In The Pink

Design Icon Dorothy Draper wrote the bible on decorating…’In The Pink’ celebrates America’s most fabulous decorator…she created vivid theatrical, and cheerful interiors that charmed, amused, and delighted residents, guests and the press…her look was dubbed “modern baroque”…it established Draper’s reputation for audaciousness…Mrs. Draper fearlessly let herself go…she stood art, nature, history, and geography on their […]

Large Amounts Of Pink = Calm Nerves!

The colour pink represents compassion, nurturing and love…in colour psychology pink is a sign of hope…pink calms and reassures our emotional energies…pink signifies good things, thus we say ‘in the pink’…or can signify success > ‘everything’s rosy’…studies have confirmed that exposure to large amounts of pink can have a calming effect on the nerves…conclusion…make your […]

Sorry, But The Dishes Will Just Have To Wait!

When setting the scene for your dining experience…don’t think old school…dining rooms used to represent stuffy…uncomfortable…and formal…today’s dining rooms are super cool…sophisticated…yet comfort oriented…seating does not have to match…neither does the china…or flatware…today when people sit down at the dining table…the only thing your guests will wonder is…what will run out first…the wine…or the conversation…because […]

Let Your Plants Rub Shoulders With Each Other!

When creating a garden, let the flowers flow without interruption…by placing plant material close together you will allow the eye to travel seamlessly from one colour to another…from one texture to another…from one level to another…when plants rub shoulders with each other there is no space for weeds to form…which means…no weeds to pull…and ultimately…more […]

Reflection Is A Gift!

Reflection is a gift…when used in the right light it brings illumination…when used strategically it duplicates…it can reflect on the past…or magnify the future…it can enhance space…and capture pleasantries…it can remind us of the unsightly…effective singularly or on mass…reflection is a demonstration…an indication…or a manifestation…make all your reflections positive!

The Garden Is A Palette!

A garden is like a piece of art…the possibilities are endless when it comes to design…the strategic use of lines can create form…and tell a story…the garden is a palette…it reserves itself to the creator…for procreation and depiction of landscape art…where life is born over and over again…and the art is an ever-changing mural of […]

Ghosts Of Present Time!

Though most of us would never want ghosts in our homes…when it comes to ghost furniture…we just can’t get enough…ghost furniture disappears visibly…while still providing function…they offer a modern touch…or grace at it’s finest…they sparkle with envy…while allowing light to pass through them…they are unobtrusive…and easy to clean…they are the ghosts of present time…welcome them […]

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