Pink Affairs - A Moodboard Feature Image

Pink Affairs – A Moodboard

Pink Affairs - A Moodboard

Pink Affairs - A Moodboard
About the Moodboard

This week, we released our first IGTV video! We created a moodboard filled with various fabrics, wall coverings and other textures. This was a new and fun venture for us, as we had never done anything like it before. We are hoping to create a series of video mood boards to showcase different interior textures from various fabric houses. It will be super informative as you will get to see how we put together different schemes, whilst using such a variation of colours and textures. We will then release a blog post, just like this one, where we will add in various inspiration images, and furniture to go with the moodboard. We hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoyed making it! This week, I used the theme: “Pink Affairs”, and you can find out more about it in the link at the end of this blog post.

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In our video, which is linked below, you will notice that I spoke about incorporating natural elements, such as shell or grasscloth. The following images are of light fittings that would work beautifully in a space with our moodboard scheme. The shell light fittings incorporate gold, which I spoke about in the video. Gold adds a touch of glamour to the space, and incorporates a new texture. Shell will catch the light so wonderfully, creating a pattern of its’ own.

Incorporating Shell

We can’t wait to create more moodboards to inspire you!

If you would like this scheme, or another personally designed scheme for your space, do not hesitate to:

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?

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

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 )

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.

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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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.

 

Need some help with designing and decorating your space?

We are here to help! 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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( photos property of Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors )

Greenery - Interior

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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( Photos property of Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors )

Tower Home Gets Transformed

Tower Home Gets Transformed

We were called one day for some serious interior help! Our client had recently purchased an apartment in Umhlanga for his parents. The only problem was that it was an incredibly small apartment. Luckily, we had dealt with many small spaces before, therefore we knew exactly what to do to help make the space bigger. With a few tricks up our sleeves, we went in to give this tiny home, a complete makeover.

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The back bedroom walls were wallpapered with gorgeous patterned wallpapers. This would definitely lead one’s eyes up, making the room feel higher than what it actually is. The client had the position of the beds up against the walls, with the side of the bed facing towards the entrance of the room. By swapping the position of the bed over to the adjacent wall, the entrance way became a lot bigger, helping the room feel more open.

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The client wanted the space to be timeless, and for the decor to age well. They certainly did not want to be redoing their home in just a few years. This is why the palettes were kept neutral, with muted colours. We popped in a small dining table as there was hardly any space for a dining room! In order to save costs, we ran three panels of wallpaper behind the tv, which became quite a striking feature of the space.

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We wanted to hang artworks in the living area, but battled to find anything suitable. This is when we got the idea to print a custom artwork, and divide it into 6 frames. This way, we could have a large artwork that was not plain and rectangular, but cut up into different sections. The image below is the artwork we used.

Before photos

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( photos property of Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors )

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LOFT DESIGN

Master Suite

Adding on a roof room onto your house is a great way to make your space larger. Another great reason to get a roof room is that should increase the value of your home. Plus, a new loft master suite will give you a brand new space to start afresh. Exposed wooden beams are SO trendy. These will make your space look oh-so-pinterest worthy.

Sleeping Area

As attic or loft rooms tend to be quite small, light colours will help the space feel larger. White ceilings and walls will make the room feel less claustrophobic. Lower beds will take up less space in the room. A designated sleeping area will make the space feel cozy. White linen with layered blankets and pillows will contribute to a cozy space.

Bathroom Area

Loft rooms can often lack space. A compact bathroom need not feel small and cluttered. Skylights will help bring heaps of light into the space. Plus, when you bath or shower, you will be able to look up at the beautiful sky! Once again, lighter colours will make the space feel bigger. However, do not be afraid to add a few dark touches. This will add contrast and interest to the space.

Lounging

A master suite needs to ooze with comfort. Make sure to find the most comfortable seating you can. Add on throws, blankets and cushions. This will add character to the space. Low coffee tables and side tables make for extra storage. Rugs are important for comfort too.

Are you dreaming of having an exquisite loft room?

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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CHILDREN’S ROOMS

 Designing a children’s bedroom may seem like a daunting task, however, the process can be fun and full of creativity. The space is perfect for letting your inner child and imagination free! This blog post will explore fun and quirky ways to design a children’s bedroom.

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Bunk Beds

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Bunk beds are a great way to utilise space in a bedroom. You can either have a double bunk bed with a mattress on the bottom level, as well as a mattress on the top level. Another great way to utilise space through the use of bunk beds is to have a mattress on the top level, and a different space on the bottom level. This could be a work space, a living space or even a play station. The same thing can be done where the mattress is on the bottom level, and the play space is above. The following images show some beautiful ways to introduce a bunk bed into a children’s bedroom.

If you would prefer to have a ‘standard’ bed for your child, or do not have any spacial constraints, there are so many designs out there. You could have a built in bead with headboard, or a freestanding bed. A poster bed or a canopy bed with drapes always make for a feature in a space.

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Here are some images of beds that your children are sure to love! Please remember that a bed always needs to be paired with beautiful linen. These include pillows, scatters, sheets, duvets and throws. These items will help soften the space, and are a great way to introduce patterns, colours and textures.

 Wallpaper

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When using wallpaper in a child’s bedroom, the possibilities are endless! There are so many patterns, colours and textures to choose from. Be careful to use wallpaper that is very immature, as your child is still growing, and may grow to dislike the wallpaper very quickly. Below are some beautiful examples of all sorts of wallpaper options to inspire you.

Learn and Play Area

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A learn and play area is a vital part of a child’s room. This will help them on their life’s journey. This space can be filled with toys, activities and learning materials. We have chosen some learn and play inspiration images that are sure to work in your child’s bedroom.

Storage

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One of the most vital elements in a children’s bedroom is storage… lots of storage. There are so many different storage types and spaces. From shelving, to cupboards and baskets. Storage lower to the ground is a great way to get children into a habit of putting away items once they have finished with them. Something too high will be way too difficult for them. Below are some fantastic ideas to use in your child’s bedroom.

We could help turn your child’s bedroom into a sanctuary.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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( images sourced from Pinterest )

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors, KZN Interior Designer

Sister Secrets in Musgrave

Sister Secrets In Musgrave

Project description

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When approached to design 2 little sisters new bedroom we couldn’t help but get creative. All we wanted was to create a space that beamed with fun, incorporating loads of different patterns and colours. The brief was greys and dusty pinks, with the sisters being a few years apart the space needed to be able to withstand the years as they grow.

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These precious little girls loved playing on the floor with there abundance of toy supplies from mom and dad. So we went for a soft carpeted floor, a ‘reading’ corner full of comfy scatters and of course bunk beds. I mean who does not love bunk beds!

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With regards to design details we went for a more interesting approach bringing in wallpaper on the walls as well as the ceilings. We created a fun closet design so that each sister would have her own space but still feel individual in a shared space. Of course we start the design process with a mood board. Getting the creative juices flowing and ensuring we are on the right track with the brief from the client. Here are some of the textures and details we wanted to bring into the space.

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors KZN Interior Designer Musgrave

Are you needing to redo your children’s room, to make it more fun and functional? We are the right team for the job.

Please feel free to contact us here for any enquires.

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Yours in design,

Kirsty Badenhorst Interiors

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