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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