HEAPS & WOODS HOME

HEAPS & WOODS HOME

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HEAPS & WOODS

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Marta  (an Interior Architect) and Louis (a furniture producer) epitomise a modern international couple. They live and  travel between Paris, Barcelona, Singapore and Bali, making their work life balance a designer's dream! Together with their Singaporean business partner, they created Heaps and Woods, an Interior Design company that manufactures and designs beautiful furniture at affordable prices for the European market.

We were delighted to catch them while they were here and visit their home studio. BI was lucky to take a peek into their design process.

The amazing rice views from their windows and the stillness in the area make their home a great place to develop ideas and get creative without interruption.  Their regular travels are a constant source of inspiration for their way of living and the interior design and architecture they create. 

Their home, a mix of minimalism, rawness and experimental furniture, gave me a great insight into their design aesthetic. Their collection of prints gives their home a sweet touch of far away places and a longing for exploration. 

The royal blue walls and the marigold orange in the upstairs bedroom uplifts the house, adding excitement and I'm carried away to Mexico and India. I somehow wish to step into Marta and Louis' shoes, if only for a brief period, to live their gloriously nomadic designer life.

 

 

 

HEAPS & WOODS

@heapsandwoods

 

 

IRENE HOFF

IRENE HOFF

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IRENE HOFF

 

Since I was a kid, I’ve been curious about others people’s lives. I would look through my car window or walk down the street and wonder what sort of life did each person have. Where do they live? What does their house look like? What do they do for a living? Do they have a family? Are they loved? Are they happy? I guess that inquisitiveness never left me and somehow it has led me to become who I am and what I do today.

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One of the things I love most is photographing homes. And artists' homes would probably have to be my favourite. The home reveals the soul of its creator, the person that envisioned it and lives in it every day. My second favourite thing is meeting these homeowners, talking to them and over a few hours gaining an insight into their lives, their dreams, motivations and getting to know what inspires them and what makes them tick.

I was meant to come and photograph Irene Hoff and her art, but the moment she opened the gate I knew I had to come back and shoot not just her, but also her incredible house.

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Irene was born in the Netherlands and has been living and travelling in Asia for the past few years. Hoff is an established mixed-media artist that has exhibited in Vietnam, Holland and Indonesia. All her paintings are hand painted, using a mix of acrylics, oil paints and paper prints. She mostly loves to work with stencils, spray paint, pencils & texture.
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Her art is unique and very defined in style. If you see one of her paintings, it's easily recognisable due to the materials, colours and mixed media applied to it. Her art is not for the faint hearted, it is very graphic and filled with colour, and also usually holds a message behind them. Irene is so easy to talk to and open without judgment that it comes as no surprise when she tells me she is also a healer. She has such a comforting and friendly nature that you instantly feel very at home talking to her 

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The house (which she designed) is breath-talking and has all the elements I wish my house had. The large open living-dining-kitchen is the perfect size to have plenty of space to move around and still be able to watch the kids. The living opens onto an outdoor living area that is total heaven and overlooks the huge pool. Next to the pool is Irene’s studio where all the magic happens. It is a beautiful, clean, and tidy study and arts area filled with light from the outdoors.
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At the back of the house there is a garden that is big enough for kids to run around. The second floor features the 3 bedrooms, plus there is a creative space in the middle where kids can do their homework, but I have feeling that a lot of art is also created here.

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And to my surprise this is not the end of it! Irene has a little plot of land next to her house where she tends to her organic garden and keeps some ducks. Total dream house!

Gaining an insight into Irene's life was such a pleasure. Interestingly, Irene’s art is very playful, both through the colour palette, the media she chooses, and her mix of themes including the Heroic exhibit referencing Playmobil or endangered animals.  Her art brings out my inner child and makes me ponder if the curiosity that I had as a child has somehow stayed with me until this day.

 

 

IRENE HOFF

www.irenehoff.com

 

 

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LOS LUNA HOME

LOS LUNA HOME

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LOS LUNA HOME

Bali is a place where dreams can be realised. Things that take a very long time to carry out in other countries, seem to sprout and grew quickly in Bali. Just as the tropics seems to enable trees and plants to grow at a super fast speed, so do businesses, dreams and anything you put your mind to. In Bali it really is possible to create the dream life you have always wanted. 

And this brings me to the Morris family house and their dream-like life.

 

Morris's home is located in a great nook on Berawa beach, Bali. The unassuming long grassy path leads you to a large gate that opens onto an amazing home.  

 
Vanessa is so down to earth that when I show my surprise and awe she downgrades the whole thing and laughs it off, like a typical Australian.
 
The Morris family moved to Bali 4 years ago. In the middle of their stint here, they thought they had had enough of island living and decided to head back to Australia. Once there, they realised that Bali life is  amazing and they had made a terrible mistake by moving back to Oz. So they packed their bags again and headed back to their island home.

 

Vanessa’s love for decor became evident when I looked through her house, and after chatting to her, it all made sense. Morris is the creator behind homewares brand Los Luna Home. Obviously, her house is beautifully decorated with Los Luna homewares such as wall hangings, pendant lights, baskets, brass vases and gorgeous ethnic cushions. 

Her house consists of 4 bedrooms, plus an office attachment to the master bedroom. The huge kitchen-living space completely opens up to the veranda that faces the enormous garden and pool. The living and kitchen are gorgeously curated with Vanessa’s touch. Her made-to-order linen sofas are divine and I want them in my house asap! The second huge living-tv room (yes, 2!) has aircon and perfect for watching tv on a hot night.
 
The master bedroom and guest bedroom are simple but beautiful. They host oversize teak wood frame mirrors that I’m in total envy of! The mixture of Kilim rugs, wall hangings and oversize textured cushions are an amazing combination in both bedrooms. The kids rooms are uncluttered and playful, but keep the same Los Luna aesthetic as the main bedrooms. 

The outside veranda is roofed with layered wood and a picture-perfect creeping vine embraces the ceiling creating a green passage alongside the outside of the house. The ginormous garden and pool are made for entertaining and for her three kids to have plenty of space to run around. 

 

Vanessa and her family really are living the dream life! She has an amazing mansion in Bali, a gorgeous husband and 3 kids, and to top it all of, she has a homewares brand to die for! Maybe I need to start dreaming a little bigger, as in Bali, what you wish for may certainly become your reality!

 

 

LOS LUNA

www.losluna.com.au

 

 

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ESCAPE NOMADE – Anneke van Waesberghe

ESCAPE NOMADE – Anneke van Waesberghe

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ESCAPE NOMADE

Anneke van Waesberghe

 

Anneke van Waesberghe is one of the coolest and most stylish people I have ever met. Not only is she utterly cool, her lifestyle is also the most exciting and rebellious I have ever encountered.

 

Anneke’s house is not really a house. It’s actually a tent. More accurately, a series of tents. She decided she didn’t want to live within the constraints of walls, so she designed a tent- house where the outside is blended with the inside. A home where you could experience the healing ways of camping in nature, but in a more permanent and comfortable way. After seeing how successful she was at living this way, she decided to sell her tents all around the world to resorts and private buyers. From there, her business Escape Nomade was born.

  

Anneke not only sells and designs the tents, but also everything in them. So her own home is simulataneously a tent-house and a showroom. Anneke’s design esthetic is Ralph Laurent mixed with a bit of Yves Saint Laurent Safari collection. She creates everything that is on display! From the beds and the sofas, to the desks and bathroom basins. The portable tables are perfect for moving from the inside of the tent to the outside. You very own Out of Africa experience. She dresses only in white and her aesthetic is flawless. She lives and breathes the life that she sells, making it impossible not to fall in love with her concept.

 

The tents that she designs and sells are serious ‘glamping’ tents. They have power points, ceiling fans, pipes in the bathrooms and even air conditioning. I’m talking luxury camping to the max. The chairs and sofas are of the finest wood and rattan. The beds are so inviting and enclosed that your fears of sleeping in a tent in the wilderness will simply melt away. These tents are stylish, comfortable, luxurious and private.

 

 

The location of her compound is divine, peaceful and wild. The tents are all on top of a small cliff that overlooks the jungle. The site has access to the Ayung river, with a staircase that enables you to have a beautiful riverside picnic. You are surrounded by jungle and wilderness, and the serenity is palpable.

 

Raised in the city, I had never considered living in a tent until I visited Escape Nomade. It had me doing the maths in my head of how I too can live this amazing alternative life. Anneke’s way of living is admirable, courageous, inspiring and seriously tempting!

 

ESCAPE NOMADE

www.escapenomade.com

 

THE EASTMAN FAMILY

THE EASTMAN FAMILY

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THE EASTMAN FAMILY

 

Bali has so many people coming and going that it can feel like a transit lounge.  It’s not easy to find a house where the people living in it have made such a real effort to make it a home.

Luckily for us we found such a place.

 

 

 

  

 

Kelly and Brad, originally from Sydney decided to leave the city for a quieter pace and moved to Bali about a year and a half ago with their two toddlers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad and Kelly run East Editions and Little Editions. Brad is also a well-known artist whose work requires him to travel overseas quite a lot. When in Bali, both work mostly from home, so having a space that felt comfortable and inspiring was incredibly important.

 

 

 

 Kelly and Brad have a great eye for design. So instead of buying the run of the mill Balinese furniture, they decided to design and get their furniture custom-made just for them. They even had a gorgeous rattan little kids table and stools made that I wouldn’t mind having  myself. After visiting their home I now kind of want to have an excuse to design and get all my furniture made just to my taste!

Kelly and Brad's Bali favourites

 

What's your favourite breakfast spot?

Milk and Madu - no question. We can be found there daily for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We also love Canteen, it's our local and we love the staff and the food.

 

What's your favourite dinning spot?

One Eyed Jack if we are talking Canggu, Saigon Street if it’s Seminyak. So many new places that we still want to try though.

 

What's the favourite thing to do with the kids?

Beach or pool - anything to do with water, which is why we love being in Bali so much. Our kids have become such good swimmers. We also love a good craft activity.

 

What's your favourite homewares/furniture store?

There is an amazing rattan place in Kerobokan, they make furniture and homewares for big Australian homewares companies and for villas and hotels in Bali. Every time we go there we are inspired and end up designing something for them to make.

 

www.easteditions.com

www.littleeditions.com