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Finding the Perfect Balance

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What sets a custom bookcase or storage unit apart from a standard, conventional unit? For one thing, you have the ability to choose your own storage, in a way that helps you create the ideal shelving to suit your needs. Whether you are revamping your apartment, planning a home office or updating your current, limiting, storage, finding the perfect balance is easier than you think once you find the perfect custom bookcase or few.

Why Design Your Own Custom Bookcase?

One of the things that makes a custom bookcase or two the perfect choice for homes of all sizes is that it offers the ability to design your storage around the space you have, rather than the space you wish you had. When you choose a range that is made to blend into your home effortlessly, you have the added advantage of a fully seamless, integrated storage that looks as though it was made to suit your home. Needless to say, that is always a big win.

Wondering how you can add a touch of integrated style with the help of the Balance range? Here are just some of the ways that you can use these flexible bookcases

Create a seamless flow between rooms.

Finding the Perfect Balance - Seamless Design

Bookcases don’t only have to store books. Modular shelving units that offer mix and match shelves, cubes and containers can also be just as effective in a dining room or even in an open plan kitchen. These shelves can be a great way to store just about anything, from decor items all the way to canisters, pots, pans, vases, pot plants, plates, glasses and anything else you need to store safely and simply. Modular shelving units can be used in open plan spaces to transition the flow from living room to dining room and from dining area to kitchen.

Mix and match the shelves and storage you need.

Finding the Perfect Balance - Flexible Storage

Combining shelving units of different widths and heights help you plan your very own tailored storage in a way that is flexible and space-savvy. Add-ons such as organisers of different sizes and storage cubes further add to the versatility of this type of storage, making it easier to store items of just about any size and shape. Shelves can be placed alongside one another or positioned in a way that acts as a divider or corner unit. When you mix and match colours, too, the effect is a wonderfully adaptive storage unit that is unique and easy on the eye.

Create a flawless, organised home office.

Finding the Perfect Balance - Home Office

Module bookcases are also an excellent choice for home offices and work areas, helping you create a workspace that is organised and well-designed. Depending on the sizes of the units you choose, and how you arrange them, you could easily create an office nook in a larger open plan studio, or you could create wall-to-wall storage in a dedicated study. Add in a few additional modular cubes and a desk that suits the look and feel of your storage, and you will have a stylish place to work, study and create, with just a few key pieces of furniture.

Ready to find your perfect balance? View the full Balance collection to view our beautifully crafted custom bookcase range.

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3 Reasons to Visit Us at Design Joburg

Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre between 25 and 27 May 2018, Design Joburg celebrates the leaders in decor and design. This exciting expo is now in its second year. The very first inaugural event saw thousands of decor and design enthusiasts getting together to enjoy a world-class showcase of current trends.

3 Reasons to Visit Us at Design Joburg

This year’s Design Joburg expo is set to be no less of a success, with plenty to look forward to over the course of the event. VOX will be there, with bells on, as we showcase our very own Lori study and share our expert tips on how to create an inviting home office.

Why Visit Us at Design Joburg This Year?

What makes the 2018 Design Joburg expo worth a visit? For starters, here are some of the things that you can look forward to at this year’s event…

1/ Cutting-edge design.

This event is all about cutting-edge interior design, featuring a wide range of exhibitors and shows over the course of the event. Whether you consider yourself a design connoisseur or you simply love beautifully furnished rooms, this event is a must-visit for anyone with an appreciation for beautiful interiors. Highlights at this year’s event include Rooms on View, a show-within-a-show that brings to life incredible room designs; CoLabs, which pair up leading architects and designers and plenty more besides.

2/ Decor inspiration.

You’ll also be able to find a wide range of inspiration from room to room. VOX will be showcasing our highly sought-after Lori home office, which offers a contemporary look that is rooted in functional design. This range includes a streamlined desk, along with a set of bookcases that allow you to mix and match to suit your needs. Quirky details such as the Lori kennel add plenty of charm, while high-quality construction and sleek shapes make this study set as beautiful as it is practical.

3/ Current trends.

Stay au fait with the latest and greatest trends in colour, decor, design and style, to ensure that your home is always on trend. Home expos are always a rewarding way to stay abreast of the trends that are shaping the design industry on a global scale. Although we do not believe in blindly following trends, we do believe that staying on track of global design influences is one of the best ways to stay inspired.

Now that you have a better idea of what to expect from this year’s event, we hope that we will see you there! Tickets to the expo cost between R80 and R120 via Webtickets. Kids under 12 get in for free. The expo will run from 10h00 to 18h00 on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May 2018, wrapping up at 17h00 on the final day of the show, Sunday 27 May 2018. For full details, head on over to the official Design Joburg event website at


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How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home

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The concept of Hygge has been embraced all over the world, and for good reason. Pronounced “HUE-gah”, this concept takes winter cosiness to a whole new level. Originating in Denmark and Norway as a way to survive the freezing temperatures and seemingly endless days of snow, this concept lies in the enjoyment of the little things in life, such as warm blankets, long soaks in the tub, hot cocoa, comfort food and family time. In essence, this concept is all about enjoying winter as a time to step back and relax rather than counting down the days until summer. How can you foster a sense of Hygge in your home? Let’s take a look.

How to Inspire Hygge in Your Space

Wondering how to up the cosiness factor in your home? Here are some simple ways to inspire a bit of Hygge for your home this winter…

Create a bedroom retreat.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - Create a Bedroom Retreat

Where better to spend a lazy weekend than the comfort of your bed? This is where you can pile on the blankets, eat all the junk food you like, watch movies or series, catch up on some reading, enjoy long afternoon naps or simply hide from the world for a few hours after a tiring week of work and adulting. For best results, invest in a bed that offers the ideal retreat, such as the 4You Canopy Bed, which even has slots to hang a projector. We promise… duvet days will never be the same again with a bed like this!

Cosy up your living room.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - Cosy Up Your Living Room

If on the off-chance you feel like getting out of bed, it is essential that your living room is geared towards optimal snugness as well. Look for comfortable modular seating that can adapt to your needs. This will allow you to structure your living room to suit your needs. For movie nights, you can create a cinema style layout, and for leisurely afternoons spent on the couch with a blanket and a good book, you can extend your seating to give you all the space you need. Make sure that you have a few blankets and soft cushions at hand to ramp up the snugness in your living room.

Plan a reading nook.

How to Invite a Touch of Hygge Into Your Home - Plan a Reading Nook

Have a quiet corner somewhere that is not often used? We have just the thing that will take your winter warming to a whole new level. Reading nooks can be enjoyed by everyone, from the youngest members of the household all the way to the grown-ups. Essentially, these nooks are made for reading and relaxing, with just enough space for a comfy cushion, chair or fold out mattress, a table and perhaps a bookcase. Add some soft cushions and a layer of blankets, and the result is a space that truly feels like you are far away from the world’s problems. Reading nooks can be temporary or rotating, making them versatile and easy to set up on the spot.

Make sure that your home is ready for winter with a wide range of modern furniture and home decor that is sure to be perfect for bringing a touch of Hygge into your space.

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Getting Your Home Office Organised for The Year Ahead

As we settle into 2018, now is the perfect time to think about how you can get your home office organised for the brand new year that lies ahead. Whether you are planning to redo your study completely, or simply add some smart storage units that will help you save space, reduce clutter and inspire productivity, we have a few tips to share that will help you get your plans underway.

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