I learnt a fabulous word a few days ago. Individuation. The process by which an individual becomes distinct. In due course, it got me thinking about the process that makes an interior distinct. On these pages, our eyes are the conduit of emotional connection with a home, an interior, a look. My eye likes surprises, difference, to see confidence, to see how a room works. But more than anything, it likes to be engaged.
This issue features the homes and work of a slew of creatives. There is the latest interior by Kelly Wearstler, who, with her daredevil high octane multi-epoch mixes is a distinct maker in a category all her own. My eye likes to be immersed too, pulled in by the charisma of a space and feel cosseted there, which is why Tristan du Plessis’ bathroom had me riveted – stone basins, Zanzibar mirrors, black marble, wood, concrete. Sexy and so well composed. But it’s a special place that exudes in pictures a feeling of comfort, containment and contemporary style, and Sumari Krige’s interiors make that impact.
Elsewhere in the issue, get wowed out with the boldest looks in flooring and trip out on the new and distinctly dreamy Indonesian island hideouts. Can’t you feel a connection to those crescent shaped palm fringed villas snuggled into the landscape already? Till the next issue, please keep in touch on Instagram (houseandgardensa) and Facebook (HouseGardenSA), and visit houseandgarden.co.za. If you want to post images from the magazine on your own social media, we’d be very happy, but please tag us using #houseandgardensa.
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