A peek inside… our first grown up home

Warning: this is a longer post than usual, so make up cup of tea, pull up a chair & enjoy! Living in your first own ‘real’ home is quite something. We discovered this just over two years ago when we bought our home. Until then we were happy apartment dwellers. Suddenly you feel all responsible […]

Our Living Room & Dining Area (Before & After!)

People often say that when looking for a home, you will know immediately when you have found the right one. That was exactly the case with our home in George* (in the Garden Route of the Western Cape). When I first saw it, I knew it was perfect. For now, I’ve decided not to take you […]

A peek inside… Anel de Jager’s eclectic suburban farmhouse

If you prefer a personalised, unique aesthetic over a cookie cutter home, then look no further than the scandi farmhouse style home of Anel de Jager – my dear friend from George. Located in the gorgeous Garden Route of South Africa, this home is where you will experience real traditional hospitality & food, done in […]

The magic that is RIALHEIM

As we pulled into Clairvaux farm – the home of Rialheim ceramic studio in Robertson in the Western Cape – a few months ago, I could immediately sense the magic.  It wasn’t a long visit, but the inspiration that I got still lingers. Rialheim (previously known as Ceramic Factory) has been around for more than four years already. […]

Make your own Christmas Crackers {DIY}

Two people in my life are to thank for my love of Christmas crackers on a festive table. My late ouma Ruth (who always had them on the table at Christmas) & my dear friend Vicky who was the very first person I knew who made her own. Sure they are frivolous, but there is […]

Trend Alert: Botanicals

In case you haven’t noticed: botanicals are having a really big moment & I love love love it. This was also the theme at the POETRYSS17 Launch event that I attended a while ago. What is great about this trend is that it is easy to incorporate – on a small scale or in a […]

A Peek Inside… The Pretoria Home Of Charlene Oberholzer

Today I’m going to give you a peek inside the gorgeous home of Charlene & Ruan Oberholzer in Menlopark, Pretoria. Since this photoshoot, the Oberholzers (plus their two sausage dogs, Olive & Pluto) have welcomed a little miracle baby to their family. Congrats guys. There is really nothing about this home that I don’t like, […]


For the last couple of months I’ve been playing with the idea of incorporating ladders & lockers in my décor. And to my surprise, I see that this is a décor trend that is taking off which makes me even more excited to incorporate these trends in our home, & possibly in another space that […]

Our Bedroom Make-over {Before & After}

Somehow for about seven years, our room did not receive much attention. It was always liveable, but rather sad looking. Sad pedestals, no headboard… Needless to say that when we moved into our (first grown-up) home in April 2015, I wanted to give our room some special attention. The ‘shell’ was lovely to start off […]


In my mind, Coricraft has always been synonymous with comfortable couches & quality furniture at fair prices. The good news is that they recently refurbished the Coricraft store in the Garden Route Mall (right here on my doorstep) AND introduced Volpes Linen!  You heard right: from couches to curtains & beds to bedding, you can […]

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