Our Holiday Home Reveal Part 3 : Master bedroom and bathrooms

29/09/2018

Work has been so ridiculously busy the past two weeks that I haven’t been on the blog much. We are working on some great new projects which I look forward to sharing on here in the coming weeks but for now, I’m conscious that I still owe you guys more room reveals from our new holiday home. So whilst the family are chilling in the pool this weekend morning, I’ve started to type this post on my iPad…

Our Holiday Home Reveal : Part 2 The living areas

19/09/2018

If you asked me what the best thing is about this apartment, it is without a doubt the two generous living spaces. One of the reasons we loved this property when we first saw pictures of it was it’s large outside patio area and the fact that the previous owners had installed custom sliding doors to enclose the space. Enclosing this area has pretty much doubled the living space of the apartment, allowing for a second lounge and…

Palm Jumeirah townhouse

07/09/2018

My lovelies, I’m finally getting around to sharing this bright and airy open living space with you. This living area of a Palm Jumeirah townhouse was actually something that we finished up a while ago, but somehow my very busy summer got in the way of getting it up on the blog. Nonetheless, we are back in Dubai, routines are settling in, I am back at it and very excited to show you this lovely home. We designed…

Kaitlyn’s new desk mini makeover & GIVEAWAY

09/07/2018

This mini-makeover in my daughter’s room is a classic tale of ‘mom-guilt’. We all know it and I am sure many can relate. Kaitlyn has been patiently asking me for a desk in her room since before Christmas and I have repeatedly promised her that I will get around to it ‘soon’. And to be fair, I had every intention to do this for her as soon as I found the proverbial ‘gap’. But the year got super…

Bold Botanical toddler room

07/07/2018

We had so much fun decorating this room for the sweetest toddler. Her mum has incredible style and had already purchased almost all of the items in the room so she called on us to help her style it in their beautiful new home. We usually shy away from projects that require styling only as it’s difficult to put your stamp on a space when you have to work only with what already exists, but in this case…

Gorgeous Grey Bedroom Reveal

14/06/2018

If you have caught any of my Intsastories lately, you might have seen a sneak peak of one of our latest master bedroom designs. Our lovely clients, a South African couple who we first met when they reached out to us to design their baby boy’s nursery last year, were keen to upgrade their bedroom. After loving the look and feel of the nursery, they were keen to incorporate some grey into their master bedroom too. I’m not…

Floral Delight Makeover

05/06/2018

Following on from our recent post about the Boys Adventure Bedroom, we are excited to share the next makeover with you – a shared girls room. The floral wallpaper had us smitten from the moment we saw it and we knew there was no turning back. There is definite shift in my design style as the team and I are venturing towards some adventurous wallpapers and and bolder prints – and in a space like this, you can…

Boys Adventure Bedroom Makeover

26/05/2018

A little while ago we were asked to create two new rooms for four young siblings. The project had a tight timeline that presented several challenges, but we pulled off two rooms in excellent time – one for the boys and one for the girls. The project kicked off with the boys room makeover, followed closely their sisters’. This room was so much fun to design and install for a really lovely client and her adorable boy brood….

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