South Africa's Finest Decor Magazine

Get The Look

Recreate this reimagined and timeless Victorian home with our trade secrets and product guide

By  

|   

|   Category  

Get The Look
Get The Look

Set against the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain, this historic Victorian home has been reimagined into a timeless showcase for its owner’s diverse collection of furniture, art and objets.

‘I loved the house with its generous layout and well-appointed rooms but it was the garden, the trees and the views of Table Mountain that sealed it for me’ – Homeowner

Recreate this historic Victorian home with similar pieces below…

Designer notes

Architecturally, the classic Victorian proportions of the home are preserved in neutral shades of beige and grey while the furniture pieces contrast this with bold tones with a strong tactile component. Photography, art and sculpture of varying provenance are used to tie the entire scheme together.

Formal living dreams

The owner’s skill at updating and transforming this classical Victorian home in Cape Town is nowhere more evident than in the formal living room. The large charcoal is from Argentina.

1. Fendi Casa ‘My home’ sofa from Casarredo, R221 0000
2. Mesh sidetable from Okha, R9 186,00

Artistic impression

In the living room, a large painting by Chilean artist Francisco Bustamante hangs on the wall above a Scandinavian sofa upholstered in black wool.

3. Michael Taylor ‘Midnight burst’ artwork from WhatIfTheWorld, price on request.
4. Hubbardton forge ‘Folio’ table lamo from Glo lighting & living, R16 760.
5. Gold metal morden drum vase from @Home, R449.

Explore this Cape Town home in full in our May issue, on shelves now.

Featured image The dining area features a self-portrait by South African artist Conrad Botes
Photographs Elsa Young