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.


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.

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.

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.


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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Today we are talking colour, yes that’s right! Glorious, bright, fun and beautiful colour. Some of you may be thinking it can be so difficult to create a colourful space without the room looking like a giant piñata. Don’t stress, I am here to help with some interior design advice. There are a few ways to create a colourful fun space without going too crazy. Whether it is gently incorporating colour into your space or doing a full renovation of a space. Here are a few tips and ways to help you achieve it.


Dive right in!


  • Paint a singular wall, or if you are feeling a little daring, the whole room a fun colour.
  • When chosing a colour to paint the space you don’t necessarily need to go bright at first. For example, using your cooler tones like blues, purples and greens can still add a pop of colour to the space without it shocking the eye.
  • Compliment bright tones with lighter contrasting tones.
  • Create interest with decorative pieces like vases and pot plants to introduce colour.

As seen in the images below: (1) The teal wall is flattered by the blue sofa, so not to shock the eye with too many tones but still create depth. (2) The bright pink wall is complimented by the subtle blue tones and natural greenery in the surroundings.  (3) And then we have blue and pink, of course a match made in heaven… when you have the right tones put together and isn’t that space just so much fun! I absolutely love it!


Gently does is…
  • Introduce a brightly coloured piece of furniture being a sofa, coffee table or simply an occasional chair, the choice is yours. Add some colourful scatters to feed that fun side.
  • Hang up some beautiful colorful artwork – these can be similar tones to tie the space together or contrasting tones to create some interest.
  • A neutral backdrop can make for a beautiful feature when introducing bright colours. So be a little adventurous with introducing colour to the space.
  • The nice thing about introducing colour to accessory pieces is that these can be changed as you evolve with the room. E.g. scatters can easily be replaced when you decide you aren’t quite feeling that colour anymore. So this is a great way to start your colourful new adventure.

As seen in images below: (1) The rug and artwork work beautifully together and the sofa creates a good break between the two but still works with the tones perfectly. (2) The neutral backdrop of the grey wall makes the blue sofa stand out, a simple way to bring in colour without changing the whole room. (3) A very light painted room with bright furniture and scatters, the artwork ties everything together. Advice here would be find the artwork you love first and then choose the colour scheme that works with the piece.


If you would like some help creating a colourful space full of interest, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.

Yours in design,

( images sourced from Pinterest )

Kitchen 3d interior design render

Regroup in Rwanda, a Boutique Hotel

project description

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors was approached to do the interior design for this high-end corporate boutique hotel in Rwanda. The interior design concept of the property was to create a luxury home away from home for delegates traveling to Rwanda for conferences. The brief was ultra modern and minimalistic. Every room was to be unique yet all tie in with one another in style and function.


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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors


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