The Drakensberg Rockjumper
This inspiration for this board came from The Drakensberg Mountains and its native orange-breasted Drakensberg Rockjumper.
It represents those nostalgic feelings we get from cosy log cabins and front-of-the-fireplace family gatherings during the cold, misty winter months
The board is brought to life with the textures of a rock-cladded tile illustrative of the rocky terrain and the rusty colours of the stone and leaves that have been scattered through the design, picking up the change of season from autumn to winter.
The timber, symbolises the forest while the polished rose gold bathroom accessories complements this rich, autumn colour pallet.
The Karoo Farmhouse
Inspired by the beautiful old farmhouses found in the South African Karoo, the Terrazzo tiles represents a traditional farmhouse ‘stoep’ and is paired with a damask tile and indigenous aloe plant, symbolising the old Dutch colonial look.
‘We have completed the look with the Bathroom Butler brushed bronze accessory range to give it a rustic feel as often these farmhouses were fitted with copper accessories giving a nod to that era,’ adds Taryn Keefer, Senior Architect at Symmetry Design.
This inspiration came from Peter Zumthor’s Thermal Baths in Switzerland. The thermal bath location is embedded into the rock face, creating the illusion of a magical cave.
The blue mosaic tiles represent the water, while the scattered pebbles represent the stone and rock-faced mountains.
A grey fabric and wallpaper serve as the walls of the ‘cave’ and is completed with the addition of the Bathroom Butler’s polished stainless-steel bathroom accessories which picks up the grey undertones present throughout.