Avenue @ Tygevalley Centre

This was the quickest, cheapest but fun transformation. My client had to move her ladies boutiques to a new spot in this very big shopping centre. The budget and the space were very small so no space was allowed for seating or décor detail. The back office wall was luckily exposed and identified as the area that can create some sort of depth of feel. With a few tins of paint and a selection of vinyl stickers we transformed this chocolate shop into a ladies boutique within 72 hours. My daughter, Emma, designed the very simple but elegant logo.
The clients love it – it is not a high end fashion shop but for those customers who like something new and trend inspired. The space does not alienate anybody but creates a generic backdrop for very colourful and busy product. See below my story – from the Chocolate shop, the process to the end result.
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A wedding with my kids

Now that it is the wedding season in the Cape Winelands I remember a wedding I did 4 years ago. I’ve done so many different events and celebrations but never a wedding. When my sister asked me to assist her with her daughter big day I decided to help her to creative something simple, honest, from the heart with a kind budget. See the pictures with my daughter Emma and son, Jan who played a key role in the celebrations. The flowers were all white with fresh tullips from a nearby farm, the food all prepared on the Le Joubert estate with props and romantic smalls from my collection.

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The Daily Coffee Cafe

Once upon a time there was a coffee shop in Paarl called Sugarberry. She was an old lady in desperate need of a revamp. When the new owner contacted me I was more than ready to do something different for Paarl. Adriaan de Bruyn had the vision to introduce something different in town and trusted me to do my own thing. The budget was tight but realistic and the transformation was based on good paint colours, a few fruit bins taken apart with the main counter and light installation as the vocal point. He spent money on all the right places and now enjoy an end product with a good menu, warm atmosphere and the best coffee in town. Her name is The Daily. My first project in my home town completed!
This was also my first official collaboration with my daughter Emma, who designed the logo and all the branding items. Read more about her on http://www.emmalize.com. She is only 15 and already have big plans for her design future.

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