By Heidi Olivier, Project Consultant Wendy Robinson, Photographer Nic Baleta

Light, spacious and fresh best describe this home, which is entered through large wooden doors that open into a stately entrance hall. To produce a natural and elegant look, the home owners decided on a beige marble with veining, imported from Turkey, to be used throughout the home. This is not only eyecatching, but also adds warmth to the home.

CreteCote Coconut and SatinCrete coating were selected to enhance the down-to-earth appeal, which is reflected in clean lines and simple decor. It’s neat, sleek and inviting.

Large windows and glass doors throughout maximise the views and promote a peaceful ambience.

A lush carpet and dark leather furniture bring contrast to the lounge, giving it a comfortable, homely, family feel. The dining area is chic and tasteful, housing a 10-seater glass table surrounded by white chairs. There is an indoor fire for a romantic touch.

The room opens onto a patio and entertainment area. The gas braai, a well-manicured garden and swimming pool, adds to the charm of family get-togethers and weekend entertainment.

Upstairs is calm and peaceful. The cream-and-white scheme of the main bedroom extends into a large bathroom. As with the rest of the home, the bedroom and bathroom benefit from large windows, bringing the outdoors into the space. The bathroom also opens onto a private balcony.

At the heart of the home is the large cinema. Whether you are a sports fan or movie buff, this is the room to be in. Once again, a cream theme with dark finishes creates a feeling of comfort and warmth that is enriched by a thick carpet and large comfortable recliners. Featuring a large-screen television and high-quality sound system, the room is spacious enough not only for the family, but for entertaining friends too.

Bringing all of these elements in the home together is the lighting. Unobtrusive and delicate, it sets the scene for the essence of the home, which is altogether inviting and welcoming.