During the design stage, the clients expressed a preference for a classic interior with touches of French design in the furnishings. Concerned that the look would appear dated over time, the design team suggested going without intricate moulding. They turned it down with simple silhouettes for the walls and furnishings. These work with the Volakas marble slabs, which were carefully book-matched so that the patterns flow. In the living area, the slabs form an inverted ‘V’ and resemble the shape of a mountain and frame the furnishings in grey, white and brown. The design team also introduced hints of gold as accents to the television cabinet. The kitchen, fitted with white cabinets, would have been an all-white space too if not for the feature wall. It ’s been jazzed up with blue glass mosaic tiles that match the quartz countertop from Caesarstone. The countertop, which resembles Statuario marble, is an easy-to-maintain alternative to real marble.