The second floor consists of an en-suite bedroom and study. “It’s a magical space; it’s open, airy and full of natural light. We wake up among the trees every day,” says Lizelle.
The couple bought the home with the wood-framed stacking doors that divide the space already in place. “We only ever close them in winter. Or when we don’t want our dogs – the real owners of this household – to jump on the bed,” Nico says. Openings at the top of the wall above the bed, between the bedroom and en suite, improve air circulation.
The nook below one of the arched windows makes for the perfect study area (below left). Lizelle made the trestle table from a green door she found at Builders and the chair, including a tapestry on the seat, was made from scratch by her grandfather.
Rug and blue sideboard from superbalist.com; blue scatters from Anatomy Design