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Styling Your Space: Table Tops

Styling Your Space: Table Tops

Tray Styling

More times than often, the surfaces around our homes become a dumping ground for all sorts of clutter. In order for our spaces to feel more relaxing, we should always try to clear our surrounding surfaces, and organise our belongings. This can be done, whilst adding decor pieces and styling them to create a beautiful space.

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Trays are always helpful when organising decor pieces, and other necessary items. They are often a staple item in homes, restaurants and even offices. The way we use trays has changed a lot over the years. They are now mostly used to store items, rather than serve off them. This means that they can now be beautiful and functional. Here are a few examples of trays on table tops, and how to style them.

Arranging Vases

Many of us fall victim to storing our vases away in cupboard, never to see the light of day (until a fresh bunch of flowers come along). This should not be the case. Vases are often crucial in a design, as they help fill up voids, and draw attention to the room.

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When styling vases, we can often follow the rule of thirds. This is a simple, yet effective trick to help when placing items. Try and gather three vases, of three different shapes and sizes (tall, medium and short). You can now arrange them with the tallest at the back, the medium off to the side, and the small at the front. Place some real or faux plants in, and you have a beautiful display.

Other Styling Tips

There are so many different ways to style your table tops, and we would never be able to go over them all in this blog post. Here are a few helpful tips and ideas to work with when you next style your tables.

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  • Try to combine various textures, but keeping them within a certain colour palette.
  • Use trinket boxes to store necessary, but not necessarily pretty items, such as keys, alarms and so forth.
  • When stacking books, place a decor item on top. This could be a sculpture, or wooden item to tie in with the rest of your decor.
  • Try to combine natural and synthetic objects together, to create an interesting, yet beautiful space.

Keep a look out more more useful tips and tricks to follow.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

PENDANT, LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

We have have so many options these days with regards to types of lighting and styles. It can be daunting trying to choose where and how to install them. But lighting can do so much for a space if they are done well. 

Pendant lights give a room depth and shows design consideration. In new build project it is preferable for us to come on board at the start. This way we are able to allocate specific points and make sure the lighting in the space works from the start. We will give you an intentional space that was is designed for you.

There are times where we need to utilise the lighting that is existing. We can create an exciting new space by using what is there.

There is a light fitting for every room and style as well as design and person. We have spotted popular trends such as pendants as bedside lamps, as having pendants as bed side lamps can give the room a luxurious, hotel feel.

We are all so sued to the crystal and sparkly chandeliers but we now have modern and edgy yet still sophisticated chandeliers. These are being used to fill double volume spaces as features.

We should get rid of the standard lighting mentality, kick it up a notch and design a space with lighting that makes you feel good. 

If you get us on board on your project from the very beginning we can ensure that you get the lighting you want. Not the lighting that you have to settle for. 

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You deserve it!

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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FROM PAINT TO PAPER

There are not too many things in a home that make as much of an impact as wall murals do. Wall murals differ from wallpaper in the sense that murals tell a story in one frame, there is no pattern repeat.

Murals easily set the tone for your home as they are a reflection of your interests, taste and creative flair.

Murals do not always have to be bold, bright and colourful. Monochromatic murals are quite trendy. You are still able to set the tone and tell a story through a monochromatic wall mural. Monochromatic murals wouldn’t dictate the colours of the space. This is useful in an open plan home. This way the tone is still set but each space can still maintain its individuality.

Bright and bold murals though, give us an opportunity to highlight different parts of the mural in each space. Bright and bold doesn’t have to be frighting when you have designers to guide you through the process.

Wall murals can transform your home from paint to wallpaper, from an every day look to an “I want to look at you everyday” home.

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You and your home deserve to be awed over, so don’t wait any longer.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors Blog Post Room dividers

ROOM DIVIDERS

Cut Out Screens

Room dividers create a wow factor in a space. Their function is to separate different spaces within a room. There are so many different types of room dividers one could use. The following room dividers have been laser cut into different shapes, patterns and sizes.

Timber Room Dividers

Timber room dividers are often used to introduce a natural feeling to a space. This material can be crafted into such wonderful features of a room. Sometimes using timber and metal helps change the look of the divided space. Timber is often viewed at its finest with natural light beaming behind it. Leave it natural or paint it a colour to tie in with the space, the choice is yours!

Unique Room Dividers

Who said that room dividers needed to be simple? There are different techniques and ways to divide a space that completely changes the atmosphere of the space. Some ways are using unique mirror designs that help widen the space or even a simple indoor plant display that helps bring life to the environment. Water running down a glass panel in a reception area dividing the space completely invites one into the room and allows them to feel relaxed and welcome.

Are you needing help with your dream of having a room divider?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors Gallery Wall Blog Post 2019

GALLERY WALLS

Monochromatic

Having a gallery wall filled with monochromatic prints is a great way to ensure that it won’t clash with your existing decor. Black and white prints can help add a bit of sophistication to the space. They will go well in just about any picture frame. They will also look so great on almost any colour wall! We definitely suggest trying a monochromatic gallery wall in your space. You’ll thank us later!

Vibrant

Vibrant prints on your gallery wall can sometimes be a bit tricky depending on your existing colour scheme. The following examples incorporate coloured prints perfectly into the space. They blend well with the existing colours, and do not cause too much of a stir.

Be brave!

Why stick to the norm when you can have an extraordinary gallery wall? Here are a few examples of great things to include on your gallery wall:

  • A clock (or clocks) is a super fun way to change up your normal gallery wall a bit.
  • Sculptures will add pops of 3D effects to your wall.
  • Mirrors work in just about any space, and will help it feel larger too.
  • Who said all pictures needed to be hung? Placing your frames on shelves is a great idea to prevent hours of measuring and drilling!
  • PLANTS add great vibrancy and fun to your walls. Plus, they certain plants will help clean your air!
  • Lights will help make your gallery GLOW! It will become a real feature.

If you are needing help with your gallery wall,

Contact us today for an enquiry and all your interior needs.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors, KZN Interior Designer Blog

ALL THINGS WOVEN AND WICKER

What exactly is wicker?

Apart from being a BEAUTIFUL material… “wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and even rattan. Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for manufacturing wicker furniture.” – Homedit.com

Headboards

Why not add a bit of fun to your bedroom by using woven or wicker headboards? These beautifully handcrafted headboards are sure to make a feature out of any bedroom you use them in. If you are not a fan of the natural look, these headboards can always be painted. In any colour you desire! The following headboards are all different shapes and sizes, using different weaving techniques.

Seating

Indoors or outside: wicker is a wonderful material to use in your home. If treated in the right way, it may last for years upon years! Peacock chairs are stunning features and will too, make a feature in your home. “Although the origins of the Peacock Chair have been widely debated, most accounts trace the throne-like chair to Asia,” explains the book. “It is likely to have originated in the Philippines, which is why it is often referred to as the Manila or Philippine Chair.” – phaidon

Other Wicker Furniture

Putting together this blog post was awfully hard, as there are so many beautiful images out there. This last category is a mix of some of our other favourite ways of adding woven and wicker items to your space. Coffee and side tables, baskets, cabinets and wall art are just a few examples of how you can add this style to your space. We sure do love them all!

If you are dreaming of having a space like the above:

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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ADDING GOLD TO YOUR SPACE

Gold is trending! There are so many different ways and places that gold could be incorporated into your space. This blog post will explore various ways to incorporate gold into your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Get ready to be DAZZLED!

Kitchen

Handles, trims, plumbing fixtures and accessories are all different ways in which one could incorporate gold into a kitchen. Gold goes beautifully with almost any colour. The chances are great that it will compliment your kitchen colour. Many light colours like white and beige work beautifully. So do darker colours like emerald, navy and even black! Did someone say GLAM?

Bathroom

I must add, the gold that we are speaking about is not actual gold. The fittings will be sprayed or powder coated with a gold pigment. This makes it a whole lot affordable than using real gold! It is sometimes easy to get carried away, and have too much of the colour. The following images are of plumbing fixtures, marble tops and tiling which make use of gold.

Bedroom

A bedroom is one of the less likely spaces to think to be suitable for gold. A bedroom does not have to be overdone. A few objects here and there will help make the other colours in the space pop. It will also add a luxurious feel to your space. Here are some great ways to use this glitzy colour in your bedroom.

Are you itching to have gold in your space?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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WALL ART

Admit it… we have all, at some point or another, been stuck with a pesky blank wall. Yet, have no idea what to do with it! Today in this blog post, we are showcasing some of our favourite wall art pieces. These will give you inspiration to full up those blank spaces on your walls. We will be showing you three forms of wall art, namely: painted, printed, and sculptural wall artwork.

Painted Art

Painted art can be a beautiful way of bringing colour and dimension into your space. These artworks can either be bought, or commissioned through an artist. When an artwork is commissioned, it can be done with your colour scheme and design in mind. The following artworks are great examples of canvas art used in a space.

Printed Art

Printed art can sometimes be more economically viable than painted artworks. With printed art, you can have any design printed onto paper or canvas. These can either be framed, or left as is. When hung on your wall, they will bring vibrance into your space, and add interest. Printed art can be photographs that you have taken yourself, or art bought online. Canvases can be made in just about any size. This will depend on your space, and your budget.

Sculptural Artwork

Sculptural artworks are different from painted or printed artworks, as they are 3-dimensional, and make use of positive and negative spaces. They can cast beautiful shadows, and can be made out of just about any material you desire. Brass and other metals have been used in the following artworks. Pottery has also been used. Once again, these sculptures can either be commissioned by an artist, done yourself, or bought. It is completely up to you. When lit from behind, the artworks cast beautiful light and shadows, making the wall completely different and vibrant.

Blank walls can often be difficult to fill. Let us help you.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

A Soothing Space in Westville

mood board

photos of the space

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors was hired to do the interior design concept for a living area for a client in Westville. The clients wanted a stand out space with interest. The space needed to speak to the surroundings and incorporate nature in its style. It was a long space that needed a division without interrupting the Feng Shui and airflow in the room.

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The moodboard represents the look and feel of the space. Neutral tones have been used throughout the design. A combination of jade tones have been incorporated to add colour and interest to the design. Black has been added in order to add contrast to the space. The lighter tones such as greys and whites help brighten the space and make it appear bigger. The above renders show how the Feng Shui concept has been incorporated into the design. This has been done through the use of natural elements. These elements include plants, woods and crystals.

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The main problem that the room faced was that it was long and narrow. A custom designed cutout screen was used to divide the two spaces, namely: the living and dining areas. The screen can be seen through, opposed to a solid piece. This has been done in order to connect the two spaces, without making the spaces feel smaller.

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Yours in design,

 Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( all moodboard images sourced from Pinterest , renders property of Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors )

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