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Clean intentions: up your storage game 

©Anastasia Shuraeva

Do your resolutions for this year involve keeping a tidier home? If so, you know what they say: a place for everything, everything in its place. Don’t know where to start? Well, you know we at DECOVRY love to help. So we’ve put together an edit of storage solutions to suit all styles of interior, budget and space constraints. We’re also going into some handy-dandy tips, tricks and hacks to get you on the right track to finally make 2022…

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The guest is king | revamp your sleepover space

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You know what they say about guests and fish? Forget about that — only people who don’t prepare properly for houseguests think that saying is true.  Those people who make a sorry bed for their friends and family on the tattered, old couch in the living room and call it a day. Don’t be one of those people. Make your guests’ stay pleasant and comfortable, for them and you. Here’s how.   Designate a room It doesn’t have to be…

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Ready for party season | be the host with the most

As the pandemic is winding down, the holiday season is drawing near, and it’s soon going to be time to host guests in your home again. So dust off that decanter you keep hidden out of sight and iron the tablecloths because party season is around the corner. Here are some of our tips for the host with the most.   Setup and preparation First and foremost, since you’re going to be hosting, people have got to find your house. It’s…

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CURIOUS CURVES: A hypnotic concept in the desert

Set within the wide-reaching desert dunes of Kuwait, Jasper Architects’ hotel concept truly embodies the idea of an oasis, its lush palms and spa creating a luxurious sanctuary that both plays with and against the local landscape. Grand geometry The competition prize-winning concept centres around the idea of the sprawling oasis, where luscious greens meet the ever-changing desert. Yet while the greenery stands out from the endless sand dunes, the lulling rise and fall of the structure itself mirrors the…

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DESIGN TALK: GRUPA

Design talk means it’s time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we’d like you to get to know Filip Despot, Ivana Pavic and Tihana Taraba, the founders of GRUPA, a Croatian design studio based in Zagreb. The brand manufactures quality, handmade products with a particular focus on lighting design. After a successful decade of dreaming up award-winning products, GRUPA decided to manufacture their own products, building lamps that reflect their unique approach to craftsmanship and art. “Our ili…

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: The Indonesian built on angles and colour

Ismail Solehudin Architecture has taken what could have been a compilation of apartments that looks just like any other in the built-up area of Bogor in West Java, Indonesia, and instead let it sing loud and proud by cladding it with stacked, rich red corrugated iron.   Stacked volumes Rather than a single-family home, the ruby red building contains multiple residential units. These stacked apartments sit above and alongside each other, effectively using the limited space, one of the core…

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SERENITY IN THE SOUTH: The luxury cabin at the bottom of New Zealand

Nestled between the coast and the bushland of the South Island of New Zealand, a tiny settlement of 30 homes has now welcomed another escape within its handful of houses. An unbeatable location The owner originally discovered this area halfway between the two larger cities of Invercargill and Bluff while visiting a friend’s family home and spent a couple of years camping in the area in order to understand the land before she began to design the home, even climbing…

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UPDATED CLASSIC: The Portuguese villa with a fresh look

Set within the terraced slopes in the north of Serra de Sintra, the village of Eugaria looks almost like a settlement, each one of its buildings built in the same style and so projecting a unique identity. One home regenerated and reinvigorated by Jose Adriao Arquitecto knowledgeably draws on this area’s style and updates it, creating a space fit for a modern family.   Heritage home This traditional Portuguese home underwent extensive renovations back in the 1980, during which the…

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DESIGN TALK: MPOWERD

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger, the founders of MPOWERD and the creators behind Luci, the first inflatable solar light. Jeong and Salzinger lead their own revolution on a mission to transform lives with thoughtfully designed, conscious technology: MPOWERD is a brand with brains and heart. Everyone deserves to be empowered Jeong, the CEO, brings two decades of consumer…

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HOUSE ON THE HORIZON: The Cape Town villa with a view

One of ARRCC’s latest ventures, Horizon Villa is a five-bedroom villa set seaside in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. Boasting an unbeatable view of the Atlantic, this family home’s classic materials, open feel and pops of colour create a contemporary modern home that wouldn’t be out of place in any interior magazine.   Open concept Together with architects SAOTA, ARRCC’s Bantry Bay project successfully marries the feeling of modern luxury with a comfortable space for a young family. Apropos to its…

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