Mar 142012

A comment on a recent posts was that there are now so many names for colours that we can scarcely keep up.  This reminded me of my friend Chaz, whose favourite colour is Chartreuse. It is nothing short of spectacular.

It is one of those colours that is hard to categorise – not quite yellow and not quite green.  Less saturated than lime, but not quite as dark as olive, Chartreuse  takes its name from the liqueur, a herbal concoction with a distinctive taste to match its unusual color. Vibrant and fresh, it fits with all design styles and combines beautifully with a range of colours.  Much like pink, it is one of those colours you’ll either love or hate!

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Mar 132012

Built in the early 1990s in the secluded heart of Inanda in Johannesburg, this Carmel Back-designed home was destined to become a modern classic. ‘It has good bones,’ says interior designer Sandra Bowler, ‘and has stood the test of time.’ Fifteen years on, however, the owners felt that they wanted a change. The couple had briefly considered the idea of a new build or cluster, but they knew that their home’s location and clean, uncluttered lines would be hard to beat. Instead they opted to enhance the existing space and give it a lighter, more updated look.

Glass tables grouped together in the garden room. The custom-designed rug is from Paco and the black Twiggy lamp by Mark Sadler for Foscarini.

A charcoal sofa fabric helps anchor the double-volume space.

The guest room features soothing white tones complemented by natural hues.

The original dark granite flooring was replaced with oiled oak floors.

The new breakfast room functions as a cosy dining space, or as a ‘servery’ when the owners entertain. The server, as well as the Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs and table for Knoll, are all from Tonic

In the master bedroom a mirrored wall reflects the greenery beyond. The rug is from Paco, the metallic chest of drawers is from Block and Chisel Interiors and the lamp is from La Grange Interiors.

Neutral colours create a calm feeling in the main bedroom.

Feb 282012

Beautiful shades of Aquamarine is making it’s appearance everywhere.  Lovely in pastel or bold splendour.

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