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Another week has gone by, and this is what the team at House & Garden SA has their eye on right now

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By Alyxandra Carolus | September 16, 2022 | Design

For the ninth instalment in this ongoing series, the H&G team dug deep in their saved archives to share designs, people and interior pieces that inspire them. With so much design inspo and limited characters, here are our favourite posts of the week. We hope it inspires you too!

Go big or go home

Big window energy in this crazy stylish living room by Mandy Cheng Design. Despite the chasmic volumes, the design manages to create an intimate meeting point thanks to the classic shapes and tactile quality of the timber and leather (and wonderful pops of greenery). - Piet Smedy, Editor-in-Chief

Hidden figures

As a kid I used to search out quiet, hidden spaces in the houses we visited with my parents. Spots that were easily forgotten, looked over, or hidden by foliage. They provided a bit of solace and somewhere I could go to avoid responsibilities. I love when architects incorporate these secret spots in their projects. - Walter Hayward, Managing & Syndication Editor

Layers of sweet delight

There’s really nothing a good pastry can’t fix and like most of us I love a good croissant. I really want to get my hands on this chocolate and black olive croissant, look at those layers! And when it comes to the taste, my curiosity is at an all time high. - Lesley Mathys, Group Managing & Syndication Editor

Bali bliss

Going on holiday is no longer a want but a need. As we're about to enter the final quarter of the year, I find my Instagram feed filling up with images of beautiful holiday destinations, stunning hotel lobbies and gorgeous scenic views. This Mediterranean-inspired villa with its large, arched glass windows and high bamboo ceiling allows plenty of light and cool air to filter through. The contrast of textures and materials with subtle pops of teal throughout the villa is a beautiful way to incorporate the island feel and bring the outdoors in. The views of the jungle and pool are definitely the drawcard to this idyllic location, but I don't need any specific reason to go short of just wanting to be on holiday in a pretty place. - Yashna Balwanth, Senior Features Writer

One step at a time

The phrase, 'One step at a time' is very inspirational to me as it reminds me on a daily basis to take stock of my day, have perspective and know that each step matters, even when I don't see it that way. September is a month to focus on our mental health, prioritize what matters and be proud of our progress. - Vine Lucas, Digital Campaign Manager

Art in practice

Ghanian artist, founding director of The Noldor Residency, Joseph Awuah-Darko debuts 8 autobiographical large-scale tapestries and acrylic paintings in his home town of Accra. He traces his personal journey with the depths of depression towards the heights of spirituality. As a person actively navigating such intersections myself, this is a relatable, intriguing body of work. - Esihle Mngini, Junior Copy Editor

Canola field of dreams

The latest Kraaktafel event was incredible and I’m absolutely in love with the entire setting. The event was held in Wellington and in the middle of a canola field, with bursts of yellow and a mountain range view while you eat a meal. Life’s simple things made luxe. - Alyx Carolus, Digital Content Producer