Ever Wonder why?

Why do people still use interior designers in a time where you can order a whole living-room online and have it delivered to your front door?

The visual part of interior design is only a small portion of the services offered.

A designer will interpret your tastes, wants, likes and budget and then make it fit your space.

Space-planning is one of the biggest - and most expensive - pitfalls. The couch or the coffee table that looks so beautiful in a showroom or photo could overwhelm, or disappear, in your space. The shape might detract from existing furnishings. This is just one example of why an interior designer could actually save you money!

A designer can provide you with a 3D-render that will show exactly how your space will look, giving you plenty opportunity to change or the peace of mind to continue with the project.

Go Pro - get a professional to do it!

BEAT THE RUSH

Now that the mid-year holidays have come to an end its time to plan for the end of year Festive Season. Beat the November chaos and start planning your design and decorating projects now!

its the 70's baby!

Shown here are up-cycled 70’s chairs in various funky fabrics. We have an array of ready-made scatter cushions with sustainably sourced feather inners. Also featured here are stylized beach scene artworks, acrylic on canvas – all of this with a backdrop of metal toned wallpaper.

Man Cave

We recently completed this man cave for a client. She wanted to surprise her husband for his birthday. We kept the pallet natural and used the black metal cabinet to keep the space masculine.

3D WALL ART ANYONE?

3D wallboards are an amazing product, made from sugar cane fibres; this is a sustainable product that will create that Wow factor in your home or office. There is a wide variety of designs to choose from, come and have a look at the samples in the showroom.

WE LOVE COLOUR!

A little photo shoot in our studio, shown here are up-cycled 70’s chairs in various funky fabrics. We have an array of ready-made scatter cushions with sustainably sourced feather inners. Also featured here are stylized beach scene artworks, acrylic on canvas – all of this with a backdrop of metal toned wallpaper.

Wallpaper

We have an array of stunning wallpapers from nearly all of the suppliers, please don’t hesitate to pop into the studio to see what we have , and should we not have exactly what you are looking for we can source it.

Palm Lakes Project

We loved working on this project which we completed in December; we were involved from the very beginning, selecting all the finishes, bulkhead design as well as lighting and electrical layouts. The best time to contact an interior designer is in the planning stages of a project.

WE HAVE MOVED

Exciting times ahead for us! We have now moved our offices to The Work Station at 1 Old Main Road, Umhlali. We have very exciting things coming up so be sure to keep an eye on us.

Interior design for kids

We hope you enjoyed our Interior Design for KIDS month this June! If you would like to contact us for a free consultation on your Kids Rooms please do so by calling Dale on 0829403793 or email dale@groundfloorinteriors.co.za.

work hard and play hard

Creating a space where children can be creative and explore their imagination is just as important as having a space for them to be independent. You give them the tools, they do the rest. Isn't that what parents do?  

This room was to double up as a play area and a homework area so we created a couple of awesome features to go hand in hand with this:
1. Wall painted in chalk paint – it can be used for drawing & doing homework in a fun way!
2. The desks are made from doors on trestles - they can be drawn on, cut on and glued on plus they are inexpensive and provide a large flat surface for any project.  
3. A TV area for relaxing was incorporated along with bean bags. A fun rug, created from old sarees was used to add some playful colour.  
4. Additional storage was added so that all stationary and craft items could be packed away neatly.

ladies of eight - part 2

Continuing on from an earlier post: Twin number 2 has the complete opposite taste. She wanted a real ‘girly’ room. Here we opted for softer pinks and repainted the four poster bed in blue. Some drapery and fairy lights over the bed gave the room a magical ambiance making her feel like the princess she is!

ladies of eight - part 1

This week we talk about the ladies of eight but not just that TWINS of eight with completely different taste!

Twin number 1 wanted something more mature and ‘hip’ so we used a bold black and pink stripe wallpaper to set the tone. We up-cycled existing furniture by having it repainted and added some 3D butterflies to create some interest.

nursery for mom and baby

This nursery was designed with both mother and baby in mind. 

Requirements for this room included: 
- Cot – for obvious reasons 
- Compactum – to be used for storage and as a changing table 
- Rocking chair – comfortable seat for feeding 
- Chaise – some additional seating that also serves as a bed should mom need to sleep over.

blue - because its a boy

The brief from the client was that the room be timeless and not childish so we left the traditional baby type ideas and opted for a masculine blue theme. With the use of bold wallpapers and a wall vinyl and the up-cycling of old furniture, we created a space that any mom and baby would enjoy.

Let your creative juices flow...

Decorating your children's bedrooms is your chance to let loose and to get your creative juices flowing. A kids bedroom should be wild, magical, bold and inspirational. It is however also important to remember that you will be seeing it everyday too, so you and your children need to love the space.