Hi, I’m Kathryn – wife, mom of two little munchkins, interiors stylist, e-design enthusiast, incurable decorator and incessant organizer. We’re a South African family living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Welcome to House of Hawkes, a creative space for sharing my love of design and decorating.

It’s no exaggeration to say that I am somewhat obsessed with decorating and am constantly inspired to create a beautiful and functional living space without spending a fortune. As expats, we’ve lived in rented accommodation for years, which makes spending a lot of money on the property difficult to justify. That said, it’s not in my nature to live with no expression of personal style and as a result, I have mastered the art of making the most of wherever we call home without breaking the bank.