With a kalei­do­scope of colour­ful touches, Barry and Anji Con­nell have made this el­e­gant abode their own Bar­ry和Anji Con­nel­l夫婦二人以繽紛色彩點綴絢爛奪目的家園

Thanks to a kalei­do­scope of colours through fur­nish­ings and art, Barry and Anji Con­nell have made this el­e­gant abode their own Bar­ry和Anji Con­nel­l夫婦二人以色彩繽紛的傢具和藝術品

Home Journal - - CONTENTS - 締造絢爛奪目的南非家園WORDS RACHEL DUF­FELL

“MY STYLE ON PA­PER IS GREY, AUS­TERE MOD­ERNISM – BUT COLOUR AL­WAYS SNEAKS IN”

It was through the very act of try­ing to leave South Africa that Barry and Anji Con­nell were drawn back in. The cou­ple were hol­i­day­ing there last year, having wanted to visit for some time. On the fi­nal day of a five-night trip, while en route to the air­port, they de­cided to stop by the town of Fran­schhoek for a quick look around, having heard how lovely it was. Spy­ing a prop­erty agency, the cou­ple got out of the car to peek in the win­dow. What they saw there was love at first sight – and the rest, as they say, is his­tory.

Fran­schhoek is a coun­try town that’s less than a two-hour drive east of Cape Town, sur­rounded by stun­ning scenery that in­cludes cen­turies-old vine­yards and mag­nif­i­cent moun­tains. It’s also where the cou­ple now spend three months of each year, split­ting their time equally be­tween their var­i­ous homes – they have prop­er­ties in Hong Kong, Lon­don and North Nor­folk, Eng­land. Anji works on the go as an in­te­rior ar­chi­tect and gar­den/land­scape de­signer, so it comes as no sur­prise that the new­est home in Fran­schhoek is full of style and char­ac­ter, both in­side and out.

當Bar­ry和Anji Con­nel­l要離開南非這片淨土時,他們心中有著萬般不捨。南非一直以來是夫婦兩人心目中的理想目的地,並在去年成功實現願望。在五天行程的尾聲時,他們在途經機場的路上停留法國角,藉機探索美麗動人的景致。兩人更化身成為真正的房地產商一樣,到處細賞非同凡響的宅舍。當中的矚目設計讓人一見傾心,令他們瞬間把旅遊回憶拋緒腦後。

從開普敦向東出發只需不到兩小時車程即達法國角,被歷史悠久酒莊環繞的市郊地區坐擁一望無際的美景。夫婦二人在香港、倫敦和北諾福克均擁有物業,因工作和家庭關係會不時來回

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