The Blog

  • Alma Road – Rosebank

    Richard and Antoinette Bell live in the most exquisitely renovated Victorian in Rosebank (our new neighbourhood, whooop! But I will share more about that later). The story behind this beauty is that it was built around 1890, a farmer who owned the land built two identical houses for his daughters, and he really must have loved them because these homes are large…

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  • Avenue De L’Hermite

    I can completely relate to someone who buys a house because it has a big avo tree in the back garden. It also helps that the house is a 1920’s beauty on the slopes of Fresnaye with a view of Lion’s Head and the sea. Score on every level right? It took Cara Saven and her family 3 years of…

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  • Nina and Sascha’s Home

    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…

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  • Some times…

    I finally have an iphone…don’t know what took me so damn long!  And now I don’t know how I ever lived without it? How was it even possible to breathe in my dull un-instagrammed world?! I was such a luddite. But not anymore… here’s a collection of the things and places I’ve snapped over the past two months, if you like you…

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  • Teri and Duncan’s home

    Teri and Duncan MacDuff’s Rondebosch home is so awesome it made my eyeballs quiver. It has all the stuff I like – a spacious indigenous garden with big trees, a pool with a “majestic” (estate agent speak) view of the mountain and an interior that’s been renovated to maximise on many, many rays of natural light. And with the recent…

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  • Home Inspiration

    We’re still house hunting, it seems to be taking forever! But in the mean time, I am squirreling away references and ideas for when the big day comes…so for now I’m just daydreaming and looking forward to the smell of wet cement. Lighting – Rothchild & Bickers  Fabric – very keen to re-upholster a tired looking chair with fabric from…

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  • New Year at Die Laaitjie

    This holiday has made me feel so blissed out and in awe of all the small things in life and I’m determined to hold on to the “zen-ness” as far into 2014 as I can. My plan is to spend more time in the sea and on the mountain; for starters I have a 7am Monday morning meeting with my…

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  • Cath’s Tamboerskloof Renovation

    Since we’ve started on our house-hunting mission I’ve been looking at houses like a hungry-blood-hound… wanting to sniff out the best suppliers in all the land for tiles, light fittings, chairs, everything. Enter Cath Crawford’s beautifully renovated home, she’s done a superb job in creating a light and airy retro-inspired space by doing a few clever face-lifts together with the…

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  • House Hunting

    So Jeremy and I have taken the leap and sold our sweet Greenpoint home, eeeeek. It’s been quite an emotional sale on our part, but along with mixed feelings of saying goodbye we are also excited about finding our new dream house…which has been an interesting experience to say the least. While browsing CT property websites we’ve seen some shocking pics, nice looking…

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  • Landet Järna

    I’ve  told you before about my life envy for the beautiful work of Florist Amy Merrick… and following along those dream-lines is Landet Järna , a flower shop based in Stockholm that sources directly from nature. This means they stock only seasonal, biodynamic, locally produced, pesticide-free flowers and plants. That just about deserves the Nobel peace prize in my books. Source: Thisispaper Photography: Mikael Axelsson

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