I first met Jeanne Botes back in 2011 when Stokperd had just launched and I had my first feature in House & Leisure magazine, which was a mega deal in my life. Jeanne was the stylist on the shoot, long dark hair and uber cool, but also really down to earth in an I'm-not-from-cape-town kind of way, which only people who are not from Cape Town appreciate. Fortunately our paths kept crossing and in recent years we've been in a neighbourhood bookclub, and I often highjack Jeanne's house for product shoots. Although we've all been on the down-low due to Covid, I thought it's the perfect time to take you on a tour of this incredible home that she shares with her artist husband Conrad Botes daughter Nell, 3 dogs and many chickens. Text and photos by me.
The first thing that hits you when you walk into this house is the amount of enviable art, it's everywhere and in every form. The work below is by Conrad, made from cardboard boxes cast in metal and a hand-made wooden sculpture.
Jeanne and Conrad bought the wooden cabinet below at Lucky Fish in Joburg and drove it all the way to Cape Town on the back of a bakkie. The sofa is a vintage Ercol that Jeanne found for a steal at a second hand shop, the owner luckily didn't know its true value. Throw by Smtng Good Studio.
The Kitchen is a large open plan space that joins up with a second lounge, filled with eye-candy collected on travels around the world.
The guest bathroom, in Designer's Guild wallpaper and mirror by Liam Mooney
The wallpaper in the main bedroom is "Squiggle" by Vivienne Westwood and The Stack throw by Smtng Good Studio
Cabinet and artwork below by Conrad.
Pink throw on the bench by from Smtng Good Studio
Nell's bedroom - with a throw from Marimekko and art by dad.
The horse on the wall is a mural by Conrad.
Guest bedroom - wallpaper by Designer's Guild and a collection of art by friends
Jeanne's office, with a chair that I will die for. Conrad traded it for a piece of his art.
Conrad's studio, which is at the back of the property.