AXOR Press trip – Germany & Italy

27/04/2018

Last week was a great week design wise. Did you get the chance to follow me and fellow interior stylist Linda Dekkers aka @liveloudgirl on our European adventures? If you missed any of the action, I’ve saved the Instagram stories to the highlights in my profile. We had the amazing opportunity to attend a VIP press trip with AXOR Middle East and have co-written this post to tell you all about it. AXOR is the premium bathroom collection of the Hansgrohe…

Meadows Villa Makeover : The Living Room

19/03/2018

We’ve got another reveal for you this week as we continue our Meadows Villa Makeover Series. The next instalment is the the living room – an open plan area next to the kitchen of this family villa. If you haven’t seen the first feature on the TV lounge be sure not to miss that one. When we first saw this space in it’s previous state, my immediate thought was that it lacked a reflection of the warmth and…

Meadows Villa Makeover : The TV Lounge

14/03/2018

The days are long and the years are short, isn’t that the saying? How is it even possible that Easter is right around the corner – the days and months really do seem to be flying. With so many projects keeping us busy, we are terribly behind on a few room reveals for spaces completed last year – and with the end of the first quarter looming, we are determined to document these makeovers before the end of…

Baby Boy Nursery in shades of grey

18/12/2017

Last month, we designed a nursery for the sweetest South African couple who are expecting their first child, a little boy, in the new year. When we met, they had just moved into their new home on The Palm and were understandably very eager to get the nursery done before the big holiday. Our clients had a clear idea of the the look and feel they wanted to have in the nursery so the design process was a…

Urban Nest styled shoot

03/12/2017

I think we all know how much I love discovering a new interior store. And we are truly becoming spoilt for choice here in Dubai. Before the summer Urban Nest had caught my eye on Instagram but the new online retailer wasn’t yet up & running. So, I had to be patient but I kept them on my radar. And I wasn’t the only one, the new concept gained a lot of interest in the run-up to their…

Apartment makeover with Natelee Cocks

29/10/2017

If the name Natelee Cocks seems familiar to you, it may be because you’ve seen it on my website and Instagram feed before. Quite often in fact. A fellow South African and widly talented photographer, Nat is a work colleague, who has become a dear friend – and my go-to girl for interior photography. Earlier this year Natelee and her hubby moved into a gorgeous duplex apartment in the Dubai Marina district and I was thrilled when she…

Safari Circus nursery

21/05/2017

A few weeks ago the lovely Zahirah Marty, of the recently launched mummy & lifestyle blog, Meet Mrs Marty (a must see), contacted me to discuss a special project that she needed help with – creating a nursery for her baby boy. I hadn’t designed a nursery in a while and was really excited to take this on. Zahirah and her hubby didn’t have any particular or preconceived ideas in mind so I was afforded free reign with the design pitch and lucked out…

Styling with White Moss

09/02/2017

When Leanne Moss of the gorgeous online home store, White Moss, recently asked me if I could help her with styling her home, I jumped at the chance. It’s no surprise that I am a big White Moss fan – their natural materials and neutral colour pallet are right up my style alley – and Leanne is just lovely too. Leanne has recently made some changes at their home and I was eager to jump in and help with…

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  • So many beautiful and inspiring homes to see on my morning walk. I just love the pretty creeper on this wall. And I hope the owner doesn't find me super creepy for admiring it 🙈🤔😊
  • Quite possibly my favourite corner of #hawkesholidayhome
  • I can't believe we are already on the downward slide towards the end of summer. I've still got some time left in South Africa, but my head is back 'home' in Dubai as @liveloudgirl and I are in full planning mode for our next @fronteriors release. This is my favourite cabinet in the current collection - can you guess which IKEA frames are behind it? And do you have a favourite?

Ps: have a peek at the other looks for this frame on my stories
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