The one thing I’ve enjoyed about moving house is mixing new finds with my signature favourites from South Africa and various travels. You can change the look & feel of your home through a few key pieces without having to move homes though.
For the dining room – I’d either select a mix of eclectic miss-match chairs to create a quirky twist, or invest in great lighting pendants. Lighting does set the tone to a great evening and creates a central focus. I love the chair & lighting options over at robert-thomson.com.
I know it’s not exactly an item, but for me, tiles make the kitchen. Whether it’s industrial cool or exotic prints and colours – tiles set the tone and feel for your kitchen or home . I’d invest in handmade tiles from The Moroccan Warehouse in Cape Town (Corner of Buitenkant & Commercial Street).
A crummy bed can be hidden under lovely-linen and one can get creative with bedside tables – from chairs, to a pile of magazines. My signature bedroom must-have would be a beautiful rug to cosy up the room and make it feel lush. Again, I love Moroccan Warehouse for vibrant finds, and Gonsenhausers or Airloom are great for both exotic and contemporary rugs.
Beautiful paintings, meaningful prints and memories make a living space for me. Whether it’s monochrome minimalism or bold, oil paintings and photographs, a feature wall can transform a bare room. And speaking of meaningful items, make sure your signature items are insured and treasured. Check out Dialdirect for just that. Happy home-making xx