Father’s Day Gift Guide

11/06/2019

In yet another fine act in the art of of procrastination, we are a little late on ordering gifts for Father’s Day – approaching at a helluva speed. As a result of our panic, we’ve taken a load off your shoulders and whipped up a fresh batch of delightful gift ideas just for Dad. Getting creative when it comes to Father’s Day gifting is easier said than done, kudos to all of you who pre-emptively bought something knowing…

Piupiuchick at Martin & Ella

27/05/2019

Dubai’s ‘big summer break’ is hurtling towards us like a freight train with a mere five weeks left before school’s out and the mass exodus begins. It’s seems such a unique lifestyle quirk the way so many families collectively leave town over the same period to travel to their home countries or other exotic destinations during July and August, essentially to escape two of the warmest months of the year here in the UAE. I know that we…

Fronteriors is open for business

26/05/2019

Last month I shared the exciting news about Fronteriors with you all. Remember that new business venture I am embarking on with my dear friend and fellow crazy, er, I mean stylist, Linda Dekkers (aka LiveLoudGirl)? Taking our collaborative creativity to the next level is proving to be rather a lot of work, particularly on top of the usual House of Hawkes project load, but thankfully neither of us are the type to back down from a personal…

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…

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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  • Who even knew a plywood cabinet could look so beautiful!? Or that there 2 IKEA besta frames hidden below those fronts, sides and top?? Its a @fronteriors magic trick! 🧙‍♂️🤭
  • Our second @fronteriors product shoot is happening in  two parts this week and we’re beyond excited to share this new batch of fronteriors products with you! You’ve all seen and loved the BILLY cabinet with cane doors, but now you get to meet his big brother – a wider, deeper and all round sexier cane cabinet made up of two BESTA frames supported on our custom metal leg frame. Two cane doors, two sides and one top complete the look of what is probably one of our personal favourite combinations. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks later on this this week. 
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  • Lazy Saturdays.... for some.
  • We've got double doggie trouble around here for a few days as Pep's sister, Jessie, is stay with us while her humans (also our humans) are in South Africa.
  • Waking up to music is a good way to start the day. Although Pepper's not still not sure what's happening in here when the beat drops... 😂 there's always a frantic little bark like someone's coming for her. Cray cray pup! 
#bangolufsenuae #bangolufsen #beoplay
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  • Around this time last year I was working on a secret makeover project for Kaitlyn's bedroom. She went to school with much resistance on the morning of her birthday and came home to a different room. The reaction was priceless! But seriously, where has a whole year gone?  #timeflies #kidspo
  • Loved seeing this room we designed last year featured over at @mintymagazine today. Despite it being a little over a year ago, it seems like a lifetime ago. Makes.you realise how much happens in a year and how quickly it goes.
  • That time we kitted all the @houseofhawkes smalls out in the cool new @piupiuchick collection from @martin_and_ella - I think it was one of the last mornings that you could be outdoors without actually melting, so I guess it was well timed. ☀️🔥🕶🤩
How many sleeps till school's out?? #summer2019 #hot #summer #itsgettinghotinhere #piupiuchick #houseofhawkesloves
  • Say hello to my new toy, the B&O M5 wireless speaker.  She’s busting out the tunes whilst ticking all the aesthetic and audio quality boxes, looking ever so pretty amidst this re-styled corner of my bedroom. She’s destined for our holiday home in South Africa this summer (we’ve been on the hunt for a good wireless speaker for some time), but in the meantime I’m really enjoying having music in our bedroom again. I think my last source of audio in the bedroom was a clock radio!! Er, who remembers those?

In other news, the hubster is at an event this evening and I’m about to pop my podcast cherry (true story!) and I’m looking for recommendations, please. I’m yet to download a single episode, if that’s even what we call them, but I’ve got the audio situation on fleek. Kids and neighbours may be listening in too! I’m a strong case for the term ‘all the gear and no idea’, so please indulge me with your suggestions with what’s good in the podcast arena. I want to get tonight’s party started. 
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