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The lovely month of Feb!

We love February. Not only because of the fantastic weather that we are blessed with here in Durbs, but also because we get to add a little spice to our own spaces and fill them with hearts and all things lovely. February is also Meghan’s birthday month, and what’s not to love about Meghan?

Happy Birthday Meghan! We love having you as part of the Redesign Interiors team, and we are so proud of everything that you have achieved in the last year. You have been an asset to this business and we can’t wait to see all the crazy, cool designs you are going to whip out this year.

 Have the most rockin’ day and we hope you are spoiled beyond reason - you deserve it!

 

 

 

How to make your interior love YOU!

It’s not just us humans that need some lovin’ this month. Everyone and everything deserves love, even your interior. There’s no better way to make your interior love you than by giving it a makeover. Love your interior again by painting a feature wall with a new lick of paint; buy those cushions you have been eyeing out for ages; or purchase that artwork that’s been on your wishlist for who knows how long.

By giving your interior a makeover, you are really just spoiling yourself yes? It’s a win-win all round.

On Paige’s interior love list:

On Paige’s wishlist of gorgeous décor pieces to make her office love her again, are these stunning pendants from Superbalist; this hang-it shelf from Weylandts; and a new paint colour palette - these will bring new energy and fun to the office space and create a newfound love between Paige and her office walls.

 


 

Our team’s interior loves

Paige:

For Paige, colour is what makes her heart sing. Paige believes that by painting one wall in your interior with your favourite colour, your whole room will be transformed into a room that makes your heart happy. It’s pretty much the equivalent of seeing your fave person daily! Go on, get painting …

Chantelle:

 If something is cost-effective, works well in a space and looks aesthetically pleasing, then it is a real winner in Chantelle’s books. Take screeding for instance. Screeding, if done well can look so much prettier than tiles, which are overused and expensive. It is great for both walls and floors or even counter tops - it’s cost effective and super functional with its easy-to-clean surface and durability. From an aesthetics point of you - screeding looks so stunning!

 

 

Meghan:

“Most people work for money; I design for love!”

Meghan genuinely loves out of the box, quirky elements of colour. It’s what makes her heart happy. She finds that people are generally too conservative when it comes to colour. Painting a feature wall or five in a colour or three, will not only liven up your whole space, but it could potentially open up the space, making it a unique talking point.

Dare to be different! Going bold with colour may seem daunting, but it could just make your heart as happy as it makes Meghan’s.


 

How to love the planning section

If we’re honest, most of us hate planning for stuff, we just want to see it done and dusted, especially when it comes to a home makeover - we want the finished product - it’s hard being patient. However, without a proper plan in place of how we are going to achieve what we want, a home project can quickly go very wrong.

If you learn to love the planning process as much as the implementation, you will find that it is actually a lot of fun and it will make the whole process a much smoother one. Finding inspiration for your new home is so easy these days with the help of social sites like Pinterest. If you haven’t already, create yourself a Pinterest account and start looking for ideas for whichever room (or all of them) you want to tackle. Take a couple hours each week (if you have a crazy schedule like most of us) and start pinning your favourite ideas to your boards/s. Make a note with each image you pin of why you love that look - is it the colour or maybe a specific piece of furniture?

Once you have a good few ideas pinned, you can start looking at various shops that may stock something similar to what you like. This will help you to put a budget together and plan how you are going to achieve what you want to achieve. Keeps things simple - don’t overthink stuff and work on one room or one item at a time. If things change along the way, embrace it, knowing that it’s the nature of the beast.

If you decide half way that interior designing ain’t your thang, just drop us a line - we will happily take over the fun stuff for you :)


 

Express your love.

Your home should be a reflection of who you are. Use it to express your unique personality and loves. When you let go and be free with your interior, it creates an amazing space that you will love to be in everyday and you will find that your guests are enthralled - if they love you, then why wouldn’t they love the interior extension of you?

If flamingoes are your thing (they certainly are ours), then flamingle away. If polka dots make your tummy do flip flops, apply oversized ones on your wall! If calm, serene colours such as creams and whites make you happy, then paint them everywhere. This is your space and your chance to be who you want to be, so go and do it!

 

 


January 2017

New Beginnings

We are so excited to start off 2017! 2016 was such a thrill and we look forward to continuing the ride. We have some great work lined up this year and we can’t wait to get stuck in!

To start the year off, we will be working on two new impressive home builds in Umhlanga; a lovely retail space in the Ballito Junction and some beautiful home renovations! How exciting to start the year with so many fabulous projects! 2017 will also see the installation of our hotel design - woohoo - we cannot wait to see the outcome!

Let 2017 be your year! Do those long overdue renovations - you deserve it! Planning on building a new home or opening your first retail store? We’ve got the experience, been through the process and know how to deal with the ins and outs of building and decorating - so why not let us do the hard work for you?

Plan, plan, plan. Even if you don’t intend on starting until mid-year, you need to have a plan of action on how you are going to achieve your decor goals. We are more than happy to assist you with the planning process (which can sometimes be trickier than the actual work). We will help you with all the details, such as the length of the design process; what budget to aim for; who your builders are or which ones to use; who your architect is or who to use. Luckily we have all the answers!

 


 

 

House M in Glenmore

The client wanted us to create them a sophisticated, beautiful and colourful home that husband and wife and their four daughters could live in and love. Of course with the word 'colourful' thrown in, our minds went gaga and we got stuck in immediately.

 

We painted all the walls in the house, gorgeous pastel shades of blue, green, purple and pink, which we love! Glam tan leather couches and frosted white chandeliers add elegance and glamour to this home. The girls' bedrooms were fun to work on, with black and white stripes teamed with bunches of roses as the main wall feature in the one room and a pastel play with geometry in the other girls' room.

The main fixture in the bathroom is a beautiful custom-made turquoise vanity with antique mirror and copper pendant - this is one of our favourite features in the house!

We loved working on this project and the client was super chuffed too. On the day of completion, we did a big reveal for all the girls and their mom, and all of them walked around their spruced up new home, oohing and aahing with a mix of delighted squeals. This was awesome for us to see and made the project that much better!

 

 

Budget Planning

This can be an extremely daunting task. From our experience, we find that the best way to budget is to decide on a figure you want to spend and then work backwards. You need to make sure you budget for absolutely everything - from the design to the contractors, to the finishes (floor tiles/solid wood etc.), to the furniture you want to be installed - every detail is critical so that you are not disappointed when you run out of budget at the end of the day. Once you have done that, you will have a good starting point for a well thought out budget - and then stick to it 100%!


 

 

Goals for 2017

We love goals! And we love achieving them. If you haven’t yet set a goal or two for the year, do it now. Even if it is just saving for that gorgeous pink toaster you’ve always wanted - do it!  

Here are our team’s main goals for 2017:

Meghan: "Go on a course to better myself in my career."

Chantelle: "To study something so I can learn something new."

Paige: "Start trail running regularly! I love it and want to do more of it."

Redesign Interiors goals as a company:  “We would really love to design a boutique hotel with a super creative brief allowing us to design with lots of colours and huge imagination!”


 

  

Trends for 2017

Colours, glorious colours! They are going to be all over the place this year - which makes us super duper excited! Neutral interiors? That’s a big no, no! Go bold, go colourful or go home (literally). We want to see more blush and sage combos. The desire to create something unique, different and innovative is a hot trend right now, so go wild! It’s all about designing for the individual and not around what is fashionable. So, so exciting!

 

 


 

Want in on some of our designer secrets?

We will be sharing a top design tip per month, so be sure to tune in monthly for some design inspo and insider trading secrets. Don’t miss out!

January Design Secret:

Colour is the best way to bring life and fabulousness to any space, but many people are afraid of colour or don’t know how to use it correctly. The best way to add any pop of colour is through a slick new paint, and hey, if you decide you don’t like it, then it is only paint after all and you can change it up again.

Our advice is to start with your favourite colour and then choose a slightly lighter, greyed tone of that colour, so as not to be too bright. If you are unsure of a colour, ask the friendly guys at Shaves Paint - they are amazing! Buy a small sample of the paint first and paint a sample on your wall approximately 1m x 1m, then live with it for a couple days. Look at it in all sorts of light and decide if you like or not. If you do, then just go for it! You will most likely find that after your first wall success, you won’t want to stop, and why should you?

 


December 2016

 

 

 

We wish all our clients, suppliers, followers, friends and family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Let's hope you have all behaved well enough to receive everything on your Christmas wish list and if not - well then we hope it was worth it!

Please note: We will be closed from the 15th of December until the 10th of January. We look forward to working with you in the new year!

The Redesign team has put together their own Christmas wish lists - if it were up to me, they would get everything on their lists as they have been super amazing! It has been totally fabulous to work with such gorgeous ladies inside and out! How lucky am I? Thank you, ladies, for the awesome year and your continued support, I can't wait for next years glorious victories!

 

Have a look at our Chrissy wish lists below:


 

 

Chantelle:

  1. Who doesn’t love a well-chilled bottle of bubbly? I just adore these ice bowls to keep your favourite bottle of champers cold on those warm summer days.

  2. A picture speaks a thousand words. What better way to share those special memories of your loved ones, than with a beautiful photo wall? It looks so gorge!

  3. These shoes are made for walking. I defs want to walk the streets these hols with a trendy pair of Superga’s - what a pretty colour right?

 

 

 

 


 

 

Meghan:

  1. It's a delicious affair: This delicious monster jewellery range by Rollin Vintage can make any girl feel like a princess! 100% local; 100% design! Absolutely Love it!

  2. Dreamlike Beaches: Why not create a home that makes you feel like you’re on holiday 24/7? These beautiful archival inkjet prints face mounted to plexiglass, by Joshua Jensen-Nagle make my heart happy - one day, when I’m a big girl!

  3. A Copper Christmas: Cook your Christmas lunch in style with these beautiful Scanlan-Maitre-D-Copper pots from Woolies! Absolutely gorgeous!

 


 

 

Paige:

  1. I like to feel comfortable and with these beautiful Vans, I can be both comfy and super stylish.

  2. I have had my eye on this Marshall speaker for over a year. It’s adorbs. Beautiful brass and leather design and the sound is pretty good too.

  3. Oh my gosh, I just love apple! They are super innovative and everything is so beautifully designed. These Airpods are definitely on my wish list!

 


 

 

A BIG THANKS!

We would like to give a big shout out to all our suppliers. We honestly have some super wonderful suppliers who work their butts off to ensure our clients are always happy - THANK YOU guys, you are awesome.


 

Team Party

The Redesign team had a little Christmas celebration with some of our suppliers. We went to the Talkhouse Cafe in Westville for an art night, where we all got to paint our own canvas. Check it out!

 


Classique Braai Restaurant

We had such fun working with the Classique Braai team, their vibe is amazing and it translates beautifully in the restaurant. Working within a modest budget, we installed a gorgeous timber bar, with brass, mirror and white accents.

The wallpapers and colours in the restaurant add to the ambiance and create an inviting space to dine in. Lighting played a huge part too - the combination of chandeliers and dropped wire pendants helps set the mood for a fabulous dining experience. 

We treated ourselves to a lunch and the food was amazing, so if you haven’t been yet please go spoil yourself!
 
 

 

 

Colour Forecast - 2017

 
 
 

We are completely in love with the new colour palette for 2017! It is about time that it features such incredibly bright colours - just what we love!

Colour can make or break a room. It can turn a somewhat boring space into one that is alive with personality.

Look at the image below with the different coloured arches - how beautiful right? LOVE it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting a bright colour in your home can be a daunting task for the not-so-brave. But why not try this. The next time you are watching your favourite TV series, look at the background colours - you will notice that there are always beautifully painted walls or feature walls that showcase a gorge colour. Colour is fun and inviting, try it!

  

 

Now because we are so trendy and ahead of the curve, we have already installed a blush and Niagara interior this year, in Zimbali - just call us the trendsetters ;)

See images of House Ramchurran below - doesn’t it look amaze?

 

 

We can’t wait to add more pops of colour into our designs - 2017 is going to be fun and colourful! If you love colour as much as we do, but have no clue how to use it in your space - give us a shout and we will sort you out!

 


 

Making Durban Cool

 

If you haven't already heard, there is a brand new city being developed on the shores of Durbs. This development, known as the Sibaya Coastal Precinct, is the brainchild of Tongaat Hulett Developments, the property development arm of Tongaat Hulett.

It is so exciting that the property industry in Durbs is booming in such a fantastic way! It must be our sunny beaches (well maybe not this year - rain for days!) and the super chilled vibes that attract the masses. Not only will this development create new jobs, but it will bring innovative design to Durban, and a chance for all us fancy designers to have some fun. Iyer architects have done an amazing job - we love the look and feel of the place already. We just can't wait to find out more about the development.

To read more about the project and to see some of the visionaries behind the thinking, click here. (http://businesstech.co.za/news/finance/142427/a-look-at-the-r50-billion-city-being-developed-in-kwazulu-natal/)

 


 

Plan ahead for 2017

2016 may be nearly over (where has this year gone?), but one thing we love more than design is a good old plan of action for the future. Now is the time to start dreaming, planning and sorting your ideas for 2017 reno's and new buildings and designs. Get the ball rolling now, so that there is plenty of time to have it done in the new year. Contact us to set up a meeting to discuss all of your incredible ideas so we can blend them together with our ideas to create a masterpiece.

 
 
 
 

Simply Spring

We are in the middle of spring and loving everything about it. Spring has a way of bringing new life, colour and joy to everything and everyone around - just like us here at Redesign Interiors :)  

Why not add some spring to your home and surrounds, with some simple yet effective ideas. We planted some gorge spring flowers right outside our office window for a colourful view and we are loving them!

 

You can easily add a bit of spring colour to your home, by adding some beautiful new floral cushions to your lounge, or adding a stripe down/across your curtains. You could even get super adventurous by painting a bright feature wall in your home. Get creative, colourful and clever for some quick and cost effective ways to add some springyness!

 


 

 

House Naidoo 

 

This home was an absolute dream to work on. We had so much space to work with and room for the creative juices to flow. The finishes came out superb and the designs came together like a dream, to create an amazeballs interior. We were like kids in a candy store with all the ceiling and lighting designs that we got to work on - they really give such a glam finish don’t you think? The laser cut copper and white ceiling in the open plan kitchen and dining room has got to be one of our favourites - the backlit marble on the wall really adds some pizazz. The combination of sleek nieman board and solid kiaat in the kitchen pull together a contemporary yet warm design. And oh golly, the view! It is to die for. We can’t take credit for that, but it is just the most perfect finish to this gorgeous home - making it one for the books.

Thanks to the Naidoo fam for entrusting us with your home makeover and for allowing us to use our crazy creativity to build your gorgeous home into this masterpiece. 

 

 


Retail Space

Jewellery Store, Ballito Junction

 

We are all crazy about the sparkle here at Redesign, so you can imagine our excitement when we were asked to work on a jewellery store concept, full of all things sparkly and glamorous. 

This timeless, beautiful and oh-so-glam interior was an absolute dream to design. We were given the freedom to be creative and spectacular all at once. From show-stopping brass light fittings to light up the display areas, to floating glass boxes for displaying the one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces - this interior is dressed to impress. 

The clean, simple design throughout the store, gives it a sophisticated and glittering look - we love it! 

What are your thoughts on this jewellery store concept? Send us your feedback.

Watch here for a visual representation of the store.  (Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrmpBL3zGw8)

 

 


 

 

Retail Space: Why use an interior designer?

Looking for a killer interior to draw in the masses? This is no easy feat - you need an interior designer to help make your space, WOW!

Making a store pop is more than just its beauty and how enticing it looks. It is about the story -  who you are and what your brand stands for, in order to make it unique and different from every other store around it. Your branding should talk to each other, to create a brand culture that is definitive of who you are, and says to the customer, “Welcome, please come in!” 

While the beautifying part of the store is the most exciting - we also consider the mechanics of a store when planning the layout and design. For instance, do you want your shoppers to head straight to the back of the store to view your most prized goods or do you want a gorgeous display case at the entrance of the store, to draw them in from the street? Do you keep small, expensive pieces needing to be tucked away from quick fingers or have large custom items, which need to be displayed perfectly? Do you want your shoppers to enjoy an intimate experience in your store, or be able to host large groups of people shopping together? 

Questions, questions, questions - all of which we can help and guide you through, to create you a space that is perfect for your requirements. We will help you to firstly ask the right questions and then to answer them with the best solutions. 

Once the design and planning phase has been completed, we will assist in the implementation - managing and installing your beautiful interior. We take care of the stress, while you get stuck into the nitty gritty (i.e. buying stock, hiring and training staff and argh, dealing with the landlord!). Our talented team of creatives consists of architects, shop fitters, painters and tilers, electricians and plumbers. Your one stop shop if you will. Working with us is easy-peasy, lemon squeezy!

 

 


Amazing International Designs

Being a lover of all design things I can't help but search other amazing designers. The thing I love most about it is that designers are so diverse. Just check out these two below,

from their portfolios you would never term this as a 'rubber stamp'. I just love it. And I just love these two interiors. One is a super modern corporate office and the other classic colourful quirky home! Go google them and absorb in all the creative beauty. There is so much more to evoke your design love!

 

international designer joan behnkeOrganic shapes and textures with a monochrome colour palette, beautiful.

Check out joanbehnke.com

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous colours on a white canvas. I just love it!

Check out sashabikoff.com for more.


Project Showcase: Hotel in Rwanda

We have been working our fingers to the bone as a team over the last few months, and will continue to do so until at least the end of the year, on an exquisite new hotel in Rwanda.

 The hotel, which is situated in the small, yet beautiful east African country of Rwanda, is no small feat, as we turn our 3D renders into reality, to create a unique and gasp-worthy getaway in this lavish land.

The hotel is set to wow guests with its 4-star quality, consisting of 72 rooms in total with a modern and contemporary look from corner to corner. Each floor will have its own unique feel to it with natural themes such as forests, lakes, patterns and skies running through the hotel.

hotel shell in rwanda
The unfinished hotel shell.

 

With the deadline being the end of this year, we are under huge amounts of pressure to get this project complete and perfect - but like anything in life, the more pressure, the better the results, and we are loving every minute of it. The entire Redesign team along with Roko Construction are on board with this project, working hard to get it done.

 

interior design of hotel restaurant
Hotel restaurant concept renders

 

We went for a very bright and geometric feel for the hotel, incorporating the earthy elements into every room - we wanted to bring the subtropical climate of Rwanda into the design, with its flowing lakes and rivers and mountainous beauty. The hotel is really going to be a true African paradise, providing guests with luxury and pristine accommodation. Each part of the hotel has been carefully thought out and planned, and we can't wait to show you the final images once it is complete. Stay tuned . . .

 

atrium design of hotel in rwanda
Hotel atrium concept renders

 

interior design of bedroom suite for hotel in rwanda
Hotel bedroom suite concept renders.

New Year, New Resolutions!

Happy, happy 2016 everybody! We are so excited for what this year has in store, and we can’t wait to share it with you. 

The beginning of a new year is always so much fun, with everyone’s resolutions kicking in and the chance to start things afresh. People are energised from that much needed break and it’s the time for those creative juices to flow. Liven things up a little this year with a new slick of paint, or how about a big, beautiful new bathtub? 

Our Redesign team are ready and raring to go - we are oozing with creativity and just general awesomeness, so let the quirkiness commence!

 

 


 

 

2016 Highlights

2016 is quickly becoming a year of radness. We have some amazing new projects coming up this year that we can hardly wait to get our hands on. Some of these projects include: A holiday home revamp in the Midlands (ooh); the completion of House N in Umhlanga; some exciting new Dubai clients; two North Beach apartments and a swanky CBD penthouse. All this and it's only a couple weeks into 2016 - how thrilling!

If your 2016 involves a new building, a quick revamp or a much needed addition and you would like an awesome, fun and inspiring team to design, manufacture, construct and project manage for you, then give us a call. We can definitely have it done by Christmas (wink wink).

Have a look at these concept ideas for upcoming projects this year - we do love a good concept!


Marvellous Milan

milan

Milan, a city full of history, rich culture and abundant creativity! We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to visit this amazing city. Its always fun to visit somewhere new - we were so inspired by all the awesome design. ?

We had the privilege of attending the HOMI fair in Milan, which offered plenty of design to feast our eyes on.?

The show was full of incredible decor and design elements. We explored all the new fabric houses from France and Holland - what magnificent colours and patterns, they were all so beautiful! Sitap (www.sitap.it) had the most gorgeous rugs, it was hard to hold back on taking them all home - there was just so much choice and variety. ?

HOMI 2015 was alive with fun, quirky decor stands - it was impossible not to gasp at every corner. There was a whole stand solely dedicated to zany clocks - what’s not to love about that? This was one of our favourites for sure. We loved being introduced to new suppliers and designers!

 milan homi fair

The quality of design at the show was just outstanding. Every exhibitor went all out to show what their company was about - every stand was magnificent. The show inspired us to create our own amazing stand… Watch this space!

All-in-all, Homi 2015 was an incredible experience that left us a little wiser, enthralled by Italian design and ready to create some new masterpieces. Perhaps next year we will check out the Milan furniture show, who knows.


 

New Office Space

They say a change is as good as a holiday, so we thought we would change it up a little with a new office space. We are absolutely loving it, and are pretty sure you will too. We work on an appointment only basis as we are often on site and not always in the office - please email or call us to book a meeting with us. 

Our new address is:
36 Hagart Rd, Pinetown.
Call us on 031 709 6318.

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House Beagle gets a makeover!

A couple of months ago, we spoke about House Beagle, a project we were working on. We have since completed this home makeover, and we are so excited to share it with you!

House Beagle has been an ongoing project for a number of months now, and it’s so fantastic to see how it has finally come together, with every room unique and eye-catching in its own way. Our latest additions to the House Beagle project were the bedrooms and bathrooms. The idea was to transform the rest of the home as we did with the library and living room areas. We stuck with the quirky theme, bringing the owners colourful personality into every room.

??Colour, variation and fun were the name of the game with this project. We included gorgeous pops of colour in all rooms, such as the vibrant pink wall in the main bathroom and fun prints on the bedroom walls and in the curtains.?

?One of our favourite features of the main bedroom is the revamped cupboards with powder coated black aluminium frames and frosted glass. They are the key focus of the space, and portray elegance and simplicity.?

?It is not necessary to always buy new – often, just subtle changes to walls and furniture that you already own, can make a huge difference to your look. We did this with the one wall in the bedroom, by removing the plaster and exposing the brick, and painting over it with an off-white paint finish. It came out beautifully. ?

* All images were happily snapped on a smartphone - we will show you some professional shots soon.

 

 

 


 

Garden and Home Feature

We were so excited to receive a call from Candice at the Garden and Home magazine a couple of months ago. Candice was doing a bathroom feature and wanted to know if we had done anything that would suit the theme. Of course we leaped at the opportunity, showing her the recent bathroom we did for House Brooks, which she loved. Here are some images of the bathroom that was featured – we are honoured to have been a part of this.

 


July Newsletter

We recently completed an office layout in Westway Park, and are so thrilled with how it turned out. The initial concept board saw us designing with some different colour variations to the final outcome, but the finished installation looked amazing regardless.

Offices are always a challenge to design, as they need to look unique, trendy and sophisticated without going over the top with the furniture. They are also fun to design, because they allow us to be more creative with eye-catching pieces that bring vibrancy to an otherwise dull space.

 For these offices, we went with very neutral colours and clean, open spaces to accentuate the subtle, yet unique design concepts.

 

 Have a look at our original concept board below. 

 

 


 

 

Can you believe that Christmas bells are just around the corner? The wind down has almost begun, and it’s time to get stuff done before the holidays set in. If you are wanting to revamp your spot for the Christmas holidays, and impress those long lost cousins of yours, now is the time.

Our projects board is filling up quickly as people prepare for the holiday season, so if you would like to book us, please get in touch. Last orders will be taken in October for the Christmas period, and we do not want to disappoint, so please ensure timely orders are placed. We look forward to hearing from you, and can’t wait to revamp and brighten up your space!


Redesign Interiors at Index Dubai

The month of May was an exciting time for Redesign Interiors, as it saw us hopping on an aeroplane for the much anticipated Index Dubai.

 Index Dubai takes place annually at the Dubai World Trade Centre, with exhibitors from all over the world setting up stands to display what their country has to showcase. It is the region's number one interior design exhibition, with some of the country’s elite attending this event. 

 We decided to portray contemporary South African culture through our stand, incorporating some beautiful pieces, unique to SA. Space was extremely limited, as was the time that we had to install, so we needed to be clever with the selection of items we sent over. Everything had to fit in a 50 x 50 x 50cm box and effectiveness was a must. Vinyl’s, lighting, bright pink flamingos and copper decor seemed like the obvious choices! We love the delicious monster leaf (available in most South African gardens) - the colour and shape of it is gorgeous, which made it an easy choice for decorating the walls of our stand.

 A local craftsman in Hillcrest makes these divine bright pink flamingos, which I had to have - they turned out to be a great attention grabber for visitors. The lighting section was a super easy and effective way of adding light - made from steel brackets and bulbs on wire, it was just the thing needed to add ambience to the stand.

 If any of you have seen our previous stands, you will recognise the wooden cut outs and copper decor that we adore!

It was a huge honour to be a part of such a magnificent event, and such a great experience and learning curve for Redesign Interiors. The calibre of design and the scope of work that is spoken about in Dubai is mind blowing. Everything needs to be bigger and better than before and there doesn't seem to be a limit to the budget. 

 The show was abuzz with thousands of people, and incredible designs from all over the world. It wasn’t possible to visit each and every stand, because of the enormity of the show, however, we were able to view and photograph some of the work. We met great people from all over the world and saw some amazing stands! It is exhilarating being exposed to such awesome design.  

Some of the amazing stands that were on display include: Adjao from France, Sentient from New York, Almarge from UAE and Zendi from Morocco, to name just a few! All had amazing work and products!

 We hope to be able to visit Index Dubai again next year, for more incredible experiences and inspiration. 

 


 

 

In September, we will be heading to Milan for the HOMI Lifestyle Trade Fair, and we are so very excited for what this has to offer. Keep an eye on your inboxes and our Facebook page for more feedback on the Fair. 


APRIL UPDATE

Decorex 2015

Decorex 2015 was one for the books. It was really well received by both exhibitors and the public, and each day saw hundreds of people entering through the doors to see what was on offer. The show was buzzing and full of excitement, and there was such a great vibe. We had so much fun creating our stands, and it was fabulous to see people enjoying our designs - we received such amazingly positive responses from the public.  

The calibre of design at the show this year, was absolutely fantastic! It is always so inspiring to work alongside such talented designers and creatives, and to see what others come up with. Well done Durban Designers! 

We went with very neutral, earthy colours for our stands with pops of green and red bringing vibrance to each stand. Our designs were inspired by our love for Africa and all of her beauty, with the use of beautiful wildlife photography from Warwick Locke Photography.


 

Introducing our new employee…

We are excited to have a new designer on board the Redesign team. Meghan Williamson joined the team in March, and has already been a huge asset to our business, and it is awesome to have her around. She is fun, vibey and an exciting addition to Redesign Interiors - we can't wait to see where her creativity takes her. You can expect to see her on site as well as in the office, working hard on amazing designs. She is passionate about what she does, and gets completely involved in every project that we work on.

“I am looking forward to bringing some quirky elements to the team and am excited to see what happens next!” - Meghan Williamson

  

 


 

Conceptual thinking!

Our African wildlife inspired stands, lead us to create a game lodge concept - adding something new to our Redesign Interiors portfolio. 

 What's not to love about South Africa? With her rolling green hills, multi-cultural people and sheer diversity on every level, it's hard not to want to incorporate this into design.  We would love to have the opportunity to design a game lodge showing locals and tourists how gorgeous the interiors can look, by incorporating South African wildlife and all of her beauty.  

Africa is known for its exquisite wildlife canvasses, its bold animal textile prints and its beautifully woven baskets - but we want to take things to a whole new level. Think gorgeous, life size giraffe wallpaper, blown up animal prints used as artwork pieces or textured wall coverings. All of these would look absolutely amazing, and give any space a beautifully unique African feel.  

South Africa and all she has to offer, needs to be showcased in a beautiful light! Get in touch with us to find out how we can turn your ordinary game lodge, into an extraordinary one!

 


 

Bespoke Furniture

Every room needs one piece that stands out from the rest - to give it that WOW factor! Our passion is designing furniture that does just that. Furniture should be unique, and evoke interest from your guests. It needs to suit your space and bring it to life. Bespoke furniture is anything from patchwork telephone tables, to multi-layered media units, to the perfect, unique couch.

Let us help you create a unique bespoke furniture design to suit your home and your budget. 


MARCH UPDATE

Decorex Durban is always a fun, interactive show, that sees thousands of people from in and around Durban, set foot through its doors.  

Redesign Interiors showcased at the Decorex Exhibition last year, together with Uber Haus, and we are so excited to be back again this year, exhibiting alongside various other creatives and experts in the industry. Find us at the entrance feature as well as in the private property trend house - we will be teamed up once again with Uber Haus. 

Black is the new white this year, so we have themed our whole entrance stand around these two colours, with one black interior and one white - to show how dramatically beautiful these two colours can look on their own. The Uber Haus all black kitchen is going to be a complete stunner, don't miss out on seeing it. 

Beautiful photography is a key element of any home, and this year we will be showcasing some inspiring pieces by Warwick Locke Photography, as well as some brilliant ideas to insert your personality into your interior. 

The exhibition takes place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 19 - 22 March, with tickets available for purchase on their website over here.  

 

 


FEBRUARY UPDATE

Here at Redesign Interiors, we endeavour to design spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and uniquely glamorous, by combining current trends, functional design and individual style into each and every corner that we touch. We firmly believe that every space needs to shout individuality, and be a part of the journey of the people living in it, working in it and loving it.

Our passion for design, nature and all things South African, often drives us to design Eco-friendly and African-inspired interiors.

It is because of this, that we brought home one of the prestigious African Property Awards in September last year. This award, part of the long-standing International Property Awards, celebrates the highest level of achievement by various companies in the property and real estate sectors. The award is recognised internationally as a symbol of excellence, and is the greatest compliment that a company can receive.

Redesign Interiors went up against numerous other highly skilled interior designers in our area, coming out on top. We were then invited to attend the high-profile gala that took place in Dubai in December, to compete against other winning countries from around the globe – a huge honour.

 


 

 

 
Our award-winning interior for House De Goede saw us redesigning the entire home from top to bottom. Our green fingers lead the way with this project, by using all of the existing furniture to revamp and refurbish the space, to create the client’s vision of a natural, calm, ‘Karoo-like’ environment.  

 

 

 


 

 

 

This year we will be showcasing our designs at Decorex Durban. We are so excited to be there, it's going to be great show.

The exhibition takes place at the Durban Exhibition Centre and provides visitors with a comprehensive showcase of the latest decor and design trends, products and services - allowing them to leave with great ideas and inspiration for their interior and exterior spaces. 

 Pop in and say hi if you're visiting the show, we would love to see you!


HOUSE MACAULAY

Working with outdoor space is always fun, as there is so much natural beauty and décor to capitalise on. Durban has some of the best weather in the world, all year round - with winter being something we only see in the movies. It would be crazy not to have an outside area to enjoy, entertain and show off.

We created a very natural outdoor element with this project, in the midst of the gorgeous bush and beauty. Outdoor areas generally provide ample space to move around and relax in, as this garden setting did. We took advantage of the open area with a spacious hardwood table and chairs. Hardwoods are perfect for outdoor areas, as they endure against any bad weather, and are easily treated to keep them looking fresh.

 We chose vibrant, eye-catching colours for our décor, to stand out against the natural outdoor elements and to give this setting a fun feel. The use of subtle lighting around the tree provides ambience for an evening event, and is an unobtrusive feature.

 


 

TREND SPOTLIGHT – OUTDOOR SPACES

 

Outdoor spaces are perfect for hosting events, and provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Here are some key elements that you need when planning your space:

 

  • Purchase seating that can withhold the elements and be easily cleaned, folded down or moved when need be.
  • Lighting is essential for evening events, and they provide a simple, useful means of beauty and décor.
  • If you don’t have the privilege of having a beautiful garden view, you can add imagery of gorgeous greenery and unique potted plants to add a fresh, homely feel to your outside area.
  • Bright, vibrant colour is essential, as it brings out that cheerful, happy feeling that summer exudes.

 


 

CONCEPTUAL THINKING

 

A formal lounge setting is generally clean, simple and sophisticated. This lounge concept is inspired by the clients’ colour choices of brown and gold, and was worked on a tight budget. We kept the look and feel elegant, yet comfortable, with the warm, natural colours of the walls and furniture. Clever, ambient lighting is both affordable and easily adaptable to any lounge setting. We chose lighting that catches the eye and creates that sophisticated look.

 

 


 

 

 

HOW TO WORK WITH A BUDGET

  

An area can still look amazing, even on a tight budget. By having key elements, such as a T.V unit, lighting and beautifully designed and painted walls, you can keep costs down and still make it look exquisite. Walls give you a beautiful big, open canvas that can be painted in unique ways, and brighten up a room. Browse through Pinterest for a couple hours, you will find inspiration on various ways to liven up your walls.

Lighting is another easy way to turn your drab into fab. Hang a beautiful chandelier from your ceiling and add some unique standing lamps, placed against a freshly painted wall, for a gorgeously lighted feature in your room.

Make sure you shop around - you don’t have to go for expensive, top of the range things – you will find some fantastic selections at reasonable prices. Check out www.mrphome.comwww.weylandts.co.za or www.lightingwarehouse.co.za for some inspiration.

 



HOUSE BEAGLE

This was an extremely exciting project to work on. We had some very definite guidelines to follow, but were also given creative license, and had lots of fun with all the different elements!

The clients’ personality shines through in every room; with strong over the top features making each area unique. The library/entrance foyer in particular, portrays the clients’ love for books, words and reading. We turned an ordinary bookshelf into an eye-catching colour palette of beautiful literature. Oversized turquoise glasses, offset on a purple wall, shout vibrancy in this space and again bring out the clients’ love of reading. 

 

 
 

 

 

There is no such thing as a ‘humans only’ space in this home – dogs have just as much rule as anyone else. This doggy love is beautifully portrayed through black vinyls on the wall – a simple, yet dynamic feature.

 

 

 

 

Dining room areas are the perfect place to elaborate on your unique style, as there is generally a larger space to play with and more key elements, such as lighting. For this client we kept a bold approach, with statement over the top pieces such as the oversized dining chairs and splashes of bright colours on the other chairs. The unique lighting feature pops out beautifully against the dark ceilings and walls, giving a contrasting ambience of dark and light.

 

 

 


For the lounge area, we went for a very modern clean-cut approach, with the bold royal blue wall making a statement. There are various unique features that make this space interesting and appealing, such as the patterned couch with pops of pink and purple, as well the different lighting and side table features that are all distinct in their own way.

 

 


 

 

TREND SPOTLIGHT

Over the top (OTT) features are a hugely popular way of shouting your signature style and uniqueness. An OTT feature should highlight boldly, something that you want people to know about you. For example, if your deep love is komodo dragons and your favourite colour is cerise pink, then have a giant pink Komodo dragon chair sculpted for your lounge area! OTT is all about being creative and having fun with what you love.

 

 


 

CONCEPTUAL THINKING

This is a concept board that we did for an upcoming main bedroom design. We have gone for an oriental feel with clean, simple lines and the use of natural elements found in the wood and copper finishes. The red plum blossom images and vibrant colouring throughout the bedroom, makes it an eye-catching and welcoming space to live in. 

 

 


 

 

RENOVATIONS

We offer a full turnkey service when undergoing renovations. From floor to ceiling and everything in between, we ensure that your renovation process is a hassle-free, pleasant experience. We work with a group of amazing contractors, including builders, plumbers, electricians, shop-fitters and soft finishers that have all worked closely together on many projects and have a great working relationship. Whether we are starting at the drawing board with conceptual thinking and design, building from ground level or simply adding some elegant finishing touches to your home, we will do a complete project, ensuring the job gets done efficiently and effectively. No obstacle is too big - our team of experts will work together to overcome any bump in the road.

 

 



HOUSE BROOKS

 

Keeping on trend with one of the hot colours of 2014 - turquoise - we designed this chic and modern contemporary guest bathroom. Clean, simple design is visually appealing and perfect for a bathroom setting. The use of neutral colours such as grey and beige (brought in with tiles and natural wood) with the pop of turquoise colouring makes this a vibrant yet simplistic design.

 

 

The hexagon shaped shelving is a key feature of this unique bathroom - keeping the look and feel simple, yet striking. The vinyl flooring is a fantastic product that worked well with the clean feel of this bathroom. The use of the flooring up the side of the bath keeps it flowing and gives a great unique quality to this space. We loved designing this bathroom.

 

 

Keeping the flow of clean and simple throughout the house - we designed the main bathroom with a similar feel. We kept the vinyl flooring for consistency, matching it with the natural wood look on the vanity and in the shelving. White is always a clean and classic look and feel in a bathroom, and we felt it flowed beautifully with the natural look of the flooring and shelving.

 

 

The addition and subtle touch of the gold trimmings, keeps this bathroom on trend and looking classically sophisticated. The circular vanity mirror doubles up as a cupboard door and adds a unique finish to this gorgeous bathroom design.

 


 

 

TREND SPOTLIGHT

 

 

Vanities are a unique, simple and useful way to make a statement in a bathroom. Whether it’s a simple, rounded vanity or a larger, uniquely shaped vanity, each has its own beauty and appeal. You can go all out with crazy designs to make a statement or keep it subtle, yet eye-catching. Vanities are best made to customer fit your unique style and personality, here are some ideas that we love…

 

 

 


 

 

CONCEPTUAL THINKING

 

 

Forthcoming bar design ideas for a boutique hotel

This is a concept board for an upcoming cocktail bar idea that we have been working on. Let us know your thoughts, do you like it? Would you change anything?

 

We kept a very neutral and clean-cut approach to this design - keeping in line with what’s trending, as well as the overall look and feel of the hotel, with its sleek, pristine finishes. We added in an element of fun and slight pop of colour with the scarlet red lips as a feature.

 

 


 

 

 

SPACE PLANNING

 

This month in understanding design lingo and concepts, we will explain space planning a little, in order for you to understand what this entails.

In space planning, the design professional blocks out interior spatial areas, defines circulation patterns, and develops plans and layouts for furniture and equipment placement. Basically, we design your interior layout so that you can use it in the best way, more efficiently and best suited to the functionality that it requires. We keep in mind all the special furniture pieces you would like in place, while designing and creating a beautiful interior around these. 

 


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