One desk || Two ways

Don’t your find that trends change faster than your purse can keep up?

Here are two fun looks, you can easily restyle your work space with little to no cost.

First up, is a vintage pastel look. I totally love this blush pink at the moment and you can add touches of gold for a timeless look. Simple accessories can really transform your desk without having to break the bank.

To achieve a simple gallery wall you can tear images from magazines you already have or download your fave prints and add them to your wall with washi tape.

Desk one - Melissa Louise

Get this look-  CHAIR || SUCCULENT IN GLASS || CLOCK || GEMS

Next up, we have a monochromatic look, black and white are all the rage right now. This look is gender neutral and is totally modern. You can add pops of colour by using one statement piece or many accessories… Keep this look clean and modern by making use of graphic elements.

Desk two - Melissa Louise

Get this look- CHAIR || YAY BANNER || LAMP || E-MUG

xxx

Photos by Zana

Amazing Spaces Studio Part 3

I was approached by Julia from Amazing spaces to work on her new studio office space in Wynberg, Cape Town. Over the last week I have shown you the before and my proposal for the space and below you can see the after photographs.

I am so pleased with how this project evolved…

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How beautiful?

Melissa.

xoxo

All images by Amazing spaces.

Amazing Spaces Studio Part 2

Amazing Spaces is a Cape Town based business dedicated to marketing locations to the Film, Stills, Events and Accommodation industries. Over the last two months I have been working on the re-design of their new studio space. Quite the honour considering the BEAUTIFUL spaces they deal with on a daily basis.

Last week I did a before post, see the before photos here.

The overall look and feel we wanted to achieve was a clean, light space. We did this with a natural colour palate. I relish in the use of pattern and texture, this adds depth to the space and while we went with more of a rustic finish throughout we complimented this with furniture items with contemporary lines.  

Here is my proposal for the space -

Falcon House by Melissa Louise

We loved the metro tiles and exposed jars and because the space had little to no storage space we embraced the open shelf look.

Julia also had her heart set on a barn door… I say no more!

Falcon House by Melissa Louise

 

Falcon House by Melissa Louise

Falcon House by Melissa Louise

Natural colours with hints of bold print and texture. (All these items wre locally sourced, how cool? I love that SA online retail is on the up!!!)

Falcon House by Melissa Louise

Stay tuned for Wednesdays post with all the AFTER photos… eeeek. <I could pop I’m so excited to share these>

Have a happy Tuesday…

Melissa.

xoxo

All images sourced online, composition by Melissa Louise. 

 

Amazing Spaces Studio Part 1

I have been very busy with this project over the last two months and finally I am very excited to share it with you… To start, here are a few before photos. Next week I will show you my proposal for the space and then <drum roll please> the after photos.

I was approached by Julia from Amazing spaces to work on her new studio office space in Wynberg, Cape Town.

Who are Amazing Spaces?

“Amazing Spaces is dedicated to marketing locations to the Film, Stills, Events and Accommodation industries. Since our inception in 1999, it has been our driving passion to create a diverse portfolio of truly outstanding locations incorporating a diverse set of architectural styles, situations, elements and features. In 2004 we expanded our portfolio to include top-class accommodation featuring many of Southern Africa’s and Mallorca’s premier private establishments.” – Amazing Spaces

This loft space has so much potential! Lots of wide open space and beautiful “bones”… Julia also had such a clear vision of what she wanted to achieve in this space, that made it such a pleasure to work with her. See my client board on Pinterest here .

The most challenging part of this job was re-doing the electrical layout, it always is with such old buildings… but all it really needed was great spacial planning, dry walling and a splash of white paint!

Here is the studio space before-

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If you need some design advice for your space tweet me – @missnunnerley , Id love to answer any questions you may have.

Melissa.

xoxo

All photographs by Amazing Spaces. 

Product Crush- The Artisan

Readers meet The Artisan, if you don’t already know about them climb out from under your rock! The Artisan is local brand that produce the most beautiful copper and timber lamps. They are a small business based in Cape Town, South Africa and have been “creating nice things since 2013″ .

The Artisan

Today is a big day for them, they have just launched their very own online store.. and to celebrate they are offering free local shipping!! *Table and bedside lamps only, valid till 30 June 2014. YAY right?

I am in total love with the table lamps, The Mini Copper Jack is my fave. Which is yours? Tweet me at @MissNunnerley . cc @theartisancoza in.

The Artisan

Make The Artisan apart of your home, these lamps make the perfect statement piece. They also do gift vouchers if you would like to buy them for a friend, e-mail info@the-artisan.co.za for further information.

Keep updated on what they do next, follow them on tiwtter- @theartisancoza & facebook.

xxx

All photographs from The Artisan.