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Emily Apple, Guest Author for Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

Emily Apple is a freelance writer, artist and jewellery designer. She has a deep-set love for the beautiful things in life and a passion for interior decorating. Her home in Cape Town, South Africa is a tribute to her love for art, entertaining and relaxation.

7 Décor Apps that’ll Change your World

There is an app for absolutely everything these days. The world of décor has not been left behind. Novice interior decorators can now easily reshuffle, refurbish and renovate their homes to look like a magazine showpiece. Keen to get started on your decorating project? Then check out these popular decor apps: For floor plans and […]

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Creating Special Entertainment Areas for Spring

We’ve been rained out, kept in doors and buried ourselves beneath blankets during winter months. However, the first rays of light peaking through clouds is a sign that Spring is on the way. This gives ample opportunity to begin a process of expanding our space to include the outside world again. So what does that […]

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Maintaining a More Efficient Bedroom

Our bedrooms are the first sight we see in the mornings and the last before we go to sleep. Yet, we often allow our sleeping sanctuaries to become cluttered spaces filled with everything from laundry to yesterday’s coffee cups. To maintain the tranquillity of our bedrooms, it is important to keep clutter out. Not only […]

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Adding Comfort and Convenience to Long Distance Flights

As glamorous as jetting off to your favourite holiday destination may sound, there is nothing romantic about a ten-hour flight, particularly if you’re not fortunate enough to be sitting at the pointy end on this occasion. Luckily some simple luxuries, tips and tricks can take the edge off the aeroplane blues. Settling in for the […]

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Surprisingly great places to travel and live

We all want to live in places that feel right to us: whether in terms of temperature, business and income, views, or whatever. Perhaps we want to visit and remain in places for years to come, or merely travel. Most of us can name off-by-heart those places we want to go, seen from films, documentaries, […]

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Cooking with Minimal Waste

Few things in life are more enjoyable than a hearty, sociable meal with close friends. However, cooking for a dinner event can often create a large amount of waste. With the current ecological crises and resources at an all-time low, we should constantly look for ways to minimise our ecological impact. Is it possible to […]

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5 Ways to Declutter Your Life

It’s funny how we hold on to things we don’t need. Whether it’s knickknacks around the home, or negative emotions from high school, we don’t need this extraneous clutter clogging up our present and future. Decluttering your entire life isn’t easy, can’t be done overnight, and isn’t a once-off process. It’s something you need to […]

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Eco-Friendly Garden Furniture

There are many ways to go green in the garden. You can make your own organic fertilizer, abstain from pesticides, grow your own veggies, and plant a few trees. If you’re environmentally conscious when it comes to your yard, you’ll want to make sure this principle carries through to your garden furniture as well. Use […]

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Monochrome Magic: Black and White Bedroom Design

The black and white monochrome look first hit the fashion scene back in the 1960’s. Since then, it’s never really left us. But, while it’s been on the down-low for the past few years, black-and-white is front and centre again this year as could be seen during the New York Fashion Week. As we all know, […]

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The Right Appliances and Items for Winter

Winter takes its toll on our bodies and our wallets. First, it’s freezing and our bodies struggle to cope with this changed and differing temperature. But, on the other hand, our wallets become emptier as we try purchase those products that help us stay warm. Of course, items aren’t equal and we need to know […]

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