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Storage Solutions

Storage Solutions

Built in Cabinetry

One struggle that homeowners constantly seem to struggle with is: storage solutions. Depending on the size of your home, there may not be tons of space for storage, but we have some tips on how to help. Let’s get started shall we?

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The first, and best way to combat a lack of storage is to create new ones. This can be done by adding built in cabinetry, what we sometimes call: BIC. We taylor make cabinetry to suit your every need, and house the items that you need to be stored. There are so many finishes that can be applied to your cabinetry, and we have a blog post on that here. We also have some other tips on how to organise your home here.

Shelving

If built in cabinetry is way out of your budget, or if you have spacial constraints shelving may be the way to go. Floating shelving is a beautiful way to display and store your items. However, heavier items may not be suitable for these kinds of shelves.

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Shelving with brackets is a better way to store heavier items. If you are worried about bulky, ugly brackets, fear not! There are so many different and new bracket styles on the market. Placing baskets on your shelves to hide clutter, is a great way to utilise space, but we will speak more about that in the next section.

Baskets

Incorporating woven baskets in your space will help you hide clutter, as well as bring in more natural materials into your space. Baskets are super easy to bring in and out of a cupboard or shelf, as well as lightweight. This makes them good for children’s rooms too. Purchasing baskets from a decor store can become quite expensive, however, we often have them custom made for your space. This can help lower the price, and make sure that they fit perfectly.

Would you like your bathroom to stand out above the rest?

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 )

Adding Detail to Your Walls - Full 2

Adding Detail to Your Walls – Panelling

Adding Detail to Your Walls - Panelling

Half Walls – Wainscoting

If your walls need a makeover, or if you have been dreaming of detailed walls in your space, this is the post for you. Adding panelling to your walls can liven up the space, whilst adding interest and detailing. There is no need for your walls to stay blank.

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Wainscoting is merely a fancy name for adding paneling to a section of your wall, the most popular of which would be the bottom half. This normally consists of a baseboard, which attaches onto the floor and the wall. As well as the panelling, with a chair rail on the top to finish off the design. The panelling can be painted white or any colour you desire. Add in a pop of gold for some extra opulence.

Full Wall – Panel Molding

Panel molding reaches above the typical chair rail height and can even cover the entire wall. It can also be applied to the ceiling and can consist of either solid panels or separate trim pieces put together to create different designs and patterns.” – Marnie Oursler

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This type of panelling can look exquisite and opulent when painted in rich or bold colours. If left white, it can also add beautiful detailing to the wall. There are so many different types of folding, and ways to apply them. Adding wallpaper inside the molding can also add more detail and interest to the space.

Modern Panelling

If you are not sold by the more traditional styles of molding, the following images are examples of how molding can be applied in a modern way.

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By applying the panels in geometric shapes, the room instantly looks more modern. The great thing about panelling is that is can be placed in nearly any room. Master bedroom, bathroom, living or dining room, or even the nursery! With so many patterns, layouts and colours to paint them, panelling is a great design tool to help make your space more elegant and magazine worthy.

Are you itching to introduce panelling to your walls?

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 )

Interior textures

When it comes to interior textures we do not only mean paint, wallpaper and furniture. There is a vast range of materials that can be used to create interest in a space.

 

Stone, marble, timber cladding is not only for patios and water features. Consider cladding a fire place in your bedroom or living room in a white marble. The cladding will give the space depth and the light will end up catching the rough edges. Which will sparkle and catch your eye, creating interest. Consider then pairing the clad with a detailed darker wallpaper. The juxtaposition of the two becomes an unusual design element.

 

Timber cladding is quite popular in commercial spaces but are used in a very similar way, and it can be used on ceilings, walls, counters. Because timber is a good way to bring in warmth and soften a space we often pair it with a ‘cold’ feeling texture such as a tile.

Incorporating raw brick textures and a concrete look textures is one way to break the norm when it comes to designing a space. Using ordinarily external textures inside introduces contrast into an otherwise everyday space.

 

Using these different textures is our way of starting above the crowd and breaking the norm from the ordinary interior designer. We are able to create interesting and unique spaces. Interior design can be made much more interesting by bringing the ordinarily used outdoor textures, inside.

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Are you needing to create some interest in your space?

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 )

RECEPTIONS

Reception Desk

A reception area often represents the brand whose space it is in. This is often one of the very first things you see when you walk into a commercial space. Therefore, it needs to put forward a great first impression on its’ viewers. Having a reception desk that is full of interest and flavour, will leave a good impression on its’ market.

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Would you rather be in a space that dazzles you and invokes emotion, or a plain old space that bores you? We would totally rather be in a vibrant space, full of life. The following reception areas represent just that. These desks combine various colours, materials and textures to create a lasting impression. Wood and stone are great materials to use in a desk, and are sure to age well.

Lighting

Lighting can make or break a space! Dark spaces often make the spaces feel much smaller and cramped. With brighter lighting, the space will look and feel larger and more open. Many reception areas have high ceilings. In this case, large chandeliers or pendants will make a statement, whilst lighting up the area. If the ceiling is low, smaller pendants above the desk, and downlights around the room will do the trick too.

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Strip or rope lighting will help light up certain areas, and create ambient lighting. Using this lighting along passage ways help make the space feel less imposing, and more spacious. The following ideas can easily be altered and integrated into your room.

Flooring

Flooring is an important part of any reception. There is bound to be many people tracking all around this space. The flooring needs to be suited to high traffic areas. Therefore, it needs to be durable, easy to clean and safe! We can help you find the perfect flooring for your space.

Would you like your reception to stand out above the rest?

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 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?

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 )

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PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2019 – LIVING CORAL

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Incorporating Living Coral in Your Space – Walls

“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.” – Pantone

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Incorporating such a vibrant colour into one’s space can be quite daunting. Painting your walls coral will definitely turn your space into a showstopper! Bright walls can be paired with other bold colours throughout the room. Muted tones and colours will also work beautifully with the bright walls.

 

Furniture

Having coral-coloured furniture is also a simple, yet effective way to introduce this quirky colour into your space. The effects will not be as dramatic as having fully painted coral walls. Not all your furniture needs to be this colour. You can incorporate it by having one statement piece. There are examples of how this could be done in our inspiration images. Bed bases, sofas, cabinetry and tables are great examples.

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You can easily achieve this look without breaking the bank! Head down to your hardware and pick up some paint. You will easily be able to transform an existing furniture piece into a coral masterpiece!

Accessories

Trends are always changing! Painted walls and coloured furniture pieces can often easily become outdated. If you would not like something so ‘permanent‘ in your space, but would still like to incorporate this trend. Accessorise!

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Accessorising can be an easy and inexpensive way to liven your space. Scatter cushions, vases, clocks and other decorative elements will do the trick! If you would like to know any other tips on how to introduce bold colours, read our blog post here.

Are you itching to introduce bold colours into your space?

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 )

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OFF-SHUTTER

What is Off-shutter?

Off-shutter is a raw concrete look that is left after removing the shuttering that was used as a temporary structure to contain setting concrete. The most common shuttering are wooden planks. These planks are then removed, which leaves an imprint of its’ texture in the concrete. Off-shutter has become very popular in the interior design industry as of late. There are various places that this method can be used on the interiors.

Ceilings

Concrete ceilings can be more cost effective compared to other ceilings, as they will not need to be plastered, cladded or hidden. The rawness of the concrete off-shutter is the most sought after property of it. This will allow your ceilings to have more height, as there will not be a need for a dropped ceiling, which decreases the height of the room. Light fittings coming from the ceiling will bring out the texture in the concrete, making it a beautiful feature in your space.

Walls

Having off-shutter walls will most define try make a statement in your space. The rough, solid look is a bold feature, and depending on the look you would like to achieve, bringing in soft finishes such as fabric curtains will help soften the space a bit. If you are looking for an edgy, industrial look, off-shutters are the perfect finish for your walls.

Fireplaces

Using off-shutter in your fireplace can be less expensive than other cladding mediums. There will be no need to plaster, or clad your fireplace. This is also a great way to ensure your fireplace will be study and strong for all the years to come. Have a look at our Fireplace blog post to find some more fireplace inspiration.

Are you dreaming of having off-shutter in your space?

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 )

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10 REASONS TO HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

Some people may think that hiring an Interior Designer is only for the rich and famous. Turns out, this is not the truth! We as Interior Designers are able to work within the client’s means. Meaning that Interior Design is accessible to those within a range of budgets. Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors has done projects and contracts from a couple thousand rand through to millions. No project is too small or too large for us.

 

But now, onto the reasons why hiring an interior designer is not a luxury but more a necessity if you are about to undergo renovations or need a little sprucing in a room in your home.

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Reason number one:

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Money saving.

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  • Designers are often able to save you money.
  • We are knowledgeable about design and can save you money wasted on simple mistakes. Buying the right amount of paint, wallpaper or other materials will benefit you and your budget.
  • Having years of experience we know how to use items that you may feel won’t work, we find interesting and creative ways to turn them into features in the room.
  • We can also advise you on costs and budgets and whether they are realistic and placed in the right areas.
  • Sometimes it can be confusing as to where the budgets should be placed and guidance in those area is so important.
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Time Saving.

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  • Let’s face it. Life is busy. Many working professionals do not have time to be running around sourcing suppliers, materials, furniture, etc. This is what we do and we do it well.
  • We find the best finishes and products suited to you, your budget and your space.
  • Thereafter we can come to you with the samples and all you need to do is choose.

 

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Budgets.

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  • Doing it yourself may cause unforeseen expenses.
  • We as designers are familiar with the design process and can foresee all the expenses a project may require.
  • We ensure that you will stay within your budget.
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Projects need management.

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  • There are so many aspects of a design project – no matter how big or small.
  • New builds or decorating require a lot of different services. We take care of all of these.
  • Dealing with suppliers, time management, budget management, follow ups, and designing are just a few of the tasks we will manage.
  • We take care of the site meetings and deal with the project schedules.
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Beauty in Design.

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  • We are design minded and orientated. So basically, we know what looks good, and what does not.
  • Some may struggle for hours on end deciding what to pair with what. However, this comes naturally for designers.
  • Your space is guaranteed to end up looking well designed and beautiful.
  • Not only does the space need to look beautiful it also needs to be functional, this is a very important aspect of our work.
  • We focus on spacial planning and function in a room and then thereafter we make the space timeless.
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Concerned about space?

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  • Interior Designers are trained to design spaces that are functional.
  • We know the best spot to place things, in order for the space to be spacious and flowing.
  • We make the best use of the space provided to us.
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Problem Solvers.

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  • Most designers are born problem solvers.
  • Not enough space?
  • Not enough light?
  • Hazardous environment? No problem!
  • Us as Interior Designers will come up with the best solutions to combat a problem.
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Flow.

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  • As Interior Designers, we are able to see the whole picture.
  • Meaning that we are able to create spaces that flow seamlessly together.
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Increased Property Value.

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  • Having a functional, well designed space will help increase the value of your property if you ever wish to sell.
  • Buyers are looking to find their perfect home.
  • Having a well designed space will make your property look ten times more appealing!
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Care about the environment?

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  • We are able to provide you with a space that is as eco-friendly and energy efficient as possible.
  • We are up to date with the latest energy saving methods, meaning that you can give back to the environment.

 

You now have 10 reasons why hiring an Interior Designer will benefit you and your space.

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

Yours in design,

 

 

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

CORPORATE CONCEPTS

Today I am sharing with you a concept mood board Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors put together for a corporate project. The brief was to create a modern space full of interest. We incorporated a lot of natural elements like timber and marble while having the intention of introducing the company colours being red and dark grey.

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Reception:

For the reception we wanted to create a warm and inviting environment so we introduced timber elements and interesting lighting ideas. It was important that the space be a showstopper as a lot of international clients would be waiting in this space.

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Office Spaces:

The office spaces required a good combination of style and functionality, something we strive to achieve in all our designs. The company wanted an open space so we encouraged glass partitioning to create that open plan feel.

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Social Areas:

For the social areas in this office, we were asked to create a space that was open to clients to view so it needed to tie in seamlessly with the rest of the building. The company was socially active and encouraged group work so we brought in “work pod stations” for this function.

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General interiors:

The idea for the office space was firstly a combination of timber, dark grey and white. Secondly we would introduce the same red of the company logo into the design. So while creating a smart office, most of all we are creating an environment staying true to the brand.

 

For enquires on corporate interior design, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.

 

Yours in design,

( images for moodboards sourced from Pinterest )

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