Cosy Beyond Words Cavendish Square

I am very excited to share details about my recent collaboration with Cavendish Square, in Cape Town! Cavendish Square launched their Beyond Words Campaign in June, which will run until the 13th December. As part of the campaign, I was asked to create a “lifestyle” display for each of the Beyond Words themes. My first theme interpretation is Cosy Beyond Words, which you will be able to view on level P1 until the 24th August.

Cosy Beyond Words

Cosy Beyond Words

My inspiration for Cosy Beyond Words, comes from my love of creating warm and inviting interior spaces. Let’s face it there is no better place to be when it is cold outside, than snuggled up indoors! Either reading a good book or watching your favourite series, with a coffee or glass of wine in-hand!

Cosy Beyond Words

When looking for decor inspiration, I like to decide on a main colour scheme before I start a project. I find that this helps inspire the rest of the creative process. For my Cosy Beyond Words display I decided to draw on the cool peaceful tones of winter – blues and greys, as my main colour palette, with hints sunny yellow, as accents. A great website to find colour inspiration is DesignSeeds, where you will find stunning color palettes to help create your unique space.

Cosy Beyond Words

Once you have decided on your colour palette, you can confidently start sourcing items for your space. Another great tip for starting the decorating process, is to decide on a focus piece and draw inspiration from that. It can be anything from furniture, to an art piece. In this case the arm chair from Mr Price was my focus piece.


I decided on more neutral tones for items like trays and rugs and added colour and texture with my soft furnishings, such as scatter cushions and throws. I really love the crochted and knitted textures, which are popular at the moment – it is a great way to add a bit of fun to a space.



Cosy Beyond Words

The main thing to remember when decorating any space, no matter how big or small, is to enjoy the process! Have a bit of fun with your design choices, add some colour to the space. Make the space inspirational and unique, a place you can enjoy spending time in. 

As well as being a wonderful source of inspiration, the Beyond Words Campaign offers shoppers the opportunity of winning prizes to the value of R400 000! You can enter at Cavendish Square on P1 from the 9th June until the 13th December 2015.

All items on display are available from Cavendish Square, please see details below:

Mr Price Home:

Hollywood Arm Chair, Metal Floor Lamp, Harbour Grey Pouffe, Crochet Round Rug, Birdcage with mirror, Turquoise Candle

Biggie Best:

Umbrella Stand & coat rack, Grey Tray on stand, Washed Tray, Wine Glasses, Wine Bucket, Grey Velvet Scatter Cushion

Loads of Living:

Metal Lamp with Charcoal Shade, Yellow Moss Stitch Throw, Charcoal Moss Stitch Throw, Chino Banana Scatter Cushion, Vice Book Ends

Le Creuset:

Caribbean Blue Coffee Press, Caribbean Blue Espresso Mugs, Soleil Espresso Mugs, Soleil Milk Jug & Sugar Bowl


Wisteria Leather Bag, Blue Denim Jacket, Blue Pattern Scarf, Felt Floppy Hat

Exclusive Books:

Coffee Table Books, Novels


Chevron Storage Basket, Mini Cement Pot Plant, Cement Pot Plant


White wine, Red Wine, Magazines

For more details about the Beyond Words Campaign visit the Cavendish Square Facebook Page.

Win with Sugar and Vice

Sugar and Vice Mother’s Day Competition ~

This is a competition I wish I could enter! To celebrate Mother’s Day, Sugar and Vice, my new favourite homeware brand, have sponsored one of their amazing salad platters as a prize! YAY!

Sugar and Vice Protea Dreams Salad Bowl

Sugar and Vice manufactures and sells really cool and original home decor for the house-proud. Each and every product is made from quality material, locally sourced and manufactured, so you can decorate your life with proudly South African products.

Sugar and Vice Coasters Sugar-and-Vice-Tea-Pot

Sugar and Vice is a place WHERE vintage meets nouveau, pretty meets practical and tattoos meet teapots. Locally sourced materials and craftsmanship is WHY Sugar and Vice is not only affordable but proudly South African, as well.

Sugar-and-Vice-Salt-and-pep Sugar and Vice

Find out more about these and other unique Mother’s Day gift ideas, by visiting the Sugar and Vice website. You will find everything from trendy teapots, to lovely linen or a platter for her growing dinner service.

To enter our Mother’s Day competition and win the Protea Dreams Salad Bowl from Sugar and Vice please follow the simple steps below and use the Rafflecopter form to complete your entry:

  • Like Sugar and Vice and Inspired Living SA on Facebook.
  • Tweet: I have entered to win a @sugarandviceSA Protea Dreams Salad Bowl from @Inspired_lifeSA
  • Leave a comment below telling me what your favourite Sugar and Vice Collection is {i.e. Protea Dreams, Sugar Skulls etc.}
  • Please ensure you read the *Terms & Conditions below carefully, to ensure you comply with all the entry criteria.

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*Terms & Conditions:

By entering this competition you automatically accept all the Terms and Conditions laid out below.

  • Entries are open from 29th April 2015 until the 9th May 2015 the winner will be announced on the 11th May 2015!
  • You must complete all the steps as stipulated above: Leave a Comment, Like and/or Share on Facebook and/0r Tweet about the competition.
  • To ensure that your entry is processed correctly (please use a valid email address). Your details will only be used to validate your entry and inform you, if you are selected as a winner.
  • This competition is only open to South African residents and to readers who have not won a competition on Inspired Living SA in the past 6 months.
  • Entries will be considered incomplete and thus disqualified if the entrant does not provide all requested information. Entry information will not be shared with any third party without the entrant’s prior knowledge and consent. The prize, a Sugar and Vice Protea Dreams Salad Bowl worth R620, will go to the first name selected at random after the closing date. 
  • The prize is not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash.
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Beauty Storage Ideas { Home Decor }

 Beauty Storage Ideas

Beauty Storage Ideas

Beauty storage always seems to be a problem for me. This is largely thanks to blogging {I am not complaining!}, as well as loving all things beauty related. I also think that being a nail polish addict, does not help matters! There always seem to be so many beauty products lying around and I really hate clutter! I much prefer everything to be neat and organised {did I mention I am just a tad OCD} – so having functional storage is a must!

I have a few of the conventional beauty storage boxes, which look great and work really well but are quite costly and take up a fair amount of space. So I decided to try and find a few more cost effective Beauty Storage Ideas.

These are a few of the Beauty Storage Ideas I came up with:

I have quite a few Consol Jars from working with Consol on various campaigns, so I thought why not use some of these, to store a selection of beauty related items.

Beauty Storage Ideas

I recenlty recieved a few of the new Consol Jars with Fun & Funky lids, which I thought would be perfect, to store some of my ever expanding nail polish collection! These jars are also great to store cotton balls, which I use to remove my nail polish.

Beauty Storage Ideas

The smaller jars are perfect to hold items such as cotton rounds, cotton buds and all my manicure bits and bobs. Some of the Consol Jars I have, have a chalk labels on them, which are fun and great for labeling and organising all your beauty paraphernalia. If you have jars without labels, you can buy them online from Cotton Candi and stick them on yourself.

Beauty Storage Ideas

Beauty Storage Ideas

These smaller Consol jars, also work well for storing eye brushes and eye pencils, a great way to keep them all organised and on hand.

Beauty Storage Ideas

You can also use a short glass vase, to hold bigger makeup brushes. Tip: Use glass stones to hold the brushes upright.

Beauty Storage Ideas

Other fun storage ideas for makeup brushes are pen holders, like the one below which is from Typo.

Beauty Storage Ideas

To keep your bathroom counter neat and keep beauty products organised, a decorative wooden box, preferably one with high sides, is a great idea.


The box I used, from MrP Home, is cute, as well as being inexpensive and is the perfect size for taller beauty products.

Beauty Storage Ideas

I hope you have found my Beauty Storage Ideas helpful – please share the post with others if you think they would find these ideas helpful! Please look out for future posts for tips on storage and home decor. You can also check out my Beauty Storage Pinterest Board for more ideas.

For stockists information on the Consol Jars please email For more information on other great Consol products click here to visit their website and you can also find Consol Glass on Facebook.

Disclosure Ranking: Consol Jar – 2, Other items 1