What’s Under The Tree This Year?

This issue marks the 1st anniversary of the At Home in Bali column. What an interesting year it has been! We’ve given ideas on refreshing short-lease rentals and speedy home makeovers on a budget. We’ve taken a look at wall treatments, table dressings, casual seating and creating gallery walls. And we’ve explored decluttering, making design […]

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Wellbeing in Your Home

The focus on health and wellbeing in this issue of Bali Advertiser got me thinking. Our homes are a reflection of everything going on in our lives. We take care of the practicalities (place to sleep, tick; space to wash, yes), as well as the aesthetics (cool colour scheme, fab furniture). But what about environmental, […]

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Dressing your table

We popped over to our neighbour the other day for an evening of wine, pizza and Bananagram. Food, drinks, friends, chit-chat…a spicy blend of ingredients. Tucking into a take-away from Pizza Bagus, I mused on how satisfactory it is to eat straight out of the delivery box, how that small act somehow amplifies the pleasure […]

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Getting in the swing with a hammock

Visiting friends in the UK recently, I was struck by how every piece of furniture in the house was suffused with memories: the distressed leather armchair, sole survivor from post-student, pre-living-together days; the Ercol coffee table salvaged from a London skip in those tentative first days of home ownership, that Victorian drop-leaf table inherited from […]

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What to do with wayward walls

Anyone who has renovated or built a house in Bali will be familiar with that sinking feeling on realising the gulf between your expectation and the likely delivery. Though thankfully gone are the days when a contractor would build a wall and only then knock a hole through for the window, getting a good finish […]

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Expert Tips, Tricks and Contacts from a Renovation Addict

Janet Molloy knows a thing or two about creating homes in Bali. In the 30+years she’s lived in Ubud, this serial entrepreneur, philanthropist and full-blown decor obsessive has built three homes from scratch, renovated a handful more, and also designed the interiors for her island restaurants and boutiques. Here are her tips on lifting lack-lustre […]

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Home Design Resolutions for The New Year

Too many things weighing you down? It’s amazing how quickly we can accumulate ‘stuff’ without realising it; it’s so much easier to bring things into our homes than to take them out. When we first bring home a new item, we find the perfect spot for it and enjoy its presence. After a while, we […]

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A Secret Home Makeover on The Quiet

“Let’s send her out of town and remodel her whole house in two days!” A friend was intent on ignoring a significant birthday. We thought differently. Fuelled by one too many cocktails, we arrived at the arguably reckless decision to do up her home in secret – an extreme home makeover if you will. It’s […]

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