By Justine Olivier, Project Consultant Sharon Richards, Photography Craig Heath

Architectural design combined with well chosen and well placed furnishings and interior decor all play an integral part in the successful outcome of your desired home.

The main bedroom, in any home, often reflects the personal style of the home owners more than any other living space. Aside from the bathroom, the main bedroom is known as the sanctuary far away from the madness of daily life where residents can unwind in the comfort of their private space.

A variety of design techniques were incorporated within the bathroom resulting in a striking outcome. The white and black square-checkered floor adds a unique blend of personality and contrast to an otherwise tranquil living area. This, inclusive of dark wood furnishings and pale-toned walls, creates the ultimate combination of panache with an understated elegance.

The outside area is an entertainer’s dream, with fold-away stack doors creating an illusion of enlarge spaced as well as providing a pervading free-flowing natural ambience. Custom-designed outdoor furniture lines the patio, enhancing the layout and design of the pool as well as the outdoor braai area.

This home, with comfy yet stylish furnishings, playful designs and an array of muted hues, boasts nothing less than the lively and unique character of the residents it accommodates.

MATHEWS AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS www.maaa.co.za  Pretoria architectural practice Mathews and Associates Architects has won ten major architectural design awards and commendations. The company’s work has been featured in more than 100 publications and 25 prominent TV shows. Two published books by Pieter Mathews – Detail Housed and Architexture – are also available at all leading bookstores. Aluview ( 0861 114 854)manufactured and installed the Imola frameless shower in this bathroom. The company used toughened safety glass as well as bright polished silver hardware, incorporating a sophisticated style within the room. Aluview, proud of its immense achievements within the industry, offers a wide range of products accommodating each client’s needs and requirements.