Monthly Archive for February, 2012
This Constantia stalwart, The Alphen Boutique Hotel, has recently undergone an impressive transformation. With opulent interiors which show off the latest in interior fashion, such as gilded mirrors and bright, striped fabrics, it’s no wonder residents get wide-eyed with excitement when talking about the new hot local spot to sip on something colourful and carefree.
This TVC for Shoprite was shot at an old favourite location, Broadacres by Wishbones. The classic Constantia home provided the perfect backdrop for all the vastly different rooms as well as the outdoor patio.
I’m loving this exquisite, classically decorated home in Constantia, named Twillingate. Complete with English-countryside gardens, farm-style kitchen, glamorous chandeliers and charming fireplaces, it houses a tasteful collection of antiquities. Wooden bookcases adorn a gentleman’s study and the patio is perfectly protected from the elements, allowing the family to enjoy the outdoors in any weather.
This new location, Quirky Corner, had me hooked after the first image I saw – which happened to be these incredibly cute chickens. I adore the owner’s style as she combines tasteful and ‘quirky’ touches with wallpaper, classic interiors and funky ideas. Clearly South African-influenced but managing to steer clear of the clichéd African look, there are so many areas – including the chalkboard wall in the kitchen and the red-cross medicine cabinet – I’d like to copy in my own home!