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  • Makeover series – Part 2 Bedroom

    What a ride. I’ve gone from monochrome to full colour in the space of 2 months, am I dizzy yet? No! It feels so gooooood. In the second series of my makeover with Builders I’ve taken on my bedroom in subtle but not so subtle way (read no crazy paint). The major change has been the headboard, an addition that…

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  • Makeover series – Part 1 Bathroom

    We renovated our home 3 years ago but at the moment it feels more like 10 years. Having a little person in the house means that white walls don’t stay white, the coffee tables become works of ‘art’¬† and there’s a lot of extra paraphernalia (toy boxes, high chairs, prams etc) that you have to accommodate. Apart from Elle leaving…

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  • Indie office make-over

    As an ex-corporate world dweller (yes, that was my previous life) nothing gave me more joy than re-doing this beast of a space. Added to this joy was the luck of working with a client that was open minded and happy to renovate the space they had inherited, as in like – completely. They call themselves a not-so-normal financial services…

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  • House Rasmussen

    Let me start this home tour by telling you about the best buns in town, belonging to one Warren Rasmussen. And these are not any old buns, I’m talking sticky sweet cardamom buns with crunchy sugary bits on top. Heaven! So not only is this the beautiful home of the Rasmussen family, but also the home-based bakery of Warren’s side…

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  • Shot from the hip

    What do you do when you get an opportunity to shoot a beautiful home, but you only have an iphone, a plane to catch and a small hurricane in your care? You make a plan! And that’s exactly how Maryke (my sister and I) shot the beautiful Forest Town home in Jozi below. Taking turns¬† entertaining Elle – who was…

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  • La bella Bohemia

    I am a self confessed closet ‘flower arranger’ so when I meet someone who actually knows what they’re doing I get all girl-crushy. Bee Soboil is one such talented crush-worthy-person. She spent years in the advertising industry dreaming of a life filled with flowers, and lucky for all of us she left that world behind and followed her dream. She…

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  • Club Tropicana

    Happy 2018 to all y’all! I’m very excited to kick off the new year with this bang-bang-banger of a house and a few pineapples thrown into the mix. The first time Lesley Sykes (an old university pal) invited me over to chat about some pieces for their new home it was still a complete building site, and it’s been mind…

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  • Stokperd Easy Xmas

    Oooh Xmas is upon us and if you’re getting nervous about the big day and entertaining a clan of family, then relax, because help has arrived. My first strategy is to start drinking as early as possible and to keep that up, the second is to have most of the food prepared and ready before guests arrive. Easy (in theory).…

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  • Woodstock Zen

    I like walking into a space that has a soothing effect on my senses. Everything in this home is in the right place and there’s lots of white space, natural sunlight and art – the perfect place to unwind and gather yourself. This is the home of Mike Leslie from And People, a youth culture guru who has his ear…

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  • Pillow talk

    Right now I have the heater cranked up in the office…it’s 3 weeks until September and I’m freezing my *ss off. If you’re in Cape Town, I just saw a 12 degree max with snow predicted for Wednesday, and if you’re in the northern hemisphere you know you have to revisit your hibernation strategy soon. I invested in some good…

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