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Advice From a Pot Expert (Pot Plants, Silly)

Being in the garden design industry for almost 21 years, Adri has learnt to identify trends. “Pair that with an adventurous client, and you have a winning combination,” says Adri Neuper, pots and pot plants expert and owner of IN EEDEN design concepts.

For this specific project, she used white pots with one matt black pot […]

November 4th, 2019|

Designing Ways is pleased to add Adri Neuper to the Editorial Board

She adds a green flavour to our regular column On The Terrace.

Since starting The Pot Place in 1998, she had been instrumental in many trends.  She fell in love with pots and this has become her field of expertise.

She introduces herself as a pot expert and that often results in some banter around the latest […]

November 4th, 2019|

Well Seated

Taking in consideration that we sit for the biggest part of our day (and some nights), it may be a given to pay some attention to the quality of being well-seated and the trends behind the science of lounging around on a sofa or comfy chair.

Some of the forces active behind furniture design trends of […]

November 4th, 2019|

ON THE TERRACE – Exterior Staging

THE STAGE IS YOURS

A bit dramatic by the sound of it if one is not familiar with the term – staging. Staging is simply the activity or practice of styling / furnishing a property before it is listed for sale (or rental) in such a way as to enhance its attractiveness to potential buyers.

Considering all […]

November 4th, 2019|

INDOOR PLANTS – On The Terrace

THRILLERS, SPILLERS AND FILLERS

Indoor plants are an essential component of almost every beautiful interior. The natural greenery is a definite mood booster that brightens up our indoor spaces and it seems we just can’t get enough of the lush green rainforest plants cascading down bookcases or stretching gracefully towards our ceilings. But we do struggle […]

November 4th, 2019|

Romancing the Stone

Historically, a variety of primary materials are used in African sculpture and although wood was obviously being most prevalent and readily accessible – it was the African stone sculpting movement that gained momentum with art lovers and collectors since the early fifties and sixties, slowly making inroads onto the international art scene ever since.

African stone […]

November 4th, 2019|

STRESS IN THE CITY

It is an undisputed fact that trees benefit human life by contributing to our health and positively affect communities ecologically, socially, economically and physically.

As Johannesburg is one of the most tree-rich cities in the world today, appearing in satellite images similar to a man-made urban forest, the history of this city’s love affair with trees […]

November 4th, 2019|

Not just the rain in Spain…

If you think of “Spain”, various images conjure up in one’s mind such as the elegant Flamenco dancers, the excitement of the bull run, mouthwatering Paella dishes, tempting Ibiza Parties or the fever of the Spanish football fans. However, not many of us are aware of an ancient art that originates from this historic part […]

November 4th, 2019|

WHEN SIZE MAKES A DIFFERENCE

As promised, ON THE TERRACE continues to focus on implementing more natural elements into our direct environments, creating a seamless green and complimenting live and work areas as our delightful summer temperatures (and temperamental windy storms) settles in.

Making use of pots, planters and containers where possible, is a smart way of bringing our green companions […]

November 4th, 2019|

Do good fences make good neighbours?

It does not matter how you interpret the proverb in Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall”. Fact is, everyone wants a bit of privacy from time to time in this over exposed life of selfies and twitter and facebook and who had what for lunch where.. and that’s where the “fences” come in. In this case […]

November 4th, 2019|