Tassels & Tigers Interiors Decor Blog
This is my decor blog, Tassels & Tigers Interiors. It's updated regularly and provides various examples of my decor writing.
Big City Life
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Homeology: How to create your own minimalist decor in 5 easy stages
In the spirit of decluttering and living simpler lives, we look at an entire design movement based on those very principles: Minimalism.
Minimalism spans across all the art and design disciplines and is described as a pared-down, post-WWII movement. “Pared-down” is a term decorators love to throw around while sounding very sophisticated, so I had a look at exactly what it meant.
Oxford defines paring down as “trimming off the outer edges and reducing something in size“. Importantly, it emphasizes a gradual process and the use of “small, successive stages”. And therein lies the key to minimalist décor.
Homeology: Bored in the bedroom? Here are 5 quick fixes to bring the romance back
The master bedroom. It should be a little piece of honeymoon that never ended. A place that reminds you how significant your other is, flaws and quirks included. A place that’s always ready for romance. But what can you do to bring the romance back once it’s gone?
Homeology: 4 Essentials if you want to decorate like Gatsby
It’s the early 1920s, New York. You have a lovely estate in Long Island and friends are always popping in for the most extravagant parties, thrown together on a whim. WWI is now officially history and a culture of escapism has emerged. Escape from the war and escape from the industrious factory work that won the war and now brings higher wages, automobiles and radio to the masses.
Big City Life: Champaign inspired black and gold decor at Greenside's new venue
Newly launched Joburg Champagne and MCC bar, POP, bedazzles both the eyes and the tongue. We take a look at their décor style and taste their liquid currency.
Anyone who loves gold as much as I do (more is always better), is guaranteed to make this bountiful little spot on Joburg’s Greenside strip a regular hangout. If you have any doubts as to where POP’s décor and colour inspiration comes from, they’re sure to fizzle out once you get your first glass of this bar’s speciality – Champagne and MCC.
Elle Deco: Top 3 tips for mixing patterns
Combining florals with stripes is simple. But what about colourful patterns that don’t seem to have names, let alone match? Whether you call them West African, Ethnic, Traditional or Tribal; guest writer Belinda Fourie offers DECO tips on using bold fabrics in homes.
Elle Decoration: Get the look, Polo Season
Fresh morning breezes and well-groomed turf set the ideal conditions for those keen to take up a new hobby or dress up and step out for the occasion. Guest writer Belinda Fourie looks at polo – what to expect, wear and how to get the look with elegant décor pieces inspired by the season.
Polo, also known as the ‘Sport of Kings’ for its regal associations, is one of the world’s oldest games and also one of its fastest and finest: man and horse work in partnership to get a ball through a goal. With its origin somewhere in the Orient it was brought to the west in the early 1860’s by the British after seeing it being played in India. Not too long afterwards South Africa followed suit with the first polo match in Cape Town taking place in October 1875 – 140 years ago.
Garden & Home: Horrors, Florals & Carnivores. All in a Little Shop of Horrors
Comedy-horror The Little Shop of Horrors recently finished an eight week run at Monte Casino’s Pieter Toerien Theatre. The fantastic set by Greg King not only inspired me to compile a botanical living space, but also to get better acquainted with Audrey II and other carnivorous plants,” says guest blogger Belinda Fourie
Garden & Home: Antiques at Home. National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire 2015
“The effect of vintage and retro decor movements on our perception of antiques becomes clear when visiting events like the National Antiques and Decorative Arts (Naada) Faire held this past weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre,” says guest blogger Belinda Fourie
Here, items such as retro wooden clocks and oriental ginger jars, commonplace in today’s decor stores, are at ease among cigarette holders and other silver trinkets, fur coats, military figurines and Royal Doulton porcelain collections.