Husband-and-wife team Jeremy Pyles, 35, and Mary Welch, 31, of Niche Modern are creating some of America’s funkiest new lighting designs. Frustrated with lighting options for their Manhattan home-furnishings shop, Niche, they created a hand-blown pendant in 2003. “Stamen” became the store’s most coveted item, and in 2005 they debuted a line of 10 lights, in shapes from flattened spheres to bell jars.… Read more
Inspired by the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Replica Eiffel Eames Chair originally designed in 1948 by husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames is easily one of the most iconic designs of the twentieth century. Get this hard to resist chair at 5rooms.com in a variety of styles and colours.… Read more
The Pam Golding Properties Collection
In addition 5rooms.com’s current range, we have introduced a “Pam Golding Properties Collection” to our portfolio. This bespoke collection consists of 10 items hand-picked by Andrew Golding and encapsulates everything Pam Golding Properties value in a property – cool, classic, contemporary and always on the cutting-edge. … Read more
We invited Kim Gray,South African fashion, design, lifestyle and beauty blogger, to pick out the perfect gifts for him at 5rooms.com. Get your man the perfect gift, because secretly you know getting him something will mean coffee in bed for you.… Read more
Summer is in our midst. And apart from making sure our bodies are kind-of in shape, a golden brown, sun kissed skin is the next priority, and for some the only… Ever heard of the expression: “At least tanned fat looks better than white fat” And I have to agree to some extent… So get the perfect sun lounger for summer.… Read more
They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but I beg to differ. I would say a dog is a part of the family! The Pimp up your pooch competition has proved my statement, we received heart warming and extremely cute entries and if we could we would have given each and every pooch a prize but we had to pick winners.… Read more
It’s a cold, grey, wannabe Spring, but not quite pulling it off, day in Cape Town. Margi, Leigh-Ann and I drive past buildings in Salt River that perfectly reflect the tone of the day to meet the owners of the much adored pet-brand: Wagworld.… Read more
Get inspired for Summer Living. Ride this Summer’s biggest wave: surf inspired living with pops of coral and green. A palette by nature…Perfect for laid-back days at your holiday home. Dive in the coast is calling.
Have you ever wondered what celebrity houses look like inside? Apart from watching Cribs as a teenager, they never showed the real high profile celebrity interiors. So here are a few living rooms of well known celebs!
by Leigh-Ann Nel
BEN STILLER’S HOLLYWOOD HOME
Funny man Ben Stiller has a beautiful and elegant living room.… Read more
It’s almost National Braai day!
by Leigh-Ann Nel
Heritage day is an important day for South Africans, we get to celebrate our unique diversity and yet we celebrate it together as one Nation. Heritage day has become a favourite South African holiday day as it is now also known as National braai day and we all know there is no better way to celebrate our South African heritage than with a truly traditional braai!… Read more
By Jo Anderson
Up in the air:
In the name of upcycling, saving,decluttering and innovating affordably we’ve put together a couple of make do and make over ideas to inspire you into action. Go ahead, pull out that sled at the back of your garage, suspend it from your ceiling and voila- a whole new way of displaying your kitchen basics right where you need them.… Read more
Cultures all around the world have practised this ritual, understanding that a nap has great benefits, not only for health but also mental performance. Many of the greatest minds through time have given praise to the practice of afternoon naps for inspiring their creativity and genius in their respective fields.… Read more
By Michelle Els
Forget recycle, Jasper and George shows us that upcycle is the new term. Meet two passionate designers making wow-items from waste! Go ahead be inspired:
What inspired the range and how did it all start out?
We have always been very interested in furniture and décor design, particularly recycled, or upcycled products as they are known.… Read more
Green is not only the colour for this or next season – it’ s the colour of the century. Going, going, green!
Some of the smallest things people do on a daily basis have the greatest negative impact, and can easily be changed into small daily “go green” habits with a positive impact on life on earth.… Read more
Plascon launches the Trend Palette of 2013, which is inspired by different influences that brings colour into our everyday life.
Let the latest colour palette draw you to transform your home with Plascon Paints and 5rooms.com fabulous range of homeware décor and furniture!… Read more
By Joanne Anderson
A mix of influences and circumstances can sometimes produce the most beautiful things! This mommy, wife and entrepreneur has had many sideline businesses over the last past 11 years. She’s had a mobile boutique,designed and manufactured her own clothing range called Angie B,bought and sold second hand furniture and still has a little factory called A Fresh Look where she has girls from the valley weaving lamp shades and baskets.… Read more
Decorate your home in splendour with 5rooms.com!
With Decorex Joburg 2012 in our midst, it is safe to say that you can expect nothing less than heaps of inspiration and splendid ideas to dress your home, office and all your favourite spaces in splendid simplicity!… Read more