A split-level Fifties house in Cape Town, South Africa. On the ground floor, there is a kitchen-diner, living area and patio. The master bedroom with en suite, guest bedroom, home office, bathroom and WC are on the first floor.
The entrance is a textbook example of layering – the wallpaper, screen and furniture create a 3-D tableau. The distressed sideboard was a white-painted flea-market find that was blasted with a blowtorch. The wallpaper is taken from a photograph, resized and reprinted to a larger scale.
With luxe textiles, olive tree stumps and lashings of foliage, the living room embodies all things safari. Rather than knock out the dated natural rock fireplace wall, the owner’s have concealed it with a plaster screen, with lights behind to give a soft glow in the evening.
The owner made the wood wall from old grape pallets that a farmer has thrown away, mainly as a place to hang the three pod lights. Soft fabrics contrast with the hard surfaces and make the bed even more inviting.
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