Just recently we moved Nina James out of her first ever bedroom into one of the bigger rooms in our flat so that she could have a bunk bed and more space to play and run around. Her old bedroom has been sitting empty or let me rephrase that, has been used as a place for us to store all the stuff that gets in the way for over a month now. A real refresh of that space was needed and so I tried to think of clever and cost effective ways to turn it from a glorified storeroom into a cool, clean guest bedroom that hopefully our guests would be happy to sleep in.
I really like it when my doorbell rings letting me know that there is a delivery on its way up to my house. I like it even more so when the parcel is a surprise gift from the one and only Stokperd and Hope Gin.
When I unwrapped the delivery I was so surprised and excited to have this absolutely beautiful gold drinks tray crafted by Stokperd standing in front of me along with a bottle of probably one of the nicest gins I have ever tasted, Hope Gin.
I have been wanting a drinks trolly for a while now, but hadn’t found one that I really liked and was really excited to bring home and add to our collection of things and now I’m so glad that I never ever did find that ‘perfect’ trolley because it’s currently standing in my house.
Today on Design Files I spotted the beautiful home of fashion designer Arabella Wilson, Chris Wilson and their two young daughters Marlowe and Lottie. This home is nestled amongst towering gum trees and can be described as Arabella puts it as ‘Rustic Robinson Crusoe’.
Shane is always trying to convince me to move into a house and I’m always trying to convince myself that I’m going to love it, but the truth is I’m quite scared of living on the ground, having a garden and burglar bars on every window and door. I wish I could get over my fears of houses because I’d love nothing more than for us to find a real ‘fix-me-upper’ where we can create our dream space. Maybe one day my stupid face will get over this fear and we’ll get to live in an awesome house with an awesome garden that has a conservatory in it! Now that would be amazing!
Lately, Shane and I have been discussing making some changes in our house, more specifically kitchen design changes. We are toying with the idea of moving it into our living room, so that we have a big open plan living space and then closing up the kitchen and making it into a fourth bedroom or a playroom for Nina James.
We love sitting around and coming up with ideas to on how to make our home better, in fact, Shane is so amped he’s even created a 3D digital model of our flat that includes all our thoughts so we can have a better idea of how it’s going to look. I think we speak more about this project than anything else, every time we come up with a new idea we get so excited! I just wish we could click our fingers and things would change because I must be honest I’m not a huge fan of the process involved in renovating.
I’m so excited to share this next post with you guys, one because it has to do with Skinny laMinx’s new fabric range called Brise Soleil which is absolutely awesome and two because I’m giving away a R1000 voucher (scroll down for competition details) to one of you so you can pop online and shop the range for your home.
For those of you who don’t know Heather Moore is the brainchild behind Skinny laMinx, she’s the one that imagines, creates and designs these beautiful fabrics and I always get so excited when I hear that there is a new range out because I know that it won’t disappoint.
This super pretty Swedish home belongs to former model and interior designer Malin Persson and her family. The house is located in the seaside town of Malmö, Sweden and was originally built in 1908. The original facade was restored, lead windows were replaced, brick walls and wood floors were reinstated, crown moldings were reconstructed, and some plastered walls were left untouched, leaving all the original charm intact.
I think my favourite part is the beautiful antique cabinet in the kitchen, I’d love to have the space to have something like that in my house one day. I also really like the church benches in the dining room, I’ve always thought that was a cool idea.