My Own Home Update – Lounge Area

Books everywhere, a Kist being used as a coffee table, lots of white walls that I can’t paint, inspiration from blogs, mostly A Beautiful Mess… Finally I had to do something….

First you notice the leaning ladder, then you notice the leaning ladder book case, in @Home… Then you see all the geometric things in all the blogs and shops, then you see a geometric pastel rug that matches with your place…Then you start falling inlove with the layered white approach, which then solves your problem of not being able to paint or knock holes in the wall, then you buy the ladder, then you manage to set up the ladder yourself with your friend that you didn’t think possible… but it is, even without the screwdriver thing… You don’t go to bed and instead decorate… and voila!!!  You are on your way to becoming an on trend, yet having fun interior designer.

Before (with new rug)




Thanks Liz, for helping me set up the bookshelf…


***Next project? Making a statement wall with the earth map sister gave me…


Discover Babylonstoren

Literally just off the N1 when you reach Main Road Paarl, Babylonstoren is a pretty, healthy, visual, great for groups, wine farm, which I have visited 3 times now….

The farm has an entrance fee of R10 per person, which includes a guided Garden tour at 10 AM I think. The garden is creatively organized as the Company’s Garden used to be. The green house is a breakfast/light lunch restaurant meant for just refreshing yourself after along walk through the gardens. There is also the more pricey Babel Restaurant, hotel rooms, a spa, and the Farm shop.

The first time I went, I have to admit I was most impressed by the Juice… which is simply names Red, Green or Orange and made up of various things throughout the garden depending on the season…


The second time I took my Mom, which involved lunch in the Greenhouse, posing in the garden, special tea from herbs

Finally the last time I went with 2 dear friends, we drove on a long gravel road *by accident, we had a wonderful day of eating, posing, declarations of abundance, feeding the donkeys (my favourite)….

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And lastly making crazy wonderful declarations for February