The World Cup is on! That would be the monumental international soccer (or futbol as we call it in this Argentine/American household) championship. Read more HERE
It happens every four years and itIt is a very big deal. This year the country of South Africa is hosting it, so I thought I'd feature some examples of interior design from South Africa.
It wasn't that easy. Most of the initial examples I found were very "mumsy", kind of a throwback to an old style middle class decorating sometimes found in England.
But I kept searching and finally found some very beautiful images of South African interiors.
They run the gamut from arty and folksy, to modern and sleek, to cottage and girly.
Design is pretty much global now, though certain characteristics imbibe the rooms of the place they exist in.
The South African design industry seems to be growing, and fantastic sensibilities are being formed.
It's not all about an African theme for sure...
...but rather about using global influences found everywhere in good design.
South Africa is a huge country, with cities and rural areas and beaches, so architecture and home decor reflects region.
Diversity and creativity abound in South African design.
All of these images were done by South African photographer Craig Fraser, and can be found in one of many of the books he has done about South Africa: Hot Afro; Home Cape Town; Shack Chic (he has also published many more beautiful titles on South Africa than these).
Elle Decor also has a South African version, though sadly they don't have a point and click web site. They have a blog HERE and a Facebook page HERE
And also one of our own decor/design bloggers Vicente Wolf is in South Africa and he is doing some terrific blog posts from there, HERE
I can't help but comment on the sexy Vanity Fair cover, giving the World Cup a super infusion of glamor!
Who wouldn't want to tune in and watch these guys kick the ball around!