Home Fabrics Trend Talk.

Have you ever needed just that little bit of a kick to get something done. Well today was my creative kick. All it took to hype me up was a trend talk by Home fabrics, one of South Africa’s leading fabric houses. I now feel like painting with metallic, dressing with velvets, dancing through rain forests and eating myself a slice of chocolate cake off my Grandmother’s delft plates. I had been looking forward to this little event the whole week only to realize that our timeslot had been cancelled due to many who had cancelled?! How can you cancel on potential inspiration?! Luckily the folks at Home Fabrics … Continue reading Home Fabrics Trend Talk.

Trend Talking.

So if you’ve come here to read an educated and structurally sound article about the latest trends in the design industry… you’ve come to wrong place. I won’t pretend to know what I’m talking about but I’m definitely going to give it a shot. Yesterday we attended a U&G Fabrics trend talk. It is the second trend talk I have attended, the first was last year’s Hertex trend talk in Pretoria (which was amazing). For those of you that don’t know a trend talk is a presentation event where a design company would present it’s latest designs based on what is currently in fashion or in … Continue reading Trend Talking.

DIY Beaded Decor

This DIY is dedicated to all those who are crafty, love all things pretty and are…broke. I have always loved key rings and door handle hangings but I can’t afford the retail beauties that are available and the cheaper ones are just plain hideous. So I decided rather than deprive myself, I would simply make my own. And seeing as it is January, (month named after the God of new beginnings and doorways), it seems fitting to decorate the doors in our own homes. Go take a look at my New Year’s Wreath DIY here. What you’ll Need: An assortment of beads (bunch of tiny ones … Continue reading DIY Beaded Decor

New Year’s Wreath

Most people save the decorating for Halloween and Christmas but I’m someone who likes to decorate for all special occasions. So to really celebrate the ultimate month of new beginnings (January) I decided to make a New Year’s wreath for my front door (I always have a wreath styled to the time of the year). I also find it quite fitting, as in a previous post I explained that the Month of January was named after the Roman God of doorways and new beginnings. So what you’ll need: Ribbon or lace in colours you feel represent the new year. A wire ring roughly 20cm in diameter. … Continue reading New Year’s Wreath