MOF­FATT AND WATSON’S TIPS FOR MAK­ING A HOUSE YOUR OWN

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - HOMES -

Em­brace nat­u­ral light and use it as a fea­ture wher­ever pos­si­ble ‘The sky­lights in the gallery punch pools of light from above that move as the sun moves through the day.’

Cre­ate warmth and nos­tal­gia with nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als ‘When we first came here, it was cold, but as we walked into the house, we were met with the lovely, warm scent of the wood.’

Let your in­te­ri­ors re­flect your per­son­al­ity and style ‘For us, it’s re­ally im­por­tant to cre­ate a liv­ing space that aligns with how we feel about de­sign.’

Don’t over­think it ‘There’s no real ap­proach – it’s a bit of a mish-mash. We be­lieve a home should be ac­ci­den­tally beau­ti­ful. We don’t want to over­think any­thing. If we think some­thing is won­der­ful and it brings us joy, it needs to find a place.’

De­sign a home that suits your life­style, not the other way around ‘The house has to ac­com­mo­date some mess. We like things to have a place and a sense of aes­thetic, but at the same time, things must fit into our life­style.’

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