By Esther Moloi, Project Consultant Candice Jin, Photography Bronwyn Greeff

The development in which this unit is located is all about pushing conventional boundaries. The approach was to use exposed raw materials such as steel, bricks and concrete, to blend in with the estate’s current architectural vernacular.

Large windows and glass doors allow the property to embrace natural light, which complements the finishes, while allowing the home to feel open, despite its compact size. The modern architecture has led to the creation of spaces that blend seamlessly, not only through the open-plan design, but also through the use of colour palettes and textures.

Dominant interior design elements include an expression of linear elements and salvaged wood. These are juxtaposed with textured features, to add depth.

Subtle nude tones populate the home, creating a serene escape in the heart of the city. The decor lends itself to a house that could be at the beach, building an atmosphere that is laid back, relaxed, making the space feel lived-in.

Indigenous plants around the house add colour and life. Because the home is so open, the colours flow into the different spaces, creating a look that is unified, and evoking the feeling of comfort and serenity.

The colour palette, as well as the use of texture, goes a long way towards striking a good balance between simplicity and the maximisation of space. The home is furnished using timeless pieces which are locally made by artisans.