Bathroom Makeover: Part 2

It is finally here! I am so happy to show you what our bathroom looks like nearly a year after it was done. If you remember from the before, the corner bath was taking up most of the room and it felt dark and dingy, whereas now I love how open and fresh it feels. It still isn’t large by any means, actually it is tiny, but it has everything I need and I couldn’t be happier with the end results.

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Bathroom Makeover: Part One

I thought instead of sharing the horrifying before pictures, I’d start the post on a high with our inspiration. When we first moved in, our bathroom had few redeeming factors. Among these factors were the natural light from the window and an extractor fan. That was pretty much where it ended.

The cabinet featured a cherry laminate top and it was mouldy and the bath took up most of the room. I could barely reach the towel rail that stretched over the bath, toilet and behind the door. Entering the room was tricky to say the least. You kind of had to enter, walk into the only gap between the bath, toilet and cabinet to close the door whilst you’re turning. That small landing spot wasn’t even large enough for a full bath mat to lay flat. Safe to say a bathroom makeover was pretty high on our list!

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Back in Black in Babylonstoren

DSC_3638 This past weekend was a long one for some and for the rest of us, well we had to work on Friday. That does not mean that we didn’t make the best of Thursday’s public holiday! Ryno and I decided to head out to Stellenbosch for lunch as I hadn’t been there in quite a while. After finding a few of our favourite spots were closed for the holiday, we headed to an old favourite, Java for their chai lattes (a.k.a. liquid pancakes) and pizza.

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Black and White For Your Home

black and white interiors 1Image credits: L-R {1 , 2 , 3 , 4}

Monochrome is a major fashion trend at the moment, but have you considered bringing it into your home? It can easily be adjusted to suit any style whether modern or classic and instantly updates any room. The best way to incorporate the look is through accessories. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites below. If however you’re feeling more daring, why not paint an accent wall black? Remember that you should never use stark white and pure black, rather go with the darkest navy or charcoal and go slightly off-white. Otherwise the look will be too stark.

  1. black and white 2Large milk jug, Country Road from R44,25 available here.
  2. Bistro Bowl in black and white, Country Road from R14,25 available here. {this is the online price, but I’ve got a feeling the price is incorrect}
  3. Flared black and white striped mug, Woolworths from R16,95 available here.
  4. 4-Pack napkin pack, Country Road from R149 available here.
  5. Jeremiah cushion, Country Road from R249 available here.
  6. Black and white striped throw, Country Road from R224 available here.
  7. Black photo frame, Mr Price Home from R179,99 available here.
  8. Black photo frame, Mr Price Home from R99,99 available here.
  9. Dottie cotton knit throw, Weylandts from R695 available here.

Happy decorating!

 

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Cannes Film Festival Trend: Black & White

black and whiteThe Cannes Film Festival is usually known for opulent gowns and extravagance, but this year the black and white trend took over and made the entire event feel more simplistic. Everyone from Rooney Mara and Jennifer Lawrence in Dior to Emma Watson in Chanel and a slew of other stars went with the trend. There are two ways to approach the trend: either go classic with a red lip and classic jewels or minimalist with barely there make-up and jewelery for a more modern feel. This trend is one that can easily be recreated at home and can be adjusted to suit anyone’s lifestyle and budget. Just remember, less really is more!

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