My Macrame Pieces

My Macrame Pieces

When it comes to styling up my home, I love nothing more than surrounding my space with unique pieces that add character, warmth and above all, make my home an extension of my personality. Last year, after scouring the internet for macrame pieces and not finding the one that spoke to me, I decided to try my hand at this craft. Knotting ropes is oddly soothing and I especially love that once a project is finished, I can display my own creation in my home. I have my macrame pieces scattered everywhere, from the bedroom to the kitchen, and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my latest creations in my guest loo. The most recent being my mini jungle. Since this space is small, it’s difficult to give it a “personality”, but when I started adding some Macrame to it, I really loved how it gave this small space an earthy, natural look, while keeping it cozy, homey and unique. I used hemp rope to create the hanging part, with an old basket lid that I had lying around as the tray. I needed a shelf that wouldn’t take up any space in this small corner, and…

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Hat Trick! DIY Store and Display Your Hats

Hat Trick! DIY Store and Display Your Hats

You guys know I’m OCD when it comes to organizing stuff. I want to make it easy to find things, especially when it comes to my outfits, because who really has time to mess around? Takes me enough time doing my hair and makeup as it is! One thing that always bothered me was my hat “setup”. Over the past couple of months, I’ve gone cuckoo for hats. But back to the point at hand, storing my hats was always an issue, until I came up with the ultimate hat trick. I have a hat stand in my entrance hall with all my summery trilby hats, but for my dressier ones, ones that go beyond the swimming pool, I wanted them to be more prominent and easy to access while I’m getting dressed and putting outfits together. So, I created this super easy hat display that (seriously) took less than 5 minutes to put together. Annnnd, the best part is that it makes a great decor statement in my closet room… My hats now hang from a single fabric ribbon, and each one is pegged in making it easy to remove and replace. Depending on you, you could drill a pretty…

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Glam & Gold Workspace

Glam & Gold Workspace

I’ve been sneaking snaps of my new desk space into my Instagram, and I can tell you guys are super excited about seeing it.

So, today I’ve got the full post for ya, with links to all the posters, PLUS my free printable wall art quote…

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Chanel Wall Art – DIY

Chanel Wall Art – DIY

I’m a little over obsessed with CHANEL. Besides their makeup, I really love the simplicity of the CHANEL logo and their black and white branding. So, this weekend I decided to do a little DIY and add some CHANEL touches to my vanity! I’ve been collecting designer shopping bags for quite some time. My intention is to frame them and create a massive display over my desk in my office. But, since every bag is a different size, my budget has forced me to wait a bit – since I would have to have these custom made. In the meantime, I had some frames left over my “wall of frames” project that I did in my hallway and they were the perfect size to frame my CHANEL shopping bags. All I needed to do was spray paint them! I used a total of 6 frames – all purchased from Mr Price Home. Two large, two medium and two small. I had a variety of CHANEL bags in black and white and since I wanted to create an “effect” rather than a massive CHANEL shrine, I painted one frame in each size in either black or white. This gave me a total of one…

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{DIY} Spray Painting Flowers

{DIY} Spray Painting Flowers

I love filling my home with flowers! And I hate artificial blooms. But I do wish that fresh blooms would last just a little bit longer. But they don’t! So, what do you do? Well, if you feel the same, I think I may have found the perfect solution! Spray painting your blooms! Yep, ladies! Get out those cans of spray paint and get crafty! It’s so easy! This weekend I spray painted some of my proteas that I had from a few months ago. They were dried out – which I still sort of still like, but I wanted to give them a fresh new look. The result came out beautifully and I now have three stunning, new and (almost) real floral arrangements in my home.

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How I Store My Accessories

How I Store My Accessories

By now you probably know that I have a bit of an addiction when it comes to accessories and another one, equally as obsessive when it comes to storing and organizing stuff. I took over a little corner in my hubby’s dressing room and used an old chest of drawers that was filled with junk, to create my own little Accessories Armoire. I would absolutely die to have a real jewellery armoire one day, but for now, this set up will have to do… I contemplated painting my chest white, but because it’s been in my family for so long, I decided against it. I thought it would be nice to give you guys a little tour of how I store my accessories, which will hopefully give you some ideas on how to store your own. On the top of the chest, I keep my stretchy bracelets. I found this awesome bangle/ bracelet display stand at China Mall and although it does take up a lot of space, it keeps my bracelets accessible and easy to see. Taking them off is quite easy, as most of them are stretchy, so you can just stretch them over. I’m also using my…

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Beautiful Shoe Storage Idea You Could DIY

Beautiful Shoe Storage Idea You Could DIY

It took me a while to get onto the whole “pinning” bandwagon, but I’m absolutely hooked! It’s amazing how many great ideas you can find on Pinterest ! Take for example this awesome shoe storage solution made from empty wine crates! The Roomblr is responsible for this genius idea and when I saw it, I just had to share. At the moment all my shoes are stored in shoe rails in my closet room, which is great, but I still think that displaying heels on shelves shows off the full prettiness of shoe. Unfortunately I’m not much of a wine drinker, so I have no clue where to get empty crates, but hey, StyleScoop is all about sharing ideas and inspiration, so if you can get your hands on some, go for it! After seeing this Pinsperation, I found something similar that would probably work just as well (if not better) at The Homemakers Expo this weekend. Pine cubes with different designs. These could be stacked on top of, and next to each other to create a shoe library. As much as I love my closet slash dressing room, I’m getting tired of it being so “racky; so one of…

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An Idea to Organise Your Rings

An Idea to Organise Your Rings

I’ve been on a mad bender lately trying to organise and get everything neat and tidy in my dressing room. It’s a mission bordering on OCD, combined with an unhappy credit card. No matter where I go, no matter the type of shop; whether it’s a home ware shop, stationary shop, clothing shop, heck even hardware stores, I’m always looking at things to see how I can make them work to store stuff. I’ve got to admit though, my crazy-lady hunt has resulted in some pretty nifty ideas that I will share with you over the next couple of weeks. Here’s one and a great way to store rings. I got this cute little mirror jewel box as a gift for Christmas, which I used (for the first few days) to store my rings. Things like necklaces, earrings and bracelets get all tangled up in boxes, so I usually don’t keep stuff like that in jewellery boxes. It was an ok idea, I could see my rings, but I do have a few of them so they were piled on top of each other – not so good! Then, when I was at good ol’ Mr Price Home (my favourite…

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DIY Post – How to Make Your Own Closet Room

DIY Post – How to Make Your Own Closet Room

After posting my Closet Room the other day I got so many requests from you guys asking where I got the wardrobes and how to set them up etc.  Believe it or not these babies came from Mr Price Home and at only R899 a piece. I’ve got four of them that we joined together to create my Closet Room. Here’s how you can get your own… CLOSET IN A BOX Each one of the wardrobes come in a box that you assemble yourself. It’s fairly easy to get the wardrobe up yourself, but its great if you have some help. I’m glad my hubby helped me put my wardrobes up as he came up with the idea to join the two together, making them look like a single unit. You can place the shelves wherever you want, they don’t have to be exactly as the instruction. You will however need a bottom shelf for support and one fairly close to the top to keep it supported throughout. The only thing you wont be able to to do, is if you’re going to join the wardrobes you wont be able to have all the shelves aligned in the same position.…

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Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Lanvin A ponytail yet again was the style at Lanvin – this time it included a braid. “We wanted to create a very natural look for the collection this season.  Sometimes keeping the hair simple and natural makes more of a statement on the runway.” –Guido, Redken Creative Consultant Redken Products: wool shake 08 gel-slush texturizer Redken’s Create The Look Guide: Apply wool shake 08 gel-slush texturizer to dry hair for texture Create a center part with your fingers Pull hair back and create a braid beginning at the nape of the neck and secure with a clear elastic Pull a few pieces out around the face so the braid looks natural and not too polished Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken

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Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Yves Saint Laurent The look at Yves Saint Laurent was slightly boyish with hair pulled into a low knot with a strong sideburn statement. “This style is a bit boyish, which is what we’ve seen a lot of this season. The look is inspired by a ‘French Twiggy,’ slightly tomboyish and very cool. The left sideburn is key to the look.” –Guido, Redken Creative Consultant. Redken Products: velvet gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel Forceful 23 spray Redken’s Create The Look Guide: Blow-dry velvet gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel into damp hair Create a straight, deep left side part Sweep hair along the hair line and slightly cover the right ear Pull hair into a low knot and secure with pins On the left ear, pull out a small piece to create a very strong, angular sideburn towards the chin Finish with Forceful 23 Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken

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Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Valentino Style At Valentino, the hairstyle was a low ponytail with black ribbon headband. “The Valentino woman is very sophisticated, innocent, and youthful – with this style’s volume at the crown & sideburns, it creates a very rich quality style.” –Guido, Redken Creative Consultant. Redken Products: velvet gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel Forceful 23 spray Redken’s Create The Look Guide: Blow-dry velvet gelatine 07 cushioning blow-dry gel into damp hair Create a 2 inch center part where the hair falls naturally Backcomb at the crown to create slight volume Pull hair into a low, loose ponytail at the nape of the neck, careful not to pull to tight as to keep the volume at the crown Pull a few pieces out to create slight sideburns Secure with an elastic and cover elastic with a piece of hair Place the black ribbon headband around the head and finish with Forceful 23 spray Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken

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Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Pedro Lourenco At Pedro Lourenco, the look was a low ponytail at the nape of the neck. “Pedro Lourenco is a young Brazilian designer and we collaborated on a very simple, style for this show to allow the clothes to really make the statement on the runway.” – Guido, Redken Creative Consultant Redken Products: Layerlift 07 Redken’s Create The Look Guide: On dry hair, spray Layerlift 07 all over hair to create light texture Create a center part with your finger and pull hair back into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with an elastic Be sure to have a few pieces covering the ears Wrap a piece of hair around the elastic and secure with a pin Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken

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Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Miu Miu Style The look at Miu Miu ”was a loose, naturally textured half updo inspired by the 40s.” – Guido, Redken Creative Consultant Redken Products: wax blast 10 high impact finishing spray-wax forceful 23 super strength finishing spray Redken’s Create The Look Guide: Apply wax blast 10 high impact finishing spray-wax for texture Center part and pull back pieces from the ear to the top portion of head with hair combs Finish with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray Leave the back of the hair natural     Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken

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Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Ungaro Style At Emanuel Ungaro, the hairstyle was a severe, strict, high ponytail at the crown. “Ponytails can have so many different variations – some are soft and feminine, and some are more severe like the one today at Emanuel Ungaro. A woman can change up her ponytail depending on what she wants to portray that day.” –Guido, Redken Creative Consultant. Redken Products: hardwear 16 super strong sculpting gel forceful 23 super strength finishing spray shine flash 02 glistening mist (available April 2011)C Redken’s Create The Look Guide: Comb hardwear 16 super strong sculpting gel through hair at the crown Pull hair into a high ponytail at the crown of the head & secure with an elastic Wrap a 3-inch piece of black leather around the elastic and wrap elastic around the leather for added texture and security Flat iron the ponytail so it’s very straight Spray shine flash 02 glistening mist for shine and finish with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to secure the entire look Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken

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Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Hair Trends – DIY Pony Tips & Tricks

Louis Vuitton Style   The hairstyle was a very “dominatrix-like rich, ponytail to complement the constricting head pieces.”– Guido, Redken Creative Consultant. Redken Products: sheer straight 06 – lightweight straightening gel glass 01 smoothing serum shine flash 02 glistening mist Redken’s Create The Look Guide: Blow dry blown away 09 into hair Pull into ponytail at crown and flat iron hair Wrap a piece of hair around the elastic Finish with glass 01 smoothing serum and shine flash 02 glistening mist for extra sheen on the runway. Photos courtesy of Matt Lever for Redken

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Life in Style – Revamp your old furniture

Life in Style – Revamp your old furniture

We all love pretty new things, and furniture is no different. But what about transforming old, dilapidated furniture into modern and stylish pieces? Think it can’t be done? Well, I bumped into the fabulous blog The Happy Home Blog and found some really inspiring before and after furniture transformations. This trendy home office desk stole my heart! I was shocked when I saw the before picture (scroll down, you won’t believe it)… It all started with this …. I love how she’s taken something I’d have thrown out for sure and turned into something modern and chic! Something that would look perfect in my home office in fact – perhaps some inspiration for my next office revamp! Check out the The Happy Home Blog for details on this project and for all the DIY tips on how this desk was transformed in 5 minutes! All images via The Happy Home Blog

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Make your own fringed wasicoat

Make your own fringed wasicoat

I received numerous amounts of emails and comments from all my blog friends about the fringe waistcoat I posted a while back.  I have no idea how to make a garment from a piece of material, but I can definitely change the garment and make it look unique and different. So I decided for my first post on Style Scoop I will do a DIY and show you how I did it. You will need: A black waistcoat, either plain or with studs About 3 meters of fringe (u can buy it any fabric shop) Pins Sewing needle Black cotton thread Scissors Steps to follow: 1. Place the waistcoat on to a flat surface, unbutton it and measure how much fringe u need at the bottom of the waistcoat and cut it. TIP: Its better to cut two layers of fringe and put them on top of each other. 2. Put the two layers of fringe together and sew them to prevent them from unraveling. 3. Pin the fringe layer to the bottom of the waistcoat. 4. Sew the fringe onto the inner lining of the waistcoat, taking care not to pierce the outer layer of the waistcoat. There you have it.  It is really…

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