Design Trends for 2017

The design trend for 2017 is to take “hygge” outdoors. The Danish concept of hygge is all about creating an atmosphere of coziness by embracing the simple pleasures of life. Homeowners have become more interested in holistic landscapes that promote well-being. Decorating with light, arranging seating for close-knit conversation, planting aromatic flowers and adding water features to...
read more

Design Indaba 2012 – Sustainability

This year’s Design Indaba held in Cape Town in March took the previous green theme of 2009 to the next level. Designers and manufacturers applied their creative minds to innovative designs in the form of recycled items, upcycled items and brand new innovations. This year’s Indaba designs moved past the concept of the basic use of recycled items of any kind to the incoporation of...
read more

Design trends for Christmas 2009

As our economy, a desire to simplify, green living, renewed interest in the past and hope for the future converge to create the colour and interior design trends for Christmas 2009 and into 2010. Stress over the current economic recession translates to a yearning for the better days of the past. Aged, heirloom colours and distressed finishes remind people of their pasts, and will continue to be a...
read more

Design Indaba 2009 – Green Trends

Many of us had the fortunate experience of attending the Cape Town Design Indaba 2009 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre at the end of February. At this annual Indaba many young talented designers showcase their creativity through their skills and their products. This showcasing platform aimed mostly at local talent is a fantastic way to encourage creativity, out-the-box thinking...
read more