• Interior Styling

    Adding Texture to a Room

    Adding texture to a room is an essential practice to add depth and character in a visually appealing way. A space without texture, no matter how many colours it might have, will always feel just a little incomplete. There is a simple fix though – style it with a few significant items that show the weave in textiles, the carving in sculpture or the grains in wood. Bring that sense of visual interest into the space so that you are drawn in to make a tangible connection. The items shown are from Zanui, but most homewear shops will have something you can choose. Whether you add a little colour in…

  • Fashion and Personal Style,  Interior Styling

    Which white?

    At first glance it might seem simple – wear white or paint it white, but it’s really not that easy. White, be it paint or fabric, has properties more pronounced than any other colour. Previously, I have talked about colour as being either a light energy or a pigment. Those rules still apply here but with a bit more oomph! White light is all the colours of the rainbow mixed together. When we see white light refracted through a prism, we see each of its components in the form of a rainbow. White paint on the other hand is essentially the absence of pigment – or is it? Cool White…

  • Interior Styling,  Outdoor Living

    Metallic – A Must Have in Decor

    Metallic accents in decor have been a key feature for several years – so much so, that they could almost be considered a classic item. The shift to powerful and statement decor: industrial, hollywood regency and glam – saw the proliferation of metallic features in home styling. Gold, silver, copper, bronze, rose gold, matt black, burnished bronze and brushed stainless steel have become common in a range of styled spaces. One of the great shifts is that metals need to be all the same – that is no longer the case, and in fact, the more realistic and sustainable approach of mixing metals has come to fore.  It is important,…