Scene & Heard | JULY 2019

08/07/2019

Welcome to the latest installment of Scene and Heard, a regular feature where the team shares interesting bits and bobs that we’ve recently came across. If you missed last month’s Scene & Heard, check it out here. You may not be aware of this, but Charly is our resident DJ at House of Hawkes HQ. She keeps the atmosphere serene when stress levels are high and keeps us up to speed with what the cool kids are listening…

Rug Crush Roundup

27/06/2019

It’s no secret that a good rug can make a room, I’m sure this is no surprise to most of you, but finding the right rug can be tricky. After doing some rug sourcing for a few clients recently, we discovered quite a few beauties out there. So, we have done the groundwork for you and have roundup our favourites and some tips to consider when choosing a rug. 01 Size of the rug. There is nothing quite…

Console Styling with The Bowery Company

25/05/2019

Something we’re asked all too often by clients is “how do I style a sideboard?” It’s actually a great question, and as stylists we sometimes forget that it doesn’t come naturally to everyone – yet it so important to have these surface spaces looking ‘pulled together’ in you home. With this in mind, we thought it might be helpful to share some console or sideboard styling ideas as a regular feature. So you can look forward to a…

Mother’s Day Spoils

08/05/2019

Mother’s Day can be confusing in the multi-cultural society that is the UAE – with such a vast number of nationalities in one place, many of which celebrate Mother’s Day at different times of the year, it all becomes a bit puzzling – especially for the dads. consider this your ‘heads up’ if you’re from the USA, Canada, most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan, the Philippines or South Africa where Mother’s Day is celebrated on…

Currently crushing | etsy sellers

03/05/2019

Oh, how we love a good Etsy find. We also know all too well that the amount of beautiful things you come across when browsing online can be completely overwhelming at times. So, in an effort to make this a bit easier for you, we thought it would be a good idea to share our shortlist of Etsy sellers that we are currently crushing on. From wallpaper and cushions to toys and beautifully crafted ceramics, our list covers…

Greenify your home with fresh or faux

25/04/2019

Using greenery to spruce up a room is like adding accessories to an outfit, without them you look fine, but throw on some clever additions and you look fabulous. In a world dominated by concrete and glass, indoor plants and fresh flowers offer a welcome change and giving your home a natural green tinge definitely has plenty of perks. Adding a plant to a room is arguably one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to give a…

Scene & Heard | April 2019

22/04/2019

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 or newsworthy tidbits from our time spent online. Grab a cuppa and enjoy our April round-up. 1. SA Kids brands on our radarsWe are going absolutely gaga over these proudly South African kids brands. Flynn Jaxson – If you’re looking for some simple…

Ikea favourite finds | April 2019

19/04/2019

We are big fans of IKEA around here. It’s not for every room in the house, but it certainly has its place – particularly in this region’s transient society, Every now and again, they really hit a home run, particularly in recent years as they’ve taken on more design collaboration projects, and of late they’ve been knocking it out of the park. After a recent trip to our Dubai store, we thought we’d give you a round-up of…

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We are so excited to be sharing the next installments to our collection of doors, sides, tops and accessories for your much-loved IKEA frames. This cane cabinet (constructed with 2 x 128x60xm Besta cabinets and supported on our custom leg frame) is proving to be a firm favourite. Talk about 'furniture in disguise', eh!? image by @marli_smithphotography 
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