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Home Paint It: Play with Colour

MENTION: Play with Colour

Publication: Home Paint It Date: Special Edition 2016 Once a year the folk at Home Magazine / Tuis Tydskrif publishes a special edition called “Paint It” – the Afrikaans version being “Verf Dit”. The annual magazine focuses mainly on paint. It features ideas and inspiration – anything from clever techniques to colour schemes. Not to mention the nifty DIY tips. The aptly named 2016 […]

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Home Magazine: June 2016

FEATURE: How to Work with Grey

Publication: Home Magazine Date: June 2016 Home Magazine / Tuis Tydskrif approached us to dole out some expert advice on using the grey colour trend in your home and interior. “Grey creates a calming, timeless backdrop for any room and makes the space more contemporary,” says Rose McClement of Design Monarchy. Since it is not an “in your face” colour, […]

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Home Magazine: Design Monarchy Quick Questions

MENTION: Quick Questions

Publication: Home Magazine Date: May 2016 After one of our interior design projects, the Vintage Industrial home of a client in the East London, was featured in the January issue of Home Magazine it seemingly cause quite a “stir”! The magazine and Design Monarchy’s studio was inundated with queries and questions from inspired readers who wanted to know more […]

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Home Magazine: Quirky & Colourful Home

FEATURE: Quirky & Colourful Home

Publication: Home Magazine Date: April 2016 Home Magazine once again asked us if they could feature another one of our interior design projects in their April 2016 issue. What makes this home extra special and personal is that our client, Michelle, happens to be Rose’s sister! Vibrant, Quirky & Uncluttered in this Colourful Home It was such fun working with Michelle. Since […]

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Home Magazine: Vintage Industrial Home

FEATURE: Vintage Industrial Home

Publication: Home Magazine Date: January 2016 One of our favourite interior design projects, a Vintage Industrial home located along the East Coast of South Africa, was featured in the January 2016 issue of Home Magazine. The article also appeared in Home’s Afrikaans counterpart, Tuis Tydskrif. Vintage Industrial Home Meets Coastal Cool The house, an old and somewhat neglected 70’s dwelling, […]

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FEATURE: First Home Tips

Publication: Sunday Times – Home Weekly Date: August 2013 Buying and moving into your first home is an extremely exciting prospect. It can however be a touch overwhelming too. Sunday Times gathered together 15 excellent “first home” tips and suggestions for their newspaper supplement, Home Weekly. They asked Rose for her best piece of advice for first-time home […]

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VISI Feature: Design Bloggers & The Internet

FEATURE: Design Bloggers & The Internet

Publication: VISI Date: February 2013 (Issue 64) In issue 64, the DIY Deluxe Issue, of VISI Magazine Rose McClement gives some short yet sage advice in reply to reader-posed questions regarding design bloggers and the internet. The Q&A appeared in the magazine’s “Ask A Designer” column. Design Bloggers & The Internet “VISI loves how design has taken occupancy of the […]

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FEATURE: Ask A Designer

Publication: Good Housekeeping Date: March 2012 In the March issue of Good Housekeeping South Africa Rose McClement gives some short yet sage advice in reply to reader-posed questions. The Q&A appeared in the magazine’s “Ask A Designer” column. Ask A Designer One reader asked: “How do I make over my bedroom without spending a fortune?” […]

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