SCENE & HEARD | JANUARY 2020

19/01/2020

Welcome back to another edition of Scene and Heard, an intentionally short and sweet series dedicated to sharing ad hoc snippets of cool things that have caught our eye on the interiors and lifestyle scene. Grab a cuppa and enjoy our January round-up. KATH It’s great to report that interesting interior stores continue to pop up in Dubai. More recently, we have discovered The Loom Collection and Soul & Tables. Both offer a gorgeous selection of furniture and accessory items that are well priced. We are particularly fond of The Loom Collection’s rug selection and have already used them in…

Our favourite 2020 interior trends

10/01/2020

Hello 2020! The arrival of a fresh new year brings with it a heightened sense of what’s new ‘out there’ and catching our eye. More specifically, a realisation of the interior design trends that we are swooning over and that are having a definite influence on our design perspective as we enter a new decade. We thought it would be a good time to share some trends that are flickering on our radar. So, kick back and feast your eyes on whats giving us all the interior right feels. CurvesYou only need five minutes of scrolling through the ’gram’ or…

Christmas Gift Guides 2019

14/12/2019

It’s that time of year again, when we are all frantically scrambling to find the perfect gifts for our nearest and dearest. We hope to have taken some of the leg work out of Christmas shopping for you this year with gifts for everyone on your list. Consider this the ultimate cheat sheet to knocking out your gift shopping for the year, so, credit card at the ready, let’s get stuck in… 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 01 A great gift for the neat freak, these simple stylish leather pieces,…

Our rental villa upgrades: Kitchen Makeover

06/12/2019

Say hello to our new kitchen! If you follow me on Instagram, you will already have seen that I’ve done a kitchen makeover at home – and if you caught the blog post about our new flooring, then you probably also know that our landlord recently agreed to a small budget for some upgrades in our villa. Flooring was priority level one, but some changes in the kitchen were a close second. Lucky for us, this villa had already had a kitchen upgrade at some point because it has an IKEA Kitchen rather than the original Meadows spec. The space…

Baby BOY nursery bliss

01/12/2019

If you’ve been keeping a close eye on my Insta lately you might have seen some sneak peeks of a blissful boy nursery we just finished up. Our client was expecting her third little man, so this wasn’t mama’s first rodeo and the ‘bones’ of the nursery were already in place with some key pieces she already had – a crib and feeding chair that had been used in the nurseries of her two older boys. For both sentimental and practical reasons, she wanted to use these for the new room too. Our brief was to create a calming space…

Our rental villa upgrades: New flooring

19/11/2019

When we renewed our lease agreement this year, we asked our landlord if he would consider giving us a budget to spend on some upgrades that are desperately required in the house. To our absolute delight, he agreed without hesitation. And so the fix up journey began. The budget for upgrades was conservative at best and I was going to have to do some serious prioritising – hello new flooring. The flooring in this house had bothered me since the day we arrived. Whilst the tiles were actually not at all offensive, being light and very neutral in colour, they…

A Gender Neutral Room for Little Siblings

11/11/2019

Designing a shared gender neutral room can be daunting, but we never shy away from a challenge. So, when a mum of two reached out to us to assist with creating a space for her brood we accepted without hesitation. We had an generous blank canvas with a beautiful wooden floor to work from and the brief was fairly simple: double the kids meant double the volume of stuff, so enough storage for all their paraphernalia was a necessity. Our client also wanted a fun and playful space with a colourful palette. She was also really keen on having some…

Scene & Heard | Summer holiday

04/11/2019

The summer holidays feel somewhat like a lifetime ago – what, with signs of Christmas already in stores and a hint of winter weather starting to make its way to Dubai – but we realised recently the the team hadn’t yet shared our ‘scene & heard’ snippets from our various summer adventures across South Africa & Europe. Well, you might have followed along for Kath’s South African adventures via Instagram or the post she published about her stay in the Cape (be sure to see that if you haven’t already), but the rest of the team had some great escapes…

Britt’s BUDGET-FRIENDLY NURSERY

01/11/2019

A much anticipated new arrival to the House of Hawkes brood has us all hyped-up. We are on baby-watch as we speak – waiting, waiting to hear of the new little guy’s arrival. But unlike Mila’s nursery last year, which we literally threw together at the 11th hour – with awesome results I might add – we were a little more organised this time around in helping our dear colleague Britt get ready for baby’s arrival. It certainly helped that IKEA, and Jotun, two of our favourite brands, were keen to jump in and help us with this fun little…

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  • Peeps, theres a new edition of our popular Scene & Heard series on the blog today. An intentionally short and sweet feature dedicated to sharing ad hoc snippets of cool things that have caught our eye on the interiors and lifestyle scene, this month's post includes some great new retail discoveries as well as news from old favourites, like the new print collection from @mydeernl - find it on houseofhawkes.com by following the link in my bio.
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  • I caught Kaitlyn dancing in the flower crown that I wore to last night's party. The series of snaps that I managed to catch are mostly blurry but I love them. 
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  • Snuggle down Dubai peeps, the chill is real! More so for some of us than others. Clearly. 🐶 ❄ 🥶
  • And so to bed... because I need an early(ish) night and I'll take any excuse to get under my duvet in this unusual Dubai chill. A scene from #hawkesholidayhome in Salt Rock, South Africa where I hear they're having quite the opposite weather conditions.
  • Sometimes even Dubai gets moody 
#dubaiwinter #mydubai #kitebeach
  • When you're alone at the office and they all think you're working.... meanwhile you're chillin' like a villain. #guilty #office #studiof #nordichomeworx #canewebbing
  • Surpise delivery of flowers in our new office from our friends at @innerspaceme - so thoughtful and brightening things up considerably! Also, did you spot our @fronteriors cane doors for PAX wardrobes making a fabulous statement in the background there? 
#ikeahack #ikeahacks #paxwardrobes #pax #ikeahacking #fronteriors #canedoors #cane #canewebbing
  • If you saw my stories about my visit to @chattelsandmore and was wondering what I came home with... that @kareuae gold number is looking shiny and new in it's new home!
  • Its that time of year when we're looking around at what's hot and what's not. And in the spirit of January, fresh starts and changes on the horizon, we've rounded up our take on trends for 2020 on houseofhawkes.com | sherpa upholstery is definitely on there! 
#2020trends #interiors #interior123 #intertrend #sherpa #houseofhawkes 
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