Celebrating Valentine’s day today I wanted to do a love inspired room. Typically Valentine’s day reminds of reds and not so much of softer colours. I wanted to stick to soft romantic shades of pink and grey, with the Silhouette Wing Rug – Lorena Canals being the centre of attention. {how […]

Love inspired room


Boho chic is top of the current trend lists, the style is influenced by both bohemian and hippy styles. We used florals, pastels and macrame as key elements in making this boho theme work well. We used more pastel colours which makes an amazing nursery theme but can also be ideal for an older […]

The Collaborative – Boho Chic Room


Black and white has been the dominant colour scheme in a lot of rooms lately. The Rock ‘n Roll theme is the ambassador for the black and white themed room. We added pops of red and blue to this with some accessories and loads of texture. This theme can be used in […]

The Collaborative – Rock ‘n Roll Room



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Unicorns, bunnies, rainbows and sleepy clouds…. that’s what girls are really made of. The unicorn room is a busy, fun and eclectic room to inspire and bring creative play to every little girl! This room was purely designed with fun in mind, and boy did we play. We are loving […]

The Collaborative – The Unicorn Room


Greenery is the Pantone colour of 2017 so it is only fitting to have our first room reveal from the 3rd The Collaborative shoot named accordingly. We wanted to create a room with an older child in mind. Black and white colour schemes are still trending worldwide but we wanted to bring […]

The Collaborative – Greenery


Zach’s Room Tour   Tanielle from @watchzachgrow allowed us a sneak peek into her newly done room for her little Zach. This gorgeous little boy has the most beautiful smile and the vibrant room really shows of his energy. Zach’s favourite colour is green so Tanielle decided on go with a soft […]

Room Tour – Zach’s Room



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“Brand repping” is a reinvented way of advertising. It has been around forever and has recently been a growing marketing tool in South Africa for small businesses using people with a good eye, trendy style and growing online following. You can get high quality photo’s of your products in real life settings […]

What brand reps mean for South African small businesses


Guide to the perfect children’s room Guest post by Carike from Kidz City. A child’s bedroom is more than just a place to sleep, it is their playground, workshop and world. It is important that this space reflects their little personalities. But for a parent, it is easy to get […]

Guest Post: Guide to the perfect children’s room


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To many of us, baby shower gifts are regular items on our shopping lists. At some point you start running out of ideas or there is, “GAASP”,no gift registry. Here’s a list of items that moms really like to receive, and won’t always ask for. TEETHING NECKLACE for mom. I just […]

Baby shower gifts that mommies love {Win}



The Collaborative – Vintage Car Room We all know boys like cars and everything that comes with it. We had so much fun playing while we were setting up this look. We used elements of everything boys love from comic books to kites, to create a look that every boy will […]

The Collaborative – Vintage Car Room


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Whether we like it or not, Christmas holidays are around the corner and that means Jingle Bells, beach days, cocktails, and loads of fun in the sun. Here are my holiday season lust-haves for summer 2016.   1. Benbat OLY mirror: The drive to the beach is far for some of us, especially when […]

Holiday 2016 lust-haves {Win}


           Peyton’s mom, Hesan, did a pretty awesome job with her nursery and I’m very excited to share her nursery reveal here. She had a very clear vision about the nursery design and with very little input from me, executed it very well. I must add […]

Room Tour – Peyton’s nursery



African Inspired Nursery
African inspired nursery This theme has always been my favourite nursery theme. Both my kids had a version of an African inspired nurseries. All our fellow South African suppliers had some awesome contributions for this room.        The colour scheme was a wash of white and natural colours with pops […]

The Collaborative – African inspired nursery


Today I would like to introduce you to a very, very special friend of mine! At 22 weeks pregnant Luke’s mommy and daddy received confirmation that he had a 99% chance of being born with Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome. This meant that Luke had an extra copy of chromosome 21, so he […]

Down Syndrome: What we are learning from Luke


Spring is in the air and the sweet smell of blossoms are teasing our senses. What a perfect way to kick of our The Collaborative 2 room reveal, a Vintage floral room! This room is a little girls dream, designed for her to get lost in their own perfect little whimsical […]

The Collaborative – Vintage Floral Bedroom



This room tour of Hudson is by Chandre from Styled_by_mama. She is mom to Hudson and a brand representative to some local South African brands on Instagram. Hudson is almost two and it was now time to upgrade his room to a toddler room. She did not bind herself to just one theme, […]

Room Tour – Hudson’s room


The Collaborative is the brain child of Chantelle {La Fede designs} and Mariette {Little Interiors} with the goal get mostly South African small businesses to collaborate to create beautiful room settings with locally designed and manufactured items. Each Collaborative shoot includes 3 room designs. Collaborative 1 included a Girl’s Playroom, a Monochrome Boy’s Room […]

The Collaborative – Tribal Woodlands Nursery


The Collaborative is the brain child of Chantelle {La Fede designs} and Mariette {Little Interiors} with the goal get mostly South African small businesses to collaborate to create beautiful room settings with locally designed and manufactured items. Our first The Collaborative room design was a playroom for girls, see it here. The second room reveal […]

The Collaborative – Monochrome Boy Room



Little Interiors and Bub Hub & Co Broad Acres are looking for a 1 brand rep in the Johannesburg area and 2 brand enthusiast countrywide (South Africa only). The brand rep will receive some #LittleME high contrast dangles with the frame AND a baby massage course from Bub Hub Broad […]

Become a #LittleBubBrandrep


The Collaborative is the brain child of Chantelle {La Fede designs} and Mariette {Little Interiors} with the goal get mostly South African small businesses to collaborate to create beautiful room settings with locally designed and manufactured items. Our first The Collaborative room design was a playroom for girls. I created a moodboard using soft colours and fun […]

The Collaborative – Playroom


Display all your medals with a personalized medal hanger! Earlier this year my brother turned 30, and I really was not sure what to get him that was meaningful and useful. He has always excelled in sports, especially gymnastics, karate and recently jujitsu. He has built up a good collection of medals that […]

Win a personalized Medal Hanger!



Win BIG with Schnooky Pie To celebrate the launch of the Schnooky Pie WINTER 2016 COLLECTION they have teamed up with 11 other Proudly South African brands to give-away not 1 but 2 fabulous prizes worth over R5000 each, one to a little girl and one to a little boy, […]

WIN BIG with Schnooky Pie


I’m going to show you how awesome the new Pampers® Premium Care nappies are and you can win some nappies to try out. In full disclosure, I am a big fan of Pampers Premium and it has been the best option for both my kids. The reason why I’ve always insisted […]

Win new Pampers Premium Care Nappies


Your newborn baby is a perfect little human that can feel you, hear you, smell you, taste what your feed him but can’t see you all that clear yet. This is one of the last and arguably the most important sense to develop after birth. You hear a lot of […]

High contrast colours for newborn babies



New York City has always been my favourite city to visit, and I still fantasize about living in this concrete jungle that never sleeps. And the shopping,……OH the shopping! This vibrant city has influenced my design style from early on and I’ve created mood boards using furniture and decor from some of the […]

New York – New York


I was asked to judge the MamaMagic new product awards last year during each of the Jhb shows. They did things a little bit different, and we had a final overal judging in January 2016 followed by a awards morning at the Woodmead Country Club on 11 February.  The products are […]

MamaMagic new product awards 2015