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Design Tips

Garden and Home Magazine

TIP: Replacing oldfashioned lights with modern pendants instantly updates a kitchen. They also make a great focal point above an island.
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A Calming Vista

Garden and Home Magazine

A refreshing colour palette, clever floor plan and smart storage opened up Bobby and Joy Neethling’s Cape Town apartment
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Come for Dinner

Garden and Home Magazine

Entertaining in the kitchen. "At this time of year, there's nothing nicer than having friends over for a casual meal. Make your kitchen more entertaining friendly with these clever ideas."
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Larger than Life

Garden and Home Magazine

As featured in the June 2015 issue of Garden and Home Magazine

"Here are 10 great ways to make the most of compact spaces"
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Bathed in Light

Garden and Home Magazine

As featured in the November 2014 issue of Garden and Home Magazine
- By Marian Van Wky
"A well-designed lighting scheme can transform a bathroom in an instant. It also makes modern bathrooms, which are seen as a place to relax and unwind, more inviting and functional."
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Room to Grow

Garden and Home Magazine

As featured in the October 2014 issue of Garden and Home Magazine
- By Candice Botha
"Nurture your child’s creativity with a stylish room like these inspiring examples"
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Going Undercover

Garden and Home Magazine

As featured in the July 2014 issue of Garden and Home Magazine
- By Marian Van Wky
"Your bedroom should be the most tranquil room in the house - and even more so in winter. Take inspiration from these stylish spaces to transform yours into a chic and cosy haven during the cold months."
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Show Time

Garden and Home Magazine

As featured in the July 2014 issue of Garden and Home Magazine
- By Marian Van Wky
"Well-proportioned furniture, a warm palette and functional display shelves transformed this former drab tV room into a stylish, family-friendly space."
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Bold Over

Garden and Home Magazine

As featured in the April 2014 issue of Garden and Home Magazine
- By Monica Mtshemla
"Pops of bright colour and dramatic focal walls transformed a dark office space into a vibrant holiday apartment on the Cape’s Atlantic Seaboard"
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Bonjour!

Garden and Home Magazine

As featured in the March 2014 issue of Garden and Home Magazine
- by Marian Van Wyk
"THIS BEDROOM WAS cramped with outdated turquoise walls, impractical shelving and no comfortable study area. With only two tiny windows, the room lacked natural light and good ventilation. “It looked even more cramped filled with various small pieces of furniture,” adds Cheryl Herweg of Changing Spaces, who was asked to give the space a makeover as a 16th birthday gift for her client’s daughter Cassidy."
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Fynbos Haven

SA Homeowner - House Oschman

The natural setting of Atlantic Beach Estate near Melkbos Strand has produced the perfect haven for this lucky family. Since they were already familiar with the pristine natural environment of the area, having previously resided at Sunset Beach nearby, the owners achieved a country lifestyle, where outdoor beauty and elegance go hand in hand. Their ultimate wish was for as much open space in their immediate surroundings as possible, where they can live close to nature, while enjoying the magnificent Cape fynbos and starry skies at night. Building on this exclusive West Coast estate, known to offer leisure activities including the 18-hole linksstyle golf course and sports centre, offered sufficient privacy to enjoy farmhouse living within wide open spaces. Another luxury they could indulge in, as a direct result of the spacious surroundings, was to maximise undercover verandah facilities.
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BEAUTY AND PROSPERITY

SA Homeowner - House Visser

When the friendly owners of this beautiful West Coast estate home decided to relocate here, they were fortunate enough to make a fine choice, where future dividends would pay off in terms of lifestyle, location and setting. The owners say that their choices for relocation from the country village included Durbanville, Franschhoek and Paarl. But before they came to a final decision, they accidentally discovered this wonderful golf estate. The reality of less commuting, a healthy outdoor lifestyle within a modern estate, and the ideal proximity to the city for business purposes, offered them a more compatible match than either of the other options. When the friendly owners of this beautiful West Coast estate home decided to relocate here, they were fortunate enough to make a fine choice, where future dividends would pay off in terms of lifestyle, location and setting. The owners say that their choices for relocation from the country village included Durbanville, Franschhoek and Paarl. But before they came to a final decision, they accidentally discovered this wonderful golf estate.
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EXCLUSIVE DYNAMICS

SA Homeowner - House Russon

This sea-facing Cape west coast home located in Melkbosstrand was designed and built to suit the typical Cape weather conditions as well as the owner’s sporty, exclusive and dynamic lifestyle. Positioned across two levels, the living areas were designed to create a special flow for ultimate convenience, especially where the bar, lounge and kitchen areas all interlink with one another, exhibiting a contemporary style of design and decor. These well lived-in spaces also provide sufficient space in which to relax and enjoy the magnificent sea views from the comfort of the immaculate interior. An unusual feature of this contemporarystyle home is the squash court that was built in the basement area of the house to facilitate the owner’s absolute love for this sport. Willie van der Linden of Linden Projects, who completed the construction management
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WEST COAST SERENITY

SA Homeowner - House Staunton

This prestigious West Coast holiday home is situated in a prime position on the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, and perfectly illustrates the total serenity found along the Melkbosstrand coastline. Used primarily as a holiday home by the owners, this property caters for a convenient family-orientated lifestyle. This discerning estate, complete with a pristine golf course, excellent security and a low-density factor, ensures that young families can indulge in some good, old fashioned pleasures. Parents can offer children the priceless privilege of freely exploring the estate, and give them the freedom to frequent the beach and golf course within a secure and safe environment. A beautiful herd of Springbok can be seen roaming the outdoors with their offspring, yet another attraction for holidaymakers who enjoy the local weather. The manager of the house says that the owners invested here after falling in love with Cape Town. The coastal lifestyle suited their needs for private family holidays, and they selected this dynamic coastal estate for its abundant offerings.
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European inspirations

SA Homeowner - House Leich

THE EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL design of this luxurious guesthouse reflects some of the characteristics of the owner, whose personal style is reflected in the minimalist design and well calculated lines. This luxury dwelling is situated opposite Sunset Beach in the heart of Bloubergstrand, in the company of numerous exclusive guesthouses. Architect Enrica van der Linden says the owner who lives abroad, built this multi-purpose house as a family holiday retreat and self-catering guesthouse. The main idea behind it was to accommodate family and friends who share his interests of kite and windsurfing, whilst enjoying local holidays. Van der Linden says that whilst the owners’ brief included a contemporary style home with strong European characteristics, several design elements were applied to soften the aesthetics. Magnificent timber decking with a Balau canopy and complementary shutters subtly complements the surrounding environment. Cheryl Herweg Interiors created the ultra modern decor style, which provides each room with exclusivity.
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