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.
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.” >>