Moving house often sparks the desire to get those creative juices flowing. The current interior design scene is really buzzing with some amazing works at the moment, Lucky for me i have two very good friends in the design world working up a storm, Carey King a good friend of mine has started a Blog on her design adventure( http://careylavie.blogspot.com/) while Ashley Chevalier makes her way out of internship into the big bad world of interior design in Jhb, currently working at Vendange at 44 Stanley.....
Recently a friend suggested that Mars and I go take a look at a little space of awesomeness called Memories.....as the name suggests, each piece in the store seems to hold a small memory or story from years gone by and the space is filled with such character its hard not to fall in love. Anything from old suitcases to worn out tea sets, you are sure to get lost in hidden rooms filled with precious pieces. This store is the essence of interior vintage couture and is truly worth the visit. address: NEPTUNE AVENUE, CROWTHORNE A H, MIDRAND, GAUTENG, ZA
Take a look at some vintage ideas to install in your home, the beauty of the vintage scene is that each room will take on its own personality as small features come to life.....
Memories stock such an incredible range of old suitcases, Maybe its just because im a fan of bags in general that this trends really sticks out to me!
The best part of installing pieces like these in your home is the ability to do all of it on a pretty tight budget (spending money on amazing statement pieces) and getting involved in the DIY process of making your house a home!
Simplicity at its best............. really proving less is more!
Lucky for Marsden and I, we recieved a vintage mantle piece just like this one (but way better ;-) ) as a house warming gift, will post pics soon i promise!
When I stayed In Cape Town, i was intrduced to a an amzing company called the Block & Chisel, Now anything i say about this store is completely meaningless in comparison to the absolutely incredible works that they sell, Im talking wooden doors out of temples in India. Please do yourself a favour and take a drive to the store in CT or Jhb: