Friday, October 29, 2010


Two amazing discoveries in one day...
A fab new blog "Haute Design"...and "Vila Clothes" via Haute Design.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bedside Bliss

It has been over a month now, and our bedroom is still incomplete. I still do not have bedside tables... It has become an obsession now, every bedroom decor picture I look at, I am instantly drawn to the bedside table.
This all began when my brilliant idea of using butler's trays as bedside tables was rejected by Mr. Makebelieve, on the grounds that he needs drawers. Let me take this moment to mention that he has but a glass of water next to his bed, and the most gorgeous lamp, which he never uses. So in lieu of my obsession, below are some dreamy options.

I could most definitely use some more room for my immense shoe collection.

How gorgeous is this exotic piece, apparently used in the set of "Gossip Girl". The fabulous lamp pictured on the table is also something I have long desired... In fact, seeing it here has just made my mind up - I MUST HAVE IT!

I can't even begin to express the many ways in which I am in love with this fabulous piece of furniture.
After sending this very picture to my mom, plans are underway to re-create this object of my desire.

I enjoy the make shift option used above, I am currently using an old stool next to my bed...I bet you this much, my glass of water would never be as steady on the cushiony surface.

This is also really beautiful, and appears to be quite a low budget workable option.

I intend scouring the second hand stores around Johannesburg this weekend, in the hope of finding some glorious, low cost options.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Welcome the Weekend

Thank heavens it is the weekend friends…It has been a tough week, and one that I am quite pleased to say good bye to.

I am so looking forward to a relaxing weekend filled with baking tasty treats, and reading magazines…
What do you do to relax on weekends?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Designer Discovery

In 2004 Juliette Hogan established her own label, blurring the line between classic femininity and contemporary fashion. Her clean minimalist approach to tailoring, along with her careful selection of textiles, textures and colourations make for functional yet beautiful garments. Each piece is modern yet timeless, making it able to surpass the seasons.

Juliette Hogan’s winter 10 collection “so pretty it hurts” celebrates a demure muse, with shirts tucked in and buttoned to the top, pleats sharply pressed and an air of bookish beauty about her.

All images courtesy of  Juliette Hogans website.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Jennifer Davis

I recently discovered Jennifer Davis, who describes herself simply, as "...a painter from Minneapolis".
I am in love with her whimsical themes, and her use of the most beautiful soft colour combinations which she creates using a combination of acrylic and graphite.

 Bumper Cars



Of Two Minds




Upside Down

Wish You Were Here


There is not one of these gorgeous paintings that would not look absolutely stunning in any area of my new home. My favourite is definitely "Singer", and has taken a priority spot on my endless wish list...

Jennifer also has her own blog, which you can view here.

All images courtesy of her website.