SUMMER PLANES, CAPE TOWN

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There is undoubtedly a sense of ‘love at first sight' with a house, and I knew this feeling all too well when I saw Summer Planes. Although the house was old, it had incredible bones and such a glorious Table Mountain view and garden - however, it needed a full make-over and renovation. The renovation took 14 months to complete. I decorated and planned this home from start to finish with an end vision of sophisticated simplicity.

 

 

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SUMMERSBY HOUSE, CAPE TOWN

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This large family home was a complete joy to work on. Not only was it a beautiful space, but there were a variety of spaces that needed conceptualising. From hand-painted wallpaper in the dining room to a tropical patio hung with potted plants, and from the Moroccan-Inspired fire-pit area to the glamour of a swanky poker salon. 

 

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DUNKELD AVENUE, CAPE TOWN

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My delightful brief from these homeowners was to let their children have a hand in deciding their own style for their individual bedrooms. I had such fun selecting patterns, colours and designs with each of them, resulting in a unique style for each room. Kids are bolder with their colour choices and are not afraid of pattern, so there was lots of room to play.

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SKYFALL, CAPE TOWN

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Cutting-edge contemporary cool defines this sexy home with views for miles. The waterfall black marble bar with ivory scribbles mirrors the artwork and antique brass plates were used to cover the cupboards, a seductive update to the existing joinery. And finally, all the most luxurious fabrics were used in the space to give it the ultimate feeling of sophistication. 

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A FRENCH AFFAIR, CAPE TOWN

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The brief from this homeowner was to add a bit of French flair while reusing all his existing furniture. Nestled in a manicured golf estate in Cape Town, I managed to completely reimagine the interior of the house within these parameters. Letting bold, masculine colours take centre stage in some spaces, I also let neutral, softer tones and luxurious textures feature in others. Punchy wallpaper and some serious sparkle help to transform the home into a polished, yet unpretentious, haven.

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AROUND HOUSE, CAPE TOWN

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This contemporary home is based on oval and elliptical shapes creating unusual spaces. Home to a stylish couple and their young children,  the informal living room needed an update. A custom-made sofa was a necessity as was furniture that could be moved to accommodate both casual family get-togethers and more lavish social ones. I took my cue from the natural stone floor tile and worked with neutral colours and materials, creating a warm and calm space that works for the whole family.

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BEACHWOOD BARN, PLETTENBERG BAY 

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This magnificent holiday villa was designed by Johannesburg architect Peter Cohen. It has a modern yet classic feel that I echoed throughout the interior. As a quintessential summer-living house, I made sure there was an abundance of comfortable outdoor space in which to lounge and entertain – including a cosier fire pit area for cooler evenings. The interior accents were derived from the beautiful wild Fynbos that grows abundantly around this property as well as the ocean view.

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10 ON Q

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A small, light-filled lock up and go apartment for a commuting businessman was a gorgeous blank canvas, but it needed some personality injected into it. I decorated the space in easy linens, soft layered neutrals and natural accents which encourage true relaxation after a long day. The final outcome is a contemporary African style with luxurious and comforting touches.

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THE SECRET GARDEN, CAPE TOWN

For this 90 sqm cottage, I conceived a make over using most of my client’s existing furniture. Materials used had to withstand two boisterous grandchildren that visit regularly. The end result is a cozy, yet functional, space that has remained timeless and welcoming.

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THE WINSTON CORNER, HYDE PARK

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This modern home in a busy city is stylish rather than bland. I wanted to pay close attention to detail and texture, to create a luxurious living space. The monochromatic palette is lifted with silver, glass and perspex, giving it striking contrast and depth. Small amounts of beautiful imported fabric, art and unusual accessories go a long way to create impact and glamour.

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