SkinnyLaminx Studio: Heather & Paul's Welcoming Nest

House Tour

Name: Heather Moore & Paul Edmunds
Location: Gardens, Cape Town
Size: 860 square feet
Years lived in: 9

When the opportunity came to visit the studio and home of textile designer Heather from SkinnyLaminx, we jumped at the opportunity! She shares her home with husband and fellow artist Paul Edmunds. It's a living mood-board — with pieces of inspiration splashed about in a beautifully creative and aesthetic way.

Heather and Paul love to collect items and their home illustrates their soulful manner of slowly collecting over time. Every room is filled with pieces with a history attached. The view over Table Mountain is the perfect backdrop to this bohemian apartment and we can see where they get a lot of their inspiration. For more of Heather and Paul's work see: SkinnyLaminx and Paul Edmunds.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Inspiration: I find my inspiration daily from different sources, and what might have started as a cup design might end up on a pillow. I once drew all the mugs in our kitchen for fun, that turned out to be an illustration for textiles I used commercially later.

Dream source:: For us it's more about discovering things than buying things, we once met this amazing guy on Brick Lane, London, he had the most unbelievable antique shop — it was a true treasure! That would be one of my dream sources I guess

What Friends Say: They love the it!

Proudest DIY: We are not very good at DIY, but I am proud in admitting we asks experts for help when it's needed. Even though we are both designers, we knew we needed our architect friend's expert advice when we swapped the back bedroom and the kitchen.

Favorite element: Our home developed over the years, the decorations were never in pursuit of "a look." Over the years we just slowly but surely replaced the "good" or "ok" items with better ones.

Kitchen Hardware, Accessories & Furniture: From a South African Cabinet Maker — Gibbs Cabinet Works

Accessories:: From all over, especially markets

Sofa:: Ercol, a gift from a friend

Living Room Lamp Shade:: LIM, Cape Town

Rugs & Carpets: Afghani Carpet, a gift from me to my husband

Art:: Bedroom: Paul Edmonds
Living room: French weaving tile. Painting with red dot by Medina Morphet

Thanks Paul & Heather!

Images: Liezel Strauss

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