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Shower Feature Walls

Shower Feature Walls

Tiles & Mosaics

The days are long gone where showers are shoved into a small corner, with no detailing! An inviting shower is a must-have for relaxation after a long day at work, or for those mornings where you are in a rush. There are a few simple, yet effective ways to take your shower to the next level. Carry on reading to find out how!

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The first way is to add a feature wall with tiles or mosaics. Pebbles are another great feature to add to your shower wall or floor. There are so many different tile options on the market, and millions of more designs to use. If you would like to see some custom tile cutting, follow this link to our blog post. If you would like your feature wall to pop, using colour can easily achieve this. Hand-made tiles offer great texture, and glazing can add a gorgeous shine.

Windows

Let the light in! Imagine being able to look out at nature when you are in your show. Feels serene right? This can be achieved by adding a simple window to your shower. Depending on the positioning of your room, you might not want the whole world to see you in the shower. However, this can be fixed by adding a high, but a narrow window.

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Or if you would prefer a larger window, the glass can easily be frosted to prevent anyone from seeing you. A gap can be left at the top so you are still able to look outside. Depending on how high the window is from the ground, it could also be a great way to store your cleaning products. This leads us to the next important item: storage.

Storage

You may or may not be a culprit of having one too many shampoo or body wash bottles. However, you always need more space for storage. Storage can sometimes become an afterthought, and we end up buying steel, screw-in racks that rusts to pieces.

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Storage should not be an afterthought! When building a new shower, one has the opportunity to incorporate beautiful ideas. This can take the form of an inset, that could be tiles the same as the rest of the shower. It could even be tiled a different way. This would make the space pop. Shelves are also a great way to have more space for your bottles, soaps and brushes. Hooks will also help to store loofas and facecloths. Click here to see our blog post on plumbing fittings. 

Make your shower a space you want to be in.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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Adding Warmth to Your Home

Adding Warmth to Your Home

Rugs

Before I started this blog post, I sat and shivered because of the cold spell we are currently having in Durban. Luckily, I live by my own advice, and found some great ways to warm up. By reading this blog post, you too, should have some simple and good ways to bring warmth to your home.

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The first way is to introduce rugs into your space. Fluffy and soft, or natural and hard wearing, a rug is a perfect way to help bring warmth to your space. Why stand on cold hard tiles whilst brushing your teeth on crisp mornings, when your toes could be warm instead. This goes the same for a kitchen. Some might think it impractical to have a rug in the kitchen, but can be very helpful to warm you up, whilst providing comfort.

Throws

Feeling cold while watching your favourite Netflix show? No problem! By adding a few throws to your space, whenever you feel a chill, simply throw on, well, a throw!

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Throws are a great way to soften a space, as well as adding warmth when needed. There is a wide variety of throws on the market, as well as fabrics to have your own manufactured. There will be dozens to suit your space, and we could easily help you find the right ones. These will help bring pattern, colour and excitement to your space. Or if you prefer, neutral throws. They will always be helpful, and when not in use, there are various ways to store them. Roll them up and pop them in a basket, throw them over your bed or sofa, or just fold them up and put away in a cupboard.

Heating

Other ways to bring warmth to your space, is by adding a fireplace, underfloor heating, portable heaters, or even heated towel rails. These are just a few examples, but there are many on the market. Here is a link to our Outdoor Fire Pit post or our Fireplace Design post which are both bursting with inspiration.

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As you can see in the following images, it is possible to have a fireplace in nearly every room in the house. This could be the bathroom, bedroom, living room or even dining room. Remember, there are options as to what type of fireplace you can have, which you can find out more about here.

Let us help you add warmth to your space.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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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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Finding the Perfect Plumbing Fittings

Finding the Perfect Plumbing Fittings

Glittering Gold

Choosing the right plumbing fixtures for your bathroom can often seem like a daunting task… Luckily, that is what I am here for! This blog post is filled with all sorts of fixtures that could be perfect for your space. This will depend on the colour scheme, style and the overall theme you are going for in your bathroom. The first style we will be looking at is gold.

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If you are looking to add some glamour to your bathroom, gold can do just that. The following images all have different types of gold mixers, taps, shower heads and even a shower drain fitting. If you would like to steer clear of the standard stainless steel, and bring in a wow-factor into your bathroom, gold would be the perfect finish for you.

Black is the new Black

Now you might be a little bit hesitant at the thought of black plumbing fixtures in your space, the following might just change your mind. Whether you are going for ultra modern, or looking to add some contrast to your space: incorporating black fixtures into your bathroom will definitely elevate the design.

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Whilst most black fittings come in a matt finish, there are some that have a sheen, which adds a hint of shine. Black plumbing fixtures are becoming more available as the demand grows. This is because they can work well in various spaces, and help your space stand out from the rest. Have a look at the following images and let your imagination run wild!

Other Noteworthy Styles

I have compiled a few other noteworthy options, which are all unique in their own way. Rose gold is a very popular finish at the moment, and very on trend. There is even a swan faucet if you are looking for something unique.

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Living brass is a type of brass that will change over time, which brings a whole new look to the space. They age beautifully, and add character to the space. Bringing in antique fittings can add a bit of history to your space. If you are looking for an ultra-modern, state of the art bathroom, there are many fixtures which can help accomplish this. Last but not least, we have stainless steel fixtures, which we all know and love.

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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Home Bar Design

Cabinetry

You may be dreaming of having your own bar at home – or you could be lucky enough to already own one. Either way, this post will inspire you with various elements of a home bar design. From cabinetry design to lighting, your bar could be a space you would never want to leave!

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When designing a bar, cabinetry is one of the main elements of the design. You need somewhere to store your drinks, equipment, as well as a countertop to work on. There are so many different kinds of cabinetry materials. From veneer, to solid wood doors, or doors wrapped in metal, there is something for everyone. This is the same when it comes to the countertop. Depending on your space, there are countless possibilities. Luckily, this is what we specialise in, and would love to help you.

Seating

Now that you have your beautiful cabinetry and countertops, you will need some seating. Then you will be able to sit back, relax and sip on your drink. Depending on the size of your bar area, you might be able to have bar seating, lounge seating, or even both.

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The following images have tons of inspiration for your barstools or lounge seating. The style and design will depend on the style of your bar. We are able to custom design and manufacture the bar furniture of your dreams!

Lighting

Lighting will form an important part of your design. There are various forms of lighting, depending on the application. Most bars rely on ambient lighting, to set the mood. This could be in the form of soft, strip lights within your cabinetry. A fun way to add lights to your space is by having LED lights that take the form of words, or other designs to suit your space.

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Down-lights, pendants and wall sconces can also form part of your bar design. The following images will give you tons of lighting inspiration.

For a bar that will have you never wanting to leave,

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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Creating a Welcoming Entrance

Lighting

An entrance or a foyer is often the first room you walk into when entering a house. It will help set the tone of the entire home, therefore needs to look beautiful! The following post will help you gather ideas and inspiration for your entryway, whether you need a redesign, or a brand new one.

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Would you feel comfortable walking into a dark and dingy space? If the answer is no, then your foyer should be no different! Lighting will make a huge difference in the space. The correct lighting can help make the space look and feel bigger and brighter. Depending on the size and volume of your space, the lighting will differ. Double volume spaces can often afford to have a large, statement light fitting. Smaller spaces might need to have smaller sized fittings. Don’t forget about wall scones too!

Storage

Am I the only one guilty of walking into my home and leaving my belongings all over the space? No? Good – then the following images will inspire you to have some form of storage in your entryway. This could be a large statement table that instantly greets you as you walk in.

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For those of us with smaller entrances, a server with some storage would do the trick too. Bench seating with storage options is also a great way to maximise your space and storage. Leave your shoes, your coat and your keys all in one place, looking neat and tidy.

Mirrors

We have said the following, a few times, because it is so true! Mirrors are a great way to make a space feel bigger, as it lets more light into the room, and reflects its surroundings. Mirrors come in all different shapes and sizes. The following images are great examples of incorporating mirrors into an entrance.

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We love putting custom cut mirrors onto an entry wall. We are able to custom design and manufacture mirrors in nearly any design imaginable. They help us to check ourselves on our way out, and often provide the perfect tool for an “insta-worthy” photo. What’s not to love?

Are you full of ideas for your entrance, but have no clue where to begin?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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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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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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COUNTERTOP DESIGN

Marble

Marble has been used in homes long before sliced bread! This timeless and elegant stone can be used in many different applications all throughout the home. A countertop is a great place to use marble. Marble, being neutral in tones can go beautifully with so many different colour schemes and styles.

Granite

Granite is often thought of as a common and ‘boring’ countertop material. This does not have to be the case. Granite, being a natural material, differs from block to block. It too, is mined from under the earth. It can differ in colours, texture and patterns. Granite is a very strong stone, and is very suitable as countertops in kitchens.

Other types of Stone

There are many other types of stones out there. Onyx is a beautiful and unique stone. However, it can be quite breakable if not installed and treated properly. It can be lit up because of its’ translucent properties. This makes a stunning feature in any space.

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There are other manmade stones such as quartz. These stones are easily available and come in many different patterns and colours. The following are combined examples of various other countertop-worthy materials.

If you would love to be a proud owner of beautiful countertops…

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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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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