Sunday, June 9, 2013

Interiors: Tongabezi Lodge lighting


 I have recently come back from a week at Tongabezi Lodge in Zambia.  It is built along the Zambezi river with lovely open fronted rooms taking in the full view.

I am working with them on interiors of their rooms and this past trip involved lighting in particular.  Following on from my last post on Katundu lighting, I thought I write about how I used their lighting at Tongabezi....
See below images of pebble lights, coconut shell chandeliers and some grey seed beaded lights.
All handmade in Africa.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lighting: Katundu


I have just been sent some images of beaded lighting from Katundu, love them and will be definitely ordering some of their floor lamps for projects I have on.  

All of Katundu products are handmade from their little workshop on Likoma Island in Malawi by ladies and men from the local orphanage.  
I used to work there so it holds a special place in my heart.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Zambia Interiors

I have just got from 2 weeks working on interiors projects in Zambia. 
The first week I was working with a new construction company who are promoting Eco design through the houses they build and I am working with them on the finishes of the first house they are in the process of building. 
Its in a really nice area just out of Lusaka, so lots of greenery and land around them.
Zambian style of a quick charcoal drawing on the floor to mark where the vanities and loo should go

I am keeping the colour scheme neutral and light but with lots of natural texture and a bit of contrast with ebony tones 
Wide plank oak veneered flooring and Bone coloured cemcrete plastered walls and floors.  A touch of patterned tiles and some contrast of black and white....
Watch this space....
In meanwhile, some inspiration images below

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jewellery - 36 Boutiques


36 Boutiques have just launched SOUL Jewellery on their site.  Have a look at the link below - Cool pictures!



Monday, March 18, 2013

Boho Bedrooms


Loving these bedrooms with a twist of Boho

Painted and unusual bedheads and frames


Love this tiling in the bedroom - works well as a signature wall or border

Something unexpected for a headboard - Moroccan copper tea trays

 Love this bedside stool

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Inspiration: Maputo baskets


I have just got back from a whistlestop trip to Mozambique.  I am wokring on the interiors of a new camp there.
Whilst in Maputo I came across these beautiful trees of hanging baskets, love.