Although the client was drawn to the house’s original marble floors throughout, it was quite sombre and dark. A professional couple who had recently relocated to South Africa, they sought a more livable space with lighter energy and eclectic style.
Sprawling double-storey home comprising four bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and guest bathroom, children’s playroom, home office, family room, dining room and formal lounge.
The home’s bold entrance with its dramatic 14-arm, matte-gold, oak-leaf chandelier reflected against a bank of gold-edged mirrors sets the tone for this glamorous home, a symphony of styles from classical lines to a subtle African flavour.
A riot of colour, geometric prints and unusual shapes abound in the formal lounge, a modern take on a 1930s-cocktail lounge, while the floor to ceiling grey marble walls and white cabinetry of the main bathroom is a pristine sanctuary.
The children’s bedroom is whimsical thanks to its candy-floss coloured scheme while subtle African flourishes carry through in the striking West African masks, shields and photographs in the family room and the Khoi San drawings which provide interest in a guest bedroom.