BIG IDEA #2
The original home had a dark entrance hallway that led to three small rooms,
namely the lounge, dining room and kitchen. A major part of the redesign was to make the house feel larger and lighter by doing away with these interior walls and creating one large communal area.
The Thatchers both love cooking and entertaining, and the kitchen was therefore
switched to the centre of the open area, with the dining and living rooms on either side. ‘This way, when one of us is cooking and the other is lounging around, we still
feel like we’re together.’
LEFT A family heirloom carpet is given a sleek update with a dining room table and white Charles chairs from Weylandts (weylandts.co.za) and two upholstered chairs from @home (home.co.za). An artwork by Sam Nhlengethwa and pendant lights from Ceramic Factory (ceramicfactory.co.za) pull
the room together. BELOW Wallpaper by CDD Design (cdddesign.co.za) makes a backdrop for the main bedroom. Lights from Pedersen + Lennard (pedersenlennard.co.za) and David Krynauw, as well as a scatter cushion from Egg Designs (eggdesigns.co.za), provide accents in the otherwise
simple and understated room.