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15/11/2018

One of my favourite aspects of our business is discovering exciting new brands and concepts to share with our clients and all of you.  One such company that we stumbled upon earlier this year at the Maison et Objet show in Paris was the Spanish label, Lorena Canals. We instantly fell in love with their collection of rugs that are as stylish as they are practical. These beauties are machine washable. At home. In your very own washing machine. Each Lorena Canals rug is handmade by artisans in India using all-natural cotton to ensure it stands the test of time when…

Wallpaper Wonder Nursery Reveal

12/11/2018

Last month we had the privilege of designing a nursery for the sweetest mum-to-be. Her vision was simple – nothing too over the top, a dash of dusty pink and something special for the walls. Other than that, she pretty much left it up to us. We had seen a few sneak peeks of the wallpaper collaboration project between Jimmy Cricket and well-renowned Swedish art duo, Mrs Mighetto on Instagram and were eager to have one particularly special paper in the design, but we didn’t think the product would be released in time. As it turned out, the beautiful ‘Land of…

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 whilst nursing a virgin mojito. Multitasking at its best. I’m going to show you what we did with the master bedroom and…

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 large dining area that feels authentically al fresco when those large sliding doors are wide open. The two living areas merge into…

Our Holiday Home reveal : Part 1 The kitchen

10/09/2018

Remember that holiday apartment we bought in South Africa earlier this year? Well, it’s all renovated, furnished and ready for it’s big reveal. If you follow me on Instagram, you no doubt feel like you’ve had the full tour already. Perhaps you caught all the ‘behind the scenes’, ‘under the scenes’ and ‘knee deep in renovation scenes’ too? In case you missed all of that action, you can see a good chunk of it on my Instagram story highlights called ‘holiday home’. If you followed the journey of this remote (Dubai – Durban) renovation endeavour and the subsequent ‘first visit’…

South African Interior Scene : Kipekee Studio

09/09/2018

If you’re a House of Hawkes regular, you’re probably aware of my recent trips to South Africa and my efforts in renovating and furnishing the #HawkesHolidayHome. Having lived outside of South Africa for more than 13 years now, I was somewhat daunted by the prospect of decor sourcing back home, but I delved deep and loved every moment of the mission that lead to the discovery of many interesting and new (to me) brands and makers. I was in awe of some of the people and businesses I found. In fact I was so inspired that I have decided to…

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…

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  • So enjoying early walks and slow mornings with the kids - and ever conscious that there are so few mornings like this left before its back to school and work and busy routines. Savouring it all. We decided to go Dutch for brekkie this morning with some pancakes made from @woolworths_sa gluten free ready mix. They were delish!! Do yourself a favour and get some. Also, while you're spoiling yourself, find someone who looks at you like my kids look at pancakes.
  • So glad I went with dark lower cabinets in this kitchen. I realised this morning, as we were packing for a quick trip to Zuka, that I've posted barely any pics of #hawkesholidayhome since I've been here. Such a weirdo. Happy Saturday y'all! .
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  • Impromptu sundowners this evening with @sweetsecrets.dubai and co. Beaut!
  • I arrived in South Africa with a laundry list of things I wanted to do / get done while I was here. Anyone want to attempt a guess on how many of those things I've actually accomplished? ... anyone?

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  • This might just be the scene of an afternoon nap. Let's see...
  • 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
  • Treated myself to a little spa moment at @laura_channing_spa this morning. Still high-fiving myself for that smart decision. This little gem is a literal 3 minute walk from our front door and yet it always feels like I've escaped somewhere far away. The setting is so pretty and the service is amazing. It's an amazing perk to staying at #hawkesholidayhome

#spa # massage #facial #metime #dunkirkestate #laurachanningspa #houseofhawkesloves

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