It’s the the bumper annual holiday edition of Spaces! We’ll be taking a break for a couple of weeks, so to celebrate, I have a Christmas lolly scramble for you in the form of lovely interiors – and it’s a proper lolly scramble, with Macintosh toffees (except Coconut), Minties and Eclairs, not cellophane-wrapped no-name-brand lollies. Get outa here with those.

Did you know that IKEA is coming to New Zealand next year? Hark the herald angels sing! The lovely double apron-front ceramic sink in this kitchen is from IKEA, by the way. It’s called the Havsen – as in, you havsen a lovely kitchen sink. The wide shiplap cladding on the far wall also caught my eye – classic feel, clean finish.

This sexy building is Archway Depot, London’s newest photography studio and event space located in a 19th-century warehouse.

(Love the kitchen island on castors.)

It’s my dream to have a space like this to work from.

This is an eatery (The recently-opened Coffee Sometime, in Amsterdam), but if I was an interior designer I’d definitely steal this affordable bench seat idea for a residential dining space. Those amazing lamps are by Muller Van Severen. After some Googling, I can also tell you the chairs – now on my wishlist – are the Isabella by Danish Designs.

So much to love here – the raw timber island, the arched hallways (yes, this place has arched hallways), the industrial-feel ceiling and floor, the choice of tiles. (Have we reached peak arch? *interrupts self* How dare you even suggest that!) See more of this loft conversion over at Dezeen.

Appreciating the autumnal tones in this apartment.

A multi-award-winning project, this is an addition to the rear of a home in London’s Dollis Hill. Love the deep vertical ‘fins’ of oak in the walls and ceiling, and the built-in bench.

Some places just have heart, you know? This is one of those – A family home in Byron Bay. Go and see the full tour over on the inimitable The Design Files, with photography by Kara Roselund. (P.S: owner of this home, founder of Babyccino children’s boutiques, and mum-of-five Courtney Adamo shares her life and style on Instagram, here)

And it wouldn’t be Christmas around here without a fresh new Aesop store to go ‘ooooooh’ about. Jokes, this is actually my bathroom!

Right, get out of here and go have a great holiday.

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