Category Archives: Residential Interiors

By December 8, 2017

Life just seems to be getting busier doesn’t it? Juggling family, work and the many other commitments that make demands on us can leave us feeling pretty wrung out. So what’s the answer? With the increasingly busy lives we lead, it’s essential we take time out regularly to relax & recharge. Budget & time constraints


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By July 21, 2017

The When, Why and What…… People usually have the view that they don’t need to think about window furnishings until the end of a new build, renovation or refurbishment. This is simply not the case! I for Style has been working with the team from More than Curtains for many years now and we love


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By May 12, 2017

We’ve talked about lighting before but not for the bedroom. A really important factor to having a bedroom that you love, is your lighting. Get your lighting right in the bedroom and you’re well on the way to your ideal boudoir. To really get it right, you need a mix of ‪general lighting, task lighting


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By April 21, 2017

Yes, that’s right, colour has a psychology! This means that colour has the ability to evoke certain emotional responses in us. This is the reason why we can feel uncomfortable being in a room that has a northerly or westerly aspect when it’s painted a warm colour. In the Southern Hemisphere these rooms receive maximum


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By October 21, 2016

A beautiful home that showcases great style, high quality finishes, attention to detail AND enhances your well-being will add value to your lifestyle! Soon after our clients purchased this home on acreage, I for Style was called in and tasked with creating an inspiring, contemporary home where they could take time out from a very busy lifestyle to


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By September 2, 2016

Love elegant and classy kitchens? We do too!! So just what makes a kitchen stand out from the pack and really shine? Simply put, it’s the attention to detail. Everytime. Check out two of our gorgeous but very different kitchens. The first kitchen is in fact an old kitchen that works well for the clients


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By August 5, 2016

Some of the loveliest interiors are a fusion of different styles. While not everyone’s cup of tea, I just love the eclectic room in the above photo with its pops of saturated colours. What really ties it all together though is the use of the monochromatic colour scheme on the picture rails, window and door


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By July 22, 2016

Rooms that are designed specifically for kids need to be practical and fun too. Kids love colour! Whether it’s brights or pastels – colour is an essential element to any space where kids spend time. A great way to add colour and interest is with art, especially when it has personal significance. The paintings shown


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By July 8, 2016

There’s something about spending time in a room that is designed for relaxation and recreation. More and more we are seeing our homes as our havens, a place to get away from the rest of the world and just chill out. The home theatre and rumpus room is ideal for just that. Designing and decorating a home


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By June 24, 2016

Martyn Lawrence Bullard is one of the foremost decorators to the stars. His clientele boasts celebrities such as Elton John, Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), Tamara Mellon (Jimmy Choo CEO) and many more. A few years back at Designex, I got to chat very briefly with him as he signed his Live, Love & Decorate book


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