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In conversation with Susan McNair – Founder of Silk By Design

1. Hi Sue, please tell me a little about yourself? I was born and raised in Durban and now live in Cowie’s Hill with my husband of 33 years. I have 2 adult sons, who I’m proud to say now work alongside me at Silk by Design.  I am generally a busy body and I’ve always found that I am most content when I’m working.  I started out working at a young age doing odd jobs, such as cashing at the local drive-inn, working in a hairdressing sal...

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Why you should consider using silk flowers for your wedding!

Ever considered silk flowers for your wedding? On the morning of my big day,  I sat at the hairdresser getting my hair curled, when my mother had called me anxiously to let me know that all the flowe...

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BREAKING THE MISCONCEPTION OF ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS

There are still many misconceptions around silk and artificial flowers and in fact many people would never think of choosing them over the live ones. In the past artificial flowers often looked tacky ...

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SILK FLOWER DECORATING TIPS FOR 2019

Interior decorators are entering a new era in Silk Flowers.  The charm of these designer floral arrangements has become increasingly popular, as they offer many advantages over fresh flowers.  Silk ...

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Stand a chance to WIN with Silk By Design…

We are giving away a gorgeous lifelike silk flower arrangement to one lucky winner, who attends the Spring Fair 2019.   Competition Mechanics:   For patrons to stand a chance of winning ...

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Visit Silk by Design at Autumn Fair 2018

If you’ve ever visited a big trade fair before, you will know that the number of new and beautiful products on offer can sometimes be overwhelming and it's not always easy to see everything that you...

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Why choose artificial plants for your interior landscaping installation?

It’s no secret that with today's urban majority spending more and more time indoors (over 90% in some cases) and away from nature, that there is a growing desire to have internal spaces mirror the n...

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What makes a quality silk flower?

Silk & artificial flowers and trees have over the years become a commonplace feature in modern decorating and design, either complementing or even replacing live plants completely. When done well...

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Blush pink trend

Blush pink is a huge trend in the Interior Design world this Season! Why not dare to think pink and we promise it’ll pay off! You can give a room two very different appeals, a modern and sophistica...

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Ultra Violet – Pantone colour of the year 2018

Pantone ultra violet has been voted the Pantone colour of the year for 2018. If you're looking for a conversation starter, feature a silk ultra violet flower arrangement in your home! It will certainl...

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