Pair fine art with de­signer items for se­ri­ous style

House and Leisure (South Africa) - - Contents - COM­PILED BY CHRIZANDA BOTHA PHO­TOGRAPHS SUP­PLIED

Not sure where to be­gin with an empty room? Make a strik­ing art­work your start­ing point by em­pha­sis­ing its hues in your up­hol­stery, rugs or ac­ces­sories. A din­ing area is ideal for Mid-Cen­tury pieces, us­ing nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and clean lines in el­e­gant, time­less de­signs. Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your spa­ces.

1. ʻThe Ab­so­lu­tion­istʼ oil on panel art­work by Richard Smith R60 000 (59×63cm), Ebony/Cu­rated 2. Oval Baila sin­gle-layer chan­de­lier R14 400, La Grange In­te­ri­ors 3. Dr Glob chair in Black by Philippe Starck for Kartell R4 480, True De­sign 4. Hand­knot­ted hand­spun Ana­to­lian wool and mo­hair Un­ti­tled 197B rug by Christo­pher Farr £500/m2 (made to or­der), Christo­pher­ 5. Geneva chaise in Mus­tard faux vel­vet R12 895 (84×140cm), Mo­belli 6. Vel­vet stool in Sage Wood R1 399, @home 7. Solid wood Ro­drigo 6–8-seater rec­tan­gu­lar din­ing ta­ble by Sma­nia POR, Créma 8. Dark grey pot R2 910 (ex­tra large), 9. Rust pot R2 320 (ex­tra large) and 10. Well vase R1 059, all Mez­za­nine.

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