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 and installed this lovely South African couple’s nursery last year and they were an absolute dream to work with again. As with…

GOOP x CB2

07/09/2018

Goop, the modern lifestyle empire founded by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, has ventured into furniture and décor for the first time, creating pieces reflecting the aesthetic of her own California home. The collaborator? CB2, the younger, more accessible and millennial-focused sister of Crate and Barrel. The newly released line includes around 60 pieces, ranging from mid-century velvet sofas to leather firewood totes and ceramic match strikers. The price range is, well, quite a range, reaching up to around AED 22k, however we are happy to report a starting price of AED 39 for smaller homeware items such as glasses and bowls, so…

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 busy, no gaps appeared, and the next thing I knew, her July birthday was approaching and her Christmas wish list had been…

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 we were happy to assist an existing customer whose taste and style we were already familiar with. The spacious room wasn’t lacking…

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 sure that the bold and striking tone of Jotun’s Matrix was quite what they had in mind, but we proposed it; they…

West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids collaboration

07/06/2018

Have you heard the news of West Elm’s collaboration with Pottery barn Kids? The sister brands, owned by Williams Sonoma, have joined forces to create a baby & kids line of products, including furniture, bedding, wallpaper, décor and storage – seamlessly merging West Elm’s signature aesthetic with Pottery Barn Kids’ years of experience in the baby & child arena. We are big fans of West Elm at House of Hawkes and personally, I’ve always been quite disappointed at the lack of kids furniture in their range. It’s so good to know that the mid-century aesthetic West Elm is known for…

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 see why. The impact offered by this large-scale floral wallpaper gives the space a whimsical yet sophisticated look. We love how the X…

Holiday Home Bathroom Planning

30/05/2018

  The renovation work at project Holiday Home is in full swing and as with any renovation project, we have had a few hiccups along the way, but for the past week or two all focus has been on the bathrooms. When presented with a blank canvas, or more accurately, bathrooms that have been stripped to their shell and core, it’s surprisingly tricky to decide on what your ideal space actually looks like. Not to mention all the finishes and details. I think we can blame Pinterest for inundating us with too many beautiful options. And so, after many prolonged…

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