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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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DESIGN TALK: FitWood

Designtalk FitWood

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the faces behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know the people of Finnish home fitness and wellbeing company FitWood: Matias Kukkonen, founder and CEO, and his business partner, Ossi Numminen.    “We founded FitWood because we were never satisfied with the equipment available — we wanted something sturdier and more beautiful,” the founders say, “so every FitWood product is carefully designed and assembled in Finland with quality,…

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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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Set tables, memorable nights | the perfect dinner

© Annie Spratt

You know the feeling: just after a dinner you served, you look around the beautiful mess on the table and see your friends and family chattering away over cups of coffee, and your heart is filled with pride — this was a perfect evening, and you made it happen. If this dinner is still ahead and instead of joy you feel panic, let us help you. Here are our tips for staging the ideal dinner.   Success is in the…

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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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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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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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A BALANCED BUNGALOW: Modern twist on an Australian classic

The recent renovation of a bungalow in the heart of Sydney by Vanessa Wegner Architects breathes new life into a classic Australian home, turning what looks from the outside like a dark and closed-off property into an open, airy space that embraces all that the outdoors has to offer.     Blurring the lines The extension of this family home was brought about in the view of designing and creating a larger space for the residents while drawing inspiration on,…

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RUGGED RESPITE: Sunken holiday homes

Two private guest residences and a wellness centre sit within a small village on the Greek island of Kea. Referencing the local landscape, this minimal development by Bobotis+Bobotis lies half submerged within the landscape itself.     The natural environment Nature plays a key role throughout this guest complex, primarily in the architects’ decision to sink the homes down into the ground and so making them almost part of the landscape, and secondly in the design choice of incorporating local…

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POST-MODERNIST PARADISE: Jenck’s London home-turned-museum

The architectural historian and cultural theorist Charles Jencks’ name is known the world round. And now, after his passing in 2019, his former London home is set to open to the public as a museum in the autumn of 2021.   Out of this world The writer and critic Charles Jencks was key in the understanding of postmodernism, making these theories and ideas accessible to the public, and his home is full of this movement’s influence. After purchasing the Holland…

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