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Living Room Decor with Candles

Remember when the only time we turned on candles were when nepa "took light"? How times have changed. Today, candles serve the purpose of much more than artificial lighting. Scented candles are an interior styling staple. They create a…

House of Splendor

House of Splendor, a hotel owned by SD Interiors Sarah O Daniel, is a boutique hotel & spa. The vision of House of Splendor boutique hotel has an expression in Deloitte & Touche definition of a luxury boutique hotel: " They are…

In Conversation with Diseye Tantua

1. At what age did art begin for Diseye Tantua? -From age 3 if I can remember correctly. 2. Diseye Tantua is regarded as a pop artist both locally and on the international scene, what does the term ‘pop art’ mean to you? -Pop Art …

In Conversation with Sarya Jamal

PROFILE FEATURE ON ESSENTIAL INTERIORS MAGAZINE ISSUE 16 INTERVIEW with Artist/Designer SARYA JAMALof "Pieces of Me" (POM) 1. When did painting start for Sarya Jamal? I am a Pharmacist by degree but an artist at heart. Ever since I…

How To Light Up Your Life

Lighting is key when creating a great ambience for your living areas and should not be an afterthought when designing your home. It is important to give good consideration to balance ambient, task and feature lights in the various rooms of…

5 Ways To Design Your Bookshelves

If you don’t read books and don’t care about bookshelves don’t be too quick to close this article. Not all bookshelves have to be completely functional; I don’t see any reason why a functional bookshelf can’t be stylish too. Here are some…

How To Decorate With Arts

I must confess I do love working with clients that are interested in art and have pieces they love which they proudly want to feature in the interior design scheme. Art brings so much to a space – life, texture, drama, colour and a finished…