Thursday, 10 August 2017

Making the Most of Small Spaces

Space is often a major consideration when looking for a new house or office for example.  Naturally, we tend to gravitate towards bigger spaces which may often make a dent on our pockets - especially when working on a budget.
You'd be amazed how well you can style a small space thereby making it appear bigger.

Tips and Tricks
1) Use multi functional furniture.  For a bedroom, invest in a bed which has storage space like drawers underneath.  For your living room, you can also use a love seat with a trunk underneath.  This helps to create space in an otherwise small enclosure.
In the image above, the coffee table doubles as a storage space, the trunk underneath the lamp to the left works as a stool and also space for storing books, magazines etc. So also there's the love seat which has storage beneath the seats and beside it is a box which also has space which can be used in addition to being used as a stool.

2) Use Mirrors.
Mirrors trick the eye and brain to believing a space is bigger than it is. For a small room use mirrors to open up the space and create the illusion of space.

3) Neutral Tones
Neutral tones such as whites, beiges, creams when used for walls can make a room appear larger than it actually is.


* All rooms styled by Veronica Aesthetica. For more decor tips, ideas and furniture please look up our instagram page @veronicaaesthetica and also like us on Facebook @veronicaesthetica

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Kids Room Makeover

So we just completed a kids room makeover for a brother and sister aged 7 and 5 years old respectively.

The room doubles as a playroom and a study.  We tried to stay away from the stereotypical gender dictated colours such as blue for boys and pink for girls. We wanted androgynous colours which they would grow into.





Tuesday, 14 February 2017

What Your Front Door Says About You!

According to House Logic, your front door can be a huge indicator as to your personality.

Door color: Clear glass means there’s nothing to hide.
Entry style: Simple lines, generous glass surround, and an absence of detailing mark the contemporary, minimalist movement of the 21st century.
You are: Open-minded, friendly, and gregarious. Remember the front door of Gabrielle Union's Atlanta home in Being Mary Jane?



Door color: According to colour experts, Pink is the color of youthful fun and lighthearted exuberance.
Entry style: Quietly traditional, this entryway does little to call attention to itself. Except for that hot pink door, that is.
You are: Hopelessly romantic, thoughtful, and cheery. 





Door color: Black/Dark Colour signifies strength and authority says Debbie Zimmer, colour expert at the Paint Quality Institute.
You are: Strong-willed, sophisticated, authoritative, and tend to keep a tight rein on finances. 



Door color: Amazing technicolor dream-door.
Entry style: Traditional, pointing to a style that goes back millennia, with vibrant colors and a minutely detailed paint job — hallmarks of classic Moroccan residential architecture.
You are: Orderly, sweet and endearing.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

The Return of Metal!

Since late 2016, there has been a gradual but noticeable return of metal furniture.  Chairs, consol tables, coffee tables, flower pot stands have been rejigged with the gold metal look.  For me, this is a welcome deviation from wood, which over the last couple of years was becoming rather ubiquitous. 

Gold metal furniture traces its origins to the Baroque style French designs from hundreds of centuries ago. It has since proven to be many a designer's favourite due to its elaborate and grande appearance.








Photo credits: houzz,com; pininterest.com

Monday, 23 January 2017

Bathroom Goals

What better way to start a new year than to do new things? So I have seriously been looking at bathrooms and I think in this part of the world, we often view our bathrooms more from the functionality perspective than from the aesthetic angle.

Bathrooms can be a place of succor, a haven for thoughts and inspiration, a place to relax and indulge.   Who says you have to break the bank to achieve your bathroom goals?  Little add ons such as window blinds, wall art, shelves for toiletries, towel racks, matching fluffy rugs for the sink and WC can instantly upgrade the look of your bathroom.  Even a pop of colour can transform your space. After all, who says bathrooms must be white?

I have put together some images.













Tuesday, 17 January 2017

It's 2017!!!

Yaaaaaayyyyyy!!!!!!!It feels soooooo good to be back!!! I haven't been here in two whole years because....I forgot my log on details? Yes!....I have seen an increase in the number of grey strands popping up on my head daily, but I never thought old age would creep up so soon via other not so noticeable signs like amnesia!
I absolutely refused to start a new blog as it just seemed like all the work I had done earlier would go to waste. Glad I stuck it out. So much has happened in the last two years. I went back to banking, which was good sometimes, and not so good at other times, I relaunched my eponymous Interior Design label and yes... I got married! Well actually the other way round. I got married and then relaunched Veronica Aesthetica.

This is what I have been up to over the past couple of months....





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Cheers :-)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

So Long 2014!

2014 has been a most dramatic year for me. Personally I have achieved a lot for which I am most thankful to GOD for. I have been able to re-ignite my passion for interiors and all things decor and I have started reading books.....just for the fun of it. I now believe the saying: "a man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read". It's almost unfathomable that I have missed out on so much these past years when I preferred to watch TV instead of read. I now look forward to burying my head in the next book. A lot of occurrences have shaped our world this year, from the disappearence of the Malaysian Airlines MH 370, the emergence of ISIS, the Ebola scourge here in West Africa, the sudden slump in oil prices, civil unrests in the US and lately yet another disappeared jetliner in Asia. In all, 2014 has come and almost gone. To all my faithful readers, I promise better content and more posts in 2015. See you on the other side :-)