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In Sayan, above Bali’s Agung River and enveloped by lush jungle, is a contemporary home, the hidden family retreat of architects Valentina Audrito and Abhishake Kumbhat of Word of Mouth, in nearby Canggu.

The modern, yet humble architectural dream is dressed with colourful, soft objects and statement furnishings designed by the couple or sourced from designers they admire. This is how you can recreate the look in your own home…


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From the outside the house blends in, while indoors is more representative of our world.

1. Ecru Fur-Effect Cushion Cover R429, Zara Home | 2. Monstera Deliciosa Medium R450, Opus Studio3. Organic Wire Pendant R3595, Weylandts | 4. Marbled resin tray R626, Studio Number 19 | 5. Soft Blanket R399, H&M | 6. Sigmar Platter R349, Country Road | 7. Soldier Stool R1550, Dokter and Misses | 8. Sigmar Jug R349, Country Road | 9. Abstract Figures Wingback R19 200, Bofred

Photography by Prue Ruscoe | Text and Styling by Tami Christiansen

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Tammy Joubert has a particular interest in decor and architectural design trends and how they coexist with graphic design and art, especially in a South African context. When she’s not illustrating or painting, she enjoys exploring peculiar places in Cape Town, reading Afrikaans Poetry and the occasional glass of red wine.

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