ATLANTIC SEABOARD APARTMENT

A luxurious bachelor’s pad on the Cape Town promenade has been given a facelift with flawless finishes and sultry colours. A core principle of this renovation was reappropriation of existing furniture pieces albeit with a new twist. The client’s existing furniture was ducoed and chairs re-upholstered to reflect the updated, more sophisticated palette of blue, grey and cream.

(Freemantle, Julia. ‘’On the Rocks’’ Condé Nast House & Garden,
March 2012., pp. 80-85)

SCOPE

Renovation, Interior architecture, furnishing, object and art

LANDSCAPE

House & balcony plants by Andrea Graff Interior Design

PHOTOGRAPHY

Elsa Young

PUBLICATION

Condé Nast House & Garden, March 2012., pp. 80-85

‘’It’s such a pleasure to work with a client who understands the value of the materials you use and so rewarding to be able to decorate on this level.’’ - Andrea Graff

Since its first renovation eight years ago the owner has become much more confident in what he likes which gave the team a clearer understanding of what they needed to achieve. This resulted in a design language that delivered a coherent aesthetic experience while creating a comfortable user-friendly home for the owner who is an avid entertainer.

(Freemantle, Julia. ‘’On the Rocks’’ Condé Nast House & Garden,
March 2012., pp. 80-85)

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Moody hues and impeccable surfaces heighten the visual experience. Slabs of marble, oiled-walnut wall panels, silk carpets and dark-stained oak floors create a beautiful base on which to build. Period furniture pieces from various decades, together with contemporary art creates a retro yet timeless feel.

(Freemantle, Julia. ‘’On the Rocks’’ Condé Nast House & Garden,
March 2012., pp. 80-85)

The mid-century Hans Wegner chair in the living room is off-set against a contemporary art work by Kate Gottgens, showcasing Andrea’s knack for amalgamating the provenance of the past and the present modern.