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By June 2, 2017

What’s the difference? Over the next couple of weeks we’ll take a look at the differences between an interior designer and an interior decorator. It’s a common misconception that the two are one and the same. Often the terms are used interchangeably which adds to the confusion. Let’s check out some facts on interior designers…….


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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 December 23, 2016

Create some WOW factor with your Christmas table this year and make it unique to you! Remember you don’t need to spend a lot of money – sometimes the simplest things have the most impact. The photos show two very different table settings; one is more traditional looking and the other has a decidedly more


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By December 16, 2016

The countdown to Christmas has arrived and for those of us in the southern hemisphere things are really starting to heat up, literally and metaphorically!! But let’s face it, at this time of year it’s very easy to slide down the slippery slope into stress mode with all of the things that need to be


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By December 9, 2016

I love this stage of the design process! Your newly refurbished or renovated home is almost, but not quite, complete. Now it’s time to put the icing on the cake! This is, without doubt, the most exciting part of the project because you, the client, can finally see everything coming together. Back in the Design


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By December 2, 2016

During the previous stage (finalising of Plans etc), I for Style or the client, if they have preferred tradespeople they’ve worked with in the past, can begin engaging those who will be involved in the renovation or refurbishment. It’s well worth engaging I for Style to act as the client’s representative in the lead up


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By November 25, 2016

Things are really beginning to take shape now and this next stage is where the design becomes more concrete and technical. The drawings are developed and fine-tuned. Scaled drawings are finalised including the floor plans, including kitchen, bathroom and furniture layouts. Elevation drawings are also finalised as well as any detailed drawings. Detailed drawings are


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By November 18, 2016

During the design development stage we start getting down to the nitty gritty. We are meeting regularly with our clients in order to drill down further on any practical requirements and how each room is will be used. From this we develop new spatial plans and furniture layouts as well as a more in depth


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By October 28, 2016

Often people comment on the fact that all our finished projects are so uniquely different from one another. That’s simply because each of our clients are uniquely different! Last week we looked at some before and after photos from I for Style’s portfolio of successfully completed projects. This week, let’s take a look at another,


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