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Fairy Tale Fantasy

Fairy Tale Fantasy

14 July 2017

If you’re inclined to be more on the creative side of life, we have no doubt all your unique home requires is a little piece of artistry - mosaic. Now this isn’t strictly reserved for the arty types. Depending on the tile and design you choose, a mosaic can add an elegant finishing touch to any kitchen or bathroom. But if we’re honest - picking out your perfect design is only half the challenge.

Mad About Mosaics

Mad About Mosaics

6 July 2017

If you’re inclined to be more on the creative side of life, we have no doubt all your unique home requires is a little piece of artistry - mosaic. Now this isn’t strictly reserved for the arty types. Depending on the tile and design you choose, a mosaic can add an elegant finishing touch to any kitchen or bathroom. But if we’re honest - picking out your perfect design is only half the challenge.

Shop Till You Drop

Shop Till You Drop

22 June 2017

Truthfully there’s nothing we love more than a little bargain hunting. There is something particularly satisfying about finding a great deal. So we thought we’d involve you in our own guilty pleasure and throw in an irresistible offering - since the summer months can often take a hefty toll on our wallets, while the winter months seem to be calmer as we’re not dashing from beachside holidays with the kids to rooftop bars with our mates. Instead we’ll be getting cosy in front of the TV, binge watching our favourite series and indulging in piping hot mugs of hot chocolate.

Don’t leave your patio out in the cold

Don’t leave your patio out in the cold

6 June 2017

Since we’re well on our way through these cold winter months and hardly going anywhere near our patio (or our pools for that matter). We’ve decided to be a little more proactive during the colder months and get our patios summer ready! Truthfully, what’s the point of hitting the gym five days a week in pursuit of our dream summer bodies if we have nowhere to show them off?

Its cold outside

Baby It's Cold Outside

29 May 2017

We’ve heard for weeks that winter is coming and it’s become clear that winter is now here. As we snuggle under our duvet covers to fight the chill and wonder if the cold is a good enough excuse for skipping our early morning Zumba class – we think it is. But truth be told, we’re done with acting out a scene from Game of Thrones each morning as we panic jump from our hot showers into our outfit of the day desperately trying to maintain body heat

big city lights

Big City Lights

23 May 2017

It is an undeniable fact that those of us who live in big, glittering cities love to draw inspiration from our urban landscapes when decorating our homes. Urban chic is the order of the day and a common misconception is that it’s a rather edgy and masculine look. CTM’s Chic by Design range of listello’s and décor tiles is the answer to your design woes

Hey mom

Hey Mom

11 May 2017

Somewhere between Easter and the other countless public holidays, which had us lost in duvet days and movie marathons, we completely lost track of time…. Now that we’ve finally resurfaced and are back into the swing of things; we then got knocked off our seats and immediately descended into a flat panic when we realised Mother’s Day is literally around the corner.

Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

29 April 2017

As we make a quick dash from our 5am yoga class into a gym shower with our flip flops on, we find ourselves calculating how many hours there are until we get home and can sink into our bath tubs and, slowly but surely, recreate the scene from Pretty Woman where Julia Roberts is surrounded by fluffy bubbles while singing along to Prince.

A Good holiday

A Good Holiday

13 April 2017

The bathroom is undoubtedly one of the favourite rooms in any home. There are teenagers competing for mirror time, unsupervised toddlers flushing bubble bath down the toilet, with somewhat entertaining but completely disastrous consequences, and not to mention a peaceful candle lit bath for mum every now and then.

Life is Sweet

Life Is Sweet (Like Chocolate)

11 April 2017

It seems just yesterday we were all gathered around a Christmas tree watching the little ones delight as they ripped open their presents. Now Easter is around the corner and we’re sure you, just like us, are about to spend your life savings on copious amounts of chocolate that you’ll have to hide around the house, while crossing your fingers that the kids find it before it melts or one of your neighbour’s dogs sniff it out.

Take Me Outside

Take Me Outside

15 March 2017

Summer days are fading away and soon we’ll be making stews instead of braais and huddling by the fireplace instead of soaking in the sunshine, but it’s not all bad because, before you know it, summer will return and it’ll be time to host all manner of outdoor gatherings from pool parties to Sunday family lunches.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

22 December 2016

Christmas always seems to creep up on us; all of a sudden you’re making a last minute dash to the grocery store to pick up an extra jar or two of cranberry sauce and begging a sibling to grab a few extra bottles of wine on their way over. And just as you think you’ve ticked all the boxes on your to do a list, you receive a message from your cousin explaining that his new girlfriend is a vegan and he forgot to let you know.

Nice And Easy Does It Every Time

Nice And Easy Does It Every Time

15 December 2016

The presents are wrapped and waiting patiently under the Christmas tree, the turkey is in the oven, roasting to utter perfection and you’ve baked a selection of delicious cookies in preparation for Santa’s visit. The only problem now is that you’re completely and utterly exhausted and you still have to make it through dinner with some form of enthusiasm, when honestly you’re better prepared to watch Love Actually from the comfort of your bed

Rock 'n Clad Baby

Rock 'n Clad Baby

10 December 2016

Safari sunsets, evening game drives and the gentle click of the crickets is the dream getaway for some, arguably most people, the beach bums can have their sea and sand as long as you can wake with sunrise and catch a glimpse of the Big Five in their natural habitat.

Whisk Me Away

Whisk Me Away

5 December 2016

The lights are up and everywhere you turn Michael Buble’s rendition of both classic and modern carols are playing, and though you may complain about the chaos that is Christmas, we know that in reality you love it! So as our favourite time of year creeps closer and closer, our kitchens are about to take centre stage with our grandmothers whipping up their famous stuffing and chiding us every time we suggest having a braai instead of Christmas lunch. Not to mention squeezing our entire family into our humble homes.

Tips For Creating A Modern, Oriental Or Cosy Kitchen

Tips For Creating A Modern, Oriental Or Cosy Kitchen

5 December 2016

The kitchen is often the heartbeat of your home. It hosts the best conversations and creates delightful aromas that will trigger happy emotional memories for each and every person in the family.That is why extra effort should always go into creating the perfect environment when it comes to design. Today we are going to focus on three particular styles, and give you some tips on how to bring them to life.

Bringing Feng Shui Into Your Room

Bringing Feng Shui Into Your Room

4 December 2016

If you are looking to harmonise your home by attracting good feelings and drawing good things your way - then Feng Shui is the style for you.This style originates from a Chinese philosophical system where you harmonise the surrounding environment with everyone in the room. Before you get onto the colours, tones and other details required, it is important to first look at the initial rules of Feng Shui.

Dream A Little Dream

Dream A Little Dream

16 November 2016

Bedrooms are the theatre of dreams that you can find in each and every home! Whether you’re dressing up for a first date, dancing around the scattered outfits on the floor singing into your hairbrush or cuddling the kids because they’ve brought you breakfast in bed (yes the kitchen is a disaster zone, but it’s the thought that counts). This is easily the most important room in any home, it’s the one that’s a secret hideout just for you, when every other room is shared with your friends and family.

Oh Won't You Take Me Home

Oh Won't You Take Me Home

6 November 2016

It’s taken us a little time to realise that Dorothy knew exactly what she was talking about when she clicked her sparkly red heels and returned home, there really is no place like it..

Small Bathroom Ideas To Make A Bathroom Feel Bigger

Small Bathroom Ideas To Make A Bathroom Feel Bigger

26 August 2016

With the uptake of modern living and the trend of people opting for smaller apartments, a limited bathroom area is a problem for a lot of people. Many often complain that they just can’t do anything with the space they have available. Don’t worry too much about it though; there are many inexpensive ways to make your small bathroom appear bigger than it really is. Whether you are strapped for cash or just live in a small place, there is no need to feel claustrophobic.