What a house to resurrect a blog with! I’m back b*tches, and very happy to share this beautiful house with you. It’s nestled (estate agent speak) in the leafy suburb of Fernwood in Cape Town, but more importantly belongs to one of my favourite families, the Gallarellis. These guys are our chinas (SA speak for BFF’s) and we have spent many hours in this house drinking wine, eating good food, lazing in front of the fireplace and whipping them at 30 seconds. In all the years I’ve known Carol her design aesthetic has been pretty simple and boils down to three words “I hate colour” which translates into a very serene and calm monotone home, although I am seeing pops of colour creeping in these days.
Photography by Cindy Taylor
The refurbished reading chair is a vintage find from Anouk furniture
The bentwood chair below is part of a set that has been in the Gallarelli family for generations, and also used to be our dining chairs (back when we couldn’t afford furniture)
Munka shelves beautifully styled by Carol
I can vouch for the comfort factor of this chair from Weylandts, and if you’re a new mama looking for a feeding chair this one gets two thumbs up
The wall hook with Nico’s skater gear is from Kids Living
The serene main bedroom with light fittings from Weylandts
The guest room with a munka shelf and Grappa the cat, whom the shelves were originally named after.
The mezzanine level has a second playroom for Nico
And an office for his parents. The kiddy furniture set is available here