Navy, powder blue, periwinkle, baby blue and duck shell blue; there are so many different shades of blue. I think duck shell blue is my favourite, it literally goes with anything without being too overbearing. There are so many beautiful blue products on Hello Pretty and these are my favourite.
A simple piece of art can really transform your space into something amazing. Whether it’s in your bedroom, office or lounge; putting up a piece of art is always a good idea.
There are so many art pieces to choose from all over the world, literally for any preference. Hello Pretty features some beautiful pieces, and here are my favourites.
If you have ever been in an Ikea, you’ll know how wonderful it is to get lost in there. Wouldn’t it be great to get that piece of furniture you wanted and to jazz it up a bit? Superfront has you covered!
The Swedish company designs and manufactures a range of products that fit Ikea’s common cabinets. This includes; legs, handles, fronts, tops and sides. They make their products from materials like marble, leather, copper, brass and birch.
Superfront has a great colour palette from which you can choose your new front. They also have really cool colour names like Lime Pie Yellow and Grannie Pink, so what’s not to like?
Their products, which can be used throughout the house, are really beautiful. Superfront gives you the opportunity to create your own unique furniture and brings out the designer in you.
Even through the bad times, there are so many good things about our country that make us proud to be South Africans. Our country is diverse, has great weather, is extremely beautiful and we have some of the friendliest people. So let’s celebrate our country with a little African fever.
If you, like me, have friends and family living overseas, why not send them a little gift from home? Or if you are relocating to another country, take a little something from home with you.
This is perfect as a gift to yourself or to a friend; the I lost my heart in Africa necklace from Hallo Jane or these African cufflinks from Duke & Dutch, are small and light enough to fit into a travel bag. This beautiful African ring from Thula is a great gift as well. Now there’s no excuse that you have no space!
It’s always nice to bring a little bit of Africa into your home with subtle pieces. Nolene Huisamen makes this beautiful African wooden clock, which would look great in your kitchen. The Bushveld Studio has this amazing set of three canvas art prints, to bring the wild side out in you.
The Bosco Verticale in Milan has inspired me to put together a colour palette of beautiful green products from Hello Pretty. A little green here and there can brighten up your home and wardrobe with ease. If you like to take risks go for something in lime green or a rich emerald, and if you like to stay on the safe side, go for something in mint or pale green.
I really like this green handstitched Lulu bag from Created in Eden. It’s not too risky but adds a bit of colour. The arrows green scatter cushion from Phlo Studio is great for some subtle colour too. For something a little brighter, they have this amazing lime green seedling sheen scatter cushion.
The Green African Shield from African Swell Creations will brighten up your home; it can be used as table décor or put up on the wall. If you are feeling colourful, go for this green seedbead bracelet from Blossom Handmade, which will brighten up your outfit.
Weekday mornings are always a rush for me as I try to get ready for the day ahead as quickly as possible! Most of us have a routine in the morning, which makes things run a little bit smoother. Whether it’s getting ready for work, school-runs or for that glamourous night out, we all need the perfect vanity area.
Getting ready for the day or an event is so much more relaxing and easier when all of your make-up and hair products are in one place. When you know where everything is, it just goes that much faster. And we all need to save a bit of time here and there, right?
I love the White Organizer Shelf and the Copper Organizer Shelf from Leg Studios on Hello Pretty! These are great because you can put them on your vanity table or you can mount them to a wall; whichever you prefer! Not only will they keep your cosmetics and products organized, but they look beautiful too.
To top off your perfect vanity area, this rectangular Hollywood Glam Vanity Mirror or the round Hollywood Glam Vanity Mirror from Be Beautiful by Katy M is ideal. I would love the white organizer shelf on my vanity table with a beautiful vase of flowers!
Every now and again it’s time to update your décor at home; after all they do say that change is a good thing! But, this can get very expensive if you decide to do a complete overhaul. I think that changing or introducing one or two small things will do the trick.
Go green this year by bringing in small succulent plants in beautiful ceramic pots, I think these would look great on your kitchen windowsill. They will definitely brighten up you space, and what’s great is you can go for any size you like. Not only do they make great décor, but you are getting in touch with nature by bringing plants into your home.
There are so many different kinds of succulents you can choose from, some even have cute little flowers. Luckily, nurseries in South Africa usually have a wide range and they will be able to give you some good advice! Succulents don’t need much water and are hardy plants; therefore not much TLC is needed.
If you are looking for something a little different, Hobby sells these great hanging planters on Hello Pretty. Have a look at their shop here. Swagger Collective sells these amazing pots and planters over here.
We love it when happy customers send us photos of their beautiful new products, and we especially love it when the new goodies were for their wedding!
One such happy customer was Vicky, who ordered bridal hangers from Darling & Good!
There was a good amount of cooing at HP HQ when these photos arrived - it always feels amazing that both Hello Pretty and our sellers can help make a bride's big day extra special. It's definitely a perk of the job!
Thank you for sharing your special day with us Vicky!
Any interior designer will tell you that lighting can make all the difference in a space - so we're helping you find some great options from the site!
- The swirly one flatpack wood chandelier by Godspeed Trading
- Don by The Artisan
- Rookie desk lamp by Sutla Design
- Lantern by Jikel Crochet
- Wide pendant lamp by Modern Gesture
- Halōs pendant light by Leg Studios
- The Mantis lamp by unfayzdesign
- Lampshade by Cavershame Textiles
- Vintage paper lantern by Something Els
- Sicily origami lampshade by White On Rice
- Mr Wobbles table lamp by Snapp
- Mini bunny light by Johke
- Floor lamp by Scrude Concepts
- Sangoma peacock lampshade
Don't stay in the dark! (Awww I know, I'm so lame.)