A passion for interiors and slightly itchy feet has resulted in my husband & I being involved in a number of quite serious decor projects over the years! Below are photos of some of the projects that I’ve worked on, including pictures of our recently renovated house in Johannesburg. In addition I’ve also assisted a few friends who were struggling to manage their own renovation projects, or who simply couldn’t work out what to do with all the artworks that they had managed to amass over the years!
If you too are a bit stuck, then please feel free to contact me for a quote – I obviously don’t have the experience of a trained designer, but what I lack in qualifications I like to think I make up for with my slightly obsessive tenacity!
New Build: Morningside, Durban
I have the great fortune of having the world’s worst memory, so when I look back on the process of building our house, which I’m fairly certain was pretty traumatic, all I remember is watching the Diwali fireworks from the construction site, and sitting there thinking, “Wow, this is going to be my home”. Next thing it was done, and now we have this incredible home, designed in collaboration with an incredible friend, Lindsey Bush, that I can’t ever imagine selling. It’s not in the best part of town, but it has the most awesome view, a killer balcony, a very clever green roof that sits on top of (and disguises) the garden flat below, and an absolutely breathtaking entrance. Lucky girl I am! Thanks Bush!
House & Leisure, October 2012
Renovation: Glenwood, Durban
When Justin took over this family flat a few years ago it was in a rather sorry state! There were remnants of some pretty awful decor fads from the ‘90s (we’re talking sponged walls and wrought-iron chandeliers!) and most of the wood in the flat needed some serious restoration work. It was the first project that we worked on together, and my first taste of decorating with someone else’s bank account – what fun! But in truth we didn’t spend much, and we managed to turn a somewhat depressing space into a simple, but very handsome man-pad! My favourite addition to the flat was the mural of the little houses done by our super talented friend, Caryn Tilbury – isn’t it just so lovely – and much harder wearing than the wall paper that it’s based on!