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sneak peek: skinny laminx

by Grace Bonney


today i’m extremely happy to share a sneak peek into the homes of one of my favorite artists, heather moore of skinny laminx. i’ve been a fan of heather’s work for the past year or so and was overjoyed to catch a little glimpse into her home which was, to no surprise, full of beautiful color and pattern. based in cape town, south africa, heather shares her lovely deco-style apartment with her husband, paul edmunds. heather has been kind enough to include descriptions of each photo in her own words so i hope you’ll enjoy her sneak peek as much as i did. as always, you can click here for full-sized and additional images of heather’s lovely home. enjoy and thanks to heather for sharing!


[images above: I live in Cape Town with my husband, Paul Edmunds and our two cats. We’re lucky to live right near the city center, but also close enough to Table Mountain to go for a stroll or a bike ride whenever we like. I work variously as an illustrator and a writer, and also have a growing business called Skinny laMinx, where I design and sell my screenprinted textiles. Paul is a sculptor who makes beautiful things. The very top photo above is of our sofa. It is an Ercol daybed that we just got hold of recently. I spent years hanging my head out of the car window whenever I passed a junk shop, hoping to spot one of these, so can hardly believe we actually own one, even if it is a knockoff version! There’s quite a riot of cushions going on, some made by me, and some from fabulous Etsy seller, Absoluut. The photo directly above is our lounge: The chair in the foreground is evidence of the fact that both Paul and I like to make things. He made the chair, and I made the tapestry cushions. Above the Dux chair with another Absoluut cushion on it is a painting by my studio mate, Medina Morphet, and beyond that is our kitchen. We did a big renovation two years ago, turning a small bedroom into a nice big kitchen and what had been the kitchen became our study. It’s really transformed the place.]

[image above: Our kitchen was a real splash-out, and was worth every penny. We had some really excellent cabinetmakers work on it, and opted for solid wood countertops. The green color was not exactly what we’d planned, and was a little alarming at first, but we love it now. The sliding cupboards are great for storage and display.]


[image above: We bought this gateleg table with a cash engagement gift from my parents. It is so beautiful, and makes our 85 m? place incredibly versatile. Our Burmese cat, Nanook, likes it too. The set of four 50s Swedish chairs were bought from a retro furniture store with money I got from the Road Accident Fund after I was hit by a car. It was a nasty accident, but resulted in some great chairs!]


[image above: These three stone birds are by Zimbabwian artist, Benard Nka. The black one is ours, and the other two were bought as gifts. Let’s see if I ever get around to giving them away though… The West German ceramics were a lucky carboot sale find.]


[image above, left to right. Bedroom: The lamp was made as a wedding gift by a friend, and the painting is by my dear friend Lauren. Is it appalling to use sheets found at a car boot sale? I kind of think it might be, so won’t tell you where I bought these. Kitchen: I’m always in junk shops and fleamarkets with my eyes tuned for a good find. Consequently, I often end up gazing adoringly at my washing up. That’s all, but I’m always taking photos of our place and the things in it, which you’re welcome to visit at my flickr page right here!]

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