The Journal

How to Style Shelves: 5 Tips for Elevated Shelf Styling

Shelves have huge potential to create visual interest within a space. The trouble is, if not styled properly, they can quickly become cluttered and to be frank – look like...
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Nature Inspired Winter Colours

There’s no mistaking it, winter is here and it’s the perfect time to cosy up your home for the season. From the warmth of crackling fires to the refreshing rains...
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Decorex Cape Town 2023: What to expect from House of Kook

We’re less than two weeks away from Decorex Cape Town 2023. This is the first time House of Kook will be exhibiting, and at this stage the excitement and nervous...
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6 Tips To Style Your Scatter Cushions Like An Interior Designer

Here are some tips on choosing scatter cushions for your sofa to make it look like an interior designer chose them – and not your grandma. 1. What’s your vibe...
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7 Tips For Styling Your Coffee Table

In our opinion, an empty coffee table is a wasted opportunity to elevate your space. In fact, it often invites your friends and family to use it as a dumping...
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The Kook Guide to Choosing Interior Paint Colours

Have you ever walked into a room that felt a bit… off? Sometimes a wall paint with the wrong undertone or hue can throw a space off completely. Below are...
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Choosing the right white paint for your space

If you’re planning on painting your walls white, you’re probably in for a surprise. There are in fact many shades of white, and choosing the right white is an art....
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The Inspiration Behind Kook

We’ve spent 20 years in the interior design industry, and we’ve come to know the landscape really well. We’ve seen it all. In our own body of work, we’ve been...
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Interior Designing with Brown: 5 Ways to Use Brown in 2023

Elegant shades of grey have become a staple in the interior design world for the last few years. But in 2023, the greys are looking a whole lot browner. Move...
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The How, Why, and What of House of Kook

I had taken time off work to welcome my second child, a much-needed break from being a business developer at one of the top corporate design firms in South Africa....
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