Look inside this stunning natured-inspired home in Cape Town

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The living space is at the heart of this open-plan home. The high ceilings and large glass window allow the space to flow and remain light, despite the use of smoky greys and rich browns.

1/7 Natural open-plan living room

natural open plan living room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Micky Hoyle)

For a similar chaise lounge, try Ligne Roset (opens in new tab), and visit Atelier Abigail Ahern (opens in new tab) for a throw like this one.

2/7 Modern seventies-inspired living room

modern seventies inspired living room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Micky Hoyle)

The coffee-coloured walls in this area of the living room set the scene for a warm space with a 1970s vibe. The mix of natural materials is evident here, as it is throughout the house, with stone, leather and wooden items teamed with glass, metal and gloss surfaces for a modern feel.

Go to Twelve (opens in new tab) for wooden stools and Geoffrey Drayton (opens in new tab) for an Arco lamp.

3/7 Cool neutral living room

cool neutral living room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Micky Hoyle)

The TV is set against a 'floating' box, which hides music decks and controls. The box has been decorated with hand-made paper, which adds texture to the neutral scheme. White concrete shelves display curvy sculptural pieces for a soft feel.

Find a sofa like this at Roche Bobois (opens in new tab), and a shelving unit at Dwell (opens in new tab).

4/7 Dining room inspired by nature

dining room inspired by nature

(Image credit: Future PLC/Micky Hoyle)

The abstract artwork is the defining feature in this dining room. Natural materials match with the painting to produce an organic feel, while the metal and glass dining table and white dining chairs enhance the room's light, modern aspects.

John Lewis (opens in new tab) have similar dining chairs, and visit The Conran Shop (opens in new tab) for lights like these.

5/7 Impressive hallway

impressive hallway

(Image credit: Future PLC/Micky Hoyle)

Central to this open-plan home is the stunning stone wall, which leads the eye up the stairs to the second floor bedroom and bathroom. The textures and tones within the wall bring depth to this home, while the light interjects the natural look with another element of modernism. 

Find modern lighting at Aram (opens in new tab) and Nest (opens in new tab).

6/7 Luxurious bedroom

luxurious bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/Micky Hoyle)

Textures are at the heart of this luxe bedroom with silk and embroidered cushions; an oil painting; a crochet-style throw; a tactile rug; and marble walls in the adjoining bathroom. Just off the staircase, this bedroom has been kept open at the front, so as to maximise the light coming from downstairs.

Kelly Hoppen (opens in new tab) sells textured cushions, and find a rug like this at Woven Ground (opens in new tab).

7/7 Serene bathroom

serene bathroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/Micky Hoyle)

A mix of materials, marble, wood and stone, all in natural colours, give this bathroom a warm feel. The pebbles bring a hint of the nearby beach to the scheme, and the soft lighting creates a serene vibe. Sleek lines, white furnishings and pale grey walls keep the look modern.

You can find square basins at Aston Matthews (opens in new tab).

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Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.