I love finding spaces that are a good reflection of the people they are inhabited by, and this retro-cool home is one of those. Nina van Reenen is creative director at Room 13 + Room 13 Collection and a fun-loving fellow afrikaanse meisie who I’ve laughed with many times over the years. Sascha Berolsky is the feisty portuguese guy who has done exceptionally well with iconic Cape Town restaurants Royale Eatery and El Burro. Their Greenpoint home is an artful combination of contradicting styles – pieces from local designers, family heirlooms, furniture and vintage toys found on travels around the world as well as second hand shop and market finds bought for a steal and renovated with a lick of paint. It all works beautifully in this happy home that they share with their two boys Leo and Sebastian and Molly the cat.
The dining room table below is from Gregor Jenkin and the retro chairs were traded for a fridge with the owner of their previous home.
The artwork above the fireplace is by Paul Senyol and Warren Lewis and the clock in the bell jar belonged to Nina’s great-great grandfather.
The cushions below are called Sanddollar and Deserted, the latest range from Room 13 Collection, click here to find out more.
The cushions on the sofa are all from Room 13 Collection.
The black and copper light fitting is from Light World in Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.
Bedroom vanity from Space for Life
Shelves – Munka in rosewood from Stokperd
Sebastian’s room – the crib was a lucky find from a second hand shop in Ysterplaat. Nina restored it with a coat of paint and wove new rope into the raillings, and also had a new mattress made. The cushions are from the Room 13 Collection – Monty range.
Leo’s room – the gorgeous knitted patchwork blanket was made by his doting grandmother Vovo (grandmother in portuguese) and the “Stay Puft” man is from Sascha’s extensive vintage toy collection.
Shelving – by James Mudge and the wooden rocker was made by a recluse furniture maker that Sasha found in the mountains of Hokkaido.
Art: Paintings for Ants by Lorraine Loots
Bathroom: planters by Pedersen & Lennard
Red stool – a Milnerton Market find, revived with a fresh coat of red paint. Hexagonal tiles from Quadrata.
This is the only part of the garden that was ready for the blog shoot, there’s an eco swimming pool and awesome vege-garden that I will have to show you in round two.
Beloved Abbysinian cat, Molly loves to chill on the red Chicane cushions from the Room 13 Collection.
Leo – having fun with his black pebbles.