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Sustainable priorities, thoughtful colour codes and emboldened wallpaper prints charge the home of Janaika Elders. The founder of ethical interior design store, Urban Nest, considers the aesthetic of her own home to lie at the axis between Scandi-chic and tropical jungle! She’s lived around the world and absorbed the varied aesthetics and approaches to design that she encountered yet sustainability and consciousness remain her non-negotiables. Her family home in The Lakes community proposes a ‘feel at home’ philosophy; guests are invited to kick off their shoes and curl up on the couch or lounge on the lawn outside and watch a movie projected onto the wall amid an abundance of plant life. We step into her sanctuary to discover how conscious design and internationally inspired aesthetics might collide


words by words by Laura Cherrie Beaney in Design & Architecture

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