Tips to build equity in your home
To gain a better understanding of what equity means in relation to your home, think of it in simple terms, so for example; you could refer to the difference between your home’s value and the amount you still owe on your mortgage. Your home will gain equity over a time as you pay off your bond and the home value increases while your interest portion decreases. This can be a tricky scenario to control as future home values cannot be predicted with much accuracy. One should ther
5 Ways to Upgrade your Bedroom
We all want a sanctuary to come home to at then end of a long and busy day. One of peace, serenity and absolute comfort. A bedroom is not only a place where you end off your day but also where you start every day, so I believe it is very important to start off on the right side of the bed so to speak. So as with all new years brings all new hope and inspiration, focus a little bit of that on your bedroom for a great start every day. Here are 5 ways to upgrade your bedroom an
It is that time of the year again when the weather begins to turn and we seek warmer, cosier spaces to cuddle up in. These spaces are to evoke a sense of discovery and exploration. Although we predominantly become home bound during this cooler, wetter period we still look for similar comforts when we do venture outside of our sanctuaries. We seek to find places that are our homes away from home so a restaurant with a throw over the back of your seat or a wine estate with roar
Scatter Cushion Styles
Either you love them or you hate them, but personally I think scatter cushions are a great way to introduce colour, texture and extra comfort to any room. Be it in a bedroom to offset the masculine bulk of a large headboard, to a display over a sofa that adds layering and interest to the room. You can get very creative with scatter cushions, from the style of scatter cushion itself, a variety of edging to choose from to the actual size and make-up of the inner. I would sugge
Our First Birthday!
Trait Interior Design and Décor turns 1 year old today! What an incredible journey it has been! Thank you to our loyal clients for trusting us in your home renovations! Thank you to our incredible team of top class tradesmen whom non of this would have been possible without. Thank you for being there through all the laughter, challenges, tight deadlines and sheer thrill of the ride! Thank you for all the unconditional support of friends, family and an incredible husband who h
Vintage Interior Design
A simple view into Vintage Interior Design and the characteristics that define it.
Entrepreneur with Passion
After years of doing consulting work as an interior designer, self-starter Angela Ocker (29), started her own interior design company, Trait Décor, earlier this year.2016 is definitely a year full of new beginnings for this creative and determined young entrepreneur. Apart from taking the leap to enter the competitive world of interior design, she also tied the knot about 3 months ago with longtime boyfriend. Despite the fact that she graduated with honors in interior design