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This unusual, modern beach house on the Cape’s West Coast melds elements of traditional Javanese architecture with cool, classic African style. There’s a distinctly adventurous spirit suffusing all the projects to which creative entrepreneur Sarah Craig is drawn, whether sourcing rugs in India, Argentina and Morocco for her Hout Bay store, Herringbone, or doing up Gong House, the contemporary West Coast retreat she co-owns with her London-based business partner, Pauline Goetsch.

‘The decor needed to be classic and timeless, without subscribing to commercial trends’ – Camilla Whiteman, interior decorator

Designer Notes
‘I chose a colour palette of soft greys and muted blues, with natural tones and textures throughout,’ says Pezula Interiors’ Camilla Whiteman, who was brought in to give Gong’s interiors a fresh look. ‘It’s low-key, pared-down and very beachy – but with absolutely no “Gone Fishing” signs or shell motifs,’ she laughs. ‘Organic materials and elements were encouraged wherever possible and only natural fabrics, like local linens and cottons, were used.’

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Featured image One of several outdoor spaces, this has a Moroccan-inspired feel, layered with Pampa rugs from Herringbone and Pezula Interiors cushions; Photography Micky Hoyle