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Rue Magazine – small spaces issue

Small space living can mean a certain amount of square metre surrender. But, there’s no reason to sacrifice style just because you don’t have space on your side. A smaller home encourages you to declutter, edit your space and give thoughtful consideration to the pieces you choose. A small space with intention packs a punch. Need proof?


The Small Spaces Issue of Rue Magazine is out and gives great examples of homes that make space stretch with style. Inspiring, creative and sophisticated, here are some of my favourite spaces from the magazine, proving that less can indeed be more.


This converted garage cleverly becomes a bright, sunny home office…


A small condo in Cambridge reflects the owner’s love for her family and the ocean…

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This couple’s first home together needed thoughtful consideration when they edited two homes into one…

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A colourful townhouse rental collaborates this family’s love of creativity in a small space…

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There is so much more to enjoy in this Small Spaces issue – perfect for some weekend catch up time! Enjoy.

read the full issue of Rue Magazine here.


Rue July issue – the international edition

This month, the international edition of Rue Magazine takes you on a journey with inspiration on every page. My love for both Scandinavian and South African inspired décor is totally fulfilled in this issue because two of the featured homes are from these two parts of the world. The first is an apartment belonging to Emma, a teacher in Sweden, who cherishes her inherited heirlooms and credits her passion for décor to her grandmother. I love the reminders of the past in this contemporary setting.

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Now take a look at a family home – much closer to my home in South Africa – where love and peaceful calmness resonates in every room. A part of me would love to live in the Karoo countryside – the calm expanse and stillness of the surroundings must be wonderfully restorative like soothing balm on dry skin. The family that lives on this Little Karoo farm chose to escape the rat race of city life and opted instead for the country life…

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I think, for me,  the appeal of both of these homes – despite their geographical disparity – is the personal touch and unique point of view that is so evident. And isn’t that what makes a home, a home?

there are more beautiful homes to explore in this July issue of RUE.