PLACES WE LOVE


Earlier this year we conducted a photoshoot at a Stellenbosch home office furnished by Design Store.

Pictured, the Liquorice Pacboy Rug was inspired by the much loved South African candy favourite - liquorice allsorts. Each hand-tufted 100% woollen rug is made to order.  

The natural shape of the Dipped Black Belly Basket fits perfectly in any lounge, living space, bedroom, office, kids' bedroom or nursery. All of our Belly Baskets are ethically sourced and free trade.

You too can style your space with the very popular solid wood Nguni Heads which are available in small, medium and large sizes, as well as a variety of timber options.

The Geo Trestle Desk makes for a perfect feature piece to your office space. The table top is constructed from a beautiful Oak veneer, with solid Oak wood edge banding. The geometric legs are powder-coated in your choice of colour.

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Earlier this year, the team from home and tuis magazines came to photograph our home in Schotchekloof Cape Town. Home photograpghed our open-plan living area for a feature on fireplaces (June 2018 magazine) and both of our bathrooms (April 2018) for an article on making your small bathroom appear larger. 

The shoot morning was fun, as I got to assist in some of the styling!

The blue semi-detached Victorian in the middle of the City Bowl was so much more than a home. It was often used for Design Store photoshoots as it truly was a 'photographic' house. 

Since then we have moved, so these two magazines and photos serve as a throw-back for sure.

Thank you home and tuis for the great photos. 

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I've been following the well-known American interiors-focused blog called Apartment Therapy, as well as South African lifestyle blogging queen, Lana Kenney from Lanalou Style. Imagine how excited, thrilled and mildly shocked I was when Lana approached me to ask whether I'd be interested in having our home photographed for Apartment Therapy.

Of course I said yes!

Our home has been featured numerous times on Design Store's Instagram and Facebook feeds - the majority of photos however have been styled to showcase numerous décor, furniture and homeware which Design Store stocks. Now Lana wanted to photograph our home in its real and toy-invested family-focused form! 

I admit I invited Lana over for a quick inspection and coffee first (I even played some Of Monsters and Men on iTunes to create the mood of a sophisticated inner-city space); luckily she found our Bo-Kaap home to be charming enough for a house tour shoot. 

Visit Lana's article on Apartment Therapy and let us know what you think. :)

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