Fresh ideas Play with pat­terns

Whether clas­sic or eye-catch­ing, a bold new look is sure to in­ject new life into your home – or gar­den.

Home (South Africa) - - READER HOME - By Jo­hané Neil­son and Mar­ian van Wyk Pho­tographs Fran­cois Ober­hol­ster and Sally Chance

Dou­ble up!

When ren­o­vat­ing her kitchen two years ago, Cape Town de­signer Heidi van der Westhuizen chose time­less white kitchen cup­boards with clas­sic black­wood tops. To cre­ate an ex­cit­ing ac­cent – with dou­ble the im­pact – she added her own vinyl tiles in eclec­tic de­signs on both the stove splash­back and the kick­plate. “The beauty of us­ing vinyl is that I can change the look reg­u­larly – I don’t have to com­mit for­ever!” says Heidi.

In­stead of tiles...

Jeanette Ooster­huis of Mil­ner­ton de­scribes her style as clas­sic; she prefers a neu­tral pal­ette of grey, white and black through­out her home. When it came to cre­at­ing a state­ment bath­room on a rel­a­tively small bud­get, her mother sug­gested De Waal Art wall­pa­per in­stead of tiles.

“The wall cov­er­ing just added the wow fac­tor I was look­ing for and it’s fully wash­able,” ex­plains Jeanette. “I chose the de­sign and to­gether with Le­cia de Waal cus­tomised the wall­pa­per (orig­i­nally in­tended for splash­backs in the kitchen) to cre­ate a pat­tern that’s el­e­gant and strik­ing.” >>

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