House and Leisure Before and After - - RENOVATION #4 -

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 (wey­ and two up­hol­stered chairs from @home ( An art­work by Sam Nh­lengethwa and pen­dant lights from Ce­ramic Fac­tory (ce­ram­ic­fac­ pull

the room to­gether. BE­LOW Wall­pa­per by CDD De­sign (cd­dde­ makes a back­drop for the main bed­room. Lights from Ped­er­sen + Len­nard (ped­er­sen­len­ and David Kry­nauw, as well as a scat­ter cush­ion from Egg De­signs (eggde­, pro­vide ac­cents in the oth­er­wise

sim­ple and un­der­stated room.

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