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Shop our July cover: 7 stylish items to recreate the luxury look

Recreate the seriously luxurious look of the penthouse on the cover of our July issue

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By Edwain Steenkamp | June 28, 2023 | Shopping

By now, you would have seen our latest issue of House & Garden SA on the shelves around the country, and making its rounds on social media. On the cover, is a glimpse of the sensational Lion’s Head penthouse at One&Only Cape Town. Perched at the top of the iconic resort, the penthouse has perhaps the best views of the city in every direction, and inside, the finest collection of decor, finishes, and art. We particularly love how the overall cool and neutral palette is brought to life here and there with small, warm, and textural moments. In fact, we’re so in love with the space, we’ve put together a shopping guide to help you capture that same sense of chic contrast and undeniable luxury.

1. Soft landing

Nothing says luxury like velvet – especially when it adorns an occasional chair. The ‘Amsterdam’ chair from @Home is the perfect way of elevating your living area, while making sure you have a soft place to crash after a long day.

The ‘Amsterdam’ chair, R7 999, @Home

2. Pure polished power

While it may have soft curves, and embody an effortless form, this 'Well-Balanced’ sculptural cup hanger from Carrol Boyes also exudes a quiet sense of power. Bold and at once iconic, it captures the essence of modern living.

‘Well-Balanced’ sculpture mug hanger, R5 349, Carrol Boyes

3. Winter warmer

Add warm tones with gold-tone metals. Not only does it add much-needed colour to the space, it adds just a bit of shine, too. This brass and bronze table lamp from Cécile & Boyd is a perfect way of layering the room while bringing in a touch of luxury. Remember to add a warm bulb to create a cosy atmosphere at night.

Brass and bronze table lamp, R2 980, Cécile & Boyd

4. Soft moments

To contrast cool tones, you’ll want to add warm or textural moments. A scatter cushion, like this one from Knus, is the perfect way to add pops of interest, while adding much-needed warmth to the space.

The ‘Kuba Kuba’ scatter, R385, Knus

5. Deep impact

Sculptural moments are a must. This ‘7 Rings’ object from SHF is whimsical, but still brings weight to a space. On a console table, or strategically placed on a side table, it adds interest, and just a little bit of drama.

‘7 Rings’ object, R750, SHF

6. For the art lovers

The Lion’s Head penthouse features some of the country’s finest artists, including William Kentridge, Attie Esterhuizen, and Athi-Patra Ruga. So when it comes to recreating the look, a print is must! This authorised William Kentridge exhibition poster is available to shop at the iconic Zeitz Moccaa.

‘Why Should I Hesitate’ William Kentridge print, R250, Zeitz Moccaa

7. Leading light

A bold pendant light helps lift a space to new heights, especially when it comes in a polished metallic tone. This Nemo ‘Crown Major’ pendant light available from Créma Design is a statement-maker like no other.

Nemo ‘Crown Major’ pendant light, POR, Créma Design

Be sure to get your hands on the new July issue of House & Garden today. Want to take a sneak peak inside? Click here to discover a few reasons why this issue is a must-have.