of Carolyn Steyn and her 67 Blankets for Mandela…

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Christmas in July

Tonight was the second and final run of the annual Parkhurst Christmas in July celebrations.  For those of you that are not familiar with Parkhurst, it’s a very trendy suburb in Johannesburg filled with decor, fashion and food outlets.  The charm of Parkhurst, is that the shops all line the streets, as opposed to being…

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I want to swing from the chandeliers

Apologies for the pop reference in the title, but I have this annoying habit of breaking into song when I use any lyrics in a sentence.  But its too late to apologise… 🙂 Just yesterday a fellow decorator and I were going through fabric samples and noted after grabbing all the black, geometric and metallic…

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Whitehall Court

My personal philosophy when it comes to any form of design, is that good never goes bad.  I have previously been given Architectural Digest’s dating back to the 80’s, and while technology has changed from box TV’s and VHS to Plasma and DVD, I would still be able to repurpose every piece of furniture in…

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