Guidelines for shooting with Shoot My House

Over the last few months we have formalized the relationship between location agencies in South Africa and have given strength to the National Association of Location Agents. our terms and conditions are outlined here and are in line with what has been discussed between the production companies that we work with. We hope that you…

Your Own mini meadow in the city. Magnificent!

Inspired by all things English today thanks to another royal wedding – plus just love the idea of a meadow in the city. Gravel paths also such a great idea to keep our gardens waterwise and they have a certain romanticism about them that is just so gorgeous.

Outdoor room ideas

  Borrowed directly from Houzz – here are some great outdoor room ideas as the Northern hemisphere heads into summer. Down South we’re hunkering down for what we hope will be a wet wet winter in Cape Town but in the meantime we’ll be dreaming and planning that outdoor area for when the days get…

Simplicity

If one word could sum up the last few years i would say that word would be OVERWHELM. It’s gotten to the point where i have to have 2 strong coffees before i have the courage to face my inbox. In the summer months upwards of 300 emails fly in there a day not to…

New Year – New interior Inspiration!

I dont know about you, but in our world, things are ramping up for a big spring market!! So I thought I would share a few design tips and trends for the New Year…. Please remember, not all of this applies if you are selling a home. It is great to incorporate some things, especially […]…

The New Tropical Obsession and How I met India Hicks

Its november, the sun has returned, days are longer and for the last few days the wind has been pumping. yes its early summer in Cape Town. Each season we are all breathless for what the fashionistas will  prescribe as the overwhelmingly popular look for interiors and exteriors for the season. This season it feels…

Creating an Inspiring Work Space

A home office can be one of the most important rooms in a house, but it often gets overlooked. As a place of work, home offices are often cold, bland and uninspired. Here’ are a few tips on how to make a more creative, inspiring and productive space. Lighting Getting adequate lighting is essential to […]…

A Home What really matters – Flowers

A very very wise man once said that “After women, flowers are the most lovely thing that God has given the world” Well thank you Mr Dior, there is no doubt you are very astute and that we are very lovely indeed, but enough about us girls and more about flowers… Flowers uplift any space…

A Home -What Really Matters – Part One

I have long been a fan of Lucia van der Post, daugher of our own Laurens Van der Post. Regarded as one of the most stylish women in England and a doyene of good taste, I have always agreed with her that the things that matter in a house, apart from it being filled with…

SA Design Royalty – Julian and Trevyn McGowan

South African design has come a long way very fast and right now it is celebrated around the world. There are many players involved in the renaissance of South African design and no more so than the extraordinary husband wife team that is Julian and Trevyn McGowan. The couple have a very interesting background. Julian…

Pump up the Jam!!

Beautiful locations and extraordinary places are not only about visual aesthetics, the fact that they are unforgettable requires that they fulfil another prerequisite –  they need to uplift us – to transport us from the humdrum to a new fronteir of possibility, elation, joy, peace. To truly do this there needs to be a layering…