Organize your home

Every day is a great day to get your home organized. There are many ways to organize your home, here are a few tips that we have picked up along the way.

 

INFORMATION CENTER

 

Information centres where post, papers and magazines can be collected, prevent piles from collecting on flat surfaces. A great idea is to make this centre your entrance table as this is generally where things would get dumped.

Make your entrance table multi-functional with storage for older papers or spare keys. It isn’t enough to just have a table where these things are collected, include trays, boxes, pen holders. You will find that things have a designated spot and can be put away.

For example, keys that we all lose and have to search for before we go to work.

 

GALLERY WALL

 

We all love our picture frame collection, but it does take up surface area and can look unorganised. Consider wall mounting your pictures and creating a gallery wall instead. You are creating a feature out of your clutter but maintaining all the memories.

 

CABLE MANAGEMENT

 

One other major contributor to clutter, is the cabling that lies around. We all have it. There are many ways to hide these cables. For example, Multi plugs are made to mounted onto walls or even underneath your TV unit, sideboard or desk even. Cable management systems can be bought at most hypermarkets and prove to be very effective. Cables collect dust and look untidy when they lay around on the floor.

 

It can be daunting to organize your home but it is well worth it in the end. A clean, organized home is a good, happy home.

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If your home needs some help before it can be organized,

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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Dressing your windows

Dressing your windows has been seen as old fashioned and percieved to clutter a space. This is not necessarily true. Modern design has alternative ways to incorporate curtains into a home. Designers have access to many different curtain rails, tracks and rods. We also have a variety of unique and modern curtaining options available to us. For example, sheers, blockouts, patterns, patterned sheers and many more.

 

Alternative rods.

 

Curtaining is now something that we consider from the start of a new build or renovation. Ensuring that the right curtain allowances have been made to suit the design of the home. Popular trends are to create a cavity in the ceiling where the curtain tracks can be mounted. This is to ensure that they are not visible. This becomes part of the shadow lines and bulkheads, as intentional design choices.

 

Curtains are traditionally the last thing to be installed. Therefore the rods are mounted to the wall and therefore need to be disguised as opposed to being worked into the design. Wall-mounted curtain rods are dated and have been replaced with many neater alternatives. However, there are a few sleek designs available for the more traditional homes.

Sheers are the way to go.

 

Curtains, they are a great way to soften a space and play a large role in the overall scheme.

A common design choice is to incorporate a sheer curtain. As opposed to a full blockout curtain in the living areas. In the bedrooms, we allow for a double track so that we are able to hang a full blockout curtain as well as a sheer in the front. Sheer curtains are organic and soft, allowing the space to feel fresh and open but still filtering natural light through.

 

Dressing your windows is a great way to express the design of a space. As well as add the softness thar can often be overlooked by modern interior design.

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Do you love the idea of curtains but worry that they do not suit your space?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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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?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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MINIMALIST DESIGN

Minimalism often has a sterile connotation to it. But real minimalist design can be beautiful if done correctly.

Minimalist design is simple, sophisticated, uncluttered and mostly monochromatic. Colour would be used as accents as opposed to features. Minimalist design utilises open plan living spaces. This allows light to spread through the areas freely. This creates an even uninterrupted feeling through the space.

True minimalism will not only ensure a comfortable, clean feel but will highlight the true nature of the architecture around it as there are not many distractions. Often it is used in spaces that are architecturally interesting as this way the building gets the attention that is deserves.

 

Minimalist homes can be simple and well designed, not boring. In kitchens it is as simple as taking the built in cupboard fittings to the ceiling allowing an uninterrupted view as well as utilising the space to its fullest. In a living room we then have the opportunity to pick out good comfortable furniture, that allows us what we need in a space. As opposed to all the added knick-knacks that we would ordinarily buy, to make a space feel fuller.

Theses solutions are functional and are the essence of what we need. Having a well design minimalist space allows us to truly make things stand out where they need to.

 

Minimalist homes can often feel cold and uninviting but with a good design this can be avoided. We would introduce wood and jute into spaces to give the space warmth. We find that a play on different textures creates interest and a great between spaces.

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Do you want a minimalist, clutter free home?

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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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( images sourced from Pinterest )

EFFECTIVE TILE CUTTING

We are all so very used to buying a tile and putting it up on the wall or floor.  Many people don’t think much of it from there. A tile can be so much more than just a square or rectangle.

 

Cutting a tile into unique shapes which are then place together to create a splash back or an accent wall can entirely transform a space. Doing more with a tile shows consideration for a space than just placing ordinary tiles.

 

Tiles do not have to be restricted to areas that get wet or even to homes. Accent walls can be tiled and where in a home, restaurant or office. Doing accent walls in tiles is more durable and can be more effective than paint or wallpaper.

 

No need to even stress about buying a specific tile to be cut, you can use the same tile as the rest of the bathroom and just have it cut into your chosen design. This way your scheme stays the same just with a little extra thought put into it. 

 

This concept may be fulfilled by mosaic tiles but what if they do not have the design that you are looking for? What if you are looking for a geometric style tile that you found on Pinterest and they have in Europe but you can’t get it here. That is the beauty of tile cutting. Less hassle and more effective.  

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Are you wanting to re-tile in your home?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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 )

MOROCCAN INSPIRED BEDROOM DESIGN

A bedroom is a safe place for one. When designing a room it is often a good start to have a certain style in mind. A style can change the atmosphere completely and a mood can be created to make one feel relaxed after a long day.

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Morocco is a country found in the north of Africa. It is known for its diverse range of locally made products. These range from home goods like rugs and beautifully hand carved items, to enchanting jewelry. Moroccans have been inspired by many different countries and cultures in the Mediterranean and Europe.

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Having a bedroom with a Moroccan flavour will help create a relaxing environment, and make you feel that you are on holiday in an exotic location. The following images contain beautifully handcarved headboards. The intriquite designs form a beautiful feature in the room.

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Different textures are used such as woods, furs and patterned fabrics to make up a moroccan style in a given space. Multiple textures, patterns and colours can be used in a space to give it more of a Moroccan feel.

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Often beautiful doors crafted with moroccan pattern is used in cabinetry in rooms to change up the standard doors when designing bedroom cupboards. This creates another asthetically pleasing feature within the space.

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Are you dreaming of having a Moroccan inspired bedroom?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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Decorex 2019

DECOREX 2019

For Decorex 2019 Durban this year we have decided to create a space both timeless and sophisticated.

Our intention is to create interest in every aspect of the space, as your eyes move from one element to another. We have played with an organic feel, whilst incorporating a luxurious twist. The featured fabrics and wallpapers that had not yet been released to South Africa, making our stand one of kind and on the forefront of upcoming trends.

 

We were lucky enough to have amazing sponsors to help us achieve the look we set out to create.

Wallpapers, rug and fabrics were from U&G, furniture from Melonwoods and a beautiful custom made artwork by Bron Stofberg.

 

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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A Travel in Time, Musgrave Home

Travel In Time, Musgrave Home

We just loved this quick room make over! It is amazing what thought out room placement does, incorporating old pieces with some new and the room was transformed. Travel in time with us in this Musgrave home.

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When called in to consult on this project, the space was just collecting junk and not being used or appreciated. The space has now become a comfortable reading area as well as a beautiful entrance feature.

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We were inspired by a British Colonial style with modern twist.

We wrapped the room in grasscloth, pulled in some gorgeous leather occasional chairs, display units and paired them with hand painted scatter cushions selected from Weylandts.

Before photos

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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