Interior shoot for Kojabu

This shoot speaks to me personally because I love a monochromatic color scheme and simplicity and that is the essence of this beautiful space created by the very talented team at Kojabu

The morning of the shoot I had to borrow a camera from a friend and had no babysitter for my little five month old … needless to say that it was a rocky start but what a beautiful ending seeing my edited pictures and loving the result – even if I have to say so myself!

Contact me on margauxtait@outlook.com

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Mini shoot – vouchers R350

Our mini shoot vouchers makes the perfect gift this Christmas!

The voucher includes a 30 minute shoot at home or the chosen location by the client or photographer. Choose from the following themes: Family | Baby | Engagement | Maternity | Mommy and Me | Daddy and Me.

Buy your mini family shoot voucher online from our Hello Pretty Store

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Buy your mini engagement / couple shoot voucher online from our Hello Pretty Store

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Buy your mini maternity shoot voucher online from our Hello Pretty Store

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Buy your mini baby shoot voucher online from our Hello Pretty Store

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Buy your mini ‘Mommy and Me’ shoot voucher online from our Hello Pretty Store

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Buy your mini ‘Daddy and Me’ shoot voucher online from our Hello Pretty Store

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Please me contact us directly if you want to book a full shoot at margauxtait@outlook.com

Inner City Ideas Cartel – Cape Town

Kojabu have just finished the installation and styling of the library area in the beautiful new Cartel House with beautiful shelving from stokperd. We are looking forward to doing a few more exciting projects in this space.

“The IC | IC offers scalable workspace for the urban entrepreneur who needs an office that is conducive to productivity and opportunity by encouraging the presence of like-minded people.”
– Schuyler Vorster

Visit Cartel House

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Mixing old and new with this vintage deep buttoned sofa against modern wood paneling. It’s the unexpected combination of beautiful curated items that really takes your breath away.

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Jacob’s styling genius shows with this brass light fitting casually placed among collections of books. He also used old sewing machines in the same way.

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Old books sits comfortably next to modern furniture creating a warm and inviting library area.

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Beautiful attention to detail was given to even the roof tiles (gold pattern on the right).

Contact Kojabu for all your interior needs.

Featured in TUIS / HOME magazine

Dining room wall

My husband and I have vastly different tastes when it comes to home decor.

For the past nine years it’s been an up hill battle to find the middle ground and finally we did. We both love retro items with a history so we rounded up the inherited heirlooms and created this focus wall above our dining room table.

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As featured in the April 2016 issue of TUIS / HOME magazines.

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At the end of of a dark and narrow hallway we added this scull sculpture and painted textured wallpaper in the same grey tone as the rest of the hallway to add much needed interest.

To soften the look we draped a string of wooden beads on the antlers. The sheer volume of the piece creates a beautiful impression.

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The big cheese

I love circles as it creates the perfect focal point. The eye is naturally drawn to the shape.

This large barrel lid that I use for a cheese platter while entertaining at home never really found its place in the kitchen (that is the size of a match box).

I think it works beautifully against this empty lounge wall and is at hand for dinner parties.

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For more focal wall inspiration, pick up a copy of TUIS/HOME magazine as they cover the subject from all angles by showing you how to put your personal stamp on it with paint, art, thrift store finds and wallpaper.

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Photography Inspiration – Clear or Cloudy?

Photography Inspiration- Clear or Cloudy?

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We have found some phenomenal photographs on the web of clever artists that have looked to the skies for inspiration and captured it in a unique way.

By combining the pictures we gave it a different voice and tell a fresh new story.

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theultralinx.com and flickr.com

The all mighty rule of thirds applies in these photographs and is still to date the most effective trick to powerful composition. The yellow container on the left and clear graded blue sky mimics the canola field and cloudy sky on the right.

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livingalifeinflower.tumblr.com and theultralinx.com

The dramatic clouds on the left looks like a classic painting from the masters. The play on texture and contrast creates a powerful image.

Combining architecture and a perfect exposed sky like the picture on the right make you stop and look twice.

We think this would be a great image for a print ad that urges people to watch less TV. Remember how we use to make out shapes in the clouds as kids …

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flickr.com and weandthecolor.com

The contrasting red balloons with the clear blue sky gives a festive feel to the picture. As corny as it may be, balloons shoots beautifully.

One of our favorite pictures is the one on the right. Maybe it’s personal as I grew up in a suburban area. It breaks down to simple shapes that has the perfect rhythm. This type of minimalism really speaks to me.

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There is something about a canola field that really excites me. The intense yellow against a blue or grey sky is simply beautiful. The picture of the left is of a storm over a prairie. It’s pretty enough to take the place of a painting in the home.

A little out of the box and lots of fun is this Polaroid cloud picture against a perfect blue sky.

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Captured antlers and air-plants

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To celebrate our green theme this month we have captured these beautiful textured images featuring antlers and air-plants.

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The range consists of ten captured images.

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These images form part of our LIFESTYLED syndication collection. To inquire about rates and availability please email the editor on margaux@mylifestyled.co.za

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