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Micro trend: Round mirrors

Have you spotted the little upward trend of using round mirrors – particularly the suspended variety, and often with leather straps? Don’t you love it? I’m already scheming about where I can install one of these retro beauties…. and I’ve spotted something similar on sale at The Bowery Co. this week! Have a good one. Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |…

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Rolf Benz & Hulsta

I only recently discovered that renowned German brands, Rolf Benz and Hulsta have a gorgeous showroom in Dubai. I was no doubt a little late to that party but better late than never, I guess. Anyways, as part of the same family-owned group that Hacker kitchens belongs to, the showroom is located in the same building,…

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Tribe Homeware

Tribe is one of the latest homeware boutiques to hit Dubai and I can assure you that it is about to start making some serious waves in the local interiors scene. Founder, Jo England, has garnered an impressive selection of decor pieces perfectly suited to a style that is best – and rather aptly – defined as ‘tribal chic’. Needless to say,…

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Ikea catalogue 2016

Having been away for the past few weeks, I missed my much anticipated door drop of the new Ikea catalogue. Would you believe there is no Ikea in South Africa!? Yes, it’s a tragedy of epic proportions. Needless to say, receiving a copy of the 2016 catalogue was a welcome highlight on my return to a very…

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Bathroom dreaming

I recently let you all in on the news about the house renovation project that we will be tackling towards the end of the year. Along with redoing the kitchen (see the mood board for that here), we are hoping our budget will also accommodate a master bathroom renovation. We haven’t yet completed all the costings, so I…

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A Swedish country home

Just thought I’d share a look at this home I’ve been obsessing over lately. If you recognise the kitchen in this exquisite country house, it’s because it was a main source of inspiration in a recent post about ideas for my new kitchen project. It all started, as it often does, with a visit to Pinterest. One minute I’m drooling…

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Dream kitchen project: part 1

Towards the end of the year, we plan to move into our own home – it’s a townhouse that we have owned and rented out for some time. The space is going to be somewhat smaller than we are accustomed to renting, but we are so looking forward to having a place that we can customise to our…

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A lounge & dining room makeover

Hello my lovelies. This post is coming to you from South Africa, where I’m currently enjoying some cooler weather. The kids and I have escaped the Dubai heat for the (very long) summer school holidays. The last few weeks of the term felt like a constant rush so I am looking forward to some ‘quiet time’ in…

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Jotun spring/summer 2015 collection

If you haven’t already seen the six beautiful tones in Jotun’s SS2015 collection, then consider this your treat for the day. For anyone planning a little home improvement or DIY work over the summer, there is no doubt something here that you are going to fall in love with here…

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Boramiri

It seems I am experiencing a sudden wave of broodiness (WTF?) and I place the blame firmly on Instagram, because that’s where I stumbled across Boramiri. This adorable boutique has me wanting to decorate a nursery right now! Bora Lee is a Parisienne illustrator and graphic designer with Korean origins. Inspired by both worlds, she uses French fabrics and…

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Nicky McLean’s photography studio refresh

Nicky McLean is a talented and sought after Dubai-based photographer who specialises in maternity and newborn photography. She has an amazing talent for capturing those fleeting moments when your tiny new bundle looks as though it could still be in the womb. Sadly, I only came to know of Nicky’s work long after my babies…

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Succulents // the perfect house plants

Succulents are definitely amongst my favourite house plants. Not only are they very much on decorating point at the moment, but they’re also reasonably easy to keep alive – which is excellent news for an (unintentional) plant slayer like me. I popped into Dubai Garden centre last week looking for something completely different, but their gorgeous display of…

Father's Day gift guide

Father’s Day gift guide

I don’t usually do many lifestyle features here but since I have been having a look around the interweb for Father’s Day gifts, I thought I’d do you a solid and share some of the goodies I’ve discovered thus far… 1. Love, love, love this gingham shirt with elbow patches. I have a bit of a thing…

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Jamie Kay

I am sure you’ll agree that some things don’t need much in the way of an introduction or explanation – beauty can speak for itself. Like these blankets and throws in cottons and lambswool by NZ-based online retailer, Jamie Kay. The store bears the name of it’s owner, homeware designer and mum-preneur , Jamie. Aren’t they lovely? Whilst I am…

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For the love of baskets

image source My husband loves to tell anyone who’ll listen that I’m a basket case. And frankly, he’s probably right. I’m a bit of a hot mess on any given day lately. What with running around the kids, trying to grow my little decorating empire 😉 , keeping the family fed and watered and generally chasing my…

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Botanical prints

I’ve been having such fun with a project I’m currently working on in a beautiful Arabian Ranches home. Whilst there was nothing particularly wrong with the state of things, the owner was eager to give the downstairs living and dining room a little refresh – just to change things up a bit and keep things, well, fresh. And that’s precisely what…

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NIPPRIG // A Limited Edition collection from Ikea

Ikea is about to launch a new limited edition collection and this is your sneak peek. The NIPPRIG range is a collaboration with local crafters and producers in Vietnam and Cambodia, featuring products manufactured from renewable materials (think bamboo, seagrass, water hyacinth, rattan, etc.), using traditional weaving techniques. Are you feeling the feel-good factor here? This au naturel collection offers a wide range of ready-assembled…

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Art by Camilla Hind

I was introduced to the lovely Camilla Hind towards the end of last year when she and I worked on a fun Christmas styling collaboration with two other bloggers. You know how you sometimes meet a person and you know instantly that you’re going to like them? Well, Camilla is one of those people – aside…

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Favourite things for a teen girl room

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working on an e-design bedroom makeover for a sweet young lady on the brink of her teens. The brief from the young lass was one that put me slightly out of my super neutral comfort-zone. She was after something fun and fresh, and it had to have lots of bright colours. GULP. Despite…

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Typo Dubai // GIVEAWAY

Let’s have a show of hands for all the stationery lovers out there! … yup, I’m feeling you guys. If you’re anything like me, and the mere mention of stationery gets your heart racing a little (and somewhat awkwardly) faster than necessary, then you need to know about Typo. Australia’s favourite gifts and stationery brand has…

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MarMarLand

My lovelies, I’m back! As you might have gathered, I’ve been on a little blogging vacay whilst at home in South Africa for three weeks. I made a rather impromptu decision to fly to Cape Town to surprise one of my besties for her 40th birthday party. With the kids Easter break thrown in, my quick…

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Armadillo & Co. rugs

Last week I styled a nursery scene in a photoshoot for a baby brand. It was a wonderful project to be a part of, and as always, I had such fun sourcing decor pieces. I got my first up close and personal look at the exquisite rugs from Australian brand, Armadillo & Co. I had noticed the rugs…