the finishing touch
For a bold yet sophisticated way to round off your home, try black accents
a powerful palette
We're loving the unusual combination of teals, pale pinks, greys and dark mustard-yellows at the moment
Making floral magic with Jonette Engelbrecht
The woman behind Botanicus shows us how to create three distinct floral arrangements
Five minutes with interior designer Fanie van Zyl
We chat to the interiors expert about his design philosophy and favourite colours of the moment
kelly adami shares her decor advice for new homeowners
The Joburg-based interior designer and 2017 Next Generation star reveals her top five clever decor tips
Kelly Adami was always fond of the idea of starting her own business, and was simply waiting for the right moment to take the plunge. ‘The opportunity came when I decided to make a change from working in retail,’ she says. While she’d planned to take a hiatus to consider her options, she wound up helping he
famous monochrome homes
We tour the beautiful black-and-white abodes of five designers, actors and creative authorities
dreaming in all-white
A white-on-white interior may not be the most practical of looks, but it sure is dreamy
black and white is the new black
Our favourite monochrome buys from South African designers, ceramicists and artists
So long, pink
Pink got to us in a big way, but we'll soon be heading for new colour horizons
Into the blue
Add a brilliant touch to your living space with our blue-hued shopping guide
Previously on Top Shelf, we remembered Miranda Priestly’s famous monologue in The Devil Wears Prada about the importance of cerulean in the fashion industry. Similarly,, a colour psychology website led by colour professor Jill Morton, compiled a list of interesting global patterns that highlight the significance of blue – such as the fact that it is most people’s favourite colour and that 53% of the world’s flags contain blue. From navy accent walls to blue mosaics, the colour is big in interiors, too. So how can you incorporate this statement hue into your home? Get inspired by Patri