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“Our home def­i­nitely tells the story of our life to­gether and it is con­stantly chang­ing and evolv­ing,” says Jayne. “When we bought the house, we had a tiny bud­get for dec­o­rat­ing so we have grad­u­ally added lay­ers over the past five years. We love find­ing second-hand pieces of fur­ni­ture with a bit of char­ac­ter and have spent many hours brows­ing through Knysna’s sec­ond­hand stores to find un­usual bar­gains.

“We’re still only half­way there but we made the con­scious de­ci­sion to live with­out things for a lit­tle longer un­til we can buy some­thing we love.”

I would much rather spend time at home than ven­ture any­where. – An­dries

Ta­ble from Pierre Cronje; chairs from Block & Chisel; steel and glass cab­i­net from Madam Botany In the din­ing room, an ex­posed brick wall forms a rus­tic back­drop to the well-bal­anced mix of old and new fur­ni­ture. An­dries spent hours sand­ing and restor­ing the glass dis­play cab­i­net – a sec­ond­hand buy – in the din­ing room (above). The cou­ple loves the dis­tressed look of their Cem­crete Crete­cote floor. The pair of Moth­mask Lithographs by Ju­dith Ma­son was a gift from An­dries’s mom, Ma­ri­eta Brink.

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