Eunice’s top tips
• Hooks, hooks and more hooks! I’m crazy about hooks and have them everywhere – even low down on the walls and on the inside of cupboard doors. Ever since their nursery school days, my sons have hung up their belongings with a sense of pride. Everything from towels, clothes, hats and beach bags to binoculars, cameras, fishing nets and braai tongs can be hung up so that the place looks tidy – and appealing. • Consider furniture with multiple uses – an old chest not only serves as a coffee table but also provides storage space for Christmas decorations. • There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint! • A hot water outdoor shower and access to the house through a storeroom or garage limits the amount of sand that gets dragged into the house from the beach. • Always keep the principles of good design such as balance, proportion, harmony, rhythm and accents in mind when it comes to colour, line, shape and texture. • Invest in good quality, durable finishes because humidity and rust are real problems in a seaside home. The main bedroom boasts a contemporary four-poster bed with yellow accents and a photo of Eunice and Rikus above it.